Most IT professionals know too well the balancing act of wanting to implement cutting-edge, modern solutions while still maintaining control of the overall IT landscape. Your IT organization is committed to supporting the workloads that the business depends on for success – whatever that takes. But ideally, whatever new deployment your critical workloads demand won’t chip away at the control over your IT environment that your team has worked hard to establish.Those of you who have read our past blogs on optimizing your organization’s infrastructure for critical workloads have heard us go through some of the benefits of modernizing your infrastructure with an eye towards end-to-end optimization. We’ve explored how workload placement strategy requires continued attention over time, and how a hybrid approach to IT will set your organization up with the flexibility that needed as applications mature and new demands come up. But you may still find yourself asking how you can best leverage a variety of options in your IT purchasing – without losing control. Is there a way to engage in that freedom of choice, without sacrificing your command over your organization’s IT landscape?One thing that all IT organizations have in common – no matter the size, the location or the industry – is this desire to avoid making a choice that pigeonholes your future decision making or creates a siloed IT experience. Whenever a new workload is prioritized, IT should not have to upend long-term strategies to support it. But when looking at your deployment options, choice with control may seem out of reach.We hear from customers across the global that they see Dell Technologies as a unique technology provider for their organizations because we can scratch this exact itch. Folks keep turning to our portfolio time and time again because our wide range of servers, data storage and data protection systems given them the flexibility that their infrastructure decisions require when needs change. Dell Technologies can provide you with that range of choice you desire, without disrupting on the overall IT vision your organization has worked hard to support.As applications mature and needs change, your team will be best prepared to react if they have a flexible and secure infrastructure behind them. Take our extensive line of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers as a prime specimen. The PowerEdge platform can help you establish the right hybrid infrastructure for your IT organization, providing you with the choice and the control that you need as you determine the best placement options for each of your critical business workloads over time.Drive workload and analytics success with modern PowerEdge servers that allow your team to optimize the overall infrastructure by running the same capacity and performance on fewer servers, freeing resources to tackle application transformations. Our leading servers run your critical workloads with ease, so that you can keep the focus on supporting pressing asks from the business and helping to drive your overall organization forward. Configure to meet your needs and meet workloads where they need to be.Whatever workload is the priority for your organization, PowerEdge allows you to tailor the experience for your IT team. With one-click BIOS tuning, we enable quick-and-easy deployment via workload-optimized server configuration profiles. This allows you to deploy and run without delay – so that your IT staff can support requests from the business without interruption. From edge – to core – to cloud, PowerEdge can support even your most advanced workloads needs with a familiar experience across them all. Learn how one company found the ideal IT infrastructure solution with the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX platform and OpenManage systems management:All of our advanced offerings – including the advanced Dell EMC PowerEdge platform – are available with flexible payment options through Dell Technologies On Demand. And Dell Technologies On Demand also includes value-added services with ProDeploy, ProSupport and Managed Services, which can be paired with all financial consumption models offered. By working with a technology provider who can offer you a seamless experience from end-to-end, you too can meet your organization’s most critical workloads where they need to be – on demand – and with all your public, private and edge clouds within reach.And of course – any organization who partners with Dell Technologies benefits from even more points of seamless integration across the digital landscape thanks to our extended Dell Technologies family. For example, PowerEdge servers support the latest VMware stack, including VMware vSphere® 7 with Kubernetes®, VMware vSAN™ 7, and VMware Cloud Foundation™. You may have heard us say that our story began with two technology companies and one shared vision: to provide greater access to technology for people around the world. That mission continues forward proudly to this day.Dell Technologies can provide you with the freedom of choice that you deserve, without making you sacrifice the control that your team needs and deserves. With the right technology in the right place, Dell Technologies and our powered-up portfolio will empower your IT organization with choice and control as your team as you build, run and manage your hybrid cloud.For more on this topic, please visit here.All entries:Optimize Your Infrastructure for Critical Business WorkloadsPamper Workloads with Powered-up Performance From PowerMaxEase Workload Management with Trusted Simplicity From PowerProtectKeep Focus on Workloads with a Future-Proof InfrastructureMigrate Critical Workloads with Dell Technologies ServicesEnjoy a Seamless Workload Experience with Dell Technologies Cloud
Statewide—The Indiana Department of Health continues to reports the flu virus being widespread in Indiana. There have been nine deaths in the state as of December 28 attributed to flu with the majority being people over age 65. 3 of those deaths have been in the 25-49 age category. Lab reports show that H1N1 and Influenza B have been spilt nearly 50/50 of positive results of the viruses being circulated. Throughout the state, more than 5% of all emergency room visits were for influenza-like illness during that week, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.Dr. Richard Feldman says it is odd that Influenza B is already high, but more concern should be focused on if H1N1 changes to H3N2 as it did last year that led to so many deaths. Health officials are asking those who have mild symptoms not to head to the hospital for care. Instead, those who do not have severe symptoms should first see a primary care provider or head to an urgent care center.According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s nationwide data there has been at least 6.4 million flu illnesses, 55,000 hospitalizations and 2,900 deaths from flu. It’s not too late to get vaccinated. Flu vaccination is always the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications.
Syracuse’s two biggest issues this season have been starting and finishing games. The Orange solved one issue Saturday against Marquette with a hot start, but not much was done to quell the concern about closing out games.And as has been the case so many times this season, the Orange lost a match that could have changed the fortunes of its season.‘We’ve talked about continuing to execute the game plan,’ Syracuse assistant coach Kelly Morrisroe said. ‘It could be a little bit of mental exhaustion at the end of the game. We throw a lot of knowledge and information at our girls, and they’re kind of taking it well, but we just have to continue to play our game.’Morrisroe has been concerned lately with how flat the Orange (13-8, 3-3 Big East) had come out in the opening set of matches. While that was solved against the Golden Eagles (16-5, 6-0), Syracuse failed to address its issue of closing out games. Syracuse dropped the final three sets of a 3-1 loss to Marquette and was held to just 14 points in the final frame Saturday in front of 137 at the Women’s Building. The loss dropped SU to eighth place in the Big East standings, and eight teams qualify for the Big East tournament.Syracuse started fast, jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the first set. Marquette’s only point came on a play in which Ying Shen and Ashley Williams collided. Both were able to continue playing and SU continued to cruise.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse took its largest lead on a kill by Samantha Hinz to put the team up by 10 over Big East-leading Marquette before taking the set 25-18.Hinz and the Orange defense starred for SU in the first set, holding Marquette to just a .022 hitting percentage and tallying six blocks.‘That was a huge reason why we had so much momentum in the first set,’ Morrisroe said of the defense. ‘Going up against such a strong offense, it was great to see that our defense can come out.’But an offense with as many weapons as the Golden Eagles’ was too tough to be held back for long.All three of Marquette’s star hitters came to play in the final three sets. After being contained by the SU defense in the opening frame, Ciara Jones, Ashley Beyer and Danielle Carlson finished the match with 17, 13 and 16 kills, respectively. The Golden Eagles took the next two sets 25-23.‘They have such a strong offense overall,’ SU outside hitter Noemie Lefebvre said. ‘It’s not just that one player, so whenever we were focusing on this one, someone else would pick it up and come after us.’The final frame for Syracuse was a polar opposite from the start. This time, the Orange was held to just a .057 hitting percentage in the final set. Not to mention the Golden Eagles were able to rack up a .484 hitting clip.‘Our defense proved to be a little bit better than their offense in the first set, but we can’t live and die on our defense,’ Morrisroe said. ‘In the fourth set we had no blocks. While our defense is strong, we can’t live and die on it.’The Orange went without a block in the final set against Marquette, and it showed on the scoreboard. SU led just once in the set and lost by its largest deficit in any set this season in Big East play.Syracuse continued its struggles late in matches. SU hasn’t been able to hold onto early leads. Syracuse has now won the first set in six straight matches. The larger problem is the Orange has now lost two in a row after leading through one frame.In fact, the only five-set match SU has won this season came after trailing 2-0 to Youngstown State.But despite the apparent issues, Syracuse still feels it has the talent to make it to the eight-team Big East tournament. Middle blocker Lindsey McCabe said the Golden Eagles — even after the fourth-set disaster — think SU can make the postseason as well.‘Marquette’s undefeated still, and they’ve beat some good teams already,’ McCabe said. ‘The (Marquette head coach Bond Shymansky) even said to us shaking his hand, ‘See you at the Big East tournament.’ I think we’re showing other teams even if we’re losing the match what we can do.’[email protected] Published on October 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
O’Neill told BBC Five Live’s Sportsweek Coleman’s operation was a success following his injury in the World Cup qualifier against Wales on Friday.There have been no more departures from the Ireland squad ahead of Tuesday’s friendly with Iceland.