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Draytek Vigor 2860n ADSL/VDSL Router – WITHDRAWN

Decided to keep this, so no longer for sale.
Thanks anyway.

Selling this versatile Draytek 2860n router. This is the 2 antenna Wireless N model. It is in excellent condition, and comes boxed with PSU and accessories. For the full specs, please have a look here:

Vigor 2860 ADSL & VDSL Series

Any questions, please ask.

Price and currency: £120
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT or PPG
Location: Ashington, Northumberland
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For Sale – Netgear GS724T 24-port Gigabit Smart Switch

Had this from new and never thought I’d be selling it, so didn’t keep the box. Been in a data cabinet it’s whole life. I’ve lost track on when I bought it, but it has been faultless.

Really is like new, but I seem to have lost one of the plastic plugs for one of the SFP ports. Obviously has the rack ears to install in a rack.

Had my whole house wired for cat6, so went for a rack mount switch and it has been excellent.

These have a lifetime warranty I believe. This is the v3. I see there is a v4 out now, but these things don’t change that much.

Pick up most welcome from N10 (North London) or plus £8 post.

I can include a cat6 network cable and have more available.

Need it gone as I’ve move into a smaller place, so may try elsewhere soon.

Thanks for looking.
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Price and currency: 50
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Location: N10
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Helping customers shift to a modern desktop – Microsoft 365 Blog

IT is complex. And that means it can be difficult to keep up with the day-to-day demands of your organization, let alone deliver technological innovation that drives the business forward. In desktop management, this is especially true: the process of creating standard images, deploying devices, testing updates, and providing end user support hasn’t changed much in years. It can be tedious, manual, and time consuming. We’re determined to change that with our vision for a modern desktop powered by Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus. A modern desktop not only offers end users the most productive, most secure computing experience—it also saves IT time and money so you can focus on driving business results.

Today, we’re pleased to make three announcements that help you make the shift to a modern desktop:

  • Cloud-based analytics tools to make modern desktop deployment even easier.
  • A program to ensure app compatibility for upgrades and updates of Windows and Office.
  • Servicing and support changes to give you additional deployment flexibility.

Analytics to make modern desktop deployment easier

Collectively, you’ve told us that one of your biggest upgrade and update challenges is application testing. A critical part of any desktop deployment plan is analysis of existing applications—and the process of testing apps and remediating issues has historically been very manual and very time consuming. Microsoft 365 offers incredible tools today to help customers shift to a modern desktop, including System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune, Windows Analytics, and Office Readiness Toolkit. But we’ve felt like there’s even more we could do.

Today, we’re announcing that Windows Analytics is being expanded to Desktop Analytics—a new cloud-based service integrated with ConfigMgr and designed to create an inventory of apps running in the organization, assess app compatibility with the latest feature updates of Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus, and create pilot groups that represent the entire application and driver estate across a minimal set of devices.

The new Desktop Analytics service will provide insight and intelligence for you to make more informed decisions about the update readiness of your Windows and Office clients. You can then optimize pilot and production deployments with ConfigMgr. Combining data from your own organization with data aggregated from millions of devices connected to our cloud services, you can take the guess work out of testing and focus your attention on key blockers. We’ll share more information about Desktop Analytics and other modern desktop deployment tools at Ignite.

Standing behind our app compatibility promise

We’re also pleased to announce Desktop App Assure—a new service from Microsoft FastTrack designed to address issues with Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus app compatibility. Windows 10 is the most compatible Windows operating system ever, and using millions of data points from customer diagnostic data and the Windows Insider validation process, we’ve found that 99 percent of apps are compatible with new Windows updates. So you should generally expect that apps that work on Windows 7 will continue to work on Windows 10 and subsequent feature updates. But if you find any app compatibility issues after a Windows 10 or Office 365 ProPlus update, Desktop App Assure is designed to help you get a fix. Simply let us know by filing a ticket through FastTrack, and a Microsoft engineer will follow up to work with you until the issue is resolved. In short, Desktop App Assure operationalizes our Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus compatibility promise: We’ve got your back on app compatibility and are committed to removing it entirely as a blocker.

Desktop App Assure will be offered at no additional cost to Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education customers. We’ll share more details on this new service at Ignite and will begin to preview this service in North America on October 1, 2018, with worldwide availability by February 1, 2019.

Servicing and support flexibility

Longer Windows 10 servicing for enterprises and educational institutions
In April 2017, we aligned the Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus update cadence to a predictable semi-annual schedule, targeting September and March. While many customers—including Mars and Accenture—have shifted to a modern desktop and are using the semi-annual channel to take updates regularly with great success, we’ve also heard feedback from some of you that you need more time and flexibility in the Windows 10 update cycle.

Based on that feedback, we’re announcing four changes:

  • All currently supported feature updates of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions (versions 1607, 1703, 1709, and 1803) will be supported for 30 months from their original release date. This will give customers on those versions more time for change management as they move to a faster update cycle.
  • All future feature updates of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions with a targeted release month of September (starting with 1809) will be supported for 30 months from their release date. This will give customers with longer deployment cycles the time they need to plan, test, and deploy.
  • All future feature updates of Windows 10 Enterprise and Education editions with a targeted release month of March (starting with 1903) will continue to be supported for 18 months from their release date. This maintains the semi-annual update cadence as our north star and retains the option for customers that want to update twice a year.
  • All feature releases of Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, and Office 365 ProPlus will continue to be supported for 18 months (this applies to feature updates targeting both March and September).

In summary, our new modern desktop support policies—starting in September 2018—are:

Windows 7 Extended Security Updates
As previously announced, Windows 7 extended support is ending January 14, 2020. While many of you are already well on your way in deploying Windows 10, we understand that everyone is at a different point in the upgrade process.

With that in mind, today we are announcing that we will offer paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023. The Windows 7 ESU will be sold on a per-device basis and the price will increase each year. Windows 7 ESUs will be available to all Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise customers in Volume Licensing, with a discount to customers with Windows software assurance, Windows 10 Enterprise or Windows 10 Education subscriptions. In addition, Office 365 ProPlus will be supported on devices with active Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) through January 2023. This means that customers who purchase the Windows 7 ESU will be able to continue to run Office 365 ProPlus.

Please reach out to your partner or Microsoft account team for further details.

Support for Office 365 ProPlus on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2016
Office 365 ProPlus delivers cloud-connected and always up-to-date versions of the Office desktop apps. To support customers already on Office 365 ProPlus through their operating system transitions, we are updating the Windows system requirements for Office 365 ProPlus and revising some announcements that were made in February. We are pleased to announce the following updates to our Office 365 ProPlus system requirements:

  • Office 365 ProPlus will continue to be supported on Windows 8.1 through January 2023, which is the end of support date for Windows 8.1.
  • Office 365 ProPlus will also continue to be supported on Windows Server 2016 until October 2025.

Office 2016 connectivity support for Office 365 services
In addition, we are modifying the Office 365 services system requirements related to service connectivity. In February, we announced that starting October 13, 2020, customers will need Office 365 ProPlus or Office 2019 clients in mainstream support to connect to Office 365 services. To give you more time to transition fully to the cloud, we are now modifying that policy and will continue to support Office 2016 connections with the Office 365 services through October 2023.

Shift to a modern desktop

You’ve been talking, and we’ve been listening. Specifically, we’ve heard your feedback on desktop deployment, and we’re working hard to introduce new capabilities, services, and policies to help you on your way. The combination of Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus delivers the most productive, most secure end user computing experience available. But we recognize that it takes time to both upgrade devices and operationalize new update processes. Today’s announcements are designed to respond to your feedback and make it easier, faster, and cheaper to deploy a modern desktop. We know that there is still a lot of work to do. But we’re committed to working with you and systematically resolving any issues. We’d love to hear your thoughts and look forward to seeing you and discussing in more detail in the keynotes and sessions at Ignite in a few weeks!

For Sale – Netgear GS724T 24-port Gigabit Smart Switch

Had this from new and never thought I’d be selling it, so didn’t keep the box. Been in a data cabinet it’s whole life. I’ve lost track on when I bought it, but it has been faultless.

Really is like new, but I seem to have lost one of the plastic plugs for one of the SFP ports. Obviously has the rack ears to install in a rack.

Had my whole house wired for cat6, so went for a rack mount switch and it has been excellent.

These have a lifetime warranty I believe. This is the v3. I see there is a v4 out now, but these things don’t change that much.

Pick up most welcome from N10 (North London) or plus £8 post.

I can include a cat6 network cable and have more available.

Need it gone as I’ve move into a smaller place, so may try elsewhere soon.

Thanks for looking.
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Price and currency: 50
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT ppF&F
Location: N10
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Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Netgear GS724T 24-port Gigabit Smart Switch

Had this from new and never thought I’d be selling it, so didn’t keep the box. Been in a data cabinet it’s whole life. I’ve lost track on when I bought it, but it has been faultless.

Really is like new, but I seem to have lost one of the plastic plugs for one of the SFP ports. Obviously has the rack ears to install in a rack.

Had my whole house wired for cat6, so went for a rack mount switch and it has been excellent.

These have a lifetime warranty I believe. This is the v3. I see there is a v4 out now, but these things don’t change that much.

Pick up most welcome from N10 (North London) or plus £8 post.

I can include a cat6 network cable and have more available.

Need it gone as I’ve move into a smaller place, so may try elsewhere soon.

Thanks for looking.
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Price and currency: 50
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT ppF&F
Location: N10
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Netgear GS724T 24-port Gigabit Smart Switch

Had this from new and never thought I’d be selling it, so didn’t keep the box. Been in a data cabinet it’s whole life. I’ve lost track on when I bought it, but it has been faultless.

Really is like new, but I seem to have lost one of the plastic plugs for one of the SFP ports. Obviously has the rack ears to install in a rack.

Had my whole house wired for cat6, so went for a rack mount switch and it has been excellent.

These have a lifetime warranty I believe. This is the v3. I see there is a v4 out now, but these things don’t change that much.

Pick up most welcome from N10 (North London) or plus £8 post.

I can include a cat6 network cable and have more available.

Need it gone as I’ve move into a smaller place, so may try elsewhere soon.

Thanks for looking.
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Price and currency: 50
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT ppF&F
Location: N10
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – GTX 1070’s + GTX 1060 + GTX 1080Ti

So these are the final few cards I was going to keep in case crypto mining became viable again, but it looks like the fate is pretty much sealed on that front. These are a mixture of purchased from Amazon warehouse / CEX (see below for purchase location and purchase date). Cards were kept at around 60’C and not underclocked with very clean power from Corsair Gold or Platinum PSUs. All cards working as expected.

Collection preferred, happy to demo to buyers – see my feedback, I’ve sold a few cards and everyone has been happy so far

Palit 6GB 1060 – Amazon Warehouse (Early 2018) – £180
MSI ITX 1070 – CEX (Early 2018) – £270
ASUS STRIX OC 1070 – Amazon Warehouse (Early 2018) – £280
ZOTAC 1080Ti – Amazon Warehouse (Early 2018) – £480

I do have the mining rig I can list too, if anyone is interested – happy to do a multi price if someone fancies taking the lot + mining rig!

Cheers!

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT
Location: Sheffield
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
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For Sale – GTX 1070’s + GTX 1060 + GTX 1080Ti

So these are the final few cards I was going to keep in case crypto mining became viable again, but it looks like the fate is pretty much sealed on that front. These are a mixture of purchased from Amazon warehouse / CEX (see below for purchase location and purchase date). Cards were kept at around 60’C and not underclocked with very clean power from Corsair Gold or Platinum PSUs. All cards working as expected.

Collection preferred, happy to demo to buyers – see my feedback, I’ve sold a few cards and everyone has been happy so far

Palit 6GB 1060 – Amazon Warehouse (Early 2018) – £180
MSI ITX 1070 – CEX (Early 2018) – £270
MSI ARMOUR 1070 – CEX (Early 2018) – £260
MSI FOUNDERS – Amazon Warehouse ( Early 2017) – £260
ASUS STRIX OC 1070 – Amazon Warehouse (Early 2018) – £280
ZOTAC 1080Ti – Amazon Warehouse (Early 2018) – £480

I do have the mining rig I can list too, if anyone is interested – happy to do a multi price if someone fancies taking the lot + mining rig!

Cheers!

Price and currency: Various
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: BT
Location: Sheffield
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Insurer accelerates DevOps test data refreshes with Actifio

Large enterprises lug data-heavy legacy apps with them to DevOps. To keep rapid development on track, teams must take fresh approaches to IT operations at the deepest levels of infrastructure.

For ActiveHealth Management Inc., a New-York-based subsidiary of Aetna International, a large health insurer in Hartford, Conn., that problematic app was a 150 TB Oracle database deployed on a six-node Oracle Real Application Cluster, to produce analytics reports on member data. The amount of data on such a complex server infrastructure presented a major obstacle to the company’s planned implementation of a continuous DevOps test process in early 2017. A manual refresh of database test data through a traditional backup copy of the cluster would require an estimated minimum of 350 hours of work, over 30 days.

“Our QA team wanted live real-time data in our lower test/dev environments,” said Conrad Meneide, then the vice president of infrastructure at ActiveHealth, now executive director of affiliate infrastructure services at Aetna. “But a 150 terabyte production database takes an insurmountable amount of time to copy, and importing a full copy of that data to a test environment would require a costly storage footprint.”

Even if ActiveHealth could spare the disk space and time to generate DevOps test data, the performance requirements for the production database cluster prohibited such a backup during business hours.

Actifio CDS UI
Actifio CDS UI shows DevOps test copy process

DevOps test data copy bake-off favored Actifio

Parent company Aetna already had a relationship with a DevOps test data management vendor, but the ActiveHealth team wasn’t convinced that product could make on-demand clones of its large, performance-sensitive database. The team conducted a five-week bake-off in early 2017 between that incumbent tool and a product called Copy Data Storage (CDS) from Actifio Inc.

“The incumbent product produced some improvement over the manual process, but Actifio gave us five times the performance gain of that competitor’s product,” Meneide said. He declined to name the incumbent vendor, as its software remains in use at Aetna.

Our QA team wanted live real-time data in our lower test/dev environments.
Conrad Meneideexecutive director of affiliate infrastructure services, Aetna

Competitors to Actifio in copy data management include Catalogic Software, Cohesity Inc., Commvault Systems Inc., Delphix Corp. and Rubrik Inc. These vendors are able to make fast copies of data stores with a small footprint. Another set of vendors specializes in test data management, which generates test reports and includes data masking and encryption features out of the box in addition to fast-copy mechanisms. Test data management vendors include CA, Delphix, HP and Informatica.

Meneide attributed the difference between Actifio and the incumbent vendor his team evaluated to the products’ architectures. The incumbent product was installed on a VM and addressed back-end storage through the company’s IP network via the Network File System (NFS) protocol, while Actifio CDS was packaged with Fibre Channel storage area network hardware on an appliance.

“This meant we didn’t have to reinvest in a faster Ethernet network for NFS, or worry about security concerns around NFS over the main network,” Meneide said.

DevOps test performance removes release roadblocks

Actifio CDS integrates with ActiveHealth’s Jenkins CI/CD pipeline through a RESTful API, and developers generate clones of the data for DevOps tests on-demand through the Jenkins interface. The API meant ActiveHealth could also connect a homegrown data masking and encryption utility, while the incumbent vendor’s software would have required a separately licensed encryption engine.

With on-demand DevOps test data, ActiveHealth established a continuous integration and delivery workflow in its dev/test environments, which resulted in releases to production every two weeks.

“This was possible before Actifio, but not with fresh test data — everything almost had to stop for a data refresh, and data refresh requests came in ad hoc,” Meneide said.

Actifio clones the database data using pointers to a deduplicated golden image, which means the DevOps test data environment also takes up only a fraction — some 20% to 30% — of the storage space compared to the production environment.

In his new position as an executive director at Aetna, Meneide said he will evaluate wider use of Actifio CDS in other subsidiaries at the company, such as its Medicaid claims business, as well as with other database types, such as Microsoft SQL Server. As the insurer moves some workloads to public cloud service providers, it will explore whether Actifio CDS can help quickly clone data to send with apps into those new environments.

However, as in any large enterprise, a number of DevOps and IT initiatives compete for attention and a share of the budget. At Aetna, a broader Actifio rollout must compete with an IT to-do list that includes a DevSecOps transformation, and the adoption of containers and Kubernetes container orchestration in the company’s private cloud.

“We’re still exploring and understanding the use cases, and where compliance dictates we retain systems of record,” Meneide said. “Actifio also has potential uses for disaster recovery for us.”

For Sale – Sealed HP Omen ce012ce i7 1060

Hi,

I bought this but am reflecting on whether I am going to keep it, mainly because I really dislike the colour of the keys. I have yet to open it and will throw up some pics with a piece of paper with my screen name and date on it. I can process the transaction through ebay, should you prefer, as I think I might have a coupon offering me no selling fees.

I’m asking £900 with postage via UPS or Special Delivery.

OMEN by HP – 15-ce012na Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support

Core i7 7700HQ, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 120Hz 1080p panel

Happy to speak on phone should you prefer and offer any other info as it is a minefield buying on the net, albeit Classifieds are slightly safer.

Andrew

Price and currency: £900
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Inverness
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