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UK colocation provider LDeX Group recognised for achieving 897 percent revenue growth over the last five years

LONDON LDeX Group has today announced that it has been named as the 31st fastest growing technology company in the United Kingdom at this year’s Deloitte Fast 50 awards, which took place yesterday evening at the Montcalm Hotel in London.

The prestigious accolade was awarded to the independent datacentre and network connectivity provider having achieved an exponential revenue growth of 897% over the last five years. The award highlights the growing success of LDeX as a national datacentre operator in the United Kingdom.

Now in its seventeenth year, the Deloitte Fast 50 awards ranks the country’s 50 fastest growing technology companies, based on revenue growth over the last five years, and includes both public and private companies of all sizes in the technology arena, such as Skyscanner and Just Eat Plc.

Rob Garbutt, CEO at LDeX Group commented: “We are very proud to be recognised as the 31st fastest growing company in the UK. As an expanding datacentre operator, our growth has come as a result of our acute focus on providing best in class customer service as well as the team’s commitment to operational excellence.”

He added: “We believe that this award showcases to the industry how customer service is paramount to successful commercial growth in an otherwise difficult and competitive trading environment.”

David Halstead, Partner leading the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, said: “The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 gives great profile to technology companies and is internationally recognised as being one of the most important business awards in the sector.”

“The 2014 Deloitte Fast 50 shows that tremendous growth rates are still possible, with software sectors showing particular strength, they have had the greatest amount of entries in the past five years. This year’s ranking highlights the importance of being innovative and finding a niche product or service, to beat the recession.”

The colocation provider will automatically be entered in the Deloitte Fast 500 EMEA programme, which ranks the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

For further information, please contact marketing@ldexgroup.co.uk.

READING, UK – Following an incredibly successful twelve months of rapid development, growth and expansion, Fairsail is delighted to announce that it has been included in the Deloitte 2014 UK Technology Fast 50. The award recognizes Fairsail as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the UK.

The Deloitte UK Fast 50 is one of the UK's foremost technology awards, recognizing the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK. Covering all sectors of technology, from B2B and consumer tech companies, to services and gaming, this prestigious award is presented to companies by ranking based on revenue growth over the last five years.

Through its global cloud HRMS (HR management system), Fairsail has been hugely successful in helping fast growing mid-size organizations transform the way they acquire, engage, manage and develop their people. This is particularly the case for rapidly expanding multinationals whose growth is being hampered by their inability to manage the changing nature of work and the emergence of a new modern workforce. This, coupled with a global skills crisis, requires organizations to meet the challenges of finding new ways to engage their people, providing consistently great workforce experiences in order to be able to attract, motivate and retain the best talent.

“Fairsail is disrupting the cloud HR market with an innovative product that meets the needs of growing global mid-size organizations that know more about their customers than their workforces,” said Adam Hale, CEO at Fairsail. “To be recognized with an award that has been previously presented to companies and customers like Betfair and SDL, that have been equally as disruptive in their own markets, brings us a great sense of appreciation and pride.”

The award tops off a great year of innovation and numerous customer wins for Fairsail. When global tech company SDL wanted to integrate their formerly autonomous businesses in thirty-eight countries into a single operation, they chose Fairsail to take them there.

Another notable customer is Betfair, where Fairsail beat Workday to provide a global cloud HR system that manages Betfair’s 1,600 multinational workforce; paramount was the ability to implement rapidly, delivering their system within ninety days.

“Our treble digit growth in the last twelve months is evidence that Fairsail is meeting the needs of our target market,” commented Hale. “We are enabling our customers to manage their modern workforces, delivering immediate value, while enabling responsive and agile growth.”

Fairsail joins the Fast 50 at number 39, and 4th fastest growing firm in the South East. As winners in the UK Technology Fast 50, Fairsail receives automatic entry into the Deloitte Fast 500 EMEA programme, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa over the last five years. Adam Hale adds, “Our product is all about helping companies to maximize their talent, allowing talent the freedom to express themselves in the roles they excel in. This recognition of our growth is perfect evidence of how talented talent can grow companies fast and firm.”

About Fairsail

Fairsail enables mid-size, multinational companies to manage modern workforces through its global cloud HRMS, transforming how organizations acquire, engage, manage and develop their people. Implemented quickly and simple to use, the system increases company productivity, reduces operational costs and provides better experiences across the entire workforce. Fairsail’s customer portfolio includes Laird, Roto Rooter, Antea Group, Cobalt International Energy, Solarwinds, Betfair, SDL, Monitise, and Cooper Gay.

Supply Chain Resilience Management Elearning Course 

ICOR and Resilinc, Corp have partnered to bring you the world's only elearning course that focuses on the mitigation of supply chain risk. With the recent world-wide disasters that have severely impacted supply chains globally, it is time to learn how to mitigate supply chain risk. 

Supply Chain Resilience Management course (SCRM 2000) is designed to ensure that all students have a complete understanding of the supply chain risk and resiliency practices and techniques used by leading companies today. Offered as a "live" eLearning course over a two-week timeframe, SCRM 2000 combines the benefits of "learning from home" and interaction with a "live" classroom environment using ICOR's interactive eLearning education system.

Supply chain resilience is the ability of a company to protect the continuity of supply and achieve sustained operational performance in the event of global multi-tier disruptions of any type at any frequency from ongoing to catastrophic. SCRM 2000 aligns to the guidance and requirements of ISO 28000, PD 25222, & ISO 31000. After completing this course, students will be able to apply supply chain resiliency techniques and best practices to their organization or to their consulting practice.    

The course is intended for individuals who are currently engaged in supply chain or procurement functions, business continuity and risk management, or who are in other functional areas but have an interest in gaining additional insights regarding proactively addressing future supply chain disruptions.
Based on University Elearning Programs, Supply Chain Risk Mitigation is an interactive "live" elearning opportunity.  SCRM 2000 is the only ANSI Accredited Certificate Program in supply chain risk management.

How does it work?
This interactive elearning course runs over a two week timeframe - Monday, December 1-- Friday, December 12, 2014.  There is extended 5 days of time to complete the essay exam after December 12, 2014.  Access course materials at times convenient to you and complete the following activities each week:
  1. Virtual Instruction:  View and listen to Resilinc expert teach for approximately 1 hour each week.
  2. "Live" Discussions with Students World-Wide:  Participate in a virtual classroom discussion and answer 2-3 discussion questions each week.
  3. Learn from Experts: There is 30-60 pages of reading material assigned each week to supplement the instruction.  Learn from industry experts and the latest research.
  4. Provide Supply Chain Resilience and Risk Mitigation Strategies to the Leadership of your Organization:  As part of the course you will be required to write an essay exam to respond to an issue in supply chain risk mitigation by senior management.  The work completed in this course can be applied to the mitigation of supply chain risk and ensure supply chain resilience for your organization.

Course Outline 
  • A holistic review of supply chain management risk and resilience chain management: Introduction, standards, and definitions
  • Creating a supply chain resilience program - organizing for success
  • Measuring supply chain risk - measures, metrics, and hot spots
  • Proactively planning for supply chain resilience - plan before the crisis
  • How to react quickly to supply chain disruptions and organized crisis response - handling disruptions after the fact
  • Supply chain risk mitigation approaches - techniques for reducing potential risk and future impacts
  • Case studies in supply chain risk and resilience - apply the course concepts
Target Audience 
Intended for individuals who are presently engaged in supply chain or procurement
functions, business continuity, risk management or who are in other functional areas
but have an interest in gaining additional insights regarding proactively addressing
future supply chain disruptions.

Credentialing and Accreditation
Successful completion of the Supply Chain Resilience Management Course requirements and passing the exam with an 80% or higher earns students an ANSI Accredited Certificate and the designation of Supply Chain Risk Associate (SCRA).

Registration Information  
Course Fee Information
Members of ICOR and ICOR Education Partners:  $805.50
Non-Members: $895.00

Class Dates: December 1-12, 2014 

Online Registration

Questions?  Contact Education@theicor.org or call toll free (North America) 1.866.765.8321 or +1.630.705/0910 (outside North America)

About Resilinc

Resilinc is the leading provider of supply chain resiliency solutions and delivers scalable enterprise solutions that enable supply chain professionals to gain visibility across multiple tiers of their complex, global supply chains. With a comprehensive offering that encompasses multi-tier supply chain mapping, single points of failure analytics, global disruption event monitoring and management, mitigation workflow, and part-level supply chain compliance programs such as conflict minerals.   

Resilinc Resilinc has become the leader in comprehensive supply chain resiliency solutions. Resilinc helps customers achieve supply chain resiliency through innovative and patent-pending technology, an extensive resiliency-driven supply network, and a proven comprehensive enterprise scale solution that delivers strong value to both clients and supplier partners. For more information, visit www.resilinc.com.

About the Instructor:   Bindiya Vakil 

Bindiya Vakil is CEO and founder of Resilinc and is a recognized thought leader in the area of supply chain risk management. She has been a practitioner in high-tech supply chain management with companies including Flextronics, Cisco and Broadcom.  

Ms. Vakil has a master's degree in supply chain management from MIT and her research focus has been on risk quantification and product resiliency.

NEW YORK – Send Word Now, the leading worldwide provider of emergency notification and critical communications services for business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), announced today its participation in the upcoming 24th annual Clean Gulf Conference, December 2-4, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas.

The company will occupy booth #155 on the exhibit floor, where more than 200 vendors and over 2,000 attendees – all key professionals and decision makers throughout the Gulf Coast and beyond – will converge to take part in a variety of conference sessions, and share the latest trends and best practices in oil spill response operations.

Visitors to Send Word Now's booth will see demonstrations of its award-winning Alerting Service, previously recognized by DRI International as "Notification System of the Year," along with optional and popular features, such as WeatherBlast®, Desktop Alerting and Self-Registration Portal.

Send Word Now's critically acclaimed SaaS-based Alerting Service features a 100% uptime guarantee Service Level Agreement (SLA) to fully support rapid, two-way and multimodal communications for a variety of emergency scenarios. Among the numerous benefits experienced by the company's global client base, which includes several high-profile oil refining and transportation companies, are faster team mobilizations; a true, common operating picture; greater personnel accountability; and improved incident command.

Send Word Now will also showcase its latest proprietary and fully integrated product offering, SWN Direct, during the San Antonio event. SWN Direct enables rapid, secure and encrypted interactions between an organization and its key stakeholders through a powerful mobile application for iPhone® and Android® devices.  

"Considered by many to be the biggest reunion in North America for oil spill response professionals, the Clean Gulf Conference presents an amazing opportunity for us to showcase our emergency communications portfolio and the many successes of our clients," said Lorin Bristow, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Send Word Now. "We are very excited to take part, and look forward to participating in the many educational and networking activities planned throughout the course of the three-day event."

About Send Word Now
http://www.sendwordnow.com/ | 212.379.4900 | 800.388.4796 | marketing@sendwordnow.com
Follow us on:  TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook

Headquartered in New York City, Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting for crisis communication. The company's easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification solutions and mobile applications are used by businesses, government agencies, universities and non-profit organizations to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication when it is needed the most. Other solutions within Send Word Now's expansive portfolio include desktop alerting, IVR, integrated incident management, and SWN Direct, a revolutionary new recipient mobile app for urgent communication and collaboration.

Among its many accolades, Send Word Now was named a "Leader" in Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for U.S. Emergency/Mass Notification Services. Its Alerting Service was recently awarded "Notification System of the Year" by DRI International, and the company received the 2013 Small Business Achievement Award from the Department of Homeland Security for its work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

SHELTON, Conn. – HealthPlanOne (HPO) today announced that it has once again been named to Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.  Climbing to a rank of #159, HealthPlanOne's revenue grew 679 percent over the evaluation period from 2009 to 2013.

HealthPlanOne Logo.

"We're honored to once again be recognized on this prestigious list of companies," said Bill Stapleton, HealthPlanOne's Chief Executive Officer." This achievement reflects the success our health plan clients experience when they partner with HPO. Our innovative solutions reduce the cost of acquiring new members while providing a superior customer experience."

"For 20 years, the Deloitte Fast 500 rankings have honored the innovation that is part of these companies' DNA," said Jim Atwell, national managing partner of the emerging growth company practice, Deloitte & Touche LLP. "We're glad to be serving these high-growth companies, and helping the technology sector recognize the great strides and transformation these companies are making in their respective areas."

About Deloitte's 2014 Technology Fast 500™
Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies – both public and private – in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2009 to 2013.

About HealthPlanOne, LLC
Founded in 2006, HealthPlanOne (HPO) is a best in class member acquisition company in the Medicare and individual health insurance markets.  Through its digital marketing, proprietary technology and call center operations, HPO assists health plans in the acquisition of incremental cost effective members. For more information please visit: http://www.healthplanone.com or www.medicaresolutions.com.

Membership Growth Speeds National Coverage

ST. LOUIS, Mo. –
Restoration Affiliates (RA), a national alliance of some of the largest and most established, independently owned restoration companies in America, continues to further its goal of providing national restoration coverage through a collaborative network of local firms.

Recent growth of Restoration Affiliates has increased coverage to more than 77 markets with over $300 million in disaster restoration contracts servicing natural and man-made disasters coast-to-coast. The network has grown to 33 local partners in less than one year.

“RA's rapid growth allows our members to better serve their larger clients and respond to catastrophic situations across multiple locations," said Damon Gersh, founding RA member and President and CEO of Maxons Restorations, Inc. in New York. "By establishing a trusted peer-to-peer service network, we can provide a single-source solution nationally for all fire, water, and storm related emergencies."

The alliance was founded to compete with national restoration firms by leveraging the power of local knowledge, local relationships, and local expertise. Companies within the network must adhere to strict association criteria to be considered for membership. Companies are independently owned, established market leaders with a track record of success and proven large loss capabilities. They all guarantee emergency response within 2 hours and provide regular, written updates on every project. Members are also strictly vetted, licensed, insured, and all fully warranty their workmanship.

“With the help of RA, all of our partners can guarantee the best service for their clients nationally," said Debbie Bogar, President of Restoration Affiliates, "and I’m happy to say that our members have increased capabilities, responsiveness, and success due to their involvement in our organization.”

About Restoration Affiliates:

Restoration Affiliates (RA) is a national network of independent, full-service disaster restoration companies serving 77 markets nationwide. RA provides single-source solutions for all fire, water, and storm related emergencies by leveraging a national network of resources, relationships, and technological capabilities. To inquire about membership or view member case studies, visit www.restorationaffiliates.com or email info@restorationaffiliates.com.

Channel Partnership Provides Carousel Customers with Next-Generation Firewall, Cloud-Based Threat Intelligence and Advanced Endpoint Protection

EXETER, RI – Carousel Industries, a leader in unified communications, managed services, data solutions, and security, announced that it has signed an agreement to carry industry leading enterprise security offerings from Palo Alto Networks. Effectively immediately, the entire Palo Alto Networks portfolio of enterprise security offerings — combined with Carousel Industries comprehensive security managed services offerings — will be available to thousands of Carousel customers across the United States.
As a leader in enterprise security, Palo Alto Networks offers an integrated platform using next-generation firewalls, cloud-based threat intelligence and advanced endpoint protection, helping enterprises and governments secure their organizations, detect and prevent known and unknown threats, and safely enable an increasingly complex and rapidly growing number of applications.
"Carousel is excited to play an integral role in Palo Alto Networks' channel development strategy as they increase their geographic customer base and secure future growth," commented Jeffrey Hewson, National Sales Director, Data Networking Group at Carousel Industries. "Our ability to provide turnkey security solutions, along with a complete security managed services offering and a dedicated Security Operations Center (SOC), enables us to deliver comprehensive breach detection and incident response.  The Palo Alto Networks’ portfolio — as well as its preventative approach to cybersecurity — help us address the security concerns that each of our customers are facing today." 
As legacy business applications (voice & video) continue to migrate to virtualized platforms, integrate within data centers, and are accessed via mobile devices, providing comprehensive security solutions is paramount. Palo Alto Networks’ application visibility reporting and threat management software, combined with Carousel's experienced staff and extensive 24/7/365 monitoring capabilities, enable delivery of a total security package that is particularly relevant to mid-market organizations — many of whom depend on Carousel security experts as an extension of their own staff.
"Palo Alto Networks is excited to work with Carousel Industries, an integrator that has built its success on mastering voice, video, data and security technologies," said Todd Palmer, vice president, Americas Channels at Palo Alto Networks. "We look forward to serving customers hungry for a true enterprise security platform."
For more information on Carousel's data security offerings, please visit: http://www.carouselindustries.com/solutions/data-technologies/it-security.

About Carousel
Carousel Industries consults, integrates, and manages technology solutions that solve business problems and contribute to your organizations’ growth. This includes unified communications, managed services, virtualization, Voice over IP (VoIP), video conferencing and collaboration and data infrastructure solutions.
Today we have over 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by both VAR and CRN Magazines as one of the top technology integrators in the US and we’ve been listed in the Inc. 500/5000 seven times. Carousel is headquartered in Exeter, RI, with over 1,000 employees working from offices in 30 locations across the US, including over 250 service technicians deployed across the country. For more information visit: http://www.carouselindustries.com.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:57

Kroll Ontrack Announces the Worst Data Disasters from 2014

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MINNEAPOLIS – Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery and ediscovery products and services, today announced its 12th annual list of the top 10 data disasters from 2014. For the last 12 years, Kroll Ontrack has been collecting and publishing a list of the toughest physical and logical failures from its offices around the globe.

“Kroll Ontrack is proud to be able to ‘save the day’ when the unexpected happens,” said Todd Johnson, vice president of data recovery operations, Kroll Ontrack. “As the global leader in data recovery, Kroll Ontrack applies its state-of-the-art data recovery services and proprietary data recovery software to recover from all types of deleted, corrupt, missing, or inaccessible data loss. We’ve truly seen it all, but never give up hope. That attitude is what makes us successful, even with the worst of cases.”

2014Top Ten List of Data Disasters Compiled by Kroll Ontrack

10. Water Damage at a Fire Call (Germany)
A firefighter was fighting a fire when his Nokia Lumia 610 was damaged by water. He lost all of his data including photos of family and friends. Kroll Ontrack was asked to help and successfully recovered 732 photos from the phone.

9. Late (United States)
One company was preparing for a new IT infrastructure. The new storage array was waiting to be unpacked and powered up in the server room. The day before connecting it, the old storage array broke down and access to critical data was lost. After few minutes of panic and stress, an IT administrator decided not to make the situation worse and called the specialists at Kroll Ontrack. Everything ended positively.

8. Unfortunate Accident (Norway)
Kroll Ontrack received a call from a person who was in a ferry accident. His camera had been submerged in the water for over an hour. Ontrack Data Recovery specialists were able to recover the photos from the corroded memory card.             

7. The Dog Ate My… (United States)
A dog mistook a USB flash drive for a chew toy. When the drive arrived at Kroll Ontrack, it had teeth marks all over it. The dog eventually made it out of the dog house because all of the USB drive data was recovered.

6. Microsoft® Surface Mystery (United States)
Sometimes we don’t get the story behind what happened to a device. Kroll Ontrack received a Microsoft® Surface “smashed” into pieces. All that is known is that data recovery was 100 percent successful.

5. Swept Away Server (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
A flood in the Balkan countries swept a RAID server 100 meters from the building it originated in. It took two weeks to locate the server where it had been sitting in water the entire time. Kroll Ontrack recovered 100 percent of the data.

4. Data Under Attack (United States)
When data loss is intentional, it’s usually with malicious intent. Hackers infiltrated a hotel this year deleting all of the active and backup data for 35 LUNs. Our team of highly-trained engineers worked onsite and remotely to recover all of the data that was lost.

3. It Can Happen to Anyone (United States)
Even Kroll Ontrack employees are not immune to data loss. While visiting the restroom in between meetings, a Kroll Ontrack employee slipped her iPhone into the back-pocket of her pants for safe keeping. As she stood up and picked up her briefcase to exit, the phone escaped, landing squarely in the toilet. Dripping wet, the employee brought her personal phone to the mobile recovery specialist in the cleanroom with a plea for help. No questions asked, engineering took on the case. All of the employee’s phone data, including her photos of her daughter, contacts and text messages were recovered.

2. Waterfall Folly (Iceland)
A young woman was taking pictures on her smartphone of a beautiful waterfall when a gust of wind drenched her with spray from the waterfall. She was covered in water and so was her phone. The woman lost access to her phone and all of her photos, but Kroll Ontrack performed a full recovery returning the photos and the phone in working order.

1. A Difference in Opinion (Poland)
>From the client’s perspective: “My laptop did not want to follow my instructions. We totally disagreed with each other, and I lost my temper, hitting it strongly with an open hand. The laptop drive was damaged – that’s why I’m here.” At odds with his computer, the client hit the laptop directly in the place where the drive resided, and that resulted in the head scratching the platters. It was extensive damage, but Kroll Ontrack recovered 50 percent of the crucial data.

For more information about the 2014 Top 10 Data Disasters or to see a video of the top three stories visit:http://www.krollontrack.com/data-recovery/data-disasters-2014.

About Kroll Ontrack Inc.
Kroll Ontrack provides technology-driven services and software to help legal, corporate and government entities as well as consumers manage, recover, search, analyze, and produce data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack provides data recovery, data destruction, electronic discovery and document review. For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its offerings please visit:www.krollontrack.comor follow @KrollOntrack on Twitter.

NEWARK, Calif. – Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for databases, virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced that Oklahoma Heart Hospital has chosen its T2800 All-Flash Array to provide the speed and performance necessary to support its large-scale VDI deployment.

Oklahoma Heart Hospital is the nation’s first all-digital hospital totally focused on heart care services.  The physician-owned facility considers every facet of a heart patient’s care and hospital experience to ensure a patient-centered care experience that delivers better outcomes.  By saving valuable time for patients by making information readily available to caregivers, Oklahoma Heart Hospital has achieved a ranking in the top 1 percent nationally for patient satisfaction.

To help support its state-of-the-art mandate, Oklahoma Heart Hospital looked to replace its traditional infrastructure and build a new tiered storage infrastructure with the best-performance flash-based solution available in support of its Citrix XenDesktop environment.  After building a real-world test environment deployed in the middle of its data center, Oklahoma Heart Hospital evaluated the fastest, highest-performing offerings from several major storage vendors before choosing Tegile for its speed, flexibility, ease of management and enterprise-class capabilities.

“Specifically, what I was after was something that was very good for VDI and XenApp, that keeps latency down, that keeps network utilization down, with a good amount of storage and excellent amount of speed,” said David Stinson, Senior IT Specialist for Oklahoma Heart Hospital.  “I almost couldn’t believe what I was seeing with Tegile.  I couldn’t believe how well it performed.  Everything about Tegile worked.  It had everything we needed and it did it extremely well.  The bottom line?  Choosing Tegile was a ‘no brainer’ for me.”

Introduced more than two years ago, Tegile’s All-Flash Arrays deliver enterprise-grade performance without the potential for any service interruption or delay, making them an ideal solution for applications that require the highest performance and low latencies.  

Tegile Intelligent Flash arrays deliver exceptional performance and economics for VDI deployments regardless of the choice of hypervisor and virtual desktop server solution.  Tegile has worked closely with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft to develop and validate several Virtual Desktop reference architectures.  Through extensive testing with various hypervisors and desktop servers, Tegile eliminates any interoperability and operational risk, enabling organizations to realize the promise of desktop virtualization.

"Oklahoma Heart Hospital went looking for the fastest, highest-performing storage available on the marketplace today and found that Tegile fit the bill after performing head-to-head, real-world testing," said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing at Tegile.  "Running hundreds of virtual machines on a centralized infrastructure requires a storage architecture that delivers consistent and best end-user experience.  We’re pleased that Oklahoma Heart Hospital found our Intelligent Flash Arrays to be the perfect platform to keep up with the performance demands of their virtual desktops without compromise."

About Tegile Systems
Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of intelligent flash arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtual desktop and database applications. With Tegile’s line of all-flash and hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that accelerate business critical enterprise applications and allow customers to significantly consolidate mixed workloads in virtualized environments.
Tegile’s patented IntelliFlash™ technology accelerates performance and enables inline deduplication and compression of data so each array has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile’s award-winning solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than any other offerings. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, Tegile arrays are easy-to-use, fully redundant and highly scalable. They come complete with built-in snapshot, remote-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and VM-aware features. Additional information is available at www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.

LONDON – Brainloop has launched its portfolio of simple, secure, collaboration tools into the UK to address the serious risks facing British organisations whose employees share high-value confidential and sensitive data on public storage platforms like Dropbox.

Brainloop’s solutions are designed to be used by any organisation that needs to securely manage and collaborate on confidential documents and other information both within their local IT infrastructure and also remotely – i.e. across the Internet and on mobile devices.

UK industries that most urgently need this capability include banking and financial services, legal, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors where corporate compliance, IP protection and data security are crucial ‘must-haves’ to minimise the risk of loss or fraudulent use of business-critical information.

Security analyst Bob Tarzey of Quocirca said: “There are lots of consumer-focused cloud storage products which can be accessed with ease if controls are not put in place. Employees invoke them for good reasons - to backup data from their devices and share content with customers and partners. However, there is always the danger that confidential and sensitive files end up in the wrong hands. Intellectual property may be compromised and, if regulated data is involved, there may be financial penalties. Those responsible for data security in most businesses know confidential data must be made accessible to those with a need-to-know and protected from access by others. The challenge is putting the right levels of control in place.”

Mark Edge has been appointed Country Manager UK and VP of Sales, Brainloop and will be responsible for building out the UK team and driving the company’s growth across the region. He was previously the regional Vice President of EMEA Sales at WatchDox and before that held senior sales positions at several renowned business technology brands including A10 Networks and Citrix.

Mark Edge believes that a holistic approach to enterprise data security is the only way forward in today’s uber-connected, always-on, digital economy. He claims: “It won’t be long before the majority of UK firms ban the use of consumer storage platforms like Dropbox in the workplace. But any alternative enterprise-ready solution must be all encompassing – to avoid backdoor leaks – and easy to use – so as not to impact the business workflow.”

About Brainloop

Founded in 2000, Brainloop is the market-leading provider of highly intuitive SaaS solutions that enable its customers to securely manage and collaborate on confidential documents and information, whether inside or outside of their IT environments. Brainloop's customers comprise numerous Fortune, FTSE and DAX companies across a wide range of sectors, both private and public. They rely on the regulatory and corporate compliance, collaboration and process capabilities of Brainloop, as well its complete portfolio of security solutions and features including full encryption, audit trail, two-factor authentication, and provider and administrator shielding, all with a convenient and easy to use interface.

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