In part 3 of this blog series we discussed our vision for future data protection.It will be a multi-year effort to fully realize, but our early efforts in this journey are already starting to bear fruit. Recently we released support for the protection of Kubernetes containers on VMware – a first-to-market data protection solution that will enable our customers to accelerate innovation and increase their agility across multi-cloud environments by leveraging containers for application deployments while ensuring the protection of critical data wherever containers are deployed.Going forward, our customers can expect to see a steady stream of new data protection capabilities being released on a quarterly basis as we continue to prime the pump of our agile software development engine. As we build for the future, it is important to point out that our industry leading data protection solutions continue to simplify the protection and security of critical workloads and data across private, public and hybrid cloud environments, while dramatically lowering the cost of protection in the cloud.Consider the four key capabilities that Dell EMC Data Protection solutions deliver to our customers today:1) Dell EMC Data Protection is native to the cloudIndustry-leading Dell EMC cloud data protection solutions are used by over 1,000 customers to protect over 2.7 Exabytes in the public cloud. The seamless integration with the cloud ecosystem and marketplace enables users to simply and rapidly install solutions such as PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition to efficiently protect applications and data in the public cloud while significantly reducing costs.Additionally, born-in-the-cloud workloads leveraging public cloud snapshots can be seamlessly protected using PowerProtect Cloud Snapshot Manager, a Dell EMC SaaS offering that automatically discovers, assigns policies and protects public cloud workloads and data across multiple clouds.And in a recent first-to-market solution, Dell Technologies delivers data protection support for Kubernetes containers through PowerProtect Data Manager. This gives organizations the ability to deploy workloads on containers across any cloud – private, public or hybrid – and ensure the rapid protection and recovery of the mission-critical data running on containers in edge, core and multi-cloud environments.2) Dell Technologies is the only vendor with a full spectrum of data protection solutionsSupporting full business service protection from edge to core to cloud, requires solutions that entail backup and recovery as well as disaster recovery and orchestration. Dell Technologies has leading products in both spaces that will ultimately be fully integrated into PowerProtect Data Manager.A single product will provide a full continuum of data protection capabilities with continuous data protection, to deliver extremely robust recovery point and recovery time objectives, with automated backup and recovery, for the protection, compliance and security of mission-critical data assets across hybrid, multi-cloud environments. These capabilities will be further augmented through our Cloud DR offering, where the whole workload environment can be recreated in the cloud directly from backup copies.3) Intelligent protection and recovery Autonomous protection and recovery will free users from the day-to-day burdens of data protection management. It all starts by making the underlying hardware infrastructure self-managing. Dell Technologies delivers this capability today by leveraging AI/ML-based automation to proactively detect hardware-related issues and provide predictive maintenance and resource management on the Dell EMC PowerProtect DD appliance family.We plan to deliver increasingly higher levels of automation by using AI/ML to analyze data protection usage and policy patterns in order to better predict the required policies and SLAs for supporting workloads across edge, core and multi-cloud. This will be built on PowerProtect Central, a SaaS platform that collects and analyzes behavioral patterns across multi-cloud environments (while of course complying with all required privacy and security measures).4) Data management and securityCyber threats are becoming increasingly pervasive. Organizations of all sizes now report that they are regularly targeted with malware and ransomware attacks. Protecting data means more than performing daily backup operations, it also means safeguarding data from a broad range of cyber threats.Dell Technologies delivers solutions that are integrating data protection (backup) with security into a more holistic approach for safeguarding data. PowerProtect Cyber Recovery integrates data protection storage with air-gapped data protection to prevent malicious deletion of backup copies, as well as malware detection mechanisms to ensure backup copies are clean and ready for recovery. Additional enhancements are planned through the collaboration of Dell EMC with VMware, SecureWorks and RSA.Proven and Modern Data ProtectionAs we enter the data decade, we are increasingly mindful of the pivotal role data will play in opening new frontiers in advancing human progress. From making affordable, quality health care available to billions of people globally, to delivering breakthrough advancements in eco-friendly, sustainable food production, to helping illuminate the minds of underprivileged youth across every corner of the globe – it all starts with data. That is why we do what we do. Our mission is connected to safeguarding the critical data assets that will make these aspirations, and many more like it, a reality in the coming years.We are tremendously excited, energized and humbled to be the industry leader delivering today’s proven data protection solutions, while developing the modern data protection capabilities organizations need so that our customers can focus on what they do best.
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An Emirates A380 AIRLINES often crow about having the world’s longest flights but Emirates is trumpeting its newest Airbus A380 destination as the world’s shortest for the superjumbo.The Dubai-based carrier will upgrade one of its nine daily flights between Dubai and Doha to an A380 service from December 1 on what is the 45th A380 route for the airline and the shortest for the aircraft at just over 235 miles (379kms) each way.The airline justified using the long-range superjumbo on the short route by saying demand for Doha had been steadily increasing to the point it had carried more than 700,000 passengers between the cities so far this year.“The upgrade to the A380 will provide Emirates the increased ability to serve growing demand for travel out of Doha,’’ it said. “The double-decker has also proved tremendously popular with customers, and the upcoming service in December will give travellers from Qatar the chance to experience Emirates’ award-winning A380 onboard product and service to Dubai and seamless A380 journeys to some of Emirates most popular destinations.’’The gulf carrier has timed the flights so that travellers will have connections of less than four hours to popular destinations such as London Heathrow, New York, Paris and Rome.The superjumbos on the route will be in a three-class configuration with 429 seats in economy, 76 flat-bed seats in business and 14 first-class suites. They will also come equipped with the airline’s renowned in-flight bar and entertainment system, althoughit willl be a choice between a quick drink or a short program on a flight lasting about an hour.Emirates is the world’s biggest operator of A380s with 85 in service and 57 on order and competes with Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and Doha-based Qatar. It recently upgraded its business class product and bar and is working on a new first class product.Emirates president Tim Clark, who says the aircraft works well for airline and is popular with customers, recently warned that the world would need more A380s to cope with capacity problems at airports.Read Sir Tim’s comments.Airbus announced earlier this year that it will more than halve production of the superjumbo from the current 2.5 per month to one a month because of lacklustre demand.But Airbus chief executive Tom Enders, speaking at an event to celebrate the manufacturer’s 10,000th aircraft delivery, predicted there would still be a demand for the A380 “for many years to come”.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool make January transfer window callby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool expect to have a quiet January transfer window.The Reds have enjoyed a flying start to the new Premier League season, currently sitting six points clear of Manchester City having won eight of their nine matches so far.Liverpool are also on course to make the knockout stages of the Champions League having breezed past Genk with a 4-1 win on Wednesday night.With Jurgen Klopp’s side flying high, the Liverpool Echo says it’s unlikely the Merseyside giants will splash the cash when the transfer window reopens in the New Year.It’s claimed that it will take a ‘huge unforeseen struggle’ for Klopp to delve into the market.
zoom The Port of Virginia, one of major ports on the US East Coast, has signed a new, long-term lease for Virginia International Gateway (VIG) that clears the way for the port to begin work on doubling capacity at the deep-water container terminal.The new lease, which was negotiated during a two-year period, will give the port oversight of and operating rights at the terminal until 2065. Further, the lease allows the port to begin work on a USD 320 million project to build the terminal’s second phase, with the construction expected to begin this year.The lease is between the Virginia Ports Authority (VPA) and Virginia International Gateway Inc., which is owned by Alinda Capital Partners and Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). The lease is scheduled to go into effect on November 1.“Within the existing footprint, we will have the capability and capacity to process a total of 1.2 million (container) lifts – 2 million TEUs — annually through VIG,” said Aubrey L. Layne, Virginia secretary of transportation. “The negotiation process was a collaborative effort with both the Alinda, USS team and the port making a significant investment in resources and time. Everyone worked together to reach this agreement knowing the long-term benefits to the port and throughout Virginia.”Presently, VIG is processing 600,000 container lifts annually. The terminal is served by eight ship-to-shore cranes and has on-dock rail with service provided by both CSX and Norfolk Southern. The expansion will take an estimated three years to complete and result in a longer berth, an expanded rail operation, an expanded container yard and four new ship-to-shore cranes.VIG is a privately owned marine container terminal located along the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth. The facility was commissioned in July 2007, and is the largest privately-owned container terminal in the United States. In July 2010, the VPA and VIG entered into a 20-year lease agreement under which the VPA is currently operating VIG.
SADDLE LAKE, Alta. – Two people have died and 14 people were injured when two vehicles on their way home from trick-or-treating crashed on a slippery road northeast of Edmonton.RCMP Cpl. Ron Bumbry says two vans — one with six people and the other with 10 people, collided about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night on the Saddle Lake Cree Nation, about 165 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.Bumbry says a 42-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, both of Saddle Lake, who were in the northbound van were pronounced dead at the scene.The other 14 — 10 of which were under the age of 18 and included a one-year-old and a two-year-old — were all taken to area hospitals with serious, non life-threatening injuries.Bumbry says people in both vehicles had been trick-or-treating in St. Paul, a town about 30 kilometres east of Saddle Lake, and were returning to their homes when the crash happened.He says it was snowing and roads were slippery at the time, but it’s too early to say if those were the cause of the crash.“It’s very tragic and our thoughts are with the family of the deceased and the community of Saddle Lake Cree Nation,” Bumbry said.Police are not releasing the names of the dead, nor their relationship.
FREDERICTON — A major player in natural gas development in New Brunswick is making plans for new wells if the province’s new Tory government follows through on a pledge to lift a moratorium on fracking.Corridor Resources currently has 32 producing wells in the Sussex area and operates a 50 kilometre pipeline, a gathering system comprising 15 kilometres of pipe, and a natural gas processing facility.The company wants to expand but the previous Liberal government imposed a moratorium in 2014 that prohibits hydraulic fracturing — a process that involves pumping water and chemicals at high pressure to fracture shale rock and release gas.The new Tory government has proposed lifting the moratorium in specific areas, like the Sussex region, if there is public support.In a corporate presentation the company says, if the moratorium is lifted, they would drill five vertical evaluation wells, complete three existing wells, identify “sweet spots,” and drill a second round of up to five horizontal wells.The company says with the impending end of Nova Scotia’s offshore production, natural gas will have to come from outside the Maritimes if the New Brunswick deposit is not further developed.The Canadian Press
Companies in this article: (TSX:HSE, TSX:MEG, TSX:IMO, TSX:SU, TSX:CVE, TSX:CNQ)The Canadian Press CALGARY — A CIBC oil and gas analyst says the recent deterioration in crude oil prices makes it unlikely that a better offer will emerge to force Husky Energy Inc. to sweeten its hostile takeover bid for an oilsands rival.Husky reported Tuesday that it had received all necessary regulatory approvals for the takeover of MEG Energy Corp. and is now waiting for shareholders’ response to its offer which expires in mid-January.Analyst Jon Morrison says in a research report that Investment Canada approval of the proposed deal could at one time have prompted the emergence of a rival bidder — and a higher bid — for MEG, but the weakening macro oil economy of the past couple of months makes it unlikely now.He says he doesn’t expect any of the four most likely competing bidders — Imperial Oil Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., Cenovus Energy Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. — to make a bid.CIBC moved its price target for MEG down from $9.50 to $8.30 per share, with the new target matching the current Husky cash-and-shares offer.The takeover was worth about $3.3 billion when proposed in September but has fallen to about $2.5 billion because of deterioration in Husky’s share price.“While we held the view earlier in the year that there was the potential for Husky to modestly bump the bid to get the deal across the line, given the weakening macro market over the last couple months we no longer believe that to be the case,” said Morrison in his report.
The smoke covering Fort St. John is coming from the fire that is currently uncontrolled.If the current fire suppression doesn’t work, more crews will be brought in to fight the fire Thursday.There is another fire northwest of Fort St. John, that is approximately 100 hectares in size. The fire isn’t creating a lot of smoke today and crews are working to put out that fire.If you have any information about forest fires in our region, email [email protected] You can also send along any pictures or video as well. UPDATE as of 5:45 p.m. – B.C. Hydro has confirmed the fire is located approximately 3.5km upstream from the Site C Dam project. At this time there is no concern for the workers on site or the worker accommodation. Hydro and the B.C. Wildfire Service are monitoring the situation and their first priority is the safety of workers on site and the public. Hydro was burning waste wood debris on Friday and Saturday near Tea Island. The cause of Wednesday’s fire is unknown at this time.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Crews from the Forest Fire Service and B.C. Hydro are working to contain a fire near the Site C Dam.The fire broke out on Wednesday and is approximately 4 hectares in size. Crews from the Forest Service and B.C. Hydro are working to contain the fire and B.C. Hydro has hired a helicopter to help with the suppression efforts.