Has Your Cloud Strategy Turned Dark and Stormy?

first_imgThe cloud you and your departments choose now will affect the data center administration for years to come. Many customers have been shown the sunny side of cloud deployments and been attracted by the model of enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. The silver lining here being that in theory you can deploy instances that scale to almost any degree and turn off what you don’t use when you are not using it. Additionally, you could reduce the number of staff or systems administrators that you employ due to readily available scripting and lack of immediate hardware to operate. While these benefits would solve immediate departmental needs or might seem immediately gratifying, we are seeing that an increased number of customers have had their cloud deployments escalate in cost, and complexity, and be struck by data security concerns. To that end, for some customers it makes greater long-term business sense to go with an on-premise cloud infrastructure utilizing Dell EMC PowerEdge servers coupled with VMware tools.On-premise hybrid cloud deployments enabled by server virtualization and advanced features found within VMware tools mean that you can support workloads and use cases while keeping pace with the growing need and complexity of your business without losing control. It also allows you to address security, compliance, and maintain performance for the critical applications that protect your company and customers.When you solely rely on a public cloud such as Amazon Web Service or Azure instances, there are expenses that come with each subscription tier, meaning you run the risk of paying more than expected whenever you exceed your allotment. High memory instances with many virtual CPUs can easily escalate costs beyond $10,000 per month per server. Auto Scaling that automatically adjusts to capacity can quickly escalate costs even further.Principled Technologies has conducted testing to actively compare Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud solutions vs. deploying Dell EMC PowerEdge FX2 servers and software.If you pick the right tools, an on-premises cloud is as easy to manage as a public cloud. Moving to a public cloud is not a surefire way to cut admin costs. Still don’t believe me? Let me cast away any further public cloud concerns.Hands-on testing conducted at Principled Technologies shows a cost savings over three years with 34% fewer steps for eight common management tasks. This significantly reduces the opportunities for errors and potential downtime.Read the full story on both comparison reports here:Save money over 3 years with a Dell EMC PowerEdge FX2 solution for big dataRead the full report and check out the infographic.Get the advantages of an on-premises Dell EMC PowerEdge FX2 private cloud solutionRead the full report and check out the infographic.last_img read more

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Carole King & Her Beautiful On-Stage Counterparts Perform

first_imgA trio of Carole Kings took over the 30 Rockefeller Plaza on The Today Show on August 25! The legendary singer-songwriter was joined by Chilina Kennedy, who currently plays her in Beautiful on Broadway, as well as Abby Mueller, who’s getting ready to take on the role in the national tour (the part is in her blood: it earned her sister Jessie a Tony). After discussing both being and playing King, the three performed the energizing anthem “I Feel the Earth Move,” and King went solo on “Natural Woman.” You can catch Kennedy in Beautiful at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and/or Mueller on the road beginning September 15 in Providence, Rhode Island. Chilina Kennedy Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Related Shows View Comments Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019last_img read more

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Construction worker hacked to death

first_imgAccording to police investigators, a heatedargument ensued between Chavez and Catalan around 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 15.   His colleague 59-year-old Nelson Catalan wastagged as the suspect, the report added. The motive in the incident was not immediatelyestablished. Officers of the Batad municipal police stationconducted a manhunt operation against Catalan, who fled after the incident./PN This prompted Catalan to hack Chavez, policesaid.         The 49-year-old Salvador Chavez of BarangayBatad Viejo, Batad, Iloilo died of hack wounds on the body, a police reportshowed.  ILOILO City – A construction worker was hackedto death in Barangay Santa Ana, Batad, Iloilo. last_img read more

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Jesse Fike March 3, 1934 – December 11, 2018

first_imgJesse Fike, age 84 of Fairfield, Ohio formally Harrison, Ohio passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in Fairfield, Ohio. Born March 3, 1934 in Irvine “Buck Creek”, Kentucky the son of Grover and Susie (Gabbard) Fike.Jesse married Dorothy M. Marcum February 2, 1952 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Worked as a Machinist at Campbell Hausfeld for many years.Survived by his daughter Bonita (Joe) New of Ross Township, Ohio. Papaw of Dalton (Michelle) Baird, Jesse (Andrea) New and Makaela New. Great papaw of Emma, Braeden and Hudson.Preceded in death by his parents Grover and Susie Fike, wife Dorothy Fike and siblings Florence, Edna, Bert, Maggie, Lloyd, Billy and Ernest.Visitation will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will follow at New Haven Cemetery.In Lieu of flowers donations may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association 644 Linn Street #1026 Cincinnati, Ohio 45203 c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

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A natural-born QB out to prove people wrong – Kyler Murray: The two-sport star of the NFL Draft

first_imgThe worlds of the NFL and MLB are ones largely dominated by giants, arenas in which the adage “the bigger they are, the harder they fall” tends not to apply.There are exceptions, but in the NFL, from the Goliath-like quarterbacks to the hulking pass rushers hunting them down, bigger is habitually viewed as better. In MLB, only two of the last 10 MVPs have been under 6 feet tall. All the more curious then, that a 21-year-old standing at just 5-10 and weighing only 195 pounds is one of the hottest topics of both sports.Yet a glimpse at Kyler Murray’s incredible high school and college career in football and baseball shows why his future has been a subject of such intense debate.After going 42-0 at Allen High School in football-crazed Texas, Murray moved on to Texas A&M, only to transfer to Oklahoma after a disappointing 2015 season. Transfer rules wiped out his 2016 and in 2017 he backed up now-Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield, whose jump to the NFL set the stage for a phenomenal 2018 for Murray.His baseball season produced a batting average of .296 with 10 home runs and 47 RBIs, enough for the Oakland Athletics to select him with the ninth overall pick in the MLB Draft that June, allowing him to return for one last football campaign with Oklahoma and begin his pro baseball career in 2019 in a move the A’s now appear poised to regret.Murray completed 69 percent of his passes for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns with just seven interceptions while running for more than 1,000 yards and another 12 scores.Showcasing a scorching arm and unerring accuracy, frightening speed combined with elusiveness in the open field and the ability to complete high-difficulty throws on the move, Murray led Oklahoma to a 12-2 record and the College Football Playoff semifinals and won the most prestigious individual award in college football, the Heisman Trophy, after which talk of him eschewing baseball for football grew.The highest single-game passer rating (348.0) in the FBS since at least 1996.Have a day @TheKylerMurray! pic.twitter.com/Rs7mueAPuQ— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) September 30, 2018Despite the best efforts of the A’s, he declared for the NFL Draft in January, a decision backed by Oklahoma’s most famous fan, legendary professional wrestling commentator Jim Ross.”He’s an amazing athlete, I think he’s a natural born quarterback,” Ross told Omnisport. “He’s obviously an outstanding all-around athlete being drafted by baseball as well but I think he’s a football player. His skill set is extraordinary.”There are plenty of skeptics of Murray’s apparent path. Playing in the NFL carries a significantly higher injury risk and, with no salary cap in MLB, baseball would give him the greater long-term earning potential. However, Murray would likely have to work his way up through the minor leagues before featuring in MLB, while in the NFL he would have a professional contract right off the bat and a quicker path to stardom and potential endorsements.It is the prospect of more money up front that Murray’s high school coach Tom Westerberg believes has influenced his change of heart.”I think it all has to come down to money,” Westerberg told Omnisport. “I thought he could play baseball for quite a long time. Football careers have a tendency not to last real long but you get quite a bit of money up front in the football side of it, in baseball a lot of guys don’t go straight from college right into playing on a professional team. They work their way up and I don’t know if that’s the road he wanted to take.”Ross agrees, adding: “The intangible answer would be ‘where’s his heart?’, I think his heart is on the football field. That’s my take on it from being around him, he comes from a football family, a family of great athletes. I just think that if his heart’s where I think it is, football is his choice.”Mathematically speaking, football is the way to go. He’s a first-round draft pick as a quarterback in a year where there’s not a great overabundance of quarterback prospects. He’s going to be able monetize his football skills immensely. Just looking at the money, football is his answer, but I happen to believe it is also his true passion.”Quite a ride for @TheKylerMurray:June 4 – No. 9 pick in MLB DraftJune 15 – Signs with A’s, announces he will return to OU to play footballAug. 22 – Named OU’s starting QBDec. 8 – Wins OU’s 7th HeismanJan. 14 – Declares for the NFL DraftThe best is yet to come! #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/sCfIqJytKC— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) January 14, 2019Height will be the main knock against Murray, but the stage is unlikely to be too big for him, having thrived in front of massive crowds in high school.”He got into some state championships, I guess it was his junior year I think it set the record for Texas state championships,” Westerberg said. “I think it was 54,000 at our state championship. He’s played in some pretty high [stakes] games in front of a lot of people so I knew when he got to college that wasn’t going to be very different.”The doubters who believe Murray is ill-equipped to succeed in the NFL will persist, but holes in the argument that he is too small are easy to find. Russell Wilson is 5-11 and has led the Seahawks to two Super Bowl appearances and largely avoided injury. Drew Brees is just an inch taller and has put together a Hall of Fame resume.And Ross feels Murray is perfectly positioned to flourish in a league where a player blessed with similar physical tools and improvisational skills, Patrick Mahomes, is poised to win the MVP.”I don’t put a lot of credence in that [height critique], the game’s changed in that respect,” Ross said. “When you’ve got to find a quarterback the first step is his instincts. He just avoids a lot of contact and no defense has ever prepared to play a quarterback that’s faster than Kyler Murray.”Deion Sanders, who played in the NFL and MLB, and former Washington Redskins great Joe Theismann are among those to suggest Murray is making a mistake, and there is still time for another change of heart. Murray is scheduled to report for spring training with the A’s next month, but at this point he is more likely to appear at the NFL Scouting Combine, which begins Feb. 26. Should he do so, the writing will be firmly on the wall for his baseball career and, for Westerberg, Murray’s appearance at the Combine could well be the start of a road to some humble pie for those to have questioned him.”He has the tendency to prove a lot of people wrong quite often, you tell him he can’t do something, he’s going to prove that he can,” Westerberg explained. “I think in the back of his mind, a lot of people don’t think he can make it in the NFL because of his size.”He’s going to set out to prove quite a lot of people wrong.”last_img read more

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Indian cricket mourns the passing of NBA legend Kobe Bryant

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/APAdvertisement l8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsy3eorWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8p07c6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6t21Would you ever consider trying this?😱v2uCan your students do this? 🌚4yhnpyRoller skating! Powered by Firework Yesterday marked a tragic event in the world of sport as former Los Angeles Lakers superstar and American Basketball icon Kobe Bryant passed away after an unfortunate helicopter crash. Along with 8 other occupants on board, including Kobe’s daughter Gianna Bryant, the helicopter crashed in Orange Country, California. As the world mourns, the Indian cricket community took it to Twitter to express their lamentation.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/APThe country’s cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar tweeted a photo of Kobe and his daughter Gigi with a grieving caption.Advertisement Opener Shikhar Dhawan expressed his mind.Team India skipper Virat Kohli and the stormy opener Rohit Sharma expressed their sympathies on Instagram.Former Men in Blues superstar Virender Sehwag posted his tweet with a heartwarming picture of a young Gianna with her father.It was a saddening start of the day for the energetic Harbhajan Singh.The present centre of the supporters’ attention KL Rahul followed up with a post.Next was Rishabh Pant, who tweeted a photo of Kobe donning the LA Lakers jersey along with the text “Gone way too soon. RIP you legend 💔“The stunning Jasprit Bumrah tweeted a picture of Kobe and one of his most famous quotes: “If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.”Mayank Agarwal posted an in game Kobe with another renowned quote from the NBA star: “Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.”Suresh Raina lamented on his Twitter handle.Indian pacer Ishant Sharma tweeted his sympathy for the Kobe family, along with a wholesome photo of the father and daughter.The team’s head coach Ravi Shastri also made a tweet.India’s red ball cricket star Ajinkya Rahane tweeted an amazing picture of Kobe.The brilliant in form Shreyas Iyer showed his condolences to all the victims to lost their lives in the mishap.The prominent all rounder Hardik Pandya tweeted his grief.Former Indian opener VVS Laxman worded in his consolation.The official Twitter handle of Mumbai Indians honoured Kobe with a tweet.Famous commentator Harsha Bhogle conveyed his sorrow on the tragedy, while lamenting on the internal conflict amongst the population. Also read-Twitter pays touching tribute to NBA and LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant after his deathThrough the ups and downs of Kobe Bryant’s career and life Advertisementlast_img read more

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