World Resilience NEWS

A long dormant monster wakes and roars

chile volcanooThis view from Frutillar, southern Chile, shows a high column of ash and lava spewing from the Calbuco volcano, on April 23, 2015. Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted on Wednesday, spewing a giant funnel of ash high into the sky near the southern port city of Puerto Montt and triggering a red alert. Authorities ordered an evacuation for a 10-kilometer (six-mile) radius around the volcano, which is the second in southern Chile to have a substantial eruption since…


Bettendorf proposes “safe room” for natural disasters

An expansion could be coming to a local high school and while some student athletes are definitely on board with the plan it could come down to improved safety for everyone. Bettendorf High School’s wrestling practice room needs a little updating. “That room is what we call like the dungeon. It’s pretty dark and stuff and it gets hot in there as well,” said wrestler, Fredy Stroker. Not to mention the room needs to be bigger. Right now the team has to hold split practices because not everyone can fit in the practice room at the same time. The proposed plan is to add-on the back of the school and that larger space would serve more than just wrestlers…


Telstra turns to cloud for own application resiliency

Telstra is turning to the cloud to provide ‘burst’ capacity for an undisclosed number of enterprise applications that make business transactions possible. Chief information officer Erez Yarkoni told iTnews on the sidelines of Association & Communication Events’ Connect 2015 conference that the carrier is looking to increase the resilience of applications that underpin specific transaction types. “We identified those business transactions that we want to make sure we have that type of capability for,” Yarkoni said. “We’re moving aggressively”. Yarkoni noted that a transaction “doesn’t live on just one application” – meaning multiple applications might contribute to the completion of a single transaction with Telstra…



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