Welcoming New Additions to VCE Block and Rack Families

first_imgStart small and grow to extreme scale (1000+ nodes)Capable of supporting multiple hypervisorsIn summary, depending on your use cases and needs (OpenStack, VMware, Scale-out Storage), the VxRack Systems family has you covered. They bring all of the hyper-converged advantages to a rack-scale system to enable scale-out simplicity and performance.Now, let’s take a look at the release for our Vblock Systems family.The Vblock System 350 and VxBlock System 350 with Unity are the newest additions to the System 300 Series and VCE product portfolio. With a flash optimized Block portfolio – 350 with Unity, 540 with XtremeIO, and 740 with VMAX All Flash – VCE continues to offer its customers additional choices to deploy all-flash converged infrastructure and transform their data centers.More than ever, customers are moving towards all-flash data centers. According to the Worldwide and U.S. Enterprise Storage Systems Forecast Update 2015-2019, the all-flash and hybrid-flash array market have projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.2% and 5.5%, respectively, far above the hard disk drive market CAGR of -12.8%. Flash delivers the increased performance required by next-generation applications as well as traditional workloads, at a better price than hard disk.With the launch of Vblock and VxBlock System 350 with the all-new EMC Unity storage platform, VCE further enables customers to modernize their infrastructure and transform their data center operation into a cloud environment, while minimizing total cost of ownership.Vblock and VxBlock System 350 with Unity is a leading choice for customers, and here’s why:Provides a fast, low-risk path to an all-flash data centerOffers an ideal infrastructure for midsized deployments, ROBO use cases, and cost-sensitive mixed workloadsMeets the needs of resource-constrained IT professionals in large or small companiesTops the current mid-range external storage array market – it is smaller, denser, and easier to useOffers the highest levels of performance at low latencyScales for ultimate flexibilityAnd, provides a complete, rich set of data services and featuresVblock and VxBlock System 350 customers have the flexibility to choose from multiple storage configurations, either in hybrid-flash or all-flash arrays, to meet their requirements.For more information on Vblock Systems and VxRack Systems and to learn more about VCE’s full portfolio of products, visit vce.com. Start small and scale incrementally to hundreds of nodesComplete lifecycle managementNew EVO SDDC manager for single pane of glass management of physical and virtual resourcesVxRack System 1000 with FLEX Nodes–Perfect for organizations that need a flexible foundation for delivering IaaS at scale and can support a wide range of use cases (separately or in combination)Leverages EMC ScaleIOVirtualizes the server’s direct-attached storage into a shared network-based storage pool-similar to SAN storage We are happy to welcome in our two new arrivals, VxRack System 1000 with Neutrino Nodes and the Vblock System 350 and VxBlock System 350 with Unity.The VxRack System 1000 Series is joined by another outstanding rack system. The VxRack System 1000 with Neutrino Nodes brings with it all of the cloud native capabilities that companies have been dreaming about. No need to have an enormous group of developers spending large amounts of time configuring and developing an environment that may or may not work or even be used over time.  The VxRack with Neutrino Node is a turnkey environment that makes standing up multiple cloud stacks based on open source a breeze.The magic within the VxRack with Neutrino Nodes is the integration with proven, existing technologies to ensure the entire stack is stable and reliable. This multi-service architecture provides IT with choices of IaaS or PaaS that the lines of business need for developing their cloud native apps. And with all VxRack Systems, compelling economics are brought to the table with the commodity hardware, one call support, simplified upgrades, patches, and unified management.Here’s a high level view of the family after today’s announcement:VxRack System 1000 with Neutrino Nodes–Perfect for organizations that want a turnkey platform for cloud native services (OpenStack, Hadoop, Photon)IaaS – OpenStack deployment in hours vs. weeks/monthsPaaS – Native Hybrid Cloud (including Pivotal Cloud Foundry)Purpose-built for cloud native (P3) applicationsVxRack System 1000 with SDDC Nodes–Ideal for organizations that have standardized on VMware and want a turnkey private cloud with end-to-end system automation- simple!Leverages the VMware EVO SDDC stackEasy to deploy, operate and managelast_img read more

Scotland’s SSE looking to join ranks of world’s largest wind power developers

first_imgScotland’s SSE looking to join ranks of world’s largest wind power developers FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Scottish utility SSE Plc is planning an expansion of its renewable power business to compete globally for the growing market for massive wind farms. “I’d like to see us become a global supermajor,” Jim Smith, managing director of SSE Renewables, said by phone. “Who wouldn’t if they were running our business?”While it’s become one of the biggest developers in the U.K., the largest market for offshore wind farms, SSE has been slow to branch out of its home territory. With construction set to begin on a number of developments, the company is eyeing growth in a space where seasoned competitors like Denmark’s Orsted A/S and Spain’s Iberdrola SA are already duking it out for market share.SSE plans to expand its wind business into two more markets within the next five years, Smith said. It’s looking at opportunities in northern Europe, the U.S. and Japan, he said. With a record-low bid last year to build a giant wind farm off the coast of England, the company has shown that it knows how to win competitive government auctions to build the green power plants at sea.For offshore wind, SSE would look to partner with a local developer in whatever market they move into to work on a project at an early stage. For wind farms onshore, the company is looking to acquire a developer with a pipeline of projects at various stages of progress and about 1 to 2 gigawatts of capacity, Smith said.For now, the company is focused on delivering on a huge pipeline of projects. Last year, SSE and Norwegian energy company Equinor ASA won a joint bid to build the world’s biggest wind farm at sea, the 3.6-gigawatt Dogger Bank. The company also recently made final investment decisions on two other massive wind projects: a 443-megawatt wind farm on the Shetland Islands in Scotland and the 1.1-gigawatt Seagreen installation off the Scottish coast.All told, SSE plans to invest 7.5 billion pounds ($9.4 billion) by 2025 in projects that will cut greenhouse gas emissions. The utility has said that its balance sheet and divestments can support this growth, and that capital and investment spending on less strategic or less advanced projects will be deprioritized or deferred.[Will Mathis]More: Scottish utility seeks to become a green `supermajor’last_img

Bale: I don’t see myself at United

first_img The Wales forward, who has scored 10 league goals in 16 La Liga appearances for Real this season, is under contract with the Merengue outfit until June 2019. Bale has been strongly linked in recent weeks with a move to Old Trafford with Manchester United reportedly keen to acquire his services. “The reason why we have won so many titles is because everyone rows in the same direction,” the 25-year-old said. “During training, during games, everyone plays at a very high level.” Everything at Real is planned to detail, according to Bale. “We have tactical meetings to see who takes free-kicks,” he said. “If it’s on the left, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo, if it’s on the right then it’s me. It usually works well. “Now that Cristiano may not play, (likely to face a two-match suspension for being sent off in Saturday’s game at Cordoba), I hope I can take the free-kicks in order to have the opportunity to score more goals.” Bale revealed his love for Real goes back to his childhood. “I liked watching Real Madrid on TV,” he said. “They always had the best players and played the best football. “Whenever they played, it was always exciting. I was passionate about Real Madrid. “I really liked (Zinedine) Zidane and Ronaldo. To watch the two of them play together was incredible, just to see what they were able to do on the pitch. “That was the reason why I liked Madrid so much.” Press Association Gareth Bale has brushed aside reports he is unhappy at Real Madrid and has no thoughts of leaving the European champions any time soon. However, Bale told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser: “I don’t see myself at Manchester United. “In a recent interview I was asked if I was not happy at Madrid but I told them that I am very happy here. “I have many years left on my contract. I feel the support and love of the fans at the Bernabeu stadium. “I hope I can continue to work in order to prove what I’m capable of doing on the pitch and to win as many trophies as possible. “The fans are amazing. I love when we play at home. “I’m having a good time, we are winning trophies and I want to continue to do this here, at Real Madrid.” Since joining Real from Tottenham in the summer of 2013, Bale has won the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, the FIFA Club World Cup and the Copa del Rey. Real currently lead the league standings and are also alive in the Champions League, where they will face Schalke in the last 16 of the competition next month. last_img read more

Rooney Quits International Football

first_imgHe made his major tournament debut as an 18-year-old at Euro 2004, and his last international appearance was as captain in last November’s 3-0 victory over Scotland at Wembley.Rooney rejoined boyhood club Everton in the summer, and his announcement comes two days after he scored his 200th Premier League goal in a 1-1 draw at Manchester City.After that game, he said he was “focusing on Everton” rather than an international recall.“I’m sure I’ll speak to Gareth Southgate over the next few days,” he added. “We’ll see what happens.”Southgate is due today to name a squad for the World Cup qualifiers in Malta on September 1, and at home to Slovakia three days later.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram England’s all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney has retired from international football after turning down the chance to be part of the squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers.The Everton striker was asked by England boss Gareth Southgate to be involved against Malta and Slovakia.“Every time I was selected was a real privilege but I believe now is the time to bow out,” said the 31-year-old.The former Manchester United captain scored 53 times in 119 internationals.last_img read more