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Aorus x5v7 cf3 gaming laptop

Hey all. I’m selling a laptop I bought for myself about a week before Christmas because I’m just not using it. Still gaming on my PS4 and use the iPad for media. Thought I’d get into pc gaming but, no. The laptop deserves a better owner than me. Everything is in great working order, no marks on the item, can run games great, still have the box and it’s only been turned on to watch a few movies and play doom at 4K.

Specs are
4K gsync screen 15”
7820k cpu
32gb ram
1070 gpu
256gb Ssd. 1tb…

Aorus x5v7 cf3 gaming laptop

Surface Book / i7 / 16GB RAM / Dock / GPU — Virtual Currencies Accepted :)

Hi All,

I bought a lightly used Surface Book last week from the Bay. It’s in absolute mint condition, but am totally hating the whole Windows 10 experience…

Can take payment via Bank Transfer / Bitcoin / Litecoin / Ethereum

Cheers,

Mos

Price and currency: 1300
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT / BTC / LTC / ETH / XVG :)
Location: Coventry
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Prefer goods collected?: I have…

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Zotac Geforce Gtx 1060 6GB mini Graphics Card

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No offers thanks price is firm
Zotac 1060 6gb
2 week old
original box
excellent condition
cash on collection stoke on trent or bt no paypal don’t have or want it
postage charged at cost for fully insured postage to cover us both

Price and currency: 300
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: cash on collection or BT
Location: stoke on trent
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Prefer goods…

Zotac Geforce Gtx 1060 6GB mini Graphics Card

Sandisk 120GB SSD, 8GB DDR4 RAM, Logitech Keyboard, Home Plugs, 500W PSU, i3 7100 CPU

Sandisk 120 GB SSD Plus bought from Scan Computers last week. comes in its original packaging with copy of receipt. Taken out of package but not used

SanDisk 120GB 2.5″ SATA SSD PLUS Solid State Drive

£38 Delivered

8GB Corsair DDR4 Value Select, PC4-17000 (2133), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 15-15-15-36, 1.2V, Single Stick, Desktop Memory. Bought from Scan Computers…

Sandisk 120GB SSD, 8GB DDR4 RAM, Logitech Keyboard, Home Plugs, 500W PSU, i3 7100 CPU

For Sale – Surface Book / i7 / 16GB RAM / Dock / GPU — Virtual Currencies Accepted :)

Hi All,

I bought a lightly used Surface Book last week from the Bay. It’s in absolute mint condition, but am totally hating the whole Windows 10 experience…

Can take payment via Bank Transfer / Bitcoin / Litecoin / Ethereum

Cheers,

Mos

Price and currency: 1300
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT / BTC / LTC / ETH / XVG :)
Location: Coventry
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Open source networking projects unite under Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation this week announced the formation of the LF Networking Fund, or LFN, an initiative to combine the multiple open source networking projects currently under its supervision.

Host to many of the top open source networking projects, The Linux Foundation said it was time to streamline how it oversees its various ventures, said Arpit Joshipura, general manager of networking and orchestration at The Linux Foundation.

The six founding open source projects involved in the LFN are FD.io, OpenDaylight, Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), PDNA and Streaming Network Analytics System. An additional 83 member organizations are participating in LFN. Members of The Linux Foundation can choose whether they want to join LFN, and they can participate in as many or as few of the projects as they want.

The open source networking projects will remain technically independent, maintaining their existing charters and working toward their individual releases — all of which are still on schedule, according to Joshipura. But the projects will be under a single governing board and will share financial resources and staff, he said.

The governing board will comprise chosen representatives from platinum, gold and silver members of The Linux Foundation. LNF also includes a technical advisory council (TAC) and marketing advisory council (MAC), with individual member representatives. The board and councils will allow LFN members to share project development, testing, deployment and architecture integration best practices, in addition to the regulations across projects.

“The finance, budgets, prioritization and strategy are functions of the governing board, with input from the TAC and the MAC,” Joshipura said. So, if a project requests additional money for testing or is ready for a project release, for example, it goes to the advisory councils with the requests, he added.

Another issue LFN hopes to address is that of onboarding virtual network functions (VNFs). Instead of having inconsistent processes for VNF onboarding, LFN will work toward a single architecture and process to support that effort, Joshipura said.

“We don’t want ONAP to do it one way and OPNFV to do it another way,” he said. “Now, it’s one way to do it across projects.”

The LF Networking Fund still business as usual

While the idea of cross-project collaboration has merit, Joshipura said LFN faces some challenges. One such challenge is simplifying the process to allow developers to join the projects.

“It [includes] a lot more education,” he said. “People do want to participate in other projects, but they’re not familiar with them. So, we want to make sure we bring the training from one project to another project.”

Lee Doyle, principal analyst at Doyle Research, said another issue that could trip up the initiative is the fact that The Linux Foundation is still a business — and all of these open source networking projects will still compete with each other.

“The Linux Foundation isn’t altruistic,” Doyle said. “It’s a business. People are still going to fight for resources and sponsors.”

While Joshipura stressed that the formal legal system outlined within LFN will make discussions and decisions simpler, Doyle said it still means a bunch of meetings.

It’s a laudable goal, he said, but any progress within the LF Networking Fund will take time.

Talari adds SD-WAN appliance for smaller edge sites

Talari added another SD-WAN appliance to its portfolio this week. The Talari E50 appliance is tailored to customers that require easy SD-WAN deployments to connect small branch locations, like retail, mobile and remote home-office sites, according to Talari’s website.

Talari’s SD-WAN appliance supports 20, 50 and 100 Mbps performance across multiple WAN links, with a “pay-as-you-grow” purchase model. It also consolidates routing, firewall and WAN optimization features within the E50 platform, the company said in a statement. Additionally, the SD-WAN appliance integrates Zscaler security, with traffic passing through the Zscaler cloud over IPsec tunnels.

With the Talari E50 SD-WAN appliance, a managed service provider or IT team can preconfigure the appliance, which can then be shipped to the site and set up. According to Talari, this capability benefits customers with limited IT staff and resources. 

Talari offers a range of SD-WAN appliances for large data centers and offices to call centers and SMBs.

Cradlepoint expands to subscription-based networking packages

Cradlepoint introduced subscription-based packages for its branch, mobile and internet-of-things networking services.

Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Solution Packages, available now, are tailored to specific markets in an attempt to simplify deployment and management, according to a Cradlepoint statement. Customers can purchase a Cradlepoint package as a subscription service on a one-, three- or five-year basis.

One of the first available subscription-based packages is Cradlepoint’s wireless branch networking offering. Cradlepoint said its new AER2200 edge router can replace multiple boxes by converging multiple functions and support into the single router. The router supports 10 switched Ethernet ports, and it supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi, with a guest portal and advanced Long Term Evolution integration. The package also comes with the new AP22 access point to expand wireless LAN coverage. Additionally, Cradlepoint’s branch subscription service offers 4G LTE and wireless LAN support with its SD-WAN functionality, fine-tuned for customers with smaller networks.

“Instead of navigating a myriad of separately priced software, hardware and support options, just two or three SKUs deliver a compete wireless branch solution with the cloud management and support customers need to be deployed and operational quickly and easily,” said Ian Pennell, chief product officer at Cradlepoint, based in Boise, Idaho, in a statement.

Verizon joins ONAP

Verizon joined the Open Network Automation Platform, a project hosted by The Linux Foundation.

Verizon said its work with ONAP will concentrate on network function onboarding, network management, service creation, provisioning and standards for consistent deployment.

In November, ONAP introduced its first code, dubbed Amsterdam, which offers a modular automation platform for service providers and carriers focused on service delivery. ONAP architecture contains a good portion of code from AT&T’s Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy architecture and the Open-Orchestrator project.

ONAP expects to release its second code, Beijing, in 2018. While the Amsterdam code aimed to improve service lifecycle automation and management for service providers, Beijing will target enterprise workloads, wireless 5G and the internet of things.

For Sale – Surface Book / i7 / 16GB RAM / Dock / GPU — Virtual Currencies Accepted :)

Hi All,

I bought a lightly used Surface Book last week from the Bay. It’s in absolute mint condition, but am totally hating the whole Windows 10 experience…

Can take payment via Bank Transfer / Bitcoin / Litecoin / Ethereum

Cheers,

Mos

Price and currency: 1300
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT / BTC / LTC / ETH / XVG :)
Location: Coventry
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Rehearsals over, Violin Systems raises curtain on comeback

Violin Systems this week took the next step on its comeback trail with the launch of a monthly cloud subscription that allows customers to use Violin Flash Storage Platform hardware arrays as a billable service.

Violin CEO Ebrahim Abbasi also said the all-flash array vendor is recruiting more than 50 engineers to help complete projects. Those include upgrading arrays with 3D NAND solid-state drives (SSDs) and PCIe Gen 4 networking to support NVMe over Fabrics custom flash modules.

Violin subscription comes with guaranteed fixed price

Violin will continue to sell and support FSP arrays as an outright purchase, but the new on-demand option is intended for enterprises looking to restrain capital expenditures. Violin also offers users the option to consume FSP flash as fractional capacity under a monthly leasing program set up with financial partners.

Abbasi said the subscription underscores an effort to de-emphasize hardware in favor of more robust storage software. It also allows customers to shift storage costs from capital expenditures to an annual Opex model.

Violin Systems CEO Ebrahim AbbasiEbrahim Abbasi

“We’ve added a subscription model that allows customers to pay X amount of dollars per month for three years. After the three years are up, you can do a technology refresh [and upgrade] or keep your existing system and continue paying the same amount,” Abbasi said.

The subscription includes Violin’s installation and ongoing health checks. Violin guarantees storage at 1 cent per gigabyte per month, based on 140 TB of flash with FSP 7450 systems and presumed 4-1 data deduplication. That works out to about $250,000 for a three-year subscription. Subscription for an FSP 7650 system, without dedupe, is about 5 cents per GB.

Lifetime controller upgrades are a new battleground for all-flash array vendors. Violin’s flash upgrade mirrors programs such as Pure Storage’s Evergreen and Kaminario Flex, which enable data centers to receive updated controllers as the vendors make them available.

CEO Abassi: Violin flash makeover just getting started

Violin Systems is the new corporate name for the all-flash pioneer. Formerly Violin Memory, the vendor had a meteoric rise to the public market in 2013, fueled by sustained demand for high-performance flash storage. But Violin was unable to parlay its engineering work — it owns nearly 60 U.S. patents — into a profitable business, mainly because it was slow to develop a software stack.

The company declared bankruptcy in December 2017 after fruitless searches to find a buyer. Violin reemerged in April 2018 after receiving private funding to reorganize from hedge fund Quantum Partners.

“The single biggest reason that Violin started to falter is that it stayed focused only on the high-performance aspect of the market, while other all-flash vendors emerged to ship arrays that featured enterprise-class data services. Violin missed out on the data services part,” said Eric Burgener, a research director of storage at IT analyst firm IDC, based in Framingham, Mass.

Abbasi said those deficiencies have been remedied and he expects Violin Systems to turn a profit by 2019.

We want to move out of the intensive care unit into our own room.
Ebrahim AbbasiCEO, Violin Systems

“The company has been like a patient in the intensive care unit. That put us behind on technology development. We’re fast-tracking that now by hiring engineers and partnering to borrow engineers from other companies,” Abbasi said. “We want to move out of the intensive care unit into our own room.”

The Violin Systems 2018 product roadmap includes a new array based on 3D NAND SSDs, a flash array with support for block, file and object storage, and cloud tiering. Abbasi said Violin will deliver a proprietary NVMe over Fabrics-based flash array in 2019.

Burgener said the immediate challenge for Violin Systems is to sell new storage gear to its existing installed base before it can woo new enterprise customers. While Violin had few all-flash competitors when it first started, now all major vendors sell flash systems and plan NVMe support.

“There is a lot of synergy among customers that have stayed with Violin and know their technology,” Burgener said. “The installed base of customers needed the highest performance storage they could get. Now, Violin is producing another high-performance system that will leverage NVMe.

“The challenge facing Violin is whether its hardware architecture will produce sufficiently differentiating performance at a cost that people are willing to bear. The opportunity is there with an NVMe-based system, but it’s tough to evaluate how successful they’ll be until we have real-world data points.”

For Sale – Surface Book / i7 / 16GB RAM / Dock / GPU — Virtual Currencies Accepted :)

Hi All,

I bought a lightly used Surface Book last week from the Bay. It’s in absolute mint condition, but am totally hating the whole Windows 10 experience…

Can take payment via Bank Transfer / Bitcoin / Litecoin / Ethereum

Cheers,

Mos

Price and currency: 1300
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT / BTC / LTC / ETH / XVG :)
Location: Coventry
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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