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The Society has a large collection

You don’t have to be introduced to Lord and Lady Grantham of “Downton Abbey” in order to know they are part of early 20th century Britain’s version of the 1 percent, the wealthy class. You can tell just by looking, by noticing how they behave, how they speak and, more importantly, how they dress.

In that era, more so than our own, you were what you wore. For most, clothes were expensive items limiting your choices. If you had a wardrobe large enough that you could change during the day, that was a clear signal of an exalted status. Such people, notes Heather Leavell,Series cases for iphone 5 protects against drops and dust. curator of the Peabody Historical Society, “dressed for dinner.”

The producers of “Downton Abbey,” well aware of the significance of clothes, spared little expense in creating fabulous costumes for the cast, particularly the female members, to wear. But then, these are indeed costumes, re-creations.

If you’d rather look at the real thing, you needn’t head for England. Instead, go downtown to the Historical Society’s General Gideon Foster House and Cassidy Art Museum on Washington Street, which are offering a new summer exhibit, “Downton Abbey Style, 1900 to 1925, Women’s, Men’s and Children’s Wear.”

“Each gallery represents a different era,” says Leavell. So, the togs, artfully mounted on mannequins, match the styles seen on the popular television show,Our linux dedicated server plans feature lightning-fast processors,Extend the power on your iphone 5 back cover juice pack. which covers a period from 1914 to the 1920s, as well as on “Mr. Selfridge,” another PBS program about the American tycoon who founded Selfridge’s department store in London in 1909, and the new film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”

“The Society has a large collection,” says Leavell. All of the historical clothing was donated by local residents. She salutes volunteer Bonnie DeLorenzo for helping to keep them intact, stored and cataloged.

Thus, the exhibit reveals the evolution of styles reflecting a world moving from the frivolity of the Edwardian era, through the brutality of World War I to the freedom and rebellion of the Jazz Age. The outfits also signal the bonds of class with the elaborate dresses of well-to-do Peabody matrons contrasted with a maid’s uniform. Also displayed are work clothes, wedding gowns, kids’ outfits, hats and the ultimate Victorian secret,Fun sell a huge range of Cases for iPad 4, underwear.

In the early 20th century, notes curator Lyn FitzGerald, “the undergarment shaped the body.” It wasn’t always comfortable, but it could look fabulous. Somewhere beneath all those layers of clothes were women who, at various times, saw their bottoms pushed back and tops pushed forward, fronts transformed into “monobosoms”and “dropped waists” revealing the slinky figure of the flapper.

It’s not an accident that clothes once worn in Peabody reflect what’s seen on “Downton Abbey.” Both American and British styles of that era were heavily influenced by fashions developed in Paris, according to the curators.

A lady’s duster, on the other hand, marks technological change; the coverall was worn by those driving newfangled automobiles over dirt roads on the outskirts of Peabody, their horseless carriages barreling past pig farms and forests. As the name indicates, it’s an outfit designed to protect the wearer from all the dust.

In the aftermath of the war, when women were often introduced to what had been strictly men’s work, their styles are decidedly freer,Select from a variety of cases for ipad mini or create your own! enabling them to play tennis, swim and ride bicycles.

Programs like “Downton Abbey” are admired as much for their settings — including costumes — as the stories they tell. Leavell expects a lot of people would like to know more.
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The Rackspace hosted VMware environment will look and feel like an extension of the customer’s own data centre by leveraging the same vCenter APIs utilised by their existing tools. Specifically, customers maintain control and management capabilities through the use of dedicated vCenter Servers, vCenter APIs, compatible third-party tools,Browse and search wholesale fashion shoes images. and their existing service catalogues, orchestration platforms and portals. Customers can utilise their familiar orchestration tools to conveniently provision virtual machines (VMs) in minutes, while providing visibility into costs and usage whether on- or off-premise through a single user interface.

Rackspace hosts one of the largest VMware environments and operates the largest OpenStack-based cloud. With Rackspace’s significant expertise in cloud and managed hosting, a 100 percent network uptime guarantee, and Fanatical Support, enterprise customers can trust their hybrid cloud infrastructure, backed by an extensive service level agreement.

“This new service has been designed to enable customers to migrate workloads out of their data centre and into a Rackspace data centre. This allows Rackspace to do what we do best, which is providing a fully managed hybrid cloud hosting service backed by Fanatical Support with maximum uptime,” said John Engates,Select from a variety of cases for ipad mini or create your own! CTO at Rackspace. “Utilising Rackspace’s hybrid cloud portfolio gives customers the choice to find the best fit for their applications and workloads, all while offloading data centre management so that they can focus on their core business.Extend the power on your iphone 5 back cover juice pack.”

Rackspace provides a full portfolio of hybrid hosting services including bare-metal Dedicated Servers, servers virtualised by VMware, and both Public and Private Cloud services powered by OpenStack. This gives customers the flexibility and choice to optimise their application portfolio, by providing a best-fit infrastructure approach to each application.

“Rackspace has taken another step toward addressing a diverse array of customer needs by expanding its service portfolio with Dedicated VMware vCenter Server. This new offering adds depth to the current managed virtualisation lineup, enabling customers to augment their on-site VMware deployments with Rackspace-managed private VMware environments in Rackspace data centres,” said Melanie Posey, Research VP at IDC.Series cases for iphone 5 protects against drops and dust. “Rackspace runs one of the largest VMware environments, in addition to operating the largest OpenStack-based cloud,Check out our daily specials on Cheap Dedicated Server! giving the infrastructure support expertise to help its customers on their journey to the hybrid cloud.”

If Australian companies were to virtualize their severs and physical infrastructure, $6 billion in costs could be saved from now to 2020, according to a new whitepaper by research firm IDC.

In the VMware sponsored whitepaper, Vision 2020: Virtualization’s Potential US$98 Billion Impact, IDC forecasts virtualization to save $2.99 billion in server spending, $2.15 billion in server admin costs, $0.84 billion in power and cooling and $0.04 billion in floor space by 2020.

Over the period 2003 to 2020, IDC predicts cost savings of $9.7 billion in Australia and $106 billion across the Asia Pacific region.

In addition, 6.4 million tonnes of CO2 could be avoided from 2003 to 2020 as a result of virtualization, according to IDC.

The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) also released a study that forecasts if most of the world’s enterprises were to take up cloud computing for their large-scale IT operations, it could abate about 9.1 gigatonnes of CO2 and save US$1.9 trillion in gross energy and fuel costs by 2020 – about 16 per cent of the total Eurozone debt today.

IDC also said there can be significant time savings for businesses that are trying to speed up their time to market with services.

“There are still a lot of people where it takes six months to deploy a service in a physical world and [with virtualization] some people can get that down to days.

“What this paradigm virtualisation enables you to do is to disaggregate that paradigm of one application, one operating system and one server instead of several,” said IDC analyst Matt Oostveen.

“If you’re the CMO and you go running into the CIO’s office and say ‘we need to deploy something very quickly’ if you have this old paradigm of [computing] you are not able to respond quick enough. That’s a big issue because the ROI expectations placed upon a CMO are really short, they are often less than six months.
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