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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Xirrus, the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks, today announced a new distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), a Fortune 100 company that delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. With the addition of the lowest cost 802.11ac product (X2), and the highest-density Wi-Fi on the planet (XD4), Xirrus offers a Wi-Fi alternative that keeps up with the demand of ever-changing environments, and guarantees the longest network lifespan possible.

Today's businesses require high-performance, reliable Wi-Fi that is purpose-built to address the Internet of Things and Bring Your Own Device movements. Through this alliance with Ingram Micro, Xirrus will be able to further expand its offering of fast, secure, reliable and fully managed Wi-Fi services with 24/7 support to thousands of channel partners throughout the U.S.

"Channel partners want Wi-Fi solutions that deliver on the promise of performance and security, regardless of the number of users or connected devices," said Eric Kohl, executive director, Ingram Micro Advanced Solutions. "Xirrus addresses both low cost and extreme density Wi-Fi situations, and has a suite of software and services that supports our partners' needs, making it a welcome addition to our growing advanced solutions portfolio."

"As we close the highest revenue quarter in our company's history, this relationship with Ingram Micro will enable us to continue our momentum and market expansion, as well as manage the increasing demand we are seeing from channel partners for our solutions," said Jillian Mansolf, chief marketing officer and vice president channel sales at Xirrus. "Ingram Micro offers the resources and tools to support our sales efforts and bring the security and performance benefits of Xirrus Wi-Fi to even more value-added partners and managed services providers nationally."

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About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances, offering consistent "wired-like" performance with superior coverage and security. The Xirrus suite of Wi-Fi optimized solutions -- high density access points, access points, cloud services, and wired switches -- provide seamless connectivity and unified management across the network. Xirrus provides a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. With tens of thousands of customer solutions deployed globally, Xirrus maintains operations and partnerships across the globe. Xirrus is a privately held company and is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information please visit: www.xirrus.com and follow us on Twitter: @Xirrus.


WELLESLEY, Mass. – The overall market for data security products offers a strong growth opportunity for new entrants as well as established players. BCC Research reveals in its new report that technological innovation and real-time analysis are the keys to market survival and growth.

Data center security is a computer or cyber security applied to data centers, where the data centers can be in physical form or can be virtualized (software-defined data centers). The security applied can be either in software or hardware form, or as a mix of software and hardware. For the purpose of this report, security is defined as all forms of processes and mechanisms by which data center equipment, information and services are protected from intended or unintended (and unauthorized) access and change or destruction.

The global demand for data security products is projected to reach almost $6.4 billion and $12.1 billion in 2015 and 2020, respectively, reflecting a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.8%. Key end-users of data security products include the following industries: financial services, retail and e-commerce, healthcare, telecommunications, government, information technology, and energy and utilities.

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation, the strongest growing market with a five-year CAGR of 18.2%, should more than double its projected 2015 market value to $539.2 million in 2020. Key factors include the rising number, size and frequency of DDoS attacks; nation-sponsored DDoS attacks; growing attacks on government departments; and usage of DDoS attacks to cover the tracks of data breaches.

In terms of dollar volume, the Americas are the largest contributor, followed by Europe. However, Asia-Pacific should enjoy higher growth rates than either Americas or Europe, spurring a change in market share percentage as Asia-Pacific's share rises and the others decline slightly.

Data center security is a demand-pull market experiencing strong growth provided by the constantly changing and evolving nature of security threats. Although the overall market is witnessing this strong growth, traditional data center security is slowing down as it nears saturation. Cloud and virtualized data centers are key market drivers. In recent years, data centers have grown to massive scale as cloud computing cost savings increased. These hyperscale data centers have become more critical to the operations of companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook as well as private multinational corporations and governments.

"The keys to survival in this market remain technological readiness and innovation, along with building a long-term relationship with clients," says BCC Research analyst Ritam Biswas. "Although a new entrant in the market will face the dual pronged challenge from existing players and other new players, a focus on innovation and development around key growth sub-segments such as DDoS mitigation, SDDC security, will drive a new entrant toward strong growth."

Data Center Security: Global Markets (SAS025A) examines the trends toward mega data centers, increased spending in both security solutions and global IT spending, and increased government regulations and compliance requirements. The report also identifies market dynamics, growth drivers, opportunities, and forecasts trends and revenue globally and regionally through 2020.

About BCC Research
BCC Research publishes market research reports that make organizations worldwide more profitable with intelligence that drives smart business decisions. These reports cover today's major industrial and technology sectors, including emerging markets. For more than 40 years we've helped customers identify new market opportunities with accurate and reliable data and insight, including market sizing, forecasting, industry overviews, and identification of significant trends and key market participants. We partner with analysts who are experts in specific areas of industry and technology, providing unbiased measurements and assessments of global markets. Recently selected as the world's greatest market research company, BCC Research is a unit of Eli Global, LLC. Visit our website at www.bccresearch.com. Contact us: (+1) 781-489-7301 (U.S. Eastern Time), or email information@bccresearch.com.

SANTA FE, NM – CrowdReviews.com, an online platform for reviews and rankings of software solutions, has begun ranking business continuity software companies.

Those interested in viewing the list of business continuity software providers can visit:


The platform has been launched in a limited beta stage and is currently inviting business continuity software developers to have their customers leave reviews and feedback on their experiences in using the software.

Feedback is visible to visitors looking to make a purchase and is used by an algorithm in order to determine the placement of the business continuity software vendors within the rankings. The rankings of these software vendors is primarily determined by user reviews, however, there are other elements which can impact a software's placement within the rankings.

A transparent algorithm has been created in order to determine where to place each software vendor across various software and service categories. For more information on the elements which can impact a placement within the rankings please visit:


Those interested in joining CrowdReviews.com can visit the following page to register or claim their profile:


About CrowdReviews.com

CrowdReviews.com is a crowdreviewing platform which ranks over 500 software categories and 200 service categories.

Percona to Resell VividCortex Database Performance Monitoring Suite to Enable Better Visibility and Data Performance

DURHAM, NC – Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL® and MongoDB® solutions and services, today announced a partnership with VividCortex, the first unified suite of performance monitoring tools specifically designed for today's high performance databases. Percona will resell VividCortex to provide enterprise users of Percona Server for MySQL and Percona Server for MongoDB with improved visibility and greater insights into their database performance. Percona support technicians and managed service administrators will also have access to VividCortex to help optimize their customers' applications.

Percona offers software solutions, as well as support, consulting and managed services, to help enterprises maximize database application performance, eliminate performance issues, and scale their database deployments, all while driving down costs. Cloud-based VividCortex is the easiest, safest, and most detailed way to monitor the performance of Percona Server for MySQL and Percona Server for MongoDB in the enterprise. VividCortex measures every query, every process, and every metric in industry-leading 1-second resolution, with no performance impact to the system itself.


  • Percona will resell VividCortex as a value-added monitoring solution.
  • Insights provided by VividCortex make it faster and easier to tune and optimize system performance and detect and eliminate performance issues.
  • VividCortex will become another tool that Percona Support Technicians and Managed Service Administrators can access to gain far greater insight into their customers' database deployments.
  • VividCortex is cloud-based, so there is no equipment or software to buy, provision, or maintain. VividCortex auto-discovers with a one-line install command.
  • VividCortex delivers:
    • Superior visibility into query-level performance to pinpoint optimization efforts.
    • Unprecedented granularity, with the ability to identify performance fluctuations down to a 1-second resolution.
    • Smart anomaly detection using advance statistics and machine learning to reduce false-positives and make alerts meaningful and actionable.
    • Unique collaboration tools, enabling developers to answer many of their own questions and freeing DBAs to be more responsive and proactive.


Peter Zaitsev, Co-founder and CEO of Percona
"VividCortex is perfectly aligned with our goal of enabling organizations of all sizes to affordably deploy and maintain highly scalable, high performance database environments. The solution allows DBAs to achieve optimal execution while eliminating issues faster and more effectively -- all without a major impact on budgets and resources."

Baron Schwartz, Founder and CEO, VividCortex
"If you are not monitoring queries, you are not really monitoring your database. VividCortex is the first solution that provides deep insight into actual data performance to allow greater optimization and issue avoidance. The combination of Percona's open source MySQL and MongoDB software and VividCortex's cloud-based monitoring solution creates the most cost-effective way to manage a high performance database environment."

About Percona

With more than 3,000 customers worldwide, Percona is the only company that delivers enterprise-class solutions for both MySQL and MongoDB across traditional and cloud-based platforms. The company provides Software, Support, Consulting, and Managed Services to some of the largest and most well-known brands on the Internet such as Cisco Systems, Time Warner Cable, Alcatel-Lucent, Groupon, and the BBC, as well as to many smaller companies looking to maximize application performance while streamlining database efficiencies. Well established as thought leaders, Percona experts author content for the Percona Data Performance Blog. The popular Percona Live conferences draw attendees and acclaimed speakers from around the world. For more information, visit www.percona.com.

Percona®, XtraBackup®, TokuDB® and Fractal Tree® are registered trademarks of Percona LLC or its subsidiaries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks in this document are the sole property of their respective owners.

New POC Lab Demonstrates How Enterprises Can Go from Standalone to High Availability (HA) Failover Clusters in Just a Few Minutes

FORT COLLINS, Colo. DH2i™ Company, recently named a Cool Vendor by Gartner in the "Cool Vendors in Servers and Virtualization, 20151" report, today announced the general availability of its new Sandbox Lab.  Designed to provide simple access to evaluate DxEnterprise container management software for Windows applications and workloads, the new lab streamlines proof of concept (POC) testing. It gives IT teams unfettered access to a live customizable testing environment, eliminating the need to build and/or maintain their own on-premises POC infrastructure.
"The DH2i Sandbox Lab is an ideal way to accurately evaluate the value of container management technology for Windows Server environments, such as SQL Server workloads," said Edwin Sarmiento, Microsoft SQL Server MVP and MCM. "Using the lab, enterprises can quickly determine how container management software will meet their requirements in areas such as minimizing datacenter complexity, Windows Server OS sprawl, and licensing costs."
The DH2i Sandbox Lab allows enterprises to go from standalone to HA failover clusters in just a few minutes. Using the DH2i Sandbox Lab, customers and partners alike can test-drive DxEnterprise seamlessly, without setting up an on-premise test. This speeds the evaluation period so IT professionals can realize faster time to value.
The simple process consists of the following steps:
  • Install DxEnterprise on two nodes
  • Activate each node and join the two nodes together
  • Provision and manage shared storage
  • Create a Vhost, the logical container to which workload is associated
  • Add the storage under the Vhost
  • Associate SQL Server instance, Windows Server Service or Fileshare to the Vhost
  • Demonstrate failover of Vhost-both a planned move and an "unplanned" one
"Using the DH2i Sandbox Lab we were quickly able to test out the benefits of DxEnterprise without impacting our production environment and without taking the time to stand-up a separate test infrastructure," said Pete Allan, Network Administrator at Radiology Imaging Associates, P.C. in Denver Colorado (RIA). "Instead, we could quickly test its ability to support our SQL Server workload management goals without a lengthy implementation process. As a result, we were able to demonstrate to our internal team exactly how DxEnterprise would enable specific tasks, such as the ability to move workloads from any host, to any host, anywhere with just an application stop and restart. Tremendous!"
"DH2i is changing the game for container management POCs," said Ian Nicholls, Independent Licensing & Software Asset Management Consultant, The SAM Club.  "Its new Sandbox Lab enables our clients to trial and see how they can achieve advanced fault protection and near-zero downtime by using container management software - all without having to touch their existing infrastructure. It's a powerful tool that is speeding evaluation time significantly."
DxEnterprise features a first-of-its-kind container technology that enables workload and data portability and high availability (HA) for Windows Server applications, services, and file shares. This pioneering container technology creates a framework for orchestrating datacenter management, high availability/disaster tolerance (DR) and policy-based SLA management. DxEnterprise is the only Windows container technology that leverages native Windows file system (NTFS) and shared or replicated storage technology to coordinate access to a pool of disk resources in the cluster. This provides consistent disk presentation no matter which host the container is active on. DxEnterprise can support any current version or edition of Microsoft SQL Server and OS across any physical, virtual, hybrid, or cloud infrastructure.
"Organizations today are struggling with simple ways to achieve true workload and data portability while also supporting the high availability they need for critical Windows Server applications and services," said Don Boxley, CEO and Co-Founder, DH2i. "DxEnterprise uniquely enables these benefits while featuring strong datacenter orchestration and policy-based management so that enterprises can more easily meet even the most demanding SLAs. Our new Sandbox Lab was developed to give prospects and partners an easier way to test drive our solution so that they could quickly see the benefits without undergoing lengthy on-premises implementations."
To view a DxEnterprise product tour visit: http://dh2i.com/product-tour-and-free-trial/dxenterprise. To sign up for time in the DH2i Sandbox Lab environment to test the solution live, visit: http://dh2i.com/trial.
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About DH2i
DH2i Company™ is the leading provider of Windows Server application portability and management solutions. Its newly launched flagship solution, DxEnterprise™, containerizes and decouples Windows Server applications and data from the host OS and underlying IT infrastructure. This decoupling provides users with the ability to move their traditional enterprise applications such as SQL Server or new multi-container-based applications with data from any host, to any host, anywhere with near-zero downtime maintaining a consistent application connection endpoint. In doing so, customers are able to better consolidate their environment, build and manage hybrid physical, virtual and/or cloud environments, dramatically simplify management and ensure service level agreements (SLAs). The bottom line for customers equals a 30%-60% reduction in software and related infrastructure costs, ensured application availability and a 70%+ increase in application management productivity. DH2i is included in the list of Cool Vendors in the "Cool Vendors in Servers and Virtualization, 20151" report by Gartner, Inc. To learn more,please visit the DH2i website: www.dh2i.com, call: 970-295-4505 or +44 20 3318 9204, or email:info@dh2i.com.
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For the first time since the report was introduced in 2014, IBM® does not top the list as the vendor with the most vulnerable products.


MAIDENHEAD, U.K. – Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, today released a Vulnerability Update covering the Top 20 products with the most vulnerabilities in August, September and October 2015. The total number of recorded vulnerabilities in the three Top 20’s was 2,450, and with 12 product entries, Microsoft products outnumber IBM’s eight product entries.


The Vulnerability Update is a recurring report based on data from Flexera Software’s Vulnerability Database. The report provides a Top 20 per month of products with the most vulnerabilities recorded over a three month period, along with brief comments from Secunia Research at Flexera Software.


In this edition, Secunia Research provides commentary on QNAP® NAS, a network attached storage device, used for data storage by private users and small businesses, and on vulnerabilities in security tools like AlienVault Unified Security Management™ (USM). And the report puts Microsoft as the vendor with the most vulnerable products over the three month period – a position held by IBM in previous Vulnerability Updates.


“The reason so many Microsoft products are in the Top 20 lists this time is that both Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge come bundled with Adobe Flash, adding the 35 Flash vulnerabilities listed in August to Windows 8 and upwards. This means that for Windows systems from 8 and later, the 35 vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player are added to the Microsoft vulnerabilities, resulting in these products climbing higher than they otherwise would,” explained Kasper Lindgaard, Director of Secunia Research at Flexera Software.


New lesson: Start patching your fridge!

The report also touches on one of the new challenges facing the IT industry: the Internet of Things (IoT), which is bringing more internet-connected devices into businesses and the homes of consumers. IoT impacts both the ‘old’ IT guard - application producers, and the security community - and newcomers, like manufacturers creating Internet-connected intelligent devices, who must start integrating software security into their product strategy.


“With the IoT trend comes the necessity to educate businesses and consumers and get them to treat their connected devices – from telecommunications equipment and medical devices to toasters, thermostats and cars - like their PC’s, full of updateable software that can be vulnerable to hackers,” said Lindgaard, “We need to get businesses and consumers to start applying security updates to their devices, just as they should be doing to the software on their PCs and mobiles. The problem is, that even though we have been trying to get the “apply security updates” message across for more than 10 years, consumers still are not sufficiently aware that they need to do so.”

You can download the Vulnerability Update here: https://secunia.com/resources/reports/vulnerability-update/?utm_source=MarketWire&utm_medium=PR&utm_campaign=VulnUpdate5

Assured cloud services provider selected via G-Cloud to deliver Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions


LONDON – Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave cloud services company, today announced that it has been chosen by Genomics England to deliver Compute-as-a-Service solutions to support the 100,000 Genomes Project, which aims to make the UK a world leader in genomics research.


The Project is currently focused on sequencing whole genomes of patients with certain rare diseases and cancers, where scientists believe they can have the greatest impact on diagnosis and treatment. Technologies such as cloud computing are helping to significantly reduce the cost of genome sequencing which will enable whole genome sequencing to become part of NHS mainstream healthcare in the future.


Key to Genomics England’s decision was Skyscape’s heritage as a trusted UK government cloud services provider, with the highest possible levels of resilience and security. Skyscape’s full service catalogue is suitable for all data at OFFICIAL (including OFFICIAL SENSITIVE) under the Government Security Classification Policy. Skyscape was also the first cloud provider to achieve N3 aggregator status, enabling it to better serve the healthcare community.


Genomics England will leverage the Skyscape Compute-as-a-Service platform for the processing and analysis of genomic data. Genomics England will build a high performance compute cluster that will drive over 20,000 CPU cores. The Genomics England solution will utilise Skyscape’s two UK data centres to host a private cloud and will be available to health and social care organisations via the N3 network.


“Given the nature of our work and the sensitive patient data that we are entrusted with, it was crucial that we enlisted the help of a cloud services provider with an exemplary record when it comes to security,” said Dave Brown, Head of Infrastructure at Genomics England. “Indeed as a public body, value for money and scalability were also top of our list of priorities. As a result, we turned to the G-Cloud Framework to ensure that we selected a fully accredited and flexible supplier and are delighted to be working with Skyscape on the Project.”


“As is the case for any public sector body, security and value for money were essential for Genomics England and we are proud to be supporting the vital work of the 100,000 Genomes Project with our IaaS solutions,” said Simon Hansford, Skyscape Cloud Services’ CEO. “This is also the latest customer-win for Skyscape via the G-Cloud Framework, which continues to benefit SMEs by enabling competitive and innovative suppliers to reach the public sector market. Our work with Genomics England also demonstrates the part that G-Cloud has to play in supporting transformational projects such as this with flexible and massively scalable cloud solutions, without compromising on security.”


About Skyscape Cloud Services

Skyscape’s assured cloud solutions have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the UK public sector, delivering UK sovereign services that are easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave, with genuine pay by the hour consumption models. Skyscape is a certified Public Services Network (PSN) service provider and its full range of services has been accredited by CESG Pan Government Accreditor (PGA). As a UK SME, Skyscape has won a number of high-profile contracts via the G-Cloud Framework and is a key supporter of the programme. Its services are delivered with leading technologies from the Skyscape Cloud Alliance Partners: QinetiQ, VMware, Cisco, EMC and Ark Data Centres. Skyscape has been named a “Cool Vendor” by analyst firm, Gartner. To learn more about Skyscape, visit www.skyscapecloud.com or follow on Twitter @skyscapecloud 

Preservica has successfully secured a contract to work with Lloyds Banking Group to future-proof the Group's extensive brand history and digital archive assets. The Group's brands have a long history, including Lloyds Bank, which marked its 250th anniversary this year.


Preservica is working with the Archive of Lloyds Banking Group, the bank’s ‘corporate memory’ division. This team charts the expansion, development and innovations that have made the global bank the organisation it is today. It is a rich and internationally important collection that dates back to 1695. The digital file preservation project includes both born digital and converted to digital, which will be stored via the Preservica Enterprise edition.


“We embarked on this project with Preservica as we became aware of the increasing volume of born-digital records which were growing exponentially,” said Anne Archer, Senior Archivist. “We have a heritage to protect and wanted to ensure we were fully safeguarding it for the future.”


Lloyds Banking Group’s Archive holds the records of all its main brands, together with those of the companies, which have been acquired during its history. They include minute books, branch records, photographs, advertisements, staff registers and banknotes. Housed at locations in London and Edinburgh, the collection is extensive and surprisingly diverse.


Lloyds Banking Group needed a solution that could both connect to its catalogue system and which could also support Active Preservation. With a large volume of files, a key benefit to the Preservica solution is being able to search, discover and access files quickly.


“The selection process was an education for the whole team,” commented Anne. “We attended courses and conferences and conducted informal visits to view systems in action. Preservica is entrusted with other important financial and governmental files, so this was another factor in our decision.”


“Looking ahead, Preservica will help us to automate the handling of digital archive material among different departments and brands” commented Anne. “We will also consider using Preservica’s Universal Access, to make our digital archive assets more accessible to the rest of the organisation, for knowledge re-use, and will also look at other types of digital content such as web archiving as we develop as a centre of excellence for handling digital material.”


“Preservica is proud to be working with Lloyds Banking Group to future-proof its corporate memory” said Preservica CEO Jon Tilbury. “The team at The Archive of Lloyds Banking Group is pioneering the corporate imperative to future-proof vital digital records into the future.”


About Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group has millions of UK customers with a presence in nearly every community, it is familiar on the high street and with over one million businesses through its portfolio of brands. Its business is focused on retail and commercial financial services. The Group thrives based on how well it serves its customers; on its relationships within communities it serves and on helping Britain prosper.


About Preservica

Preservica is a world leader in digital preservation technology, consulting and research. Our active preservation solutions are used by leading businesses, archives, libraries, museums and government organizations globally, to safeguard and share valuable digital content, collections and electronic records, for decades to come. These include the UK National Archives, the Met Office, Texas State Archives, Wellcome Library and HSBC, to name a few.

Preservica’s award-winning digital preservation and access software is a complete, standards-based (OAIS ISO 14721) trusted repository that includes connectors to leading Enterprise Content and Records Management systems to ensure long-term usability, trustworthiness and preservation of vital digital records, emails and content.

Visit: www.preservica.com Twitter: @preservica

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 00:00

Take a Lesson from Theranos: Plan Ahead

Some early-stage, high-growth companies choose to stay private instead of going public in part so that they have the opportunity to grow under the radar without intense scrutiny from securities regulators and the press.  However, as Elizabeth Holmes, the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Theranos, recently learned, staying private does not guarantee that a company will avoid becoming the target of investigative reports by major media outlets or coming under fire from business partners.  If a company has not prepared in advance to weather these storms, in the worst cases, a barrage of negative publicity could potentially cripple a company’s ability to operate.  As a result, even though private companies do not have the same regulatory compliance burdens as their public company counterparts, early stage companies with high-growth potential may benefit from adopting sophisticated corporate practices that will provide protection in the event they are scrutinized or challenged.

Misfortune Strikes Theranos, Once Labeled as Silicon Valley’s Darling

Theranos is a Palo Alto, Calif.-headquartered health care and medical laboratory testing company that has asserted that it has developed proprietary technology focused on disrupting blood testing.  The company has claimed it has been able to use a finger-prick test to draw blood from patients instead of the traditional, more invasive venipuncture.  Holmes, the chief executive officer, fits the profile of many of the most successful founders in Silicon Valley because she dropped out of Stanford at age 19 to found her own company.  Media sources estimate that, since the company’s founding, the company has raised $400 million or more from investors, is currently valued at approximately $9 billion and has entered into contractual arrangements with Walgreens, Safeway and others for the roll-out of its testing sites.  Because of the company’s rapid rise, some media outlets began calling Holmes the next Steve Jobs.



Wednesday, 02 December 2015 00:00

How Can DevOps Accelerate Innovation?

What could revamped development and operations (DevOps) mean for independent software vendors (ISVs)?

MSPmentor 501 honoree Logicalis has identified several ways the cloud can enhance the development process for ISVs. The New York-based managed service provider (MSP) noted the cloud "can facilitate DevOps changes and accelerate innovation within the software developer’s organization."

"Developers and their IT counterparts are polar opposites in their business lives," said Brian Day, senior director of cloud services at Logicalis US, in a prepared statement. "But with the help of a savvy cloud or SaaS partner, software providers are realizing significant productivity gains in the people, tools and overall culture of their organizations -- changes that give them a competitive edge in today's fast-paced software development world."