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The Integrated Platform Streamlines the Process of Shipping Software and Helps Software-Powered Organizations Accelerate Innovation

SEATTLE, Wash. – (Aug 25, 2016) - Shippable has announced the next generation of its continuous deployment platform. The enhanced platform adds key features like release management, multi-cloud capabilities, a declarative pipeline language and a unified view across all application pipelines. These features help software-powered organizations further streamline the process of shipping software and accelerating innovation.

Today, most organizations find it challenging to innovate fast enough to satisfy consumers. DevOps is a set of principles that tries to solve this problem. However, the workflow required to get applications from source code to running in production is complicated and riddled with fragmented technology solutions. The only way to achieve rapid, iterative innovation is to cobble these fragments together in one continuous pipeline. Unfortunately, these custom, homegrown pipelines are rigid, inflexible and hard to maintain. The do-it-yourself approach is a distraction and takes valuable cycles away from product engineering.

Shippable's integrated platform is built from the ground up to defragment and streamline the process of shipping applications, so that software-powered organizations can accelerate innovation.

The heterogeneous platform integrates with all popular tools and cloud infrastructures, as well as cutting-edge technologies like Docker, AWS Elastic Container Service, Google Kubernetes, Microsoft Azure Container Service, Joyent Triton and Apache Mesos DC/OS. As a result, organizations can evolve fearlessly and adopt modern technology while continuing to leverage their existing investments. In addition, since Shippable supports traditional and cloud-native applications, organizations can mature from L1 to L4 (see image) across their entire application portfolio at their own pace.

Some of the key features in the new platform include:

Application release automation: Semantic versioning of applications is built-in with complete control over deployment of versions to dev vs. test vs. prod environments. Deployments can be automatic or with an approval gate.

Declarative pipeline language: The entire process of shipping software is expressed in a declarative yml configuration. This alleviates the need for imperative scripts that are fragile, error prone and hard to maintain. This language abstracts non-standardized vendor APIs into a common, human-readable configuration, making complex workflows easy to create.

Multi-cloud deployments: Leveraging declarative pipelines, the same application can be deployed into a multi-cloud or a hybrid topology with a few lines of yml configuration. This makes it very easy to implement disaster recovery across multiple clouds. Teams can also develop and test in the cloud while running their production environment on-premises without maintaining multiple deployment pipelines.

Single pane of glass: The flow of shipping software from code to production can be visualized in a unified interactive view across one or many applications in the organization. This view is updated in real-time and errors or bottlenecks in the workflow can be quickly identified and rectified.

"We've been using Shippable for over a year and it 'just works,' no matter how complex our test framework gets!" says Shamasis Bhattacharya, VP Engineering at Postman. "It has ensured that we never ever ship out a bad piece of code."

"We've used Shippable to ship Shippable the past couple of years. Initially, we added features mainly for ourselves. In the last year, as our customer base grew tremendously and as containers gained mainstream acceptance, our roadmap became customer driven and this has helped us make the platform generic. We run over three million deployment workflows a year for our customers and I think that by itself speaks for the battle readiness, resilience and scale of the platform," says Avi Cavale, co-founder and CEO at Shippable. "With this new release, customers can leverage our declarative language, easily compose fungible pipelines, and start the process of rapid innovation in a matter of hours."

Availability and Pricing
Shippable Hosted is a freemium SaaS offering. The free plan includes unlimited builds for open source projects and 150 builds a month for private projects. Paid plans get unlimited builds for all repositories and start at $25 for each parallel build.

Shippable Server is currently in private beta.

About Shippable
Founded in 2013, Shippable's mission is to help companies ship code faster and focus on innovation by removing all friction in the software development and delivery workflows. For more information visit www.shippable.com.

Company Received Highest Scores Possible in Install Base, Performance, High Availability and Disaster Recovery, and Open Source and Licensing

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – (Aug 25, 2016) - Redis Labs, the home of Redis, today announced it was named a leader in the "The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q3 2016," report by Forrester Research. Redis Labs Enterprise Cluster (RLEC) received the highest evaluation scores possible in eleven out of twenty six categories including Multimodel, In-memory, Data Types, Data Consistency, Workloads, Deployment Architecture and Application Development.

The report claims that "NoSQL is not an option -- it has become a necessity to support next-generation applications. And increasingly, enterprises of all types and sizes are embracing NoSQL to support their business technology (BT) agenda." Redis Labs is recognized as a leader in this report, which it believes demonstrates the power of the passionate community behind open source Redis, and its role in fueling the radical growth and adoption of the in-memory database platform since its inception in 2009.

According to the report: "Redis enables many use cases, including real-time analytics, transactions, data ingestion, translytical, social media, job management, message queuing, and caching." Earlier in the report, it is also stated that "Redis supports both relaxed and strong consistency, a flexible schema-less model, high availability and ease of deployment."

"We are honored to be named a leader by Forrester Research," said Ofer Bengal, co-founder and CEO of Redis Labs. "Redis Labs' explosive growth is testament to the broad support from enterprises that appreciate high availability, scale, and extensibility of our Redis Cloud and Redis Labs Enterprise Cluster offerings. We believe that this recognition further highlights the power of Redis Labs' innovation within the enterprise NoSQL database market."

Redis Labs' technology enhances open source Redis with seamless scaling, enterprise grade high availability, smooth automation and top-notch expert support. Redis Modules, introduced in May 2016, expand Redis' capabilities to solve an infinite variety of use cases with its characteristic high performance, resource efficiency and simplicity. As companies increase the size of their datasets in Redis, and expand their Redis use cases, Redis Labs helps them achieve up to 70 percent lower operational costs with Redis on Flash. This unique solution uses a combination of RAM and more cost-effective Flash memory to deliver high throughput of millions of operations/second with sub-millisecond latencies.

The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q3 2016 is available online.

About Redis Labs
Redis Labs is the open source home and commercial provider of Redis, a database benchmarked as the world's fastest. Gartner has named the company as a Leader in its 2015 ODBMS Magic Quadrant. Redis Labs' software and service solutions power cutting edge applications with blazing fast enterprise-class Redis and are trusted by thousands of customers for high performance, seamless scalability, true high availability and best-in-class expertise. These solutions enhance popular Redis use cases such as real-time analytics, fast high-volume transactions, in-app social functionality, application job management, queuing and caching.

Redis is ranked the #1 NoSQL (and #2 database) in User Satisfaction and Market Presence by G2 Crowd, the top database technology on Docker by Datadog, the most popular NoSQL database in containers by DevOps.com and ClusterHQ, the #1 NoSQL among Top 10 Data Stores by Stackshare and both the fastest growing database since January 2013 and one of the top three NoSQL databases by DB-engines

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – (Aug 24, 2016) -  Platform9, the company making cloud infrastructure easy, today released its High Availability capability for OpenStack users, supporting both traditional and cloud-native workloads. Platform9 will be showcasing this industry-first capability in its booth #649 at VMware's VMworld, taking place August 28 - September 1 in Las Vegas.

"High Availability is fundamental to enterprise customers looking to run production workloads on OpenStack. Given the massive demand we've seen from enterprise customers, we are excited to provide a solution with the industry's first High Availability capability for both traditional and scale-out workloads," said Madhura Maskasky, co-founder and vice president of product at Platform9. "This new capability makes it possible for customers to migrate to OpenStack for mission-critical workloads without sacrificing the powerful, enterprise-grade High Availability capabilities they've come to expect."

"For production workloads, High Availability is a critical capability and we have had to run those workloads on VMware vSphere thus far. With this update to Platform9 Managed OpenStack, we can now use OpenStack and KVM for all workloads," said Rob Horstmann, Manager of Technical Operations at Moz, Inc.

Traditional applications need support from the infrastructure layer to be highly available. Historically this capability has only been available in VMware vSphere and not with OpenStack. Because of these limitations, enterprise customers have found it challenging to run production workloads on OpenStack, and instead have relied on expensive VMware ELAs for such scenarios.

Likewise, cloud-native workloads need support from the infrastructure layer. While these workloads are designed to "scale-out" across multiple-nodes, they are only highly available if the infrastructure is distributing the worker nodes across failure domains (such as hosts, racks, or data centers). Until now, there has not been an out-of-the-box solution for workloads that require both programmatic scale-out (using auto-scaling-groups) and High Availability awareness.

Today, cloud architects can use the concept of availability zones -- already in OpenStack -- to automatically configure groups of servers that represent a zone of availability, such as a rack or a data center. Platform9's newly announced High Availability capability automatically configures liveness detection among servers that are in such a zone. When a server in a zone fails, the capability orchestrates the recovery of workloads running on that server onto other servers in that zone. In addition to recovering traditional workloads, scale-out workloads that are being spawned by auto-scaling-groups can be distributed across availability zones, mitigating the risk of simultaneous failure.

This High Availability capability is available in Platform9 Managed OpenStack Enterprise Edition. Platform9 is also open sourcing this capability, making it freely available via a Github repository where the code, documentation and demonstrations reside.

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About Platform9
Platform9's mission is to make cloud infrastructure easy for organizations of any scale. The company's service transforms an organization's server infrastructure into an AWS-like agile, self-service cloud within minutes, enabling organizations small or large to run their cloud infrastructure efficiently, at scale, while leveraging the latest open source innovations. Powered by OpenStack and Kubernetes, the service is the industry's first 100% cloud managed platform for KVM, VMware vSphere and Docker. Founded in 2013 by a team of early VMware engineers, Platform9 is backed by Menlo Ventures and Redpoint Ventures and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit: http://www.platform9.com.

SAN JOSE, Calif. – (Aug 24, 2016) - Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL), the leader in predictive flash storage, today announced that its Predictive AF-Series All Flash arrays are now certified by SAP as an enterprise storage solution for the SAP HANA® platform. This certification adds to the SAP HANA certification Nimble previously obtained for its Adaptive Flash CS-Series arrays as enterprise storage solutions for the SAP HANA platform.

"The Nimble Storage Predictive Flash platform is designed to close the app-data gap for demanding SAP workloads, and greatly supports SAP applications and infrastructure," said Dan Leary, vice president of products and alliances, Nimble Storage. "This Nimble Storage solution for SAP HANA underscores our deepening relationship with SAP, as is evident through our multiple certifications across the Nimble All Flash and Adaptive Flash arrays."

The Nimble Predictive Flash platform leveraged with SAP HANA allows enterprise IT organizations to quickly deploy and enhance the performance of workloads running on SAP HANA. The Nimble All Flash and Adaptive Flash arrays enable companies to maintain high levels of capacity, data protection, and availability in alignment with changing business requirements. Combined with SAP HANA, SAP solution deployments are accelerated, business response times are improved, and instant SAP system copies can be created with zero-copy cloning.

This certification enables Nimble to offer SAP HANA tailored data center integration using its certified solutions. This way, Nimble customers can leverage their existing hardware and infrastructure components for their SAP HANA-based environments, providing further choice for organizations even when working in heterogeneous environments.

For more information on the Nimble Storage and SAP partnership and joint solution resources, please visit https://www.nimblestorage.com/alliance/sap/.

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About Nimble Storage
Nimble Storage (NYSE: NMBL) is the leader in predictive flash storage solutions. Nimble offers a Predictive Flash platform that combines flash performance with predictive analytics to predict and prevent barriers to data velocity caused by complex IT infrastructure. Nimble customers experience absolute performance, non-stop availability and cloud-like agility that accelerate critical business processes. More than 8,850 enterprises, governments, and service providers have deployed the Nimble Predictive Flash Platform across more than 50 countries. For more information visit www.nimblestorage.com and follow us on Twitter: @nimblestorage.

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KVM-based virtualization platform designed to streamline the virtualization of traditional workloads while providing a more secure and scalable foundation for hybrid cloud and container-based workloads
 

RALEIGH, N.C. – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4, the newest release of its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) -powered virtualization platform. Red Hat Virtualization 4 challenges the economics and complexities of proprietary virtualization solutions by providing a fully-open, high-performing, more secure, and centrally managed platform for both Linux- and Windows-based workloads. It combines a powerful updated hypervisor, advanced system dashboard, and centralized networking for users’ evolving workloads. Built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization 4 is designed to easily integrate with existing IT investments while providing a foundation for emerging technology deployments, including containerized and cloud-native applications.

“Customer needs are continuing to evolve and their infrastructure has to keep pace. Red Hat’s enhancements provide HPE’s customers better cost and performance with multiple ways to deploy and use this technology in an open source environment.”

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While virtualization remains a key element of datacenter infrastructure, customer needs around the technology are rapidly evolving. Enterprises just embarking on a virtualization deployment may want a complete, agile platform that embraces efficiency and open standards of interoperability, while enterprises who have already deployed virtualization technologies may become increasingly concerned about their investment due to costs, performance limitations, or incompatibility. Red Hat Virtualization 4 is designed to address these emerging scenarios with a platform built on open standards, providing a powerful, flexible solution for new deployments and helping existing virtualization users migrate to an open, extensible solution.

Red Hat Virtualization 4 includes both a high-performing hypervisor (Red Hat Virtualization Host) and a web-based virtualization resource manager (Red Hat Virtualization Manager) for management of an enterprise’s virtualization infrastructure. Specifically, Red Hat Virtualization 4 introduces new and enhanced capabilities around:

  • Performance and extensibility
  • Management and automation
  • Support for OpenStack and Linux containers
  • Security and reliability
  • Centralized networking through an external, third-party API

Performance and Extensibility

Red Hat Virtualization 4 introduces a new powerful and smaller footprint hypervisor co-engineered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2. The new hypervisor helps streamline the installation of system packages and driver updates, simplify the deployment of modern technologies, and provide better hardware support configuration management integration. Additionally, Red Hat Virtualization can now be installed via Anaconda, the common installer for both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Virtualization hypervisor.

The new platform also includes support for advanced network functionality, helping to simplify the process of adding and supporting third party network providers via a new open API. This feature allows for the centralization and simplification of network management systems by enabling Red Hat Virtualization Manager to communicate with external systems to define networking characteristics that can be applied to a virtual machine’s network interfaces.

Management and automation

To improve overall virtualization management, Red Hat Virtualization 4 offers an advanced system dashboard that provides a comprehensive view of virtualized resources and infrastructure. This enables administrators to better diagnose and remediate problems before they impact operations. Additional automation functionality includes:

  • A storage image uploader, which provides a browser-based interface to upload existing KVM Virtual Machine files directly or via a remote URL, placing the image in the storage domain without requiring third party tools.
  • Advanced live migration policies to enable users to fine-tune granular migration characteristics of hosts, down to an individual VM or cluster level, enabling faster operations and overall performance.

OpenStack and Linux containers

While virtualization as a technology is mature, Red Hat Virtualization 4 provides key support features for Linux container-based workloads as well as OpenStack private and hybrid cloud deployments. For containers, Red Hat Virtualization 4 supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host as a configurable guest system and allows guest agents to be run as, and report on, containers on the Atomic Host VM.

Red Hat Virtualization 4 also provides native support for Red Hat OpenStack Platform Neutron. This enables organization to streamline shared services and minimize their operational footprint by deploying services more seamlessly across traditional and cloud-enabled workloads.

A More Secure Virtualization Environment

These newly-introduced features in Red Hat Virtualization 4 complement the security assets brought to Red Hat Virtualization through its base in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Red Hat Virtualization 4 includes and supports sVirt, which applies Mandatory Access Control (MAC) for greater VM and hypervisor security. This helps to improve overall security and harden the physical and virtual environment against vulnerabilities that could be used as an attack vector against the host or other VMs.

Red Hat Virtualization is also integrated with Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat’s systems management solution. Red Hat Virtualization standardizes infrastructure and virtual machine guest provisioning through existing Red Hat Satellite 6 implementations. It also provides visibility into the host and virtual machine errata details to ensure patch compliance across a physical and virtual environment.

Availability

Red Hat Virtualization 4 is available as a standalone offering, as an integrated offering with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and as part of Red Hat Cloud Suite as part of a comprehensive solution. Existing subscribers can upgrade to Red Hat Virtualization 4 through the Red Hat Customer Portal.

Supporting Quotes

Gunnar Hellekson, director, product management, Linux and Virtualization, Red Hat

“Our customers continue to rely on virtualization as a vital part of their datacenter modernization efforts while also using it to help bridge to new cloud-native and container-based workloads. Red Hat Virtualization provides the economics, performance and agility needed across both traditional and new infrastructure initiatives.”

Gary Chen, research manager, Software Defined Compute, IDC

“While virtualization remains a key underpinning for the modern datacenter, customer needs are rapidly evolving to demand more than simply virtualizing traditional workloads. Modern virtualization platforms need to address these standard scenarios while making way for the emergence of virtualized containers and cloud computing, key aspects that Red Hat Virtualization can address in an open, extensible fashion.”

Paulo Dutra, Data Processing Center manager, Caja de Valores

"Red Hat Virtualization has enabled us to streamline our operations and automate our disaster recovery process, reducing our risk from manual intervention and helping to cut our system recovery time in half. Without Red Hat Virtualization, we would not have been capable of managing the number of servers we projected, and we were able to add more virtual machines without additional monetary investment."

Scott Farrand, vice president, Platform Software, HPE

“Customer needs are continuing to evolve and their infrastructure has to keep pace. Red Hat’s enhancements provide HPE’s customers better cost and performance with multiple ways to deploy and use this technology in an open source environment.”

Thomas Wenninger, chief operating officer, IT-Services and head of IT Infrastructure, Universität Salzburg

"Partnering with Red Hat to build our PLUS Web Services project has enabled us to extend the benefits of a flexible, private cloud platform to more than 20,000 of our students and employees and consolidate 30 department sites and computer centers into a single cloud infrastructure. Through a combination of Red Hat Virtualization and Red Hat’s management solutions, we received extensive support for the design and implementation of our new private cloud. The open interfaces of Red Hat’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions enabled our cloud solution to maintain compatibility with major standards and prevent vendor lock-in for the future.”

Bob Zuber, director of product management, Lenovo Data Center Group

"Red Hat Virtualization 4 provides a robust set of enterprise features that help us deliver maximized performance and a lower total cost of ownership. And the cross-platform scalability for both Linux and Windows workloads enables us to meet the diverse needs of our customers. When coupled with the industry-leading reliability of our servers, a Red Hat Virtualization 4 on Lenovo solution adds maximum reliability to the performance and cost of ownership benefits.”

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Available now to developers on https://www.microloadbalancer.com
 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Digital business transformation is driving line of business (LOB) to adopt rapid application development and deployment methodologies, such as DevOps. To stay ahead of the competition and adapt to rapidly changing customer and market demands, businesses and governments must automate and continuously adjust key processes. To do so, companies are increasingly developing their own applications to improve internal productivity and enhance customer engagement. Today, Citrix announced NetScaler CPX Express, a free developer version of NetScaler CPX, which is a NetScaler in a container form factor that delivers a battle-tested load balancer for developers to create microservices applications.

Unlike Free and Open-Source Software (F/OSS) alternatives, NetScaler CPX Express is a full-featured microservices-aware load balancer that gives developers the same enterprise-grade, secure functionality of the market-leading NetScaler platform which is deployed in more than 20,000 enterprise customers and the largest public clouds worldwide. NetScaler CPX Express has the same codebase, REST API, and operations interface as the NetScaler ADC, enabling a seamless transition of application delivery infrastructure from development to deployment cycles. NetScaler CPX Express provides microservices application developers with:

  • Application-savvy load balancing capabilities
  • Easy, in-service upgrades with no disruption to microservices
  • Advanced security capabilities such as SSL offload and protection against network, transport, application-layer DDoS threat vectors and API rate limiting for DDOS attack mitigation
  • Service discovery and auto reconfiguration with Google Kubernetes, Docker Swarm and Apache Mesos container management systems
  • Real-time visibility, management and analytics through integration with the NetScaler Management and Analytics System
  • The ability to get up and running in less than five minutes

Quotes

Brad Casemore, Research Director, Data Center Networks, IDC

“With the rise of DevOps and microservices, developers increasingly are concerned with reliable application delivery as well as with application development. Unfortunately, at the inception of many projects, developers do not always have access to a full-featured ADC. With the introduction of the NetScaler CPX Express, Citrix is responding to that developer need and helping to accelerate the speed at which microservices-based applications can advance from development to deployment.”

Anthony Shaw, Head of Innovation, Dimension Data ITaaS

“Citrix continues to drive innovation forward with the introduction of NetScaler CPX Express. It offers developers and DevOps engineers a free containerized load balancer for layer 4-7 services based on NetScaler, which is ideal for creating microservices or containerized applications. Developers can pave the way for the conversion of monolithic applications into containerized or microservices applications by using the same NetScaler functionality that exists in production in the datacenter for application development and all the way through to production.”

Ash Chowdappa, Vice President and General Manager, NetScaler, Citrix

“Citrix is continually innovating to deliver solutions for traditional IT as well as emerging ADC requirements of DevOps and developer communities. With our market-leading NetScaler ADC platform, we are empowering developers to build, test and deploy apps all on a single integrated, scalable and secure platform. NetScaler CPX Express enables developers to drive applications into full-scale production quicker than any other alternative available today.”

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NetScaler CPX Express is available for free download today at https://www.microloadbalancer.com

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Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – ZeroStack, a one-stop shop for hybrid cloud infrastructure that delivers agility without complexity, today announced that it is the first to build capabilities that enterprises expect for OpenStack-based hybrid cloud to support applications in production. The key functions now in the ZeroStack Cloud Platform include:

In an industry first, @ZeroStackInc builds enterprise capabilities into OpenStack-based hybrid clouds

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  • Virtual machine (VM) high availability
  • Workload placement policies
  • Data protection
  • Support for external storage
  • zApp store delivering single-click application deployment – part of the click and go model

These developments, coupled with ZeroStack’s self-healing software, make the ZeroStack Cloud Platform the only complete enterprise-ready OpenStack-based hybrid cloud solution.

Enterprises are looking to OpenStack to satisfy their cloud computing requirements, but they don’t want to train their IT staff on OpenStack technology and they want to be sure solutions meet their reliability needs. ZeroStack’s turnkey, self-healing Cloud Platform delivers full OpenStack functionality without IT operational burden, and now, with enterprise capabilities including integration of TrilioVault, the solution delivers what enterprises demand for production applications.

“The market continues to build momentum behind OpenStack, but enterprises demand HA and data protection features that can help to eliminate downtime,” said Dr. Jim Metzler, principal analyst at Ashton, Metzler & Associates. “Vendors like ZeroStack are now integrating these important capabilities, and this will accelerate enterprise adoption of OpenStack-based clouds.”

“Last year, ZeroStack brought plug-and-play, self-serve AWS-like consumption to enterprise clouds with its fully-integrated Cloud Platform, and now, we have become the first to offer enterprise capabilities in an OpenStack-based cloud,” said Deep Bhattacharjee, head of product management at ZeroStack. “With this announcement, ZeroStack is making OpenStack mature for enterprises by eliminating one of the key barriers to broad adoption.”

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ZeroStack makes it possible to own and use cloud infrastructure without any operational burden. ZeroStack is the first to deliver a self-managed hybrid cloud that combines public cloud-like consumption with on-premises hyperconverged appliances. Our turnkey cloud solutions use self-healing software and predictive analytics to eliminate guesswork and the need for IT operations expertise. ZeroStack was recognized by Gartner as a 2016 Cool Vendor for uniquely combining the functionality of cloud infrastructure with a cloud management platform. Founded by senior engineers from VMware and Google, the company is funded by Formation 8 and Foundation Capital, and is based in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit http://www.zerostack.com or follow us on Twitter @ZeroStackInc.

Spectromax Solutions Ltd., the IT project and software development specialist, is pleased to announce its membership of ScotlandIS.

Scotland's trade body for ICT, ScotlandIS represents digital businesses in Scotland across information technology, telecommunications and related sectors. As part of its membership, Spectromax will participate in ScotlandIS events and initiatives designed to develop and raise the profile of Scotland’s thriving digital technologies industry, which has become essential to the growth of the country’s economy.

 

“We’re delighted to join ScotlandIS and play an increasing part in developing Scotland’s already fantastic digital economy,” said Spectromax CEO, Bhuwan Kaushik. “ScotlandIS serves an important role bringing together an incredibly diverse landscape of digital companies in Scotland, for the benefit of all members and the industry as a whole. We’re always looking for new ways to get involved in Scotland’s budding tech scene, not to mention the opportunities for collaboration ScotlandIS provides.”

 

"We're delighted that Spectromax have joined as members of ScotlandIS, and look forward to including them in our activities,” said Polly Purvis, ScotlandIS Chief Executive. “ScotlandIS is a thriving community that brings together the ambition, talent and experience that’s so abundant in Scotland. We know that Scotland's dynamic digital technologies industry can excel and, by working with more of our member companies like Spectromax, we’re confident that we can help make this happen and continue to transform Scotland’s economy.”

 

Spectromax's participation in ScotlandIS comes after the company's announcement to create in excess of 300 jobs in the region as part of a recruitment drive. Spectromax is also involved in setting up a new training programme that will be initially launched in Edinburgh.

 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — August 24, 2016 — GlobalGiving, a rapid-response crowdfunding community that connects donors with those in need during disasters, has launched a relief and recovery fund for survivors of the earthquake that devastated towns in central Italy on Wednesday morning. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy and the town of Amatrice, at its epicenter, was completely devastated. According to Italian officials, 120 people have died as of mid-day Wednesday, with death tolls expected to increase. Due to the mountainous terrain, Italian officials have reported that they are having extreme difficulty in getting emergency equipment and workers into the devastated areas that need them.

GlobalGiving’s Italy Earthquake Relief Fund supports vetted, established nonprofit organizations responding to the tragedy in central Italy. Making a donation to GlobalGiving’s Italy Earthquake Relief Fund supports the immediate work of first responders as well as long-term recovery efforts by organizations already in these areas who understand the most efficient and effective ways to help the local community.

“There’s a critical window of opportunity to mobilize funds after an earthquake,” said Mari Kuraishi, Co-Founder and President of GlobalGiving. “This new fund is a way for anyone to provide direct support to Italians affected by the quake. Rather than waiting months to distribute funds like some organizations, GlobalGiving funding goes directly to our vetted partners on the ground. We can provide support in a matter of days to help the people and areas that need it most.”

Supporting Survivors in Amatrice, Accumoli, and Surrounding Towns
To donate online, visit https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/italy-earthquake-relief-fund/?rf=pr. US mobile phone users can text ITALY to 80100 to donate $10 to GlobalGiving’s Italy Earthquake Relief Fund. Message and data rates may apply. Terms: hmgf.org/t. To send a check, write "Italy Earthquake Relief Fund" in the memo line and mail it to GlobalGiving, 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC, 20005.

GlobalGiving and its partners will provide ongoing updates. For real-time reports and to learn how funds are being used, follow @GlobalGiving or visit https://www.globalgiving.org for information.

About GlobalGiving
GlobalGiving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits. A top-rated charity on Charity Navigator, GlobalGiving has helped raise more than $200 million from more than 500,000 donors for more than 14,000 projects. GlobalGiving supports local nonprofits around the world with the understanding that they are best suited to support their communities, especially during crisis relief and recovery efforts. Each organization is vetted thoroughly to ensure that donations are delivered to those who need them most.

BLU-MED Response Systems' Disaster Response Stockpile maintains rapidly deployable mobile hospitals for shipment to disaster locations anywhere in the world and within 48 hours

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 24, 2016 – A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday morning. The extent of the devastation and death toll are still being realized. Most of the deaths are being reported from the town of Amatrice, near the epicenter of the earthquake. There are many surrounding towns also affected by the earthquake in Italy, which was felt 100 miles away in the city of Rome. Officials expect the death toll to continue to rise as search and rescue activities are being conducted by Italy's Department of Civil Defense and Department of Civil Protection, along with local fire, police, and medical teams in an effort to locate survivors.

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The shallow quake caused vulnerable old stone buildings to collapse while most people were sleeping. Subsequent and numerous aftershocks have further weakened already damaged buildings. Patients from the Amatrice hospital were transferred to a nearby hospital in Rieti as the hospital was severely damaged during the earthquake and was rendered unusable.

The director of Italy's Civil Protection Agency, Fabrizio Curcio, has activated national emergency procedures and noted the Norcia / Amatrice earthquake is on par with the 6.3 magnitude L'Aquila earthquake that occurred in 2009, which resulted in more than 300 deaths, more than a thousand injuries, and left 50,000 people homeless. Responding to the L'Aquila earthquake, CEO and founder Richard Hotes of Alaska Structures and the Hotes Foundation, donated a four-shelter 25-bed BLU-MED mobile hospital to the Italian government. Volunteers with the Hotes Foundation worked alongside members of the BLU-MED team and the Italian government to construct the 3,000 square foot mobile hospital.

The BLU-MED mobile hospital donated to the Italian government was part of BLU-MED Response Systems' Disaster Response Stockpile. This program maintains an emergency supply of mobile field hospitals, medical shelters, command centers, office and work space, mobile trailer systems, as well as housing accommodations for up to 10,000 people capable of being deployed to any location in the world within 48 hours or less.

The recent earthquake in Italy, followed by the 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Myanmar, emphasize the need for mobile hospitals to care for victims of such disasters.

The BLU-MED® team thoughts and prayers go out to the family's affected by the earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar.

BLU-MED Response Systems® (BLU-MED), a division of Alaska Structures, Inc., is The World's Leader in Deployable Medical Facilities. BLU-MED provides turnkey, portable shelter-based solutions for a wide range of applications including full service hospitals with alternate EOC, CBRNE, triage, isolation, immunization, decontamination, emergency rooms (ER), operating rooms (OR), intensive care units (ICU), burn unit, and mortuaries, mobile field hospitals, alternate command centers, temporary housing and base camp requirements for hospital expansion, surge capacity, and emergency disaster preparedness and response. BLU-MED also offers support services including a full range of medical equipment packages, vendor managed inventory, field deployment, and training & exercise support. For more information, visit www.Blu-Med.com

If you would like more information or to request access to the BLU-MED Disaster Response Stockpile, please call +1-425-739-2795 or visit our website: http://blu-med.com/disaster-response-stockpile/

Alaska Structures® designs, engineers and delivers the highest quality fabric building systems for extreme environments. Since it was founded in 1975, more than 55,000 Alaska Structures have been tested and proven in over 65 countries around the world, including more than 30,000 Alaska Military Shelters and 17,000 Alaska Environmental Control Units in Afghanistan and Iraq. For more information, visit www.AKS.com.