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.
MACHINE Corporation of Guyana Ltd (MACORP) has made its debut as a partner with Guyana‘s football development with a huge One Million goal which even VAR could not dispute but welcome.The sponsorship cheque was presented to GFF president Wayne Forde by Chief Financial Officer/Human Resources Manager of MACORP, Anita Ramprasad, last Thursday afternoon, following a brief but significant ceremony, which included Managing Director Guillermo Escarraga, other staff members. Chairman was MLC trainer, Bonard Joseph.As the only authorised Caterpillar dealer in Guyana, MACORP stated that the company has always embraced and supported initiatives of development across the board since it’s their corporate responsibility in helping to mould and build Guyana.The company also said that they have been following the positive progress of football under the Wayne Forde led administration.Managing Director, Mr Escarraga in his remarks postulated that it was a pleasure to host the GFF at such a ceremony to officially start what is anticipated to be a long and mutually fruitful relationship.“We recognise the work that you have done and that work is what has made us interested in entering this partnership with the Guyana Football Federation. We’ve seen the progress that football has been making in Guyana. We’ve seen that for the first time you’ve qualified for Gold Cup in the history of the sport in Guyana. This is very remarkable.And we see a lot of potential in the future of the development of football and we want to be part of it, and this is the first step in this relationship that we hope continues for the development of the sport.”Escarraga expressed confidence that with the leadership of president Forde, Guyana will continue to climb the ladder of development positively in a holistic way.“MACORP stands behind .the Guyana Football Federation in this quest to get to the higher level. We really believe that the potential is there, we’ve seen the talent, and we’ve seen the opportunities that this creates for communities, for very young individuals, for our own kids and for everybody that really wants to use football as something that would help in their careers and getting better in life as a whole.”Escarraga expressed confidence that the GFF Super 16 Cup will be a wonderful experience and event for all to enjoy.“We’re really excited because we want to reach out, we want to engage our customers in those regions and we want everybody to have a good time and to use football as a way of getting together, socialising and having a good time; and at the same time, helping the players to get some important playing time because at this level, playing time is very important to continue making progress in the right direction.”Ramprasad in her remarks said that it was indeed an honour for the company to be collaborating with GFF, explaining why it was important.“We recently realised that most of what employees know about work is that you come to work, do the job, get paid and you go home and there’s no real culture beyond that in the workplace.“We’ve recently introduced into our organisation, a sport and recreation committee because we truly believe that the health and wellness of our employees encompasses what they do, how they take care of their bodies and how well their minds are prepared to handle challenges; this is where sport comes in.”Ramprasad further noted that disciplines, such as football, teach employees, youths and even adults the patience of discipline, commitment, dedication and most importantly, teamwork.“Working together for a result that brings you glory and gratitude is indeed an honourable thing that you are working with our country’s youth and the not-so-young to promote such a sport because there are so many things that people can do with their time that is not in their best interest.Sport gives you so many opportunities to relieve your stress as well and you can find talent that maybe one day, may be the next Neymar or Ronaldo, this is where it begins, at this level.”President Forde in extending gratitude to MACORP for a timely boost to the sport and more specifically the GFF Super 16 Cup ®, noted that it is an exciting moment for the GFF to enter into a new relationship/partnership with one of the leading companies in Guyana.“I am so pleased to hear the values of the company being brought to bear in a sporting activity. For us, football is more than a game, while we look at the global football product and we see an entertainment value that seems to be attracting more emphasis than any other value, in our corner of the world, football is a human development tool.”The GFF boss stated that one might be very much surprised to know that just a small percentage of the population of global footballers would go on to play professionally.“More than 98% of the people who play the ball, whether through structured programmes or for recreational purposes will only play that aspect of football. It is the few who are most talented and gifted that we will adore and admire when they weave their talent on the big screen. So, much of what we do is to add values to the lives of the people that we bring into our football fraternity.”Forde, who was given a second four-year mandate by the GFF members to lead the sport expressed optimism that this new partnership with MACORP would be an enduring one stating that the enormity of the challenges that the GFF undertakes daily to develop the game, relies heavily, on partnerships.“I am very happy, I’m actually moved by the fact that MACORP sees the GFF in such good light and good stead. I want to give you my assurance and commitment on behalf of my executive committee and the staff that we would do everything in our power to deliver a competition worthy of the investment you are making. I look forward to a partnership that reciprocates value for both organisations.”
The Dodgers may want Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez in a trade, but Pittsburgh has set a massive price tag on the lefty.Pittsburgh wants “at least” two of the Dodgers’ top four propsects in a trade for Vazquez, according to MLB.com. The Dodgers clearly want help. At this point, they have to determine if they truly are desperate enough to overpay for a reliever, or if they believe they can make do with what they have in another potential World Series run.Vazquez is 2-1 with a 2.11 ERA in 35 games for Pittsburgh this year. He is 20 for 21 in save opportunities. He is signed with the Pirates through 2021 and has two club option years, as well. MLB trade rumors: Astros, Brewers monitoring availability of Mets’ Noah Syndergaard That applies to two fronts, though. For one, the Dodgers could decide to move two of those prospects if their bullpen continues to struggle. That is the one true weakness on Los Angeles’ team and after losing two straight World Series to the Astros and Red Sox, the team could be just desperate enough to do it.But it applies to the Pirates, as well. Pittsburgh could very well drop the price tag if other teams are not willing to meet such high demands before the deadline. At the same time, some team could meet the asking price and the Dodgers would miss out on the setup man they so desperately crave.Los Angeles has also reached out to the Giants about their closer, Will Smith, in addition to former Dodgers and Pirates reliever Tony Watson, Sam Dyson and Reyes Moronta. Essentially, the Pirates want some combination of Keibert Ruiz, Gavin Lux, Dustin May and Will Smith for Vazquez. All four of those players rank in MLB Pipeline’s top 100.How high is #Pirates price on Felipe Vázquez? Sources say Pittsburgh likely would ask #Dodgers for *at least* two of the Keibert Ruiz/Gavin Lux/Dustin May/Will Smith group if talks ever advanced. (And one source said Pirates remain unsure if they sell at all.) @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 10, 2019Los Angeles, understandably, has expressed zero interest in agreeing to Pittsburgh’s demands, but there are still three weeks until the July 31 trade deadline, so a lot can happen between now and then. Related News MLB trade rumors: Padres among several teams interested in Mets’ Noah Syndergaard