Company Takes Advantage of Violin's Stretch Cluster Feature to Ensure Business Continuity
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Violin Memory®, Inc., (NYSE: VMEM) a global pioneer of award-winning all flash storage platform solutions for primary storage and active workloads, today announced that one of the largest healthcare and dental plan companies in the U.S. has added Violin's 7700 Flash Storage Platform (FSP) to its existing Violin all flash array deployment. With the addition of the 7700 FSP, the customer has increased the performance and capacity of its storage, allowing for quicker processing of insurance claims. The 7700 FSP also allows the company to take advantage of Violin's stretch cluster feature, ensuring business continuity.
The company originally chose Violin's all flash array solution to accelerate the association's business-critical claims-processing application, as well as to migrate all Tier 1 workloads from a mainframe environment to a modern infrastructure deployed around Microsoft SQL and VMware. Unsure of its existing ability to provide high availability (HA) and knowing that the failure of primary data was not an option, the customer turned once again to Violin. When deployed in clusters, the FSP offers HA functionality through what is known as stretch clustering. Combining the benefits of HA and disaster recovery, the stretch cluster functionality allows customers to deploy a HA solution between two geographically separated sites. In case of failure on one site, the identical data is immediately available at the other site, as the data sets are constantly synchronized.
"One of the first things that customers think about relative to flash storage is performance -- how fast can flash accelerate my applications," said Kevin DeNuccio, president and CEO, Violin Memory. "While I agree that performance is key to every new storage purchase decision, this customer understood our new data service offerings, including data protection and instant failover, just as flash was becoming mainstream in their IT infrastructure."
"Providing flash storage without full software capability isn't enough in today's competitive storage market," DeNuccio added. "Our customers are focused on being able to maintain business continuity as they look to maximize their investment in storage and transition to the all silicon data center."
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Business in a Flash. Violin Memory, the industry pioneer in All Flash Arrays, is the agile innovator, transforming the speed of business with enterprise-grade data services software on its leadership Flash Storage Platforms™. Violin Concerto™ OS 7 delivers complete data protection and data reduction services and consistent high performance in a storage operating system fully integrated with Violin's patented Flash Fabric Architecture™ for cloud, enterprise and virtualized business and mission-critical storage applications. Violin Flash Storage Platforms are designed for primary storage applications at costs below traditional hard disk arrays and accelerate breakthrough CAPEX and OPEX savings while helping customers build the next generation data center. Violin Flash Storage Platforms and All Flash Arrays enhance business agility while revolutionizing data center economics. Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Visit Violin Memory at www.violin-memory.com and follow us @twitter.com/violinmemory
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New Innovations Enhance Sales Enablement, Improve Cross-Channel Orchestration and Demonstrate Marketing's Impact on Business Results
LONDON, UK – To help marketers deliver a more consistent customer experience across paid, owned and earned media, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), has introduced a series of new innovations within the Oracle Marketing Cloud. The new innovations enable marketers to orchestrate relevant mobile interactions for consumers and salespeople, clearly attribute revenue to marketing activities and optimize the experience for individual customers.
Marketers must adopt and embrace digital technologies in order to meet the skyrocketing expectations of digitally-savvy customers. For many marketers, this will require rethinking existing processes, as according to Forrester Research, more than three-quarters of marketing leaders believe that the majority of their digital customer engagements are not optimized today1. To optimize digital marketing activities and successfully meet the demands of today's customer-first business environment, marketers need to be able to quickly and easily embrace data, technology and content.
By introducing new mobile, data, content and reporting capabilities, the latest additions to the Oracle Marketing Cloud enable modern marketers to successfully use digital technologies to deliver meaningful customer experiences and demonstrate marketing's impact on business results. The new innovations help marketers to:
- Enhance Sales Enablement: The new release includes enhancements to Engage and Profiler, Oracle Marketing Cloud's sales tools, which help salespeople better understand the profile of their individual contacts and engage them with relevant content. The new release of Engage improves productivity and accelerates sales cycles by making pre-loaded campaigns and content accessible on mobile devices, while Profiler now enables salespeople to get a more holistic view of the customer through a new Google Chrome Extension.
- Improve Cross-Channel Orchestration: Expanded out-of-the-box in-app messaging empowers marketers to deliver a relevant message to consumers within the context of a mobile application. Rather than silo those messages within the app itself, it can now be orchestrated alongside email, social, push, SMS, MMS and other channels orchestrated inside the Oracle Marketing Cloud.
- Extend Reach Into Paid Media Ecosystem: A new self-service tool for audience data integration helps marketing teams or their media vendors build integrations that send audience data from the Oracle Data Management Platform (DMP) into key digital advertising and media platforms, such as demand side platforms, ad networks and website optimization tools. The new integration tools enable marketers, publishers and advertisers to quickly and efficiently maximize existing investments and expand data-driven marketing initiatives.
- Optimize the Consumer Experience: With new multivariate testing, marketers can now move beyond traditional A/B testing, which can oversimplify the complexities inherent in today's consumer interactions, and can optimize the consumer experience by testing the performance of up to eight versions of the same message by analyzing variables including subject lines, content and the sender of the message.
- Attribute Revenue to Marketing Activities: A new visually powerful, but simple, set of dashboards help marketers analyze what content and cross-channel interactions drive conversions. For power users, marketers can build customized reports based on specific engagement and conversion metrics that matter most to their business.
"As we look ahead to 2016, marketing's ability to modernize existing processes and embrace data, technology and content will increasingly define the success of organizations across all industries," said Kevin Akeroyd, SVP and GM, Oracle Marketing Cloud. "For many marketers, this will require a significant transformation and that is why we are so focused on making marketing technology more integrated, more holistic and, frankly, easier to use. With the latest enhancements to the Oracle Marketing Cloud, we continue to deliver on that vision with an exciting set of new innovations that improve sales enablement, allow better cross-channel orchestration and help marketers directly attribute revenue to marketing activities."
1. Forrester Consulting Report on behalf of Qubit, Optimizing the Digital Customer Experience, March 2015 Download the full report here.
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Integration with Docker, VMware and Microsoft SQL among key advancements in software for flagship computer systems
LONDON, UK – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced new software developments, including integration with Docker containers, VMware management and Microsoft SQL databases, that advance its flagship ClearPath Forward™ computer systems. The new capabilities are designed to evolve ClearPath Forward systems further into open, software-driven platforms that serve as hubs in hybrid software-defined data centers.
The new software capabilities boost application performance on ClearPath Forward systems, streamline management of enterprise-wide IT infrastructure, bolster data protection for critical workloads, expand support for widely used third-party virtualisation technologies, and simplify application development.
With this move, Unisys has fully integrated the capabilities of its Forward platform – previously offered separately for Linux and Microsoft Windows applications – into the ClearPath line, capitalising on the systems’ common software-based fabric computing architecture.
The key ClearPath Forward software advancements announced today are:
- Multiple secure fabric partitions providing data isolation and enhanced security;
- Integration with Docker containers and VMware management for virtualization;
- Data exchange between ClearPath and Microsoft SQL databases;
- Application Integration Services that simplify development of cross-platform applications;
- Ethernet gateway switching for interoperability with existing data centers.
“Redefining the ClearPath Forward line as a software-driven platform is a cornerstone of the Unisys technology strategy,” said Tarek El-Sadany, senior vice president, Technology, and chief technology officer, Unisys. “We recognise that software provides the greatest added value to our ClearPath Forward clients, and we are committed to continually providing new capabilities that enable their systems to serve as the foundation for fully integrated, enterprise-wide hybrid computing infrastructure. Those enhancements will make it easier for our clients to deliver critical business services to their customers faster, at significantly lower capital and operational cost, while building on their long-term IT investments.”
The software-based ClearPath Forward fabric runs on Intel Xeon processors. The fabric links all computing resources and components via a high-speed interconnect, with Unisys secure partitioning (s-Par®) software managing all application workloads. Each partition is a software-defined blade with dedicated processing, memory and input/output resources for each workload, eliminating contention among applications for computing resources and enabling fast, predictable application performance with exceptional security.
Each ClearPath Forward system can support nodes running either the Unisys MCP or OS 2200 operating environment, as well as those running Linux or Windows. Applications running in all environments on a given system can interoperate over the fabric.
Enhancements Boost Workload Capacity and Security, Simplify Management
The new secure fabrics capability speeds up traffic across the fabric and boosts security for sensitive workloads and associated data as well. The capability enables users to designate up to 118 secure fabric pipes for priority access to additional application resources and provide extra security. For example, a human resources or healthcare application using sensitive data would be an ideal candidate to be moved from a separate server to a ClearPath Forward partition within a secure fabric.
Secure fabrics use remote direct memory access (RDMA) protocols for memory-to-memory communication to deliver performance enhancements. For extra workload and data protection, secure fabrics delegate authentication to a separate, “out of band” administrative network, providing virtual LAN (VLAN) capabilities without security risks. The Unisys Stealth™ solution provides an option for additional security, complementing secure fabrics and the unmatched security of OS 2200 and MCP.
The ClearPath Forward system’s new integration with the popular, container-based Docker platform enables multiple applications to run in their own containers within a single partition under one copy of the operating system – unlike standard virtualised environments, which require a copy of the operating system per virtual machine. This increases workload density on a ClearPath Forward system while reducing resource overhead, increases security for Docker workloads through “out of band” authentication, and simplifies infrastructure administration.
An application programming interface (API) enables the VMware vCenter Server to see Windows and Linux partitions in the ClearPath Forward fabric, so administrators can view partition status and fabric health, manage executing workloads and provision new ones. This capability not only simplifies management of the infrastructure, but also expands the number of virtual servers it can support for critical business operations.
The Unisys Data Exchange solution speeds operations by reducing the need for batch processing and enabling applications to post data in near real time to Microsoft SQL databases and the native ClearPath Forward MCP DMSII or OS 2200 RDMS databases. This enhancement is especially valuable for advanced data analytics, because in-memory applications such as those written for the SAP HANA platform require more and faster real-time processing. Data Exchange offers a bidirectional capability for MCP and an outbound one for OS 2200, so applications can extract data from a ClearPath database and send it to an analytics database. The analytics database can in turn send back requested data to MCP applications.
ClearPath Forward Application Integration Services can accelerate application development and promote interoperability in a distributed, heterogeneous application environment. The services provide API that enable applications running in one operating environment to access applications, data files and other resources running in a different one. For example, Microsoft .NET developers can write applications that call on MCP or OS 2200 transactions or files. Distributed applications deployed across the Windows and MCP or OS 2200 environments can take advantage of the high-speed interconnect in the ClearPath Forward fabric to interoperate quickly and transparently.
Ethernet Gateway switching connects ClearPath Forward systems directly to Ethernet backbones in existing data centers through secure fabrics. This capability furthers the creation of enterprise-wide hybrid computing infrastructures and enables consolidated, flexible management of all data center resources.
Unisys is a global information technology company that works with many of the world's largest companies and government organisations to solve their most pressing IT and business challenges. Unisys specialises in providing integrated, leading-edge solutions to clients in the government, financial services and commercial markets. With more than 20,000 employees serving clients around the world, Unisys offerings include cloud and infrastructure services, application services, security solutions, and high-end server technology. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
LONDON – Sopra Steria, a European leader in business change and digital transformation, has announced the successful delivery of a major IT separation and migration programme for the Co-operative Group, one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, and the Royal London, the largest mutual life, pensions and investment company in the UK.
Having partnered with the Co-operative Group for over twenty years, Sopra Steria has played a key role in successfully delivering the migration of its Life & Savings business to Royal London following its recent sale. This vast and complex programme involved the separation and transfer of IT and business assets including customer data, on-line and batch systems and processes.
The programme was completed before the two-year timeline target in this high profile and heavily regulated environment, and it delivered without disruption to customers or business teams in either organisation.
Tim Harris, Royal London’s Finance Director, comments: “The team from Sopra Steria has been at the centre of the separation work, be that working for the Co-operative Group or Royal London, and it is to their great credit that the project has been delivered before the two year timeline target and to a very high quality. Given the scale of the project and the frequent regulatory oversight, we at Royal London are delighted with the outcome. There have been many people in the Sopra Steria team who have exceeded our expectations.” Ian Lamb, Royal London’s Programme Lead adds: “Sopra Steria were an integral part of the Royal London delivery team, contributing to a successful and high quality delivery.”
Key stakeholders in the Co-operative Group, Simon Bourne, Group CIO, and Andy Maher, Separation Programme Director, comment: “The Jupiter Programme has been recognised within Co-operative Group as an exemplar Programme, where collaborative working and harnessing the combined strength of our key partners, has achieved a great outcome. Sopra Steria have been front and centre in the successful delivery of this Programme.”
Melba Foggo, Sopra Steria’s Managing Director for Financial Services, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to share this sensational feedback with the team members who have contributed to this success. We are proud to extend our twenty-year partnership with the Co-operative Group, and excited to establish a new partnership with Royal London following this significant achievement. This landmark delivery adds further credibility to Sopra Steria’s strong position in the Financial Services marketplace as a true, large scale IT enabler, ready to tackle significant divestment and consolidation programmes across Banking, Insurance and Asset Management.”
About Sopra Steria
Sopra Steria, European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end to end service offerings in the market: Consulting, Systems Integration, Software Development, Infrastructure Management and Business Process Services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges. Combining high quality and performance services, added-value and innovation, Sopra Steria enables its clients to make the best use of information technology. With 37,000 employees in over 20 countries, Sopra Steria had pro forma revenue of €3.4 billion in 2014.
Sopra Steria Group (SOP) is listed on Euronext Paris (Compartment A) - ISIN: FR0000050809
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About Royal London
Royal London is the largest mutual life and pensions company in the UK, with Group funds under management of around £82.3 billion. Group businesses serve over 5.3 million policyholders and employ 2,829 people. (Figures quoted as at December 2014)
The Group is currently moving all of its UK businesses under a new version of the Royal London brand. The Group's independent wrap platform will remain branded Ascentric.
About The Co-operative Group
The Co-operative Group, one of the world’s largest consumer Co-operatives, with interests across food, funerals, insurance, electrical and legal services, has a clear purpose of championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities. Owned by millions of UK consumers, The Co-operative Group operates a total of 3,750 outlets, with more than 70,000 employees and an annual turnover of approximately £10 billion.
Agreement adds HPE’s reseller and support capabilities to support EDB Postgres database and tools software and packaged services
BEDFORD, Mass. – EnterpriseDB® (EDB™), the leading provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, today announced a global expansion of its partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The expanded agreement will enable HPE to resell and support EDB Postgres™ database and tools software and services worldwide. Customers will benefit from the enterprise-class performance and reliability of EDB’s solutions with HPE’s support, services and sales team and distribution networks.
The enhanced partnership significantly strengthens the longstanding strategic collaboration between EDB and HPE, which has already led to major installations. EnterpriseDB was recently recognized with the HP AllianceOne Partner of the Year Award for Mission Critical Computing for its work with the HPE Germany team providing solutions for a large German financial firm and other deep partnering activities. With the newly expanded agreement, HPE sales representatives will resell EDB’s database subscriptions, training, consulting and bundled services such as EDB’s RemoteDBA and Database Migration Assessment.
The agreement is inclusive of two HPE businesses providing support services for HPE products and third-party vendor products, and applications and tools for telecommunications customers. These applications and tools are engineered and certified to operate on EDB Postgres Advanced Server in order to achieve substantial database cost saving for CMS customers.
In addition, HPE representatives are being trained and certified to provide frontline support for resold subscriptions around EDB Postgres deployments, with backline support from EDB. HPE can also provide consulting and outsourced managed services around deployment of the resold EDB Postgres subscriptions.
“HPE has a long track record of delivering superb IT support, services and software solutions to enterprises around the world,” said Mike Huseman, senior vice president, global sales and business development at EDB. “Our partnership has now lasted more than five years, and we look forward to expanding our collaboration with HPE global sales teams to provide cost-effective database solutions and services for customers worldwide.”
“EnterpriseDB has a strong reputation for dedication and expertise in addressing the business and technology challenges of their customers,” said Martin Epping, Business Manager Products & Solutions, Enterprise Group Germany, HPE. “We are confident that together, we’ll create greater opportunities for our end users to build more agile, innovative businesses with enterprise-class performance, security and manageability.”
EDB Postgres database solutions leverage HPE products for mission-critical deployments for large enterprise IT environments and include performance, security and, with EDB Postgres Advanced Server, compatibility enhancements integrated with Postgres, the world’s most advanced open source database.
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The goal of the partnership is to move Customer Experience Management methodology to the next level, integrating predictive analytics
ZURICH, Switzerland – SandSIV recently announced their partnership with KNIME to deliver predictive analytics to customer experience management. Since 2008, they have been delivering an end-to-end Customer Experience Management platform and a Voice-of-the-Customer platform to blue chip customers all over Europe. The goal of the partnership is to move Customer Experience Management methodology to the next level, integrating predictive analytics. This evolution will put organizations in a position to really act on Customer Experience Management activities to drastically reduce churn and increase sales. KNIME has been delivering since 2004 an open source platform integrating various machine learning and data mining algorithms into its modular data pipelining concept.
A SandSIV spokesperson explains that this predictive analytics integration allows SandSIV clients to capture and measure what Gartner (NYSE: IT) calls the inferred voice of the customer. Customers rarely tell directly what organizations need to hear to improve the touchpoints user experience, but their actions speak louder than words. Analytics models exploit the customers’ data to deeply understand the inferred voice of the customer. The ability to easily integrate predictive analytics allows organizations not only to predict churn, but also in unsealing or cross-selling opportunities. They will be able to assess the satisfaction or the willingness to recommend from the 80% of the customers that usually don’t answer to surveys.
During a recent interview, Federico Cesconi, CEO of SandSIV, made these comments: “I see this partnership as a strategic milestone for our clients. Today it will finally be possible to proactively manage the Customer Experience, and not just for customers answering a survey or commenting in a social network. Predictive analytics will score the whole customer base helping organizations to massively reduce churn and increase share-of-wallet.” He goes on to say: “I consider KNIME the number one analytics platform and a partner with such a high level of professionalism that it will bring our Customer Experience Management solution to the next level.” Both Companies strongly believes in what they call‚ “Open For Innovation”, in a few words, the ability of any IT solution to be easily integrated, or to offer a service to an existing legacy system.
“We are very happy to welcome SandSIV into the KNIME partner network,” said Michael Berthold, KNIME CEO. “Knowing the great and long technical experience of SandSIV in the field of Customer Intelligence, we are looking forward to a very promising collaboration”.
KNIME is the leading open platform for data-driven innovation helping organizations to stay ahead of change. Innovative organizations use our open-source, enterprise-grade analytics platform to discover the potential hidden in their data, mine for fresh insights or predict new futures.
Quick to deploy, easy to scale, and intuitive, KNIME is used in over 60 countries on data of every kind: from numbers to images, molecules to humans, signals to complex networks, from kilo- to petabytes, or simple reports to complex analyses.
SandSIV is a recognized global leader in Customer Intelligence. SandSIV enables world-leading companies to understand their customers through next-generation Big Data analytics. Through cutting-edge Voice of the Customer (VoC) technologies combined with expert Customer Experience Management (CXM), SandSIV directly contributes to increased operational efficiency, helps accelerate business performance and provides measurable impact on revenue and the bottom-line.
SandSIV operates globally and currently specializes in the following industry verticals: Entertainment, Financials, Healthcare Industry, Hospitality, Media, Retail, Telecoms, Transport and Utilities. The company is headquartered in Switzerland with local subsidiaries and distribution partners across EMEA.
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SAN FRANCISCO – IObit, the world famous system optimizing software provider, released the newest version of their flagship application, Advanced SystemCare 9; focusing mainly on PC speedup and privacy protection, especially for Windows 10.
Recently, Windows 10's sync settings have become a hot spot. According to TNW news, Windows 10 would sync several types of personal data by default and most users are unaware of what has been synced on their PC, such as website hotspot passwords and Wi-Fi network passwords. Although Windows 10 could offer a choice to close or open these data in the settings, the process of this operation would still irritate the common PC users. To assist users to better configure these settings, Advanced SystemCare 9 simplified the settings with ONE-Click for the System Reinforce feature in the Protect module as the application can help to close remote connection service, close remote desktop service and enable firewall settings to protect a PC from Trojan or hackers infiltration. In addition, Advanced SystemCare 9 can clean privacy traces though browser anti-tracking, protect browser from DNS attacking and also enable a real time monitor on spyware, adware and other malware.
Speedup module is another highlight for the Advanced SystemCare 9, as it combines the Turbo Boost, Startup Accelerate, Deep Optimizing and App/Toolbar Cleaner features. Besides offering a quick access to boost startup items and services, the Speedup module also offers deep optimize on RAM and HD settings to make sure system is at the top performance. App/Toolbar Cleaner removes useless and suspicious browser add-ons and toolbars to make sure users enjoy a faster PC.
"At this moment, Advanced SystemCare has won over 250,000,000 users," Said Antonio Zhang, Marketing Director at IObit. "To meet the needs of our users, Advanced SystemCare continues to evolve in order to strengthen the system optimizing experience as well as offering valuable protection to our users from privacy theft and enabling the program to take better care of our users' PCs"
Advanced SystemCare 9 is now available on IObit.com and Download.com. It provides full support for Win 10, 8/8.1, 7, XP and Vista. To celebrate the new release, Advanced SystemCare 9 will have a giveaway on the official IObit Facebook page a few days later. For more details please visit: https://www.facebook.com/iobitsoft
About Advanced SystemCare 9
Advanced SystemCare 9 is an easy-to-use and comprehensive PC optimization utility that takes the one-click approach to help clean, optimize, speed up and protect your computer as well as secure your online privacy. With the addition of Speedup module, ASC9 can boost your system and browser for top performance, shorten your system boot time and protect your system against spyware, adware and other malware.
Founded in 2004, IObit provides consumers with innovative system utilities for Windows, Mac, and Android OS to greatly enhance their performance and protect them from security threats. IObit is a well-recognized industry leader with more than 100 awards, 200 million downloads and 10 million active users worldwide.
ESG Lab observedperformance accelerations from 2x to more than 60x
SAN MATEO, Calif. – SIOS Technology Corp. (http://us.sios.com), a leading provider of software products that maximize availability and efficiency of virtualized environments, today announced that Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), a leading IT research, analysis and strategy firm, validated the performance, ease of use, and accuracybenefitsofusingSIOSiQ™ machine learning-based IT operations analytics. In its Lab Spotlight Report: SIOS iQ & FlashSoft® software: Analytics-driven Server Acceleration, ESG confirms SIOS iQenables IT staff to identify the causes of application performance issues and determine the optimal use of caching to maximize performance all in a single click. SIOS iQ software identifies ideal candidate virtual machines (VMs)for performance acceleration using SanDisk FlashSoft host-based caching software, FusionioMemory™ enterprise PCIe application acceleratorsandSanDisk enterprise SASandSATA solid-state drives (SSDs).
Using the recommendations made by the SIOS iQ analytics software, ESG Lab optimally configured the FlashSoft caching software and observedperformance accelerations from 2x to more than 60x. ESG also validated that the SIOS iQ analytics software accurately predicted the resulting performance improvements from the use of recommended host based caching configurations.
“ESG Lab confirmed that SIOS iQ provided accurate, actionable intelligence on application and server performance,” said Nik Rouda, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “By using SIOS iQ to guide SanDisk FlashSoft deployment, administrators can save time and money by quickly identifyingwhich applications will benefit the most from host-based caching, and configuring the environment for optimizedefficiency. The SIOS PERC Dashboard provided clear and conciseserver-by-server IT operations analytics and illustrated the specific performance improvements that caching coulddeliver.”
The SIOS and SanDisk solutions address the increasing need for easier, more cost-efficient ways to identify and resolve root causes of performance issues in large, complex virtual and cloud environments. Host-based caching with FlashSoft software utilizing SanDisk’s Fusion ioMemory PCIe application accelerators and SSDs provides significantly greater performance and provides a far more cost-efficient solution than approaches using all-flashstoragearraysorstoragesystemswithSSDsascachingtiers.
“FlashSoft software for host-based caching is a perfect use case example of advanced analytics,” said Jerry Melnick, COO, SIOS Technology. “We’re removing the guesswork that IT admins typically face when attempting to address performance issues. By broadly capturing data across the infrastructure and application tiers and applying advanced data mining and machine technologies, we are able to quickly and accurately identify workloads that will benefit most from the use of caching to eliminate storage bottlenecks. In a single click we prioritize candidates and recommend the ideal configuration for the FlashSoft host-based caching technology to dramatically improve storage performance and get the most value out of what organizations already have in their infrastructure.”
“Customers see our benchmarks and the performance improvements SanDisk can deliver to their virtual environments and they often want to get a sense of what benefits they will see with their specific applications in their production environments,” said Rich Petersen, Director of Product Management, Software Solutions, SanDisk. “Customers can use SIOS iQ to analyze their applications, identify hot spots and make exact predictions about how FlashSoft software can be applied to their environment, showing precisely where performance improvements will be realized before they even get started.”
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SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 27 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.
About SIOS Technology Corp.
SIOS Technology Corp. makes software products that provide the insights and guidance IT managers need to manage and protect business critical applications in large, complex data centers. SIOS iQ is a machine learning analytics software platform that helps IT managers optimize performance, efficiency, reliability, and capacity utilization in virtualized environments. SIOS SAN and SANLess software is an essential part of any cluster solution that provides the flexibility to build Clusters Your Way™ to protect your choice of Windows or Linux environment in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual and cloud (public, private, and hybrid) without sacrificing performance or availability. Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. (http://us.sios.com) is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.
BURLINGTON, Wash. – The Sapphire Scientific® 570 truckmount has earned the Carpet and Rug Institute Gold Seal of Approval. Gold Level certification indicates the highest level of extraction performance. The 570 joins Sapphire’s 370 Truckmount in winning this honor.
According to CRI’s Seal of Approval testing program, the 570 was tested for soil extraction performance, residual moisture and surface appearance change. In all categories the 570 exceeded expectations to obtain the CRI Gold rating.
“CRI’s gold approval confirms what our customers have known about the 570 for a long time,” said Ron Britton, Director of Cleaning Equipment at Legend Brands. “The 570 truckmount delivers world-class cleaning and represents a tremendous value.”
The 570 was introduced in June 2010 as Sapphire’s first truckmount to incorporate a liquid-cooled powerplant – the 31 HP Kubota 972 three-cylinder gasoline engine. Water-cooled engines typically provide greater longevity, a real bonus for high-volume cleaning operations. The Kubota is coupled to the Gardner Denver HF408 Helical Tri-Lobe vacuum blower, which employs helix-shaped lobes instead of straight lobes. This substantially reduces vibration, the primary cause of truckmount failure.
To provide the high steady heat that restorers need for successful cleaning, Sapphire paired a tube-and-shell heat exchanger with Sapphire’s patent-pending Thermal Well system. This setup extracts heat from three sources: the engine exhaust, engine coolant and from the blower. This system keeps the engine and blower cooler, helping to extend component life, and produces the hottest water of any comparable system.
The 570 is one of the six slide-in truckmounts in the Sapphire truckmount lineup, including the 370, the 460, 870, 2500HS, and the Rage, as well as the Pro-1200SE Direct Drive unit and the 3500 and 4500 Big Gulp extraction-only truckmounts.
For more information about the 570 truckmount, visit 570.sapphirescientific.com
About Legend Brands
Legend Brands’ family of companies – Chemspec, Dri-Eaz, ProRestore Products and Sapphire Scientific – combines over 185 years of experience in providing equipment, accessories and chemicals for professional cleaning, facility maintenance, portable environmental control, and water and fire damage restoration and remediation. Legend Brands continually develops new solutions for the restoration and maintenance of healthier indoor environments.
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