REVIEW: FlexPod, Oracle Exalogic converged-infrastructure gear

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Two top makers of converged infrastructure devices – FlexPod and Oracle Exalogic – rank well among their users, but they have important differences, according to customers who have used the products.

In this review, real users who are members of the IT Central Station community weigh the pros and cons of each solution, sharing their insights and feedback with other enterprise tech professionals. They outline each solution’s valuable features, but also suggest where they see room for improvement.

[ Check out our What is hyperconvergence? and learn whether your network and team are up to hyperconverged storage. ]

The two vendors compete in the area of converged infrastructure, in which a single box comprises networking, storage, compute and server virtualization. It’s hardware-driven, so that each component can be separated and used independently from the other components.

Samsung releases Tizen 3.0 update for Gear S3 smartwatch

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The Samsung Gear S3 is Samsung’s most powerful smartwatch and according to SamMobilea major update is now available.

 recently set my Gear S3 Frontier aside to focus on using the new Apple Watch Series 3 with my iPhone X, but am testing several Android phones and may be moving back to a Galaxy Note 8 in a month. The Samsung Gear Sport was recently released and it launched with Tizen 3.0 and some new functionality. This Gear S3 update brings these new features to last years watch.

According to the update pop-up that appears on your smartphone, this Gear S3 update includes the following:

  • Samsung Connect: Monitor and manage smart devices with the Gear S3.
  • Gear VR controller: Control your Gear VR from your wrist.
  • PPT controller: Control your PowerPoint presentation with your Gear S3.
  • Samsung Health: This app has been updated with support for continuous HR monitoring and multi-workout widgets.
  • Contacts and Calendar: Enter new contacts and create events right from your Gear S3.
  • Bixby reminder: Support for Bixby reminders on your watch. Bixby Voice is not yet supported on the Gear S3 though.
  • Send SOS: This feature now includes your altitude for a more precise fix of your location if you are in trouble.

There are a few more features that make the Gear S3 an even more functional and independent smartwatch. With LTE, you can use your Gear S3 as a stand-alone device for many basic needs.

As soon as I get home tonight I am charging up my Gear S3 and performing the update. It will be great to have the Gear S3 on my wrist again with all of the fantastic Strap Studio bands to match with my mood.

Source:-.zdnet.c

Aston Martin’s turnaround plan moves up a gear with Vantage model

Luxury British carmaker Aston Martin unveiled its new Vantage model on Tuesday, as it pursues a turnaround plan designed to return it to profitability and set up a possible stock market flotation.

The central England-based firm, famed for making the sports car driven by fictional secret agent James Bond, is on course this year for its first pretax profit since 2010, spurred by sales of its new DB11 model.

With the Vantage, Aston Martin hopes to reach full capacity of 7,000 sports cars at its Gaydon plant in 2019, which would be the most cars it has produced for a decade.

“It’s important fiscally because it is the car that really moves us into that positive free cash flow territory, but I think it was also important industrially because you are now talking about a plant that is full,” Chief Executive Andy Palmer told Reuters during an interview at the firm’s headquarters.

The sleek two-seater model, which the firm says will stand out from rivals partly due to its simplistic design, will cost just over 120,000 pounds in Britain and $150,000 in the United States.

Aston is also building a new factory in Wales, where its first sports utility vehicle, known as the DBX, will roll off the production line from late 2019.

As Aston grows, Palmer has said that its owners, mainly Kuwaiti and Italian private equity firms, could sell the company to a larger car group, other private equity firms or launch an initial public offering,

“Another year of demonstrating what we are doing and then I think beyond that it’s going to depend on what the market’s doing.” he said.

source:-.thehindu

These Unexpected Stores Sell Really Awesome Running Gear

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When it comes to your shoes, there’s no place like your specialty running store, where experienced runners are on hand to size you up, watch you stand, walk, and run, and provide plenty of personalized options you can test drive on the spot to narrow down your best match. When you need to restock your supply of socks, tops, and shorts, however, great gear can be found in the most unexpected places.

We scoured more than a dozen popular big box stores and online merchants to bring you the best running finds from more traditional clothing retailers. Because you can’t touch, feel, or try stuff online, we made sure to hunt for brands we know, trust, and have experience actually running in.

In the end, we found some high quality, cool gear any runner would love—and for cheap. Here are our favorite running gear finds.

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Wal-Mart: Nike Women's Dri-Fit Run Fast Running Tank Top-Black
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Wal-Mart: Nike Women’s Dri-Fit Run Fast Running Tank Top-Black

This simple Dri-FIT tank from Nike will keep you comfy on hot days or during indoor treadmill sessions where there’s no airflow to keep you cool. The relaxed fit flatters all forms. Reflective detailing on the back and logo improve your visibility on your early morning and evening runs.

Buy it: $35, walmart.com

Gap: Gapfit Coolmax Performance crew socks
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Gap: GapFit Coolmax® Performance crew socks

The single most important thing between you and your running shoes is your socks. Runners need socks that hug their feet, wick moisture, stay put, and won’t wear through in the heels and toes after just a few runs. These Coolmax quality constructed socks from GapFit check all those boxes and are super affordable to boot.

Buy it: $10, gap.com

Target: C9 Champion Women's Plus-Size Premium Run 2-in-1 Shorts
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Target: C9 Champion Women’s Plus-Size Premium Run 2-in-1 Shorts

Speciality stores don’t always cater to larger sizes on the running spectrum, so we appreciate that Target features premium shorts for plus-size women. The wide, low waistband holds the shorts up without uncomfortably digging in, while a slightly longer inseam helps prevent leg chafing. Stash your cash and key in the back zippered pocket and go.

Source:-runnersworld