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Avaya SDN Fx Healthcare Is the First Smart Solution to Connect, Manage and Help Secure Medical Devices So That Healthcare Can Reduce Its Rank as the Industry With the Highest Number of Security Breaches

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Healthcare technology leaders visiting HIMSS 16 next week will have a first-hand look at a unique network solution that enables IT to simply connect, protect and manage the growing number of medical devices deployed throughout healthcare facilities. Developed by Avaya, a global leader in business communications, with significant input from a leading healthcare organization, SDN Fx Healthcare is the first industry solution to address the management and security of the Internet of Things for healthcare that can help mitigate exposure in light of a rising number of security breaches. 

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Digital healthcare is driven by three needs: security, patient experience, and reducing skyrocketing costs. A 2015 report cited by Government Health IT indicates more than 34% of healthcare records have already been breached -- the highest figure of any industry. The top 10 breaches alone affected more than 111 million records. Industry analysts at IDC Health Insights predict that one in three health care recipients will be the victim of a healthcare data breach in 2016.

As the Internet of Things for healthcare takes hold, the massive proliferation of medical devices that generate critical, sensitive information to care teams represent potential vulnerabilities that can allow hackers to gain unauthorized access to highly sensitive information -- even through systems seemingly unrelated to healthcare technologies such as HVAC and PCI systems. Traditional networking infrastructures struggle to implement network segmentation as a foundational security measure. 

"One of the challenges we encounter when auditing for security exposures in healthcare organizations is that once we have found an issue, the client's proposed solution is often complicated and un-scalable," said Kristie Moon, managing director, eProtex. "As we have been introduced to Avaya's SDN Fx Healthcare solution, we have been impressed how well it protects, and how much of the process is automatic. Healthcare organizations need security solutions with scalability to handle the growing number of devices at the edge and reduce the growing complexity incumbent with the adoption of advanced healthcare technologies."

Avaya SDN Fx Healthcare's unique security and inventory management solution for medical devices enables healthcare organizations to simply and confidently move forward with their digital health initiatives, allowing them to:

  • Easily connect and segment medical devices, apps and networking traffic to radically improve security and protect against vulnerabilities
  • Simplify and speed up device onboarding, mobility and management
  • Automate inventory management
  • Improve efficiency by enabling flow monitoring and control

Additional Quotes

"The pace of advancements in medical device technologies is at an all-time high, but unfortunately, so is the increase in security breaches, despite very conscious efforts on the part of the industry to close potential gaps. What happens in many cases is that healthcare organizations may hold back on attaching these technologies to their network where they can be accessed by authorized medical staff and IT personnel -- which delays possible improvements in patient care and operations. Avaya SDN Fx Healthcare is the first solution to eliminate that compromise between rapid adoption and security while relieving the management and inventory requirements, thus making digital, smart healthcare a reality, today."
 Liam Kiely, vice president, Avaya Networking

"Securing thousands of devices in an Internet of Things model must be multidimensional and easy to manage. A proper solution should, at the minimum, include traffic segmentation, automatic device onboarding and mobility, automated inventory management, and flow control. Integrating Software-Defined Networking at the network edge seems to be the leading architecture to meet the multi-dimensional criteria."
Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst of ZK Research

"Many of our customers are less concerned about science projects and are asking for streamlined solutions with sensible cost structures. With SDN Fx Healthcare we can offer an innovative service with a subscription pricing model. This solution provides our customers with the ability to rapidly deploy and scale a solution, while offering the predictable cost model, so important in today's operating environment.
David Rafferty, managing partner of Integration Partners

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Tags: Avaya, healthcare, HIMSS, networking, Internet of Things, IoT, SDN, security

About Avaya

Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible on-premises and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. The Avaya Engagement Environment enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage. The Avaya fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.

Certain statements contained in this press release may be forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "should" or "will" or other similar terminology. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these are reasonable, such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors may cause our actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to Avaya's filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. Avaya disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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VerAfied Status Demonstrates Nlyte's Commitment to Best Security Development Practices to Protect Critical Data Center Information

SAN MATEO, Calif. – Nlyte Software today announced that the company has earned VerAfied status for its data center service management (DCSM) solution, which has been certified with the Veracode VerAfied DCSM security mark. With the distinction of achieving an assurance level of high -- which is recommended for applications that are critical for business -- the VerAfied status demonstrates Nlyte's commitment to developing secure applications for its customers, further protecting sensitive data.

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The VerAfied status offered by Veracode demonstrates that Nlyte is actively identifying and remediating application vulnerabilities to provide its customers with one of the highest levels of software assurance and security verification. This certification is a clear indicator to Nlyte's worldwide customers that the company's security has met or exceeded industry standards for security, reliability and compliance.

Nlyte's DCSM Web App solution exceeded the security score outlined in the Veracode Risk Adjusted Verification Methodology for an application at the high assurance level. Veracode's risk adjusted verification methodology is based on respected industry standards including MITRE's Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) for classification of software weaknesses and FIRST's Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) for severity and ease of exploitability and the National Institute of Technology's (NIST) definitions of assurance levels.

"We find that organizations frequently consider security when purchasing applications. For this reason, software vendors must find a way to demonstrate that their applications are built using secure development practices," said Chris Wysopal, CTO of Veracode. "The VerAfied mark tells the world that Nlyte has assessed application vulnerabilities and has complied with industry standards. More importantly, it lets customers know Nlyte is a solution they can trust to keep their critical data center information secure."

Nlyte is the leading DCSM solution provider for seamlessly automating data center operations and infrastructure into an enterprise's IT ecosystem. Nlyte DCSM bridges the often-overlooked divide in IT organizations, enabling enterprises to maintain accurate, up-to-the-minute information about their IT and data center assets, streamline their processes and improve the measurement of data center operations, thus improving service level agreements (SLAs). Many of the world's largest and most sophisticated data centers use Nlyte to become more agile, reduce costs and operate more efficiently.

Leading organizations, such as OWASP, the PCI Council, FS-ISAC and NIST, are raising awareness around the need to better understand and reduce the security risks associated with the use of third-party software. The Veracode VerAfied mark ensures that all externally developed software -- whether it's commercial off-the-shelf, SaaS, third-party libraries, outsourced, or open source -- complies with security policies.

"Nlyte is constantly improving our solution to reduce attack vulnerabilities, while increasing the security of the information within the system," said Rob Neave, co-founder and CTO of Nlyte Software. "We've designed our DCSM solution to be flexible, scalable and highly secure. This high designation from Veracode validates our commitment to our customers' security."

To empower your mission critical facility with a best of breed, secure DCSM solution from Nlyte, contact info@nlyte.com or call 650-642-2700.



About Veracode
Veracode is a leader in securing web, mobile and third-party applications for the world's largest global enterprises. By enabling organizations to rapidly identify and remediate application-layer threats before cyberattackers can exploit them, Veracode helps enterprises speed their innovations to market -- without compromising security.

Veracode's powerful cloud-based platform, deep security expertise and systematic, policy-based approach provide enterprises with a simpler and more scalable way to reduce application-layer risk across their global software infrastructures.

Veracode serves hundreds of customers across a wide range of industries, including nearly one-third of the Fortune 100, three of the top four U.S. commercial banks and more than 20 of Forbes' 100 Most Valuable Brands. Learn more at www.veracode.com, on the Veracode blog and on Twitter.

About Nlyte Software
Nlyte is the leading software company that automates the management of services provided by the data center (DCSM). Many of the world's largest and most sophisticated data centers use Nlyte to become more agile, reduce costs and operate more efficiently. Founded in 2004, Nlyte provides a comprehensive and proven DCSM solution with a modern, web-services architecture. With Nlyte, customers can easily manage all their existing data center processes, resources, policies, assets and interrelationships. For more information, visit www.nlyte.com or follow @nlyte on Twitter.

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Combining Proximity-Based Edge Data Centers® and Resilient, High-Capacity Fiber Infrastructure Delivers Exceptional Performance and Faster Content Delivery

HERNDON, Va. – EdgeConneX®, specializing in global infrastructure solutions at the edge of the network, and Electric Lightwave™, an Integra company and provider of fiber-based, carrier-grade networking, communications and technology solutions, today share the publication of a case study highlighting the benefits of their long-standing partnership. The case study examines how the EdgeConneX purpose-built, proximity-based Edge Data Centers®, combined with Electric Lightwave's reliable, secure and high capacity fiber network, move Internet content, cloud and enterprise applications closer to the end-user. Uniting Edge Data Centers with Electric Lightwave's resilient network creates a faster end-to-end solution, while enhancing performance and reducing costs for accessing the Cloud, social media or corporate infrastructure.

EdgeConneX Edge Data Centers are purpose-built to offer security, speed and performance improvements. These innovations enable customers to deliver digital content to any end-user as fast as possible. Every facility is proximity-based, strategically located nearest to the end-user's point of access to reduce network latency and optimize performance. Local proximity access also brings the Cloud closer to the enterprise, enabling more secure, real-time access to cloud applications and services while offering reduced backbone transport costs. In early 2013, EdgeConneX began working with Electric Lightwave to provide network connectivity for seven initial regional locations, including Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas and Denver.

Benefits that customers experience from the Electric Lightwave and EdgeConneX partnership include:

  • Network security, speed and performance improvements enabling customers to deliver digital content fast to any customer;
  • The most innovative data center ecosystem in the western U.S. for accessing and delivering digital content, expanding the infrastructure for many of the world's largest technology companies;
  • Ability for Edge Data Center tenants to tap into virtually unlimited bandwidth and achieve more reliable fiber connectivity, exceptional performance and faster delivery of their content;
  • Enablement of cloud, social media and corporate infrastructures with new capabilities and opportunities for accessing and transporting digital content;
  • 4K Ultra HD streaming video, now available with many popular Over-the-Top (OTT) content providers including Amazon Video, Netflix and YouTube, can now be served in new markets through a cost-effective, higher performing technology infrastructure for both creators and consumers; and
  • More secure, real-time access to cloud applications and services with reduced backbone transport costs because every facility is strategically located nearest to the end-user's point of access to reduce network latency and optimize performance - bringing the Cloud closer to the enterprise.

As the case study illustrates, the rates of content creation and consumption are growing exponentially, with experts estimating that in the next five years, the market will grow from 1.8 billion connected individuals with 4 billion connected devices, to upwards of 9 billion individuals with 75 billion devices. However, the Internet and supporting infrastructure have not kept pace, leading to a predicted drop in user satisfaction and thus slowing adoption of new technologies that help drive enterprise revenue and efficiency. The Cloud, social media, online gaming, healthcare and enterprises need a solution to the challenge of utilizing technology to its full potential in order to drive efficiency improvements that increase profit, revenue and customer loyalty. The answer is the combination of a resilient, high-capacity fiber infrastructure and a localized data center platform near end-users. According to Gartner's Edge Manifesto, these increased workloads require "the use of smaller, distributed, connected data centers, closer to concentrations of users and generators of content."

"Partnering with Electric Lightwave was a natural choice because they own and operate one of the most extensive and diverse fiber networks in the western U.S.," comments Clint Heiden, chief commerce officer, EdgeConneX. "They also had an established business with a large roster of enterprise customers. Given that proximity is so important for our customers, it was serendipitous that Electric Lightwave had a very similar footprint as ours. Our business model relies on proximity and when we realized that Electric Lightwave already had an established presence in many of the same metro areas where we were building new Edge Data Centers, it was clear that our vision for the future of the Internet's infrastructure mapped perfectly with their vision," adds Heiden.

"Electric Lightwave and EdgeConneX are aligned on the mission of enabling Internet innovation at the Edge," states Dan Stoll, president, Electric Lightwave. "Electric Lightwave offers high-capacity Wavelength and Ethernet access technologies to enable the fastest and most secure content delivery possible from each Edge Data Center. It is uniquely gratifying to find a partnership with a company whose cultural ethos matches ours, in placing a premium on delivering the exceptional end-user experiences that our customers demand."

To download the complete case study, click here.

About EdgeConneX®
EdgeConneX® is a global data center provider specializing in infrastructure solutions at the edge of the network. They provide Space, Power & Connectivity for content, network, cloud, colocation, CDNs and service providers, as well as wireless carriers, telecommunications companies, and commercial property owners. EdgeConneX has created a new Edge for traditional networks, offering superior performance and economics. Their purpose-built Meet You Points® optimize delivery of data at network-critical locations closest to the end user. For more information, please visit the EdgeConneX Internet of Everywhere at edgeconnex.com.

About Electric Lightwave™, an Integra™ Company
Electric Lightwave™, an Integra™ company, serves as a trusted network infrastructure partner to enterprises, government agencies and carriers in select markets throughout the western United States. We combine dense metro and intercity fiber assets, enterprise-grade network solutions, including Ethernet, Wavelengths and IP, with a highly responsive and easy to do business with approach. Electric Lightwave offers a premium service experience to match our premium network infrastructure solutions. For more information, visit www.electriclightwave.com.

Recent Leasing Success Spurs Development of Additional 120,000 Square Foot Area

DURHAM, NC – Sentinel Data Centers, a leading owner and operator of enterprise-grade colocation data centers, announced today that it will significantly expand its NC-1 facility in Durham, NC building out 120,000 gross square feet, 50,000 square feet of "white space" and up to 10 megawatts of critical load.

"This expansion marks another significant milestone for our NC-1 facility," says Todd Aaron, Co-Founder of Sentinel Data Centers. "The acceleration of demand we are seeing further validates NC-1's value proposition of unparalleled quality matched with best-in-class occupancy economics."

The "Phase II" expansion comes as the existing 100,000 square foot NC-1 facility nears capacity and demand for Sentinel's enterprise focused colocation solutions remains strong. Sentinel has pre-leased capacity within the "Phase II" expansion and intends to bring the facility addition online in the summer of 2016.

"Sophisticated users are continuing to take notice of North Carolina's material cost advantages over Northern Virginia and all other East Coast regions," says Josh Rabina, Co-Founder of Sentinel Data Centers. "With excellent regional resources and infrastructure, full sales tax exemption for all tenant IT purchases and all-in power rates below $0.042 per kWh, our NC-1 facility provides one of the best value propositions for large users in the country."

Sentinel's NC-1 Phase II design will integrate the latest best-practices from across the industry to maximize reliability, scalability, energy efficiency and ease-of-use. Sentinel will continue to utilize modular building blocks to enable customization of power densities and resiliency levels on a granular basis within each customer's dedicated suite.

About Sentinel Data Centers
Sentinel Data Centers, LLC, is a leading owner, developer and operator of multi-tenant, and build-to-suit enterprise-grade data centers. Founded in 2001, Sentinel was an early pioneer in the "wholesale" data center business. Since its inception, Sentinel has developed more than 1.6 million square feet and 120 megawatts of best-in-class multi-tenant and build-to-suit data center solutions for a diversity of Fortune 500 enterprises across multiple industries, including financial services, healthcare, technology and biotechnology. Sentinel strives to stay at the forefront of evolving best practices for data center design, development and operation, and maintains a flexible and transparent business model that is grounded in customer service. To learn more visit www.sentineldatacenters.com.

Fortune 500-Type Data Centers Tailored for Small and Mid-Size Companies

BATON ROUGE, La. – Venyu, a leader in business continuity, cloud-based virtualization, and battle-tested data recovery, today announced its new data center design and build services. With this new offering, the company becomes one of the first large data center operators to offer affordable and tailored data center build services, to meet the needs of small to mid-sized rural organizations seeking to keep their data local while leveraging and controlling cloud services.

Venyu's new design services place commercial-grade data center ownership within reach of any business. The service is targeted at education, finance, healthcare, legal and other smaller companies within underserviced rural areas that desire to keep their information locally hosted, but also need the data scalability, on-demand processing, cybersecurity and disaster recovery benefits of cloud services. The new data center services include:

  • Expertise in design & build for facility security and optimal power and cooling.
  • IT infrastructure consultation for best-fit data services today with the scalability to meet future needs.
  • Business planning to ensure budget adherence and new data service marketing.

"Venyu's new data center design and build services portfolio is predicated on our continued, successful data center design track record -- we understand the design footprints and maximize budgets," said Josh Descant, President, Venyu. "We are proud to bring these important data services to rural community business owners who want to maintain 100 percent control of their information and still leverage Fortune 500-type cloud services."

More on Venyu's data center design and build services: venyu.com/designbuild

About Venyu

Venyu, a division of EATEL CORP, is a premier provider of data center, managed hosting, cloud, virtualization and data protection solutions. By leveraging Venyu's portfolio of innovative, ROI-focused solutions, including VenyuCloud and RestartIT, within secure, highly available data centers, organizations can reduce IT costs while increasing security and scalability. For more information about Venyu and its industry-leading offerings, please visit www.venyu.com. Your Data Made Invincible™.

Acronis' Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions Join Ingram Micro's Growing Portfolio of Cloud Solutions in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Singapore

IRVINE, Calif. – Ingram Micro (NYSE: IM) today announced it has extended the availability of cloud data protection solutions from Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, to four additional Cloud Marketplaces across the Asia Pacific region. Building on its existing relationship with Ingram Micro in North America and Europe, Acronis is now offered through the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace in 14 countries, with market availability in India coming soon.

Due to the growing volume and complexity of digital business processes, data threats from security breaches, system failures, and unpredictable man-made and natural disasters, many companies are turning to the cloud to protect their sensitive information and critical workloads.

"As today's data protection landscape continues to rapidly evolve, the increased user demand for backup and disaster recovery solutions provides a significant revenue opportunity for channel partners," said Richard Duggan, Executive Director APAC, Ingram Micro Cloud. "The combination of the Cloud Marketplace with Acronis' trusted data protection solutions enables channel partners to quickly deploy affordable, user-friendly products that deliver greater value to customers and boost their own competitive edge and profitability."

Built on advanced cloud architecture, Acronis solutions are powered by AnyData Engine, a set of unique and powerful hybrid cloud data protection solutions that protect workloads of any type, across all environments and locations. Acronis delivers a complete and integrated set of data protection solutions for backup, secure file sync and share, and disaster recovery, enabling channel partners to offer a highly flexible solution that safeguards businesses from all forms of data loss and corruption.

Through the extended relationship with Acronis, Ingram Micro channel partners throughout the Asia Pacific region can efficiently configure and manage leading cloud data protection solutions from a single automated platform. By leveraging the flexibility and scalability of the Cloud Marketplace, channel partners are positioned to capitalize on this growing market opportunity and deliver the protection businesses need to overcome any technological threat or attack. Acronis also supports a broad range of deployments and business models, making it an ideal fit for the Cloud Marketplace by providing channel partners a seamless way to deploy solutions across a greater customer base while exploiting new revenue opportunities.

"Through this strengthened channel alliance, our partners in the Asia Pacific region are now better equipped to exploit the huge market opportunity for cloud data protection," said John Zanni, CMO, Acronis. "We are excited to fully leverage Ingram Micro's extensive channel network and Cloud Marketplace across the region, as well as the added value they bring to deliver an extremely easy-to-use, cost-effective solution for data protection."

"Offering a reliable data protection solution that can be scaled and customized in an automated manner presents a significant competitive advantage for our business," said Reyad Homaidan, Managing Director of Australia-based Juncture IT. "Through Ingram Micro and its Cloud Marketplace, we can easily purchase and deploy Acronis solutions to any client operating system, allowing us to significantly expand our footprint and revenue in the cloud."

The Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace is an ecosystem of buyers, sellers and solutions that allows channel partners to purchase, configure, provision, and manage cloud technologies with confidence and ease. It removes the complexity in procurement, management, and support that is often characteristic in cloud technologies and enables efficient management of the complete end-customer cloud subscription lifecycle from a single, automated platform. View a live demonstration of the Cloud Marketplace here.

To find out more about Ingram Micro Cloud, go to: http://www.ingrammicrocloud.com 

About Ingram Micro Cloud
Ingram Micro is a master cloud service provider (mCSP), offering channel partners and professionals access to a global marketplace, expertise, solutions and enablement programs that empower organizations to configure, provision and manage cloud technologies with confidence and ease. For more information on Ingram Micro Cloud, please visit www.ingrammicrocloud.com.

About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivaled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships, set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. More at www.ingrammicro.com

About Acronis
Acronis sets the standard for New Generation Data Protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure access solutions. Powered by the AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and safe backups of all files, applications and OS across any environment -- virtual, physical, cloud and mobile.

For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com. Follow Acronis on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acronis.

Missouri School District Better Able to Meet State Standards and Reduce Expenditures

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Located at the edge of Kansas City, MO, Blue Springs School District serves 1,000 teachers, 2,000 staff members and 14,700 students across 22 elementary, middle and high schools. Looking to consolidate its distributed computing environment to simplify management, reduce capital expenditures and cut power costs, the district decided to upgrade its Avaya network backbone and standardize on a Nutanix hyperconverged environment. The challenges this new system addressed:

  • Consolidating into a centralized data center with resulting reduction in IT workload and power consumption savings. The IT team was stretched thin operating, 144 servers over 23 locations.
  • Providing IT resources for standardized testing. For the first year, students in grades 3-11 -- not just high school students -- would be taking their standardized exams online. The testing provider sent its list of requirements, which included a test site management server for every 150 machines in any district, to ensure the testing load could be handled. The Blue Springs School District has more than 10,000 computers, and had no desire to set up 30 to 40 TSMs.

Centralizing the data center meant choosing appliances that would not only save the district money but would be easier to manage. Nutanix appliances were installed within less than a week on the Avaya core network. Blue Springs School District didn't seriously consider using any other providers for its infrastructure. Some of the benefits of consolidating the datacenter include:

  • Decreased time and personnel to manage servers and near-instantaneous VM deployment.
  • Sharply reduced electric bill by some $100,000 on an annualized basis through the consolidation of infrastructure footprint
  • Ability to handle standardized testing workload with a single test site management server for the entire district through new solution running on Avaya backbone

"We could bring all the data and services back to one centralized location," said Tim Jones, director of IT, Blue Springs School District. "Now we're managing one, not 21, data centers. Our Avaya backbone was one of the reasons to go to a centralized datacenter model. I knew we had a backbone that could handle it. We felt very confident we weren't going to have any issues as far as connectivity. If I were talking to another school district to look at virtualization to handle common core testing and the traditional school load, I would feel absolutely comfortable recommending Avaya and Nutanix."

Nutanix has been validated by Avaya for the 1,000 user Avaya call center solution and Avaya has received Nutanix Ready for the Avaya product lines demonstrating solution interoperability and compatibility between the Nutanix and Avaya solutions.


  • Read the Blue Springs School District case study here

About Avaya
Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible on-premises and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. The Avaya Engagement Environment enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage. Avaya's fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.

Certain statements contained in this press release may be forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "should" or "will" or other similar terminology. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these are reasonable, such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors may cause our actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to Avaya's filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. Avaya disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

All trademarks identified by ®, TM, or SM are registered marks, trademarks, and service marks, respectively, of Avaya Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners

WANdisco Fusion Active Migrator and Hybrid Cloud Solutions for Google Cloud Dataproc Enable Seamless Active Data Migration and Burst to Cloud at Petabyte Scale Without Downtime or Disruption

SAN RAMON, Calif. – WANdisco, (LSE: WAND), the leading provider of enterprise-ready software solutions that enable global enterprises to meet today's data challenges of secure storage, availability and scalability, announced today a new data migration solution, WANdisco's Active Migrator for Google Cloud Dataproc, to support seamless data migration at petabyte scale and hybrid cloud use cases for on demand burst-out processing.

WANdisco's Active Migrator for Google Cloud Dataproc leverages WANdisco's patented active-transactional replication technology to continuously transfer data as it changes in the on-premise file systems, Hadoop clusters or other cloud environments with guaranteed consistency. Google Cloud Dataproc and on-premise environments operate in parallel during migration, allowing data and applications to move in phases without disrupting normal operations. Continuous active migration eliminates WAN traffic spikes and allows high volume data transfer to keep up with the on-premise ingest rates. These capabilities also support hybrid cloud use cases for on-demand burst-out processing in which data has to move in and out of the cloud as it changes, and enable the cloud to be used for offsite disaster recovery without downtime or data loss. 

"WANdisco's Active Migrator and Hybrid Cloud solutions for Google Cloud Dataproc mean you can migrate petabytes of data without downtime or disruption, and support hybrid burst to cloud use cases that require moving data in and out of the cloud as it changes," said WANdisco CEO & Co-founder David Richards. "Once again WANdisco has changed the game to enable large enterprises to not only move to the cloud but also leverage the massive economies of scale offered by cloud-based storage and processing."


WANdisco Fusion Active Migrator for Google Cloud Dataproc is available now. Please visit http://www.wandisco.com/product/google-active-migrator for more information.

About WANdisco
WANdisco (LSE: WAND) is a provider of enterprise-ready, non-stop software solutions that enable globally distributed organizations to meet today's data challenges of secure storage, scalability and availability. WANdisco's products are differentiated by the company's patented, active-active data replication technology, serving crucial high availability (HA) requirements, including Hadoop Big Data and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), including Apache Subversion and Git. Fortune Global 1000 companies, including Juniper Networks, Motorola, and Halliburton, rely on WANdisco for performance, reliability, security and availability. For additional information, please visit www.wandisco.com.

Apache Hadoop and Subversion are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

NEW YORK, NY – SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME) Identity fraud research report by Javelin Strategy and Research shows that in 2015 the total number of victims at 13.1 million, and the total dollar value at $15 billion.

The report reveals identity fraudsters have stolen $112 billion in the past six years. That equals $35,600 stolen per minute, or enough to pay for four years of college in just four minutes.

We have created a more secure payments card that doesn't rely on vulnerable PIN's or passwords but instead uses a person's own biometrics to secure transactions. Using a person's fingerprint, a card user simply swipes their finger across a small sensor on the cards surface which is immediately scanned and matched with the cards internal fingerprint reader and only following a match with the card user will the card be turned on in order to work at the ATM or retail card reader.

We have taken card security to the next level using biometrics while using the existing payment card infrastructure allowing the new SmartMetric biometric payments cards to be used without the need to install additional retail card readers or ATM's. Our biometric payments cards are a giant leap forward in the ongoing war against card and identity theft that is costing the United States consumer billions of dollars a year said today SmartMetric's President & CEO, Chaya Hendrick

The SmartMetric biometric card uses a miniature super thin fingerprint reader that sits inside EMV chip cards. There are more than 3.4 billion EMV chip cards in use around the world. SmartMetric is looking at selling into this market at a price of $50.00 per card.

SmartMetric is now in talks with card issuing Banks in North America and Europe and will be soon introducing its card to Banks in South East Asia and Latin America.

About SmartMetric: SmartMetric has created a safer and better user validation and identification technology for payment and identity cards using a person's individual and unique biometrics to validate and identify the card user. The company has created a super miniature fully functional powerful fingerprint scanner that fits inside a payments card as well as identity and secure log on cards. Using an internal Cortex processor built in the card the SmartMetric biometric card scans, reads and matches a person's fingerprint in less than 0.25 seconds. The card's internal scanner is powered by a rechargeable battery developed by SmartMetric and also embedded inside the payments and identity card. SmartMetric is a publicly traded fully reporting company on the United States OTCQB exchange.

To view a video of the SmartMetric biometric chip card follow this link -- https://youtu.be/zSX59uHoHqU. To view the company website: www.smartmetric.com.

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Hybrid Engine Innovator Deploys Infor CloudSuite™ Industrial to Drive Rapid Early Stage Growth

NEW YORK, NY – Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that disruptive leader in retrofit hybrid engines Vantage Power, has successfully deployed Infor CloudSuite™ Industrial. Implemented by Infor partner Inforlogic, the cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) application is expected to improve visibility throughout the supply chain, enhancing procurement as Vantage enters a stage of aggressive growth. Infor CloudSuite Industrial is also expected to improve financial reporting and enable off site access to critical production and financial information.

Based in West London, Vantage Power (VP) manufactures complete hybrid powertrains that are retrofitted to buses already on the road. By adding remote telemetry capabilities to the hybrid engine, Vantage offers customers a combination of live performance data to enable enhanced fleet management and maintenance as well as better fuel economy and reduced emissions. Following a three-year period of intensive research and development, VP now sells its engines commercially and as a result, has entered a period of rapid growth.

Following a thorough review of the ERP market, Infor CloudSuite Industrial was chosen because of the strong manufacturing functionality of the application and the expertise demonstrated by both Infor and Inforlogic. As a 'disruptive engineering' company, VP took the decision to look solely at cloud-based applications. This was based on the ease of management offered by cloud technology, in particular that cloud would mean VP was always on the latest versions of the software, and that Infor would ensure security and reliable off-site access to the application.

"As a young engineering company, we are in an excellent position to get the most out of the cloud," said Alex Schey, CEO of VP. "In the first instance that means better visibility as we implement the ERP. That insight into our operations will quickly evolve as we develop new versions of the powertrains and increase our customer base, which mean we will need to have the latest functionality to help us stay on top of our dynamic supply chain. Looking further to the future, we plan to take the data from our powertrains and feed that into the ERP so we can proactively maintain the units, and offer a cost-effective and complete managed service to our customers. Cloud will be at the heart of making all of this happen."

"Aggressive, disruptive companies such as VP combine so many of the hottest technologies right now," said Lisa Pope, senior vice-president, CloudSuite, Infor. "From the Internet of Things providing real time data from the buses and then 3D printed replacement parts, to the dynamic supply chain that enables the cost-effective development of refined hybrid engines, cloud technology not only underpins all of these areas but ultimately helps drive growth for Vantage Power."

"Combining the possibilities of cloud, the manufacturing pedigree of Infor CloudSuite Industrial and the deployment expertise at Inforlogic has led to a clear choice for Vantage Power," said Chris Stock, managing director, Inforlogic. "As the company goes through aggressive growth, we look forward to supporting VP every step of the way."

About Vantage Power

Vantage Power manufactures complete hybrid powertrains that retrofit buses already on the road. Coming with remote telemetry as standard, customers get live performance data enabling enhanced fleet management, maintenance, fuel economy and emissions. To learn more about Vantage Power, please visit http://vantage-power.com/.

About Inforlogic

Inforlogic is a UK based company that delivers Infor's leading edge business solutions to the mid-market. Inforlogic is customer focused with an overall goal of building long term relationships with its customers. Inforlogic has a team of consultants with many years of credible ERP implementations experience across key industries. Inforlogic is the main Infor business partner for CloudSuite Industrial in the UK and was recently awarded Infor's New Manufacturing Partner of the Year for FY15. For more information on Inforlogic, please visit http://www.inforlogic.com/.

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About Infor

Infor builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 13,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its cloud applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

Infor customers include:

  • 18 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 10 of the top 10 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 21 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
  • 18 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
  • 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
  • 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
  • 15 of the top 20 global retailers
  • 4 of the top 5 brewers
  • 21 of the top 30 global banks
  • 6 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
  • 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands