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Sureline Systems' SUREedge Solutions Provide DR and Migration to Google Cloud Platform

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sureline Systems, a leader in Cloud Migration and Cloud disaster Recovery, is partnering with Google Cloud Platform to improve the customer's journey as they move their workloads to the cloud. Google Cloud Platform customer's using Sureline's SUREedge® Migrator will experience an accelerated and simplified process to move their data and workloads from their existing environment to Google Cloud Platform. SUREedge DR provides a powerful DR solution for on-premise servers to be protected to Google Cloud Platform for disaster recovery with failover, failback and testing modes supported.

"Sureline is excited about this collaboration with Google. With SUREedge® Cloud Migration and DR solutions, Sureline helps enable an Enterprise Cloud Mobility Strategy on Google Cloud Platform," said Ravi Goyal Co-founder, President, and CEO, Sureline Systems.

As enterprises execute their Cloud Strategy and consolidate and modernize their data centers, Sureline provides Cloud Migration, Cloud Disaster Recovery, Datacenter Consolidation and Application Mobility solutions. Our award-winning SUREedge® is an enterprise-class software that reduces risk through secure data transmission, efficient data movement, and reliable movement of the entire application, its data, and interdependencies. It is easy to deploy and manage through a single UI, with automated discovery, no agents to install, and is completely non-disruptive. Our Google Cloud Migration solution has the ability to move any cloud, server, hypervisor or storage.

Sureline is proud to have supported the Google Cloud Platform since last year with its SUREedge Migrator and DR solutions. Google's partner program allows participating technology companies to integrate their solutions with Google Cloud Platform. SUREedge® takes advantage of the unique capabilities of Google Cloud Platform for rapid recovery and transition to the platform.

To learn more about Google Cloud Platform and Google selected vendors for Cloud Migration and DR visit cloud.google.com/migrate.

About Sureline Systems
Sureline Systems is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with offices in Japan, India and Dubai. Sureline's award winning SUREedge® is a proven enterprise-class software solution for Cloud Migration, Cloud Disaster Recovery, Datacenter Consolidation and Application Mobility. SUREedge reduces risk through secure data transmission, efficient data movement, and reliable movement of the entire application, its data and interdependencies. It is easy to deploy and manage through a single UI, with automated discovery, no agents to install, and is completely non-disruptive. SUREedge is source and destination agnostic working from any physical server, any hypervisor, any cloud, and any storage including hyperconverged to any other. Customers worldwide trust SUREedge® to meet their workload migration, disaster recovery and business continuity and application mobility objectives. For further information, please visit the Sureline website at www.surelinesystems.com.

Red Herring Top 100; Red Herring Global 100, CIO Review Top 100
Twitter: @SurelineSystems
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sureline-systems


New Identity-Defined Network™ Fabric Enables Secure Micro-Segmentation on Demand and Provides Trusted Communications Across the Hybrid Enterprise

SEATTLE, Wash. – Tempered Networks Inc., the pioneer in Identity-Defined Networking™, has announced its Identity-Defined Network™ (IDN) Fabric that delivers new levels of security, scale and flexibility to address enterprise connectivity needs. The IDN Fabric is enabled by the newest release of the Tempered Networks platform, which gives enterprise IT staff more ways to seamlessly and dynamically extend trusted connectivity to any IP-enabled endpoint. The secure fabric cloaks the enterprise's fluid perimeter, providing baked-in security, micro-segmentation, and resiliency to seamlessly safeguard business critical assets and endpoints -- wherever they are located -- across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Today's announcement affords customers the benefits of secure software-defined networking and hybrid cloud computing.

Trust on demand
Tempered's IDN Fabric offers a broad set of new HIPservices, deployable across enterprises growing hybrid infrastructures. A tightly-integrated API facilitates automated integration with networking tools bringing unprecedented ease-of-use to previously complex workloads like self-provisioning portals, adaptive defensive networks, and data center redundancy. The new secure network fabric builds on Tempered Networks' core HIPswitch technology that provides trust gateways using unique, cryptographic identities only accessible by explicitly whitelisted systems or endpoints. The fabric is a mesh of trust gateways and dynamic encrypted tunnels that are centrally managed through an automated orchestration engine. With the new IDN Fabric, these capabilities can be seamlessly extended to provide elastic security services, without the complexity typically associated with mapping security controls to other network segments across the hybrid enterprise.

"Tempered Networks is making a transformative impact on secure networking that is sorely needed as cyber crime and cyber warfare skyrockets," said Jeff S. Hussey, CEO of Tempered Networks. "The complexity of today's networking and security solutions only exacerbates the problem for CIOs and CSOs, rather than fixing it. Tempered Networks Identity-Defined Networking Fabric unshackles IT staff from all the tedious, error-prone tasks of managing the complexity that comes with firewalls, VPNs, VLANs, IPsec, etc. Instead, we shield users through automated orchestration of security policies and trust relationships for flawless execution."

The Tempered IDN Fabric transcends the restrictive rules of IP networking through the use of Host Identity Protocol (HIP). With HIP, security is baked-in from the start, eliminating the need to bolt on security technologies that are complex to manage. The new release of Tempered Networks Conductor and its SimpleConnect™ API set the bar for automated orchestration. Customers can easily manage security policies and trust relationships, achieving micro-segmentation and resiliency at scale, across heterogeneous environments. 

With the announcement of its secure IDN Fabric and new platform, Tempered Networks introduces:

Conductor enhancements:

  • SimpleConnect™ API. A RESTful API exposes the full functionality of the Conductor's advanced orchestration engine, enabling customers to easily manage device communication policies through the fabric and automatically integrate the Tempered solution into other workloads.
  • Visual Trust Map™. Provides a clear visual map of trusted relationships between whitelisted endpoints (i.e. device groups) to give administrators a clear picture of all connected and protected assets.
  • New dashboard. An intuitive live dashboard makes it easy to view the inventory of HIPservices in operation, which models are deployed, and which release versions are running.
  • Endpoint traffic stats. Network throughput visualization for public and overlay networks.

New HIPservices:

  • HIPapp for Windows. A new software application that provides seamless identity for any endpoint running Windows 7 or 10. When running the HIPapp, these endpoints can securely communicate with other trusted distributed equipment, devices and services protected by Tempered overlay networks.
  • Virtual HIPswitch 300v. Enables IT staff to extend HIPswitch hardened security capabilities into virtual environments.

AWS Cloud:

  • The HIPswitch 300v and the Conductor are now available as a virtual instance in the AWS Cloud.

The new software release for the Tempered Networks platform will be available in May 2016. Customers under current maintenance agreements can upgrade their Conductors and HIPswitches to the new 1.12 firmware at no additional charge. 

Supporting Quotes

"Our research at IDC continues to indicate enterprise IT is struggling to adequately manage network environments that are not only growing but are becoming increasingly complex," said Brad Casemore, research director for datacenter networks at IDC. "IT leadership must reduce the manual ways that staff manage networks and increase the automation of tedious and error-prone networking tasks. In this respect, Tempered Networks is focused on shielding users from the management complexities of IP-based networking through automated orchestration of device policies on encrypted overlay networks. Reducing complexity is vital for IT to enhance their service levels across the enterprise."

"In contrast to traditional firewalls with static traffic filtering rules, or IPsec gateways that encapsulate all traffic through tunnels, HIPswitches use a stronger approach," said Dr. Andrei Gurtov, principal scientist at Aalto University in Finland. "Tempered Networks establishes secure tunnels over public Internet networks to deliver vulnerable user traffic safely, and they employ white-listing of hosts that govern use of these tunnels between cryptographic identities, protecting against unauthenticated malicious traffic. Furthermore, usability has always been an Achilles' heel of any proposed security solution, but Tempered has addressed this by focusing on providing an all-in-one platform with easy centralized management."

"Most of our enterprise IT customers are trying to take advantage of cloud and hybrid environments, as well as supporting a growing array of devices -- including non-traditional endpoints. That's a tall order when their CSO is on a mission to reduce their network attack surface, since it's not a trivial challenge to secure a constantly shifting perimeter," said Craig Harper, Chief Technology Officer at Sysorex. "By expanding the footprint of its secure, identity-based HIPservices to client endpoints and into the cloud, Tempered Networks gives Sysorex a unique advantage that will help our clients significantly enhance their risk posture."

"Traditional IT security products introduce a level of complexity at the operational level that can make it difficult or impossible to deploy and scale without impacting service or introducing risk," said Rick Dahlstrom, Executive Vice-President Sales & Marketing at McNaughton-McKay Electric Company. "Tempered Networks sets the bar for usability, flexibility and scale so our customers can focus on their core operations, rather than spending ongoing cycles managing, securing and troubleshooting their networks."

Supporting Resources

About Tempered Networks
Tempered Networks delivers a game-changing approach that brings seamless identity and trust to hybrid enterprise networks. The company's Identity-Defined Networking™ (IDN) Fabric cloaks an organization's fluid and porous perimeter, with baked-in security, effortless micro-segmentation, and centralized automated orchestration to eliminate manual errors and ensure enterprise scale. Tempered Networks' modern approach transcends the restrictive and tedious rules of IP networking, empowering IT staff to focus more on strategic business initiatives. The proven technology was in development and production for over 10 years at a Fortune 50 company and recently commercialized. Customers in the commercial, industrial and public sectors are deploying 'well-tempered' networks today. For more information go to www.temperednetworks.com.

You can also follow us @TemperedNW on Twitter or visit us on LinkedIn for more information about Tempered Networks and our technology.

Forward-looking statements. Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. Such statements include, for example, statements regarding the Company's or management's beliefs, expectations, estimations, plans, projections and similar statements. Any such forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results and performance, or industry results to be materially different from any results or performance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and there can be no assurance that the results and events contemplated by such forward-looking statements will, in fact, occur. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced it has joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), an engineering-focused initiative led by Facebook, SK Telecom and Deutsche Telekom, among others, that encourages the adoption of an open approach to global networks. The group is comprised of operators, infrastructure providers, system integrators and other technology companies that aim to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.

The Telecom Infra Project aims to solve many of the issues associated with traditional telecommunications infrastructures by providing an ecosystem of interoperable components enabling completely new and agile network architectures. Leveraging its position as a leading proponent of open source and open architectures, Juniper Networks will be contributing its engineering and development expertise to TIP's Open Optical Packet Transport project group.

Juniper's membership in TIP underscores its commitment and desire to move the telecom industry forward with an open approach to networking through interoperability and the development of new and advanced technical solutions.

Supporting Quotes:

"Juniper Networks is a leader in the movement towards open architectures that introduce simplicity, flexibility and efficiency to global networks. We're pleased to welcome Juniper, an expert in packet optical transport, to TIP and look forward to their contribution in advancing the telecom industry."

- Andrew Kurtzman, TIP Foundation

"With Juniper's open networking commitment and heritage, we are excited to join and contribute to TIP. We believe this initiative and our contribution will help move the industry forward with an open multi-layer packet and transport network, foster innovation and bring tremendous value to the global networking community. We're excited to contribute to Facebook's vision for open line systems and lead the industry toward a more open and agile approach to networking."

- Masum Mir, vice president of Product Management at Juniper Networks

Additional Resources:

About Juniper Networks

Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. Our team co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure networks with agility, performance and value. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.

Juniper Networks and Junos are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The Juniper Networks and Junos logos are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

ROOT Data Center Lands Top Tech Company

Fast, flexible capacity and environmental consciousness secure International investment in ROOT Data Center


MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC – ROOT Data Center has taken another step towards making Montréal the leading data centre city in Canada with the addition of a second centre in Baie-D'Urfe, PQ, and expansion of its existing LaSalle, PQ, facility. Investment in greater capacity, increase energy efficiency and a significant increase in staff have been possible through the on-boarding of clients who recognize the value in ROOT's location and unique service offering.

Additional 175,000 square foot site

ROOT Data Center has become the data centre of choice because of its ability deploy needed capacity quickly through one of the most energy-efficient facilities in the country. This allows clients to bring their offerings to market sooner and significantly reduce traditional operational costs.

Anonymous by request, a sizeable new client entering Canada required more capacity to house their IT infrastructure and geographic redundancy was required, inspiring the need for a second site. Currently, ROOT is completing phase one of its new facility in Baie-D'Urfe. The 175,000 square-foot centre that will eventually have a total power capacity of 50MW (megawatt), will go online in June with a 20MW capacity, enough to power up to 20,000 homes.

In sync with the physical site expansion, ROOT has hired more staff to meet its rapid growth, ramping up their team from nine in December 2015 to 34 employees as of April 2016.

ROOT, the eco-superior data centre

Efficiencies are realized though a unique cooling technology that uses the ambient air temperatures to cool the data centre. It is 100 percent free cooling when the temperature outside is below 22C and partial free cooling between 22C and 30C. In Montréal partial support is needed less than 10 percent of the year meaning ROOT's facilities reduce non-critical energy consumption by more than 50 percent compared to traditional centres. It also eliminates the need for more risky and complicated water cooling systems that can use millions of gallons of wasted water annually.

"We are very excited to assist our new customer as they enter the Canadian market," said Root Data Center chief executive officer, AJ Byers. "They have proven that our desire to challenge the data centre industry in Canada, by being more efficiency-focused, can bring significant value to large international organizations coming into the country."

$25 million in funding

ROOT raised $25 million in growth financing to complete the development of the LaSalle data centre, build the second data facility and fund their operational and staffing growth. The funding was secured from ABRY Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm with extensive investment experience in the data centre sector.

About ROOT Data Center

ROOT is a next generation data centre company that provides colocation solutions to empower the world's computing leaders. Its modular design promises optimal agility and efficiency, which enables all customers to scale their technology infrastructure and grow with confidence. Less power to waste, more power to you. For more information visit www.rootdatacenter.com


Combines Consumption-Based Pricing With State-of-the-Art Deduplication to Achieve Unprecedented Storage Savings

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Druva, the leader in converged data protection, today announced new consumption-based pricing for Druva Phoenix, the industry's first public cloud solution to converge backup, archival and disaster recovery. There are no additional hardware or software costs and enterprises will now pay only for the actual storage they consume. When combined with Phoenix's patented global deduplication that provides among the most efficient data reduction capabilities as well as auto-archival to cold storage of infrequently accessed data, organizations can minimize their stored data and overall server backup costs. With this announcement, Druva becomes the only enterprise data protection company to offer true "pay-only-for-what-you-use" consumption pricing plans.

"As businesses move more and more data to the cloud, Druva is helping to further reduce barriers for increased adoption by helping these organizations realize their true value. This is not limited to technology, but the business model too. We are the first to combine all-in-one backup, archival and DR in the cloud, and now we are bringing that same innovation to our licensing model too," said Jaspreet Singh, CEO, Druva. "Only Druva has adopted true consumption-based licensing so organizations pay only for what they use -- and nothing more. This new model gives our customers greater budgeting predictability and ultimately reduces their costs. We fully expect our competition to soon follow."

Druva Phoenix is built upon a unique scalable, cloud-first architecture that offers unprecedented cost savings for enterprises. These savings are achieved by minimizing the backup and archival storage footprint while eliminating the need for expensive hardware and data center facilities. Phoenix achieves this through patented, client-based global deduplication, providing among the most granular and complete data reduction capabilities. This allows Phoenix to do ever-incremental backups, avoiding all subsequent full backup copies required by traditional methods. Deduplication across all data within a region coupled with variable block size-based matching allows more efficient data reduction, decreasing the data footprint by 50-100X in many cases. In addition, global deduplication offers dramatic savings in bandwidth consumption, resulting in faster backups. Coupled with auto-archival capabilities that automatically move infrequently accessed data to less costly cold storage helps to further reduce overall costs.

"It is impossible to have an IT transformation conversation without considering cloud services, particularly in regard to data backup, archive and disaster recovery scenarios," said Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. "Druva has been a long-time innovator in each of those cloud-based data protection initiatives, including not only tactical backup but also strategic efforts around governance and archiving, so it isn't a surprise that they continue to seek out evolutionary ways to help customers better consume cloud-based data protection services and scenarios."

Legacy models, due to the lack of storage efficiencies, are forced to make up the cost difference through complex pricing models that typically provide inexpensive up-front storage but impose a stiff penalty when customers need to retrieve their data in an emergency. Or, they apply storage limitations on retention, forcing customers to follow a vendor's retention model or pay more than expected. With Druva's new approach, the pricing structure is transparent with no hidden fees or limitations to how much you store or for how long.

Druva Phoenix is a secure and elastic cloud solution that provides backup, archival and disaster recovery. It stores data indefinitely with limitless snapshots and flexible retention policies, while providing for continuous backup of physical and virtual servers, including the ability to automatically failover and spin up virtual machines in the AWS public cloud, ensuring always-on business continuity.

Druva is also announcing its Storage Consumption Challenge for organizations in North America with more than 5 TB of data stored for backup. The challenge will show companies -- in just 15 minutes -- how they can cut their storage consumption by at least half compared to what they currently consume, thereby lowering overall effective costs. If Druva is unable to demonstrate that an organization's storage consumption can be cut by at least half, that organization will receive a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

For more information on the Druva Storage Consumption Challenge, which runs through June 30, 2016, visit http://www.druva.com/challenge for details and conditions.

Learn more about Druva's consumption-based pricing and how it can lead to unprecedented cost savings for your organization.

About Druva
Druva is the leader in converged data protection, bringing data-center class availability and governance to the mobile and distributed enterprise. With a single dashboard for backup, availability and governance, Druva's award-winning solutions minimize network impact and are transparent to users. As the industry's fastest growing data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 4,000 global organizations on over 4 million devices. Learn more at http://www.druva.com and join the conversation at twitter.com/druvainc.


New E-Book Helps Companies Develop Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery Strategies

IRVINE, Calif. – Ripcord Solutions, a leader in providing continuity management advisory services to large companies, today announced that it is publishing a guide to help organizations develop and improve their business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management strategies. The e-book, A Beginner's Guide to Continuity and Planning, is available for free download at www.ripcordsolutions.com/beginners-guide-to-continuity.

Business continuity is vital for companies in 2016, and many do understand the importance of being prepared. Yet, the plans that organizations have in place are often obsolete, ignored, convoluted, or nonexistent. Ripcord's new e-book is a resource for business continuity newcomers. Features of the guide include:

  • Reasons why business continuity matters in today's business landscape
  • A basic plan for building or maturing a continuity program
  • Tips to achieve successful business continuity management

"In today's economic environment, companies have little margin of error," says Paul Lambert, President of Ripcord Solutions. "Business continuity that is insufficient isn't an option anymore -- organizations must be ready for the unexpected, and this requires more effort than building a plan based on industry standards. Our e-book offers advice to companies looking to boost their business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management strategies."

For additional information about this new e-book or Ripcord's services, visit the company's website at www.ripcordsolutions.com.

About Ripcord Solutions
Ripcord Solutions provides crisis management, disaster recovery, and business continuity advisory services to large companies. Our experienced consultants work on projects ranging from current state assessments, business and technology impact analyses, and table-top exercises to the establishment of governance, regulatory compliance, and maturity matrices. We also utilize Web-based training as a method to quickly build program awareness, disseminate program methodology, and build the muscle memory necessary for an effective response. For more information, visit www.ripcordsolutions.com.

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Proactive Functionality for Software Asset Management Optimizes Software License Use, Reducing Costs and Adding Clarity Across the Organization

AUSTIN, Texas – Snow Software, the leading developer of Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions, today launched Snow License Manager 8. A major leap forward in software license optimization technologies, the release reflects the role of the data center at the heart of the organization. Holding up to 70% of an organization's software assets, data centers present complexities with licensing, requiring significant automation, preventing effective software optimization.

Snow License Manager 8 delivers license management and software optimization across the organization by enabling greater transparency, forecasting and reporting. This latest generation of SAM brings more value to stakeholders, including C-level executives and SAM managers. In addition to its management functionality, reporting and forecasting capabilities make SAM a strategic business function capable of supporting current and future software planning needs.

Snow License Manager 8 supports businesses with:

  • Better financial management from the ability to track and forecast future costs
  • Greater clarity over audit calculations to enable smoother audits
  • Expanded reporting capabilities to better communicate the insight from SAM to the wider organization

"Organizations have long used SAM to manage licenses, but the future of software will demand a user-centric approach to managing and optimizing software consumption, whatever the application or device. Software is a business asset and as organizations seek to gain more value from it, the resources they need to ensure this is effective have to become more intelligent and intuitive," said Peter Björkman, CTO at Snow Software. "For this reason, SAM will become a platform for the entire organization to play an active role in the optimization of software use and cost management."

Data centers are one of the most complex areas for the organization to manage and optimize license use. As a result, data centers have the greatest potential for optimization and cost-savings. Capacity-based licensing can often result in double licensing and compliance risks. Snow License Manager 8 addresses these challenges with functionality specifically for managing, mapping and cataloging data center environments. For example, ensuring optimized use of full upgrade and downgrade entitlements, and automatically applying processor core factor licensing for Microsoft and Oracle software.

"Optimizing and managing data center software is a growing focus area for the SAM manager and for IT. The complexity of this environment and the resource drain any potential audits would cause means there are significant gains and losses to be made. Snow is investing in this new battleground now as we know many of our customers' software optimization needs will soon rely on this," Björkman added.

For more information on the Snow License Manager 8, please visit:

About Snow Software
Whether it's through lack of control, lack of understanding or lack of compliance, Snow (www.snowsoftware.com) believes that most organizations today end up paying too high a price for their software.

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Snow Software is the largest dedicated developer of Software Asset Management solutions, designed to ensure that the $326 billion spent every year on enterprise software is money well spent -- ensuring organizations have the appropriate licenses for the software they use -- not too many, not too few.

With more local offices and regional support centers than any other vendor, over 6,000 organizations around the world rely on Snow Software's on-premise and cloud-based SAM platforms to manage software licensing across more than 11 million devices, from mobile to desktop, data center to the cloud.

For the latest information about Snow, please visit:
Web: www.snowsoftware.com
Twitter: @snowsoftware

Healthcare Providers Will Benefit From Augmented Compliance Training, OSHA Expertise, On-Site Healthcare Assessments, ICD-10 Support and HIPAA-HITECH Solutions

WELLESLEY, Mass. – MedSafe, the leader in total healthcare compliance solutions, is pleased to announce its partnership with HIPAA Secure Now! to address the wide range of compliance requirements that small doctor's offices, medium-sized physician practices and larger Healthcare Networks face in a constantly evolving regulatory climate. 

The combination of services from MedSafe and HIPAA Secure Now! will provide healthcare compliance advantages by offering proven comprehensive solutions that are hands on, streamline operations and are instrumental in sustaining healthcare organizations. The services additionally cover ICD-10 and other billing and coding compliance needs and can convert to turn-key solutions that take away many of the headaches healthcare practices, networks and medical facilities experience, as well as increase their profitability.

"We are thrilled to partner with HIPAA Secure Now! to offer comprehensive compliance services in an even more deeper and meaningful way to a wider customer base. Our company visions are similar in that we both want to make a big difference in how healthcare organizations can operate better, smarter and improve their bottom line," says Christine Queally Foisey, President and CEO of MedSafe.

"From working closely with MedSafe, it became quickly apparent that our services complement and supplement each other. We both put a lot of value in quality and in providing a very customer-centric approach, which is important to our healthcare customers. We couldn't be happier to have such a formidable partner," says Art Gross, the President and CEO of HIPAA Secure Now!

The services of MedSafe and HIPAA Secure Now! are scalable and tailored to address the varying needs of healthcare organizations. MedSafe's specialty in providing education and training, along with OSHA and other compliance services, integrated with HIPAA Secure Now!'s streamlined, fully managed, affordable HIPAA-HITECH solutions makes for a winning combination.

About MedSafe
Founded in 1991, MedSafe is the leading healthcare and compliance solutions provider; delivering accreditation, safety, and healthcare compliance to health and dental care organizations nationwide. Services include on-site assessment, development of written policies and procedures, online implementation, management tools, web-based education and ongoing training. MedSafe is dedicated to simplifying the business of healthcare by delivering best practices in compliance, tailored services and technology to physicians, dentists, and health systems. Our compliance experts are renowned for their expertise in OSHA, HIPAA, ICD-10, coding, and operational excellence to eliminate the inefficiencies in healthcare. Visit www.medsafe.com for more information

About HIPAA Secure Now!
HIPAA Secure Now! has been helping clients comply with the HIPAA Security Rule since 2009. HIPAA Secure Now! is the fastest and easiest way to HIPAA compliance. HIPAA Secure Now! performs our client's Risk Assessment; writes their policies and procedures and trains their employees on how to protect patient information. In addition, HIPAA Secure Now! offers a full suite of technology products to protect patient information including email encryption, mobile encryption, data backup, disaster recovery and network security. For more information visit http://www.HIPAASecureNow.com.

Partnership Makes Integrated Data from Diverse Sources Available to Data Professionals Without the Limitations of Traditional Solutions

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, and Informatica (NYSE: INFA), a leader delivering transformative innovation for the future of all things data, today announced a partnership to deliver universal access to data by leveraging the cloud. In addition to technical collaboration to provide native integration between Snowflake and Informatica based on the new Informatica 10 Connector SDK, the two companies will also collaborate to help businesses bring together and use data in the cloud easily and confidently.

Using Informatica's proven data management solutions with Snowflake's innovative cloud data warehouse provides customers a powerful solution for bringing together both cloud and on-premise data with the agility and scalability needed to provide universal access to data and analytics. Built on the new Informatica Connector SDK, the next-generation native Snowflake connector for Informatica will fully leverage Snowflake's unique capabilities, giving Informatica PowerCenter and Informatica Vibe the ability to provide scalable data movement and in-database transformations that leverage Snowflake's unique scalability and elasticity. Customers can dramatically accelerate the time from data to analytics even as their data and users scale with the confidence that comes from robust data quality management.

"Informatica delivers the enterprise-class data management platform that companies need to get a clear view of their data," said Don Tirsell, VP of cloud alliances, OEM and business development at Informatica. "Snowflake and Informatica together provide a path for businesses to accelerate adoption of the cloud with an enterprise-class, scalable and flexible solution for bringing together and analyzing data from the universe of sources that is available to them today."

Snowflake's Elastic Data Warehouse is a data warehouse provided as a cloud-native service, built from the ground up for today's data and analytics. Snowflake automates infrastructure, management, and optimization so that organizations can focus on using their data instead of managing infrastructure. Snowflake's native support for diverse data, both structured and semi-structured, accelerates analysts' access to diverse data without sacrificing flexibility or performance.

"Access to data is critical to the survival of the modern company, but the challenges of doing that has been the death of far too many data analytics projects," said Bob Muglia, CEO at Snowflake Computing. "Informatica and Snowflake recognize the critical opportunity to leverage the cloud to create a revolution in how organizations make data available to data users as quickly and scalably as possible."

The Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse is generally available and is being used with Informatica by customers such as market research firm ResearchNow. The next-generation Snowflake connector for Informatica, built on the Informatica App SDK, will provide further performance and scalability advancements for customers.

"Snowflake's integration with Informatica made perfect sense to us," said Raphy Mathias, director of insights and analytics at Research Now. "We already had Informatica expertise, and using Snowflake with the Informatica connector allowed us to quickly bring together complex data sources in a trusted and scalable platform so that we can solve the toughest big data problems out there."

Snowflake is a sponsor of Informatica World 2016, happening May 23-26 in San Francisco. To hear more, stop by the Snowflake booth #224 to speak with Snowflake experts and see the technology in action. For more details and to register, visit http://www.informaticaworld.com/iw16/index.html.

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About Informatica
Informatica is a leading independent software provider focused on delivering transformative innovation for the future of all things data. Organizations around the world rely on Informatica to realize their information potential and drive top business imperatives. More than 5,800 enterprises depend on Informatica to fully leverage their information assets residing on-premise, in the Cloud and on the internet, including social networks. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com. Connect with Informatica at https://linkedin.com/company/informatica, https://twitter.com/Informatica and https://facebook.com/InformaticaLLC.

About Snowflake
Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, has reinvented the data warehouse for the cloud and today's data. The Snowflake Elastic Data Warehouse is built from the cloud up with a patent-pending new architecture that delivers the power of data warehousing, the flexibility of big data platforms and the elasticity of the cloud -- at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. Snowflake can be found online at snowflake.net.


Market research firm IDC forecasts a 50% increase in revenues from the sale of big data and business analytics software, hardware, and services between 2015 and 2019. Services will account for the biggest chunk of revenue, with banking and manufacturing-led industries poised to spend the most.

Data is the driving force underlying market disrupters such as ride-sharing service Uber. Data and analytic projects dominated the top of InformationWeek's Elite 100 list in 2016. So it's no surprise that IDC's most recent forecast for the big data and business analytics market shows significant revenue growth for the next five years.

IDC predicts revenue from the sales of big data and business analytics applications, tools, and services will increase more than 50%, from nearly $122 billion in 2015 to more than $187 billion in 2019. The analyst firm estimates revenue by technology, industry, and geography in its Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide.