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New, Cloud-Based, End-to-End Disaster Recovery Service is a Robust, Yet Affordable, Option for the SME Market 

 

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Zetta, a leading provider of high-performance business continuity solutions, today announced Zetta Disaster Recovery, a new cloud-first disaster recovery (DR) solution that offers sub-five minute failover with the push of a button. The new solution enables small and mid-sized enterprise (SME) customers and partners to continue accessing business-critical applications with minimal disruption during a downtime event. The cost-effective service offers high availability and reliability for even the most demanding recovery time objectives (RTOs). 

 

“From human-led malicious attacks to unexpected system downtime to natural disasters, unforeseen events can be costly, even devastating, for today’s data-driven business,” said Mike Grossman, CEO, Zetta. “With the new Zetta Disaster Recovery, applications and databases can failover in less than five minutes, so businesses and their employees can continue working without interruption.  This delivers true peace-of-mind without the cost and complexity that has been traditionally associated with disaster recovery solutions.”

 

“At EMA we have estimated that the cost of downtime can vary from as much as $90,000 to $6 million an hour, depending on the industry and its application environment. But, no matter how you slice it, downtime is a cost most businesses simply can’t endure,” said Jim Miller, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Management Associates. “Disaster Recovery in the cloud can be an efficient and cost-effective way to avoid the potentially high cost of downtime. With Zetta Disaster Recovery, Zetta delivers cloud-based business continuance with a complete service that features both simplicity and affordability.”

Easy-to-Achieve Disaster Readiness and Recovery

Zetta Disaster Recovery is an end-to-end service that provides complete deployment-to-failback coverage. It includes upfront network, firewall, VPN and connectivity configuration and automated DR testing, which can be easily customized to accommodate an organization’s unique network environment, ensuring that, in the event of a disaster of any kind, a company can be fully operational in the cloud.  

 

The new DR service also supports incremental failback, allowing companies to continue to run their systems in the cloud, while Zetta Disaster Recovery manages sequential failback in the background. As a result, final switchover from cloud to local operations can happen painlessly – in minutes.  

 

Enterprise-Grade DR Solution at an Affordable Price

Zetta Disaster Recovery is a cost-effective option for companies that cannot afford to invest in a secondary DR site but who require rapid failover with truly dynamic scalability and rapid throughput rates. Zetta Disaster Recovery bundles network and VPN configuration, and DR testing and planning, eliminating the need for companies to engage outside professional service firms to perform these functions.

Optimized for Complex IT Environments

Zetta Disaster Recovery has been architected with the needs of larger enterprises in mind: to rapidly protect very large data sets and complex IT environments using fewer system resources and in less time than alternative options. Key features of Zetta Disaster Recovery include:

      Comprehensive support for end-to-end DR including backup, failover and failback

      Failback flexibility with support for incremental failbacks 

      High-performing IO, CPU and RAM resources to support workload demands of SME organizations

      Pre-provisioned virtual VPN and firewall to ensure that an organization’s workers have on-demand access to applications running in the Zetta Cloud

      Power-on DR testing to validate that systems and applications will be operational in event of disaster 

 

All protected data is encrypted via SSL in flight to and via AES at rest in the Zetta Cloud. For additional security, options for secure VPN connectivity to the recovered environment in the Zetta Cloud include Point to Site, Site to Site and IP takeover. 

Zetta Disaster Recovery is an extension of the Zetta Business Continuity Suite of solutions that also includes Zetta Data Protection, an award-winning cloud-first backup and restore solution. The Zetta Business Continuity Suite provides organizations with uninterrupted access to their business-critical data and applications and currently supports more than 2,000 SME customers and partners.

 

Zetta Disaster Recovery is available now on a subscription basis. For more information visit: http://www.zetta.com/zetta-disaster-recovery

 

About Zetta
Zetta is an award-winning provider of high-performance cloud data protection and disaster recovery solutions that are a worry-free choice for businesses and managed service providers. The Company’s direct-to-cloud approach provides businesses a fast and reliable way to protect, access and quickly recover their business-critical data and systems—both physical and virtual – without the need for costly extra hardware. For more information, visit www.zetta.com.

AUSTIN, Texas – Scale Computing, the market leader in hyperconverged storage, server and virtualization solutions for midsized companies, and Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, data integrity and integration solutions, today announced a new BI and analytics appliance, the Scale Analytics Appliance, at the Midsize Enterprise Summit (MES) West.

The Scale Analytics Appliance enables companies to get sophisticated reporting and analytics without requiring significant IT support. It combines Information Builders’ WebFOCUS Business User Edition software and Scale Computing’s HC3 virtualization platform to address the broadest range of business intelligence and analytic needs – from data preparation and integration to self-service reporting and data discovery. It delivers reports, charts, and visualizations and is oriented to less-technical users.  Scale Analytics empowers users with an app-like environment that will enable midsize organizations to leverage information from any source for better decision-making at a fraction of the time and cost.

“We considered implementing Business Intelligence for a long time. We don’t make widgets or fit the standard mold and we don’t speak the language that enterprise Business Intelligence folks speak,” said Melanie Ellingson, Director of IT of Empire Air. “We were aware of Information Builders, but when we saw the Business User Edition and who it was built for and having it packaged as an appliance on a Scale platform, we thought this is finally a solution that fits our mold. The support and training were great, along with the learning tools provided. Having our data on premises is a real big deal for us and this new appliance helped make it a reality.”

"A business intelligence and analytics appliance is really a unique offering,” said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. “It is easy to deploy, administer and use, and it eliminates large upfront investments in software and hardware. Information Builders is proud to work with leading-edge companies like Scale Computing to help small and medium-size organizations achieve their business goals."

“We are proud that Scale Computing and Information Builders have selected the Midsize Enterprise Summit West for their announcement,” said Robert DeMarzo, Senior Vice President, Event Content and Strategy, The Channel Company. “Both companies have independently and repeatedly won top awards for excellence at this conference, and it’s great to see them form a partnership that specifically targets this marketplace. MES brings together one of the largest independent gatherings of mid-market CIOs and senior IT executives, and I think our community will be excited to see a combined offering.”

“Midsize organizations want business intelligence but their IT staff say that they need to buy more capacity to make it happen, or that they need more servers or more storage, or that there are other projects that need to be done first,” said Jeff Ready, CEO, and co-founder of Scale Computing. “The Scale Analytics Appliance eliminates all of that friction. It is easy to install and quick to deploy with tons of pre-existing reports, charts, documents and dashboards available that can be used with data discovery to identify trends, patterns and opportunities for their businesses. This has never before been possible until Scale and Information Builders created this easy-to-use solution.”
Scale Computing (Booth #401) and Information Builders (Booth #205) are exhibiting September 18 - 20 at MES West at the JW Marriott in Austin Texas. 

Scale Analytics starts at less than $50,000 and is available through Scale Computing’s reseller channel. For more information, interested parties may contact Information Builders at http://www.informationbuilders.com/ or contact Scale Computing via the company’s website at http://www.scalecomputing.com or by calling 1-877-SCALE-59.

About Information Builders 
About Information Builders Information Builders provides solutions for business intelligence (BI), analytics, data integration, and data quality that help drive performance improvements, innovation, and value. Through one set of powerful products, we enable organizations to serve everyone – analysts, non-technical users, even partners, customers, and citizens – with better data and analytics. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched with thousands of organizations relying on us as their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with global offices, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at informationbuilders.com, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page. 

About Scale Computing
Scale Computing integrates storage, servers and virtualization software into an all-in-one appliance-based system that is scalable, self-healing, and as easy to manage as a single server. Using industry standard components, the HC3 appliances install in under an hour, and can be expanded and upgraded with no downtime. High availability insulates the user from any disk or server failure and a unified management capability driven by the patented HyperCore Software™, efficiently integrates all functionality. The result is a data center solution that reduces operational complexity, allows a faster response to business issues, and dramatically reduces costs.

CHICAGO – Neurensic, a fintech artificial intelligence (AI) startup, today announced that its CORE™ product has been selected by Vine Street Trading for its market surveillance and compliance capabilities. Vine Street Trading is a Chicago-based, principal trading group that has focused primarily on electronic futures markets throughout its 10 year existence.

“We are proud to partner with an established market maker with complex futures trading strategies in Vine Street Trading,” said David Widerhorn, founder and CEO of Neurensic. “With our goal of providing clarity for traders, firms and regulators on the issue of disruptive trading, we are pleased to add a new partner to leverage our AI technology.”

CORE uses self-adaptive technology that automatically provides firms with a continuous assessment of the compliance risk associated with complex trading behaviors. This enables compliance professionals to more effectively reduce market harm and minimize potential liability to their organizations. Vine Street Trading will integrate CORE to analyze its futures trading strategies.

The new partnership with Vine Street Trading comes on the heels of the announcement regarding a recent relationship with Chicago-based principal trading firm DV Trading. In addition, Neurensic has opened an office in Silicon Valley this year led by Chief Technology Officer Dr. Cliff Click, who is responsible for the ongoing development of the firm’s compliance and operational risk tools. He and his team are bringing to life the infrastructure that will allow for cross-asset surveillance of the global financial system.

About Neurensic:

Founded in 2015, Neurensic’s mission is to strengthen and protect the financial services industry by using machine learning technology to reveal insights from data and empower organizations to evolve into the future. Its vision is to be the migration path for the industry to transition beyond legacy IT, and into the modern world of complex information systems. Neurensic’s solutions combine Silicon Valley artificial intelligence and analytics capabilities with deep financial markets domain expertise, in order to solve urgent and relevant industry problems.

For more information on AI, compliance, and disruptive trading follow @neurensic on Twitter.

About Vine Street Trading:

Founded in 2006, Vine Street Trading LLC is a Chicago-based principal trading firm that participates in the electronic futures markets.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today unveiled plans to expand its footprint to Boston. At its new facility, located at 300 A Street in the Fort Point neighborhood of Boston’s Seaport District, Red Hat plans to bring open source to life in new ways, with a world-class Executive Briefing Center, the first U.S. east coast location for Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, and a new Red Hat Engineering Lab. The facility is expected to open in mid-2017.

Red Hat, which was recently named one of the world's most innovative companies by Forbes, has a long history in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with its existing 175,000 square foot worldwide engineering and product headquarters located in Westford, Mass. The Boston facility will add 40,000 square feet to Red Hat’s footprint in Massachusetts. Boston was rated as one of the world’s best tech hubs in 2015 by Expert Market, a business consulting firm, and is home to several world-class universities. With its presence in Seaport, Red Hat plans to be an active member of the Boston technology community.

Executive Briefing Center

The Boston facility will feature a world-class Executive Briefing Center that will deliver an innovative, interactive and immersive experience that brings open source innovation to life by showcasing Red Hat’s full portfolio of enterprise-class open source software and creates collaborative experiences that embody the open source approach. Visitors - who are expected to include senior executives from many of the world’s largest and most innovative organizations - will have an opportunity to learn firsthand how open source can drive innovations across industries and understand Red Hat’s initiatives to advance the technology industry with its open source leadership to address customers’ business challenges.

Red Hat Open Innovation Labs

In April 2016, Red Hat introduced Open Innovation Labs, a residency-based initiative for helping customers jumpstart modern application development and gain the skills and tools to accelerate innovation in the future. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs participants learn how to build and containerize applications on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, while working closely with Red Hat subject matter experts to understand and integrate DevOps approaches and methodologies. Red Hat's new Boston facility will be the first U.S. east coast location for Red Hat Open Innovation Labs, and its largest facility to date.

Red Hat Engineering Lab

As an expansion of its worldwide engineering and product headquarters in Westford, Mass., Red Hat’s new Boston-based Engineering Lab will focus on research and new development around emerging open source technologies in a collaborative development environment designed to foster and accelerate open source-based innovation. With Boston's vibrant high tech communities and renowned universities, this facility will provide a state-of-the-art environment for research and development. Co-locating the Engineering Lab with Red Hat Open Innovation Labs will provide a unique opportunity for collaboration and joint development between Red Hat engineers, customers, and partners.

Supporting Quotes

Martin J. Walsh, mayor, City of Boston

“I am excited to welcome an innovation leader like Red Hat to the City of Boston. By choosing to expand and establish a global showcase location in our city, Red Hat further reinforces Boston's reputation as a thriving hub for talent and technology. I look forward to collaborating with Red Hat as they contribute to our local economy as a community partner and engaged member of our business community."

Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat

“The IT industry is transforming, and much of that transformation is rooted in open source. Our facility in Boston will be designed to give open source innovation a global stage and help drive the next wave of open source engineering advancements and customer initiatives. Boston is home to one of the world’s most dynamic tech communities and students coming out of its world-class universities have grown up on open source and Linux. We are excited to bring Red Hat to Boston to help foster the next generation of open source talent through collaboration with the city’s universities and keep Red Hat at the forefront of innovation through the projects we plan to house there. I’d like to thank Mayor Walsh and his office for their support as we identified the home for this exciting facility.”

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About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Innodisk, the service-driven flash, DRAM and peripheral module provider, presents its new series of SSDs that obtain European E-Mark certification. Innodisk is the first peripheral supplier to obtain the European E-mark certification two years ago, and we will continue to add more certified SSDs. In addition, Innodisk is the only storage solution provider with multiple in-vehicle computing compliant standards for EMI resistance. This series of SSDs are also compliant with SAE J1113(US), ISO 7637-2 and the United States Military Standard, MIL-STD-810F/G.

There are many challenges when it comes to designing products for in-vehicle computing systems, such as dirty power sources, harsh environments, or road instability. Innodisk products are designed to manage these issues, making us one of the world's most reliable storage provider for in-vehicle applications. There are multiple peripherals and electronic devices in many modern vehicle, each of which can create electromagnetic radiation that disturbs the function of other electronic components. Innodisk's in-vehicle SSDs are certified products that cause no electromagnetic interference. 

Innodisk's Flash, DRAM and embedded peripheral products for in-vehicle computing systems are designed to operate under harsh conditions, while supporting the flexibility of the sealed system's placement within the automobile. These reliable storage and memory solutions are heat and shock resistant and have low power consumption that can prevent vehicle challenges caused by power volatility. 

Characteristics of Innodisk's In-Vehicle Computing Storage Solutions:

  • EMI certified by automotive standards (Flash)
  • Exclusive iCell and iData Guard technologies to prevent data loss during power failures (Flash)
  • Low power consumption design (Flash)
  • Thermal sensor and wide temperature operating range (-40°C to 85°C)
  • Military standard shock-resistance and rugged DRAM design
  • Conformal coating protectant for open components on a circuit board
  • Support systems using the ARM architecture (DRAM)

Product Availability

Innodisk's in-vehicle solutions include:
Flash module

  • CFast: MLC from 8GB to 256GB / SLC from 4GB to 64GB
  • CF card: MLC from 8GB to 256GB / SLC from 512 MB to 8GB
  • mSATA 3MG2-P: MLC from 16GB to 512GB.
  • 2.5" SATA SSD3MG2-P: MLC from 8GB to 2TB.

DRAM module

  • DDR3 wide temperature solutions up to 16GB
  • DDR4 2400 wide temperature up to 16GB
  • DDR2/DDR3/DDR4 rugged DIMM series

Embedded peripheral

  • mPCIe CANBus module EMUC-B201
  • Serial module EMP2-X402 / X403

Exhibition Information

InnoTrans

Innodisk will showcase its in-vehicle storage solutions at International Trade Fair for Transport Technology, InnoTrans, September 20th to 23rd in Berlin, Germany. Innodisk will be at Hall 4.1, Booth 225. 

About Innodisk

Innodisk (TWSE: 5289) is a service-driven provider of flash memory, DRAM modules and embedded peripheral products for the industrial and enterprise applications. With satisfied customers across the embedded, aerospace and defense, cloud storage markets and more, we have set ourselves apart with a commitment to dependable products and unparalleled service. This has resulted in products, including embedded peripherals, designed to supplement existing industrial solutions and high IOPS flash arrays for industrial and enterprise applications. The expanded business lines are leading our next step in being a comprehensive solution and service provider in the industrial storage industry.

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Innodisk supports clients globally with engineering support and sales teams in China, Europe, Japan, and the United States. With abundant experience and an unrivaled knowledge of the memory industry, Innodisk develops products with excellent quality, remarkable performance, great cost-efficiency, and the highest reliability. For more information about Innodisk, please visit http://www.innodisk.com.