Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition (DDVE)Continuing with the theme of bigger and faster, PowerProtect DD Virtual Edition now delivers up to 3.1x faster in-cloud restore performance when compared to DDOS 7.1 when deployed in AWS, Azure and GCP public clouds, to help you meet business SLAs for multi-cloud deployments.*** DDVE now supports M5 instances in AWS, allowing you to take advantage of the power and efficiency of these latest instances and their increased region coverage. Lastly, we improved TCO for certain workloads that are backed up using dense markers, such as Oracle databases in the public cloud, by reducing the metadata growth. Powering all these values are our engineering innovation and product investments. Who said you can’t get bigger and faster? Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:15Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -1:15 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:50Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -1:50 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsen (Main), selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Since the successful introduction of PowerProtect DD Series Appliances to the market last September, our engineers have been hard at work improving our software. We are pleased to announce some new features and higher levels of performance coming to the product line today. This spring we have been working on a number of improvements to PowerProtect DD that we can’t wait to share with you, so let’s get to it!Dell EMC PowerProtect DD9900In this data driven world we are faced with explosive data growth that needs protecting, and PowerProtect DD Series Appliances are here to help. When we introduced PowerProtect DD9900 last September the top-end usable capacity per appliance was 1.25PB. Today, we are proud to announce that the 1.25PB has been expanded to support 1.5PB in a single rack. When factoring in up to 65x data deduplication, PowerProtect DD9900 can now manage up to 97.5PB of data in a single rack.Not only did PowerProtect DD get bigger as part of this release, it also got faster. With the introduction of DDOS 7.2, we are seeing an increase in peak restore performance by up to 25% when compared to DDOS 7.1.* Taking this a step further, when pairing DD9900 and DDOS 7.2, restore speeds have increased by up to 45% when compared to running DDOS 7.2 on DD9800.** DDOS 7.2 and PowerProtect DD Management Center (DDMC)When we launched PowerProtect DD last September we made sure that all the appliances were cloud-enabled to meet the current and future needs of our customers. With this release, we are extending Dell EMC Cloud Tier support to AWS Gov Cloud, expanding our list of supported clouds for long-term retention.Not only did we make sure our appliances were cloud enabled, we made them easy to manage. PowerProtect DD Management Center (DDMC) is a complimentary download for all customers when purchasing PowerProtect DD. DDMC provides a single point of management for PowerProtect DD and Data Domain appliances on-prem, at remote sites or in the public cloud. This hybrid, multi-cloud management capability can further reduce operational costs.This release of DDMC is highlighted by the introduction of scheduled multi-systems upgrades to manage your environment at scale. Prior to this update, upgrading a DD appliance involved manually upgrading every appliance. With DDOS 7.2 we now give you the ability to schedule multi-system upgrades from DDMC. A precheck option is also included to help ensure that the upgrades go smoothly.When logged into DDMC you have the option to view all of your DD appliances under management. Simply perform a precheck within DDMC to make sure your hardware and software are compatible with the most recent DDOS. Once the precheck has been validated within your environment distribute the DDOS upgrade to all compatible models. Streamlining the upgrade process with this automated one-to-many approach will surely save time for all IT departments involved.This release for DDMC also includes simpler management with the ability to customize your home dashboard with systems grouping by location and or function. For customers who want to break out PowerProtect DD by company functions such as finance and engineering resources they can now do that. The same holds true for customers who want to view their PowerProtect DD appliances by location. If needed, DDMC can provide an aggregate view of your environment, but DDMC now allows you to break out your appliances by location or functional area, giving you the ability to view your systems in groupings that fit the way you do business. Managing multiple PowerProtect DD and Data Domain appliances has never been easier.For systems onboarding at scale, DDMC introduces the capability to build configuration templates from a golden master system and roll out that same configuration to other systems. Once you have configured your PowerProtect DD standard template, simply apply that template to all new models in your environment. If a new PowerProtect DD appliance is brought online without the desired template applied the administrator will get a notification that this device is not compliant with the standard template you have configured.This May’s release was packed with enhancements. If you have any questions about this release, make sure to follow up with your account rep to learn more. If you would like to learn more about PowerProtect DD Series Appliances check us out online. Make sure to follow us on Twitter for up to date information on the Dell Technologies Data Protection Portfolio.*Based on Dell EMC Internal testing with NFS protocol on DD9900 with DDOS 7.2 vs DD9900 and DDOS 7.1, April 2020. Actual results may vary**Based on Dell EMC Internal testing with DD Boost protocol on DD9900 with DDOS 7.2 vs. DD9800 with DDOS 7.2, April 2020. Actual results may vary.***Based on Dell EMC internal testing comparing DDVE in-cloud restore performance with DDOS 7.2 compared to DDOS 7.1, May 2020 Actual results may vary.
Options for Our Business CustomersAsset Resale & Recycling Services: Provides commercial customers responsible asset management for retired technology – handling pick-up logistics, data sanitization, resale for value back, and responsible recycling of any brand of owned or leased hardware – plus detailed reporting of each system’s journey from collection to final disposition.Tech Refresh & Recycle: Offers commercial customers a way to trade in old storage, data protection and hyper-converged/converged products. These assets are evaluated for potential credit to apply towards new purchase and then refurbished or responsibly disposed of at no cost to the customer.Dell Financial Services: Payment and consumption solutions for IT procurement to help commercial customers reduce their environmental impact, update their technology and save money, too. We help refurbish hardware at the end of the term, re-market it after data sanitization or recycle it in a secure and environmentally responsible manner.Printer Supplies Recycling: Businesses can mail empty ink and toner cartridges to Dell Technologies, and we will properly recycle them. Customers can pack up to 300 ink cartridges or 20 toner cartridges per box, print mailing labels and ship them to us. Or for larger quantities, we offer bulk recycling with onsite pickup of toner pallets that weigh less than 330 pounds (150kg).Dell is proud to continue leading the journey to eliminate e-waste and empower our customers to join in the effort— not just on International E-Waste Day, but every day. To get started right now, visit here. October 14, 2020 was International E-Waste Day, created to promote awareness and the correct disposal of e-waste throughout the world.Dell Technologies has been firmly committed to environmental stewardship for more than two decades, leading the drive to reduce e-waste. Our efforts began with the 1996 debut of our Asset Resale & Recycling Services for businesses. In 2004, we launched Dell Reconnect, a consumer recycling partnership with Goodwill, and in 2014, we began reusing plastics collected from recycled systems to make new products. To date, we’ve recovered more than 2.1 billion pounds of e-waste, and used more than 100 million pounds of sustainable material in our products.One of our most innovative accomplishments to date has been a collaboration with Teleplan and Seagate to recover rare-earth magnets from out-of-use hard drives and processed for reuse. Not only is this precious resource being incorporated into new Dell hard drives, but these magnets can be used for general IT purposes and even applications in other industries. Nine years ago, less than 1% of these rare-earth metals were being recycled — today this ground-breaking partnership is helping advance rare-earth oxide recovery and market access as a whole. This project has also been recognized by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency with a 2019 Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronic Challenge Award.Our leadership in this space continues to develop. Almost one year ago we unveiled our Progress Made Real 2030 goals, which outline our commitment to leveraging our technology, scale and partnerships to drive measurable change on some of societies biggest challenges. Advancing sustainability is a key pillar of this plan, and our sustainability goals for the next ten years are substantial, though none as aspirational as our moonshot goal:How You Can HelpIn 2019, only 17.4% of the 53.6 million metric tons of e-waste generated was recycled properly. There is clearly a need to increase awareness and opportunities for people to recycle, so in addition to our own efforts, Dell is making it easier for our customers to step up and play a part. We provide a variety of recycling options for individuals and businesses. Here’s how you can participate:Options for Our Consumer CustomersGlobal Mail Back: Consumers around the world can mail in their used electronics – all brands in any condition – and Dell Technologies will responsibly recycle them for free. Customers simply print a prepaid shipping label, box up their items, and drop them off at a local mailing center or call to schedule a home pick-up.Dell Reconnect (US Only): Customers in the United States can drop off unwanted electronics – any brand in any condition – at one of over 2,000 participating Goodwill locations, and Dell Technologies will recycle them for free. This partnership provides responsible computer disposal and a receipt for tax purposes while supporting Goodwill’s mission to put people to work.Trade-In & Recycling (US Only): Consumers in the United States can trade in their old electronics – all brands in any condition – for free with Dell Technologies. If the device has monetary value and can be resold, we give the customer a gift card of equivalent value toward their next Dell purchase.Dell Carry-In Service Providers: Dell’s global network of Carry-In Service Centers provide another convenient option for recycling. Simply locate your closest provider using the link here, and drop off your system. Standard service hours are local business hours, available 5 days per week, excluding local national holidays.WEEE: Dell participates in various Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) government programs worldwide; tap the WEEE link above to access a list of resources organized by region.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new report by U.N. experts says economic profiteering is fueling the catastrophe in Yemen, where a six-year war has involved attacks on civilians, forced disappearances and other human rights violations. The experts estimate Houthi rebels diverted at least $1.8 billion in 2019 that was supposed to pay government salaries and provide basic services to citizens. And they said the government diverted to traders $423 million of Saudi money meant to buy rice and other commodities for the Yemeni people. The report said the rebel Houthis and the government “appear to be indifferent” to the impact of the economy’s downfall on people while continuing to divert the country’s economic resources.
Ever heard of the band Sparks? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. If you have, it’s not unlikely that they’re one of your favorite bands. The pop rock duo formed by brothers Ron and Russell Mael has in their five-decade run gained a cult following of some seriously creative people, from Beck and Weird Al Yankovic to Mike Myers and Amy Sherman-Palladino. And they are the subject of “The Sparks Brothers,” a new documentary from filmmaker Edgar Wright that explores the question of how a band can be “successful, underrated, hugely influential and overlooked all at the same time.” The film premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier has shot dead a Palestinian suspected of attempting an attack on troops in the West Bank. The Israeli army says Sunday’s incident happened at a West Bank junction south of Bethlehem and no soldiers were hurt. The military says “an armed assailant with three knives connected to a stick” attempted to attack soldiers and was killed. Israel has seen a series of shootings, stabbings and car-ramming attacks in recent years, mostly carried out by lone Palestinian attackers in the West Bank with no apparent links to armed groups.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Japanese embassy said Wednesday that it regrets a decision by the Sri Lankan government to scrap a deal to develop a port terminal with Japan and India after weeks of protests by trade unions and opposition parties. An embassy official says it is unfortunate that the government unilaterally announced that development and operation of Colombo Port’s East Container Terminal will be carried out solely by Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka had agreed to develop the terminal under a deal in which India and Japan were to own 49% of the shares.
MOSCOW (AP) — Detainees are recounting their miserable experiences as Moscow jails were overwhelmed following mass arrests from protests in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny this week. Advocates for prisoners and detainees said Moscow simply could not handle the hundreds of protesters reported to have been convicted for misdemeanor offenses. Detainees described waiting for hours in police vehicles without access to food, water or toilets before they were taken to overcrowded jail cells, where there was little regard for coronavirus precautions. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there were more detainees than Moscow detention centers could swiftly process, but he blamed the problem on the protesters themselves.