USA and China agree tariff delay

first_imgThe latest round of tariffs, which target the third list of Section 301, was originally scheduled for a two-phase implementation. The first phase, which went into effect during September, placed a 10 percent tariff on goods contained in the third list of section 301.The latest agreement between the USA and China has delayed the second phase of tariffs, which would have increased this rate to 25 percent.This phase has now been suspended for 90 days. In this time, it is expected that the two nations will continue to work on the details of a trade accord. If at the end of this period the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the 10 percent tariffs will be raised to 25 percent.The announcement has been welcomed by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), which described the agreement as encouraging news that highlights the progress that is being made in trade negotiations.AAPA president and ceo Kurt Nagle said: “With today’s worldwide supply chain, American manufacturers, farmers and businesses rely on our nation’s ports to handle the raw materials and semi-finished components needed for domestic production of goods, including goods made here for export.“Not only do high import tariffs cost Americans more to purchase the things they need and want on a daily basis, reciprocal trade sanctions from our trading partners can increase the cost and thereby reduce demand for US exports, such as agricultural products, vehicles, machinery and mineral fuels.”www.aapa-ports.orglast_img read more

Ferrari blunder gifts Hamilton win

first_imgSAKHIR, Bahrain (AP): Lewis Hamilton’s surprise win for Mercedes at the Bahrain Grand Prix yesterday was the latest present from rival Ferrari, served on a silver plate and wrapped with a red ribbon. Hamilton won at a canter despite the Silver Arrows lagging behind the red-and-black Ferraris for most of the race. First, Sebastian Vettel imploded under ­pressure from Hamilton, spiralling out of contention some 20 laps from the end as the pair of five-time Formula One champions fought for what seemed like ­second place. Then it got even worse for Ferrari as race leader Charles Leclerc’s engine started losing power. “(It was) just a loss of power, completely,” Leclerc said. “There were no signs before.” It was the F1 equivalent of an open-goal in football for Hamilton, who took full advantage before getting a post-race hug from former Manchester United and England star David Beckham, who waved the chequered flag on Hamilton’s 74th career win. Only seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher has more with 91. Leclerc finished third behind Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes somehow clinched a second straight one-two from two races, having been slower than Ferrari in preseason testing and in Bahrain. Ferrari looked in ominous form after dominating every practice session and every section of qualifying on the 5.4-kilometre (3.3-mile) desert circuit. “We were lucky. Ferrari outperformed us from the get-go,” Hamilton said. “It definitely feels weird. But what can you do? You can’t deny yourself (victory).”last_img read more

MLB stand off continues even as Manfred says framework agreed with players’ union chief

first_img First Published: 18th June, 2020 04:33 IST Digital Desk Last Updated: 18th June, 2020 04:33 IST MLB Stand Off Continues Even As Manfred Says Framework Agreed With Players’ Union Chief Manfred said that a basic framework for a return had been agreed with Clark. The two sides have hit a roadblock over the payment of salaries. COMMENT Written By FOLLOW US LIVE TVcenter_img Major League Baseball (MLB) season could start again soon following the meeting between Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred and players’ union head Tony Clark in Phoenix on Wednesday, June 17. Manfred said that a basic framework for the return had been agreed with Clark. However, the two sides have hit a roadblock over the payment of salaries.READ: Baseball Players Say Talks Futile, Tell MLB To Order ReturnMLB stand off continues “I summarised that framework numerous times in the meeting and sent Tony a written summary today. Consistent with our conversations yesterday, I am encouraging the Clubs to move forward and I trust Tony is doing the same,” said the Baseball Commissioner.MLB has made three proposals, the last for a 72-game season starting July 14 that would guarantee about $1.23 billion of salaries that originally totaled roughly $4 billion. MLB has said that it would increase the total to $1.45 billion if the postseason is completed. Players insist they get the full prorated salaries called for in the March 26 agreement with MLB. The deal states the season doesn’t have to start unless there are no relevant travel restrictions in the US and Canada, and that games can be played before fans in all 30 regular-season ballparks.READ: AP Source: Chance MLB Won’t Play Increases In Money Fight’ WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US On Wednesday there were rumors that an agreement reached between the two parties, however, the player’s union was quick to dismiss all such rumors and clarified that no agreements had been reached with the authorities over the pay. READ: MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Now Less Confident About 2020 SeasonEarlier this week, Yankees President Randy Levine said that everyone wants to get to the field and play once again and called for negotiations to resume and reach a conclusion.”So what I believe needs to happen is that the parties need to get together as soon as possible to resolve those issues so we can get the season going. All 30 clubs want to play. The commissioner wants to play. The players want to play. So let’s get these issues solved so we can begin playing baseball. The March agreement said the players would negotiate these issues. The commissioner has assured me he’s ready to do so. The players should get in a room and start negotiating so we can get going,” Levine added.READ: Would MLB Fans View Champ, Stats As Legit In 50-game Season?(with agency inputs) Reports of an agreement are false.— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) June 17, 2020last_img read more

Jimmy Smith returns to practice six months after Achilles tear

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — A torn Achilles tendon last December was supposed to put the start of the 2018 season in jeopardy for Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith.Instead, the veteran defensive back made a surprising appearance on the practice field for the second day of mandatory minicamp nearly three full months before the Sept. 9 opener and just over six months after the left Achilles that hampered him for much of the 2017 season ruptured in Week 13. For Smith to even be practicing on a limited basis like he did Wednesday prompted a teammate to question whether he possesses a mutant-like recovery power.“I don’t know if Jimmy is like half-Wolverine, but the dude is healed up in half the time than normal, regular human beings with an Achilles [injury],” safety Eric Weddle said. “But he’s worked extremely hard. I mean I’ve been in here since after the Pro Bowl every week, and he’s been in here rehabbing. The medical staff has done a great job. It was nice to see him out here doing backpedaling and just being a part of the team.”Smith spent much of the practice session on the sideline chatting with visiting former Ravens secondary coach Steve Spagnuolo, but his presence clearly bodes well for his availability for training camp and, more importantly, the start of the regular season. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound corner will have much to prove as he comes off a major injury and enters the penultimate year of a contract that carries salary cap figures of $15.675 million in 2018 and $16.175 million next year.Injuries have repeatedly prevented the 2011 first-round pick from reaching Pro Bowl stature as 2017 marked the fifth time in his seven-year career that he’s missed at least four games in a season. Despite already being on injured reserve, Smith was also suspended without pay for the final four games of the season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, adding insult to injury.That history of not being able to stay on the field coupled with the fact that Smith will soon turn 30 could prompt the Ravens to move on next season with 2017 first-round pick Marlon Humphrey already looking the part of a future shutdown corner and other young cornerbacks on the roster showing promise. In the meantime, a healthy Smith would give new defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale a good problem of determining how to distribute playing time among Smith, Humphrey, and veteran Brandon Carr, who has started all 160 games of his career and was a solid No. 2 corner last season.“I think we have more depth in the secondary right now than we ever have,” Martindale said. “Where we’re going with this thing is really exciting to me.”Defensive lineman Carl Davis (shoulder) also returned to practice on Wednesday. He underwent offseason shoulder surgery and had been a limited participant in organized team activities prior to being absent on Tuesday.The Ravens are still without cornerbacks Maurice Canady (knee) and Jaylen Hill (knee) as well as safety Anthony Levine (foot) in the secondary. Guards Marshal Yanda (ankle) and Alex Lewis (back), linebacker Bam Bradley (knee), tight end Vince Mayle, and wide receiver Quincy Adeboyejo (leg) were not participating.Wide receiver John Brown was also absent after appearing to tweak his knee during Tuesday’s workout. The issue did not appear serious at the time as he remained on the field for the rest of practice and even did some extra work with other receivers after its conclusion.In addition to Smith, the Ravens welcomed back longtime reserve linebacker Albert McClellan, who practiced for the first time since tearing the ACL in his right knee last summer. The 32-year-old has been a core special-teams player for Baltimore since 2011.“Albert is a warrior. Our young players benefit so much from having Albert on the field,” special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg said. “He’s a mentor, but he’s a great role model for how to practice and how to play physical, smart football.“The other part of it is he’s really a great coach. If he wants to coach someday, he’s going to be a great coach because he understands football and is able to communicate to the young guys.”last_img read more

Doctors donate blood to patient

first_imgAlthough the patient did not survive, two doctors at the New Amsterdam Public Hospital are being hailed “heroes of the night” for going out of their way to at least provide a 43-year-old accident victim with a fighting chance at life by voluntarily donating their blood.The two young doctors; Loinel Henry and Nyron Sugrim, made themselves readilyDr Loinel Henry and Dr Nyron Sugrim donating blood at the New Amsterdam Hospitalavailable on Monday evening and donated one unit of blood each to a complete stranger who was moments earlier involved in vehicular accident. Henry, who is attached to the paediatric department of the medical institution, said he was at the time doing an admission when he saw the man whom he learnt was in a critical condition. Doctors were conducting Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the Cuba trained doctor went to render assistance.The young doctor also has an “O” negative blood type, which allows him to offer such assistance in any emergency situation. He said he was “a bit scared” as he had never before given blood. He said he however did not give much thought to it, since he realised that the patient was in a critical state.“He died eventually in the theatre. But there wasn’t any blood and I know that if I did not give, I probably would have felt bad,” the doctor said.Asked about his feelings having gone the extra mile, Henry said he “felt good”, as he serves in a profession that allows him to be compassionate to others.Meanwhile, Dr Nyron Sugrim said he was handling the case when the patient arrived. He said he was trying to console the man, telling him that “everything would be fine.”He said, however, the man’s condition worsened and with his rapid loss of blood and the inadequate supply at the blood bank, he also made a decision to give his blood.“His family members weren’t around… So realising the man was O positive and I am O positive… right away myself and Dr Henry was there and we decided to donate,” he said. (Alexis Rodney)last_img read more

Report: Semantic Web Companies Are, or Will Soon Begin, Making Money

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Tags:#Features#Semantic Web#web Related Posts Semantic Web entrepreneur David Provost has published a report about the state of business in the Semantic Web and it’s a good read for anyone interested in the sector. It’s titled On the Cusp: A Global Review of the Semantic Web Industry. We also mentioned it in our post Where Are All The RDF-based Semantic Web Apps?.The Semantic Web is a collection of technologies that makes the meaning of content online understandable by machines. After surveying 17 Semantic Web companies, Provost concludes that Semantic science is being productized, differentiated, invested in by mainstream players and increasingly sought after in the business world. Provost aims to use real-world examples to articulate the value proposition of the Semantic Web in accessible, non-technical language. That there are enough examples available for him to do this is great. His conclusions don’t always seem as well supported by his evidence as he’d like – but the profiles he writes of 17 Semantic Web companies are very interesting to read.What are these companies doing? Provost writes:“..some companies are beginning to focus on specific uses of Semantic technology to create solutions in areas like knowledge management, risk management, content management and more. This is a key development in the Semantic Web industry because until fairly recently, most vendors simply sold development tools.”The report surveys companies ranging from the innovative but unlaunched Anzo for Excel from Cambridge Semantics, to well-known big players like Down Jones Client Solutions and RWW sponsor Reuters Calais Initiative, to relatively unknown big players like the already very commercialized Expert System. 10 of the companies were from the US, 6 from Europe and 1 from South Korea.Above: Chart from Provost’s report.We’ve been wanting to learn more about “under the radar” but commercialized semantic web companies ever since doing a briefing with Expert System a few months ago. We had never heard of the Italian company before, but they believe they already have they have a richer, deeper semantic index than anyone else online. They told us their database at the time contained 350k English words and 2.8m relationships between them. including geographic representations. They power Microsoft’s spell checker and the Natural Language Processing (NLP) in the Blackberry. They also sell NLP software to the US military and Department of Homeland Security, which didn’t seem like anything to brag about to us but presumably makes up a significant part of the $12 million+ in revenue they told Provost they made last year.And some people say the Semantic Web only exists inside the laboratories of Web 3.0 eggheads!Shortcomings of the ReportProvost writes that “the vendors [in] this report have all the appearances of thriving, emerging technology companies and they have shown their readiness to cross borders, continents, and oceans to reach customers.” You’d think they turned water into wine. Those are strong words for a study in which only 4 of 17 companies were willing to report their revenue and several hadn’t launched products yet. The logic here is sometimes pretty amazing.The above examples [there were two discussed – RWW] are just a brief sampling of the commercial success that the Semantic Web has been experiencing. In broad terms, it’s easy to point out the longevity of many companies in this industry and use that as a proxy for commercial success [wow – RWW]. With more time (and space in this report), additional examples could be described but the most interesting prospect pertains to what the industry landscape will look like in twelve months. [hmmm…-RWW]In fact, while Provost has glowingly positive things to about all the companies he surveyed, the absence of engagement with any of their shortcomings makes the report read more like marketing material than any objective take on what’s supposed to be world-changing technology.This is a Fun ReadThe fact is, though, that Provost writes a great introduction to many companies working to sell software in a field still too widely believed to be ephemeral. The stories of each of the 17 companies profiled are fun to read and many of Provost’s points of analysis are both intuitive and thought provoking. He says the sector is “on the cusp” of major penetration into existing markets currently served by non-semantic software. Provost argues that the Semantic Web struggles to explain itself because the World Wide Web is so intensely visual and semantics are not. He says that reselling business partners in specific distribution channels are combining their domain knowledge with the science of the software developers to bring these tools to market. He tells a great, if unattributed, story about what Linked Data could mean to the banking industry.We hadn’t heard of several of the companies profiled in the report, and a handful of them had never been mentioned by the 34 semantic web specialist blogs we track, either. There’s something here for everyone. You can read the full report here. last_img read more

Breaking News in the Industry: September 23, 2016

first_imgYahoo Confirms Major Breach — and It Could Be the Largest Hack of All TimeYahoo on Thursday revealed a massive data breach of its services. Yahoo “has confirmed that a copy of certain user account information was stolen from the company’s network in late 2014 by what it believes is a state-sponsored actor,” the company posted on its investor relations page. The stolen data include names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birthdays, hashed passwords, and some “encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers.” Yahoo says it believes no payment card or bank account information was stolen.Yahoo said it believes that at least 500 million user account credentials were stolen, which would make it the biggest breach of all time — bigger than the Myspace breach of 360 million user accounts and 427 million passwords. The breach has turned out to be larger than the 200 million accounts previously expected. Recode’s Kara Swisher reported on Thursday that the breach could have implications for the $4.8 billion sale of Yahoo to Verizon, and that some shareholders may fear that it could change the price of the transaction. [Source: Business Insider] – Sponsor – Cargo Thefts Jump in LA AreaIn recent months, the FreightWatch International Supply Chain Intelligence Center has been tracking an increase in cargo theft activity in the Greater Los Angeles Area proportionately higher than any other area of the United States.The SCIC identified 10 incident variables recording significantly higher values in the LA area. For example, the theft rates of electronics and clothing and shoes were almost double the national average, and the occurrence of reported fictitious pickups was almost three times greater than seen across the entire United States.These and other factors have yielded an average loss value 32 percent higher than those recorded nationally. Law Enforcement and private sector security continue to investigate this growing threat; however, drivers traveling through this area should be extra vigilant and immediately report any suspicious observations to the police and their dispatch.FreightWatch International recommends that all drivers traveling in the LA area be educated on the threat posed by thieves and be briefed on best practices to avoid an incident. Layered security programs, including covert GPS tracking and active monitoring, are essential to ensure that proper protocol is being followed and can be invaluable during the recovery process should a theft occur. Additionally, if stops in this area are unavoidable, it is recommended that drivers back their trailer against a solid structure to impede tampering with seals or trailer doors.  [Source: FreightWatch]Public Shaming: Stores Posting Photos of Alleged ShopliftersThere is no mistaking the message: Thieves are not welcome in Big Bee convenience stores. Over the last several months the chain has taken to posting photos of customers allegedly captured shoplifting. The images are posted all over three corporately-run stores across Hamilton with brief summaries of the alleged infractions and a warning that the person is not welcome.“It’s more of a community message,” says Ziad Reda, manager of the corporate stores. He added they want the public to know what these people look like. This type of public shaming may be a good loss prevention strategy, but a legal expert says it could open the stores to the possibility of lawsuits from those who believe they’ve been falsely identified. Hamilton criminal lawyer Asgar Manek said the stores are private property, so the owners are not breaking any laws. But they may be exposing themselves to potential defamation suits.However, Manek points out that defamation lawyers are expensive and not covered by legal aid. “How many people shoplifting have money to hire a defamation lawyer?” he said. Manek agreed the photos could act as a deterrent for other would-be shoplifters and said that even if a thief is charged, it’s rare to for them to get any jail time.Where the stores may be opening themselves to possible problems is on the issue of identification. Manek noted that identification is often an issue in criminal robbery cases. Cameras aren’t always clear, people can look different over time and people’s memories are unreliable. Manek says he always takes cases where he is defending an accused robber to trial, because no matter how clear-cut it may appear, a lawyer can often raise doubt about identity. [Source: The Hamilton Spectator] Men Scammed $10K from WalmartThree Michigan men scammed the Somerset Wal-Mart out of more than $10,000 Wednesday morning as part of a series of thefts, police said. State police in Somerset charged Brandon Monte Walker, 20, Michael Jonathan Toles, 19, and Andre Monteek Edwards-Morgan, 19, all of Flint, Michigan, with the crime. At about 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to an affidavit of probable cause, Walker, Toles, Edwards-Morgan and a fourth unidentified man allegedly used fraudulent CitiBank cash cards to purchase merchandise including 21 prepaid gift cards, each worth $500, and two ski masks. The total value of the merchandise was more than $10,000.The men then left the store in a silver Chevrolet Impala with Michigan license plates, police said. That same afternoon, the four men attempted to commit a similar crime at the Wal-Mart in Altoona, according to the affidavit. Allegheny Township, Blair County, police took Walker, Toles and Edwards-Morgan into custody, but the fourth man left before police could confront him.The four men also match descriptions of men who were seen at Walmart locations in Ebensburg and Richland Township, police said. There was no indication that they had committed crimes at those locations. As of Monday afternoon, online records indicated that none of the men faced charges in Cambria County, where the Ebensburg and Richland Township Walmarts are located. For the Somerset incident, the men face charges of theft by unlawful taking, theft by deception, receiving stolen property, retail theft, organized retail theft and four conspiracy counts. Each is a third-degree felony.They also face various third-degree felony charges in Blair County, online records indicate. Walker, Toles and Edwards-Morgan were arraigned in Blair County Thursday before District Judge Todd Kelly of Altoona and in Somerset County Friday before District Judge Kenneth W. Johnson of Somerset. They remained in prison after being unable to post bail, but online court documents were unclear whether the three men were imprisoned in Blair County or Somerset County. [Source: The Tribune Democrat]Theft Becomes Robbery after Female Employee Is AssaultedA thief who took a cash register from a Clifton, New Jersey,  CVS took off after pushing a female employee who tried to stop him, police said. The thief pried open the register of the Allwood Road store around 7:20 p.m. Friday during business hours, Police Detective Lt. Robert Bracken told Daily Voice. The 30-something Hispanic man “was confronted by a female employee whom he then assaulted by pushing her up against a wall,” Bracken said. The employee wasn’t injured, he said. Bracken asked that anyone with information that could help the investigation call Clifton PD.  [Source: The Daily Voice] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

How to Get the Most out of Git

first_imgRelated Posts Cameron Laird is a vicepresident with software consultancyPhaseit, Inc., andpart-timeauthor concentrating on IT.He has used and evaluated version-control systemssince before PCs. Follow Cameron on Twitteras @Phaseit. Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? cameron laird Longer fully-qualified names in the Git repository vs.a requirement to symlink into a host’s standardconfiguration directories: which do youfind more natural and “self-documenting”?Version control is more than source controlIt was common with Git’s ancestors to talk about“source code control”; for a variety of technicaland cultural reasons, some of the older-generationtools didn’t handle binaries or certain other formatswell.That’s really a thing of the past, though. Whenyou use Git today “for version control of files”,as the Git home page advertises, control allyour project’s files: images, documentation,associated presentations, pertinent database testinstances, build specifications, video-ed instructions,and so on.Like the point about naming above, the idea ofcapturing everything isn’t specific to Git.As Git’s popularity has exploded, however, itseems that quite a few newcomers to version-controlhave taken it up; some of them don’t yet understandeither how valuable it is to control non-textartifacts, or that it is technically feasible.Make your project “self-sufficient”: when someoneissues the command git clone $TOP_URL,you should be confident that the clone includeseverything necessary, without having to pick upmiscellaneous pieces in separate operations.Recent Git newsGoogle Code supports Git; that is,Google Codehas, since mid-July 2011, acted as a serverwhich fully honors Git client requests. You can combine theadvantages of Google Code and Git.The Google Code announcement reinforces thatGit is possible without GitHub. The GitHub public sitecertainly deserves the popularity and traffic it hasattracted. Sometimes beginners with Git don’t appearto realize, though, that there are alternatives toGitHub: not only can an organization set up itsown Git server, but public sites like Google Codeare right for some teams.At a lower level, several commands allow for combinationsof functionality from Git and other tools.git-svn, for example,makes it possible for users to getthe client functionality of Gitwhile working against a Subversion repository.If you or your team are making a transition betweendifferent technologies, look into such “bridges”.Recognize that Git isn’t for everyone; there aregood reasons to favorLaunchpad over Github, for instance (also seethis,this,this), orMercurial over Git (also seethis).As with so many important matters, perhaps what matters mostin version control systems is balance: version control isonly a tool, not a goal in itself. On the other hand, expertisein the tool can multiply your effectiveness with the code thatpresumably is your focus. Study more about version control andwhat it can do for you through such good write-ups as, forexample, Eric Sink’s website. Here are a handful of tips you should know to makethe most of thissuccessful open-source tool, andits close relatives includingSubversion:Choose your top-level name well. I often come acrossGit projects set up in a way that I think createsa minor but avoidable confusion. Suppose, forinstance, that a team decides to maintain configurationfiles for a specific Apache service for a particularclient, ImportantCompany, within Git. The filestructure then looks something like A new developer initializes her development instanceby performing I prefer a layout along the lines of Initialization then becomes While the difference to the front-line working programmeris, in one sense, only a single command (ln-s $WORKING_DIRECTORY /etc/apache2 becomesunnecessary), my experience tells me that eliminationof thesymlink lowers the“cognitive load” on programmers and simplifiesmaintenance. I also think it’s healthy to make it explicit that apache2.conf andother artifacts have their natural home in afolder or directory called apache2. …/ImportantCompany/apache2.conf …/ImportantCompany/mods-available/actions.conf …/ImportantCompany/mods-available/actions.load … cd /etc git clone https://$SERVER/ImportantCompany/apache2center_img Git has become the programmingworld’s most popular version control system–at leastthat’s whatsurveysconducted by Microsoft Corp. suggest.While there are abundant write-ups already availablefor new users and administrators, from tutorials todescriptions of clever merge workflows, I stilloften encounter a few misstepsin basic version control naming and layout. …/ImportantCompany/apache2/apache2.conf …/ImportantCompany/apache2/mods-available/actions.conf …/ImportantCompany/apache2/mods-available/actions.load … 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… cd $WORKING_DIRECTORY git clone https://$SERVER/ImportantCompany ln -s $WORKING_DIRECTORY /etc/apache2 Tags:#Analysis#hack#tips Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Progress on the Dedupe Front

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting This month saw new dedupe backup appliances from Greenbytes and Quantum that are VM-aware and reminded me that there is a lot going on in this particular market. Dedupe means avoiding making multiple backups of the same file, even if that file is found across different VMs or different users. Let’s look at some of the recent announcements and also point to places that we have covered dedupe techs in the recent past if you want to learn more about the subject. John Cronin, a senior technical product manager for the storage and availability management group at Symantec, was one of our participants in our live text chat earlier this week. He mentioned that“space optimized snapshots can use storage more efficiently. For example, in a virtual desktop environment most of the OS images have largely the same bits. If we store 1000 desktop images, we can save a lot of space if we only use one copy of the things that are the same and then store only the differences.”Speaking of our chat series, in the first one that we held last month, we dived a bit deeper into dedupe, and you can replay the chat here.So the major product announcements this month include the Greenbytes HA-3000 dedupe appliance and the Quantum DXi4601 dedupe appliance, which costs $21,500 for a 4 TB system, which is low for the kind of functionality it offers. It can also scale on demand from 4 TB up to 12 TB of usable capacity by simply activating the appropriate licensing key. Quantum claims it has twice the dedupe performance of competitors in its class at half the price. Last month, we even saw the beginnings of offering dedupe on actual silicon, which will speed up the process even further. There are many backup technologies that are available that include dedupe as part of their feature set, and we review the major ones here and in a review of Acronis Backup here in stories we wrote over the summer. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market david stromcenter_img Tags:#Analysis#cloud#news Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more