Bitcoin is not something new. When one talks about cryptocurrency, Bitcoin naturally comes to mind. Those who are technologically inclined will think about Bitcoin right away whenever crypto, security, and currency are talked about.
People who do not like risks may normally steer clear of Bitcoin but those who are successful in starting a revolution are risk takers. You should watch this video below to get a glimpse on how Bitcoin can easily help save people money from having to pay exorbitant fees if they want to send currencies to other parts of the world.
Oh yeah, did I mention that there does not need to be a middleman of some sort in order for recipients to get the money using Bitcoin? This is the big difference compared to well known money sending services like Western Union and MoneyGram where they normally take in 10-20% from fees or more.
Bitcoin has a very promising future. While it has barely been adopted by many institutions for fear of something they feel is still unproven, slowly but surely, it will pick up pace and adoption will be on the rise.
Follow Patrick Byrne on Twitter to find out more about his activities with regards to Bitcoin. I also recommend you to watch the video above. While quite a very long video so to speak, the Bitcoin keynote address had some interesting points tackled on how the future and economies can benefit greatly from using this technology.
Unitrends Enterprise Backup 7.4 offers a software-only solution available as a virtual appliance for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere that incorporates both physical and virtual data protection. So you no longer have to buy and manage two or more separate products to protect your virtual and physical infrastructure, as well as be able to extend that data protection to the cloud.
The 7.4 version enhances the vendor’s Unitrends Recovery-series physical appliances and Unitrends Enterprise Backup virtual appliance to include the following:
VMware Certified Application Recovery (V-CAR)
This integrates ReliableDR (added with the acquisition of PDH Virtual at the end of 2013) with the RS appliances and UEB, enabling you to orchestrate recovery processes directly from data backed up by the UEB or RS appliances. From on premise backups to your DR site, V-CAR assures you of certified recovery of applications while helping to verify SLA compliance. </p>
Unitrends Bridge is a 1-click P2V capability that transforms your Windows systems into virtual machines. So you can get Windows Instant Recovery (WIR) on physical appliances, along with 1-click P2V capability for external virtualization hosts on physical (RS) and virtual appliances (UEB).
Unified Bare Metal
Unitrends Bare Metal Recovery (BMR) for the Recovery-Series and Unitrends Enterprise Backup products have always been great features, including Meta-Bare Metal technology for unified architectures, introduced first for Cisco UCS. Unified Bare Metal unifies the bare metal backup and master backup so only one backup type is needed.
This gives you big advantages including: increasing retention by over 100%, improving replication performance by over 100%, removing the need to restore a bare metal backup before the file-based backup and allowing you to restore bare metal backups to different size targets.
Enhanced Deduplication for vSphere
Helps you gain huge reductions in backup and replication windows, along with better network utilization, allowing for longer term retention on disk and increased scalability.
This lets you achieve multiple backups at the same time, allowing multiple archive jobs to execute concurrently increasing performance from 50% up to 200%
Oracle 12c Support
Oracle 12c is now supported. This means that both Oracle 12c and Oracle 11g are supported on Windows, Linux, and Solaris operating systems.
Enhanced Linux Distribution Support
Release 7.4 includes support for CentOS 5.1, CentOS 6.4, CentOS 6.5, Debian 7, Fedora 19, RedHat 5.1, RedHat 6.4, RedHat 6.5, SUS 11 SP3, and Ubuntu 13.1. In addition, they upgraded several new Linux installers which simplify the agent installation process for most Linux distributions.
Deployment is fast, and after that, automated core features make Unitrends Enterprise Backup super easy to manage and maintain. One of the unique features I like most is UEB’s support for over a 100 versions of Operating Systems and Applications.
Additionally, dissimilar physical and virtual bare metal allows users to perform P2P, V2P, P2V, and V2V recovery. Since the powerful software at the heart of Unitrends Enterprise Backup allows you to mix both a virtual appliance and a physical one, I would definitely give this solution a try.
Flash games still play an integral part in the online world. People love playing on big screens and Flash games will always be around to provide users with entertainment and fun.
friv is an Flash games portal that features a variety of games from well known ones like Candy Crush Saga, Farm Heroes Saga, Plants verus Zombies and many many others to those with different styles of playing the game like Kill the Flappy Bird.
There is even a Pokemon game here. The graphics looks more slick than those in Nintendo Game Boy or even DS versions. If you are a Pokemon fan, you definitely should check this out.
All you need to have in order to play these Flash online games is a web browser, an Internet connection and make sure that Flash player is installed. You can always download and install it if your browser does not have it yet.
For a variety of Flash games, Friv is a good place to start. It can also be your last 😉 as I am sure the many Flash games found there are more then enough to keep you occupied and playing for hours.
And new games will be made available from time to time. Visit friv!