As a key component of the new Dell EMC Cloud Marketplace, Dell EMC’s Data Protection solutions enable customers to meet service level requirements for backup and recovery as they adopt a multi-cloud operating model as part of IT Transformation initiatives. We’re introducing new updates for Data Domain and Data Protection Suite (DPS), further enhancing our hybrid and multi-cloud data protection capabilities to help customers reduce costs, risk of data loss and improve their operational management efficiencies.Traditional applications, cloud native applications, and IoT/edge devices are generating a tsunami of data residing in multiple clouds that needs to be effectively protected. With new protection products and capabilities for the cloud and for your physical data center – particularly VMware environments – Dell EMC is further expanding your ability to achieve simpler, easier to manage data protection, on-premises and in the cloud.Data Domain and Data Protection Suite (DPS) together already provide a complete and comprehensive cloud data protection solution for enterprises and these new updates are designed to help you embrace data protection in the cloud, improve IT efficiency with management and virtualization enhancements, and expand confidence that enterprise data is protected based on comprehensive coverage.New updates to Dell EMC Data Protection Software and to DD OS 6.1.2 across DD VE & Data Domain appliances!New Cloud Enhancements: Improved Scale, Object Storage Support, Hybrid ManagementData Domain Virtual Edition (DD VE) 4.0 now brings unprecedented scale and cost effectiveness to software-defined protection storage in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and VMware Cloud on AWS environments. DD VE leverages the power of DD OS and is available to run on-prem or in the cloud with DPS. This software-only solution can be downloaded, deployed and configured in a matter of minutes.With DD VE 4.0, you can now run up to 96TB DD VE instances on AWS, Azure or the VMware Cloud, which allows you to protect a significantly larger amount of deduplicated data directly in the cloud. Capacity can be easily moved between cloud deployments, virtual instances and/or locations, and can be purchased in 1TB increments. This flexibility allows customers to grow capacity as the business demands it.Run Data Domain Virtual Edition and Data Protection Software in the cloud!DD VE 4.0 can back up via less expensive object storage, delivering increased efficiencies and a lower cost-to-protect. By running DD VE with DPS in the cloud, our customers can leverage a simple-to-deploy, software-only solution that will make it easier and more cost effective to protect applications in the cloud.Dell EMC provides a complete, software-only protection solution – directly in the cloud!Modern Management enhancements for Data Domain and Data Protection Suite are designed to further simplify and improve operations whether you are protecting data in the cloud or in your data center. One highly-requested feature in DD OS 6.1.2 is the ability to manage on-prem and in the cloud Data Domain deployments together. This hybrid management reduces operational costs across your environment, and empowers your entire IT organization with key insights.Manage any target, at any location!Data Protection Suite has also further enhanced modern management across your data protection software and protection storage by simplifying the experience for backup and recovery of VMware images, applications and file systems with an enhanced HTML 5 UI.Data Domain Cloud Disaster Recovery (CDR) has been enhanced for application-consistent cloud disaster recovery in AWS, as well as Recovery to VMware Cloud on AWS. DD CDR saves CAPEX costs by reducing the need to build additional data centers for disaster recovery and with these new enhancements further improves the viability of public cloud disaster recovery options.Cloud Snapshot Manager, a SaaS offering, now extends to Microsoft Azure as a multi-cloud solution, making it easier for customers to protect public cloud workloads in both AWS and Azure. Customers can quickly discover, orchestrate and automate the protection of workloads across multiple clouds and regions based on policies for seamless backup and disaster recovery, using one SaaS tool that does not require installation or infrastructure.Data Domain Cloud Tier has further reduced transactional overhead for long-term retention by increasing the object size written to cloud. And, data storage utilization has been improved thanks to tight integration with Virtustream Storage Cloud and Dell EMC ECS. As a lower cost option for DD Cloud Tier, new support for AWS Infrequent Access & Azure Hot Blob Storage (including Government Cloud) have been added to the number of public and private clouds supported for long-term cloud retention.VMware vCloud Director and Dell EMC Data Protection Suite have greatly enhanced their integration, making it easier for service providers to jointly deliver VMware and Data Protection-as-a-Service. Our leading VMware integration extends data protection into the vCloud Director tenant UI. This eliminates the need for a separate Backup-as-a-Service portal. Now cloud service providers with multi-tenant VMware environments can offer their customers robust, integrated data protection with a best-in-class user experience. Plus, service providers and their customers benefit from Dell EMC Data Protection’s proven low operating cost and high scalability and performance.Additional Recovery, Automation, and Coverage Enhancements:In addition, new Data Domain and DPS enhancements offer customers better recovery, automation and virtualization capabilities, including:DD OS 6.1.2 brings an increased boost in performance by leveraging an enhanced data cache when instantly accessing and restoring VMs. Backup validations and test/dev backups are now made even more efficient with a 4x increase in IOPS – Data Domain can now deliver up to 40,000 IOPS with under 20 milliseconds of latency using DPS. Those leveraging DPS will also find it easier to find and restore files via file-level search.Self-Service with SLO Compliance Automation has been expanded to Oracle in the latest DPS release. High-performance, self-service protection for Oracle databases, now includes rule-based automation, governance and SLO compliance controlled by the backup team, so they can ensure that mission critical data is being backed up by DBAs in compliance with enterprise policies.Dell EMC Data Protection Software empowers your database admins with self-service protectionHyper-V Performance Improvements in DPS have been implemented by utilizing Microsoft’s change block tracking technology.DD VE has expanded its hypervisor ecosystem to include support for KVM, in addition to EXS and Hyper-V.The DD Boost File System (BoostFS) plug-in has now been extended to support Windows applications in addition to Linux.With many enhancements across our Data Domain and Data Protection Software offerings, Dell EMC continues driving innovation without compromise. Make sure your organization is completely protected by choosing Dell EMC’s #1 solution. Now is the perfect time to connect with your local rep about purchasing new deployments or upgrading to a complete Dell EMC Data Protection solution to take advantage of all of these announcements and our full cloud data protection capabilities.
Randy Lamar started out front and stayed there the entire 15-lap Shawn’s Auto Service IMCA Hobby Stock feature. The Freeport, Ill. ace drew the number one after his heat and fended off a crazy finish to win the QCJeeps.com IMCA Modified 25-lap special and the $1,000 top prize, as well as a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth. There is no racing this Saturday June 15. Action continues on the 3/8-mile, dirt oval Tuesday June 18 highlighted by the Deery Brothers Summer Series IMCA Late Models event rained out earlier this season. The winner of the 50-lap feature takes home at least $2,000. Cox broke on the restart to bring out another yellow. Larson ran the low groove early in the event, switched high to try and run down Cox and then finished high to outrun Timmy Current. Matt Short, Mike Fryer and Jarrett Franzen followed. Justin Becker ended an even bigger win streak by taking the 15-lap B&D Pit Stop IMCA Northern SportMod final. Tyler Soppe had won all four points races heading into the evening. Larson led all but two laps that a high-side charging Ray Cox Jr. paced. A caution as the white flag was about to fly bunched the field for a two-lap dash. Andy Nezworski’s string of two straight Andover Meat IMCA Late Model wins came to an end. Todd Malmstrom started fifth, moved to the point early and held off Justin Kay to win the 25-lap feature. Terry Dulin worked the low groove to perfection, worked his way to the front and held off Kyle Merkes by a bumper at the GRE/REV Chassis IMCA Stock Car checkers. By Rob Hinckley MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 8) – The pill draw was key for Jeff Larson Saturday at Maquoketa Speedway.
It’s been a somewhat quiet week in the esports world compared to last week, where out of the blue the likes of Jennifer Lopez decided they fancied a cheeky investment in the ever-growing industry. Nonetheless, the multi-million dollar investment comes this time to Ninjas in Pyjamas. Away from investment, and Unikrn has now raised over $28,000,000 towards UnikoinGold, its crypto-currency. Furthermore, Nielsen has made its first step into esports and IEM Oakland has replaced League of Legends with no less than PUBG. PUBG comes to IEM OaklandIEM Oakland has added PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (“PUBG”) to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive as the smash-hit battle royale game will make its debut in North America.The Bluehole title will come to the Intel Extreme Masters main stage for the PUBG Invitational where no less than $200,000 (£150,000) will be available. 20 teams of four, thus 80 players, will make their way to Oakland to battle it out for the prize money. It’s the second big PUBG tournament hosted by ESL, after the event at Gamescom earlier this year (August) which saw the record-breaking title brought to an esports stage for the first time. The event will take place between 18th-19th November at the Oracle Arena in California.Read the full article here.Ninjas in Pyjamas receive “double-digit million” investmentEsports organisaton Ninjas in Pyjamas (“NiP”) is set to receive investment in the millions from Felix Granander according to an Esports Observer report.Although the figure is unconfirmed, the TEO report suggests it will lie in the “double digit” million range and will see Granander purchase a 15 percent stake in the organisation. Granander and his relations are no stranger to esports. Jan Stenbeck, Granander’s late father had a notable stake in MTG who acquired ESL and later DreamHack. The investment will see Granander become the fourth largest capital owner in NiP, behind Emil “HeatoN” Christensen, Nyx Ventures and Diglife. The deal was put together by Swedish talent agency Orlando John, who work closely with a plethora of Swedish esports stars across both Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The talent agencies roster includes the likes of Dota’s Jonathan “Loda” Berg, Ninjas in Pyjamas Counter-Strike roster and Fnatic’s Martin “Rekkles” Larsson. Read the full article here.UnikoinGold breaks the $28,000,000 markFollowing what the company has labelled “an unprecedented success” of crowdsale, UnikoinGold, the crpyto launched by esports dedicated bookmaker Unikrn has become the largest in esports and gaming.According to the release, sales have now exceeded $28,000,000 (£21,400,000) and the company, and CEO, Rahul Sood, has now provided an update.He said: “Our vision for UnikoinGold is to make it the universal esports and gaming token by continuing to add both wagering and non-wagering features to the Unikrn platform that our community has requested. We see a future where UnikoinGold is in the hands of millions gamers and esports fans, ushering in incredible opportunities to use UnikoinGold inside and outside of Unikrn’s own properties”. The statement clearly implies that Unikrn are looking for ways that people will be able to use UnikoinGold outside of the company’s betting platform. The statement adds that partners will be able to utilise UnikoinGold for skins, software, hardware and peripherals, tournament platforms and interestingly “esports teams and developers” on top of the company’s betting products. Read the full article here.Nielsen publish first esports playbookMarket analyst Nielsen, which studies consumers in more than 100 countries globally, has released its first esports report. The Esports Playbook is available here, at no cost, and it offers insights into the company’s findings across the UK, France, Germany and the US. Nielsen looked into behaviours of fans of various esports in these countries. More specifically it investigated how people become esports fans, how often fans engage with esports, what media esports fans consume, how they view traditional sports and what their attitudes toward sponsorship and brand involvement in esports are. It also looked at the involvement of types of brands in the space, and calculated that 600 sponsorship agreements have been made since the start of 2016. Of these it was found that there were 360+ ‘IT and Computer’ brands, 100+ retail brands, 60+ from online services, 50+ non-alcoholic drinks and 40+ online media. Furthermore, the report found that the attitude towards brand involvement in esports was the most positive in the US (58%) whilst it was lowest in the UK (51%). Perhaps more notably, across each region analysed, the negative attitude to brands’ involvement to date in esports was recorded as less than 10%. There’s plenty more information available in the playbook and the article.Read the full article here.