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Are Hybrid Solutions Best For Data Protection?

A business without data is dead. It just can’t go on. How can a business run, more so, thrive if there’s loss of data.? All kinds of businesses rely a lot on data. No matter what kind of business it is, it relies a lot on data. That’s the reason why businesses should take care of their data.

Businesses are well aware of the fact that IT environments generate data that needs effective storage technology and data recovery technology like backup and disaster recovery. This applies to all kinds of businesses regardless of the size (SMBs, SMEs, Large Enterprises).

(Via: https://www.techiexpert.com/what-makes-hybrid-solutions-best-choice-for-business-it-infrastructures/)

Unfortunately, some businesses don’t put too much importance on data backups. Even worst, they don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place.

There’s no excuse for lack of data backups. Whether a business is big or small, it should have a reliable process to back up data. That way, they can always get back their data in case of an emergency.

A solid disaster recovery plan includes a reliable backup system. The problem is, some businesses don’t want to invest in it. They think it’s just too expensive.

So, why are SMBs, SMEs or startups reluctant about purchasing and setting up these technologies? It’s the price tag on them.
IT infrastructures tend to be very costly and besides these CapEx costs, there are OpEx costs to them as well. An IT infrastructure requires maintenance, power, cooling and teams that manage and maintain them.

(Via: https://www.techiexpert.com/what-makes-hybrid-solutions-best-choice-for-business-it-infrastructures/)

A disaster recovery plan does not have to include costly IT infrastructures. There is a more affordable option for small businesses.

Instead of pushing IT environments into the corner, businesses can opt to setup value products and support their IT environments. There are a number of technologies available that can make this happen …

(Via: https://www.techiexpert.com/what-makes-hybrid-solutions-best-choice-for-business-it-infrastructures/)

Small businesses can consider backing up to the cloud. There are cloud service providers that don’t even require their clients to set up any kind of IT infrastructure. Once the business is signed with the service, data from the computers are automatically backed up. Now, that’s pretty convenient but it doesn’t mean that it suits all kinds of businesses.

Cloud technology might sound convenient from the stand point of a small business owner. However, there are three things to consider when opting for the cloud.

o It’s good but not as efficient as on-premises infrastructure
o It gets complex when you integrate it for storage, backup and disaster recovery
o It’s susceptible to network connections, bandwidth limitations and file size limitations

(Via: https://www.techiexpert.com/what-makes-hybrid-solutions-best-choice-for-business-it-infrastructures/)

While cloud technology has its limitation, it coud still be very useful especially when combined with a storage appliance. Hybrid solutions are best for small- or medium-sized businesses. They can definitely protect data since they make use of both cloud technology and a storage appliance.

Hybrid solutions are simply the combination of on-premises infrastructure with cloud based services. An example would be a Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliance with cloud connect services.

(Via: https://www.techiexpert.com/what-makes-hybrid-solutions-best-choice-for-business-it-infrastructures/)

There are cloud service companies that provide both online backup and NAS. Small businesses don’t have to worry about investing in another hardware device since it comes with the service as well. With both online backup …

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Star Wars: Battlefront II, the next update will introduce the Droidekas

Released last March, Star Wars: Battlefront II‘s Capital Supremacy has been a hit with the players. This mode offers non-linear battles, combining ground combat, and fights within a flagship. Two teams of 20 players, who play as either the Separatists or the Galactic Republic forces, as well as 12 AI-controlled units, clash on the battlefield. To sum up, the fighting begins on dry land, where each team must try to take control of five strategic points, command centers. The more positions you control, the more reinforcements you get, and the team that gathers enough can then attempt to invade the opponent’s flagship, which will have to be defended by the opposing team.

The next update, which will be released very soon, is planned for June 26 and it will enrich the current content of Supremacy Capital. Called “Where are those Droidekas?” it will bring, as its name indicates, the Droidekas for the Separatists. These droids will give their opponents a hard time with two abilities. They can roll into a ball to quickly reach a certain position, and they can also create a shield of energy to protect themselves. The Galactic Republic forces will field the TX-130 tank that can fire missiles to deliver powerful attacks.

Star Wars: Battlefront II – Droidekas

This update to Star Wars: Battlefront II also adds a new map, the very famous Naboo. This is the fourth map for Capital Supremacy mode released to date, which also includes Geonosis, Kashyyyk, and Kamino. A new skin for Anakin will also be available, General Anakin, but also for the clone soldiers, 212th Exploration Division and 41st Exploration Battalion.

We will also see more content coming into play this summer, as the Star Wars: Battlefront II roadmap mentions the arrival of Weekly Quests in July, “Epic Battles” in August, and a new map for Capital Supremacy that will take us to Felucia in the fall of 2019.

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Super Neptunia RPG Gets Behind the Scenes Video


Get a behind-the-scenes look of Artisan Studios with this behind-the-scenes video for Super Neptunia RPG.

The video, which can be seen below, shows how the studio is made up of a passionate group of developers that loves JRPGs. A focus on the 2D art they used is discussed, and how they brought that artwork to life. Co-Founder and Game Director Julien Bourgeois also discusses the game.

Super Neptunia RPG – Behind the Scenes w/ Artisan Studios

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on June 25.

Source: YouTube
Super Neptunia RPG Gets Behind the Scenes Video

Get a behind-the-scenes look of Artisan Studios with this behind-the-scenes video for Super Neptunia RPG

HITMAN 2 Trailer Showcases First Expansion Pass Location

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HITMAN 2 Trailer Showcases First Expansion Pass Location


WB Games and IO Interactive have released a new trailer for HITMAN 2 that shows the first Expansion Pass location, New York.

Available tomorrow, this locale will feature The Bank (Golden Handshake) campaign mission, along with contracts mode for the mission. New challenges, unlocks, achievements and more have also been added. Players will be able to unlock a new double-breasted trench coat for Agent 47 (The New Yorker), along with a customized Bartoli 12G shotgun and additional items.

Watch the trailer below:

HITMAN 2 – Official New York Location Trailer

The game is now available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Source: Press Release
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Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 welcomes the forces of Chaos in a new campaign

The universe of Warhammer 40,000 is dark and apocalyptic and the part of it that is related to spaceship combat has been adapted quite accurately in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2. Whether you followed the Emperor as one of the defenders of humankind or you were part of any of the Xenos armies you had plenty of options to develop your fleet and progress through the different scenarios of the game. But the launch of Chaos campaign expansion today will get players to focus a bit more on what’s probably one of the most feared factions in the game, the followers of the Dark Gods.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 features three different campaigns for other factions, and this one will become the fourth, providing players with many hours of content to discover. In this new campaign, you will command a fleet of chaos spaceships as you try to conquer all of the Aegis Ocularis and obliterate the followers of the Emperor and their allies for the glory of the Dark Gods. You will play as Malos Vrykan, once a loyal Space Marine, now reborn as a Lord of the Word Bearers and the one in charge to spread the corruption of chaos through the galaxy. Managing your resources and making proper use of the Gifts that the different gods of chaos bestow on you, using them to either boost your fleet or curse your enemies. The effects of those curses are different depending on the God you have favored so it’s important to pick wisely depending on your strategy.

This expansion is not the only addition that Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is getting today. A free update will allow players to take advantage of improved fleet management options that will let them swap ships between fleets, dismantle ships, and pick their Admirals’ skills. New secondary objectives and in-depth customization options for the campaigns will be included too.

Battlefleet Gothic : Armada 2 – Chaos fleet

The update improves the already solid gameplay experience of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2. If you want to experience massive space battles in the Warhammer 40K universe this definitely is your game.

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Blazing Chrome Launching July 11


Joymasher and The Arcade Crew announced today that Blazing Chrome will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on July 11.

This run-and-gun is a throwback to the glory days of side-scrolling shooters, all while packing modern touches. Players will be able to unlock ‘Suhaila,’ a razor girl with a robotic arm and the deadly ninja ‘Raijin.’

See these two characters in action below:

Blazing Chrome – Hidden Characters Trailer

Source: YouTube
Blazing Chrome Launching July 11

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Samurai Shodown Review

Once a staple of pizza parlors and bowling alleys, SNK’s time-tested fighter Samurai Shodown has returned for a new generation of warriors. The weapon-based combat, buckets of blood, and a four-button setup return in all their glory, but does this soft reboot prove to be a victory for the series?

Samurai Shodown Review

The one-on-one fighting that put Samurai Shodown on the map returns in this release. Players are given three different slashes and a kick, and must be deliberate with their attacks at all times. Those expecting to juggle their opponents will be thrown for a loop with its pace – certain attacks can be downright devastating, and a whiffed move leaves an opening a mile wide. In addition, the fact that Super Special Moves are limited to one per round means that players must make every attack count.

The Special Moves and wake-ups of Samurai Shodown are nothing new to the fighting game genre, but Just Defenses, dodges, and the Sword Clash mechanic help to spice things up. There is also the very real possibility of either party losing their weapon – a perfect Counter or Blade Catch can put one party at a distinct disadvantage, or could very well turn the tide of battle. Your weapon is your lifeline, and the reliance on each instrument for the job adds some tension to each bout.

A Max Rage state can also be used to tide the turn of battle, with both the Weapon Flipping and Lightning Blade attacks working as stylish trump cards. In the case of the latter (seen below), this desperation move is a bit too overpowered for its own good, even when factoring in how the damage is proportional to the meter remaining. The premise is sound, but the execution could use some balancing.

The 16 character roster Samurai Shodown has at launch is a bit on the light side, especially when compared to the larger rosters found in previous entries. Fan favorites like Haohmaru and Galford return with the same movesets and mannerisms that made them famous, though newcomers Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang, and Yashurama Kurama have been added. Each of these three have weapons and attacks that stand out, and their aesthetics fit right in with the rest of the crowd. Though a Season Pass is planned (which is free to those that purchase the game by June 30), more characters from the get-go would have been appreciated.

Samurai Shodown’s suite of options proves to be a bit spartan as well. A brief Practice Mode can help newcomers learn the basics, and a Training Mode helps players sharpen their skills. The Battle suite of options has a Time Trial, Survival, and Gauntlet Mode (where you fight the entire cast), but each of these plays out as you’d expect it to. For those looking for something simple, a Versus Mode has also been included.

Those looking for a bit of backstory can dive into Samurai Shodown’s Story Mode. Taking place in the year 1787, most of this tale is told in the introduction, brief cutscenes between certain bouts, and after the game is over. There are rival bouts that have specialized dialog, but most sections have the same banter against opponents each go around. It’s …

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RUMOR: New Ape Escape Game in Development


A recent Tweet may be hinting at the release of a new Ape Escape title.

The new @piposaru20th Twitter account recently Tweeted the following:

Translated by IGN, it says the following:

“Piposar (20 years since then. I’ve been running around, but i wonder if there’s anyone chasing me anymore.”

Note that Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan’s verified Twitter follows this account, adding to its credibility.

What do you think? Will we see a new Ape Escape title in the future? Let us know in the comments.

Source: IGN
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They are Billions lowers its campaign difficulty just after it’s released

We announced it last week; They are Billions was launching a campaign that would be added to the main game. The New Empire was bringing a new story where you would be the one in charge to build a series of cities and to reclaim the territories that have been overrun by the infected. The campaign would allow you to discover new technologies, characters, and locations as you progress through it, adding a new layer of difficulty and management mechanics to the game. Everyone that played They are Billions before the campaign was out knows that it was not an easy game, but it seems that the new scenarios were too difficult for most of the players, to a point where players started complaining and downvoting the game on Steam.

This situation has been taken into account by developer Numanitan Games quite fast, and they have promptly reacted to address the issue.

“We have to say that we are saddened to see that many players with hundreds of hours of play in Survival mode have written very negative reviews for the launch of the Campaign.

The launch week is becoming really intense. We never thought that version 1.0 would generate so much interest, opinions, and feedback. That’s a sign that They Are Billions is becoming a very popular game and, as such, generates intense debate.”

In a recent Steam update, They are Billions developers have acknowledged as a mistake the fact of leaving Challenging Mode as the default difficulty level of the campaign and prompted that you can change the difficulty level of the game at any time.

This statement has been followed by a couple of changes that aim to make the game a bit more enjoyable for the players. The first one is that the game default difficult for the campaign is Accessible now. That means that players will have an easier time getting accustomed to the gameplay of a title that is not easy at all, even for RTS experts. It doesn´t matter if you are familiar with the mechanics of the genre; you will have a hard time when a huge wave of zombies relentlessly assaults your defenses, even if you think you were prepared enough beforehand.

They are Billions – Infected testing your defenses

The second change affects time limit objectives. Those usually involve reaching a certain level of population in a given time, and they were quite a bit frustrating for many players, so they have been “expanded generously” or even removed in some missions, contributing to delivering a better gameplay experience.

They are Billions is still a very challenging real-time strategy game, so you won´t have to worry about it being made too easy. You can always raise the difficulty level if you think it´s not hard enough for you, but be aware that if a single pesky infected manages to slip through your defenses, you can be in a world of trouble very fast.

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How to Install and Configure KVM on RHEL 8

KVM is an open source virtualization technology which converts your Linux machine into a type-1 bare-metal hypervisor that allows you to run multiple virtual machines (VMs) or guest VMs

Install-KVM-RHEL8

KVM stands for Kernel based Virtual machine, as the name suggests KVM is a kernel module, once it is loaded into the kernel , then your Linux machine will start working as a KVM hypervisor. In this article we will demonstrate how to install KVM on RHEL 8 system but before start installing KVM on your RHEL 8 system first we have to make sure that your system’s processor supports hardware virtualization extensions like Intel VT or AMD-V and enabled it from BIOS.

RHEL 8 KVM Lab Details:

  • OS = RHEL 8
  • Hostname = rhel8-kvm
  • Ethernet Cards = ens32 –  192.168.1.4 & ens36 – 192.168..1.12
  • RAM = 4 GB
  • CPU = 2
  • Disk = 40 GB Free Space (/var/libvirtd)

Let’s Jump into the KVM installation steps

Step:1) Verify Hardware Virtualization is enabled or not

Open the terminal and execute the beneath egrep command

[[email protected] ~]# egrep -c '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo
2
[[email protected] ~]#

If output of above egrep command is equal to 1 or more than 1 then this confirms that hardware virtualization is enabled and supported.

Alternate way to check whether hardware virtualization is enabled or not , execute the beneath command,

[[email protected] ~]# lscpu | grep Virtualization:
Virtualization:      VT-x
[[email protected] opt]#

If there is no output in above command then it confirms that Virtualization is not enabled from BIOS.

Note: To enable hardware virtualization reboot your system, go to bios settings and then look for Intel VT or AMD virtualization option and enable one of this option which which suits to your system architecture.

Step:2) Install KVM and its dependent packages vsing dnf

Run the following dnf command to install KVM and its dependent packages,

[[email protected] ~]# dnf install qemu-kvm qemu-img libvirt virt-install libvirt-client virt-manager -y

Once above packages has been successfully, run the below command to confirm whether KVM module has been loaded into the kernel or not,

[email protected] ~]# lsmod | grep -i kvm
kvm_intel             245760  0
kvm                   745472  1 kvm_intel
irqbypass              16384  1 kvm
[[email protected] ~]#

Step:3) Enable and Start libvirtd service

Run the following systemctl command to enable and start libvirtd service,

[[email protected] ~]# systemctl enable libvirtd
[[email protected] ~]# systemctl start libvirtd

Step:4) Create Network bridge and attach Interface to it 

In RHEL 8, network scripts are deprecated, We have to use Network Manager (nmcli / nmtui) to configure network and network bridges.

I have two Ethernet cards on my server, ens36 will attached to bridge br0 and ens32 will be used for management .

[[email protected] ~]# nmcli connection show
NAME    UUID                                  TYPE      DEVICE
ens32   1d21959d-e2ea-4129-bb89-163486c8d7bc  ethernet  ens32 
ens36   1af408b6-c98e-47ce-bca7-5141b721f8d4  ethernet  ens36 
virbr0  d0f05de4-4b3b-4710-b904-2524b5ad11bf  bridge    virbr0
[[email protected] ~]#

Delete the existing connection of interface “ens36”

[[email protected] ~]# nmcli connection delete ens36
Connection 'ens36' (1af408b6-c98e-47ce-bca7-5141b721f8d4) successfully deleted.
[[email protected] ~]#

Create a Network Bridge with name “br0” using mcli command,

[[email protected] ~]# nmcli connection add type bridge autoconnect yes con-name br0 ifname br0
Connection 'br0' (62c14e9d-3e72-41c2-8ecf-d17978ad02da) successfully added.
[[email protected] ~]#

Assign the same IP of ens36 to the bridge interface using following nmcli commands,

[[email protected] ~]# nmcli connection modify br0 ipv4.addresses 192.168.1.12/24 ipv4.method manual
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