Server Automation – Your Key to a Faster, Secure, & More Efficient Data Center

first_imgThere’s a lot of truth to the old saying, “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.”Then again, the opposite is often true as well. Sometimes you have no idea what you’re missing until you have it – and then you can’t imagine how you ever lived without it!There are countless examples of automated products, services, and technology that came along have changed our lives for the better – in ways we could never have imagined before.Take banking, for example. It wasn’t all that long ago that we had to drive to the bank and interact with an actual human to deposit a check or get cash. And if it was Sunday? Too bad, closed. Then, miraculously these fancy gadgets called Automated Teller Machines came along and made life so much easier! Suddenly we could do basic transactions from all over the place at any time. And now with mobile deposit?! Whole new world. We can snap a pic on our phone and deposit in less than 30 seconds.It’s easy to see how automation in banking saves us time and adds tremendous value, but the benefits of automation extend across almost all industries: Medical (hello auto prescription refills!), shipping (what did we ever do without Amazon Prime?) car transmissions (how many people under 30 know how to drive a stick shift?). And of course, another key place where automation brings tremendous benefits: Your data center.Server Automation in the Data centerServer automation is critical to helping things run faster, saving employee time and reducing human error. It’s also key to modernizing approximately 50% of today’s applications that cannot be moved to the public cloud.[i]Despite its tremendous potential benefits, many IT departments have yet to embrace server automation. Perhaps, like those pre-ATM days, they simply don’t realize how much easier and more efficient their work can be. Or maybe the idea of implementing new systems seems too daunting. Or perhaps they’re afraid automation threatens their job? We get it, change is hard. But if for whatever reason your organization has been putting of automating your data center, it may be time to re-think your position.After all, server automation:Saves time (faster deployment)Reduces human errorDecreases downtimeFrees up employees to work on other tasks that add value to the organization.Helps with AI implementation (71% of organizations say inefficiencies due to lack of server automation are a challenge to their AI strategies)[ii]How Does Dell EMC Help with Server Automation? Dell EMC PowerEdge servers were the first servers to offer “embedded management automation.” All PowerEdge platforms, including rack, tower and modular servers, can be managed by the same management console, OpenManage Enterprise. Which means manageability is simple and consistent across all PowerEdge servers.All PowerEdge servers also include iDRAC (Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller). iDRAC is the “brains” behind many automation features; from deployment, to updates, to monitoring, to maintenance and remediation.The Dell EMC policy-driven management systems, OpenManage Enterprise and iDRAC, can automate server management tasks and ultimately enable customers to free up IT resources and increase system uptime.Additionally, users can manage both their virtual and physical IT environment by utilizing OpenManage integrations within third-party management consoles such as VMware vCenter.Check out how the IT Staff at CERN Get More Sleep with OpenManage EnterpriseDon’t Wait, Automate. If you’re like 62% of other enterprises, you are dissatisfied with the quality, speed and cost of your application releases.i You may also be frustrated with the agility of your architecture to support both mission-critical workloads as well as data-intensive workloads. If that’s the case, you are certainly not alone. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve and overcome these common challenges.No matter what stage you’re in with your automation, there are ways you can improve performance by automating specific tasks. Sure, you’ll need to commit to the process and make sure you have the right hardware and systems in place. But once you’re rocking along, you’ll realize the tremendous benefits of switching from manual to automated processes (and probably wonder why you didn’t automate sooner!) You’ll be able to react quickly and support data-intense workloads. Your employees will have time to focus on other, more important tasks that add value to your business.For a more complete overview on server automation and how Dell EMC can help your organization reach its potential download the EMA white paper, Automate IT Infrastructure for Speed, Security, and Efficiency.Join the conversation, and stay in the loop PowerEdge automation on Twitter at @DellEMCservers[i] Source: EMA white paper commissioned by Dell EMC: Automate IT Infrastructure for Speed, Security, and Efficiency, November 2018[ii] Source: Forrester white paper commissioned by Dell EMC: Insights From Modernized IT: How to Achieve The Greatest Success As You Automate, November 2018last_img read more

Pakistan sets plans for significant investment in wind and solar generation

first_imgPakistan sets plans for significant investment in wind and solar generation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Pakistan is planning a wave of new wind and solar plants that will expand its clean energy capacity to about fifth of its total.The South Asian nation plans to increase its renewables by more than four times by adding as much as 7 gigawatts to bring its total to 8-9 gigawatts by 2025, said Nadeem Babar, head of Pakistan’s energy task force. The new energy policy that targets lifting the country’s total generation capacity by 40% to 42-43 gigawatts is expected to be approved within a month, he said.The shift to clean generation comes after Pakistan has nearly bridged a power deficit by adding 10 gigawatts of capacity in the past six years to ease long, unannounced blackouts in major cities. Most of that capacity was coal and natural gas fired plants that were financed by China as part of its Belt and Road Initiative.“The general policy is to have much higher emphasis on renewables over the next 10 years,’’ Babar said in a phone interview this month. Hydroelectric generation isn’t included in the renewable figures and is expected to account for 35% of the nation’s capacity by 2025.Pakistan plans to auction the right to build renewable capacity annually starting in December. It will also deregulate clean energy for companies that want to build a wind farm or use solar panels to supply private businesses, said Babar.Renewable generation is also expected to reduce the country’s costs to import power generation fuels such as coal and natural gas. Pakistan’s petroleum product imports, which fuel both power plants and vehicles, accounted for about $13 billion of the country’s $50 billion total imports in the eleven months ended May. “Last year, 41% of generation was on imported fuels,” said Babar. “That is just way too high.”More: Pakistan plans clean energy wave to make up 20% of its capacitylast_img read more

Ballhooter Spring Break

first_img1:30pm-3:00pm | Coca-Cola Zipline Toss | Village Plaza 12:00pm-3:00pm | Coca- Cola Challenge Course Open | Location TBD 10:00pm |  Silent Disco | Village Plaza           The mountain may be situated in the “National Radio QuietZone” but rest assured, both Clutch and CKY will have the village rocking onSaturday night. Headlining will be Clutch, the veteran Frederick Maryland hardrock band that is no stranger to echoing sonic blasts in the hills of WestVirginia. Taking the village stage before them will be the one and only CKY, arock band of MTV fame from Pennsylvania. The weekend will also featureperformances from Nappy Roots and Love Canon at the Connection Nightclub. Sunday, March 17,2019 11:00pm |  Silent Disco | Shavers Centre Plaza 8:30pm | Clutch | Village Stage 7:30pm | “Luck of the Shoe” Pre St. Patty’s Day Party | Village Plaza Saturday, March 16,2019 7:00pm | CKY | Village Stage (Full scheduleavailable at www.snowshoemtn.com) 2019 Ballhooter Spring Break Festival Schedule In summary, if you’re looking for a truly Wild &Wonderful weekend this March, Snowshoe’s Ballhooter Spring Break Festival hasyou covered. Head to www.snowshoemtn.comand plan your trip to the mountain for a weekend of FREE village concerts,partying, awesome skiing, partying, crazy spring break games, and probably somemore partying. center_img 10:30pm | Love Canon | At The Connection Nightclub (Ages 21+) If you’re more concerned about the snow conditions than theconcerts or the parties, fear not. Ask any Snowshoe local what the best monthof the season is and they’ll tell you. For at least the last several years,it’s been March by a longshot. In 2018, the mountain received 88” of snow inMarch, more than all the rest of that season combined. When folks think aboutspring skiing they usually picture t-shirts and sunglasses, mild weather andslushy snow. That hasn’t been the case in recent years. It’s been more likewhat you’d expect to see in the heart of winter, with the “Cheat MountainMagic” producing powder days galore. There’s no guarantee that this March willfollow suit, but there’s plenty of reason for optimism. Friday, March 15,2019 This season marks Snowshoe’s 6th year hosting “Ballhooter”,an annual festival featuring free concerts, spring break-themed parties andshenanigans, and the best spring skiing in the region. Past performances at thefestival have included Big Gigantic, Theory of a Deadman, and the DropkickMurphy’s. This year, the lineup of free concerts in Snowshoe’s mountaintopvillage includes hard rockers Clutch and CKY. Skiing and partying. Partying and skiing. As any retro skimovie from the 80’s will teach you, it’s a classic combination much like peanutbutter and jelly, or perhaps more fittingly, whiskey and Coke. It’s the recipefor some of the best weekends you’ll never remember. The biggest party of theseason is right around the corner at Snowshoe Mountain’s Ballhooter SpringBreak Festival, presented by Coca-Cola. 12:00pm-2:00pm | St. Patty’s Day Dodgeball Tournament, presented by Subaru | Village Plaza 11:00am | Bloody Mary Bar | Junction Stage 10:30pm |  Nappy Roots | At The Connection Nightclub (21 +) 12:00pm |  Bourbon Tasting | Allegheny Springslast_img read more

Levittown Woman Fatally Hit by Vehicle

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 47-year-old Levittown woman was fatally struck by a vehicle on the East End over the weekend.New York State police said April L. Valera was crossing Old Country Road when she was hit by a westbound vehicle at the corner of Kroemer Avenue in Riverhead at 11:30 p.m. Sunday.The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. No criminality is suspected.Police ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-756-3300.last_img

BOSF closes down facilities over COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgThe nonprofit Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) has closed down several facilities to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.BOSF chief executive officer Jamartin Sihite said he had yet to learn how the virus would affect orangutans.“In this case, not only do we have to worry about transmission between humans, but also from humans to orangutans,” he said on Tuesday. Because of this BOSF has banned visitors at several forests such as Samboja Lestari in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, and Nyaru Menteng in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan. Researchers and visitors are also not allowed to enter Kehje Sewen and Bukit Batikap forests in East Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan.“We will close them for the time being, including the information center in Nyaru Menteng, as well as Samboja Lodge in Samboja, East Kalimantan,” Jamartin said.Read also: Jakarta closes Ancol and Monas parks, Ragunan Zoo to contain COVID-19“Even our headquarters in Bogor, West Java, is closed. Our employees are working from home.” he added. Many business trips from Bogor to Samboja or Palangkaraya have been postponed as well. Employees who are required to interact with the orangutans have to undergo temperature checks twice a day, wash hands as often as possible and wear face masks and gloves at all times.“Every disposable item must be burned at the end of their shifts,” he said, adding that the facilities would be closed for at least a month subject to later evaluation.The foundation has been supplying the employees with vitamins to keep them healthy for the last two weeks, and preparing an emergency team for orangutans should one of them contract COVID-19.“So far we are grateful that everyone is safe and healthy,” Jamartin said. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Tailgating

first_imgTailgating is the new thing to do before any football game. It is even coming to high schools. Some of these parties begin six hours before the kickoff, and some of the guests do not even have tickets to the game. A TV is set up and they watch the game from the parking lot. A whole new line of equipment has been developed to make the tailgating easier, and more like the backyard picnic. No longer are hot dogs and burgers the main course. We now have ribs, skewers, elaborate casseroles, and whatever you might think of to eat on the menu. Elaborate tents, grills, ovens, and liquor dispensers are purchased and lugged to every game. The menu is planned early in the week so all the ingredients are in place on Saturday. Everyone is assigned something to bring or pay for, and the party is on. Universities now hire extra police to patrol the parking lots to make sure the party stays a party and the goodies are not stolen or destroyed. Pack ‘n Plays are set up for the young ones, and the older ones have their footballs and Frisbees. Some people have even purchased vehicles to transport all this important gear to home and away games. If the weather cooperates, the party might start at 7 a.m. and go well into the night. Some of the tailgaters probably don’t know who won the game, but boy, did they have fun; come next Saturday they will be raring to go again.last_img read more

Sunman-Dearborn MS VB Tops STL

first_imgThe St. Louis 7th Grade Volleyball Team traveled to Sunman-Dearborn and lost in 2 games….25-20 and 25-23.Leading servers for tonight was Alexa Miles. She was 8/12 with 8 points and 5 aces. Grace Laudick also contributed 6/8 with 5 points and 3 aces. Harlee Masavage had her first kill at the net tonight!Courtesy of  Cardinals Coach Julie Laudick.last_img

Bulldogs Win Golf Tri-Meet

first_imgBoys Golf results for Thursday (4-20) played at North Branch Golf Course (Bridge Course) in New Point.Team Scores:  Batesville 184 (winner by 5th score tiebreaker), Hauser 184, North Decatur 195.Match Medalist:  Justin Compton-Hauser (+1) 36.Next Match: at Ripley County Tournament 4/24 at North Branch.Record:  12-14 (3-1 EIAC).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Siefert.last_img

Mr. Paul David Scott

first_imgMr. Paul David Scott, age 85, of Hanover, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on November 22, 1934 in Florence, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Darrell David and Bernice (Bennett) Scott. He was raised in Florence, Indiana and was a 1953 graduate of the Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis, Indiana. Paul David was employed for the US Shoe Factory and as a custodian for the Switzerland County Courthouse in Vevay, Indiana. Paul David resided most of his life in the Vevay community and in the Hanover community since 2012. He enjoyed watching TV and was an avid sports fan. Paul David passed away at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, December 15, 2019, at the Hanover Nursing Center in Hanover, Indiana.Paul David will be missed by his sister, Maxine (Scott) Witko of Streator, IL; his brother, Loren Scott and his wife, Melba of North Ogden, UT and his nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Darrell David Scott, died May 27, 1961 and Bernice (Bennett) Scott, died May 7, 1990; his half-brother, Maurice Scott and his half-sister, Norma Hill.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, December 19, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., by Rev. Mike Jones, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 19, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor’s Choice or Jeff Craig Volunteer Fire Department. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

State will stay in Stage 4.5

first_imgStatewide — Governor Eric Holcomb announced that the state will stay in Stage 4.5 of the #BackonTrackIndiana plan until at least September 25.  There were no changes made in capacity allowances for restaurants, bars, and entertainment businesses.  The mask mandate will continue during this time as well.last_img