Let’s break down each Evergreen Gold ‘feature’ and see what it provides, why it’s needed and the hidden costs and issues you won’t hear about from Pure.Now let’s compare Pure’s Evergreen Gold approach to Dell EMC’s Future Proof approach for the most common customer scenarios.Find more details on Dell EMC’s full Future Proof customer loyalty program here!So, what have we learned about Pure’s Evergreen Gold?Free Every Three: Free Every Three is not ‘free’. We learned that you need to buy Evergreen Gold just to qualify and need to renew Evergreen Gold for another 3 years, 6 years total, to get the ‘free’ controllers. In many ways Free Every Three is really just a form of ‘pre-payment’ for the controllers you may need after 3 years.Upgrade Flex & Capacity Consolidation: At their essence, both Upgrade Flex and Capacity Consolidation are both REBUY programs. You are buying newer controllers and capacity to replace what you have already purchased. This is the very thing Pure says their Evergreen Storage avoids. Just because Pure claims to provide ‘some’ credit for the replaced controllers and/or capacity doesn’t change the fact it is still a rebuy program.Our recommendation: do your homework and don’t be afraid to ask Pure some hard questions about their Evergreen Gold subscription…Questions to Ask PureCan you show me exactly how much Evergreen Gold’s Free Every Three will save me versus Evergreen Silver and simply buying new controllers IF I ever need them?Can you explain how I am not essentially ‘rebuying’ controllers and/or capacity, with trade-in credits, when I use Upgrade Flex or Capacity Consolidation?Can you explain why I need to purchase more capacity when I use Upgrade Flex to get faster controllers?Why do I need to purchase a new Evergreen Gold 3 year subscription to use Upgrade Flex?Watch for more detailed blogs de-mystifying Pure’s Evergreen Gold program and comparisons of how it stacks up to Dell EMC’s Future Proof Loyalty Program.For information on Dell EMC’s storage solutions click here.For details of Dell EMC’s Future Proof Data Storage Loyalty Program click here. Pure Storage (“Pure”) makes a lot of noise about their Evergreen Storage program. With bold claims like “never rebuy a TB you’ve purchased, never do a data migration again and never do another forklift upgrade”, but the devil, and more importantly, the customer costs are in the details. We think after reviewing the facts you will come to the same conclusions we have. At its core Evergreen Storage – in our opinion – is a marketing program with features designed to overlook architectural shortcomings by focusing on specific customer benefits, while netting Pure high profit margins and locking in customers!Why Did Pure Need to Invent the Evergreen Storage ProgramPure continuously markets that Evergreen isn’t just a program it’s also how they engineer their FlashArray product. To keep their FlashArray product design simple to upgrade, while keeping data in place, they had to make some architectural choices that would enable that goal. However, along with those architectural decisions came some inherent limitations that they needed to market and sell around. This is where the Evergreen Storage comes into playSo, what are some of the architectural decisions Pure made a long time ago to enable their ‘evergreen’ storage, for the FlashArray product line, and what are some of the consequences of those decisions?Architectural DecisionsPure chose to use a dual controller active-passive architecture, which dramatically simplifies their design goal of being able to do Data-In-Place controller upgrades with no down time. They simply upgrade the passive controller first, then make it the active controller so they can upgrade the other controller.To get around some of their inherent performance issues, Pure now uses their own proprietary NVMe flash modules (X50, X70, X90), instead of industry standard flash drives, which means that they now have to do all the flash memory management, which can further affect performance.Consequences of Those DecisionsPerformance is bottlenecked by how powerful the one active controller is. Remember, that single active controller must handle all normal controller activity as well as do all the management of their proprietary flash modules. The only way to increase horsepower is by upgrading the controller. Are you starting to see the need for the Evergreen Gold Program now (Free-Every-Three, Upgrade Flex)?Scaling capacity is limited by how much capacity a FlashArray’s single active controller can manage and the amount of flash modules its able to support.Once you max out the amount of capacity the FlashArray can handle, the only way to scale capacity any higher is by swapping higher capacity flash modules into the system to replace the lower capacity flash modules.So, how does Pure get around these limitations while trying to make money along the way? Yep, you guessed it, Evergreen Gold and its 3 ‘pay-as-you-grow’ features – Free Every Three, Upgrade Flex and Capacity Consolidation.What Exactly are Pure’s Evergreen Storage Claims
Like so many in the past year, the Sundance Film Festival has had to reinvent itself as a mostly virtual experience. Still, the 2021 Festival, which kicks off Thursday, could also prove to be a robust market for companies looking for content. More than 72 feature films are debuting over the seven days. It’s a slimmed-down lineup from the previous years’ 118. Some films already have ways to get to audiences, like Robin Wright’s “Land” and “Judas and the Black Messiah,” which will both be available to the masses in the coming weeks. But many this year are acquisition titles seeking distribution deals.
Photo courtesy of Theresa McSorley This year, the Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon became the fifth dance marathon in Indiana to raise $1,000,000 over the course of its history. The event’s funds support Riley Hospital for Children.Dance Marathon members begin fundraising at the beginning of each academic year to support the Riley Hospital for Children, senior and operations co-executive Theresa McSorley said.In the past, Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon has had several high schools who fundraised to help reach the group’s goal, but this year was different due to having just one high school participate, senior and Dance Marathon president Meg Brownley said in an email.McSorley said this decrease affected fundraising for the event.“We lost a lot of high schools that bring in major parts of fundraising for Dance Marathon this year,” she said.Despite this setback, members of the club knew they wanted to have an exceptionally good year because Saint Mary’s was set to have raised a total of $1,000,000 during its years participating in Dance Marathon.“We are the fifth Dance Marathon in the state of Indiana to reach a cumulative total of $1,000,000,” Brownley said.Executives of the club attribute this achievement to more involvement from the surrounding community.“This year, we had a 30 percent increase in fundraising compared to last year,” Brownley said.This increase came from the individual members of the club who began their fundraising in August, as well as the more than 300 people who registered to participate in Dance Marathon.“It helped that we opened it up to Notre Dame and Holy Cross students to really advertise our Dance Marathon on their campuses,” senior and personal relations executive Alaina Murphy said.The event itself lasted 12 hours — time the operations committee arranged to be filled with entertainment that included a performance by Bellacapella — the Saint Mary’s acapella group — animals from the Potawatomi Zoo, visits from Notre Dame baseball and football players and face painting.“We’re so grateful for all the groups from the tri-campus community that came,” Corcoran said. “It shows that our sense of community is strong.”During the time of the 12-hour marathon, the organization raised about $27,000, Murphy said.Patients at the Riley Children’s Hospital and their families attended the event and shared stories of how the hospital’s care has impacted their family, junior and letter-writing executive for the organization Grace Ward said.McSorley said this visit was a Dance Marathon tradition.“Every year, the Riley kids come, and either they or their parents speak and tell their stories,” McSorley said.Seeing the children benefitting from the fundraising makes participating in Dance Marathon an emotional experience for some, McSorley said.“People think you’re just dancing for 12 hours, but it’s so much more than that,” McSorley said. “It sounds so painful, but the minute you sit down after that 12 hours, you realize that the pain you feel is nothing compared to what those kids go through.”Tags: Dance Marathon, Pfeil Center, riley hospital, riley hospital for children, Saint Mary’s College Dance Marathon, SMC Dance Marathon Members of the tri-campus community gathered at the Pfeil Center at Holy Cross College on Saturday for this year’s Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon.This was the 13th year the fundraising club has hosted the event for the Saint Mary’s community, and its theme was “Get Wild for the Life of a Child,” according to junior Madeleine Corcoran, co-executive of operations for the club.
Twenty years ago when I started working at Outside magazine, I transcribed faxed story drafts into the computer because our office didn’t have external email. I read story edits on paper, which made the Number Two pencil the number one office tool. Jon Krakauer hadn’t yet climbed Mount Everest, “An Inconvenient Truth” was still 11 years away, and it was still possible to get lost in the wilderness without selfie documentation. My favorite piece of gear was a hot-pink, hard-tail Specialized Stumpjumper that cost approximately $8,800 less than the $9,300 S-Works Stumpjumper 29er advertised on Specialized’s website today. Instead of two short decades, it seems that eons have passed.What will the next 20 years bring? Considering that some people wonder if we’ll still have an inhabitable planet by the year 2047, it feels a little dubious to make any predictions beyond tomorrow. On the other hand, the future, as Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”I polled a few of the smartest people I know in the outdoor industry to find out what they think the future of travel, gear, and recreation holds. Then I added a few of my own predictions, ranging from fact-based reporting to pure fantasy, to create a list of 20. Some predictions may sound far-fetched, but the beauty of the future is that anything is possible—and nothing can be fact-checked.Outdoor Recreation “It is predicted that by 2050, 86 percent of the developed world will be urbanized with people living in dense communities. This shift will transform how we enjoy the outdoors. Close-to-home outdoor recreation will dominate. State and local governments will integrate parks, open space and trail systems into their city planning.” –Steve Barker, Interim Executive Director, Outdoor Industry Association“Outdoor recreation is going to continue its arc away from being just about big trips in remote wilderness and towards accessible experiences we can all have, even within cities. It has to go that way if we’re going to continue to engage new communities, from urban youth to urban professionals. Call it the democratization of adventure.” –Michael Roberts, Executive Editor, Digital Development, Outside MagazineGear“Light and fast will define the next 20 years of outdoor adventure and exploration. It will be the single biggest advancement to empower professional mountain athletes and dedicated global adventurers. With the ongoing evolution of outdoor products each season —from hard goods to performance apparel—that are weighing in lighter than ever before and creating more efficient systems, people are able to go greater distances in far less time, pushing the limits of what’s possible. Gear weight reduction alone in the past 20 years has allowed athletes to crash through their own (previous) training ceilings. Weight reduction and product innovation have opened the adventure door for the masses—not just a select few.”–Jordan Campbell, writer, mountaineer, filmmaker, and Marmot ambassador athlete“No matter if it is skiing, climbing, trail running or biking, gear will morph into a place where speed, lightness, technology, and performance will become one. The new GORE Surround technology (waterproof, breathable footwear with open construction on the bottom of the sole) is the perfect example of making something out of nothing.” –Eric Henderson, former backcountry ski guide for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and communications manager for Salewa mountaineering products“Living in denser environments with less space will change how we buy products. Consumers will shift from a more, more, more mentality to buying less of higher quality items with more crossover lifestyle usages. There’s more opportunity to buy recycled and refurbished goods. This will be more important to future generations.” –Steve Barker“Sports like Nordic skiing that require snow have morphed into much less of a natural environment and more into a manufactured environment meant to look like what that natural environment used to be. You’re going to see reflections of that in the equipment: Ski bases will be more dirt repellent, poles will have reinforced tips to withstand the impact of shorter races, and ski waxes will be more concentrated around the freezing range because there’s more man-made snow and the temperature of man-made snow is right around freezing.” –Andrew Gardner, former Nordic skiing coach at Middlebury College and Nordic skiing PR professionalTravel“Well, I did try to acquire the URL www.timetravel.com, but the issuing organization would not sell it to me. No doubt because they know time travel is almost here and I would go back and create the Internet first! On a more serious note—the number of travelers, especially from Asia, is set to explode in volume. Destinations that do not take this seriously, starting now, will likely have significant problems with loss of both cultural authenticity and environment. In other words, those who plan for this volume now to spread it out, mitigate it, and control it will be the long-term winners. To do nothing is an active decision to have massive problems in 20 years.” –Shannon Stowell, President, The Adventure Travel Trade AssociationTechnology“Technology has already changed the ethos. Pure adventure will always be possible, especially with the absence of technology. But the combination of wireless communication and social media will continue to alter what the adventure finish line should look like. Some of it will be fantastic with real-time and enormous participation, but you can also count on some of it becoming utterly contrived and truly abhorrent. We will have to decide on what is real, genuine, and valued in our tribe—and what is not.” –Jordan CampbellGlobal Stewardship“The marriage of adventure with altruism will continue to play a more significant role in the 21st century. Giving back to underserved populations across the globe is part of a new moral imperative in the outdoor adventure space. It is no longer a sidebar activity for a dedicated few; rather it has become an end unto itself and part of the adventure space.” –Jordan Campbell, writer, filmmaker, and Marmot ambassador athleteSpirituality“I envision there will be a large resurgence back to nature similar to the Muir and Teddy Roosevelt era. Living in crowded environments with lives driven by electronics will create a strong desire for people across the country to go outside as a spiritual and health experience.” –Steve BarkerState of Mind“I still see adventure as a state of mind that constantly tugs at us to step into the unknown. That won’t change in the next 20 years. You either follow a script or you blaze your own trail.”–Jordan CampbellMy PredictionsSurfing the jet stream will normalize five-hour flights across the Atlantic. In January, a British Airways Boeing 777-200 made the New York to London route in five hours, 16 minutes, reaching ground speeds of up to 745 miles per hour by riding a powerful jet stream of up to 200 mile-per-hour tailwinds.Über Brands: With the recent unveiling of its “luxury hotels collection,” National Geographic is the latest publishing company that has taken branding to extreme heights: Fans can now view the world entirely through the National Geographic lens of magazines, books, websites, vacations, guides, and hotels. Hopefully Fox News will not be following suit.Two-Wheeled Transportation: Whether you prefer a 45-day, seven-country cycling trip from Paris to Moscow or sharing one of 66,500 public bicycles in Hangzhou, China, which has the largest bike-sharing system in the world, self-powered pedaling will change the way we get to work and see the world.The Bed-to-Bike-to-Work-to-Cocktails-to-Dinner-to-Bed Outfit: Natural and synthetic fabrics will be so sophisticated that they won’t wrinkle, smell from sweat, sag, or get dirty. And the blurred line between workout and work apparel will completely disappear.Lab-concocted, plant-protein-based performance meals will replace our favorite junk food.“Firsts” will become increasingly outrageous. Soon I’m expecting to see the first human summit of Mount Everest while simultaneously becoming the World Champion of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter video game.Need a tan in January? A bigger wave to surf? Not to worry. Perhaps only in my mind, personal weather-providing drones, programmable from snowstorm to 75-degree bluebird sky day, will be as ubiquitous as smart phones.Life on a planet we never knew existed: NASA predicts that we are within 20 years of finding evidence of extraterrestrial life. Let’s hope they are friendly.The Language of Adventure: If politicians, corporations, and private citizens don’t all do their part in shoring up climate change, the term “adventure” will soon become synonymous with “survival.”–S.P.
Intermodal transport systems, 2012Engineering and technological calculations in railway transport, 2009 Invited lecturer: 2019. Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Secretary of State2017. Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, State Secretary for Transport2016. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Department of Intermodal TransportAssociate Professor of:Integral and intermodal systems (undergraduate study)Integral and intermodal transport (graduate study)Development and investment management (graduate study)Geo-traffic analysis of traffic flows (doctoral study)2016 – 2017 Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Special Adviser to the Minister2015. Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of the Association for Intermodal Transport and Logistics2015. European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, evaluator for Horizon 2020 COV2 projects07/016 / audit, monitoring and evaluation from the transport and logistics sector2010 – 2017 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Head of the Department of Intermodal Transport2002 – 2010 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, assistant It’s official. As of today, the new Minister of Tourism and Sports is Dr. sc. Nikolina Brnjac. Croatia has at its disposal a number of experienced experts who will surely want to help, but you just need to ask them. Today more than ever, we need less policy, and more synergies and a focus on market development. Ultimately, form is the least important, what we need is the efficiency and productivity of the entire country, including the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the CNTB. And it’s all down to people and politics. University textbooks: “The role and importance of intermodal transport in the freight transport market”; UNIZG, Zagreb, May 17, 5″Analysis of the possibility of developing the Croatian Railways system with reference to intermodality”; Croatian Chamber of Commerce, April 16, 2013″Supply chain risks”; LOMI, Krapina 2014″The role of human capital in the management of supply chains or logistics systems”; SCO Logistics, LOGIN 07, 2014. As always, I personally believe that everyone has the right to a chance, including the new Minister of Tourism and Sports, and time will show how the Ministry of Tourism and Sports will function from now on. Professional career: Academic activity: Field of interest: Chalmers University, Technology Management and Economics Gothenburg, Sweden (since 2011)Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad (since 2012)Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (since 2013)Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (since 2015) POWA (Ports and waterways) 2007 – 2011ZIRP (Science and Development in Transport) 2014, 2015 and 2017 According to the website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Brnjac has so far held the position of State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, and three years ago she also held the position of State Secretary in the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure. Organizing committee member: 2005 – 2009 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences Transport and transport technology dr. Sc.2002–2005 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences Traffic and transport technology mr. sc.1997 – 2002 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences Railway B.Sc. ing.1996 – 2001 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences PiT B.Sc. ing. Interestingly, so far the new Minister of Tourism and Sports, at least according to official data, has no experience in the tourism sector, which has provoked negative reactions from the tourism profession. So the new minister faces a great challenge to prove herself and earn the trust of the profession. Surrounding yourself with experienced and professional people, especially those from the real sector, is a winning combination for every minister, including a new minister. We need a leader and a manager who will know how to arrange all the pieces of our tourist mosaic. Especially in the coming period, when the reform of the entire tourism sector and a new modern tourism paradigm for the 21st century are expected. INTRANSLAW (International Conference on Transport and Insurance) 2015 and 2017 Holder of numerous research projects; among others: Development Fund of the University of Zagreb, South East Europe – Transnational Cooperation Program, Marco Polo Study – GO RAIL GO GREEN, COWANDA – SEE – The CO-WANDA, South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Program (SEE) EU; CBA of Railway Industrial Section, Faculty of Transport Sciences, University of Zagreb, Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Interreg CADSES project ADRIATIC3S (funding: Phare program). Member of the Scientific Committee: Intermodal transport systems, logistics processes in intermodal transport, development of intermodal terminals, railwaytransport, location of intermodal terminals Education: Round table organizer and moderator: Photo: FB Nikolina Brnjac, Illustration: HrTurizam.hr Editor of the collection of papers “Valorization of the intermodal logistics corridor Ploče – Mostar – Sarajevo – Vukovar (Central Adriatic – Danube)”; HAZU, 2014 and “Supply Chain Management”; Polytechnic of Hrvatsko zagorje, Krapina, 2015 and author of more than 50 scientific papers and professional articles in the field of intermodal transport and logistics in national and international journals.
Arteta’s side will play Manchester City (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta acknowledges his Arsenal side have a ‘big challenge’ ahead of them as they face Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.The Gunners beat Liverpool on penalties on Thursday night to progress to the next stage of the competition, with Bernd Leno putting in a Man of the Match display.The German stopper made seven saves to keep the score at 0-0 in normal time and repeated his heroics in the shootout, saving penalties from Divock Origi and Harry Wilson. Leno was the hero in the shootout (Picture: Getty Images)Joe Willock scored the winning spot-kick as his strike wriggled under Reds ‘keeper Adrian to send the Gunners through to the next round.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe luck wasn’t on Arsenal’s side in the draw, however, as they face Man City in the quarters.Arteta got the better of his former mentor Pep Guardiola in the FA Cup semi-final last season, and will be looking for his side to pull off a similar performance again in the Carabao Cup.‘I was here, waiting, enjoying a little bit the victory and now we have to play Manchester City,’ Arteta told Sky Sports after the Liverpool win. ‘It is what it is, there are some top teams now in the competition. Another big challenge and we will get prepared for that.‘We want to take every competition as an opportunity to win a trophy and we have to do that with the club that we represent and we will try to go game by game.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalReacting to Arsenal’s draw, former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp admitted that while Arteta won’t be best pleased with matching up against Man City, he will have faith in his much-improved Gunners side to get the job done.‘There’s a belief, the squad is together, everyone seems to be buying into what he wants and you can see that everyone’s playing for him,’ Redknapp told Sky Sports.‘They know what they’re trying to do. You can also see he’s working with the players on the training pitch because it’s coming off.‘He won’t be delighted with that draw, but he’ll know he’s capable of doing it because they’ve won so many big games recently.’MORE: Arsenal finally agree deal with Atletico Madrid over Lucas Torreira loan moveMORE: Arsenal ready another bid for Houssem Aouar as Lyon star pushes for moveFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Oct 2020 10:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta reacts to Arsenal drawing Manchester City in Carabao Cup quarter-final after Liverpool victory