Trust. We look at trust in two major ways: 1) One of the problems with some hyper-converged offerings is support. Since these appliances and solutions pull pieces together from multiple vendors, who does the customer call if something goes wrong? With VSPEX BLUE, there is single point of contact global 24/7 service. 2) We build data protection and security right into the appliance along with instant access to EMC software titles directly from the VSPEX BLUE Market.IDC estimates that sales of hyper-converged solutions will grow at triple digit rates (and did, in fact, grow by 150% in 2014, compared to overall IT spending growth rate of 3-4%).Customers and partners are crying out for simplicity and hyper-converged solutions can help them break out of the squeeze. To balance the seemingly incompatible needs of “keeping the lights on” and investing in the future, IT leaders are driving changes in how their organizations consume IT. They are demanding solutions that not only meet the requirements of growing businesses for performance, provisioning and rapid scaling, but ensure efficiency and resource optimization via automation, ease of use and deployment.Hyper-converged infrastructure is one highly promising response to these demands. By collapsing core compute, storage, management and networking functions into a single appliance, vendors are able to drive the era of virtualization and software-defined everything. EMC is in this market with VSPEX BLUE, an appliance powered by VMware EVO:RAIL software, and our own software and hardware.What are the advantages of hyper-converged infrastructure?Agility. By eliminating hundreds of separate processes, reducing the time required to deploy and simplifying operation and management, IT departments can focus on driving strategic initiatives, rather than constant planning and maintenance. For example, a customer can take VSPEX BLUE from power on to provisioning VMs in <15 minutes. Scalability. Advanced planning ceases to be a requirement with hyper-converged infrastructure. A customer can start with a single appliance and grow as needed. Using VSPEX BLUE again – adding a new appliance is just a matter of launching the initial appliance. Everything is automated and fast.
Notre Dame Campus Ministry held the annual celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, in the LaFortune Student Center Ballroom this Sunday. The event, which lasted from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., celebrated the Hindu New Year.According to the Campus Ministry website, this event is the first in their “Prayer From Around the World” series, which is an opportunity for the Notre Dame community to learn about different religious celebrations and traditions.“Diwali is about celebrating good over evil, and the fact that there is light and love and good in the world despite all the bad things that go on every day,” Sneha Modi, undergraduate president of the Indian Association of Notre Dame (IAND), said.According to Modi, the festival is held to honor the return of the Indian god, Rama and his wife from a 14-year exile. As a result, candles are lit in order to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness. Commonly called the Indian New Year, this celebration is filled with lights, food, colorful decorations and music.“For me, Diwali is a time for families to socialize, share sweets and set off fireworks,” graduate president of IAND Nishant Singh said. “All of the families clean their homes and light candles to show off their house to the gods. They invite them to give their family wealth and luck for the new year.”According to Singh, during Diwali, the woman of the house performs prayers, while the children bring plates of sweets to their neighbors.Singh said IAND brought in the local Hindu priest to say the prayers that are typically performed on Diwali. These prayers invite the gods to bless the families with an auspicious new year.“The local Hindu temple has been so generous to us. The women of the temple made and donated table decorations for the event,” Priscilla Wong, campus director for multicultural student ministry, said.Modi said the event, which has been held at Notre Dame for over 20 years, served vegetarian Indian cuisine, a sacred Hindu tradition. She said she expected a turnout of 200 people.Singh, who was raised in India, said the event holds a special place in his heart.“Diwali is about family. It’s about friends. It’s about happy times and just everything that’s fun about growing up in India,” he said.Tags: Campus Ministry, Diwali, IAND
Fisher makes her Broadway debut with Once. She has previously worked in Chicago with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company. She is half of the folk duo Erik and Jessie. Once Based on the award-winning 2006 indie film, Once tells the story of a whirlwind romance between an Irish street musician (known as “Guy”) and a Czech immigrant (known as “Girl”). Directed by John Tiffany and featuring music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova with a book by Enda Walsh, Once is the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 View Comments Jessie Fisher will raise her hopeful voice on June 17 when she assumes the role of Girl in the Broadway production of Once. Fisher currently serves as the stand-by for the role, which she will assume full-time after Joanna Christie plays her final performance on June 15. Paul Alexander Nolan will continue to star as Guy. Related Shows In addition to Nolan and Christie, the current cast features Adam Wesley Brown, Laurel Griggs, David Patrick Kelly, Katrina Lenk, Brandon McGibbon, Anne L. Nathan, Madeleine Pace, Andy Taylor, Ryan Vona, Erikka Walsh, Paul Whitty and J. Michael Zygo.