For years, industry analysts have recognized Data Domain as a leader for backup deduplication – and, to help ensure this continues, we’ve remained focused on innovation in our products and continuous improvement on delivering a great experience for our customers. Since last year, Gartner has been tracking vendors in its Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances and we believe its second report validates our position as the leader in this space. What Have We Done to Be a Leader in the Quadrant?There are several areas in which Data Domain stands apart from the competition. With high-speed, variable-length deduplication, Data Domain reduces protection storage requirements by ratios of 10 to 30 times. This can enable customers to completely eliminate tape from their backup infrastructure. Additionally, the broad DD Boost ecosystem and the introduction of EMC ProtectPoint software, the industry’s only storage integrated data protection solution, to deliver 20x faster backup directly from EMC primary storage to Data Domain systems contributed to its leadership position.Also noteworthy are our customers’ favorable views of Data Domain’s reliability, functionality, and ease of use. The reliability of Data Domain can be attributed to the Data Invulnerability Architecture, built into every Data Domain system to ensure data is accurately stored, retained, and recoverable.For example, at WSFS Bank, EMC provides a comprehensive business continuity and data protection solution. Critical applications are highly available and, as a result, IT can offer stellar customer service to its end users and banking customers. Avamar and Data Domain streamline backups significantly at the Bank, eliminating impact on production systems that could compromise service. The key is deduplication of data before backing it up.John Bailey, Lead Core Infrastructure Engineer, WSFS, notes, “Source-side deduplication is huge for us. We can now back up in a third of the time it used to take us.”Dave Mayne, Production Support Manager at WSFS Bank adds, “Our old backup systems required a lot of hand-holding. We easily spent 12.5 hours a week on backup operations. Now, since the EMC solutions are so automated and reliable, backup administration only takes 5 hours weekly on average.”Jason Berkowitz, Vice President of Technology Services at WSFS Bank gives further testimony about how EMC has helped it strengthen its reputation and assure a premium level of service to its customers. “At WSFS we strive to add value with every interaction,” he said. “Our partnership with EMC has given us the opportunity to add the value that our customers deserve.”Watch: http://www.emc.com/video-collateral/demos/microsites/mediaplayer-video/wsfs-bank-emc.htmThis report from Gartner comes hot on the heels of news that EMC has also been named a Leader in Gartner’s 2015 Enterprise Backup Software Magic Quadrant. With tight integration between our data protection software and Data Domain systems, EMC provides a complete end-to-end solution with best of breed technologies to protect data wherever it lives, whatever happens.View the full report from Gartner, 2015 Deduplication Backup Target Appliance Magic QuadrantLearn more about Data Domain Protection Storage for Backup and Archive.Learn more about the complete portfolio for EMC data protection solutions.Disclaimer: This Magic Quadrants graphics were published by Gartner, Inc. as part of larger research documents and should be evaluated in the context of the entire documents. The Gartner document is available upon request from EMC. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Month: February 2021
In this interview on theCube, I talk about solving the challenge of storage persistence in containers and how in the world of open source the line between customers and vendors is blurring.
What’s better than 4K resolution in a monitor? Four times 4K! Yes, previously only seen in prototypes or in sizes far too large for a desktop, we’re excited to announce our new 8K monitor.As the world’s number one monitor brand for three years running, we are relentless in our commitment to delivering the best visual experiences for our customers. It’s a mantel we don’t take lightly, which is why we’re so excited to deliver the world’s first 32-inch 8K and the world’s overall thinnest monitor, as well as a slew of other exciting products at #ces2017 in Las Vegas.In 2015, we brought you the UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor with its innovative curved display and the UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor with its stunning 5K resolution – both CES Innovation Award Honorees. In 2016, we announced our first OLED Monitor and brought the innovative InfinityEdge technology, that debuted in 2015 on XPS 13, to our monitor portfolio. This year, we announced an extensive new lineup of innovative monitors, including the Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K, the Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor with Dell’s innovative HDR feature, two new innovative P-series monitors and the first consumer monitors to offer Dell’s InfinityEdge display on our updated S family of monitors.Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor (UP3218K)With our new UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor (UP3218K), we’re pushing the boundaries of innovation to feature four times more content than Ultra HD 4K resolution and 16 times more content than Full HD in addition to 33.2 million pixels of resolution compared to a 5K monitor’s 14 million pixels of resolution. The new UP3218K offers breakthrough realism with the finest details and color-critical performance for a truly transcendent visual experience thanks to Dell PremierColor, which offers 1.07 billion colors and 100 percent Adobe RGB and 100 percent sRGB, and an unprecedented 280 ppi to view most images in native format. Feast your eyes!Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor (S2718D)Earning the distinction of CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree and featuring the world’s overall thinnest profile, the new Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor’s striking design is sure to catch the eye. With Quad HD technology and USB Type-C connectivity, the S2718D integrates a sleek, modern design aesthetic to complement any space and offers an expansive entertainment experience without borders, courtesy of Dell’s InfinityEdge display. Position the stunning display however feels best with the articulated hinge and enjoy an unhampered view from nearly any angle. Sophisticated and understated, this state-of-the-art design beautifully and subtly houses the critical components in a slim base, making it perfect for a multitude of lifestyles and contemporary workspaces.Not only is the ultrathin design remarkable but the S2718D also offers Dell’s HDR feature, which allows you to experience the next generation of entertainment with stunning visuals in high dynamic range, enhancing the experience with exceptionally vivid images, higher clarity with visibly vibrant textures and increased contrast. Sporting built-in USB Type-C connectivity for added convenience of all-in-one cable management, ComfortView and a flicker-free screen for eye comfort, the S2718D adds convenience to an already astounding visual experience.We’re also excited to announce two other innovative monitors at CES 2017 – the Dell 24 Touch Monitor (P2418HT) and the Dell 24 Monitor for Video Conferencing (P2418HZ).The Dell 24 Touch Monitor features an anti-glare touch screen that allows for intuitive 10-point touch, compatible with Windows 10, without a distracting reflection or fingerprints. The P2418HT also sports a unique articulating stand that offers height adjustment, as well as extended tilt and swivel capabilities so you can position it however you like for an ideal experience. The Dell 24 Monitor for Video Conferencing improves collaboration with its built-in two megapixel Full HD IR camera with privacy shutter, noise-cancelling microphone and dual 5W speakers. It was purposefully designed to be Microsoft Skype for Business certified, including secure facial authentication via Windows Hello and hands-free commands via Microsoft Cortana.Additionally, our new consumer family of monitors is primed to thrill your senses. Coming in sizes ranging from 22-inch to 27-inch, the new family pairs compelling design aesthetics with expansive onscreen experiences. The Dell 24 and 27 Monitors (S2418HX/S2718HX) are the first consumer monitors to offer Dell’s InfinityEdge display for a virtually borderless experience, adding to the UltraSharp InfinityEdge lineup of monitors announced at CES 2016, plus Dell’s HDR feature1 to enhance the viewing experience. The Dell 24 and 27 InfinityEdge Monitors also feature dual 6W external speakers that provide premium, uncompromised sound, professionally tuned by award-winning Waves Maxx Audio. The Dell 22 and 23 Monitors (S2218H/S2318HX) let you see more with less distraction with three-sided ultrathin bezels and offer dual 3W built-in speakers.Dell Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse (KM717)Last but certainly not least, productivity just got easier thanks to the Dell Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse combination that pairs elegant design and comfort with flexible wireless connectivity. With Dell Universal Pairing and Bluetooth LE, connect up to six compatible keyboards and mice using 2.4GHz wireless and easily switch between three devices such as a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Work anywhere with the track-on-glass laser mouse that performs on nearly any surface, including glass and high-gloss surfaces. Designed with premium materials, the KM717 fits into virtually any workspace and the sleek design provides comfortable usage for the course of the day. With a 12-month keyboard and six-month mouse battery life, the KM717 offers the type of day-to-day reliability that is synonymous with Dell.Pricing and availabilityThe Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 8K Monitor (UP3218K) will be available March 23 on Dell.com in the United States starting at $4,999.The Dell 27 Ultrathin Monitor (S2718D) will be available March 23 on Dell.com in the United States starting at $699.99.The Dell 24 Touch Monitor (P2418HT) will be available Jan. 12 on Dell.com in the United States starting at $399.99 and the Dell 24 Monitor for Video Conferencing (P2418HZ) will be available Jan. 12 on Dell.com in the United States starting at $329.99.The Dell 22 Monitor (S2218H) starts at $199.99, Dell 23 Monitor (S2318HX) starts at $219.99, Dell 24 InfinityEdge Monitor (S2418HX) starts at $289.99, and the Dell 27 InfinityEdge Monitor (S2718HX) starts at $379.99. All four S monitors will be available Feb. 23 on Dell.com in the United States.Dell Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse (KM717) are available on Dell.com starting at $99.99. 1 Dell HDR monitors require HDR10 enabled content from a compatible source like your service provider, a Blu-ray disc or a game. Dell’s HDR feature has been designed with a PC user in mind and supports specifications that are different from existing TV standards for HDR. Please review the specs carefully for further details.
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a second Houston police officer has been charged with murder and is among additional officers who have been indicted as part of an ongoing investigation into a Houston Police Department narcotics unit following a deadly 2019 drug raid. In all, a dozen officers tied to the narcotics unit have been indicted after their work came under scrutiny following the January 2019 drug raid in which Dennis Tuttle and his wife, Rhogena Nicholas were killed. Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said one officer was indicted for murder in Tuttle’s death. Other officers were indicted on charges related to theft of overtime.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion at an industrial park near Los Angeles has injured four people, three of them critically. Authorities say it happened in a Santa Clarita neighborhood at about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday. The blast left three men with severe burns and they were taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition. A fourth man later walked into the hospital for treatment. The blast was initially reported as being on a movie set. The region has been used for filming but none was taking place at the time. The explosion sparked a small brushfire that was quickly contained.
NEW YORK (AP) — House Republicans over the last 24 hours have voted to defend a freshman conspiracy theorist with a history of violent rhetoric and a mainstream party leader who led calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment. The seemingly conflicting moves signal that some Republican leaders believe they can return to political power by cobbling together a broad coalition featuring both pro-Trump extremists and those who abhor them. The votes also suggest that Washington Republicans are unable, or unwilling, to purge far-right radicals from their party. House Democrats voted Thursday to do what their Republican counterparts would not the night before, stripping first-term Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Thousands of people are rallying against the military takeover in Myanmar’s biggest city. They’re demanding the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, whose elected government was toppled by the army that also imposed an internet blackout. Protest crowds have grown bigger and bolder since Monday’s coup. Labor union and student activists and members of the public on Sunday chanted “Long live Mother Suu” and “Down with military dictatorship” at a major intersection near Yangon University. Police in riot gear blocked the main entrance to the university. Two water cannon trucks were parked nearby. Suu Kyi and President Win Myint are under house arrest. Rallies were also held on Saturday in Yangon and other cities. No violence has been reported but communication is patchy.
BOSTON (AP) — A man is warning people against using headphones while falling asleep after a doctor had to remove a wireless earbud from his esophagus. Brad Gauthier went to bed Monday listening to music and woke up Tuesday to find one of the headphones missing. He realized something was blocking his esophagus when he tried to drink water but it wouldn’t go down. An X-ray at an urgent care clinic revealed the lost earbud, which was removed during an emergency endoscopy. Gauthier, who documented his experience on Facebook, told NBC Boston 10 that the strange episode is a reminder not to sleep with wireless headphones.