This post by Craig Bernero has been retired. Check out this post by Joe Caradonna which provides an update on Dell EMC Unity Cloud Edition.All customers, large or small enterprises, firmly established or relatively new, are deploying storage and servers in new and innovative ways; far differently than a just few years ago. Today, most IT environments are highly virtualized and leverage the cloud for cost-optimized data placement. For Midrange customers, our new Dell EMC Cloud Edition software helps drive new flexibility with the cloud and virtualized infrastructures. With even more features for the cloud, and more options to deploy Dell EMC Unity as SDS (Software Defined Storage), converged systems, or as traditional hardware, Dell EMC Unity is the ideal platform for all VMware environments. And with this release, we deliver even more options to deploy efficient, simple and flexible storage.Dell EMC’s Unity platform is the number one Midrange storage platform in the market. We’re listening to you, and based on your feedback, we’ve added numerous new features. Recent innovation includes in-line compression and deduplication, MetroSync, and a wide range of security certifications help our customers deploy Dell EMC Unity over the widest range of workloads possible. Our customers also use Dell EMC Unity on purpose-built hardware, engineered converged infrastructure platforms and software defined storage.In this version, we’ve added a diverse set of cloud-related features that leverage the scale and ease of access of the cloud. Many customers look to merge the flexibility of a software defined storage with the scalability and flexibility of VMware Cloud, and we’re delighted to now provide those features. Dell EMC Unity platform users now have a virtual data center which expands outside the confines of traditional physical space, and VMware Cloud users now have access to the extensive host of Dell EMC Unity file services, data protection and storage management features. Every type of Dell EMC Unity deployment benefits from more options and more flexibility.Dell EMC Unity VSA Cloud EditionCustomers can deploy Dell EMC Unity either on traditional hardware or software with Unity VSA (virtual storage appliance), and the features are identical. The Dell EMC Unity VSA Cloud Edition provides a unified storage management environment with block, file and VVols support, as well as snapshot, replication and scheduling services. And the intuitive user interface, now based on HTML 5, is identical for every version as well, so all users are immediately at home and productive. And we provide full integration for VMware environments including VSI and ESI plugins, and VAAI support.At Home in the CloudThe Dell EMC Unity VSA Cloud Edition is deployed and certified on a standard VMware ESXi server. With VMware Cloud available on AWS (Amazon Web Services), the cloud-based version of Dell EMC Unity is deployed quickly, ideal for test and development, and as a cost-effective replication destination.Dell EMC Unity VSA Cloud Edition also brings its robust file services to the cloud. Providing more flexibility and portability, the VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension enables large-scale data migrations between cloud environments and the users’ on-premise Dell EMC Unity hardware and virtual environments.Dell EMC Unity customers seeking cloud deployments for their business now have a path without learning anything new – it couldn’t be easier. The same Dell EMC Unity operating environment and intuitive user interface are now available in all environments, in the cloud or as traditional hardware. For those adopting the cloud today, or those considering multi-cloud in the future, Dell EMC Unity is ready on your timetable, so you get to pick the timing and the product version that best meets your needs.The Road AheadAccording to IDC, the total spending on IT infrastructure for the cloud is $52.3B and growing at 10.9% annually. Whenever you’re ready to jump in, we’re ready too. With the new Dell EMC Unity VSA Cloud Edition, both first-time cloud users and more established multi-cloud IT shops will benefit from the feature-rich capabilities in Dell EMC Unity, now optimized and packaged for the cloud. Let us know what you think, we’re always interested in your constructive feedback.
An 18-year-old college student was bitten by an alligator Friday while hiking with a professor and other students at the Everglades National Park, according to officials.The Miami Herald reports that the professor and 15 students were wading through water on a wet trail near the Pahayokee Overlook, located southwest of Miami, when the reptile suddenly bit the woman’s lower right leg.Everglades National Park’s spokeswoman Allyson Gantt says the student suffered two small puncture wounds and described the situation as a “low pain” injury.Nonetheless, park biologists temporarily closed the area in order to evaluate the incident.Gantt adds that visitors need to remain alert and exercise caution. She also does not recommend swimming in the water.
Dear Editor,My family and dozens of other residents of Atlantic Gardens were thoroughly harassed when they were caught up in total traffic chaos on the East Coast Demerara highway on Mother’s Day at about 09:30hrs, simply because the persons responsible for road works do not give two hoots about commuters’ safety and convenience.On Mother’s Day, my family had to travel from our Atlantic Gardens residence to attend a function at the Church of the Unification in Georgetown. They left in reasonable time to be punctual, but when they arrived at the turnoff into the highway, they were stunned to see unrestrained confusion and havoc in the traffic at the intersection.They found out that the brilliant builders and Guyanese engineers had decided that Mother’s Day morning was the best possible time for them to do a major excavation right in the middle of one of the most heavily traversed highways in Guyana on one of the biggest observances in the year.Furthermore, they did not think it was necessary to give the residents of Atlantic Gardens due notice in advance, and did not even see the need to put up a sign to let people know what they were doing. They casually went about their business while traffic built up all around, with frustrated commuters being clueless about where to pass.Remember, it was Mother’s Day. Anyone with a brain knows that Guyanese get out of their homes and do a lot on this day. There are countless activities and functions on Mother’s Day. Furthermore, many people go to churches and mandirs on Sundays. Sundays are big market days in some areas.So, you can imagine the chaos that occurred because of the road works that caught everyone by surprise on the East Coast highway that day. Traffic was backed up left, right and centre, with frustrated commuters not knowing how or when they would get out of the mess.Why didn’t they put up signs to alert people that they would have restricted entry to their communities because of excavation works? Why didn’t they inform the public of the time frame in which these works would take place? Someone could have also distributed fliers to that effect as people were entering Atlantic Gardens.I have a video of an old lady walking with a cane crossing the road works by balancing precariously on a piece of wood.My family was able to get out by crossing the muddy plank with their dress shoes. They were able to be on their way because someone on the road lent them a car to get to the event, and they arrived a bit late.I am very disappointed with this short-sighted approach by persons overseeing road works. This is slackness; it reflects contempt for the public.Let me point out to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, and the Government of Guyana, and the NDCs and REOs and whoever else has a stake in road works: when such work is being done, especially when it would disrupt a major thoroughfare or a bridge, entrance or exit to a highly populated area, signs have to be put up to alert the public.In many countries, except for grave emergencies, major public infrastructure works are never done during peak traffic hours.The people who are in charge of our road works have to get their act together, or there will be hell to pay.My advice to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure is to create a protocol guidance for opening up bridges in areas where large numbers of people live. This is to prevent annoyance and complications when the works being done can become a major hindrance to traffic.Sincerely,Roshan Khan Sr
A DONEGAL family says they were left gobsmacked after Irish Water workers dug up their drive – and then left, leaving the gaping hole behind them.The incident – in Castlefinn – has caused anger in the area.Cllr Gary Doherty, who has spoken to the family, has said the actions of the company were “completely unacceptable”. He told Donegal Daily: “This hole was dug this evening (Friday) while the family were at work and unable to protest about it.“They have left a hole three foot deep in front of the entrance to their property. They are unable to drive their cars into the house. It is also unsafe for children to play outside because of the dangers posed by this hole.”He added: “To leave their property like this as they arrived home to begin their weekend is completely unacceptable. Most people are totally opposed to the instalation of these meters at all, so to find a mess like this is disgraceful.“I have made an official complaint to Irish Water over this issue.” ANGER AS IRISH WATER DIG UP FAMILY’S DRIVEWAY – AND THEN LEAVE was last modified: November 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AngercastlefinncontractordonegaldrivewayIrish Waterworks