After a record year in 2014, the company continues to grow faster than the overall disk-based backup market and increase its market share
LONDON – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup solutions, today announced that Q1 2015 was its most successful quarter to date. The company achieved record bookings and marked its fifth consecutive quarter as both cash and P&L positive. In addition, the company reported double-digit growth from Q1 2014.
“Q1 2015 was another record-setting bookings quarter for ExaGrid,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “Our competitive win rate remains high as organisations continue to see the benefit of our architectural approach to backup storage versus simply adding data deduplication to a backup application or to an inline/scale-up storage appliance. The combination of ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture solves all the problems of backup storage and is especially effective in virtual environments.”
In addition to record bookings and five consecutive quarters of being cash and P&L positive, ExaGrid has continued its expansion with the addition of sales teams in key regions in North America, EMEA, and Singapore. ExaGrid also expanded its channel program, increasing its partner status with CDW and adding Lifeboat as its newest North American distributor. Lifeboat, a value-added distributor for virtualisation, business continuity and other technically sophisticated products, will distribute ExaGrid’s disk-based backup with data deduplication appliances to its resellers in the United States and Canada.
ExaGrid continues to grow faster than the overall disk-based backup market, and as a result is gaining market share. The company remains committed to solving the problems of backup and being a valued partner to its more than 2,000 mid-market and enterprise customers, representing over 10,000 installations.
This March, ExaGrid received Network Computing’s first ever Return on Investment Award due to its track record of lowering operating costs and improving productivity, further validating the value ExaGrid provides to its customers.
Click here http://www.exagrid.com/why-exagrid/customer-types/ to learn more about why customers are choosing ExaGrid and why the company wins 70 percent of deals over its public competitors.
Organisations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.
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Pivotal GemFire in memory-database integrated with federated search and encrypted security for high scale custom applications
SearchYourCloud (SYC) today announced a relationship with Pivotal, the software company at the intersection of big data, PaaS, and agile development, to integrate SYC's patented federated search and security application on Pivotal GemFire, an in-memory database for high scale and real-time applications. Pivotal's implementation of SearchYourCloud will enable secure access and accurate searching capabilities for over 120 customers' mission-critical enterprise applications.
"As enterprises rely on cloud applications to improve business productivity and flexibility, they have been forced to consider how data is being stored, accessed and shared in the cloud," said Simon Bain, SearchYourCloud CEO. "Pivotal's customers rely on the GemFire platform for their business critical applications, and SearchYourCloud can assure their customers will have an accessible, secure search across applications customised to meet each enterprise's users requirements and standard practices."
Pivotal GemFire, a world-class NoSQL in-memory database, powers leading enterprise mission critical applications across every industry. It delivers unmatched global scalability and real-time performance while uniquely maintaining application and data consistency.
Now, Pivotal's users can benefit from SearchYourCloud's patented search, which returns more select and specific results, in current workflows, from the desktop to the cloud with a single search query. Data and files are transported and stored to and from the cloud already encrypted to AES 256 standards and can be securely accessed from any authorised mobile or static device, with dynamically assembled keys. Every time a user accesses a document, SearchYourCloud simultaneously encrypts it at the end device based on the content, author/s, date range and document Meta data, and updates the in-memory search index making it the fastest, most secure search engine available. Administrators have complete control, down to the file level, of all access, usage, audit and deletion of files in the system. For additional security, the index can stand behind the end-user's firewall.
"With the drastic increases in data from users, devices, and applications, developers and IT architects have to stretch meet ever increasing enterprise standards, while still ensuring their businesses can innovate," said Michael Cucchi, senior director of product marketing at Pivotal. "By partnering with SearchYourCloud, we are able to deliver our customers a quick and relevant cloud ready search solution to instantly locate the files they need and responsibly returning only the subset of the required data, but most importantly, doing it with the security and control that our enterprise customers demand."
Latest release of EDB’s Postgres Plus Cloud Database supports heightened security requirements
BEDFORD, Mass. – EnterpriseDB (EDB), the leading worldwide provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, today announced expanded data encryption for its Postgres Plus Cloud Database products on Amazon Web Services. The new level of security provides greater data protection that governments and many companies often demand in the cloud.
In the U.S., the addition of the encryption of data while it is in storage means Postgres Plus Cloud Database is now suitable for use with healthcare applications which must comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, which governs personal health care information. Because Postgres Plus Cloud Database is available worldwide on Amazon Web Services, the new data privacy measure means companies in sensitive industries globally may be able to tap an enterprise-class, low cost cloud database.
“EDB’s cloud database has long met the higher security standards required by US federal agencies but the expanded data encryption capacity is the last check in the box required for a major need in healthcare,” said Marc Linster, Senior Vice President of Products and Services at EnterpriseDB. “Companies in highly regulated industries are seeking to leverage the cloud for a wider range of workloads, including applications involving sensitive information, because of the cost benefits and flexibility. Now they have a new option in EDB.”
“Today we hear healthcare CIOs telling us that the preference for solutions is cloud first, and on-premises solutions must be justified: Cloud-based solutions are becoming the default choice,” wrote Forrester Research senior analyst Skip Snow in a March 11, 2015 blog post titled Cloud Implementations: The Default Choice for CIOs in Healthcare.
EDB’s cloud products spin up new databases in separate, private instances, and supports advanced auditing capabilities, meeting the heightened security requirements of HIPAA and many organisations. EDB offers two Postgres cloud products on AWS Marketplace, Postgres Plus Cloud Database Advanced and Postgres Plus Cloud Database Basic. Both products provide specialised support for Postgres while the Advanced edition includes EDB’s enhancements, tools and database compatibility for Oracle.
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NEWARK, Calif. – Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced that ITA Group, a leader in events, incentives and recognition programs, has deployed two of its hybrid arrays for the same cost of a capacity expansion of its existing EMC VNX 5500. ITA Group works with Fortune 500 and 1000 companies to advance employee and channel engagement. Based in West Des Moines, Iowa, the company employs more than 500 people in regional offices across the country. Faced with a “truly expensive” capacity upgrade needed for its EMC storage, ITA Group reached out to several hybrid vendors, bringing Tegile, Nimble Storage and Tintri in for what was described as an “in-house bake off.” After moving parts of its workloads over to all of the arrays for IOP testing, the company ultimately chose Tegile for its inline deduplication and compression abilities. “The biggest thing we saw was Tegile’s data reduction,” said Todd Volz, Network Engineer at ITA Group. “The cost savings from that were close to the price of upgrading the EMC VNX 5500. Tegile allowed us to come in under budget compared to the storage upgrade, which our managers really liked.” ITA Group reduced their disk space by 60% by leveraging Tegile's inline data de-duplication and compression. With nearly 500 VMs and another 200 planned for the near future, ITA Group needed a solution that could minimize the impact of duplicate OS data from their highly virtualized VMware environment. Tegile hybrid arrays leverage the performance of flash, the density of hard disks and the rich features of IntelliFlash™ operating system, to deliver a compelling storage platform that accelerates a wide variety of workloads in the enterprise. Duplicate data from OS images, applications, libraries, and user-specific applications that are spread across virtual desktops are automatically identified and reduced by inline deduplication and compression capabilities of Tegile arrays. Organizations can consistently achieve greater than 10-to-1 reduction in storage footprint when deploying a large number of virtual desktops – all this without compromising performance. "Despite all of the pronouncements about the cost of storage capacity continuing to drop, organizations like ITA Group are still feeling the pinch as the volume of data under storage continues to rise beyond what they have budgeted, especially in virtualized environments," said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing at Tegile. "Storage incumbents like EMC believe that they have users locked into their existing solutions and feel that they can charge exorbitant prices to expand their undersized devices. We’re pleased to offer an alternative to this approach by enabling companies to not only reduce the data they have under management but oftentimes improve the performance of their systems at a price less than simply expanding capacity.” About Tegile Systems Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of intelligent flash arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtual desktop and database applications. With Tegile’s line of all-flash and hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that accelerate business critical enterprise applications and allow customers to significantly consolidate mixed workloads in virtualized environments. Tegile’s patented IntelliFlash™ technology accelerates performance and enables inline deduplication and compression of data so each array has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile’s award-winning solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than any other offerings. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, Tegile arrays are easy-to-use, fully redundant and highly scalable. They come complete with built-in snapshot, remote-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and VM-aware features. Additional information is available at www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.
Perforce Helix Distributed Version Control System Brings Greater Flexibility While Maintaining Enterprise-class Security, Auditability and Control
- Helix Versioning Engine with distributed version control capabilities is now available to all customers
- Hybrid approach combines the speed and autonomy of a distributed system with the security and visibility of a centralised system
WOKINGHAM, UK – Perforce Software today announced the general availability of the Distributed Version Control System (DVCS) capability in Perforce Helix, the new software configuration management and content collaboration platform that was unveiled last month. Helix Versioning Engine offers a hybrid approach to version management, blending a Git-like distributed workflow with the traditional centralised mode of operation. With Helix, enterprises can offer developers the workflow they want, while maintaining visibility and control over the distributed environment. Unlike other DVCS solutions, Helix is unencumbered by limits on file and repository sizes.
According to Gartner, “When scaling the [DVCS] solution, enterprise groups have to deal with issues of security, process management, traceability and accountability. Organisations also speak of being uncomfortable with what is perceived as a larger possibility for loss of source code. This was particularly problematic when source access had previously been partitioned among programmers to reduce intellectual property risks.” 
Because Helix features Perforce’s field-tested version management technology at its core, companies benefit from security, scalability, performance and visibility. Developers, on the other hand, have the freedom to use either a distributed or central workflow and are able to work disconnected from the shared repository.
With Helix Versioning Engine, you can:
- Work disconnected and boost productivity with local repositories
- Enjoy a Git-like workflow without limits on file or repository sizes
- Push and fetch to move content between independent Helix sites
- Maintain enterprise-grade security while preserving rich history and audit trails
“While developers demand the freedom to work in a distributed fashion, enterprise requirements for security and visibility remain a priority,” said Christopher Seiwald, founder and CEO of Perforce. “For years, Perforce has been trusted to manage companies’ most valuable IP - their source code and other digital content. We now enable developers to have the flexibility of a DVCS while maintaining the level of IP protection and control their companies are used to with Perforce.”
Perforce Helix is available immediately. The product is free of charge for the first 20 users. Please visit www.perforce.com/downloads
 Gartner Hype Cycle for Application Development, 2014, Thomas E. Murphy, Nathan Wilson, Maritess Sobejana, 29 July 2014
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Perforce Software helps companies build complex products more collaboratively, securely, and efficiently. Perforce Helix is a source code management (SCM) and content collaboration platform trusted by the world’s most innovative brands, including Samsung, NVIDIA, SAP, Pixar, National Instruments, Salesforce.com and the New York Stock Exchange. According to an independent study, companies that migrate to Perforce improve developer productivity by 15% and release their products 25% faster. The company is headquartered in Alameda, California, with offices in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit www.perforce.com
CAMBRIDGE, UK – CRedit360 (http://www.credit360.com) today announced a new software partnership with sustainability investing specialists RobecoSAM to deliver a technical solution that will help reduce the reporting burden facing many companies today. CRedit360 is one of the two initial software providers that include RobecoSAM’s new Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) XBRL framework, allowing required information to be automatically tagged and transferred with minimal effort required by the reporting company.
RobecoSAM’s new integration is based on XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language), the open international standard for digital business reporting. XBRL-based information transfer leverages software tools to remove complexity from the reporting process. The new integration allows for the automated transfer of information from the CRedit360 system to the DJSI reporting platform. Structuring data in XBRL format standardises it, reducing loss of quality when it is shared, making it more accessible to consumers of the data and potentially offering synergies between different reporting standards
"We are proud to announce our partnership with RobecoSAM to deliver this industry-leading reporting capability. CRedit360 was keen to partner with RobecoSAM to deliver a technical solution to reduce the increasing burden of sustainability reporting,” says Efrain Quiros, VP of Partnerships, CRedit360. “This new technical interface will alleviate some of the reporting burden in the short-term, while the new underlying DJSI XBRL structure will help address longer-term reporting demands. By leveraging technology, companies now benefit from adopting long-term strategies while simultaneously reducing the reporting burden immediately."
Manjit Jus, Head of Sustainability Application & Operations, RobecoSAM, adds: “The increasing number of corporate sustainability assessment and rating frameworks poses a growing challenge for companies. We are proud to be a pioneer in collecting sustainability information in this way and we hope that an increasing number of companies will use digital reporting to improve the reusability, comparability and overall quality of sustainability information.”
CRedit360’s integrated software solution empowers companies accurately capture, manage, and report the sustainability and EHS information needed to ensure compliance and drive performance across all business areas. DJSI were launched as the first global sustainability benchmarks and CRedit360 has been helping companies manage their data in-line with DJSI for more than a decade, in addition to other leading frameworks such as GRI and CDP. CRedit360’s Corporate Reporter tool streamlines the process of requesting, reviewing and collating responses across multiple reporting frameworks. It provides a central online repository to cover all your reporting needs including frameworks such as DJSI, CDP, GRI, FTSE 4 Good, and UN Global Compact.
CRedit360 provides companies with a 360-degree view of EHS, Compliance, Energy and Carbon, Corporate Social Responsibility and Supply Chain information. Our integrated software solution empowers companies to accurately capture, manage, and report the sustainability and EHS information needed to ensure compliance and drive performance across all business areas.
Headquartered in Cambridge UK, with offices in the United States and New Zealand, CRedit360 serves over 200 clients including McDonald’s, Philips, Staples, and British Airways, and is a recognised leader and innovator in sustainability & EHS management solutions. CRedit360 was recently named as a global leader in both sustainability management software and EHS software by independent analyst firm Verdantix. For further information, please visit credit360.com.
Founded in 1995, RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. It offers asset management, indices, engagement, voting, impact analysis, sustainability assessments, and benchmarking services. Asset management capabilities cater to institutional asset owners and financial intermediaries and cover a range of ESG-integrated investments (in public and private equity), featuring a strong track record in resource efficiency theme strategies. Together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, RobecoSAM publishes the globally recognised Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Based on its Corporate Sustainability Assessment, an annual ESG analysis of 2,900 listed companies, RobecoSAM has compiled one of the world’s most comprehensive databases of financially material sustainability information.
RobecoSAM is a member of the global pure-play asset manager Robeco, which was established in 1929 and is the centre of expertise for asset management within the ORIX Corporation. As a reflection of its own commitment to advocating sustainable investment practices, RobecoSAM is a signatory of the UNPRI and a member of Eurosif, ASrIA and Ceres. Approximately 130 professionals work for RobecoSAM, which is headquartered in Zurich. As of June 30, 2014, RobecoSAM had assets under management, advice and/or license in listed and private equity of approximately USD 10.7 billion. Additionally, RobecoSAM’s Governance & Active Ownership team had USD 85.1 billion of assets under engagement and USD 53 billion of assets under voting. RobecoSAM USA is an investment adviser registered in the US.
Innovative Design Receives U.S. Patent: Canopy for Portable Electrical Device Reduces CO Poisoning or Electrocution Risks
NOTTINGHAM, NH – GenTent® Safety Canopies - makers of easy-to-install weatherproof covers for safe operations of portable generators in virtually any wet weather conditions -today announced GenTent Stormbracer® has been tested by 360° Product Testing to withstand 70 MPH winds and 18 inches of snow load, while preserving the cooling ability of the generator, using materials resistant to potential auto-ignition. Additionally, GenTent Safety Canopies have been awarded a U.S. Patent titled Canopy For Portable Electrical Device.
Today’s news specifically addresses a primary portable generator conundrum: the inability to safely operate outdoors in inclement weather. GenTent Stormbracer® solves this issue by enabling the continued and safe operation of portable generators during storms — in lieu of sheltering these devices indoors and exposing individuals to CO poisoning.
As tested by 360° Product Testing, the GenTent operates in forecast winds of 70 MPH, supports 55.5lbs of load, remains watertight in the equivalent of 24 inches of rain per hour, does not change the cooling profile or modify air intake of the [tested] portable generator in any way, and product materials will not auto-ignite even when exposed to high temperature surfaces typical of a hot muffler.
With an initial product launch in March of 2012, GenTent began operations with one primary goal: develop a method to safely keep portable generators operating during the worst weather conditions. GenTents have flawlessly protected families in the hardest hit areas of Superstorm Sandy and every major U.S. storm since. Today, GenTent has a safe, inclement weather operating solution for 98 percent of the portable generator market, is 100 percent manufactured in the U.S., and has sold over 5,000 units worldwide. GenTent products are engineered to be more affordable and convenient than stationary, steel generator enclosures, retrofit plastic sheds or DIY dog- houses.
GenTents keep portable generators:
- Safe while running in wet weather by protecting the Electrical Panels, from any angle, including Blizzard and Hurricane force precipitation.
- Portable and easily movable — with easy access for refueling and maintenance.
- Naturally cool - unlike generator dog-houses or other full canvas enclosures, cooling air is not blocked.
- Able to naturally expel exhaust gasses so no buildup of poisoning gasses occurs.
“You need an easy to use product that protects your portable generator for use in inclement weather, and GenTent is the best option. I’ve used my GenTent safety canopy since 2012, including for three consecutive days during Superstorm Sandy in rural New Jersey and it kept my generator perfectly dry,” said Thomas A. D’Angelo, of ECO Systems Environmental Consulting. “I use my GenTent canopy for power outages year-round and in every type of weather. It slips on and off in minutes and their customer support and dedication to offering a durable product is phenomenal. I would recommend GenTent to any portable generator owner."
GenTent Safety Canopies now holds U.S. Patent 8,997,769 titled Canopy For Portable Electrical Device. More specifically, the patent was awarded for GenTent’s method of deflection of water from portable electrical equipment, comprising: affixing a plurality of mounting brackets to a frame of said portable electrical equipment; inserting support rods into said brackets as to create a support frame; extending a waterproof cover over said support frame while allowing ventilation of said portable electrical equipment.
“We are proud that GenTent Safety Canopies now holds the industry’s first U.S. Patent in the portable generator, weather protection space,” said Inventor and GenTent CEO, Mark Carpenter. “It’s our intent to share our innovated offering via OEM branded GenTents, with other companies, thereby enabling them to extend our safety product to a greater market base.”
About GenTent Safety Canopies
Established in 2011, GenTent® Safety Canopiesare easy-to-install weatherproof covers that ensure safe operations of portable generators in virtually any wet weather conditions while keeping the generator portable. The GenTent eliminates CO poisoning or electrocution risks by enabling portable generators to safely operate outdoors away from structures during wet weather. Installation is a simple 3-step operation - Clamp it, Frame it and Cover it – to “Weatherproof Your Power” ™.
The company’s patented, portable generator safety canopies are 100 percent U.S. made and relied on by the National Guard as well as homeowners and businesses during such notable storms as Hurricane Sandy. GenTent is considered the premier safety canopy for portable generators operated by RV owners, tailgaters, campers, homeowners, businesses and first responders. For more information visit: http://www.gentent.com/.
Premium partners Park Place International and INHS offer next generation Vendor Neutral Archive to meet growing hospital demand for a centralized data repository
CHICAGO, Ill. – BridgeHead Software, a leader in healthcare data management, today announced that two of its foundation partners, Park Place International (PPI) and Engage (a division of INHS) are adding the HealthStore™ Independent Clinical Archive (ICA) to their technology portfolios. PPI and Engage will help BridgeHead meet growing hospital demand for HealthStore™, an enterprise repository for the storing, sharing and protection of all patient data across the healthcare network.
The first truly independent clinical archive, BridgeHead HealthStore centralizes and manages the information lifecycle of data, both clinical and non-clinical, across the entire healthcare enterprise. Offering a single, searchable and standards-based software repository for all healthcare data, HealthStore enables hospitals to deliver on their vision of the single patient record.
“BridgeHead HealthStore offers a unique solution to hospitals that want to consolidate patient data in an easily-accessible, standards-based independent clinical archive,” said Michael Ball, Senior Vice President, North America, BridgeHead Software. “It makes perfect sense that our foundation partners PPI and Engage who have installed and supported our healthcare data management platform in over 1200 hospitals are the first to help us bring an ICA solution to their customers.”
Park Place International and its dedicated team of professional engineers and consultants provide on premise and cloud-based technology solutions for healthcare, and have a long history of success designing and implementing data management solutions for MEDITECH hospitals. “PPI and BridgeHead are committed to working together to provide solutions that enhance the value of our mutual customers’ investments, provide a realistic path toward interoperability, and result in improved patient care,” said James Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President at PPI.
Engage, the IT consulting, implementation and management division of INHS has more than 20 years of extensive MEDITECH experience and has partnered with BridgeHead to bring its archiving and data protection offerings to MEDITECH accounts. “Engage is excited to work with BridgeHead to bring the HealthStore ICA to market,” said Chad Skidmore, Director at INHS/Engage. “We are seeing great interest among MEDITECH hospitals for a data management solution that supports their vision of an electronic patient record.”
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About BridgeHead Software
With 20 years’ experience in data and storage management, BridgeHead Software is trusted by over 1,200 hospitals worldwide. Today, BridgeHead Software helps healthcare facilities overcome challenges stemming from rising data volumes and increasing storage costs while delivering peace of mind around how to store, protect and share clinical and administrative information.
BridgeHead’s Healthcare Data Management solutions are designed to work with any hospital’s chosen applications and storage hardware, regardless of vendor, providing greater choice, flexibility and control over the way data is managed, now and in the future. For more information, visit http://www.bridgeheadsoftware.com or follow on Twitter at @BridgeHeadHDM.
There is an old joke in sales that things would be great if it wasn’t for the customers. Of course, it is the customers that buy and that keep salespeople in a job. More generally, people accomplish tasks, do projects, have ideas and help to run businesses. Business continuity is inextricably bound up with people. They may be unpredictable as individuals, but display rather more predictable behaviour when grouped together. Predictive analytics has already been growing as a method of forecasting market conditions, economic trends and environmental developments. Increasingly, these techniques are also being applied in cases where people have a direct impact on business continuity.
(TNS) — Add this to your smartphone’s many functions: In the near future it could help save lives by warning that a powerful, distant earthquake is about to shake the ground.
Earthquake scientists are proposing that “crowdsourcing” hundreds or even thousands of volunteers with their highly sensitive mobile phones could create a seismic early warning system to alert users of oncoming seismic shocks.
Seismologists in Menlo Park and UC Berkeley are testing the phones and foresee them as particularly useful in developing regions, like Southeast Asia and parts of Africa, that are prone to large and often devastating earthquakes but where more sophisticated warning systems don’t exist.