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For Sale – MSI GAMING X GEFORCE GTX 1070

Hi all

MSI Gaming X Geforce GTX 1070 for sale

This was in my spare PC that I am now breaking down in the hope to fund a new system.

It passed the Unigine Valley benchmark on max settings and was then run for a further 45 minutes on continuous play without issues.

This was originally purchased 2nd hand and will be out of warranty

Comes with the original box

It will be posted Royal Mail Special Delivery

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IT pros clamor for Kubernetes multi-cloud deployment API

Enterprises are watching the development of the Kubernetes Cluster API project, which they hope will evolve into a declarative multi-cloud deployment standard for container infrastructure.

With a declarative API, developers can describe the desired outcome and the system handles the rest. Kubernetes today requires users to deploy a series of such APIs separately for each cloud provider and on-premises IT environment. This makes it difficult to take a cohesive, consistent approach to spinning up multiple clusters, especially in multi-cloud environments. Existing Kubernetes deployment procedures may also offer so many configuration options that it’s easy for end users to overcomplicate installations.

Enterprises that have taken a declarative, also known as immutable, approach to other layers of the IT infrastructure as they adopt DevOps want to enforce the same kind of simple, repeatable standards for Kubernetes clusters through a standard declarative API. Some IT shops have struggled and failed to implement their own APIs for those purposes, and say the community effort around Kubernetes Cluster API has better potential to achieve those goals than their individual projects.

One such company, German IT services provider Giant Swarm, created its own Kubernetes deployment API in 2017 to automate operations for more than 200 container clusters it manages for customers in multiple public clouds. It used a central Kubernetes management cluster fronted by the RESTful API to connect to Kubernetes Operators within each workload cluster. Eventually, though, Giant Swarm found that system too difficult to maintain as Kubernetes and cloud infrastructures continually changed.

“Managing an additional REST API is cumbersome, especially since users have to learn a new [interface],” said Marcel Müller, platform engineer at Giant Swarm, in an online presentation at a virtual IT conference held by API platform vendor Kong last month. “We had to restructure our API quite often, and sometimes we didn’t have the resources or knowledge to make the right long-term [architectural] decisions.”

Kubernetes Cluster API
Kubernetes Cluster API architecture

Switching between cloud providers proved especially confusing and painful for users, since tooling is not transferable between them, Müller said.

“The conclusion we got to by early 2019 was that community collaboration would be really nice here,” he said. “A Kubernetes [special interest group] would take care of leading this development and ensuring it’s going in the correct direction — thankfully, this had already happened because others faced similar issues and come to the same conclusion.”

A Kubernetes [special interest group] would take care of leading this development and ensuring it’s going in the correct direction — thankfully, this had already happened because others faced similar issues and come to the same conclusion.
Marcel Müller Platform engineer, Giant Swarm

That special interest group (SIG), SIG-Cluster-Lifecycle, was formed in late 2017, and created Cluster API as a means to standardize Kubernetes deployments in multiple infrastructures. That project issued its first alpha release in March 2019, as Müller and his team grew frustrated with their internal project, and Giant Swarm began to track its progress as a potential replacement.

Cluster API installs Kubernetes across clouds using MachineSets, which are similar to the Kubernetes ReplicaSets Giant Swarm already uses. Users can also manage Cluster API through the familiar kubectl command line interface, rather than learning to use a separate RESTful API. 

Still, the project is still in an early alpha phase, according to its GitHub page, and therefore changing rapidly; as an experimental project, it isn’t necessarily suited for production use yet. Giant Swarm will also need to transition gradually to Cluster API to ensure the stability of its Kubernetes environment, Müller said.

Cluster API bridges Kubernetes multi-cloud gap

Cluster API is an open source alternative to centralized Kubernetes control planes also offered by several IT vendors, such as Red Hat OpenShift, Rancher and VMware Tanzu. Some enterprises may prefer to let a vendor tackle the API integration problem and leave support to them as well. In either case, the underlying problem at hand is the same — as enterprise deployments expand and mature, they need to control and automate multiple Kubernetes clusters in multi-cloud environments.

For some users, multiple clusters are necessary to keep workloads portable across multiple infrastructure providers; others prefer to manage multiple clusters rather than deal with challenges that can emerge in Kubernetes networking and multi-tenant security at large scale. The core Kubernetes framework does not address this.

“[Users] need a ‘meta control plane’ because one doesn’t just run a single Kubernetes cluster,” said John Mitchell, an independent digital transformation consultant in San Francisco. “You end up needing to run multiple [clusters] for various reasons, so you need to be able to control and automate that.”

Before vendor products and Cluster API emerged, many early container adopters created their own tools similar to Giant Swarm’s internal API. In Mitchell’s previous role at SAP Ariba, the company created a project called Cobalt to build, deploy and operate application code on bare metal, AWS, Google Cloud and Kubernetes.

Mitchell isn’t yet convinced that Cluster API will be the winning approach for the rest of the industry, but it’s at least in the running.

“Somebody in the Kubernetes ecosystem will muddle their way to something that mostly works,” he said. “It might be Cluster API.”

SAP’s Concur Technologies subsidiary, meanwhile, created Scipian to watch for changes in Kubernetes custom resource definitions (CRDs) made as apps are updated. Scipian then launches Terraform jobs to automatically create, update and destroy Kubernetes infrastructure in response to those changes, so that Concur ops staff don’t have to manage those tasks manually. Scipian’s Terraform modules work well, but Cluster API might be a simpler mechanism once it’s integrated into the tool, said Dale Ragan, principal software design engineer at the expense management SaaS provider based in Bellevue, Wash.

“Terraform is very amenable to whatever you need it to do,” Ragan said. “But it can be almost too flexible for somebody without in-depth knowledge around infrastructure — you can create a network, for example, but did you create it in a secure way?”

With Cluster API, Ragan’s team may be able to enforce Kubernetes deployment standards more easily, without requiring users to have a background in the underlying toolset.

“We created a Terraform controller so we can run existing modules using kubectl [with Cluster API],” Ragan said. “As we progress further, we’re going to use CRDs to replace those modules … as a way to create infrastructure in ‘T-shirt sizes’ instead of talking about [technical details].”

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For Sale – HP Elitebook x360 1030 G2 13.3” Core i7 7600u 2.8ghz 16gb ram 512gb SSD Bang & Olufsen

No worries and good luck, i don’t need and its just for my youngest who would appreciate (i hope). Happy to leave my offer on the table next week in case you re-consider.

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For Sale – Apple iMac 27″ 5K Late 2015 (i7, 16GB, SSD)

First time selling here on AvForums, hope everything is laid out as it’s meant to be. So here goes:

Selling my iMac 27 inch 5K Late 2015 model. Reason for sale is that I found work outside the UK and I’d rather sell this than going through the hassle of transporting it. If it doesn’t sell by the 15th of September I’ll archive this thread and make arrangements to take it with me. Price is non negotiable, I’ve priced this so it sells fast. If it doesn’t, like said I’ll pack it up and take it with me. Overall the iMac is in mint condition. There is one hairline scratch on the bottom of the frame which shows only when light is directed towards that area. Apart from that, I can’t see any scratches on the aluminium frame but there might be hairlines scratches on the base of it and some very small ones here and there but I just checked and can’t see anything else.

Specs:

27 inch 5K Retina screen – No faults, no dead pixels, no scratches.
CPU: i7 6700K at 4ghz.
Memory: 16GB (2X8gb) DDR3L 1866mhz
HD: Apple proprietary 512GB SSD (Apple SMO512G), faster than your average SSD, google it.
GPU (Graphics card): AMD Radeon R9 M395X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
Comes with Apple wireless keyboard and Apple trackpad.

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Price and currency: £1000
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Milton Keynes
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Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Apple iMac 27″ 5K Late 2015 (i7, 16GB, SSD)

First time selling here on AvForums, hope everything is laid out as it’s meant to be. So here goes:

Selling my iMac 27 inch 5K Late 2015 model. Reason for sale is that I found work outside the UK and I’d rather sell this than going through the hassle of transporting it. If it doesn’t sell by the 15th of September I’ll archive this thread and make arrangements to take it with me. Price is non negotiable, I’ve priced this so it sells fast. If it doesn’t, like said I’ll pack it up and take it with me. Overall the iMac is in mint condition. There is one hairline scratch on the bottom of the frame which shows only when light is directed towards that area. Apart from that, I can’t see any scratches on the aluminium frame but there might be hairlines scratches on the base of it and some very small ones here and there but I just checked and can’t see anything else.

Specs:

27 inch 5K Retina screen – No faults, no dead pixels, no scratches.
CPU: i7 6700K at 4ghz.
Memory: 16GB (2X8gb) DDR3L 1866mhz
HD: Apple proprietary 512GB SSD (Apple SMO512G), faster than your average SSD, google it.
GPU (Graphics card): AMD Radeon R9 M395X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
Comes with Apple wireless keyboard and Apple trackpad.

Pics:

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Any questions please do ask.

Price and currency: £1000
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Bank Transfer
Location: Milton Keynes
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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What You Need to Know Before You Go to Microsoft Inspire – Microsoft Partner Network

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Microsoft Inspire is less than a week away. I hope you are as excited as we all are. It promises to be an incredible week of learning, networking, and celebrating partnership.

In the remaining days before you leave for Las Vegas, Nevada we suggest you double check your travel arrangements. It’s also a good time to review your personal conference agenda in MyInspire and confirm that you’ve added the sessions you want to attend by using the session scheduler. We also recommend using the MyInspire meeting scheduler to send meeting requests to other partners or Microsoft employees with whom you most want to connect. There will be over 16,000 attendees at Microsoft Inspire, all with busy schedules, so advance planning is the best way to ensure you don’t miss anyone.

Here are some additional tips and reminders to help you have a productive and enjoyable Microsoft Inspire experience.

Download the MyInspire mobile app

MyInspire is available in a convenient full-featured mobile app. Download the app for either Android or Apple IoS and manage your personal agenda while on the go at the conference. You will also receive updates from the Microsoft Inspire planning team and be able to access helpful maps and floor plans of conference venues. Be sure to add your LinkedIn account information to your profile in the mobile app so you can see which attendees you’re connected with on LinkedIn. To do so, go to the Attendee Directory in the app and select Connections.

Review the Know Before You Go guide

We strongly recommend that you download and save a copy of our “Know Before You Go” guide, the single most comprehensive source of information about everything related to Microsoft Inspire. It covers a wide range of topics, including arrival and check-in, conference badges, transportation, session and event schedules, venue logistics, Wi-Fi connectivity, safety and security, and much more. The guide also includes descriptions of the different session types and information on the that will be a big part this year’s conference, made possible by the first-ever co-location of Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready, the annual Microsoft sales, technical, and marketing fiscal year kick-off. These experiences include the Wednesday Corenote at T-Mobile Arena, where Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will address a joint audience of partners and Microsoft employees, and our eagerly anticipated One Celebration at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where attendees from both events will come together for an evening of food, fun, and entertainment by an internationally renowned eleven-time Grammy Award winner.

Ready, Set, Be Inspired

After months of planning, preparation, and anticipation, we can’t wait to see you in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Microsoft Inspire, where the world will meet to transform business. We’re very excited about the huge range of sessions built around this year’s key themes of Innovation, Partnership, and Leadership, and our amazing line-up of industry-leading speakers. Microsoft Inspire is also the best place to make connections and establish profitable relationships with fellow partners, Microsoft employees, and conference vendors and sponsors. The co-location of Microsoft inspire with Microsoft Ready will create more opportunities than ever before to make meaningful connections with the global Microsoft community to accelerate the digital transformation and success of our shared customers.

See you soon at Microsoft Inspire!

 

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Hello hope one of you guys can help me source a STEAM CONTROLLER. I already have the steam link so just looking for the controller.
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