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Microsoft expansion is a welcome boost to Puget Sound region

Microsoft’s breathtaking expansion project affirms the Puget Sound region’s capacity for continued growth and reinvention.

The company announced Wednesday a multibillion expansion that includes 18 new buildings, fields and parking on its main Redmond campus east of Highway 520.

This should not be taken for granted.

Cities, states and nations are desperate for this sort of economic development, especially by a leading company in a clean industry. Heads of state plead for Microsoft to open a single office and could not imagine the company building a small city’s worth.

Microsoft will add the capacity for 8,000 additional employees on its campus, although much of the new space may be filled by people now working in offices that Microsoft currently leases in Bellevue.

The next challenge for the Eastside and the rest of the Puget Sound region will be to nurture other companies to grow into the next giants and continue attracting other companies.

Comparisons are inevitable with Amazon’s building spree in Seattle.

One way to look at it is to marvel at how both Microsoft and Amazon continue to innovate and sustain their growth by creating new, multibillion-dollar businesses.

Microsoft’s construction project is a physical manifestation of this process.

As it continues its transition into a provider of online services, Microsoft is building more open and expansive offices. They’ll replace the formerly futuristic, X-shaped buildings where it produced software that dominated the personal-computer era.

It’s also enlightening to look at Amazon’s decision to open a second headquarters elsewhere.

That happened in part because of concerns about the business climate in Seattle proper, including the city’s poor job planning for growth that was clearly coming when Amazon submitted its development proposals.

Microsoft also brought disruption and community transformation, particularly when it surged in the 1990s.

Eastside officials learned from this experience. Microsoft’s more recent expansions, over the last decade, were more easily absorbed because of thoughtful planning and regional coordination. That includes road, highway and transit expansion concurrent with growth and careful placement of new housing density within urban hubs.

Such efforts are now paying off. Redmond has infrastructure and housing capacity in place or in process for all the potential growth Microsoft’s new project will generate. Construction of the 18 new buildings is expected to finish around the same time a light-rail station is scheduled to open at its campus in 2023.

The region is blessed to have such companies. They create opportunity and employment for residents and newcomers attracted by their dynamism and success creating world-changing products.

With good infrastructure and gleaming campuses on both sides of Lake Washington, municipal boundaries become less important and all meld into the Greater Seattle region.

For Sale – Seagate expansion desktop hard drive 3TB & WD my book 2TB hard drives

Seagate expansion desktop 3TB hard drive. In great condition, only a few months old. £60

WD my book 2TB hard drive. Also in great condition. Also only a few months old. £30

£3 postage per item, or no postage if both are bought by the same person.

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For Sale – Seagate expansion desktop hard drive 3TB & WD my book 2TB hard drives

Seagate expansion desktop 3TB hard drive. In great condition, only a few months old. £60

WD my book 2TB hard drive. Also in great condition. Also only a few months old. £30

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For Sale – Seagate Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One – Black

Seagate Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One – Black

Boxed like new, cables still wrapped, perfect working order. Slight rip in corner of box, otherwise mint.

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For Sale – Seagate Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One – Black

Seagate Expansion 4 TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Xbox One – Black

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Wanted – Synology DX513 Expansion Unit

Hi all,

I’m looking for a Synology DX513 Expansion Unit. With or without drives.
Will consider anything else that will work with DS713+ e.g. DX510.
Anyone looking to sell theirs?

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Location: Southend

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Oracle cloud security beefed up amid unprotected data worries

SAN FRANCISCO — Last week saw an expansion of data handling and machine learning capabilities for Oracle cloud security and management product lines.

The rollout came along with some warnings about the dangers of unprotected data, and a few brickbats for upstart rival Splunk, which has made headway in the field of security information and event management (SIEM).

Oracle’s updates appear amid a whirl of headlines on a massive data breach at Equifax, the large credit and collections agency that this year put millions of Americans’ private data at risk. Some viewers suggest the breach was the work of state-sponsored hackers.

Among those viewers is Oracle founder and CTO Larry Ellison, who chose Oracle’s OpenWorld 2017 event to roll out updates to its Oracle Management Cloud and Oracle Security Monitoring and Analytics Cloud Service. State-sponsored hackers up the ante in cybersecurity, he said.

“Companies have to defend themselves against nation-states. And, some of these guys are very good at what they do,” Ellison warned. “This is really a very bad situation.”

Looking for bad patterns

Oracle database security has been a strong selling point for the company over many years, although its overall security came in for continual criticism after a 2008 purchase of Sun Microsystems that included Java and the J2EE framework.

Larry Ellison, founder and CTO, OracleLarry Ellison

Now, Oracle cloud security is gaining special focus. Oracle cloud security efforts were buttressed in 2016 with acquisitions, including DNS services provider Dyn and cloud access broker provider Palerra. For its new releases, acquired services are further strengthened by data management and machine learning advances forged within Oracle. 

As described by Ellison and others, the essence of the updates to Oracle Management Cloud and Oracle Security Monitoring and Analytics Cloud Service rely on a well-curated, unified data store for massive amounts of log and other activity data.

Add to that a heaping helping of machine learning algorithms that look for good and bad patterns of activity. Finally, runbook-style automation will be employed to fix more and more security flaws without human intervention.

Splunk-y rival attracts wrath of Larry

Oracle OpenWorld sometimes serves as a stage for leader Ellison’s zest for heated competition. Last year, with cloud database technology being showcased, he berated Amazon Web Services. This year, with Oracle’s enhanced data, cloud and security management software on the docket, Ellison’s targets expanded to include Splunk, a San Francisco-based software company that has made a mark in log analysis in addition to SIEM.

Ellison challenged Splunk for lack of an entity model for unified data handling, difficult-to-use machine learning and lack of remediation capabilities. In his view, not surprisingly, the Oracle offering is better.

“It is not simply an analytical system, like Splunk. It is a security monitoring and management system designed to detect and remediate the problem,” he told the OpenWorld gathering.

Splunk — again, not surprisingly — responded. In a blog post entitled “Splunk Fires Back at Ludicrous Larry,” CEO Doug Merritt contended that there are drawbacks to single, unified repositories for threat and contextual data. Merritt dismissed Ellison’s assertion that Splunk is purely an analytical system, without remediation capabilities, citing hooks, for example, to ServiceNow operations automation. And, while Splunk does provide an SDK for data scientists, its capabilities are within reach of “anyone in IT, security or the business, no data science degree required,” he said.

“It was flattering that Oracle finally woke up to the power of machine data and the importance of security,” Merritt wrote. The blog post concludes with a photo of a capsized Oracle America’s Cup series catamaran.

Threats to Oracle cloud security

Oracle will find some favor with its security monitoring and analytics cloud services because they’re logical add-ons for its growing number of cloud-based offerings, according to Eric Parizo, a senior analyst at GlobalData Technology. The new services also have the potential to be a disruptive force among security offerings, Parizo said, if the company provides a cloud-based alternative that’s truly easier to use.

“Oracle sees Splunk succeeding with a security-centric approach that mirrors a lot of what Oracle does in the data management realm, so Oracle believes it is recapturing an opportunity it should have pursued earlier,” he said.

Still, Parizo continued, “it’s impossible to ignore Oracle’s poor track record on cybersecurity.” Over many years, Oracle has “released products rife with security flaws, and ignored those flaws for months or in some cases years after they’ve been widely known,” he said. “The company has a lot of work to do to prove its cybersecurity solutions are effective, and that its approach toward security has evolved enough to justify an investment.”

Meanwhile, Oracle may have found an out for at least some portion of its bad security press. The company recently ceded great portions of its Java software assets to the open source community, putting future revisions largely in the hands of the Eclipse Foundation.

The move could mean that Java flaws, many of which Oracle inherited along with its purchase of Java originator Sun, will become the responsibility of a wider group of software developers.

Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare Now Available on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC

The hotly anticipated arrival of Halo Wars 2’s new expansion is finally here and with it, a new opportunity to take one of humanity’s oldest adversaries: The Flood. Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is now available on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PC, and we can’t wait for fans to get in on the action.

Awakening the Nightmare is a brand-new full expansion for Halo Wars 2, featuring new campaign missions played from a Banished perspective, two new multiplayer leaders, two new multiplayer maps, and Terminus Firefight – a unique new cooperative mode where players build both bases and armies to defend and survive against an onslaught of enemy forces.

In Terminus Firefight, up to three players amass armies to defend both their bases, and their Forerunner terminus node against an ever-increasing and intensifying hoard of attacking enemies. Battle against UNSC, Banished, and voracious Flood forces while fighting for survival. With the ability to construct new defense measurements such as spike floors and barricades alongside classic Halo Wars gameplay features like base-building, tech trees, and Leader power usage, Terminus Firefight adds an entirely new tower defense-style twist to the beloved wave-based Halo mode.

Also coming alongside the expansion is a new update to Halo Wars 2, including Spectator mode and playlist updates. For all the details, be sure to check out Halo Waypoint.

With the release of the new expansion and several months of updates to Halo Wars 2 since launch, the Ultimate Edition of the game will be replaced with Halo Wars 2: Complete Edition. The Complete Edition includes the base game, all Season Pass content and the Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare expansion, making this a great package for anyone who is looking to jump into the Halo Wars 2 experience.

Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is available now for $19.99 USD exclusively on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC.

For Sale – Brand New Seagate Expansion 1TB Portable Hard Drive 2.5

Brand new and sealed Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 Portable 2.5 Inch external Hard drive.

This one -https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seagate-Expansion-Portable-External-PlayStation/dp/B00TKFEEAS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504336745&sr=8-1&keywords=seagate+1tb

1st class recorded delivery is included in the price.

£45

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