The continued growth of hyperscale networks and the increasing number of distributed and mobile workloads being supported by modern networks is driving the need for increased network speed for data centers and cloud services. While 100GbE ports have shipped for some time, Dell’Oro Group predicts 400GbE and higher speeds will account for more than 28% of port shipments by 2024¹.A number of additional factors are driving the rapid shift to 400GbE. Server densities and processor capabilities continue to increase, and organizations are adopting more hyperconverged systems. Data centers are adopting bandwidth hungry applications like HPC and virtualization, moving to cloud-based applications, and looking for ways to pack more capacity into the same space. In addition to providing greater bandwidth, 400GbE requires one-fourth the number of connections to the spine as 100GbE, reducing port density, simplifying cabling and allowing more room for expansion.Most organizations will still see significant value in 100GbE technology and will not rip and replace their 100GbE network backbones, instead looking to solutions that enable a smoother migration to 400GbE where port speeds can be increased via software.As modern data center networks increase in complexity, there is a growing demand for automation driving digital transformation within the network infrastructure. When the Dell EMC PowerSwitch Z9432F-ON is paired with SmartFabric OS10, the built-in SmartFabric Services features enable autonomous fabric deployment, expansion, and life-cycle management for software-defined infrastructures and can easily manage the entire infrastructure from a single pane of glass for a more agile, reliable, and simplified network. Similarly, with Dell EMC SmartFabric Director software, organizations can automate the configuration of data center networks using an intent-based approach, providing enhanced visibility of both the virtual overlay network (VMware NSX-T) and the physical underlay of Dell EMC PowerSwitches.The new Dell EMC PowerSwitch Z9432F-ON also supports multi-rate high-speed connections so that organizations can provision the appropriate port speeds as business needs require and ensure a smoother migration path. This flexibility can greatly help organizations to minimize the need for hardware upgrades as the network scales and traffic patterns change since the Z9432F-ON 400GbE ports can be configured to handle connection speeds of 10/25/100/400 GbE within one rack unit (RU).ESG’s initial review of the Dell EMC PowerSwitch Z9432F-ON reveals that organizations can facilitate high performance and low latency connectivity throughout their data center fabrics and into hybrid clouds.In this video, Bob Laliberte, senior analyst, discusses modern networks requirement for open, flexible solutions that enable rapid expansion, delivery high performance and maintain operational efficiency.¹ Source: Dell’Oro Group: Ethernet Switch – Data Center Five Year Forecast Report 2020 – 2024, July 2020
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Legal experts raised alarm when U.S. court officials confirmed that their electronic case files had been compromised as part of a sweeping attack on U.S. computer networks. Russian hackers seemingly gained access to a vast trove of private information hidden in sealed files, and that could include trade secrets, espionage targets, whistleblower reports and arrest warrants. Trial lawyers are now preparing to hand-deliver hard copies of highly sensitive documents to the courts instead of uploading them online. Some people worry that the new rules will reduce public access to court proceedings, but the rules could also make judges rethink whether a seal or paper filing is really necessary.
By Dialogo May 15, 2013 U.S. drone technologies are on display at an international defense technology exhibition in Lima, taking place from May 15-19. A total of 90 companies from 25 countries are participating. “The most advanced military technology will be exhibited, with over a thousand top notch products for defense and natural disaster relief management,” General Ricardo Moncada, General Commander of the Peruvian Army, told the press. Leading companies in the field of weapons from Russia, the United States, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Spain, Ukraine, Canada, China and Germany, among other countries, are exhibiting their products. Gen. Moncada announced that air defense equipment, satellite systems, cyber defense elements, and weapons of high and low power are on display. During the event, a series of conferences will be held.
Anyone in a credit union considering offering banking services to marijuana businesses should take the time to make sure that their attorney is paying close attention to litigation between the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas and the Fourth Corner Credit Union of Colorado. (See Fourth Corner Credit Union v. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas, U.S. Dist Ct, CO, 15-cv-01644). This case has national implications. It may well clarify the legality of state efforts to legalize pot businesses.As I explained in a previous blog, Colorado has one of the most liberal marijuana laws in the Country. Its policy makers grew so frustrated with the inability of marijuana businesses to access basic banking services that the state approved a state charter for the Fourth Corner Credit Union. Remember that even though marijuana businesses are still illegal as a matter of federal law, the Justice Department has issued guidance – the Cole Memorandum – detailing the circumstances under which federal prosecutors will forgo enforcement of these laws.The credit union adopted a detailed BSA policy to conform with the memorandum’s mandates. It also applied for Share Insurance Coverage and a Master Account at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The credit union might be able to get private insurance, but without a Master Account it cannot effectively provide banking services. continue reading » 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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“The US dollar move will probably be the dominant move for other currencies,” said Commonwealth Bank of Australia currency analyst Kim Mundy.Wall Street stocks rebounded on Tuesday, led by a 5.7 percent jump in Amazon.com Inc after Bernstein upgraded the stock to “outperform” on an expected boost from premium subscribers and third-party merchants even once the pandemic is contained.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.52 percent, the S&P 500 gained 1.05 percent and the Nasdaq Composite added 1.71 percent.US stocks had tumbled this month as investors dumped heavyweight technology-related stocks following a stunning rally, which lifted the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to new highs. Asian stocks were set to open higher on Wednesday after tech-fueled Wall Street gains although focus is shifting to renewed US-Sino tensions, which could weigh on investor sentiment.In currency markets, a rising greenback could hold back regional currencies like the Australian and New Zealand dollars during Asian hours.The dollar index rose 0.441 percent, with the euro down 0.01 percent to US$1.1705 after Chicago Federal Reserve President on Tuesday mentioned the prospect of raising interest rates. Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc, which had carried the brunt of recent declines, all rose more than 1 percent on Tuesday.In Asia, Japan’s markets reopen on Wednesday after a two-day public holiday, which could trigger some volatility.The Reserve Bank of New Zealand also announces its monetary policy decision, although analysts expect the official cash rate to remain unchanged at 0.25 percent.Australian S&P/ASX 200 futures rose 1.04 percent in early trading while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index futures lost 0.22 percent.Japan’s Nikkei 225 futures were down 0.02 percent and E-mini futures for the S&P 500 were flat.The Japanese yen weakened 0.06 percent versus the greenback at 104.98 per dollar, while Sterling was last trading at $1.2734, up 0.02 percent on the day.Emerging market stocks lost 0.69 percent. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan closed 1.01 percent lower.Sterling last traded at $1.2734, up 0.02 percent on the day after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Britons to go back to working from home, along with new curbs on pubs, bars and restaurants that he said could be in place for as long as six months without some form of vaccine.Investors will continue to keep a close eye on China tensions.US President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that China must be held accountable for having “unleashed” COVID-19 on the world, prompting Beijing to accuse him of “lies” and abusing the U.N. platform to provoke confrontation.China’s President Xi Jinping struck a conciliatory tone in his pre-recorded virtual address to the General Assembly, calling for enhanced cooperation over the pandemic and stressing that China had no intention of fighting “either a Cold War or a hot war with any country.”Xi also announced plans to boost his country’s Paris climate accord target on Tuesday and called for a green revolution, just minutes after Trump, who has pared hundreds of environmental regulations, blasted China for “rampant pollution.”In commodities, US crude fell 0.3 percent to $39.65 per barrel and Brent was at $41.80, up 0.87 percent on the day.Spot gold dropped 0.1 percent to $1,898.10 an ounce.Topics :
162 Formosa Rd, GumdaleTHE massive yard has plenty of room to kick a rugby ball, but former Wallaby Tom Lawton and his wife Jill are preparing to part ways with their Gumdale home for something bigger.Mr Lawton played 41 games with the Wallabies and is now doing some work with the Queensland Reds.Mrs Lawton said they had owned the home, which sits on about 1ha, at 162 Formosa Rd, Gumdale, for five years and loved that it was on such a large parcel of land.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoShe said the suburb was so convenient to the Brisbane CBD and major roads to travel to the airport or up and down the coast.“It’s time for a change,’’ she said.“We are looking at buying a bigger property.’’Mrs Lawton said she and her husband had enjoyed caring for and maintaining the gardens.The four-bedroom home is listed through David Green of Harcourts Green Living.He described it as having beautiful established gardens and manicured lawns, a small dam, tennis court and outdoor arbour.
1/21 Cleveland Tce, North Ward“All the bidders were local although we did have a lot of interest from a Sydney couple.”The apartment faces north and has views of Pallarenda, the Palm Group, Magnetic Island, the Ville and Port of Townsville and is one of only three apartments in the complex.The apartment has an antique, Asian timber double door entrance that leads to the living room while the kitchen has ample bench and cupboard space.On the ground floor is what was planned to be a gardener’s storeroom or washroom but could be used as guest accommodation.It has its own kitchenette, laundry, bathroom, bedroom and living area. 1/21 Cleveland Tce, North WardThe property listing had more than 1400 views, 50 buyer inspections and three offers prior to auction.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020RE/MAX selling agent Michele Hyde said there was three registered bidders on auction day and the bidding opened up at around $900,000 before it sold for $1.2 million.“I think the buyer got a very good buy and with the apartments built today you just can’t get that location,” she said.“The views are panoramic and from the master bedroom you have the most amazing views in all of Townsville so when you wake up between your toes you can see Magnetic Island and further down to the Palm Island Group. 1/21 Cleveland Tce, North Ward 1/21 Cleveland Tce, North WardAN APARTMNET in an ideal location with some of the best views in Townsville has sold at auction for $1.2 million.1/21 Cleveland Tce in North Ward sold to a tOWNSVILLE family who plan to rent the apartment before moving into it down the track.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment was listed for sale for the first time and is perched on Melton Hill.
MHI Vestas Turbine Catches Fire at Østerild Test CentreAn MHI Vestas V164 wind turbine has caught fire at the National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Østerild, Denmark.E.ON Wins Robin Rigg Dispute Against MT HøjgaardThe UK Supreme Court has ruled against MT Højgaard (MTH) in the Robin Rigg offshore wind farm dispute and in favour of E.ON Climate and Renewables.BEIS Okays Bigger Turbines at East Anglia THREEScottishPower Renewables has received planning approval from the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Greg Clark MP, for the East Anglia THREE offshore wind farm with an output capacity of up to 1,200MW.DONG Energy Sells Half of Borkum Riffgrund 2 to Global Infrastructure PartnersDONG Energy has entered into an agreement to sell 50% of the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm project to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) for a total consideration of approximately EUR 1.17 billion.Venko Secures Offshore Wind O&M ContractFollowing a competitive tender process, Venko Offshore has been awarded an offshore wind farm framework agreement for maintenance and integrity services to an undisclosed blue chip client.
Image source: hillblock.nlThe coastal community of Stolford has become the first location in the UK to benefit from innovative flood defense technology pioneered in the Netherlands, Royal HaskoningDHV said in its latest release. The solution to be implemented is known as Hillblock, a type of block revetment, that uses a series of specially-shaped concrete blocks positioned on the seaward side of an embankment.Team Van Oord, a joint venture partnership between Van Oord, Kier Group, Mackley and Royal HaskoningDHV will be leading the project.Today, 18 March, the project will be officially opened by the Environment Agency and the Dutch Ambassador Simon Smits.“Overlooking the Bristol Channel, Stolford has a history of coastal erosion and is prone to flooding. In 1981 high tides overtopped sea defenses and flooded 660 hectares of land including 24 properties. Livestock also died. In 1990, a high tide and storms caused further flooding,” Royal HaskoningDHV said.There are already coastal defenses between Stolford and Hinkley comprising of rock armor and an embankment wall. These defenses adjoin a shingle ridge that was prone to serious erosion.Rising sea levels and more extreme weather conditions have made the ridge and embankment increasingly vulnerable to erosion and increased the risk of a breach. Conventional rock armor, also known as rock revement, would have been too costly and visually intrusive. In addition, the transportation of rock armor would have caused excessive disturbance from heavy lorries travelling in narrow lanes to a remote coastal location, Royal HaskoningDHV said.It was decided that the best solution was a Dutch system known as Hillblock, a type of block revetment, that uses a series of specially-shaped concrete blocks positioned on the seaward side of an embankment. Storm waves flow over the structure and enter a network of cavities between the blocks that absorb wave energy.Shaped like champagne corks, the blocks are made from high density concrete and held in place by steel piles and concrete kerbs. Although extremely heavy, each block is designed to move slightly, keeping the structure in place through friction.