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Ctera Networks adds Dell and HPE gateway appliance options

Ctera Networks is aiming to move its file storage services into the enterprise through new partnerships with Dell and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

The partnerships, launched in June, allow Ctera to bundle its Enterprise File Services Platform on more-powerful servers with greater storage capacity. Ctera previously sold its branded cloud gateway appliances on generic white box hardware at a maximum raw capacity of 32 TB. The new Ctera HC Series Edge Filers include the HC1200 model offering as much as 96 TB, the HC400 with as much as 32 TB and the HC400E at 16 TB on Dell or HPE servers with 3.5-inch SATA HDDs.

The gateway appliances bundle Ctera’s file services that provide users with access to files on premises and transfers colder data to cloud-based, scale-out object storage at the customer site or in public clouds.

The new models include the Petach Tikvah, Israel, company’s first all-flash appliances. The HC1200 is equipped with 3.84 TB SATA SSDs and offers a maximum raw capacity of 46.08 TB. The HC400 tops out at 15.36 TB. The all-flash models use HPE hardware with 2.5-inch read-intensive SSDs that carry a three-year warranty.

Ctera Networks doesn’t sell appliances with a mix of HDDs and SSDs. The HC400 and HC400E are single rack-unit systems with four drive bays, and the HC1200 is a 2U device with 12 drive bays.

“In the past, we had 32 TB of storage, and it would replace a certain size of NAS device. With this one, we can replace a large series of NAS devices with a single device,” Ctera Networks CEO Liran Eshel said.

Ctera HC Series Edge Filers
New Ctera HC Series Edge Filers include Ctera Networks HC1200 (top) and HC400 file storage.

New Ctera Networks appliances enable multiple VMs

The new, more-powerful HC Series Edge Filers will enable customers to run multiple VMware virtual machines (VMs), applications and storage on the same device, Eshel said. The HC Series supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking with fiber and copper cabling options.

“Our earlier generation was just a cloud storage gateway. It didn’t do other things,” Eshel said. “With this version, we actually have convergence — multiple applications in the same appliance. Basically, we’re providing top-of-the-line servers with global support.”

The Dell and HPE partnerships will let Ctera Networks offer on-site support within four hours, as opposed to the next-business-day service it provided in the past. Ctera will take the first call, Eshel said, and be responsible for the customer ticket. If it’s a hardware issue, Ctera will dispatch partner-affiliated engineers to address the problem.

Using Dell and HPE servers enables worldwide logistics and support, which is especially helpful for users with global operations.

“It was challenging to do that with white box manufacturing,” Eshel said.

Software-defined storage vendors require these types of partnerships to sell into the enterprise, said Steven Hill, a senior analyst at 451 Research.

“In spite of the increasingly software-based storage model, we find that many customers still prefer to buy their storage as pre-integrated appliances, often based on hardware from their current vendor of choice,” Hill wrote in an e-mail. “This guarantees full hardware compatibility and provides a streamlined path for service and support, as well as compatibility with an existing infrastructure and management platform.”

Cloud object storage options

The Ctera product works with on-premises object storage from Caringo, Cloudian, DataDirect Networks, Dell EMC, Hitachi, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Scality and SwiftStack. It also supports Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Oracle and Verizon public clouds. Ctera has reseller agreements with HPE and IBM.

Eshel said one multinational customer, WPP, has already rolled out the new appliances in production for use with IBM Cloud.

The list price for the new Ctera HC Series starts at $10,000. Ctera also continues to sell its EC Series appliances on white box hardware. Customers have the option to buy the hardware pre-integrated with the Ctera software or purchase virtual gateway software that they can install on server hypervisors on premises or in Amazon or Azure public clouds.

For Sale – HP Officejet Pro 6970 plus 7 Genuine Ink Cartridges

Following a move of office, I’m selling the following items:-

1. HP Officejet Pro 6970 All in One Printer, Scanner, Fax, Copier. Approximately 6 months old and boxed in original packaging. Great condition. Will come with the following ink, 1 large capacity Black and 6 normal capacity colour (2 of each colour) plus the cartridges that are currently in the printer. All genuine HP Ink.

Price: £120 delivered for the bundle.

2. Creative Gigaworks T20 Series II speakers. In great condition, are a few years old now but working perfectly. Have really only been used to office teleconferences etc and very occasional background music. Boxed in original packaging.

Price: £30 delivered. SOLD

3. Panasonic KX-TG8061E Cordless Telephone and Answering machine – in white. Great condition again. Not in original box (unless I can find it in the garage at home!).

Price: £12.50 delivered.

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Jefferson College of Population Health gets $2M endowment from vendor

In a move that is the first of its kind in the country, a for-profit, private health IT company is funding a new, $2 million professorship of population health at a university.

Navvis Healthcare in St. Louis announced the endowment today for the chair at Jefferson College of Population Health, part of Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University.

“This is the first private-sector-sponsored endowed chair anywhere” for a population health school, said David Nash, M.D., founding dean of Jefferson College of Population Health. “Navvis is a national leader just by virtue of putting money where its mouth is.” A person will likely be named to the endowed chair in early 2019.

Navvis sells a population health platform. The school faces zero pressure from Navvis about what academic research the new professorship will conduct, Nash said.

Nash expected Jefferson College of Population Health to further examine how poverty influences population health trends. “Unfortunately in our country, the biggest driver of lack of health is poverty,” he said, adding that poorer people are more vulnerable to disease and illness because they may not be able to afford care at critical times.

“ZIP code is more important than your genetic code in predicting your life span,” a dilemma that no other Western nation faces as much as the U.S., Nash said.

More population health info desired, company says

From Navvis’ point of view, the endowment stems partly from the desire to be a good corporate citizen and also because the company sees a commercial need in the area of more in-depth population health studies, said Chuck Eberl, Navvis’ chief marketing officer.

David Nash, M.D., dean of the Jefferson College of Population HealthDavid Nash, M.D.

“There’s this proliferation of [population health] tools and technologies … and there are a lot of bright spots all over the industry,” Eberl said. However, as medical costs continue to rise, payers and providers are not clear whether population health management might be able to lower some of the costs, he added.

“We’re moving from a world of volume to value,” Nash said. “It’s going to be a bumpy road. … If the country can’t get healthcare onto a value-based platform, then it risks the entire economy.” Nash said healthcare makes up 18% of the U.S. gross domestic product, a measure of the amount of goods and services sold in the country.

Business relationship spawned endowment

The endowment for Jefferson College of Population Health came about after Nash had met Navvis CEO Mike Farris when both served on a separate, external advisory board.

ZIP code is more important than your genetic code in predicting your life span.
David Nash, M.D.dean, Jefferson College of Population Health

Farris later contacted Nash for advice on whether he knew who to talk to about establishing a population health endowment somewhere in the U.S., and Nash responded, “Well yeah, talk to me.” A dozen conversations later, the endowment agreement was in place for the college, Nash said.

“Will one professorship change the world? Probably not, but it sends a clear signal,” Nash said. “Other CEOs will call Mike Farris and say, ‘How the hell did you do that?'”

Under the brand name Coreo, Navvis’ products use analytics and data visualization to run a population health platform that connects patients, caregivers, insurance payers and data analysts to the same information across subsets of patients.

Eberl declined to provide the revenue of Navvis, which will employee about 200 people by the end of the year.

Constant offensive cyberattacks approved by Pentagon

In a move with no publicity and reportedly little input from the White House, the Pentagon has allegedly approved the U.S. Cyber Command to perform offensive cyberattacks.

The Pentagon approved the use of daily and constant offensive cyberattacks in the spring of this year, according to the original report by The New York Times. The offensive cyberattacks would aim to take pre-emptive action against malicious actors before damage could be done to the U.S.

The planned actions would fall “short of war,” although experts have previously argued there may not be a consensus definition of what constitutes an act of cyberwar. In 2016, the Senate introduced a bill to have then-President Barack Obama clarify the definition of an act of cyberwar, but that bill never passed. 

According to The New York Times, the decision to approve offensive cyberattacks was not formally debated inside the White House, and it is unclear what concessions may have been made to address the potential risks, which include the possible need to invade an ally’s network or how to handle escalation in counterattacks.

The mission statement of the U.S. Cyber Command had been to take a more defensive role and protect the Department of Defense networks. There was leeway in that mission to perform offensive cyberattacks, but only in the effort of preventing harm to the U.S. or its allies.

Leo Taddeo, CISO at Cyxtera Technologies, based in Coral Gables, Fla., and former special agent in charge of cyberops for the FBI’s New York office, said enterprises are likely to take collateral damage as a result of this change.

If the U.S. begins to conduct constant and disruptive activities in foreign computer networks, private enterprises here should expect to be on the receiving end of the return fire.
Leo TaddeoCISO at Cyxtera

“If the U.S. begins to conduct constant and disruptive activities in foreign computer networks, private enterprises here should expect to be on the receiving end of the return fire,” Taddeo said via email. “This would not be a positive development for organizations that are already struggling to address the cyber threat.”

Andrea Limbago, chief social scientist at Endgame, based in Arlington, Va., said the Cyber Command’s action plan likely focuses on maneuvering between defense and using offensive cyberattacks as part of a deterrent strategy.

“The United States has largely done very little publicly in response to cyberattacks, generally avoiding discussing any kind of offensive capabilities or objectives for decades, and still has only publicly attributed a handful of cyberattacks to foreign governments,” Limbago wrote via email. “It is essential to keep that point in mind, as the cyber domain is not siloed from other domains, and so we must move beyond a focus on cyber tit-for-tat when discussing offense and defense.”

“Perhaps the greatest takeaway from this ongoing debate about offense and defense is that both are crucial components of any larger United States cybersecurity strategy, which still is lacking and desperately needed,” she continued. “If and when that is released, we’ll have a better gauge on concrete priorities in the cyber domain.”

For Sale – HP Officejet Pro 6970 plus 7 Genuine Ink Cartridges

Following a move of office, I’m selling the following items:-

1. HP Officejet Pro 6970 All in One Printer, Scanner, Fax, Copier. Approximately 6 months old and boxed in original packaging. Great condition. Will come with the following ink, 1 large capacity Black and 6 normal capacity colour (2 of each colour) plus the cartridges that are currently in the printer. All genuine HP Ink.

Price: £120 delivered for the bundle.

2. Creative Gigaworks T20 Series II speakers. In great condition, are a few years old now but working perfectly. Have really only been used to office teleconferences etc and very occasional background music. Boxed in original packaging.

Price: £30 delivered. SOLD

3. Panasonic KX-TG8061E Cordless Telephone and Answering machine – in white. Great condition again. Not in original box (unless I can find it in the garage at home!).

Price: £12.50 delivered.

Price and currency: £various
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: BT
Location: Saltash
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – HP Officejet Pro 6970 plus 7 Genuine Ink Cartridges

Following a move of office, I’m selling the following items:-

1. HP Officejet Pro 6970 All in One Printer, Scanner, Fax, Copier. Approximately 6 months old and boxed in original packaging. Great condition. Will come with the following ink, 1 large capacity Black and 6 normal capacity colour (2 of each colour) plus the cartridges that are currently in the printer. All genuine HP Ink.

Price: £120 delivered for the bundle.

2. Creative Gigaworks T20 Series II speakers. In great condition, are a few years old now but working perfectly. Have really only been used to office teleconferences etc and very occasional background music. Boxed in original packaging.

Price: £30 delivered. SOLD

3. Panasonic KX-TG8061E Cordless Telephone and Answering machine – in white. Great condition again. Not in original box (unless I can find it in the garage at home!).

Price: £12.50 delivered.

Price and currency: £various
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Payment method: BT
Location: Saltash
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For Sale – HP Officejet Pro 6970 plus 7 Genuine Ink Cartridges

Following a move of office, I’m selling the following items:-

1. HP Officejet Pro 6970 All in One Printer, Scanner, Fax, Copier. Approximately 6 months old and boxed in original packaging. Great condition. Will come with the following ink, 1 large capacity Black and 6 normal capacity colour (2 of each colour) plus the cartridges that are currently in the printer. All genuine HP Ink.

Price: £120 delivered for the bundle.

2. Creative Gigaworks T20 Series II speakers. In great condition, are a few years old now but working perfectly. Have really only been used to office teleconferences etc and very occasional background music. Boxed in original packaging.

Price: £30 delivered. SOLD

3. Panasonic KX-TG8061E Cordless Telephone and Answering machine – in white. Great condition again. Not in original box (unless I can find it in the garage at home!).

Price: £12.50 delivered.

Price and currency: £various
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Payment method: BT
Location: Saltash
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Breaking down the Exchange Online vs. on-premises choice

We all know the cloud is there, but how does an organization determine if a move from an on-premises platform is the right one?

Many companies currently using Exchange Server cannot escape from the siren call of the cloud. Untold numbers of organizations will weigh the pros and cons of Exchange Online vs. on-premises Exchange Server. There are many reasons to move to the cloud, just as there are ones to stay put.

Whether the cloud is better requires some deeper analysis. I’ve spent most of the last eight years migrating organizations of every size to Office 365. Over that time, I’ve grown familiar with the motivations to move to the cloud, as well as the ones to maintain the status quo.

This article will dig into the Exchange Online vs. on-premises Exchange Server debate and examine the differences between the two offerings, as well as which has the advantage in certain areas.

Is Exchange Online less expensive?

In many cases, the first selling point of Exchange Online is the cost. Since Exchange Online and Exchange on premises are very different, it’s difficult to do an apples-to-apples comparison. To get started, you must look at several factors.

The first factor to weigh is how long you plan to keep your on-premises servers. If you upgrade your on-premises servers every three years, then it’s likely those costs will exceed the payments for Exchange Online. If you plan to keep your on-premises Exchange servers for 10 years, then you’ll likely pay considerably less than Exchange Online.

There are a number of costs associated with on-premises Exchange, such as hardware, electricity, data center space and repair costs. Due to all of these factors, the real answer is a lot more complicated than the de facto response from Microsoft that the cloud is always cheaper. Of course, it’s to the vendor’s benefit to get as many companies signed up for an Office 365 subscription as possible.

Is Exchange Online more reliable?

Just as there are several ways to look at the question of cost, it’s also difficult to determine reliability in the Exchange Online vs. on-premises equation.

Microsoft touts its 99.9% uptime guarantee for Office 365. Upon closer inspection, does that assurance hold up?

Open any Office 365 tenant at any time and look at the service health dashboard. Every tenant I check has items marked in red almost every day, but those customers still pay for the full subscription. I’m not saying Office 365 has a lot of downtime, but that 99.9% uptime guarantee is more gray than it is black and white.

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What are the perks and drawbacks
of a switch to hosted email?

As for on-premises Exchange, there is no way to evaluate the overall reliability of Exchange Server. I’ve seen organizations that almost never have problems, while others experience numerous major outages. I don’t think Office 365 is more reliable than on-premises Exchange, but my expectation is data loss is less likely with Exchange Online.

Exchange Server is a very complicated and difficult product to manage. Unless you have some very talented Exchange admins, Exchange Online is the more stable choice.

Do you get newer features with Exchange Online?

In this area, there is no doubt which platform has the advantage. Due to its nature as a cloud service, Exchange Online gets new features well before on-premises Exchange. Not only that, but there are many features that are exclusive to Exchange Online. For a company that wants all the latest and greatest features, the clear choice is Exchange Online.

Every organization has specific needs it must consider, and quite often the traditional on-premises mail system does the job.

However, there is a downside to the constant stream of new features. It can take time for both users and administrators to recover from the culture shock that sets in after the migration to Exchange Online when they realize the feature set changes constantly. There is always something new to learn. Many workers prefer to come into work without spending time to learn about new features in the email system.

What’s the final verdict?

Now that you’ve gone through the Exchange Online vs. on-premises deliberation, which is better? With the sheer number of factors to consider, there is no definitive answer.

Every organization has specific needs it must consider, and quite often the traditional on-premises mail system does the job. For example, a company that relies on public folders might see some difficulties migrating that feature to Exchange Online and decide to stay with the on-premises Exchange.

It’s no secret Microsoft wants its customers to move to the company’s cloud services, but they continue to develop on-premises versions of their software.

Microsoft plans to release Exchange 2019 later this year. When that offering arrives, take the time to evaluate all the features in that release and determine whether it’s worth moving to the cloud. For some organizations, on-premises email might continue to be a better fit.

HP Officejet Pro 6970 plus 7 Genuine Ink Cartridges

Following a move of office, I’m selling the following items:-

1. HP Officejet Pro 6970 All in One Printer, Scanner, Fax, Copier. Approximately 6 months old and boxed in original packaging. Great condition. Will come with the following ink, 1 large capacity Black and 6 normal capacity colour (2 of each colour) plus the cartridges that are currently in the printer. All genuine HP Ink.

Price: £120 delivered for the bundle.

2. Creative Gigaworks T20 Series II speakers. In great…

HP Officejet Pro 6970 plus 7 Genuine Ink Cartridges

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As per title, anyone looking to move one on?

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