Tracking the World on a Vblock

first_imgAs creatures of the 21st century, we all benefit from geographic information technology, which, among other things, provides maps to vacation spots, tracks upcoming super-storms, and offers insights into our ecosystem. In fact, gathering and analyzing geographical data is becoming increasingly essential to building a more sustainable and resilient future.One company developing the tools to do this is ESRI, the world leader in geographic information system (GIS) software. GIS software links geographic information (where things are) with descriptive information (what things are like). With a simple map, what you see is what you get, but with a GIS-enabled map, there are many, many layers of information that you can add to increase your understanding of that geographic space. Such understanding could lend itself in myriad ways to many different types of disciplines – health, agriculture, city management, natural resources, telecommunications, and transportation, among them.ESRI knows just how powerful GIS can be – and has the user base to prove it. ESRI’s software product, ArcGIS™, enables organizations to utilize spatial information for analysis, understanding data, and making informed decisions. It provides data visualization for business analytics and location analytics for geographic intelligence.More than one million people in more than 350,000 organizations use ESRI’s solutions, including most US federal agencies and national mapping agencies, all 50 US state health departments, transportation agencies, forestry companies, utilities, state and local government, schools and universities, NGOs, and commercial businesses.More and more each day, these organizations are utilizing GIS software for mission-critical decisions, showing the limitations of existing IT infrastructure architectures. ESRI looked to VCE to provide high value enterprise software products deployed on the Vblock Systems’ converged infrastructure. Through the benefits of application virtualization, ArcGIS desktop, mobile, and server modules are deployed much faster and can share predefined pools of virtual compute and storage resources. This provides more efficient utilization of hardware resources, easier scalability, and a more resilient platform for ArcGIS operations. As a result, ESRI customers are able to speed their path to market, improve reliability, simplify their operations, and reduce the expense associated with their core ArcGIS software deployments.As an official reseller with VCE, ESRI’s core ArcGIS product suite can be prepackaged as an appliance on a Vblock for data centers. In addition to the standardized architecture, the Vblock provides a seamless global support and validated interoperability matrix, ensuring a highly reliable and easily scalable solution to ESRI’s ArcGIS customers.The Vblock solution enables ArcGIS administrators to take advantage of high-class compute, storage, networking, and virtualization. Through these technologies, administrators can manage their environment with service profile templates and an automation engine that was specifically optimized for the Vblock system.The solution greatly simplifies provisioning and configuring for ArcGIS instances on blades and servers, allowing administrators to focus on adapting ArcGIS to respond to business demands instead of infrastructure deployment.With the expanded reseller agreement, ESRI’s customers will be better equipped to analyze and manage large quantities of data, which will enable geographical scientists, disaster recovery teams, and governments to do their jobs faster, more efficiently, and with a greater understanding of the local and global impact on the Earth.“VCE Lifecycle Assurance: Doing the Hard Work So You Don’t Have To“ESG’s July solution brief discusses how Vblock Systems from VCE aren’t just a sum of its parts, but a new way of implementing and supporting mission critical infrastructure, such as ArcGIS software. Read the brief now.Sharelast_img read more

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Exclusive – Winning the Europa League would make Martinez an Everton legend, says Southall

first_imgFormer Everton goalkeeper Neville Southall has told talkSPORT manager Roberto Martinez will go down as a club legend if he guides the team to Europa League glory this season.The Toffees progressed to the competition’s round of 32 as group winners, despite a 1-0 defeat to Russian side Krasnodar at Goodison Park on Thursday night.Claiming top spot in Group H enhanced their chances of making the last-16, as they avoid a metting with the teams dropping down from the Champions League, and Southall insists Everton should make the competition their number one priority as they look to end the club’s long wait for silverware.The Merseyside outfit haven’t won a major trophy since their 1995 FA Cup final triumph over Manchester United, where superstar glovesman Southall was the hero with a series of crucial saves.And the Welshman believes the Spanish boss will etch his name into Everton folklore if they go all the way.“Any silverware Roberto Martinez can stick in the trophy cabinet will make him an Everton legend,” he told The Sports Bar.“It would take a small miracle for us to win the league at the moment and it looks like we’re going to struggle to get into the Champions League, unless we hit some magnificent form after Christmas.“So at the moment our best route to a trophy in the Europa League, so we really need to try and have a good go in this competition.“We need to win a trophy – we’ve gone too long without one – and, when you look at the teams that have gone through from the group stages, we are capable of winning the Europa League.”last_img read more

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