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For Sale – hp pavilion 15″ i3/8gb/1TB – bargain

In continuing my trend of selling everythign to pay for my boiler, i have this nice 15″ HP Pavilion, in black/silver

got windows 10 on it, and 8GB of Ram.

decent little unit, should be good for homework or something.

£150 + Del but open to offers for quick sale!

Price and currency: £175 – NOW £150
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For Sale – hp pavilion 15″ i3/8gb/1TB – bargain

In continuing my trend of selling everythign to pay for my boiler, i have this nice 15″ HP Pavilion, in black/silver

got windows 10 on it, and 8GB of Ram.

decent little unit, should be good for homework or something.

£150 + Del but open to offers for quick sale!

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For Sale – hp pavilion 15″ i3/8gb/1TB – bargain

In continuing my trend of selling everythign to pay for my boiler, i have this nice 15″ HP Pavilion, in black/silver

got windows 10 on it, and 8GB of Ram.

decent little unit, should be good for homework or something.

£150 + Del but open to offers for quick sale!

Price and currency: £175 – NOW £150
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Location: Sussex
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For Sale – hp pavilion 15″ i3/8gb/1TB – bargain

In continuing my trend of selling everythign to pay for my boiler, i have this nice 15″ HP Pavilion, in black/silver

got windows 10 on it, and 8GB of Ram.

decent little unit, should be good for homework or something.

£150 + Del but open to offers for quick sale!

Price and currency: £175 – NOW £150
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For Sale – hp pavilion 15″ i3/8gb/1TB – bargain

In continuing my trend of selling everythign to pay for my boiler, i have this nice 15″ HP Pavilion, in black/silver

got windows 10 on it, and 8GB of Ram.

decent little unit, should be good for homework or something.

£150 + Del but open to offers for quick sale!

Price and currency: £175 – NOW £150
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Explosion in unstructured data storage drives modernization

Digital transformation is the key IT trend driving enterprise data center modernization. Businesses today rapidly deploy web-scale applications, file sharing services, online content repositories, sensors for internet of things implementations and big data analytics. While these digital advancements facilitate new insights, streamline processes and enable better collaboration, they also increase unstructured data at an alarming rate.

Managing unstructured data and its massive growth can quickly strain legacy file storage systems that are poorly suited for managing vast amounts of this data. Taneja Group recently investigated the most common of these file storage limitations in a recent survey. The study found the top challenges IT faces with traditional file storage are lack of flexibility, poor storage utilization, inability to scale to petabyte levels and failure to support distributed data. These obstacles often lead to high storage costs, complex storage management and limited flexibility in unstructured data storage.

So how are companies addressing the unstructured data management challenge? As with all things IT, it’s essential to have the right architecture. For unstructured data storage, this means a highly scalable, resilient, flexible, economical and accessible secondary storage environment.

Let’s take a closer look at modern unstructured data storage requirements and examine why distributed file systems and a scale-out object storage design, or scale-out storage, are becoming a key part of modern secondary storage management.

Scalability and resiliency

Given the huge amounts of unstructured data, it’s undeniable that scalability is the most critical aspect of modern secondary storage.

Given the huge amounts of unstructured data, scalability is undeniably the most critical aspect of modern secondary storage. This is where scale-out storage shines. It’s ideal for managing huge amounts of unstructured data because it easily scales to hundreds of petabytes simply by adding storage nodes. This inherent advantage over scale-up file storage appliances that become bottlenecked by single or dual controllers has prompted several data protection vendors to offer scale-out secondary storage platforms. Notable vendors with scale-out secondary storage offerings are Cohesity, Rubik and — most recently — Commvault.

Attaining storage resiliency is another important requirement of modern secondary storage. Two key factors are required to achieve storage resiliency. The first is high fault tolerance. Scale-out storage is ideal in this area because it uses space-efficient erasure coding and flexible replication policies to tolerate site, multiple node and disk failures.

Rapid data recovery is the second key factor for storage resiliency. For near-instantaneous recovery times, IT managers should look for secondary storage products that provision clones from backup snapshots to recover applications in minutes or even seconds. Secondary storage products should allow administrators to run recovered applications directly on secondary storage until data is copied back to primary storage and be able to orchestrate the recovery of multi-tier applications.

Flexibility and cost

To handle multiple, unstructured data storage use cases, modern secondary storage must also be flexible. Central to flexibility is multiprotocol support. Scale-out storage should support both file and object protocols, such as NFS for Linux, SMB or CIFS for Windows and Amazon Simple Storage Service for web-scale applications. True system flexibility also requires modularity, or composable architecture, which enables multidimensional scalability and I/O flexibility. Admins must be able to quickly vary computing, network and storage resources to accommodate IOPS-, throughput- and capacity-intensive workloads.

Good economics is another requirement for modern secondary storage. Scale-out storage reduces hardware costs by enabling software-defined storage that uses standard, off-the-shelf servers. It’s also simple to maintain. Administrators can easily upgrade or replace computing nodes without having to migrate data among systems, reducing administration time and operating costs. Scale-out secondary storage also provides the option to store data in cost-effective public cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

Moreover, scale-out storage reduces administration time by eliminating storage silos and the rigid, hierarchical structure used in file storage appliances. It instead places all data in a flat address space or single storage pool. Scale-out secondary storage also provides built-in metadata file search capabilities that help users quickly locate the data they need.

Some vendors, such as Cohesity, offer full-text search that facilitates compliance activities by letting companies quickly find files containing sensitive data, such as passwords and Social Security numbers. Add to this support for geographically distributed environments, and it’s easy to see why scale-out storage is essential for cost-effectively managing large-scale storage environments.

Data management

The final important ingredient of modern secondary storage environments is providing easy access to services required to manage secondary data. As the amount of unstructured data grows, IT can make things easier for storage administrators and improve organizational agility by giving application owners self-service tools that automate the full data lifecycle. This means providing a portal or marketplace and predefined service-level agreement templates that establish the proper data storage parameters. These parameters include recovery points, retention periods and workload placement based on a company’s standard data policies. Secondary storage should also integrate with database management tools, such as Oracle Recovery Manager.

Clearly, distributed file systems and scale-out object storage architectures are a key part of modern secondary storage offerings. There is an evolution of secondary product portfolios to address the immense unstructured data storage needs of modern organizations in the digital era. So stay tuned, as I expect nearly all major data protection vendors will introduce scale-out secondary storage products over the next 12 to 18 months. 

Unconventional Wisdom – Microsoft Design – Medium


Unconventional Wisdom

Field notes from a design team at Adobe MAX 2017

I’m encouraged by the trend of conferences and groups for women in technology. It’s fantastic that women are starting to come together to find their voice and grow as professionals in a male-dominated industry. However, as a creative woman in design at a large technology company, I feel something is missing; where are the groups to support women in creative positions and design leadership?

As a member of a women in design group at Microsoft, we addressed that gap last week in Las Vegas. We decided we didn’t need to go to a conference focused on women, but that we could go to a creativity conference together; and that we would lean on and learn from one another during the experience. We all expected lots of of tech, tools, and processes, which Adobe MAX certainly delivered. But what really excited us were the passionate and talented people we encountered.

Here are 5 inspiring things we discovered

EMPATHY

Christina Koehn

The theme that resonated most with me was empathy; for our customers, for the teams we manage, and for all people. We are all different, and differences should be celebrated. As designers, we have a role to play in making sure the products and services that we shape are flexible enough to help all people, not just a few select groups.

Tina Roth Eisenberg

Tina Roth Eisenberg, founder of Creative Mornings, spoke about the importance of fun in the work place, but also the importance of empathy and understanding for the situations those you work with. She said that “trust breeds magic,” and that “business relationships are like real relationships.” Amazing things happen when team members trust and respect each other and enjoy working together. Work (and life) shouldn’t be all about personal gains and personal winnings; create an environment where people feel heard, safe, and respected and the team will flourish. Kindness + Empathy = Loyalty.

Albert Shum, Corporate Vice President of Design at Microsoft, spoke of radical empathy, and how important it is to advocate for human interests in this new era of of artificial intelligence. How do we keep people, rather than tech, at the heart of things, and how do creators of AI embrace inclusivity and represent a diversity of perspectives? The data used to train machine learning models needs to represent the diversity of the customer base, and designers of AI have a role to play to be empathetic and ensure no one is excluded.

The most inspiring part of Adobe Max was seeing the creative community come together not just to make products and marketing materials that look amazing, but to truly change the world through empathizing with others different from ourselves and empowering them to be co-creators. We have a role as designers to practice empathy, and to shape the future we want.


HUMANITY

Priya Chauhan

“When you humanize a culture or an issue, people are very capable of getting it” — Annie Griffiths

Adobe MAX was a culture shock. I was expecting “Hello, I am Adobe and this is how you use a brush”, but instead I got an amazing experience listening to creatives speak about life and art as a single entity. Design should not just be about grids, rules and check-lists but it should feel free and come from the heart. When design can pull at heart strings, then you know it’s something special.

Two speakers who totally rocked this message were: Annie Griffiths, a photojournalist, who uses her photography to tell stories on empowering women and children in developing countries. It is through her photos she gives them a voice. The second was graphic designer: Aaron Draplin, who gave a great talk about how to be human in this industry, and that design should not be a process but be about life experiences. It is so easy to get comfortable and blend into our environment, but our quirkiness and personal style are what sets us apart from each other and this is what our work should reflect!

Watch Annie Griffith’s talk here, under ‘Community inspires creativity’

I walked away from Adobe MAX thinking, never stop creating art for yourself and try to bring a touch of you into all your designs at work. In other words, don’t stop being you!


BRAVERY

Hui Lui

I was attracted by 3 extraordinary speakers. Jonathan Adler talked of leaving his day job to pursue pottery, freeing him to begin each day attempting to realize his overnight vision at the potter’s wheel. Aaron Draplin relayed that he designed his own workspace. He’s a visual designer that runs right through walls. Literally. And there was Emily Pilloton, an architect (and now teacher) who, when asked if she would design an addition to a school building replied- “Yes and…” then went on to develop Project H, a design/build program for students who proceeded to construct their own place of learning.

Slides from Jonathan Adler, Aaron Draplin, and Emily Pilloton

These speakers shared a passion which transcended their career into every aspect of their lives. I believe their passion fueled their bravery, their willingness to get out of their comfort zones—to try something new. 
One of my fears is that of being ordinary. : 0 
By emulating these inspiring creators, I hope to be able to summon my own courage to attempt extraordinary things.


TOUCH

Kristin Standiford

Amidst all the high-tech, automated, machine learning, and AI presentations, what I found to be the most inspiring was hearing about the truly human, tactile, intuitive, and emotional aspects of design.

Kelli Anderson’s wonderfully tactile pop-up books

Kelli Anderson is an incredible paper artist and designer. She reminds us that paper, like design, has the ability to demonstrate and show us things we otherwise could not see. Beginning as a flat sheet, once folded or curved, paper can occupy a myriad of 3-dimensional spaces. For example, twist a strip of paper into a Mobius strip. By physically experiencing this, we instantly “get it.” But take a look at the math behind a Mobius strip — it seems much more complex than simply twisting the paper. Similarly, design — by subtly (or dramatically) “twisting” and “bending” — can emulate a myriad of personalities. Design can create surprise and delight. It can bring to life emotions and tones. These things are harder to quantify, but make experiences memorable. As designers, sometimes we don’t always need to start out with the math and the data. It’s ok to invent, discover, and feel things out first.

Adam Morgan is a creative director at Adobe and spoke about the value of emotion and creativity in a world focused on data and rationalism. Is it important to connect to an audience on an emotional and visceral level? If people can comprehend and react to a straightforward and logical message, why get creative? Logic has been king recently: test, evaluate, use data, think rationally, emotion will cloud your decision making. But emotions make us human. Our conscious brain looks for patterns. When it senses a disruption, or anomaly, it perks up and pays attention. Then the chemicals [emotions] start firing, and a memory is made. How can we better connect with customers and initiate action? Create something unexpected and lock it in with a positive emotion and a stronger memory will be made. People will connect, react, and remember. Attention + emotion = action.

I came out of Adobe Max completely blown away by the creativity and marvelous software technology. But what it really reminded me of is that we are humans. We live in a tactile world with nuance. We have memory, reactions, and intuition. Data, information, numbers, and all the quantifiable things are important signifiers, but let’s not forget that logic needs emotion. And the squishier, experiential, and tactile feelings are what our senses consider memorable.


HEROES (ARE HUMAN)

-Jiwon Choi

Designers have superpowers to change minds and influence people…and you don’t have to wait for someone to ask you to do it— Bonnie Siegler

Adobe Max was the first conference I’ve ever attended and I came home after three days feeling inspired, rejuvenated, and in reference to our CEO’s newest book, refreshed. From the 72 hours spent in Vegas — which breaks my ultimate life-rule of never spending more than 48 hours in the Sin City — the talks that resonated with me the most were the speakers who opened up about their personal experiences in design.

Mina Markham, the first engineer on Hillary’s design team, talked through her experience from day one to the final election. Final results aside, she talked through her long journey of building a pattern library famously coined “Pantsuit Nation” which by its final development led to the beautifully designed and coded website, Hillary.com. Her experience showed courage and despite the blood, sweat, and tears along with unsolicited personal attacks on social media on her color, gender, and support for Hillary Clinton — she steadfastly stated that it was worth it, one hundred percent. As a creator, I oftentimes find myself facing a sea of challenges but Mina Markham’s story taught me that the hard work put into ensuring a genuine and thoughtful experience is worth all the punches.

The genuine failures, successes, and navigation through moments of ambiguity were all places I’ve been — and these hard earned insights inspired me to reflect and internalize the lessons from those who also create. Adobe Max set up a platform not only to excite us with their new tools and innovation — but also a way to hear from our heroes in the industry, making them more accessible, relatable, and human.


Your reporting design team at Adobe MAX

As a woman in tech it’s interesting to see that all the things that inspired us were different aspects of humanity. As a woman in design it reaffirms my belief in human-centered design. And as a member of our women in design group, I gained new appreciation that we are all unique — with diverse backgrounds, personality types, and passions. We are also at various stages in our lives and careers—with different goals and approaches. I believe this diversity can only make our design teams stronger. — C.K.


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Adobe MAX Speaker Links:

Watch the sessions here.

See some of Kelli Anderson’s amazing projects here.
A pop-up book.
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A pop-up pinhole camera book.
Buy it here.

Read more about and from Adam Morgan here.