Data Services or Predictable Performance? – You Shouldn’t Have to Choose

first_imgWith All-Flash storage systems the expectation of predictable performance is a given.  So, if predictable performance is a given then what sets one All-Flash array apart from others?The answer is DATA SERVICES!Data services are what make today’s All-Flash storage intelligent and add the unique capabilities required for the new cloud era.So what exactly are data services in the context of All-Flash storage?Data services provide functionality, above and beyond storing data which help simplify, optimize, protect and at the end of the day get more from your storage investment.  Quick examples of data services include snap copies, quality of service, remote replication, intelligent caching, data reduction, encryption and many more…So why don’t all storage systems offer all possible data services?  It comes down to design and architecture. Developing, testing and supporting data services, especially at the tier-1 mission critical level, is no small effort and requires a long term commitment and vast engineering resources. Also, running data services within a storage array requires system resources such as CPU and memory, very valuable commodities within today’s storage systems.  If there aren’t enough resources available to run multiple data services then things like predictable performance can be impacted.Dell EMC offers a portfolio of All-Flash storage systems to meet a range of use cases and customer requirements.  Each product has a unique design and architecture to meet a specific range of requirements and price points.  We understand, for example, that there is a difference between what you can expect from a dual controller architecture (like our industry leading mid-range Dell EMC Unity product line) compared to a multi-controller ‘scale out’ architecture (like our industry leading tier-1 Dell EMC VMAX and XtremIO product lines).  Both certainly play a key role in satisfying our customers’ varying requirements but both also offer their own range of data services based on their architectural design.What happens when you try to run too many data services on an architecture not designed or proven to be able to handle them?  Simple – you run out of resources (like CPU and memory) and something has to give.One example of where we believe a storage vendor may be trying to get too much out of their architecture is Pure Storage and their FlashArray product line.If you have seen the list of data services Pure Storage recently announced (many of which are not yet available) a few questions come to mind:Can their FlashArray dual-controller architecture handle running everything they announced while maintaining predictable performance?How will performance tradeoffs be managed?Will they really be able to execute on their committed timeline?As mentioned earlier, it is data services that set one storage system apart from another so we understand why Pure Storage is trying to pack their FlashArray with all the basic data services they were missing, some of which customers have been waiting on for a while.  But, when you look at the architecture of their FlashArray product, and when you take into consideration the FlashArray already has to throttle back on data reduction when the system gets busy to maintain performance, we think it seems unlikely it can handle running even more data services in parallel.  How will these additional data services get enough resources to operate without impacting performance and/or other data services already running?Key Questions to Ask Pure Storage:Is FlashArray now utilizing resources from both controllers (front and back end) to try and provide more resources for data services? If so how will this impact controller failovers and/or upgrades when one controller goes offline?Will there be best practices for deploying data services without impacting each other or overall performance?Can you leverage QoS to make sure performance of critical data services (like remote replication) are not affected by other data services absorbing resources?Will you have to choose between performance and data services based on which, and how many, data services you want to run?To use an automobile analogy – the Ford Fusion (4 cylinder, 5 passenger car) and Ford Explorer (8 cylinder, 7 passenger SUV) are both consistently best sellers but they have completely different designs and serve different markets.  No matter how much you dress up a Ford Fusion to look like a Ford Explorer it still has the engine and body of a Ford Fusion.  Moral of the story – if you want to offer a bigger and more powerful solution you need to design one from the ground up.It will be interesting to see how things play out.  Let us know what you hear!Want to learn more from our ongoing blog series, check out these recent blogs:NVMe – the Yellow Brick Road to New Levels of PerformanceScale Out or Sputter Out? Why Every All-Flash NAS Platform Isn’t Created EqualMission Critical Is More Than Just a Buzzwordlast_img read more

Randolph Woman Arrested For Alleged Assault At Kennedy Residence

first_imgWNY News Now Stock Image.POLAND – A Randolph woman was arrested after allegedly assaulting two people at a Kennedy address on Friday night.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Carrie Congdon, 47, allegedly assaulted a person in the driveway of a Mud Creek Road residence just after 11:30 p.m.Deputies say Congdon then allegedly forced entry into the house and assault a second person while preventing them from calling 911.Through investigation, deputies believed that Congdon drove to the house while intoxicated. She is charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief and driving while intoxicated.Deputies say Congdon was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail pending centralized arraignment. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Navigant Research sees global wind capacity doubling by 2028, topping 1,217GW

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Recharge:The global wind industry will add more than 626GW of new capacity — representing more than $1trn of investment — over the 2019-28 period, according to a new report from Navigant Research.This represents more than a doubling of the 591.1GW of wind installed around the world at the end of 2018, adding up to a total of more than 1,217GW (1.2TW).This tenfold growth in “wind capacity value” will be “led by countries in Asia-Pacific and non-traditional markets in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa,” said Jesse Broehl, senior research analyst with Navigant Research.The global offshore market will experience a 16% compound annual growth rate over the period, with China, Taiwan and Europe being the leading markets, according to the Global Wind Energy Overview report.The study says that 51.4GW of wind was installed globally in 2018, down from the 52.9GW recorded in 2017. The Global Wind Energy Council put the 2018 figure at 51.3GW.“This growth is flat but behind these top-line figures resides profound shifts throughout global wind power markets and promising outlooks on the future of the industry throughout most global markets,” says the report.[Leigh Collins]More: Global wind capacity to more than double to 1.2TW by 2028: report Navigant Research sees global wind capacity doubling by 2028, topping 1,217GWlast_img read more

Trauma Tuesday: Crash Edit from the Faction Collective

first_imgNo one ever said good footage comes easy. Check out what went into the filming of “We Are the Faction Collective” web series. Oh, and by the way, Faction skis rock — we tested them last spring in Jackson Hole with Marmot and Exum Mountain Guides and they did not disappoint.Editing and cinematography : Etienne MérelAdditional filmers : Bokeh Production // Maxime Moulin // Benjamin NardiniColor correction : BeaurepaireSong : Sleigh Bells – A/B MachinesFind out more: http://www.facebook.com/faction // twitter.com/factionskis // instagram.com/factionskislast_img

How To: Buena Vista, CO

first_imgEver fanaticized what it would be like to take a trip to the Wild West? To journey to a place where cottonwood trees grow like massive arms from the banks of the Arkansas River and the snow-covered peaks of the Sawatch Range highlight the arid landscape? Take a drive down Main Street in Buena Vista (or BV) one time and you’ll get all of this. The San Isabel National Forest and the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area surround BV, so you’ll need to bring your bike, boat, and running stuff, because this place has it all.IMG_4034PlayThe Numbers section of the Arkansas River is deemed the best Class IV run in the state of Colorado, and arguably the country. This big wave, hole dodging, thrill ride will weave you through a stunning western landscape at the foot of the Collegiate Range. Take HWY 24 from Buena Vista towards Leadville for approximately 14 miles to access the put-in. You can also slide into the river one mile below the AVA’s Rafting Post in Granite. Either park a car at the Railroad Bridge, six miles downstream, or just float the 11 miles back to Buena Vista hitting the Class III Fraction’s section as well. Tight channels, steep drops, and quick moves make this a classic summertime run.IMG_3930 IMG_4084 _MG_7576StayThe outstanding scenery, clear skies, and “Wild West” feel beg for a night spent under the stars. BLM land surrounds the town making the possibilities for a (free)backcountry camping endless. Look up CO 304 when you go. You can find small primitive car camping spots dispersed along the length of the road. The camp spots are situated above the town and stare at Mount Princeton. You won’t even need to drive your vehicle into town the next day because singletrack connects downtown to CO 304._MG_9287 _MG_9293_MG_7579EatThe eateries are plentiful in Buena Vista. Start the morning with a coffee from Buena Vista Coffee Roasters. The WiFi connection is strong so you can work here all day if need be. The breakfast burritos are a town favorite, especially right before a ride or paddle. When you are finished running around for the day head over to the Rock House for amazing sandwiches or their signature bowls. If you’re craving a beer with your dinner and want an awesome wood-fired pizza, head to Eddyline Brewery in South Main._MG_9264 IMG_4002Like what you see in this post? Check out some of our favorite apparel and shoes from La Sportiva, the Damascus Elite hiker sock from Farm to Feet, and the always comfortable Crazy Creek chair.last_img read more

Outdoor D-Bags

first_imgNo, we are not talking about dirtbags here. In the outdoors, as in life, you will encounter personalities that rub you the wrong way, offend you, repel you, and even cause you to reconsider every life choice you’ve ever made. It’s time to meet the worst people in the outdoor world.Many years ago, as a sneaky teenager flirting with the prospect of shoplifting, I slipped through the carved wooden doors of Mountain Chalet, the mountaineering shop in my hometown. There, a taut and tanned employee spent hours helping me select the internal frame backpack on which I’d spend a year’s worth of babysitting earnings.I was indecisive, so she showed me pack after pack. She demonstrated how to adjust the straps. She even added and removed sand bags so I could feel how different packs distributed weight. As she buzzed around, I noticed a shiny Petzl headlamp left on the counter, tags still on. I couldn’t afford both the pack and the light, but I wanted both. It wasn’t even a decision; I simply knew I’d steal the headlamp, and I monitored it throughout my pack-fitting endeavor hoping no one would put it back where it belonged, with the other pricey headlamps under lock and key.But between fastening that hip belt on my tenth pack and ringing up my purchase an hour later, I made a better choice. Crime was not in my future. Instead, I wanted to be just like the woman who helped me, a muscled and confident part-time Outward Bound instructor who had regaled me with tales of skiing Pikes Peak, sea kayaking in Baja and cooking a Thanksgiving turkey in a pit dug way out in the Utah desert.This was circa 1990, and that kind, expansive woman lured me into what would become a very long and persevering relationship with outdoor adventures. Since then, I’ve met many an intrepid, inspiring explorer. But in the past 26 years I have also met multitudes of people who, frankly, were annoying as hell. Unlike that guardian angel who inadvertently kept me out of juvie, there are people who gravitate to the outdoors who are selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed. Douchebags. A-holes. Worse. We bet you know a few. If not, here are some of the ones we find most offensive.The DiminutizerBefore going to college, I took a semester off and landed a scholarship for a Colorado Outward Bound School backcountry ski and mountaineering course. For 12 days in January, we skied and camped in the Collegiate Mountains near Leadville, and I discovered I loved skinning uphill. I also learned I had a paralyzing fear of exposure. Despite gravity’s steadfast ability to keep my body earth-bound, I entertained visions of plummeting off mountainsides, even when there were no nearby cliffs to tumble from. This fear manifested in shaking legs and tearful eyes, short breaths, and a proliferation of snot, all of which came on in force the day we skied to the top of Mount Elbert, Colorado’s highest peak at 14,439 feet. The instructor who was stuck with me clearly thought he got the short end of the stick when I stopped mid skin and refused to advance.“This isn’t even steep!” he exclaimed. I stifled a sob and shuffled forward, dizzy with doubt. “Seriously,” he continued, “I did harder climbs when I was nine.” I whimpered. “You realize you’re not mountaineer quality, right?” I asked if we had to reach the summit. Jaw clenched, he nodded. Under his breath, but loud enough so I could hear, he whispered he was so sick of this shit. Then he said out loud, “One more month. That’s all that’s standing between me and Everest.” We made the summit and I even skied down. He was the first true asshole I met in the outdoors, but definitely not the last.dsc_0366Caveman CollectiveThe LocalSeveral years ago my husband and I skied out the gate into the backcountry abutting Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. We followed tracks south to the top of a popular canyon called Four Pines. While we contemplated our options for descending, a group skied up with enough duct tape on their ski poles to hold a life raft together. When they lifted their goggles, the raccoon tans on their faces were so severe it led to a singular conclusion: These men and women skied all day, every day. They eyed us up and down and then boldly asked, “You from around here?”“No, we’re from Boulder.”Eye rolls. Then one of them pulled out a phone and dialed a number. “Yo,” she said into the receiver. “In-bounds is over. Meet us on Four Pines. OB is where it’s at.” She paused and glared at us before continuing her conversation. “At least until all the tourons ski it out.”The MoochLast winter, I invited a friend to a fancy, high-priced ski resort for a day on the slopes—my treat. Actually, that’s somewhat disingenuous. I was reporting a story, and the resort PR folks gave me an extra ticket (at my request) so I could bring a friend, which would add color to my piece. So when I say I treated her to a day of skiing, that’s true, but I didn’t pay actual money for her ticket. So maybe I shouldn’t be bothered that she asked me to pay for parking. And for gas money. And she didn’t offer to buy me a beer or lunch or anything to say, hey, thanks for saving me $180 on a day pass. Note to readers: Always offer to buy a beer for the person getting you a discount or pro deal or anything free (even if it didn’t cost them money but came through professional contacts). If they don’t drink, chocolate goes a long way.The BraggartIf he’s child-free and single, it’s the many days he’s logged climbing/camping/mountain biking/living in his truck/surfing in Mexico/surfing in Oregon/driving Canada’s Icefields Parkway/riding Moab/climbing Half Dome/being a raft guide/poaching the wilderness on his mountain bike/boating the Grand Canyon/being fearless and lackadaisical and free—certainly much more free than you, you putz. If he’s got kids, it’s that he’s booked every campsite every weekend from now through three months from now, and that his kid hiked four miles to a remote backcountry campsite without complaint, and that junior can already ski the back bowls and he’s still in kindergarten! This person forgot (or never knew) that there is too much of a good thing, especially when talking about his own awesomeness.The Social Media MavenWho cares how #blessed you are when you #exploremore and #getoutside? Doing #SUPyoga at #sunrise doesn’t make you more #blissed than me. Especially when I see it on your Insta/Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat feed within minutes of said #accomplishment. Instead it’s like #OMFG.The Rearview Mirror LookerMention mountain biking in Crested Butte, and most people exclaim how rad the 401 trail is. Let them have Schofield Pass. The real goods are out of Crested Butte South, up the Cement Creek Drainage, where a 20-plus-mile loop known as Reno/Bear/Flagg/Deadman rewards three quad-burning, multi-mile climbs with as many single track descents. They’re long and flow through meadows of wildflowers, aspen groves, and oasis-like creek crossings. This is supreme mountain bike riding, except for when it’s not. And the conditions are not superlative after heavy storms when pounding rain leaves big divots in the trail, or after the motocross folks tear up the trails, leaving a thick layer of dust where there once was tacky dirt.It’s a Jekyll and Hyde situation, the same trail, two polar opposite experiences. Which means you may end up riding it with someone who starts off raving about the flow, the climbs, only to emerge dusty, bloodied (from falling into the trail ruts), and complaining about how—seriously—this was so amazing last season. “Honestly,” she’ll whine, “you should have ridden it then. It was so rad. You’re really missing out now.”And, if I’m being completely honest, that pain in the ass whiner might actually be me.last_img read more

CFPB launches week-long event on consumer protection

first_img continue reading » The CFPB is launching a week-long virtual event, Consumer Financial Protection Week, that will focus on how the bureau is protecting consumers in the financial marketplace, address issues consumers are facing today, and inform consumers of how they can communicate with the bureau on financial services issues.The events kick off tomorrow and continue through Friday.“Protecting consumers in the financial marketplace is a key priority of mine as Director. We have been working for many months now on developing and launching Consumer Financial Protection Week with the mission of informing consumers of their protections in the financial marketplace, the remedies that exist, and how the Bureau is working on their behalf,” said CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger in the release announcing the virtual events. “I look forward to the panel discussions that will take place during the week.”Of note during the week of virtual events, a presentation Friday from the Office of Consumer Response will dive into the latest enhancements to the bureau’s public-facing Consumer Compliant Database. Updates include a new trends feature that will enable users to view and analyze compliance data over time to help the marketplace understand current and recent conditions. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Dreamers should all serve in military first

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionI am a disabled veteran of World War II. To all you liberal Democrats: You don’t know what it is to suffer for this great country of ours.You want everything, but you will not sacrifice anything for this great country. You want the Dreamers to become citizens. Regarding Dec. 7, 1941, if we where all liberals and let the Japanese take over our great country, would you have the freedom we have now? If you want the Dreamers to be citizens of our great country, let them serve four years in the military — active duty — and then they will be come good citizens of this great country of ours.Thank God, we have a president that is trying to protect us. Vincent BelardoAlbanyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Telkomsel says Sumatra network restored ‘100%’ after Tuesday’s fire

first_imgMobile network operator Telkomsel announced on Wednesday that its island-wide network on Sumatra was restored after a fire erupted on Tuesday afternoon at its offices in Pekanbaru, the capital of Riau province.“[The network] has been restored 100 percent,” Telkomsel vice president of corporate communications Denny Abidin said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com, and that customers could access all services as usual.”We apologize to customers for this inconvenience. We appreciate our loyal customers for continuing to use our services,” he added. A fire broke out on Tuesday afternoon at the Telkom building on Jl Jenderal Sudirman in Pekanbaru, damaging the automated telephone center (STO) and disrupting the services of both Telkom and parent company Telkom in certain areas of the province.The outage affected Telkomsel customers in Sumatra who reported that the company’s telephone, SMS and internet services, including Telkom’s IndiHome wireless service, became unavailable as a result of the fire.Rozi Syahputera, a customer in Medan, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday evening that he had no mobile signal since the afternoon, disgruntled that it was taking Telkomsel so long to restore the connection.”I am disappointed. No phone calls or the internet since this afternoon. We do not know how long it will take [to restore access],” Rozi said. He added that he had been forced to switch temporarily to another provider to regain access to the internet.Iyan, an ojol (ride-hailing motorcycle taxi driver), said he was severely affected by the network outage that had disrupted his ability to deliver food.“A customer ordered [food] when the network was still fine, but I couldn’t contact the person [later] when the network was [down]. I couldn’t deliver the order,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Gov. Wolf: Office of Advocacy and Reform Announces Plan to Build a Trauma-Informed Pennsylvania

first_img May 07, 2020 Healthcare,  Human Services,  Press Release The Office of Advocacy and Reform (OAR), established by Governor Tom Wolf’s 2019 executive order to protect Pennsylvania’s vulnerable populations, today announced the launch of a volunteer think tank comprised of 25 experts representing a diversity of fields and backgrounds who will develop a plan to make Pennsylvania a trauma-informed state.“The people of Pennsylvania are compassionate, thoughtful and resilient. We take care of each other, and that drive to protect our families and our neighbors has never been more obvious than these past few months as we’ve bonded together to fight COVID-19,” said Gov. Wolf. “This group of experts, led by the Office of Advocacy and Reform, will build on this foundation to ensure that local and state government agencies use trauma-informed principles to guide all decisions that affect Pennsylvanians and that we continue to improve our systems that protect vulnerable populations. Thank you to these volunteers for their efforts to build a trauma-informed Pennsylvania.”As a companion to the governor’s multi-agency effort and anti-stigma campaign, Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters, aimed at expanding resources and the state’s comprehensive support of mental health and related health care priorities in Pennsylvania, OAR announced in January that the agency was looking for a group of cutting-edge thinkers and practitioners in the field of trauma, and how the brain heals from its effects, to form a think tank.The group will focus on setting guidelines, benchmarks, and goals for trauma-informed care across the commonwealth. In addition, the group is also expanding its original mandate to strategize how to heal the trauma that all Pennsylvanians are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“Our work is more important than ever,” said Dan Jurman, Executive Director of the Office of Advocacy and Reform. “Every Pennsylvanian is experiencing trauma and toxic stress right now, affecting the behavioral health of each and every one of us.”The 25 experts chosen to participate are from urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout the commonwealth and represent the fields of psychiatry, psychology, law enforcement, county government, clergy, social work, counseling, mindfulness, community development, education, sexual assault recovery, addiction recovery, domestic violence services, child maltreatment solutions, nursing, public health, pediatric medicine, prison re-entry, and philanthropy. Photos and bios of think tank members are available here.“The diversity of experiences and perspectives represented in this group will be absolutely key to the success of our mission,” Jurman said. “I’m grateful to everyone who raised their hand to help, and I look forward to working with this group on a plan that will make a positive difference in the lives of so many vulnerable Pennsylvanians.”The think tank will meet several times over the next few months to collaborate on setting trauma-informed standards that can guide the work of state agencies, as well as local government and nonprofit organizations across the commonwealth. When the first phase is completed, the members of the think tank who wish to continue serving will shift to an advisory role, helping OAR build a network of trauma-informed providers who learn from each other, support pilots and innovation, share best practices, and push the initial guidelines even further over time as our understanding of brain science and trauma-informed approaches evolves and broadens.Another 43 think tank applicants who weren’t chosen to participate in this first phase of plan development have been invited to assist with building the statewide network.OAR plans to make the resulting plan to transform Pennsylvania into a trauma-informed state public in July.“This current crisis has shown us all how vulnerable we are,” Jurman added, “This is our chance to eliminate stigma and misunderstanding and replace them with knowledge about how the brain works and empathy for each other to fundamentally change the way we approach trauma as a commonwealth.”View this information in Spanish. Gov. Wolf: Office of Advocacy and Reform Announces Plan to Build a Trauma-Informed Pennsylvaniacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more