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New PST Location and Migration Solution Enables Fully Defensible and Painless Moves to the Cloud
 
NEW YORK Archive360, the leading provider of email archive migration software, today announced FastCollect for PSTs. The new automated PST discovery, rehydration, migration and removal solution helps organizations achieve fully defensible and painless moves of email content to the cloud.
 
Email migration projects can be time consuming and costly. Of particular challenge is the discovery and compliant removal or migration of PST files which can be decoupled from their Outlook mailboxes or stored, unknowingly in local computers. Without proper location and management of these PST files, the company's historical email record can be compromised and compliance and eDiscovery process may be put at great risk.
 
To assure a compliant and defensible email archive, organizations must locate and migrate all enterprise PSTs, no matter where they are hiding. Archive360's FastCollect for PSTs is the only automated PST location and migration solution that will ensure that all metadata, message stubs and message content is compliantly located, rehydrated, migrated, deleted and audited in a manner that ensures full fidelity.
 
"FastCollect for PSTs is the single best way to ensure that the location and migration of PST files is done compliantly and easily," said Bill Tolson, vice president marketing, Archive360. "Without a solution that assures legal defensibility and regulatory adherence during email migrations, organizations may face increased risk with a future of costly and complex problems. With FastCollect it's easy to ensure proper migration or disposition of all PST data, for true peace of mind."
 
FastCollect for PSTs scans the enterprise, including individual desktops to locate PSTs and migrate them to a new repository, automatically. It migrates all PST content, including message stubs, content and metadata. Key features of the new solution include:
  • The scanning and location of all PSTs within the enterprise
  • Reporting on the location, size, and number of items in all PSTs before initiating the PST migration function
  • Reporting on the utilization of the PSTs
  • Identification of specific PST owners
  • Full rehydration (recombine) of all archived messages with mailbox message stubs
  • Automatic migration of PSTs to the chosen target repository such as Office 365, Azure, or Exchange
  • Generation of complete audit and exception reports
 
FastCollect for PSTs is available now. For more information visit the Archive360 web page.
 
About Archive360
Archive360 is the market leader in email archive migration software, successfully migrating more than 12 petabytes of data for more than 500 organizations worldwide since 2012. The company's flagship product, Archive2Anywhere™, is the only solution in the market purpose-built to deliver consistently fast, trouble-free, predictable archive migrations, with verifiable data fidelity and defensible chain of custody reporting. A global organization, Archive360 delivers its solutions through a network of specialist partners.
Aggressive Partner Program Gives the Channel a "One Stop" Platform for Compliant Email Archive Migration of Legacy Archives to Microsoft Office 365 and Other Leading Cloud Archive Solutions
 
NEW YORK Archive360, the leading provider of email archive migration software, today announced the Accelerate Channel Program offering compelling partner incentives and engagement tools to drive increased adoption of Microsoft® Office 365TM and next-generation cloud archive solutions with the simple and compliant email archive migration platform, Archive2AnywhereTM. Designed to quickly and painlessly migrate on-premises email archives to the cloud, this legally compliant software platform delivers predictable and controlled data migration with full compliance and legal defensibility.
 
According to leading analysts, 60 to 70 percent of legacy replacement email archiving implementations will be cloud-based. In addition, the deployment of Microsoft Office 365, as well as Hosted Microsoft Exchange offered through hosting partners is expected to grow rapidly over the next four years. This growth is gaining momentum as more organizations gain increasing confidence with the security and privacy of cloud services. And while adoption was initially driven by the SMB sector, Office 365 is now being seen across all business sizes and verticals. However, the main challenge is that the majority of organizations planning to move to Office 365 also have an aging on-premises email archive that must also be compliantly migrated before organizations can take full advantage of the benefits of Office 365.
 
To help hosting providers, managed service providers and channel partners capitalize on this hot growth opportunity, Archive360 has introduced its Accelerate Channel Program. This program enables partners to quickly and seamlessly eliminate the cost and challenges of on-premises legacy archives and compliantly migrate that data to Office 365 and next-generation cloud archive alternatives. The result for partners is an increase of up to 4X in services revenue, an increase in Office 365 license consumption and deeper customer relationships and loyalty. 
 
"Traditional, on-premises email archives are quickly becoming obsolete due to the rising cost and risk of maintaining an aging legacy archive system," said Robert DeSteno, CEO of Archive360. "Now, with Archive2Anywhere andour Accelerate Channel Partner Program, migrating that archived data in a compliant and defensible manner is both painless and profitable. Featuring extremely fast performance, legal defensibility, shortened project timelines, assured migration predictability and reporting, Archive2Anywhere provides partners access to a state-of-the-art archive migration solution to complement their email system migration to Office 365."
 
About the Accelerate Channel Partner Program
The Accelerate Channel Partner Program offers a complete "migration in a box" solution for partners that need to migrate customer data from aging archives into Office 365 or other leading cloud archives, increasing potential revenues up to 4X. This fast, high value solution can increase partner services revenue potential while proactively addressing future customer satisfaction issues triggered by leaving the on-premises archive untouched. Archive2Anywhere can compliantly migrate Journal content, PSTs, and rehydrate message stubs in a legally defensible manner while maintaining full chain of custody. Archive2Anywhere is fast, predictable and proven with 100 percent data fidelity and support for all of the top current and legacy email archiving platforms.
 
For more information or to join the Archive360 Accelerate Channel Partner Program, visit:  Archive360 Partner
 
About Archive360
Archive360 is the market leader in email archive migration software, successfully migrating more than 10 petabytes of data for more than 500 organizations worldwide since 2012. The company's flagship product, Archive2AnywhereTM, is the only solution in the market purpose-built to deliver consistently fast, trouble-free, predictable archive migrations, with verifiable data fidelity and defensible chain of custody reporting. A global organization, Archive360 delivers its solutions through a network of specialist partners.
Data Management Software Integrates the Best of Traditional and Emerging Technologies to Provide Foundation for Customers' Next-Generation Data Fabric Architecture

SUNNYVALE, alif. – "NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) technology allows us to be nimble and react quickly to the often volatile changes in the energy sector," said Hercu Rabsatt, director of infrastructure and service management, Mansfield Oil. "NetApp has been a key partner in helping us revolutionize our infrastructure for competitive advantage, tying our technology to our business strategy and remediating areas of risk. We've had zero downtime for our core business applications since moving them to NetApp ONTAP software. We can always service our customers."

NetApp® today announced the NetApp® ONTAP® 9 operating system, a major advance in enterprise data management software that combines new levels of simplicity and flexibility with powerful capabilities and efficiencies. With ONTAP 9 software, enterprises can quickly integrate the best of traditional and emerging technologies, incorporating flash, the cloud and software-defined architectures to build a Data Fabric foundation across on-premises and cloud resources.

Optimized for Flash

ONTAP 9 software is optimized for flash with improved performance and capacity utilization. With this announcement, NetApp becomes the first all-flash array provider to offer customers 15TB solid state drives (SSDs), which are 50 percent larger than the largest hard-disk drives available today. NetApp also announced the FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 program, which includes the industry's only guaranteed efficiency reduction of 4:1. This program makes it simple, cost effective, and low risk for customers to adopt flash.

New inline data compaction enables more data to fit in a smaller footprint and brings down the cost of flash beyond traditional compression and deduplication. This capability increases efficiency and makes NetApp all-flash systems extremely cost-effective compared to hard disk drive-based systems. 

"As effective flash dollar-per-GB costs drop, flash deployment in the enterprise is accelerating," said Eric Burgener, research director for IDC's storage practice. "NetApp's release of the industry's first 15TB flash drive, combined with new storage efficiency technology features in ONTAP 9, continues to drive that cost down in a flash-optimized, enterprise-class storage platform that is well suited for the type of dense mixed workload consolidation that customers are increasingly looking to their trusted suppliers to deliver."

"We've helped enterprise clients leverage flash to deliver greater performance, scalability, and availability. With the advent of ONTAP 9, 15TB SSDs and the FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 program, our clients will benefit from greater simplicity, flexibility, and cost savings and build a strong foundation to maximize the business value of IT," said Jason Anderson, chief architect, Datalink.

Simplicity, Flexibility and Security Across Flash, Disk and Cloud Deployments
Users of ONTAP 9 software have three options to meet their needs. ONTAP 9 is targeted for general on-premises enterprise use, ONTAP Cloud (formerly NetApp Cloud ONTAP®) delivers enterprise-class data management in the cloud. The new ONTAP Select offers a software-only data management solution. 

ONTAP 9 benefits include:

  • Simplicity -- Easy to set-up and manage, ONTAP 9 can be deployed and serving data for critical workloads in as few as 10 minutes. Also, with enhanced system monitoring, enterprises can use it to centrally manage performance, capacity and data protection across their IT environment.
  • Flexibility -- The ONTAP 9 software is the ideal platform for workload consolidation. The platform offers common data services across general purpose server hardware deployments as software defined storage (SDS) in addition to NetApp engineered systems, converged infrastructure, third-party arrays, next-to-the-cloud systems, and the cloud. 
  • Security -- Customers can achieve up to 100 times greater security against drive failures and meet stringent data retention policies with new triple-parity RAID protection and expanded storage encryption and compliance features. 

"Supporting the Large Hadron Collider, the biggest particle accelerator in the world, and its experiments to study the basic constituents of matter, CERN's database group has been using NetApp products since 2007," said Miroslav Potocky, database storage service manager, in the IT department at CERN, one of the world's largest and most respected centers for scientific research. "Since we started using NetApp clustered FAS systems, they have provided a scalable, stable, high performance environment for our databases, some of which have workloads with up to 1 million changes per second. By using NetApp infrastructure running ONTAP we are able to provide a solution for our most demanding storage use-cases and support CERN's research program towards a better understanding of matter."

"Customers struggling to add flash and cloud capabilities see ONTAP 9 as a powerful consolidation stress reliever that can be deployed with fewer skilled IT resources," said Lee Caswell, vice president, Product, Solutions and Services Marketing at NetApp. "ONTAP 9 delivers real economic value that reduces the cost of flash, introduces a cost-effective software consumption model, and standardizes data management across disk, flash and cloud resources. With ONTAP 9, we are helping customers and partners convert our feature innovations to business value." 

Additional Resources

  • Hear more about ONTAP 9 from Lee Caswell on our blog
  • Find more technical details about ONTAP 9 here
  • Read more about Mansfield Oil and CERN's use of NetApp technology
  • More information about the FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 program here

About NetApp
Leading organizations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store their data. Customers value our teamwork, expertise and passion for helping them succeed now and into the future. To learn more, visit www.netapp.com.

NetApp, the NetApp logo, and Data ONTAP are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such. A current list of NetApp trademarks is available on the web at http://www.netapp.com/us/legal/netapptmlist.aspx.

Guaranteed Performance and Efficiency Combined With Extended Lifecycles Reduces Risk of Flash Adoption for Customers

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced the FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 program, which includes the industry's only guaranteed efficiency reduction of 4:1. This program combined with the company's new 15TB solid state drives (SSDs) makes flash the ideal workload consolidation platform for customers' infrastructure needs.

"The adoption of flash is most often dependent on the total cost of ownership to the customer," said Camberley Bates, managing partner and analyst at Evaluator Group. "Programs such as the FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 will help users justify the economic value of flash as they look at effective capacity applied to SSDs that are far larger than today's biggest capacity hard disk drives."

"New high capacity drives and the downward pricing trends of flash technologies are changing the expectations and economics of enterprise IT," said Lee Caswell, vice president, Product, Solutions and Services Marketing at NetApp. "Our FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 is designed to remove barriers to flash adoption so customers can realize the promise of an all flash data center -- simply, affordably, and without risk."

When customers choose a NetApp® All Flash FAS system, the company will offer a guaranteed total effective storage capacity ratio of at least 4:1, with associated remedies in the event the guarantee is not met.

Benefits of the NetApp FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 program include:

  • 3X Guaranteed Performance - Increase performance by at least 3X with NetApp all-flash storage.
  • 4:1 Guaranteed Efficiency - Reduce required useable storage capacity by at least 4:1 with NetApp all-flash storage. Combined with the industry's first 15TB SSDs customers can fit more than 1PB of data in a single shelf of storage.
  • 5 Ways to Get Started - In addition to the 3X performance guarantee and 4:1 efficiency guarantee, NetApp has developed a range of ways to make it easier for customers to adopt flash including a free risk trial, free controller upgrade program and extended warranties.

The FlashAdvantage 3-4-5 Program is available globally. To learn more about the program, including the 4:1 efficiency guarantee, click here.

About NetApp
Leading organizations worldwide count on NetApp for software, systems and services to manage and store their data. Customers value our teamwork, expertise and passion for helping them succeed now and into the future. To learn more, visit www.netapp.com.

NetApp, the NetApp logo, Data ONTAP are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetApp, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such. A current list of NetApp trademarks is available on the web at http://www.netapp.com/us/legal/netapptmlist.aspx.

Pentagon Force Protection Agency Uses AtHoc to Protect DoD Leadership, Staff, and Visitors in Times of Crisis

 

SAN MATEO, Calif. – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a global leader in secure mobile communications, today announced that the Pentagon Force Protection Agency has awarded a contract to renew and expand its use of BlackBerry's AtHoc Networked Crisis Communications Suite.

Click to Tweet: BlackBerry's AtHoc in expanded use by U.S. Pentagon Security and Police

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) is a civilian agency within the Department of Defense charged with safeguarding the occupants, visitors, and infrastructure of the Pentagon building and sixty-nine other defense installments in the National Capitol Region. This crucial mission is accomplished with officers of the United States Pentagon Police, anti-terrorism and protective services agents, plus threat management agents including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives technicians.

"We are honored by the continued trust in AtHoc by the Pentagon towards protecting its personnel," said Guy Miasnik, President of BlackBerry's AtHoc Division. "Their trust in AtHoc reinforces a shared mission for early warning, personnel accountability and cross-organization information sharing during times of crisis."

Before implementing AtHoc, important resources inside the Pentagon were not connected to a common messaging and emergency notification network, and the PFPA was unable to effectively communicate directly with organizations outside the Pentagon building during a crisis.

AtHoc has enabled the PFPA to establish secure alerting and permission-based crisis communications internally and among numerous external organizations that, together, can respond to whatever threats might arise.

The renewed one-year contract between BlackBerry's AtHoc and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency includes multi-year options extending through 2020. The agreement includes 37,000 Department of Defense users, including Enterprise Alerting for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Offices of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Defense Security Services, and the DoD's Washington Headquarters Services.

About BlackBerry

BlackBerry is securing a connected world, delivering innovative solutions across the entire mobile ecosystem and beyond. We secure the world's most sensitive data across all end points - from cars to smartphones - making the mobile-first enterprise vision a reality. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. The Company trades under the ticker symbols "BB" on the Toronto Stock Exchange and "BBRY" on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit www.BlackBerry.com.

About AtHoc

AtHoc, a division of BlackBerry Limited, is the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communication, protecting millions of people and thousands of organizations around the world. AtHoc provides a seamless and reliable exchange of critical information among organizations, their people and devices. A trusted partner to the world's most demanding customers, AtHoc is the leading provider to the U.S. Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and safeguards numerous other government agencies and leading commercial enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, AtHoc operates around the globe. For more information about AtHoc, please visit www.athoc.com.

Trademarks, including but not limited to ATHOC, EMBLEM Design, ATHOC & Design and PURPLE GLOBE Design are the trademarks or registered trademarks of BlackBerry Limited, its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, used under license, and the exclusive rights to such trademarks are expressly reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

TORONTO, Ontario – TeraGo Inc. ("TeraGo" or the "Company") (TSX:TGO) (www.terago.ca), a national provider of complete end-to-end data solutions, announced today that TeraGo Networks Inc. is launching the Microsoft Azure Pack solution at its tier 3 Data Centre located in Kelowna, British Columbia. TeraGo has added the Azure-based managed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to its extensive suite of cloud solutions and will be adding Database as a Service (DBaaS) and WebApps in the coming months. TeraGo's solution allows businesses to burst from TeraGo's private Azure platform to Microsoft's public Azure platform providing flexibility to the growing needs of businesses. The cloud offers cost savings, productivity and reliability, enabling organizations of any size and sector to collaborate, compete and excel in an increasingly mobile world.

TeraGo is a multi-cloud service provider offering choice and flexibility through various public and private hybrid options as well as diverse services including hosted voice, collocation, network and security solutions. TeraGo's national wholly-owned network and redundant tier 3 data centres in British Columbia and Ontario allow for a secure yet flexible cloud solution to meet the diverse needs of Canadian businesses.

"From today on, our goal is to create Canada's best and most complete cloud, enabled by world class technology and world class cloud ecosystem," said Janet Kennedy, president of Microsoft Canada. "We're privileged to work with our team of Canadian partners who are perfectly positioned to help our Canadian customers innovate, grow and transform their businesses."

Stewart Lyons, President and CEO of TeraGo stated, "TeraGo is committed to offering the best cloud options to Canadian businesses. It is our priority to expand cloud innovation and adoption across Canada, and as part of that, we are excited to add another multi-cloud option through Microsoft Azure Pack. We truly believe in meeting our customers' needs, by offering choice, a secure and scalable service offering, as well as our 24x7 partner experience program."

About TeraGo

TeraGo provides businesses across Canada and globally with network and voice services, data center services and enterprise infrastructure cloud services. TeraGo manages over 3,000 cloud workloads, seven data centers in the Greater Toronto Area, the Greater Vancouver Area, Ottawa, Kelowna and Winnipeg and owns and manages its own IP network. The Company serves over 4,000 business customers in 46 major markets across Canada including Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Winnipeg. TeraGo Networks is a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) and was selected as one of Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers for 2015 and is recognized as a Canadian Telecommunications Employer of Choice for 2015. TeraGo Networks was also recognized by IDC as a Major Player in MarketScape Cloud Vendor Assessment.

For more information about TeraGo, please visit www.terago.ca.

The Business Continuity Institute - May 30, 2016 10:31 BST

At the Fleming 6th Annual Business Continuity and Emergency Response Forum in Abu Dhabi, the Business Continuity Institute presented its annual Middle East Awards to recognize the high standard of excellence demonstrated by business continuity and resilience professionals and organizations across the region.

The BCI Middle East Awards consist of nine categories – eight of which are decided by a panel of judges with the winner of the final category (Industry Personality of the Year) being voted for by their peers.

Reflecting the growing maturity of the industry in the Middle East, the quality of submissions received was exceptional. There can be only one winner in each of the categories however, and those were:

Continuity and Resilience Newcomer
Pauline Kolset CBCI, Administration Manager, Risk Management at Jumeirah Group

Continuity and Resilience Consultant
Tom Keegan FBCI, Enterprise Resilience Leader at Control Risks

Continuity and Resilience Professional (private Sector)
Abdullah Alrebdi AMBCI, Business Continuity Senior Analyst at the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul)

Continuity and Resilience Professional (Public Sector)
Mahmoud Abu Farha MBCI, Head of Business Continuity Management at the Palestine Monetary Authority

Continuity and Resilience Team
Roads and Transport Authority Crisis Management Team

Continuity and Resilience Provider (Service/Product)
Deloitte and Touche, Resiliency and Continuity Services

Continuity and Resilience Innovation
Estmrarya Academy ‘Learn and be more Resilient’

Most Effective Recovery
Commercial International Bank - Egypt

Industry Personality
Fatima Azeem AMBCI, Executive Officer in Business Continuity at the National Emergency Crisis & Disaster Management Authority

The BCI Middle East Awards are one of seven regional awards hosted by the BCI, which culminate in the annual Global Awards held in November during the Institute’s annual conference in London, England. All winners of a BCI Regional Award are automatically entered into the Global Awards.

Credit: Adam Lowe

Group-Photo-with-shovelsASHBURN, Va. – Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties celebrated the start of construction of Intergate.Ashburn – a 900,000-square-foot data center campus -- with its “Going Vertical” groundbreaking event this week. Attending the ceremony were (L. to R.)

Jeff Kanne, President, National Real Estate Advisors; Ron Paul, Chairman of EagleBank; Ken Gray, SVP, Commercial Real Estate of EagleBank; John Sabey, President, Sabey Data Centers; Kevin Verdi, Managing Director, Investments, National Real Estate Advisors; Patty Sewell, Senior Vice President Finance Corporate Treasurer & Secretary, Sabey Corp.; Buddy Rizer, Executive Director, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development; Ron Meyer, Jr., Supervisor, Loudoun County; Virginia State Senator Barbara Favola; Suzanne Volpe, Supervisor, Loudoun County; Rob Rockwood, Senior Vice President, Eastern Region, Sabey Data Centers; Dave Sabey, President, Sabey Corporation; and Tony Marquez, Executive VP/Chief Real Estate Lending Officer, EagleBank.

About Sabey Data Centers

With a portfolio of more than three million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of the oldest and largest privately owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/operators in the United States. Sabey specializes in scalable, custom-built solutions including data center ready shell space and fully turnkey data centers managed by Sabey’s award-winning critical environment staff. Consistently recognized for its reputation for operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey is proud to provide data center services to many of the world’s top financial, technology and healthcare companies. www.sabey.com

After Volkswagen admitted designing software that provided false emissions data in order to appear compliant with emissions standards, many questions were raised about the culture of the company. The scandal also highlighted the difficulties in locating risk across an organization.

The resignation of Volkswagen’s CEO further illustrates how difficult it is to run an organization from an ethical perspective.

With a multinational company as large as Volkswagen, it is inherently tough to keep an eye on every single aspect of the business. It is, therefore, impossible that a senior Volkswagen executive could have known everything about the engine emissions testing process.

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http://corporatecomplianceinsights.com/4-lessons-from-the-volkswagen-emissions-scandal/

What is encryption?

Encryption is the process of transforming information (referred to as plaintext) to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge, usually referred to as a “key”. The result of the process is encrypted information. In many contexts, the word encryption also implicitly refers to the reverse process, decryption (e.g. “software for encryption” can typically also perform decryption), to make the encrypted information readable again (i.e. to make it unencrypted).

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http://blog.krollontrack.co.uk/making-data-simple/encryption-decrypted-learn-how-your-data-is-protected-online/