Connecting the Modern Data Center with the New EMC Connectrix MDS-9718

first_imgKey Benefits A design for growth and consolidation  – EMC’s enterprise and cloud customers can deploy the MDS-9718 to grow, consolidate, converge and simplify operations. The high performing, multi-protocol MDS-9718 supports Fibre Channel and 40 GigE Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) today.Investment protection –The MDS-9718 was designed as a platform for the “next decade” as it addresses the rigorous requirements of today and tomorrow’s large virtualized data centers for cloud or flash environments. In addition, the MDS-9718 has been built so customers will be able to flexibly move to line rate 32Gb Fibre Channel in the future, in the same MDS-9718 chassis installed today.Programmable director – The new NXAPI provides programmatic access to MDS over HTTP(s). This allows users to control the director using a web browser thus enabling simplified provisioning and script-based manageability. NXAPI can be leveraged to automate network functions and troubleshooting.Ease of management – The MDS-9718 is managed by the Data Center Network Manager (DCNM). DCNM, a unified management tool, manages Storage Area Networks (SAN) and Local Area Networks (LAN) providing management across the NX-OS family of devices. The new MDS-9718 also supports Power On Auto Provisioning (POAP) to automate software image upgrades and configuration. For additional reliability, POAP also provides intelligent diagnostics, network analysis tools and protocol decoding.Since 2003, EMC has been reselling and servicing Cisco MDS Fibre Channel products under the EMC Connectrix brand in the world’s most mission critical storage networking environments.  The release of the Connectrix MDS 9718 demonstrates EMC’s commitment to providing our mutual customers an enhanced storage networking portfolio to grow, consolidate, converge and simplify operations with the industry’s highest port density SAN director. Through its Connectrix brand, EMC delivers connectivity for the modern data center that enables a broad range of customer storage applications, from application environments like Oracle, SAP and Microsoft to backup, archiving, and disaster protection over distance. As customers move to all flash storage systems, it’s important to ensure that the storage network is updated to keep pace. Today we’re announcing the general availability of the new Connectrix MDS-9718, designed for the hyper consolidation requirements of the modern data center, which supports sixteen switching modules and 768 line rate 16Gb/s Fibre Channel ports. As the industry’s highest port density, “devops friendly” programmable director, it delivers both value and performance.last_img read more

Bulldog Wrestling Results At Rushville 5-Way

first_imgThe Batesville High School wrestling team traveled to Rushville to participate in the annual Rushville 5-way. Teams participating in the event were: Rushville, Centerville, Connersville, Greensburg, and Batesville.The Bulldogs ended the day with one win and four losses. Team scores were: Connersville 60 Batesville 24, Centerville 60 Batesville 24, Batesville 41 Rushville 36, and Greensburg 58 Batesville 3.Individual results:  Michael Deal 3-1; Jon Kurtz 3-1; Mitchell Thomas 3-1; John Moody 2-2; Chris Schene 2-2; Miguel Ramirez 1-3; Abram Garcia 1-3; and Jackson Wooldridge 0-4.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

Speedway Motors signs new five-year pact backing IMCA Weekly Racing, Super Nationals

first_imgLINCOLN, Neb. – Speedway Motors, America’s Oldest Speed Shop, will continue its association with IMCA, America’s oldest sanctioning body, for another five years.The Lincoln, Neb., high performance parts manufacturer, retailer and distribu­tor has played an invaluable and incomparable sponsorship role with IMCA since the 1950’s. The latest marketing agreement runs through the 2022 race season.“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with IMCA,” Speedway Motors President Clay Smith said. “Speedway Motors and IMCA have a long history together supporting racers, teams and tracks.  This partnership highlights our commitment to making racing safe, fun and affordable for all racers.”Notably, Speedway Motors will continue its title sponsorship role of IMCA Weekly Racing for an 11th consecutive season and returns as title sponsor of Super Nationals for the 23rd straight year.Speedway Motors renews a program benefitting more than 200 tracks in the United States and Canada by providing jackets, promoter and tech official shirts and discounts on tech inspection equipment, flags and signage to help those facilities defray costs of their weekly programs, plus decals, driver’s suit patches and feature winner hats.The 36th annual Super Nationals will be held Sept. 3-8 at Boone, Iowa, Speedway with hundreds of cars and tens of thousands of fans in attendance for the biggest event in all of dirt track racing.For the third straight season, drivers winning national championships in all eight sanctioned divisions receive helmets courtesy of Speedway Motors.First-year competitors filling out and returning rookie application forms to the IMCA home office get $100 discount certificates, along with a T-shirt and decal from Speedway Motors following first rookie year fea­ture wins.The Speedway Motors program also includes post-season awards in five divisions: Top eligible finishers in Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock regional standings, and in Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod national standings, all re­ceive a pair of TruCoil springs.Drivers in all five of those divisions must fill out and return the sign-up form they receive in decal packets to become eligible for those contingencies. “This new agreement will take the working relationship between IMCA and Speedway Motors into its fifth decade, but the real value of our relationship is impossible to quantify,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “The friendships we’ve made and the support they’ve provided IMCA as an organization and IMCA members is unparalleled in the industry. We’re proud to carry on the legacy established by the previous generations of these two great institutions.”Speedway Motors will hold its annual Racer Appreciation Week Feb. 5-11, with an online promotion, including social media spotlights, discounts and giveaways as well as virtual tours including the Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed.The Speedway Motors website is More information is also available by calling 800 979-0122 and on Face­book.last_img read more

BtoBet’s Alessandro Fried: Tackling the compliance conundrum for European operators

first_img BtoBet grows LatAm portfolio with GlobalBet deal August 12, 2020 StumbleUpon Share BtoBet grows Nigerian presence with Booster99 deal August 26, 2020 Related Articles Share Submit BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 The concept of a tournament hosted by multiple countries across Europe bodes well for the sports betting industry, writes BtoBet Chairman Alessandro Fried. However, bookmakers are facing significant challenges, primarily in terms of compliance. Compliance was a key focus in our recent industry report ‘The Euro 2020 Challenge: Retaining your market share’, as well as the unique opportunity to increase market share across the continent.The evolving nature of technology has been met with the introduction of various rules and regulations governing the sector, especially from a payment gateway and responsible data usage point of view, with local governing bodies keen to strengthen their responsible gaming policies, as well as AML and data protection procedures. Whilst innovation is particularly important in an environment where differentiation is key and has a direct impact on the operator’s market share, the European industry has become ever more stringent from a regulatory perspective. Many regulators are committed to reducing this burden, and to working with the industry for effective regulation, because uncertainty, changes and conflicting demands on iGaming operators and suppliers adds both cost and confusion to businesses, as well as the associated negative impact on profit margins.The general consensus is that whilst the introduction of strong regulations is a move in the right direction for the whole iGaming industry – with both operators and players gaining significant benefits from a regularized scenario – the legislative frameworks implemented on a national level are becoming ever more distinct from each other, contributing to this confusion. In essence, the online gaming regulatory measures drafted and adopted by countries in the same region are so different from one another. This makes it harder for operators with a multi-national footprint relying on their own in-house technology to comply with all the different requirements.BtoBet believes that meeting compliance demands can be worse for those larger operators still relying on legacy technology. The adaption of this technology to new and continuously changing regulatory requirements is no easy feat, and will ultimately translate itself in an increased time-to-market solution at a risk of losing market share. The lack of technological dexterity manifested in their approach has resulted in them prioritizing their efforts on those markets they could adapt to quickly depending on the regulatory framework.Meanwhile, our report also looks on aspects how operators could differentiate themselves and improve the user experience by offering the best and most diverse product portfolio. This is especially important now there is such a big focus amongst platform providers on improving the efficiency and scalability of their own product to seamlessly expand to different markets while still meeting all the necessities required by the local frameworks.For more insight, please download the full report HERE. Fried will be speaking at this week’s Betting on Sports conference. He will be joining a panel on ‘UX – revolutionising the customer journey’ as part of the second day ‘Technology in Focus’ track.last_img read more

Shooter Fowler-Reid adopted by NCB

first_imgNational Commercial Bank (NCB) has joined the corporate companies that have offered to give the Sunshine Girls a helping hand in their push for glory at next month’s Netball World Cup in Australia.On Wednesday, the bank announced that it had adopted goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid in a presentation ceremony at the National Arena.NCB, which has a long history of supporting and sponsoring the Sunshine Girls, splashed out $930,000 to provide for the Southern Steel star’s needs while participating in the World Championships Down Under in August.In return, Fowler-Reid will be an ambassador for the bank’s Excellence JA programme, which aims to showcase NCB’s commitment and support to sports, youth and education.”I am overwhelmed, elated to be an ambassador for NCB. They are a wonderful organisation, and for them to stick out for me and my organisation, the Sunshine Girls, I am proud and honoured to be a part of their team,” the six feet, six inches shooter said.Over the past two decades, NCB has assisted Netball Jamaica in refurbishing its office, sponsored international series, raised funds, paid players’ school fees, and was instrumental in bringing Australia’s top-rated coach, Jill McIntosh, here.Belinda Williams, manager of corporate communications at NCB, said they remained strong supporters of the national netball programme and could not ignore the ladies’ call for more assistance.Netball Jamaica President Marva Bernard praised NCB for its continued support but said the drive to raise funds goes on.”This is huge. We spoke to NCB weeks ago when we realised the gap was still too wide, and they tentatively said yes, and we pencilled it in, and now it’s in ink. We are going to continue to raise money until we come back from the Netball World Cup, as it is a huge spend, and every day something new comes up,” she said.last_img read more

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