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What do Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon have in common?

first_imgAt Citrix Summit this week, Dell announced expansion of its hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with Dell EMC VxRail Appliance 4.0 Solution for Citrix XenDesktop. VxRail Appliances, including models based on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, have rapidly forged a leadership position in the exploding hyper-converged marketplace. VxRail configure-to-order hardware can address virtually any data center use case including those demanding GPU hardware (perfect for graphics intensive virtual desktops), dense storage and/or high performance computing options.With this announcement, customers can now select either Citrix XenDesktop or VMware Horizon solutions on VxRail. The VxRail with VMware Horizon solution was made available in October, and is enjoying considerable success. Subsequently, Enterprise Strategy Group released a whitepaper discussing how Hyper-converged Infrastructure Shrinks Complexity and Cost for VDI.Since its February 2016 launch, Dell EMC VxRail has attracted customers in over 90 countries. Spanning multiple industries, customers keep choosing VxRail as an easy to deploy, cost effective hyper-converged solution that solves their data center challenges, simply and elegantly.Desktop virtualization was among the five most commonly-identified IT priorities in 2016, according to ESG research.1 However, the complexities of implementing a robust, scalable VDI solution have caused many organizations to suspend pilot programs or hesitate deploying VDI in production.Dell EMC VxRail removes complexities of standing up a new VDI solution, dramatically speeds time to deployment and reduces costs. With single-node scaling and storage capacity expansion, VxRail delivers a repeatable, simple and agile way to scale on demand as the number of users grow and requirements evolve.Here are some cool VxRail features that are important for either Citrix XenDesktop or VMware Horizon:Available all-flash models handle peak performance requirements such as boot stormsApplication uptime, automation and policy management are ensured through high availability VMware vSANQuick and easy deployment configuration enables power-on to desktop deployment and management in minutes, and easy VM deployment and management thereafterLinear and granular scalability with as few as 80 to up to 550 virtual desktops per appliance, and single node scaling from three to 64 nodes that takes as little as five minutes per nodeVxRail can host virtual desktops from VMware, Citrix, and other VDI vendorsFor more information about achieving the promise of VDI with VxRail, read this solution brief.1 Source: ESG Research Report, 2016 IT Spending Intentions Survey, February 2016.last_img read more

Student art showcase exhibited at the Snite

first_imgCandidates for Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master’s of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees have come together to display their art once again.The BFA and MFA thesis projects are currently on display at the Snite Museum of Art and will be until May 16.“This annual exhibition of culminating works by seniors and third-year graduate students in the Art, Art History and Design Department demonstrates a broad awareness of the themes and processes of contemporary art and is often provocative,” a Snite Museum press release said.The Efroymson Family Fund Emerging Artists Awards were given for the fourth consecutive year, the press release said.The winners of the awards were MFA students Christopher Andrews and Ryan Bantz and BFA students Shelley Kornatz and Takashi Yoshii.“The gallery showing means a lot,” Yoshii said. “We’re one of the only schools that allow us to actually display our designs in an actual art museum, and in a great art museum.”Yoshii’s project “Revolution” has been in design since last July. The project focuses on wheelchair design.“I went through a lot of research … talking to physical therapists, spending a day in a wheelchair, trying to cook in a wheelchair, and from there it’s the concept development,” Yoshii said.BFA student Andrew Pautler said he enjoys Yoshii’s work.“My favorite project is probably Takashi Yoshii’s project,” Pautler said. “He thought of a totally new way to think about the wheelchair and designed one that could really help handicapped people add ease and functionality to their daily lives. The rendering of the final wheelchair is crazy awesome.”Pautler’s BFA project, titled “New City Catholic Church,” is also featured in the Snite.“I knew I wanted to do something related to the Catholic Church,” Pautler said. “From my own experience and personal research over the past 12 months, I found that the Catholic Church in many ways is extremely outdated and is in fact dying in many ways.”His project creates a hypothetical Catholic parish that offers recommendations and resources for parishes around the country.BFA student Katherine Campbell said she is excited to have her artwork shown in the gallery.“It was quite surreal to see my thesis on the wall during the opening with so many people viewing it,” Campbell said. “It is a great honor both as a student and a designer. I will never forget the experience.”Campbell’s “Love & Dignity” is a digital print design for a stained glass window triptych, inspired by Pope John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body.”“Everyone did such a wonderful job and the entire exhibit looks amazing with our hard work displayed in the gallery,” Campbell said.BFA student Matthew Degnan began his “Rex,” a large-scale sculpture robot, last fall.“I began construction when I came back to campus on January 5,” Degnan said. “I finished the skeleton by mid-February and spent the last month sheeting the work in plastic, painting it and adding decals.”Through their theses, many of the students looked forward to future career plans.“Working on a large-scale work has motivated me to hopefully pursue a career as a scenic designer,” Degnan said.last_img read more

The 2014 Tony Award Nominations by the Numbers

first_img Two Canadian actors have been nominated for 2014 Tony Awards: Les Miserables star Ramin Karimloo (who was born in Iran but raised in Canada) and Bullets Over Broadway’s Nick Cordero. Mark Rylance got two acting nominations this season, for repertory productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III. He joins previous double acting nominees Amanda Plummer, Dana Ivey, Kate Burton and Jan Maxwell in the history books. But wait, there’s more! McDonald is also the fifth person in history to have been nominated in all four performance categories—she’s in good company with Raul Esparza, Boyd Gaines, Jan Maxwell and Angela Lansbury. Hallelujah, Lady Day star Audra McDonald has now officially been nominated for eight Tony Awards! (Julie Harris is still the record holder for the most nominations, with 10.) Three Tony-nominated revivals are on the Great White Way for the first time: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Cripple of Inishmaan and Violet. The Velocity of Autumn star Estelle Parsons, 86, is the oldest acting nominee of the season. Woohoo! A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder scored 10 nominations, the most of any show this year. Wait, three stars from Twelfth Night are nominated in the Best Featured Actor in a Play category?! This has never happened before! (Only for musicals Big River, The Producers and Kiss Me Kate.) Congratulations to all of the 2014 Tony nominees! Six Tony-nominated men wore dresses during their performances: Neil Patrick Harris, Reed Birney, Samuel Barnett, Paul Chahidi, Mark Rylance and Jefferson Mays. Let’s be honest—theater people suck at math, so Tony nomination day is the only time you’ll ever catch us crunching numbers. Armed with a giant stack of statistics books and a calculator, we got to work figuring out which nominees will make history, which Tony-nominated men got glam, which Tony-winning actors have a chance to win big again this year and more. Check out’s Tony Award nominations by the numbers! Nine Tony-winning actors have a chance to win again this year: Mark Rylance, Tyne Daly, Cherry Jones, Audra McDonald, Adriane Lenox, Jefferson Mays, Sutton Foster, Idina Menzel and Anika Noni Rose. There are 21 first-time acting nominees, including celebs Bryan Cranston, Neil Patrick Harris, Chris O’Dowd and Sophie Okonedo. Five British actors were nominated: Samuel Barnett, Mark Rylance, Paul Chahidi, Stephen Fry and Sophie Okonedo. Two Irish actors also received nods: Of Mice and Men star Chris O’Dowd and The Cripple of Inishmaan’s Sarah Greene. The Glass Menagerie has been nominated for seven Tony Awards—believe it or not, it’s the first time the acclaimed play by Tennessee Williams has ever received any nods! Two actors who were nominated in 2013 are returning to the race again: Cabaret star Danny Burstein and Act One headliner Tony Shalhoub. View Commentslast_img read more

Daily Dirt: April 16, 2013

first_imgHere is your daily outdoor news bulletin for April 16, the day Dr. Robert Hoffman accidentally ingested LSD and launch a…wait, what was I talking about man?New IMBA Ride Center in VirginiaPocahontas State Park outside Richmond, Va. is being tapped to become an IMBA Ride Center, joining Harrisonburg as one of only 11 such destinations in the world. In the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Andy Thompson describes how a chance encounter at a fundraiser for the Richmond 2015 (the group bringing the World Cycling Championships to the city), lead to the idea of putting a Ride Center in Pocahontas. The plans call for a public/private partnership in raising funds, which IMBA estimates at up to $2 million total. One interesting aspect of the plan is the proposed section of trail designated for riders with disabilities, hand cycles, and adaptive-use bikes. Obviously, the completed project is a long way off – they are hoping for trail on the ground by spring 2015 – but it’s exciting bike times in the River City for sure.Bike Friendly Universities AnnouncedSpeaking of bikes, the League of American Bicyclists announced their list of Bicycle Friendly Universities, adding 14 new schools. The program now recognizes 58 institutions of higher learning in 30 states. Stanford University took the top billing as the only Platinum member of the list which takes into account programs, acces, and safety for bikes on campuses. Some Blue Ridge Schools made the cut including Georgia Tech, Lincoln Memorial University, University of Maryland, and Virginia Commonwealth receiving Silver status, and Clemson, Duke, Eastern Mennonite, Emory, George Mason, James Madison, NC State, Old Dominion, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Wilmington, South Carolina and Virginia Tech all receiving Bronze status.Some of those schools are also on our Top Adventure Schools Tournament bracket, so don’t forget to take that into consideration when you vote.Eyeing the Southern SkyThings are not looking that great for rivers in the South. American Rivers Associate Director Ben Emanuel says as much in a post from the AR blog. Focusing mostly on the Chattahoochee, but citing all rivers in the Southeast, he says drought makes it even harder to navigate the sustainability management issues present in the region. The American Rivers list of the top ten Most Endangered Rivers comes out tomorrow.last_img read more

Applicants sought for Comp. Claims JNC

first_img April 30, 2006 Regular News Applicants sought for Comp. Claims JNC Applicants sought for Comp. Claims JNC The Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy: Statewide Nominating Commission for Compensation Claims Judges: One attorney from the territorial jurisdiction of the Fifth District Court of Appeal to serve remainder of a four-year term expiring July 1, 2007. All applicants must be members of the Bar who are engaged in the practice of law. No attorney who appears before any judge of compensation claims more than four times a year is eligible to serve on the commission, pursuant to F.S. §440.45(2)(b). Commissioners are also not eligible for state judicial vacancies filled by the JNC on which they sit for two years following the expiration of their term. Commissioners are subject to Florida financial disclosure laws. Meetings and deliberations are open to the public.Persons interested in applying for this vacancy may download the application from the Bar’s Web site,, or should contact The Florida Bar at (850) 561-5600, ext. 5757, to obtain the proper application form. Applications may also be obtained by writing the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, 32399-2300. Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business Friday, May 12, 2006. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application.last_img read more

Optimism high for EMV ability to reduce fraud

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Brandon KuehlWith the march toward EMV chip cards becoming standard in the U.S. payments system going strong, the majority of financial professionals say they believe the technology will be effective in preventing point-of-sale (POS) fraud.In fact, the Association for Finance Professional’s “2015 Payments Fraud and Control Survey” found an overwhelming 92 percent of those surveyed are confident in the fraud mitigation capabilities of EMV chip cards.The majority of respondents know the effects of payment card fraud first-hand. Sixty-two percent reported their organizations were targets of payments fraud in 2014. This was a slight jump from the previous two years, but still considerably lower than 2009. That year, a record 73 percent of companies were subject to attempted or actual payments fraud. continue reading »last_img read more

Here’s one likely cause of the next crisis

first_imgNow that everything has been said about the 10th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, it’s worth asking how close we are to the next crisis. In the market for corporate loans, investors have fulfilled at least one prerequisite: They’re dropping their guard.The financial cycle has a lot to do with inattention. When something bad happens, people are careful for a while. Then if all is fine for long enough, they forget that bad things can happen. This false sense of security leads to precisely the kind of behavior that precipitates the next crash.The corporate debt market has a sort of proxy for inattention: the prevalence of covenants. When lenders are being vigilant, they require that borrowers avoid taking on too much debt or generate ample cash for interest payments. When they loosen up or get desperate for someone to take their money and pay interest, such covenants disappear. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Offers rolled in quick for this luxury home at Windaroo

first_img25 The Avenue, WindarooA home in Windaroo overlooking the golf course has sold for $820,000. LJ Hooker Ormeau sales consultant Sue Ward said the massive property at 25 The Avenue received six offers during the roughly 70 days it was on the market.“It pretty much had offers on it the first week,” Mrs Ward said.“It’s a beautiful property.“It has just a really (great) floor plan as well.”A local couple bought the huge four-bedroom, three-bathroom property earlier this month.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“They actually just sold another property in the area,” Mrs Ward said. 25 The Avenue, WindarooIt sits on a 1024sq m block and has an enclosed pool and outdoor entertainment area, rumpus room with wet bar and a study with library.She said homes were popular in Windaroo but luxury houses like this were hard to come by.Its proximity to the Windaroo Lakes Golf Course was a major selling point.“It’s because of where the golf clubhouse is,” Mrs Ward said.She added it was easy to walk to the clubhouse and that the home’s back deck was the ideal place to watch sunsets over the lake.last_img read more

RPMI allocates £700m to proprietary momentum factor mandate

first_imgCraig Heron, senior investment manager at Railpen, said that the mandate is being added to the pension scheme’s alternative risk premia equity portfolio.“We enjoyed working together to develop what we consider to be a robust approach to momentum investing,” he said.Railpen made a push into alternative risk premia following an overhaul of its investment strategy in 2013, and in late 2015 grew its alternative risk premia team with a hire from EDHEC’s ERI Scientific Beta. In January this year, RPMI Railpen invested seed capital in multi-factor funds it created with Unigestion.A concern with costs is one of the drivers behind the move into smart beta-style strategies.Writing in the Railways Pension Scheme’s 2015 annual report, John Chilman, chairman of the trustee company, said that alternative equity premia strategies, through which the scheme’s equity investment has increasingly been carried out, “identify underlying drivers of return and build portfolios cheaply and systematically”. RPMI Railpen, the asset manager for the UK’s Railways Pension Scheme, has awarded a £700m (€832m) proprietary “stable momentum” factor investing mandate to Russell Investments.The £22bn Railpen and Russell worked together on the strategy, with the resulting portfolio designed to mitigate the severity of momentum crashes, according to a statement from the external asset manager.“This is achieved by looking beyond just the previous 12 month return and identifying those stocks that have not only strong returns but have also achieved these returns with a higher level of consistency,” said Russell in a statement.“By identifying companies with consistently strong performance patterns it increases the likelihood of the returns persisting in the future.”last_img read more

Pay for Play

first_imgI have done several articles in the past on the growing trend for college coaches to have their players paid beyond their scholarship.  The latest ruling came from Judge Claudia Wilkens when she ruled in August that college players can make money from any sales that use their name or image on the items being sold.  This means that if this ruling stands, if you place a player on a billboard, he can be paid for appearing as an advertisement for his university.  Also, any merchandise they sell with a specific name or number on it, would meet this same criteria.  This ruling is being contested in the 9th Circuit Court.What the universities hope to get out of this is the fact that they could use a variety of advertising tools that use a player’s popularity to increase their profits from sales.  This would also put more money in the players’ pockets.  Part of this movement is tied to the top 5 conferences receiving permission to govern themselves outside the NCAA.This ruling is now in the 9th Circuit Court and probably will wind up in the Supreme Court before a final decision is made.  With the money involved, neither side is going to back down.last_img read more