Interview with Nasuni: customizing, shipping and supporting systems around the world

first_imgContinuing with our Dell Server customer interview series, I recently had the chance to talk with Nasuni’s Fred Pinkett, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management and Jay Ferren, Senior Director of Supply Chain Operations. Here’s our conversation:Ravi Pendekanti: Thanks for talking with me today, Fred and Jay. To kick things off, could you give us some background information on Nasuni and what your role is there?Fred: Nasuni provides a hybrid solution to store, protect, share and access all enterprise files. It is powered by UniFS, the world’s first cloud-native file system. The combination of cloud storage and local edge appliances enables unlimited scale, continuous versioning and high-performance distributed file access. I am responsible for product marketing content, Nasuni’s hardware product, and other product marketing and management functions.Jay: I manage Dell premiere integration partners for global distribution of Nasuni Edge Appliances, forward and reverse logistics, and global hardware sparing strategy.RP: What is the solution Nasuni put together integrating Dell OEM technology? Fred: Nasuni’s entire line of Edge Appliances are based on Dell OEM technology. We are able cover use cases from small remote offices with tower systems to thousands of users at datacenter locations with all flash, rack-mounted appliances. Dell OEM technology allows us to be able to customize, ship and support systems across the globe. Dell OEM allows us to handle issues of customs, certification and compliance with ease.RP: Did global support and supply chain help influence your decision to go with Dell?  What other criteria factored into your assessment?Jay: Dell provided us a product and services that was incomparable to others we looked at.  We needed for the solution to include a number of critical elements such as global regulatory certification, delivery and mission critical support, 4 hour on-site, dedicated account manager and technical account manager, and the ability to escalate to senior support.  In addition, the company we chose needed to provide best in class component manufacturers, customization of standard product, a wide variety of platforms to meet our product needs, product stability options for extended life, and a competitive cost of goods.RP: We saw that you published a case study with Austin Radiology Association.  Can you tell us a little bit about how that solution solves ARA’s business needs?Fred: ARA was dealing with massive file growth that was overwhelming their existing storage and data protection systems. As 2D mammography moved to 3D, the files are getting larger and more numerous. By combining Nasuni’s Dell powered appliances with cloud storage as part of Nasuni’s hybrid solution, ARA will be able to scale their file storage without limits, avoid costly hardware refreshes while providing fast access to their files.RP: How does the Dell and Nasuni offering help meet compliance and security that a healthcare customer like ARA demands?Fred: Dell’s systems offer all of the certifications required as well as the option of self-encrypting drives to protect data at rest in the edge appliance. Nasuni’s strong security model combines local encryption under a key controlled by the customer and integration with Active Directory to ensure that nobody but ARA can access ARA’s data in the cloud.RP: If you met someone else who was beginning a similar project, what advice would you give them?Jay: Consider the factors we’ve been discussing, as well as financial factors such as better management of your cash flow, and how inventory and spares will be managed and billed. Also consider whether you want a fully outsourced model to avoid the costs of managing logistics yourself. Finally make sure you consider all the costs and fees for in-country support and spares as well as whether you’ll need to have local presence to engage with the OEM partner. Outsourcing the end-to-end solution to Dell OEM allows Nasuni to provide our solution with minimal overhead and management.last_img read more

Becca Blais named Truman Scholar

first_imgJunior Becca Blais was awarded the Truman Scholarship, an award given to college juniors with plans to attend graduate school who then work to make a difference through public service, according to a press release from the Truman Scholarship Foundation. Blais, who currently serves as student body president, is a political science and peace studies major, originally from New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  “I’m incredibly honored to be named a Truman Scholar,” Blais said in an email. “I am excited for all of the opportunities in store ahead, and I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for everyone who has supported me in this process.”The 62 new Truman Scholars were selected from among 768 candidates, according to the release. Tags: Becca Blais, truman scholarshiplast_img read more

Barcelona rule out Ansu Fati exit

first_imgTeenage forward Ansu Fati will not leave Barcelona this summer as the club view him as being ‘non-transferable’, report Diario Sport.Advertisement Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBest Car Manufacturers In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loading… It is said that Borussia Dortmund had identified the teen to replace Jadon Sancho, whom they expect to leave this summer – while there was also interest from the Premier League in England.The Blaugrana believe Fati will play a part in the club’s first-team squad for the rest of this season and going into the future under boss Quique Seiten.The Catalan giants confirmed in December that Fati had signed a new contract through until 2022 with an improved release clause amid a fast start to life in the first-team.The 17-year-old forward, who is the youngest player to score for Barcelona in La Liga, will remain with the Catalan giants through until June 2022 – renewing his previous deal by two years. Read Also: Messi expresses heartbreak over Copa America postponementFati – born in Guinea Bissau, who now has Spanish nationality and also qualifies to represent Portugal – scored and assisted on his first start for the Blaugrana in their 5-2 win over Valencia in September and his level of performance has generated a great level of excitement.Fati has also become a Spain Under-21 international in recent months after his nationality papers were processed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Grown Up 2 playing at Wellington Regent Theater

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “Grown ups 2” (Movie trailer is below). When: Friday at 7  p.m. and 9:15 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Rated: PG, 1 hour, 41 minutesMovie Synopsis:The all-star comedy cast from Grown Ups returns (with some exciting new additions) for more summertime laughs. Lenny (Adam Sandler) has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises the last day of school…Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 7%. Audience review: 62% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:August 2 – Turbo.last_img read more

Hat trick for England in Boys Home Internationals

first_img10 Aug 2018 Hat trick for England in Boys Home Internationals Full scores can be found here England have won the Boys’ Home Internationals for the third consecutive year and with a 100% record after defeating Ireland, Scotland and Wales in the round-robin competition at Royal Dornoch.England and Ireland played out an exciting title decider on the third and final day of play on the North-East coast of Scotland and the defending champions ran out 8-7 winners to retain the trophy. England have now won the under-18 team event 17 times since 1996.Ireland were left to settle for a runner-up spot while Scotland finished in third place after impressively beating Wales 11-4.Stephen Burnett, England’s non-playing captain, said: “I’m really proud of the players. We knew that the biggest game of the competition would fall on the final day and it was a really tight match.“Ireland were really strong contenders but the last few singles matches this afternoon went our way. All credit to our players, they pulled the result out of the hat.“It has been a fantastic three days at Royal Dornoch and we have been very well looked after by everyone involved. They are not many better courses than this.“We now look forward to defending the title at Ashburnham. We will retain the core of this team for next year and they will put up a strong defence of the title.”England edged in front 3-2 ahead of the afternoon singles following a stirring series of morning foursomes against Ireland.Irish duo Aaron Marshall and Mark Power were first to register a point after ending the unbeaten run by the English partnership of Conor Gough and Robin Williams. An impressive bogey-free round which included three birdies on the front nine ensured they had full control of the match and they closed out a 3&2 win on the 16th.Harrison Arnold and Chris Knipes hit back for England by beating Allan Hill and David Kitt 4&3 which was followed by a win by one hole for Barclay Brown and Joe Pagdin over John Brady and Tom McKibbin.The two other matches featuring Harry Goddard and Habebul Islam against Charlie Denvir and Max Kennedy and Matthew Freeman and Max Hopkins against Odhran Maguire and Luke O’Neill were halved to give England a slender one point advantage at the end of this morning’s play.The first singles match between Power and Williams proved to be a thrilling contest that ebbed and flowed throughout. Both players were in prolific scoring form with no less than eight birdies in the match but it was Power who eventually prevailed to pull Ireland level at 3-3 with a 2&1 win.England edged in front again when Gough claimed a 3&2 victory over McKibbin. The turning point in the match came when the Stoke Park member won three holes in a row from the 7th, a lead that he would hold onto for the rest of the encounter.Nevertheless, Marshall put Ireland back on parity at 4-4 shortly after when he confidently won his match against Brown 4&3.Brady was left to rue missing out on a full point after letting slip a four hole lead against Pagdin. The English youngster rallied to win four out of five holes from the 13th and the match was halved after both players made par on the final hole.Three crucial points were secured for England when Josh Hill beat Denvir 3&2, Arnold was victorious against O’Neill 2&1 and Goddard edged out Murphy by one hole meaning that the defending champions moved into a 7½-4½ lead and were guaranteed of winning the title.Hopkins and Kennedy halved their match to seal the overall win for England after he increased their lead to an unassailable 8-5.Ireland fought back to win the last two matches out on the course: Hill beat Freeman by one hole and Kitt sealed a 2&1 win against Knipes.England team:Harrison Arnold, 18, (Castle Royle, BB&O)Barclay Brown, 17, (Hallamshire, Yorkshire)Matthew Freeman, 17, (Notts, Nottinghamshire)Harry Goddard, 18 (Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire)Conor Gough, 15 (Stoke Park, BB&O)Josh Hill, 14, (Dubai)Max Hopkins, 15, (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire)Habebul Islam, 17, (Ipswich Suffolk)Curtis Knipes, 17 (Abridge, Kent)Joe Pagdin, 16, (Florida, USA)Robin Williams, 16, (Peterborough Milton, Northamptonshire)center_img Tags: Home Internationals, Royal Dornochlast_img read more

Oly Town Artesians’ Collin Labranche Named Eplwa Defensive Player of the…

first_imgFacebook4Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansOly Town Artesians defender Collin LaBranche was named the Evergreen Premier League Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday. The Olympia High School alum was playing in his first game for the Artesians this season after graduating from Saint Martin’s last week and led the club to a 3-0 win over the Tri-Cities Alliance in Pasco.Despite a talented squad, the Artesians got off to a rough start to the season but got a nice boost with the return of LaBranche and a couple of other Saint Martin’s players. They played their most complete game on Sunday at Edgar Brown Stadium and picked up their first win of the season and are very much alive in the EPLWA’S Cascade Conference. LaBranche, who will return for one more season with the Saints this fall, won every challenge that came his way and solidified a backline that had struggled over the first two weeks.This is the sixth time that an Oly Town player has been honored with a Defensive POTW award in their three seasons in the EPLWA. Nate Boatright and Kyle Wiese won the award in 2017 and JJ Olson, Crisantos Chavez and Marcos Borja were all honored during the 2018 season.The Artesians will give LaBranche and their players a well deserved break for the Memorial Day weekend but will be back in action on Sunday, June 2nd when they host the second round of the Washington State Super Cup at Black Hills High School. They will face either BeSea FC of Bellevue or ISC Gunners of Issaquah in the second round of the statewide, single elimination tournament. First kick is set for 4:00 p.m.Oly returns to EPLWA action on Sunday, June 9th when Bellingham United visits Black Hills. It is Artesians 500 night and Oly Town will attempt to pack the park by offering soccer clubs, teams and other non-profits the opportunity to raise some funds by selling tickets. If your club or non-profit would like to raise some money, watch some soccer and have some fun, contact the Artesians at or by calling Brandon Sparks at 360-561-7252.Stay up to date with the Artesians by visiting the Oly Town Artesians website, following them on Twitter, and liking them on Facebook.last_img read more


first_imgColleen Davitt (left) who is the 2011 Rosses Mary and Debbie Rodgers, Burtonport who is the new Dungloe Mary for this year’s festival. (Photo: Eoin Mc Garvey).The girls were picked at a function on Saturday night as excitement builds to the big event.Follow Mary From Dungloe with DEBBIE TO BE DUNGLOE MARY was last modified: June 13th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Mary From Dungloelast_img read more