Data Protection is More Than an Insurance Policy – It’s an AI Must-Have

first_imgData is king.In a world reshaped by digital transformation, data has become an integral piece of the decision-making process within an organization. All business models today are built around data, enabling leaders to make big decisions to increase revenue, decrease cost, and reduce risk. However, too often organizations view the protection of that data as an overhead or an insurance policy, rarely ever looking at the data they’ve actually stored. That data has a lot of value in it that if accessed…could be a game changer when it comes to business insights and intelligence.Organizations need to start thinking about data management by considering the following questions:How accessible is your data?How likely is it that your data will survive multiple disasters?What meta-data do you need?How important is the privacy and security of your data?And of course, there are industry trends that will shape the way you think data management and protection.With Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, risk and responsibility lead to big outcomes.Over 70 percent of enterprise companies are expected to leverage AI by the year 2021. Innovation in specialized hardware is accelerating deep learning capabilities in the data center, translating into business insights that drive growth through historical data that can now be derived from machine learning algorithms.Building AI models and instantiating them is a vital investment – which of course, comes with risk.  That data is incredibly valuable.  The reality is that at some point your valuable data may be lost, damaged, corrupted, or compromised – the equivalent of taking 500 of the smartest people at your company and having them disappear.Data protection, and the accessibility of that data, has become significantly more important (than ever) for the future of the data center – and everywhere it lives – including the cloud and at the edge. This is more than just an insurance policy – this is critical in ensuring your most valuable data assets are there when you need them to drive growth and a competitive market position.Making your data protection intelligent is complicated.Data protection today is a very complex task. There are a lot of manual configurations to consider, a need for specialized administrators, and an intense process for accessing historical data.Fast forward into the future: we would like to have a fully autonomous system that isn’t just storing data arbitrarily, but using compute capacity to gain insights and develop a model to create the brain for your business. This would instantiate data through which the algorithms, results, trends, and trained models could extract the most value. Think about what this could do!When you consider data protection – protecting and trusting where your data lands – it’s not just about making sure it is resilient. It’s about making sure that all that effort you expended to develop an AI learning system over an extended period of time – the code and the data – lands somewhere that it is actually protected. The system must be intelligent enough to know on which location to store the data, what meta-data you need to produce the data, and be able to predict possible data loss events and prepare for them in advance.  And intelligence drives simplicity.New storage technologies give data protection a boost. Most protection data is kept on spindles. As new media storage is becoming cheaper, high capacity QLC flash devices continue to expand in capacity without increasing the price. Arriving to the market, these systems are able to store secondary data (i.e. the backup data) on a much faster storage device and still gain the price and efficiency of a data protection system.The future protection of storage will be integrated into an AI system and thus insights of past data will be available.Being able to gain insights directly from the secondary protection system will also allow reducing some of the load and capacity on the primary storage arrays, allowing a wider adoption of new storage technologies like storage class memory (SCM) for primary storage.It’s an AI, new application, multi-cloud, and IoT must have! As data becomes critical to the organization, a simplified, coherent data protection plan is required for new application development mechanisms too. Not only that, but more and more enterprises are moving to use hybrid cloud and multi-cloud strategies, meaning data not only resides on premise or on a single cloud, but rather on multiple different clouds. Over 20 percent of the enterprises believe that they will use more than five separate clouds in the future. This makes management protection of the data an even more complex task. But it also opens opportunities. In addition, the IoT devices that generate huge amounts of data pose a challenge for proper data management and protection strategies. I plan to explore all of this and more in future posts.As we can see, the value of business data paired with the reality of artificial intelligence has created a new world order. Our research shows that data protection initiatives were one of the most common initiatives undertaken by companies that are looking to transform and modernize their IT. The outcome? A robust, current environment adapted to keep up with the likes of the data generated by artificially intelligent infrastructure. Data protection is not merely an insurance policy. It’s a must-have to make big decisions and insights in order to stay competitive in this digital landscape.last_img read more

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Other Sports CCI Billiards: Kothari, Parikh storm into final

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mumbai: Sourav Kothari of ONGC and Siddharth Parikh of Railways produced impressive performances on Saturday as they blew away their respective semi-final opponents to storm into the final of the Rs 3.8 lakh prize-money CCI Billiards Classic 2018.The tournament has been organised by the Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai.In a 150-minute semi-final encounter, the Kolkata-based Kothari, a former Asian Billiards champion, showed good break-building abilities and started with a bang amassing a 211 break, his third double century effort in the competition, to brush aside the lukewarm challenge from seasoned pro and compatriot Alok Kumar, marching to a 652-231 victory.Also Read | India U-16 football team to play Turkey, Oman in Istanbul cup Besides the mammoth break, Kothari had a century run of 130 and two breaks of 74 and 63 wrap up the match.Alok Kumar, who was unable to offer much of a fight, could only manage a half century break of 52.On a side table, Parikh picked up steam from the start to send his Railways teammate Ashok Shandilya crashing out in the penultimate round.The lanky Parikh potted consistently and constructed two century breaks — 115 and 198 and over half a dozen half centuries as he waltzed to a 991-424 victory without much ado.Earlier, Dhvaj Haria of IOC who had made a magnificent 288 break in the round of 16, could not continue with the same form and suffered a defeat at the hands of ONGCs Alok Kumar in a quarter-final match.Read More | Third Test in Nottingham, India struggle after good start from openers Results: semi-finals:Sourav Kothari (ONGC) beat Alok Kumar (ONGC) 652 (211, 74, 130, 63)-231(52); Siddharth Parikh (Rlys) beat Ashok Shandilya (Rlys) 991 (90, 66, 115, 83, 198, 52, 70, 63, 55)-424 (53, 55, 65).Results: quarter-finals: Sourav Kothari (ONGC) beat Rohan Jambusaria (Mah) 733 (82, 100, 108, 84, 132, 114)-439.Alok Kumar (ONGC) beat Dhvaj Haria (ONGC) 636 (138, 64, 62)-560 (153, 178, 78); Ashok Shandilya (Rlys) beat K Venkatesh (Rlys) 759 (89, 56, 91, 54, 123)-409 (56); Siddharth Parikh (Rlys) beat S. Shrikrishna (BPCL) 704 (51, 158, 53)-597 (50, 51, 79). last_img read more

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C-NS hockey wins playoff rematch with Liverpool

first_imgStaring at a two-goal deficit midway through the third period and the prospect of having its season end at the expense of its closest rival, the Cicero-North Syracuse ice hockey team picked a good time to roar to life.A four-goal eruption in the closing minutes of Tuesday’s Section III Division I opening-round game at Lysander Ice Arena would help the Northstars stun Liverpool 4-2 and advance to the quarterfinal round.Ever since these teams first met Dec. 20 in the Optimist Tournament and C-NS prevailed 5-3, things had not gone well for the Northstars, who won just four times the rest of the regular season. And that included a Feb. 14 rematch with Liverpool at the Twin Rinks that went 7-3 in the Warriors’ favor, C-NS unable to stop Connor Boland, who piled up four goals and two assists.Just four days later, Liverpool, as the no. 8 playoff seed, would now get to play at Lysander against C-NS, and the two sides battled through a scoreless first period.Then the Warriors inched in front 1-0 when Matt Gagnon scored 9:48 into the second period, and then doubled that margin early in the third, again with Gagnon finding the net. Tags: C-NSice hockeyliverpoolcenter_img To that point, James Welch was turning back everything C-NS threw at him, eventually earning 37 saves, but once Matt Cramer found the net to cut Liverpool’s lead to 2-1, the whole game changed.Cramer would pass it to Braylen Tuff, who netted the tying goal. Then an infraction on a breakaway with less than 90 seconds left in regulation gave the Northstars a penalty shot that Cramer converted for the go-ahead goal.Tyler Murray added an empty-net tally in the closing seconds and C-NS had won it, having seen Kaii VanLuven play quite well in the net, finishing with 27 saves.Two nights later, C-NS would go to Meachem Rink to battle top seed and defending state champion Syracuse in the sectional quarterfinals, knowing that it had to do something special to turn around a 9-1 defeat to this same team at the Twin Rinks nine days earlier.And it was much closer – but the Cougars still ended the Northstars’ season, prevailing 5-1 as C-NS’s lone goal came from Tyler Murray in the second period.By then, Syracuse was out in front, and up 3-1 going to the third, it doubled that margin as Kaleb Benedict, named as the sectional Division I Player of the Year earlier in the week, earned a three-goal hat trick.Stephan Matro had a goal and two assists, with Cam Walsh getting the other goal as VanLuven made 34 saves, with Cougars counterpart Alex Moreno stopping 24 of C-NS’s 25 shots.When the sectional All-Star honors were released, Boland was a first-team selection, as was Wisely. Cramer and teammate Holden Sarosy, along with the Liverpool quintet of Gagnon, Welch, Xavier Springer, Marco Palumbo and Joey Terranova, earned Honorable Mention status.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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