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For Sale – Oculus Rift DK2, Xbox One S Controller(with bluetooth), Microsoft wireless adapter for windows

I have the below for sale:

Oculus Rift DK2 – boxed with all acessories £100

Xbox One S controller (with bluetooth) – boxed £30
Microsoft Wireless Adapter for Windows – boxed £13
Both the controller and adapter were delivered on the 5th June and have seen little use. Microsoft have made it so the controller works with bluetooth under windows 10 only.

2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX CML8GX3M2A1600C9 £35

2x4GB Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit

Note I have removed the go faster heatspreaders on the non low profile pair as they were massive and interfered with my cpu cooler.

£30

Intel i5 3570k£75
Edit: Neglected to mention that this spent most of it’s life OC’d to 4.5Ghz

Price and currency: 75
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or Cash on collection only.
Location: London
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – iMac 21.5 2013 Late

iMac 21.5 2013 Late in mint condition, pristine screen.
I ordered with a 256GB SSD instead of a lot slower HDD or Fusion Drive
21.5-inch LED-backlit display with IPS technology 1920×1080
2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) with 4MB L3 cache
8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory
Intel Iris Pro graphics
Magic keyboard+trackpad

Price and currency: £650
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Payment method: BACS or collection
Location: London
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IT pros get comfortable with Kubernetes in production

IT pros who’ve run production workloads with Kubernetes for at least a year say it can open up frontiers for IT operations within their organizations.

It’s easier to find instances of Kubernetes in production in the enterprise today versus just a year ago. This is due to the proliferation of commercial platforms that package this open source container orchestration software for enterprise use, such as CoreOS Tectonic and Rancher Labs’ container management product, Rancher. In the two years since the initial release of Kubernetes, early adopters said the platform has facilitated big changes in high availability (HA) and application portability within their organizations.

For example, disaster recovery (DR) across availability zones (AZs) in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud was notoriously unwieldy with VM-based approaches. Yet, it has become the standard for Kubernetes deployments at SAP’s Concur Technologies during the last 18 months.

Concur first rolled out the open source, upstream Kubernetes project in production to support a receipt image service in December 2015, at a time when clusters that spanned multiple AZs for HA were largely unheard-of, said Dale Ragan, principal software engineer for the firm, based in Bellevue, Wash.

“We wanted to prepare for HA, running it across AZs, rather than one cluster per AZ, which is how other people do it,” Ragan said. “It’s been pretty successful — we hardly ever have any issues with it.”

Ragan’s team seeks 99.999% uptime for the receipt image service, and it’s on the verge of meeting this goal now with Kubernetes in production, Ragan said.

Kubernetes in production offers multicloud multi-tenancy

Kubernetes has spread to other teams within Concur, though those teams run multi-tenant clusters based on CoreOS’s Tectonic, while Ragan’s team sticks to a single-tenant cluster still tied to upstream Kubernetes. The goal is to move that first cluster to CoreOS, as well, though the company must still work out licensing and testing to make sure the receipt imaging app works well on Tectonic, Ragan said. CoreOS has prepared for this transition with recent support for the Terraform infrastructure-as-code tool, with which Ragan’s team underpins its Kubernetes cluster.

CoreOS just released a version of Tectonic that supports automated cluster creation and HA failover across AWS and Microsoft Azure clouds, which is where Concur will take its workloads next, Ragan said.

“Using other cloud providers is a big goal of ours, whether it’s for disaster recovery or just to run a different cluster on another cloud for HA,” Ragan said. With this in mind, Concur has created its own tool to monitor resources in multiple infrastructures called Scipian, which it will soon release to the open source community.

Ragan said the biggest change in the company’s approach to Kubernetes in production has been a move to multi-tenancy in newer Tectonic clusters and the division of shared infrastructures into consumable pieces with role-based access. Network administrators can now provision a network, and it can be consumed by developers that roll out Kubernetes clusters without having to grant administrative access to those developers, for example.

In the next two years, Ragan said he expects to bring the company’s databases into the Kubernetes fold to also gain container-based HA and DR across clouds. For this to happen, the Kubernetes 1.7 additions to StatefulSets and secrets management must emerge from alpha and beta versions as soon as possible; Ragan said he hopes to roll out those features before the end of this year.

Kubernetes in production favors services-oriented approach

Dallas-based consulting firm etc.io uses HA across cloud data centers and service providers for its clients, which it helps to deploy containers. During the most recent Amazon outage, etc.io clients had failover between AWS and public cloud providers OVH and Linode through Rancher’s orchestration of Kubernetes clusters, said E.T. Cook, chief advocate for the firm.

“With Rancher, you can orchestrate domains across multiple data centers or providers,” Cook said. “It just treats them all as one giant intranetwork.”

In the next two years, Cook said he expects Rancher will make not just cloud infrastructures, but container orchestration platforms such as Docker Swarm and Kubernetes interchangeable with little effort. He said he evaluates these two platforms frequently because they change so fast. Cook said it’s too soon to pick a winner in the container orchestration market yet, despite the momentum behind Kubernetes in production at enterprises.

Docker’s most recent Enterprise Edition release favors enterprise approaches to software architectures that are stateful and based on permanent stacks of resources. This is in opposition to Kubernetes, which Cook said he sees as geared toward ephemeral stateless workloads, regardless of its recent additions to StatefulSets and access control features.

It’s like the early days of HD DVD vs. Blu-ray … long term, there may be another major momentum shift.
E.T. Cookchief advocate, etc.io

“Much of the time, there’s no functional difference between Docker Swarm and Kubernetes, but they have fundamentally different ways of getting to that result,” Cook said.

The philosophy behind Kubernetes favors API-based service architecture, where interactions between services are often payloads, and “minions” scale up as loads and queues increase, Cook said. In Docker, by contrast, the user sets up a load balancer, which then forwards requests to scaled services.

“The services themselves are first-class citizens, and the load balancers expose to the services — whereas in the Kubernetes philosophy, the service or endpoint itself is the first-class citizen,” Cook said. “Requests are managed by the service themselves in Kubernetes, whereas in Docker, scaling and routing is done using load balancers to replicated instances of that service.”

The two platforms now compete for enterprise hearts and minds, but before too long, Cook said he thinks it might make sense for organizations to use each for different tasks — perhaps Docker to serve the web front-end and Kubernetes powering the back-end processing.

Ultimately, Cook said he expects Kubernetes to find a long-term niche backing serverless deployments for cloud providers and midsize organizations, while Docker finds its home within the largest enterprises that have the critical mass to focus on scaled services. For now, though, he’s hedging his bets.

“It’s like the early days of HD DVD vs. Blu-ray,” Cook said. “Long term, there may be another major momentum shift — even though, right now, the market’s behind Kubernetes.”

Beth Pariseau is senior news writer for TechTarget’s Data Center and Virtualization Media Group. Write to her at bpariseau@techtarget.com or follow @PariseauTT on Twitter.

For Sale – Core 2 Duo motherboard/cpu/memory bundle and graphics cards and HDs, RAM added.

A bunch of older stuff for sale:

Asus P5K-VM motherboard with a core 2 duo E8200 CPU and 6144MB DDR2 RAM and heatsink and fan. All already fitted to the motherboard. Includes the IO shield plate. £25.

Powercolor HD 4850 1GB graphics card with VGA, HDMI and DVI. £15.

GeForce 8400 GS 512MB silent graphics card with VGA, HDMI and DVI. £10.

Western Digital WD1600AWS hard drive (160GB). £10.

Western Digital caviar green 1TB £25.

2x hynix 1GB 2Rx8 PC2-5300U-555-12 RAM. £10 for the pair.

2x 1 GB DDR2-800 laptop memory sticks: GDDR2-800 1GB 128MX8 1.8V EP. £10 for the pair.

All taken from working systems. Prices include delivery.

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: bank transfer / paypal gift
Location: Wigan / St Helens
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For Sale – of For Trade Various homeplugs

Have been left with a few spare homeplugs after reconfiguration of the home network. All are TP-Link. Prices are per single homeplug. Trades with ITX components considered.

AV500 Nano (TL-PA411) – £7
AV500 PassThrough – £10
AV600 2-Port PassThrough – £15 Sold to mose72

Av1200 (TL-PA8010) – £20

Price and currency: 10
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG BT
Location: Bristol
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For Sale – Oculus Rift DK2, Xbox One S Controller(with bluetooth), Microsoft wireless adapter for windows

I have the below for sale:

Oculus Rift DK2 – boxed with all acessories £100

Xbox One S controller (with bluetooth) – boxed £30
Microsoft Wireless Adapter for Windows – boxed £13
Both the controller and adapter were delivered on the 5th June and have seen little use. Microsoft have made it so the controller works with bluetooth under windows 10 only.

2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX CML8GX3M2A1600C9 £35

2x4GB Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3Vengeance Memory Two Module Kit

Note I have removed the go faster heatspreaders on the non low profile pair as they were massive and interfered with my cpu cooler.

£30

Intel i5 3570k£75
Edit: Neglected to mention that this spent most of it’s life OC’d to 4.5Ghz

Price and currency: 75
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or Cash on collection only.
Location: London
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Apple Magic wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse 2 – BNIB

Apple Magic (wireless) keyboard with numeric pad (UK) and Magic Mouse 2 bundle. Came with a recent Mac purchase but surplus to requirements, as I much prefer the wired versions I already own.

I’ve only slid open the box to remove the Mac specific pamphlet, therefore both keyboard and mouse are still sealed in their respective packaging. Also included is the unused charging cable.

RRP £208 from Apple.

Only available for a few days before listing elsewhere.

Price and currency: £185
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or cash on collection
Location: Saffron Walden
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For Sale – Dell XPS 12 Duo (9Q23) laptop i7/8GB/256GB SSD

Dell XPS 12 (9Q23) Duo 2-in-1 12.5″ touchscreen convertible laptop

Specs:
i7-3687U processor with Turbo Boost to 3.3 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 4000
8 GB DDR3 dual channel RAM
256 GB SSD
12.5″ 16:9 FHD (1080p) True Life WLED gorilla glass touch screen display (180 degree rotating / fold-back hinge for tablet mode)
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) 3.0
47 WHr battery
Chiclet keyboard with LED backlight
Windows 10 Pro
Weight: approx. 1.53 kg
Ports and exterior side buttons: USB 3.0, USB 3.0 with PowerShare, Mini-DisplayPort, headphone/microphone combo, rotation lock button, 5-LED battery level meter and button, AC adapter in, power button and LED

Included accessories:
AC adapter
USB gigabit Ethernet adapter

Details & condition:
Approx. 4 years old (new in 2013)
Generally good condition, everything functional (including hinge). A couple of marks at the top of the screen (which look like bubbles under the glass), you can see in the pictures with the screen off.

Price and currency: 200 GBP
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer
Location: London
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – PC Accessories – Keyboard & Mouse

Logitech M705 Wireless Mouse with unifying receiver – £15

Logitech M600 Touch Mouse with unifying receiver – £15

Price and currency: 15
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Paypal Gift
Location: London
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For Sale – MS Surface RT 32 GB with black keyboard

Surface RT 32gb with black keyboard in excellent condition, comes with charger.

Pics in this thread: For Sale – Surface RT 32 GB with black keyboard, and 1 blue keyboard

Have literally used it a couple of times since I bought it so I think it’s time to let someone else get some use out of it!

Price and currency: £65
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT, PPG
Location: Kent
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