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PNDA Creates End-to-End Solution for Deploying Analytics Applications and Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration today is announcing Platform for Network Data Analytics or PNDA is now a Linux Foundation Project. PNDA provides an open source, scalable platform for next-generation network analytics. The project has also announced the availability of its initial platform release.

Early support for PNDA includes Cisco, Deepfield, FRINX, Intersec, Moogsoft, NGENA, Ontology, OpenDataSoft and Tupl.

PNDA aims to eliminate complexity by integrating, scaling and managing a rich set of open data processing technologies and provides an end-to-end platform for deploying analytics applications and services. The design of PNDA is based on next-generation, big data architecture patterns. It supports batch and real-time streaming data exploration and analysis, at the scale of millions of messages per second.

"The adoption of open source software has transformed the networking industry by reducing technology fragmentation and increasing user adoption," said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. " PNDA addresses a critical need for a scalable platform that fosters innovation in reactive network analytics for both service providers and enterprises."

Initial Release Features

Cisco is contributing code to enable end-to-end platform provisioning and management, application packaging, and deployment. The initial release of PNDA is fully functional and available for download as a production-ready solution on OpenStack-based platforms. Support for bare-metal and public-cloud provisioning is expected later this year.

Future contributions from the open source community are expected to extend and innovate upon PNDA's capabilities, including Hadoop distribution independence, platform infrastructure validation, container support, additional data publishers, and deep-learning framework integration, among others.

PNDA also complements major open source software defined networking, network functions virtualization, and network orchestration efforts such as OpenDaylight, Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), and FD.io. There is also synergy with the Open Data Platform initiative (ODPi), which defines a common runtime specification, reference implementation and test suite for Hadoop-based distributions, including PNDA.

Comments from Supporting Organizations
"There have been significant efforts across the industry in NFV, automation, orchestration and control which have made real-time network service provisioning possible. Open source software implementations supporting this space are also maturing as shown by OpenStack and OpenDaylight. In comparison, industry efforts to enable the monitoring and analysis of the data produced by these services have been lagging behind. If we're really going to move the industry forward and enable new services and new business models, where agility is a reality rather than a marketing buzzword, then OSS, BSS & IoT solutions all need to become more agile too. We believe that the solution is to leverage the rapid innovation in big data analytics; that's the reason for being for PNDA -- an open source big data platform that can foster an ecosystem of innovative analytics applications while also supporting the next generation of reactive network services."

David Ward, SVP, Chief Architect & CTO, Cisco

"At Deepfield, we have experienced a rapid adoption of our big data analytics platform to replace siloed solutions such as traffic engineering, service assurance, network forensics, and DDOS. Our customers have recognized that big data analytics is not just for replacing legacy solutions, but also it is required to enable next generation OSS/BSS, orchestration, control, automation and NFV deployments. Recognizing the importance of this technology, Cisco has made a valuable open source contribution, namely PNDA, to help build the ecosystem and accelerate the development of new big data applications."
Jeff Bazar, Chief Strategy Officer, Deepfield

"PNDA combines big data architecture, tools and techniques to deliver network information at virtually unlimited scale to operators and customers alike. FRINX believes PNDA is the logical next step that allows network operators to close the loop between acquiring data from the network, running analytics to mine high value information and finally feeding policy back into the network to optimize for customer experience and cost."
Tomas Olvecky, Technical Leader, FRINX

"We believe PNDA will boost the ecosystem for network analytics, creating the conditions for open platforms on which external applications will be higher performance and easier to deploy. Thanks to its efficient API, PNDA opens the way for analytics applications based on location data, within an NFV architecture. Intersec's extensive experience in big data analytics induces us to promote this type of initiative, and we're glad to join this project and provide full compatibility with the framework."
Jean-Marc Coïc, CTO & Co-Founder, Intersec

"Almost every company we talk to, whether service provider or digital enterprise, has a strategy and plan to use open source toolkits for aggregation, data warehousing, and big data analytics. All of these companies are duplicating the same effort, experiencing and repeating the same learning processes, and delivering similar resulting solutions. The PNDA initiative offers a packaged approach, using the best of breed open source technologies that everyone is already committed to, helping short circuit the process to value and reducing the resource effort involved in architecture, implementation and support. For Moogsoft and our peers in the service assurance community, PNDA offers a single point of data that we can subscribe to, reducing our time to demonstrate value and reducing our need to instrument custom integrations. PNDA is a win-win for both vendor and end-user communities."
Mike Silvey, Executive Vice President, Moogsoft

NGENA (Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance)
"NGENA offers high quality SLA-guaranteed Network Services on a Global Scale. PNDA enables NGENA to process huge amounts of data providing real-time analytics-based insight across virtual and physical infrastructure and services for pro-active network monitoring and SLA management."
Jörg Gimmler, VP, Delivery, NGENA

"It is essential -- not just for the virtualized, automated future, but also for the journey to get there -- that modern data technologies are applied to the OSS and BSS. Ontology's customers are very clear in telling us that they need this kind of innovation right now, in order to make the immediate move to service-centric operations and ultimately on to genuine service agility. They see real-time inventory in conjunction with network analytics as the central spine of this transition, and PNDA is an open and accessible platform that delivers concrete, usable analytics functionality from which CSPs can derive real value. We look forward to being part of the ecosystem it has seeded."
Leo Zancani, CTO & Co-Founder, Ontology

"As a provider of a turnkey solution which enables smart cities to easily manage the opening and sharing of their data, OpenDataSoft is glad to have data sourcing from the PNDA platform. We've integrated a built-in PNDA connector, which will allow our customers to benefit from well-prepared and clean data coming out of a wide range of sensors, and make IoT data easily reusable by developers through our standardized open APIs. In the end, it represents an end-to-end data management framework from raw data capture to end-users applications."
Jean-Marc Lazard, Founder & CEO, OpenDataSoft

"CSPs struggle to maintain the balance between customer experience and the cost required to deploy and operate their networks. The root cause lies in the existing siloed, non-scalable systems and tools not able to cope with the immense amount of complex raw data; many operational tasks are still manual, time consuming and expensive. All our customers recognize this pain, and agree that answer lies in leveraging open source big data technologies and platforms. Tupl is looking forward to contributing to PNDA, and serving our customers by solving their operational pain points with actionable, automated insights. TuplOS and its extensive app portfolio, such as our Automatic Customer Complaint Resolution, are compatible with PNDA and further extends the platform to deliver specific use cases in the telecom space."
Petri Hautakangas, CEO, Tupl

PNDA is a Linux Foundation Project. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at https://www.linuxfoundation.org/projects.

For more information about PNDA, and to learn how to participate in the project, please visit pnda.io.

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

  • Rubrik Cloud Data Management pioneers a complete platform to deliver data protection, search and analytics, archiving and compliance, and copy data management capabilities for hybrid cloud enterprises.
  • Rubrik Firefly release embraces physical workloads (Microsoft SQL, Physical Linux), extends to edge environments (remote and branch offices), and spans across clouds (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure).

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Rubrik, the leader in converged data management, today announced the release of Rubrik Firefly delivering the world's first Cloud Data Management platform. With a growing number of organizations pursuing public cloud to reduce cost and time-to-market while retaining business agility, Rubrik Cloud Data Management enables enterprises to leverage public cloud services to deliver data protection, search and analytics, archiving and compliance, and copy data management capabilities across all their workloads.

"The Firefly release demonstrates the breadth and depth of our vision to deliver complete data management, across platforms and application types. Rubrik allows enterprises to manage all their data with groundbreaking simplicity and velocity while blending in public cloud to drive business innovation," says co-founder and CTO Arvind Nithrakashyap.

Data Management for the Cloud Generation

Over the past year, Rubrik has delivered record business growth due to overwhelming customer demand across enterprises of all sizes and verticals, including Fortune 500 companies. Organizations are shedding complex, legacy multi-tiered solutions for simplified data management purpose-built for cloud to recover, manage, and secure data across private, public, and hybrid clouds. Rubrik delivers mission critical data management functions in a single software fabric spanning clouds -- from backup and recovery, disaster recovery, archiving and compliance, search and analytics, to copy data management.

  • Instant Access - Rubrik delivers instant application recovery and predictive global search by unifying data locked within disparate application silos into one globally indexed namespace while leveraging zero-data cloning technology to enable on-demand copy data workflows. 
  • Automated Orchestration - Rubrik nearly eliminates daily operational management by enabling a single policy engine to orchestrate service level agreements across the entire data lifecycle. The Rubrik programmatic interface automates how data services are created, consumed, and retired across clouds.
  • Security and Compliance - Rubrik secures data whether in-flight or at-rest throughout its lifecycle, regardless of location. The Rubrik platform delivers granular user provisioning and data permissions across all cloud data management workflows while providing automated compliance reporting to successfully complete various industry and internal audits.

Data Management that Embraces Physical and Edge Workloads

Rubrik's Firefly release, debuted to an oversubscribed Early Access Program, extends data management to:

  • Physical Microsoft SQL Servers - Rubrik radically simplifies Microsoft SQL server protection with a single service level agreement policy engine to automate SQL server data management, and deliver application consistent, incremental forever, and point-in-time recovery (PITR) with intelligent log management.
  • Physical Linux Servers - The Rubrik platform enables easy protection for physical Linux servers by enabling policy driven, incremental forever data management while providing global predictive search for instant access to file versions across clouds.
  • Remote and Branch Offices - Rubrik extends data management to all business locations with Rubrik Edge. Delivered as a software appliance, Rubrik Edge retains the hallmark Rubrik simplicity while providing complete data protection to remote and branch offices.

[VIDEO] Vinod Khosla, Mark Leslie, and John Thompson discuss Rubrik and the necessity of cloud data management.

Supporting Quotes

Rubrik Customers

Joe Ryan, Chief Technology Officer, Americas, JLL

Rubrik has become our de facto platform to deliver automated backup, instant recovery, and site-to-site replication for our mission critical workloads. We see Rubrik as a modern data management platform that will help us enable cloud and accelerate application test and development in the future.

Steve Bunch, Server and Storage Manager, Wabash National

Rubrik has become our trusted data management platform for our mission-critical workloads. We have achieved tremendous hard and operational savings by trading in legacy solutions for a policy-driven approach to easily managing data everywhere -- on-premises, at the edge, and in the public cloud.

Rubrik Channel

Dale Foster, Executive Director and General Manager, Promark Technology

Rubrik pioneers a new approach to data management -- from backup and DR to search and analytics -- while delivering game-changing ROI and management simplicity. With Rubrik, our customers can quickly achieve a hybrid cloud model by utilizing public cloud in an efficient, intelligent manner. We are thrilled to partner with Rubrik. The velocity of how Rubrik has penetrated the market is unlike anything we've seen before.

Rubrik Technology Alliance Ecosystem

Matt Kixmoeller, VP of Products, Pure Storage

Pure Storage and Rubrik have teamed to make the all-flash data center simple to deploy and protect. With the launch of Firefly, we together deliver a true hybrid cloud experience, enabling customers to protect their on-prem all-flash infrastructure seamlessly with cloud-based data protection and recovery. Both Pure and Rubrik believe in a next-generation IT stack that delivers the best performance for mission-critical applications, while leveraging the cloud for simplified management and protection.

Industry Analysts

Deni Connor, Founding Analyst, SSG-NOW

Rubrik establishes a new standard for how hybrid cloud enterprises efficiently deliver data protection, search, analytics, compliance, and copy data management across different locations. The Rubrik Firefly release extends the same hallmark simplicity Rubrik is known for to physical workloads and edge environments. The market traction made by Rubrik in such a short time is reminiscent of how VMware virtualization transformed IT in the early 2000s.

Phil Goodwin, Research Director, Protection, Availability and Recovery, IDC

Organizations need a way to manage data in a hybrid cloud environment. Rubrik's Cloud Data Management platform aims to offer these capabilities across data protection, search, analytics, and copy data management to help maximize savings and agility.

About Rubrik
Rubrik has developed the world's first Cloud Data Management platform for data protection, search, analytics, archival and copy data management for hybrid cloud enterprises. Fortune 500 companies use Rubrik to manage data at scale while realizing data-driven services anytime, anywhere. Rubrik has been named to Gartner's Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2016. For more information, visit http://www.rubrik.com and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter.

DURHAM, NC – Sentinel Data Centers, a leading owner and operator of enterprise-grade colocation data centers, announced today it has pre-leased 25% of its 100,000 square foot / 10MW "Phase II" expansion at its NC-1 facility in Durham, NC.

"Pre-leasing a quarter of our Phase II expansion speaks to the market's appreciation for highest quality, ultra-flexible solutions coupled with a TCO profile among the best nationally," says Todd Aaron, Co-CEO of Sentinel Data Centers. "Complete sales tax exemption on our users' IT infrastructure, along with power rates approximating $0.04 / kWh materially impacts all-in occupancy economics, and our users are benefitting from this."

Construction of the "Phase II" expansion began this past spring, as the facility's 120,000 square foot "Phase I" neared capacity. The NC-1 "Phase II" expansion is expected to come online September, 2016.

"North Carolina continues to be one of the more dynamic data center markets on the East Coast," says Kelly Morgan, VP of Services at 451 Research. "Sentinel's expansion and pre-leasing is a clear indicator of the growing demand for the state's competitive tax incentives, power rates and total cost of ownership."

Sentinel's NC-1 "Phase II" design will integrate the latest best-practices from across the industry to maximize reliability, scalability, energy efficiency and ease-of-use. Sentinel will continue to utilize modular building blocks to enable customization of power densities and resiliency levels on a granular basis within each customer's dedicated suite.

About Sentinel Data Centers
Sentinel Data Centers, LLC, is a leading owner, developer and operator of multi-tenant, and build-to-suit enterprise-grade data centers. Founded in 2001, Sentinel was an early pioneer in the "wholesale" data center business. Since its inception, Sentinel has developed more than 1.6 million square feet and 120 megawatts of best-in-class multi-tenant and build-to-suit data center solutions for a diversity of Fortune 500 enterprises across multiple industries, including financial services, healthcare, technology and biotechnology. Sentinel strives to stay at the forefront of evolving best practices for data center design, development and operation, and maintains a flexible and transparent business model that is grounded in customer service. To learn more visit www.SentinelDataCenters.com.

Award-Winning Enterprise Communications Brings Unparalleled Call Quality, Customer Support, and User Experience to Mexico and Italy Markets

DALLAS, Texas – Masergy Communications Inc., today announced the expansion of its Global Office service into 6 continents. Responding to growing demand by enterprise organizations seeking a global communication presence with a true local calling experience, Masergy has broadened its Global Office deployment reach to 6 continents -- adding Mexico and Italy.

Masergy is the only company to offer a complete suite of Global Office solutions including Global UCaaS and SIP Trunking, that avoids using the public Internet to route regional customer calls. Rather than using a difficult-to-manage call routing scheme, Masergy provides customers with a purpose-built, Global Cloud Communications platform that delivers a low latency, superior calling experience over a single, unified dialing plan.

"Not all global calling services are created equal," said Dean Manzoori, Vice President for Product Management UCaaS, Masergy. "Masergy's Global Office provides a comprehensive, in-country solution with localized traffic and guaranteed global call quality. We are proud to have created the industry's most dependable, cloud-based calling, backed by the technology industry's best customer service and validated by an unprecedented Net Promoter Score of 70.3."

For over a decade, Masergy has been adding new functionally and expanding its integrated IP based communications platform to include hybrid services that enable customers to combine modern UCaaS solutions with their existing PBX systems. For enterprise organizations, Masergy continues to deliver one global network, one support team and one invoice -- while leading the market with an innovative calling service:

  • Improved Call Quality (DID connectivity into Masergy's global network)
  • No Traffic "Hairpinning"
  • Significantly Reduced Latency
  • Zero Percent Packet Loss
  • 100 Percent In-Sequence Packet Delivery
  • Global 911 Emergency Services

For more information on Masergy's Cloud Communications, please view our Global Presence information at: http://bit.ly/291Ctcs

About Masergy
Masergy owns and operates the largest independent Software Defined Platform in the world, delivering hybrid networking, managed security and cloud communication solutions to global enterprises. Our patented technology, customizable solutions and unmatched customer experience are why a growing number of leading organizations rely on Masergy to deliver performance beyond expectations. Learn more about Masergy and follow us on our blog Transforming Enterprise IT, Twitter @Masergy, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 00:00

BCI: Securing IT equipment in the workplace

The Business Continuity Institute - Aug 16, 2016 12:12 BST

Most people (clearly not all given the results of this study) are often very protective of their laptops, tablets and smartphones when they're out and about, and that's no surprise given that most thefts of these devices occur when they are so. According to a new study by Kensington, a quarter of thefts take place in cars or other transportation, 15% in airports and hotels, and 12% in restaurants.

What is perhaps surprising however, is that the IT Security and Laptop Theft Survey also revealed that the second most common location for thefts is our own offices, with 23% occurring there. These findings are significant as people can be lulled into a false sense of security that IT equipment is safe on the premises when users are working in the office.

The study showed that IT professionals across industries are not taking the necessary steps to ensure the security of their enterprise environment. According to the survey, more than a third (34%) of IT personnel do not have a physical security policy in place to protect their companies’ laptops, mobile devices, and other electronic assets. More than half (54%) of survey participants do not currently utilize physical locks for IT equipment.

When we think of data breaches, the number two concern for business continuity professionals according the Business Continuity Institute’s latest Horizon Scan Report, we often think of hackers getting into our networks from a remote location and stealing data, but data can be stolen using far less sophisticated methods than that. Of course it is not just an information security issue for business continuity professionals, as they will also need to consider how employees can continue working when their equivalent is unavailable.

With research showing that a surprisingly high percentage of IT theft occurs in-house, IT directors and purchasers need to implement a formal physical security policy and take steps to secure their devices and the sensitive data they contain,” said Rob Humphrey, Director of Global Product Management, Security, Kensington. “Since studies confirm that well implemented security can significantly decrease laptop theft by as much as 85%, it’s important for IT personnel to consistently utilize physical locks for computing and mobile equipment to provide resistance to tampering and theft.

Alert System Connects County Public Safety Officials with Residents and Businesses, Delivering Near Real-Time, Critical Safety and Community Event Information

PASADENA, Calif. – Everbridge, a global enterprise software company that provides applications which automate the delivery of critical information to help keep people safe and businesses running, today announced that it has been selected by Orange County, CA to power AlertOC, its emergency notification system. AlertOC provides critical information to area residents and businesses in near real-time, keeping them informed of emergencies, severe weather, traffic updates and daily community events. Orange County is the sixth largest county in the United States with a population over three million residents.

By registering with AlertOC, residents and area businesses can receive time-sensitive text messages, e-mails or voice messages from Orange County or the city in which they live or work. Users can choose to have messages sent to a home, mobile or business phone; an e-mail address; or a hearing impaired receiving device. In critical situations, such as a wildfire evacuation scenario, public officials may connect with users through all available methods to help ensure they have the best chance of reaching them.

Orange County also selected to use the Everbridge Community Engagement application, which allows residents to register for alerts by simply texting the keyword ALERTOC to 888-777. These registrations are expected to increase the reach of Orange County’s emergency management notifications by expanding the county’s contact database and extending community outreach to include additional keyword opt-in campaigns for regional events and community activities.

“Traditional methods of emergency communication can no longer be solely relied upon,” added Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “Through our partnership with Orange County and the AlertOC program, the county is showing that it is taking a regional leadership position in helping its residents remain safe and informed in times of crisis, emergency or even during large community events. We’re dedicated to working with them to use the latest technology to improve these important connections between community officials, residents and area businesses.”

To register to receive important messages from AlertOC, area residents and employees should visit the AlertOC website here and click the city or area in which they live or work.

About Everbridge:
Everbridge is a global enterprise software company that provides applications which automate the delivery of critical information to help keep people safe and businesses running. During mission-critical business events or man-made or natural disasters, over 3,000 global customers rely on the Everbridge platform to quickly and reliably construct and deliver contextual notifications to millions of people at one time. The company’s platform sent over 1 billion messages in 2015, and offers the ability to reach more than 200 countries and territories with secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices. A broad set of applications enable companies, hospitals, agencies, states, cities and towns to address issues related to severe weather and man-made incidents, IT outages and cyberattacks, safety of traveling staff, and facilitate regulation-compliant messaging. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 7 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, 24 of the 25 busiest North American airports, and 6 of the 10 largest global automakers. Everbridge is based in Boston with additional offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Beijing and London. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, http://www.everbridge.com/blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.

DALLAS – CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ: CONE) (“CyrusOne”) has closed a public offering of 7,820,000 shares of its common stock, which included 1,020,000 shares of common stock sold pursuant to the option granted to the underwriters, which was exercised prior to closing. 3,400,000 shares were offered directly by CyrusOne, and 4,420,000 shares were offered, at the request of CyrusOne, by the Forward Seller (as defined below) in connection with the forward sale agreements described below, at a price to the public of $50.50 per share.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities, J.P. Morgan and TD Securities acted as joint-bookrunners for the offering. BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Jefferies, KeyBanc Capital Markets, RBC Capital Markets, Stifel and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey acted as lead managers for the offering. Cowen and Company and Synovus Securities, Inc. acted as co-managers for the offering.

In connection with the offering of CyrusOne’s common stock, CyrusOne entered into (a) a forward sale agreement with Goldman, Sachs & Co. (who is referred to in such capacity as the “Forward Purchaser”), with respect to 3,400,000 shares of its common stock covered by the offering and (b) an additional forward sale agreement with the Forward Purchaser, in connection with the underwriters’ exercise of their option to purchase 1,020,000 additional shares of common stock. As contemplated by the forward sale agreements and the underwriting agreement, Goldman, Sachs & Co. (in such capacity, the “Forward Seller”) borrowed from third parties and sold 4,420,000 shares of CyrusOne’s common stock to the public through the underwriters.

Pursuant to the terms of the forward sale agreements, and subject to CyrusOne’s right to elect cash or net share settlement under the forward sale agreements, CyrusOne intends to issue and sell, upon physical settlement of such forward sale agreements, 4,420,000 shares of its common stock to the Forward Purchaser in exchange for cash proceeds per share equal to the applicable forward sale price, which will initially be the public offering price, less underwriting discounts and commissions, and will be subject to certain adjustments as provided in the applicable forward sale agreement. CyrusOne expects to physically settle the forward sale agreements in full, which settlement or settlements will occur by August 1, 2017.

CyrusOne received proceeds from the sale of 3,400,000 shares of its common stock offered by it in the offering, but did not receive any proceeds from the sale of 4,420,000 shares of its common stock offered by the Forward Seller to the underwriters. CyrusOne contributed, directly and indirectly, the net proceeds from the sale of 3,400,000 shares of its common stock offered by it in the offering, and intends to contribute, directly and indirectly, the net proceeds from settlement of 4,420,000 shares of its common stock under the forward sale agreements to its operating partnership, CyrusOne LP (the “Operating Partnership”), in exchange for an equivalent number of newly issued common units of limited partnership interests in the Operating Partnership. The Operating Partnership is expected to use such proceeds to fund growth capital expenditures related to recently signed leases, to repay borrowings under its senior unsecured revolving credit facility, and for general corporate purposes, which may include funding future acquisitions, investments or capital expenditures.

The shares were offered pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The offering was made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus. The final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus related to the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. A copy of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus related to the offering may be obtained by contacting Goldman, Sachs & Co., 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, Attention: Prospectus Department, by calling (866) 471-2526 or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department; Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155, Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, by calling (888) 603-5847 or by emailing Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attention: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005-2836, by calling (800) 503-4611, or by emailing prospectus.cpdg@db.com; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by calling (866) 803-9204; or TD Securities (USA) LLC, 31 W 52nd Street, New York, New York 10019, by calling (212) 827-7392.

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About CyrusOne

CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) specializes in highly reliable enterprise-class, carrier-neutral data center properties. CyrusOne provides mission-critical data center facilities that protect and ensure the continued operation of IT infrastructure for more than 950 customers, including nine of the Fortune 20 and 177 of the Fortune 1000 companies.

CyrusOne’s data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability, and security that enterprise customers require and are delivered through a tailored, customer service-focused platform designed to foster long-term relationships. CyrusOne is committed to full transparency in communication, management, and service delivery throughout its 35 data centers worldwide.

Safe Harbor

This release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and CyrusOne’s future results that are subject to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts, and projections about the industries in which CyrusOne operates and the beliefs and assumptions of its management. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “continues,” “endeavors,” “strives,” “may,” variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to projections of CyrusOne’s future financial performance, its anticipated growth and trends in its businesses, and other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned these forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause CyrusOne’s actual results to differ materially and adversely from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in this release and those discussed in other documents CyrusOne files with the SEC. More information on potential risks and uncertainties is available in CyrusOne’s recent filings with the SEC, including CyrusOne’s Form 10-K report, Form 10-Q reports, and Form 8-K reports and its registration statement (No. 333-211114 on Form S-3). Actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. CyrusOne undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason.

stream restoration  

The purpose of these job aids are to help communities applying for CRMA activities under Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants comply with the technical feasibility and effectiveness, and environmental and historic preservation requirements of the application. The job aids provide a checklist of information required by FEMA to determine grant eligibility and to complete a thorough review of the application.  The available job aids include:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery

Floodplain & Stream Restoration

Flood Diversion & Storage

If you have any questions or comments on the CRMA Job Aids, please contact the HMA Grants Policy staff at fema-hma-grants-policy@fema.dhs.gov

The Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities are available for HMPG funding resulting from a major disaster declared on or after September 30, 2015, and for competitive PDM and FMA funding for which the application period opened on or after September 30, 2015.

FIMA Releases Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities Job Aids

stream restoration  

The purpose of these job aids are to help communities applying for CRMA activities under Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants comply with the technical feasibility and effectiveness, and environmental and historic preservation requirements of the application. The job aids provide a checklist of information required by FEMA to determine grant eligibility and to complete a thorough review of the application.  The available job aids include:

Aquifer Storage & Recovery

Floodplain & Stream Restoration

Flood Diversion & Storage

If you have any questions or comments on the CRMA Job Aids, please contact the HMA Grants Policy staff at fema-hma-grants-policy@fema.dhs.gov

The Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities are available for HMPG funding resulting from a major disaster declared on or after September 30, 2015, and for competitive PDM and FMA funding for which the application period opened on or after September 30, 2015.

Next Generation 9-1-1 service offering is a straightforward collection of hardware, software and services needed for any PSAP’s move to Next Generation 9-1-1

Airbus DS Communications, an entity of Airbus Defense and Space, has brought together the equipment, software and support services Public Safety agencies at the local, regional and state levels need to transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1). Called VESTA™NEXT, the portfolio provides these entities the critical components and the guidance for a clear way to NG9-1-1.

"For more than 40 years, Airbus DS Communications has designed with an open mind to deliver reliable and innovative public safety communicationstechnologies," said BobFreinberg, CEO of Airbus DSCommunications. "With VESTANEXT we’re making the transition to Next Generation 9-1-1 clearer and easier than ever before.”

VESTANEXT is comprised of fourcrucialcomponents: IP Call Handling through VESTA® 9-1-1 and VESTA® SMS; Call Routing with VESTA™ Router and Next Generation Core Services; ESInet design and creation; and GIS Services. Airbus DS Communications has achieved Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) status in multiple states, thereby providing PSAPs in-region or in-state networks.

Fromestablishing a PSAP's network to State-wide NG9-1-1 call routing and GIS solutions, Airbus DS Communications can provide agencies with all or any one of these solutions, and the expertise to make it happen. “Our team provides the right combination of call handling, integrated texting, call routing, ESInet deployment and GIS services under one roof. We are meeting the specific operational need and assets of customer agencies,” says Freinberg.


As part of VESTA NEXT, agencies can count on Airbus DS Communications’ landmarkVESTA™ Services, whichincludesengineering, furnishing, installation,maintenanceand communications support to helpimplement and maintain the new system with ease.


“Migrating to Next Generation 9-1-1 is no small feat. Many questions are still unanswered and it requires agencies at the local, regional and state levels to work with multiple vendors, partners, contractors and advisors. Not only is that more work and more complex, but it creates the potential for miscommunication, delays and system incompatibilities,” added Freinberg. “VESTA NEXT eliminates that, putting the critical components, long-standing expertise and the communications agencies will need with one trusted source. In turn, we believe VESTA NEXT will help agencies continue to focus on what matters most, protecting their community.”

For more information on Airbus DS Communications and its portfolio of public safety solutions, visit www.airbus-dscomm.com.

Airbus Defense and Space

Airbus Defense and Space, a division of Airbus Group, is Europe’s number one defense and space enterprise and the second largest space business worldwide. Its activities include space, military aircraft and related systems and services. It employs more than 38,000 people and in 2015 generated revenues of over 13 billion Euros.

Airbus DS Communications, Inc., an Airbus Defense and Space Holdings, Inc. company, is a global leader and trusted source for mission-critical communications technologies. The VESTA® product suite provides Next Generation 9-1-1 call processing systems, land mobile radio solutions and emergency notification applications, creating smarter ways to keep all our communities safe.

In part 1 of this series, I introduced the reasoning for developing a bridge from existing IT and risk frameworks to the next generation of risk management based on cognitive.  These concepts are no longer theoretical and, in fact, are evolving faster than most IT security and risk professionals appreciate. In part 2, I introduce the pillars of a cognitive risk framework for cybersecurity that make this program operational.  The pillars represent existing technology and concepts that are increasingly being adopted by technology firms, government agencies, computer scientists and industries as diverse as health care, biotechnology, financial services and many others.

The following is an abbreviated version of the cognitive risk framework for cybersecurity (CRFC) that will be published later this year.

A cognitive risk framework is fundamental to the integration of existing internal controls, risk management practice, cognitive security technology and the people who are responsible for executing on the program components that make up enterprise risk management. Cognitive risk fills the missing gap in today’s cybersecurity program that fails to fully incorporate how to address the “softest target,” the human mind.