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VCE and VMware: Changing the Management Experience

first_imgA lot has happened since my last post in the run-up to VMworld San Francisco, especially from a management standpoint. Now with VMworld Barcelona in full swing, I wanted to circle back and show how VCE’s investments are delivering value for customers and partners.  The new version of VCE™ Vision Intelligent Operations provides exciting functionalities for our customers, specifically around leveraging the integrated management experience that VCE and VMware have developed together.The VCE Vblock System is the only converged infrastructure that delivers multi-vendor, API-driven, single point of visibility, inventory and reporting, but we aren’t stopping there. We’ve extended the Vblock System’s VMware vCenter Server plugin by coupling our “Intelligently Control” functionality with the “Intelligently Inform” functionality. Originally designed to verify the compliance of software and firmware versions, the updated plugin can now remediate any updates that need to be made from the same interface, providing full System Update Automation capabilities.  Now, customers do not have to jump from siloed tool to siloed tool in order to update the storage, network, compute and virtualization components that are supporting their workloads – they can do it all from the one tool VCE customers use the most.Next, we’ve extended that same compliance engine to include a new Security Compliance and Validation feature.  Our investors have a long tradition with security hardening practices, as well as allowing customers to validate and report that hardening practices are in place as the infrastructure evolves. Now, customers can complete this task from the same vCenter Server interface – a unique and much-requested feature.  If you read between the lines, you’ll see that the combination of a real-time inventory, a full-fledged Vblock Object Model and a compliance engine will provide many beneficial possibilities for Vblock customers in the future!These features are the headliners of the new VCE Vision release, but certainly aren’t the only updates. We’ve also made updates to the API in the areas of Serviceability and Diagnostic Tools, giving customers more context in management data being generated by their Vblock Systems.  Lastly, we’ve extended the roles-based access model to include more third-party management tools, allowing customers to better integrate their existing investments into the VCE Vision API.The new features and roadmap are exciting, but the feedback from partners, analysts and customers is equally important. Make sure you watch our new video on VCE Vision, below. The video shows Trey Layton, VCE’s chief technology officer, describing VCE Vision’s new features, as well as proof points from Ramin Sayar, VMware’s senior vice president and general manager of virtualization and cloud management, Mark Bowker, ESG senior analyst, and Russell Temple, the director of the data center practice group at Insight.last_img read more

The Latest: No home fans for football at North Carolina

first_imgThe Latest: No home fans for football at North Carolina Roma has canceled its opening preseason training session as a precautionary measure after a third player tested positive for the coronavirus.Right back Bruno Peres says on Instagram he has tested positive. He adds that he’s well and has no symptoms.Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante and winger Carles Pérez previously tested positive.Two Roma youth team players also have COVID-19.The club says it will perform another round of virus tests on Saturday before deciding whether or not to go forward with training. Associated Press A player has tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of a women’s tennis tournament in Prague.Tournament director David Trunda says the unidentified player was isolating in her hotel room and will be re-tested. Trunda says the player didn’t meet any other participants in the tournament.All 150 players are tested on arrival and have to wait in their hotel rooms for the results.The event is for players who would have been at the U.S. Open qualifying tournament. It opens on Saturday.U.S. Open qualifying was canceled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. August 28, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham says the school will begin football and other fall sports without fans at home because of the pandemic. ___The International Judo Federation says it is restarting events which should feed into qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.International judo events started to be affected by the coronavirus in February when Chinese teams withdrew from competing in Europe. Cancellations began in March.The governing body says World Judo Tour events will be organized in Budapest, Hungary, in late-October and Tokyo in December.The IJF says the events “aim to offer qualification points for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games.”center_img Some continental-level competitions are also planned later in 2020.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Those attending will need to wear a mask until reaching their allocated seat and they will need to put it on again when leaving.The game will take place 100 years after then-German champion Nuremberg played Union in the first match at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei in Köpenick on Aug. 7, 1920.___An upcoming Formula One race in Italy could be open to 3,000 fans.Tuscany region president Enrico Rossi says local health authorities have approved limited spectators for the Tuscan Grand Prix on Sept. 13. In an open letter to fans Friday, Cunningham says the restriction will last through September for football, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, volleyball and cross country. In addition, tailgating won’t be allowed on campus.“This decision … was the only way we could move forward with competition,” Cunningham says. “Our student-athletes want to play, and we must do so as safely as possible.Cunningham says the hope is to potentially allow some fans in October, though that would potentially come only after school officials and medical experts evaluate safety conditions. He also says school officials “remain hopeful that we will be able to safely cheer together in large groups again this season.”The school has canceled all in-person undergraduate classes in favor of online-only instruction after multiple coronavirus clusters on campus since students returned for the fall semester.___ Serie A is scheduled to start Sept. 19.___Union Berlin plans to celebrate its stadium’s 100th birthday by playing in front of supporters for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic broke.The Bundesliga club says it will host Nuremberg in a pre-season friendly on Sept. 5 and that up to 5,000 people can attend. Hygiene measures will apply.Tickets are only available to club members older than 12 and will be issued after a draw. Tickets will be personalized “in order to ensure legally-required tracking of visitors.” Rossi tells the Gazzetta dello Sport “the circuit contains three big tribunes that are well spaced apart so the limit of 1,000 people per the national rules on public events can reasonably be considered as the capacity limit for each tribune.”Official government approval is expected by Saturday.Fans will have their temperature taken upon arrival and be asked to observe social distancing procedures and wear masks if it is approved.The only spectators at the Italian GP in Monza a week earlier will be 250 specially invited health workers.___last_img read more

N8.2bn Nigeria 2009 Broadcast Vans in Rot

first_imgOlawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe huge investment of N8.2billion by federal government into upgrading the Outside Broadcast Vans for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2009 appears to have gone down the drain following the brazen cannibalisation of the component parts of the vans that have reduced them to monumental relics.The federal government headed by the Late Umar Yar’Adua approved the huge sum for UK-based company, Well Trade Services (WTS) in collaboration with Sony to upgrade six OB vans to Higher Definition format to enable the production and distribution of world-class live television signals from the eight designated centres in Nigeria to the rest of the world. The OB vans were used for the All Africa Games in Abuja in 2003 and were upgraded from Standard Definition to High Definition (HD) signals.The tournament was held in Lagos, Calabar, Kaduna, Ijebu-Ode, Abuja, Enugu, Bauchi and Kano from October 24 through November 15, 2009.But the alarming development is that 10 years after the successful hosting of the event, four of the mobile broadcast stations now stay lifeless at the packing space opposite the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) office at the National Stadium, Abuja.After the hosting of the cadet World Cup which Switzerland won at first time of asking, the state of the art broadcast equipment was handed over to NTA as the national broadcasting station.Concerned citizens estimate the current market value of the brazenly vandalised broadcast components in each of the four OB vans at N2.5 billion.One of the vans is still in use and is permanently stationed at the Three Arms Zone, where it serves the National Assembly and the State House.It is not, however, clear in which part of the country the remaining one is deployed.THISDAY was reliably informed yesterday that each of the vans is fitted with HD facilities that can rarely been seen in any part of Africa, except South Africa that hosted the continent’s maiden and only FIFA World Cup in 2010.Some of the features of each van include 12 high speed television cameras, high capacity cables, control system technologies that allows slow motions, audio mixer, air conditioning system, switcher, router and servers that supported a variety of workflows among others. Some of the cannibalised parts of the broadcast equipment were installed in 2009 shortly before the hosting of the cadet World Cup.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more