It has been a busy summer and we are excited to share what we have been up to! Dell EMC Cloud Snapshot Manager is now part of the PowerProtect Software Family! Moving forward, Cloud Snapshot Manager will be called Dell EMC PowerProtect Cloud Snapshot Manager. As part of this release we have added some new features to CSM.The protection of cloud native workloads is becoming more of a challenge. Cloud providers only offer rudimentary tools for the creation and deletion of snapshots. This can be cumbersome when customers have many cloud accounts and a large number of workloads to protect. Many enterprises who have adopted a multi-cloud strategy are facing a challenge in protecting workloads across multiple clouds in a uniform and seamless manner. Using different tools for each cloud is unmanageable and costly. As a result, customers are faced with being vulnerable with regards to protection of their workloads in the cloud and are bearing high monthly cloud costs as snapshots have proliferated in their environment.Dell EMC has a SaaS offering catered to solving this growing issue. For those of you that are not familiar with CSM, Cloud Snapshot Manager is a SaaS solution making it easy for customers to protect workloads in public cloud environments (AWS, Azure) – without requiring installation or infrastructure. Customers can discover, orchestrate and automate the protection of workloads across multiple clouds based on policies for seamless backup and disaster recovery.CSM breaks cloud silos, allowing customers to use one tool to protect workloads across multiple clouds. Designed for any size cloud infrastructure, CSM scales as your organization and data grows. The automatic assignment of resources to protection policies based on tags is essential to achieve auto-scaling in the cloud with the peace of mind that your resources are protected.In this quarters release we are proud to announce the following featuresCSM now supports the protection of Blob storage containers in Azure with granular Blob object level recovery. More and more cloud native applications are taking advantage of the Blob storage containers — you must ensure that the data is protected and easily recoverable.Expansion of the REST API to facilitate greater automationPowerProtect Cloud Snapshot Manager has also been added as a promotion for new PowerProtect Software, Data Protection Suite, and DPS4VM customers. New customers are entitled to 20 instances of CSM for 6 months, free! Talk with your account rep to learn more about this promotion!If you are considering trying CSM for your cloud native workloads feel free to take advantage of our free 30-day trial. Make sure to follow us on social for updates in the future and feel free to check out our other data protection blogs. All for now and we look forward to hearing from you!
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Three people—a teacher and a couple—were injured outside North Shore High School in Glen Head Friday morning by a driver who has been charged with reckless driving, Nassau County police said.The teacher, who police have yet to identify, was crossing the street near the school when the accident occurred. Police said 28-year-old Cruz Correa was driving northbound on Glen Cove Avenue just before 10 a.m. when he struck the teacher.The couple—a 66-year-old man and 65-year-old woman—was injured when Cruz’s Lexus crossed into the southbound lanes, police said, and collided with their 2007 Volkswagen Passat.Correa was airlifted by Nassau County police to Nassau University Medical Center, police said.The teacher and couple were also taken to area hospitals with varying injuries, police said.Police impounded both vehicles for brake and safety checks.The investigation is ongoing, police said.Correa will be arraigned when he’s healthy enough to do so, police said.
Environment, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf vetoed House Bill 2025, which would have prevented the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) from taking any action to abate, control or limit carbon dioxide emissions in the commonwealth without the prior approval of the General Assembly.Carbon dioxide is a harmful greenhouse gas and a major contributor to climate change, and this bill would have put a halt to DEP efforts to mitigate the impact climate change has on lives and livelihoods in Pennsylvania, including rulemaking currently being developed to allow Pennsylvania to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI is an economically sound program that has a proven record of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in member states.Higher temperatures, unseasonal changes in precipitation, and more frequent and more extreme storms – all adverse effects of climate change – have already been experienced in Pennsylvania, and we must take action now to prevent worse changes from further endangering Pennsylvanians. This bill ignores science, and would have hampered the ability of the DEP to protect Pennsylvanians.Gov. Wolf’s HB 2025 veto message:“Addressing the global climate crisis is one of the most important and critical challenges we face. This legislation is extremely harmful to public health and welfare as it prevents the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Department) from taking any measure or action to abate, control or limit carbon dioxide emissions, a greenhouse gas and major contributor to climate change impacts, without prior approval of the General Assembly. Like every state in the country, the Commonwealth has already begun to experience adverse impacts from climate change, such as higher temperatures, changes in precipitation, and frequent extreme weather events, including large storms, flooding, heat waves, heavier snowfalls, and periods of drought. Reductions in carbon dioxide emissions are even more significant now as emerging evidence links chronic exposure to air pollution with higher rates of morbidity and mortality from COVID-19.“This legislation also prohibits the Commonwealth from participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional initiative among Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while generating economic growth, unless additional legislation is enacted. RGGI participating states have reduced power sector carbon dioxide pollution by 45 percent since 2005, while the region’s per-capita gross domestic product has continued to grow. By joining RGGI, Pennsylvania has the opportunity to make real progress on limiting climate change-causing carbon pollution while generating thousands of new jobs, providing for worker training, and offering future electric bill savings.“In addition to the legislation’s failure to address climate change, the immediate effect of this legislation would be to halt a rulemaking package I directed the Department to develop by executive order pursuant to the authority of the Air Pollution Control Act to abate, control, or limit carbon dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel-fired electric power generators. The Regulatory Review Act and the Air Pollution Control Act afford the opportunity for extensive public participation, including public comment and public hearings, in the rulemaking process. Members of the General Assembly also have a robust role in the rulemaking process, including through their appointments on advisory committees and the Environmental Quality Board. This legislation creates burdensome and duplicative processes that will thwart the Department’s ability to take any action to regulate the greenhouse gas most responsible for climate change in the transportation, industrial, and commercial sectors, as well as the electric power sector.“The citizens of this Commonwealth cannot afford to wait any longer. Given the urgency of the climate crisis facing Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth must take concrete, economically sound, and immediate steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Allowing this legislation to become law would effectively deny that climate change is an urgent problem that demands prudent solutions.” September 24, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Vetoes Bill that Ignores Dangers of Climate Change