Interactions between climate, vegetation and the active layer in soils at two Maritime Antarctic sites

first_imgIn the summer 2000–01, thermal monitoring of the permafrost active layer within variousterrestrial sites covered by lichen, moss or grasses was undertaken at Jubany (King George Island) and SignyIsland in the Maritime Antarctic. The results demonstrated the buffering effect of vegetation on groundsurface temperature (GST) and the relationship between vegetation and active layer thickness. Vegetationtype and coverage influenced the GST in both locations with highest variations and values in theDeschampsia and Usnea sites and the lowest variations and values in the Jubany moss site. Active layerthickness ranged from 57 cm (Jubany moss site) to 227 cm (Signy Deschampsia site). Active layer thicknessdata from Signy were compared with data collected at the same location four decades earlier. Using aregression equation for air temperature versus ground surface temperatures the patterns of changing airtemperature over time suggest that the active layer thickness increased c. 30 cm between 1963 and 1990 andthen decreased 30 cm between 1990 and 2000. The documented increased rate of warming (2°C ± 1) since1950 for air temperatures recorded in the South Orkney Islands suggests that the overall trend of active layerthickness increase will be around 1 cm year-1.last_img read more

Adjunct Faculty- da Vinci Center

first_imgNormal work hours Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeOptional DocumentsOther Document Organizational Overview Position TypeAdjunct – Teaching Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Undergraduate degree.Experience and knowledge of design thinking principles.Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty,staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a facultymember at VCU . Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with Experience Additional Information * If you selected ‘Other’ for your referral source pleaseindicate where you heard about this posting. (If you did not select’Other,’ please enter ‘n/a.’)(Open Ended Question) Open Until FilledNo Prior teaching experience is particularly welcome. Advanced Degreepreferred. Experience with IDEO design principles and trainingprograms, innovation and entrepreneurship living learning programs,mentoring and coaching students, and experience with innovation andentrepreneurship based curriculum development. CampusMonroe Park Campus Job Open Date07/01/2020 DepartmentdaVinci Center Required Qualifications Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/99697 Sensitive PositionNo Remove from posting on or before06/30/2021 At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. The da Vinci Center at Virginia Commonwealth University isrecruiting a pool of applicants for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021semester for possible adjunct teaching positions. Should fundingfor such adjunct teaching positions become available, the da VinciCenter will contact persons in the pool whose credentials match ourteaching needs. This pool will be accessed only when an openingarises. Your credentials will remain active for one year after thedate you submit them. After one year, if you are still interestedin adjunct teaching, you must reapply to this adjunct pool.Responsibilities:Teaching responsibilities include teaching undergraduate andgraduate courses for VCU da Vinci Center’s UndergraduateCertificates, Masters in Product Innovation and living/learningprogram VCU Innovate. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Resource CriticalYes Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No Description of the Job Hours/Week * How did you find out about this position?○ Alumni association magazine○ Chronicle of Higher Education○ Community event○ Email notification○ HERC (Higher Ed Recruitment Consortium)○ Higher education publication○ Internal Recruiter○ Job fair○ Job site (e.g. Monster.com)○ Listserv○ Newspaper○ Professional association/journal○ Referred by person/employee○ Search firm notification○ VCU vacancy listing – eJobs○ Other Position NumberJ00001 Special Instructions to Applicants Working TitleAdjunct Faculty- da Vinci Center All candidates must attach to this application a cover letter,curriculum vitae or resume, and the names/contact information forthree references (as an “Other Document”).Virginia Commonwealth University is an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, andpersons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Preferred Qualifications Posting Details Normal work days Job Code/TitleAJ – Adjunct Job Categorylast_img read more

VCU Athletics *Ticket Operations* Grad Asst. 2021-22

first_imgPosition NumberN/A Job Code/TitleGA – Graduate Assistant Preferred:• Knowledge of and prior work experience in intercollegiateathletics;• Strong customer service skills, highly organized, anddetail-oriented;• Exceptional verbal and written communication; and• Experience in cash handling. * Please list the VCU graduate program to which you haveapplied, including the date you submitted your application.(Open Ended Question)* Please list any other graduate internships for which you haveor will apply. **Reminder: the limit is three VCU Athleticsinternship applications.**(Open Ended Question) Required Qualifications Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Anticipated Hiring RangeScholarship amounts for grad asst positions vary Additional Information VCU Athletics is seeking graduate assistants to assist in the dailyoperations of the Ticket Operations area during the 2021-22academic year.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE :• Assisting with counter and phone sales for Basketball, Soccer,Volleyball, Baseball, and Siegel Center special events using thePaciolan Ticketing System.;• Assisting in the men’s basketball game day operations byoverseeing the student entrance and will call;• Assisting with ticket reconciliation and deposits;• Supervising game day ticket operations for our Olympic Sports(women’s volleyball, women’s basketball, soccer, orbaseball);• Assisting with group sales for all ticketed sports with anemphasis on men’s basketball; and• Performing other related duties as assigned by the Associate ADfor External Operations and Assistant Director of Ticketing. Posting Details Hours/WeekMax. 29 hrs Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Job CategoryAccounting/ Management/ Professional Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Resource CriticalYes Open Until FilledNo All candidates must apply for this graduate assistant position viathe VCU eJobs system at www.vcujobs.com. A cover letter and resumemust be included as part of this application process.We ask that graduate students limit their applications to three (3)graduate assistant positions of interest.Applicants must be admitted to a VCU graduate program to beeligible for this position.For information about applying to VCU’s Center for SportLeadership, see https://sportleadership.vcu.edu/apply/ .An applicant who is admitted to VCU’s Center for Sport Leadership (CSL ) may receive funding from both CSL and the VCU AthleticsDepartment if they are the selected finalist. Normal work daysvaries There are two (2) open positions within Ticket Operations.This graduate assistant position for 2021-22 will be open untilfilled, and review of applications will begin immediately.For questions regarding this graduate assistant position, pleasecontact Craig Moulden at [email protected] .For questions regarding VCU Center for Sport Leadershipapplications, please contact Dr. Carrie LeCrom [email protected] Remove from posting on or before06/01/2021 Organizational Overview Job Open Date12/01/2020 Preferred Qualifications Normal work hoursvaries Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationResumeOptional DocumentsOther Document Description of the Job CampusMonroe Park Campus Special Instructions to Applicants Sensitive PositionNo QUALIFICATIONS :Required:• Admittance into a VCU graduate program; and• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as agraduate assistant at VCU . Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101928 Position TypeStudent Working TitleVCU Athletics *Ticket Operations* Grad Asst. 2021-22 DepartmentAthletics Office Recruitment PoolAll Applicantslast_img read more

Colleges debate over rainbow flags

first_imgMany Oxford Colleges will be raising the Rainbow Flag this Wednesday in support of LGBT History month.The initiative, begun by Wadham LGBTQ representative Michael Brooks, has gained the support of many JCRs and SCRs around Oxford. However some colleges have refused to fly the flag, despite their JCR’s having passed motions in support.Pembroke college will not be flying a flag as their flagpole is at half mast due to the death of an old member. However, they had already rejected the proposal from students to fly the rainbow flag. Thomas Barber, LGBTQ Rep, states that college told him raising the LGBT flag would promote inequality by privileging the rights of one group over another, also that despite the actions of other colleges Pembroke would not give in to “the tyranny of the majority.” And that it was felt that to raise the flag would open the “floodgates” and could potentially lead to a host of other flags having to be raised for other issues. This decision has been heavily criticized by several members of Pembroke JCR. Barber commented, “I find the reasons that the authorities gave diametrically opposed to the modern liberal democracy we live in today and unconvincing in the light of the willingness of other colleges to engage in the current endeavour to fly the flags in acknowledgement of LGBTQ history and oppression.”Visiting student John Lapin agreed, saying that Pembroke presented itself as “an inclusive and caring community that is welcoming to all students” and he was therefore “confused and disappointed to hear of the decision to ignore a nearly-unanimous JCR motion to fly a rainbow flag.” He added, “Choosing not to fly the rainbow flag does not encourage students, faculty, and staff to live honestly and to be open to new perspectives and diverse viewpoints.”In a positive development, Pembroke chaplain Andrew Teal made the decision to hang a rainbow flag in the college chapel. Teal felt that he wanted to “show solidarity with the LGBTQ community” and so hung the flag, he added, “with the full support of the master”. He also felt that the chapel was an important place to hang the flag “because the Church has often colluded in the oppression of minorities, and that’s something that it needs to own up to”. Lapin described this act as “courageous.”  Corpus Christi JCR also encountered problems with their college’s governing body and were ultimately unsuccessful in their bid, despite the JCR supporting raising the flag. Jim Everett, Corpus ‘Spectrum’ rep described this situation as “unfortunate”, although the JCR in response decided to fly their flag at their boathouse on the Saturday of Torpids, a move that was also carried out by Jesus College.Christ Church also passed a motion of support but were prevented from flying the flag from the college flagpole, instead deciding to drape it in their JCR. Meanwhile Teddy Hall applied too late to gain permission to fly the flag even from their boathouse and so followed Christ Church’s example. Teddy Hall’s LGBTQ rep, Frances Reed commented that, despite this situation, she “has always found Teddy Hall to be a very supportive environment for LGBTQ students.”Worcester College passed a motion in support, but did not receive a flag in time. Its Provost, Professor Jonathan Bate, and JCR President Sam Barker explained ‘Worcester has never been a conformist College. We celebrate diversity in all its forms. One of the ways in which we do so is by flying the Rainbow Flag, in honour of the LGBTQ community, on a day of our choice, not one laid down by a diktat from party headquarters. Watch our flagpole: rest assured that the day will come.   Chris Sugden of Anglican Mainstream, elaborated on the ‘floodgate’ argument, commenting, “If they can raise the flag in support of gay rights, what is wrong with Exeter College hosting the Wilberforce Academy [the controversial Christian group]?”.  Corpus Christi JCR also encountered problems with their college’s governing body and were ultimately unsuccessful in their bid, despite the JCR supporting raising the flag. Jim Everett, Corpus ‘Spectrum’ rep described this situation as “unfortunate”, although the JCR in response decided to fly their flag at their boathouse on the Saturday of Torpids, a move that was also carried out by Jesus College.Christ Church also passed a motion of support but were prevented from flying the flag from the college flagpole, instead deciding to drape it in their JCR. Meanwhile Teddy Hall applied too late to gain permission to fly the flag even from their boathouse and so followed Christ Church’s example. Teddy Hall’s LGBTQ rep, Frances Reed commented that, despite this situation, she “has always found Teddy Hall to be a very supportive environment for LGBTQ students.”Worcester College passed a motion in support, but did not receive a flag in time. Its Provost, Professor Jonathan Bate, and JCR President Sam Barker explained ‘Worcester has never been a conformist College. We celebrate diversity in all its forms. One of the ways in which we do so is by flying the Rainbow Flag, in honour of the LGBTQ community, on a day of our choice, not one laid down by a diktat from party headquarters. Watch our flagpole: rest assured that the day will come.Cherwell has received confirmations from over ten colleges that they have successfully gained permission to fly the flag. The JCR President of New College, Oscar Lee, said he was “delighted that college agreed” and that he had been pleasantly surprised by the ease of negotiations.Jack Watson, JCR President of Regent’s said that he felt flying the flag would reflect the college “showing [their] appreciation for LGBTQ history month, and accepting the deeper values that underlie it.”Kat Humphries, LGBTQ rep at Mansfield, commented that she was “extremely pleased that the motion passed” and that it had made her “proud, both as the LGBTQ rep but also just as a student at Mansfield”, since the college had been so open to the idea.Michael Brooks explained that the idea to raise flags had come about last November, stating, “Wadham raised the rainbow flag for the first time in Oxford University’s history during Queerweek and it was received extremely positively, both within Oxford and online.” He added that other students had then in conversation suggested that they didn’t think their college would be as supportive, so he “came up with the initiative to get all colleges involved. LGBT history month seemed the perfect time for it.”However not all students have been entirely receptive of the idea. One commented, “Colleges shouldn’t be put under pressure to fly the rainbow flag. Their core purpose is in being an educational institution and they are entitled to refrain from political activism, however good the cause.” Another added, “Colleges are traditional institutions and have to protect their image in the eyes of their donors. Not all old members are as liberal as today’s students!”However Brooks suggested that the initiative had been “extremely successful, even for those colleges that have not agreed to fly the flag.” He commented, “When the rainbow flags are all up on the 29th, this time not just from one college but from over ten, tourists, students, academics and residents will notice them and I am fairly certain it will generate discussion about LGBTQ issues or, at the very least, an awareness of what LGBTQ issues are.” Pembroke Home Bursar Daren Bowyer responded, “Pembroke is absolutely committed to the principles of equality, welcomes diversity and seeks to provide proper support to all its membership.” He stated that the College’s flag pole “is for the flying of the College flag or the Union flag on certain prescribed dates and College occasions and on those sad occasions of the death of people closely connected with the College.” He added that any change to that policy would have to be made by the college’s governing body but that Pembroke’s chaplain “has proposed that in relation to LGBT we demonstrate our support and understanding by the placing of a rainbow symbol in the Chapel, together with a note of affirmation.” Yet Barber felt that “lip service to LGBTQ rights is not enough. Manifest and substantive support is what is required to combat injustice and oppression; without it, the college’s anti-discrimination policies are hollow and meaningless”St Hugh’s is another college which will not be flying the flag, despite considerable enthusiasm from the JCR and a motion that received almost unanimous support. JCR President Sara Polakova explained that she had participated in “considerable negotiations with college” but that the proposal was ultimately refused. She told Cherwell that the college’s response had been “predominantly the ‘floodgate’ argument, stating that if you allow one flag (which is not the Union flag or the College flag) to be put up, you have to allow all.”However Polakova added that this was “a completely non-controversial matter” and that she was confident that her college is fully in support of LGBT History month. She stated that the concern centered around the consequences of breaching college flag rules rather than any specific objection to the Rainbow flag. Chris Sugden of Anglican Mainstream, elaborated on the ‘floodgate’ argument, commenting, “If they can raise the flag in support of gay rights, what is wrong with Exeter College hosting the Wilberforce Academy [the controversial Christian group]?”.  last_img read more

BFAWU awarded £50k to aid foreign members

first_imgThe Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) has won government funding of £50,000 to assist members for whom English is a foreign language.The money was awarded by the government’s Union Modernisation Fund and has been matched by financial support from Thompsons Solicitors, a legal firm representing trade unions in the UK. It will be used for two projects, one of which has already started. Initially, there is research into the needs and attitudes of workers for whom English is a foreign language. This also includes diversity awareness training for staff and members. Subsequently, the results from this initial work will form the basis for more long-term monitoring and evaluation.The BFAWU’s bid for funding for the work was backed by Northern Foods and RHM. In addition to a nationwide survey by questionnaire, in-depth research will be carried out at two sites each of both companies and at Finsbury Foods’ Memory Lane Cakes plant in Cardiff.BFAWU general secretary Joe Marino said the food industry has an increasingly diverse workforce, including many for whom English is not their first language. He said: “These are some of the most vulnerable members, in need of trade union support and protection. But it is a concern for employers too. Together we can halt this growing inequality.”Announcing the funding, employment relations minister Gerry Sutcliffe commented: “This fund helps ensure unions remain an integral part of the UK economy, making an effective contribution to constructive employment relations.”last_img read more

In Short

first_imgSeaweed cuts fatResearchers at Newcastle University have found that seaweed added to bread, biscuits and yoghurt can reduce the amount of fat absorbed by the body by up to 75%. Natural fibre alginate, found in sea kelp and already used in small quantities in food as a thickener, means the products are more effective than weight-loss products sold over the counter.A woman of worthThe director of a Leicester-based cake-making company has been named East Midlands Businesswoman of the Year. Debbie Bass who runs Sugar and Ice beat 80 other entries to scoop the prize in the Women of Worth competition.LASER fundraiserLASER is holding a fundraising dinner for the Bakers’ Benevolent Society at the Bel Canto Restaurant in London, on Saturday 24 April. It costs £40 per person, with wine and coffee optional. If you would like to attend, please send a cheque made out to LASER to Laurent Valbret, 72 Harpes Road, Oxford, OX2 7QL or email [email protected] your shelf-lifeA free publication to help food businesses of all sizes set the shelf-life of ready-to-eat foods has been published by the British Retail Consortium and the Chilled Food Association. The Shelf-life Guidance also helps firms meet European Union microbiology rules. To download the guidance go to www.brc.org.uk/shelflifeguideNew Village BakeryNew independent shop The Village Bakery has opened in Warsash, near Southampton, selling bread, cakes, homemade pies and pasties, and sandwiches. Owners Jim and Alison Orr also plan to sell a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free products.last_img read more

Jack White Performs A Prairie Home Companion Acoustic Set With Chris Thile [Video]

first_imgJack White has been on a bit of a sabbatical from performing live over the last year. However, White decided to take to the stage last night at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, for a special acoustic set at the opening night of A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile‘s tour. The Punch Brothers‘ mandolinist has recently taken over host duties from originator Garrison Keillor for the ‘Companion’ traveling show.With the First-Call Radio Players backing him, Thile performed a set of unabashed Americana music, including a cover of Bob Dylan‘s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” Thile invited White out for a four-song set, which saw the guitarist perform alongside Thile, with a backing band made up of Lillie Mae Rische (fiddle), Fats Kaplin (pedal steel guitar), and Dominic Davis (bass).White performed The Raconteurs‘ “Carolina Drama,” The White Stripes‘ “City Lights” and “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)” with fellow Third Man Records artist Margo Price, and the 1969 Bobby Bare hit “(Margie’s At) The Lincoln Park Inn.”Check out some video from the performance below. A full stream of the show can also be viewed at www.prairiehome.org. Thile will be hosting and traveling with the A Prairie Home Companion show through early 2017 with a variety of special guests including Esperanza Spalding, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jason Isbell, and more. For upcoming dates, check out the website here.Jack White w/ Margo Price “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)”:Chris Thile “Get It Out On The Radio”:“City Lights”:last_img read more

On the Cutting Edge of History – Innovation at Harvard

first_imgJeremy Geidt, lecturer on dramatic arts and senior actor at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), recounts a few memorable moments in Harvard’s history. From the first intercollegiate athletic event, to the creation and continued refining of the case method, to the invention of the iron lung, members of the Harvard community have long been at the cutting edge of discoveries in a wide variety of fields.last_img

Breakthrough science recognized

first_imgTwo series of studies by Harvard research teams, who used a combination of technologies to track the development of zebrafish and frog embryos, cell by cell and through time, have been featured in the “2018 Breakthrough of the Year” edition of Science magazine.One set of studies was led by Alexander Schier, the Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. The other series was conducted by Harvard Medical School (HMS) researchers, led by Allon Klein, assistant professor of systems biology, Sean Megason, associate professor of systems biology, and Marc Kirschner, the John Franklin Enders University Professor of Systems Biology.Their work was described in three papers published in Science in April and a paper in Nature Biotechnology in March.Top left: Alexander Schier, Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor at Harvard. Top right: Allon Klein, assistant professor of systems biology at HMS. Bottom left: Marc Kirschner, the John Franklin Enders University Professor of Systems Biology at HMS. Bottom right: Sean Megason, associate professor of systems biology at HMS. Photos courtesy of Harvard Medical SchoolThe teams were able to reconstruct the developmental trajectories and lineages that generate neurons, muscle, blood, and other cell types in unprecedented detail, using a combination of technologies including single-cell RNA sequencing and CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, and computational approaches.Science editor in chief Jeremy Berg, in announcing the recognition, commented that the work addresses “one of the most fundamental and fascinating processes in biology — the seemingly miraculous transformation of single cells into complex organisms — providing rich information about cell-type inventories and laying the foundation for many future studies.”“The large and rich data sets that have been generated, and the techniques that will produce more, constitute exciting breakthroughs in developmental biology,” Berg wrote.The Harvard research teams traced the fates of individual cells over the first days of an embryo’s life, and revealed a comprehensive landscape of which genes were switched on or off, and when, as embryonic cells transitioned into new cell states and types.Together, the findings represent a catalog of genetic “recipes” for generating different cell types in two vertebrate species and provide an unprecedented resource for the study of developmental biology and disease. From one, many “With single-cell sequencing, we can, in a day’s work, recapitulate decades of painstaking research on the decisions cells make at the earliest stages of life,” said Klein. “With the approaches that we’ve developed, we’re charting what we think the future of developmental biology will be as it transforms into a quantitative, big-data-driven science.”In addition to shedding new light on the early stages of life, the work could open the door to a new understanding of a host of diseases, said Schier.“We foresee that any complex biological process in which cells change gene expression over time can be reconstructed using this approach,” he said. “Not just the development of embryos, but also the development of cancer or brain degeneration.” Related Harvard scientists reveal the genetic roadmap to building an entire organism from a single cell last_img read more

Data Management: Design Principals

first_imgData Protection EvolutionAccess methods: The platform supports a variety of access methods, including full data restore, application-directed recovery, and API access for third-party integrations. The API architecture enables the full power of the platform through published, stable and well-documented APIs.Consumption methods: It provides the ability to consume capabilities either as a platform managed by the end user or as a SaaS offering, which is managed by the provider.Automation: The platform embeds and leverages artificial intelligence and/or machine learning techniques to automate commonly executed workflows to place data on the correct tier and media type, detect and mitigate system and security issues, provide access through NLP channels, etc.Multi-Dimensional AppliancesThe second foundational tenet required to complement a software-defined platform is multi-dimensional appliances, and those core elements are:Scale: The appliance must have the ability to scale in place, and to scale up and scale out, while starting with a small size and adding additional capacity either through more disks or flash drives or enabled through licensing in the same form factor. It can scale up by adding more disk or flash trays behind an existing controller. And, it can scale out by adding additional appliance capacity units.Media: The type of storage can be traditional spinning disk media, all flash, or emerging media such as Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) and next-generation Storage Class Memory (SCM). A traditional backup storage scenario may leverage all HDDs, possibly complemented with small amount of flash. Alternatively, the high-performance of all-flash media may be optimal for dev/test and analytics use cases.Deployment: The same appliance configuration can be deployed on-premises in an integrated form factor, or in a software-only form factor writing to commodity protection storage. It can also be deployed in the cloud as a software-only appliance writing to object storage or offered as SaaS by a service provider.Use cases: The appliance is designed to support a full range of software-defined platform use cases, ranging from traditional, capacity-oriented use cases (archive, long-term retention, backup, restore) to performance-oriented use cases (replication, disaster recovery, dev/test, analytics).Security and integrity: The appliance supports security capabilities such as encryption in place and in flight plus key management. It also supports data resilience and integrity through the data invulnerability architecture.Management: The multi-dimensional appliance can be managed through traditional on-board system management techniques. It can also be managed through a SaaS-based management portal that can manage large, multi-site environments. Additionally, the platform provides rich APIs for third-party integrations and custom, end user workflows.Resiliency: The appliance auto-discovers component and system failures, as well as security intrusions and anomalies. In addition to alerting the administrator, it attempts to remediate the fault through a self-healing architecture or block out suspicious activity and data sets.High availability and non-disruptive operations: The system provides high availability and non-disruptive operations (NDO) through component-level redundancy and heuristic-based predictive software that proactively discovers, isolates and remediates failure. The system provides the ability to upgrade different software and firmware in the system non-disruptively and with minimal operator interventionSearch and Analytics: The multi-dimensional appliance provides rich search and analytics functionality. It provides predictive search capabilities at the VM level, files within the VM and even content within those files. It provides detailed analytics on the nature of the stored data from the type of files, to their age, to the sensitivity of the content.Efficiency: Efficiency is applied in the form of data reduction techniques such as deduplication and compression, which consequently reduces bandwidth use when sent over the wire. It is also cloud aware – so, for example, when searching a data set stored in the cloud it only displays the catalog and only selectively downloads the files needed to reduce cloud egress costs.Performance: The appliance supports a wide range of performance characteristics in support of a broad range of RPOs and change rates. It supports a sufficient number of ingest streams and ingest rates even to support zero RPO (i.e. no data loss) on a rapidly changing workload.Hear more about Dell EMC’s perspective regarding data management in a CUBE Conversation with Beth Phalen (President, Data Protection Division) and Sharad Rastogi (SVP, Product Management) during Dell Technologies World 2019.Beth Phalen and Sharad Rastogi share the Dell EMC perspective at theCUBE in Las VegasModernizing IT should be a priority for all organizations as data continues to power the future of business. Effectively and efficiently protecting AND managing that data to drive business outcomes may determine who wins and who loses in the race toward data insights. The design principles above provide guidance toward identifying the appropriate data management solution attributes for your company.Want to learn more about how Dell EMC is delivering data management? Stay tuned to Dell EMC.com and check out our announcement from Dell Technologies World. In the recent blog “Redefining Data Protection,” Sharad Rastogi discusses unlocking the value of data capital by evolving data protection to that of a leverageable service to help drive business outcomes. In this context, data protection transitions to data management.Sharad describes key aspects of a data management solution, including use of any data source, target, service level objective, location, use case, consumption model and business model. With those considerations in mind, the next question is, what are the design principles for a data management solution?At the highest level there are two primary design principles: a Software-Defined Platform and Multi-Dimensional Appliances. Let’s unpack both.Software Defined PlatformIn order to support the wide range of capabilities required, a robust data management solution requires a significant amount of flexibility. The most efficient method of delivering that flexibility is through a software-defined, API-based platform. Below are some of the core tenets of the software-defined platform:Form factor: While the software-defined data platform can be delivered as an integrated appliance, the same capabilities can be obtained in a software-only form factor, installed on a software-defined hardware platform on-premises or in the cloud.Data services: Software-defined applies beyond form factor — it also pertains to the platform’s ability to provide flexible data services. A single software-defined platform provides the full suite of data protection capabilities from archive, long-term retention and backup / recovery to disaster recovery and business continuity spanning the entire RTO / RPO spectrum.Cyber recovery: It supports the ability to recover your data on-premises or in the cloud, and the capability to recover data in the event of a ransomware attack by providing secure air-gapped solutions.Efficiency, security and integrity: The solution should support data reduction techniques such as compression and deduplication while ensuring the safety of the data through encryption and its integrity through a data invulnerability architecture.Data management: The software-defined platform supports a wide range of data management use cases from fast, lightweight copies for dev / test, analytics, etc. to various compliance use cases, including HIPAA, SEC and GDPR.Flexible architecture: The solution is architected using a flexible and scalable modern, services-based platform, enabling support for a full spectrum of workloads ranging from traditional enterprise applications to modern cloud native applications.last_img read more