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Sinclair Sets the Bar by Using Cisco Digital Building Series Switch in Marriott Hotel

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) - What if the next time you walk into a store to buy your favorite brand of shampoo, the floor literally lights up and shows you the way? Or you enter a shared office space, and the room simply 'knows' who you are and adjusts the lights and temperature to your liking? Businesses want to set the bar with innovation. They want to outsmart the competition. And they want to inspire their customers and employees. They also want to get it done fast and without breaking the bank. Digital transformation not only creates better experiences for workers and guests, but saves money and energy. To make it happen, a multitude of systems that control everything from badge swipes to lighting and air conditioning must work together as if they were one. And it must be secure.

Today, the industry takes a huge leap forward as Cisco announces the Catalyst Digital Building Series Switch. It is the first switch built specifically for the needs of digital buildings by powering and connecting building systems onto a single, low-voltage IP network. This milestone is at the heart of the smart building vision Cisco is defining with our growing list of 23+ ecosystem partners.

The new digital building switch ties into Cisco's ambitions to change how enterprise networks are built and managed. Cisco is using a new digital network architecture -- Cisco DNA -- to build more automated, responsive, self-driving networks. A new network that can dynamically respond to the ever-changing needs of the digital business. 

What's new?

1. Supports convergence: For the first time, disparate systems like lighting, HVAC, and badging can be managed on the same switch. This is due to the switch's support of a key IoT protocol called the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) -- an industry first.
2. Delivers twice the power: The switch supports bigger, brighter lighting fixtures -- and can get the power back on within 5 seconds of a power outage. The 60W per-port Cisco UPOE technology delivers twice the power of current PoE+.
3. Simplifies installation: We designed the switch with ease of installation in mind. Technicians use Bluetooth and a mobile app to install and deploy it.
4. Runs noise-free: Its fanless design makes it ideal for anywhere that requires quiet -- like hospitals, retail shops, hotels, and the workplace.

Who's using it?
A Texas-based property development firm knew it had a huge opportunity as it transformed an iconic downtown Fort Worth office space into an upscale hotel that would be managed by Marriott. Sinclair Holdings wanted to include all the digital bells and whistles for guests. They also wanted to shrink energy bills and make installation a breeze. Cisco got it done. The hotel is already experiencing a 50% reduction in energy costs! Powered by Cisco's new switch, the property is scheduled for completion next summer. It will feature motorized blinds, as well as temperature and lighting control.

Farukh Aslam, President at Sinclair Holdings, LLC: "The Catalyst Digital Building Series Switch allows us to converge disparate building systems onto a single IP platform. We can now establish digital competencies for tomorrow's hospitality industry. As one of the world's largest hospitality brands, this allows Sinclair Marriott Autograph Hotel to enjoy real-time analytics and reduce energy costs. It also offers our business travelers and unique destination vacationers an authentic, enhanced boutique experience."

Sachin Gupta, VP Enterprise Switching at Cisco: "As far as convergence of IoT networks in a building, this product leap-frogs a generation of innovation. It brings new IoT protocol integration, automation and enterprise security by extending the Digital Network Architecture to digital buildings. Cisco is proud to continue providing industry-leading innovation to customers like Sinclair Holdings."

The Catalyst Digital Building Series switch is available April 2017. Starting price is $895.

Additional Quotes
Lisa Issacson, Co-founder, and Chief Business Development Officer at NuLEDs: "The Cisco fanless Catalyst Digital Building Series Switch 8-port switch is ideal for modular installations like the Marriott Hotel. It offers a quiet, compact, unique design. The suspended mounting system creates a code compliant hot-swappable Ethernet switch that fits nicely in tight spaces. This approach is innovative in the market place and shows Cisco's leadership and dedication to the Digital Building Series."

Stefan Tschanz, Managing Director, Alpiq InTec  Switzerland Ltd: "Alpiq InTec successfully integrated Cisco's Digital Building switch converging siloed building systems into the Digital Building IP platform. As Switzerland's market leader in the fields of building technology, this allows us to offer our customers new digital products and services, delivering real-time analytics, reducing costs and responding to demand of agile services in today and future digital marketplace."

Derek Wright, Global Segment Manager - Office, at Philips Lighting: "Lighting is a logical first-step in bringing IoT to enterprises worldwide; secure IT networks are a vital part of our Power-over-Ethernet connected lighting system. Our global alliance with Cisco, the leader in networks, was a logical choice to help enable customers to receive the best that the lighting and IT industries have to offer. By connecting the lighting system to a highly secure, reliable IT infrastructure -- and the new Cisco Digital Building switch -- we are able to provide information that helps optimize workspaces, improve productivity and enable cost and energy savings. With this joint innovative approach, Philips Lighting and Cisco aim to accelerate the adoption of this technology in the marketplace."

Gary Trott, Vice President Intelligent Lighting at Cree: "It's exciting to see accelerated innovation within connected buildings. Cisco's release of the Digital Building Switch Series will make it even easier to implement enterprise-class, intelligent building solutions. Our ongoing, innovative partnership continues to make it easier for owners and operators to experience better light and enjoy increased business value."

Chris Andrews, Product Manager at Eaton: "The new ceiling mountable Cisco Digital Building Series switch addresses several sticking points our customers have highlighted with PoE deployments. Rooms and racks are no longer required for network switches. The distance from PSE to PD may also be reduced -- which improves electrical efficiency."

David Amos, Director of Product Management at Delta Controls, Inc. "The new Digital Building Series switch is the right thing at the right time. It helps facilitate plenum installations, and it incorporates features that promote the convergence of energy efficient technologies that are needed to accelerate the digitalization of building spaces."

RESOURCES

Website: Digital Building Home
Whitepaper: Cisco Digital Building Solution
Launch Video: How Smart is Your Building?
Customer Video: Sinclair Holdings (Marriott Autograph)
Customer case study: Sinclair Holdings (Marriott Autograph)
Customer case study: Alpiq InTec
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Largest National Domestic Hunger-Relief Organization Uses Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware to Help Coordinate Food Distribution for More Than 46 Million People

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Rackspace® today announced that Feeding America®, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S., is using Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware© and Rackspace Dedicated Servers. With infrastructure management and technical expertise from Rackspace, Feeding America successfully operates its food distribution database to deliver food to more than 46 million people in need annually.

In the U.S., one in eight Americans struggle with hunger. To respond to this hunger crisis, Feeding America was established in 1979 with the critical mission of eradicating hunger in the U.S. and providing food to people in need. With a network of 200 food banks, the national non-profit helps feed millions of citizens each year, including 12 million children and seven million seniors.

Feeding America is a highly efficient organization that invests 98 percent of all donations directly into programs and services that reach people in need. As a result, before migrating to Rackspace, the organization was in a cycle of buying and managing its own hardware every five to seven years. However, Feeding America soon realized the need to be more efficient with its IT spend and invest not only in high performing infrastructure, but also industry expertise. This need drove the non-profit to choose Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware to manage its environment. With this new solution, Feeding America has seen a 67 percent reduction in physical assets resulting in over $150,000 per year savings in IT expenditures.

"People depend on Feeding America for meals during times of uncertainty when facing hunger, so we must have the necessary infrastructure and operational expertise to guarantee food for people in need," said Steven Carlberg, managing director of infrastructure and security at Feeding America. "With Rackspace there to manage our VMware environment with 24x7x365 Fanatical Support® and expertise, Feeding America can focus directly on its mission of eradicating hunger in the United States."

Rackspace VMware experts assist Feeding America with its workloads for its food distribution database, which coordinates food collections at its food banks across the country from local donors, grocery stores and food producers. This database is essential at every process of distribution, including tracking the levels of food at each location, coordinating trucking routes for delivery and distribution to each food bank. In addition, in the event of a natural disaster, such as a fire or hurricane, Feeding America's database coordinates food deliveries to people who have been affected by the crisis.

During the holidays, Feeding America experiences an increased demand on its databases, as food banks across the country host food drives and receive donations for families in need. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks helped source more than one billion meals for people in need, four percent more than the same period in 2015.

"As one of the leading technology platforms of choice for enterprises, VMware solutions can help improve the performance and efficiency of companies' IT environments; however, it might be challenging to use to its full potential for companies that don't have a wealth of VMware expertise in-house," said Kaushik Balasubramanian, senior director of the VMware practice area at Rackspace. "With Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware, customers like Feeding America can leverage the power of VMware with the operational and technical expertise of hundreds of VMware-certified professionals (VCPs) available on demand 24x7x365 to manage and fine-tune their environment. With this peace of mind, Feeding America can focus its resources on distributing food to millions of Americans in need, while Rackspace helps power and manage the backend."

Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware provides custom-built dedicated, single-tenant environments in which to run, migrate and extend on-premises workloads. With more than 10 years of experience hosting and managing VMware-powered infrastructure solutions, Rackspace is one of the largest VMware vCloud Air Network service providers in the world with tens of thousands of fully managed VMs. The company announced beta support for VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) technologies in August 2016 and was named Service Provider Partner of the Year in the 2015 Americas VMware Partner Innovation Awards for achievements in the partner ecosystem.

To learn more about how Feeding America uses Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware, see the case study at https://www.rackspace.com/customer-stories/feeding-america.

For more information on Rackspace Private Cloud powered by VMware, visit https://www.rackspace.com/en-us/managed-hosting/vmware/vmware-vcloud.

About Rackspace

Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company, helps businesses tap the power of hosting and cloud computing without the complexity and cost of managing it on their own. Rackspace engineers deliver specialized expertise, easy-to-use tools, and Fanatical Support® for leading technologies including AWS, VMware, Microsoft, OpenStack and others. The company serves customers in 120 countries, including more than half of the FORTUNE 100. Rackspace was named a leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, and has been honored by Fortune, Forbes, and others as one of the best companies to work for. Learn more at www.rackspace.com.

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Tetration Analytics provides consistent and holistic policy enforcement

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today that Cisco Tetration Analytics™ now automates policy enforcement, enabling organizations to build secure environments for their business applications and also expands Tetration with new deployment options. Building on Tetration's original discovery and visibility capabilities, Cisco's latest software for Tetration Analytics now provides the industry's first consistent security policy enforcement applied holistically across each application. Policy is enforced regardless of where the application resides: virtual, bare metal, physical servers, or in private or public clouds, across any vendor's infrastructure. This new enforcement model binds policies to workload characteristics and behaviors while ensuring that the policy stays intact even as the workload moves.

Complex Applications Challenge Security
Today's complex business applications often span hundreds of servers residing on a wide array of heterogeneous infrastructure, both in the data center and in the cloud. This complexity is further compounded by virtualization technologies, application mobility and constant application changes due to modern DevOps environments. As a result, IT managers are challenged to understand an application's components, their communication pattern and dependencies -- all necessary to meet security requirements for modern applications.

Enhanced Security Through Application Segmentation
Tetration Analytics takes micro-segmentation -- a security technique enabling workload separation -- a leap further by delivering "application segmentation", which consistently drives policies across the application layer, regardless of where the application resides: virtualized, bare metal, physical servers, or in the cloud. Policies can be pushed to any vendor's firewall, and can be orchestrated at the network layer as well. Compared to static legacy solutions, Tetration provides actionable results dynamically based on behavior analysis of billions of flows, processes, and workload characteristics. Consistent policy is enforced through the workload agent for any workload, anywhere.

"As one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, HealthSouth is deploying Cisco ACI in multiple data centers as well as Cisco Tetration Analytics to increase our agility, provide better service and lay a solid foundation for the future," said Mike Kindle, VP of Technology Services, HealthSouth. "We will utilize Cisco data center solutions to quickly deploy virtualized services with a single pane of glass view, providing a high level of security and reliability. Cisco Tetration Analytics is helping us identify and move application workloads in ways we couldn't before."

New Tetration Deployment Options
Cisco is also delivering two new deployment models for Tetration Analytics. In addition to the original large scale platform, Cisco now offers a new smaller-scale platform, Tetration-M, suitable for deployments up to 1,000 workloads. Cisco is also introducing a new cloud appliance with software deployed in the public cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Tetration Cloud -- also suitable for deployments up to 1000 workloads. Regardless of the deployment model, Tetration can monitor workloads in private as well as public clouds.

Platform Extensibility Through APIs and Apps
Tetration Analytics now enables customers and ecosystem partners the ability to write their own applications that access data stored on the platform. Users can bring their own analytics algorithms to Tetration to create apps that generate customized data exports and notifications in open formats specific to their business needs. Cisco is continuing its tradition of open ecosystems by working with partner companies to build applications and integrations with their solutions: AlgoSec, Citrix, Dell EMC, F5, Infoblox, ServiceNow, and Tufin.

Cisco ASAP Data Center
Tetration Analytics is a key part of Cisco's strategy to help enable digital transformation, which starts with a Cisco® ASAP data center. ASAP stands for Analyze, Simplify, Automate, and Protect. This architectural approach enables organizations to modernize their data center and IT infrastructure with a hybrid IT solution that maximizes application performance, mitigates risk, and increases operational agility in support of digital transformation. Cisco's comprehensive data center portfolio underscores its commitment to innovation: Cisco Nexus ® 9000 switches, Cisco ACI™, CloudCenter, Tetration Analytics, Cisco UCS®, and HyperFlex

About Tetration Analytics
Tetration Analytics is designed to help organizations gain complete visibility across everything in the data center in real time -- every packet, every flow, and every speed. Tetration gathers telemetry from software and hardware sensors and analyzes the information using advanced data center analytics and machine learning to provide IT managers with a deep understanding of the data center. Through a single pane of glass, security policies are automated and enforced based on context and roles. Tetration simplifies operational reliability, zero-trust operations and application migrations to SDN solutions and the cloud.

With Cisco Tetration Analytics, organizations can:

  • Understand application dependencies throughout their data center and in the cloud
  • Move from reactive to proactive: make informed operational decisions and validate the effect of policy changes before they are implemented
  • Search billions of flows instantly using Tetration's forensics search engine and user interface
  • Continuously monitor application behavior, quickly identifying deviations in communication patterns
  • Enforce consistent security policies across each application, regardless of where it resides

The Tetration platform is a "one-touch" appliance: the servers and switches are prewired and the software is pre-installed. Setting up Tetration is easy: answering a few questions about the data center environment allows the Cluster to be configured. The big data complexity is hidden -- no special big data expertise is needed to deploy or operate Tetration.

Cisco Advanced Services
Cisco Services experts can help organizations to rapidly integrate Tetration Analytics in their data centers, define use cases specific to their environment, and deploy validated application segmentation policies. Cisco Services expertise can help organizations to gain even faster time to value, and in addition provides 24/7 global solution expertise for centralized issue management and solution-wide support in a single service.

Supporting Quotes
"As organizations undergo digital transformation and embrace the DevOps model, they're investing in new technologies with infrastructure that's becoming more dynamic and distributed, and as a result security has to become more dynamic as well," said Zeus Kerravala, Principal Analyst, ZK Research. "Although 80 percent of security spending is focused on the perimeter, only 20 percent of the breaches occur there. With Tetration's security policy enforcement, organizations could probably pay for the platform by heading off a single breach."

"Enterprises worldwide are adopting multi-cloud strategies to realize their objectives for digital transformation, but these present ongoing challenges related to visibility and security," said Brad Casemore, Research Director at IDC. "Cisco Tetration Analytics addresses these challenges through pervasive visibility and application segmentation, which is designed to bolster security-policy enforcement across hybrid application environments."

"IT organizations are often under siege by a mix of elevated expectations and a rising tide of security threats, not to mention the need to show ongoing improvements in operational efficiencies," said Dennis Drogseth, vice president, Enterprise Management Associates. "Given this triple threat, Cisco's advances in its Tetration Analytics solution shows both real promise and compelling relevance."

Additional Resources
Watch new animated Tetration video: Migrating a High-Demand App to an On-Premises Cloud
Read blog: Turn the Lights On in the Data Center
Watch video: Your Data Center and Tetration Analytics
Read blog: Cisco's commitment to a robust ecosystem for Tetration Analytics
Read Solution Showcase by Enterprise Strategy Group: "Cisco Tetration Analytics Brings the Zero-trust Security Model to Applications"
Watch animated video: Tetration Analytics
Learn more: IDC Business Value Brief - Cisco Tetration Analytics
View: Tetration Infographic
Read: ESG Cisco Tetration Analytics White Paper
Read: IDC Technology Spotlight
Learn more about: Cisco Data Center and Virtualization
Learn more about: Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
Learn How Cisco ACI delivers business outcomes
Learn more: Cisco Solution Support for Tetration Analytics

About Cisco
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Oracle’s Global SaaS Cloud Transformation Partner of the Year, Inoapps (www.inoapps.com) has launched today a game-changing methodology to Implement Oracle Cloud, called Sprint. This process enables organisations to see 80% of their solution in the Oracle Cloud quickly, with no upfront cost or commitment.

 

The new approach flips Cloud system selection on its head. It achieves this by putting prospective customers in the driving seat, allowing them to familiarise their teams with a proposed ‘real-life’ Business Solution before making an investment commitment. This real-life familiarity significantly speeds up the selection process and therefore the time taken to go-live. There are three stages to Sprint.

  • The first stage of the process is the ‘Preparation’ phase, where the Modern Best Practice Business Flows are selected jointly with the customer. Inoapps has built proprietary tools to identify all the scope required to get to an initial proposal and it is here that the scene is set for the new system.
  • Should the customer wish to proceed to the second stage, Inoapps’ consultants work closely with them to ‘Align’ the system’s core design element with their specific requirements.
  • During the third stage, the customer supplies data in pre-defined templates, which is loaded into the configured system. Training is provided on the solution and the customer is given test scripts to validate the system.

Further workshops are then delivered to define Data Migration, Integration, Reporting and Change Management Requirements. From here, a fixed price proposal is presented to the customer along with all the contractual documentation.

 

All three stages are free of charge to the customer and are expected to last around 6 – 8 weeks.

Through Inoapps’ proprietary tools and considerable hands-on experience of selected business flows, followed by the submission of a formal proposal, Sprint delivers a smooth transition to the new Oracle cloud-based business system.

 

Having seen what the prospective ‘real-life’ system would look like, customers have far greater confidence in their decision to move forward. By working in partnership with Inoapps, Sprint uses the latest Oracle Modern Best Practice Business Flows to streamline the processes involved, ensuring a smooth transition to Oracle Cloud. Inoapps was an early Oracle Cloud adopter itself, so has unrivalled experience and expertise when advising prospective users on how to get it right first time. Beyond this, Inoapps will deliver support services to ensure the system performs to optimal effect and that the value of the customer’s investment is maximised.

 

Says Andy Bird CEO of Inoapps, “For organisations considering a move to the Cloud, there is a great deal of perceived risk in moving their critical systems to an unfamiliar environment. We’ve come up with a way to lower the risk and in this respect, our new Sprint methodology is a Game Changer. Any company’s implementation project needs to be well planned, so that it runs smoothly and effectively and that they experience minimum business disruption. Our revolutionary Sprint methodology is based on our Oracle technical expertise and our considerable in-depth understanding of business processes and transformation. With Inoapps’ Sprint, they can then immerse themselves in a real-life context to see exactly what their system would look like before they commit. Once they are happy, we implement this system specification; and this saves them significant resource when transitioning to the transformational benefits of Oracle Cloud. However, it doesn’t end there. Following a successful go-live, we will work with them to keep their system in great shape, ensuring they maximise the value of their investment in Oracle.”

About Inoapps (www.inoapps.com)

Inoapps is a global company with operations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. A leading Oracle Platinum Partner, Inoapps delivers the complete Oracle application-to-disk enterprise IT environment through the provision of consulting, and implementation together with hosting and managed services. Inoapps specialize in Oracle Cloud, Applications, Technology, Hardware and Enterprise Change Management.

The company has clients across a broad range of industry sectors including energy, engineering, construction, travel, financial services, healthcare, gaming and manufacturing as well as local and central government.

Inoapps is proud to be recognised by Oracle as Specialized UK Partner of the Year for Cloud 2015 and Specialized Partner of the Year for SaaS Cloud Transformation, UK, EMEA and Global 2016.’

Vision Solutions Enhances Focus on Data Protection, High Availability, and IT Automation Software Solutions for Power Systems

SANTA MONICA, Calif. Vision Solutions, Inc. (“Vision”), a global data protection, high availability and IT automation software provider backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Clearlake”), announced today that Double-Take Software, Inc. (“Double-Take”) has been acquired by Carbonite, Inc. (NASDAQ:CARB) (“Carbonite”), a leading provider of cloud and hybrid data protection solutions.

“Clearlake is pleased to have contributed to the success of Double-Take, which is an excellent fit with Carbonite. We look forward to the combined company’s continued success,” said Behdad Eghbali, a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Clearlake. “This is an exciting time at Vision, which will concentrate on providing data protection, high availability, and IT automation software solutions to its global customer base.”  

“The Vision Solutions team is focused and excited about the future,” said Nicolaas Vlok, President and CEO of Vision Solutions. “Now, more than ever, Vision Solutions will seamlessly serve Power Systems customers and partners through a combination of innovation, reliable support, and growth execution. Clearlake has been an excellent partner with financial, strategic and operational know-how, and we look forward to our continued partnership as Vision eyes its next phase of growth. 

“We wish the Double-Take team well,” Vlok continued. “Carbonite has shown an avid appreciation for the potential of the Double-Take business and technology, including the skills and talents of the team, and we believe Double-Take customers will continue to see great success moving forward.”  

Vision’s products focus on helping enterprises grapple with the severe cost of downtime, while addressing the challenges associated with exploding volumes of enterprise data and the concerns around insufficient IT security measures.

“We are excited to enter into this new phase of our partnership with Vision and its management team, as we accelerate execution on our strategy to grow the core Vision platform organically and through acquisition. The market outlook for enterprises requiring data protection software and IT automation tools remains incredibly attractive and we believe Vision’s software solutions are well positioned to address important enterprise IT challenges,” added Prashant Mehrotra, a Partner at Clearlake.

Shea & Company, LLC acted as financial advisor to Clearlake, Vision and Double-Take.

About Vision Solutions

Vision Solutions is a leading provider of high availability, disaster recovery and IT automation software solutions for the modern data center. For more than 25 years, customers and partners have trusted Vision to protect and modernize their environments, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Visit visionsolutions.com and follow us on social media.

About Clearlake Capital Group

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a private investment firm with a sector-focused approach. The firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational and strategic expertise. The firm’s core target sectors include industrials, energy and power; technology, communications and business services; and consumer products and services. Clearlake currently has over $3.0 billion of assets under management. More information is available at www.clearlakecapital.com.

About Carbonite

Carbonite (Nasdaq: CARB) is a leading provider of cloud and hybrid data protection solutions for small and midsized businesses. Together with our partners, we support more than 1.5 million individuals and small businesses around the world who rely on us to ensure their important data is protected, available and useful. To learn more about the cloud solutions voted #1 by PC Magazine readers, as well as our partner program and our award-winning customer support, visit us at carbonite.com.