Why Hunter Strickland’s turbulent Giants tenure came to an end

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceLAS VEGAS–After the Giants rode the “core four” to three World Series titles in the first half of the decade, the club had just one holdover from their championship era in its 2018 bullpen.Hunter Strickland didn’t exactly have the most memorable postseason as a rookie back in 2014. And he didn’t have the most memorable end to his Giants career, either.Manager Bruce Bochy relied on Sergio Romo, Santiago Casilla, …last_img read more

Roark makes good first impression as A’s complete sweep of Cardinals

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.OAKLAND — The A’s unveiled a new battery tandem on Sunday, and it provided a big charge in Oakland’s 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals, cementing a two-game series sweep.Newly acquired right-hander Tanner Roark pitched five innings to get the win, and catcher Dustin Garneau, returning to the team after two years, delivered a go-ahead two-run double in the fourth inning.The A’s (64-48) won their third in a row and …last_img read more

Heimerl named NPPC president

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Pork Producers Council elected new officers and members to its board of directors at the National Pork Industry Forum.Elected as president of the organization was Jim Heimerl, of Johnstown, Ohio. Heimerl and his wife Kathy, along with three sons and a daughter-in-law, run three farrow-to-finish farms in Ohio and own 80 contract finishing farms in several states. Heimerl Farms LTD also consists of crops and cattle, as well as a trucking division and feed mill. Among other positions, Heimerl previously served as president of the Ohio Pork Council and as a board member of the Ohio Soybean Association.Heimerl takes over from Ken Maschhoff, a pork producer from Carlyle, Ill., chairman of Maschhoff Family Foods and co-owner and chairman of The Maschhoffs, the third-largest pork producer in the United States. Maschhoff now is NPPC immediate past president and chairman of the organization’s Trade Policy Committee.last_img read more

3 Companies That Tackle Complexity in the Cloud

first_imgThe deep complexities of managing a cloud infrastructure for the enterprise are only just beginning to emerge. Today we are at Gluecon, talking with three companies about managing that complexity in the cloud. Let’s take a quick look at these three companies and the services they provide.MakaraMakara is a startup that provides a service for making applications cloud ready. In the traditional enterprise, there is a full view of an application and how it is behaving. The server is there to check and fix. In the cloud you do not have that visibility. If a node dies, there is no view into what happened. The provider may be able to provide some information. But pretty much if the application is not built correctly then there can be some serious issues in play. Makara builds data infrastructures for applications. It outfits application capsules with a data infrastructure so the developer can keep tabs on the application after it is deployed to the cloud. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#events SOASTASOASTA is in the business of cloud testing. It tests the performance of Web applications. SOASTA built its test platform on top of a real time engine that can look at an application and its performance in the dynamic world of the cloud.Here’s a bit about SOASTA’s cloud analytics. From the Amazon Web Services blog:“The new product, CloudTest Analytics, builds on SOASTA’s existing CloudTest product. It consists of data extraction layer that is able to extract real time performance metrics from a number of existing APM (Application Performance Management) tools from vendors such as IBM, CA, RightScale, Dynatrace, New Relic, Nimsoft. The data is pulled from the entire application stack, including resources that are in the cloud or behind the firewall or at the content distribution layer. All of the metrics are aggregated, stored in a single scalable data warehouse, and displayed on a single, correlated timeline. Performance engineers can use this information to understand, optimize, and improve application and system performance.”From IBM: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… OpsCodeOpsCode developed CHEF, which is essentially a cook book with a variety of of recipes for automating the grueling manual tasks that have historically been required to fix server issues. The cloud is dynamic. There may be a spike in demand that requires adding 100 servers. Opscode’s automation capabilities give the capability to detect and add nodes. In essence, you write code to describe how you want each part of your infrastructure built, then apply it to your servers. Gov 2.0: Scaling, Automation, & Management in the Cloud A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… alex williamslast_img read more