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OTTAWA, Canada – Diablo Technologies, a proven innovator in enterprise memory system architectures, is pleased to announce that on April 29, 2014 the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded U.S. patent No. 8,713,379, entitled a “System and method of interfacing co-processors and input/output devices via a main memory system,” to the company. This newly issued patent protects an important portion of Diablo’s technology assets and expands its growing intellectual property (IP) portfolio. 

“The introduction of MCS has been deemed as one of the most disruptive breakthroughs in flash memory technology,” said Riccardo Badalone, CEO and Co-founder of Diablo Technologies. “Receiving this patent is another important milestone as Diablo continues to accelerate its strategic growth initiatives. We have significant innovations planned in the MCS roadmap and this validation underscores our commitment to deliver industry-leading solutions.”
The ‘379 patent describes:	
-	A method for connecting non-volatile memory directly to the memory controllers of a processor
-	A learning machine to handle data interleaving/de-interleaving and data scrambling/de-scrambling algorithms for DDR3/4-based memory controllers
-	A method to remap the non-linear DIMM address space back to linear address space used by the driver

In addition to securing protection for this latest innovation, Diablo continues to file further patent applications for its Memory Channel Storage™ (MCS™) architecture in the U.S. and internationally.

Diablo’s MCS platform provides tens of terabytes of ultra-fast flash storage in a DIMM form factor. Its ground-breaking design delivers outstanding performance for application acceleration, while achieving the lowest system write latency available. MCS maximizes efficiency across the enterprise through innovative architectural advancements and provides customers with unprecedented benefits to their business applications. Its dramatic performance metrics are ideally suited for virtualized environments, big data analytics, database and high-frequency messaging.
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About Diablo Technologies

Founded in 2003, Diablo is at the forefront of developing breakthrough technologies to set the standard for next-generation enterprise computing. Diablo’s Memory Channel Storage platform combines innovative software and hardware architectures with Non-Volatile Memory to introduce a new and disruptive generation of Solid State Storage for data-intensive applications. 

The Diablo executive leadership team has decades of experience in system architecture, chip-set design and software development at companies including Nortel Networks, Intel, Cisco, AMD, SEGA, ATI, Cadence Design Systems, Matrox Graphics, BroadTel Communications and ENQ Semiconductor. 

Website: http://www.diablo-technologies.com/

Alert Logic first to deliver IDS and log management capabilities to Google cloud customers

HOUSTON, Texas – Alert Logic, the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, today announced availability of Alert Logic Log Manager and Alert Logic Threat Manager for Google Cloud Platform. With these product releases, the company will deliver network and system security for workloads running on Google’s public cloud – the same cloud infrastructure that powers such highly-trafficked software applications as Google Search and YouTube.

Alert Logic offers Security-as-a-Service in the cloud – a platform of fully managed products and services to keep a customer’s data and infrastructure safe and compliant. Whether a company’s IT infrastructure is on-premises, in the cloud or hybrid, the Alert Logic portfolio of solutions and services allow unprecedented visibility into their business environment, providing continuous protection, deep security insight and lower overall security costs.

The complete suite of Alert Logic solutions provides a unique set of benefits to the customer, including:

  • Deep insights into security via Alert Logic’s Security-as-a-Service-based big-data analytics and correlation engine, global threat visibility and security research focused on emerging threats and security best practices.
  • Continuous protection down the application stack via a 24×7 Security Operations Center that analyzes, escalates and works with customers to remediate threats with actionable intelligence.
  • Cloud-based delivery model – no hardware or software for the customer to manage and a flexible op-ex based licensing model.

“The same infrastructure, tools, processes and systems that are used internally to build applications like Google Search and Gmail are now available to power your start-up or business,” said Gray Hall, CEO of Alert Logic. “With our unique platform, process and software solutions, we’re excited to be the first to offer Security-as-a-Service for Google Cloud Platform and its users.”

While cloud platforms tend to be inherently secure, generally, applications built on top of the cloud can be susceptible to vulnerabilities, and traditional security tools weren’t built for cloud environments and deployments.  Alert Logic’s solution combines advanced cloud-based technology with human expertise which allows customers to fulfill their security and compliance requirements with a single solution across cloud and hybrid IT environments.

Cloud9 IDE, an online application development environment, deployed Alert Logic on its Google Cloud Platform infrastructure to monitor security and compliance on the applications built by developers on their environment.

"It's critical that we provide a safe platform for developers that use our development environment to share and edit code and ideas," said Ruben Daniels, CEO of Cloud9. "With their intrusion detection system, and more importantly their 24x7 security monitoring, Alert Logic enables us to offer a protected environment to developers where they can write applications and collaborate freely." 

About Alert Logic
Alert Logic provides security and compliance for cloud, hybrid, and on-premises infrastructure, allowing customers to benefit from deep security insight and continuous protection at a lower cost than legacy security offerings.  Fully managed by a team of experts, the Alert Logic Security-as-a-Service solution provides network, system and web application protection immediately, wherever your IT infrastructure is deployed.  Alert Logic partners with the leading cloud platforms and hosting providers to protect over 2,700 organizations worldwide.  Built for cloud scale, our patented platform manages petabytes of data, analyzes 255 million security events monthly, and identifies 40,000 incidents a month that are managed by our security operations team. Alert Logic is based in Houston, Texas, and was founded in 2002.  Alert Logic recently expanded internationally by establishing UK offices in London and Cardiff.  For more information, please visit www.alertlogic.com.

NEW YORK – Send Word Now, the leading innovator of critical communications services, including emergency notification, incident management and a revolutionary new mobile app for collaborative, "on-net" messaging via iPhone®, announced today the appointment of Christine Dye as the company's new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Dye, who brings over 20 years of financial management experience to Send Word Now, is a "very welcome addition," said Tony Schmitz, Send Word Now President and CEO. "The timing of Christine coming on board with us is perfect given the June 2014 release of our newest solution, SWN Direct, and the steady growth of our company in the U.S. and abroad. There's no question that her skills, technological expertise and extensive communications background will serve our organization well."

Prior to joining Send Word Now, Dye worked for Citrix Online, the online services division of Citrix Systems, Inc. Most recently, she served as Finance Director and part of the leadership team for GoToAssist™, the worldwide market share leader in the remote support market. Dye also spent three years inside the company's Audio Conferencing division, which emerged as an innovative force in the audio conferencing market.

Before Citrix, Dye worked as Controller for Vapps, an audio conferencing start-up which was acquired by Citrix, and spent ten years as CFO for Answer America, LLC, a national telecommunications company. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and is a CPA in the state of North Carolina.

About Send Word Now

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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 a revolutionary new recipient mobile app (currently available on iPhone® mobile devices) 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). ​

Robotic Media Installation at CeBIT makes manifest Industry 4.

STUTTGART – The theme of this year's CODE_n Contest is the Internet of Things (IoT), a nascent, future-facing development of the Internet wherein objects and systems are embedded with computing power and are able to communicate with each other. The contest seeks the most exciting founders and companies whose endeavors are leading the charge of this global, technological phenomenon. The 50 finalists will exhibit their leading-edge business cases in the 5,000 square meter space of Hall 16 during the CeBIT fair in Hanover, Germany.

The Internet of Things describes the ever-increasing networking capabilities of machines of all scales – from quotidian objects and wearable devices to vehicles, entire factories and cityscapes. Organized around the respective sub-themes DIGITAL LIFE, SMART CITY, FUTURE MOBILITY and INDUSTRY 4.0, both the CODE_n competition and subsequent exhibition at the CeBIT Fair will address this widespread digitalization of the physical world. While recent data suggests that 17% of the world's software developers are working on IoT projects, the competition is set to showcase the most exciting and important proposals for maximizing the potential of the Internet of Things.

“We pick up where Big Data left off: with a globally relevant theme that is massively shifting the fields of economics and science,” proclaims Ulrich Dietz, initiator of CODE_n and CEO of the GFT Group. “The Internet of Things is pushing companies to fundamentally rethink the way they do business. Groundbreaking ideas from the highly energetic startup scene are essential to take this vast, interconnected network to the next level and unlock possibilities yet unseen in the Internet of Things.”

Internationally renowned designers Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram have been commissioned to design the CODE_n exhibition, housed in the monumental space of CeBIT's Hall 16. For the Hall's design, the Internet of Things will be materialized as a series of interconnected objects and booths suspended in a web of scaffolding. Visitors will be able to traverse floating hallways and platforms populated with the latest and most innovative developments in the IoT.

The exhibition space will be anchored with an interactive robotic media installation entitled ROBOCHOP which invites internet users from across the world as well as fair attendees to design and fabricate a piece of furniture in real time. Weisshaar and Kram will develop an app that allows the global community to engage with the giant robotic arms sculpt material in situ.

“With ROBOCHOP, we are actualizing and personalizing the Industrial Internet. The often intangible web of technology becomes a concrete, interactive experience that nonetheless remains a taste of a not-so-distant future,” proclaims Weisshaar. “The exhibition architecture parallels this condition by galvanizing the dialogue between new-guard company founders and industry titans.”

This very approach finds its digital counterpart in form of CODE_n CONNECT, a platform dedicated to creating a sustainable exchange between entrepreneurs, SMEs, established industrial powerhouses and investors.

Oliver Frese, Head of CeBIT at Deutsche Messe AG, says, “the home of CODE_n, Hall 16, will once again be the center of fresh, exciting business cases at CeBIT.”

Call for Entries for the Innovation Contest starts in September

Startups that want to participate in the CODE_n Contest can register via www.code-n.org as of early September 2014. Eligibility standards include: companies founded in 2010 or later and whose business model leverages the Internet of Things. Deadline is November 30, 2014.

The 50 finalists will receive a free exhibition space in Hall 16 as well as a permanent presence on the digital platform CODE_n CONNECT. The winner will receive the CODE_n Award and a grand prize of €30,000.

About CODE_n:

CODE_n is an international initiative for digital pioneers, innovators and groundbreaking startups. Initiated in 2011 by the GFT Group, the goal of this network is to support outstanding business talents and their exceptional business ideas, provide them with a platform for dialog, and therefore stimulate and accelerate innovation in the field. CODE_n stands for “Code of the New“, the DNA of innovation.

This year, CODE_n will bestow the fourth annual CODE_n Award under the motto: “Into the Internet of Things”. For more information, please visit: www.code-n.org.

About the GFT Group:

The GFT Group is a global technology partner for future digital issues – covering everything from discovering innovation to developing and implementing sustainable business models.

Within the GFT Group, GFT stands for competent consulting and reliable development, implementation and maintenance of customised IT solutions. The company is one of the world’s leading IT solutions providers in the banking sector.

emagine offers companies the opportunity to staff their strategic technology projects both quickly and flexibly with capable experts. To achieve this, emagine has an international network of highly qualified IT and engineering specialists at its disposal.

CODE_n, the GFT Group’s innovation platform, offers international startups, technology pioneers and established companies access to a global network. It’s where ideas become business.

Headquartered in Germany, the GFT Group has stood for technological expertise, innovative strength and outstanding quality for over 25 years. Founded in 1987, the GFT Group is represented in eleven countries with a global team spanning 3,000 employees. The GFT Group is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard).

www.gft.com

Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU), the leading enterprise video platform provider, today announced the availability of Qumu for Good Technology™ customers. As a Good Mobile Alliance member and certified on the Good Dynamics® Secure Mobility Platform, Qumu for Good brings the power of the industry leading Qumu Video Control Center and its mobile capabilities to the enterprise, while meeting the security requirements of enterprise IT with Good Technology's secure mobility solutions.

"Video as a communication, collaboration and enablement tool is growing rapidly within the enterprise," said Dave Yockelson, vice president of product marketing. "So is the need to access this content from mobile devices. With many of these video assets containing sensitive information, IT departments can rest easy knowing videos are delivered optimally with Qumu and secured with Good Technology."

Qumu optimizes mobile video through an extension of the Video Control Center - providing central management of video assets and intelligent distribution to all mobile devices. This enables employees to get the content they need, when and where they need it, without taxing network infrastructures. Qumu Video Control Center manages all the backend content preparation and network intelligence automatically to ensure each user gets the specific version of a video that is appropriate for their device and network connection.

Securely delivering video to any device has always been a priority for Qumu. With Qumu for Good, enterprises running on Good Dynamics can securely deliver mobile video communication, collaboration, and education to their employees around the globe.

Good Technology is the leading solutions provider for enterprise-grade mobile security and compliance. With the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform, companies facing the challenges of rapid mobile device adoption, expanding BYOD policies, and mobile application usage now have the ability to empower their employees and meet end-user needs without introducing unnecessary security risks.

"Companies are increasingly turning to mobile and video to increase employee productivity and engagement," said Matt Sturges, vice president of Good Dynamics Ecosystem at Good Technology. "Today's companies need professional-grade mobile applications designed with security in mind in order to tap the benefits of the mobility wave, and Qumu's mobile video application uniquely addresses this need."

The Qumu applications are available on the Apple app store and Google Play™, and are also available in the Good Marketplace.

For more information about Qumu, visit: www.qumu.com

Download the Qumu for Good app here: community.good.com/marketplace.jspa

About Qumu
Qumu Corporation (NASDAQ: QUMU) provides the industry leading Video Content Management and Delivery solution businesses use to create, manage, secure, distribute and measure the success of their videos. Qumu's innovative solutions release the power in video to engage and empower employees, partners and clients. With Qumu, thousands of organizations around the world realize the greatest possible value from video and other rich content they create and publish. Whatever the audience size, viewer device or network configuration, Qumu solutions are how business does video.

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With 500 VMware solution providers spanning 70 countries, NAKIVO has built a large and rapidly expanding channel for its VM Cloud Backup software.

NAKIVO Inc., the fastest growing provider of virtualization data protection and cloud backup software, has announced today that 500 VMware solution providers have joined the NAKIVO Partner Program and are now offering NAKIVO products to their SMB, enterprise, and cloud service provider customers.

NAKIVO provides a fast, reliable, and affordable VMware VM backup and replication solution for enabling SMBs and enterprises to protect and recover VM data onsite, offsite, and to the cloud. Built for virtualization, NAKIVO Backup & Replication is certified by VMware and offers a complete data protection feature set for virtualized environments, including local and offsite VM backup and replication, support for live applications & databases, instant granular recovery, network acceleration, data deduplication, Web UI, AES-256 encryption, advanced reporting, and vCloud Director support.

NAKIVO aims to be 100% channel-based, and offers a rich set of benefits to its solution provider partners:

  • New opportunities: Regardless of industry, size, or revenue numbers, all businesses need to protect their data. With NAKIVO, VMware solution providers can meet the growing customer demand for a fast, reliable, and truly affordable virtualization and cloud data protection.
  • Free training: NAKIVO Partner University provides a free self-paced certification training course that enables NAKIVO Partners to find and recognize new opportunities, effectively sell NAKIVO products, and increase revenue.
  • High margins: To help its partners be successful and competitive, NAKIVO provides up to a 50% discount to its solution provider partners.
  • Deal registration: To secure their business opportunities, NAKIVO Partners can register their deals on the NAKIVO Partner Portal.
  • Trade In program: If a prospect already has a VM backup product in place, NAKIVO partners can offer the prospect to give up the competitive product and get the same number of NAKIVO licenses at a discounted price.
  • NFR licenses: NAKIVO provides free Not for Resale (NFR) licenses for NAKIVO backup & Replication to its solution provider partners so they can learn and demonstrate the software to their prospects.

"As a NAKIVO solution provider, we appreciate NAKIVO's rich, reliable feature set for backing up and replicating VMware environments not only on site but also to the cloud, all in a single product," said Alain Egee, Director, zTech in France. "With NAKIVO, our customers can quickly recover files and emails from local or cloud based VM backup save points as well as recover VMs locally or in the cloud, providing our customers with the additional benefit of VM disaster recovery in the cloud."

"We are pleased with the rapid growth of our channel, and appreciate the opportunity to work with technically advanced VMware solution providers such as zTech, who trust NAKIVO to safeguard their customers' data," said Bruce Talley, CEO and Co-Founder of NAKIVO. "500 VMware solution providers across 70 countries, is a significant milestone in the overall growth of our company."

NAKIVO now has VMware solution providers in 70 countries including Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

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ABOUT NAKIVO

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, NAKIVO is a privately-held software company that has been profitable since founding in 2012. With more than 3,300 customers - including many Fortune 1,000 companies - and over 500 channel partners across 70 countries worldwide, NAKIVO develops and markets a line of next generation data protection products for clouds and VMware virtualized environments. NAKIVO provides a fast, reliable, and affordable VM backup and replication solution for enabling SMBs and enterprises to protect and recover VM data onsite, offsite, and t! o the cloud. NAKIVO has also enabled over 50 hosting, managed, and cloud services providers to create and offer VM Backup-as-a-Service, Replication-as-a-Service, and DR-as-a-Service to their customers. NAKIVO was the first virtualization backup specialist to offer SMBs cloud backup to public clouds such as Amazon and multi-tenancy to cloud service providers and enterprise customers. For more information, please visit www.nakivo.com.

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NEWARK, Calif. – Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced it has been chosen by the world’s largest producer of crude oil to provide a new storage solution. 

Saudi Petroleum Overseas Limited (SPOL), the London office of the national oil company, has implemented Tegile’s Zebi HA2100 arrays to consolidate its storage solution, and ensure the safety of its email and intranet data. 

Faced with an increasingly complex storage situation which included antiquated technology, contracts coming to end-of-life, unresponsive and inefficient functionality, and complex systems, SPOL needed a storage solution that would combat these challenges while future proofing business critical data. The two primary areas of immediate focus were the email environment and the Energy Infonet knowledge portal that hosts numerous industry reports and data sets which provide business intelligence to the executive teams. The company was also under pressure to migrate its email and intranet data in a timely manner, before contracts ran out and servers were shut down by incumbent providers. 

SPOL were exploring its options with a range of other suppliers, however, according to Paul Savvides at SPOL, the team came away from the initial meeting thinking that Tegile was the best technical solution.  

“Tegile met all our requirements and at our first meeting the team instilled the confidence in us that they could get the job done efficiently, meeting our expectations within a short period of time. Hosting our intranet data was a high priority as our executives rely on this business intelligence – we needed a fast and reliable storage solution, which we knew Tegile could provide. It hasn’t’ disappointed either, the size and specifications we were advised on fit our needs perfectly,” says Savvides. 

SPOL implemented two Tegile HA2100 dual controller storage arrays with 48GB of memory and 600GB of SSD each. Each device was tested extensively prior to implementation and SPOL ‘burned them in’ for a full month to ensure a smooth transition. However, it took the company only 72 hours to transfer and secure all email and intranet data sets – resulting in minimal downtime for staff and enabling SPOL to meet its deadline. 

“The storage arrays are coping with everything we throw at them and we are seeing significant return on investment already – everything from cost efficiencies to increased functionality. A primary example is a historical query that continually timed out with our previous storage solution. The Tegile boxes completed the query in 12 seconds which is fantastic. As a result of this we are working to push the boxes to the limit to see exactly what they are capable of – our email and intranet data sets will never get smaller so it is very reassuring to know that the arrays have so much more potential than what we are currently using them for.” 

SPOL has experienced significant storage functionality across the board with key benefits including – 

•	Faster and more responsive virtual machines: the Tegile storage arrays complete backups significantly faster than previous equipment and the technicians have noticed a huge difference in query response times
•	Improved user interface: the user interface is simple and concise, enabling users to quickly learn how to operate the system and get the most from the storage arrays 
•	Increased functionality: The deduplication and compression functionality, unique to Tegile, ensures smarter use of storage and means that SPOL does not need to purchase as many storage arrays, resulting in cost as well as equipment efficiencies 
•	Flexible connectivity options: Tegile supports more connectivity environments than its competitors, such as iSCSI, FC and NAS, which provides SPOL with different options and ensures it is not locked into one fixed system
•	Cost savings: these come in the form of hardware and resource savings now that the storage system is faster, more responsive and able to hold more data than its predecessor.

“We anticipate that 2014 will be the year that customers start to break away from incumbent vendors and take a really good look at new storage solutions from startups, which is what we are seeing here,” said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing at Tegile Systems.

“With a number of contracts coming to end of life, SPOL had the opportunity to completely change its storage solution, taking into consideration current challenges as well as future business requirements. Traditionally, an increase in performance is achieved by scaling the number of disks or spindles used. However, by leveraging our deduplication and compression functionality, SPOL is using its storage in a smarter way – resulting in cost efficiencies and giving the ability to build on capacity while simultaneously condensing its hardware.”  

About Tegile Systems
Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of flash-driven enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services 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 de-duplication 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 server virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than 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.

Hybrid Cloud Solution Connects Local Storage to the Cloud

PITTSBURGHAvere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced that the Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) has chosen Avere for access to the world’s largest, centralized repository of whole genome sequence data. ITMI, a research and development arm of Inova Health System, will use Avere’s FXT Series Edge Filers with FlashMove™ software to move data into and out of the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). This solution will allow Inova to build its database with unlimited capacity scaling in the cloud while lowering the cost of data storage.

“Inova Translational Medicine Institute's storage infrastructure is comprised of world class SGI HPC storage, traditional on-premises NAS filers, and Amazon's S3 and Glacier services. Avere's approach and vision for hybrid cloud storage aligns perfectly with our integrated environment and we see their solutions as the glue that allows us to tie together disparate systems and treat the cloud as an on-premise data center, without the maintenance overhead,” said Greg Eley, CTO at Inova Translational Medicine Institute.

ITMI’s mission is to use genetic information to effectively manage or even prevent conditions such as cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Avere’s hybrid cloud framework will provide ITMI with a highly available, secure and scalable data storage solution for managing its database of 5000 complete whole genome sequences. In addition, Avere’s FlashMove software enables the flexibility and agility for ITMI to migrate massive amounts of data without disruption, supporting the organization’s goal of adding 20,000 whole genome sequences over the next two years.

“ITMI is changing the face of health care through predictive modeling, innovative genome research and a pioneering approach to personalized medicine,” said Ron Bianchini, president and CEO of Avere Systems. “As ITMI progresses toward its goal of assembling the world’s largest whole genome sequence database, Avere is excited to be a crucial partner in supporting the database’s exponential growth.”

About Avere Systems

Avere is radically changing the economics of data storage. Avere’s hybrid cloud solutions give companies – for the first time – the ability to put an end to the rising cost and complexity of data storage by allowing customers the freedom to store files anywhere in the cloud or on premises without sacrificing the performance, availability or security of their data. Based in Pittsburgh, Avere is led by veterans and thought leaders in the data storage industry and is backed by investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners Tenaya Capital, and Western Digital Capital. For more information, visit www.averesystems.com.

Ontrack Data Recovery specialists successfully recover virtual machines from VMware's first policy-driven storage solution

EPSOM – Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery and ediscovery, today announced data recovery capabilities for VMware® Virtual SAN™ (VSAN). Only on the market since March 2014, Kroll Ontrack has successfully recovered data from several hard disks that were managed by VSAN for a client in the Netherlands. In a combined team effort by Ontrack Data Recovery engineers from around the world, Kroll Ontrack was specifically able to recover all the data stored in the virtual machines from a total of 15 disks and three SSDs.

"Since VSAN is so new, we are very proud that we were able to completely recover virtual machines from VSAN hard disks for the first time," said Paul Le Messurier, Programme and Operations Manager at Kroll Ontrack. "With newly gained knowledge, we developed a toolset for these systems, and can now handle new VSAN recovery requests in an expedited fashion." 

In the initial Virtual SAN recovery case, one SSD failed which caused one of the three nodes to fail, and that took down the entire VSAN storage system. As a result, four large virtual machines comprised of valuable business data were lost.

In VSAN architecture, a node is a server host device, which can contain up to seven hard disks and one SSD flash drive. In this case, the VSAN storage system consisted of three nodes with five magnetic disks and one SSD each. Since VSAN manages and stores all data in a combined storage pool, Ontrack Data Recovery engineers had to recover the complete data from all of the 15 disks and virtually rebuild the storage pool to recover the missing data. To do so, Ontrack Data Recovery engineers had to develop a brand new solution to find, combine and rebuild all the needed description files and log files to rebuild the desired virtual machines.

For more information on recovering VSANhard disks and complete VSAN storage systems, visit www.krollontrack.co.uk/data-recovery/vmware-data-recovery

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, analyse and produce data efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition to its award-winning suite of software, Kroll Ontrack is an industry-leading provider of data recovery, secure data destruction, electronic discovery and document review services.

For more information about Kroll Ontrack and its data recovery services please visit:www.krollontrack.co.uk/data-recovery, follow @KrollOntrackUK on Twitter or subscribe to the Kroll Ontrack Data Blog.

BIRMINGHAM, UK — ENTERTECH SYSTEMS and G4S Technology have announced a technology partnership that combines ENTERTECH SYSTEMS identity management and Suprema biometrics with G4S security solutions, providing a robust offering to UK customers. ENTERTECH SYSTEMS is the official operating partner for Suprema Inc. in the United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

G4S Technology is one of the foremost innovators and supplier within the security industry providing fully integrated Access Control, Video Management, Life Safety, Perimeter Protection and Alarm Management Systems. Providing an end to end solution, G4S Technology designs, develops, manufacturers, installs and maintains systems protecting small offices and colleagues through to complex government facilities and high security environments. Symmetry is the advanced Access Control and Video Management system from G4S Technology and is used by millions around the world on a daily basis.

“This new partner relationship fits perfectly with our own focus on excellence in technology and customer service,” says David Ella, VP of Technology and Marketing at G4S Technology. “With UK-based support from ENTERTECH SYSTEMS, our installers and customers can easily tap into the benefits of sophisticated Suprema biometrics.”

The integration of Suprema biometric devices and the ENTERTECH SYSTEMS BioConnect application with Symmetry provides more efficient, user-friendly access control for G4S customers. Instead of having to manage badge records in two different systems (one for the access control panel and another for the biometric templates), BioConnect seamlessly syncs users between the two systems. Using a simple enrollment window, they can search for a user/badge and add biometric templates.

Designed for organisations of any size and suitable for all applications, Symmetry delivers the latest technology in a proven, scalable, fully integrated system which can be managed from one easy to use software application. Unlike some other security systems, Symmetry features a wide range of advanced applications as standard including Visitor Management, Badge Production, interactive Graphical Maps as well as the most comprehensive Access Control solution with Anti-Passback and all the other features that would be expected by large organizations.

“Like us, G4S Technology understands the growing need to maximise efficiencies and reduce costs for customers through leading innovation and truly responsive customer service,” says Rob Douglas, CEO of ENTERTECH SYSTEMS. “We look forward to working with them to deliver next-generation biometric access control to the UK market.”

The Suprema line of biometric devices, which includes fingerprint detection, card and PIN readers and ENTERTECH SYSTEMS’ BioConnect application, is now available through G4S Technology. Applicable Suprema biometric readers include BioStation T2, BioStation, BioEntry Plus, BioEntry W, BioLite Net and BioMini.