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ISSUE 7, December 2012
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Dear Friends,

It has been an exciting FY12-13 so far and everyone around is optimist of meeting targets and achieving overall growth. At Swan, too, we are right on target and hope to surpass it by the end of March 2013.

We are pleased to inform you that we have been elevated to 'Enterprise Partner' status by VMware, thus will be able to help you achieve your IT objectives on Virtualisation and Private Cloud with the latest solution stack from VMware.

As a special New Year gift all respondents to our last edition's quiz have been awarded prizes. I encourage everyone to take a shot at the quiz in this edition and win a prize.

I wish you all a fantastic book closure!!

Symantec Backup Exec 3600 Appliance
Symantec Backup Exec 3600 Appliance
Backup Exec 3600 Appliance offers integrated software and hardware to provide an easy, complete, and cost-effective backup solution. Quickly protect physical and virtual servers, along with applications and databases, while reducing time consuming setup and management.

Maximize backup performance and storage with integrated de-duplication and with V-Ray technology, reduce business downtime with bare-metal recovery and granular recovery for files and applications.

Key Features

1. All-in-one affordable data protection solution pre-packaged with Backup Exec 2012 and 5.5 TB of usable disk storage in a 1U high rack mount appliance.

2. Integrated source/client and target side data de-duplication across physical and virtual backup jobs.

3. Easily restore an entire server, VMware or Hyper-V virtual machines, applications, files/folders or individual objects from a single pass backup in seconds.

4. Optimized hardware ensures reliability and performance.

5. Replicate data to other Backup Exec Appliances or to other Backup Exec servers.
Technology Trend
Big Data
Technology Trend
Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data - so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This data comes from everywhere: sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, and cell phone GPS signals to name a few. This data is big data. As increased the demand of information manage-ment specialists companies like Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, EMC, IBM, HP have spent more than $15 billion on specializing in data management and analytics. This industry on its own is worth more than $100 billion and growing at almost 10 percent a year, about twice as fast as the software business as a whole. Enterprises analyzing BIG DATA for:-
Analyze data from social media to detect new market trends and changes in demand.
Quickly identify customers who matter the most.
Recalculate entire risk portfolios in minutes and understand future possibilities to mitigate risk.
Mine customer data for insights that drive new strategies for customer acquisition, retention, campaign optimization and next best offers.
Determine root causes of failures, issues and defects by investigating user sessions, network logs and machine sensors.
Big Wins

Swan was able to convince customer from IT/ITes sector to use the infrastructure designed by Swan on IBM platform for their private cloud application. We were able to win this order against tough competition from CISCO and DELL. In the end it was our ability to demonstrate better ROI on IBM PureFlex solution that won the deal for us. Kudos to our sales team and IBM for helping Swan win its first private cloud deal.


Geeky One Liners

Mac users swear by their Mac, PC users swear at their PC.
The box said 'Requires Windows Vista or better'. So I installed LINUX.
Unix is user friendly. It's just selective about who its friends are
Free Downloads
BlueStacks App Player
BlueStacks App Player
BlueStacks is the first production software that allows you to use your favorite mobile apps on a Windows PC. You can download apps like Angry Birds Space, Temple Run, Evernote or Documents to Go directly into BlueStacks, or sync the apps from your phone using the BlueStacks Cloud Connect Android app.
BlueStacks App Player
Process Explorer v15.23
                                    Explorer v15.23
Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you'll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you'll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.

Process Explorer v15.23
Title Happenings
Swan Staff celebrating Festival of Light &
Swan Staff celebrating Festival of Light & Color
May The Strongest Win (Nilshi-Outing)
May The Strongest Win (Nilshi-Outing)
 Azhar takes a Short-cut (Nilshi-Kayaking activity)
Azhar takes a Short-cut
(Nilshi-Kayaking activity)
Next Peak Mount Everest (Wall Climbing-Nilshi)
Next Peak Mount Everest
(Wall Climbing-Nilshi)
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Prize Winners of Last CommuniQA Quiz
Ms. Rachna Sharma
TRU Information & Systems Ltd.
Mr. Shashikant R Patil
Mr. Manish Mestry
Credit Analysis & Research
Mr. Asil Kewal
IVF Advisors
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