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Unlock limitless learning with Microsoft Education at Microsoft Ignite 2018 |

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Microsoft Ignite is just around the corner, and we are so excited to have thousands of education tech professionals from around the globe join us to learn about the latest tools, technology and ideas from Microsoft.

At Ignite, we’ll share how Microsoft Education can help your institution achieve better learning outcomes for all your students, transform classroom time, and get all of this accomplished on affordable, easy to manage technology.  

Microsoft Education will have an interactive booth and 5 sessions where you can learn about the latest updates, connect with experts, and get your questions answered. Check out our curated guide below for education customers.

Not going to be at Ignite? No problem! All breakout sessions will be available to view via live stream and available 24-hours afterwards to view on-demand. Simply click on the breakout session link below to get viewing. If you want to explore more sessions at Ignite, log into  https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/ and find your sessions to add to your schedule to tune in live or on-demand.

BRK2403 – Demystifying Microsoft 365 Education

Tuesday September 25, 2-2:45pm

Microsoft 365 Education is designed to simplify IT with a single, secure solution that unlocks creativity and promotes teamwork in your school. Come learn how Microsoft 365 Education creates a path to transforming classroom time and modern IT management, and how the student use benefit can help you provide all your students with the very best in collaboration and productivity tools while keeping your entire organization protected and safe with intelligent security.

BRK2444 – Meeting the challenges of modern IT management for school

Wednesday September 26, 4:30-5:15pm

In order to meet the needs of teachers and students in the classroom, enable better teamwork with staff, and meet rigorous privacy and security standards, schools require solutions to be simple and impactful without overburdening IT or over extending on budget. In this session, learn how Microsoft cloud services makes it easy for a school to implement a full cloud solution. From managing user identity, automatically synced to the school’s Student Information System, to zero-touch device management that’s 84% faster to deploy than traditional methods and can provide a personalized experience to every student, even on shared devices.

BRK2296 – Microsoft Teams+OneNote+Forms+Flipgrid=Student achievement

Thursday September 27, 2-2:45pm

In this session, we share stories about schools and universities that are increasing student achievement by making learning more engaging, accessible, and fun. Join us as we demo a set of new and not-yet-released capabilities in Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Forms, and Flipgrid. We also show you other products that are designed to save educators time and to provide all students with opportunities to learn, collaborate, and develop their authentic voices.

BRK3126 – What’s New in EDU?: Updates to Microsoft Teams in Office 365 Education 

Thursday September 27th – 3:15pm-4:00pm

In the past year, teachers and students from around the world have used Microsoft Teams to engage student voice, streamline staff collaboration, and connect in new, fun, and meaningful ways. Learn about new experiences in Microsoft Teams for education, from teacher controls to updates to assignments. Also hear how education customers from throughout the world have leveraged Teams for collaborative learning and for streamlining staff communication.

BRK2443 – Transform classroom time with Microsoft Education

Friday September 28, 10:15-11am

Every moment a teacher spends away from connecting with and teaching their students is a moment lost. Learn how Microsoft Education helps unlock teachers from the busywork of managing day-to-day tasks and gives them more time and tools to teach, because when teachers have more time to teach and more tools to help engage with students, they don’t just do more things, they do amazing things.

Microsoft Education Booth

Catch us at the Microsoft Education booth (MW 313), where we’ll be showing a variety of education specific technology and devices.  We encourage you to stop by and share your questions and your feedback, which we count on in helping to make the best tools for education customers.

See you in Orlando!

– Microsoft Education team 

This post was originally published on this site.

Credit card giants step up AI fraud detection

SAN FRANCISCO — Youssef Lahrech, a senior vice president at Capital One, said his mother pays for things with a credit or debit card. She has one card, he said, but only uses it as a sort of last resort, to pay for items that can’t be bought with cash.

To him, this isn’t surprising. Years ago, a fraudster got to one of his mother’s accounts and wiped it out. She lost all her savings, and her financial security, in one instance.

It hit his family hard, which is one of the reasons why he said he has concentrated on bringing AI fraud detection tools to Capital One.

Fraud problems

“Fraud is a big business,” Lahrech said, speaking at The AI Summit. “Thirty billion dollars of fraud losses will happen this year,” and millions of Americans are yearly affected by fraud.

Successful fraudsters today take advantage of advanced technologies, using APIs and big data to help steal money, he said. But, as they have become more advanced, so have companies like Capital One.

The financial services giant uses a variety of behind-the-scenes machine learning (ML) and AI fraud detection tools to help identify potential fraud in milliseconds. The company’s system is designed “so that the customer will provide us with data by reporting,” Lahrech explained.

If a suspected fraudulent transaction is detected, a notification is sent to a customer’s phone instantly. The customer is then able to mark if the purchase was legitimate or not, and if not, the card is immediately locked down.

The system, by relying on input from millions of customers around the world, in a large-scale, general way, is able to better learn what type of transactions are more likely to be fraudulent.

AI Summit, Youssef Lahrech, Capital One
Youssef Lahrech of Capital One at The AI Summit in San Francisco

Taking on fraud with bots

The system, however, is scalable, and is able to learn in more personalized ways, as well, Lahrech said. Recently, the company rolled out Eno, a chatbot-type of virtual assistant that can do things like break down a customer’s charges or alert a customer to fraud through a conversational user interface.

ML is changing the world, one service at a time.
Youssef Lahrechsenior vice president at Capital One

The AI fraud detection tool uses natural language processing (NLP) to accept a wide range of interactive responses from customers if it does report fraud, which Lahrech said can help Capital One build more of a context around the potential fraud case. An example is with cases of “friendly fraud,” or when a consumer tried to defraud a credit card company, in which the issues can be complex.

With ML technology, those answers from customers can be used to give more personalized responses, and also establish a profile based on pattern recognition.

Such a profile, which could include information on how a customer usually writes or fills out a form, “lets us create a better layer of protection,” Lahrech noted, and could ultimately be used to find out if a scammer or a bot is impersonating them.

These ML and AI fraud detection tools have largely been successful at Capital One by significantly boosting the company’s ability to automatically and accurately flag fraudulent activity, Lahrech said.

“ML is changing the world, one service at a time,” he said. “Your banking will go from something you pull out of your pocket when you need to do it to a virtual personal assistant.”

Personalized profile

Meanwhile, Rahul Deshpande, senior vice president of digital strategy integration at Mastercard, in a separate talk at The AI Summit spoke about some of the AI fraud detection tools in place at Mastercard.

Like at Capital One, ML technologies at Mastercard have enabled the company to create more advanced ways to flag fraudulent behavior. The credit card company does this by creating pattern-based profiles for consumers, which Deshpande said can help with identifying a real user versus an advanced bot trying to imitate that user.

Relying on data gleaned from ML and AI fraud detection tools is important, he said, because after so many hacks of so many different companies, and with so much personal data in the hands of criminals, “traditional data sources that we have are probably not good, are compromised.”

AI Summit, Rahul Deshpande, Mastercard
Rahul Deshpande of Mastercard at The AI Summit in San Francisco

The AI Summit, held Sept. 19 to 20, drew hundreds of companies that use ML and AI.

For Sale – Gaming pc with 1080 plus acer 34xa monitor

Hi guys I am selling my pcspecialist gaming pc as well as my Acer predator x34a monitor.

The specs for the pc :

Case FRACTAL DEFINE S BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Overclocked CPU Overclocked Intel® Core™i7-6700k Quad Core (4.00GHz @ upto MAX 4.60GHz)
Motherboard ASUS® Z170 PRO GAMING: ATX, LG1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs
Memory (RAM) 16GB HyperX SAVAGE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 8GB Kit)
Graphics Card 8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1080 – DVI, HDMI, 3x DP – GTX VR Ready!
1st Hard Disk 2TB SATA-III 3.5″ HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
M.2 SSD Drive 256GB SAMSUNG PM951 M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 1000MB/R, 280MB/W)
Power Supply CORSAIR 650W CS SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Processor Cooling Noctua NH-D15S Ultra Quiet Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND
LED Lighting 2x 60cm Green LED Strip – To Compliment The Colours of Your Case
Sound Card ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)
USB Options MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT
PORTS

Plus the acer x34a 34″ monitor, this monitor overclocks to 100hz no problem, I went through 3 monitors before I settled on this one as it exhibits the least lcd bloom and backlight bleed, I am very particular about these things.

The pc and monitor are in excellent condition, with no marks or dents, and have served me very well. I have installed a couple of extra fans in the case to keep it cool, the system has not been excessively overlooked, and can be seen to work flawlessly.

As part of the setup I am also using a wireless top of the range logitech g903 gaming mice and a ducky shine 4 red switch gaming keyboard. I have a creative soundblaster e5 dac/amp to drive my Bayer dynamic DT990 Pro limited edition headphones, these items can be bought for a good price as well part of the system.

The pc has one year left of warranty with pcspecialist, that I am willing to honour.

I am selling as I am not spending enough time on the system to warrant such a premium setup, thought that I might as well cash in on it now whilst it’s still worth something.

Please don’t hesitate to ask questions.

Thank you

Price and currency: 1400
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash, bank transfer or PayPal
Location: Cardiff
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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Latest News from Microsoft Ignite 2018 – Updates, Interviews & More

It’s that time of year again, where IT Pros, developers and system administrators descend on Orlando, Florida to hear about the latest and greatest tech being introduced in the Microsoft Stack. When one thinks of a tech conference they likely are stuck with the thought of a bunch of reserved geeky individuals sitting quietly in chairs while they all frantically type away at their laptops. This could not be further from the truth. The truth is, this place is absolutely brimming with energy! Microsoft has actively transformed itself from being the stuffy business computing vendor of choice to an operating-on-the-bleeding-edge-of-innovation tech giant with the swagger of the likes of Apple. When you attend Ignite, you really feel like the tech world is changing, and that is quite evident when you stand back and process the full breadth of Microsoft’s announcements and see where things are headed.

While I’ll be crafting a future blog post that somewhat analyzes Microsoft’s vision further, this post will serve to be factual, in that, what are the new things on their way to market in the Microsoft space? Let’s take a look.

The Mission

The mission statement hasn’t changed, but it’s as powerful as ever. Each new announcement server to enable individuals and organizations around the world to achieve more.

Discussing the Microsoft Ignite 2018 Keynote

With so many announcements and improvements, it can be difficult to parse through it all. With that in mind, I sat down with two MVP buddies of mine and we talked about our thoughts and reactions to the announcements made during the keynote. Check it out below.

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The Announcements

Let’s start with the biggest and likely the most impactful announcement for IT pros.

Windows Server 2019 General Availability in October

Get those upgrade plans ready, because as of next month Windows Server 2019 is out of technical preview. If you’ve been following our blog over the last half year, you’ve likely known that this was coming soon but with it being out of the testing phase, you can really start to put some of the great new features into production. There is a TON of tech goodness contained in this release.

  • Storage Enhancements for Storage Spaces Direct
  • A TON of virtualization relevant Networking enhancements such as LEDBAT
  • System Insights
  • Increased Support for Containers on Windows
  • And a BUNCH more

Windows Server 2019 is really going to be the gap filler for that space between on-prem and the cloud.

Read what the wider IT community is saying about Windows Server 2019

We will be having an in-depth discussion about the new features in Windows Server 2019 next week on October 3rd at our webinar What’s New in Windows Server 2019. Save your seat now

Windows Server 2019 free webinar from Altaro

Open Data Initiative

With the proliferation of the cloud, access and control of data has (rightly so) become a huge concern for companies starting to leverage cloud technologies. To address this concern Microsoft, SAP, and Adobe have made a joint announcement that they have all created the Open Data Initiative. The whole idea here is to ensure that services from these three platforms all play nicely and are certified to work together in a reliable fashion. All the while giving the end customer, full control and full transparency in how the data is used, stored and accessed.

Azure Sphere

One thing that became VERY apparent over the course of the first day is that Microsoft is going all out for IoT. They see IoT as not only the next exploding area of IT but also the next battleground for cyber-attacks. Satya Nadella said right in his keynote that they don’t see the next major attacks happening on a “traditional computer” but on an IoT edge device, such as an HVAC system controller, or something of that nature. Azure Sphere is a new service that will help IT Pros wrap their hands around IoT devices and secure them for the next generation of IT workloads

AI for Humanitarian Action

While less of a product and more of an initiative at this point, I was really touched and inspired by the human aspect of this announcement. Microsoft really focused in on the ways that AI can be used to better mankind, and that is even more so needed during a humanitarian crisis. Microsoft will be leading a push to enable the power of AI to help solve these problems and ultimately make the world a better place. A truly inspiring initiative.

SQL Server 2019

While we’re not a data-focused blog, SQL Server 2019 is a big deal for many organizations. With that said, it’s continued to be updated and modernized for cloud use and has seen considerable enhancements and improvements in scalability. It’s also worth noting that there are some really interesting use cases here for hybrid scenarios and design options for running SQL 2019 in conjunction with Azure.

A Massive Number of Azure Enhancements

Azure has quickly become Microsoft’s Bread and Butter, and with it comes vast amounts of attention from Microsoft and the community as well. As such, there has been no lack of Azure focused announcements this week, and at this point it’s too many to count. There are far too many to cover in a single post, but some of the highlights include:

  • New VM Sizes focused on various workloads including Nvidia graphical workloads
  • UltraSSD Storage with up to 160000 (yes…. 4 zeros) IOPS
  • Azure Virtual WAN and other networking enhancements
  • Azure Front Door Service
  • Azure Data Box GA and additional SKUs
  • Red Hat OpenShift is coming to an Azure Datacenter near you
  • Azure Blueprints for rolling out entire subscriptions in an automated fashion
  • And more!

We’ll be cover many of these in greater detail in the coming weeks and months, but as you can see, Microsoft has been hard at work in the Azure Space!

Windows Virtual Desktop

This is a feature that I’m surprised has taken this long to get to market. Windows Virtual Desktop is a new service that will allow you to connect end users to Windows 10 Desktops running in Azure from a multitude of devices. It’s basically RDS running in Azure. I know many IT Pros and MSPs that have been looking forward to this for a long time, and instead of having to focus on hosting that infrastructure themselves, Azure can help them do it in a pay-as-you-go consumable manner. It’ll be fun to see how this one evolves over time.

More to Come!

Don’t think for a second that this is the end! We have MUCH more Ignite-focused content coming your way throughout the week and in the near future as well. With that said, what new piece of technology are you looking to get your hands on? What would you like us to cover more on our blog? Let us know in the comments section below!

Thanks for reading!

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Microsoft Ignite and Microsoft Envision 2018

Creating a more secure, intelligent and connected enterprise at Ignite 2018

Ignite is all about our customers—of course they attend, but we also give the mic to customers to participate in Satya’s and other executives’ keynotes, as well as sessions and workshops. Literally hundreds of sessions at Ignite are led by customers, such as Buhler, Shell, H&M and others.

Read more…

Cisco Webex Edge connects data centers to the cloud

Cisco unveiled a set of hybrid cloud services that will help companies with on-premises calling and video infrastructure take advantage of the Webex collaboration cloud. Cisco Webex Edge will reduce PSTN costs and improve audio and video connectivity for those customers, the vendor said.

Webex Edge Audio lets companies with Cisco Unified Communications Manager conduct Webex audio conferencing using a voice over IP (VoIP) connection, rather than the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

Users joining Webex meetings on a laptop can already use VoIP for audio connectivity. But connecting using a mobile, home or desk phone typically requires the use of the PSTN. Companies usually pay by the minute for PSTN dial-in and dial-out services.

Webex Edge Audio lets companies use their on-premises call servers to establish VoIP connections to the Webex cloud. That way, companies can avoid paying PSTN fees when employees connect to Webex audio using Cisco desk phones.

“It allows you to much more efficiently use your network resources, reduce the amount of calls you’re taking in through the PSTN and, ideally, hopefully, save some money,” said Irwin Lazar, analyst at Nemertes Research, based in Mokena, Ill.

Zoom offers a similar feature that lets large customers establish a Session Initiation Protocol connection to the Zoom cloud to avoid PSTN costs. Last month, the vendor expanded the service to give customers more flexibility over which calls get directed to which audio port.

Cisco plays catch-up with Edge Connect

The second feature of Cisco Webex Edge lets companies establish IP connections between their data centers and the Cisco collaboration cloud via Equinix Cloud Exchange. The feature, Edge Connect, will help companies avoid congestion, packet loss and jitter while using Webex, the vendor said.

Cisco’s lack of support for such connections had concerned many prospective customers, Lazar said. Leading cloud infrastructure vendors, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, have offered similar services for some time.

“Cisco is kind of late a little bit to the party to have this kind of offering,” he said.

In a 2017 Nemertes Research survey of 50 large enterprises in North America, 35.7% of respondents reported using a service similar to Cisco Webex Edge Connect to link their network to their unified-communications-as-a-service provider.

Cisco seeks advantage with Video Mesh

The third and final feature of Cisco Webex Edge is Video Mesh, a service Cisco previously released under the name Hybrid Media Services. The setup lets companies conduct video conferencing through a combination of on-premises servers and the cloud.

The service could, for example, automatically direct video connections originating in a company headquarters to the on-premises servers, while connecting remote workers to the meeting via the cloud. Alternatively, it could start a session in the data center and overflow to the cloud if too many people join.

In a global Nemertes Research survey of 500 businesses this year, 41.7% of respondents said being able to conduct video conferencing on their networks was a “very important” or “vital” feature when evaluating cloud web conferencing platforms.

Cisco’s Video Mesh appears to be the most advanced offering of its kind in the web conferencing market, Lazar said.

“[Cisco] is heavily focused on Zoom and Microsoft, and they are trying to figure out, ‘How do we differentiate?’ Having that on-prem video routing engine that allows companies to more efficiently use bandwidth is an area they can get out ahead with,” Lazar said.

For Trade – Corsair 900D tower for trade

I’m looking to trade my 900D for something a bit smaller, a bit more discrete but still a full ATX case.

My tower will come boxed, it has ALL the fans that came with it the day i purchased it and they’re all brand new ( i swapped them straight away)

The case is in excellent condition, i would say very close to being mint if it wasn’t for a couple of tiny marks on the front (picture makes them stand out more than they do)

I would consider selling but since it still looks to be about £360 new, i’d be asking for £200

I’m happy to deliver if need be and since i enjoy driving, i don’t mind a reasonable distance if buyer is happy to contribute to fuel costs.

Corsair Obsidian 900D Super Tower Case (CC-9011022-WW)

Price and currency: £200
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash on collection or delivery
Location: Lincoln
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Microsoft Ignite and Microsoft Envision 2018

Creating a more secure, intelligent and connected enterprise at Ignite 2018

Ignite is all about our customers—of course they attend, but we also give the mic to customers to participate in Satya’s and other executives’ keynotes, as well as sessions and workshops. Literally hundreds of sessions at Ignite are led by customers, such as Buhler, Shell, H&M and others.

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Scality Zenko goes GA for multi-cloud data management

Scality addressed one of the hottest topics in storage with the release of controller software designed to help IT users place, manage and search data across private and public clouds.

The object storage vendor first introduced Scality Zenko multi-cloud data management software in July 2017 as an Apache 2.0-licensed open source project. Scality Zenko 1.0 became generally available this week as a commercially supported enterprise product, as well as free open source software.

Best known for its Ring object storage, Scality expanded into cloud data management to respond to the growing number of customers expressing interest in services from multiple providers such as Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft Azure.

Wally MacDermid, vice president of cloud business development at Scality, said customers want to store their data in the most effective place possible. They also want to make sure they can access that data and use value-added cloud services such as Google Analytics and Azure Video Indexer.

Multi-cloud search capabilities

Scality Zenko supports a single interface, Amazon’s S3 API, on the front end to enable customers to store, manage and search data across disparate public and private clouds. Zenko decouples the metadata from the data stored in the various cloud locations and uses MongoDB to enable advanced metadata search capabilities and open source projects such as Apache ZooKeeper and Kafka for metadata management. An extensible data workflow engine uses the metadata and facilitates policy-based migration and management across multiple clouds.

The Zenko software currently supports back-end storage in Scality Ring, Amazon Simple Storage Service, Azure Blob Storage, Google Cloud Storage, DigitalOcean and Wasabi Technologies. MacDermid said Scality plans to add more locations.

Users do not have to be Ring customers to use the Zenko software. MacDermid said Scality Zenko stores data in the native format of the storage locations, so customers are not locked into a vendor’s proprietary format and can access their data outside of Zenko.

“We intentionally built Zenko as a separate product because strategically we think it gets Scality into new markets and allows us to sell to new customers,” MacDermid said.

Scality Zenko 1.0
Scality Zenko 1.0 dashboard

Container-based architecture

The Scality Zenko multi-cloud data controller uses a container-based service architecture. Early Zenko versions deployed on Docker Swarm, but the software now installs through a Kubernetes orchestration framework. For instance, Zenko can run on premises on bare-metal servers using Scality’s MetalK8s Kubernetes stack or in public clouds through options such as the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) or Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). AWS Kubernetes support is not available yet, according to MacDermid.

“Because of the microservices architecture, we really wanted to have a way to be able to scale out without having to manage the complexity of different approaches,” said Stefano Maffulli, director of community marketing at Scality. He said Scality switched from Docker Swarm to Kubernetes with the Zenko 1.0 release after “hitting limits in the way Docker Swarm operates and scales.”

Developers and sophisticated users can manage Zenko via API or command-line interface (CLI), and those preferring a more intuitive graphical user interface can use Scality’s point-and-click Orbit management dashboard. Orbit is limited to managing 1 TB of data with the free open source edition of Zenko, but there are no limits for customers of the enterprise product.

Scality claims the open source Zenko project has drawn about 1,000 registered users since July 2017. The vendor worked with early enterprise users to refine the core capabilities of the multi-cloud management software.

Scality Zenko use cases

Use cases that Scality envisions for the Zenko product include content distribution across geographies and data center locations for the purposes of compliance and improving performance and latency; cloud-based disaster recovery and high availability for data storage in primary and secondary locations; and data capture and distribution from internet of things devices.

Steven Hill, a senior storage analyst at 451 Research, expects demand to grow for the multi-cloud data management functionality that products such as Zenko offer. “Multi-cloud is the big idea right now, which makes the simplification of multi-cloud adoption a priority,” he wrote in an email.

“I believe in the hybrid cloud model — which entails a certain amount of complexity — so the next generation of IT admins will be looking for solutions that simplify and automate that environment regardless of complexity,” Hill wrote. “Approaches like Zenko are designed to mitigate the complexity and provide a common model that’s platform independent, unobtrusive and seamless.”

Gartner, on the other hand, raised a red flag about taking a multi-cloud approach. Raj Bala, a research director at Gartner, wrote in an email, “We are deeply skeptical of emerging multi-cloud storage products that abstract multiple cloud storage providers using a single namespace. The complexity this introduces exceeds the value from the problem it solves.”

The starting price for a subscription with the supported enterprise edition of the Scality Zenko software is $86 per TB per year. MacDermid said Scality also offers volume discounts. He said there is no extra fee for Scality’s Orbit management portal.

For Trade – Corsair 900D tower for trade

I’m looking to trade my 900D for something a bit smaller, a bit more discrete but still a full ATX case.

My tower will come boxed, it has ALL the fans that came with it the day i purchased it and they’re all brand new ( i swapped them straight away)

The case is in excellent condition, i would say very close to being mint if it wasn’t for a couple of tiny marks on the front (picture makes them stand out more than they do)

I would consider selling but since it still looks to be about £360 new, i’d be asking for £200

I’m happy to deliver if need be and since i enjoy driving, i don’t mind a reasonable distance if buyer is happy to contribute to fuel costs.

Corsair Obsidian 900D Super Tower Case (CC-9011022-WW)

Price and currency: £200
Delivery: Goods must be exchanged in person
Payment method: Cash on collection or delivery
Location: Lincoln
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.