Dell EMC Data Protection had a very strong start to the year with IDC reporting that Dell extended our #1 share lead in the Worldwide Purpose Built Backup Appliances (PBBA) segment1 and also gained share in the Data Protection & Recovery software segment2. The gains we made in PBBA were not only significant for Dell, they were record-breaking, representing the largest year-over-year share gain that we’ve ever recorded in IDC’s published estimates going back to Q120111.So it is from this position of strength that we’re thrilled to be delivering the next generation in data protection for mid-size organizations—the Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) DP4400With the IDPA DP4400, we are helping mid-size organizations modernize their data protection with a solution that is not just simple and powerful, but priced and sized right for them.A recent ESG study3 found that 63% of IT executives indicate that data protection is one of their organization’s top three initiatives for IT Transformation. Transformed companies, as well as those looking to achieve IT transformation, require a modern data center to thrive competitively in today’s digital economy. This requires confidence that they can restore their data no matter what happens through data protection that is simple yet powerful enough to meet the needs across workloads and deployment models while also staying within defined Service Level Objectives. This research adds further validation to our IDPA portfolio strategy, offering simple, yet powerful data protection solutions that combine everything customers require – protection storage hardware and robust software – to protect and leverage their business data.The IDPA DP4400 was specifically designed to tackle the major requirements of mid-size organizations—simplicity, performance, efficiency, and low cost to protect. These same features and capabilities also make the product ideal for enterprise remote and branch office (ROBO) deployments.The IDPA DP4400 offers complete backup, deduplication, replication, and recovery—plus, cloud readiness with disaster recovery and long-term retention to the cloud—all in a convenient 2U appliance. While competitive products sacrifice coverage, performance and efficiency in the name of simplicity, the IDPA DP4400 delivers the perfect mix of simplicity and power – no sacrifices necessary. It’s —simply powerful data protection guaranteed and at the lowest cost. Simple to deploy, manage and growThe IDPA DP4400 offers converged data protection in a 2U Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation server platform that combines protection storage and software, search, analytics and cloud readiness in a single appliance. It is simple to deploy and upgrade, and grows in place from 24TB to 96TB—using simple license keys—with no additional hardware, downtime or complexity.The IDPA DP4400 includes a modern HTML5 user interface for simplified data protection monitoring, management and reporting. Plus, it offers integration with native management tools—including VMware, SQL Server Management Studio, Oracle RMAN, and more—so that administrators can continue to leverage familiar UIs for their most common data protection tasks.And in the spirit of delivering “better together” solutions for our customers, VMware integration with IDPA DP4400 is extensive. The IDPA DP4400 is designed to empower vAdmins to perform most common backup and recovery tasks directly from the native vSphere UI, including:Leverage VMware vRealize automation to help make the daily tasks of protecting virtual environments easier and fasterThe “Dynamic Policy Management” feature in the IDPA DP4400 provides hands-free administration of new VMs in the customer environmentPre-defined policies can be automatically assigned whenever the DP4400 detects a new VM in the environment, based on user-defined criteriaAll this advanced VMware integration is complemented by the DP4400’s powerful architecture that can protect up to 5X more VMs4 than competitive products in a single 2U appliance. It also provides faster VMware backups and recoveries and enables more efficient networking and capacity utilization thanks to its leading deduplication capabilities. More proof that no other provider supports VMware better than Dell EMC.Power is coverage, performance and efficiencyThe IDPA DP4400 is powerful in its comprehensive coverage, performance and cloud readiness. It supports the largest application ecosystem5, including modern apps like MySQL and MongoDB.Built on a Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation server platform and leveraging enterprise-class technology developed over the past decade, the IDPA DP4400 is designed for optimal performance. With its latest innovations it shortens backup windows by up to 2×6, requires up to 98% less bandwidth7, and supports 7x more backup streams8. Using NVMe flash for instant access and restore, as well as boosted application-direct protection, this appliance delivers high performance to help customers meet the most stringent SLAs and RPOs.The IDPA DP4400 delivers up to 20% more capacity than competitive 2U appliances9 and an average rate of 55:1 deduplication10. It can protect up to 4.8PB of logical data with a single 2U, 96TB appliance, and with optional native Cloud Tier for long-term retention, the IDPA DP4400 can protect up to an additional 9.6PB for 14.4PB of data. How’s that for scale?The IDPA DP4400 also offers optional efficient and cost-effective native Cloud Disaster Recovery to AWS with end-to-end orchestration—failover in three clicks, and failback in two clicks—all without the need for additional hardware.Read the IDPA DP4400 Cloud Brief. Industry’s lowest cost to protectAll this makes the IDPA DP4400 the lowest cost to protect data protection appliance in a 2U form factor in the industry11. At less than half a penny per GB per month12, it costs up to 80% less to protect13 your data.GuaranteedFinally, we stand by our product and claims. The IDPA DP4400 is guaranteed under our newly expanded Future Proof Loyalty Program—now featuring an additional guarantee of data protection deduplication up to 55:1. This is on top of the 3-year satisfaction guarantee, hardware investment protection and predictable support pricing that, in total, provide for additional peace of mind and investment protection for future technology changes.In summary:The IDPA DP4400 is simply powerful, at the lowest cost to protect. Guaranteed.To learn more about the Dell EMC IDPA, check out the Dell EMC IDPA home page and follow @DellEMCProtect on Twitter for our latest announcements and content. Also be sure to tune in to our IDPA DP4400 Wikibon CrowdChat on August 15 to get a live overview of the IDPA DP4400 and chat directly with the Dell EMC Data Protection team.———————————————————————————————————————1Based on the IDC 1Q18 WW Purpose Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) Tracker (revenue)2Based on select Storage Software market segments from the IDC 1Q18 Storage Software and Cloud Service Overview3ESG IT Transformation Maturity Curve April 20184 Based on Dell internal testing and comparing against Rubrik’s published performance data in 2U, February 20185Based on internal analysis, June 20186ESG Lab Review commissioned by Dell EMC, February 2018, versus a competitive Vendor A. Additional information on the testing environment.7 Based on internal analysis, June 20188 ESG Lab Review commissioned by Dell EMC, February 2018, versus a competitive Vendor A.9 Based on Dell EMC internal analysis, May 2018, using Rubrik’s published data. Actual results will vary.10 Based on Dell EMC internal analysis of customer data as of May 201811 Dell EMC internal analysis using publically available competitive pricing from Rubrik and Cohesity, May 2018. Lowest cost-to-protect is based on $ per logical GB. Actual cost will vary.12 ESG whitepaper commissioned by Dell EMC, “The Economic Value of Data Domain and Integrated Data Protection Appliances (IDPA),” where ESG analyzed hardware, software, power, cooling, and deduplication costs for 12 active Dell EMC customers, May 2018. Actual costs will vary.13 Dell EMC internal analysis using publically available competitive pricing from Rubrik and Cohesity, May 2018. Based on $ per logical GB. Actual cost will vary.
South Bend may still be void of snow, but Saint Mary’s students welcomed children from across the community to a Winter Wonderland celebration Saturday. The Student Activities Board (SAB) held the second annual holiday party in various locations around Saint Mary’s campus for underprivileged children aged five to 12. The children in attendance were mostly from Coquillard Primary Center, a Title I school the College collaborates with through tutoring programs. In addition to the elementary school, Saint Mary’s extended the invitation this year to South Bend’s Center for the Homeless and Hope Ministries. Over 20 different St. Mary’s clubs united to help create the seasonal spirit. Junior Stefanie Schwab, SAB treasurer, said in a College press release that100 children, mostly from Coquillard, attended Winter Wonderland last year. “It is exciting because we have 20 clubs participating in the event this year,” Schwab said. “The clubs range from the Student Diversity Board to cheerleading, and all bring something unique to the event. [The event is] a great opportunity for the students to interact with the kids and to give back to the community that we live in.” The Around the World Club partnered with the History Club to host a table that created different crafts using candy canes, teaching the kids about how Christmas is celebrated in other countries. The English Club gathered to read Christmas stories to the children from Coquillard. Santa Clause sat on the bottom floor of the Student Center listening to children’s, as well as college students’, Christmas lists. Sophomore Emily Murphy worked a shift with Santa Clause, helping children create picture frames for their photographs with Santa. “They got their picture right away, which was nice. The [children] made the picture frame while the picture developed,” Murphy said. “I helped out with the glue gun because we didn’t want them to get hurt.” Junior Megan Woodring, chair of SAB’s Traditional Events Committee, said in the press release that SMC Wonderland is one of the best events of the semester. “This event stands out because it brings everyone in the Saint Mary’s community together for one specific purpose: to give back during the holiday season,” Woodring said. “It gets everyone in the holiday spirit.”
Stuff co.nz 8 November 2015A contestant on My Kitchen Rules NZ styled as a sophisticated snob from a plush Auckland suburb has posed in hundreds of hardcore pornographic photos.Katrina Dunlop, 27, admitted she posed for the explicit porn magazine and website NZX Online after being strapped for cash.“It was six or seven years ago, and you know like it was so long ago and I haven’t done anything illegal and it was a one-off,” said Dunlop.Family First NZ spokesman Bob McCoskrie said allowing people with “dubious backgrounds” to star on reality TV shows was negligent on the part of production companies.“I’m very surprised that the production company doesn’t have a more stringent vetting process,” he said.Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.He added that contestants on shows like MKR NZ usually achieve a high public profile, and in this case, it could draw unwanted attention to the pornographic images.“While hardcore porn may not be illegal, there is still a stigma against it quite rightly and it is unacceptable to so many families,” he said.“They don’t want any connection between someone who is obviously making money through posing for hardcore pornography and is now on a family cooking show. That is a really bad link.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/73779648/Posh-My-Kitchen-Rules-star-hid-porn-history?cid=app-iPhone
Pangilinan on Monday said Duterteshould cede his remaining three years to Robredo since he was already in thepower for the last three years. Meanwhile, senators Panfilo Lacson andRonald “Bato” Dela Rosa said on Tuesday Duterte is still the “best person” tolead the country’s drug war campaign. Robredo recently branded Duterte’santi-narcotics campaign as a “failure” and that the Chief Executive shouldallow the United Nations to investigate into his war on drugs. “Bakitnaman six months lang? Gawin na nilang three years at sigurado ako hindi na papalusutin ang tone-toneladang ‘shabu’ sa Bureau of Customs, wala na ang araw-araw na patayan ng mahihirapnating mga kababayan habang mga ‘ninja cops’ at sindikato ay binibigyan ng mataas na posisyon, pinalalaya dahil saGood Conduct Time Allowance o inaabsweltoat sigurado na hindi na tayo walang imik at sunud-sunuran sa China,”Pangilinan said. MANILA – Sen. Francis “Kiko”Pangilinan dared President Rodrigo Duterte to give Vice President Leni Robredothree years at the helm of the country’s law enforcement rather than sixmonths. Robredo, who has been “noisy” in thepast few days on calling the administration’s war on drugs as a failure, wasconspicuously silent on Duterte’s challenge to her. Lacson said that only the Presidentcan wield sufficient authority and power over the law enforcement officialsunless he delegates a blanket authority, including the power to hire and fire. PANGILINAN “I don’t want our country to becomeanother Mexico so PRRD should tighten his grip on the drug situation instead ofleasing his power to anybody who has no proven track record in crime fightingespecially in the arena of drugs,” Dela Rosa added. “Three years na nilang hawak ang law enforcement so dapat lang 3 years din angibigay na oras para fair!” he added. Pangilinan’s statement was despiteDuterte’s clarification that he was not surrendering anything to Robredo – butwanted to commission her as “anti-drug czar” for six months. After drawing flak, Robredo clarifiedon Monday that she meant to urge the administration leaders to “step back andassess” the narcotics crackdown./PN
Amanda Najdek (pictured) allowed just 1 run, but it was her relacement, Meghan McIntosh, who ended up taking the loss for UW after 8 unearned runs.[/media-credit]For four innings the Badgers hung tough with Notre Dame, as freshman Amanda Najdek pitched through the Fighting Irish lineup like a fifth year senior.But when a pitching change removed Najdek in the top of the fifth with two outs, the fight was put back in the Irish, as Notre Dame responded by rocking Badger sophomore Meghan McIntosh for eight runs to beat Wisconsin 9-1 in six innings.“We were hoping Najdek could go through the Notre Dame lineup twice, and she did,” head coach Yvette Healy said. “We pulled Najdek in the fifth because the Notre Dame hitters were starting to time her up. McIntosh is a rise-ball pitcher, so we wanted to give them a different look. The decision didn’t work out today, but we’ll learn from it and see how we can do a better job next time.”McIntosh (6-8) worked one inning, suffering eight unearned runs, while Najdek went five innings, giving up one run and six hits.McIntosh entered the game in the fifth with two outs and the game tied at one apiece. Facing the top of the Irish order, she put Notre Dame star Alexa Maldonado on base when she struck her with a fastball. After walking Alexia Clay, McIntosh finally got what she wanted when Heather Johnson popped the ball up to the gap between right field and the second baseman.The supposed end to the inning spelled the end of the game for Wisconsin. A communication error resulted in the collision of two Badgers playing the pop up, as the error allowed Notre Dame to take the lead for good.With the extra out the Irish capitalized and put the game further out of reach. Following the Badger error Notre Dame batter Dani Miller’s deep fly to center received a little help from the wind, blowing out of the park for a three run home run. While Notre Dame enjoyed a five-run fifth inning, they were far from finished. Taking advantage of three Badger errors in the sixth, the Irish reaped the benefits, scoring three more runs at the expense of the Badgers outfield struggles.“Mistakes hurt a lot. We had a lot of easy plays go wrong for us,” senior Jen Krueger said. “As a team we needed to just buck up and make the next play; it sort of got out of control there. After the inning we were sort of like, whatever. We had to keep fighting, but after the game it sunk in.”Current reigning Big Ten freshman of the week Najdek voiced optimism after the Badgers let a close one turn into a blowout.“I’ll always trust the defense that we have,” Najdek said. “Stuff like what occurred today happens in softball.”The loss on Tuesday did reveal a bright spot for the Badgers, as Najdek continued to shine for Wisconsin on the mound. In her last two appearances the young pitcher has given up only two runs in 11 innings of work.“Her performance of late has been great; you want to be able to have a lot of people who can throw,” Healy said. “She’s giving us opportunities with her play to put her in. We’re really excited about her outing, and she’s definitely going to throw more.”Without Najdek the Badgers chose the wrong game to give up unearned runs, as Notre Dame’s pitcher Laura Winter froze the Wisconsin bats. Winter (12-3) allowed three hits over five dominant innings of work, showing a mastery of off-speed pitches and control on the mound.“She was hitting her spots and moving the ball well,” Krueger said. “She was definitely hittable, but she had good command of her pitches.”There were early signs of promise for the Badgers against Winter, especially in the second inning when an RBI single by Michelle Mueller scored Abby Gregory from second as the Badgers jumped out to a 1-0 lead. Notre Dame catcher Kristina Wright responded by ending the Badgers’ momentum, gunning down her second Badger of the game when Gregory tried to steal second.From that point on the Badgers never threatened again, failing to put a runner past first in the last four innings.“We knew going in to this season we wouldn’t be consistent because we are such a young team,” Healy said. “On paper we knew there was a good chance a game like this would happen, but as coaches and a team we want to win every game.”Even when Notre Dame relieved Winter from the game, the Badgers went three up and three down against pitcher Jody Valdiva.Wisconsin will have a chance to erase this loss from memory, as the team finds itself back in action on Thursday.“You need to learn from games like this and not walk away from this experience,” Healy said. “We were tempted to not even meet after the game and say let it go, but you have to keep teaching and learning. We had a couple communication and decision making errors today which we’ll learn from and correct. I’m hoping with this young squad we learn quickly and put this loss behind us.”
(Source: faktor.ba) Junior selection of Bosnia and Herzegovina defeated their peers from the United States with the result 3:1, in a friendly match in Međugorje yesterday.The guests started the match with the goal of Mukwelle Akale, but seven minutes later, Andrej Modić tied from the free kick.In the second half, Toni Karačić’s selection achieved two more goals by Amer Gojak in 57th minute and Kerim Memija in 63rd minute.‘’I am very pleased with our game today. We approached this match seriously and eventually won. I think we are a better team. I expect to win in the next match as well – said the captain of “U-19” national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Andrej Modić, who plays as midfielder in Milan.The scorer of third goal, Memija Kerim, said that the US team is very good, but that selection of B&H is better, which was eventually proven with the final score.Now that we better met our opponents, I expect that we play the second match even better – said Memija.BH selection will play another match with the selection of United States, on 30th of April at the stadium Bare in Čitluk, said the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina.B&H: Karačić, Memija, Čivić, Hairlahović, Mihojević, Oršolić, Burović, Gojak, Beganović, Modić, Kuzmanović. Were also playing: Anđušić, Halilović, Lončar, Suljić, Hadžiahmetović, Redžić, Hajrić, Čolak, Menalo. Selector: Toni Karačić.USA: Klinsman, Akale, Lindley, Mansaray, Lennon, Pineda, Yueill, Duncan, Swanson, Palaez, Redding. Were also playing: Glad, Sabbi, Borges, Williamson, Lucatero. Selector: Javier Perez.
President David Granger has accepted the resignations of Minister of State Joseph Harmon; Business Minister Dominic Gaskin; Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge; and Public Service Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine as Members of Parliament owing to their status as dual citizens.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge These resignations came in light of mounting pressure from Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and Civil Society who have been calling the governing Ministers to resign in light of the Appeal Court’s Ruling with respect to Dual Citizenship. Harmon is a US citizen while Greenidge, Gaskin and Roopnaraine are all UK citizens.Business Minister Dominic Gaskin See the full statement, issued this morning, from the Ministry of Presidency:The Government of Guyana is committed to the upholding of the Constitution of Guyana and by virtue, the March 22, 2019 ruling of the Court of Appeal on the December 21, 2018 Motion of No Confidence, which was brought against the Government.In this regard, as of Monday, April 1, 2019, His Excellency David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, has received and accepted the resignation of all coalition Members of Parliament who are holders of dual citizenship. These members will not be returning to Parliament therefore, when it reconvenes on April 11, 2019.Minister of State Joseph Harmon More details in the Wednesday, April 03, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.Public Service Minister Rupert Roopnaraine