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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2L.A. Carpool will perform a free concert, noon-2 p.m. today at Newhall Park, 24907 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Fireworks display, 9:15 p.m. today at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Visit www.santa-clarita.com. Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps will perform as part of the Jazz & Blues Concert Series, 7-9:30 p.m. Friday outside the Hyatt Valencia on the corner of Town Center Drive and McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 290-2911. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk. 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. All Day Fourth of July Celebration will feature swimming and picnicking in the morning; children’s rides, games, jumpers and more, 2-8:30 p.m.; live musical entertainment, 5-10:30 p.m.; and a fireworks show at sundown today at Castaic Lake Recreational Area, 32132 Castaic Lake Drive, Castaic. Cost: $25 per carload or $5 per person for walk-ins. Call (661) 257-4050. Pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. today on San Fernando Road between 5th and 6th streets in Newhall. Sponsored by the Santa Clarita Rotary Club. Independence Day 5K Run, 7 a.m. registration today at Newhall Park, 24907 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Sponsored by Santa Clarita Runners. Visit www.scrunners.org. Fourth of July Parade, 9:45 a.m. today on San Fernando Road in Old Town Newhall. Visit www.scvparade.com. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 250-7721. Queen Nation will perform songs by the rock group, Queen, as part of the city’s free Concerts in the Park series, 7 p.m. Saturday at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Hearts complete move to sign striker Uche Ikpeazu

first_imgIkpeazu would spend stints on loan at Crewe, Port Vale, Doncaster and Blackpool across his three years at Vicarage Road before he joined Cambridge.London-born Ikpeazu becomes the second forward to sign for the Jam Tarts this week after St Johnstone’s Steven MacLean also agreed to a move to a capital in the summer. Hearts have signed Cambridge United forward Uche Ikpeazu on a pre-contract.The 23-year-old has penned a two-year-deal with the Tynecastle outfit and will join up with Craig Levein’s side in July once his deal with the Us expires.Ikpeazu has scored 14 times this season for the League Two side.The 6 ft 4 striker came through the ranks at Reading before joining Watford in 2013 for an undisclosed fee.last_img read more

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New Ways to Do Disaster Recovery Using Virtualization

first_imgTags:#Analysis#cloud Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Remember your father’s disaster recovery (DR) process? Chances are it involved using a bunch of data tapes and rotating them between home and work, or different offices. Tapes were cheap, but notoriously unreliable. And getting them restored on a server took a lot of work. There are better solutions for today’s DR, including using one of a number of newer virtualization technologies that makes it easier and a lot faster to bring up a server from a backup. Let’s look at some of the alternatives. Virtualization can help with speeding up recovery time, because it is easier to start up a virtual machine on a hypervisor such as VMware’s ESX than rebuild a physical server from scratch. With one IT shop, before virtualization, it took 48 hours and 12 staff people to recover systems. After virtualization, the process can be completed in 24 hours with four staffers, and most of the time those workers are just monitoring their systems to make sure that everything is operating properly. But it still isn’t a complete cakewalk. For example, VMware has a collection of tools that can convert physical to virtual machines and orchestrate these VMs to step in for downed servers. The company has published a 200-plus-page paper that describes this process on its website. Given the length of the paper, there has got to be a better way. And several smaller, special-purpose vendors have stepped up to provide some interesting solutions.First is Quorum’s onQ Appliance. This is very useful tool for DR planning. You use two appliances: One sits on your network and the other sits at your offsite location. onQ makes virtual machine copies of all of your Windows server collection, both existing physical servers as well as those VMs that you are running. When disaster strikes, a single click can activate the VM and have it substitute for the downed physical server in a matter of seconds. The nice thing about the onQ solution is that you can avoid creating a duplicate data center where you have a copy of all your gear. These appliances aren’t cheap: Prices start at $10,000 per appliance, and cover three servers. Additional servers and a quickstart installation are extra.Here is onQ’s architecture:But onQ can handle a mix of both physical and virtual servers, as long as they are all Windows machines. It can combine both onsite and offsite recovery, and you can do daily DR testing too. This kind of flexibility is helpful to handle a wide variety of DR situations. A second product is from Zerto called Virtual Replication. It is used to protect just your virtual infrastructure running on VMware. There are plug-ins for vSphere and it is managed using the VMware vCenter tools. Agents need to be installed on each hypervisor and there is also a virtual appliance that has to run on each hypervisor too. Like onQ, you can do quick and frequent tests of the DR plan to ensure that things are protected. It costs $745 per protected VM, with a minimum order of 15 VMs. Zerto recently came out with v2 of the product which supports multi-tenants and multiple site replication. Here is Zerto’s architecture:A third product is one that you have heard of, with some new features. Symantec has been selling its Backup Exec software for many years, and the current version has some new twists, what the company calls “B2V” for backup to virtual. The idea is that you create backup images of your servers, and the Backup Exec software can quickly convert these images into VMs that can run on either VMware or HyperV hypervisors. This way you can bring your downed server back online without having to track down an identical server to restore the image to. Here is a short video screencast that shows you the process:Backup Exec has a SMB edition that starts at $1,163 for a single server. There are other DR products that combine virtualization elements, such as Axcient and Datto. As you can see, this is an active field and you can expect more players soon. N.B. I have done some consulting for both Symantec and Quorum Labs in the past year. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img david strom Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Controversy-marred World Series Hockey postponed till Feb 29

first_imgThe crisis engulfing the national game was finally resolved on Monday when organisers of World Series Hockey (WSH) decided to postpone the league till after the Olympic Qualifier.The WSH, organised by Nimbus Sport on behalf of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF), was scheduled to be held from December 17 to January 22, but with Hockey India (HI) scheduling a national camp during that period, a clash between the two federations was on the cards.The International Hockey Federation (FIH) recognises HI as the sole governing body for the game in the country and does not sanction the WSH.With HI making it clear that players missing the national camp will not be considered for selection, the Indian players were in a quandary as the WSH had offered them lucrative amounts.The Pakistan Hockey Federation had also asked its players to shun the WSH.However, with the league postponed till after the Qualifier, to be held in New Delhi from February 15-26, the players can now focus on ensuring that India does not miss out on the Olympics for the second consecutive edition.The WSH will now start on February 29, with the final on April 1. The decision was taken by the organisers on IHF’s request, but they claimed the players, coaches and match officials were committed to the event. IHF blamed HI for “intimidating” the players.”We are extremely saddened by the intimidation tactics adopted by HI to try and deprive Indian hockey players of an opportunity to earn a living from the sport of hockey,” IHF president RK Shetty said in a statement.advertisementHe alleged that HI changed its schedule to ensure that its camp clashed with WSH.”The original schedule for WSH was made on the basis that the national preparatory camp for the Olympic Qualifier was to start on January 24. This date was communicated by HI officials in writing to players in March.”Hi chose to reschedule the camp to December 11 with the obvious intention of disturbing the players and their preparation for WSH.  This rescheduling was done after the announcement of WSH dates,” Shetty said.He said the postponement was done in the players’ interest.”With the express intent of protecting our national players from further harassment from Hockey India, IHF has requested WSH to take the high ground and adjust the dates.”For all their bravado, it is a big setback for the WSH just days before its beginning. Several international players had already landed in the country. Nimbus had said that preparations were in the final stages. It is a blow to Nimbus, especially with the Indian cricket board terminating their contract for matches in the country. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have also moved to probe alleged irregularities in their deals with the company.last_img read more