Cloud Confidence: Get It With Dell EMC Cloud Data Protection

first_imgEvery day, more and more organizations are using various cloud models to drive their digital transformation. The recent Dell Technologies Global Data Protection Index 2020 Snapshot shows most actually prefer a cloud-based deployment environment, be it private, public or hybrid, for their newer applications. Dell has responded to that in some exciting ways.While the benefits of a multi-cloud approach are growing, clouds are not immune to costly disruptive events including down time, data loss and cyber-attacks. According to the 2020 Snapshot, down time and data loss were up last year to 82 percent, from 76 percent in 2018.The 2020 Snapshot also showed that eight out of ten respondents believe their current data protection technologies won’t meet future business challenges. More than half are struggling to find data protection solutions for cloud-native applications, SaaS applications and containers.So, many are turning to Dell Technologies to not only safeguard their data across public, private and hybrid clouds, but to leverage clouds for added business benefits. More than 1,000 customers have chosen to trust Dell to protect their data in the cloud – covering more than 2.7 exabytes of data! ¹Data Protection is an essential part of our Dell Technology Cloud solution that delivers consistent infrastructure, operations and services across all of your clouds. Whether you are well into your cloud journey or just beginning, Dell Technologies’ Data Protection portfolio provides options for a wide range of deployment models and use cases. One clear trend we are seeing is organizations choosing integrated appliances that combine data protection software and storage in a single solution. In fact, according to IDC, these are the fastest-growing segment of the Purpose-Built Backup Appliance (PBBA) market. ²Last year, we introduced PowerProtect X400, a scale-out integrated appliance driven by PowerProtect Data Manager software, our next-generation data management platform. These two products support modern workloads and  benefit from our partnership with VMware, delivering data protection for VMware Cloud on AWS and for VMware Cloud on Dell EMC. PowerProtect Data Manager is one of the first and only enterprise protection solutions for VMs, applications and Kubernetes for the discovery, protection and management of production workloads in Kubernetes environments. And PowerProtect X400 recently added support for long-term retention to AWS and expanded capacity to 1 petabyte (PB). All of this helps us to extend our lead in data protection.Dell EMC’s Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) momentum is increasing, delivering powerful data protection for mission-critical apps and support for a broad cloud ecosystem with long-term retention and cloud disaster recovery. It continues to gain traction across small, mid-size and enterprise organizations, with revenue growing by over 90% YOY in 2019 according to IDC. ²No matter where customers are deploying apps or how they are consuming them, they need to have the same confidence that their data is protected. Be confident. Get your cloud on with proven and modern data protection from Dell Technologies.1 Based on Dell analysis, February 20202 2019Q4 Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Trackerlast_img read more

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Gameday celebrates seniors

first_imgIn less than 24 hours, a 38-0 walloping of Wake Forest on Senior Day and losses by the top-2 football teams in the country led the Irish to a perfect 11-0 record and their first No. 1 national ranking in the BCS era. All this excitement combined with unseasonably warm weather made for “an incredible weekend,” said Mike Seamon, director of Game Day Operations. “The perfect weather, Senior Day and the undefeated record all contributed to it being one of the best home football weekends anyone can remember,” he said. “It was a wonderful opportunity for the Notre Dame family to celebrate both the seniors and the special season we have been experiencing.” Seamon said this was one of the most special Senior Day celebrations in recent memory due to strong student support for the football team and its seniors. “It was evident that the student body shares a mutual, special affinity for the team, and vice versa,” he said. “Couple that with an undefeated record, and it made for a particularly special and memorable day in Notre Dame history.” The ideal conditions brought a perfect storm of about 115,000 fans to campus on gameday, Seamon said, and pregame attractions on campus also drew in large numbers of visitors Friday and Saturday. “The Friday tunnel tour had a season high of more than 5,300 visitors, and the pep rally was standing-room only,” he said. “The player walk on Saturday was absolutely packed the entire way from the Guglielmino [Athletics Complex] to the Stadium.” Seamon said the lopsided final score helped minimize traffic on campus. “Post-game traffic was much better and more manageable this weekend given that the game was clearly decided early on in the contest,” he said. According to a press release, the Indiana State Excise Police arrested 36 people on 49 charges this weekend. Officers apprehended 32 minors on 39 charges, including illegal possession or consumption of alcohol and the possession of a false form of identification. Two men were arrested after a large fight broke out in the C1 parking lot. The men were preliminarily charged with battery, public intoxication, battery on law enforcement and resisting law enforcement.  According to the press release, one Excise Police officer was injured while breaking up the fight. Officers also arrested two adults on drug possession and paraphernalia charges. Arrest statistics from Notre Dame Security Police were unavailable at press time. Now, as the stadium moves into its offseason, Seamon said he and his Game Day Operations team will work to make the Notre Dame football experience even better for next year. “As has been our typical practice the past few years, we will spend the next several weeks reviewing the season from several different angles and will identify how we can build upon the program for next season,” he said. To provide feedback on the game day experience or suggestions and comments for next season, fans can visit Contact Anna Boarini at aboari01@saintmarys.edulast_img read more

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Kickstarter Aside, Spring Awakening Would Have Performed at Tonys

first_imgSandra Mae Frank & Austin McKenzie in ‘Spring Awakening'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Related Shows View Comments Spring Awakening center_img The cast of Deaf West’s Spring Awakening will officially perform on Broadway’s biggest night—a decision made before the Tony-nominated revival’s Kickstarter campaign reached its goal. The Tony Awards made the announcement three days before the June 11 deadline for fans to donate to (and effectively alleviate the cost of) the performance; within hours of the confirmation, the Kickstarter received a $35,000 spike and surpassed its $200,000 target.The Kickstarter campaign launched on May 24. At that time, the production tweeted, “Spring Awakening has a chance to perform on the Tony Awards, but we need your help!” Incentives to donate included signed merchandise, private meet-and-greets with cast members and original compositions.Producer Ken Davenport confirmed to that the crowd-sourced $200,000—which the show would only receive once the goal had been met in its entirety—”covers the cost of everything.” This includes travels expenses for members of the cast, rehearsals and recovering design elements from storage. A Tony Awards spokesperson said a small stipend is offered to each nominated show to assist with the expenses involved with the telecast. The spokesperson did not specify the amount of the stipend.Spring Awakening producers had to decide if they wanted to accept their performance slot before the Kickstarter’s June 11 deadline, though neither Davenport nor representatives for the Tony Awards would comment on the exact date required by the broadcast.Shortly after the launch of the campaign, Deaf West Artistic Director DJ Kurs stated to, “We will proceed on the assumption that our Kickstarter will be successful.” On June 6, Kurs released a video on Spring Awakening’s YouTube channel in which he explained that the cast would reassemble in New York this week. “We’ll have rehearsals and get ready for the big night.”At noon on June 8, the Kickstarter campaign had raised just over $165,000. Whether or not the goal had been met, fans would have been able to tune in on June 12 to watch the acclaimed production, which included a cast of both deaf and hearing performers. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 24, 2016last_img read more

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