By eliminating hardware requirements, customers gain additional deployment flexibility
SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Scality announced today that Scality ARTESCA lightweight, cloud-native object storage software is now officially supported on VMware vSphere/ESXi virtualization environments. This provides production-level ARTESCA virtual machine (VM) support for vSphere users, with functionality equal to that on physical servers, along with additional deployment flexibility. Virtual machine support is especially valuable in this time of supply chain issues that are causing long lead times for physical storage server hardware, which can delay enterprise priorities.
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Enterprise-grade storage has historically required hardware with integrated processing, memory and disk capacity. Scality was a pioneer in breaking through the needs for customized hardware with a 100% focus on software and an ability to leverage standard server platforms. Now, ARTESCA again breaks away from traditional storage requirements with the ability to support production-level workloads on flexible, commonly used VMware vSphere virtual infrastructures including support for VMware vSAN and live migration capabilities.
In addition to providing customers with more flexibility in deployment options, this enables partners and resellers to more rapidly deliver solutions to customers by sidestepping supply chain disruptions to provide faster time to revenue.
Launched in 2021, Scality ARTESCA is redefining object storage for the new cloud-native era. It provides both a small footprint at the edge and scalability for the data center. Designed for fast access anywhere data lives, ARTESCA uniquely combines lightweight, cloud-native object storage design with true enterprise-grade capabilities.
Paul Speciale, chief marketing officer, Scality, said: "Ongoing supply chain disruptions hamper business goals and growth. We're supporting ARTESCA software-based object storage on VMWare's ubiquitous vSphere environment to offer a solution that bypasses current supply conditions by eliminating new hardware requirements. Companies can move forward with the data storage and management they need."
Scality® storage propels companies to unify data management no matter where data lives — from edge to core to cloud. Our market-leading file and object storage software protects data on-premises and in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. With RING and ARTESCA, Scality's approach to managing data across the enterprise accelerates business insight for sound decision-making and maximum return on investment. To compete in a data-driven economy, IT leaders and application developers trust Scality to build sustainable, adaptable solutions. Scality is recognized as a leader by Gartner and IDC. Follow us @scality and LinkedIn. Visit www.scality.com, or subscribe to our company blog.
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Good Morning Britain viewers have mocked Richard Madeley for “getting triggered by trigger warnings”.
During Monday’s episode (20 June) of the ITV talk show, presenter Madeley shared his frustration at content warnings being placed on a accurate episode of Silent Witness.
“Basic question for you: are you getting sick of the warning culture that we seem now to be drifting into in this country?
“Silent Witness, it’s all about murders and autopsies and grizzly bits of evidence, lots of blood… and they’re now putting a warning up at the front of it, saying, ‘Be careful because there are some scenes here that some of you might find upsetting.’”
Banging his fist on the table, he continued: “Yes, it’s Silent Witness, we know! Why do we need to be babied like this?”
However, viewers at home pointed out the hypocrisy in Madeley’s comments.
“Madeley seems a little confused about when trigger warnings can be legitimately used. It seems to be that they are only acceptable when he randomly decides,” one viewer wrote.
“Richard Madeley getting his knickers in a twist on GMB about trigger warnings certainly classes as unsuitable viewing for those of a nervous disposition…” another quipped.
One viewer pointed out the usefulness of content or trigger warnings for people had been through traumatic events.
“@GMB you are misunderstanding the usefulness of a trigger warning,” their tweet read. “For those of us who do have significant histories that mean that TW are helpful they enable us to have the correct ‘mindset’, to have already thought through the steps of seeing, and enjoy even Silent Witness!”
“Film ratings are trigger warnings. Stop making something out of nothing,” another wrote.
“They have warnings because people complain....it’s just to pre empt backlash if people do get upset. Why is that an issue for you Richard??” one Twitter user pointed out.
Another commenter tweeted: “‘Oh trigger warnings pah they’re on everything these days corr makes me mad bloody snowflakes’ ... Oh sorry, is that a concept or idea which causes you emotional distress? If only there was some way you could safely avoid having to encounter that distress!”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
LAS CRUCES - New Mexico State University is leading one of the 37 projects funded by a partnership led by the National Science Foundation containing two other government agencies and several high-profile corporations in what the NSF calls its “single largest effort to date to engage public and private partners to jointly support a research program.” NMSU is part of a select group that includes universities, such as Princeton, Yale and MIT.
The $37 million investment in the public-private partnership is called the Resilient and Intelligent Next Generation Systems (RINGS) program. RINGS will focus on accelerating research in the areas of wireless and mobile communication, networking, sensing, computing systems and global-scale services. Private sector partners include Apple, Ericsson, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia, Qualcomm and VMware.
Satyajayant “Jay” Misra, NMSU computer science professor and director of the cybersecurity bachelor’s degree program, is the principal investigator of NMSU’s project titled “RINGS: Resilient Edge Ecosystem for Collaborative and Trustworthy Disaster Response (REsCue).”
NMSU is the lead university for the three-year, $1million NSF-awarded project in collaboration with the University of Missouri-Saint Louis and Saint Louis University.
“The big part of this is that there are two government agencies and 12 companies that will be partnering with universities on these projects,” Misra said. “Getting funded means the participating companies have actually looked at our proposal and said what we are doing is not only cutting-edge science but it has real-world implications.”
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Misra and his co-principal investigators Roopa Vishwanathan, NMSU computer science assistant professor; David Mitchell, NMSU electrical engineering assistant professor; Abderrahmen Mtibaa and Reza Tourani, assistant professors at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis and Saint Louis University, respectively, are addressing networking and security challenges in next-generation public safety and disaster response networks. These are networks where mission-critical emergency operations such as search and rescue must succeed despite limited surviving communication infrastructure, potentially augmented with diverse devices deployed by first responders.
“We are trying to propose an architecture to build a network of communication networks that can work together in an emergency to enable necessary communications,” Misra said. “You have some homes after a disaster that have power and you have some businesses that have networks that are still functional, but separately you cannot use them. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could actually bring all of these assets together and deploy them for operation during or after a disaster?”
Mitchell is part of the Communications and Signal Processing group in electrical and computer engineering. His goal is to try to connect the fragments of operating networks where they can function together with a greater capacity than the sum of their parts.
“I will be investigating techniques to provide ultra-reliable, high-speed, wireless communications in disaster response networks. This is particularly challenging since many of the conventional capabilities and protocols of current networks, for example 5G cellular networks, will be unavailable with limited surviving infrastructure.”
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Combining functional networks can create a communication grid to help rescuers continue their mission-critical activities during a disaster. But it’s not just about helping them communicate with one another, it is also about making these networks safe to use.
This is where Vishwanathan’s expertise in cryptography comes in.
“My role in this project is to explore applications of cryptographic protocols to design secure disaster response systems,” Vishwanathan said. “We will be exploring various cryptographic protocols, ranging from simple public key encryption to more advanced protocols such as attribute-based cryptosystems.”
Rescue operations during a disaster can only be effective if the fundamental security and trust needs of accompanying information exchanges are addressed. This is the goal of the NMSU RINGS project.
Misra explained with a scenario: “How do you actually create a trust framework so that you know when people are coming to rescue you that they are actually first responders and not somebody planning to rob your house? You build a global or a decentralized trust framework in that whole region so that when rescue operation happens and the responder delivers me to the hospital, it is input to the system that I was rescued correctly, or alternatively that no one showed up, or something worse happened.
“You need to build an ecosystem where there are checks and balances,” Misra said. “One of the ways we want to employ checks and balances is through the concept of micro-transactions that provide cumulative proof that an action was taken or not. So, if you can add these building blocks into the system, even in an untrusted environment, people can interact with each other and feel safe about it. That is the intent of this project.”
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The result, according to the team’s proposal, will be a generic blueprint to design an edge-centric, trustworthy and resilient networking architecture that engenders trust without a centralized certificate authority in a network stitched together from independent network fragments. The architecture will provide flexible and revocable access control and authorization for data and services and ultra-reliable, high-speed wireless communications in challenging environments.
The use of such disruption-tolerant networks may extend beyond effective disaster and emergency responses to other applications such as rural networking, autonomous driving, edge computing and distributed manufacturing.
The NMSU project’s research objectives also include contributions to a diverse workforce through recruitment and training of a diverse student population.
“EYE ON RESEARCH” is provided by New Mexico State University. This week’s feature was written Minerva Baumann of NMSU Marketing and Communications. She can be reached at 575-646-7566 or email@example.com.
This article originally appeared on Las Cruces Sun-News: NMSU in new NSF program for Resilient and Intelligent NextG Systems
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A beloved Air Jordan 3 colorway is making a comeback soon.
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After early info emerged about the Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red” returning to stores this summer, sneaker leak social media account @zSneakerheadz on Instagram has now shared images of the classic style.
The Air Jordan 3 was conceptualized by the celebrated Nike designer Tinker Hatfield and made its retail debut in 1988. The “Fire Red” colorway was one of four original styles to release that year and remains one of the most popular looks of the silhouette. The three other original releases include the “Black Cement,” “White Cement,” and “True Blue” colorways.
The Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red” features a tumbled leather upper that’s offset by the model’s signature elephant overlay panels on the toe box and heel counter. The shoe’s standout elements are the fire red accents on the ankle collar, the “Nike Air” branding on the heel tab, and portions of the midsole. The shoe will also come with an orange “Nike Air” hang tag while a gray sock liner and a matching rubber outsole complete the look. The shoe will be packaged in a special box similar to the original release.
According to @zSneakerheadz on Instagram, the Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red” will be released on Aug. 6 in full-family sizing. Although early info on the shoe has been shared by the Instagram account, the release has not yet been confirmed by Jordan Brand.
In related Air Jordan news, the Air Jordan 6 “White and University Red” makeup is launching on SNKRS and at select Jordan Brand retailers for $200.
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WASHINGTON, June 08, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) welcomes the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announcement today that it will launch an inquiry into the practices of prescription drug middlemen and their questionable conduct.
"Thank you, FTC, for hearing the voices of tens of thousands of pharmacies and patients across the country and launching an inquiry into the impact of vertically integrated pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) on access and affordability of medicine. For a decade, PBMs have been silently growing in the regulatory shadows like a fungus on the healthcare industry. They have amassed enormous power through unchecked vertical integrations and are using that power to hurt patient access to healthcare and drive up healthcare costs while lining their own pockets. On behalf of our HIV patients, whose care has been fragmented by PBM practices, and on behalf of our, and other, pharmacies, which regularly suffer PBM abuses as they try to care for our patients, we welcome the light that FTC will shine on this dark area of healthcare," said Laura Boudreau, chief of operations, risk management and quality improvement for AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest provider of HIV primary care in the world, serving in 16 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 45 countries.
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Seasoned trading executive, Marcos Pagani, joins Bay Crest Partners as Managing Partner
NEW YORK, May 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bay Crest Partners LLC, a technology-driven, premier agency-only brokerage firm focused on institutional clients, today announced that Marcos Pagani has been appointed Managing Partner. He brings to Bay Crest 20 years of experience in the fields of equities and derivatives execution expertise and has been a core player in the improvement and transparency of market structure. Most recently, Mr. Pagani served for nine years as managing director of BGC Partners, where he was responsible for providing execution services to institutions. Before that, he was the founding member of Momentum Partners and co-head of equities for GFI Group in the U.S.
"Marcos has significant execution expertise across all market and volatility cycles and an unrivaled client base. We are delighted that he is joining us as Managing Partner of Bay Crest for our next phase of growth. His impressive understanding of dark pools' mechanics is apparent in that many of the best industry leaders have come to rely on him to quietly source deep institutionalized-sized liquidity in equity and options," said William Mulligan, Chief Executive Officer, and Principal.
"We believe we have a solid foundation, and the Bay Crest team looks forward to working with Marcos to enhance our portfolio of services and deliver the next value proposition to our clients. Bay Crest continues to build out our execution capabilities across multiple product lines making considerable strides toward becoming the top technology-driven, high-touch venue for institutions looking for a true unconflicted execution partner," said Anthony Riccio, Principal.
"I am very excited to join Bay Crest with so much growth still ahead for the firm," Mr. Pagani said. "I look forward to working closely with William, Anthony and the entire Bay Crest team to leverage the already native execution-focused DNA of the firm while also working closely with the A.I. team on cutting-edge trading and data products. I am extremely impressed with Bay Crest's established volumes in equities and derivatives. The firm occupies a unique position in today's brokerage landscape: an execution model powered by technology but driven by the entrepreneurial spirit of the traders themselves. I want Bay Crest to be the place every talented trader in our industry can have a voice on how to Strengthen execution outcomes, provide value-added coverage to our clients and be successful at it."
About Bay Crest
Established in 1993, Bay Crest Partners, LLC is a premier agency-only, unconflicted brokerage firm focused on institutional clients globally. The firm clears through Bank of America Merrill Lynch, employs best-in-class technology, and invests in building proprietary fintech to provide a critical edge in servicing clients' needs. Bay Crest offers clients trading execution expertise at the scale of larger firms with the high-touch service of an independent practice. Investing in innovative technology to promote connectivity and enhance execution is at the core of Bay Crest. In 2021, the firm transacted and facilitated over $800 billion in equity notional value and over sixty-five million listed equity option contracts.
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