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Ch-Ch-Changes: Why Flexible IT Is the Key to Explosive Growth

first_img[1] Source: ESG White Paper commissioned by Dell EMC, Insights from Modernized IT: Modular Compute Can Have a Big Impact, August 2018 “The only thing that is constant is change.”When Greek philosopher Heraclitus uttered this timeless phrase, it’s safe to say he wasn’t referring to the workloads in your data center. But here we are, some 2000+ years later, and his wisdom still rings true. Our world continues to evolve, with technology a prime example.In the past, IT departments primarily focused on traditional workloads such as file, print, web serving and virtual desktop. Clearly these will always be important, but in today’s digital economy they are no longer enough. To remain relevant in this environment of constant change, IT departments must shift from their traditional mindset to help drive the overall business strategy. With the emergence of new, data-fueled workloads such as IoT, AI and machine learning, IT is poised to play a huge role in their company’s economic success.“Modernized IT organizations are adopting modular infrastructure at a rate 4x greater than their aging counterparts.”From Pre-Virtualization Era to Disaggregation EraThere is a shift underway in the world of enterprise technology. IT infrastructure transitioned from a pre-virtualization era, into a virtualization era and now toward an era of disaggregation.In the pre-virtualization era, data centers operated mainly in silos, often leaving resources stranded. It was inefficient, complex and difficult to manage. These silos made it hard to handle multiple workloads and scale quickly – not to mention expensive to maintain.Now, as we transition from a virtualization era into an era of disaggregation, IT departments are challenged to keep up with the accompanying demand for disaggregated compute. Unfortunately, many IT departments have not yet embraced the change, and those that are unable – or unwilling – to adapt are beginning to suffer the consequences.However, organizations that understand the importance of adapting to change are increasingly taking actions to position themselves for success. One way they prepare is by including modular infrastructure in their data center. In fact, modernized IT organizations are adopting modular infrastructure at a rate 4x greater than their aging counterparts. Increased scalability, improved flexibility, and easier manageability are the most-commonly identified benefits of using modular servers. They can adapt quickly to changing workload demands and help break down IT silos, so that IT can focus on innovation and other tasks that help them reach their business goals.Ultimately, the end goal of modern IT is to combine the benefit of modular design with an extended flexibility of configuration at the individual storage device and all the way to memory centric devices. Dell EMC refers to this fully disaggregated state as kinetic infrastructure. A kinetic infrastructure enables the ability to dynamically assign the right resources for the right workload.The Dell EMC Kinetic Solution: PowerEdge MXTransformational workloads (i.e. structured data analytics, unstructured data analytics (cognitive/AI), and cloud-native applications) require an enormous amount of data, and companies must be set up to handle it. Kinetic infrastructure helps companies capitalize on their potential by providing a flexible platform that can handle vast amounts of data and evolve in accordance with changing workload requirements.Dell EMC recently launched PowerEdge MX, the first modular platform designed with kinetic infrastructure. It provides the flexibility, agility and responsiveness needed to bridge demands of traditional and transformational workloads. Combining compute and storage, connected by scalable fabric, this 7U chassis with integrated systems management software creates shared resources pools that can be dynamically allocated and reallocated as needed for optimum workload performance.PowerEdge MX dynamically configures compute, storage and fabric and accelerates operations, delivering the innovation and longevity customers of all sizes need for their IT and digital business transformations. It’s flexible, agile and responsive – all key components of a modernized data center.PowerEdge MX is designed for today’s software-defined data center and provides a solid foundation for your IT transformation. It helps IT break free from traditional boundaries to transform the IT infrastructure to a dynamic pool of instantly responding, adapting and evolving resources. With a modern IT infrastructure anchored by the PowerEdge MX, plus strategic planning and careful preparation, companies can position themselves to succeed both today and in the future.The world is changing, ready or not. Businesses that prioritize flexibility and learn to adapt to an ever-evolving IT environment are more likely to innovate and succeed in the future. After all, in the wise words of Heraclitus, “Big results require big ambitions.”To learn more about kinetic infrastructure, read How Dell EMC Kinetic Infrastructure Solutions Accelerate Business Innovation.last_img read more

‘Govt cowardly on euthanasia’? No – not yet.

first_imgLecretia Seales lives on in a health inquiry into euthanasia that kicks off this weekStuff co.nz 20th August 2016 On Wednesday Vickers will be the first of 1800 people to speak to a parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia, instigated by a petition in the name of former Labour MP Maryan Street and the Voluntary Euthanasia Society.The petition, which garnered 8795 signatures and cross-party support, came in the wake of Seales death.It demanded the committee examine public opinion on the introduction of legislation “which would permit medically-assisted dying in the event of a terminal illness or an irreversible condition which makes life unbearable”.More than 21,000 submissions later – the most ever received by any select committee – Vickers will pull up a seat at 8am in front of a panel of MPs to explain Lecretia’s story.But Amanda Landers, a clinician consultant, researcher and chair of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Care has spent 10 years caring for those who are terminally ill and she sees it differently.“In the last decade I’ve witnessed about 5000 deaths and what you hear from the media and public isn’t what you hear from most people at the end of their life, it’s almost in direct contrast.”“The voice of the well are the people who say, my body my choice,” she says.When people are in their final weeks and days it’s their family, pets and community they worry about – “they think less and less about themselves”.Landers says people talk about palliative care not working for everybody – that’s a concept she says doesn’t actually make any sense.“It’s not a medicine that can work or not work, it’s an approach … most of the time just being there with them is what they need.”Seales was cared and comforted for in her final days but as to whether she would have made the choice to end her life, Vickers says it wasn’t an option on the table.“That’s a hypothetical that I can’t answer because she didn’t get that choice.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/83351363/Lecretia-Seales-lives-on-in-a-health-inquiry-into-euthanasia-that-kicks-off-this-week?cid=app-iPhonelast_img read more

Zenith /Delta Principal’s Cup Final Holds in Ozoro

first_imgOnly on Wednesday, Otokutu Grammar School won the Third-place match of the football fiesta by defeating Boys Secondary School, Obiaruku 7-6 in penalty shoot-out. Full time score stood at 2-2.Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, Commissioner for Basic Secondary School Education in the state, Chiedu Ebie, and other top dignitaries are expected to grace the final just as the Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank, Peter Amangbo, is expected to be represented at the event by a top official of the bank.Zenith Bank is expected to present gifts of various forms to the players of the top three teams especially the eventual winner.Last year, bags, tee-shirts, balls, laptops were some of the gift items given to the students after the final match at the same venue in Ozoro.It is also expected that apart from the trophy to the presented to the winning team today, individual awards will be given to the Best Goalkeeper, Highest Scorer and the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.Master Card International Secondary School defeated Iderghe Secondary School 2-1 to win the maiden edition of the youth football fiesta last year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The final of the Zenith /Delta Principal’s Cup football competition organised for all secondary schools between Marvel International School Ughelli and St Paul College, Ozoro will hold today at the Ozoro Polytechnic Stadium.The competition, sponsored by Zenith Bank Plc started on November 1 and in the past 16 weeks of intense competition in various parts of the state. The two schools will battle for honours this afternoon to determine the winner of the developmental competition which was only revived last year after 28 years in limbo.In the semifinals, Marvel International School defeated Otokutu 3-1 on penalties to book the ticket to the final while St. Paul College Ozoro defeated Boys Secondary School, Obiaruku 2-0 in a highly entertaining encounter to also berth in the final.last_img read more

Gilas, Blatche’s China club set for collision course in Fiba Asia Champions Cup

first_imgA costly, catty dispute finally settled The Philippines and its naturalized player Andray Blatche will be on opposing sides with the former NBA veteran leading the way for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, which will carry the name China Kashgar, his mother ball club in the Chinese Basketball League.Blatche carried China in the 2016 edition of the tournament, featuring 10 club teams from Asia, averaging closing to 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists per game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendAside from Blatche, China will also parade American guard Darius Adams, who was last year’s scoring leader norming 23.1 points a contest.National team coach Chot Reyes announced Gilas’ participation Tuesday. The team, which replaced Japan, will carry the Chooks To Go banner. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PVL: San Sebastian recovers from opener loss, sweeps JRU Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Break new ground Philippines’ center Andray Blatche dunks the ball against Singapore. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas and Andray Blatche are likely to reunite in the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup slated later in the month in Chenzhou, China.But it won’t be a typical reunion.ADVERTISEMENT Winning start Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The last time a club team from the Philippines ruled the tournament was in 1996.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Sinn Fein Councillor Gerry Mc Monagle has strongly criticised the proposal by Minister Phil Hogan to tender out Local Community Development Programmes for 2015.Cllr Gerry McMonagleUp until now the programme has been delivered on a not for profit basis by local development companies.Cllr Mc Monagle said that if the LCDP is put out to tender, the fear is that it will lead to a race to the bottom with private companies seeking to undermine pay and conditions with a view to winning tenders and boosting profits. “It will also impact upon the effective delivery of the local services currently run by local development companies.“Donegal has already been heavily hit by cutbacks to Community Development Projects. We have lost a number of Community Development Projects this past three years due to funding cutbacks.“Those that are still operating are working on shoe string budgets and are only keeping their doors open due to the fantastic effort of volunteers and FÁS workers,” he said.He added that privatisation is not the way forward, it will only lead to a further erosion of Community Development. “I have no doubt it will harm the spirit of Community Development and lead to a decrease in services currently being provided by Local Community Development Projects across the County.“I have raised this issue with Sinn Feins Environment Spokesperson Brian Stanley TD, I have requested that he raise this issue in the Dáil next week. It is vital that this move is stopped in the interests of both community workers and those who benefit from the services which they currently deliver.” McMONAGLE CRITICISES PROPOSED PRIVATISATION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME was last modified: April 24th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more