Dell EMC CI Life Cycle Assurance Update: New RCM Portal

first_imgDell EMC set the standard of Life Cycle Assurance for IT Transformation way back in 2009 with the release of the original Vblock.  With the Vblock, we created the converged infrastructure (CI) category with the basic premise to simplify IT. Later we extended IT simplification with our hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) systems, and continued innovating on this idea all the way through the release in February of our VxBlock 1000, the industry’s premier all-in-one CI system.Now we are taking life cycle assurance in a new, innovative direction as we release our Dell EMC Release Certification Matrix Portal (RCM Portal), a new, searchable online database aimed at quickly and easily providing the latest and greatest proactive system upgrade options for our customers.I’ll give you the full story in this blog, and you can visit us at Dell Technologies World Booth 325 for a live RCM Portal demo.A Little History about Life Cycle AssuranceThe RCM provides a trusted life cycle assurance process: a systematic, certified and tested upgrade path documentation and codes (i.e., component firmware and hypervisor software releases) for our CI and HCI systems.Since the RCM’s inception, we have delivered RCM updates and patches on a regular basis to our customers via emailed notifications and alerts.  Leveraging RCM information from our online Technical Resource Center — as well as our Vision Intelligent Operations software — customers determine the level of RCM compliance and optimization across their CI or HCI systems. Customers directly download new releases and patches from the Technical Resource Center and then confidently apply the upgrades based on guidance from the RCM documentation.In a lab review, the ESG analyst firm found that the entire upgrade process (Audit, Research, Plan, Download/Stage, Update and Validate) for an RCM-based system was 6 times faster than “do it yourself” and reference architecture based infrastructure upgrades. This can spare IT staff hundreds of hours of system administration per year, freeing them for more strategic IT priorities.New Online Portal for Life Cycle AssuranceThe RCM Portal, a new feature in the Technical Resource Center, simplifies the infrastructure upgrade process even more.  It is a new proactive, database-driven, online tool for our customers to interact with the RCM, allowing them to dramatically cut the time to research and plan their systems’ upgrades and patches.Using the portal, our customers will:Gain visibility into their entire RCM compliance environment – including primary and expansion components – from a dynamic central database Receive ongoing, proactive update recommendations customized for a specific system and RCM combinationsReceive filtered security alerts, technical alerts and feature updates that apply to their specific, watched systems – no more manually filtering through alert emails and browsing and downloading dozens of irrelevant alert-related documents to find right patchesQuickly compare RCMs (with deltas highlighted) and receive regular notifications of changes in watched RCMsReceive inclusion of RCM release updates within the primary RCM view making security and defect updates easier to consumeThe following figures illustrate some of the capabilities.Figure 1: RCM compare functionality allows users to display two RCMs and highlight changes quickly.Figure 2: RCM Watch Lists allow users to select a system type and RCM combination to follow allowing them to get notified with information important to them.Figure 3: Users can now quickly search for and drill down on Technical Alerts, Security Alerts, and Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE)Figure 4: Quickly display, watch/follow, export system RCMs including any relevant addendums.Life Cycle Assurance Innovation Yields IT SimplicityOur customers will register their CI/HCI systems and RCM combinations in the RCM Portal and then receive proactive RCM updates and alerts filtered for their selected, watched systems. Once a profile is created and activated, the IT administration efficiencies will be even more dramatic than before, so customers can redirect significantly more time to more strategic projects.But we won’t stop there. Stay tuned for more innovations with the combination of the new RCM Portal and our Vision Intelligent Operations software. This all adds up to Dell EMC offering new paths to making IT Transformation real.To learn more check these links:https://www.dellemc.com/en-us/converged-infrastructure/benefits.htmhttps://cpsdocs.dellemc.com/last_img read more

$700 to win features for IMCA Modifieds at Red River Valley’s Dakota Cat special

first_imgWEST FARGO, N.D. – IMCA Modifieds race for $700 to win both nights of Red River Valley Speed­way’s Thursday and Friday May 25-26 Dakota Cat 100 special.A minimum of $100 will be paid to start and $100 hard charger awards will be given for both 42-lap features.Non-qualifier pay is $50 and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points, but no track points, will be awarded for both shows.There is no entry fee and pit passes for the draw/redraw special are $30.Drivers will pass their helmets to raise funds toward medical expenses incurred by Mike Bruns Sr., long-time driver of no. 42 modified and late model race cars.Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. both days. The draw closes at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. There will be no hot laps.Grandstand admission is $13 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under.The track phone number is 701 388-6637. More information is also available at the www.redrivervalleyspeedway.com website.last_img read more

The Latest: Browns launch fund to help health care workers

first_imgThe club says it made the decision after discussions with the Spanish government. It says it is “fully aware of its responsibility during the current pandemic” and “players will continue to train at home.”Real Sociedad had said it would give its players the option to start training individually at the team’s training center beginning on Tuesday. It would be the first Spanish club to return to practice during the pandemic.Spain is starting to loosen some of its lockdown measures this week by allowing non-essential workers to return to their activities while observing social-distancing guidelines. But group activities will remain prohibited and sports facilities won’t be allowed to reopen.Real Sociedad says players have been training at home for the last month. The club prepared individual training routines for players and sent them stationary bicycles and treadmills.___ April 13, 2020 Associated Press Another 50,000 euros ($55,000) will be donated to reduce the social impact of the pandemic.Each draw is expected to have 16 players competing.The Madrid Open was one of more than 30 professional tournaments canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. It had been scheduled for May 1-10.___Spanish soccer club Real Sociedad is going back on its plan to resume practicing at the team’s training center during the coronavirus pandemic. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are among 12 players confirmed to play in the virtual Madrid Open tennis tournament this month.David Goffin, John Isner, Karen Khachanov, Eugenie Bouchard, Kristina Mladenovic and Kiki Bertens will also participate from their homes in the April 27-30 online competition that is expected to be broadcast live on TV and social media channels.Khachanov says “this initiative is interesting and it will bring back some competition in our sport. I’m looking forward to challenge my fellow players and show my skills to the tennis fans around the world.”There will be 150,000 euros ($164,000) distributed in prize money for each of the men’s and women’s events. The winners then decide how much they want to donate to tennis players who are having a hard time financially without any tournaments to play.center_img The team launched the Hats Off to Our Heroes Fund on Monday, two days before it will reveal the new uniforms. The Browns said the team will commit 100 percent of the proceeds “for a significant period of time” to the fund.“When finalizing our uniform announcement, we realized we had an incredible opportunity to further our support of heroes battling COVID-19 on the front lines for our entire community,” executive vice president JW Johnson said. “We hope the excitement surrounding the new uniforms can help make a significant impact through the Hats Off to Our Heroes Fund, and we greatly appreciate the support from our fans, retail partners and team to make this special way to give back to those leaders possible.” This is the second time in four years the Browns have changed uniforms. The new ones are expected to embrace concepts from previous versions. The team is not expected to make any major changes to its iconic orange logo-less helmet.___Premier League club Tottenham has reversed a decision to use government money to fund some staff salaries during the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Browns launch fund to help health care workers Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Cleveland Browns will donate net proceeds from sales of their new jerseys to a fund aiding health care professionals, first responders and others who have selflessly served during the COVID-19 pandemic. The north London club faced two weeks of criticism for deciding to use the government’s job retention scheme.Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says “the criticism the club has received over the last week has been felt all the more keenly because of our track record of good works and our huge sense of responsibility to care for those that rely on us.”Staff put on furlough during the pandemic receive 80% of their salaries up to a maximum of 2,500 pounds ($3,000) per month from the government. And Tottenham had said non-playing staff not being furloughed would have their pay cut 20%.But Levy now says “in the context of revised budgets and cost cutting” all non-playing staff will remain on full pay in April and May with only the board having salaries reduced.The Premier League season has been suspended for more than a month with no date set for its resumption.last_img read more

Muntari urges Stars to go for win

first_imgBlack Stars midfielder, Sulley Ali Muntari has sent a goodwill message to his team mates ahead of the World Cup qualifier on Friday.“Good luck Black Stars. Let’s get the 3 points,” The AC Milan star tweeted Thursday morning.Muntari was left out of the 23 man squad for the Zambia game despite a run of impressive performances at club level.He was given an ultimatum by the FA and technical team to apologise for his unruly behavior in the Stars’ World Cup qualifier against Lesotho or face a permanent ‘ban’ from the team.He had since apologized to the head coach and the entire team.Muntari wished the team well in the final Group D game against Zambia in Kumasi on Friday. The Stars top the group with 12 points, one more than Zambia and need just a draw to qualify to the final round of qualifier.last_img read more

NFL free agency rumors: Saints signing RB Latavius Murray to 4-year, $14.4M deal

first_imgSaints are giving former Vikings’ RB Latavius Murray a four-year, $14.4 million deal, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2019Murray spent three seasons with the Raiders before joining Minnesota for two years. He rushed for 578 yards and six touchdowns on 140 carries for the Vikings in 2018-19. His rushing and carry totals from last season were his lowest marks since his rookie year with the Raiders in 2014.Murray will join Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara and could be a candidate to replace Mark Ingram, who became an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Related News New Orleans dominated offensively all of last season, but fell short to the Rams in the NFC Championship game. The team appears to be gearing up in preparation for another deep postseason run. The Saints are preparing to make an addition to their backfield.New Orleans is expected to sign former Vikings running back Latavius Murray to a four-year, $14.4 million deal, according to ESPN.center_img NFL free agency rumors: Teddy Bridgewater to re-sign with Saintslast_img read more