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SOMERSET, NJ – Sentinel Data Centers, a leading owner, developer and operator of wholesale colocation data centers, announced today the availability of Cross River Fiber, a leading national provider of network services, at its 430,000 square foot Somerset, NJ facility.

"Cross River Fiber marks another strong regional carrier added to our already diverse and robust carrier roster," said Nelson Frye, Sr. Director of Business Development, Sentinel Data Centers. "We expect Cross River Fiber's unique fiber footprint and diverse offerings to provide tremendous value to our New Jersey tenants."

Through the agreement, Cross River Fiber will be offering its network services to Sentinel's NJ-1 tenants. Sentinel customers will have access to dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other critical network services enabling them to connect their presence at NJ-1 to carrier hotels, data centers, financial exchanges and customer locations.

"We are excited to extend our network services to Sentinel's customer base," said Vincenzo Clemente, CEO, Cross River Fiber. "We look forward to a continued relationship with Sentinel Data Centers and the opportunity to work with its enterprise customers."

Sentinel offers its tenants dedicated hard-walled suites which ensure optimal security, flexibility in configuration, direct access to a variety of Tier 1 and Tier 2 network carriers and no monthly cross-connect fees. Home to leading enterprises in financial services, healthcare, energy and technology, Sentinel's NJ-1 center is comprised of 430,000 square feet with an on premise and dedicated 69kV substation.

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.

About Cross River Fiber

Cross River Fiber LLC, is a New Jersey based boutique dark fiber optic and network services provider that designs, constructs and maintains its own independent fiber-optic network infrastructure. Designed around a company's unique requirements, Cross River Fiber provides the most effective and scalable high-speed fiber-optic network to meet the stringent requirements of today's businesses and organizations. To learn more visit www.crossriverfiber.com

MILPITAS, Calif. – (NASDAQ: VIAV) Viavi Solutions Inc.  ("Viavi") today announced a partnership with ScienceLogic, the leading provider of hybrid IT and multicloud monitoring software, to develop integrated solutions for enterprise IT operations. This new partnership will allow IT teams to manage workload availability and performance across their hybrid IT infrastructure, from legacy data center environments to the private and public cloud. The jointly-developed solution will enable organizations to realize the cost savings and agility benefits of accelerated cloud adoption without the concern and risk due to lost visibility of IT assets.

Hybrid IT adoption is accelerating with the explosive growth of public clouds, with over 80 percent of organizations expecting cloud adoption rates to continue to soar.

The integrated solution will provide holistic, real-time visualization of hybrid IT environments, including the underlying network, compute, and storage components, whether they reside on-premise or in the cloud. These views are combined with live dependency mapping and detailed performance visibility of the virtual and physical IT elements that support critical business applications. The offering also brings high levels of automation and logical workflows providing greater context for quicker cross-domain problem solving.

"With enterprises increasingly migrating and spanning critical business operations across converged private and public cloud environments, they require visibility and automated intelligence to ensure the success of their IT investments," said Paul McNab, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer of Viavi. "Partnering with ScienceLogic will give our customers a best-of-breed approach to dynamically manage cloud resources, proactively detect performance and business-impacting issues, and automate responses to deal with problems on the fly."

"We are excited to partner with Viavi and assist them in expanding their hybrid cloud offerings," said Dave Link, ScienceLogic CEO. "Hybrid IT adoption is experiencing explosive growth with our customers adopting hybrid cloud across the board. The ScienceLogic platform, which provides a holistic way to monitor and trouble shoot complex cross-domain infrastructures, is increasingly vital to the success of any hybrid IT environment."

About ScienceLogic
ScienceLogic is the global leader in hybrid IT monitoring for the network of everything. Over 20,000 global service providers, enterprises, and government organizations rely on ScienceLogic to significantly enhance IT efficiency, optimize operations, and ensure business continuity. ScienceLogic is the first monitoring solution to provide a comprehensive view of all IT components through a single pane of glass, whether they reside in a public cloud environment or on premises. With over 1,500 dynamic management apps and custom dashboarding capabilities, we deliver the scale, resiliency, and automation needed to simplify the constantly evolving task of managing IT resources, services, and applications. For more information, please visit: www.sciencelogic.com/

About Viavi Solutions
Viavi (NASDAQ: VIAV) software and hardware platforms and instruments deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks. Precise intelligence and actionable insight from across the network ecosystem optimizes the service experience for increased customer loyalty, greater profitability and quicker transitions to next-generation technologies. Viavi is also a leader in anti-counterfeiting solutions for currency authentication and high-value optical components and instruments for diverse government and commercial applications. Learn more at www.viavisolutions.com and follow us on Viavi Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook


Wednesday, 04 November 2015 00:00

PeerLogix Awarded Contract from Waterman's Pack

Initial Sales Validate Interest in Torrent Data for Advertising

NEW YORK, NY – PeerLogix, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCQB: LOGX), an advertising technology and data aggregation provider, today announced an initial sales contract from Waterman's Pack (http://www.watermanspack.com), a direct shipment subscription lifestyle brand catered toward action watersports enthusiasts. PeerLogix has identified lifestyle brands and entertainment marketing as two dynamic use cases for its technology.

The Content-Sharing Economy, commonly known as the Torrent community, consists of approximately 140 million people worldwide sharing TV shows, movies, music, video games, e-books and software with one another. The Company collects Torrent data, including IP addresses of the uploading and downloading parties (e.g., location), the name, file type, media type (whether movie, television, documentary, music, e-books, software, etc.), and genre of media downloaded, and utilizes licensed and publicly available demographic and other databases to further filter the collected data to provide insights into consumer preferences to digital advertising firms, product and media companies, entertainment studios and others. The Company offers a SaaS platform and can 'activate' the audience of Torrent users, enabling direct advertising to the Torrent community. Advertising to the Torrent community is a revolutionary approach the Company is pioneering.

The age range of the Torrent community (18-30 year olds) strongly aligns with the Waterman's Pack target customer base. The two-fold goals with this initiative are to drive new customers for Waterman's and to increase Waterman's brand awareness, while decreasing their customer acquisition costs.

The PeerLogix team has carefully analyzed audiences' of eBooks, movies, documentaries, and television shows that match with Waterman's pre-existing audience base. One such group are movie watchers of Chasing Mavericks. So if you've torrented Chasing Mavericks, you will be receiving an advertisement for Waterman's Pack.

William Gorfein, Co-founder and CEO of PeerLogix, stated, "We are very excited to demonstrate how our data can be directly put to action in the digital advertising ecosystem. We look favorably upon the Waterman's Pack opportunity as it enables us to apply our audience to niche segments, such as surfing and water sports. We are pursuing additional niche markets to apply our audience."

Kevin Tighe, Co-founder of Waterman's Pack, stated, "We have previously incorporated digital advertising strategies, but are now excited to expand focus and further refine targeting with the Content-Sharing Economy, known as Torrent."

Co-founded by renowned waterman, Mark Healey, Waterman's Pack collaborates with the finest watermen (and waterwoman) in the world to provide members with the tools, knowledge and motivation to log more time in the water and have more fun while doing it. Every other month, Waterman's sends its members a specially curated package of water related products accompanied by digital content, with a portion of proceeds benefiting a charity selected by the curator. For more information, check out: http://www.watermanspack.com

About PeerLogix
PeerLogix is an advertising technology and data aggregation company providing a proprietary software as a service, or SAAS, platform which enables the tracking and cataloguing of Torrent files and Torrent networks in order to determine consumer trends and preferences based upon media consumption. PeerLogix's patent pending platform collects Torrent data, including IP addresses of the uploading and downloading parties (e.g., location), the name, file type, media type (whether movie, television, documentary, music, e-books, software, etc.), and genre of media downloaded, and utilizes licensed and publicly available demographic and other databases to further filter the collected data to provide insights into consumer preferences to digital advertising firms, product and media companies, entertainment studios and others.

Torrent is a geography agnostic platform used by approximately 140 million people worldwide to share TV shows, movies, music, pictures, video games, e-books and software with one another. All major entertainment and media content is available to consumers using Torrent to access media. Of this population of Torrent users, approximately 40 million reside in the United States and 100 million are distributed throughout all major and developing countries of the world.

For more information, please visit: http://www.peerlogix.com

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced an independent test report validating an Infinera-Arista joint datacenter interconnect (DCI) solution. The Lippis Report, which provides independent testing of datacenter and enterprise networking solutions, issued a performance test report on the end-to-end DCI solution using Infinera's Cloud Xpress optical DCI transport platform and Arista's 7280 programmable switching platform. The report results validate that the Infinera-Arista joint DCI solution delivers line-rate 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) throughput and ultra-low latency, with extended reach and ease of use for real-world DCI applications.

Highlights of the Lippis test results include:

  • End-to-end 100 GbE line-rate throughput with zero loss for any mix of traffic
  • End-to-end latency under 20 microseconds (μs) between servers in different datacenters
  • Up to 500 gigabit per second (Gb/s) dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) bandwidth on one fiber pair with a single two rack unit (RU) Cloud Xpress
  • Ability to extend over 150 kilometers (km) without any external amplification
  • Low power consumption -- less than one watt per Gb/s for the Cloud Xpress
  • Ease of installation and operation, optimized for datacenter environments

"The Infinera-Arista end-to-end DCI solution is especially attractive for latency-sensitive applications, and can also be a great fit for a range of DCI use cases, such as business continuity, workload migration, data replication and big data analytics," said Nick Lippis, principal and publisher of The Lippis Report. "The Infinera Cloud Xpress offers a small form factor and ease of use not previously available for DCI. I believe it will find a welcome reception in large enterprises who need to interconnect their datacenters with high bandwidth, low latency and low power."

"We are thrilled to showcase this joint DCI solution with Arista and pleased to have the Lippis Report independently confirm the solution's end-to-end performance under real-world conditions," said Stu Elby, senior vice president, Cloud Network Strategy and Technology at Infinera. "For almost a year the Cloud Xpress has been proven in demanding customer environments, including hyperscale Internet content providers, Internet Exchange service providers and select enterprises. We are confident that Cloud Xpress is a great fit for a wider range of enterprise customers, from financial services to media and entertainment, and healthcare."

"Arista is excited about our partnership with Infinera and we were delighted to team with Infinera to prove the capabilities of our joint DCI solution," said Ed Chapman, vice president, business development and alliances at Arista. "The Lippis Report provides independent testimony to validate our previous end-to-end solution testing and extend it to 100 GbE. These efforts also complement our recent demonstration of Infinera's Cloud Xpress integrating with Arista's CloudVision software. We look forward to continued collaboration with Infinera to deliver complete solutions to our customers."

About Cloud Xpress

The Infinera Cloud Xpress leverages Infinera's unique photonic integrated circuit technology to support up to one terabit per second of input and output bandwidth in just two RUs with very low power. With its small form factor and low power consumption, Cloud Xpress delivers a full 500 Gb/s super-channel of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) line-side bandwidth over 150 km without any need for additional multiplexers or amplifiers and up to 600 km with an amplified line system. Cloud Xpress also enables efficient scaling with simple provisioning and open interfaces to plug into existing cloud provisioning systems using open software-defined networking (SDN) application programming interfaces (APIs). Infinera Instant Bandwidth™ allows the activation of WDM bandwidth in 100 Gb/s increments via a few clicks of a mouse enabling rapid scale to meet continued customer demands.

Infinera introduced the Cloud Xpress family in 2014 delivering a cloud-optimized WDM solution to cloud service providers, Internet content providers, Internet Exchange service providers and other large-scale datacenter operators. Infinera recently expanded the Cloud Xpress family by shipping Cloud Xpress with 100 GbE, offering customers the choice of 10 GbE, 40 GbE and 100 GbE client interfaces to meet their specific requirements. Infinera also recently introduced the XT-500, which provides a compact WDM interconnect solution for longer distances up to 4,000 km.

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About Infinera

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks, enabling carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and simplify optical network operations. Infinera's end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, datacenter interconnect and metro applications. Infinera's unique large scale photonic integrated circuits enable innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding networks. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at blog.infinera.com.

Infinera and the Infinera logo are registered trademarks of Infinera Corporation.

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements relating to the benefits of the features and functionality of Infinera's Cloud Xpress optical DCI transport platform working in conjunction with Arista's 7280 programmable switching platform products. These statements are not guarantees of results and should not be considered as an indication of future activity or future performance. Actual results may vary materially from these expectations as a result of various risks and uncertainties. Information about these risks and uncertainties, and other risks and uncertainties that affect Infinera's business, is contained in the risk factors section and other sections of Infinera's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 27, 2015 as filed with the SEC on July 31, 2015, as well subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the SEC. These reports are available on Infinera's website at www.infinera.com and the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Infinera assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements.

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – Available today, the new Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5-8 is the latest in the X5 family of engineered systems. Oracle Exadata integrates hardware and software to deliver the highest performance database deployments at the lowest cost. Each Oracle Exadata X5-8 system offers up to 576 CPU cores, more than 1.3 petabytes of disk storage or 180 terabytes of ultra fast PCIe flash, and up to 24 terabytes of memory.

Oracle Exadata X5-8 is ideal for in-memory databases, large data warehouses, or demanding OLTP workloads. The high compute, storage and memory capacity of the Oracle Exadata X5-8 is designed for large-scale private cloud database initiatives, enabling large numbers of databases with varied workloads to be consolidated onto a single Exadata system, resulting in greatly reduced operational and management costs.

"Oracle Exadata X5-8 is an ideal platform for database cloud deployments as well as in-memory analytics, OLTP and mixed workloads," said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. "For the last several years, Oracle Exadata has been the platform of choice for running mission critical Oracle databases at thousands of customers, and X5-8 extends this value proposition."

Key features of this hardware release include:

New Database Server: X5-8 updates the 8-socket database servers to use the latest and fastest eighteen-core Intel E7-8895 v3 processors, for a total of 144 cores per database server. The extra cores and updated architecture increase performance up to 25 percent. 

Double Storage Server Capacity: High Capacity Storage Servers included in X5-8 Oracle Exadata Database Machines use 8TB SAS3 disk drives, doubling storage capacity over the prior X4-8 generation. 

Oracle Exadata systems feature unique software capabilities that dramatically accelerate database performance and reduce cost. Oracle Exadata X5-8 ships with the latest Oracle Exadata software release ( that provides the following new capabilities:

  • IPv6 support for Ethernet networks
  • Simpler management and better security using ExaCLI
  • Improved Exadata storage statistics in AWR reports
  • Reverse offload improvements
  • Robustness and availability improvements

Oracle Exadata X5-8 is the new companion model to Oracle Exadata X5-2 and incorporates the same storage and networking capabilities of Oracle Exadata X5-2. Storage and compute can be elastically configured and expanded one server at a time to provide granular on-demand expansion at a lower cost. Elastic configurations enable customized Oracle Exadata Database Machines, such as Oracle Database In-Memory optimized systems or all-flash OLTP systems. Capacity-on-Demand pricing of the database software and the availability of Oracle VM virtualization enable additional flexibility, security and savings. Additionally, the new Oracle Exadata software supports previous-generation Oracle Exadata hardware systems and also supports both Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 databases.

Oracle Exadata systems provide customers with a cost-effective database consolidation platform delivered within their enterprise or in the Oracle Cloud. The combination of both on-premises and public cloud capabilities provides enterprises with the maximum flexibility in where to develop and run production database workloads all managed through a single pane of glass with Oracle Enterprise Manager

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New device management solution helps companies overcome barrier to IoT at scale


Internet of Things (IoT) specialist 1248 will be unveiling DevicePilot at next week’s ARM® TechCon in Silicon Valley, a new as-a-Service solution for managing the growing IoT ecosystem. DevicePilot continuously monitors and manages connected devices over their complete life-cycle and presents a simple dashboard showing how many devices have been deployed, where and by whom, how many are not working and why.


With internet connected products growing at 25% per year, automatic asset management, monitoring and lifetime support becomes essential as projects move from pilot stage to deployment with thousands or millions of devices. The time and operational cost of manually logging-in to each device to perform an upgrade or check if it is working is a barrier to scaling for the future of any connected product. 1248 has designed DevicePilot with feedback from companies in several markets and its application is universal, from smart energy to smart homes and cities to transport systems, as well as industrial monitoring and control.


DevicePilot is delivered as-a-Service (aaS), with nothing to pay or install up-front – and is free for small numbers of devices to trial and integrate the service. With the IoT ecosystem migrating to an as-a-Service pricing model, DevicePilot integrates into this value chain, taking a small percentage of the monthly service revenue in return for enabling scaling by efficiently ensuring that each device continues to deliver its promised value.


1248 is an ARM mbed™ Partner, established to drive collaboration in IoT systems by bringing together leading embedded and cloud companies, component manufacturers, system integrators and OEMs. DevicePilot is integrated with the ARM mbed IoT Device Platform, based on open standards, technology and services to accelerate wider adoption of IoT systems at scale.


“The benefits of IoT are many, but there are also many challenges to successfully deploy an IoT solution at scale,” said Pilgrim Beart, CEO of 1248. “Unlike web or smartphone apps, connected devices must be deployed into the physical world where lots of things can go wrong, which can lead to unhappy customers, expensive support and damage to brand.”


“The IoT needs to work like the Web: through an open ecosystem of interoperating, off-the-shelf products and services, each focussed on doing one thing very well,” adds Beart. “While some of the ecosystem components required to enable IoT are already available such as databases and web services, we believe that device management is still a major gap in the set of services required for successful IoT deployment - one which DevicePilot is designed to fill.”


“Managing IoT devices is a complex hurdle within the IoT value chain,” said Zach Shelby, vice president of marketing, IoT business, ARM. “The ARM mbed IoT Device Platform makes it easier for developers to build and deploy IoT devices at scale and coupling this with 1248’s DevicePilot will help to alleviate this problem in IoT deployments.”


DevicePilot will be undergoing alpha trials with selected partners in a variety of markets from late 2015 and will be generally available in early 2016. Companies interested in taking part should contact info@devicepilot.com.


Use case - DevicePilot in the Energy Sector

One of the companies about to trial DevicePilot is Moixa, a business deploying an energy storage product, which shifts solar production to the consumption peak in the evening, delivering benefits to homeowners, grid operators and also addresses climate change. The product needs to be connected for multiple reasons including remote management, demand response, triggering energy storage/delivery in response to wider grid needs, and performance reporting. And if the product isn’t working, or has lost connection, then the company cannot bill. For Moixa, manual monitoring is not practical or cost effective as installations grow from 1,000’s to 10,000’s devices and the customer experience would simply not be acceptable.


“The answer is automation of the process of device management,” said Chris Wright, CTO of Moixa “Getting to scale requires process quality and to some extent process quality requires scale to justify the investment in it. DevicePilot can help resolve this conundrum.”


For more information about Moixa, visit www.moixa.com


Pilgrim Beart from 1248 will be joining ARM and speakers from IBM and Freescale at the TechCon Conference to focus on: Making IoT Scalable, Robust and Easy to Deploy. This will include an introduction to ARM mbed services and how they resolve the problems typically faced by IoT projects. For more information, visit:



About 1248

1248 designs and supplies scalable, deployable Enterprise IoT Infrastructure, based on the significant experience of its founders, spanning 1 million+ end-customers per product in areas as diverse as mobile phones, IPTV set-top-boxes and Connected Home. For further information and white papers, please visit http://1248.io.

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 00:00

BCM 2000: Essentials of BCM Series

mplementing ISO 22301, 22313,
22320, 22398, 27031, 31000, 19011 & 17022
Includes BCI's 2013 Good Practice Guidelines 
Looking for a course that is based on international standards?
Looking for templates and examples on how to develop a Business Continuity Management System that meets the requirements of the standards? 
Do you like to have fun (and maybe even laugh out loud!) when you learn?
Then BCM 2000: Essentials of Business Continuity Management is the course for you!  Download the Brochure 

Course Description 
BCM 2000: Essentials of Business Continuity Management provides you with knowledge to develop a standards-based, auditable, and actionable business continuity program for your organization.
This course is the critical starting point to developing a program that can be certified ISO 22301. It is comprised of 10 individual modules that can be taken as a series or in combination over time.

Essentials of Business Continuity Management provides the foundation necessary for new or current professionals interested in either developing a career in Business Continuity Management, seeking certification, or for those professionals responsible for developing a business continuity program for their organization.

It is designed to expose the participant to all aspects of a holistic BCM program and to be a solid "how to"guide for building a business continuity program for all types of organizations.

Student activities are included throughout the course and are designed as knowledge checks to reinforce lesson materials and to provide attendees with hands-on activities that will enable them to become familiar with and apply these principles in their jobs.

Delivery Structure
Essentials of BCM is offered as an elearning course that includes the following elements: Download the Brochure
  • Voice over ppts teaching online
  • pdf's of the course book
  • Templates of how to implement the requirements of the standards (sample policies, reports, etc.)
  • Multi-media that is relevant & fun!
  • BCI's 2013 Good Practice Guidelines 
  • Case study
  • Open for Business Toolkit
  • Course review activities to evaluate for comprehension
  • Practice exam questions (for DRII's Qualifying Exam)
  • Online essay for CEU credit  
  • Email access to a qualified expert for questions
  • Online ISO 22301 Lead Implementer Certification Exam included in course fee 
Certification Requirements
Successful completion of the BCM 2000 series with a passing grade on the online ISO 22301 Lead Implementer exam completes the educational component for certification as an ISO 22301 Lead Implementer.

Holders of the ISO 22301 Lead Implementer certification are entitled to apply for statutory membership with the BCI at the AMBCI or MBCI level, subject to evidence of required experience.
With ISO 22301 as an international standard allowing companies to demonstrate their ability to cope with major threats; as well as provide a management systems approach to business continuity management, this course provides you with what you need to develop a program that complies with these certification standards.

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BCM 2000: Essentials of Business Continuity Management Series
BCM 2011: Business Continuity Program Development
BCM 2021: The Business Impact Analysis
BCM 2022: The Risk Assessment
BCM 2023: Developing Strategies / Options to Protect the Organization
BCM 2031: Plan Design, Program Structure, & Required Documentation
BCM 2032: Incident Response, Management & Communication
BCM 2033: Business Continuity & Recovery Plans
BCM 2035: Writing the ICT Continuity / IT DR Plan
BCM 2041: Awareness, Training, Testing & Exercising
BCM 2042: Program Evaluation, Improvement & Audit
BCM 2011:  BCM Program Development 
In order to develop a Business Continuity Management System, it is important to understand the requirements of management systems, the core concepts of business continuity, and how to determine the scope of the program, develop policy, and the requirements for leadership and governance. BCM 2011 provides an overview of each of these topics as the foundation for developing and managing the BCMS.  Register Here

BCM 2021:  The Business Impact Analysis
The BIA process is covered from beginning to end with a focus on the identification of the organization's key products and services and the critical activities and resources that support them.  Examples of BIA data gathering questions, methodology, analysis and reporting provided.  Register Here

BCM 2022: The Risk Assessment
Using the ISO 31000 standard on Risk Management as its basis, this course describes the process of conducting a risk assessment and analyzing the results to mitigate risks.  From risk identification, risk description, risk analysis, risk evaluation, risk communication, and risk reporting, this course covers the entire risk assessment process using an enterprise risk management approach.   A key requirement of the standards is the identification of the organization's risk appetite or acceptance and this course provides the methodology for this identification.
In addition, BCM 2022 includes a review of different quantitative and qualitative methods for analyzing risk. Register Here 

BCM 2023:  Developing Strategies / Options to Protect the Organization
This course introduces the student to the challenges of selecting the appropriate strategies / options
for the continuity and recovery of business processes, critical functions, operations and the supporting information technologies within the specified recovery time objective.  Building on the information gathered during the BIA and risk assessment, BCM 2023 explores how to evaluate the different strategies necessary for mitigating risk, continuing operations when possible, and recovering operations if interrupted. BCM 2023 reviews strategies for people, property, assets, technology and information, reputation, suppliers, and financial viability.  Register Here

BCM 2031:  Plan Design, Program Structure & Required Documentation
In order to develop the actual plan documents the organization will need to decide on the approach, methodology and the plan document structure. BCM 2031 outlines the necessary roles and responsibilities of the members of the organization, the key elements that must be included in every plan type, and how to meet the requirements for managing documentation.   Register Here

BCM 2032:  Incident Response, Management & Communications
Implementing procedures for responding to an incident of any kind, managing the incident, and ensuring successful communication with all interested parties before, during and after the incident is an essential requirement for all business continuity programs. BCM 2032 also ties to the requirements of ISO 22320 on Incident Management and PAS 200 on Crisis Management & Communications.  The objective of BCM 2032 is to develop and implement procedures for response to and stabilization of the situation following an incident or event, including establishing and managing an Emergency Operations Center and local command centers during the crisis. Register Here

BCM 2033:  Business Continuity & Recovery Plans
All of the procedures developed as part of strategy development need to be documented in the business continuity and recovery plan. BCM 2033 reviews the requirements for business continuity plans and how to document procedures according to ISO 22301.  Register here

BCM 2034:  ICT Continuity/IT DR Plans & Procedures 
The focus of the ICT Continuity and the IT Disaster Recovery Plan is on the IT infrastructure that supports the business operations and ensuring that the plan in place protects the key infrastructure of
the organization. ISO 27031 on ICT Continuity outlines the methodology for ensuring that the ICT infrastructure supports the BCM infrastructure to ensure that there are no unsupported critical processes and the RTOs can be met. BCM 2034 reviews the guidelines for ICT continuity under ISO 27031, ISO 27001, and NIST 800-34. Register here

BCM 2041:  Awareness, Training, Testing & Exercising 
Building a BCMS culture is an essential component of ensuring a successful program. Determining competence of all parties involved in the business continuity management system and increasing competence through awareness, training, testing, and exercising is a key component of this process and is vital to the success of the BCMS. BCM 2041 also aligns to the guidance of ISO 22398 for developing exercise programs.  Register here

BCM 2042: Program Evaluation, Improvement & Audit 
It is impossible to keep the BCM program current and actionable or to move to a management system without monitoring, measuring, analyzing, and evaluating the BCMS. BCM 2042 explores the requirements for internal audit and management review of the BCMS. Also included are the requirements for writing the audit report based on ISO 19011 and ISO 17022.  Register Here
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OMAHA, Neb.  — Cosentry, the leading provider of IT solutions in the Midwest, today announced its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program. Through the program, Cosentry will now offer Managed Office 365 Services along with its Managed Azure Services to customers. Microsoft’s program enhances Cosentry’s hybrid cloud offerings by enabling the company to sell combined offers and services, as well as directly provision, manage, support, and bill Microsoft products and services.

Cosentry combines expertise in Microsoft technology, customer requirements, and nine strategically located data centers across the Midwest to deliver the Microsoft Cloud Platform customized to meet specific customer needs.

“Cosentry has worked closely with Microsoft to technically validate our services and enable best-practice solutions for hybrid cloud deployments, including connections to Microsoft Azure global cloud,” said Brad Hokamp, CEO, Cosentry. “The combination of our hybrid cloud consulting and managed services expertise simplifies the adoption of the public cloud for our customers, allowing them to focus their internal resources on more strategic initiatives that support business growth and market differentiation.”

Through the Cloud Solution Provider program, Cosentry integrates Microsoft Cloud technologies to support mission critical and data-intensive workloads—without requiring the purchase of additional add-ons. The collaboration is a value-added extension to in-house IT teams and allows organizations to work on more strategic initiatives rather than the tactical aspects of migration, deployment and upgrades. Cosentry will now offer the following services:

Managed Azure Services:

·         Best practice architecture planning, implementation, migration, operation and optimization

·         Tailored governance to meet companies specific needs

·         Monitoring, response and resolution support provided 24/7/365

·         Security/compliance requirements for policy management

·         Account and identity management for Azure

·         Azure Billing is consolidated into the total Cosentry statement

·         Optional services include: implementation and support of data backup and disaster recovery

Managed Office 365 Services:

·         Initial environment assessment and performance recommendations

·         Consulting services for ensuring Office 365 is customized for unique requirements

·         Expertise in migration and deployment

·         Architecting hybrid environments synchronizing Office 365 with on premise Exchange

·         Configuration and monitoring

·         Automatic upgrades and maintenance

·         Real-time troubleshooting

“The Cloud Solution Provider Program puts our partners at the center of the customer relationship,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “Through participation these partners have demonstrated dedication to helping our mutual customers successfully move to the cloud.”

In addition, today’s announcement broadens Cosentry’s integrated Managed Services portfolio which currently includes:

     Managed Cloud Services

     Managed Operating Systems

     Managed Database Services

     Managed Security Services

     Managed Network Services

     Managed Disaster Recovery Services

About Cosentry

Cosentry is the leading Midwest IT Solutions Provider, offering solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. Our customers can feel confident, knowing their IT Infrastructure is operating at the highest level of reliability, performance, and security. Cosentry has over a decade of experience providing data center services including Colocation, Cloud, Managed Hosting, and Managed Services. We operate as our client's local business partner, taking the time to truly understand their business while tailoring our solutions to meet each client's unique business and technical requirements. Whether virtualizing, consolidating, optimizing, or fully outsourcing data center and IT infrastructure, businesses can rely on Cosentry for help with resilient and versatile solutions. For more information, contact us at (866) 500-7661 or visit us at http://www.cosentry.com.

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Tuesday, 03 November 2015 00:00

Hyperscale With CloudPlatform and HP Moonshot


HP’s Moonshot hardware is an interesting one. Each server by itself is a densely packed chassis with lots of microservers. And each can house as many as 1800 servers in a single 47U rack. It’s aimed workloads like IoTs, lightweight web serving and big data analytics.

Using CloudPlatform’s Baremetal capability, these servers can be provisioned with as much ease as spinning up a VM. Layered with the other orchestration capabilities like isolated networking and multi-tenanting that becomes one powerful solution that gives enormous flexibility to users who would like to make use of physical hardware directly for some of their workloads.