Open Networking – The Foundation for Future-Ready IT

first_imgWe all have heard of the often used phrase that technology is experiencing exponential growth with the common reference point being Moore’s Law – the doubling of computer processing speed every 18 months.  During the first session of some university courses I’ve taught, I ask students to describe common technologies from 10 years ago.  Then we compare that to today’s widespread use of technologies like wireless Internet, smartphones, social networking and its pretty eye opening.Today’s business world is experiencing a similar feeling when taking snapshots of technology advancements and how they need to adapt in almost real-time.  IT data centers are being challenged on a daily basis from advancements like virtualization, changing workflows, new methods like containers and more.Unfortunately, there is one critical infrastructure within data centers that isn’t keeping up – the network.  Organizations are struggling with the rapid technology change and user demand while still running and managing outdated, inflexible, proprietary network infrastructures.  A good analogy is handling modern traffic flows in and out of major metropolitan centers using the highway system of the 1960’s.  Good luck.Open Networking and WhyIt departments need to take a closer look at their data center network infrastructure and ask some serious questions.  Am I in control of my network or is it (and my networking vendor) in control of me?  Does my network allow me to take advantage of the rapid technology innovation I’m seeing in areas like network virtualization, cloud and orchestration?  Can I pick and choose best-of-breed solutions that help me specifically address my unique needs?  If not, it might be time to look at open networking solutions.Open networking is a new approach for network infrastructures where the data center switch hardware is disaggregated from the operating system software.  It also incorporates key standardized technologies like off-the-shelf merchant silicon and the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) that provide a cost-effective environment for installing different network OS’s on the same hardware platform.By adopting open networking solutions into their data center, organizations can ensure they are positioned for optimum choice of field-proven switching hardware, network operating systems and open source tools and applications.  By taking this initial step they can bring innovation back to their network infrastructure, while also laying a clear path to a software-defined, future-ready network environment.Dell: A leader in Open NetworkingDell was the first major networking vendor to introduce the concept of open networking with the announcement of our support of Cumulus Networks’ Cumulus Linux OS on our switching platforms in January of 2014.  Since then we have introduced over 7 new open 1GbE to 100GbE networking platforms, added 3rd party OS partners like Big Switch Networks, Pluribus Networks, and IP Infusion, and helped hundreds of customers implement open networking solutions in their data centers.Dell Networking was able to accomplish this major feat through our existing experience as a market-leading networking vendor, participation in global standards organizations like OpenCompute, OpenDaylight, Open Networking Foundation and Ethernet Alliance, and a proven history of leveraging component standardization and openness with our computing products.  We were recently acknowledged in the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking as the only major networking vendor in the visionary quadrant.  And this is just the beginning.SummaryIt’s doubtful that we’ll see a slowdown of innovation and technology advancements anytime in the near future.  Change is here to stay.  Doesn’t it make sense to start now with transitioning your data center infrastructure to open networking?  It’s a win-win proposition to help satisfy today’s growing demands on your network while also paving the way to a software-defined environment of the future.last_img

No recertification needed following Belleville 305 event

first_imgBELLEVILLE, Kan. – The Belleville Highbanks 305 event Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4 will be a United Rebel Sprint Series race.Because the event does not meet RaceSaver IMCA purse guidelines, it will be non-sanctioned and no national or state points will be awarded.RaceSaver officials stated that due to extensive pre- and post-race tech at the RaceSaver IMCA Sprint Nationals at Eagle Raceway in September, drivers competing that weekend at Belleville will not be required to recertify their engines.last_img

Mourinho: I would have been banned

first_img The Chelsea boss was pushed firmly in the chest by the Arsenal manager during the Premier League leaders’ 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge earlier this month as Wenger’s winless run against his nemesis extended to 12 games. The Football Association took no further action as the touchline fracas, which came after Gary Cahill’s foul on Alexis Sanchez, was witnessed and dealt with by the match officials. Mourinho, who has a history of falling foul of disciplinary regulations, did not expect Wenger to be punished, but believes he would have been had the roles been reversed. “No, I’m not surprised,” Mourinho said. “I’m not surprised.” Asked if he felt he would have been charged had he pushed a rival manager, a smiling Mourinho said: “Charged? Charged? Or stadium ban?” It was the second successive home game in which Mourinho had irked rival coaching staff after Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert and his assistant Roy Keane expressed their annoyance when a handshake was offered by the Portuguese prior to the end of their side’s 3-0 loss. Keane described the action as “disgraceful” and Lambert as “disrespectful”. Mourinho added: “I don’t comment. I’d prefer not to comment. “I don’t know if he (Keane) really feels it, or if he wants to sell books and needs my help for that. I don’t know. “I know my nature, I know my intentions.” Mourinho, with a sarcastic tone, added: “But, from people like him and his boss, I think I have a lot to learn about how to behave and I appreciate the comment.” Jose Mourinho suggested he would have been given a stadium ban had he been the perpetrator, rather than the victim, of Arsene Wenger’s push. center_img Press Associationlast_img

2015 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest To get a preview of what to expect this harvest season, the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal team will once again go on the I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour presented by Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers. On the tour, two teams of farmers, agronomists and OCJ/OAN staff will be crisscrossing I-75 and I-71 reporting crop conditions and yield estimates on August 12 and 13. The teams start in the north in Williams and Medina Counties and meet at the end in Clinton County. Over the two days, each team will sample a representative corn and soybean field in 20 counties (for a total of 40 counties over the two days).The groups will be estimating yields and overall conditions for corn fields and the conditions and yield potential of soybean fields. We will be updating the results on the go online at, so check back regularly on our progress. Coverage will also include photos, videos and radio broadcasts of tour highlights. The results will be posted in the September issue of Ohio’s Country Journal as well.I-75 Team Includes:John Leif, Agro-Culture Liquid FertilizersScott Labig, Darke County farmerJ.D. Bethel, Ohio State University Extension research associate who manages research trials around the stateGreg McGlinch, Darke County farmer and Wright State Lake Campus Ag Program CoordinatorMatt Reese, Ohio’s Country JournalI-71 Team Includes:Josh Yoder, Union County farmerJustin Blackstone, Premier Environmental Liquids LLCBart Johnson, Ohio’s Country Journal, Delaware County farmerTy Higgins, Ohio Ag NetMatt Hutcheson, Seed Consultants, Inc. agronomistSee results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2last_img

Stop Focusing on Cryptocurrencies Problems. Consider its Future.

first_imgTony Scherba is the president and a founding partner of Yeti LLC, a product-focused development and design studio in San Francisco. While critics and proponents trade jabs, cryptocurrency continues its steady march forward.Individual cryptocurrency coins will remain volatile in 2019.The individual cryptocurrencies will remain volatile in 2019 and beyond, but the game-changing power of the technology as a whole can’t be denied. Sure, those trying to make a quick buck in a deregulated market might have clouded the waters recently. But as the crypto landscape takes shape, doubters will see that crypto is destined to succeed.Creating Lasting ValueNew research from Satis Group shows that crypto trading volume will increase by 50 percent this year. That’s enough to overtake the trading volume of corporate debt in the U.S.Short-term coins will come and go, but smart companies will increase their use of crypto for things such as supply chain tracking. These uses of cryptocurrency in other business and commerce settings — and not quick coin exits — will drive long-term value for the currency.Businesses and their leaders should pay more attention to these use cases to discover new ways their organizations can find value in crypto. In the quest to make the best use of emerging technology, the winners are rarely the ones on the sidelines — and the crypto game is no exception.The Bubble Is DeadPeople remembered the big bitcoin crash early in 2018, and they’re now wary of thinly veiled cash grabs hidden behind initial coin offerings (ICOs). Businesses seem to have followed suit. With last year’s market collapse, large companies that previously dipped their toes into the crypto-pool — think Morgan Stanley or Citigroup — have seen those projects stall. In the long term, this deflation of speculative hype is a good thing.The technology behind the coins will stick around, however, and audiences will become more interested in crypto technologies with real-world value and staying power.The bumpy road toward crypto acceptance should surprise no one. It takes time for general audiences to accept any new technologies. Crypto is hazier, perhaps more misleading, but mostly less understood than most other tech fields.As popular as crypto has become, its star applications remain unknown for now. Businesses such as Spot are currently experimenting with new offerings and functions as a gateway into the world of crypto. When the killer use case for crypto comes, many users won’t even know that it’s the technology behind the curtain.Long Live Crypto LawsRegulators are normally slow to move on disruptive tech. With crypto putting so many dollars on the line, though, Washington can’t twiddle its thumbs forever.This year will likely see lawmakers introduce new waves of crypto legislation. If they’re structured properly, new rules could help the industry by pushing bad players out. Good laws will clamp down on sketchy ICOs and clean up some of the suspicions that surround crypto today.Some lawmakers have already begun the process. U.S. Reps. Warren Davidson of Ohio and Darren Soto of Florida introduced the bipartisan Token Taxonomy Act late last year. This Token Taxonomy Act operates to clarify crypto’s exemption from securities laws after it forms a functioning network. The new legislation will also define a “digital token,” paving the way for better laws regarding the technology moving forward.How to Get Ahead of the Crypto HypeWhen advocates tell companies to “get into crypto,” they don’t mean that businesses should start paying employees with Ethereum. Anyone looking to join the crypto movement and get the most out of this business opportunity can follow a few basic guidelines:1. Don’t let the hype get to you.Crypto often makes news because of what it is, not because of what it does.Only understanding what a sector of business leads to tons of speculation and questionable informants using platforms of authority to mislead. Don’t listen to just anyone who claims to be a crypto expert. Those people who claim to be in the know, or who claim to have special expertise are targeting the massive forecasted increase in personal crypto investing this year.As has always been the case in new technological fields — an individual may or may not have any degree of intelligence or insight about how the technology actually works. Don’t get wooed by someone who has memorized some technical jargon.2. Focus on technology, not trading.Crypto and blockchain refer to distributed ledger technology. Essentially, the distributed ledger will allow the creation of secure public records of transactions.The fundamental truth of crypto is not that it’s magic money born of computers; it’s a distributed system of record that can, if applied properly, have beneficial benefits for all of its user in many different sectors of business. The distributed ledger can provide safety for purchasers, where read more

Dreamers stun Alab Pilipinas on last-second shot

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion The Dreamers leaned on the clutch shooting of guard Lee Hsueh Lin, who made two pressure-packed triples inside the last 20 seconds, including the game-winning basket with only a second left.Lee finished with seven points, three rebounds and seven assists with zero turnovers. Tevin Glass led Formosa with 24 points, nine rebounds and five steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGuard Ethan Alvano put Alab, who came back from as much as 15 points down in the third quarter, ahead by one, 72-71, with 6.1 ticks to go but the Filipinos just couldn’t get a stop on the other end.Renaldo Balkman carried much of the load with 27 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks with Alab’s other Puerto Rican reinforcement PJ Ramos getting tossed in the second quarter. Korean football prospect makes history with La Liga debut LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Ramos was furious after a non-call despite getting cut just above his left eye. He was ejected at the 8:27 mark with Alab trailing, 24-17.Caelan Tiongson also notched a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds while Alvano flirted with a triple-double with 11 points, eight rebounds and nine assists on top of two blocks.The loss had Alab slipping into a first-place tie with the Macau Black Bears at 6-2.The Dreamers, who lost to Alab, 86-72, in their first meeting this season in Sta. Rosa Laguna, stopped a two-game slide and improved to 8-4.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img Photo from ABLSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas took another heartbreaking loss this time, at the hands of the Formosa Dreamers, 73-72, in the 2019 Asean Basketball League at Changhua County Stadium in Taiwan.Formosa handed the Philippine side its second one-point defeat in three games. Alab lost to Malaysia, 72-71, on the road four days ago.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img

Heat wave ends smoky conditions persist in BC ahead of long weekend

first_imgVANCOUVER – A heat wave scorching British Columbia’s south coast has ended but poor air quality caused by smoke from raging wildfires continues to plague the southern half of the province.Environment Canada rescinded a special weather statement related to the prolonged heat wave, although warm temperatures in the mid to high 20s are forecast through the long weekend for the south coast.An air quality advisory that has spanned from eastern Vancouver Island to the Elk Valley on the Alberta border has now expanded as far north as Prince George.Smoky conditions are causing poor visibility and health risks to people with medical conditions, infants and the elderly.They’re being advised to stay indoors, ideally in air conditioned environments.The province’s air quality health index has reported a high risk rating for the Fraser Valley, Okanagan, Kamloops, most of Metro Vancouver, Squamish and Whistler.Air quality is expected to deteriorate in many regions into the weekend and there is no sign of rain to bring a reprieve.last_img


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LNG arrives for JPS Bogue power plant

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMontego Bay, Jamaica, October. 23, 2016 –  The Government’s drive to bring cheaper and cleaner energy to the people of Jamaica has been advanced with the arrival of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) for the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) power plant in Bogue, St. James.  Supplied by New Fortress Energy, the shipment arrived at the Port of Montego Bay aboard the feeder ship Anthony Veeder on October 22.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JPS, Kelly Tomblin, said the introduction of LNG as part of the energy mix represents “a historic milestone for Jamaica” as the nation pursues “energy diversification and the expansion of its energy sector”.  Ms. Tomblin, who was at the Montego Bay port for the ship’s arrival, said New Fortress has pumped US$750 million into the construction of the LNG terminal.  She said that natural gas will play a key role in transforming the energy sector, while supporting industrial development and economic growth. “We are definitely on the threshold of great things for Jamaica and the region,” Ms. Tomblin added.Just a year ago, New Fortress Energy signed an agreement with JPS to supply LNG for Jamaica’s 120-megawatt power plant in Bogue. Earlier this year, the plant was converted to run on gas as well as Automotive Diesel Oil (ADO).   JPS and New Fortress Energy have also signed an agreement to extend the supply of gas to Jamaica to the new 190-megawatt power plant at Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine. New Fortress Energy has agreed to privately finance and develop the infrastructure necessary to deliver LNG to the new Old Harbour plant.Meanwhile, Project Manager at the Port Authority of Jamaica, Keith Mitchell, said the agency is pleased to have done its part in facilitating the arrival of the vessel and to provide the infrastructure for the cargo to be unloaded.  “The LNG diversification project has resulted in the Authority fast-tracking its master plan for the development of the Port of Montego Bay into a modern facility with separate berths dedicated to cargo operations and cruise shipping,” he pointed out.“We are also delighted to have been able to facilitate and enable the realisation of a national objective, which has been in the pipeline for a number of years.  This project is of national importance and is part of the Government’s drive to bring cheaper energy to the Jamaican people,” he added.He informed that the Port Authority leased the lands to New Fortress for infrastructural works to enable the weekly arrival of LNG to be offloaded, converted and channelled for use at the Bogue Power Plant.   “This investment has the potential to significantly reduce energy costs and thus drive economic development and job creation and promote the wide industrial application of LNG,” Mr. Mitchell further explained.“It will also see the facilitation of cruise and cargo vessels using LNG as well as the exportation of the product to other regional countries,” he added.  He noted that with the weekly docking of the LNG vessel coupled with the increased home-porting activities, there is need for the development of new port infrastructure, and a new dedicated cargo berth for docking containers and liquid bulk (fuels) vessels.  “There are indeed numerous opportunities for Jamaica to benefit,” Mr. Mitchell added. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img