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HONG KONG – Pacnet’s equity joint venture in China, Pacnet Business Solutions (China) (“PBS”) and China Telecom Corporation Chongqing (China Telecom) today announced a strategic partnership to advance data center and cloud development in the city of Chongqing.  Under the partnership, China Telecom will establish new Points of Presence (PoPs) in Pacnet’s Chongqing data center, CQCS1, enhancing its capability and helping propel Chongqing as well as the Liangjiang New Area to the forefront of the cloud computing industry in China.

The partnership combines Pacnet’s unrivaled infrastructure in Asia-Pacific with China Telecom’s extensive network reach to provide customers that are colocated in the CQCS1 data center with low latency, reliable bandwidth and fully diverse connectivity to critical hubs throughout an expansive footprint. CQCS1 is the first Tier III data center in Southwest China providing flexible solutions that meet the expanding business requirements of multinational organizations.

“Pacnet is honored to support the Chongqing municipal government in fostering cloud development to meet the growing power, efficiency and availability demands of this emerging telecommunications hub,” said Carl Grivner, Chief Executive Officer of Pacnet.  “A significant milestone for Pacnet’s business in China, our strategic partnership with China Telecom enables us to provide low latency and reliable services for customers with existing operations or expansion plans in Southwest China.”

Pacnet is the only foreign invested company licensed to provide data center network services in the city of Chongqing.

“We are pleased to be a part of this strategic partnership and paramount technical initiative.  The collaboration enables us to combine our extensive network coverage in China with a Tier III data center service delivered by a leading regional data center provider in order to effectively serve the growing cloud communities in Chongqing as well as the rest of the country,” added Zhaoqiang, General Manager at China Telecom Corporation Chongqing.

China leads the Asia-Pacific region in data center services demand.  Its Southwestern megacity, Chongqing, is growing at an annual rate of 12%, and has become a very important hub for Pacnet in China as well as the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. By 2017, the Software and Information Services industry in Chongqing is forecasted to reach $350 billion and e-commerce volumes are forecasted to grow to $250 billion.

Speaking at the agreement signing ceremony, Zhaogang, Chief Engineer, Chongqing Economic and Informatization Commission said, “Pacnet’s partnership with China Telecom will help drive new growth in software and information services for both foreign and local enterprises, further advancing Chongqing as a major cloud computing hub in China.”

This collaboration expands on the Pacnet and China Telecom June 2013 Master Service Agreement (MSA) to provide IPVPN, Internet and data center services to global enterprise and carrier customers as well as cloud service providers looking to establish or expand their presence in China, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing digital populations.

 

About Pacnet

Pacnet is Asia-Pacific’s leading provider of managed data connectivity solutions to major telecommunications carriers, large multinational enterprises and government entities.  Ownership of the region’s most extensive high-capacity submarine cable systems with over 46,000 km of fiber and connectivity to interconnected data centers across 14 cities in the Asia-Pacific region gives Pacnet unparalleled reach to major business centers in key markets including China, India, Japan and the United States.  Combined with a comprehensive set of managed network and value-added data center services, its assets and experience in the region help Pacnet service large businesses worldwide including Fortune 500 companies.  Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in the Asia-Pacific region and North America.  For more information, please visit: www.pacnet.com.

Ciena’s converged packet optical platforms increase network resiliency and capacity for Continuum’s content delivery and financial service customers

HANOVER, Md. – Chicago-based colocation solutions provider New Continuum Holdings Corporation dba Continuum Data Centers (“CDC”) has selected converged packet optical solutions from  Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN), the network specialist, to connect its data center in Chicago’s western suburbs to key regional exchange points including 350 Cermak in Chicago. With Ciena’s platform, CDC will provide high-bandwidth, low latency 100G connectivity to support applications like cloud computing, storage networking and big data for service providers, financial service companies, research institutions and content delivery networks. Additionally, CDC will be able to offer carrier-grade connectivity to tier 2 and tier 3 networks as it builds out its peering and Internet exchange community.   The deployment is expected to be completed in July 2014.

Key Facts:

  • Continuum Data Centers is a premier, multi-tenant data center operator in the western Chicago suburbs. CDC operates an 80,000 square foot purpose built data center with N+1 configurations of all critical infrastructure.  Employing multiple energy efficiency technologies, and designed to provide the highest levels of service, the CDC 603 facility has robust inherent network capabilities and power resources.  CDC 603 has been certified OIX2 compliant by the Open-IX Association highlighting management’s commitment to transparency and connectivity.
  • CDC is deploying Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical platform equipped with WaveLogic Coherent Optical Processors and integrated switching capabilities. With this deployment, CDC will be able to offer high-speed connectivity and data center interconnect to service providers, large enterprises and peering partners.
  • Using the industry’s latest and most advanced coherent optical technology, the 6500 enables CDC to easily upgrade its existing fiber to 100G speeds by adding capacity and the ability to offer 100G transport. Ciena’s 6500 platform is a key component of the company’s OPn architecture which delivers the most critical network capabilities – scale, programmability and network-level applications -- to easily direct network behavior and satisfy user requirements.
  • This deployment further demonstrates CDC’s commitment to enhance its network to accommodate the changing needs of its customers. New Continuum recently announced that global Bandwidth Infrastructure provider Zayo Group, LLC, (“Zayo”), has extended its network into CDC’s 603 Discovery Dr. data center in Chicago’s western suburbs.

Executive Comments:

  • “To meet the demands of the market and our customers, we knew we needed to enhance our network with a highly scalable, best-in-class packet optical solution. The deployment of Ciena’s 6500 platform is a crucial part of our strategy to provide reliable, cost-effective, high-bandwidth connectivity for data center Interconnect and carrier-grade services.”

-          Eli D. Scher, Chairman and CEO of Continuum Data Centers

·         “With a growing portfolio that is increasingly driven by control and application software and a focus on addressing emerging customer segments in addition to service providers, we continue to lead the industry in the shift to virtualize the network for a vastly improved user experience. This deployment with a leading data center operator like CDC is a prime example of our ability to make networks of all kinds more efficient and scalable through openness and programmability.”

-          Duncan Puller, Vice President of Data Center and Cloud at Ciena

Technology Background:

  • The pioneer and market leader of coherent optical technology, Ciena has shipped 35,000 coherent 40G/100G line interfaces to over 150 customers across the globe, with more than 35 million coherent kilometers deployed.
  • OPn is Ciena’s approach for building open and programmable next-generation networks with flexible architectures and service offerings, providing differentiated network operator benefits for a myriad of applications, including: wireless backhaul, data center connectivity, cloud networks and private network builds.

Supporting Resources:

·    Product Overview: 6500 Packet-Optical Platform

·    Solution Overview: Datacenter Connect

About Continuum

Continuum Data Centers (“CDC”) is a multi-tenant data center operator in the western Chicago suburbs. The team at CDC has been at the forefront of the Chicago suburban colocation market for over 10 years, and has a track record of developing world class assets. The Company is currently re-developing to operate an 80,000 square foot, purpose-built, highly efficient Tier III+ facility in West Chicago, IL. CDC develops or seeks to own assets which are differentiated by their geographic location or other inherent traits. In doing so, the Company aims to consistently provide its customers with superior risk aversion profiles. CDC’s team has the experience and expertise to manage the needs of a diverse customer base, including trading and financial firms requiring high-density, efficient computation, as well as Enterprise and Fortune 1000 companies and retail customers requiring primary colocation. To learn more about Continuum, call 877-432-2656 or please visit www.continuumdatacenters.com.

 

About Ciena
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete. Ciena leverages its deep expertise in packet and optical networking and distributed software automation to deliver solutions in alignment with OPn architecture for next-generation networks. We enable a high-scale, programmable infrastructure that can be controlled and adapted by network-level applications, and provide open interfaces to coordinate computing, storage and network resources in a unified, virtualized environment. For updates on Ciena news, follow us on Twitter @Ciena or on LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/company/ciena. Investors are encouraged to review the Investors section of our website at www.ciena.com/investors, where we routinely post press releases, SEC filings, recent news, financial results, and other announcements. From time to time we exclusively post material information to this website along with other disclosure channels that we use.

Deployment of Integra’s Vast Fiber Network Within vXchnge’s Award-Winning Data Center Further Ensures Reliable, Seamless and Secure Customer Connectivity

SANTA CLARA, Calif.  – vXchnge, a leading, next-generation, software-defined, intelligent data center services company operating data centers in multiple markets across the US, announces today that Integra™ has extended its advanced fiber network connection to vXchnge’s Santa Clara Data Center Integra is a leading, carrier-grade network provider connecting to over 2,700 on-net buildings. By extending its network to the premier Santa Clara data center, Integra offers vXchnge’s customers more options for highly scalable and secure bandwidth business connectivity solutions.

Integra’s fiber connectivity to the vXchnge data center aligns with its strategic plans to invest in existing and adjacent markets leveraging its existing network. This includes expansion of fiber assets to strategic targets in the San Francisco Bay Area. Integra presently has over 6,000 miles of long-haul fiber-optic network, 3,000 miles of metropolitan fiber and a nationwide IP/MPLS network that can deliver high bandwidth services to over 460,000 businesses.

“In our search for prime data centers to connect to, vXchnge registered high on our radar, not only for its prime West Coast location, but for its industry leading data center design that supports high-power and cooling densities, a necessity for new cloud service deployments. vXchnge’s flexible, high-performance infrastructure platforms are designed to afford customers and service providers growth and scale dimensions that our clients’ applications and technologies demand,” states Dan Stoll SVP Strategy and Development of Integra. “We look forward to providing a connectivity solution for our mutual customers that require vXchnge’s infrastructure capabilities and Integra’s high capacity network services. These customers are afforded seamless, secure transport via our available high-bandwidth products.”

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, vXchnge’s Santa Clara data center is convenient to San Francisco, San Jose, and other Bay Area communities. The data center is noted for receiving the industry’s highest standard classification, along with an Energy Innovator Award from Silicon Valley Power for Unique and Innovative Economizer Design, Energy Efficient Equipment and Environmentally-Friendly Products and Systems. 

“vXchnge is operating and building data centers for colocation services for the future. We operate as a neutral marketplace for customers and service providers where power, cooling and network capacities meet today’s and tomorrow’s needs. This marketplace serves the needs today where high bandwidth demands are matched with high performing data center infrastructures to meet application deployment needs, with a seamless, flexible and high performing ecosystem. Service Providers and Cloud providers will be able to maximize the number of ‘eyeballs,’ eardrums and end points for their networked and cloud applications,” continues Ernest Sampera , CMO and Senior Vice President at vXchnge.  “We are honored that Integra is joining us and look forward to the growth opportunities that Integra’s network services will bring to our collective marketplaces. As our clients grow, we all grow – the essence of the networked marketplace model.”

To learn more about vXchnge, visit www.vxchnge.com.  For more information on its Santa Clara, CA data center facility, visit http://www.vxchnge.com/data-centers/locations/santa-clara-ca/.

 

 

About vXchnge

vXchnge operates leading, next-generation, software-defined, intelligent data centers. Designed for Performance®, vXchnge delivers high-density infrastructures and choice of carriers. Our data centers incorporate the latest technologies and monitoring systems. A performance-driven infrastructure provider, vXchnge’s facilities offer infrastructure designs, densities and networks that are operated by industry-leading technical teams required to support today’s network-enabled businesses.


For more information, visit www.vxchnge.com, or follow vXchnge on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Integra 
Integra™ provides facilities-based communications and network services to enterprises, small and mid-sized businesses, government agencies and carriers throughout the western United States, with nationwide and international connectivity delivered via a robust IP/MPLS network. Integra’s vast, privately owned network connects customers to 6,400 miles of long-haul fiber optic infrastructure and 3,000 miles of metro fiber across 35 cities in 11 states, and its Ethernet-over-copper infrastructure extends ubiquitous Ethernet access to more than 460,000 business locations. Customers trust Integra for secure, reliable, low-latency solutions to power high-bandwidth cloud services, data center connectivity and the applications that drive their success. Integra’s services are backed by hands-on support and strong service level agreements. For more information, visit www.integratelecom.com. 

 

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v4 was released today with significant new features including VM backup verification, Microsoft Exchange log truncation, and recovery of Microsoft Exchange objects directly from VMware VM backups

CAMPBELL, Calif. – NAKIVO Inc., the fastest-growing virtualization data protection company, has announced today the release of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v4 adding Microsoft Exchange Objects Recovery, Microsoft Exchange logs truncation, and VM backup verification features. More details and free trial are available at www.nakivo.com/en/VMware-Backup-Free-Trial.htm.

The new version provides the ability to:

  • Instantlybrowse, search, and recover Microsoft Exchange objects – such as emails – directly from compressed and deduplicated VMware VM backups, without the need to restore the entire VM first. This feature is 100% agentless, works right out of the box, and does not require creating a special lab or run a special backup type (Exchange objects can be recovered even from existing NAKIVO backups created by previous versions of the product).
  • Truncate Microsoft Exchange logs. Over time, Microsoft Exchange database transaction log files accumulate and can consume all of the available disk space, if not periodically removed. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v4 provides the option to delete (aka truncate) the logs after a successful backup to free up disk space. This feature is also purely agentless and works right out of the box.
  • Verify VM backups ad hoc or on schedule.NAKIVO Backup & Replication checks VM backups at the block level and ensures that the data written to the backup repository is identical to the data that was read from the source VM, thus verifying that application objects, files, and the entire VM can be recovered.

Built for virtualization, NAKIVO Backup & Replication has been certified by VMware and offers a complete VM data protection feature set for SMB, Enterprise, and Cloud Provider virtualized environments. The product is purely agentless, backs up and replicates VMware VMs onsite over LAN and offsite over (a slow) WAN, supports live applications and databases, enables granular and full VM recovery, speeds up data transfer with network acceleration, and reduces data size with global deduplication and compression.  

EDITIONS, PRICING, AND LICENSING

All new features are available in the Enterprises editions of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, namely:

  • The Enterprise edition - $599 per socket
  • The Enterprise for VMware Essentials edition - $299 per socket.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is licensed on the per-socked basis and charges only for the source side of backup and replication. Qualified Cloud Service Providers have an option to license the product on a per-VM monthly rental basis.

QUOTES

“We are excited to introduce this new version to the VMware virtualization market. This release will further accelerate our explosive growth and adoption among SMBs, enterprises, and cloud providers.” Bruce Talley, CEO and Co-Founder of NAKIVO.

“After testing several VM data protection products side by side, we realized that NAKIVO Backup & Replication, along with their highly responsive support team, was the best VM backup solution for our Backup as a Service offering. With advanced VM Backup functionality, superior usability and impressive performance, NAKIVO Backup & Replication has also reduced our overall virtualization data protection costs by 40%.” Primoz Lah, CTO, RVO

“NAKIVO Backup & Replication keeps moving forward fast with new releases. The new features introduced in v4 enable SMBs, Enterprises, and Cloud Providers to improve data protection reliability and significantly reduce the time for Microsoft Exchange recovery.” Vladan Seget, vExpert, VCP, VCAP, blogger, www.vladan.fr

“NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a fast and intuitive product for VMware data protection. The new v4 release improves the product capabilities by providing a simple and easy way to validate VM backups and recover Exchange objects directly from compressed and de-duplicated VM backups.”Ryon Brubaker, IT Manager, Kemba Credit Union, Inc.

“It is always good to know that we have chosen the right partner. It is even better when the partner products advance to the next level. NAKIVO Backup & Replication can now replace expensive legacy tools for Exchange recovery, simplify restore processes, and improve RTOs. From our point of view, these features are a must have in every virtualized environment.”Dipl. Inf. Thomas Hilgert , Hilgert Distribution.

RESOURCES

ABOUT NAKIVO

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, NAKIVO is a privately-held software company that has been profitable since founding in 2012. With more than 2,400 customers and over 400 channel partners worldwide, NAKIVO develops and markets a line of next generation data protection products for VMware virtualized environments. NAKIVO provides a fast, reliable, and affordable VM backup and replication solution for enabling SMBs and enterprises to protect and recover VM data onsite, offsite, and in the cloud. NAKIVO has also enabled over 50 hosting, managed, and cloud services providers to create and offer VM Backup-as-a service, Replication-as-a service, and DR-as-a service to their customers. NAKIVO was the first virtualization backup specialist to offer VM backup to public clouds such as Amazon to SMB customers and multi-tenancy to service providers and enterprise customers.  For more information, please visit www.nakivo.com.

Company Shows Commitment to Foster Local Jobs and Cultivate New IT Talent

 

BATON ROUGE, La.Venyu, a leader in business continuity, cloud-based virtualization, and battle-tested data recovery, today announced the company’s continued Cajun Code Fest sponsorship by providing support and Wi-Fi connectivity for all participants.

 

Billed as the signature event for the Center for Business & Information Technologies (CBIT) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette), the Cajun Code Fest is a 2.5 day health care coding competition open to all students and professionals in the areas of software development, healthcare, and business strategy industries.  This year’s Cajun Code Fest 3.0’s code-a-thon judges will be looking for solutions for “Aging in Place” - maintaining quality of life as patients grow older and want to live at home. A sub-theme to the event will include the “Internet of Things” (IOT), specifically how uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations can help people “Age in Place.”

Fast Facts:

       The third annual Cajun Code Fest event kicks off on April 23-26.

       Expected to draw over 400 students, programmers, software developers, designers and engineers, educators, healthcare professionals, marketing and business strategists and entrepreneurs from around the world.

       Speakers include:

       Bryan Sivak, chief technology officer, U.S. Health & Human Services

       Kathy Kliebert, secretary, Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals

        Jeff Makowka, senior strategic advisor on thought leadership, AARP

        Cindy Munn, CEO, Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum

       Fred Trotter, data journalist, Doc Graph Journal

       Lizheng Shi, Regents associate professor, Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University.

       Winners will get the opportunity to pitch their idea at The Vault event, part of Innov8 Lafayette, which hosts investors looking for new products and ideas.

“We are proud to be selected once again as a Cajun Code Fest sponsor to help foster IT and tech momentum within our state,” said Scott Thompson, Venyu Chief Executive Officer. “We are particularly excited about this year’s challenge for the coders to develop an application that solves health care problems. This is not a mobile phone application or photo application, it will have practical use to improve lives.”

 

Today’s announcement follows Venyu’s recent new data center facility opening announcement.  Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the $14 million, 23,000 sq. ft. facility offers customers new levels of power density and additional redundancies to meet and exceed the current industry standards for cloud-based data services.

 

With the highest levels of security, the data center features both biometric and ID card authentication at all entrances.  Twenty-four hour surveillance covers the entire facility, which is additionally protected with fully redundant HVAC systems and advanced fire suppression.

 

About Venyu

Venyu is a premier provider of data center, managed hosting, cloud, virtualization and data protection solutions. By leveraging Venyu's portfolio of innovative, ROI-focused solutions, including VenyuCloud and RestartIT, within secure, highly available data centers, organizations can reduce IT costs while increasing security and scalability. For more information about Venyu and its industry-leading offerings, please visit www.venyu.comYour Data Made Invincible™.

 

OTTAWA, Canada – In recent years, the enterprise SSD market has gained significant traction from organizations looking to reap the benefits of server-side flash. Until now, PCI Express-based flash has been the performance standard for SSD implementation - praised for its high bandwidth and low latency. Although compelling, the improvement over pre-existing technologies (namely SATA/SAS) has served to obscure several shortcomings. While PCIe represents progress, it is still a less-than-optimal approach for applications with strict performance requirements. The introduction of Memory Channel Storage™ (MCS™) eliminates the need for suboptimal trade-offs – thereby unlocking the true potential of flash in the enterprise.

When NAND flash first started gaining popularity, storage protocols and interconnect speeds were the performance bottlenecks. While PCIe’s theoretical bandwidth appears attractive, limitations due to design create significant overhead – thereby reducing its real-world applicability.  

PCIe is not a native storage interface and requires an onboard controller to manage resources between flash and server I/O. Handling large amounts of flash create computational complexity, limiting both the performance and reliability of the controller. Thus, despite access to a wide pipe, PCIe-based SSDs are unable to realize the high-speed interface under load – making theoretical bandwidth irrelevant.

The above architectural limitations impact the throughput of data and subsequent IOPS supported for both read and write operations. As a result, when outstanding I/O requests scale beyond controller thresholds, latencies dramatically increase. Furthermore, due to the limited number of card slots, it is often impractical to scale PCIe-based solutions without significant investment in additional IT infrastructure.

To overcome the drawbacks of traditional PCI Express architectures, Diablo Technologies has developed a no-compromise approach that represents the next logical step in the evolution of server-side flash storage technology.

“Memory Channel Storage is a ‘purpose-built’ solution, designed to provide a scalable interface that expands the architectural advantages of flash as memory,” said Riccardo Badalone, CEO and Co-Founder of Diablo Technologies. “By maximizing parallelism and eliminating the complexity of PCIe-based architectures, MCS accelerates and virtually eliminates the latency overhead associated with data persistence. Applications can now perform several million IO operations per second with ease.”

Today, Diablo Technologies published results supporting the benefits of deploying Memory Channel Storage over leading PCIe-based solutions. The White Paper detailing the results is available for download at:
http://www.diablo-technologies.com/files/MCS_WHITEPAPER_12_WEB.pdf

MCS is an innovative storage architecture that enables non-volatile media to reside within the memory subsystem. By placing NAND flash into a highly-scalable DIMM form factor, MCS delivers tens of terabytes of flash capacity in a single server, with near-DRAM speed. Diablo’s MCS technology eliminates the I/O performance bottleneck, supporting levels of application acceleration far beyond the capabilities of PCIe-based SSDs.

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About Diablo Technologies
Founded in 2003, Diablo is at the forefront of developing breakthrough technologies to set the standard for next-generation enterprise computing. Diablo’s Memory Channel Storage platform combines innovative software and hardware architectures with Non-Volatile Memory to introduce a new and disruptive generation of Solid State Storage for data-intensive applications.

The Diablo executive leadership team has decades of experience in system architecture, chip-set design and software development at companies including Nortel Networks, Intel, Cisco, AMD, SEGA, ATI, Cadence Design Systems, Matrox Graphics, Goal Semiconductor, BroadTel Communications and ENQ Semiconductor.
http://www.diablo-technologies.com/

Xand Data Center Facility to Increase Performance, Reliability and Scalability of SIaS' Infrastructure Services

MELVILLE, N.Y. – Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIaS), a managed services provider to businesses using or considering moving to a cloud-based model, announced today that it has expanded its operations by selecting Xand, a premier facilities-based provider of data center managed services and technology solutions, as one of its new data center locations.

Xand's Westchester County, N.Y. data center is a 50,000 square-foot facility that was custom built with the latest in redundant power, environmental control and networking technology. SIaS recently expanded its computing infrastructure in the newest build within the facility enabling its clients to benefit from its highly scalable infrastructure, rock-solid technology and the confidence in the availability of their data and systems.

"It is essential that we provide our clients with the highest performing and most reliable computing infrastructure possible and partnering with Xand to leverage their state-of-the-art facility is a key component to serving our clients," said Thomas Kempster, VP of Services and Technologies at SIaS. "In addition to their advanced technologies, we also chose Xand because of their close proximity to our offices giving us the ability to periodically meet with them face-to-face, their responsiveness, and the lack of red tape often associated with other data center facilities."

"As a managed services provider hosting mission-critical systems and applications for companies of all sizes, Secure Infrastructure & Services requires top-level security, performance and availability to meet its clients' needs," said Denoid Tucker, vice president of Technology at Xand. "Our hybrid cloud and managed data center solutions help Secure Infrastructure & Services minimize risk and maximize operational efficiencies with tailored solutions for unique and continually evolving technology requirements."

About Xand

Xand is the Northeast's premier provider of highly resilient cloud, managed services, colocation, and disaster recovery. Since 1999, Xand has designed, built, and managed IT infrastructure services which allow enterprises to maximize their critical application performance and availability. With data centers in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, Xand offers colocation, cloud, enterprise hosting, managed services, business continuity, disaster recovery and managed networking throughout the region via best-in-class facilities, engineering expertise, and commitment to customer service excellence. For more information, please visit http://www.xand.com.

 

Secure Infrastructure & Services

Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIaS) is a managed services provider to businesses using or considering moving to a cloud-based model.  The company's core offerings include: SecureHOST Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for production and test workloads; SecureHA fully managed replication and availability services; and SecureDR virtualized recovery services.  As a result of its expert technical staff, secure and robust infrastructure of networks and data centers and its streamlined processes it is able to deliver its services at a lower cost for its clients.  As an IBM MSP Business Partner, SIaS provides its services for IBM AIX and OS/400 and other industry-leading platforms, such as: Microsoft Windows.  The company is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. and can be located on the web atwww.siasmsp.com.

  • Kobo, a global leader in eReading, delivers the best digital reading platform to millions of users in 190 countries, now powered by HiberniaCDN.
  • HiberniaCDN is available in the company’s owned and managed 190+ points of presence spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific
  • HberniaCDN reflects the company’s on-going commitment to and evolution as an end-to-end service provider

SUMMIT, N.J. – Hibernia Networks, a provider of global telecommunications services, announces today that Kobo, a global leader in eReading, has signed a contract with the company for its HiberniaCDN services.

Kobo, a global leader in eReading, delivers a superior eReading experience to millions of users in 190 countries. Its mission is to lead a global transformation in reading by inspiring readers to read more and more often — anytime, on any device, anywhere around the world.

HiberniaCDN leverages a globally-deployed infrastructure that is fully integrated with Hibernia’s IP network and supplemented by the capacity to handle unexpected traffic spikes and high-volume applications. The HiberniaCDN platform enables users to experience anytime, anywhere performance parity in media and application performance  to include Video-on-Demand (VOD) and Live streaming video, website acceleration, video downloads, software updates and releases, music downloads, online game releases and myriad updates.

“The emergence of HiberniaCDN as a global platform for secure, cost-effective delivery of content services satisfies the needs of media providers whose end users increasingly demand content on an anytime, anywhere and any device basis,” states Bjarni Thorvardarson , the CEO of Hibernia Networks. “Our agreement with Kobo not only reflects an evolution in how digital content services are delivered, but also confidence in Hibernia’s IP network to establish, deliver and sustain an exceptional user experience to Kobo’s readers worldwide.”

For more information on HiberniaCDN, please visit: www.hibernianetworks.com/hibernia-cdn/.

 

  

About Hibernia Networks:

Hibernia Networks owns and operates a global network connecting North America, Europe and Asia. Hibernia offers over 190 network Points of Presence (PoPs) in 89 markets and 25 countries. Hibernia Networks serves its global customer base, including wholesale, finance, media and high-bandwidth companies, with unparalleled support, flexibility and service. Hibernia provides secure and diverse dedicated Ethernet, DTM, Wavelengths and carrier-grade IP Transit services. As a true, end-to-end service provider, Hibernia also offers cloud connectivity, low latency connectivity and HiberniaCDN for seamless anytime, anywhere content delivery. Hibernia’s media services are dedicated to flawless delivery of video signals over fiber, supporting dedicated and occasional broadcasts globally. For more information on Hibernia’s cutting-edge network and services, please visit www.hibernianetworks.com.

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Andrew Griffin details six principles for ensuring that your organization is truly crisis ready.

Most of the work done in the name of crisis management is in fact crisis preparedness. “Are you ready to face the worst?” is a question that boards ask, regulators ask, governments ask and investors ask. They want to know that an organization and its senior management are in an advanced state of crisis preparedness. This article looks at how an organization can become ‘crisis ready’.

1. Preparing policy

Principle: Crisis management is a distinct component of an organization’s wider resilience framework.

Crisis management policy should explain how the organization thinks about and prepares for crises as a distinct component of a wider resilience framework.

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By Dr. Jim Kennedy, NMCE, CRISC, CEH, CHS-IV, MRP, CBRM

Based on all of the diligent work of IT and information security organizations corporations and government agencies are beginning to see real progress on protecting their operations against external threats. However, the bad news is that we are being faced with a more difficult challenge of protecting our information assets from insider threats.

Insider attacks (data leakage, intellectual property theft, and data corruption and/or loss) account for as much as 80 percent of all computer and Internet related incidents and crimes. 70 percent of corporate attacks causing at least $20,000 of damage and threats that could have impact on national security are the direct result of malicious trusted insiders.

In fact, the US Secret Service - National Threat Center has indicated that: “The greatest information security threat facing your organization is in your office right now. It has the ability to bypass the physical and logical controls you have put into place to protect the perimeter of your network and has already obtained credentials to access a significant portion of your infrastructure.”

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