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Launches zoho.eu where users can buy Zoho's products in Euros


AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Zoho, provider of cloud-based business applications, today announced the opening of two data centres in Europe -one in Amsterdam, Netherlands and another in Dublin, Ireland - ensuring that the data of its European customers stays within the continent.


Zoho also launched www.zoho.eu. Powered by Zoho's new European data centres, zoho.eu caters to its rapidly-expanding customer base in Europe. On zoho.eu, all Zoho products are offered in Euros. The dedicated website makes payments easier for Zoho customers and also protects them from fluctuating exchange rates.


"Europe is an important market for us. More and more companies here are moving to the cloud and new ones are mushrooming across the continent. We can see a rise in demand for Zoho products, and are happy to announce that we are increasing our investment in Europe, starting with these two data centres and zoho.eu," said Raj Sabhlok, President, Zoho Corp.


"Zoho's entry into Europe brings high-quality online applications to the market. Equinix, which connects the world’s leading businesses to their customers, is delighted to be part of Zoho’s journey. In 40 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realise new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. In Dublin, Zoho’s European users can be assured continuous services in the most interconnected data centres. Equinix operates the only global interconnection platform, sparking new opportunities and enabling growth for our customers,” said Scott McConnell, Sales Director Ireland and Emerging Markets, Equinix.


Focus on privacy

With the Amsterdam and Dublin data centres, Zoho not only provides support for its growing number of customers, but also ensures the privacy of their data.


"Zoho has always been committed to protecting the privacy of its users and their right to use our products without intrusion. That's why all of our products, even our free editions, are ad-free," said Sabhlok. "With these data centres, all the information that our European users trust us with will be stored securely within the borders of the continent."


Additional Zoho Resources

Zoho news coverage: http://www.zoho.eu/inthenews.html

Zoho press releases: http://www.zoho.eu/press.html

Zoho videos: http://youtube.com/zoho

Zoho blogs: https://blog.zoho.com/

Zoho on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/zoho

Zoho on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/zoho


About Zoho

Zoho is THE operating system for business - a single cloud platform with all the necessary applications to run a business entirely from the cloud. Businesses can acquire and manage customers using Zoho's marketing, sales and customer support applications - Campaigns, CRM and Desk -and can then empower employees to create, store and distribute content on the cloud with Zoho's productivity and collaboration applications - Office, Mail and Docs. Additionally, businesses can run their own operations on Zoho's finance and human resources applications - Books, People and Recruit.

More than 20 million users around the world across hundreds of thousands of companies rely on Zoho every day to run their businesses - including Zoho itself. A business can choose to run the entire Zoho suite or just a single application. Zoho applications are available directly through zoho.com, or through an ecosystem of hundreds of worldwide Zoho partners.

Zoho is a division of Zoho Corp., a privately-held and consistently profitable company, with more than 4,000 employees. Zoho is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA with international headquarters in Chennai, India and offices in Austin, London, Yokohama, and Beijing. For more information, please visit http://www.zoho.com.

Production partner PET-Verpackungen GmbH Deutschland


Lightweight Containers is opening a new production plant in Grossbreitenbach, Germany. The fully automated production line has a capacity of 400 KeyKeg® Slimlines per hour and will be operational in the third quarter of this year. The line can produce all the members of the KeyKeg® Slimline family of kegs. PET-Verpackungen Deutschland is the production partner and will manage the day-to-day production.


The new production capacity will ensure that Lightweight Containers can meet the regions sharply rising demand for the next few years. Anita Veenendaal, Chief Commercial Officer of Lightweight Containers, says, We see service as a crucial element for our success. We aim to offer the best possible service, so we want to produce as close to our customers as we can. This new location and the extra capacity will reduce both delivery times and transport distances even more. In the last six years, our sales have grown more than 40% each year, and were seeing accelerated growth in the demand for our kegs almost everywhere in the world we serve. With this new production line, we can continue to serve our customers in this region at the level theyre used to.


Concentration on solutions for the total supply chain

The new plant is being set up in close collaboration with production partner PET-Verpackungen Deutschland. Jan Veenendaal, CEO of Lightweight Containers adds, Our one-way kegs have a lot of added value throughout the supply chain. They also fit in perfectly with trends like specialty beer exports and wine on draft, which partly explains why were growing so fast. We intend to keep concentrating on solutions for the beverage industry, and on crucial trends. We can do this by collaborating with a professional and flexible production partner like PET-Verpackungen, who completely shares our view of quality.


Two partner companies

According to Oliver Wiegand of PET-Verpackungen GmbH, Lightweight Containers has an international focus that fits in well with our international ambitions. Construction of the production line is going very smoothly. Lightweight Containersknowledge of and experience with production processes makes them a valuable partner. Both companies are also family-owned, which turns out to be a good foundation for an efficient and pleasant working relationship. We have all confidence that this line is just the beginning of a long and successful collaboration between two partner companies.


KeyKegs are currently produced in three locations: Schwerin (Germany), Den Helder (the Netherlands), and Joliet (USA). The line in Grossbreitenbach (Germany) will be operational in the third quarter of 2016.


Lightweight Containers BV

Lightweight Containers is well known for the one-way 20- and 30-liter KeyKeg®. The family-owned company, market leader in high-quality one-way kegs, develops, produces, and sells the KeyKeg® and guarantees the continuity and quality of the KeyKeg® concept.


This revolutionary and successful one-way keg develops and leads the market for one-way kegs and is available in 10, 20- and 30-liter versions. Breweries, wineries and other beverage companies prefer and use KeyKegs all over the world, as they are especially suited for carbonated and still beverages.

KeyKegs are currently sold to clients in more than 52 countries. KeyKegs are produced in Germany, the Netherlands and the US.  Further expansion of production plants is planned.

PET-Verpackungen GmbH

PET-Verpackungen GmbH Deutschland, part of the Wiegand Glas Group, takes full advantage of more than 400 years of proficiency and tradition in the production and distribution of food and beverage packaging.

The managing directors, Nikolaus Wiegand and Oliver Wiegand, run a successful family-owned company which offers a variety of packaging solutions. They adhere to glass as the traditional material, while the same time also creating new possibilities and the latest trends in PET packaging with PET-Verpackungen GmbH Deutschland.

PET-Verpackungen GmbH, located in Grossbreitenbach (Thuringia), has become one of the most advanced and well-known preform and PET bottle manufacturers in Europe today by continuously upgrading and improving molds and production systems with the latest technology.

Industry-leading Linux-based OS and Universal Management Suite (UMS5) deliver efficiency, security and automated remote endpoint management for the Samsung TC222L and TC242L cloud displays


LONDONIGEL Technology, a world leader in the delivery of powerful workspace management software, software-defined thin clients, and thin and zero client solutions, announced that it recently formed an alliance with Samsung Electronics. As part of the agreement, IGEL Linux OS and IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) software is now being leveraged by Samsung Electronics to power its TC222L (21.5”) and TC242L (23.5”) thin client cloud displays.


“IGEL Technology is committed to delivering innovative and cost-effective software solutions that drive performance, increase efficiencies and support secure and stable end-user computing environments,” said Simon Richards, Managing Director for UK & Ireland at IGEL Technology. “Samsung Electronics’ selection of our powerful workspace management solutions, including the embedded Linux OS and IGEL Universal Management Suite, provides external validation of our position as a market leader. We are proud to be partnering with them in the delivery of their new TC-L Series all-in-one thin client displays, and look forward to expanding our reach into new market sectors and geographies through this alliance.”


IGEL’s Linux OS brings broad feature set to the Samsung TC-L Series thin client cloud displays that includes remote access and reliable multi-protocol connectivity to mainstream VDI environments and cloud resources such as Citrix, VMware and Microsoft. Leveraging any one of these protocols, end-users can securely consolidate their desktop applications and infrastructure into a series of cloud-based virtual applications and desktops.


Through the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) software, users of the Samsung TC-L Series thin client cloud displays also benefit from a robust and secure standardized endpoint management system that enables the cost-effective management of any terminal device running the IGEL Linux OS. Additionally, with IGEL’s UMS, IT organizations gain added visibility into their clients’ configurations, and can automatically apply configuration adjustments to an entire deployment of thin client assets throughout the enterprise.


“Today’s enterprises need state-of-the-art, yet cost-effective end-user computing solutions that offer the flexibility to support remote operations, while safeguarding against evolving security threats,” said Greg Spence, Senior Business Development Manager, Samsung Electronics. “Our TC-L series thin client displays, powered by IGEL’s market-leading workspace management software, offer our enterprise customers a cost-efficient and secure all-in-one thin client design that is ideal for any business environment.”


About IGEL Technology

A world leader in the delivery of powerful remote management software, software-defined thin clients, and thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems.

IGEL produces one of the industry's widest range of hardware thin and zero clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, and leads the market in software based thin clients allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders including Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, Microsoft and Cisco, ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing.

IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States and Germany and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.igel.com/us or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/IGEL_Technology.

Cyber Security Practice established at Zycko Benelux


LONDON – Zycko, part of the Nuvias Group, announces it has been appointed value-added distributor in Benelux for WatchGuard Technologies. Together with Arbor Networks, for whom Zycko is already a value-added distributor, these two companies make up the new Cyber Security Practice in Benelux, also being announced by Nuvias today. Another major security vendor signing is expected very shortly. Cyber Security is one of three current ‘Practices’ within Nuvias Group, which will form part of a complete solution for reseller partners and end users in the Benelux region.



WatchGuard, a provider of integrated security solutions, has been a long term partner of value-added distributor Wick Hill, also part of the Nuvias Group, in the UK and Germany. As WatchGuard was looking to expand further in the Benelux region, it took the opportunity to appoint Zycko, Wick Hill’s sister company under the Nuvias Group umbrella, as a Benelux distributor.


Jonathan Whitley, area sales director Northern Europe, for WatchGuard Technologies, commented: “The Benelux market is very important for us and we’re really keen to be working with Zycko to grow that market further. Zycko is forming a massive cornerstone of our expansion plans for the region and we anticipate major growth in our channel presence there. We’re impressed by the Nuvias concept of providing high value-add consistently across regions. With the Nuvias Group, we’re able to leverage the security expertise of Wick Hill, and combine it with the strong presence in Benelux of Zycko, for maximum effect.”


Arbor Networks

Since it launched Arbor Networks in Benelux in 2015, the Zycko team has been working with a handful of specialist local reseller partners and building its knowledge and experience of Arbor’s technology. The creation of the dedicated Cyber Security Practice in Benelux, with its greater focus on security, will accelerate the growth of Arbor in the region.


Paul Eccleston, head of Nuvias Group, commented: “We’re delighted to be launching our Cyber Security Practice today in Zycko Benelux, which draws on the in-depth experience and reputation of leading security VAD Wick Hill, Zycko’s sister company in the Nuvias Group. We now have two very important vendor security partners in the Cyber Security Practice - WatchGuard and Arbor - and will be announcing a third shortly. We’re very excited about the opportunity to help our vendor partners build and grow further in Benelux.”


About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, providing best-in-class Unified Threat Management, Next Generation Firewall, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products and services to more than 75,000 customers worldwide. The company’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for Distributed Enterprises and SMBs. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.


About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, helps secure the world’s largest enterprise and service provider networks from DDoS attacks and advanced threats. Arbor is the world’s leading provider of DDoS protection in the enterprise, carrier and mobile market segments, according to Infonetics Research. Arbor’s advanced threat solutions deliver complete network visibility through a combination of packet capture and NetFlow technology, enabling the rapid detection and mitigation of malware and malicious insiders. Arbor also delivers market-leading analytics for dynamic incident response, historical analysis, visualization and forensics. Arbor strives to be a “force multiplier,” making network and security teams the experts. Arbor’s goal is to provide a richer picture into networks and more security context so customers can solve problems faster and reduce the risks to their business.


About Nuvias Group

Nuvias Group is the distribution business being built by Rigby Private Equity (RPE) to redefine specialist high value distribution across EMEA. The Group provides a common proposition and consistent delivery in the EMEA region, allowing channel and vendor communities to deliver exceptional business value to their customers, and enabling new standards of channel success.

The Group today consists of Wick Hill, an award-winning value-added distributor with a strong specialisation in security; and Zycko, an award-winning, specialist EMEA distributor, with a focus on advanced networking. Both companies have proven experience at providing innovative technology solutions from world-class vendors, and delivering market growth for vendor and reseller partners alike. The Nuvias product portfolio encompasses networking, infrastructure, security, communications, storage, continuity, recovery, access, performance, monitoring and management. The Group has thirteen regional offices across EMEA and a turnover in excess of US$ 350 million.

Although major hacks generate news headlines, most companies and institutions quietly contend ongoing web-based probes and attacks, with the average CISO at the largest businesses managing ecosystems of 50-75 vendors in hopes of catching security breeches.

Level 3, a leading telecom and Internet services provider (also one of the world’s dozen-plus tier one, or backbone networks), has innovated a different solution, one that uses predictive behavior mapping to help stop attacks before they can happen.