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For Sale – 6 Week Old MSI GTX 1050ti NOW REDUCED TO 100inc Postage

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6 Week old MSI GTX 1050ti 4gb OC

Purchased this for my brother for his first build however he has decided he would like an Xbox one instead for ease of use.

Great little card lots of videos on YouTube with gameplay using this card comes shipped in original box.

The beauty of this card is that it is powered by the motherboard (needs 75w draw from motherboard)

Any further questions please ask cost 155 6 weeks ago.

Price and currency: 120
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For Sale – 6 Week Old MSI GTX 1050ti

For Sale

6 Week old MSI GTX 1050ti 4gb OC

Purchased this for my brother for his first build however he has decided he would like an Xbox one instead for ease of use.

Great little card lots of videos on YouTube with gameplay using this card comes shipped in original box.

The beauty of this card is that it is powered by the motherboard (needs 75w draw from motherboard)

Any further questions please ask cost 155 6 weeks ago.

Price and currency: 120
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For Sale – 6 Week Old MSI GTX 1050ti

For Sale

6 Week old MSI GTX 1050ti 4gb OC

Purchased this for my brother for his first build however he has decided he would like an Xbox one instead for ease of use.

Great little card lots of videos on YouTube with gameplay using this card comes shipped in original box.

The beauty of this card is that it is powered by the motherboard (needs 75w draw from motherboard)

Any further questions please ask cost 155 6 weeks ago.

Price and currency: 120
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Payment method: Bank transfer / PayPal gift
Location: Bury
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Mist automates WLAN monitoring with new AI features

Mist Systems announced this week that its Marvis virtual network assistant now understands how to respond to hundreds of inquiries related to wireless LAN performance. And, in some cases, it can detect anomalies in those networks before they cause problems for end users.

IT administrators can ask Marvis questions about the performance of wireless networks — and the devices connected to it — using natural language commands, such as, “What’s wrong with John’s laptop?” The vendor said the technology helps customers identify client-level problems, rather than just network-wide trends.

Marvis could only handle roughly a dozen basic questions at launch in February. But Mist’s machine learning platform has used data from customers that have started using the product to improve Marvis’ natural language processing (NLP) skills for WLAN monitoring. Marvis can now field hundreds of queries, with less specificity required in asking each question.

Mist also announced an anomaly detection feature for Marvis that uses deep learning to determine when a wireless network is starting to behave abnormally, potentially flagging issues before they happen. Using the product’s APIs, IT departments can integrate Marvis with their help desk software to set up automatic alerts.

Mist has a robust platform for network management, and the advancements announced this week represent “solid steps forward for the company and the industry,” said Brandon Butler, analyst at IDC.

Cisco and Aruba Networks, a subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, have also been investing in new technologies for automated WLAN monitoring and management, Butler said.

“Mist has taken a unique approach in the market with its focusing on NLP capabilities to provide users an intuitive way of interfacing with the management platform,” Butler said. “It is one of many companies … that are building up their anomaly detection and auto-remediation capabilities using machine learning capabilities.”

Applying AI to radio resource management

The original promise of radio resource management (RRM), which has been around for 15 years, was the service would detect noise and interference in wireless networks and adjust access points and channels accordingly, said Jeff Aaron, vice president of marketing at Mist, based in Cupertino, Calif.

“The problem is it’s never really worked that way,” Aaron said. “RRM has never been real-time; it’s usually done at night, because it doesn’t really have the level of data you need to make the decision.”

Now, Mist has revamped its RRM service using AI, so it can monitor the coverage, capacity, throughput and performance of Wi-Fi networks on a per-user basis. The service makes automatic changes and quantifies what impact — positive or negative — those changes have on end users.

Mist has RRM in its flagship product for WLAN monitoring and management, Wi-Fi Assurance.

Service-level expectations for WAN performance

Mist will now let customers establish and enforce service-level expectations (SLEs) for WAN performance. The agreements will help Mist customers track the impact of latency, jitter and packet loss on end users.

The release of SLEs for the WAN comes as Mist pursues partnerships with Juniper and VMware to reduce friction between the performance and user experience of the WLAN and the WAN.

Mist also lets customers set service levels for Wi-Fi performance based on metrics that include capacity, coverage, throughput, latency, access point uptime and roaming.

For Sale – 6 Week Old MSI GTX 1050ti

For Sale

6 Week old MSI GTX 1050ti 4gb OC

Purchased this for my brother for his first build however he has decided he would like an Xbox one instead for ease of use.

Great little card lots of videos on YouTube with gameplay using this card comes shipped in original box.

The beauty of this card is that it is powered by the motherboard (needs 75w draw from motherboard)

Any further questions please ask cost 155 6 weeks ago.

Price and currency: 120
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank transfer / PayPal gift
Location: Bury
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Dell EMC PowerVault ME4 launched for entry-level SAN

Dell EMC this week added a new line of entry-level storage systems, extending its PowerVault line to handle SAN and direct-attached storage.

The Dell EMC PowerVault ME4 line consists of three flash-based models: the 2U ME4012 and ME4024 systems and the dense 5U ME4084 expansion enclosure. 

The PowerVault block arrays can serve as direct-attached storage with Dell EMC PowerEdge storage servers, or they can extend SAN storage to enterprise remote branch offices. The latest PowerVault scales to 336 SAS drives and 4 TB of raw storage with ME expansion shelves.

The new PowerVault block systems provide unified file storage with Dell EMC PowerVault NX Series Windows-based NAS devices.

PowerVault ME4 models start at $13,000, and Dell EMC’s auto-tiering, disaster recovery, RAID support, replication, snapshots, thin provisioning and volume copy software are standard features. Dell EMC claims an HTML5 graphical user interface enables setup within 15 minutes.

PowerVault for large and small customers

Dell’s $60 billion-plus acquisition of EMC in 2016 created wide industry speculation that the combined Dell EMC would need to winnow its overlapping midrange storage portfolio.

Last week, Dell’s vice chairman of products and operations, Jeff Clarke, said the midrange Unity and SC Series platforms would converge in 2019.  But the vendor will still have a variety of storage array platforms. Dell EMC PowerMax — formerly VMAX — is the vendor’s flagship all-flash SAN. Dell EMC also sells XtremIO all-flash and Isilon clusterd NAS systems.

EMC was the external storage market share leader before the Dell acquisition. Post-merger Dell generated more than double the revenue of any other external storage vendor in the second quarter of 2018, according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker numbers released last week.

IDC credited Dell with $1.9 billion in storage revenue in the quarter — more than double the $830 million for No. 2 NetApp. Dell had 29.2% of the market and grew 18.4% year over year for the quarter, compared with the overall industry growth of 14.4%, according to IDC.

Dell EMC PowerVault ME4084 5U expansion
Dell EMC’s extended PowerVault family includes the ME4084 5U expansion enclosure.

Dell initially launched PowerVault for archiving and backup, but repositioned it as “cheap and deep” block storage in back of the EqualLogic-based SC SANs.

Sean Kinney, a senior director of product marketing for Dell EMC midrange storage, said PowerVault ME doubles back-end performance with 12 Gbps SAS and is capable of handling 320,000 IOPS.

“We’ve talked over the past few months about how we’re going to simplify our [midrange] portfolio and align it under a couple of key platforms. We have the PowerMax at the high end. This is the next phase in that journey,” Kinney said.

The new PowerEdge arrays take self-encrypting nearline SAS disks or 3.5-inch SAS-connected SSDs, and they can be combined behind a single ME4 RAID controller. The configuration gives customers the option to configure PowerVault as all-flash or hybrid storage. The base ME4012 and ME4024 2U units come with dual controllers, with 8 GB per controller, and four ports for 10 GB iSCSI, 12 Gbps SAS and 16 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity.

Customers could add a 5U ME484 expansion enclosure behind any ME4 base unit to scale Dell EMC PowerVault to 336 nearline disks or SSDs. Dell EMC claimed it has sold more than 400,000 units of PowerVault generations.

Enterprises use PowerVault arrays “by the hundreds” at remote branch sites, while smaller organizations make up a big share of the installed base, said Bob Fine, a director of marketing for Dell EMC midrange storage.

“If you only have one or two IT generalists, PowerVault could be your entire data center,” Fine said.

Zoom audio feature could reduce PSTN costs for large enterprises

Zoom enhanced the SIP audio service it offers for large enterprises this week, while also rolling out two smaller audio features that should benefit all users of the web conferencing platform.

Zoom’s Session Initiation Protocol audio feature lets businesses establish an SIP connection between their IP telephony network and the Zoom cloud. That way, Zoom users can conduct Zoom audio conferencing over the SIP trunk rather than the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

Zoom said the SIP connection helps enterprises save money by reducing spending on PSTN services. The vendor is targeting the feature at companies that conduct more than 1 million minutes of audio conferencing every month and have significant deployments of IP telephony.

Zoom already has several customers using the service. Now, the vendor is giving companies more control over which calls get directed to the SIP trunk and which are handled by Zoom’s standard PSTN dial-in and call-out service.

This flexibility could benefit companies with multiple offices that rely on a mix of telephony endpoints. For example, a company could use the SIP trunk for calls at its headquarters in the United States, while directing calls from a remote office in Bulgaria to the PSTN.

“I think this helps Zoom in its quest to win in the larger enterprise market,” said Irwin Lazar, analyst at Nemertes Research, based in Mokena, Ill. “It certainly helps them compete with the likes of Cisco and Microsoft that offer this kind of integration between their meeting apps and their on-premises phone platforms.”

The SIP audio connection is available to businesses subscribed to Zoom’s premium audio plan. Those customers commonly get billed per minute for the use of Zoom’s call-out, toll-free dial-in and premium toll dial-in services.

“SIP Connected Audio provides opportunity to avoid or minimize those fees in exchange for the costs of establishing and maintaining the SIP trunk plus a small flat-rate, per-user fee that Zoom charges for this service,” said Walt Anderson, senior product manager with Zoom.

Zoom highlights additional audio enhancements

Zoom announced two other new audio features this week for all customers. The vendor has both freemium and premium offerings.

Users can now join and start Zoom audio conferences using only phones. That is, a host no longer needs to open the Zoom desktop client or web application to start the meeting.

Zoom also updated its cloud infrastructure to avoid voicemail recordings being added to a meeting when a participant doesn’t answer the phone. Now, Zoom will require users to press 1 to join the meeting if Zoom’s technology detects that the phone seemed to ring for too long or too short of a time.

Founded in 2011, Zoom is facing increasing competition in the web conferencing market from Microsoft and Cisco, as well as other pure cloud startups, such as BlueJeans.

Finalized TLS 1.3 update has been published at last

The finalized and completed version of TLS 1.3 was published last week following a lengthy draft review process.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) published the latest version of the Transport Layer Security protocol used for internet encryption and authentication on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, after starting work on it in April 2014. The final draft, version 28, was approved in March. It replaces the previous standard, TLS 1.2, which was published in RFC 5246 in August 2008. Originally based on the Secure Sockets Layer protocol, the new version of TLS has been revised significantly.

“The protocol [TLS 1.3] has major improvements in the areas of security, performance, and privacy,” IETF wrote in a blog post.

Specifically, TLS 1.3 “provides additional privacy for data exchanges by encrypting more of the negotiation handshake to protect it from eavesdroppers,” compared with TLS 1.2, IETF explained. “This enhancement helps protect the identities of the participants and impede traffic analysis.”

TLS 1.3 also has forward secrecy by default, so current communications will stay secured even if future communications are compromised, according to IETF.

“With respect to performance, TLS 1.3 shaves an entire round trip from the connection establishment handshake,” IETF wrote in its blog post announcing the finalized protocol. “In the common case, new TLS 1.3 connections will complete in one round trip between client and server.”

As a result, TLS 1.3 is expected to be faster than TLS 1.2. It will also remove outdated cryptography, such as the RSA key exchange, 3DES and static Diffie-Hellman, and thus free TLS 1.3 of the vulnerabilities that plagued TLS 1.2, such as FREAK and Logjam.

“Although the previous version, TLS 1.2, can be deployed securely, several high profile vulnerabilities have exploited optional parts of the protocol and outdated algorithms,” IETF wrote. “TLS 1.3 removes many of these problematic options and only includes support for algorithms with no known vulnerabilities.”

And, as Mozilla explained in a blog post, “TLS 1.3 is designed in cooperation with the academic security community and has benefitted from an extraordinary level of review and analysis. This included formal verification of the security properties by multiple independent groups; the TLS 1.3 RFC cites 14 separate papers analyzing the security of various aspects of the protocol.”

TLS 1.3 has already been widely deployed, according to Mozilla. The Firefox and Google Chrome browsers have draft versions deployed, with final version deployments on the way. And Cloudflare, Google and Facebook have also partially deployed the protocol.

For Sale – *New* Asrock Rack C2750D4I and 16GB ECC DDR3

Asrock Rack C2750D4I – I received this as a warranty replacement last week, after my original died. It’s a great little board, and would be ideal for a NAS or UnRaid server.

This will come boxed with all accessories, and 16GB (2 x 8GB) Samsung ECC DDR3 RAM.

£350

Price and currency: £350
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Atlassian HipChat shutdown surprises enterprise IT pros

Atlassian’s HipChat died a sudden death this week, as the DevOps software vendor teamed up with an erstwhile competitor, Slack, and turned over its ChatOps IP.

The Atlassian-Slack deal will see Slack acquire Atlassian’s HipChat IP, as well as Stride, a successor to HipChat for ChatOps, which was released in Sept 2017. Both HipChat and Stride will be discontinued as part of the deal by Feb 15, 2019 in favor of Slack’s ChatOps tools. Atlassian, which also makes popular DevOps tools such as Jira, Confluence and BitBucket, also will take a minority stake in Slack.

IT pros were skeptical of Atlassian Stride, and judged it as too little and too late to compete with an entrenched ChatOps competitor. Atlassian HipChat was launched in 2010 and had a loyal following, though it’s unclear just how many users it has; while Slack is popular, HipChat’s discontinuation in about six months surprises many industry watchers.

“I guess we were right that Stride would fall, so that’s not a huge disappointment, since that came out after Slack,” said Chris Moyer, vice president of technology at ACI Information Group, a content aggregator based in Ipswich, Mass. “But Hipchat was before Slack and had quite a few loyal users.”

HipChat’s fate was already sealed last fall, when Atlassian rolled out Stride and encouraged customers to move to the new product almost immediately. But that migration effort fizzled by June 2018, and some Atlassian HipChat shops said the Slack takeover at least gives them more certainty about HipChat’s fate.

“Stride only had about 12 plugins when I evaluated it a month or two ago,” said Kevin Burnett, DevOps lead at Rosetta Stone, a global education software company in Arlington, Va. and an Atlassian customer. The company added plugins for Jira and Confluence in February 2018 and April 2018, respectively.

An uncertain future for Atlassian HipChat users

Still, Burnett is surprised to see Atlassian team up with a competitor, and he’s unsure whether his company will follow in that direction. There are other options available such as Microsoft’s Teams, which has proven a strong Slack competitor, as well as Google Hangouts Chat and Jabber. Rosetta Stone needs the centralized management and compliance policy features in Slack Enterprise, which comes with licensing costs. And he has concerns about how Atlassian will transition not just customer data but customer licenses and support agreements into Slack.

“Slack is a small company, so I don’t know what its support is like,” Burnett said. “I know Atlassian now has a small stake in Slack, but I’m also not sure how they’ll do the transition [to Slack] and what will happen to existing [Atlassian HipChat] contracts.”

For Atlassian customers who use monthly billing, instances of HipChat and Stride will continue to function until the customer terminates monthly billing, or until February 15th, 2019, whichever comes first, according to a company FAQ. Annual licenses will not be auto-renewed after July 26, 2018, and customers who choose to renew licenses will only be able to do so through February 15, 2019. In the meantime, a Migration Hub page has instructions to migrate from HipChat to Slack, but there’s no mention of how licenses carry over or how support agreements will work. Atlassian indicated on that page that it can’t currently migrate from Stride to Slack, but that this is “coming soon.” The page also doesn’t offer a clear answer about existing HipChat licenses that don’t expire before the Feb 15 cutoff date, or how the companies will collaborate, if at all, on Slack support once Atlassian customers are migrated.

Moyer said he’d prefer to see Atlassian and Slack merge HipChat functionality into Slack, or make a compatible HipChat client for Slack instead of discontinuing the product outright.

“Just dropping HipChat entirely might reflect poorly on other services Atlassian has, if they decide it’s better to just stop supporting and completely drop services,” Moyer said.

This also means less competition in ChatOps, which makes it more likely for Slack to get gobbled up by another company such as Google and merged into another existing product, Moyer said. Google also launched a latecomer to the ChatOps market in March 2018.