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xSIGHT Targeted Subscriber Search, Powered by Brocade Packet Broker, in Production at U.S. Tier-1 Mobile Operator

MILPITAS, Calif. – Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAV) and Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced a joint solution that enables mobile operators to capture and analyze subscriber data to quickly resolve quality of experience (QoE) issues. An industry-first solution, Viavi's xSIGHT Targeted Subscriber Search (TSS) leverages the Brocade Packet Broker and Brocade Session Director to filter and deliver targeted subscriber traffic so only the data required to resolve customer experience problems is forwarded to xSIGHT TSS. In addition to significantly reducing resolution time for QoE issues, the solution enables mobile operators to open up opportunities for new value-added services.

Viavi and Brocade developed this highly scalable solution to dynamically optimize the visibility of mobile networks. The joint solution is in production at a U.S. Tier-1 mobile operator to help provide better QoE to their subscribers and enable new premium services.

As subscribers increase network usage through more diverse devices and applications, the conditions for optimal QoE become more complex and unpredictable. Mobile operators are trying to improve the subscriber experience by allocating network resources based on application-specific requirements. This approach requires rapid analysis of network performance and subscriber QoE. Gathering data in trace files for full seven-layer analysis can take hours for each subscriber via traditional assurance systems. This length of time makes proper analysis prohibitively difficult as the capture received may no longer be relevant.

The xSIGHT TSS and Brocade Packet Broker address this operational inefficiency by targeting specific subscribers -- for example, VIPs or corporate customers covered by SLAs -- and capturing correlated control and user plane traffic, at a scale applicable to a Tier-1 mobile network. By reducing the average time spent gathering end-to-end subscriber traces from several hours to minutes, xSIGHT TSS and the Brocade Packet Broker can save mobile carriers up to tens of thousands of labor hours per year.

xSIGHT is Viavi's customer experience assurance portfolio including an analytics platform fed by agents distributed throughout the network. The agents passively analyze traffic in real time, build network and application performance metrics and selectively store traffic for troubleshooting purposes. xSIGHT TSS is an agent which can be programmed to capture all control and user plane data for targeted subscribers defined by the service provider.

The Brocade Packet Broker helps to scale the capacity of the xSIGHT solution to thousands of dynamically targeted subscribers per TSS, with programmability of all dynamic rules and filters with less than 1 ms latency, a critical requirement for today's mobile provider networks.

"As mobile operators chart the course to 5G and re-architect their networks to software-based, virtualized, and open New IP architectures, their visibility and analytics infrastructure needs to follow suit," said Kevin Shatzkamer, chief technology officer of mobile networking, Brocade. "With solutions from Brocade and Viavi, mobile subscribers can rest assured that networks are monitored, key performance indicators are measured, and service level agreements are provided to meet their growing need for reliable mobile communications. This allows operators to efficiently manage the consumption of Internet and video services as well as Internet of Things and machine-to-machine (M2M) connections."

"Network traffic is pushing mobile service providers to the limits of technology and human capabilities, and they are seeking efficiency in order to maximize productivity of their resources," said Sameh Yamany, Chief Technology Officer, Viavi Solutions. "To stay ahead of the compounding challenges in front of the industry, an ecosystem approach becomes increasingly essential. We are delighted to collaborate with Brocade in this successful implementation with one of the world's largest carriers." 

About Brocade
Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world's leading organizations turn their networks into platforms for business innovation. With solutions spanning public and private data centers to the network edge, Brocade is leading the industry in its transition to the New IP network infrastructures required for today's era of digital business. (www.brocade.com)

About Viavi Solutions
Viavi (NASDAQ: VIAV) software and hardware platforms and instruments deliver end-to-end visibility across physical, virtual and hybrid networks. Precise intelligence and actionable insight from across the network ecosystem optimizes the service experience for increased customer loyalty, greater profitability and quicker transitions to next-generation technologies. Viavi is also a leader in anti-counterfeiting solutions for currency authentication and high-value optical components and instruments for diverse government and commercial applications. Learn more at www.viavisolutions.com and follow us on Viavi Perspectives, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

VeloCloud Provides Ease of Insertion of Network Services, Unique Automation and Programmability Delivering WAN Agility for Deutsche Telekom

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – VeloCloud™ Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, today announced that Deutsche Telekom has deployed its SD-WAN solution, between the U.S. and Germany, enabling it to demonstrate simplified orchestration and rapid deployment of advanced architectures supporting next-generation industrial networking. Using VeloCloud's SD-WAN solution, Deutsche Telekom interconnected its Telekom Innovation Labs' headquarters in Berlin with its Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) in Mountain View, Calif., to prototype an agile, responsive industrial network with minimal cost and management impact to existing private networks.

Deutsche Telekom created its SVIC in 2008 to focus on research and development in emerging network and mobile technologies. Located in Mountain View, the center focuses on a number of aspects in Software Defined Networks, including Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and cloud networking technologies. SVIC's second area of research is on Mobile and IoT, including at the OS, infrastructure, and application levels. SVIC and colleagues in Germany are working at the leading edge of network architectures, including Industry 4.0.

"We were considering alternative network architectures, including setting up Software Defined Networks between Mountain View and Berlin," said Louis Schreier, Vice President of the Silicon Valley Innovation Center. "However, we recognized that building a separate WAN and VPN network on top of our existing infrastructure would be cumbersome, time-consuming, and very expensive."

Deutsche Telekom was developing a prototype network that would connect the robotics and 3D printing command center in Berlin with other non-printing robots in other parts of Germany. The goal was to enable 3D printers or robotic arms in Mountain View, or elsewhere, to instantly execute commands issued in Berlin. According to the company, it selected VeloCloud because of its fast and easy deployment; ease of insertion of network services at the edge, in the cloud or in a data center through business policies; and the unique automation and programmability of VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN which translates into WAN agility.

"Within the first week we had the VeloCloud SD-WAN set up," said Sumanth Sathyanarayana, Research Engineer of the Silicon Valley Innovation Center. "The setup and connectivity were very easy since it is a plug and play solution. We also shipped equipment to the other locations and made similar connections in a very short time. VeloCloud gives us agility through programmability, and capabilities such as automatic WAN link discovery and monitoring eliminate having to configure links and branch locations individually."

According to Sathyanarayana, with a network powered by VeloCloud for this next-generation project in place, Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Berlin and Mountain View were able to validate SD-WAN architectures and capabilities supporting industrial 3D and robotic automation.

"Deutsche Telekom's pioneering work in next-generation IoT networking and IoT technology is aligned with VeloCloud's vision for the future of SD-WAN," said Sanjay Uppal, VeloCloud CEO and Co-Founder. "VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN is the perfect platform to support the next generation of industrial IoT applications and stacks as it provides the secure, real-time and high performance communications needed between sensors and actuators at one end to the applications and analytics in the cloud at the other end. VeloCloud SD-WAN is equally applicable to branch users, mobile devices and the internet of things."

VeloCloud's Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables enterprises to support application growth, network agility and simplified branch implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private datacenters and enterprise applications. Global service providers are able to increase revenue, deliver advanced services and increase flexibility by delivering elastic transport, performance for cloud applications, and integrated advanced services all via a zero-touch deployment model.

About VeloCloud
VeloCloud, the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, 2016 Gartner Cool Vendor and winner of Best Startup of Interop, simplifies branch WAN networking by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links for today's increasingly distributed enterprises. VeloCloud SD-WAN includes: a choice of public, private or hybrid cloud network for enterprise-grade connection to cloud and enterprise applications; branch office enterprise appliances and optional data center appliances; software-defined control and automation; and virtual services delivery. VeloCloud has received financing from investors including NEA, Venrock, March Capital Partners, Cisco Investments and The Fabric, and is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. For more information, visit www.velocloud.com and follow the company on Twitter @VeloCloud.

About Telekom and T-Labs
Deutsche Telekom (DT) is a German Telecommunication company headquartered in Bonn, with over 200,000 employees in 50 countries and revenues exceeding $60 Billion U.S. dollars. Industry 4.0 is a project of the German government's high-tech strategy, which aims to advance the adoption of 21st century information technology in conventional industrial manufacturing.

Telecom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs) are the central research and development units of the company. Our mandate is to work closely with the operating units at DT offering new ideas and support in the development and implementation of innovative products, services, and infrastructure in Telekom's growth areas.

T-Labs have locations in Berlin, Darmstadt, and Bonn (Germany), Beer Sheva and Tel Aviv (Israel), and Mountain View, Ca (US). We concentrate on medium term R&D and on technologies that will set Telekom apart from its competitors and create a positive differentiation between Telekom and other operators. For more information visit: http://tinyurl.com/zxyvcfm.

VeloCloud is a registered trademark of VeloCloud, Inc., in the United States and other countries. All other brands, products, or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Company Continues Global Expansion With Leadership, Channel Development and Product Localisation; New Services Help Meet GDPR Requirements

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Druva, the leader in converged data protection, today announced the formation of a German subsidiary alongside plans to strategically bolster its overall investment and presence across the region. The company's expanded operations in Germany, starting with the formation of Druva Deutschland GmbH, will support the company's cloud-based data protection products in the region and will play a vital role in the company's continued expansion within Europe. Druva, which first localised its top-rated data protection solutions into German last year, has seen the rapid adoption by German, Austrian and Swiss organisations, including Andritz, Continental, DHL, Leica, Siemens and dozens of others.

Druva's data protection solutions dramatically reduce the risk, effort and cost of managing and protecting business critical information. Its top-rated end-user and server data protection solutions collect data continuously and make it usable to address multiple business risks including backup/restore, disaster recovery, compliance and information governance. Druva is architected for the public cloud, leveraging Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure's more than 30 global data regions, allowing global entities to adhere to data privacy laws. For instance, Druva ensures the data of German employees remains in Germany, managed by a German national but can still be managed in a centralised, global manner.

"The DACH region is a key market for Druva and the formation of Druva Deutschland GmbH marks our commitment to customers and partners within the region. We continue to see an increased demand for cloud-based products that meet IT requirements around protecting data while respecting the needs for local management of data and user privacy," said Jaspreet Singh, Chief Executive Officer at Druva. "Druva's products were designed from the ground up to handle these exact challenges. Companies can protect files and company data wherever it is created. Never before has it been easier to solve the issues around individual privacy and GDPR in the future."

As part of today's announcement, Druva has appointed two new leadership roles. Andreas Sturm joins Druva as Regional Sales Director, DACH, to lead the company's business development efforts. His experience includes more than 16 years in similar roles at Verne Global, Commvault and EMC. At the same time, Susan Hoch has been appointed as Channel Manager, DACH, joining the Druva team from VMware, where she spent the last eight years running partner enablement and support initiatives. Mr. Sturm and Ms. Hoch will operate from Munich.

"Companies in Germany and Austria are now more comfortable in making use of public cloud computing services, as long as they meet their strict requirements around data location and control. In turn, this drives more interest in how to protect that data that is now making its way into cloud applications like Microsoft Office 365, Google for Work and Box. At the same time, no other company can protect data on mobile devices and in cloud applications in the way that Druva can. The rise of cloud and mobility strategies in the region increases demand for data protection solutions that can handle this new IT environment," commented Andreas Sturm, Regional Sales Director DACH at Druva.

Druva currently has a number of partner organisations in the DACH region that can support customers in moving their backup and DR strategies to the cloud, including Backup Solutions GmbH, Beck et. al Services GmbH and Florestan GmbH. The company is expanding its channel strategy locally to meet potential demand as well.

"Druva's cloud-based approach is a market differentiator for us -- compared to traditional DR products that can only cover certain elements of customers' IT infrastructures, we can help customers cover their internal IT, mobile devices and cloud applications with Druva. At the same time, we are already having conversations with customers around their approaches to GDPR. With Druva we can help them see a clear path to managing their data protection responsibilities while also reducing their costs for storage over time," said Mr. Kiehn, Managing Director at Florestan GmbH.

Druva has more than 4,000 customers worldwide, from leading international brands through to companies in the DACH region such as Leica Microsystems. For Leica Microsystems, the ability to segment data protection between corporate and personal information was key to meeting the company's demands around managing privacy for employees based in Germany.

"With Druva, we can tailor our approach to protecting data," said Oliver Barner, European IT Services Manager at Leica Microsystems. "InSync met our requirements as a multi-national company -- German data privacy regulations prohibit the company from using geo-location to track laptops in the country, but in other places, such as the U.S., it's part of the company's strategy to combat lost or misplaced devices. Using Druva inSync, our company data is protected, the user experience is seamless and the overall data protection implementation is very, very reliable."

Druva's data protection solutions protect and preserve business critical information wherever it resides and help discover it for legal, regulatory and compliance needs. Its two solutions include inSync for end-user data residing on laptops, mobile devices and cloud applications, like Office 365, and Phoenix for physical and virtual server data. Industry analyst firm Gartner recently rated Druva inSync highest overall for three out of three use cases in its 2015 Enterprise Endpoint Critical Capabilities report. * Learn more at www.druva.com/gartner.

To learn more about Druva in Germany, visit www.druva.com/de.

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 minimise network impact and are transparent to users. As the industry's fastest growing data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 4,000 global organisations on over 4 million devices. Learn more at www.druva.com and join the conversation at twitter.com/druvainc.

[*] Gartner, Inc., "Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup," by Pushan Rinnen and Robert Rhame, November 12, 2015.

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NEW YORK, NY – SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) -- SmartMetric, the creator of the biometric credit card that has a built inside the card, powerful fingerprint scanner, is using the same biometric card based technology to bring enhanced portable biometric technology to the security and identity market.

Having spent years of research and development, SmartMetric is now using its world class leadership in miniaturized biometric technology to solve not only security issues for the banking and credit card industry but as well the physical, network log on and individual identity verification markets.

The SmartMetric biometric security card has FIPS approved chip and software that is activated following the card user being validated using the cards inbuilt powerful miniature fingerprint scanner. The card holder simply passes their finger over a sensor on the cards surface that in turn scans, matches and then activates the cards smartcard chip in less than 0.25 seconds. The card is then able to be used to act as a secure biometric key for computer log on to networks. The card also has inside, radio frequency capability allowing the same card to be used for biometric validated doorway access. Along with these capabilities, the card also has a visual indicator that flashes upon a successful fingerprint match thereby allowing the card to be used as a biometric identity card.

From biometric secured computer access, physical building access and anywhere anytime identity validation, the SmartMetric multi-function security card is a quantum leap forward in bringing the power of portable biometrics to protect Business and Government alike.

SmartMetic's biometric card uses a Cortex processor along with advanced SmartMetric developed electronics including an internal power management system and as well a fully rechargeable battery. This allows the card to operate using a persons fingerprint that is stored inside the card rather than on a central server. This of itself increases security while also allowing the SmartMetric biometric card to be used just as easily at the desktop for computer access as well as doorway access and on the spot anytime anywhere identity validation.

Being FIPS approved allows us to immediately offer our advanced biometric security card to United States Government Departments and Agencies as well as bringing the highest level of security for use by Business around the world, said today SmartMetric's President and CEO, Chaya Hendrick. We are excited by the new national and international markets this new security card affords us while we move forward in tandem to bring our biometric credit card to markets around the world, said Chaya Hendrick.

SmartMetric officially launched its groundbreaking biometric payments card this April at the Smart Card Alliance Payments Forum in Orlando Florida. Since then the company has been working with Banks around the world who have shown strong interest in issuing this card as new card product for their own credit cardi fraud defenses as well as protecting the security of their customers.

To view a video of the SmartMetric biometric chip card follow this link:

SmartMetric Biometric Payments Card -- https://youtu.be/zSX59uHoHqU

To view the company website: www.smartmetric.com.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Business Continuity Solutions, Inc. ("BUCS") (OTC PINK: BUCS) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent ("LOI") to acquire Tall Trees LED Company, a SSL Pioneer and innovator of advanced, independently engineered and developed LED lighting Tall Trees offers a range of fixtures, varying in power and distribution, for both consumer and commercial applications. Users include indoor farmers, both small and very large operations, as well as niche markets, including orchids and carnivorous plants.

Under the LOI, BUCS would issue approximately 181 million restricted shares of common stock in exchange for all the equity interest of Tall Trees LED Company (www.TallTreesLed.com), making BUCS the indirect owner of Tall Trees' proprietary technology, innovations, assets, management and other business that could enhance long-term shareholder and corporate values. BUCS will initiate necessary corporate and regulatory actions to change its name to "Tall Trees LED Company" and secure a new trading symbol to better reflect its new corporate name and business focus. The LOI is non-binding and is subject to certain approvals from market regulators as well as satisfaction of customary closing various conditions, including appropriate corporate and limited liability company approvals and the negotiation, execution and delivery of mutually satisfactory definitive agreements. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that BUCS will complete the acquisition of Tall Trees LED Company.

Robert Manes, President of Tall Trees LED Company, commented, "We are extremely excited to have this opportunity to become a publicly-traded company. With our current state-of-the-art LED product lines, along with becoming a public entity, our global exposure should open the doors to new markets that we have previously been unable to tap, as well as accelerate the growth of our market share."

BUCS Management stated, "We have looked at other opportunities in the past that have not met BUCS' criteria for long-term shareholder value potential. Mr. Manes brings 16 years of experience, innovative technology and the potential for rapid growth through cutting-edge products and potential additional acquisitions in the future. This is by far the best opportunity BUCS has seen for growth moving forward."

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Partnership brings highly relevant, privacy-centric location data to mobile marketers


SAN FRANCISCO – TapFwd, the premier mobile-first data management platform, today announced a partnership with Cuebiq, a next generation location intelligence company. Starting this week, TapFwd will incorporate Cuebiq's mobile-specific location data into its mobile-first audience profiles, further solidifying TapFwd's position as the dominant platform for accessing and analyzing mobile data.

TapFwd's mobile-first DMP encompasses over 70 billion data points from offline, online, and mobile sources. With the addition of Cuebiq's data, TapFwd customers, which include the likes of PopSugar and HotelTonight, will now have access to even richer audience segments, which they can use to analyze the differences between existing customer segments, as well as to create new mobile audiences that share attributes with their highest value customers.

"Our partnership with Cuebiq brings new depth to the person-level data marketers can access," said Alex Wasserman, Co-Founder and CEO of TapFwd. "Incorporating Cuebiq's data into TapFwd's mobile-first DMP not only improves the efficacy of person-based targeting, but furthers our mission of making data accessible to mobile marketers."

Cuebiq collects mobile-specific location data on one in eight mobile devices in the U.S. Its data collection methodology, which leverages proximity signals such as GPS, WiFi, and beacons and combines them with analysis of visit frequency and dwell time, is designed to create comprehensive yet anonymous mobile customer profiles. With an average of 120 daily data points per user analyzed, Cuebiq provides a true 360-degree view of consumers' offline behavior and purchase intent and is indispensable to mobile marketers looking to tailor their advertising to specific customer segments. 

Recently certified by the Network Advertising Initiative, Cuebiq is dedicated to providing mobile marketers rich location data while upholding a strict commitment to user privacy and digital advertising best practices.

"We're excited to partner with TapFwd, a company that shares our values when it comes to high quality data and user privacy," said Antonio Tomarchio, CEO of Cuebiq. "This partnership greatly expands the reach of our data and helps mobile marketers from iconic brands create targeted campaigns that use the highest quality location data available on the market today."

To learn more about TapFwd, please visit: http://tapfwd.com. To learn more about Cuebiq, please visit: http://cuebiq.com.

About TapFwd 
TapFwd makes data accessible to mobile marketers. As the premier mobile-first DMP, TapFwd combines offline, online, and mobile data, allowing mobile marketers to unify disparate datasets, analyze customer segments, and build targeted mobile audiences. Founded in 2014, TapFwd has gathered 70 billion data points on over 500 million mobile devices, helping brands big and small make data-driven decisions in mobile. For more information, visit http://tapfwd.com.

About Cuebiq  
Cuebiq is a next generation location intelligence company that allows businesses to glean actionable insights about real-world consumer behaviors and trends. Using its data intelligence platform, Cuebiq provides geo-behavioral insights and offline location analytics, geo-behavioral audiences for cross-platform ad targeting, and offline attribution analysis. Cuebiq is a member of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), the leading self-regulatory industry association dedicated to responsible data collection and its use for digital advertising. Cuebiq is headquartered in New York with offices in Italy and China.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – 43 major hydrant recalls have been issued since 1999, affecting hundreds of thousands of these critical fire fighting devices- but almost half have never been inspected or repaired to resolve the offending problem.  The main reason: municipalities nationwide often do not know specifically where these faulty hydrants are located.

Most of the recalls involve internal hydrant issues making them hard or impossible to operate over time, which could force fire fighters to seek alternate water sources during a blaze.  This water search adds time, and could make all the difference between beating a fire or losing to it.

Limited data from hydrant manufacturers indicate recall programs are only about 60% effective, meaning a significant number of faulty devices are still out there and unaccounted for.

The heart of the issue is municipal hydrant asset databases:  what fire fighting devices does a city have in its inventory, and where are they physically located?

"During the past 25 years, many cities have made it a high priority to catalog and plot important key municipal features using GIS- geographic information system- mapping.  Fire hydrants are just one of these key GIS asset features," said Mark Voigtsberger, President of UT/GIS. "The problem is, many cities failed to collect certain fundamental information about the hydrants such as manufacturer, model, and year cast- all crucial information needed to identify specific units falling under these 43 recall notices." 

Cities can often produce an electronic GIS map showing the locations of all their hydrants, and the global positioning system (GPS) latitude and longitude values are generally accurate and correct.  However, many cannot extract from that data set specific hydrant makes and models.  Voigtsberger points to one large municipality with close to 60,000 hydrants:  "This city collected over 100 features on each individual fire hydrant- but none of it useful in pinpointing recalled units.  15 data fields alone were dedicated to tax and political divisions within the city.  Many other fields were simply administrative information." 

"This city will be required to physically visit each of the 60,000 locations to determine if, and how many, of their hydrants fall or have fallen under a recall," continued Voigtsberger. "They may have none, but they could have thousands.  Gathering the correct GIS data initially could have prevented these needed re-visits."
Many other cities will have to do the same and visit each location to ensure 100% of their recalled fire hydrants have been inspected and remediated.

It should be noted all hydrant manufacturers do an excellent job with their product recalls, providing repair parts for free and enough money to offset the calculated labor costs needed to make the fixes.  However, they cannot tell you where their products are located in your city.

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Diablo Technologies today announced the opening of its ISV Development and Customer Experience Center at the company’s Silicon Valley office in San Jose, California. The Experience Center will be Diablo’s main hub for hands-on demonstrations and customer engagement activities. The strategic site also houses servers from Diablo’s leading OEM’s, providing a collaborative, high-tech environment for software development, applications engineering and technical support.
“We are very excited to launch our first ISV Development and Customer Experience Center in the heart of Silicon Valley. The facility is designed to showcase Diablo’s latest products and technologies to customers across the world,” said Kevin Wagner, Vice President of Marketing at Diablo Technologies. “By fostering an environment for collaborative development, we can quickly drive new innovation and accelerate market adoption of Memory1™ and Memory Channel Storage®.”
Diablo is redefining the rules of datacenter performance and economics with its Memory Channel Storage and ‘Big Memory for Big Data’ (Memory1) offerings. The Experience Center provides access to these powerful solutions for ISV development, application testing, and validation of proof of concepts. ISV partners, OEM customers and end users of Diablo products are already leveraging the Experience Center through remote or physical access, allowing Diablo to develop solutions in a smarter way. Interested organizations can request a demonstration through Diablo’s Contact Us page.
Memory1 represents a new memory tier that enables more work per server and a significant reduction in Total Cost of Ownership. This ground-breaking product provides the largest, most economical server memory available for Cloud, Big Data, Caching, and Database workloads. Memory Channel Storage is an innovative storage architecture that connects large amounts of flash media directly to a processor’s memory controllers. MCS provides tens of terabytes of the highest performing SSD storage at the lowest possible latencies for enterprise database, electronic messaging, and virtualized applications, among many more.


Diablo is at the forefront of developing breakthrough technologies for next-generation enterprise computing. The company’s flagship Memory1 is a first-of-its-kind memory technology that delivers four times the capacity of the largest DRAM modules. Diablo's Memory Channel Storage platform combines innovative software and hardware architectures with Non-Volatile Memory to introduce a new and disruptive generation of Solid State Storage for data-intensive applications. The Diablo leadership team has decades of experience in system architecture, chipset design, enterprise software and business development at companies including PMC-Sierra, Anobit, AT&T-Microelectronics, Bell Labs, Nortel Networks, Intel, Cisco, AMD, SEGA, Cadence Design Systems, Matrox Graphics, BroadTel Communications and ENQ Semiconductor. Learn more at http://www.diablo-technologies.com.

CHICAGO, Ill.TmaxSoft, Inc., a multinational technology innovator focused on infrastructure software, today announced they are now an Elite member of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program.  Elite members of the TAP program collaborate with VMware to integrate and validate their products with VMware solutions to drive transformative business outcomes for customers.

“We welcome TmaxSoft as an Elite member of the VMware TAP program,” said Howard Hall, senior director, Global Alliances & OEMs, VMware. “VMware and our Elite partners are driving the convergence of cloud infrastructure and virtualization for our customers, enabling greater efficiencies and reliability. Through the TAP program, companies like TmaxSoft can extend the benefits of VMware cloud infrastructure to fuel transformation within customer environments.”

"We are excited to partner with VMware to offer a flexible alternative to Oracle for licensing databases in a Virtual Data Center. With Tibero--our drop-in, Oracle compatible database--customers pay only for capacity they use, and get high performance, active clustering, seamless migration, and much lower TCO," said Joshua Yulish, President and CEO of TmaxSoft, Inc.

The VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) is an online virtualization and cloud infrastructure marketplace that provides customers with a single point of entry to discover, evaluate and rate business solutions.

TmaxSoft product information, collateral and other assets are listed within the online VMware Solution Exchange at: https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/companies/tmaxsoft

With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solutions for each unique customer environment.

About TmaxSoft, Inc.

TmaxSoft is a global software innovator focused on infrastructure and data modernization, with solutions that offer enterprise CIOs viable alternatives to support their global IT powerhouses and drive competitive advantage. Tibero is the best enterprise RDBMS for the Virtual Data Center. Our licensing model allows enterprises to fully maximize their virtualization investment by only licensing the cores associated to a given VM, resulting in drastically lower TCO. OpenFrame is a legacy rehosting solution that enables mainframe applications, resources and data to be migrated to a less expensive, high performance open system while reducing TCO and minimizing risk of migration. JEUS is the first Web Application Server in the world to be J2EE 1.4, JAVA EE 5, and JAVA EE 6 Certified, and delivers improved security over traditional WAS. TmaxSoft was founded in 1997 and is the largest independent software company in South Korea. We have over 800 employees in 12 strategic centers around the world. TmaxSoft U.S. headquarters for sales, service, and customer support is located in Chicago. Please visit www.tmaxsoft.com for more information.

Acquisition Expands Cisco's Cloud Security Portfolio

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today its intent to acquire CloudLock Inc., a privately held cloud security company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. CloudLock specializes in cloud access security broker (CASB) technology that provides enterprises with visibility and analytics around user behavior and sensitive data in cloud services, including SaaS, IaaS and PaaS. The acquisition will further enhance Cisco's security portfolio and build on Cisco's Security Everywhere strategy, designed to provide protection from the cloud to the network to the endpoint.

More data, more devices, and the increasingly decentralized way companies do business means that security has to evolve beyond an on-premises approach. CloudLock helps customers accelerate their cloud adoption by delivering security built specifically to meet the realities of today's cloud-first enterprise. CloudLock's CASB technology helps customers understand and monitor user behavior and sensitive data in cloud applications, providing greater visibility, compliance and threat protection regardless of whether these applications are fully sanctioned by IT or not.

"As companies are migrating to the cloud, they need a technology partner that can accelerate that transition and deliver critical security capabilities for all their users, apps and data in a seamless way," said Rob Salvagno, vice president of Cisco Corporate Development. "CloudLock brings a unique cloud-native, platform and API-based approach to cloud security which allows them to build powerful security solutions that are easy to deploy and simple to manage."

Today's acquisition will help accelerate Cisco's cloud security portfolio, and extend the cloud security offering throughout the enterprise. Together, we plan to offer the industry's broadest cloud security protection and enable our customers to realize the benefits of the mobile-cloud era.

The CloudLock team will join Cisco's Networking and Security Business Group under Senior Vice President and General Manager David Goeckeler. Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will pay $293 million in cash and assumed equity awards, plus additional retention-based incentives for CloudLock employees who join Cisco. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

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