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Atlantic Metro’s customized solutions are now available at 85 10th Avenue

NEW YORK – TELEHOUSE America (www.telehouse.com), the United States' leading provider of dedicated data centers , international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, announces that Atlantic Metro has expanded its services to TELEHOUSE America’s Chelsea data center, located at 85 10th Avenue.

Atlantic Metro is a provider of Managed Infrastructure Services delivering innovative IT solutions to businesses nationwide. Atlantic Metro's suite of customized and reliable services enables customers to secure mission-critical data and operations, as well as complement their current IT infrastructure.

“We are thrilled for Atlantic Metro’s expansion into TELEHOUSE New York Chelsea,” says Fred Cannone, Director of Sales and Marketing at TELEHOUSE America. “TELEHOUSE and Atlantic Metro have a long standing relationship, dating back to 2007. The expansion highlights our continued focus on providing TELEHOUSE customers with cost-effective access to cloud services and network connectivity.”

“Atlantic Metro is excited to expand our managed network services to TELEHOUSE’s New York Chelsea facility.  Colocating at TELEHOUSE’s newest data center strategically aligns with our clients’ demand for additional network capacity and diversity,” states Stephen Klenert, Chief Strategy Officer of Atlantic Metro Communications. “With this expansion TELEHOUSE customers will be able to leverage Atlantic Metro’s IP Bandwidth, Ethernet transport, Cloud Direct for Amazon Web Services, and passive optical wavelength solutions. Our partnership with TELEHOUSE further enables us to provide exceptional, cost-competitive services, allowing customers to connect to every major carrier hotel in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, as well as network points of presence in Chicago and Los Angeles.”

Located at 85 10th Avenue in the center of Silicon Alley, Chelsea Center is a prime location for firms of all sizes and across varied industries, including finance, legal, media, and healthcare. Chelsea Center has over 60,000 sq. ft. of secure colocation space built with N+1 power configurations including diesel-powered generators and redundant cooling systems.

To learn more about TELEHOUSE and its 46 global data centers, visit www.telehouse.com. For more information on Atlantic Metro, visit www.atlanticmetro.net.  

New version of Excelsior's product also provides support for generation of 64-bit Windows binaries

NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia -- Excelsior LLC, a well-established vendor of compliant Java technology implementations, has announced today the general availability of Excelsior JET 8, a major new release of its flagship product that helps developers of Java applications protect their intellectual property and improve the end user experience.

Excelsior JET is a complete implementation of the Java technology, enhanced with an ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler and deployment toolkit. Version 8 introduces native support for 64-bit Windows platforms and improves throughput and robustness of the memory management subsystem compared to the previous releases.

To Excelsior, however, version 8 is more than yet another major release.

"It is a culmination of two and a half years of our engineers' hard work on the second generation of Excelsior JET core technologies," said Vitaly Mikheev, CTO of Excelsior. "We have thoroughly reviewed and re-written our Java runtime, designed and implemented the key components of the new optimizing compiler from the ground up, and covered everything with specifications and tests like never before."

Excelsior JET 8 Highlights:

- Support for generation of 64-bit Windows executables and DLLs enables the compiled applications to allocate over 4GB heaps and integrate with 64-bit native libraries.

- Compared to the previous version, memory-intensive Java applications exhibit 15-20% better performance and up to 50% shorter garbage collection pauses when optimized down to 32-bit x86 code.

To learn more about Excelsior JET 8 and try it free for 90 days, please visit www.excelsiorjet.com.

For pricing and licensing information, please visit http://www.excelsior-usa.com/jetpricing.html

About Excelsior LLC

Excelsior LLC provides advanced Java-compatible solutions and software development services with particular focus on optimizing compilers, high performance runtime environments, and the Java technology. Excelsior is a Java Authorized Licensee. The company's flagship product, Excelsior JET, is a complete solution for acceleration, protection, and deployment of Java applications. Founded in 1999, Excelsior is headquartered in the Novosibirsk Scientific Center, Russia, and is on the web at www.excelsior-usa.com.

NEWARK, Calif. – Virtualized server environments have made major progress in enabling shared network storage. But even technologies such as VMware’s vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) come up short in providing enterprise customers with the tools needed to optimize their storage infrastructure. What’s required is a new class of storage array called Virtualization-Aware Storage, according to Tegile Systems (www.tegile.com), a leading
provider of hybrid storage arrays for virtualized server and virtual desktop environments.
Virtualization-aware storage enables enterprise customers to discover hidden performance details about their virtual machines so that they can answer questions such as:
•	Which virtual machine is demanding the most I/Os per second (IOPS) out of the shared storage?
•	Which virtual machine is achieving the best cache hit ratio?
•	Which virtual machine has the best deduplication rate? 
The answers to these questions won’t be found in vCenter or in traditional storage arrays that aren’t VM-aware. However, answers to these questions are critically important and will help users in their ongoing efforts to maintain a system that meets performance expectations.
Here are five reasons why users need virtualization-aware storage in their company’s environment:
Connect your storage and your virtual infrastructure to correlate VM and storage data No IT environment runs perfectly 100% of the time. Outages and performance issues will arise from time to time and it becomes the job of the systems administrator to determine the root cause for these issues and to take appropriate action. However, troubleshooting requires an administrator to be able to determine cause and effect. With VM-aware storage, administrators gain the ability to correlate virtual machine and storage performance, which can greatly aid in troubleshooting.
Learn IOPS per virtual machine that will allow you to solve problems and plan capacity As an administrator moves mission-critical workloads to the virtual environment, worries over the ability for shared storage to keep pace may arise. With VM-aware storage, administrators know right down to the virtual machine and LUN how many IOPS are being consumed by specific workloads, greatly streamlining what can be a chaotic troubleshooting process.
Plan long-term capacity so you will know the total I/O utilization of the virtual infrastructure Ongoing capacity planning often goes by the wayside. After all, capacity planning for many is a “would be nice if” undertaking that can require a great deal of monitoring and tracking in order to determine the current workload both right now and over time. With VM-aware storage, administrators gain at-a-glance dashboards that provide immediate insight into this metric, making capacity planning a breeze. Administrators are able to immediately determine whether or not the current storage system is keeping up with environment needs.
Understand deduplication and compression rates on a per-VM basis It’s a fact that storage performance is extremely important, but capacity is generally important to people, too. Running out of disk space makes for a really bad day. Today, prime players in the storage space include powerful deduplication technologies that help customers extend the life of one of their most expensive data center assets. Through the use of deduplication and compression, organizations can achieve usable storage gains orders or magnitude beyond raw capacity. But, it’s still important to know just how much disk space each asset is using. This is a critical component of ongoing capacity planning. For storage, capacity and IOPS are the critical metrics that require monitoring and planning. With VM-aware storage, an administrator knows instantly exactly how much benefit deduplication and compression are bringing to each individual virtual machine. This is important information to understand for backup and disaster recovery purposes or just to gain an understanding for how much actual raw capacity is in use.
Simplify virtualization storage configuration As more vendors bring virtualization awareness to their storage, they are also bringing to the environment new and powerful tools that greatly simplify the storage management paradigm. This includes adding storage management features right into the vCenter or the vSphere Web Client. From these newly-integrated tools, administrators can get full one-stop-shop administration of the full environment, from the highest-level cluster to the lowest level LUN. With this deep integration comes additional ease of use, quicker problem resolution, and a lower total cost of ownership. Virtualization-aware storage is becoming an increasingly important part of the modern data center. Administrators need the powerful tools and information that VM-aware storage brings. Through the inclusion of per VM statistics and a powerful add-in for the vSphere web client.
About Tegile Systems Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. With Tegile’s Zebi line of hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that is significantly faster than all hard disk-based arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays. Tegile’s patent-pending MASS technology accelerates the Zebi’s performance and enables on-the-fly de-duplication and compression of data so each Zebi has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile’s award-winning technology 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 auto-snapshot, auto-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and virtualization management features. Additional information is available at www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.

Caversham, UK -- Following the recent launch of the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013 in March this year during Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2013, the BCI is pleased to announce the release of the new BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course.

The BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course has been completely revised to ensure its full alignment to GPG 2013, the independent body of knowledge for Business Continuity (BC) and to ISO 22301:2012, the international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM).

This course is intended for professionals working in the field of Business Continuity, Risk Management, Emergency Management, Disaster Recovery, Resilience, Security, Operations or who have BC as part of their role and are seeking to complement their practical experience through some formal BC training based on the Good Practice Guidelines 2013.

Combined with the Certificate of the BCI Examination (CBCI), this new training course provides the complete package for professionals seeking to become a fully certified BC professional. Successful passing of the Examination leads to an internationally recognised credential in BC that is awarded by the BCI, the leading global membership and certifying organization for BC professionals and entitles individuals to use the post-nominal designation CBCI for three years. It also provides the launching pad for Statutory membership of the BCI, which provides unequivocal evidence of both professional and technical competency in BC and gives internationally recognised professional status.

Delivered in an interactive classroom environment or as a live, online training experience, the training course offers a solid description of the methods, techniques and approaches used by BC professionals worldwide to develop, implement and maintain an effective BCM programme, as described in GPG 2013. Students are taken step by step though the BCM Lifecycle, which sits at the heart of good BC practice and provided with practical insights into good BC practice through the use of case studies and examples drawn from real-life experiences.

The BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course is delivered by BCI Licensed Training Partners only, all of whom are experienced BC professionals bringing a wealth of industry experience and expertise to the table.

Deborah Higgins MBCI, Technical and Learning Manager at the BCI:


“A lot of highly experienced and well-respected BC professionals from all over the world contributed to creation of the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013. The training course has been built entirely around the GPG and is delivered only by experienced BC practitioners. We are confident that this course provides the best possible BC learning experience.”

To find out more about the new BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course >>

Download the new BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course Brochure >>

To find out more about BCI membership >>

HOPKINTON, Mass - EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced that the world's most trusted storage is delivering more data protection with updates to EMC® VMAX® enterprise storage, a new frame-based licensing model for EMC VPLEX® virtual storage making VPLEX more accessible to midrange customers, and a new version of EMC RecoverPoint® that delivers powerful new integration with EMC SRDF.

Today's news is the first wave in a set of new technologies from EMC as the company readies for EMC World 2013 next week in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit the EMC ECN page on Monday, May 6 at 2:30 pm PT for a live stream of Brian Gallagher, EMC President of the Enterprise Storage Division, keynote from EMC World 2013 where he will discuss today's announcement, and provide insight into other enterprise storage innovations.

WORLD'S MOST TRUSTED STORAGE DELIVERS MORE DATA PROTECTION

Today, the world's most mission-critical data centers trust EMC with their most important data, with 94% of Fortune 50 companies, and 90% of the 20 largest banks relying on VMAX for >99.999% uptime. With new SRDF and RecoverPoint 4.0 integration, VMAX is the only tier 1 storage array offering simultaneous Continuous Data Protection (CDP) and remote copies on the same LUN. Customers can now recover every write, and at any point-in-time between copies. This means that customers can recover from operational errors as well as physical failures on the same data. Prior to this integration, customers could use SRDF and RecoverPoint on the same VMAX system, but not on the same volume. With this integration EMC marries the two business continuance technologies to simplify data protection for the world's most mission-critical data centers.

In addition, RecoverPoint 4.0 is now more powerful. It offers increased scale, flexibility and capacity to protect even more mission-critical applications. The new version is capable of protecting 7X more data , delivers a 4X increase in the number of protected volumes to over 8000 volumes per cluster, and offers expanded asynchronous throughput by over 60% to 400 MB/second.

MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THE MIDRANGE

This year, RecoverPoint will surpass 100-million run hours, protecting over 800 Petabytes of mission-critical information for EMC customers. With RecoverPoint 4.0, EMC is offering a new software-only option (called vRPA) for EMC VNX® storage arrays. This software-only option enables VNX customers to deploy RecoverPoint functionality on existing infrastructure, thereby simplifying deployment and maximizing their existing infrastructure, saving VNX customers up-to 60% on their replication investment.

In addition, EMC is now offering a new VPLEX frame-based licensing model for VNX—saving customers up-to 50% on their VPLEX investment. With strong adoption during its three years on the market, customers trust VPLEX to achieve continuous availability of their mission-critical application environments. With the new licensing model, EMC is building upon and extending that continuous availability to a broader audience.

EMC EXECUTIVE QUOTE:

Brian Gallagher, President, Enterprise Storage Division at EMC

“As customer continue to transform their data centers, EMC continues to innovate and deliver the world's most trusted, powerful and smart storage solutions. Customers want a trusted technology partner that has both a long-term vision and the ability execute. In the last three years, EMC has delivered seven major updates and over 100 new features to the VMAX family. It's this marriage of vision and innovation that is driving our growth—including double-digit growth across VMAX, VPLEX and RecoverPoint. Today's news is a continuum of EMC VMAX delivering the world's most trusted storage and data protection.”

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

·         Visit EMC Pulse, EMC's product and technology news blog

·         Benefits of Deploying VNX with VPLEX

·         Join the conversation by following VMAX, VPLEX, and RecoverPoint on Twitter

·         Ask questions on the EMC Community Network (ECN) during the Ask the Experts – VMAX and Ask the Experts – VPLEX and RecoverPoint discussions

·         Connect with EMC via Twitter Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn

ABOUT EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing .  Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

April 30, 2013

Six BCM Videos Available

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Herndon, Va. --  COOP Systemsthe developer of the most advanced Business Continuity Management (BCM) software package in the world, now has six videos for viewing at the content download area of the COOP web site.

 

 "It can be difficult to visualize the basic functions, principles and benefits of an automated BCM program, especially as it relates to standards, automation and newer technology," said Chris Alvord, CEO of COOP Systems. "A common result is inadequate program funding and lack of investment in tools. With a modest investment, great improvements are possible. These videos of various lengths explain basic concepts about key BCM ideas and how automation can help. Any member of the team, even senior management, can benefit by viewing."

Video Topics

The videos cover the following topics:

  • myCOOP 30 Minute Overview
  • Automating ISO 22301 Webinar
  • Why BC Software Makes Sense
  • Why Automating the BIA Makes Sense
  • Why ISO 22301 Standard for BC is Important
  • Leveraging Smart Phones in BC Programs

These and other videos, White Papers, articles and presentations are available by clicking to the content area of the COOP web site.

ABOUT COOP Systems - - Scalable, Flexible, Reliable, Proven
COOP Systems, headquartered in Herndon, VA, is a leading provider of myCOOP, the BCM solution used by a growing list of clients globally. With a proven reputation for reliability and ability to support clients' existing BCM practices, COOP Systems' clients believe myCOOP is simply the best BCM software in the world.

Columbus, Ohio – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today introduced LIFE™ Technology, an advanced diagnostics and IP-based communications system embedded within the company’s data center infrastructure equipment. This new technology is unique within the industry in its ability to both proactively identify problems and enable remote diagnostics — communicating those in real time to ensure a quick, efficient response. Today’s announcement marks the availability of LIFE™ Technology in North America. LIFE™ Technology is already available in EMEA and Asia.

LIFE™ Technology uses advanced service level data and IP-based communication to alert Emerson Network Power customer engineers of potential issues that may impact the life of systems within the data center infrastructure. In the event of a failure, the response would include the immediate dispatch of a service technician armed with detailed knowledge of the problem and the parts needed to fix it. This is a critical difference that could save an organization hours of diagnostics and potential downtime compared to traditional service organizations that rely upon a technician dispatched to the scene to diagnose the problem on site and locating replacement parts that may not arrive until the next day.

“LIFE™ Technology enabled remote diagnostics and unprecedented communications capabilities will help our customers save hours from failure to repair, drastically reducing Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) and minimizing or avoiding unplanned downtime,” said Dave Saliaris, vice president, Life Cycle Management Services, Emerson Network Power. “Until now, the lack of effective, real-time communication capabilities has limited the performance and wide applicability of today’s advanced monitoring and diagnostics systems. Embedded LIFE™ Technology removes those limitations and can decrease the average MTTR by nearly 12 hours.”

The system also reduces Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) by monitoring environmental conditions and usage history and using that data — along with maintenance and service histories — to build data center and equipment profiles. Those profiles help system engineers identify conditions in which a unit may be at greater risk of failure so they may implement corrective actions before a failure occurs.

LIFE™ Technology is embedded in Emerson Network Power UPS systems sold globally. It will be introduced in Emerson cooling systems later this year and in Emerson Network Power infrastructure technologies within the next 12 months. Web card retrofit options are also available for some current Emerson Network Power UPS and cooling systems.

Based off standard data center device data and commands, LIFE™ Technology utilizes standard Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for communication between infrastructure devices and system engineers. The use of HTTP as encapsulating protocol conforms to most common security policies at enterprise firewalls without requiring any direct manual intervention of network administrators. That makes LIFE™ Technology highly scalable and easily deployed in enterprise scenarios with standard security settings.

For more information on LIFE™ Technology or other products, solutions or services from Emerson Network Power, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.

 

About Emerson Network Power

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), delivers software, hardware and services that maximize availability, capacity and efficiency for data centers, healthcare and industrial facilities. A trusted industry leader in smart infrastructure technologies, Emerson Network Power provides innovative data center infrastructure management solutions that bridge the gap between IT and facility management and deliver efficiency and uncompromised availability regardless of capacity demands.  Our solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit
www.Emerson.com.

NEW YORK Allied Fiber, LLC, the nation’s first builder, owner and operator of a network-neutral, integrated dark fiber, colocation and interconnection system, announces today that it has begun construction on the Miami, FL to Atlanta, GA segment of its planned nationwide network system. Beginning in Florida, the Miami to Jacksonville, FL segment of this route will continue north to Valdosta, GA where it will connect with 150 miles of Allied Fiber’s next-generation fiber optic system that was completed in February of 2012. The route will then continue on to Atlanta.

 

Several factors are placing pressure on the existing broadband infrastructure in the United States which is driving demand for new, more efficient and flexible fiber and colocation solutions. The exponential growth of mobile, wireless and cloud application traffic means that providers can no longer be supported by the legacy backhaul network infrastructure. Allied Fiber is addressing those needs by providing access to new dark fiber and colocation facilities on a network-neutral, open-access basis. The end user for these physical-layer services includes submarine cable systems, large wireline and wireless carriers and network operators, private enterprises, cooperatives, cable television companies and data center operators.

 

“Every element of Allied Fiber’s unique system design is being deployed and utilized in this segment which also is expected to drive economic growth, productivity gains and jobs for the counties and States that we pass through,” states Hunter Newby, CEO and Founder of Allied Fiber. “We appreciate the commitment and support of the domestic and global network community and look forward to completing these much needed segments of our system and many more to come.”

 

Allied Fiber’s Miami to Atlanta segment will comprise 754 route miles, with Jacksonville to Atlanta accounting for 360 of those route miles. The route will initially utilize a 528-count fiber cable from Miami to Jacksonville and a 216-count fiber cable from Jacksonville to Atlanta. Allied Fiber’s route includes a multi-duct design that ultimately will allow for intermediate access to the long-haul fiber duct through a parallel short-haul fiber duct all along the entire route.

 

“The Miami to Atlanta route marks an important milestone for Allied Fiber,” states Jason Cohen, President & COO of Allied Fiber. “We have listened closely to market demand, and with anchor customers requiring network connectivity options along this corridor, we worked diligently to create a solution. Our route will also intercept several sub-sea cable landing points and key data centers along the Florida coast in Jacksonville, Boca Raton and Miami that will meet additional customer needs.”

 

Along with intercepting at critical sub-sea cables and data centers, Allied Fiber will have a total of 11 colocation facilities in this segment of the route. There will be six colocation facilities between Miami and Jacksonville and five more between Jacksonville and Atlanta. The Miami to Atlanta route is expected to be complete by the end of 2013.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – 365 Main Inc., a leading data center developer and operator, today announced its New York data center will double in size to address increasing demand of its customers. The data center has expanded within the same building at 65 Broadway with an additional 16,000 square feet.

The company has made considerable investments to build out the facility, which will be capable of serving new customers and meet additional requirements of existing customers. Located in the heart of Wall Street, the larger facility is ideally situated to enable growth of financial services customers.

“365 Main is committed to meeting rapidly growing customer demand in New York and other critical geographies,” said Chris Dolan, CEO. “Strategic expansion is at the core of the 365 Main customer service plan, from the moment we acquired our 16 data centers in 2012. We are translating our vision into meaningful action – our customers and partners are queuing up to capitalize on our increased size and markets.”


About 365 Main Inc.

365 Main was founded by industry leaders Chris Dolan and James McGrath in 2002. They began with a single data center based in San Francisco and grew to five facilities nationwide with 39 megawatts of power under management. These data centers were developed and certified to the highest industry standards and compliance requirements. Today, 365 Main operates 16 data centers nationwide, having earned an industry reputation for high touch customer service, satisfaction and retention. With its years of experience in modern data center development and operations, 365 Main has proven its capability of managing customers with a broad range of requirements ranging from retail colocation to build to suit. 365 Main is a privately held company based in San Francisco. Its financial partners include Housatonic Partners, Crosslink Capital and Brightwood Capital. More information is available at 415-901-5700 or 365Main.com.

Free online training resource to improve disaster preparedness and response

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation, a non-profit organization formed by global cloud-based talent management leader Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), announced today the introduction of DisasterReady.org (www.disasterready.org), an online training resource that assists relief workers in disaster readiness and response.

The free, easy-to-use online resource is designed to improve the preparedness and effectiveness of relief workers around the world by providing access to affordable, high-quality training tools and support. DisasterReady.org enables every user to choose from a growing library of interactive e-learning courses created by experts in staff development and humanitarian assistance. In addition to e-learning courses, users can access relevant links, webinars and other resources to help prepare them for the rigors of aid work.

DisasterReady.org is a collaborative, non-profit effort supported by the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation and prominent aid agencies, including some of the world’s foremost organizations, such as Save the Children, Mercy Corps, the International Rescue Committee, UNHCR, InsideNGO, Oxfam America, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Project HOPE, among others.

“We created DisasterReady.org to help organizations worldwide better train and prepare their staff for the many challenges they will face in the field as they respond to disasters. Unfortunately, disasters have become both more frequent and more severe. In 2012 alone, there were 310 disasters that killed more than 9,300 people and affected 106 million others, at a total financial cost of $138 billion. Our DisasterReady.org initiative provides aid organizations with a means to better engage, prepare and educate their teams while improving the effectiveness of their efforts,” explained Julie Brandt, executive director of the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation.

Adam Miller, founder and CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand, added, “We established the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation to help build the capacity of the nonprofit sector with a particular focus on education, workforce development and disaster relief. As a leader in cloud–based human capital management solutions that enhance, empower and motivate workforces, we have leveraged our software, as well as our learning and development expertise, on behalf of the Foundation, helping to empower communities across the globe. DisasterReady.org allows the Foundation to extend its work in the disaster relief space and help ensure workers are properly educated, trained and prepared."

“DisasterReady.org is a powerful professional development tool that enables aid workers to access online training in critical areas such as personal security, staff care, wellness and resiliency, and humanitarian principles. It is a much-needed resource that will truly benefit a variety of organizations, particularly those focused on disaster relief. The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation has gathered numerous aid agencies to provide technical expertise, and, as a result, international development and relief workers around the globe will benefit,” said Marie McNamee, director of programs, HR, IT and Legal, InsideNGO.

To read additional commentary regarding DisasterReady.org, including the inspiration behind this initiative and how other organizations can get involved, read Julie Brandt’s blog post at http://www.cornerstoneondemand.com/blog/learn-prepare-collaborate-disasterreadyorg

For more information about the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation or the DisasterReady.org initiative, visit www.cornerstoneondemand.org. To follow the Foundation on Twitter, go to twitter.com/csodfoundation.

 

About the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation

The Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation transforms the way people help people. By providing its talent management technology and capacity-building programs to the non-profit sector, the Foundation helps organizations around the world better develop, engage and empower their employees and the people they serve. The Foundation focuses its efforts in the areas of education, workforce development and disaster relief, and since its founding has forged strategic partnerships with many leading non-profits, such as Teach for America, Women for Women International, KIPP, Oxfam America, Save the Children and Goodwill Bay Area. 

 

About Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone OnDemand is a leading global provider of comprehensive talent management solutions delivered as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Our solutions are designed to enable organizations to meet the challenges they face in empowering and maximizing the productivity of their human capital. Our core solution is an integrated, cloud-based suite that consists of the Cornerstone Recruiting Cloud, the Cornerstone Performance Cloud, the Cornerstone Learning Cloud and the Cornerstone Extended Enterprise Cloud. Our clients use our core solution to source and recruit top talent, develop employees throughout their careers, engage employees effectively, improve business execution, cultivate future leaders, and integrate with their external networks of customers, vendors and distributors. We currently empower over 10.5 million users across 189 countries and in 38 languages. www.csod.com