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AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) recently reported the firm is recruiting candidates for 165 positions accessible in Washington State. The firm is seeking to fill 95 consumer support specialist jobs in Bothell, Washington, and 70 retail sales associate positions at its 43 retail stores throughout the state. AT&T employee benefits include benefits include: medical/dental/vision, ability to earn up to 22 paid days off per year, discounts on AT&T products and services, tuition reimbursement, pre-taxed flexible spending accounts, life insurance and 401K with a firm match. On the Other side AT&T is hosting a hiring fair for the Consumer Support Specialist Positions on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the company s Bothell Call Center located at 3755 Monte Villa Pkwy, Bothell, WA 98021.

AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T) Trend Analysis] stock price closed at £32.82 with the total traded volume of 23.97 Million shares. Its price to sales ratio ended at 1.52. Its market capitalization is 201.88 Billion. The stock owned by the Financial Institutions was 46.40% while by insiders was 0.05%.

SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ:SNDK) and Nexenta (@Nexenta), the global leader in Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage (OpenSDS) reported that NexentaStor, the company s flagship software-only platform, has been integrated with SanDisk s all-flash InfiniFlash IF100 system. This all-flash joint solution provides data center consumers with a pre-tested, full-featured, cost-effective, high-performance system for addressing recently s increasing Big Data challenges. Capable of scaling from 64 Terabyte (TB) to two Petabyte (PB) configurations, this exclusive software and hardware solution supports a broad range of deployment scenarios and workloads including, virtualization, Big Data analytics, data warehousing, and dynamic modeling. Built on ZFS, this resilient scale-up, unified block (FC and iSCSI) and file (NFS and SMB) storage solution provides enterprise consumers with peace of mind and the assurance needed about functionality and performance. Key differentiators of this joint solution include NexentaStor s inline data reduction and high performance dual parity raid capabilities as well as the InfiniFlash IF100 s extra low space, power and cooling requirements, resulting in industry leading TCO. The coupling of our NexentaStor software and SanDisk s InfiniFlash systems delivers the industry lowest cost solutions for high performance (ultra low, consistent, sub-millisecond response times and over 8 Million flash IOPS in a rack) mature unified block and file services to cloud service providers and enterprise consumers, stated Tarkan Maner, CEO of Nexenta. These solutions literally break new ground and make all flash storage economically practical for a wide range of use cases, from high performance databases, to virtualized environments, big data lakes and extra dense active archive repositories.

SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ:SNDK) Trend Analysis] begun last trade with a price of £53.85 and throughout the trading session climbed at a high of £54.08. The day-trade ended with 2.35% to £54.05. The stock is going forward to its 52 week low with 22.06% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -48.64%. SNDK last month stock price volatility remained 4.25%.

Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) issued a global report on the state of big data analytics as presently practiced across six industries. Based on a survey of 316 senior data and IT decision-makers in leading companies, the report is derived from a questionnaire designed by Forbes Insights, and sponsored by Teradata in joint venture with McKinsey. The report reveals the impact of big data initiatives on organizational culture and practices, citing challenges and confirming the business value of big data investments. Notably, the majority of survey respondents report not just important investment in big data analytics, but a important return on that investment. Across all categories of investment, about 90 percent of organizations report medium to high levels of investment, and about a third call their investments very important. Additionally, about two-thirds of respondents report that big data and analytics initiatives have had a important, measurable impact on revenues. It s exciting to see that companies using big data technologies are realizing the impact that s been promised for some time, stated Chris Twogood, Vice President of Product and Services Marketing at Teradata. Companies aren t just committed to investing in big data analytics; most companies are seeing a material impact as a result of that investment. One out of five survey respondents (21 percent) agreed that big data analytics is the single most important path to competitive advantage, while 38 percent called it a top five issue.

Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) 3] has the market capitalization of 4.07 Billion. Shares of firm moved up 0.67% to close at £28.73 with the total traded volume of 4.28 Million. The firm has current ratio of 2.10 for the most recent quarter.


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Samsung PRO+ EVO+ MicroSD Memory Card Review

Handling and Features

Samsung PRO+ EVO+ MicroSD Memory Card Review
Samsung memory stands out from the crowd with its ‘4-proof’ technology,meaning the cards are temperature proof, waterproof, shock proof and magnet proof. Samsung has now introduced a new range of EVO+ and PRO+ microSDXC memory cards, updating bringing faster speeds for 4K video and full HD equipped devices. Both come with an SD adapter and are also available as SD cards.

These micro SDXC cards come with a 10 year warranty and the latest models are UHS I / Class 10 cards so should be extremely quick. Samsung say the PRO+ card is ideal for smartphones and 4K UHD action cameras capable of recording high quality video. The EVO+ is the mid range card and is great for those with Full HD action cams and smartphones with a massive capacity of 128GB. With this in mind, let’s see how they perform in our tests.

Samsung PRO+ EVO+ MicroSD Memory Card Review

The Samsung microSDXC memory cards are waterproof, x-ray proof, temperature proof and magnetic-proof. Below are the specs for the new cards compared to the PRO and EVO cards:

Samsung PRO+ EVO+ MicroSD Memory Card Review

Standard EVO PRO EVO+ PRO+ Class 6 UHS-I U:1, Class 10 UHS-I U:1, Class 10 UHS-I U:1, Class 10 UHS-I U:3, Class 10 Up to 24MB/s Up to 48MB/s Up to 90MB/s, 80MB/s write Up to 80MB/s read, 20MB/s write Up to 95MB/s read, 90MB/s write 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 32GB, 64GB

The EVO+ range is an affordable performance option, while the PRO+ range offers the highest performance possible.

Samsung PRO+ EVO+ MicroSD Memory Card Review

Key Features

  • MicroSD Card read speeds up to 95MB/s, write speeds up to 90MB/s (PRO+)
  • UHS I / U:1 (EVO+) / U:3 (PRO+), Class 10 cards
  • Waterproof
  • Magnet proof
  • Temperature proof
  • X-ray proof
  • Shock proof (SD card only)
  • 10 year warranty

SanDisk InfiniFlash flash arrays get Nexenta software-defined storage

Storage hardware maker SanDisk has teamed up with storage software supplier Nexenta to provide pre-configured all-flash storage arrays. In the partnership, SanDisk’s IF100 InfiniFlash flash array is married with Nexenta’s NexentaStor software-defined storage. InfiniFlash IF100 is the hardware-only version of a range of flash arrays launched earlier in 2015 by SanDisk. It scales from 64TB to 2PB and is equipped with SanDisk’s proprietary PCIe1 SAS-connected 8TB Nand flash2 cards, also called InfiniFlash.

InfiniFlash offers high density of flash storage by packing in raw flash capacity without controller software, which is provided in the IF100 by an original equipment manufacturer partner in this case Nexenta supplying the software intelligence to govern flash operations. SanDisk claims input/output operations per second (IOPS3) figures north of one million with sequential throughput of around 7GBps. There is also the IF500, aimed at Ceph object storage implementations, and the IF700, aimed at high-performance database workloads. These, however, are not part of the partnership with Nexenta and come with their own Linux-based operating systems.

Nexenta’s NexentaStor storage software is built on the ZFS and provides block (8Gbps and 16Gbps Fibre Channel and 10GbE iSCSI) plus file (Server Message Block and Network File System) access. NexentaStor supports striped and mirrored Raid 10 or parity-based Raid levels five and six. Asynchronous replication is supported in NexentaStor along with unlimited snapshots and thin provisioning. The move is the latest in the steadily rising trend in which customers are given more choice about which storage software they use on generic hardware, whether dedicated storage hardware, as in this case, or storage systems built from commodity server hardware, as in, for example, DataCore’s recent partnership with reseller Curvature.

The ability to choose storage software and the hardware it is implemented upon reduces costs for customers in a market that has been dominated by the big six storage array makers and their costly products.


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