HMS Ocean Sails from London, UK

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMS Ocean Sails from London, UK HMS Ocean Sails from London, UK Britain’s largest wars hip HMS Ocean has yesterday sailed from London following her success in keeping the capital safe during the Olympic Games.The 21,500 tonne ship provided a very visible presence at Greenwich for the summer, acting as a helipad for aircraft to patrol the skies and as accommodation for more than 400 soldiers on Olympic security duties.As well as hosting high profile visits from the Prime Minister David Cameron and the Princess Royal, the ship controlled 180 flight deck landings from seven types of aircraft and sent personnel on more than 120 security patrols along the river.Chairman of the London 2012 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), Lord Coe said:“Our heartfelt thanks go to the men and women who stepped up to work shoulder to shoulder with us to deliver an effective, seamless and well regarded security operation.”The amphibious assault ship arrived in London in mid-July to much fanfare as sailors donned blue, yellow, black, green and red tops to form the Olympic rings on the flight deck, symbolising the nation’s building excitement.As one of her primary tasks was to coordinate the flying operations above the capital, her flight team immediately set to work and eventually clocked a total of 1680 hours of flying aircrew and snipers in their embarked Lynx helicopters.While the ship ran their security operation, the public were also welcomed on board with three open days attracting more than 11,000 visitors to explore the ship and meet the team keeping the capital safe.Three charity receptions were hosted on Ocean while their chefs busied themselves in the galley cooking up more than 100,000 meals for the ship’s company while visits from the Team GB athletes helped keep morale high.The sailors were also given the chance to explore Number 10 Downing Street after a personal invite from the Prime Minister to thank them for their efforts.Writer Colin Lingwood, aged 21, said: “It was a real honour for me to get a chance to visit such an important building, especially because it’s so rarely open to the public. “The most memorable part of the tour was our visit to the Cabinet Room – it was a great experience to stand in a room where all the big decisions that affect so many people’s lives are made.”As she leaves the capital behind, HMS Ocean will continue with her routine tasking which includes a visit to Holland.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, September 13, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: HMS Training & Education View post tag: Sails View post tag: London View post tag: fromcenter_img View post tag: ocean View post tag: UK Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval September 13, 2012last_img read more


Extend Your Storage Offerings with the New Dell EMC ECS EX-Series

first_imgEX3000: Packing up to 8.6 PB in a single rack, the EX3000 is designed to support organizations with a large data footprint. This makes it the ideal solution for archiving warm and cold data, building internal cloud-storage portals, and supporting large cloud-native apps as well as Internet of Things (IoT) or analytics initiatives. Due to its superior storage density (almost 50% higher than previous ECS platforms), the EX3000 is a great fit for datacentre consolidation efforts. EX-Series offers you the flexibility to grow your business based on your customer needs. You can now offer your customers:Jump on this opportunity to extend the storage offerings you sell your customers today and reap the benefits! As the digital economy extends its reach, organizations are beginning to appreciate the value of data. Data is playing an increasingly important role in determining whether organizations will thrive in a digital-first world or not. According to IDC’s prediction, worldwide spending on digital transformation technologies is growing at 18.1% through 2021 to more than $1.8 trillion¹. To truly unlock the value of data, however, your customers need a fundamentally different approach to IT, as traditional infrastructure was not built to handle the magnitude of data. This is precisely why we built Dell EMC ECS, the modern object-storage platform that brings cloud scale and economics to our customers’ datacenters.We are introducing the new ECS EX-Series platform, the next-generation ECS hardware that can help open up new sales opportunities for you to up-sell support and consultancy services.A data storage platform for now – and for the futureECS brings public cloud-like scalability and flexibility that can meet your customers’ data storage needs of today and tomorrow. The EX-Series release consists of two brand new offerings: EX300: With a minimum starting capacity of just 60TB (83% lower than previous ECS platforms), the EX300 is the perfect storage platform for cloud-native initiatives, such as apps built using Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF). The EX300 is also well suited for modernizing Dell EMC Centera environments. Watch the ECS Introduction Video, go to the ECS Website for more ECS resources and visit the Partner Portal for more partner-specific resources. 1.     Greater Flexibility: The EX-series provides organizations with unparalleled flexibility in starting with just the capacity they need, and growing as their needs change in the future.2.     Centera Modernization: With a minimum starting capacity of 60TB, the EX-series can help your customers accelerate Centera modernization efforts. Thanks to its native support of the CAS API, ECS supports seamless migration from Centera. It also honours governance, compliance and retention features that Centera customers rely on.3.    Future-Proof: The new EX-series provides open-standard based switches with up to 100GbE I/O per port connectivity and the ability to tune performance requirements.4.     Storage for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF): ECS enables developers to provision storage, providing a flexible, API accessible and persistent object storage system for PCF apps. Partner benefitslast_img read more