The Continuity Logic customized demo provides an opportunity for qualifying organizations to evaluate Frontline Live 5™, with their plans, desired controls, policies, and procedures. This first-of-its-kind system for both business continuity and many other areas of Governance, Operational Risk and Compliance (GRC) is powerful, but often best viewed with some of your familiar plans, data and templates.


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Significant team and client development reflects market leadership and company momentum


LONDON – Confirmit, the leading global solutions provider for Customer Experience, Voice of the Employee, and Market Research, today announced its H1 2015 highlights. After the biggest financial year in company history in 2014, Confirmit has continued its success with a strong first half of 2015, deepening its role as a trusted partner for impactful feedback and research programmes around the world. Specifically, Confirmit prioritised its expansion into the Asia Pacific market through its acquisition of Information Research Management Pty Ltd (IRM), its exclusive value added reseller in Sydney, and the launch of a new SaaS environment in Australia.


“Last year marked the most successful year to date and we’ve carried that momentum into 2015,” said Henning Hansen, Confirmit president and CEO. “With our focus on delivering solutions to address client needs and driving industry best practices and expertise, we’re confident that we’ll be well positioned for another record breaking year.”


Customer Success

Confirmit’s best-in-class technology solutions continue to drive business success for customers. With its thought leadership and unwavering commitment to delivering superior results, Confirmit has expanded its customer base to include many new Global 1000 organisations. These new clients contributed to the significant growth in businesses partnering with Confirmit for the long term, delivering:

  • 78 percent growth in new customer accounts.
  • 59 percent growth in total value from its multi-year contracts.
  • 25 percent growth in Confirmit’s number of multi-year contracts.

Confirmit’s customers continue to generate Return on Investment and real business change from their programmes, including;

  • 93 percent revenue retention rate, with a 94.6 percent overall customer service satisfaction score.
  • A 7 percent year-on-year increase in customer satisfaction.
  • A 23 percent increase in Net Promoter Score®.
  • A June, 2015 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Confirmit entitled: The Total Economic Impact™ Of Confirmit Horizons™, found that businesses implementing a Voice of the Customer programme with Confirmit stood to achieve a Return on Investment of up to 326 percent over a three year period.

Industry Recognition

Confirmit’s technology and customers were recognised globally as leaders in customer experience excellence, including:

  • Confirmit was named as winner of the 2015 Customer Experience Vendor Excellence (CxVE) Awards by Temkin Group, a prominent customer experience research, consulting and training firm.
  • A CUSTOMER Magazine 2015 Product of the Year Award for the sixth consecutive year, recognising Confirmit SmartHub™.
  • Confirmit customer Philadelphia Insurance won the silver award for transformational customer experience in the prestigious Gartner & 1to1 Media Customer Experience Excellence Awards.

“Transforming into a customer-centric business is no easy task,” said Zancesca Spagnoletti, Quality Manager at Confirmit customer, Philadelphia Insurance Companies. “It requires deep analysis of the customer lifecycle and getting the entire organisation involved. At Philadelphia Insurance Companies, the management team is engaged throughout the process and now uses insight gathered using Confirmit to assist with the organisation's strategic direction. With Confirmit as our partner, we’ve gathered more than 50,000 customer survey responses in the past year and now have a 94.6 percent overall customer service satisfaction score. The survey results are vital to driving our business forward and we believe the award recognition speaks to our commitment to ensuring we are consistently providing the ultimate customer experience.”


Industry Leadership and Presence

In H1, Confirmit continued to prioritise its client services group and its highly qualified experts who help clients build strategies that deliver measureable improvements in customer experience, retention and advocacy. Additionally, Confirmit announced its annual ACE Award winners, hosted a variety of thought leadership events and members of its executive team spoke at multiple highly-respected industry events. Highlights include:

  • The 2015 ACE Awards received a record number of applicants and the most competitive applicant pool to date. Fifty industry leading organisations earned a 2015 ACE Award including 21st Century Insurance, ADT Security Services, AIG, British Standards Institution, Canon USA, Dell Software, Harvard Business Publishing, Pitney Bowes, Siemens Building Technologies, Tyco SimplexGrinnell, Waters Corporation, and many more.
  • The appointment of Confirmit thought leader, Sarah Simon, a Senior Solutions Consultant to the position of CX Expert for the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA).
  • Terry Lawlor, Confirmit’s EVP of Product Management named a 2015 Technology Trendsetter by SURVEY Magazine for the second consecutive year.
  • Confirmit executives held key speaking roles at over 20 industry events around the world.

Innovation and Market Leadership

Continuing on its success in 2014, Confirmit identified customer needs in the marketplace and implemented innovative solutions for global VoC and MR programmes to address those demands. These included:

  • Continued 100 percent uptime across all of its web based SaaS environments globally.
  • A dedicated SaaS site located in Sydney to support Confirmit’s global growth. This investment offers increased speed of delivery of its solutions, and addresses the growing need for in-country data storage.

*All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Net Promoter, Net Promoter Score, and NPS are trademarks of Satmetrix, Inc., Bain & Company, Inc., and Fred Reichheld.


About Confirmit

Confirmit is the world’s leading SaaS vendor for multi-channel Voice of the Customer, Voice of the Employee, and Market Research solutions. The company has offices in Oslo (headquarters), Chengdu, Cologne, Grimstad, London, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Vancouver, and Yaroslavl. Confirmit’s software is also distributed through partner resellers in Madrid, Milan, Salvador, and Tokyo.

Confirmit powers Global 5000 companies and Market Research agencies worldwide with a wide range of software products for feedback / data collection, panel management, data processing, analysis, and reporting. Customers include Aurora, British Airways, Cross-Tab, Dow Chemical, GfK, GlaxoSmithKline, GMO Research, JTN Research, Keep Factor, Morehead Associates, Nielsen, Research Now, RONIN, Sony Mobile Communications, Swisscom and The Wellcome Trust. Visit www.confirmit.com for more information.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 00:00

Brocade Expands OEM Relationship with Lenovo

  • Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN solutions added to embedded switch offerings available globally from Lenovo and their channel partners
  • Brocade SAN fabrics create highly reliable foundation between servers and new Lenovo hybrid-flash storage arrays.


SAN JOSE, Calif. - Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced it has expanded the company's OEM relationship with Lenovo, one of the world's largest technology companies that significantly increased its enterprise IT infrastructure offerings following the acquisition of the IBM's x86 server business in October 2014.


Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel storage area networking (SAN) switches are now being sold globally by Lenovo and its network of channel partners, in addition to embedded Fibre Channel and VCS Ethernet fabric switches that are available in solutions for all Lenovo x86-based servers. Brocade fixed-port SAN switches integrate flawlessly into Lenovo’s server and storage solutions, including the recently announced Lenovo Storage S2200 and S3200 SAN arrays. Additionally, the Brocade switches have completed qualification testing for seamless interoperability with these new storage offerings.


Brocade SAN switches deliver the industry’s highest levels of throughput that enable maximum application performance by eliminating network bottlenecks. Brocade SAN switches also include Brocade Fabric Vision technologies, which maximize uptime, dramatically simplify SAN deployment and management, while also providing unprecedented levels of visibility and insight into the storage network.


“We are excited to expand our OEM partnership with Lenovo,” said Jack Rondoni, vice president, storage networking, at Brocade.

“New qualification and support for the S2200 and S3200 enables Lenovo customers of all sizes to uniquely experience the performance benefits of Gen 5 Fibre Channel, from ThinkServer and System x users to enterprise-class Flex System clients.”


The Lenovo Storage S2200 and S3200 arrays are designed for simplicity, speed and scalability, and deliver enterprise-class features at an affordable price point. These systems support a variety of workloads including online applications and virtualized environments. The S2200 and S3200 enable reliable, fast throughput for applications such as SQL, MS Exchange, and VMware virtualization.


“Combining Lenovo servers and the Lenovo S2200 and S3200 with Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel creates complete solutions that offer affordable innovation and unmatched performance to address the ever-demanding needs of our global customers,” said Kamran Amini, Executive Director, EBG Product Marketing, at Lenovo. “Seamless interoperability with Brocade Gen 5 Fibre Channel SAN fabrics helps ensure trouble-free deployments that enhance the unique value delivered by our new storage arrays.”


Pricing and Availability

Embedded switches for Lenovo servers and Brocade SAN fabric solutions are available now from Lenovo and its global network of channel partners. For pricing information, please contact Lenovo at Lenovo.com.


About Brocade

Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world's leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. (www.brocade.com)

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User-Generated, Unstructured Content is Ideally Suited for Next-Generation Object Storage Technology


SAN FRANCISCO SwiftStack, the leader in a new breed of object storage for Enterprises, today announced that private File Sync and Share applications are delivering the cloud experience that application users expect when combined with SwiftStack Object Storage. SwiftStack’s new breed of object storage is ideally suited for storing unstructured data privately in Enterprise data centers behind corporate firewalls, while giving Enterprise IT the control they need in a cost effective, easy to manage architecture.

“Many companies are turning to private enterprise File Sync and Share solutions that operate like a corporate ‘Dropbox,’ giving users the file access they need while retaining enterprise data control,” said Simon Robinson, Research Vice President, Storage, 451 Research. “These quickly emerging private File Sync and Share solutions require flexible, cost effective storage that can efficiently scale as user demands grow. For this, SwiftStack’s new breed of object storage is an ideal fit built on an open source engine deployed on standard server hardware and low-cost hard drives with built-in replication.”

As the engine that runs the world’s largest storage clouds, OpenStack Swift was designed to deliver incredible scale for extreme concurrent access of unstructured data. SwiftStack object storage was designed to give Enterprises a simple solution for deploying and operating a private storage cloud inside their firewall. SwiftStack is unique among private object storage in offering no lock in of data, freedom of choice in standard hardware, and control of clusters across data centers. This has been eagerly embraced by File Sync and Share applications looking to help enterprises achieve more efficiency and improve service for their users.

“The Storage Made Easy solution allows Enterprises to manage corporate collaboration and file sharing for unified control of enterprise assets to satisfy existing, and forthcoming, governance regulations,” said Jim Liddle, CEO, Storage Made Easy, a SwiftStack partner. “When combined with SwiftStack Object Storage, users have direct access to unified storage from any device and any location, with the same user experience they have come to expect with public cloud solutions. As a private cloud solution, Enterprise IT also have the authentication, audit, security, and versioning they require, in a model that also scales in their private data centers with cost certainty and control.”

“We heard from our customers a desire to extend the use of cloud-like API-accessible scale-out storage within their private data centers,” said Yuri Sagalov, CEO, AeroFS. “In response to this market demand, we added full support in our offering for OpenStack Swift including OpenStack Keystone authentication in Q2 2015. Flexibility and freedom of choice are core to the value we design our product to deliver.”

Key features SwiftStack Object Storage delivers that complement and enhance enterprise File Sync and Share applications include:

      Authentication  – SwiftStack Object Storage matches with File Sync and Share applications by easily integrating with existing enterprise authentication infrastructure, including Active Directory and LDAP for faster provisioning and simplified storage user management

      Unified Namespace – A SwiftStack Object Storage Cluster can be spread over multiple, geographically distributed data centers with a single namespace. This delivers the opportunity for a greater File Sync and Share user experience – regardless of the user device or where users are working

      Centralized Management – The SwiftStack Object Storage Controller manages all object storage clusters from a single, centralized management interface, reducing storage complexity and conserving IT resources so the focus can remain on the enterprise file sync and share implementation and operations

      No Hardware Lock-In – SwiftStack Object Storage runs on any industry-standard x86 server hardware available from any vendor, so enterprises can use their preferred server vendor or mix-and-match hardware from multiple vendors to optimize capital investments and do much more for less

“As a multi-tenant storage cloud, we see many SwiftStack customers extending the value of their private cloud object storage by adding File Sync and Share to their service offerings,” said Joe Arnold, President and Chief Product Officer, SwiftStack. “As the folks that literally wrote the book on OpenStack Swift, we have seen a great deal of engagement among vendors of on-premises File Sync and Share technologies adding and perfecting support for the Swift API in their offerings to provide their users lower TCO via freedom of choice and the opportunity for reduced storage lock-in.”

For more information, please visit http://swiftstack.com/partners/ 

About SwiftStack

SwiftStack innovations power object storage for Enterprises, offering freedom of choice for genuine simplicity and TCO at scale. SwiftStack has perfected the delivery of private cloud object storage within and across data centers for content delivery, active archive, and data-centric workflows. The SwiftStack solution, built on OpenStack Swift at its core, is managed by a unique out-of-band controller and includes scale-out nodes with rolling upgrades as well as a filesystem gateway interface for traditional applications. No object storage solution is as flexible, simple, or open as SwiftStack, which has driven adoption by HP Cloud, eBay, and PAC-12 among many F500 companies. Connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn, or please visit www.swiftstack.com.

WASHINGTON – This week SED-IT trainers Suzanne van Hove and  Marc Taillefer will be guiding eight highly experienced IT Service Managers towards the highest achievable EXIN certificate: the ITSM Master certificate.
The EXIN IT Service Management Master certificate is not the result of a multiple choice exam. Instead, it is the result of a series of seminars and a master project in which the participants can advance their existing knowledge, skills and experience through expert presentation and through the demonstration and assessment of their skills against criteria required by maturing service providers. The Master Certificate in IT Service Management based on ISO/IEC 20000 is designed to provide evidence of the ability to create and evaluate the overall IT Service Management system, to initiate organizational change to meet the compliance requirements of an organization, and to drive innovation. For ITIL® certified candidates there are convenient side entries towards this high profile certification.
EXIN’s Program Manager Rita Pilon explains: “At a certain point, when experienced Service Managers who are involved at a strategic level, who have initiated cultural change in their organization, who have defined policies and who, in general have shown leadership, a different kind of assessment is required. In this class, eight peers will share their knowledge and experience by means of debates and presentations, together covering the requirements of the certification. It’s about directing, monitoring, governing and innovating IT organizations. The delegates are expected to take each other to an even higher level, by both using their strong points and, under the guidance of the trainers, strengthening other skills they need in the context of leadership based on ISO/IEC 20000.”
The class is very practical, as the delegates will each get a project that can be executed in the workplace. That project will focus on the application of the newly acquired understanding but also needs to benefit the organization and the ITSM community in general. Then after a few months the group gets together again, joined by an examiner and they will all give a presentation about the project and their role in it. Both the examiner and the other delegates can post questions.
Pilon continues: ”The synergy of knowledge, experience, interaction and development resulting from the Master Class has proven beneficial to the candidates and their organizations in the past. And besides that, the delegates all simply enjoy the experience. We expect  the same this time.”
About EXIN
EXIN is a global, independent certification institute for IT professionals.
With over 1,000 accredited examination and training partners, EXIN is able to provide IT certifications and competence assessments to professionals and HR departments in more than 125 countries and 20 languages. EXIN is co-initiator of the eCompetence Framework, which was set up to provide unambiguous IT certification measurement principles within Europe and beyond.
EXIN provides certifications in areas such as IT Service Management, Project Management, Agile Scrum, Information Security, Cloud Computing, Data Center Management, Testing, Lean IT, and more. To guarantee that the IT certifications are closely aligned with current market needs, EXIN has strategic knowledge partnerships with key market players.
For further information about EXIN, visit www.exin.com.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 00:00

September is National Preparedness Month

Disaster recovery specialist SERVPRO says a readiness plan is the key to business continuity when disaster strikes
GALLATIN, Tenn. – September is National Preparedness Month, an annual awareness event sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Disaster recovery specialist SERVPRO® says this is a great time for business owners to review their emergency preparedness and business continuity plans. SERVPRO points to startling statistics like this one to emphasize the importance of advance planning: according to FEMA, as many as 40 percent of businesses never reopen following a major flood disaster.*
“Business owners who think they are prepared for an emergency because exits are clearly marked and fire or flood drills are parts of the regular routine really need to take another look at their preparations,” said Sue Steen, Servpro Industries, Inc. chief executive officer. “A comprehensive emergency plan also contains critical information about the location of shut-off valves, fire suppression system controls, emergency contact numbers and more—information that can save emergency responders precious time and help contain damage and minimize injury.”
Because SERVPRO knows the time to create a disaster readiness plan is before you need it, they have developed the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Program to help business owners create an Emergency READY Profile® (ERP) for their facility, at no charge. The business owner works with SERVPRO® to gather and document information that will become critical if a disaster strikes. Once the ERP is created, business owners have access to their information 24/7 online and by using SERVPRO’s free smartphone app.
“For a business to survive and thrive, it needs to get back to business as soon as possible after a disaster strikes,” said Steen. “With an ERP in place, SERVPRO’s Disaster Response teams can immediately assess the situation and take the first critical steps to protect employees from harm and property from further damage, setting the business on the road to recovery.”
SERVPRO® professionals specialize in disaster restoration, cleanup and repair services, helping to remediate damage, making it “Like it never even happened,” for both commercial and residential customers. For more information on the SERVPRO® and the SERVPRO® Emergency READY Program, please visit https://ready.servpro.com/home/mobileapp.
Founded in 1967, the SERVPRO® Franchise System is a national leader and provider of fire and water cleanup and restoration services and mold mitigation and remediation. SERVPRO’s professional services network of nearly 1,700 individually owned and operated Franchises responds to property damage emergencies ranging from small individual disasters to multi-million dollar losses. Providing coverage in the United States and Canada, the SERVPRO System has established relationships with major insurance companies and commercial clients, as well as individual homeowners.

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published a new guide that aims to help organisations in the public sector better manage the secure deletion of their data.

Called Information Destruction in the Public Sector and published on July 28th, the whitepaper is based on official guidance from the Cabinet Office and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI), including the CPNI benchmark Secure Destruction of Sensitive Items.

It explains the differences between Top Secret, Secret and Official classifications for government information, as well as their respective requirements when it comes to disposing of printed and digital data.

Commenting on the publication, chairman of the BSIA Information Destruction section Adam Chandler said that data breaches can “ruin a government’s credibility as well as a private company’s reputation”.

“By adhering to the standards set by the government and referenced by the BSIA in this paper, citizens, employees, and civil servants will be better protected,” he added.

When it comes to the secure deletion of end-of-life data, you can rely on the accredited software and hardware from Kroll Ontrack.

From:: http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/company/press-room/data-recovery-news/bsia-publishes-secure-data-destruction-guide876.aspx


♦ SBA offers low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters.

♦ Businesses may borrow up to $2 million for any combination of property damage or economic injury.

♦ SBA offers low-interest working capital loans (called Economic Injury Disaster Loans) to small businesses, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes having difficulty meeting obligations as a result of the disaster.

♦ If you are a homeowner or renter, FEMA may refer you to SBA. SBA disaster loans are the primary source of money to pay for repair or replacement costs not fully covered by insurance or other compensation.

♦ Homeowners may borrow up to $200,000 to repair or replace their primary residence.

♦ Homeowners and renters may borrow up to $40,000 to replace personal property.


♦ Begin by registering with FEMA. If you haven’t already done so, call (800) 621-FEMA (3362) or visit www.disasterassistance.gov.

♦ Homeowners and renters should submit their SBA disaster loan application, even if they are not sure that they will need or want a loan. If SBA cannot approve your application, in most cases they will refer you to FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program for possible additional assistance.


We encourage every individual and business owner to come into the Disaster Recovery Center and speak one-on-one with an SBA Customer Service Representative. Our representatives will answer all of their questions and explain the application process. We will also help each business owner and homeowner complete their application to apply for a low-interest disaster loan.

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

In theory, creating privileged access accounts to the most critical areas of your company’s network is supposed to add a layer of security to sensitive data or infrastructure. However, these accounts are difficult to completely lock down and thus could be a data vulnerability for many enterprises, says TechTarget’s SearchSecurity:

In the wrong hands, privileged accounts represent the biggest threat to enterprises because these accounts can breach personal data, complete unauthorized transactions, cause denial-of-service attacks, and hide activity by deleting audit data. Privileged accounts, such as the UNIX root, Windows Administrator accounts or accounts associated with database ownership and router access, are required for platforms to function. Moreover, they are required for ‘break the glass’ emergency access scenarios as well as more mundane day-to-day tasks.

A survey conducted by Thycotic of 201 hackers at Black Hat USA 2015 found most agreed that privileged accounts aren’t as secure as we think they are, and that little has been done to improve on such account security in recent years. According to the survey, despite an increase in security spending, 75 percent of hackers haven’t seen any real change in the level of difficulty in compromising privileged account credentials. In fact, the vast majority said it may be even easier to hack into these accounts than it was just a couple of years ago.



New, Innovative BC/DR Software Capabilities, Near Triple Digit Staffing Growth Globally, Enhanced Executive Team, New Geo Penetration and Industry Accolades Support Increasing Corporate Success

Boston, Mass. – Zerto, setting the standard for disaster recovery in virtualized and cloud environments, today announced its continued momentum with first half of 2015 year-over-year revenue growth of 110 percent on a comparable basis, while extending its footprint in financial services, healthcare, and government verticals. New, innovative BC/DR software capabilities, near triple digit staffing growth globally (92.5 percent), enhancements to the executive team, new geo penetration and industry accolades support Zerto’s continued and increasing corporate success. Seamlessly protecting, recovering and migrating critical IT applications and data has increased in significance as compliance and other business requirements have evolved, and has contributed to Zerto’s first half 2015 highlights:

Product Developments

  • Zerto Virtual Replication 4.0 – Zerto announced the general availability of Zerto Virtual Replication 4.0. The company’s enterprise-class business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) software is the first to protect, replicate and migrate data between VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors, as well as across private, hybrid and public cloud environments including Amazon Web Services (AWS).

  • Zerto Customer and Cloud Advisory Boards – Zerto launched customer and cloud advisory boards to support BC/DR software innovations. The global ecosystem of enterprise users, cloud service providers (CSPs) and value added resellers (VARs) will contribute to Zerto Virtual Replication’s product roadmap development to address critical IT datacenter challenges.

Executive Team Promotions

  • Paul Zeiter, President – Paul will continue to lead all of Zerto’s revenue-producing activities as well as focus on providing consistent superior execution and great organizational culture, and strategic activities. Zeiter has more than 25 years of experience in IT storage and software sales with extensive channel experience.

  • Gil Levonai, Chief Marketing Officer – In his new role, Gil manages Zerto’s marketing activities, supporting the corporate vision by leading the go-to-market strategy. He has more than 20 years of experience in various technology management disciplines including marketing, product management, sales, business development and R&D.

New Geography Expansions

Awards and Accolades

Supporting Quote

Ziv Kedem, Founder and CEO, Zerto

“With growing demand for BC/DR, DRaaS and cloud management solutions, it’s not surprising we’re seeing continued interest from current and new customers, as well as partners for Zerto’s award-winning technology. We remain focused on anticipating both industry trends and client needs when it comes to protecting and recovering critical applications and data. We see our emphasis on seeking that feedback as a key differentiator from our competitors and catalyst for our continued success, and look forward to an equally impressive performance in the second half of the year.”

About Zerto
Zerto is committed to keeping
enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual Replication, has become the standard for protection, recovery and migration of applications in cloud and virtualized datacenters, and won numerous awards, including Best of Show at VMworld 2011, Best of VMworld Europe 2014, as well as 2011, 2012 and 2013 Product of the Year Awards for its innovative hypervisor-based replication approach. For more information, go to www.zerto.com.

Company’s Intelligent Flash Arrays provide innovative alternative to NetApp  at open Application Lifecycle Management leader

Newark, Calif. – Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced that CollabNet, a leader in open Application Lifecycle Management, has selected its Intelligent Flash Storage System to provide the “future-forward” technology needed to provide the features and performance of its hosted solutions.

CollabNet provides industry-leading products, plus Agile consulting and training services, to help organizations of all sizes develop and deploy software faster.  CollabNet is the creator of Subversion and a pioneer in open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions.  By providing innovative tools and methodologies at scale, CollabNet enables companies to bring together distributed teams, increase productivity, accelerate time to market and reduce costs.

Brought in to “shake things up,” CollabNet’s Senior Director of Worldwide Operations and Corporate IT Richard Moon began to look into alternatives for the purpose of replacing its aging NetApp infrastructure.

“CollabNet was primarily a NetApp shop when I came aboard ” said Moon.  I was looking at other alternatives since NetApp’s model was to force upgrades on us.  We needed to do what we were doing with NetApp but I wanted to do it better.  We wanted a future-forward technology.”

Tegile Intelligent Flash Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash help boost storage utilization and efficiency and deliver unmatched storage savings and performance. Tegile’s flash arrays deliver a comprehensive set of data management capabilities while seamlessly supporting different storage media (hard disks, dense flash, high-performance flash) under a single storage operating system.  Companies like CollabNet can dial up or down the amount of flash storage to meet the specific performance needs of their applications to provide the high performance of flash with the economics of disk storage.

Tegile’s data services features, including remote replication, snapshots, mirroring and inline deduplication provided CollabNet with the future-forward technology that it was looking for. In addition to helping the performance of its Subversion SCM management environment, the switch to Tegile’s Intelligent Flash Arrays provided CollabNet with the storage resources needed to migrate its CloudForge collaborative application development offerings in house, which were previously hosted externally.

“When faced with a hardware refresh, companies need not simply replace their existing storage with more of the same in order to maintain their mission-critical business infrastructure,” said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing at Tegile. “Today, there is a new class of enterprise storage systems that are faster, and oftentimes, less expensive than legacy arrays.  We’re pleased that our Intelligent Flash Arrays could offer CollabNet the comprehensive set of data management capabilities and appealing economics it needed to satisfy its customers’ needs for enterprise agility at scale.”

About Tegile Systems
Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of intelligent flash arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtual desktop and database applications. With Tegile’s line of all-flash and hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that accelerate business critical enterprise applications and allow customers to significantly consolidate mixed workloads in virtualized environments.
Tegile’s patented IntelliFlash™ technology accelerates performance and enables inline deduplication and compression of data so each array has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile’s award-winning solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than any other offerings. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, Tegile arrays are easy-to-use, fully redundant and highly scalable. They come complete with built-in snapshot, remote-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and VM-aware features. Additional information is available at www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.