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Accelerates Deployment of Safe, Secure, High Performance Automotive Electronic Advancements for Software-Defined Cockpit

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Green Hills Software, the worldwide leader in high assurance operating systems, today announced the availability of Green Hills Software's safe and secure 64-bit multicore software solutions for the Intel® Atom™ Broxton/Apollo Lake family of automotive processors. Now automotive Tier 1s and OEMs can realize their long-term vision for high performance, safe and secure software-defined cockpit electronics targeting but not limited to digital clusters, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and ECU consolidation.

"As cockpit automotive electronics continue to grow more visual and integrated, so do the challenges to find a software/hardware platform capable of tackling these requirements with room for future growth," said Dan Mender, vice president of business development, Green Hills Software. "With the availability of a proven automotive software platform from Green Hills and the high performance multicore, GPU-enabled Broxton automotive SoC from Intel -- that future platform is available today."

Green Hills Support for Intel Broxton/Apollo Lake Processors

Green Hills Software's portfolio of optimized software solutions delivers a flexible set of multicore operating system configurations, extensive on-chip OpenGL 3D graphics support, secure virtualization and advanced multicore debug tools to enable unparalleled innovation in automotive software design. Green Hills also provides its customers with extensive legacy application porting and code optimization services.

  • INTEGRITY® 64-bit RTOS - provides device total reliability and absolute security while delivering a flexible set of multicore operating system configurations, including single core Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) and Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP).
  • INTEGRITY Native 3D OpenGL - provides integrated, optimized native 3D OpenGL support for the Broxton on-chip Gen9 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).
  • INTEGRITY 64-bit Multivisor™ Secure Virtualization - delivers a decade of experience in safely and securely virtualizing GuestOSes when combined with system safety and security applications on a single platform. Support is optimized to use the Intel VT-x and VT-d on-chip capabilities found on Broxton.
  • INTEGRITY Multivisor Shared Accelerated 3D OpenGL Graphics - enables the safe combination and independent execution of both native INTEGRITY and GuestOS accelerated 3D OpenGL graphics applications/services with proven freedom from interference.
  • MULTI® Integrated Development Environment - provides a complete software development environment for building, debugging, testing and optimizing multicore embedded applications.
  • Green Hills Optimizing Compilers - generate high quality code for C/C++, targeting the Intel Architecture processors.
  • Green Hills Probe - helps developers find and fix bugs faster than any other probes with its comprehensive run-control and multicore processor visibility interfaces optimized to support synchronous hardware and software multicore breakpoints.
  • Professional Services - Green Hills Software's embedded experts collaborate with end user system designers and architects to tackle the difficult problems of legacy code porting; reuse; virtualization and optimization for QNX, VxWorks, OSE, Linux, Android, in-house and more; along with consulting services for general system performance optimization.

Availability

The Green Hills suite of safe and secure multicore solutions for Intel's family of Broxton Automotive processors is available today.

About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT). In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178 RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL 6+, High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.

Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, INTEGRITY, INTEGRITY Multivisor and MULTI are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software in the U.S. and/or internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Begins Trading Today as Ticker "HPE" on the NYSE; New Company Is Leader in Infrastructure, Security, Big Data and Workplace Productivity Solutions

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Today, following its separation from Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) debuts as an enterprise technology leader with $53 billion in annual revenue, the most comprehensive product portfolio in the industry and a unique vision for the future of technology and its benefits for enterprise customers. To mark this milestone, Hewlett Packard Enterprise representatives including President and Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman, as well as partners and customers will come together to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, where the company will begin to trade under the ticker "HPE."

"The winners in today's market will be those who apply the power of technology to fuel the power of ideas, and the new Hewlett Packard Enterprise is built to accelerate this journey for customers," said Whitman. "Hewlett Packard Enterprise has the vision, financial resources and flexibility to help customers win while generating growth and long-term value for our shareholders."

In a dynamic market environment where technology is transforming businesses and entire industries at an unprecedented pace, Hewlett Packard Enterprise builds on its rich heritage of innovation and industry-leading positions in infrastructure, services, software, and financial services. Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides the cutting-edge technology solutions customers need to optimize their traditional IT while helping them build the secure, cloud enabled, mobile-ready future that is uniquely suited to their needs. The company is focused on four key areas that are fundamental to enabling business transformation and future growth, and represent an estimated (based on third party data) total addressable market of more than $1 trillion:

  • Transforming to a hybrid infrastructure by helping customers seamlessly manage information across traditional IT and private, managed and public cloud environments;
  • Empowering a data-driven organization engineered to turn information into insight and insight into action;
  • Protecting their digital enterprise to manage risk, monitor operations, protect information and applications and sustain operational integrity;
  • Enabling workplace productivity to create best-in-class experiences for employees, customers and partners through mobility and networking solutions.

For more information, visit the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Newsroom.
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About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

Forward-looking statements
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of Hewlett Packard Enterprise could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of Hewlett Packard Enterprise for future operations; other statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility that expected benefits may not materialize as expected and other risks that are described in Hewlett Packard Enterprise's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the risks described in Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Registration Statement on Form 10 dated July 1, 2015, as amended. Hewlett Packard Enterprise assumes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statements.

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Today, HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) celebrated its global launch as a new, publicly listed Fortune 100 corporation. A global leader in printing and personal systems, the company is focused on creating technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere.

Backed by nearly 50,000 employees and drawing from a 76-year legacy of engineered innovation, the reinvented HP Inc. aims to create a world where technology works around the needs of society and adapts to every business and person, to their context and environment, helping them move from ideation to creation effortlessly and naturally.

"In an ever-changing, connected world, HP Inc. will keep reinventing itself, its technologies and what tomorrow holds, so industries, communities and individuals can keep reinventing how they operate, ideate and create what matters the most to them," said Dion Weisler, president and chief executive officer, HP Inc. "We approach this challenge with the heart and energy of a startup coupled with the brain, muscle and determination of a Fortune 100 corporation."

The company will build on its market leadership in printing and PCs to make it easier and more enjoyable for customers to print, as well as introduce personal systems that combine outstanding design and user experience with great value. HP Inc. will also pursue growth in adjacent markets, such as copiers, graphics printing and commercial mobility in key verticals. Finally, the company will define future market categories through its 3D printing and immersive computing platforms that fuse together the physical and digital worlds.

"We intend to amaze through the people we hire, the technology we create, the experiences we enable and the way we treat our customers and each other," said Weisler. "We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to spark a flame that could change the world forever. We have every intention of seizing this moment and will keep reinventing for generations to come."

For more information, visit the HP Inc. newsroom at www.hp.com

About HP Inc.
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
 
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including any statements of expectation or belief and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the possibility the company's business may not perform as expected; that the company may be unable to successfully implement separation strategies; and other risks that are described in the company's reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the risks described in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for its fiscal year ended October 31, 2014 and the company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for its fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2015 and July 31, 2015. The company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

© 2015 HP Inc. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

 

AIS's Open Standard HMI System With a TCP/IP Communications Protocol and Network Connection Designed for Chemical Plants, Water Management Systems and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

IRVINE, Calif. – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) open platform HMI designer, innovator and industry leader with a comprehensive portfolio of Industrial HMIs, Panel PCs, Industrial PCs (IPCs), Industrial Box PCs, Industrial DIN-Rail PCs, and Industrial Thin Clients, announces their open, Standard HMI System is suitable for Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Process Automation Systems (PAS) applications. The Standard HMI from AIS is a PC-based, Rugged HMI Touch Panel with TCP/IP communications protocol and industrial Ethernet network connection necessary for the connection of machines and systems, transferring and sharing of data and communication used in process automation, control and monitoring operations. Common Process control and monitoring applications include: Chemical plants, Water and Waste Water Management Systems, Paper and Pulp, Food and Beverage and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.

AIS's Standard Touch Panel HMIs are energy efficient, cost-effective, turnkey control and monitoring systems equipped with Intel® Atom™ E3845 processors. They are rugged, PC-based touch panel computers ideal for a broad range of HMI and SCADA applications for harsh and challenging industrial environments in process automation and control. Designed to meet the broad range of requirements in PAS and DCS applications, AIS's Standard HMI Touch Panels are available in display sizes from 12.1" to 24" in analog resistive single-touch and project capacitive multi-touch panels. In multi-touch formats, process facilities and plants can choose 15.6", 18.5" and 21.5". For resistive single-touch display formats and sizes, they can choose Standard HMI PC-based systems in 12.1", 15", 17", 19", 21.5" and 24".

AIS's Open Platform, Standard HMIs Help Visualize & Interconnect Devices, Sensor and Controllers via Network Communications, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Connection in PAS and DCS Applications

AIS Standard HMIs are used in process automation or automation systems. They are utilized in plants and factories to help automate, control and monitor processes in applications such as chemical, oil refineries, paper and pulp factories and more. Moreover, AIS's open architecture PC-based HMI also enables networking via TCP/IP communications protocol and Industrial Ethernet to interconnect sensors, controllers, operator terminals and actuators. A PAS is often based on open standards in contrast to a DCS, which is traditionally proprietary and may not require complex SCADA capabilities. Due to its affordability, capabilities and flexibility of AIS's open, Standard HMI systems, are finding favor in both process control applications and distributed control and in OEM machinery and equipment.

Supporting Network Infrastructure Layers with Open PC-based HMI Systems via AIS's Rugged, Standard Touch Panel Computer Series

AIS's Standard PC-based Touch Screen HMI support the key requirements for effective networking of equipment, machinery and systems in plants and factories.

  • Application Layer: OPC, FTP and HTTP. An application layer is an abstraction layer that specifies the shared protocols and interface methods used by hosts in a communications network. The application layer abstraction is used in both of the standard models of computer networking and the Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP).
  • Transport Layer: The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is a core protocol of the Internet protocol suite. It originated in the initial network implementation in which it complemented the Internet Protocol (IP).
  • Network Layer: The Internet Protocol (IP) is the principal communications protocol in the Internet protocol suite for relaying datagrams cross network boundaries. Its routing function enables internetworking and essentially establishes the Internet.
  • Data Link: Ethernet IEEE 802.3 is a working group and a collection of IEEE standards produced by the working group defining the physical layer and data link layer's media access control (MAC) of wired Ethernet. This is generally a local area network technology with some wide area network applications.

Connecting of Facilities, Machines and Data, AIS's Standard HMI Solutions Help Process Plants & Factories Reduce Energy Consumption Costs with High-Speed Networking

Industrial factories and facilities require their equipment to deliver the highest output with minimal production cost as possible. In many industries including oil, gas and petrochemicals, energy costs can represent 30 to 50 percent of the total production cost. Combined with 3rd party SCADA software, AIS's PC-based Touch Panel Computers help industrial plants and facilities develop optimal production strategies to learn and analyze production trends, automate, control and monitor processes, develop predictive maintenance and help speed up the responses to changing conditions to improve their operations. AIS Standard HMI also helps facilitate reduction of energy consumption costs by networking with two on-board, high-speed gigabit, Ethernet ports, which provide high-speed networking and sharing of data at various levels, from the enterprise to manufacturing execution systems, to process automation and distributed control systems.

About AIS

Headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production and quality control services. Offering one of the widest ranges of industrial computing solutions, AIS open platform control and monitoring solutions are available in a multitude of configurations for industrial, building automation, oil & gas, military and marine applications. The company's HMI solutions are key enabling technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things, (IIoT), Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M) and Industry 4.0 applications. AIS is fully committed to empowering, improving and delivering turnkey HMI, control, monitoring and display solutions for OEM, ODM and end-user customers. AIS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of rugged computers and displays, and received completion of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). For more information, visit: www.aispro.com, email: sales@aispro.com or contact: 1-888-485-6688.

  • High Wycombe-based company to handle voice and data management for beauty brand
  • Agreement will see Coty UK’s workforce use Vodafone as their Primary Network and Truphone for their Non UK based staff.
  • Significant savings on International communication costs

 

Olive Communications has announced a partnership with global beauty manufacturer Coty, which will see the High Wycombe-based Managed Communications Provider handle all integrated communications for Coty globally.

With international traffic accounting for 60% of all voice and data used by Coty’s workforce, both on fixed line and mobile devices, Olive has been chosen to implement a bespoke package that expertly manages Coty’s domestic and international communications requirements in the UK and abroad.

 

The Olive managed solution will optimise domestic charging across UK fixed and mobile services with Vodafone, with the added benefit of predictable roaming communications when UK employees operate abroad, ensuring Coty employees do not incur unpredictable roaming charges, whilst at the same time allowing their permanent internationally-based staff to have a local number and not experience bill shock when travelling back to the UK.

 

Olive, through their billing management portal (OBM), will be able to proactively manage expenditure when Coty’s workforce operates in the UK, splitting their integrated communications between their UK network and Truphone.

 

Without properly managing mobile communications, costs can spiral out of control for many companies. Olive’s ability to identify the correct user profile for the best network and tariffing utilising Olive’s Billing Manager facility, allows them to identify where each Coty employee is operating, on what device, and the voice and data package they are using, allowing Coty to optimise the usage on the overall account. Olive will regularly review the analysis trends and user behaviour, allowing Coty to forward budget and minimise unpredictable expenditure.

 

Elisenda Gelpi from Coty’s World Wide Procurement department, said: “Olive has managed to resolve an ongoing headache for us of ever-burgeoning mobile phone bills normally caused by inflated call costs, when our colleagues travel abroad. Thanks to Olive and its Billing Manager facility, we are now in total control of our communication costs. We are now certain we will always be getting the best deal, whether our colleagues are working in the UK or abroad,” she said.

 

Martin Flick, Olive’s Chief Executive, commented on the agreement: “Coty’s requirement is not unique but does require management of a hybrid solution to achieve maximum value. We are looking forward to working alongside them and our strategic partners to offer a bespoke integrated communications solution for both their UK and European workforce. Our bespoke approach, combining technical expertise and business consultancy, makes us an incredibly differentiated and attractive alternative to commodity based providers.”

 

About Olive Communications

Olive is the UK’s fastest growing business communications provider and consultancy, operating across the four cornerstones of IT infrastructure: voice, data, mobility, and applications.

One of the Sunday Times’ Hiscox Tech Track 100, Olive provides innovative and integrated communications solutions for some the UK’s best-known businesses including Lastminute.com, Swiss Re’s Admin Re, Mace and National Geographic.

GREENWOOD, Ind. – AmeriVeri (http://www.ameriveri.com/) provides insurance companies, third party administrators, and bill review companies with an efficient means to save money for clients, while also staying above board with respect to utilizing the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Edits used by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The company's proprietary SaaS solution delivers this benefit without the need to add new layers to existing processes. AmeriVeri adds tremendous – and measurable – value throughout the healthcare chain, promoting patient-centered care as well as ensuring that employers are paying only for medically appropriate and necessary claims.

"Employers and payers alike should understand the value of following NCCI guidelines," explains Steffeny Brewer CCS, AmeriVeri Director of Code Verification. "Non-compliance opens the doorway for fraud and overpayment. For employers, a payer that avoids NCCI edits may give the appearance of cost advantages, but any savings are wiped out by excess claims and the introduction of errors into patients' medical records. Our solution helps providers and payers utilize all available edits without adding unnecessary overhead to the already complex process of medical claims verification."

The NCCI was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reduce wasteful overpayment and encourage a consistent and accurate coding policy for procedures and services performed by the same provider on the same date of service. The initiative consists of procedure-to-procedure edits for healthcare providers, focusing primarily on pairings of HCPCS/CPT codes. NCCI guidelines undergo continual review to ensure all procedures are in line with current coding practices and relevant national and local policies.

A key facet of the NCCI is the elimination of unbundled services, wherein a provider is overpaid because they reported separate codes for one procedure when a single code should have accounted for the entirety of the work. The NCCI does include provisions for circumstances where unbundling is appropriate. The program also incorporates Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE) to earmark claims that are logically unlikely to be correct, such as the removal of more than one gall bladder or other age, gender and time considerations.

When the NCCI identifies an edit as optional, providers can add the -59 modifier to bypass the edit. However, the inappropriate use of this modifier is rampant. Research from the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program indicated that the -59 modifier was responsible for $770 million in errors in 2013.

Some payers and providers prefer to limit or entirely avoid the use of NCCI edits for the sake of simplifying verification, but this practice creates a perception of sloppiness at best, or fraud at worst. Given the proliferation of electronic medical records, there's no longer a reasonable excuse to skirt the value of represented savings and promotion of integrability of the medical claim, especially when AmeriVeri provides a seamless, effective process for utilization of the National Correct Coding Initiative.

AmeriVeri's line-by-line verification meets all the methodological benchmarks outlined by the CMS. The process catches an average of 2 or 3 errors per 100 lines – even after those same lines have passed through the payer's in-house error-catching mechanisms. With an unlimited verification capacity, AmeriVeri estimates the total applicable claims volume to exceed $680 billion per year.

AmeriVeri's proprietary SaaS solution does not replace any existing system; there's no software to install or learn. Instead, payers submit batches of medical claims via an encrypted SFTP transmission. AmeriVeri then returns a detailed report on all errors identified in one hour or less. Ultimately, the system empowers providers to focus on their patients, gives payers confidence in the integrity of medical code reporting, and saves employers money via accurate medical claims processing.

About AmeriVeri

AmeriVeri CR, LLC was founded in 2010, and fee options include Percentage of Savings and Flat Rate. The company is privately held with offices in Greenwood, Indiana, and Chicago, Illinois, and provides nationwide services in the Major Medical, Workers' Comp and Medicaid arenas.

LONDON, UK – 100TB, the high-performance infrastructure-as-a-service company from UK2 Group, today announced the launch of a state-of-the-art data centre in Amsterdam and new virtual private server locations in Los Angeles and Toronto. Part of the 100TB drive to support customers with digital transformation, the new locations boost 100TB’s ability to offer the resilience, agility and mobility customers now demand from their infrastructure.

 

Offering up to 100 terabytes of bandwidth, the data centres will be instrumental in supporting businesses requiring high performance, high bandwidth infrastructure. Los Angeles and Toronto host highly customisable dedicated virtual private servers, while Amsterdam also offers bare metal and private cloud configurations to give customers more options for how and where their data is stored.

 

The new Amsterdam facility joins 100TB owned data centres in Salt Lake City, London and New York City, all located in close proximity to major international internet exchanges for international peering and routing capabilities. Los Angeles and Toronto take 100TB’s number of virtual private server locations to six. All three locations complement 100TB’s capacity at SoftLayer data centres, meaning customers can gain global reach while controlling where their data is hosted.

 

John Morris, Chief Executive Officer for UK2 Group, said: “Digital transformation dominates the boardroom discussion on how businesses can become more nimble and respond to customer needs. Our new locations help us to continue to be the partner of choice as our customers make the most of these opportunities.”

 

The new locations are each supplied by two independent power sources with the capability to use 100% green energy. They benefit from highly efficient and fully redundant cooling systems to ensure that the facilities operate at an optimal temperature, minimising power usage for cooling.

 

More information, specifications and pricing are available at https://www.100tb.com/our-platform/data-centers/.

 

About 100TB

Part of UK2 Group, 100TB owns and operates four world-class data centre networks in Salt Lake City, New York, London and Amsterdam, as well as virtual private server locations in Los Angeles and Toronto. The infrastructure is second to none, harnessing the power of SuperMicro server hardware and Cisco's flagship networking equipment. 100TB also uses capacity at SoftLayer operated networks, which utilise Juniper routing equipment, delivering high-performance hosting for customers globally.

 

About UK2 Group

UK2 Group is the parent company of a global group of web hosting brands which include UK2.net, WestHost, Midphase, VPS.net and 100TB. With head offices in the heart of start-up territory in Shoreditch, London, UK2 Group’s businesses offer a range of services including domain names, website builders, web hosting, VPS and dedicated servers.

Its founding brand, UK2.net, was launched in 1998 and has sold more than 1 million domain names to customers from more than 190 countries globally. The company also hosts thousands of shared and dedicated customers at its state-of-the-art, multi-million pound data centres in both the UK and US.

It is through the company’s combined experience and increased purchasing power that it is able to offer exceptional products at a price that most businesses, whatever size or stage of development, can afford.

FARNBOROUGH – Evorio is a dynamic Hampshire based IT managed services company specialising in total Cloud solutions and CRM. Certified Microsoft Professionals, the Evorio team has a combined 50 years experience in understanding how technology should fit in with the business.

 

Founded in 2008, Evorio has a consistent client-focus, leveraging real world experience to benefit their clients and placing great emphasis on openness and interaction with their clients. Although they already had infrastructure within a third party data centre, in early 2015 the team started to seek another data centre partner to provide them with the assurity of service they required to support their clients.

 

Richard Sharp, Evorio Managing Director, explains: “Evorio is committed to providing the best solutions for our clients and as we continue to grow and expand our customer base, it is important that our data centre provider can aptly support our service with a secure and resilient solution. When we set up our initial visit to Datum, we had in mind that this could be our secondary site, but having seen the facility, reviewed the high levels of security and assessed the built in resilience we began to see that Datum FRN1 could become our main data centre. Adding the level of client-focused service and the proactive nature of the team to the physical assurity on offer and we decided that we had found a primary partner to support our business success.”

 

Evorio signed with Datum in the summer of 2015 to house the infrastructure for their managed IT services, application hosting, and CRM. Summarising their experience of the first few months with Datum. Richard adds: “Selecting Datum certainly feels like we have made the right choice. Not only is the facility designed to deliver efficient and resilient co-location, it is well managed and well run, inspiring confidence in its ability to support our clients’ businesses. The Datum team have been very helpful in ironing out any initial glitches and the highly secure site expands the nature of client we can support.”

 

Commenting on the addition of Evorio to FRN1, Dominic Phillips, Managing Director of Datum, commented: “Datum is delighted to welcome Evorio to the Datum community. Datum’s business model is to provide a co-location data centre that meets the needs of IT service providers and end-user enterprises and we have a truly mixed client base, from market leading FTSE250 and Fortune 500 names to exciting younger businesses that are still building market share. Despite the differences, the majority of our clients share a recognition of the value of Datum’s total offering, combining service enhanced co-location with 360 embedded security, in a high performance connection-rich data centre. Evorio’s endorsement of Datum further corroborates our offering and we look forward to a long partnership.”

 

About Evorio

Evorio provide fully managed IT services with particular expertise in CRM and intelligent application hosting. Bringing a wealth of experience across Microsoft, Linux, SQL, Oracle, .Net and PHP, Evorio is committed to providing the best solutions for clients with the aim of empowering their staff and minimising risk of downtime and data loss.

www.evorio.co.uk

 

About Datum

Datum provides leading-edge carrier and cloud neutral co-location data centres to enterprises and service providers. As part of the Attenda IT Services group, delivering always-on availability, robust security and enterprise class service is hard wired into our operations. Our data centres are trusted as secure environments for content, data and business critical IT to connect with a neutral choice of networks and cloud service providers.

Datum FRN1 has capacity for more than 1,000 co-location racks within a high security campus in Farnborough, which is fast developing as a strategic London-edge data centre hub. The facility incorporates a pressurised free cooling design that delivers enhanced environmental efficiencies and supports high density computing to 30kW per rack as standard. Always-on availability is supported by resilience in both design and operations underwritten by a 100% uptime SLA with helpdesk and remote hands services which are available 24x365.

www.datum.co.uk

M-Files Corporation, a provider of solutions that dramatically improve how enterprises manage documents and other information, today announced the availability of the EBC Toolkit for M-Files, a set of utilities for making the implementation and maintenance of M-Files vaults easier and faster.

 

The Toolkit for M-Files, created by UK-based managed service provider EBC Group, is a set of utilities initially developed by EBC Group staff to support its consultants in M-Files implementations. The newly enhanced Toolkit for M-Files is now being licensed to both M-Files resellers and end-users as they in turn undertake similar projects.

 

For an M-Files partner, the Toolkit can provide additional support in the pre-sales process, demonstrating how a vault could be potentially structured and, from a consultancy perspective, how any changes to a vault could be implemented. Companies in highly regulated industries can also leverage it as a means to document and verify any changes to metadata structures and taxonomies, which can then be used to support auditing procedures.

 

The Toolkit currently contains two utilities, with more planned for the future.

 

The Documentation Generator extracts metadata from any M-Files vault automatically; users simply run the utility which will then generate a Microsoft Word document that contains the structure and configuration of Class Groups, Classes, Object Types, Property Definitions, Value Lists, Users and Groups, Workflows, Common Views, and much more.

 

The second utility is the Metadata Card Property Grouping Manager, which provides a simple, one-stop user interface to allow the creation and management of the JSON syntax, including saving it to the server. A simple, easy-to-use graphical interface, with drag and drop functionality enables users to specify which classes they wish to manage and create bespoke groupings.

 

Mika Javanainen Senior Director, Product Management at M-Files commented: “The EBC Group is prime example of a forward-thinking M-Files partner that focuses on developing packaged solutions based on our technology. What really resonated with us was EBC Group’s ability to recognise a demand in the market from both resellers and end users for the Toolkit, so we are excited to expand our product offering with partner solutions such as this.”

 

Craig Hawker, Web Services and Development Consultant, EBC Group added: “As an M-Files Gold Partner, EBC Group has been leading the way with M-Files integration and custom application development. As part of our on-going commitment to continue to innovate and support M-Files partners and users, EBC Group is proud to have developed this Toolkit to help create, manage and maintain M-Files installations, and we look forward to expanding it in the future."

 

The EBC Toolkit for M-Files is licensed on an annual basis and is available now through your M-Files reseller or Channel Account Manager.

 

About EBC Group

Established 26 years ago EBC Group has grown steadily to become one of the most successful and respected office technology specialists in the UK. Today the company provides managed services to over 500 businesses across the UK and operates from 3 regional offices, providing premium services directly to its clients.

 

EBC Group has invested heavily in its IT infrastructure and has two privately owned data centres, allowing the company to uniquely position itself as a ‘Complete Solutions Provider’- providing a single source for all of its customers' office technology needs, including Managed Print Services (MPS), Information Management, IT solutions and Unified Communications. EBC Group is an M-Files Gold Partner and has won the M-Files European Partner award for 'Custom Development Initiative' three times in the last four years, including in both 2014 and 2015.

 

About M-Files Corporation

M-Files enterprise information management (EIM) solutions eliminate information silos and provide quick and easy access to the right content from any core business system and device. M-Files achieves higher levels of user adoption resulting in faster ROI with a uniquely intuitive approach to EIM that is based on managing information by "what" it is versus "where" it's stored. With flexible on-premises, cloud and hybrid deployment options, M-Files places the power of EIM in the hands of the business user and reduces demands on IT by enabling those closest to the business need to access and control content based on their requirements. Thousands of organisations in over 100 countries use the M-Files EIM system as a single platform for managing front office and back office business operations, which improves productivity and quality while ensuring compliance with industry regulations and standards, including companies such as SAS, Elekta and EADS. For more information, visit www.m-files.com.

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Thursday, 29 October 2015 00:00

LDeX Group become a LINX Branded vPoP

LDeX Group has today announced that it plans to enhance its connectivity services in its newly opened second Data Centre, LDeX2 in Trafford Park, Manchester, with the addition of a Branded PoP from the IXManchester Exchange operated by The London Internet Exchange (LINX).

 

As one of the global leaders of Internet Exchange Points (IXP), LINX, with the addition of IXManchester connecting to the LDeX2 data centre facility, will allow existing and new members alike to peer directly on IXManchester with the availability of both 1Gig and 10Gig ports.

 

With over 650 members from 65 different countries worldwide, LINX is the world's largest membership association for Internet Service Providers and other major network operators. The organisation handles over 3 Terabytes per second (Tbps) of peak traffic on its public exchange alone and has over 13 Tbps of capacity on its public peering platform.

 

Commenting on the news, LDeX Group CEO Rob Garbutt said: "We are delighted to be working with LINX to bring IXManchester connectivity into our second and recently opened data centre thus enhancing the carrier rich eco system we are creating. Aligning the company with best in class partners such as LINX has always been a strategic priority for LDeX in delivering superior value added data centre and network services to our customers."

 

Jennifer Holmes, Head of Sales at LINX says; "We are really pleased to have LDeX on board as our first branded PoP in Manchester. IXManchester is growing fast with nearly 70 members connected and peak traffic running at 26Gbps. We look forward to expanding IXManchester further as we work alongside LDeX and their customers in the future.’

 

About LDeX Group

LDeX Group is an independent national datacentre and colocation operator providing best in class colocation, network connectivity and satellite services to an array of customers across the globe.

The company owns, operates and manages its facilities, providing London and Manchester colocation and network services to a range of industry sectors to protect the availability of data, applications, ecommerce and online presence.

For further information, please visit the website: www.ldexgroup.co.uk

 

About The London Internet Exchange (LINX)

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one of the largest Internet exchanges in the world, connecting over 650 members from 65 countries around the globe. As a mutual membership organisation, whose members make up a large part of the global internet, the London based IXP is in a unique position to make a difference for all as it’s mantra ‘Working for the Good of the Internet’ indicates. LINX continues to expand their London presence with over 11 PoPs across the capital along with regional exchanges in Wales, Manchester and Scotland. LINX also operates an Internet exchange in the Ashburn metro area in the US just outside Washington DC.

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