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Molino hat-trick inspires T&T to big win

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Powerhouses Trinidad and Tobago made light work of the Dominican Republic, brushing them aside 4-0 in their opening third round game of the Caribbean Cup on Wednesday night.Playing before their home crowd at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, the hosts were propelled by a brilliant hat-trick from the United States-based Kevin Molino, as they rushed to a 3-0 lead at half-time, before cruising in the second half.The victory put T&T on top of Group 4, with their second and final game set for the Stade Pierre-Aliker against Martinique in Fort-de-France next Tuesday.Molino, who plays for Orlando City in the Major League Soccer, opened the scoring in the 14th minute when he blasted home from close range after being played through by Radanfah Abu Bakr.ON TARGETFour minutes later, the 26-year-old was on target again, this time heading past goalkeeper Miguel Lloyd courtesy of a pass from captain Kenwyne Jones.And Cordell Cato, who also plies in his trade in the MLS for San Jose Earthquakes, rounded off a dominant first half for the Trinidadians when he scored in the 30th minute following a move started by long kick from goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams.In the second half, T&T managed just one more goal but it was Molino finding the nets to complete his hat-trick, drilling home a rebound after Jones’s initial header had been parried by goalkeeper Lloyd.In Group 3 in Willemstad, hosts Curacao cruised to an easy 3-0 victory over Antigua and Barbuda thanks to a first-half strike from Leandro Bacuna and second half goals from Rangelo Janga and Gino van Kessel.Jamaica’s Group 1 clash with Suriname scheduled for Kingston and Haiti’s Group 2 fixture against French Guiana in Port-au-Prince, were both postponed because of bad weather stemming from the passage of Hurricane Matthew.last_img read more

Vets, young guns show up at Gilas practice

first_imgScottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Twelve of the 15 current pool members namely Jayson Castro, Japeth Aguilar, Gabe Norwood, Troy Rosario, Allein Maliksi, Kevin Alas, Kiefer Ravena, Roger Pogoy, Mac Belo, Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, and Carl Bryan Cruz were present at the resumption of the weekly Monday evening practices.The young turks also made their presence felt with Thirdy Ravena, CJ Perez, Robert Bolick, Isaac Go, Paul Desiderio, J-jay Alejandro, Javee Mocon, Juan Gomez De Liaño, Arvin Tolentino, Jeo Ambohot, Kemark Cariño, Joshua Sinclair, and Will Gozum all showing up.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkReyes also had his full coaching staff on hand, with assistant coaches Jong Uichico, Jimmy Alapag, Josh Reyes, and Ryan Betia all present.Executives from the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) were also in full force to watch Gilas Pilipinas buckle down to work. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Attending the session were chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan, president Al Panlilio, chairman Sonny Angara, vice chair Robbie Puno, and executive director Sonny Barrios.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Shola Alvarez, JRU upset San Sebastian Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netStars aligned for Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes on Monday as members of the current national team pool and the “23-for-23” cadet squad converged at Meralco Gym.With the Philippine team returning to practice for the second leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers, Reyes had the veterans give the young guns a glimpse of what’s to come. It also offered Reyes a preview of what the future holds for the national team.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View commentslast_img read more

Plame’s attorney loses bid for dean

first_imgIRVINE: The scholar was deemed “too politically controversial” to be head of the new law school. By Gillian Flaccus THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The University of California, Irvine, has withdrawn its offer to make renowned legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky dean of its new law school because he is “too politically controversial,” he said Wednesday. Chemerinsky, a liberal scholar and commentator on constitutional law who recently represented exposed CIA agent Valerie Plame, said in a telephone interview that he signed a contract with the university last week after being offered the dean’s post on Aug. 16. The offer was contingent on the approval of the University of California Board of Regents, he said. UC Irvine Chancellor Michael V. Drake met with Chemerinsky on Tuesday and told him the offer had been withdrawn because some board members were concerned about his politics, the scholar said. “He said that I had proven to be too politically controversial; those were his exact words,” Chemerinsky said. “He said that … to get me approved in the Board of Regents would be a bloody fight, and even if we won the fight it would have damaged the law school.” The school’s decision, which Drake confirmed, drew immediate criticism from legal scholars. The institution will be the first new public law school in California in 40 years and is expected to welcome its first class in 2009. The university recently announced that a $20 million donation from Orange County developer and billionaire Donald Bren will pay for the dean’s salary and 11 faculty positions. Chemerinsky said he had no intention of creating an overly liberal law school. “I was looking to hire top professors from all over the country, reflecting a great diversity of viewpoints,” Chemerinsky said. “I thought we had a chance to create a great law school.” In a printed statement, Drake offered few details on the school’s decision. “My decision is no reflection whatsoever on his qualifications, but I must have complete confidence that the founding dean and I can partner effectively in building our law school,” Drake said. “As in all decisions, I must do what I believe is in the best interests of our university.” Chemerinsky taught for 21 years at the University of Southern California law school before moving to Duke University in 2004.160Want 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

Occupational hazards

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventOne might imagine it is only a very lazy voter who would choose an elected representative from the profession he lists on the ballot. But certainly that information comes into play. Who isn’t more inclined to vote a teacher onto the school board than a crane operator? An accountant for the treasurer job as opposed to a puppeteer? Voters should be able to expect that the information printed on state ballots has some sort of fiction filter, or at least basic fact checking. It does not. The secretary of state does not investigate the veracity of the candidate’s stated occupation. Typically, it falls to a political rival to challenge the job statement in court. This obfuscation amounts to an occupational hazard for voters. And if the state can’t guarantee some sort of truth in advertising when it comes to the basic candidate information on ballots, then it should remove the professional designation altogether. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A janitor might joke that she is a custodial-arts practitioner when meeting new people. It’s a harmless euphemism, and it isn’t even necessarily wrong. However, the creative writing that some political candidates engage in when describing their professions on the ballot is another story. These embellishments are not intended as small self-esteem boosts or humorous rejoinders to snide remarks. They are intended to mislead voters. How else might one explain how state Assembly candidate Tom Dolz describes himself as a “national security analyst” on the ballot when he writes unpaid articles for anti-immigration groups? That’s more than just a resume touch-up and closer to an outright lie. Incumbents can be just as shifty. In his bid to become state controller, state Sen. Abel Maldonado must be trying to distance himself from the massively unpopular Legislature on which he serves. In his statement on the June primary ballot, he didn’t mention his current job, but some fishy-sounding “controller” position with a family business. last_img read more

Athletes of the week

first_img KERI REINHOLM Senior, Thousand Oaks In what her coach described as an ordinary week for the second-year starting setter, Reinholm had 93 assists in the Lancers’ victories over Westlake and Simi Valley. After leading Thousand Oaks’ sweep of Westlake in Wednesday’s showdown for the Marmonte League lead, Reinholm posted 54 assists in Friday’s four-game match victory over Simi Valley as T.O. remained undefeated in league. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! JEREMY CAMACHO Senior, Eagle Rock The returning All-City quarterback completed 17 of 22 passes for a season-high 332 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Eagles to a 37-29 Northern League victory over Marshall of Los Feliz. Camacho helped Eagle Rock overcome a 14-0 deficit, throwing three first-half touchdown passes. His 18-yard scoring toss to Jose Navarro in the third quarter capped the Eagles’ run of 37 unanswered points. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week UP AND COMER PETER KURZEKA Agoura The sophomore, who isn’t eligible to play for the varsity tea, after transferring from Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, is the leading scorer on the Chargers’ JV boys’ water polo team. Agoura coach Dusty Litvak can’t wait for him to be varsity-eligible next season. “He’s amazing,” Litvak described Kurzeka, who plays for the Los Angeles Water Polo Club and is a competitive swimmer. last_img read more

Father, family hurt in blaze

first_imgVALENCIA – Flames up to 80 feet high swept through the home of an accomplished violinist early Tuesday, severely burning the musician, his son and father just hours after the family hosted a huge holiday bash for friends and neighbors. Awakening to screams coming from the Valencia home, neighbors raced to help violinist David Ewart, his elderly parents and his three children escape from the burning home. All six escaped through a second-story window to a balcony and used a treehouse ladder to flee from the flames. “I heard screaming,” next-door neighbor Kim Altobello said. “I was already awake, getting ready for work, and I just heard Heather screaming and screaming. I said, call 911! I didn’t know what was happening.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Ewart, 48; his children, Michael, 15, Jonathan, 13, and Heather, 11; and his parents – visiting from Oregon – Hugh, 81, a retired concertmaster, and Esther Ewart, 77, were in the Via Escovar home at the time of the fire. Ewart, his father and son Michael suffered serious injuries and were in local hospitals Tuesday. Los Angeles County Firefighter Steve Toledo said flames were as high as 80 feet when engines arrived. “The people were burned pretty bad,” he added. Fire investigators had not determined the cause of the blaze. Ewart, who has played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and on soundtracks for movies such as “Spider-Man 2,” “The Notebook” and “Million Dollar Baby,” suffered second- and third-degree burns over 32 percent of his body, including both hands. He was on a respirator late Tuesday at Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks and is scheduled for surgery Monday, hospital spokeswoman Debbie Groverman said. Friends are hoping he will recover to again play the violin. “My concern is for his hands,” family friend Leslie Garman said. “That’s his livelihood. … I was told he was conscious and walking around before they took him to the hospital, so that’s encouraging.” Garman said one of Ewart’s prized possessions – a violin crafted in the 1770s that he considered priceless – was destroyed in the fire. Ewart’s son Michael suffered burns over 40 percent of his body – second- and third-degree burns to his face, ears, neck, chest, back, left foot and both hands and arms. A first surgery is scheduled for Monday and, if that goes well, a second surgery will be performed Dec. 29, Groverman said. Hugh Ewart, concertmaster emeritus of the Portland Symphony, broke his nose after jumping from the balcony. He also suffered facial burns and was being monitored for a heart condition. He was scheduled to be transferred to the Grossman Burn Center by today. Ewart’s mother, who neighbors affectionately call ‘Grandma,’ stayed by her husband as paramedics treated him. “Her hair was singed, but she seemed OK,” Mann said. “She held his hand, kept him covered with a blanket.” The house was gutted and the contents destroyed, with damage estimated at $1.5 million, fire Inspector Ron Haralson said. Neighbors took the injured family members in as they awaited paramedics. “We said a prayer – they’re a very Christian family,” said Deborah Mann, who lives across the street from the Ewarts, and who cared for Ewart’s parents. “When we saw David, we told him we prayed for his family, that everyone would be OK.” Ewart’s children, who were visiting the home for the party, live with their mother, Ewart’s former wife. The violinist, whose stringed performances are featured on more than 800 recordings by artists ranging from Neil Diamond to Ricky Martin and Elvis Costello, holds a large Christmas party every year. Mann said the party was legendary in the Valencia neighborhood and that Ewart had pony rides for the children and a small petting zoo in his yard. Ewart also coaches the neighborhood swim team and youth baseball in the William S. Hart PONY Baseball and Softball League, where he’s on the board of directors, said neighbor Kathy Grimes. “He’s a totally involved father, really involved in all the kids’ activities,” Grimes said. As residents helped the Ewarts and evacuated others from nearby homes in case the fire spread, next-door neighbor Jon Delling, 20, used a garden hose to spray at flames shooting in the air. “I heard screaming. I thought it was a dream,” Delling said. “Then I woke up and it was real. We ran outside. People were running in the backyard, making sure everyone was out of the house.” Late Tuesday, about 100 members of Church of the Nazarene in Newhall, which Ewart and his children have attended for the past two years, gathered to pray for the family’s speedy recovery. “Every miracle in the Scripture was created by a problem,” the Rev. Greg Garman told the congregation. “We are here to knock on the door of heaven (to answer our prayers).” Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 pat.aidem@dailynews.com HOW TO HELP A special account has been set up to help the Ewart family recover from Tuesday’s fire. Checks payable to the David Ewart Catastrophe Fund can be sent to Wells Fargo Bank, 25850 The Old Road, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381. Checks must reference account number 8606155136. 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

Leeds manager reveals text to former boss

first_imgLeeds United boss Neil Warnock says he sent a text message to QPR chairman Tony Fernandes after Rangers narrowly escaped relegation.Warnock was sacked as R’s boss in January, with the club above the drop zone and having picked up victories at Everton, Wolves and Stoke.They struggled under his predecessor Mark Hughes and did not win another away match, staying up on the final day of the season because Bolton could only draw at Stoke.Warnock told The Sun: “I’m not bitter, but I texted Tony and said: ‘My three away wins don’t look so bad now, do they?’”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Russ QuinnDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — Retail fertilizer prices continue to be mostly higher, according to prices tracked by DTN for the third week of May 2018. Like off and on in recent weeks, there are some possible signs that fertilizer prices may be weakening. Five of the eight major fertilizer were once again higher in price compared to last month, although none were up a considerable amount. MAP had an average price of $504/ton, potash $354/ton, 10-34-0 $439/ton and UAN28 $241/ton. Three fertilizers were slightly lower in price compared to the previous month. DAP had an average price of $483/ton, urea $364/ton and UAN32 $276/ton. On a price per pound of nitrogen basis, the average urea price was at $0.40/lb.N, anhydrous $0.31/lb.N, UAN28 $0.43/lb.N and UAN32 $0.43/lb.N. With a majority of spring planted crop already in the ground — 92% of the corn nationally, and 77% of soybeans, as of May 27, according to the most recent USDA weekly Crop Progress report — a logical assumption might be fertilizer prices would drop in prices because of less demand. While this could still happen, most fertilizers do not appear set to decline in price anytime soon. Mark Rohrich, who operates Maverick Ag, a full-service agronomy company, and farms near Ashley, North Dakota, told DTN he hasn’t heard much about what possible direction fertilizer prices could head in the future. Retailers and farmers in the Northern Plains are still busy seeding, he added. “I think that pressure has kept the (fertilizer) price there, as well as supply and logistics,” Rohrich told DTN. Keeping fertilizer moving out to fields has been a major challenge during the busy spring season in North Dakota. There has been reports of spot fertilizer outages in some part of the state, he said. Retailers have had a difficult time replacing tons on hand before it was sent out to the fields. In response, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum signed an emergency executive order on May 10 granting a waiver of hours of service for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting fertilizers. State Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring requested the waiver to ensure that sufficient fertilizer resources for farmers and the waiver on fertilizer lasts through May 30, according to a press release from the office of the governor. “Electric Logging Device (ELD) definitely put a cramp on rush delivery,” he said. Six of the eight major fertilizers are now higher compared to last year, with prices pushing higher in recent months. Both 10-34-0 and anhydrous are now up 1%, potash is 4% higher, urea is 6% more expensive, MAP is 7% higher and DAP is 11% more expensive compared to last year. The remaining two fertilizers are lower in price compared to a year prior. UAN32 is 1% lower, while UAN28 is 3% less expensive. DTN collects roughly 1,700 retail fertilizer bids from 310 retailer locations weekly. Not all fertilizer prices change each week. Prices are subject to change at any time. DTN Pro Grains subscribers can find current retail fertilizer price in the DTN Fertilizer Index on the Fertilizer page under Farm Business. Retail fertilizer charts dating back to 2010 are available in the DTN fertilizer segment. The charts include cost of N/lb., DAP, MAP, potash, urea, 10-34-0, anhydrous, UAN28 and UAN32. DTN’s average of retail fertilizer prices from a month earlier ($ per ton):DRY Date Range DAP MAP POTASH UREA May 22-26 2017 436 471 340 343 Jun 19-23 2017 436 470 340 333 Jul 17-21 2017 435 464 339 309 Aug 14-18 2017 434 460 338 305 Sep 11-15 2017 431 456 336 310 Oct 9-13 2017 432 453 347 325 Nov 6-10 2017 434 459 341 338 Dec 4-8 2017 438 471 343 344 Jan 1-5 2018 452 490 345 350 Jan 29-Feb 2 2018 458 492 344 355 Feb 26-Mar 2 2018 461 497 346 361 Mar 26-30 2018 470 506 350 370 Apr 23-27 2018 485 504 353 367 May 21-25 2018 483 504 354 364 Liquid Date Range 10-34-0 ANHYD UAN28 UAN32 May 22-26 2017 436 503 249 280 Jun 19-23 2017 435 497 243 273 Jul 17-21 2017 425 425 229 265 Aug 14-18 2017 419 419 216 251 Sep 11-15 2017 416 412 210 248 Oct 9-13 2017 413 397 206 253 Nov 6-10 2017 403 409 216 272 Dec 4-8 2017 404 424 215 251 Jan 1-5 2018 409 474 219 256 Jan 29-Feb 2 2018 415 491 227 261 Feb 26-Mar 2 2018 416 496 233 279 Mar 26-30 2018 425 507 237 272 Apr 23-27 2018 431 507 241 277 May 21-25 2018 439 504 241 276 Russ Quinn can be reached at russ.quinn@dtn.com Follow him on Twitter @RussQuinnDTN(ES/BAS)© Copyright 2018 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The End of the World [Sagres] GC12CRJ – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – September 6, 2011

first_img SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”Kuş Evi / Bird House (GC4W8G4) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 9, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Take a 32-Stage Journey Through Central Park — Bridges & Arches of Central Park (GC17MX1) — Geocache of the Week Video EditionFebruary 12, 2015In “Community” ‘End of the World”The southwest most cache in Europe takes geocachers to what might seem like the end of the world.The cache page shows an image of the hazy blue ocean horizon  beyond the edge of the cliff and reads, “The pictures really tell the story, so there’s not really anything else to say. Just go there and experience it for yourself.”More than 1000 geocachers have taken the advice and logged, “End of the World [Sagres]” (GC12CRJ).The difficulty 1.5, terrain two traditional geocache was placed by funkymunkyzone in 2007.  The cache owner warns people to use caution and be especially careful when there are high winds.Geocachers traveling to log “End of the World” discover a lighthouse with beacon so bright it can be seen as far as 60 kilometers out to sea. The cache site also sits at the crossroads of history. Battles at sea raged just off the coast, pirates plundered settlements here and an earthquake shattered buildings. The current lighthouse was built over the ruins of a Franciscan convent.”End of the World”The geocache has earned more than 80 Favorite Points. A geocacher who logged the cache wrote, “Very beautiful (and windy) place and our most western cache so far! Because of the good weather and the great view, there are many muggles in this area, so we had to be fast.”Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Clouds And Virtualized Storage: Catalyst For Change

first_imgRelated Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#cloud storage#HP#storage#Storage Evolution#Virtualization We tend not to think about storage – until we don’t have enough. We carelessly store documents, emails, images, video, and massive amounts of all kinds data only to wonder why there never seems to be enough places to put our company’s stuff. But as new technologies combine to provide storage over the Internet, easing fears of limited capacity and the promise of virtualized architectures are helping shape the next phase of the Internet.Storage Isn’t Sexy, But…Virtual storage is neither as flashy nor as sexy as virtualized servers. Historically, enterprises set up a storage device, backed up data and content in regular intervals and forgot about it. But because hard drives offer limited capacity, it has become necessary to manage multiple storage strategies. Additionally, archiving digital content traditionally meant burning to a disc or transferring data to magnetic tape. The archived data and content was not readily accessible.As cloud computing has emerged as a basic networking practice, more and more content is stored in virtualized, interconnected storage devices. Not only does this make it possible to access massive files online in an instant, it also makes storage more affordable, efficient and easier to manage.By abstracting how storage functions from a set of individual physical hard drives to logical storage (or partitions) spread across any number of physical drives, storage can be made less expensive and much more flexible. With virtualized storage accessible in a cloud computing environment, companies and even individuals can now add as much storage space as they need, pretty much on demand. Hardware vs. ManagementFor consumers, this means devices like smartphones and tablets do not require massive storage drives. For enterprises, virtualized storage means spending less on hardware and more on efficiently managing data and content. The trend meant companies can protect their remote office data and remove the need for multiple storage networks. Virtualizing storage also helps with disaster recovery by spreading the information to remote locations and providing multiple copies of data. The trend is toward continued efforts to make cloud-based virtual storage even more efficient and less expensive. Some enterprising companies have already managed their cloud architectures with multiple storage technologies so well that they’ve adapted their own capabilities to deliver Storage as a Service to other companies.There’s still potential for further migration toward virtualized storage. Forecasts for the global cloud virtualization software market (currently estimated at $6.7 billion) between 2011 and 2015 show a year-over-year growth rate of 14.98%. Virtual machine and cloud system software represents the fastest growing segment, with research firm IDC pegging growth at 17.8% in the first half of 2012.Investments in cloud-based storage also suggest future growth. Venture funding for storage companies totaled $458 million through the first three quarters of 2011, according to analysis from Strategic Advisory Services International. That is 42.4% more than the $321.5 million storage startups received in the same time a year before. Storage mergers and acquisitions are also on the rise with 23 deals adding up to $8.7 billion through the first three quarters of 2011.Benefits Of Virtualized StorageOutside of the obvious benefits of being able to access content from multiple locations on multiple devices, virtualized storage also allows for information sharing between large numbers of people. While it’s still a relatively new technology trend, storage virtualization isn’t hype. “But it’s all about the use cases,” says John McArthur, president of Walden Technology Partners and a board advisor at Starboard Storage Systems. “The use cases will evolve and mature over time, just as they are with server virtualization.”McArthur points to making storage asset management less of a problem, where the goal is migrating data from one device to another without having to physically link them together. Other benefits include replicating data between locations, making point-in-time copies of data, expanding storage capacity, and shrinking storage costs. Additionally, virtualized storage allows for a “pay as you go” subscription model that can increase storage capacities as needed, without having to grow data center footprints.“Some companies will embed storage virtualization in an appliance to make their appliance simpler to manage and control,” McArthur said. For example, hedge fund Thames River Capital virtualized its storage area network and saw a 40% improvement in the performance of its virtual machines as a result.Virtualization Meets The CloudAs the technology improves and devices continue to be connected to each other, cloud computing will increasingly merge with virtualized storage. One consideration is using cloud versus physical storage for high-performance computing at scientific research centers, according to John Bates, co-founder and CTO at TwinStrata.“Cloud storage can solve some of the problems associated with big data, particularly in the areas of resource planning and infrastructure growth costs,” Bates told industry reporters. “Cloud storage offers massive and automatic scalability, without requiring heavy capital expenditures on fixed storage systems that may reach capacity too fast.”The Internet Of Things, And MoreAnother use case for cloud-based virtualized storage is enabling a wide variety of non-computing devices connected to the network, also known as the “Internet of Things.” In its estimates for 2020, IDC believes approximately 30 billion devices will be connected, each requiring cost-effective use of software and storage for the information gathered.Considering the capabilities being developed for the next phase of the Internet, it’s not much of a stretch to think that virtualized storage could be used to recreate virtual versions of specific events at specific points in time. A wide array of networked storage devices would hold the information from computers, sensors, cameras and other information sources to quickly recreate almost any event or scenario.Perhaps the holographic event simulator (the “holodeck“) from Star Trek might someday be a reality.center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… michael singer 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

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