The HCI market is growing fast as customers refresh their server and storage hardware to modernize to a more agile and cost-effective data center. With analysts forecasting up to 66% annual growth, the world-wide HCI market will exceed $10B in 2021. VMware vSAN has been growing even faster than the overall HCI market, making HCI systems powered by vSAN the largest portion of the hyper-converged market, according to IDC.By all accounts, HCI is now ready for primetime, supporting nearly any workload, from traditional business-critical and DR/DA to cloud-native and containers. The newly launched PowerEdge R6415 servers based on AMD EPYC processors provide even greater HCI deployment options for customers looking for fresh new choices and for the latest technologies.With the rapid growth of computing outside of the data center, edge computing, including ROBO, IoT and similar workloads are a growing use case for HCI. The distributed nature of these applications drives the need for a flexible, cost-sensitive, and easily managed infrastructure. Too often, the cost and management targets for deployment at scale have precluded the use of enterprise-class storage. By contrast, the operating simplicity and lower TCO offered by the server-centric HCI architecture can be ideal or these workloads. To accelerate HCI in these growing market segments, last year VMware introduced an HCI Acceleration Kit with aggressive entry-point pricing.The new AMD EPYC-based servers offer edge and ROBO customers fresh new choices. These single-socket, higher-core count servers with more PCIe NVMe channels can improve compute and storage performance in workloads for which quick decisions and local processing are required. Combined with VMware HCI Acceleration Kit, customers now have lower-cost HCI entry point for ROBO and Edge use cases.To learn more about vSAN certification on the new PowerEdge R6415 servers, read this story on our VMware partner site._______________________________________________________________________ Gartner Forecast Analysis: Integrated Systems Worldwide, 1Q17 Update IDC’s 2Q2017 Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker
Athens, Ga. – The number of consecutive days with little or no rainfall is reaching record levels in Georgia. Preliminary analysis by the Office of the State Climatologists indicates that Columbus has broken its record of days with 0.01 inches or less of rain.Athens could break its record on Friday, and Atlanta could break its within a week. All analyses were done for 1948 through 2001.Wildfire potential is the most immediate concern. Dry soils, dry leaves and other plant material, low humidity and wind all add up to an increase in wildfire potential across the entire state.Stream Flows Still DroppingStream flows continue to drop statewide. In north Georgia, record daily low flows are reported on the upper Chattahoochee, Chattooga, Chestatee, Broad, upper Flint and upper Oconee Rivers.In south Georgia, record daily low flows are reported on the Altamaha, lower Flint, Ohoopee, lower Oconee and Ocmulgee Rivers. The Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service rates soil moisture as short to very short in 96 percent of the state’s soils. Winter wheat is particularly hard-hit, with 54 percent of the state’s crop rated poor to very poor.On the positive side, dry weather has allowed for good progress in harvesting summer crops. COLUMBUSUp to:0.00 inches0.010.100.50 Current0 days03737 Record36 days3769108 Dates10/15/2001-11/19/200110/15/2001-11/19/20019/15/61-11/22/618/11/78-11/26/78 AUGUSTAUp to:0.00 inches0.010.100.50 Current17 days173657 Record35 days3573120 Dates10/1/53-11/4/5310/1/53-11/4/5310/1/98-12/12/989/4/98-1/1/99 ATHENSUp to:0.00 inches0.010.100.50 Current36 days363657 Record39 days3940180 Dates10/4/61-11/11/6110/4/61-11/11/6110/4/61-11/12/614/12/88-7/20/88 SAVANNAHUp to:0.00 inches0.010.100.50 Current5 days51757 Record41 days4164150 Dates9/25/2000-11/4/20009/25/2000-11/4/200010/9/98-12/11/9811/8/88-4/3/89 MACONUp to:0.00 inches0.010.100.50 Current0 days05656 Record44 days4469100 Dates10/14/78-11/26/7810/14/78-11/26/789/15/61-11/22/618/2/84-11/9/84 ATLANTAUp to:0.00 inches0.010.100.50 Current26 days262637 Record32 days4249104 Dates9/30/63-10/31/639/16/54-10/27/549/15/61-11/2/617/29/55-11/9/55 Preliminary analysis of consecutive days of rain less than or equal to the amount indicated for 1948 through 2001. The “amount” column is the rainfall in inches equal to or less than the value reported. The “current” column is the number of consecutive days (ending at noon Nov. 20, 2001) receiving the indicated amount or less. The “record” column is the record number of consecutive days receiving the indicated amount or less. And the “date” column gives the period when the record was set. City Water Tables
By Dialogo May 26, 2009 The greatest exhibit ever shown about the explorations conducted over a century in the Pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan was presented today in the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City (MNA). The exhibit contains 430 pieces found in Teotihuacan, located 37 kilometers to the Northeast of the Mexican capital and was founded approximately 150 years B.C., even though the origin of this civilization is unknown, as well as why they disappeared after the year 650 A.D. The museographic designer for the exhibit entitled “Teotihuacan”, City of the Gods”, Patricia Real, indicated to Efe that the exhibit is divided into nine thematic areas such as architecture, society, the findings of the Pyramid of the Moon, religion and the relationship to other Mesoamerican cultures, all of this exhibited in an area of 3500 square meters. “Teotihuacan has a great influence, in architecture as well as for the manufacture of items such as pottery and in the representation of gods”, Real explained. This archeological site was declared to be a World Cultural Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1987. Teotihuacan spanned an area of 20 square kilometers and was inhabited by 100,000 people, which was the 6th largest population in the world at that time. Among the most prominent pieces are the Great “Jaguar de Xalla” and the “Disco de la Muerte”. Additionally, a replica of a burial site found in the Pyramid of the Moon is exhibited and different authentic objects that were found from the explorations of said building site. Statues, jewels, sculptures, murals, artifacts for crafts, vases, pots, small braziers and even a stucco spiral painted trumpet form the items found in the exhibit. The exhibit was designed to be presented at the Quai Branly museum in Paris, although it was first presented in the city of Monterrey in Northern Mexico and now in the capital city. From Paris it will also travel to the museums in Rietberg in Zurich (Switzerland), to the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, and probably also to Holland.
By Dialogo April 13, 2010 More than a million Haitians, about 90 percent of those made homeless in January’s devastating earthquake, have received tents or other means of shelter, UN officials said Thursday. At the current pace, all Haitians who lost their homes in quake will have some form of shelter by May 1, said officials from the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). OCHA has been racing to get shelter for Haitians still without homes ahead of the start of the rainy season. Hundreds of Haitians have died in past years in their flood-prone country, swept away by landslides or drowned in flooding. The UN assessment came one day after officials announced plans to move 8,000 Haitians out of a makeshift camp to a new site. People left homeless by the earthquake will be moved from the Petionville golf club, which is prone to mudslides and flooding, to a new location 20 kilometers (12 miles) away. Around 40 percent of the thousands of homes that structural engineers have already inspected have been declared fit for occupation, OCHA said. The 7.0 magnitude quake that struck Haiti on January 12 killed more than 220,000 people and left 1.3 million more homeless.
Australia announced Monday it will begin forcing Google and Facebook to pay news companies for content, in a landmark move aimed at shielding traditional media from the tech giants’ digital dominance.Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said a mandatory code of conduct to be unveiled by July would require the firms to reimburse Australian media companies for using their news and other content.”What we want to see is a level playing field. What we want to see here is a fair go for the companies and for the journalistic content that is prepared,” he told Channel 7. “That hasn’t made meaningful progress so now we are taking the decisive decision to create a mandatory code, seeking to be the first country in the world to ensure that these social media giants pay for content,” he said.A similar move by Spain saw Google shut down its News service there in 2014, while the company has threatened to do the same in response to the new French laws.Australia’s new regulations will also cover the sharing of data, and the ranking and display of news content, to be enforced by binding dispute resolution mechanisms and penalties.An estimated 17 million Australians use Facebook each month and spend an average of 30 minutes on the platform a day, while 98 percent of Australian mobile searches use Google. Topics : It comes just weeks after France’s competition authority ordered Google to negotiate with publishers over payments to reuse snippets of content in its news aggregator and Google Search.Google and Facebook have had a huge impact on Australia’s news industry, with the number of newspaper and online journalists falling more than 20 percent since 2014 as digital advertising revenues were overwhelmingly captured by the two titans.The new regulations follow an 18-month inquiry into the power of digital platforms by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which recommended an overhaul of existing regulations.Frydenberg said the government was imposing the measures after discussions on a voluntary code failed to make headway, with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on advertising revenues hastening the need for action.
But Nicole Perrin, an analyst at ad consultancy eMarketer, said the first-quarter results matched “relatively optimistic scenarios” and left her “cautiously optimistic” about the current quarter.Alphabet’s overall revenue in the first quarter was $41.2 billion, up 13% compared with the same period last year. The average estimate among financial analysts tracked by Refinitiv was $40.29 billion, up 10.87%, expecting the slowest growth since 11.1% in the second quarter of 2015.Alphabet was the first major U.S. internet services company to report first-quarter results, offering a preview of what other companies might report in coming days. Shares of Google’s top rival in ad sales Facebook Inc, which had been down 8.6% this year entering Tuesday, rose 3% after hours.Microsoft Corp rose 1.2% in extended trading after rising 10.7% this year, and Apple Inc rose 0.6% after entering Tuesday down 3.3%. Shares of Amazon.com Inc, up 28.6% this year as shoppers turn to it amid lockdowns, were up 1.25% after Alphabet’s results.Virus challenges A booming economy and rising internet usage have driven Google to record revenues in the last few years. But the virus has split those two trends, with consumer spending now plunging and reliance on internet services surging.While Google tools including Duo video chatting and YouTube have become essential to many users this year, the company largely does not charge for them and instead generates revenue selling ad tools as well as links, banners and commercials on its services and those of partners.But more than 26 million people have filed for unemployment during the last month in United States, Google’s largest market for ad sales, erasing all of the country’s job gains in the last decade. Google’s ads business generated about 83% of Alphabet’s revenue last year. It tends to flow with the broader economy, which explains Alphabet’s slower revenue growth in the first quarter.Google ad sales in the first quarter were $33.8 billion, with about 73% coming from search and 12% from YouTube.”YouTube provided an upside surprise, with growth actually accelerating despite the impact on ad budgets from the lockdowns,” said James Cordwell, analyst at Atlantic Equities.Revenue from YouTube grew 33.5%, slightly faster than during the previous quarter. But Porat warned that the growth rate had slowed to the “high single digits” by late March and continued to decline in April for ads that were not meant to immediately spark a consumer purchase.The company did not release the number of paid subscribers for YouTube services, after revealing it had 20 million last quarter.About 5.5% of Alphabet’s revenue last year came from cloud services for which Google charges businesses, schools and governments. This year, the company has extended various free offers to aid customers affected by the pandemic.The cloud business generated $2.8 billion in revenue, up 52% from a year ago.Alphabet’s total costs and expenses rose about 12% from a year ago to $33.2 billion, down from around 20% jumps in recent quarters. Porat said first-quarter expenses included an increased reserve to account for clients unable to pay bills because of the virus.With usage of Google’s services up but sales down, the company has pared hiring, marketing, office expansions and other spending plans.Google just three months ago had said it would be spending heavily to add staff for its cloud business and other areas where it is challenging to unseat dominant competitors.Alphabet’s first-quarter profit was $6.8 billion, or $9.87 per share, compared with the analysts’ average estimate of $7.21 billion, or $10.40 per share. But Alphabet said search ads, its most lucrative business, saw revenue decline by a mid-teens percentage in late March compared with a year earlier and that the slowdown did not worsen this month.The company also is working to lure money from advertisers that normally sponsor sporting events canceled by the coronavirus.”While, obviously, there’s an impact on the economy and we’re not immune to that, the engagement from advertisers across our products and with our teams has been very robust,” Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told analysts on Tuesday.Alphabet Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat still warned that she anticipated “the second quarter will be a difficult one” because the early April trends may not hold. A drop in Google ad sales steadied in April and some consumers returned to using the search engine for shopping in addition to finding novel coronavirus information, parent Alphabet Inc said on Tuesday, sparking an 8% rally in shares.The share rally to $1,329.81 after hours brought the stock almost back to where it started the year.Some financial and advertising analysts had estimated ad sales declines of up to 20% in the coming quarters, with hotels, airlines, film studios and other big spenders cutting ad buys because of the coronavirus pandemic. Topics :
THIS grand two-storey house is going under the hammer in Shailer Park. The property at 13-15 Heeler Ct, with five bedrooms and three bathrooms spread across two levels, has been a much loved family home.Geoff and Julie Brown and their two children have called the property home for 16 years.Mr Brown said he had always been drawn to the house and decided he’d buy it if it ever came on the market. “It was so different to any other house in the street,” he said. “When we heard it was for sale, we went and had a look. It was on the market for one day when we bought it.” The updated kitchen has European appliances.In the time the Brown family has owned the Heeler Ct home they have replaced the kitchen, added a back deck and converted the downstairs area into a granny flat. Upstairs there is a formal dining room, lounge and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens to the big back deck.The master bedroom has built-in robes, deck access and ensuite and there are two more bedrooms, both with built-in robes, a family bathroom and a study. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Downstairs is a granny flat with living area, kitchenette and bedroom with ensuite.There is also a six-person indoor spa and a sauna on this level. The living area opens to the back deck.Mr Brown said the deck and kitchen were his favourite spaces in the house. “We do a lot of cooking so we designed the kitchen to be second to none. It’s all Miele and best of everything,” he said. “And the deck out the back is really private because of all the trees.”Mr Brown said the home was in a cul-de-sac and regularly had wallabies and birdlife visiting. “I think I’ll miss the quiet street the most. It’s a beautiful street to live in with extremely good neighbours,” he said. The property is being marketed by Ray Nicholson and Natalia Nicholson from Ray White Shailer Park and will be auctioned of May 27 at 10.30am.
Sleek and sophisticated is one way of describing the kitchen. Admire the city from multiple balconies. Enjoy a home-cooked meal while watching the sunset over the ocean. The freestanding 600-bottle wine cellar is the perfect way to store your favourite drops.The result is a sleek, luxury abode.“I bought it in 2015 when it was totally original, it would have been about 25-years-old then, and I demolished it right back,” Mr Evans told the Bulletin when his property was featured in the Real Estate magazine last month.“I wanted it to be timeless – we lifted all the ceilings, which was a big job to do in an apartment building, just to really bring the ocean and skyline views inside more.“I worked on it for about a year, I thought about the design carefully. I think it’s quite spectacular compared to what it was before.” 185/12 Commodore Dr, Surfers ParadiseA LUXURY sub-penthouse has set a new multimillion-dollar sales record for Paradise Waters’ Grand Mariner building.The apartment at 185/12 Commodore Drive sold for $2.6 million before it was scheduled to go under the hammer on Saturday, March 24. Even the bedroom has views of the ocean. Check out that view! Extensive renovations have refreshed the apartment, giving it a modern style.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMarketing agent Jackson Paradise, of Ray White Prestige Gold Coast, said the building’s previous record was more than $1.8 million while a villa separate to the building held the property’s record after selling for $2 million last year.“It’s just smashed the record price in the building,” Mr Paradise said.He said interstate buyers from Melbourne bought the sprawling skyhome, which occupies more than half of the building’s 37th floor.“They want to use the apartment up here just for holidays,” Mr Paradise said.The apartment’s previous vendor, David Evans, stripped the property back before refurbishing it. You’ll never want to get out of this bath.From the limestone-finished master ensuite to the gourmet kitchen with marble island bench and freestanding 600-bottle wine cellar, the apartment exudes sophistication.Mr Paradise said potential buyers came in droves to catch a glimpse of the property, with some even offering their price.“We had 85 inspections,” he said.“There were multiple offers before and multiple interested parties.”
The US oilfield services major Halliburton elected Jeff Miller, the company’s president and a board member, to the position of president and CEO. Dave Lesar, who has led Halliburton as chairman and CEO since 2000, will continue serving the company as executive chairman. The leadership changes are effective June 1, 2017.“I am grateful to the board and Dave for this opportunity to serve Halliburton shareholders and employees,” Miller said. “I have been fortunate to work directly with Dave for many years and to learn from him as we execute and deliver industry-leading returns by serving our customers and growing our revenue and margins. I look forward to leading our organization as we continue to collaborate and engineer solutions to maximize asset value for our customers.”Miller will provide the day-to-day leadership and management of the company. He will also be responsible for the planning and execution of Halliburton’s strategic direction, financial objectives, and technology development along with Halliburton’s management team who will report directly to him.As executive chairman, Lesar will focus on the strategic direction of the company, advising the Halliburton management team and transitioning CEO responsibilities to Miller who will then continue reporting to Lesar. He will be actively engaged with shareholders and continue working with customers to ensure the company is best addressing their needs. Lesar has entered into a new executive employment agreement that provides that he will continue as executive chairman through mandatory retirement on December 31, 2018, and contains a 4 year non-compete.“Successful careers are about creating opportunities and value for all constituents including shareholders, customers, and employees, and I believe we have achieved those goals during my time as CEO and will continue to do so in the future. As I approach my last 18 months as a Halliburton employee, it’s time to look forward and transition to new leadership,” said Lesar. “I have known and worked with Jeff for almost 30 years and have great confidence that he is the best choice to be the next Halliburton CEO. With the support of our committed management team and the dedication of our outstanding employees, I know he will lead Halliburton to continue to deliver both long-term shareholder value and superior customer service. I look forward to working closely with him as he transitions into his new role.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hopes his team can get a win against Chelsea before they lift the Premier League trophy. The Reds are preparing for their final home game after losing to Arsenal 2-1 on Wednesday night. And Klopp knows that while they are already champions, going out at home in style and then lifting the trophy would be the ideal way to see out the season. “We have all been waiting ages, some of us 30 years, and we will finally get this Premier League trophy and it will be a big moment for all of us and our families,” said the Reds boss to reporters. “That’s 100%. “Before that, we have to play a game. For five million reasons, we will try to win it.Advertisement “I have had this situation twice in my life where we have got the trophy on the day. “It will be difficult, especially when the other team is Chelsea and they are fighting with all they have to get in the Champions League. read also:Liverpool boss Klopp celebrates Akinfenwa’s Wycombe promotion “After the game, whatever happens, the boys deserve that and we all deserve that. We will have a proper ceremony. “But we have a football game to play before that and I want to win that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Most Expensive Mistakes In History6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest Car Manufacturers In The World