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

Forde hoping to repeat Italy win

first_img “The last couple of games now, we have come in and said we should have taken our chances and we should have been comfortable in games where we have left the door open and allowed teams in, and you get punished at this level. “It’s disappointing, but there are still a lot of positives there and the main target and the main aim is Georgia in September.” Addressing that recent record in their remaining summer fixtures could prove challenging, with World Cup finalists Costa Rica and Portugal awaiting Ireland in the United States after their clash with the Italians, who are also Brazil-bound. However, far from being daunted by what lies ahead, Forde is relishing the chance to test himself against one of European football’s traditional powers this weekend. He said: “Yes, I think it could be a busy night. They are a fantastic outfit. They are going to be champing at the bit, they will want to be at it.” Forde is likely to return to the starting line-up at Craven Cottage having sat on the bench on Sunday evening as Rob Elliot made his senior international debut, and the chance to go head-to-head with Gianluigi Buffon, the latest incumbent in a dynasty of fine Italian keepers, is one to which he is looking forward immensely. He said: “Sometimes it’s not nice to watch games, but you get a different perspective and it just gives you that bit between your teeth and a bit of hunger, and I’m looking forward now to a good game on Saturday against Italy. “As a professional footballer, you want to play games, that’s what you are in it for. I’d love to be back in and playing. “Buffon is probably the best keeper in the world currently. They have always come up with top, top keepers. “But I am looking forward to the challenge of playing against one of the best keepers in the world on Saturday.” David Forde has set his sights on a remarkable double as he prepares to lock horns with Italy once again. Italy gained their revenge when they confirmed Ireland’s swift departure from the Euro 2012 finals with a 2-0 win in Poznan, but Forde retains happy memories of his full debut and is hoping for a repeat. He said: “I am certainly looking forward to it. I made my first start for Ireland against Italy away in Liege, so I have a lot of fond memories there. “If we had another one of those nights, I’d be delighted. It was a bizarre night, it was a fantastic night. “You know, we are a good underdog and I am sure we will put in a good performance on Saturday.” Manager Martin O’Neill has been pleased with recent performances despite results not quite going his way. Sunday’s 2-1 friendly defeat by Turkey at the Aviva Stadium was Ireland’s second in succession, and O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane’s record to date includes just one victory in four games. While that does not cause the manager undue concern – he believes but for sub-standard finishing and good goalkeeping, his side would have beaten both Serbia and the Turks – a return to winning ways before the start of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in September would be more than welcome. Forde said: “It’s not nice being beaten and we want to start winning games and turning them around. The 34-year-old Ireland goalkeeper is hoping to win a 17th senior cap against Italy at Craven Cottage on Saturday three years after making a first start for his country against the same opposition. That night in Liege, Belgium, a much-changed Ireland side captained by Hull defender Paul McShane beat a team including Giorgio Chiellini, Riccardo Montolivo, Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Pirlo, Giuseppe Rossi and Giampaolo Pazzini 2-0 with goals from Keith Andrews and Simon Cox. Press Associationlast_img read more

Overtime corner-kick goal pushes Syracuse past Loyola Marymount, 2-1

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 28, 2016 at 9:28 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer Oyvind Alseth lined up for a free kick in the 101st minute of sudden-death overtime. Once again, Syracuse men’s soccer team had a prime opportunity to close out a game against Loyola Marymount. Once again, it was Alseth taking a kick from just outside the box, something he had done several times after LMU’s 17 total fouls. Once again, the ball found Chris Nanco inside the box but refused to go in, as his shot ricocheted off a defender for a corner kick.Both teams were tired. The game was stopped a few times as it wore on, as players were cramping up playing in warm and humid conditions. One goal would make this extra-time struggle worth it.Alseth curled the ball from the middle in, toward the near post and a scrum of players indistinguishable from each other. Goalie Colin Partee leaped toward the ball. Before he could get there, it was tapped by the head of freshman Johannes Pieles. As the Orange ran to the corner to celebrate, head coach Ian McIntyre turned to greet Lions head coach Paul Krumpe, a wry smile on his face.“This was a real test for us today, and to come out the other side, we learned a lot about ourselves,” McIntyre said.No. 6 Syracuse (2-0) was the better team for much of the match. But a few inconsistent moments of play prevented the Orange from locking down the game earlier and made overtime necessary in order so salvage a victory against Loyola Marymount (0-2) on Sunday night at SU Soccer stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe game started off slowly for the Orange. McIntyre got into a habit of yelling out tips to his players — whether it was telling sophomore defender Miles Robinson to press up or telling freshman midfielder Mo Adams to take the ball into space.“Mo, you’re hiding, find a space!” McIntrye yelled.But then eventually turning away in disappointment after sloppy passes.That changed in the 22nd minute. Sophomore midfielder Jonathan Hagman found space at the top of the penalty box and rifled in a shot. Partee deflected it, but it ended up going right toward Pieles who put it in for a 1-0 lead.“I give a lot of credit to Jonathan … all in all I’m very happy with (my) scoring,” Pieles said through an interpreter, and SU goalie, Hendrik Hilpert.While the offense started slowly, the defense looked in midseason form in the first half. The Lions tallied no shots in the first half, becoming frustrated by SU’s back line of Robinson, Kamal Miller and Louis Cross.For the first three quarters of the game, Syracuse was the stronger, faster and more dominant team. But in the 68th minute the Lions Adrien Perez wound up and shot from 25 yards out. The ball flew past a diving Hilpert, and just like that the game was tied at one.“We weren’t really getting tagged to our men, and we allowed him to turn, and he got a good shot off really,” Cross said.The Lions took five total shots in the second half. It was the only five shots they had all game, and although he praised LMU’s tough play, McIntyre admitted that Hilpert didn’t need to do much during the game, finishing with two saves.With the defense back to its stellar play, the offense accrued its chances. But chances weren’t going through for the Orange. Three crosses in the first three minutes of the second half were sent away. Six corner kicks bared fruitless returns. In the 87th minute, Chris Nanco had the ball alone in space, but kicked it right at Partee for an easy save.The first overtime was no different. Syracuse blitzed and got four shots and three corner kicks off in the 10-minute frame. But still, nothing to show for it.As Pieles’ shot went in, the Orange celebration looked like a sigh of relief as much as it did a declaration of victory. After an up-and-down game, Syracuse finally pulled out the win it knew it could have.“I thought in overtime, it looked like there was only one team that had a chance to win the game,” McIntyre said. Commentslast_img read more

Team Ghana Competes At Maltavator Challenge Season 2

first_imgThe Maltavator Challenge is back on our screens in just two weeks and as the excitement builds, it’s time to meet the six energetic Maltavators who will be representing Ghana in this year’s show.They have shown how they turn their goodness into greatness at the Maltavator Challenge recruitment events earlier this year, and now they are taking on contestants from Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Nigeria for a chance to walk away with a massive $20K USD.Representing Ghana will be:Akumba Baba Solomon- A student in sports science at KNUST. He says, “As long as I have life in me, there’s no need to stop! As long as my system keeps working, I will keep pushing”.Emmanuel Gyefa- A police officer from Kumasi. He believes passionately in what he does and always gets the outcome he wants.Ibrahim Abdul-Hateef- An actor and model who grew up in Takoradi. He believes his strongest attributes are discipline, confidence and go get it attitude!Juliana Aventiwin Akuka- She plans to be focused and determined throughout the challenges and is hoping to go all the way to the final for the 20k USD.Precious Appiah- Who is a beautician and network marketer. She can’t wait to take on the challenge and is going to show her can-do attitude by trying her best in all the challenges.Richard Elorm Kuevorme- A personal trainer from the Volta region. He entered the Maltavator Challenge to show the world what he’s capable of. He believes his strongest attribute is the way his body adapts to any challenge.Guided by the new presenters, Nigerian MTV VJ, Ehiz Okoeguale, and Ghanaian TV and radio personality, Regina Van-Helvert, each contestant will tackle a series of challenges set to test their physical strength and mental agility, to see who has the can-do attitude to go all the way and win the $20K USD grand prize.They will be fuelled with Malta Guinness, which is high in B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6 vitamins so they can all give their best effort.Season 2 starts in August 2019 on a screen near you – watch this space for full broadcast details, or like the Malta Guinness Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MaltaGuinnessGhana/The great taste, goodness, energy and vitality of Malta Guinness has been fuelling people across Africa to greatness for many years and inspiring them to live life to the full. Malta Guinness is packed full of goodness, vitality and energy. Source: GGBL/ Malta Guinnesslast_img read more