Dell EMC Isilon Enhancements Embrace Cloud, Support Kubernetes and Reduce Storage Footprint

first_imgWhat a month this has been for Dell EMC Isilon! Not only are we announcing some pretty powerful innovations, we also won a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award this month. Isilon and OneFS have made a powerful impact on the media and entertainment industry and we have been able to empower organizations to take control of their unstructured data and drive change.According to Gartner, “By 2024 enterprises will triple their unstructured data stored as file or object storage from what they have in 2019.”* As data continues to grow at this unrelenting pace, it is being processed in new ways and becoming more distributed across data centers and clouds.When I think about this data growth, I always think about data being created and how it changes over time, resides in different places and its value ebbs and flows. Data has a lifecycle, but have you ever stopped to think about it? Have you followed the data from creation to actionable insights? For instance, imagine a world where a drone is flying over a field and taking videos. These videos are helping others analyze plant growth and soil nutrients. Data is created but it can’t stay on the drone, it needs to be stored and analyzed by many data users now and in the future. Or what about genome data? Think about its lifecycle and how so many people use it and get benefit out it over years and years. The data is constantly moving and constantly being accessed and analyzed. Data doesn’t get created and just sit somewhere, it has a life.As we have entered this Data Decade, data is proving to become an organization’s most valuable asset, IT leaders need to take a Data First approach to ensure data is secured, protected, available where and when it is needed, delivered at the performance levels required by an organization’s applications, and stored and managed within compliance policies. Having the right tools that can detect problems and automatically provide insights about your data center will be increasingly beneficial to mitigating the risk of data unavailability – or even worse – data loss, thus providing an added layer of protection.To help customers better navigate their multi-cloud journey, Dell Technologies today announced platform enhancements and new capabilities to Dell EMC Isilon and OneFS that provide the modern tools and agility organizations need to derive value and gain actionable insights from their file data and manage its massive growth. These enhancements allow customers to:Seamlessly extend the familiar, scale-out storage of Isilon OneFS to the cloud to easily and efficiently run compute-intensive file workloads in Microsoft Azure with Dell EMC Cloud Storage Services.Use Dell EMC CloudIQ to monitor for potential vulnerabilities, pinpoint system anomalies and plan long-term with capacity forecasting, across their Dell EMC storage environment.Deploy containerized (Kubernetes) workloads with Isilon through support for the Container Storage Interface (CSI) Plugin.Reduce storage footprint and drive new workloads with Isilon OneFS 8.2.2, which delivers up to 3x greater effective capacity and support for 4x larger file sizes.Now that we have given you a little snippet into our Isilon and OneFS announcements, join us at “Dell EMC Presents Isilon at Storage Field Day 19” presentation tomorrow from 11 a.m. PT to 1 p.m. PT (2 p.m. ET – 4 p.m. ET), to hear more about them. But for now, let’s provide some more detail into each of them and see what it means for unstructured data across industries, throughout its lifecycle.Efficiently Run Compute-Intensive file workloads in Microsoft AzureDell EMC Cloud Storage Services connects external storage – consumed as a service – directly to the public cloud. This enables customers to combine the benefits of compute and processing services in the cloud with the unmatched scalability, performance and efficiency of Isilon, while maintaining control and security of their data. Cloud Storage Services with Microsoft Azure has been enhanced to deliver a higher bandwidth (up to 200Gbps), lower latency connection (as low as 1.2ms) from Isilon to the Microsoft Azure cloud using Azure ExpressRoute Local. There are also no outbound data traffic costs for data written to Isilon from within Azure.This solution is ideal for industries, which often require on-demand computing power tied to a massive file system. It allows organizations to choose the right combination of compute and storage for demanding, high I/O throughput file-based workloads that require high compute performance on a periodic and/or unpredictable basis, suitable for a cloud consumption model. Eliminating egress charges enables workloads that require a lot of temporary writes to Isilon to cost-effectively take advantage of Azure’s application services.“We are very excited to be a part of the Cloud Storage Services offering for Microsoft Azure and Isilon, a truly unique, Enterprise cloud solution that reduces the complexity and time required to replicate and present large, petabyte-scale datasets directly into Azure and eliminates the high cost of outbound egress fees typically associated when writing data to environments outside of the public cloud.” said Sean Charnock, CEO at Faction.Remember that genome data we discussed earlier? What if you are in life sciences and want to be able to take advantage of cloud applications for genome analysis. Large research facilities processing hundreds of thousands of genomes per year generate petabytes of very large file data to be stored and also have a demand for computing power that is bursty by nature. With our latest Isilon cloud advancements, you can leverage native Isilon array-based replication to replicate this data to a trusted partner site and easily and cost-effectively leverage the powerful cloud services offered by Azure cloud as desired and watch the value of your data grow.Unified Insights and Analytics for Broader Storage Visibility With Dell EMC CloudIQ support for Isilon customers gain user-friendly summaries of the health of their data center, streamlining administrative tasks and alleviating bottlenecks. CloudIQ, a free, cloud-based application, leverages machine learning to deliver insights, monitoring and analytics about your storage environment – empowering IT specialists to report, predict, and proactively address issues before they impact the business.With support across Dell EMC’s portfolio including Isilon, PowerMax, Dell EMC Unity XT, XtremIO, SC Series, PowerVault and Connectrix switches, customers can now monitor their data center through CloudIQ’s single interface and can access it from anywhere via any web browser or the CloudIQ mobile app. With all of this data living on your storage growing in size and value, becoming increasingly distributed and being leveraged in new ways, it is imperative that you have the tools to ensure the health of your data and provide visibility across your environment. Now, you have even more control in your hands.Enterprise Storage Features for Containerized WorkloadsAs containerized workloads continue to rapidly grow across hybrid clouds, software development and IT operations teams are looking for easier and more cost-effective ways to deploy Kubernetes. Dell Technologies is at the forefront of providing infrastructure solutions for customers to take this rather complex workload head-on. Isilon is now Kubernetes ready to provide customers the best scale out NAS features to containerized workloads with the Container Storage Interface (CSI) Plugin for Isilon.With the CSI Plugin for Isilon, customers gain scalable persistent storage for containerized workloads with operations including volume provisioning/deletion, snapshot creation/deletion, creating volumes from snapshots and shared storage access for NFS file shares across multiple Pods. The CSI plugin is available free of charge on Dell EMC Community forums for CSI Drivers and Containers, GitHub and Docker Hub.Let’s go back to those drone files, you store them on Isilon but you also want to analyze the images and videos and compare them to previous years. What good is data if developers can’t get their hands on it to create their next-gen applications. With the Container Storage Interface plugin, developers can build and deploy microservices on a Kubernetes cluster with Isilon as the file storage platform.Now don’t be surprised that the large drone file is stored on your favorite Isilon. We heard you want to store more and more large files, you want to get more value out of your data, no matter the size. We have made improvements to OneFS that give you greater capabilities. Increased Scalability for Growing Data DemandsMaking our industry leading distributed file systems storage platform even better, the latest release of Dell EMC Isilon OneFS 8.2.2 supports 16 TB file sizes to drive new workloads that demand larger files, such as drone telemetry, automated driver assist solutions, oil and gas exploration and electronic design automation-based solutions. Inline compression and deduplication deliver up to 3x greater effective capacity on the high capacity, high performance H5600 platform enabling customers to reduce data center footprint and optimize storage services.Again, to learn more about today’s announcements tune into the live stream of the “Dell EMC Presents Isilon at Storage Field Day 19” presentation tomorrow from 11 a.m. PT to 1 p.m. PT (2 p.m. ET – 4 p.m. ET).And while you are at it, take some time to get a clear understanding of your data. Where did it get created, where did it travel and how is it giving you the most value? Only then can you have a true Data First approach.*Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage” by Julia Palmer, Raj Bala, Chandra Mukhyala, September 30, 2019last_img read more

Guyana Softball Cup confirmed for November 4-6

first_imgVICE-PRESIDENT of the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA), Ricky Deonarain has confirmed yesterday that the sixth annual Guyana Softball Cup will be staged here from November 4 to 6.The three-day event is the largest softball event locally, and will once again attract the best softball teams, both locally and overseas.As was the case over the years, the event will be competed in Open and Masters categories.Approximately 24 teams from Guyana and North America are expected to participate in the tournament.Deonarine indicated that all plans are currently being looked at in order for another successful and fun fill tournament.Regal XI and Regal Masters are the reigning champions of the Open and Masters categories respectively.The tournament will be officially launched on Tuesday at the Demerara Cricket Club pavilion.last_img read more

Mansion launches with SBTech after link-up

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Mansion orders Playtech sports betting upgrade for casino properties June 5, 2020 Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Share Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Related Articles Leading igaming operator Mansion has launched with SBTech’s sportsbook and full platform solution, entering the European sports betting arena with new brand MansionBet. In a major deal for the technology provider, the partnership also includes a selection of SBTech’s Managed Services, alongside the sportsbook platform.Mansion has been at the forefront of the online casino sphere for more than ten years, and the new brand enables the consolidation of its position as it makes inroads into the UK betting market.SBTech’s multi award-winning Chameleon360 iGaming platform will allow MansionBet to employ price differentiation, manage trading and risk, apply bespoke payouts, set betting limits and control liability, all in real time.The group has also taken SBTech’s newly-launched Managed Services offering, which provides operators with a range of key services including compliance, payments and anti-fraud protocols. Richard Carter, CEO of SBTech, commented: “SBTech’s full platform solution is widely acknowledged as the industry’s leading igaming product, delivering greater engagement, increased brand loyalty and higher lifetime value to our many clients around the world. I’m delighted to partner with Mansion, and fully expect this dynamic operator to enjoy further success with this exciting new brand.”  Karel Manasco, CEO of Mansion, added: “The all-round strength and flexibility of SBTech’s platform and the sheer quality of its products led us to select the company as our key provider. Our goal is to offer a market-leading sports product with an emphasis on cross-selling, and SBTech’s expertise in this area, in addition to the scalability of its solution, made it the clear choice.“The launch of our sports offering is another very important milestone within our longer-term company vision.” Submitlast_img read more

Olyphant is Changing Locations, Adding Online Orders

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Olyphant Art SupplyOlyphant Art Supply–established in 2010–is downtown Olympia’s only source for fine art materials. Started with a shoestring budget, Olyphant began in a 650 sq. foot office space; soon after, it relocated to the historic Washington St. Arts Building where countless performances, classes, figure drawing, art openings and demonstrations were held in the back gallery space.With ideas of continuing an agenda of art education on hold, the current goal is to provide inspiration and convenience to artists and enthusiasts; to be a viable, fun and thriving business that reaches a further audience than before while giving another reason for people to visit downtown Olympia.New Location: 119 5th Ave. SE, Olympia  Located between the upcoming Olympia Toy Co. & 5th Ave. SandwichesFollowing a storewide clearance sale, Olyphant Art Supply and Framing will move locations, and thereafter be known as Olyphant Art and Media.Fundraising via will serve to help with the costs of moving, downtime and website development while introducing new Olyphant artwork with the sale of t-shirts printed by DNT STP Printing–an Olympia based silkscreen operation. Original, custom-framed psychedelic posters from the 1960’s and giclee prints of original artwork by local artist and part-owner Nick Baldridge will also be available.Olyphant Art & Media will specialize in paints, brushes, pens, markers, inks, journals and obscure art & culture magazines. Framing will no longer be available. In addition, Olyphant is currently developing a website that will afford Olympians the option to buy art supplies online while still shopping locally. Prices will be competitive; customers will have the option of in-store pick up, shipping or local delivery, and the inventory will offer merchandise not available in the brick & mortar store. Non- profits and educators will be able to create an account with special pricing. Website is estimated to be live by October 1st. The idea is to combine the convenience, prices and the expansive inventory of an e-commerce store with a brick & mortar establishment downtown–providing a variety of basic supplies as well as reference materials (i.e. magazines, books), artwork, stationery and locally printed t-shirts.Important Dates:Storewide Clearance Sale: Art supplies will be discounted 20% to 65%; framed art will be available at cost; prints will be sold for half price:   Saturday June 14 – Sunday June 29Soft Opening:  July 15 – July 31Grand Opening Sale as Olyphant Art and Media:  Friday August 15 – Sunday August Campaign:  June 14 – July 13* A ThurstonTalk article sharing Olyphant’s unique wares can be found here.last_img read more


first_imgDOUG O’NEILL, ILIAD, SECOND: “He just got a little tired. Flavien said that between the three eighths and the quarter pole, he thought he could win it.  Obviously, Mastery is a very special horse, but I’m really happy with the way my horse ran first time around two turns.  If he stays healthy, we’ll shoot for the Santa Anita Derby (Grade I, $1 million on April 8).”             MIKE SMITH, MASTERY, WINNER: Regarding Mastery, who was pulled up after the wire and taken back to the barn via horse ambulance after being evaluated by track vet, Dr. Dana Stead – “He seemed to just go off in the left hind. I don’t know why. Nothing happened that made me think, ‘Oh, something just happened.’ He just all of the sudden went off and wouldn’t put weight on it.“I got off real quick and nothing seemed dislocated or anything. After he moved for a little bit he started walking fine on it so I’m hoping that maybe he just tweaked it or rolled it. I’m hoping it’s not that serious because he’s an incredible horse.“I felt it about 10 jumps after the wire. All of a sudden he just picked up his back leg. At that point I couldn’t tell what it was. After a minute or so and he started walking, he seemed fine.“This is a really talented horse. The power…it’s endless with this guy. He’s some kind of strong. He was hitting gears every time I asked him to. Gear down one, gear up two, gear down one…“Everything seemed to come easy for him. That was a pretty impressive race. I’m just hoping everything is ok.”(Update – While being interviewed in the Winner’s Circle, Bob Baffert received a call from assistant Jimmy Barnes reporting that Mastery had arrived at the barn and walked off the van seemingly in good order.)             VICTOR ESPINOZA, GORMLEY, FOURTH: “You know, Gormley was good all the way around. He kind of surprised me at the three-eighths pole where he kind of dropped the bridle and just kept moving along with the winner and I thought he’d finish second. It seems like he’s okay but these young horses, they’re still figuring it out. Race by race, they’re seeing what exactly they like and some little thing may not being going their way and they won’t race at their best but he’ll recover and do better in the next one.” TRAINER QUOTES             FLAVIEN PRAT, ILIAD, SECOND:  “Between the three eighths and the quarter pole, I thought I could catch him. This was his first time around two turns and he ran really well. He should improve off of this race.” BOB BAFFERT, MASTERY, WINNER: “Mike just said that when he was pulling him up on the turn, he felt something behind, like he took a funny step. So he pulled him up, and he was favoring his left hind. As soon as he took the saddle off, then he was perfect. He was walking good. We’ll take him back and see.“It’s left hind, whatever it is. Jimmy (Barnes) said he didn’t see anything obvious, and he went out of the trailer fine (back at the barn.)“We’ve been so high on this horse, and you see what he did today was just incredible and puts him as the best 3-year-old in the nation. I’m walking down and I hear a fan say ‘I hope your horse is all right.’ I said ‘What?!’ and he said ‘I hear they’re unsaddling him.’ We went from the highest of the highs to somber. Hopefully it’s nothing obvious or really serious. We’ll have to get back there and find out what’s going on.“The way he moves – he’s just a beautiful moving horse. He was just doing it easy. It’s very rare to get one like that. You go from seeing the next coming, and then something like that happens. I’ve never dealt with anything like that. I thought maybe it was heat or something.” JOCKEY QUOTES             NOTES: The winning owner is Everett Dobson of Oklahoma City, OK who races as Cheyenne Stable, LLC. -30-last_img read more