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Plug-and-play inline data efficiency appliance for Fibre Channel SANs available through EMC Select
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Permabit Technology Corporation, the innovative leader in data efficiency technology, today announced that it has joined the EMC Select Program. Under the partnership, EMC will sell SANblox™ through its sales and reseller channels, providing a ready-to-run, high performance data efficiency appliance for new and existing EMC Fibre Channel SANs. The SANblox appliance, which leverages Permabit’s award-winning Albireo VDO and HIOPS™ Compression software, provides ‘plug and save’ data reduction across a wide range of applications, including mixed virtual server, VDI, database (OLTP and data warehouse) and Big Data environments. EMC customers who purchase SANblox can increase the effective capacity of their SANs by 6X, drop effective cost by up to 85% and increase performance by up to 400%. “We are committed to helping our partners expand market share by providing field tested data efficiency solutions that deliver competitive advantage and enable them to get to market quickly,” said Tom Cook, Permabit CEO. “We are thrilled to join the EMC Select Program and to make SANblox available to the market via the leading EMC sales force and expansive channel partner network.” SANblox will become available during Q4 2014 through EMC Select. Look for up to date information at http://permabit.com/partners/oem-partner. About Permabit Permabit pioneers development of data efficiency technologies. Our innovative data deduplication, compression and thin provisioning products enable the world’s leading storage OEMs to cut effective cost, accelerate performance, reduce time to market and gain competitive advantage. Just as server virtualization revolutionized the economics of compute, our data reduction technologies are transforming storage economics, today. Permabit is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with operations in California, Texas, Florida, Korea and Japan. For more information, visit www.permabit.com.
First step in securing Payment Card Data
DENVER, Colo. – ViaWest, the leading colocation, managed services and cloud provider in North America, today announces the launch of its KINECTed PCI Compliant Cloud, a purpose-built, audit-ready cloud solution that was created using industry-leading virtualization and security technology. This service offers protection for companies that accept, store, process or transmit credit card data.
In a 2013 study, the Ponemon Institute found that thirty-five percent of data breaches identified were the result of company negligence. The study also confirmed that companies with an incident response plan and a strong security posture can significantly decrease the cost per breached record.
“The importance of choosing the right providers to help transition your company beyond compliance and into a secure infrastructure cannot be emphasized enough,” states Matt Getzelman, Director PCI Practice at CoalFire. “ViaWest’s attention to detail on their compliant cloud solutions and secure infrastructure provides a level of security in which customers can feel confident.”
“We’ve designed our PCI Compliant Cloud solution from the ground up to satisfy the needs of customers who want to protect themselves against PCI DSS non-compliance,” says Jason Carolan, Chief Technology Officer at ViaWest. “Our virtual private cloud leverages a dedicated, secure network infrastructure that enables data security in the cloud without having to invest in additional hardware, software, or in-house compliance expertise.”
Backed by ViaWest’s team of security and compliance experts, KINECTed PCI Compliant Cloud comes complete with:
- A fully audited infrastructure
- Fully staffed compliance department
- Security solutions to protect beyond compliance requirements
- 24x7 customer support with highly trained engineers
- Dedicated account manager
- 99.9% availability SLA on compute resources
- 15+ years of architecting individualized customer solutions
The ramifications of PCI DSS compliance extend far beyond organizations in the financial and e-commerce sectors. Businesses of all sizes that accept, store, process or transmit credit card data are impacted. By offering hybrid solutions, ViaWest enables a company to grow over time while only using what it needs. ViaWest’s security solutions and team of experts help to offer protection beyond compliance. For more information about KINECTed PCI Compliant Cloud, visit http://www.viawest.com/cloud-services/cloud-computing/kinected-pci-compliant-cloud.
ViaWest is the leading colocation, managed services, and cloud provider in North America. We enable businesses to leverage both their existing IT infrastructure and emerging cloud resources to deliver the right balance of cost, scalability and security. Our data center services include a comprehensive suite of fully compliant environments, premium wholesale and retail colocation, private and public clouds and managed services. For additional information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com or call 1-877-448-9378. Follow ViaWest on LinkedIn, Twitter or visit their YouTube channel.
Customer data, network security and access to the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP) were key differentiators
ATLANTA – Colo Atl, the leading provider of network-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection solutions at 55 Marietta Street in Atlanta, GA, announces today that Vault Telephone, a provider of high-grade, low cost voice and data services to carriers, enterprise and government agencies, has joined Colo Atl’s growing list of network operators and service providers.
Citing Colo Atl’s ability to provide N+1 redundancy, access to multiple tier-1 network operators and its SSAE 16 certified facility; the key differentiator was Colo Atl being home to the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP). SNAP is a next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) supporting IPv4, IPv6 as well as OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking (SDN).
"Downtown Atlanta is one of the most strategic domestic and international telecom hubs in the world,” comments Tom Hadden, Owner, Vault Telephone. “Considering Colo Atl’s optimal location, direct access to tier-1 network providers, SSAE 16 certification, access to SNAP and no monthly recurring cross connect fees, colocating here was an easy decision.”
Vault Telephone’s voice and data services include US Termination, 800/Toll-Free Termination and Origination Services via SIP, CNAM Services, International Termination, Inter-Carrier Compensation Specialization, and 100Mb Tier One IP Connections.
“We are excited to welcome Vault Telephone to Colo Atl’s continually growing customer roster,” states Tim Kiser, Owner and Founder of Colo Atl. “Vault came to us with a pretty extensive list of colocation, interconnection, redundancy and security demands and we were able to meet them without a problem.”
Established in November 2001, the Colo Atl colocation and Meet Me Room (MMR) facility is located across two floors of 55 Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Colo Atl is a reasonable, accommodating and cost-effective interconnection environment for more than 80 local, regional and global network operators.
For more information about Vault Telephone, email email@example.com.
About Colo Atl
Colo Atl, a JT Communications company, is the leading provider of network-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection solutions at 55 Marietta Street in the global telecom hub of Atlanta, GA. Colo Atl provides superior network-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection services at an affordable rate. Colo Atl is a network-neutral environment that allows all types of network operators to securely and conveniently cross connect within a SSAE 16 certified facility. Colo Atl has no monthly recurring cross connect fees between tenants and provides exceptional customer service.
Colo Atl is also home to the Georgia Technology Center (GTC), a live laboratory for network equipment vendors to highlight their optical and electrical hardware and operating systems, and the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP), which provides next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) solutions, including SDN peering, testing, collaboration and implementation.
About Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP)
SNAP is a next-generation Internet Exchange (IX) supporting IPv4, IPv6 as well as OpenFlow and Software Defined Networking (SDN). Its mission is to not only support global peering, but also the collaborative development of an entirely new structure for Internet Protocol network peering. SNAP, located within the Georgia Technology Center, is a public IX built on Brocade equipment and the support of its Founding Members, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI), US Ignite, Southern Light Rail and PeachNet. For more information about the SNAP or to schedule a briefing, contact us at info@SoutheastNAP.com. Follow SNAP on Twitter @SoutheastNAP.
About Vault Telephone
Vault Telephone is a leading provider of high-grade, low cost voice and data services to carriers, enterprise and government agencies throughout the US. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set to deliver NHS organisations a combined IT infrastructure with healthcare data management
ASHTEAD, UK – A new partnership has been formed between healthcare data management specialist, BridgeHead Software and healthcare infrastructure provider, CSA Waverley. The two companies have teamed up to offer NHS customers access to a combined IT infrastructure with enhanced, data management capabilities tailored specifically for the healthcare industry. This joint proposition aims to deliver real value for NHS organisations by offering hardware, software and services - enabling Trusts to fully manage their data lifecycle - from ‘cradle to grave'.
With CSA Waverley and BridgeHead's combined 50 years experience of infrastructure provision and healthcare data management, NHS Trusts can ensure that their complex IT environments remain fully optimised, secure, available, efficient and cost-effective. CSA Waverley will offer BridgeHead's industry leading Healthcare Data Management (HDM) Solution that enables healthcare providers to effectively store, protect and share clinical and administrative information.
"CSA Waverley has been successfully supporting the IT infrastructure challenges of NHS customers for decades," says Tony Tomkys, Director of Sales, BridgeHead Software. "Working through a number of NHS frameworks, the team has delivered some fantastic projects with West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Medway NHS Foundation Trust and the Health & Social Care Information Centre. In each project, CSA Waverley has selected the very best vendors to provide the perfect solution for the customer. Going forward, CSA Waverley will now have a new proven, healthcare data management solution to add to its portfolio for NHS Trusts."
Steve Nicholls, Sales Director, CSA Waverley added, "BridgeHead Software is well known for its healthcare specific archiving, backup and disaster recovery capabilities. As a result, they came highly recommended to us by our shared partner HP. Through this partnership, we can employ a fantastic software product to complement our best practice, infrastructure designs and provide NHS customers with an end-to-end, data management and storage solution."
Telstra’s multinational customers will benefit from superior connectivity to and from India thanks to a new agreement with Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™. The Network-to-Network Interconnection (NNI) will utilise Tata Communications’ 116 Points of Presence (PoPs), extending Telstra’s reach to tier-2 and tier-3 Indian cities such as Jaipur, Surat and Trichy.
Bernadette Noujaim Baldwin, Telstra Global Enterprise & Services, Head of Connectivity and Platforms Portfolio, said the new arrangement with Tata Communications was part of Telstra’s broader MPLS strategy, which includes NNI agreements in emerging markets that are of high value to customers and the expansion of its own on-net PoPs.
“The latest estimates from a PricewaterhouseCoopers report predict India is set to become the third largest economy in the world by 2030. When you combine this with its young and burgeoning working-age population, you’ve got a compelling consumption boom and a competitive edge that sets Asia's third-largest economy apart from many other countries.”
“With these economic and social indicators in mind, we’re seeing demand for data connectivity throughout India grow as an increasing number of Asian, European and American headquartered businesses look to India for long-term growth opportunities.”
“Telstra is focused on providing services to large multinational companies that are expanding across Asia and the rest of the world, which is why we are leveraging Tata Communications’ deep network footprint to extend our service coverage throughout India and provide customers the same security, redundancy and quality of service offered on the Telstra network,” she said.
Through the partnership, Telstra and Tata Communications have defined roles and responsibilities for the management of the NNI to ensure the seamless delivery and support for services in the region. By leveraging Tata Communications’ domestic infrastructure and global subsea fibre network, users will benefit from reduced latency and increased network availability, empowering them to rapidly access the business services they need.
James Walker, Vice President, Managed Networks Services, Tata Communications, said: “India is a key emerging market, and our position as a company founded in India, coupled with our tier-1 network which circles the globe, allows us to provide international customers with best-in-class performance and coverage across India and beyond. We are pleased to be working with Telstra to provide their customers the high level of connectivity support and access needed for growth and global investment into this key region.”
Today’s announcement strengthens Telstra’s position of operating one of the most scalable networks across the globe, facilitating access to more than 2,000 PoPs in 230 countries and territories.
Granite Telecommunications Selects Global Capacity for Extended Off-Net Reach and Accelerated Time to MarketWritten by Jon Seals
Global Capacity’s One Marketplace Platform Simplifies Connectivity
- Global Capacity’s One Marketplace platform allows Granite to further extend its services footprint to over 3 million additional business locations and data centers throughout the US and Canada covered by Global Capacity
- One Marketplace provides Granite Telecommunications with automated pricing for network connectivity in a matter of seconds, while simultaneously providing transparency into competitive price points and available capacity across multiple access networks and geographies
- By streamlining the process of off-net service procurement, Global Capacity delivers on its commitment of simple connectivity to customers
CHICAGO, Ill. – Global Capacity, the leading network connectivity company, and Granite Telecommunications, LLC, the leading national provider of voice, data, and networking services to businesses, today announce Granite’s selection of Global Capacity to be a partner providing Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet and Private Line connectivity. Global Capacity’s One Marketplace platform allows Granite to further extend its services footprint to over 3 million additional business locations and data centers throughout the US and Canada covered by Global Capacity.
“Customers choose Granite for our unparalleled customer support and costs savings while offering the best products and the best service nationwide,” remarked Sam Kline, Senior Vice President of Granite. “One Marketplace allows us to further extend our services footprint and further reduce costs.”
Leveraging Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, Granite is able to procure off-net services to expand its data and IP products designed to suit the communications needs of its business and governmental customers. One Marketplace provides Granite Telecommunications with automated pricing for network connectivity in a matter of seconds, while simultaneously providing transparency into competitive price points and available capacity across multiple access networks and geographies. By streamlining the process of off-net service procurement, Global Capacity delivers on its commitment of simple connectivity to customers.
“Granite is a leading national provider of telecommunications services to businesses and government agencies, and we look forward to partnering with them to deliver solutions that will connect them to customer locations better, faster and easier than ever,” adds Jack Lodge, President for Global Capacity.
One Marketplace offers customers a competitive advantage by building leading interconnections with networks across a broad range of geographies. These strategic interconnections are established at high-demand switching locations where available capacity can be aggregated and connectivity to high-demand services can be provisioned both simply and cost-effectively.
Global Capacity’s One Marketplace eliminates the complexity and inefficiency of buying network connectivity by combining an interconnected, aggregated network with a Cloud application that automates the procurement of network services. One Marketplace streamlines service delivery and ensures the best client experience by providing customers with a single interface through which to design, price and fulfill multi-network, multi-geography requirements, as well as a single contract SLA, bill and point of contact.
To learn more about Global Capacity and its award-winning One Marketplace platform, visit www.globalcapacity.com/one-marketplace.
One Marketplace Expands On-Net Connectivity to Over 5,000 Tier 2 and 3 Communities across US
- The partnership will provide Global Capacity’s One Marketplace members access to INDATEL’s 500+ Rural Local Exchange Carriers and 80,000 fiber optic route miles of middle-mile network serving over 5,000 communities nationally
- “The extended reach and streamlined delivery capabilities of One Marketplace coupled with the simplicity of a single point of contact in Global Capacity provide tremendous benefit,” says Max Huffman, Chief Operating Officer for INDATEL
- “Our partnership with INDATEL will open up new business and revenue opportunities for both Rural Local Exchange Carriers and One Marketplace customers across the US,” adds Ben Edmond, Chief Revenue Officer for Global Capacity
CHICAGO, Ill. – Global Capacity, the leading network connectivity company, and INDATEL, a group of wholesale carriers dedicated to providing best-in-class, cost-effective transport connectivity, today announce a new partnership that allows INDATEL to buy Ethernet services through One Marketplace interconnects in Chicago, Minneapolis and Dallas. The partnership between Global Capacity and INDATEL will provide Global Capacity’s One Marketplace members access to INDATEL’s 500+ Rural Local Exchange Carriers and 80,000 fiber optic route miles of middle-mile network serving over 5,000 communities nationally.
“Our goal is to provide our members and affiliates with efficient, cost-effective network connectivity, enabling them to meet growing customer demands,” says Max Huffman, Chief Operating Officer for INDATEL. “The extended reach and streamlined delivery capabilities of One Marketplace coupled with the simplicity of a single point of contact in Global Capacity provide tremendous benefit.”
As much a value to INDATEL buying and expanding their network reach, One Marketplace also offers an opportunity to sell on-net services for INDATEL and leverage their Ethernet network assets and capacity. With interconnections to One Marketplace, INDATEL will gain the following competitive advantages:
- Access to the most efficient and cost-effective network connectivity
- Ability to promote network locations and capability to a wider market;
- Market intelligence around true demand sets; and
- Participation in larger off-net and outsourced opportunities as a competitive piece of larger total solution.
“Our partnership with INDATEL will open up new business and revenue opportunities for both Rural Local Exchange Carriers and One Marketplace customers across the US,” adds Ben Edmond, Chief Revenue Officer for Global Capacity. “An interconnection to One Marketplace delivers connectivity to over 3 million commercial addresses in the US, all leveraging one MSA and one SLA.”
One Marketplace enables customers to take advantage of near-ubiquitous network access by combining an interconnected, physical network aggregation platform with a Cloud application that automates the design, pricing, delivery and maintenance of network solutions.
To learn more about Global Capacity and its award-winning One Marketplace platform, visit www.globalcapacity.com/one-marketplace.
TaskRabbit, the global online marketplace designed to connect busy people with safe and reliable help in their neighbourhood, has signed a partnership with GBGroup to utilise GBGroup’s identity verification software as TaskRabbit continues its global expansion.
TaskRabbit is an online marketplace that connects busy people to skilled professionals to outsource household errands and skilled tasks that they do not have the time or expertise to do themselves. People using TaskRabbit invite Taskers into their homes to help them complete an array of tasks quickly and at a low cost.
To ensure the full safety of TaskRabbit’s Clients – and its 25,000+ network of Taskers - it is vital that each applicant is verified to ensure they are who they say they are. Following its launch in the UK, TaskRabbit has partnered with GBGroup to utilise its identify verification software to electronically vet each applicant, in addition to in-person training sessions, which the company carries out with each applicant.
Uma Subramanian, Director of UK Operations at TaskRabbit explained: “As the sharing economy continues to revolutionise business throughout the UK and globally, it’s of paramount importance for businesses such as TaskRabbit to ensure the full safety of its users. We chose to use GBGroup’s identity verification software due to its sophistication and ease of use. Through use of the software we can confidently ensure that our Clients know who they are inviting into their homes.”
Glenn Porter, GM at GBGroup said: “The ability to safely connect people and services is the foundation of the digital economy. It brings value to both consumers and businesses. Companies like TaskRabbit and the services they offer are brilliantly innovative, but crucial to their value is that users can trust that the people they are working with are who they say they are. We are proud to be part of this process, enabling trust between participants in the sharing economy.”
About GBGroup (GBG)
The most profitable and successful organisations recognise the value of understanding the individual identity of their customers and employees. GBG combines this concept of identity with technology to create an environment of trust, so that organisations can employ people and connect, communicate and transact with consumers, safely and responsibly.
We call this Identity Intelligence.
GBG’s Identity Intelligence solutions include:
Register & Verify - International software and services for quick and accurate customer registration; and the verification of identities of individuals & businesses remotely.
Cleanse & Engage – Innovative software and services which provide accurate and up-to-date identity information to deliver improved intelligent customer contact strategies.
Employ & Comply – Thorough background checks through online verification and authentication of individuals enabling organisations to safeguard, recruit and engage with confidence.
Trace & Investigate – Leading software and services which provide the most accurate and up-to-date picture of the UK’s population, properties and businesses to quickly locate, investigate and contact the right individual, first time.
Insurance software company sold to Via Ventures Partners, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd and the company’s management
LONDON – Hampleton Partners has acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Profit Software Oy on the sale of the company to Via Ventures Partners, Finnish Industry Investment Ltd and the company’s management team.
Profit Software delivers enterprise software solutions that allow insurers to manage all their services, business lines and processes. The Espoo, Finland headquartered company has operations in six northern European countries installing its applications on premise or as SaaS implementations.
“It was a pleasure working with Hampleton Partners. From beginning to end, they managed every aspect of the process and brought together the optimal transaction for all our stakeholders while remaining an independent company,” says Ilkka Starck, CEO of Profit Software.
The private equity fund managed by CapMan Group invested in 2009 and owned 70 per cent of Profit Software Oy shares prior to exit. Profit Software’s chairman, Vesa Wallden from CapMan Technology and responsible for the investment, adds, “Profit Software has grown in the Nordics and has excellent prerequisites to continue its growth under the leadership of its new owners.”
M&A Report - Insurance Technology
Based on the recent experience and discussions with insurance IT players from around the world, Hampleton’s principal partner, Miro Parizek, commented, “We are certain to see more transactions in insurance technology during the near term.”
Hampleton Partners will be releasing later this quarter a report, M&A Market Snapshot – Insurance Tech, covering dynamic transaction activity in the sector with insights on deal drivers, valuation metrics, and industry-related trends.
Hampleton Partners is an M&A advisory firm headquartered in London with an office in San Francisco, as well as local professionals in Germany, Scandinavia and Asia. Hampleton’s experienced team of professionals have managed over €1 billion worth of transactions. The firm is focused on and serves owners of companies in Digital Marketing, Enterprise Applications, Infrastructure, Information Management, Internet Commerce, Mobility, SaaS & Cloud Services.
CapMan Group is one of the leading private equity firms in the Nordic countries and Russia, with assets under management of €3.1 billion. CapMan has five key investment partnerships - CapMan Buyout, CapMan Real Estate, CapMan Russia, CapMan Credit and CapMan Public Market - each of which has its own dedicated investment team and funds. Altogether, CapMan employs approx. 100 people in Helsinki, Stockholm, Moscow, Luxembourg and London. CapMan was established in 1989 and has been listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange since 2001.
Profit Software Oy www.profitsoftware.com
Founded in 1992, Profit Software provides software solutions that allow insurers to manage all their services, business lines and processes. Profit Software has operations in six countries and it is headquartered Espoo, Finland. The company employs over 90 people and its turnover in 2013 was approx. EUR 9.6 million.
LANDESK Acquires Naurtech, Adds the Only SAP-Ready Solution Available to Robust Line of Mobility ProductsWritten by Jon Seals
- LANDESK Makes Third Mobility Acquisition within Three Years, Second Acquisition in Mobile Productivity
- Acquisition Will Provide Added Support, Services to Existing Naurtech Customers
- LANDESK to Maintain Naurtech as Separate Product Offering
LONDON – LANDESK, a global leader in delivering user-oriented IT solutions that solve systems, asset, security, mobility and IT service management challenges, today announced it acquired Naurtech, a company that develops connectivity solutions to provide mobile access to enterprise data and applications using Windows CE platform devices. This acquisition brings LANDESK additional mobility solutions, enabling its business to expand, and provides a new support community to Naurtech customers.
“We have been impressed with the product offerings Naurtech has developed,” said Steve Bemis, vice president, mobile productivity business unit for LANDESK. “Naurtech brings complementary expertise that will strengthen support for our mobile operating systems and provide support for additional ruggedized devices. We are thrilled to bring Naurtech into the LANDESK family.”
Although Naurtech will be part of the larger LANDESK business, its product offerings will be maintained separately. LANDESK plans to continue extending Naurtech‘s product offerings with additional mobile platform support, as well as leveraging Naurtech capabilities in other LANDESK products.
Naurtech currently offers the only SAP-recommended mobile browser in the market, making it the preferred solution for organizations looking to improve user productivity for line of business applications built on the SAP platform. In addition, Naurtech provides relationships with additional device manufacturers and is currently being used in thousands of deployments in market segments such as retail, manufacturing, distribution, consumer packaged goods and logistics.
“We have long admired the service that LANDESK offers its customers in the ruggedized space and we are honored to be joining forces with them,” said Pankaj Nauriyal, vice president of sales and business development at Naurtech. “This acquisition brings our team additional resources, along with expanded customer service through LANDESK’s 24-hour global support offerings and its vibrant user community. We are excited for what the future holds as part of LANDESK.”
LANDESK continues to drive innovation, developing the smart platforms and voice-driven applications of the future, which increase user productivity and produce measurable results.
About LANDESK Software
LANDESK, the global authority on user-oriented IT, enables users to be their most productive while helping IT embrace the speed of change. Through the integration and automation of IT systems management, endpoint security management, service management, IT asset management, and mobile device management, LANDESK empowers IT to balance rapidly evolving user requirements with the need to secure critical assets and data. LANDESK is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located across the globe. For more information, visit www.landesk.com.
Naurtech, a LANDESK company, develops connectivity solutions to provide mobile access to enterprise data and applications using Windows CE platform devices. Founded in 2001, Naurtech’s products marry the power of device local processing available on handheld computers with the efficiencies of thin client computing to help customers implement their wireless mobility solutions. As an innovative market leader, Naurtech’s customers rely on its technology to address their unique needs in implementation of their auto-ID data collection (AIDC) solutions. With several hundred thousand client deployments worldwide and growing, Naurtech’s terminal emulation and web browser products are used in mobile solutions across market segments like retail, manufacturing, distribution, consumer packaged goods and logistics. For more information, visit www.naurtech.com.