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World's Premier Systems Integrators and Value Added Resellers Join With Delphix to Increase Data Agility

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Delphix, the market leader in data virtualization, today announced that organizations seeking a solution for their data management needs now have even wider access to its award-winning technology through a team of the leading systems integrators and channel resellers. To support a growing demand for more agile data management, Delphix has increased its investment in the channel, developing a three-tiered Channel Partner Program.

The expertise of these industry experts combined with the wide range of use cases that Delphix can address vastly expands the number of organizations that can take advantage of the company's transformative technology. With their deep understanding of specialty markets, these partners expand access to Delphix technology, accelerating, simplifying and transforming the way modern enterprises across industries and across the world deal with their data.

With the technology industry driving toward a more modern datacenter, Delphix has hired more than ten new employees that are directly focused on working with partners to educate the market about data virtualization. While last year, the company held one Partner Summit; this year, demand for similar events necessitated an additional 5 Partner University events, spread across the world in places like Dallas, Rome and Los Angeles.

"Teaming up with Delphix allows Orasi to provide its customers with the possibilities of 30 times faster application development, 90 percent safer data through data masking, and ten times faster data movement for better testing," said Nick Kavadellas, President and CEO of Orasi. "Having recently attended the Delphix Partner University in Jersey City, we feel thoroughly empowered to begin new conversations about data center modernization, cloud migration and application retirement."

The enablement driven by this partner program is designed so Delphix partners quickly gain a thorough command of the core Delphix technology. In addition to the in-person support partners receive through trainings and the Partner University events, the digital program boasts 27 courses, with tailored perspectives on how Delphix serves a variety of global markets and specific industries.

"All businesses are now in the data business, and each organization needs to be able to move and provision its data quickly and efficiently to drive multiple business-critical projects," said Denise Zelt, Senior Manager of Channel Marketing Programs at Delphix. "Because the technology of data virtualization is still relatively new, we rely on our partners to help demonstrate how moving that data can be done better and faster with Delphix. We value our partners immensely, and this partner program demonstrates the heightened commitment we place on our partners' success."

Learn more about Delphix Solutions Partner Program and how you can join one of the upcoming Delphix Partner University events at the Delphix website.

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About Delphix
Delphix is the market leader in data virtualization, helping organizations release applications up to 10x faster by delivering secure, virtualized data across the application lifecycle. More than 30 percent of the Global 500 use Delphix software to deliver data across development, testing and reporting environments, improving developer productivity and data security on premises or in the cloud. Delphix is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, with offices around the world, and can be found online at www.delphix.com.

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New "Audit Ready" Service Combines ControlPanelGRC® Software With Expert SAP Security Consulting Resources Offered as a Flexible Monthly Service

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – Responding to increasing audit and regulatory requirements for critical business assets, Symmetry, a leading enterprise application management and cloud hosting solutions provider, today announced Security Complete PlusGRC for maintaining security and compliance for SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) infrastructure environments.

The data contained in an SAP environment is the crown jewels of an enterprise, which requires accuracy, protection and ease of accessibility for authorized users. Auditors are tasked with looking for potential risks in your infrastructure, and combining that with a well-developed SAP security plan is essential. Without a plan, security threats arise and businesses can spend days, weeks, even months finding a solution; and performing Segregation of Duty (SoD) checks to remediate threats and maintain compliance can be a daunting task. Reading SoD reports as a non-technical user can be even more difficult, which makes using them for informed business decisions a real challenge.

Symmetry's Security Complete PlusGRC provides continuous security and compliance automation for SAP environments, and significantly reduces the time, operational costs and complexities associated with using in-house resources. The new service offering expands Symmetry's existing security services by combining Symmetry's award-winning ControlPanelGRC® software suite, a powerful and comprehensive governance, risk and compliance (GRC) platform for SAP, along with SAP security and controls experts who become an extension of your team -- together as a flexible monthly service offering for users.

The solution can be implemented in as little as two weeks and does not involve a complicated or lengthy training program. Security Complete PlusGRC ensures that your system is managed according to industry standards, SAP best practices and the recommendations of your auditors.
Key benefits:

  • 24x7x365 expert security and audit-ready compliance coverage
  • Seamless integration to SAP without a large upfront investment
  • Robust reporting tailored to business users, technical users, and auditors
  • Intuitive user interface with exceptional ease of use
  • Pro-active recipe development for mitigating and eliminating compliance risk

Symmetry is certified in SAP Hosting, Cloud and SAP HANA Operations, and leads the cloud hosting and application management industry with a Net Promoter score of 57. With a growing emphasis on security and compliance, Symmetry's SAP Security offerings are an integral component of Symmetry's solution portfolio, which features scalable and compliant cloud hosting services along with a broad range of managed services including IT-services, cyber security solutions, and ERP managed services.

"Security and compliance are critical to running successful businesses. By combining Symmetry's deep SAP security expertise with our award winning ControlPanelGRC software suite into a flexible, commercial friendly offering, we are making it easy for our customers to solve these complex challenges." said Pete Stevenson, Chairman and CEO of Symmetry. "Our goal always, is to be a true extension of our customer's IT operations, to listen, and rapidly innovate to keep pace with their changing business demands"

About Symmetry
Symmetry is a leading applications management and hybrid cloud hosting solution provider with deep expertise in SAP application management. An SAP partner since 2005, Symmetry is certified in SAP Hosting, Cloud and SAP HANA® Operations. As a true extension of your IT team, Symmetry places a laser focus on the customer's experience and offers highly flexible, tailored solutions to the meet the unique business needs of enterprise clients. Symmetry supports global enterprises across all industries through a customer centric high-touch approach that delivers deep technical expertise combined with scalable, redundant, high availability cloud infrastructure supported by a 24x7x365 operations support model. With a long history and proven methodology for delivering hybrid solutions comprised of managed private cloud hosting infrastructure with enterprise application management services, Symmetry delivers IT solutions that help reduce the total cost of ownership and maximize the performance and security of our customers' most mission critical systems. Learn more at www.symmetrycorp.com

The Latest Release of SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor Adds Support for EMC XtremIO and Pure Storage All-Flash Arrays, Helping IT Improve Performance, Capacity Planning and Overall ROI

AUSTIN, Texas – SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced it has added support for EMC® XtremIO® and Pure Storage® all-flash arrays (AFAs) to its award-winning SolarWinds® Storage Resource Monitor (SRM). SolarWinds SRM provides IT professionals with the necessary insights into multi-vendor traditional and flash storage resources and their potential performance impact to enhance business-critical application performance.

With the expanded device support, SolarWinds SRM helps ensure that any IT organization's deployment of market-leading EMC XtremIO and Pure Storage AFAs, as well as other flash-based storage, provides the expected improvements to application performance. Combined with its already broad support of traditional storage devices, SolarWinds SRM is now even more uniquely capable of maximizing the performance of multi-generational storage environments all from within a single tool.

"Flash-based storage is quickly becoming commonplace in the enterprise due to the improving cost-to-performance ratio," said Gerardo Dada, vice president, product marketing, SolarWinds. "However, many IT departments must now manage new high-performance flash arrays alongside legacy storage systems. This can prove challenging, especially in terms of managing overall capacity, monitoring performance, aligning storage performance with changing application requirements and the complexity of generating consolidated alerting and reporting. SolarWinds SRM can help IT departments get the most out of their existing storage while also migrating to newer flash-based technologies, and then realize the full potential of their flash investment."

SolarWinds SRM provides IT departments the following benefits across traditional and AFA storage deployments:

  • Unified heterogeneous storage monitoring
  • Storage performance monitoring with status and usage thresholds
  • Automated storage capacity planning
  • Prebuilt and custom alerting and storage resource reporting

SolarWinds SRM also integrates with the SolarWinds Orion® platform, allowing storage performance data collected to be incorporated with data from SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager and SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer into the platform's AppStack environment view, thereby giving IT departments end-to-end visibility into the complete underlying application infrastructure to better troubleshoot application performance issues. With real-time visibility into heterogeneous SAN and NAS arrays and integration with the AppStack environment dashboard, IT professionals are able to view and manage an IT environment from array to application.

Pricing and Availability

SolarWinds SRM pricing starts at $2,935 USD*, including the first year of maintenance. For more information, including a downloadable, free 30-day evaluation, visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100.

*Price as of July 12, 2016. Pricing may vary based upon the jurisdiction and applicable currency. Please contact a local SolarWinds sales representative to find pricing specific to your jurisdiction.

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About SolarWinds

SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses, government agencies and educational institutions. We are committed to focusing exclusively on IT Pros, and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. Regardless of where the IT asset or user sits, SolarWinds delivers products that are easy to find, buy, use, maintain, and scale while providing the power to address all key areas of the infrastructure from on premises to the Cloud. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our THWACK online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at www.solarwinds.com.

SolarWinds, SolarWinds & Design and THWACK are the exclusive property of SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC or its affiliates. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be or are intellectual property of their respective companies.

© 2016 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, today made operating a private cloud easier with the release of Mirantis OpenStack 9.0. Based on the Mitaka Openstack release, Mirantis OpenStack 9.0 includes a rich set of features to simplify lifecycle management of OpenStack.

"The improvements in Mirantis OpenStack 9.0 are based on real-world production deployments of Mirantis OpenStack, including our collaborations with AT&T and Volkswagen," said Boris Renski, co-founder and CMO of Mirantis. "The improvements we made -- largely in the area of post-deployment operations -- integrate Mirantis' services expertise into the software so that we can deliver better business outcomes. Mirantis OpenStack 9.0 will be a valuable asset to Mirantis as we help customers build and operate private clouds."

OpenStack Mitaka is the 13th OpenStack release, and was built by a community of 2,336 developers, operators and users from 345 organizations. Mirantis had 327 Mitaka committers (ranked No. 1), 87 core contributors (ranked No. 1), resolved 3,700+ bugs (ranked No. 1), contributed 1.37 million lines of code (ranked No. 1) and conducted 52K reviews (ranked No. 1).

Enhancements to Fuel, the OpenStack management software project, simplify the task of operating private OpenStack clouds. Cloud operators can use Fuel to scale the cloud up or down, selectively make changes to their configuration, and deploy new functionality to an existing cloud, such as Murano, a self-service application orchestration and catalog. Additionally, operators of large-scale infrastructure can now export Fuel configuration values into 3rd party configuration management tools.

StackLight, the purpose-built tooling for logging, monitoring and alerting of OpenStack, will continue to assist operators in maximizing their private cloud uptime.

Additional enhancements make it easier to run high performance workloads in OpenStack. Improvements to network function virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) performance include features such as SR-IOV, DPDK, NUMA CPU pinning, and huge pages. Improvements were also made to application and service orchestration with TOSCA and validations for big data were performed with Cloudera and Hortonworks.

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About Mirantis
Mirantis is the pure play OpenStack company, delivering all the software, services, training, and support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis than on any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack at scale. Mirantis is among the number one company in contributing open source software to OpenStack, and has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds in the world, at companies such as AT&T, Saudi Telecom, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Symantec, Telstra and Volkswagen. Mirantis is venture-backed by August Capital, Dell Ventures, Ericsson, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Insight Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Siguler Guff & Co., and WestSummit Capital, with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. Follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.

Interstate Restoration Offers 'Seven Days of Prep' for Hurricane, Tropical Storm Season

FT. WORTH, TX – As many states across the nation join Maine in the observation of Hurricane Awareness and Preparedness Week in July, experts at Interstate Restoration say businesses need to understand the risks and have emergency plans for these huge storms to stem losses and minimize recovery time. Preparation can be a seven-day project, with emphasis on emergency supplies and understanding risks.

"Business owners always hope to avoid losses, and certainly hurricanes and tropical storms pose a significant threat to coastal areas of the U.S.," said Stacy Mazur, CEO of Interstate Restoration. "Should the worst happen, Interstate's experts are ready to assist with recovery in every way, as we've done after numerous disasters over the past several years."

An example of the company's response to catastrophic storms includes management of more than 440 projects during Hurricane Katrina. More of the company's restoration and reconstruction work after water damage can be seen at Executive Plaza, an office building in Houston, Texas.

Interstate Restoration's disaster recovery and restoration services are designed to help businesses mitigate damage and get critical operations quickly back online. The company offers its clients advice about the most effective ways to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, and Interstate also wants businesses to know about resources available from the National Weather Service to help prepare for severe weather regardless of the season.

Interstate Restoration, headquartered in Ft. Worth, Texas, earlier this year acquired FirstOnSite of Canada to become the second-largest independent company in its industry in North America.

About Interstate Restoration

Founded in 1998, Interstate Restoration, LLC, based in Ft. Worth, Texas, is one of the largest emergency restoration and reconstruction service providers for commercial enterprises in the United States. Interstate Restoration specializes in assisting property owners and businesses in recovering from fire, flood, natural and human-caused disasters. In combination with its FirstOnSite Restoration division, Interstate has 19 regional offices in the U.S. and 35 in Canada. Interstate Restoration has the scalability to respond to any-sized catastrophe and help people get back to business and back to life quickly and safely. For more information, visit www.interstaterestoration.com, call 800-622-6433 or follow us on Twitter at @InterstateRest.