Moving to the Cloud: Maximizing VMware Investment with Dell EMC Data Protection

first_imgModern business applications require flexibility, enabled by a hybrid cloud that delivers consistent infrastructure and operations. Customers view hybrid clouds as a way to gain flexibility and speed to respond to changing business needs, accelerate innovation, and align costs to business requirements by managing upfront expenses, operational support, and TCO. However, if an organization wants to seamlessly harness the power of the hybrid cloud in an integrated manner, there are several requirements that need to be met. Some of these challenges include: operational inconsistencies, different skillsets & tools, disparate management tools and security controls, inconsistent application SLAs, and incompatible machine formats.Sonali Desai, Product Marketing Manager from VMware, Ken Smith Sr., Product Marketing Manager from VMware and Kenon Ewing, Systems Engineer for Data Protection from Dell EMC, recently presented about moving to the cloud and maximizing customers’ VMware investment with Dell EMC Data Protection.As two powerhouses and leaders in private and public cloud, VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) jointly deliver a truly differentiated and compelling engineered solution to customers – the VMware Cloud™ on AWS. Delivered, sold, and supported by VMware and its partners as an on-demand service, VMware Cloud™ on AWS integrates VMware’s entire enterprise-class software-defined data center (SDDC) and optimizes it to run on dedicated elastic Amazon EC2 bare-metal infrastructure that is fully integrated as part of the AWS Cloud. VMware Cloud™ on AWS enables organizations to take advantage of a rich set of benefits with rapid time to value including: consistency and familiarity of VMware technologies, easy workload portability, seamless access to native AWS services, and container and VM support. With the same architecture and operational experience on-premises and in the cloud, IT teams can now accelerate their cloud migration in the simplest, fastest, and lowest risk way with compelling TCO from use of the AWS and VMware hybrid cloud experience.However, there are certain obstacles preventing companies from going to the cloud, requiring companies to maintain their on-premises infrastructure. Data sovereignty issues, including regulatory and privacy requirements, sensitive data located on-premises, custom security standards, and need to prove compliance to auditors prevent organizations from moving to the cloud. Additionally, workload and data proximity issues such as low data latency requirements, workloads with local data processing, and data center workloads that are tightly integrated with backend systems require data to remain on-premises. Even some customers who have moved some of their data into the cloud feel that they do not have the same transparency and control over their data and struggle to keep control over their critical workloads, leverage existing IT environments, and maximize the value of existing talent and processes.To combat these challenges, Dell EMC and VMware co-engineered and delivered the VMware Cloud™ on Dell EMC: cloud infrastructure delivered as a service on-premises, fully managed by VMware. VMware Cloud™ on Dell EMC is built on Dell EMC VxRail infrastructure, and runs on the VMware’s SDDC to handle compute, storage and networking processing. This all-inclusive service also offers a hybrid control plane to provision and monitor resources as well as a monthly subscription-based pricing model. VMware Cloud™ on Dell EMC offers customers support for multiple use cases such as: data center modernization, switch from CapEx to OpEx financial models, and hardware refresh. Another use case is data latency and sovereignty, where the infrastructure stays onsite and can be employed by companies with low data latency requirements, data sovereignty requirements, and data governance and security. Application modernization, including development agility, Kubernetes, and traditional application deployments are all instances where customers can utilize VMware Cloud™ on Dell EMC.Whether customers’ data and applications reside on-premises or are moving into the public cloud, Dell EMC provides cloud protection across the protection portfolio. Dell EMC’s software-defined data management (SDDM) empowers organizations to simplify and automate their data protection. Dell EMC offers data availability, data management, and data analytics on a single SDDM platform, enabling customers to choose their consumption model between multi-dimensional appliances, software, or SaaS.Dell EMC’s SDDM offers integration, which helps drive the value of data protection and enables ease of consumption. Specifically, the native application UI integration streamlines the data protection process with out-of-the-box supported integrations. Infrastructure managers provide tenant control, including governance, compliance, and legacy application protection. There are multiple form factor deployment options that are cost-effective for organizations including software defined, public and private cloud, appliance, and IoT/edge. Additionally, application admins can manage data protection through native interfaces such as vSphere, Oracle and SQL databases, cloud automation interfaces (REST), and Kubernetes.Dell EMC data protection supports four use cases today with our cloud data protection strategy: long-term retention, disaster recovery, backup to the cloud, and hybrid/cloud backup. Dell EMC is a trusted data protection provider, providing comprehensive coverage, flexibility, and powerful architecture, resulting in reduced infrastructure costs and simply powerful data protection.Dell EMC’s data protection automation provides companies with an easy and seamless way to ensure their data is always protected.  Specifically, infrastructure automation is attribute-based inclusion and exclusion, where IT admins can set rules to be used for VM discovery and inclusion, as well as flexible and powerful REGEX matching. It can be auto deployed by either SDDC deployer (auto deploy backup, target and join vSphere), auto deploy proxy data movers, and auto deploy in AWS or other marketplaces. Additionally, Dell EMC offers orchestration automation to move data directly from the VMs to the intended storage target, both on-premises and in the cloud. Dell EMC’s data protection solution is Networker-based, comprised of workflows that enhance the existing catalog with Networker data protection provisioning and job status checking tasks. Using vRealize Orchestrator, Dell EMC’s data protection solution are easily integrated into the VM environment, ensuring simplicity and ease-of-use in a familiar UI environment.The data protection approaches discussed in the webinar provide customers with the performance and simplicity that they need to address the operational and compliance requirements for their hybrid cloud environments. Organizations see hybrid cloud capabilities as a combination of data center, public cloud, and edge infrastructure. Customers benefit when their data center integrates and works seamlessly with their public cloud and edge infrastructure while utilizing their existing teams, skillsets, tools, and processes. With VMware, Dell EMC offers the full spectrum of data protection solutions for any cloud environment. Learn more.Additional Resources:Watch an on-demand recording of the webinarLearn about Moving Disaster Recovery to the Cloud – When Does it Make Sense?Learn how Dell EMC and VMware Simplify, Automate, and Protect your OrganizationLearn more about Dell EMC VxRail Hyperconverged Infrastructurelast_img read more

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The Wayside Motor Inn Begins Off-Broadway

first_img In addition to Kudisch, the cast features Kelly AuCoin, Jon DeVries, Quincy Dunn-Baker, Rebecca Henderson, Jenn Lyon, Lizbeth Mackay, David McElwee, Ismenia Mendes and Will Pullen. View Comments The Wayside Motor Inn Related Shows Outside Boston, 10 people—some strangers, some not—struggle with the circumstances that have brought them to the Wayside Motor Inn. With old grudges and new feuds threatening the travelers’ peace, the play examines the tenuous space between loneliness and connection, and the fragile framework of the American Dream. A.R. Gurney’s The Wayside Motor Inn begins performances off-Broadway on August 12. Lila Neugbauer directs a cast that includes Tony nominee Marc Kudisch. The play will open officially on September 4 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. As previously announced, the play will run on extension through September 21. Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 5, 2014last_img read more

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12 Evergreen screens

first_imgSometimes an important function of your landscape is to screen off objectionable views or create a space for privacy. Plants used for screening are usually evergreen and 15 to 20 feet tall or taller. They should be tough plants that thrive on neglect once established.Here are some choices: Leyland Cypress. It’s widely available but grows to 120 feet and is susceptible to canker diseases and bagworms in stressful weather. Ice storms can be a problem, too. With its size and disease problems, it’s slowly falling from grace. There are better choices. Burford Holly. A durable plant, it grows to 30 feet with an equal spread. Dwarf Burford Holly. Somewhat smaller, it’s still not really a dwarf, growing to 15-20 feet with an equal spread. Little Gem Magnolia. A dwarf magnolia, it reaches about 20 feet tall and 12 feet wide. It’s a great evergreen screen that tolerates drought. Osmanthus Fragrans. A tough plant for tough sites, it grows 30 feet tall with an equal spread, so it needs lots of room. It has fragrant blooms in November. Yoshino Cryptomeria. A fast-growing evergreen with soft foliage texture, it grows to 40 feet with a spread of 15-20 feet. There have been reports of bot canker and other problems in stressful sites. Foster Holly. This upright, evergreen holly has narrow leaves and brilliant winter berries. It grows up to 30 feet tall and 15 feet wide. Nellie R. Stevens Holly. A tough holly, it grows to 25 feet and 15 feet wide. Loropetalum (white and pink forms). Most cultivars reach 15 to 20 feet at maturity and make a great background plant with showy spring blooms. Small Anise Tree (Illicium parviflorum). This tree grows in sun or shade, but tends to be more compact in the sun. It reaches 15 to 20 feet tall, but requires irrigation during dry periods. It’s a tough, pest-free plant when it’s well-established. Wax Myrtle. This is a great plant in south Georgia, particularly in a moist site. It may have occasional cold damage in north Georgia. It grows 15 to 20 feet tall and wide. Canadian Hemlock. University of Georgia horticulturist Mike Dirr calls it “one of the best evergreens” in his book. It’s a great screen for moist, shady sites, lending a soft texture to the landscape. Thorny Elaeagnus (Elaeagnus pungens). This plant prefers to be used as a background screen plant, since it grows a foot a week in summer. It’s one of the toughest plants going and grows 15 feet high and wide. It’s best left alone, since pruning to maintain a size or shape is futile.Many other evergreens can serve as screens. Pines, for instance, make a fast-growing screen when young, but their lower branches will thin out with age. Pines can be kept as an evergreen hedge with pruning.Bamboo makes a great screen if you select the clumping forms and avoid the more invasive running types.Native red cedar makes a tough screen plant, too. But with a female tree that fruits heavily, seedlings can be a nightmare. Volume XXVII Number 1 Page 12 By Gary L. Wade Georgia Extension Servicelast_img read more

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Colombian Military’s Peacetime Campaign Aims to Conquer People’s Hearts

first_imgIt is definitely not just a phrase; it is a philosophy. The campaign finds support through the protection that the military brings to the civilian population. Whether in times of peace or in times of war, they are going to be there. “We see how the population is really beginning to recognize the efforts undertaken by their Military Forces, which, was the government representative in many places for many years,” explained Lt. Col. Moreno. ” The government brought the capabilities to improve the quality of life of our inhabitants through [the presence of] its Military Forces. And we are currently in that non-kinetic effort phase.” Cocoa, Coffee, Rice, and Dairy Products The non-kinetic effort Lt. Col. Moreno refers to is an effort that does not require the use of weapons. Soldiers are supporting the development of remote areas by building roads, schools, hospitals, and other facilities, through military engineers with state funds, through other ministries, and with the help of the private sector. Two examples of this inter-agency cooperation are the oil infrastructure projects developed in the departments of Arauca and Putumayo with the participation of the private sector and international cooperation. For their part, the Military Forces were able to achieve significant rapprochement with indigenous communities to teach them ways to grow legal crops such as cocoa, coffee, rice, and dairy products. For example, the department of Cauca is a large exporter of coffee produced by the indigenous Naasa community, while Caquetá department supplies almost 60 percent of all the cheese distributed in the country nationally. “So that is the result, that is how that inter-agency cooperation has led us to a process of stabilization and consolidation,” said Lt. Col. Moreno proudly. “This is the strategy reflected in the campaign: remaining in the hearts of Colombians, providing them a better quality of life, leading social development, and rebuilding the social fabric, and in response, there is support for the Military Forces from the community, from the population for this honest task.” Artists for the Cause The campaign has even reached the hearts of famous Colombian artists, such as popular singers Fonseca, Andrés Cepeda, and Jorgito Celedón, who have given free concerts in which they promote the ideals of the program to the people. “The truth is that we are proud to know that there is credibility in the execution of these projects. The population feels at peace when they see that the Military Forces are leading, supporting the government agencies or private agencies, and that peace that the population feels upon seeing the leadership of its Military Forces is our primary point of reference. That is how we define being and truly remaining in the heart [of the population] and providing that social development,” said Lt. Col. Moreno. For General Juan Pablo Rodríguez Barragán, Commander of the Colombian Military Forces, the institutional campaign We are in the Hearts of Colombians, and That’s Where We Will Stay, which the General Command is conducting under his leadership, carries a very important philosophical meaning. “It means that Colombians really value the effort, sacrifice, [and] heroism of all members of the Military Forces, of all our land, sea and air Troops, as well as of our police. They know that having made such a great sacrifice is precisely what brings us today so close to achieving that very important goal for all Colombians, which is peace”. center_img That peace, as General Rodríguez has mentioned on several occasions, “is due to the effort, [and] heroism of all Soldiers and police” who, even at the expense of their own lives, have given their all to reestablish security and protect Colombians throughout more than 50 years of a bloody war against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN). Faith in the Cause “In that sense, this campaign seeks to thank the Colombian people for the support they give us every day. This campaign seeks to highlight patriotic values and wants to remind Colombians that there were many heroes who offered up even their own lives, many heroes who are wounded, many heroes who are currently suffering from the deep wounds inflicted by war, but who, in spite of all those sacrifices, that price they paid, did it with much patriotism. Today we see how this Colombian homeland has changed, how it has grown stronger, how its rule of law has been strengthened, how its democracy has been strengthened, and we stand, as I told you initially, at the threshold of achieving a very important goal, which would be to bring an end to the conflict with the FARC and the ELN and to begin to build a stable and lasting peace,” General Rodríguez told Diálogo. Aside from remaining in the hearts of Colombians through their participation in these civil action projects, the country’s Military Forces are initiating the process of adapting to what will be their new post-conflict reality. “We are visualizing that our primary role will be one of integrated action. Surely, from the military side, safeguarding our borders, peacekeeping, and international exchange operations will be strengthened; but the primary role within the country will be to generate development. All this inter-agency capability, that is where we are headed,” concluded Lt. Col. Moreno. Marine Infantry Lieutenant Colonel Fernando Moreno, who currently works at the Joint Integrated Action Headquarters as advisor to General Rodríguez, explains that the current campaign is a continuation of its predecessor, Faith in the Cause. “More than a slogan, a real command policy has been developed by the Military’s leadership: Army, Navy, and Air Force, and when we were at a defining stage in the conflict, that faith of believing in what we are doing, of believing in where we are going, of materializing all that development and military capacity was cemented in the hearts of our soldiers. Now that we are at this stage of signing an accord with the FARC and the ELN, our primary internal threats, when we stand at the threshold of that stage of transition into post-conflict, we can say that we are in the hearts of Colombians and that is where we will stay.” By Dialogo May 24, 2016last_img read more

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US Expands Support for Honduras and Guatemala Following Eta Devastation

first_imgBy Kay Valle/Diálogo November 12, 2020 U.S. Southern Command’s Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-Bravo) continues to support rescue and humanitarian relief efforts of the governments of Honduras and Guatemala in the Wake of Hurricane Eta devastation.Among its latest missions in Honduras, on November 10, JTF-Bravo troops joined the Honduran Armed Forces, the Red Cross Honduras, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Humanitarian Assistance in transporting more than 1,800 kilograms of humanitarian supplies aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to the department of Gracias a Dios. Two days prior, JTF-Bravo units delivered more than 1,200 kg of supplies to communities in five áreas of Choloma, Cortés department, which were isolated for 96 hours following the hurricane.Members of JTF-Bravo partner with the Honduran Armed Forces, the Red Cross Honduras, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Humanitarian Assistance to load more than 1,800 kg of humanitarian supplies aboard a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook in the Toncontín International Airport, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on November 10, 2020, to take them to Puerto Lempira, Gracias a Dios. (Photo: U.S. Air Force Captain Rachel Salpietra)In addition, the U.S. Embassy in Honduras donated a cold storage room to the Regional Office of Forensic Medicine in San Pedro Sula, Cortés, to support the work of doctors and other specialists who identify the bodies of victims.The Permanent Contigency Commission of Honduras (COPECO) also announced that it would begin coordinating efforts with JTF-Bravo to continue saving lives in the Sula Valley, a region in the north of the country that was submerged in waters. In addition, COPECO units will join members of the U.S. force to assess the damages and provide humanitarian assistance in Gracias a Dios.According to November 10 data from COPECO, more than 16,000 people have been rescued throughout the country and more than 20 died to the effects of the hurricane.“When our family is in need, we have the obligation to help,” said U.S. Army Colonel John D. Litchfield, commander of JTF-Bravo, noting the long partnership between Honduras and JTF-Bravo, which headquarters are in Comaguaya. “We look forward to continuing the rescue and humanitarian aid efforts,” he added during his visit to the Regional Emergency Operation Center in San Pedro Sula, Cortés, from where rescue efforts for this area will be coordinated.Support to GuatemalaIn Guatemala, the work of the JTF-Bravo team has been concentrated in the departments of Alta Verapaz, Quiché, and Zacapa, providing strategic transportation, transfer of rescue teams, transportation of emergency supplies, and support in rescue missions. For example, on November 10, JTF-Bravo joined the Guatemalan Army to transport 4535 kg of supplies in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to the town of Cobán, Alta Verapaz.“The invaluable support provided by JTF-Bravo’s aircraft in Guatemala […] has made it possible to transport 86,424 pounds [39,201 kg] of food to Alta Verapaz in three days, from where it will be distributed through civil and military aircraft […] to the affected communities that are cut off by the flooding of rivers and damage to the country’s road infrastructure,” Army Colonel Rubén Antonio Tellez, Press director of the Guatemalan Defense Ministry told Diálogo. “On the other hand, they have also provided evacuation for 30 people in Alta Verapaz and Huehuetenango.”Col. Tellez explained that the rescue work in Alta Verapaz is particularly difficult. “It is an area prone to landslides and rescue work is difficult for rescues and canine teams because they sink up to their waists in the terrain.”According to November 11 CONRED data, the hurricane affected more than 639,000 people in Guatemala and 46 died.last_img read more

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Levittown Man Admits to Fatal DWI Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Levittown man has admitted to driving drunk at 120 mph when he caused a crash that killed his 23-year-old passenger on the Northern State Parkway in Westbury last year.Brian Friedrichs pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.“It is a miracle that many more lives were not lost,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.  “It reminds us how dangerous ‘first time’ DWI offenders can be.”Prosecutors said the 23-year-old was driving a Mazda 3 westbound when he crashed near the Post Avenue exit at 4 a.m., Tuesday, July 22. Both Friedrichs and his passenger, Christopher Gallina, were ejected from the vehicle after it struck a wall and rolled over.Friedrichs had a blood alcohol content of 0.14 percent at the time.Judge Alan Honorof is expected to sentence him on May 18 to four to 12 years in prison.last_img read more

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AP fund reform must not hinder long-term investing, Riksbank warns

first_imgIt warned, however, that more detailed government control of investment procedures – by the introduction of the new board, which would see a principal granted ownership of all assets – could compromise the funds’ freedom.The bank’s comments came after the four main AP funds claimed the system’s overhaul ran the risk of “political micromanagement”.The bank also argued that too narrow a focus on costs could hamper the system’s ability to invest in unlisted assets, and that the funds should not be forced to sell assets too quickly.It said any sale of assets should be gradual, arguing that, if any reallocation were conducted slowly, it would not risk financial stability – an area the bank is responsible for monitoring.AP6, in its own response to the consultation, backed the shift to a prudent-person approach.It said the removal of the quantitative investment rules governing the funds to date could increase the freedom to pursue investments providing better risk-adjusted returns.The fund also agreed with the idea of greater collaboration among AP funds on unlisted asset holdings, and backed collaboration that would go through a single centre of competence based at one of the remaining AP funds.It suggested the funds could coordinate their investment activity by establishing a joint investment committee, and called for the expertise built up over the last 20 years at AP6 to be fully utilised when establishing the new unlisted team at AP2. Sweden’s central bank has warned that the government’s proposed overhaul of the AP buffer fund system could hinder their ability to invest in infrastructure and real estate.The intervention by Riksbank came as AP6, devoted to private equity investments and set to be merged with AP2 under the reform proposals, called for its 20 years of “expertise” to be appreciated as operations transferred to the other buffer fund.Riksbank backed large parts of the proposals, drafted by the cross-party Pensionsgruppen, and said the establishment of a National Pension Fund Board to oversee the system was justified.It also conceded that deciding on benchmarks against which to measure performance and setting risk targets might be warranted.last_img read more

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Noteholders Taking Over Bibby Offshore from Bibby Line Group

first_imgBibby Offshore has reached an agreement on the recapitalisation of its balance sheet with noteholders who hold 80% of the £175 million 7.5% senior secured notes due June 15, 2021 issued by its subsidiary Bibby Offshore Services. The terms of the recapitalisation should result in the Group having a debt-free balance sheet with an equity injection of £50 million to enable it to consolidate and expand its position within the offshore inspection, repairs and maintenance and construction markets.At completion of the transaction, Bibby Line Group Limited (BLG) will transfer its entire ownership in Bibby Offshore to the Group’s noteholders.Howard Woodcock, chief executive of Bibby Offshore, said:“This transaction will result in significant investment flowing into the business and will provide the Group with an excellent and robust financial platform from which to continue to weather current market conditions and to capitalise on future opportunities within the offshore services market as it improves over the medium term. The elimination of our debt service burden, when taken together with the benefits of our cost-saving initiatives, will position our business well to maximise cash flow through the current market downturn.“We look forward to continuing to provide a high quality, responsive service safely to our customers. We would also like to thank our customers and suppliers for the loyalty and patience they have shown whilst we have worked to complete this transaction, our existing shareholder BLG, for its cooperation and financial support to date, and our noteholders who have agreed to make a significant financial investment in the Group in order to support the business moving forward.”last_img read more

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USC works to prevent cheating

first_imgAs an investigation into a 125-person Harvard University cheating scandal progresses, a national focus has been placed on concerns about widespread cheating and how to prevent it at universities across the country.At USC, administrators said they deal with cheating through the use of preventative software and academic consequences. Despite this deterrent, there have been 291 reported cases of academic dishonesty during the 2011-12 school year.The most common punishment for cheating is a grade of an ‘F’ in the course, regardless of whether the incident was premeditated or a lapse in judgment, according to Raquel Torres-Retana, the assistant dean of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards.The Harvard Crimson reported that nearly half of the 279 students enrolled in a government introductory course last spring are currently being investigated for “allegedly plagiarizing answers or inappropriately collaborating” on last spring’s take-home final exam.Daniel Mathews, a junior majoring in economics, said the cause of cheating could stem from the notion that students have more pressure to do well in school to make their future more secure.“It’s a risk-versus-reward analysis,” Mathews said. “Do the benefits of cheating and doing well on this paper outweigh the risk of getting caught? And for the people who do cheat, the answer is clearly yes.”Kimberly Su, a junior majoring in mathematics, echoed Matthews’ sentiment.“Now, everyone is so focused to get a decent job after you graduate and getting to the next part of their life,” Su said. “For some people, they think cheating gets them to that point.”The cheating scandal at Harvard has triggered awareness at universities across the country, causing schools to look for more stable safeguards against academic dishonesty.At USC’s Gould School of Law, Jane Chang Bright, the assistant director of student computing services, oversees the use of SofTest, a program designed to prevent students from cheating.“The software basically turns your computer into a typewriter, which brings about a secure exam mode. All of our exams are secured,” Chang Bright said. “All of the bar exams, the 42 states that use SofTest — those are all in secure mode. [Students] can’t get to the Internet, can’t get to their online notes, can’t open PDFs, can’t instant message with anybody.”The digital age has brought about new techniques for preventing cheating across campuses, according to Bright.“Now everything is done over the Internet: installations over the Internet, upload of exam files when [students] are done, everything,” Chang Bright said.last_img read more

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Beat writers split on result of Syracuse against NC State

first_img Published on October 24, 2018 at 10:39 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (5-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) finds itself in unfamiliar territory as No. 22 North Carolina State (5-1, 2-1) makes the trip to the Carrier Dome this weekend. Syracuse is in striking distance of a bowl game for the first time in five years coming off a 40-37 come-from-behind victory against North Carolina. The Wolfpack, on the other hand, are coming off their first loss of the season, a 41-7 shellacking in Death Valley against Clemson. Saturday’s matchup begins at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.Below, The Daily Orange beat writers make their Saturday predictions.Andrew Graham (6-1)What about the other quarterback?North Carolina State 38, Syracuse 34The Wolfpack comes to the Carrier Dome this Saturday, sorely beaten by Clemson last weekend. The Dome will prove to be no respite, but I think NC State has enough in quarterback Ryan Finley and wideout Kelvin Harmon to leave with a win. Throw in the fact that both of Syracuse’s starting cornerbacks, Chris Fredrick and Scoop Bradshaw, are questionable to go this weekend and the field tilts the Wolfpack’s way. Whether Syracuse starts Tommy DeVito or Eric Dungey, I think North Carolina State will have an answer: Lean on your star quarterback on the road. A Syracuse defense prone to big plays gives up one too many and the bowl watch shifts to Winston-Salem, North Carolina.Matt Liberman (5-2)All bark no biteSyracuse 38, NC State 35AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLooking at this game between Syracuse and NC State one thing sticks out: The Wolfpack offense is very strong. With Ryan Finley under center and three strong wide receivers, headed by an all-conference talent in Kelvin Harmon, I don’t think there’s any doubt the NC State offense can overpower the SU defense. In any other conditions aside from a Saturday night in the Dome, I think this is a win for the Wolfpack. That said, NC State hasn’t beaten anyone particularly strong this season, and in its one challenge thus far, Clemson demolished the Pack down in Death Valley. The Dome will be rocking Saturday night to the tune of thousands. The noise echoing throughout those concrete walls will disrupt the NC State offense, and Syracuse will take advantage, going to its first bowl game since 2013.Josh Schafer (6-1)Back to the Pinstripe BowlSyracuse 45, NC State 37Dungey or DeVito? As long as that question doesn’t distract Syracuse, which the team claims it hasn’t, the Orange can continue riding the wave from its double-overtime victory a week ago. If Syracuse wins a game in the Dino Babers era, it’s always high scoring, and that’s what both teams’ defenses allow for in this matchup. Syracuse ended the North Carolina game on a high note and looked every bit of the team that opened the season 4-0. With a night game atmosphere at home, Syracuse will need to score early to keep the Dome a hostile environment. A weak pass defense from North Carolina State, which ranks in the bottom 30 in the country, allows that, and the Orange prevail in a close game. Commentslast_img read more

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