Infrastructure architecture is increasingly important in today’s digital economy. As transformational workloads drive demand for new technologies, an organization’s IT infrastructure needs to be able to adapt to accommodate evolving workloads, technologies, ecosystems and value propositions.Traditional IT architectures simply weren’t designed for modern business and service delivery needs—so Dell EMC has introduced the concept of kinetic infrastructureIntroducing kinetic infrastructureWe know that you can’t predict the future, but you can plan for it. It’s why we’ve created a dynamic IT infrastructure that instantly responds, adapts and evolves with shifting IT needs.Dell EMC kinetic infrastructure disaggregates compute, storage and networking resources into shared resource pools that are then available for on-demand allocation and re-allocation. High-speed, low-latency fabric connects the pools and intelligent management software configures the network to connect components and assign resources to where they are needed, when they are needed.Using kinetic infrastructure, your customers can dynamically adjust their IT resources as their business needs fluctuate—assigning the right resources for the right workload at the right time. Creating ‘on the fly’ hardware capacity in this way reduces over-provisioning and stranded resources while also optimizing performance and efficiency.> View these short-animated videos to see how it worksDell EMC PowerEdge MX: Agile ManagementDell EMC PowerEdge MX: Next-Gen NetworkingPowerEdge MX: IT unboundKinetic infrastructure is available with the new Dell EMC PowerEdge MX modular infrastructure.PowerEdge MX introduces the idea of ‘IT unbound’. A modular solution designed to grow and evolve with the modern software-defined data center, it allows organizations of all sizes to flexibly configure and optimize their IT infrastructure to run both traditional and transformational workloads for years to come.PowerEdge MX offers customers the benefits of modular design and then extends the flexibility of configuration down to the individual storage device. With its future-forward design, PowerEdge MX is prepared to one day support fully disaggregated components—down to memory-centric devices, such as storage class memory, GPUs and FPGAs – for true composability.The new components comprising the PowerEdge MX include the PowerEdge MX7000 chassis, two- and four-socket server sleds (the MX740c and MX840c) and the PowerEdge MX5016s storage sled. The PowerEdge MX also provides next-generation 25GbE and 32G FC high-performance switching modules and a cost-effective scalable fabric architecture. The new MX9116n Fabric Switching Engine provides up to 500% more switch fabric capacity and up to 55% reduction in fabric switching latency versus legacy modular switches1. Comprehensive embedded systems management, Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise – Modular Edition, provides a single management point for compute, storage and networking.Flexible, agile, responsivePowerEdge MX kinetic infrastructure gives customers the tools to be able to allocate the stranded resources that they experience even with virtualization, while also enabling them to grow and expand over the next decade.As a Dell EMC partner, this is a fantastic selling point for you. Dell EMC kinetic infrastructure uses open source technology based on the Restful API, so you can help your customers to grow seamlessly, with fewer steps and easier deployments—while nurturing a trusted, long-term relationship. You can also add value via the provision of an ongoing consulting and services offer, either through Dell EMC or by deploying your own expertise.The final tick in the box is the fact that customers can now also capitalize on the promise of a ‘pay as you go’ model of IT. With Dell Financial Service’s Pay As You Grow offer organizations can reduce the required capital expenditure at the start of a project, while still taking advantage of the full solution from the outset. Meanwhile, you get the benefit of residual value and ongoing customer loyalty. It’s a win:win and it’s the way forward.> To discover more about how Dell EMC PowerEdge MX with kinetic infrastructure can transform your customers’ IT environments, read our blogs:> Kinetic Infrastructure is the Path to Full Composability> The Gen-Z journey: the road to true composability> What is Composability and Why It Matters to Your IT’s Efficiency Introduce customers to new PowerEdge MX with kinetic infrastructure that will adapt and grow with their business 1Based on Dell EMC internal analysis, November 2017 comparing to previous generation.
Liverpool approach for Arsenal & Chelsea transfer target Nicolas Pepe expected in coming weeks Pepe is wanted by a host of clubs this summer (Picture: Getty)Liverpool will move for Nicolas Pepe in the coming weeks, according to reports in France.The Lille forward will be hot property in the coming transfer market after 19 goals in Ligue 1 this season – only Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe (30) has scored more.Arsenal have been tracking Pepe for the last year, while Chelsea recently identified the 23-year-old as a replacement for Real Madrid-bound Eden Hazard.But L’Equipe claim Liverpool are ready to position themselves to sign Pepe after making an enquiry about the star earlier this month.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Liverpool are poised to move for Pepe (Picture: Getty)‘Four or five players will be leaving this summer,’ he told Telefoot.‘All clubs are forced to balance their accounts except perhaps one. I would say yes, it is sure he [Pepe] will leave.‘He enters a price range that can no longer be paid. There is a career choice to make for him, I think he will have the choice.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal and Chelsea want to sign the forward (Picture: Getty)Italian side Inter have reportedly already lodged a written offer for Pepe, which is believed to be between £52million and £60m.AdvertisementAdvertisementLille expect improved bids to come in for their prized asset, with Liverpool competing with Bayern Munich and PSG for Pepe’s signature.Club president Gerard Lopez conceded Pepe would almost certainly leave Lille this summer. Comment Coral BarryFriday 26 Apr 2019 9:37 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link814Shares Advertisement
– GTU President says no formal invite sentThe Labour Department of the Social Protection Ministry has approved the Education Ministry’s request for conciliation in the matter involving the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and its intention to call a nationwide strike on August 27 over the impasse relating to salaries and benefits for teachers.The Education Ministry’s request was made on Thursday and was accepted. As such, the Labour Minister and other officials will try to resolve the issues in a meeting at the Labour Department’s Board Room today (Friday) at 14:00h between the Guyana Teachers’ Union and the Education Ministry.According to a press statement, the Education Ministry’s application was in keeping with the provisions of an extant Collective Labour Agreement. However, itLabour Minister Keith Scottis unclear whether or not GTU will present itself at this latest meeting, given that talks broke down at the two previous meetings. Contacted last Thursday evening, GTU President Mark Lyte indicated that the GTU might not be attending this afternoon’s meeting.“We are not going through any talks, because as far as we are concerned, conciliation has taken place already; the Ministry [of Labour’s] presence was there in the last two meetings,” he stressed.Additionally, Lyte remarked that from his standpoint, he wasn’t even formally invited to the meeting.“I have not received any formal invitation for any meeting, because I’m on the ground out of the area, so we have not received [any] formal invitation; so I don’t know where that is,” the union president pointed out.Guyana Times understands that, under conciliation, Minister with responsibility for Labour, Keith Scott, will attempt to act as a mediator to bring resolution to the matter.Conciliation is reportedly different from arbitration in that an arbitrator would be a neutral person appointed by the minister, rather than the minister himself trying to solve the impasse.The move to install an independent adjudicator was the expressed position of former Education Minister Dr Henry Jeffery, who was also a former Foreign Affairs Minister. When Guyana Times interviewed him last week, he recommended that the GTU request arbitration to help bring the matter to a possible conclusion. At the same time, he reasoned that the GTU should have first requested conciliation from the Labour Department.“My concern with this matter is collective bargaining. When the Government cameGTU President, Mark Lyteinto office, and before…in its manifesto, it promised collective bargaining. Collective bargaining would entail a process that would mean the union does not have to strike,” the former Government official stated last week.In the meanwhile, GTU has been mobilising teachers across various locations, including Georgetown, Bartica, Linden, Berbice and Essequibo. It was only on Thursday that this newspaper published a report wherein the GTU President indicated that Government could face a High Court injunction should it proceed with deduction against the salaries of teachers.Lyte said, too, that the union does not want a confrontation with Government, and noted that GTU has always attempted to solve the situation amicably with the current administration. GTU has rejected Government’s request for teachers to agree to a debunching payoff of $200 million for 2018/19. Lyte said the Union similarly rejected the $700 million cap that was placed on salary increases which was for 2018 only. Government also wants the clothing allowance to remain at $8000, a figure which Lyte said was given in 2011. He said, too, that for Whitley Council Leave, teachers still have to wait four years before getting their one month off, even though the GTU appealed for three years. The union is seeking 40 percent salary increases for its 7000 members.