Champions elect? Manchester City are 1/8 to win their first title in 44 years when they entertain QPR, who are 2/1 at BetVictor to be relegated to the Championship on Sunday.Bolton, who need to win if they are to have any chance of staying up, are 19/10 to win at Stoke and that is likely to be enough as few give the Hoops any chance of halting the City charge at the Etihad.14/1 to score the opener.Or can they? Rangers are 18/1 at BetVictor to gain a shock win with Lord Frodsham aka Djibril Cisse 14/1 to score the opener.Yaya Toure was simply irresistible against Newcastle last weekend and is 5/1 to score the opener on Sunday.We make City our 13/8 favourites to win next season’s title and many believe we will see the start of a City dynasty to replace that of neighbours United on Sunday – but we’re not convinced.FA Cup winners Chelsea are 1/3 to finish their domestic season on a high and they should have too much for a Blackburn side who were relegated earlier in the week.Fulham travel to White Hart Lane and are 8/1 to finish their long season with a bang.Sunday is the only day of the Premier League season when all 20 teams kick off at the same time. We have markets on the highest scoring game and which team will score first and, sorry Hoops fans, make Manchester City our 13/2 favourite to calm the nerves at the Etihad with Chelsea 8/1 and Spurs and United at 19/2.City are 2/1 to be the highest scoring team on the final day and we have an enhanced acca of 9/2 for the final day ‘good things’ Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs, City and United to all oblige.We have a sensational offer for the forthcoming Euro 2012 tournament: place a bet on the outright market and if holders and world champions Spain retain their European crown in Kiev on 1 July we will refund losing bets up to £50.Thus if you fancy Germany, Holland or – don’t laugh – England, we will refund your losing stake if Spain continue their recent monopoly of major tournaments.This offer is backdated and lasts until the first ball is kicked in Warsaw when the hosts Poland meet Greece on 8 June.For all your weekend odds check out betvictor.comFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#Data Centers#news Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud It is inevitable for any considerable enterprise to consider how the cloud and the data center can be combined in the most dynamic, efficient and secure way as possible.It’s a decision making process that gets even more complex when considering the dizzying terminology that makes sense only after considerable conversation.I kept thinking about these customers when listening to Hewlett-Packard (HP) discuss its new hybrid cloud service.HP is announcing today that it is offering:A public cloud environment for customers that want all of its IT services in the cloud.An extended data center environment that leverages the security of the data center with the distributed network of a cloud environment.An automated cloud management system for managing multiple cloud and data center environments.Workshops to help IT managers and executives better understand the complexities of what’s available and better define what they need in order to create a network that meets their needs.It gets complicated when Hewlett-Packard starts getting into the details of what they are offering. It’s not the first time we have heard a company call what they are offering a hosted and private cloud environment. That’s how HP describes its offering for what amounts to an extended data center that uses a virtualized environment to create a network that leverages the cloud and its core, on-premise environment.But this is the nature of the market. Customers believe they need private clouds. What they really needs are flat networks to move resources in a virtual environment. The network needs to be able to manage any variety of applications that between thousands of virtual machines.To do that, HP offers a converged infrastructure that includes the storage, servers that can be provisioned in clusters, the network, power and cooling and the management software.My colleague Klint Finley spent a few days with HP and learned a lot about these infrastructures:HP claims that not only can it do all the work of setting up racks, wiring, optimizing power consumption and building out the full data center for you – it claims it can do so at the fraction of the cost of doing it yourself. HP takes advantage of assembly line productivity to industrialize the process of creating data centers.The management software is a critical component of the offering. It may also be on of the most important aspects of what is required to manage a virtualized infrastructure. It’s the automation component. It orchestrates the process so virtual machines can be managed effectively.The team at HP realizes that there is an inherent complexity in the language associated with today’s complicated array of data center offerings. So we can see why workshops make sense. In the end, though, we find the language a bit of a folly. The hardware and software that HP is selling costs millions of dollars. What it provides is a network, albeit different from previous generations, it is still a network. Not to say the technology is unnecessary, it’s just more what we think of as networked data centers rather than cloud computing. Related Posts alex williams Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
The Rajasthan government on Friday appointed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the Pehlu Khan lynching case and examine the previous investigation to find the lapses, if any, which had led to the acquittal of the six accused by a Sessions Court in Alwar earlier this week.Nitin Deep Blaggan, DIG (Special Operations Group), will head the SIT which includes SP (CID-CB) Randheer Singh and Additional SP (CID-CB) Sunil Kumar.The SIT will examine the lacunae in the investigation from all angles and fix responsibility for the prosecution’s failure to produce clinching evidence in the court, while examining whether there were attempts at tampering with the evidence or weakening the case. Sources in the Chief Minister’s Office said Ashok Gehlot had called a meeting with senior officers on Friday evening to discuss the re-investigation.