With the unprecedented volume of data and burgeoning number of connected devices, the need for enterprises to modernize their data centers is critical. One technology that is having a profound effect on data center transformation is Flash Storage. Enterprises are flocking to Flash as evidenced by the findings in IDC’s June, 2016 Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker (scroll down the page to see the table).IDC states that the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for worldwide terabytes shipments of enterprise flash-based storage between 2013 and 2015 was 166.5% and that all-flash array ales grew 91.4 percent during the first half of 2016 compared with the same period of 2015.”Why are enterprises moving to Flash? There are a number of key reasons – but the primary reason is that all organizations need better and faster access to critical internal and customer data.Flash needs a complementary network In order to maximize the value of Flash Storage, IT departments need to ensure that the appropriate network is in place. Failure to do so risks that any performance bottleneck will just be moved from one hot spot in the infrastructure to another. Or to put it another way, a great smart phone is only as good as its connection, and a great sports car only performs at its peak on the best roads. The same is true for Flash Storage and the storage network.Dell EMC recently announced the availability of the Brocade G620 Gen 6 Fibre Channel switch. The Brocade G620 is the industry’s first Gen 6 Fibre Channel switch and allows enterprises to take advantage of lightning-fast Dell EMC Flash Storage and adapt quickly to dynamic business demands.A Gen 6 Fibre Channel infrastructure is the right network to support Dell EMC Flash Storage. It accelerates application performance, enables always-on business operations, and allows enterprises to implement a Future-Ready strategy to modernize their data center.Gen 6 Fibre Channel is built to optimize Flash Storage and highly virtualized server environments, with the higher IO throughput and lower latency necessary for high-transaction applications.Can we quantify the speed? Sure! According to a Demartek Gen 6 Fibre Channel evaluation report, 32 Gbps performance accelerates application response time by up to 71 percent over previous solutions eliminating IO bottlenecks and unleashing the full performance of flash storage.Not just better performance but better managementIn addition to performance benefits, Brocade Fabric Vision Technology with IO Insight provides the industry’s only integrated network sensor, which allows for proactive monitoring of application and device-level IO performance and behavior. This exclusive capability enables enterprises to quickly identify and resolve problems. And, integration with VMware tools such as vRealize enables optimization of VM and application performance.Finally, in keeping with Dell EMC’s future-ready philosophy, Gen 6 Fibre Channel switches are positioned for future technologies like NVMe over Fabrics and Gen 7 Fibre Channel.There is no doubt that efficient access to critical data is a significant competitive advantage for organizations. As you look to modernize your data center and implement Dell EMC flash storage, the Brocade G620 Gen 6 Fibre Channel switch provides the best solution for connectivity and will help your organization receive the greatest value from your All-Flash arrays.
14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr LinkedIn, MySpace, Tumblr and Fling all have something in common: they’ve been breached. Several popular websites, including those four, recently had consumers’ usernames and passwords stolen and sold on the black market. More than 640 million consumer records were potentially compromised, causing the media to coin the term “mega breach.”Although it doesn’t appear consumers’ credit card information was stolen as part of these mega breaches, their passwords and usernames may have been. If fraudsters successfully use these stolen passwords, there may be an influx in account takeover fraud. Affected websites are encouraging users to update and alter their passwords. They also recommend users monitor other accounts where they use the same username and password combinations.Community financial institutions (FIs) should share the following password tips with consumers to help ensure the safety of their online accounts. continue reading »
Mackley has been commissioned by the RNLI to carry out the demolition of a now redundant lifeboat station at Selsey on the West Sussex coast.According to the company, the former lifeboat station is now surplus to requirements following completion of a new lifeboat station, and Mackley has been tasked with demolition and removal of the old station, and the jetty from which it is accessed.The works, which involve the use of a jack-up barge, are scheduled to take three months and be completed by mid-July, depending on the weather. The project will also include removal of asbestos from the lifeboat station, and clearing the seabed following the removal of the demolished station.This is not the first project Mackley has carried out at the coastal village of Selsey. An earlier project at Selsey West Beach extended the residual life of 1.25 km of existing defenses.The project involved the placement of approximately 37,000m³ of shingle along the frontage, and repairs to existing timber groynes and the reinforced concrete seawall.
Ghanaian midfielder Abdul Aziz Tetteh has returned to Platanias ahead of the new season in August.The 25 year old, who dislocated his shoulder at the end of last season, was one of the few players who reported for training at the first day.Tetteh is keen to continue his fine form for the Greek top-flight side this season after helping them avoid relegation last season.He played 30 games and scored four goals.Platanias head coach Angelos Anastasiadis has expressed delight in the entire squad and is exciting about the potential of his team.“We have a great squad with exciting potential and looking forward to having a memorable season ahead,” he said.