Redefining Hybrid Cloud

first_imgFor many CIOs and IT leaders, waking up each day must feel like being in A Tale of Two Cities that begins, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.”Never before have there been so many ways to leverage the power of technology to solve business challenges, but these are balanced against the demands that everything happen faster than before. For the modern CIO, the new mandate is to build and leverage platforms that enable quickly turning great business ideas into great business execution.For many companies, the journey to enable and empower these platforms has been ongoing for several years. What may have started as a plan to build a private cloud to reduce costs for traditional applications has now evolved to include the need to enable new web and mobile applications to satisfy internal and external needs. These expansive needs are not only transforming IT from an enabler to a provider (ITaaS), but also setting the foundation to change the competitive business landscape for many companies.For example, automobile companies must focus as much on in-car technology experiences as they do fuel efficiency. Insurance companies must be both mobile application developers (online claims) and big data scientists (real-time analytics). There are examples like this across every major industry, and technology is the catalyst for redefining differentiation and success. Being able to keep up with these new demands, while still maintaining existing environments is pushing many IT organizations to seek a hybrid model, one that creates the best balance of speed, agility, risk management and cost competitiveness.The new hybrid model is often called Hybrid Cloud. It brings together the best of private cloud (security, performance, reliability) with the best of external service provider resources (OPEX, on-demand resources). But it’s not just about creating visibility and leverage across internal and external resources. For the new hybrid model to succeed, it must also provide the framework to empower IT and business across multiple types of applications. It cannot create new silos.At EMC, we are redefining the new hybrid model. Our Cloud solutions not only establish a new level of automation and control for well-run private cloud environments, but they have been designed to seamlessly integrate with the new applications that are transforming the business.  This hybrid model also provides the flexibility to run those applications across many clouds all without IT losing any visibility.Welcome to the new IT wake up call, “It was the best of times. It was the best of times.”last_img read more

Fisherman’s feast to be celebrated in Marigot

first_imgLocalNews Fisherman’s feast to be celebrated in Marigot by: – June 22, 2012 Share The Marigot Fishries complex where activities will be held. Photo credit: Flicker.com Sunday June 24th, 2012 will mark the celebration of the Feast of St. Peters in the northern community of Marigot.The feast dubbed the “Fisherman’s feast” has been organized by the North Eastern Multi-Purpose Co-operatives of Marigot and the Marigot Village Council.Activities will commence at 8:00 a.m. with a church service at the Roman Catholic Chapel in Marigot followed by a procession to the Marigot fisheries complex where the blessing and judging of the boat will take place and the laying of the wreaths.An award ceremony is also planned where a number of fishermen, past and present will be recognized for their contribution to the fishing industry in their community and Dominica by large.A Dominica competition and boat race are carded for later in the day where a variety of fish dishes will be on sale.To climax this celebration the crowd will be treated to musical entertainment by Club DVD sounds from Marigot.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! 65 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Striker Huntelaar keen for future to be resolved – report

first_imgDutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar – said to be a target for Chelsea – has not decided whether he wants to move to England but would like his future resolved by January, The Sun report.Huntelaar’s Schalke contract expires in the summer and it is claimed he is wanted by the Blues as well as Arsenal and Liverpool.“Klaas has not decided,” the 29-year-old’s agent Arnold Oosterveer is quoted as saying.“He’s had offers from England, Italy and Spain. It’s also possible he could stay in Germany.“He wants his future planned by the winter. In the next 45 days he wants to know his next project and it will be decided by his football ambitions and not by money.“His dream is to fight to win titles in Europe and to have chances to be successful, because today he is one of the best strikers in Europe.”This page is regularly updated. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Grizzlies, Tuesday night

first_imgWARRIORS UPDATE: The Warriors are looking to snap a league-worst seven-game losing streak as they continue to have the NBA’s worst record (2-12). … Draymond … Scroll down to get insights and news updates from the Warriors’ game Tuesday night against the Grizzlies.GAME ESSENTIALS: Warriors (2-12) vs. Grizzlies (5-8) in Memphis, Tuesday at 5 p.m. (PT). TV: NBCS.ODDS: Grizzlies -5.5. LAST REGULAR-SEASON MEETING: Grizzlies beat Warriors 132-117 in Memphis on April 10, 2019.last_img

2010 Fifa World Cup: Soccer City 1

first_imgLocation: Johannesburg, Gauteng provinceCapacity: 94 500 seats during 2010 Fifa World Cup; 87 000 seats thereafterMatches: Opening mtach: South Africa vs Mexico (11 June), Netherlands vs Denmark (14 June), Argentina ve South Korea (17 June), Brazil vs Côte d’Ivoire (20 June), Ghana vs Germany (23 June), Round of 16 (27 June), Quarter-final ( 2 July), Final (11 July)Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Local Organising Committee• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Local Organising Committee• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Amos Masondo, executive mayor of the Cityof Johannesburg, addressing the media atSoccer City.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

South African biker in Dakar challenge

first_imgSouth African motorbike racer Joey Evans is competing in the 2017 Dakar Rally, less than 10 years after he was paralysed in a motorbike accident. Hard work and determination to fulfil his lifelong dream to compete in the race got him back on his feet and up on his bike again. (Photo: From Para to Dakar website)CD AndersonSouth African motorbike racer Joey Evans is currently competing in the gruelling Dakar Rally across South America. While being in the race, running from 2-14 January 2017, is an achievement in itself, Evans’ journey to this point has been a remarkable story in which he beat the odds after a life-changing accident.An avid rider in his 20s, participating in local road and off-road racing events, Evans had always aimed to become good enough to do the Dakar. A serious accident during a race in 2007, however, left him a paraplegic. He broke his T8 and T9 vertebrae, crushed his spinal cord and was paralysed from below the chest down. He had little hope of even climbing back on a bike again.Writing on his website, From Para to Dakar, Evan explains: “I was told by the two previous hospital specialists that I would never walk again in light of my spinal cord injury that appeared to be ‘complete’. A few days later, after many X-rays and CAT scans, the doctor recommended that we fuse my T8 and T9 vertebrae to stabilise my back and attempt to relieve pressure on my spinal cord. This was a big decision to make as other doctors had recommended that we leave the area to ensure no further damage.”If the operation was successful Evans would have a small chance of walking again – but never, the doctors said, the possibility of riding a motorcycle again.This did not deter him though, and while slowly building up his strength to start walking again, the dream of riding the Dakar was always in the back of his mind.“After the operation,” Evans writes, “lying in that hospital bed, I decided that this was not going to beat me… I would work as hard as I possibly could to walk again. I had so much support from my wife, my family and friends. Everyone pushing me to keep going and always full of encouragement.”Following extensive physical therapy, Evans was walking again and less than two years after his accident, he climbed back on a bike.“I was determined to try to get back on a bike. The first time I tried to throw my leg over I could not support my weight and the bike on one leg and ended up falling over with the bike on top of me.”After enough practise and more than a few falls, he mastered the motorcycle enough to be able to ride over long distances. “Words could never describe the feeling of being back on the bike again. Alone in my helmet I felt my eyes well up knowing that this was truly a miracle to have come what seemed full circle and be back on the bike again.”A decade after being told he may never race again, Evans was at the Dakar starting line, on his trusty KTM, feeling that whatever happened next, just making it this far was a victory in itself.“Physically,” he writes, “I can now walk quite well and sometimes people don’t even notice I have a problem. My legs still don’t work properly; they are a lot weaker and slower that before and spasm a lot when I’m tired or when my adrenalin is going… But I can ride.”As of 9 January 2017, after the completion of the sixth stage of the Dakar in La Paz, Bolivia, Evans is in 102nd place in the motorcycle category, and is one of only two South Africans remaining in the race. The other is Giniel de Villiers.The epic 9,000km race ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 14 January.Source: GoodThingsGuy and From Para to Dakar websiteslast_img read more

National FFA Week: Service and advocacy emphasized at Washington Leadership Conference

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Every summer, Washington D.C. is turned blue and gold as FFA members from across the country travel to the nation’s capital as participants of the Washington Leadership Conference (WLC). The conference focuses on developing students into motivated citizens who desire to make a difference in their home communities. This year over 2,000 students attended including Ashley Garlick, a senior member of the Evergreen FFA Chapter in Fulton County and Gracie Hinkle, a junior member of the Highland FFA Chapter in Morrow County.On the first day of the conference, FFA members were introduced to the idea of citizenship and what it means for them as high school students. They began to meet one another and learn about what their week would entail. For many students this was their first time in a big city and nerves were still pretty high.“When I first arrived to WLC, I felt very overwhelmed. I knew that my experience was based on how social I was going to be, I just took one deep breath and started talking,” Garlick said.On day two of WLC, all 300 students loaded onto the D.C. metro and traveled to Arlington National Cemetery. They got to see the Changing of the Guard and the somber setting inspired discussion about their purpose. This was followed by an afternoon of considering needs the attendees could address in their home communities and then a visit to the National Mall to admire monuments and memorials.A trip to D.C. wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Capital building and on day three students had the chance to meet with their local Representatives and/or state Senators and tour the Capital. That afternoon, students discussed why diversity is an essential part of being an engaged citizen and what that looks like. They learned more about their fellow conference attendees and begin developing what’s called a “Living to Serve” or LTS plan. This plan focuses on an area they hope to improve in their local community and what actions they can take.Hinkle chose cyber bullying as her LTS plan focus.“Cyber bullying is a problem back in my home town and my passion is to spread the kindness even if it is the littlest bit, because that can start a chain reaction in a school, or a community,” she said.Garlick’s LTS plan is focused on feeding the people in her community.“Every year our FFA packages around 30 meals for people in our area during Thanksgiving,” she said. “I know more need our help, but we do not get to hear about them. I want everyone to engage in a meal everyday like I can.”Day four of WLC was focused on the topic of advocacy. Students traveled into the city to visit the Newseum, a museum focused on the First Amendment and they applied what they learned there to positively advocate for agriculture, FFA and their local communities. By the end of day four, attendees had completed their Living to Serve plans and had determined how they could best serve their hometowns.On the final day of the conference students participated in a service project, packing meals for families right there in Washington D.C. This summer 424,457 meals were packaged through the hard work of FFA members. Students were also given time to explore the city and make stops at the White House, Smithsonian museums and souvenir shops before they wrapped up their time in the nation’s capital.“I am very glad that I attended Week six of WLC. My roommates and my community group changed my entire life. Just what I want to achieve and how I see myself changed,” Garlick said. “They had no idea who I was, yet they supported me from the moment I stepped through the door.”Hinkle also had a life-changing experience while in D.C.“I am overjoyed that I attended and I couldn’t have asked to be around a more dedicated, caring group of individuals. The impact WLC leaves on an individual is amazing,” Hinkle said. “The whole time you are there you can’t help but smile even in the early mornings or the late nights, because they keep you pumped when you need it, but also bring you to a level to reflect on the awesome day you just had. WLC has been an absolute blessing in my life, I now have the courage and the power to do something great, big or small.”Ohio is always well represented at the Washington Leadership Conference. Over 100 Ohio FFA members attended WLC this summer.More information about the 2018 conference dates can be found on the National FFA Organization’s website.last_img read more

After breakthrough wins, Nierva confident Lady Bulldogs can play better in 2nd round

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—National University may be a young team, but Jennifer Nierva doesn’t like at her team as just a bunch of rookies.ADVERTISEMENT NU ended the first round with a 2-4 record with its wins coming against University of the East and University of the Philippines which Nierva said the Lady Bulldogs should bank on going deeper into the tournament.Nierva, who was part of NU’s four-peat champions in high school, said they found their winning attitude in their five-set win over the Lady Maroons, 25-17, 14-25, 17-25, 25-23, 17-15.Against Ateneo, however, that was lost to the wayside.READ: Young Lady Bulldogs show bite against seasoned Lady Spikers“We need that winning attitude, we found it when we won against UP and we just have to maintain this and apply the things we learn every game,” said Nierva who had 29 excellent digs and 30 successful receptions.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Kobe Bryant steals show at 2019 Fiba World Cup draw View comments Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Google Philippines names new country director “I think this second round we’ll play better and work harder on our weaknesses.”Although NU lost its last game in the first round, Nierva said the team remained optimistic for the second round.“I saw in my team that we really want to win and if you see your teammates like that it lifts you up,” said Nierva. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NU second-youngest team in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament with six rookies in its lineup, next to University of Santo Tomas which has seven, but those first-year players make up four players of the starting six.“Once you’re in the game, there are no more rookies or seniors, everyone’s on the same footing,” said Nierva in Filipino after NU lost to Ateneo in four sets, 23-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-17, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsREAD: No pushovers: NU Lady Bulldogs prove they’re more than just bunch of rookies“It all boils down on how you play against your opponents.” Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snaglast_img read more