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Partnership offers FLXone DMP users expanded possibilities for effectively activating their data 

Europe's leading data management platform FLXone is pleased to announce the release of a full integration with Adform. With offices in 16 countries, Adform's digital advertising solutions help major brands from a variety of sectors deliver successful campaigns worldwide. The partnership between these two digital media pioneers will offer joint clients new opportunities for activating their data.

Combined data and expertise to maximize campaign performance 

Starting today, FLXone clients will be able to access data collected in Adform straight from the FLXone DMP, as well as use FLXone data to optimize their activities on the Adform platform. This integration helps publishers, advertisers and trading desks to get more out of their data by combining the unique capabilities of each individual platform.

Mutual clients of FLXone and Adform will now have a wider variety of options for using their data to maximize campaign performance as well as monetize their audiences. For example, FLXone users can use data collected in the FLXone DMP to send audiences to and target users through Adform. The available information includes first party data (from advertiser's and publisher's websites), second party data (from ad serving) and third party data from external suppliers.

Many of FLXone's current clients have been eagerly anticipating this collaboration:

"As a fellow Scandinavian company, Adform has been an important partner for many years. The integration with FLXone will make it easier than ever for us to collect data and target specific audiences to ensure we're reaching our users as efficiently and effectively as possible." 

Kristian Nielsen, Managing Director Amnet Denmark

The partnership with Adform is the most recent integration in a bigger list of integrations FLXone has realized. In today's fragmented market it's extremely important to reach the consumer through all different platforms. As an open platform, the FLXone DMP connects with major advertising and marketing platforms to better understand and target customers across channels.

About FLXone 

Founded in 2012 by a team of marketing and advertising professionals with a deep understanding of scalable technology, FLXone works with leading advertisers, publishers, agencies and trading desks. Innovation is what keeps us ahead of the curve to build a platform that drives marketing effectiveness for you.


About Adform 

Adform is a premier partner for media agencies, trading desks, advertisers and publishers, offering the world's only programmatic brand-led media platform to support all aspects of multi-screen brand advertising. Adform's end-to-end ad tech stack closes the loop by integrating media planning, buying, optimisation and reporting into one place, covering a full-featured demand side platform, rich media and ad serving. Adform was established in 2002 in Denmark, and now has offices in 15 countries: the United States, the United KingdomGermanySwedenDenmarkNorwayFinlandSpainItalythe Netherlands,BelgiumCzech RepublicPolandLithuania and Belarus.


Cloud Provider Adds to Its Growing List of Tools to Make Cloud Infrastructure Painless for DevOps Practitioners


SAN ANTONIO, TX – DevOps tools like Ansible and Chef have been leading the movement for DevOps automation. That's why ProfitBricks, the leading provider of painless cloud infrastructure, is adding support for Ansible and Chef. The launch of these tool kits further demonstrates ProfitBricks commitment to supporting developers and operations professionals in their push to implement DevOps principles for their infrastructure environments.

Ansible is a platform for configuring and managing data center infrastructure. It combines multi-node software deployment, ad-hoc task execution and configuration management. Ansible's agentless configuration management software is rapidly gaining in popularity by DevOps professionals as they use its playbooks functionality to automate cloud infrastructure.

Chef is one of the leading configuration management tools that DevOps professionals use to create system configuration "recipes." Written in the popular Ruby language, Chef makes it simple to manage complex infrastructure and the applications running on it.

Documentation and links to the GitHub repositories for the ProfitBricks integration can be found in the DevOps Central community alongside the ProfitBricks REST API and documentation for the support of a number of multi-cloud libraries and SDKs for Python, Ruby, .NET, Node.js, Go and Java.

"ProfitBricks has been leveraging DevOps automation in-house for a long time and is leading the way to ensure that the cloud can be configured in any way and automated using a team's favorite tools," added Achim Weiss, CEO and co-founder at ProfitBricks. "Ansible and Chef are two of the leading configuration management systems and it's our goal to make the transition to Cloud Computing painless for developers, operations and/or DevOps professionals."

To learn more about ProfitBricks and review the Ansible and Chef documentation, visit the DevOps Central community: https://devops.profitbricks.com/.

About ProfitBricks

ProfitBricks is the IaaS provider that offers a painless cloud experience for all IT users, with no learning curve. ProfitBricks boasts flexible cloud servers and networking, an integrated Data Center Designer tool for visual control over the cloud and the best price/performance value available. ProfitBricks was named one of the coolest cloud providers of 2015 by CRN and was also the recipient of two CODiE awards and a Frost & Sullivan Cloud innovation award for 2014. With offices in Berlin, Germany, San Antonio, Texas and Boston, Massachusetts, ProfitBricks can be found online at: http://www.profitbricks.com/.

SEATTLE, Wash. – Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the Company has been awarded a $6 million contract to provide the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) with a Cray® XC™ supercomputer and a Cray® Sonexion® 2000 storage system. DMI and a growing list of the world's leading meteorological centers continue to run their complex, data-intensive climate and weather models on Cray supercomputers.

Through an arrangement with the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO), DMI has chosen to install the new Cray supercomputer and Sonexion storage system at the IMO datacenter in Reykjavik, Iceland for year-round power and cooling efficiency. This marks the first-ever Cray system in Iceland, and the first remote installation of a production weather system through a joint venture between two national meteorological centers.

Established in 1872 and located in Copenhagen, DMI is a world-class meteorological institute focused on helping citizens, public authorities, and private companies transform knowledge about weather, climates, and seas into safety and growth. DMI provides meteorological services in the Commonwealth of the Realm of Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and the surrounding waters and airspace. The Institute's services include forecasting, warnings, and monitoring of weather, climate, and related environmental conditions in the atmosphere, on land, and at sea, with the purpose of safeguarding human life and activity.

"It was paramount to us to find a business partner with the organization and skills to install a supercomputing solution in Iceland that could operate remotely 1,300 miles away from Denmark, and Cray filled all the criteria," said Mrs. Marianne Thyrring, Director General of the Danish Meteorological Institute. "This is a first-time-ever in the world attempt for two meteorological services to run an operational and meteorological environment from that distance. International partnerships between meteorological services on HPC and weather modelling like the one between DMI and IMO is still in its infancy, but shows great promise. I am sure it is the future. And since we are part of the Danish Ministry of Climate and do climate modelling, we feel obligated to use 100 % green energy supply and cooling. Iceland supplies this through geothermal and hydro-power."

In its final configuration, the new Cray XC supercomputer will be ten times more powerful than DMI's current system, and will provide the Institute with the supercomputing resources needed to produce high quality numerical weather predictions within specified time intervals and with a high level of reliability.

"The Danish Meteorological Institute's selection of a Cray system to significantly improve their weather forecasting capabilities is reflective of Cray's leadership position in the weather and climate community," said Catalin Morosanu, Cray's vice president of sales for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. "The world's premier meteorological centers continue to rely on Cray supercomputers to power their weather forecasts, and we are proud that leading institutions such as DMI and IMO continue to put their trust in Cray."

The Cray XC series of supercomputers are engineered to meet the performance challenges of today's most demanding HPC users. Special features of the Cray XC supercomputers include: the industry-leading Aries system interconnect; a Dragonfly network topology that frees applications from locality constraints; optional DataWarp applications I/O flash SSD accelerator technology; innovative cooling systems to lower customers' total cost of ownership; the next-generation of the scalable, high performance and tightly integrated Cray Linux Environment that supports a wide range of applications; Cray's HPC optimized programming environment for improved performance and programmability, and the ability to handle a wide variety of processor types, including Intel® Xeon® processors, Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors, and NVIDIA® Tesla® GPU accelerators.

The Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system combines Cray's Lustre® expertise with a tightly integrated, unique design that allows for maximum scalability and performance. Management and operations are simplified through an appliance design with all storage components including software, storage and infrastructure.

Consisting of products and services, the multi-year, multi-phase contract is valued at more than $6 million, with system deliveries expected in 2015 and 2017.

For more information on the Cray XC series of supercomputers and Cray Sonexion storage systems, please visit the Cray website at www.cray.com.

About Cray Inc.
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world's most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and big data storage and analytics solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to meet the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to www.cray.com for more information.

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With Infrastructure and Data Center as the Top Technology Investment Priority for Africa CIOs in 2015, SolidFire's All-Flash Storage Platform Enables Businesses to Increase Agility and Benefit From the Cloud


BOULDER, Colo. – SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that RSAWEB, a hosting and connectivity provider in South Africa, is the first Internet Service Provider to deploy SolidFire's innovative all-flash scale-out storage platform on the African continent, specifically in its data centers in Johannesburg and Cape Town. For the first time, companies on the African continent can easily manage resources on demand with fast, secure, scalable infrastructure that delivers guaranteed and predictable performance in the cloud and removes the barriers typically associated with the move to the cloud.

Driven by the demand for better data center performance, the cloud is gaining momentum in Africa. According to a recent report by Gartner, "about half of Africa respondents considered cloud -- specifically SaaS -- as a viable option. Investments in infrastructure and data center climbed to the top of the list from No. 3 last year. Investment in this area is largely fueled by the banking and oil industries, which are keen to improve their data center performance."1

In line with Gartner's findings, RSAWEB's customers require an infrastructure with simple online management, resiliency and performance predictability without any maintenance or capital cost headaches. SolidFire meets these needs by offering the ability to allocate, manage and guarantee storage performance with complete data and performance availability, regardless of system condition or application activity. Leveraging SolidFire storage infrastructure, RSAWEB can now provide its customers with flexible, infinitely scalable cloud server and virtual private data centre infrastructure at an affordable price.

Unlike any other vendor, SolidFire enables RSAWEB to isolate and identify root causes of performance spikes and completely eliminate noisy neighbors issues -- applications that monopolize performance and slow it down for others. Its linear scale-out architecture means RSAWEB can scale performance and capacity independently, without downtime or disruption. SolidFire's REST-based API allows for seamless integration with RSAWEB's VMware-based environment and its automation capabilities eliminate the challenges of day-to-day operations.

"The recent rollout of high-speed fiber connectivity combined with customers' needs for speed and performance have made all-flash arrays the ideal choice for storage infrastructure in Africa. SolidFire enables us to not only meet this demand, but allows us to deliver additional value through linear and modular scalability and automation," said Allan Boyle, operations director at RSAWEB.

"Storage has historically been a barrier that prevented many companies from going to the cloud. But with SolidFire at the core of our infrastructure, we can break down this barrier and give customers the confidence they need to move more workloads to the cloud," said Andrew Cruise, cloud engineering manager at RSAWEB. "There are no more excuses to not go to the cloud. SolidFire's automation, performance, scalability and flexibility open up brand new customer opportunities for us."

"RSAWEB has always been an innovative company, launching the first public pay-as-you-go IaaS service in South Africa in 2010. With an infrastructure Fueled by SolidFire, it continues to drive innovation for its customers and allows us to establish strong presence in the region," said Stuart Oliver, global service provider programs manager at SolidFire. "Our solution was designed from the ground up for service providers like RSAWEB, enabling them to deliver performance-sensitive applications from a shared cloud infrastructure. Combined with our scale-out model and automation, service providers and their customers gain increased agility, allowing them to respond to business demands faster than ever."

SolidFire's partner and IaaS integrator ShapeBlue played an integral role in the deployment by enabling RSAWEB to test the solution and providing local technical, commercial and operational support throughout the entire process. "At ShapeBlue, we are always assessing the market for best-fit technology for our cloud customers' environments. Providing feature-rich, automated and competitive cloud services is vital," said Dan Crowe, managing consultant at ShapeBlue South Africa. "SolidFire's solutions are proven and trusted. In addition, by offering practical space and power-saving efficiencies and enabling us and RSAWEB to use the existing supply chain, SolidFire was the perfect fit."

Learn how SolidFire powers the most demanding data centers in the world. Read more about how the Fueled by SolidFire program helps cloud providers define, develop and capitalize on new market opportunities made possible with SolidFire storage infrastructure.


Since being established in 2001, RSAWEB has grown rapidly, gaining extensive industry experience while continuously improving products. With great commitment to customer service excellence and in-depth technical understanding, RSAWEB is able to retain partnerships with some of South Africa's leading brands from a wide array of sectors. RSAWEB takes pride in offering clients the best in service and support, providing Service-Level Agreements and a 24-hour helpdesk that fully supports and monitors all services, ensuring all clients have absolute peace of mind, this is who we are.

Having invested heavily in infrastructure, RSAWEB has built a strong presence in South Africa and Internationally with data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and POPs (points of presence) in London, Europe and the USA. http://www.rsaweb.co.za/

About ShapeBlue

ShapeBlue is the largest independent integrator of CloudStack technologies globally, and a specialist in the design and implementation of IaaS cloud infrastructures for both private and public cloud implementations.Our services range from consulting, integration, support and training and cover cloud orchestration, networking and storage technologies. http://www.shapeblue.com/

About SolidFire

SolidFire is the market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the next generation data center. Leveraging SolidFire's all-flash architecture, with volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, customers now can guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within a shared infrastructure. Coupling this functionality with in-line data reduction techniques and system-wide automation results in substantial capital and operating cost savings relative to traditional disk and basic all-flash storage systems.

Learn more: www.solidfire.com | www.twitter.com/solidfire | https://www.linkedin.com/company/solidfire-inc

1 Gartner 2015 CIO Agenda: An Africa Perspective, Mbula Schoen, Wm. L. Hahn, 30 January 2015


1st Solution to Enable 100% Interoperability of OpenStack With VMware vSphere; Accelerates OpenStack Adoption Amongst VMware Customers


SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Platform9, the company making private clouds easy, today announced general availability of Platform9 Managed OpenStack for VMware vSphere environments which it will showcase at VMworld in booth #339 later this month. Platform9 Managed OpenStack is a SaaS solution that transforms an organization's existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service private cloud within minutes and has been in production globally for KVM environments since January 2015. Support for Docker is in development; a beta will be announced later this year.

VMware vSphere is the leading virtualization platform, estimated to run on more than six million physical servers in the enterprise. However, VMware customers looking to derive greater infrastructure agility -- resource pooling, infrastructure automation and developer self-service -- have had limited success. OpenStack, the world's leading private cloud platform, delivers all of these capabilities but has had limited support for VMware vSphere. In addition, many VMware enterprise customers lack deep OpenStack skills that are needed to operate OpenStack in production, making it difficult for them to realize the framework's true potential.

"Platform9 has broken down the installation and operational barriers that have challenged OpenStack adoption," said Paul Burns, principal analyst for cloud computing at Neovise. "Now -- with Platform9 Managed OpenStack for VMware vSphere -- private cloud adopters also get improved choice and control over virtualization platforms. This enables applications to be matched with the right virtualization platform and gives VMware shops extensive private cloud functionality."

Platform9 Managed OpenStack's unique SaaS delivery model not only makes it easy for IT to quickly deploy an OpenStack private cloud but also provides ongoing operational support by including monitoring, troubleshooting and updates for OpenStack. With today's announcement, Platform9 now fully supports VMware vSphere environments: a new VMware specific Virtual Appliance is now available to integrate the OpenStack controller services with vSphere resources. The Virtual Appliance works using vSphere APIs and is 100% interoperable with VMware vSphere, so operations can be performed either via the OpenStack control plane or via vSphere directly. The result is that for the first time, VMware customers have an easy to manage, fully interoperable solution to orchestrate their resources as an OpenStack-based private cloud.

"Platform9's mission is to make private clouds easy to deploy and manage for the enterprise. By fully supporting VMware vSphere, we are enabling every VMware customer to instantly derive greater value and infrastructure agility from existing virtualized infrastructure," said Sirish Raghuram, co-founder and CEO of Platform9. "Customers no longer need to choose between the world's leading private cloud platform (OpenStack) and the world's leading virtualization platform (VMware vSphere): Platform9 Managed OpenStack is 100% interoperable with VMware vSphere, allowing customers to integrate OpenStack and vSphere seamlessly. Developers can have self-service provisioning using OpenStack while at the same time, IT Operations manages the underlying infrastructure using vSphere."

Today's release follows a successful seven month beta for VMware vSphere customers where the service was tested by enterprises and service providers using VMware vSphere as their virtualization platform.

"Platform9 has been a very easy and non-disruptive path for us to enable self-service provisioning and API driven automation with our existing VMware resources," said Ray Lovett, Sr. Network Architect at the Richards Group, a branding and full service advertising agency. "Having been longtime users of VMware vSphere, we were looking for a solution that allowed us to leverage OpenStack, while being very easy to manage and fully compatible with VMware vSphere. Platform9 Managed OpenStack delivers on both fronts."

"Platform9 Managed OpenStack provides us with an easy to use self-service portal that we can extend to our customers. We can provide our users with self-service access to computing infrastructure with the ability to easily access Virtual Machine images, provision VMs and access VMs," said Chris Church, Manager of Cloud Services at Orion Technology Services, a full-service technology provider specializing in cloud hosting, IT security and managed IT service. "At the same time, we have the flexibility to maintain and manage their environment via OpenStack's built-in multi-tenancy. After evaluating other solutions, we found Platform9 much easier to use."

Key Benefits for VMware Customers

  • Self-Service Automation. Empowering developers is a key CIO priority in the enterprise. With multi-tenancy, quotas, leases and policy controls on resource configurations for workloads, Platform9 Managed OpenStack makes it easy for IT to implement self-service for developers and accelerate their workflows.
  • 100% Interoperability with VMware vSphere. Customers can perform any choice of operations via Platform9 Managed OpenStack or via VMware vSphere: therefore, all existing processes, vSphere-based API automation and 3rd party products are compatible and supported.
  • Orchestration using Open, Industry Standard APIs. OpenStack APIs are supported by a wide range of automation tools, development libraries, storage and network systems and application-level orchestration frameworks. By orchestrating their infrastructure using OpenStack APIs, organizations not only reduce reliance on proprietary ecosystems, but also accelerate API driven infrastructure automation and leverage existing open source integrations.
  • Single Pane Across Virtualization Platforms. Platform9 now supports both KVM and VMware vSphere virtualization and Docker support is expected in future. Customers can now decouple their private cloud platform from the virtualization platform, and retain the flexibility to deploy new platforms over time while maintaining a consistent workflow and management interface.
  • Compatibility with all vSphere Compatible Datastores and Networks. Customers can onboard Platform9 with any storage and network implementation that is compatible with VMware vSphere. The solution is fully compatible with both legacy VLAN-based networks as well as software-defined-networks.
  • Production Grade SLA for OpenStack. Platform9 takes care of monitoring, troubleshooting and upgrading the OpenStack framework, so customers can rely on a production grade SLA and focus on innovation enabled by the OpenStack cloud platform.

To read a blog on today's news by Kenneth Hui, Director of Technical Marketing at Platform9, go to: http://blog.platform9.com/the-easy-button-for-vmware-private-cloud-is-here.

Pricing and Availability
Platform9 Managed OpenStack is now generally available with two tiers:
1. Lite tier priced at $999 per year for small deployments or organizations testing OpenStack
2. Enterprise tier for advanced features and premium support
Customers can start their free trial via http://www.platform9.com.

About Platform9
Platform9's mission is to make private clouds easy for organizations of any scale. The company's OpenStack powered service transforms an organization's existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service private cloud within minutes, enabling organizations small or large to run their private clouds efficiently, at scale, and while leveraging latest open source innovations. The service is the 1st 100% cloud managed platform for KVM, VMware vSphere and Docker. Founded in 2013 by a team of early VMware engineers, Platform9 is backed by Menlo Ventures and Redpoint Ventures and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit: http://www.platform9.com, or follow Platform9 on Twitter @platform9sys.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Platform9, the company making private clouds easy, today announced that it has secured $10 million in Series B funding, bringing the funding total to $14.5 million. Menlo Ventures led the round, and previous investor Redpoint Ventures also participated. The company plans to use the money to accelerate its product roadmap for its growing customer base.

Menlo Ventures General Partner Mark Siegel joins Redpoint Ventures Partner Scott Raney on the board. Siegel said: "Platform9 is poised to satisfy rising demand for a simple OpenStack solution in the enterprise, and they have the perfect team to do it. We see OpenStack gaining momentum and believe it will take significant market share from proprietary technology stacks. Menlo is proud to support the company as they ramp up growth with impressive early traction."

To read Siegel's blog on today's news, go to: http://www.menlovc.com/blog/platform9.

Platform9 was founded by early VMware engineers Sirish Raghuram (CEO), Madhura Maskasky (VP Product), Roopak Parikh (VP Engineering) and Bich Le (Chief Architect) -- a team with decades of experience building virtualization and systems management products. They founded Platform9 because they observed that enterprises were struggling to operationalize private clouds. Platform9's disruptive SaaS-based OpenStack solution transforms an organization's existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service private cloud within minutes and makes it possible for enterprise customers to leverage the latest open source innovations.

Since launching 12 months ago, Platform9 has hit several milestones including:

  • Platform9 Managed OpenStack for KVM environments became generally available in January 2015 and is in production globally. Support for VMware vSphere environments became generally available today: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=1212828. Support for Docker is in development; a beta will be announced later this year.
  • The company has seen significant revenue momentum in first two quarters of sales with quarter-over-quarter growth of 200%, multiple sitewide license agreements for 400+ servers in each quarter and customer deployments in 17 countries.
  • The company received seven major industry awards and accolades including being named the coolest virtualization startup of 2014 by CRN, one of the top 10 virtualization startups to watch in 2015 by TechTarget SearchServerVirtualization and an MIT CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase finalist.

"We've had a phenomenal year and our momentum is accelerating as organizations look to deliver an AWS-like cloud experience using their internal infrastructure. With Platform9 Managed OpenStack, organizations can now focus on accelerating innovation using internal private clouds instead of spending months or years implementing their private cloud," said Sirish Raghuram, co-founder and CEO of Platform9. "The Series B funding enables Platform9 to further accelerate our product roadmap for our growing customer base."

To read Raghuram's blog on today's funding news, go to: http://blog.platform9.com/platform9-raises-series-b-to-accelerate-enterprise-openstack-private-clouds.

About Platform9
Platform9's mission is to make private clouds easy for organizations of any scale. The company's OpenStack powered service transforms an organization's existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service private cloud within minutes, enabling organizations small or large to run their private clouds efficiently, at scale, and while leveraging latest open source innovations. The service is the 1st 100% cloud managed platform for KVM, VMware vSphere and Docker. Founded in 2013 by a team of early VMware engineers, Platform9 is backed by Menlo Ventures and Redpoint Ventures and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit: http://www.platform9.com, or follow Platform9 on Twitter @platform9sys.

About Menlo Ventures
Menlo Ventures provides capital for multi-stage consumer and enterprise technology companies. Since 1976, the firm's market-driven analysis has led to the identification of and successful exits in innovative technology markets. Notable areas of investment have included Mobile/Mobile Marketplaces (Siri, Uber, Machine Zone, Roku, Rover.com, Getaround, Munchery), Social & Ecommerce (Tumblr, Lumosity, Poshmark), Cloud (Carbonite, EdgeCast, Dropcam, Vidyo), Storage & Big Data (3Par, Coraid, Tintri, Avere Systems), Digital Advertising (Flurry, YuMe, DataXu, Dstillery, eXelate) and Security (Cavium, IronPort, nCircle, BitSight, vArmour). Menlo's guiding philosophy is to work side-by-side with entrepreneurs and founders as allies, serving actively on boards as company builders with decades of industry expertise, and opening access to a broad network of advisors, partners and technical talent. Menlo Ventures has $4.4 Billion under management and is currently investing Menlo Ventures XII, a $400M fund with $15M allocated to the Menlo Talent Fund for fast seed funding. For more information, visit: http://www.menlovc.com.

About Redpoint Ventures
Founded in 1999, Redpoint Ventures is a leading technology focused venture capital and growth equity investment firm with more than $3 billion in capital under management. Redpoint focuses on investing globally in technology ventures across the Internet, digital media, mobile and enterprise sectors to accelerate growth and build industry defining companies. Its partners have been involved in 41 IPOs and 66 upside acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with offices in Los Angeles and Shanghai, China. For more information, visit: http://www.redpoint.com.

FRIENDSWOOD, TX – Data Call Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: DCLT) (the "Company" or "Data Call") is a company specializing in the production, aggregation and delivery of news and information content for the Digital Signage and Corporate Communication industries. The Company has been recognized by its peers as a pioneer with the wide range of its product offerings for the Digital Signage space since the early part of this decade.

Since our inception in 2002, I am extremely proud of what we have achieved, the barriers we have overcome and even more excited about our outlook for a promising future. We have successfully transitioned from a Houston start-up to become an industry respected name, garnering business from across the globe, while earning our clients' respect along the way.

Even with our industry historically being somewhat slow in the summer, in just the past few months, we have added new sizeable clients including a major health care provider and a large property management company. These alone should begin to increase our revenue as more subscriptions are added. We also anticipate receiving a large purchase order from a major Quick Serve Restaurant Chain. These are all directly related to our trade show exposure and the relationships that we maintain and make. We have also increased our trade show budget and are beginning to see positive results. We look forward to our next show in Atlanta -- CorpComm/Educomm. This will focus on the rapidly emerging sector of Corporate Communication Networks.

Our revenues have steadily increased during the last four years notwithstanding the recent decline relative of the seasonal nature of our industry while profitability declined due to expenses in our new product development combined with our trade show investments.

We are very excited in many of the upcoming additions to our product line that we hope to announce to our clients during the third quarter. It is satisfying to know that we are able to help our clients build the networks that enable them to operate aspects of their business more efficiently and economically. Customer satisfaction is the hallmark by which we measure our performance, and we hold ourselves, as do our clients, to the highest standards of quality and integrity.

In this continually evolving marketplace, our clients are more informed than ever about their content options. Even so, they continue to select Data Call as their partner of choice due to our experience, commitment to quality, and integrity.

Tim Vance,


For future press releases and more information on the company, please visit www.datacalltech.com

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Automated Cloud Marketplace Provides Channel Partners With Seamless, Self-Service Conversion of Microsoft Office 365 Advisor Subscriptions to CSP


SANTA ANA, Calif. – Further demonstrating its commitment to channel empowerment, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced the global availability of the Microsoft Advisor to Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) service plan. Initially offered in Canada, Mexico and the United States, the service plan now extends to 13 countries including Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. Channel partners worldwide can quickly and seamlessly convert Office 365 Advisor subscriptions to the profitable CSP program in a self-service fashion through Ingram Micro's automated Cloud Marketplace.

The Microsoft CSP program is designed to provide channel partners with increased profitability, topline revenue, and ownership of the customer relationship from contracting to invoicing and technical support. Ingram Micro provides channel partners with a simple three-step process to convert Advisor subscriptions to the new CSP program on the Cloud Marketplace. This fully automated process empowers channel partners to provision, bundle, invoice, manage and support Microsoft Cloud Solutions with greater ease and efficiency. Authorized to sell cloud services via the Microsoft CSP program in over 40 countries, Ingram Micro has embraced the CSP program as a major cornerstone in its cloud channel strategy.

"Ingram Micro remains fully aligned with Microsoft to drive channel sales for Microsoft Cloud Solutions," said Nimesh Dave, executive vice president, global cloud, Ingram Micro. "As the first tier-2 partner to automate the conversion of Microsoft Office 365 Advisor subscriptions to CSP through a single portal, we are excited to deliver a service plan that accelerates the transition and the adoption of CSP."

Through Ingram Micro's Microsoft Advisor to CSP service plan, channel partners can take the Microsoft Office 365 Advisor subscription and convert it to the equivalent CSP subscription through Ingram Micro, without any penalty. Unlike the Microsoft Advisor model, which requires the end-user to purchase directly through Microsoft, barring ownership rights of the reseller to the customer, channel partners are now able to maintain complete control of the pricing, billing, and support for Office 365. Channel partners can also bundle the service with other cloud solutions on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace and receive one consolidated invoice.

"Channel partners who have direct control of their client relationships, have higher retention and greater opportunity for attached services," said Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "By migrating from Microsoft Advisor to CSP, channel partners can take full control of the advantages of Microsoft Cloud Solutions."

"Ingram Micro's Microsoft Advisor to CSP service plan available through the Cloud Marketplace has brought substantial value to our cloud business," said Chris Bradley, VP Managed/Cloud Solutions, ProTech Systems Group, Inc. "The automated platform delivers a seamless, zero impact license migration for my customers, while providing us a range of noticeable benefits including greater renewal margins and ownership of the complete cloud subscription lifecycle."

Since customer service excellence is key to a successful cloud business, Ingram Micro also provides Office 365 support through the Ingram Micro Service Desk. The Ingram Micro Service Desk is a fee-based, quality-driven service offering on the Cloud Marketplace which channel partners can resell to their customers and bundle with other cloud solutions. It provides a 24/7/365 multilingual team that delivers level 1 technical support for front office, desktop and many IT-related issues via phone, chat and email. To learn more about the benefits of the Ingram Micro Service Desk, visit IngramMicroCloud.com/service-desk.

"Purchasing and provisioning on demand is critical to the success of our business," said Raymond Reekers, Owner, Init3 BV. "Through Ingram Micro's value-driven support services and flexible automated processes, cloud business transformation is simplified for both us and our customers."

To find out more about Ingram Micro Cloud visit: www.ingrammicrocloud.com.

About Ingram Micro Cloud
Ingram Micro is a master cloud service provider (mCSP), offering channel partners and professionals access to a global marketplace, expertise, solutions and enablement programs that empower organizations to configure, provision and manage cloud technologies with confidence and ease. For more information on Ingram Micro Cloud, please visit www.ingrammicrocloud.com.

About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at www.ingrammicro.com

New Service Streamlines Validation and Performance Testing of Virtual Network Functions on Openstack-Ready Advantech Server Platforms Running 6WIND NFVI Acceleration Technology


SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Intel Developer Forum - Advantech (TWSE: 2395) and 6WIND today announced the opening of 6WIND's remote Network Function Virtualization (NFV) portal, a new service for telecom operators, integrators and Virtual Network Function (VNFs) partners worldwide. The portal aims at simplifying access to a broad range of highly scalable NFV platforms where the performance of 6WIND Virtual Accelerator and Turbo Appliances, plus third-party VNFs, can be rapidly evaluated, and where interoperability between VNFs can be successfully validated.

The initiative is also intended to encourage collaboration between VNF vendors, NFV middleware providers such as 6WIND, OpenStack vendors, and platform providers such as Advantech to stimulate further innovation, to speed wider adoption and faster deployment of NFV-related technologies. The integration of 6WIND Virtual Accelerator and OpenStack software on top of Advantech's scalable range of compute and networking hardware into NFV platforms provides a remotely accessible framework that allows users to verify if they can reach the performance necessary in various service chaining scenarios on a particular server platform. In addition, operators can rapidly verify if a specific platform gives them the manageability, scalability and carrier grade resiliency they require for NFV deployments.

Available immediately for testing within the NFV portal in Advantech's Remote Evaluation Lab, 6WIND Virtual Accelerator delivers accelerated virtual switching and networking features which enable high bandwidth to any VNF that supports standard Virtio drivers. 6WIND Virtual Accelerator runs within the hypervisor domain and is provided as a simple software package managed by OpenStack without any modifications to existing software infrastructure. 6WIND's Turbo Router and Turbo IPsec software appliances are also available for testing in the portal, and can be integrated with 6WIND Virtual Accelerator and third-party VNFs.

Testing is currently underway with third-party VNF vendors on a variety of software appliances providing functions such as load balancing, security and policy enforcement that enable VNF as a Service (VNFaaS) solutions. In addition, 6WIND is now demonstrating the NFV portal test drive environment at its monthly DPDK Meetups, showing users how to run their own applications in the cloud leveraging OpenStack with increased performance from 6WIND Virtual Accelerator.

"In the transition to NFV and virtual networking environments, telecom operators, integrators and application vendors can benefit from Advantech's Remote Evaluation Service to help solve performance challenges faster and deploy the best solutions to meet fast-evolving needs," said Eric Carmès, Founder and CEO of 6WIND. "Our NFV portal in Advantech's lab allows users to test 6WIND's Turbo Appliances and third party VNFs on top of 6WIND Virtual Accelerator managed by OpenStack for rapid performance evaluation."

VNF developers, who want to optimize their solutions for varying deployment scenarios and locations in the network, now have an unmatched choice of networking gear available from Advantech ranging from one CPU core to several hundred with connectivity choices from a few gigabit Ethernet ports to multiple 100GbE pipes.

"We're excited to expand our Remote Evaluation Service program from hardware-only to full NFV platforms," said Paul Stevens, Marketing Director, Advantech Networks & Communications Group. "We deploy widely used and fully featured OSs in the telecom industry and 6WIND's Virtual Accelerator adds the most advanced acceleration for VM-to-VM communication on top of Advantech's range of scalable networking hardware based on x86 architecture. Not only will RES for NFV allow users to evaluate NFV platforms and configurations quickly but it will also foster collaboration with VNF providers to enhance interoperability and speed innovation."

6WIND and Advantech will be demonstrating the NFV portal at Advantech's booth in the Network Builders Zone during Intel Developer Forum 2015 in San Francisco from Aug 18-20 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The url of the main portal is http://6WIND.testdrive-advantech-nfv.com

For more information please contact ncg@advantech.com or visit www.advantech.com/nc.

About Advantech - Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet with embedded computing products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. With Advantech, there's no limit to the applications and innovations our products make possible. For Telecom and Networking markets, Advantech provides mission-critical hardware to the leading telecom and networking equipment manufacturers. Advantech's standard and customized products are embedded in OEM equipment that the world's communications infrastructure depends upon.

Website: www.advantech.com/NC

The Database for Modern Applications Now Available for IBM z Systems' Unmatched Security and Performance


NEW YORK – MongoDB today deepened its partnership with IBM, announcing plans to offer support for MongoDB's products on IBM z Systems mainframe. This support reflects the strong momentum for mission critical deployments of the world's fastest growing database by adding support for the unmatched speed, security and availability of z Systems.

The announcement comes as IBM launches LinuxONE, a new portfolio of hardware, software and services solutions based on the z Systems mainframe that's designed for enterprise-grade Linux applications.

"MongoDB has become the world's fastest growing database by enabling organizations to effectively capitalize on the power of modern applications and data to gain a competitive advantage," said Dev Ittycheria, president and CEO, MongoDB. "For years, the world's largest companies have run critical applications on IBM mainframes. Our move to support IBM z Systems is a testament to our commitment to our users and customers to make MongoDB available on all major platforms. With this announcement, organizations can now build and run modern, mission-critical applications on proven mainframe technologies."

MongoDB is working closely with IBM to engineer MongoDB Enterprise Server to be optimized for Linux on z Systems and the new LinuxONE Systems. As part of the agreement, MongoDB's global support and engineering organization will continue to collaborate with IBM to ensure business continuity for our joint customers running MongoDB on IBM z Systems.

"We are constantly looking for best-of-class open source technologies to deploy on IBM z Systems," said Ross Mauri, general manager, IBM z Systems. "Now, organizations can combine the innovative features of MongoDB with the unmatched performance of the z Systems mainframe to create solutions with new levels of speed, scale and flexibility."


About MongoDB
MongoDB is the next-generation database that helps businesses transform their industries by harnessing the power of data. The world's most sophisticated organizations, from cutting-edge startups to the largest companies, use MongoDB to create applications never before possible at a fraction of the cost of legacy databases. MongoDB is the fastest-growing database ecosystem, with over 10 million downloads, thousands of customers, and over 1,000 technology and service partners. Learn more at www.mongodb.com.