Dell EMC’s Powerful New AMD EPYC™-based Servers Are First with Certified vSAN Ready Nodes

first_imgGood news for vSAN users: Dell EMC’s industry-leading, 14th generation PowerEdge servers, the bedrock of the modern data center, now include models with AMD EPYC processors available as vSAN Ready Nodes.This incredible pairing takes storage optimization and cost cutting to a whole new level—critical factors for companies eager to deploy emerging workloads:Software-defined storage deploymentsThe highly configurable, 1U single-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R6415, with up to 32 cores, offers ultra-dense, scale-out computing capabilities. Storage flexibility is enabled with up to 10 PCIe NVMe drives.Edge computing deploymentsThe 2U single-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R7415 offers up to 20 percent better TCO per four-node cluster for vSAN deployments at the edge. With 128 PCIe lanes, it offers accelerated east/west bandwidth for cloud computing and virtualization. And with up to 2TB memory capacity and 12 NVMe drives it improves storage efficiency.High performance computingThe dual-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R7425 delivers up to 25 percent absolute performance improvement for HPC workloads like computational fluid dynamics (CFD). With up to 64 cores, it offers high bandwidth with dense GPU/FPGA capability.Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes reduce your risk.New applications and exponential increases in data require the most simple, streamlined, and cost-effective storage approach possible. This is why many enterprises are drawn to VMware® vSAN,™ a software-defined storage (SDS) solution for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).The performance of this software—and your return on investment (ROI)—depends on the hardware you choose. Dell EMC’s long-term partnership with VMware ensures you get the most reliable infrastructure in easily purchased and deployed building blocks.Dell EMC’s new AMD EPYC-based PowerEdge servers—like all of our PowerEdge servers—have been pre-configured, tested and certified to reduce deployment risks, improve storage efficiency, and let you quickly and easily scale storage as needed. And each vSAN Ready Node includes the right amount of CPU, memory, network I/O controllers, HDDs and SSDs that are best suited for VMware vSAN.Dell EMC vSAN Ready Nodes are the easiest way to optimize your servers for vSAN. And Dell EMC is the first and only server provider to offer vSAN Ready Nodes in AMD EPYC-equipped servers.To learn more, contact your Dell EMC representative at 1-866-438-3622.last_img read more

Cyber bullies

first_imgBy Susie Greer University of GeorgiaOnce upon a time, it seemed like the school bully was best known for stealing lunch money and picking on other kids. Today, the news is full of stories about how the modern bully has moved from the lunchroom to the Internet. While the majority of schools now have policies in place about both bullying and technology use in the classroom, bullies who use their home computers may not have the same restrictions. When a child comes home from school with a black eye, it is easy to see something has happened. It is a bit harder to tell when a bully uses electronic methods to publish hateful messages on social networking sites, impersonate the victim and defame their character, send mean text messages or sign another child up for hundreds of explicit or junk email messages. To help protect your child from cyber bullies, it is important to monitor your child’s computer use. Know who they are chatting with and what websites they are visiting. Also keep an eye out for the following signs. Your child may be a victim of bullying if he or she: Becomes withdrawn from friendsFrequently complains of illness to avoid going to schoolImmediately closes or turns off the computer when someone approachesDoesn’t want to talk about what they are doing on the computerLooks angry, upset or depressed after using the computer or a cellular deviceBecomes nervous when an instant message, text message or email arrivesSuddenly stops using the computer or keeps a mobile device turned offIf you suspect your child has been bullied, open communication and calm reactions are the key to solving many problems. Save and print all messages or web pages that are in question. Teach your child not to respond to the messages and report them to an adult. Consider installing parental control software on your computer to monitor your child’s Internet activities and limit their access to inappropriate websites. If the bullying is of a threatening, harassing, violent or sexual nature or you feel your child’s identity has been compromised, contact the school authorities and seek help from law enforcement officials.last_img read more

AdventNet announces the release of ManageEngine ADManager Plus

first_imgADManager Plus is a comprehensive web-based Active Directory Management software that supports IT Administrator and helpdesk technicians to effectively control and manage their entire windows based IT network. It simplifies the IT Administrators task by providing template based management of Users, Groups & Contacts and thus it avoids manual, error-prone administrative activities on Active Directory. It also provides web-based Active Directory Password & Account Lockout scheduler Reports through which HelpDesk Technicians can proactively reset & unlock the accounts before the Domain Users raise a ticket to them.ManageEngine ADManager Plus 4.1 includes the following features: * User Management – Allows creation and modification of users in bulk on Active Directory from a CSV file or on user defined templates. * Group and Contact Management – Allows creation and modification of groups and contacts using CSV. * OU Based Administration – OU based Administration for help desk technicians to manage Specific Organizational Units. * Active Directory Reports – 100+ exhaustive Reports on Active Directory Users, Groups & Computers. * Security Reports – In-depth reports on all users passwords in Active Directory & NTFS Permissions granted to them can be generated. * Self-Service Portal – Employees can dynamically update their own personal details on the Active Directory. * Employee Search – Allows employees to search the Active Directory for other employees.Other feature like Windows Vista compatibility, One click user attributes modification and more are integrated into the web based software solution.”ADManager Plus has found a steady rise in its users and this can be well attributed to the robustness and simplicity it provides to the IT Administrator through its unique Active Directory Management and Reporting capabilities. With the inclusion of the new Self-Service Portal feature into the product, our current release provides the enterprise with a complete integrated Active Directory Management solution. So controlling your entire Windows Network is always going to get simpler” said Manikandan.T, the Product Manager of ADManager Plus.About ADManager Plus:ADManager Plus strives to be the world leader in Active Directory Management and Reporting. It counts for many of the world’s leading enterprises and serves a diverse range of organizations, which include a significant number in Banking / Finance / Insurance, Health care / Pharmaceuticals, Education, Hi-tech / IT / Manufacturing and Government / NGOs. The development team takes pride in serving over 500 satisfied customers which also includes several of the fortune 500 companies.ManageEngine ADManager Plus 4.1 is available as download for Windows installations. A 30-day trial with full functionality is available for evaluation. Product pricing starts at $495. For further details on customers, pricing, technical support and the product visit our site at www.admanagerplus.com(link is external)”ADManager Plus benefits our organization in several ways. We use it for reporting on user access returning a very granular report. The processes it streamlines makes my time with ADManager Plus more efficient. The dashboard view helps me keep compliant with my AD details ‘at a glance’. After 1 hour with the demo version of ADManager Plus, I put in the request to purchase. I realized that quickly that I NEEDED this product, and I hated that I had to wait.” said Bill Mead, Network Administrator/Engineer,Parkview Medical Center,Pueblo, Colorado.About AdventNet: Enabling Management Your WayAdventNet provides affordable software in the areas of network applications and database tools. With a broad product portfolio and an active customer base ranging from enterprises, equipment vendors and service providers, AdventNet has emerged as a very affordable and high-quality alternative to expensive software that is common in the industry. AdventNet is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA with offices in NJ, NH, India, UK, China and Japan. It has a well-trained partner base around the globe and thousands of customers world-wide. Visit us at www.adventnet.com(link is external).last_img read more

Green Mountain Coffee to Add Manufacturing Facility in Tennessee

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee to Add Manufacturing Facility in Knox County, TennesseeWATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), has announced it has chosen Knox County, Tennessee as the future home of a new manufacturing and distribution facility for the Green Mountain Coffee segment. The Company has closed on the purchase of a 334,000 square foot building on a 31 acre parcel of land in Knox County for approximately $10.4 million. The new site will support the brand’s national expansion and continued growth in the single-cup business.The Knox County site is the latest in a series of expansions for Green Mountain Coffee, which maintains its headquarters in Waterbury, Vermont. In 2007, new K-Cup(r) production lines were added to its Waterbury plant, and the company opened a second manufacturing site in Essex, Vermont. The Tennessee facility will focus primarily on the production of K-Cup portion packs for the Keurig(r) single-cup brewing system and will expand to other packaging formats as needed.Said Scott McCreary, Chief Operating Officer of Green Mountain Coffee, “As we continue to experience tremendous growth – particularly in the single-cup category – we need to ensure that we have the capacity to meet increasing demand for our products and that our production processes are as efficient as possible. Knox County’s central location allows us to reduce our distribution costs and shorten our delivery lead times, even as we serve new customers in a broader geographic region.”Green Mountain Coffee chose the Knox County region in part because of the shared commitment to creating a sustainable future. Knoxville was designated as one of 12 Solar America Cities by the U.S. Department of Energy, and the community has taken an active role in understanding and addressing social and environmental issues. Green Mountain Coffee is working with McCarty, Holsaple & McCarty, a Knoxville-based architectural firm experienced in environmental design, to help maximize and enhance the energy-efficient attributes of the building.”We are extremely excited about joining the Knoxville community and feel that the region, the community and the people we have met are just what we have been looking for in a new location,” said Jon Wettstein, VP of Supply Chain Operations at Green Mountain Coffee. “Vermont is our home and we look forward to continued growth within Vermont. The new Tennessee site will be the perfect complement to our existing facilities, which will allow us to meet our aggressive projections for growth in the years ahead.”The Knoxville Chamber was the lead entity in a team, which included economic development partners at the Tennessee Valley Authority and the State of Tennessee Department of Economic Development, that recruited Green Mountain Coffee to Knoxville. Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale and Knoxville City Mayor Bill Haslam were instrumental in sharing insights on the region and providing support throughout the site selection process.”We’re thrilled that Green Mountain Coffee is coming to Knoxville,” said Mike Edwards, the Knoxville Chamber’s President and CEO. “It is a high-growth company with a strong passion for the environment and its employees and suppliers, and it is a leader in the arena of corporate social responsibility. Green Mountain Coffee is going to be a tremendous addition to the Innovation Valley.”About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) is recognized as a leader in the specialty coffee industry for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology and socially responsible business practices. GMCR manages its operations through two wholly owned business segments: Green Mountain Coffee and Keurig. Its Green Mountain Coffee segment sells more than 100 high-quality coffee selections, including Fair Trade Certified(tm) organic coffees, under the Green Mountain Coffee(r) and Newman’s Own(r) Organics brands through its wholesale, direct mail and e-commerce operations (www.GreenMountainCoffee.com(link is external)). Green Mountain Coffee also produces its coffee as well as hot cocoa and tea in K-Cup(r) portion packs for Keurig(r) single-cup brewers. Keurig, Incorporated is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup coffee brewing systems for offices, homes and hotel rooms. Keurig markets its patented brewers and K-Cups(r) through office distributors, retail and direct channels (www.Keurig.com(link is external)). K-Cups are produced by a variety of licensed roasters including Green Mountain Coffee. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. has been recognized repeatedly by CRO Magazine, Forbes and SustainableBusiness.com as a good corporate citizen and an innovative, high-growth company.last_img read more

Five powerful questions for your board

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A massive survey (McKinseyQuarterly.com) of corporate directors found that the “average” director knows far more about their company’s finances than they do about risks facing the corporation or the dynamics of the company’s industry.Their findings are highlighted below:The survey was not directed at the credit union industry, but the findings are still useful. And the findings shouldn’t be that surprising.What portion of your board book is devoted to financials? And what portion is devoted to the risks that you face? The dynamics of our industry? How is value created in a credit union?So here’s a thought: ask your board these five questions. continue reading »last_img read more

Going places

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160 deaths in one day: Indonesia sets bleak virus record

first_imgAccording to worldometers.info, Indonesia has the second-highest number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia, just below the Philippines, which has recorded more than 290,000 cases. Indonesia sits at number 23 worldwide.On Monday, Indonesia saw a record one-day increase in confirmed cases with a jump of 4,176. The country had never seen a daily increase above 4,000 prior to mid-September.Read also: Stretched thin, Indonesia deploys medical interns to COVID-19 front linesThe government recently decided to implement stricter health protocols in an attempt to curb the transmission of the virus and has assigned the military and the police to enforce the protocols.   Indonesia recorded an unprecedented daily increase in the COVID-19 death toll on Tuesday with 160 fatalities, bringing the national tally to 9,837. Central Java reported the highest number of deaths with 42, followed by Jakarta – the initial epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak – with 30, East Java with 25, Banten with 16 and West Java with 11.The country saw its confirmed cases rise by 4,071 to 252,923 on the same day. Jakarta logged the most with 1,236, followed by West Java with 575, East Java with 341, Riau with 253 and Central Java with 228. Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said last week that the stricter measures would be in place until the country was able to vaccinate residents en masse, which he expected to take place in December. He said the government was seeking to vaccinate 100 million people by January 2021.There is currently no proven vaccine for COVID-19.Indonesia has reportedly secured 300 million doses of candidate vaccines from foreign pharmaceutical companies, including China’s Sinovac Biotech. As cases continue to rise, the national COVID-19 task force has warned that the country’s health system might soon collapse if the public continues to ignore COVID-19 prevention protocols. Doctors associations have reported that more than 100 doctors have died battling the pandemic.Topics :last_img read more

Chelmer charmer fetches $1.675m at auction

first_imgThe stunning pool at 20 Morley St, Chelmer.Mr Robson said there was a lot of competition among buyers to secure quality homes in Chelmer.“If there were more homes to sell, we would sell them,” he said.“There hasn’t been a big swell of properties for sale in Chelmer yet this year.“It’s a sought-after area where demand outstrips supply.” The living area at 20 Morley St, Chelmer.The home sits on a 602sq m block close to the river and has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car garage, as well as high ceilings and an open plan layout which includes a living and dining area that opens out on to the outdoor alfresco deck by the pool. The home at 20 Morley St, Chelmer.In Chelmer, this stunning Georgian-style home sold under the hammer, fetching an impressive price.Marketing agent Brad Robson of Place Real Estate, Graceville, said the property at 2 Morley St, Chelmer, sold to a local couple for $1,675,000 to accommodate their growing family.Mr Robson said buyers were impressed by the home’s style.center_img The kitchen at 20 Morley St, Chelmer.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“It’s very different for Chelmer,” he said.“Most of the homes here are traditional Queenslanders, so to have something as unique as this I think really appealed to a lot of buyers.”last_img read more

More shabu seized in Bacolod than in Iloilo

first_imgTheBCPO conducted a total of 474 antidrug operations since 2018. Asidefrom shabu, the BCPO also seized 233 grams of dried marijuana leaves. The BacolodCity Police Office (BCPO) has so far collected over three kilos of shabu in twoyears. The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), on the other hand, seized onlyhalf a kilo in four years of drug operations. Lastyear, it recovered over two kilos of shabu in 296 police operations. FromJanuary to September this year, the BCPO seized over one kilo of shabu in 178operations. PRO-6director Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan ordered the inventory todispel suspicions that seized illegal drugs may have been recycled. Accordingto Police Lieutenant Ace Baldevieso, forensic chemist of the PRO-6 CrimeLaboratory, more police offices would be inventoried. Meanwhile,since July 2016 the ICPO seized 520.24 grams of shabu and 81.890 grams ofmarijuana in 616 antidrug operations.center_img “Wewere also able to identify drug group members,” said Police Colonel HenryBiñas, BCPO director. Thebiggest seizure of the ICPO was in 2017 – 192 grams of shabu. PhilippineDrug Enforcement Authority (PDEA) director General Aaron Aquino recentlyclaimed unscrupulous police personnel were recycling illegal drugs. ILOILOCity – More shabu had been confiscated in Bacolod City than here, an inventoryconducted by the Police Regional Office 6’s (PRO-6) crime laboratory showed. Theinventory was conducted on Sept. 23. “Severalsources have confirmed that unscrupulous anti-narcotics agents use the seizedillegal drugs to either sell them or use them as planted evidence in bogusoperations,” said Aquino./PNlast_img read more

Cebu mall robbers linked to Bacolod jewelry heist

first_imgAccording to Biñas, after receivingthe news about the recent incident, he immediately contacted officials from theCebu Police Provincial Office due to similarities between the two robberies. “Following the admission, preparations for the filing of appropriate charges began as they will seek an arrest warrant in order for the suspect to be brought to Bacolod City to face trial,”added the BCPO chief. Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO)director Colonel Henry Biñas confirmed this yesterday, saying that some of thearrested suspects in the Mandaue robbery admitted their participation in theBacolod heist where P4.5 million worth of jewelry was stolen. Photo Courtesy of Paul Lauro Via CNN.PH He later received a phone call from Mandaue City Police Office personnel, who informed him that one of the suspects claimed to have been involved in the Gaisano City Mall robbery, which was led by Ozamiz City crime group leader Marlon ‘Ailon’ Parojinog. However, it remains unclear if Parojinog was also among the suspects in the recent robbery but Cebu Provincial Police Office speculate the suspects carted away more than P136 million in cash, jewelry, and mobile phones. The group then targeted jewelry displays inside the mall by smashing them with the said hammers, while another suspect allegedly drew a firearm and fired several shots. ILOILO City – The robbers who stormedfour jewelry shops and a money changer inside a mall in Mandaue City, Cebu overthe weekend was the same group that robbed two jewelry shops in this city lastAugust. Last August, Parojinog and seven other suspects entered Gaisano City Mall and purchased several hammers and hard objects. The suspects were identified as Roel Sumingit, Julivyn Quirante, Arnel Cimafranca, Kevin Andales and Wilfredo Enguito from Tangub City, Misamis Occidental; James Gomez from Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental; Jun Candelaria from Naga City, Bicol; Philip Faburada from Tondo, Manila; and Glen Tairos, the suspected leader of the group, from Talisay City, Cebu./PN Biñas refused to name the suspect pending the filing of criminal cases but said he notified former BCPO deputy director, Police Lieutenant Colonel Leonardo Borromeo, as he was the one handling the case in Bacolod City. Meanwhile, 15 men simultaneously conducted a robbery at the J Centre Mall in Mandaue City, whose method was smashing glass displays and escaping by riding several vehicles. The suspects managed to cart away around P4.5 million worth of jewelry.last_img read more