Former Windies batsman Seymour Nurse passes away aged 85

first_img Indo-Asian News Service BarbadosMay 7, 2019UPDATED: May 7, 2019 16:25 IST Former Windies batsman Seymour Nurse died aged 85. (Twitter/@windiescricket)HIGHLIGHTSFormer West Indies cricketer Seymour Nurse died aged 85Nurse died on Monday after a prolonged illnessNurse made his Test debut against England in 1960 and went to score 2,523 runs in his Test careerWisden Cricketer of the Year, Seymour Nurse, Barbados National Sports Council, Seymour Nurse died, 1966 West Indies tour of EnglandFormer West Indies cricketer Seymour Nurse has died after prolonged illness. Nurse, 85, is survived by his twin daughters.Barbados cricketer Desmond Haynes shared the news of his death on Monday in a Facebook post.”My coach my mentor, we all from the holders hill area love this man, we used to walk like Seymour bat like him and try to talk like him. Thanks for everything you have done for me. May he rest in peace and rise in glory,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Haynes as saying in the post.Nurse, who made his Test debut in 1960, went on to play 29 Tests for West Indies and scored 2,523 runs with six hundreds and ten fifties. The Barbados middle-order batsman suffered from many injuries after making his debut and it was not until the 1966 West Indies tour of England that Nurse established himself in the side.In memory of West Indies Legend Seymour Nurse, both teams wore black armbands and observed a minute of silence before the game.#WIvBAN #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame Cricket (@windiescricket) May 7, 2019In that series, he scored 501 runs in five Tests, including four fifties and a hundred. In 1967, he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year.After retirement, he served as a Barbados selector, a team manager and was also a long-standing coach at the Barbados National Sports Council.Also Read | West Indies have X factor at 2019 ICC World Cup, says coach Floyd ReiferAlso Read | Chris Gayle named West Indies vice-captain for 2019 World CupAlso SeeadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Seymour NurseFollow West Indies cricketFollow Barbados National Sports Council Former Windies batsman Seymour Nurse passes away aged 85West Indies cricketer Seymour Nurse played 29 Tests for his country and scored 2,523 runs. Nurse was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1967 for his 501 runs in five Tests against England.advertisementlast_img read more

Disaster Recovery Reality Check

Recovery Point Objective (RPO)The RPO is how old are the files that must be recovered from the DR site for normal operations to resume when there is an outage as the result of a hardware, program, power, AC, or communications failure. RPO can be for the entire enterprise or specific applications, and it’s measured backward in time from the instant at which the failure occurs. Once the RPO is defined, then that will dictate the minimum frequency with which backups must be made. datacenter_774.png In one of my consultancy projects, the customer’s RPO had to be effectively zero. The system for a Federal Reserve Bank required that we needed to recover all the money and security transfers (no matter what state the transaction was in) at the point the outage occurred. We check-pointed every stage of a transaction to avoid creating any financial errors upon recovery. UC Security Strategy: Understanding SIM Swapping Attacks Sorell Slaymaker September 25, 2019 Understanding how SIM swapping attacks happen is the first step in devising a strategy against them. There have been many studies conducted to determine the cost of downtime for various applications in enterprise operations. The studies indicate that the outage cost depends on long-term and intangible effects. The costs are also based on immediate, short-term, or tangible factors (see “Cloud Out”). Disaster recovery (DR) services based on the cloud have grown significantly over recent years. Enterprises have to study their operations and determine what is important to store for disaster recovery purposes, how often things need to be backed up, and how fast they will be able to recover. See All in Monitoring, Management and Security » Audin_DR_1.png Another project provided business information that only changed daily. Therefore, in this case we could tolerate a RPO of hours, but less than 24 hours. The survey reported that about one-fifth (21%) of this year’s survey respondents report RPOs of less than one minute. When compared to the 2017 survey, the number of companies expecting zero RPO has increased. RPOs of four hours or less were expected by 74% of enterprises. Unfortunately, 8% of respondents reported that they have not determined RPOs at all. In the CloudEndure report, the majority of respondents (69%) report a RTO of four hours or less, with 6% of survey respondents having an RTO of zero. An additional 6% have an RTO goal of under one minute. A surprising 13% of respondents report being able to accept an RTO of more than 24 hours or no determined RTO at all. In the case of the Federal Reserve Bank, RTO was one minute so that transactions would be delayed but not lost. The business information service could tolerate an RTO of up to 10 minutes without any loss of revenue or reduced profit. Not only is each enterprise a bit different, but DR for each IT function within that enterprise may be different. The enterprise has to evaluate how to budget for DR and when to use the cloud (see “Ready for a Disaster?”). Audin_DR_2.png Meeting GoalsOf course, every business wants to meet its DR goals, but they may be hampered by budget and/or poor design and execution. Less than 43% of enterprises surveyed could meet their RPO consistently. Fewer enterprises (37%) could meet their RTO consistently. Setting the goals is easy; meeting the goals is hard and may not be possible. Audin_DR_3.png Other Survey Results47% of the enterprises use disaster recovery for at least half of their systems.In 2018, 15% of enterprises aim for five-nines (99.999%) availability or better.Almost half (47%) of all those surveyed use a public cloud as their disaster recovery target site. Only 15% use physical systems, and 39% use private clouds.Sadly, only 7% perform a monthly disaster recovery drill, while 28% conduct drills quarterly. Some enterprises (15%) admitted that they never conduct disaster recovery drills, so they don’t really know if the DR works as planned.In one of my consultancy projects, we were so successful avoiding an outage that required instituting the backup, that when we tried to use the backup system (which was on site) the personnel necessary to run the backup had been reassigned without our knowledge. The backup was no longer functional. A major lesson we learned was to exercise the backup periodically to ensure it worked correctly and all the resources are available when you need them.Tags:Best Practicesdisaster recoveryCloudEndurebackupRTORPOMonitoring, Management and SecurityConsultant PerspectivesEnterprise NetworkingSystems Management & Network Design Articles You Might Like Disaster Recovery Report 2018CloudEndure’s Disaster Recovery Survey Report resulted from a March online survey of 375 IT professionals from around the globe who are using or looking to implement disaster recovery. Although the survey covers a range of responses, this blog is focused on two measurement goals and the success of these goals. The graphics in this blog are from the report. Recovery Time Objective (RTO)RTO is the maximum allowable length of time that an IT function can be down after an outage occurs. The RTO is a measure of the extent to which the outage disrupts normal operations, and thus, it must be measured against the amount of revenue/profit/fines/fees lost per unit time as a result of the outage. The determined RTO will vary based on the functions and applications effected. Log in or register to post comments read more