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Russian Navy commissions two Project 23040 SAR boats

first_img September 22, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy commissions two Project 23040 search and rescue boats Russian Navy commissions two Project 23040 search and rescue boats Share this article The Russian Navy has commissioned another two Project 23040 search and rescue boats in a ceremony in Severomorsk.Bearing pennant numbers 1229 and 1230, the boats will be based in Severomorsk, Murmansk region, where they will be part of the Northern Fleet’s diving service.Project 23040 boats are built under a 2013 contract signed between the shipyard and the Russian ministry of defense. ZNT Yard was initially to build 16 boats but that number was later expanded to 22 units.The vessels can support diving operations up to 60 meters in depth and are equipped with remotely operated vehicles and a towed sonar. They are also equipped with firefighting equipment that allows them to fight fires up to 30 meters high, pump water from other vessels and supply them with power. View post tag: Project 23040 View post tag: Russian Navy View post tag: ZNT Yard Authoritieslast_img read more

How Converged Infrastructure is enabling the Modern Data Center for the Healthcare Industry

first_imgWith healthcare reform requirements, massive merger and acquisition initiatives and a growing need to manage the health of the patient population, healthcare providers face some daunting challenges and opportunities. Two truths seem clear: 1. the operational and clinical provider landscape will remain to some extent uncertain and 2. healthcare providers need a platform to modernize their data centers that will provide unmatched agility, speed, cost effectiveness, security and scalability.Combined with that as federal Electronic Health Records policy continues to evolve, technology initiatives have become critical to basic healthcare requirements from the smallest doctor’s office to the largest hospital. More so than ever, organizations trying to meet complex new federal mandates and adopt improved technology solutions find that their goals are a constantly moving target. On one hand, healthcare providers must accomplish more with less, yet effective care is increasingly dependent on a wide variety of increasingly complex and infrastructure intensive products and systems.The list is extensive: in addition to core EMR systems, organizations are using building automation systems, picture archiving and communications systems (PACS), computerized physician order entry (CPOE), clinical decision support systems (CDSS), closed circuit television (CCTV), real-time location-based systems (RTLS) and even interactive patient education systems. And this isn’t taking into consideration business apps like accounting, administration, learning management, workflow and process automation, intranet, logistics and even ERP. These are a few of the challenges and associated solutions that we’re looking forward to discussing with our customers and partners at HIMSS 2016.Chad Sakac and I took the opportunity to talk about these topics with customers at the Monday night VCE Users Group here at HIMSS.Challenges and OpportunitiesDealing with the frenetic rate of change in healthcare standards and application support required by today’s healthcare organizations means that scalability and forward thinking are critical to healthcare CIOs. As IDC reports, CIOs are being asked to reduce costs, consolidate resources, and produce and deliver higher quality services to support patient care more quickly than ever. At VCE, we’ve been able to optimize our Converged Platforms designs to accelerate IT transformation and dramatically simplify IT operations while mitigating risks. With VCE, healthcare organizations are able to shift resources to focus more on innovation and less on maintenance. The industry has thus been able to reduce costs, accelerate the return on investment and really reap the benefits of having state-of-the-art technology, optimized applications which enables improved patient care.Customers Realize the Benefits of Converged InfrastructureChad Eckes, EVP and CFO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, turned to converged infrastructure as an effective technology to manage change without sacrificing strategic priorities.Wake Forest purchased and deployed three Vblock Systems: Vblock 720, Vblock 540, and Vblock 340 to provide the infrastructure for its new software-defined data center, Wake Cloud. The environment was designed to support not only the medical center’s upgrade to Epic 2014 EMR, but also more than 750 other applications.“Our first Vblock System was launched specifically to manage our very large imaging files. We were able to set up the entire Vblock System environment within two days—a process that had taken six weeks in the past,” Eckes says. “The implementation proved the financial case, and our governance’s response was, ‘How can we speed up the rest of the deployment?’”Chad Eckes spoke on the first HX360 panel of the day. He took time to emphasize the importance of an agile infrastructure when it comes to enabling innovation.With the implementation of the VCE Vblock System infrastructure, Wake Forest has been able to standardize, consolidate and converge technologies to simplify its IT environment and significantly reduce both its physical and management footprints. It also has successfully moved away from its previous project-based application delivery model—which resulted in an IT stack for each new solution—to a VCE-based enterprise hybrid cloud, service-based model.But system complexity isn’t the only challenge in healthcare. We’re increasingly witnessing regulatory concerns emerge as one of paramount importance to healthcare organizations. Since 2015, the HITECH act has made it essential for healthcare organizations to not only demonstrate meaningful use but also pay massive penalties that are assessed as a result of data breaches. Our customers consistently tell us that trusted converged infrastructure is key to enabling their organizations to centralize and control organizational data by leveraging unified management, enhanced security features and complementary technologies such as VDI to provide anytime access to medical systems while not allowing patient data outside the data center.Mark Braidwood, Director, Infrastructure Technology Architecture and Services, Interior Health relies on the MEDITECH electronic health record solution to help it provide efficient and more effective patient care. As the facility upgraded to the latest version, it chose to move to a converged infrastructure to answer MEDITECH’s expanded server, storage and networking requirements. Since choosing Vblock System Interior Health has seen improvements to MEDITECH’s performance and has enabled its IT support teams to focus on business enablement and training instead of reactive networking tasks.“By running MEDITECH and other applications on the same converged infrastructure, we’ve seen application performance improvements and efficiencies. This will go a long way in helping clinicians increase their productivity and responsiveness to patients. Ultimately, the Vblock System has helped IH deliver a better clinician experience, which leads to improved patient care,” Braidwood says.Choosing the Right Converged Infrastructure for YouThe maturity of the converged solution selected is an important aspect of garnering maximum value and business benefit from converged or hyper-converged infrastructure systems. In addition, the types of workloads running on these systems are critical in determining the best converged platforms. VCE ranks the strongest in both these categories as validated by both our customers and industry analysts.Source: Gartner (August, 2015)Gartner in their most recent Magic Quadrant analysis ranked our vision and ability to execute combined as the highest in the industry. The choice of Blocks, Racks and Appliances enables organizations of all sizes to flexibly and cost-effectively deploy converged and hyper-converged infrastructure systems that match their specific needs.For larger deployments, a variety of Vblock and VxBlock (VMware NSX ready) converged infrastructure systems are available depending on customer requirements. For the most extreme-scale projects, VCE offers the VxRack, a full rack hyper-converged system that collapses compute and storage into the same physical device and accommodates hyper-scale workloads. And finally, for small organizations or branch offices, the VCE’s hyper-converged infrastructure appliance, VxRail enables the most cost-effective scalability and ease of use while maintaining centralized management and configuration features available on larger systems.VCE’s Vision software unifies all of these systems separately or together into a single unified management framework, which is further augmented by the Solutions Exchange online portal which offers pre-built applications and connectors to other network management tools accelerating time to deployment and facilitating ease of management.Tyler Fisher, the CIO of Gordon Memorial Hospital summed up his experience selecting VCE converged infrastructure this way: “When I finished my presentation to the hospital board, the chairman said that it would be foolish not to purchase the Vblock System. That’s how clear we felt the decision was.”We remain committed to the healthcare industry and I’m excited by the opportunities ahead in delivering the industry’s richest, enterprise-scale, Converged Platforms customer experience.Join us at HIMSS 2016 at Booth #1921 on the Exhibit floor to hear more about EMC and VCE solutions in healthcare IT.last_img read more

Shafer expects Syracuse’s offensive line to improve its red-zone blocking

first_img Published on September 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb From within the 10-yard line, Adonis Ameen-Moore had space in front of him. But the big running back was tripped up and fell short of the goal line.It was one of several opportunities Syracuse struck out on near the goal line on Friday, and one that stuck with head coach Scott Shafer during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference on Wednesday.“If it had been a touchdown, I would be feeling great about things,”Shafer said.Ameen-Moore did score from 2 yards out in the third quarter in Syracuse’s (1-0) 27-26 win over Villanova on Friday, and Prince-Tyson Gulley accounted for another touchdown on a 65-yard dash up the middle in the first. But the Orange’s offensive line didn’t get much push otherwise in the double-overtime victory.With guards Nick Robinson and Omari Palmer unavailable, the makeshift offensive line featured tackle Michael Lasker at right guard, a position that required more movement.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the first overtime, Ameen-Moore was stuffed twice for a loss from inside the 3-yard line and SU had to settle for a field goal when a touchdown would’ve won the game.In the second overtime period, the Orange handed off to the senior tailback three consecutive times from within the 3, and his inability to score left the game in punter Riley Dixon’s hands for a touchdown pass on a fake field goal on fourth down.“Maintaining and sustaining blocks. Playing cleaner through our double teams,” Shafer said when asked what SU has to improve on in the trenches. “(Lasker)’s got some things to work on in those situations and there’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll improve in those situations.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more