The demand for database cloning is growing exponentially as more and more companies invest in DevOps to bring new products and features to market faster. As a result, software developers, database admins, quality assurance, data scientists, analysts and operations teams all need fast access to production data copies of critical enterprise databases.Size and speedThe challenge is that today’s databases are huge, ranging in size from 10 to 100 terabytes. Apart from obvious storage constraints, delay is also a factor. Moving such huge files, regardless of network speed, can take hours, sometimes even days. The data also needs to be refreshed regularly to make sure the copy is as close to the production version as possible.Barriers to innovationIt will come as no surprise, then, that according to customers, it takes too long to provision copies of multi-terabyte production databases to test environments. Those who want to leverage the Cloud for test sandbox environments often struggle to execute on their vision.Customers say that the current process is burdened by long development cycles, poor quality releases, and a general lack of self-service. Apart from slowing down development and testing, the financial impact to business is significant. The big question is – how can we remove these obstacles and accelerate the pace of innovation?Software-defined, scalable and powerfulThis is exactly why I’m excited to offer the Actifio Database Cloning Appliance (DCA), powered by Dell Technologies – an integrated appliance combining the power of Actifio’s copy data management software with our hyper-converged and software-defined platforms such as VxRail and VxFlex with Intel Xeon scalable processors. Together, we’ve blended our IP to create an easy-to-run yet powerful platform, which allows you to transform database test cycles, increase application quality and compress database provisioning, particularly in large environments.Customer reaction says it allSometimes, you can spot a winning solution straight off the bat. For me, the acid test is customer reaction. Their faces said it all when we explained how, using native database tools, they could easily spin up databases that were near-real time on Dell Storage and even use PowerProtect DD appliances when retention lock was needed for regulatory requirements like Financial Services.I listened as Database Administrators responded to the demo, inundating us with questions and scenarios unique to their environments. I heard their excitement when they realized how they could leverage DCA in multiple creative ways to reduce development time, increase QA standards and drive more performance from mission-critical applications.One-stop solutionIf you’re in operations, software development, testing, data analysis or QA, this solution will be music to your ears. It delivers instant database clones of even the largest databases in minutes either locally or in your Cloud of choice with the solution entirely API-driven to enable automation and self-service data access.Accelerate the pace of innovation in your business. Transform the speed and cost of managing complex database environments, while simplifying management and security. Take the first step and contact us today. And of course, I’d love to hear your views on database cloning – join the conversation.Learn more by listening to a recorded webinar hosted by both Actifio and Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions here.Read more about how OEMs can unlock new revenue by leveraging software design and monetizing customer data here. Follow us on Twitter @delltechoem and @DealingPhelan and join our LinkedIn Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions Showcase page here.
At the weekend, the Nigeria Football Federation approved the appointment of Coach Moses Adukwu as 1st Assistant Coach, with Bilikisu Tijani as 2nd Assistant and Audu Yahaya as Goalkeepers’ Trainer of the Falconets.Adukwu, who will hold forth as head of the technical crew pending the appointment of a Head Coach, has called up 40 players to begin preparations for the clash with the fellow West Africans, who edged out Gambia 3-2 on aggregate in the first round of the campaign.There are six goalkeepers, 10 defenders, 10 midfielders and 14 strikers on the roster.Goalkeepers: Rita Akarekor (Bayelsa Queens); Christiana Obia (Osun Babes); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Omini Oyono (Confluence Queens); Christy Obis (Osun Babes); Nelly Ekeh (Bayelsa Queens)Defenders: Omowunmi Oshobukola (Sunshine Queens); Chdinma Okeke (Madrid CFF, Spain); Esther Momoh (Confuence Queens); Ifeoma Ikenokwalu (Rivers Angels); Sarah Oloduba (Osun Babes); Margaret Etim (Rivers Angels); Akudo Ogbonna (Sunshine Queens); Ifeoma Paulinus (Rivers Angels); Rebecca Ajimuda (Edo Queens); Tosin Dameline (Sunshine Queens)Midfielders: Mary Saiki (Nasarawa Amazons); Basirat Amoo (Confluence Queens); Folasade Ijamilusi (FC Robo); Adebisi Saheed (Bayelsa Queens); Esther Onyenezide (FC Robo); Rose Ekong (Sunshine Queens); Mary Adeyemi (Osun Babes); Suliat Abideen (Sunshine Queens); Celine Ottah (Bayelsa Queens); Patricia Innocent (Sunshine Queens)Forwards: Dooshima Tarnum (Nasarawa Amazons); Grace Igboamalu (Nasarawa Amazons); Precious Christopher; Rafiat Sule; Gift Monday (FC Robo); Mary Anjor (Bayelsa Queens); Esther Adeboye; Blessing Okpe (Rivers Angels); Augusta Nwamaka (Confluence Queens); Marian Ezenagu (Rivers Angels); Mary Alfred (Confluence Queens); Precious Vincent (Sunshine Queens); Joy Omewa (Confluence Queens); Joy Jerry (Bayelsa Queens)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s U20 girls, Falconets will set up camp in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as from today ahead of their 2020 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture against their counterparts from Burkina Faso this month.The first leg of the second round qualifying fixture will take place at the August 4 Stadium in Ouagadougou on Saturday, 21st March, with the return leg a week later at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.Two –time World Cup runners-up Nigeria have participated at every edition of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup since it was launched as an U19 tournament in Canada 18 years ago. This year’s finals will be co-hosted by Costa Rica and Panama.
Gbolahan Okuneye and friends in the Table Tennis Section of Ikoyi Club is organising a one-day Lagos State Junior boys and girls table tennis tournament today.The championship will feature 16 cadets players comprising of eight boys and eight girls players will be competing only in boys and girls singles. The tournament is sponsored by Okuneye and friends in the table tennis section of the Ikoyi Club.According to Okuneye, “the reason for the sponsorship is to expose the cadets’ table tennis players to competition because they need to play more competition such as this to enable them gain more exposure in the game. Also we believe that government alone can’t continue to highhandedly sponsor sports. We are doing this to complement government’s efforts in our own little way. “This is just an experimental event; our intention is to make it an annual tournament,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram