Bring More Applications to the Cloud with Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs

first_imgEarlier this year we introduced Dell Technologies Cloud, a set of hybrid cloud solutions. Since the launch at Dell Technologies World 2019, our customers have embraced the vision of a consistent hybrid cloud to improve their cloud experience. By combining the power of VMware Cloud Foundation and Dell EMC infrastructure, they are removing operational complexity with consistent infrastructure and operations across public clouds, private clouds, and edge locations—bringing the benefits of automation, scalability, and agility to their workloads.Today, we’re continuing to drive innovation with Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs, which brings cloud to a broader set of workloads that require independent scaling of storage and compute. This new option to consume Dell Technologies Cloud provides deployment guidance for pre-tested Dell EMC storage, compute and networking infrastructure that’s been validated with VMware Cloud Foundation.With more solutions coming soon, Validated Designs are now available for Dell EMC Unity XT and PowerMax storage arrays, and PowerEdge MX servers—which have been the backbone of most companies’ high-value workloads for the better part of the last three decades.Bringing a cloud operation model to enterprise storage Continuing a history of collaboration with VMware, Dell EMC is in the process of validating Fibre Channel (FC) data storage solutions as primary storage for VMware Cloud Foundation workload domains. With FC support coming in October 2019, both the versatile mid-range storage system, Unity XT, and enterprise-class, PowerMax, will support Network File System (NFS) and FC storage classes as primary and supplemental storage for workload domains. This gives customers more deployment choices for workloads that have unique external storage-intensive requirements such as independent capacity.By taking advantage of VMware’s deployment tools, they can drive operational efficiency and rapidly stand up new hybrid cloud environments with attached external storage. In addition, they can also leverage unique enterprise data services such as inline data reduction capabilities, synchronous replication, and more. And for customers with existing Dell EMC storage investments, this delivers investment protection and allows them to easily attach existing data sets to hybrid cloud environments.Rapid resource allocation with a kinetic hybrid cloud foundation Dell EMC PowerEdge MX, along with the onboard management, OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition, now supports interoperability with VMware Cloud Foundation based on DMTF Redfish standards. IT administrators can now manage and scale resources dynamically as needed to meet demanding workload requirements. Instead of manually allocating resources, they can now rapidly provision storage, and assign workloads to individual drives across a large network of grouped and connected chassis.Expanded cloud-enabled infrastructure supportCustomers can also expand their cloud-enabled infrastructure by deploying Dell EMC Unity Cloud Edition and the Unity Cloud Tiering Appliances directly from VMware’s new Cloud Market Place. Dell EMC Unity Cloud Edition provides both Block and File capabilities—and can be combined with Unity Cloud Tiering to deliver file tiering to Amazon S3 buckets for both longer term retention and better cost management.Unlocking value and competitive advantages With Dell Technologies Cloud, customers have more choice to build a consistent hybrid cloud environment for their infrastructure. Using Validated Designs, they can now support new and legacy workloads that have infrastructure-intensive requirements in the most efficient way possible with independent scaling of storage and compute.To find out more about Dell Technologies Cloud and Validated Designs, visit our website or download the Validated Designs Solution Brief, the Dell EMC Storage with VMware Cloud Foundation White Paper, or the Cloud-Enabled Infrastructure Solution Brief.last_img read more


first_imgIn just under two decades, the local food movement has changed the way many people think about their food. Now it’s time for the next step: a local seed system.The wall between heirloom seed varieties and mass produced modern varieties needs to be dismantled, chef Daniel Barber told the more than 300 people gathered at the University of Georgia Special Collections Library on Tuesday. Plant breeders, like those at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, need to work more closely with farmers and chefs to produce varieties that provide natural disease and pest resistance as well as phenomenal flavor.“You can take advantage of the past with respect and modernity and turn it into something very exciting for the future,” he said during his talk, titled “What Kind of Menu will Meet the Challenges of the Future? Exploring a New Recipe for Good Food from the Ground Up.”Barber, who has pioneered the farm-to-table movement in fine dining in New York City and upstate New York, has received multiple James Beard Foundation awards and built a reputation as a chef and farmer. He is also the author of “The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food” and has been featured in documentaries “Chef’s Table” and “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.”To blend the flavor of heirlooms and the hardiness of modern varieties, local chefs and farmers will have to work with plant breeders to develop vegetables and fruits adapted to each region. Scientists at land-grant universities are uniquely positioned to help make this happen.Earlier this year, inspired by his search for new flavors and more hardy heirloom vegetable varieties, Barber’s team launched Row 7 Seed Company — a cooperative of chefs and plant breeders working to provide flavor-focused vegetable varieties that retain some natural disease and pest resistance.Generally, plant varieties and seeds are developed to thrive in the most wide-ranging environmental conditions possible, often to the detriment of flavor. This is because seed companies need to sell their seeds in as many towns and states as possible to maximize profit.“This company wants to do the exact opposite,” Barber told the crowd. “The idea is to look at the development of a seed and flavor from a microscopic level. What is this particular region — the ecological conditions, the cultural conditions — dictating for a seed?”Farmers and plant breeders have traditionally worked hand in hand to develop varieties that will thrive in local conditions through the land-grant system, but Barber advocates involving chefs in the process as well. He has helped to develop more than a half dozen wheat and grain varieties based on the flavor profiles he wants to cook with.“Why shouldn’t a chef be at the table with the initial construction of a seed?” he asked. “That comes with a little bit of hubris, but I’ve found that’s its actually possible.”Barber was at UGA to speak to students and the public about his vision for the modern food and farm systems, but he also wanted to visit with plant breeders in the college. He met with CAES breeders, toured UGA’s student-run farm UGArden and visited local organic farm Woodland Gardens in Winterville, Georgia.He hopes to work with UGA plant breeders to develop new varieties that provide trademark flavors for Southeastern farmers and chefs.“We’re going to start the breeding projects moving forward on this very local, very micro level,” he told the crowd. “I’ve been more emboldened in this idea while I’ve been here in Georgia, just in the last few hours, seeing the interest, enthusiasm and passion for a new food culture and by the youth and how they’re dialed into good food, good flavor, fresh ingredients, and exploring and celebrating this very diverse environment and history that y’all have here.”For more information about the ways in which UGA CAES supports local food systems in Georgia, visit For those who weren’t able to attend Barber’s lecture, the video recording will soon be available.last_img read more

Trail Mix | January 2016

first_img 3:53 Ocean and Sea Bird Dog 4:58 3:08 All I Ever Wanted Sam Means Audio PlayerMichael ClemJohn DonneUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:22 5:06 2:50 5:05 2:30 If I Should Fall From Grace With God Deer Tick 5:18 3:22 Oh Now Nathaniel Bellows 1:58 When We Were Young The Winterlings Southern Railroad Blues Lew Card 4:12 4:06 Riverside Stone Cupid Love In The Smokies Seven Handle Circus Back To You Battleme 3:50 It’s a brand new month in a brand new year, and that can only mean that Trail Mix has a brand new set of tunes ready for you.Of course we do! And it’s a mix most worthy of kicking off 2016.Featured this month is “Magic Hour,” a brand new track from Aoife O’Donovan. The former lead singer of the masterful acoustic band Crooked Still returns with her second solo release, In The Magic Hour, later this month. O’Donovan is joined by such acoustic stalwarts as Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sarah Jarosz, and this record, her second on the always awesome Yeproc label, was produced by Grammy-nominated Tucker Martine, whose previous work includes projects with The Decemberists and Neko Case.Another exciting inclusion this month is from long time Trail Mix faves Deer Tick. Their take on The Pogues’ “If I Should Fall From Grace With God” is part of a compilation from Bloodshot Records called Bloodshot Six Pack To Go: Working Songs For The Drinking Class. Other artists included in the project are, among others, Trail Mix alums like Banditos, Dale Watson, The Yawpers, Elizabeth Cook, Joe Pug, and J.P. Harris & The Tough Choices.Also featured this month are brand new tracks from Battleme, Lew Card, The Winterlings, Bird Dog, Swaying Wires, Brooke Waggoner, Stone Cupid, Chris Storrow, Seven Handle Circus, Coldair, Sam Means, Cross Record, Ron Pope & The Nighthawks, Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Nathaniel Bellows, and the Mike Farley Band.Be sure to stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog this month. On tap are chats with Michael Clem, long time bassist and singer for Eddie From Ohio, The Cactus Blossoms, and a show preview and ticket giveaway for Travis Book and Jon Stickley’s performance at The Down Home in Johnson City, Tennessee, on January 21st.And if you are still looking for a New Year’s resolution, how about this one – I will get out there and support the amazing artists I discover on Trail Mix. Buy a couple records. Go see a show or two. Turn a friend on to a great tune you have heard right here. These artists will appreciate it. Won’t You Come And Sing For Me Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands 2:23 Take Me Home Ron Pope John Donne Michael Clem 2:56 Raised the Bar Chris Storrow Nowhere Swaying Wires Denounce Coldair Embed Clown Collector The Cactus Blossoms Widow Maker Brooke Waggoner 3:07 Magic Hour Aoife O’Donovan Rain Mike Farley Band 4:18 3:40 4:14 Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. last_img read more

Farmingdale College Student Hit, Killed by Car

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 24-year-old SUNY Farmingdale State College student from Yonkers was fatally hit by a car in Farmingdale on Thursday night.Suffolk County police said Eyyad Almargi was crossing Melville Road, west of Route 110, when he was hit by a westbound Saturn at 9:20 p.m.The victim Eyyad Almargi was taken to St. Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver was neither injured nor charged.First Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call them at 631-854-8152 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img

PREMIUMForeign companies go ahead with acquisition plans despite COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Facebook Topics : A number of multinational companies are pressing on with their mergers and acquisitions in Indonesia despite the uncertain global economic conditions and threat of a recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Japanese cement producer Taiheiyo Cement Corporation announced on April 22 that it had signed a partnership agreement with state-owned PT Semen Indonesia and planned to invest US$220 million to buy a 15 percent stake in its subsidiary PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia (SBI).Taiheiyo said in a statement that the alliance with Semen Indonesia and SBI was aimed at boosting its business in the long term as cement demand in Japan might decline due to the aging population.“Although we believe cement demand will remain at a certain level in the medium term due to infrastructure renewal and disaster prevention and mitigation, we expect demand will decline in the long run caused by… Google Linkedin Indonesia Taiheiyo-Cement-Corporation Bangkok-Bank Bank-Permata Astra-International standard-charteredlast_img read more

LGIM largest beneficiary of 25% increase in UK LDI mandates

first_imgLegal & General Investment Management (LGIM) was the largest single beneficiary of a 25% increase in liability-driven investment (LDI) mandates in the UK, a survey by KPMG has found.The consultancy’s annual assessment of LDI mandates of pension funds found LGIM, one of Europe’s largest institutional managers, according to 2016’s IPE Top 400 Asset Managers, was in charge of 414 hedging mandates at the end of 2015, an increase of 126 over the course of the year.Insight Investment, the manager with the second-largest number of mandates, reported 217 at the end of last year, followed by BMO Asset Management with 189 mandates.When measured in mandates, the three largest managers’ share of the market has remained largely static since 2012, when LGIM claimed 28.5% of mandates, Insight 17.4% and BMO 12%. Only LGIM’s market share markedly increased by the end of 2015, when it claimed 32% of nearly 1,290 mandates worth £741bn (€1trn), whereas Insight’s market share measured by mandates fell to 16.8% and BMO’s rose to 14.6%.“Despite the 25% increase in the number of mandates in 2015,” the survey notes, “the number of trigger strategies in place remained the same over the year, which indicates trigger strategies are falling out of favour with pension schemes setting up new LDI mandates or increasing their hedge.”Barry Jones, head of LDI at KPMG, said the results showed a shift away from trigger strategies.“The big change in LDI strategy over 2015 has been the move away from yield triggers as a mechanism for extending hedging programme,” he said.“It appears investors have given up waiting for interest rates to rise and have decided to just get on and do it.”Of the surveyed investment managers, only 12% said they expected rates to rise by more than 0.5% over the coming three years – less than half of the 26% of managers who expected such a rate rise at the end of 2014.last_img read more

Corporate reporting bodies aim for alignment on sustainability standards

first_imgLaunched four years ago as “the principal working mechanism globally to achieve dialogue and alignment between the key standard setters and framework developers that have a significant international influence on the corporate reporting landscape”, it comprises seven organisations:CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project)Climate Disclosure Standards BoardFinancial Accounting Standards Board (as an observer)Global Reporting InitiativeInternational Accounting Standards BoardInternational Organisation for StandardisationSustainability Accounting Standards Board The work will take into account the bodies’ “different focuses, audiences and governance procedures”.Corporate Reporting Dialogue As part of the project the organisations also aim to identify how non-financial metrics relate to financial outcomes and how this can be integrated in mainstream company reports.The first phase of the project is to include alignment to the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).In a blog post, Richard Howitt, CEO of the International Integrated Reporting Council, which convenes the Corporate Reporting Dialogue, said: “The market told us it wanted greater alignment between frameworks, and this project sends a clear reply that this message has been heard and is being acted on.”Fragmentation in the sustainability reporting landscape has been an issue for some time. A group of investor organisations recently published a discussion paper in which they urged corporate reporting bodies to agree “a coherent vision” of how different reporting standards “can and should fit together”. The investor organisations were themselves responding to calls for a more unified view from the buy-side.Kris Douma, director of strategic projects at the Principles for Responsible Investment and one of the authors of the discussion paper, said the investor organisations were happy with the Corporate Reporting Dialogue’s new initiative.“It is great to see they give an important new impulse to work towards better alignment in the next two years,” he said. “We look forward to collaborate further with them in the near future.”center_img Major corporate reporting bodies have embarked on a two-year project to drive better alignment of sustainability reporting frameworks.The project also aims to promote further integration between non-financial and financial reporting.The work is being carried out by members of the Corporate Reporting Dialogue, a group comprising seven key standard setters and framework developers.According to a statement, the project will involve the organisations mapping their respective sustainability standards and frameworks “to identify the commonalities and differences between them, jointly refining and continuously improving overlapping disclosures and data points to achieve better alignment”.last_img read more

Facebook confession snares illegal immigrant rapist

first_imgSsewagudde denied rape after posting the Facebook messageAn illegal immigrant who confessed on his Facebook page that he had raped a woman has been jailed for four years.John Ssewagudde attacked the 28-year-old at her flat in the Shettleston area of Glasgow last June.The Ugandan-born 21-year-old later posted a message on the social network site saying: “I admit it. I raped you.”Ssewagudde later claimed he had consensual sex with the woman but was convicted of rape following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow last month.The court heard that Ssewagudde, a former charity worker, had been in Scotland illegally after his visitor’s visa expired.Text claimHis parents and sister were killed in a house fire in Uganda last year.Ssewagudde attacked the woman during a visit to her flat on 25 June last year.He was caught after the Facebook entry was found to have been sent via his mobile phone.When giving evidence at his trial, Ssewagudde claimed he had consensual sex with his victim.He also said the woman made him breakfast the morning after the attack and sent him two explicit text messages.Sentencing Ssewagudde, judge Lord Turnbull told him a custodial sentence was inevitable for such a serious offence. Share 19 Views   no discussions News Facebook confession snares illegal immigrant rapist by: – February 18, 2011 Tweet BBC News Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Jack Winters, age 81 of Sunman

first_imgJack H. Winters, of Sunman, passed away on August 4, 2020 at the age of 81.  No public services will be held.  Memorial donations can be mailed directly to Sunman Rescue 20 Life Squad or to the Sunman Fire Dept.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal memories please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Jack Winters.last_img