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SYDNEY – NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) today announced a wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc., a leading electronic components and enterprise computing solutions provider. Under the agreement, Arrow will distribute NetComm Wireless' cellular M2M products to diverse markets spanning telecommunications, medical, transportation and industrial in North America.

The collaboration combines NetComm Wireless' innovative M2M products with Arrow's expansive market reach to deliver advanced remote management benefits to customers throughout North America. Designed for flexible use across all industry sectors, NetComm Wireless' open platform cellular M2M routers integrate a Software Development Kit (SDK) to enable custom M2M application development for any business function.

"This agreement with NetComm Wireless enhances our M2M portfolio and delivers unique advantages to diverse market segments. NetComm Wireless is globally renowned for its market-leading M2M innovations, and we are pleased to extend these benefits to customers throughout North America," said Joseph Zaloker, director of technical marketing for Arrow’s North American global components segment.

"We look forward to working with Arrow to further strengthen our distribution channel in North America, and add substantially to our global growth objectives. This collaboration provides the scope needed to meet surging demand for flexible M2M products designed to enable diverse applications in a highly fragmented environment," said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless.

A Fortune 150 company with a global network covering 58 countries, Arrow is an industry-leading supply channel partner that delivers technological solutions to diverse markets. 
 
Enquiries to: Yumi Bondy - NetComm Wireless
Phone: +61 2 9424 2542 or email: yumi.bondy@netcommwireless.com     

 
About NetComm Wireless Limited
NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of innovative broadband products sold globally to telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators. For 32 years NetComm has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is a respected global provider of 3G and 4G wireless devices servicing the major telecommunications carrier, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Rural Broadband markets. NetComm’s products are designed to meet the growing needs of today’s diverse home, business and industrial broadband applications and designed to optimise the performance of global network advancements. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, NetComm has offices in the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, the Middle East and Japan. For more information about NetComm visit: www.netcommwireless.com.

CHICAGO – Today CNA Warranty announced a strategic alliance with Remi®, a leading equipment maintenance and asset management program service provider. CNA plans to expand their broad portfolio of insurance products and coverages to now offer a program to manage the risk of equipment maintenance and repair.   

The new program, CNA Equipment Maintenance Program (EMP) with client service powered by Remi, provides a unique alternative to traditional equipment maintenance agreements offered by original equipment manufacturers (OEM). The program consolidates all extended equipment maintenance agreements under one agreement, offering one renewal and billing date, consistent terms and conditions, and an online portal to manage maintenance histories. Clients are expected to save an average of 10-20% over purchasing individual agreements from the OEM. 

The program is ideal for organizations that purchase high-value equipment and incur significant expenses on maintenance to extend the life of this equipment. Eligible equipment types range from general office equipment to sophisticated laboratory and medical equipment typically only covered by extended OEM service agreements.

"We are very excited to expand our product offerings to include this new program," said Brian Loebach, Senior Vice President, Warranty, CNA. "Remi has been an established provider of equipment maintenance programs for over 15 years. Their reputation compliments our deep expertise in the warranty business, and we are confident this alliance will bring a best-in-class product to our customers."

Dan Schuster, CEO, Remi, said, "We recognize CNA is one of the largest warranty and service contract insurers in the U.S. Together, the strengths of our two companies will make this product a win for all our clients."

For more information on this new product offering, please contact Becky Alfieri at (913)832-6258 or rebecca.alfieri@cna.com

Remi has successfully delivered equipment maintenance programs since 1998 and currently manages 20 statewide programs. In 2014, Remi received the Inc. 5000 Award for the third year in a row for being one of the country's fastest growing privately-held companies. In 2014, Remi was presented with a Bronze Stevie® Award for Business of the Year for the second year in a row during the 12th Annual American Business Awards in Chicago, IL. "Remi" is a service mark registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. www.theremigroup.com

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country's eighth largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company.  CNA's insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. The products and/or services described above are provided by CNA Warranty Services, Inc, and/or CNA Warranty Services of Florida, Inc. The information is intended to present a general overview for illustrative purposes only. It is not intended to constitute a binding contract. Please remember that only the equipment contract can provide the actual terms, coverages, amounts, conditions and exclusions for a contract holder. All products and services may not be available in all states and may be subject to change without notice. Use of the term "partnership" and/or "partner" should not be construed to represent a legally binding partnership. CNA is a registered trademark of CNA Financial Corporation. Copyright © 2014 CNA. All rights reserved. For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com. "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE: CNA) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

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Consolidated view enables users to focus on alarms without losing sight of the bigger picture

LANSING, Mich. — IDV Solutions, LLC and Vanderbilt Industries today announced that the companies have formed a technical partnership and completed an integration of Vanderbilt’s SMS physical access control system (PACS) with IDV Solutions’ Visual Command Center® enterprise risk visualization (ERV) platform.

Using a combination of the two technologies, security operations teams can visualize alarms for events like doors propped open, windows forced, or unauthorized entry attempts. Visual Command Center provides context for alarms, showing the building location, nearby assets, and surrounding events; such as current and forecast weather, natural disasters, terrorist threats or the release of hazardous materials.

Visual Command Center provides security operations teams with a single enterprise platform for risk awareness and response which visualizes a company’s assets—such as buildings, employee locations, corporate events and supply routes—along with events that may threaten those assets on an interactive map and timeline. When Visual Command Center detects a potential threat near an asset or employee location, it automatically alerts operators, who can use powerful visualization, filtering, and query tools to assess the threat, and then proactively mitigate risk.

Vanderbilt Industries is a global leader in creating state-of-the-art security systems. The company innovates access control technology by designing, manufacturing and distributing systems that make environments safe, secure and easy to maintain. Vanderbilt’s products range from single-user systems so simple that they can be installed in one day to highly customized applications that fit the unique requirements of leading multi-national corporations.

“Connecting Visual Command Center to a Vanderbilt Industries PACS will give users real-time alerts and the tools needed to assess threats, without having to switch between applications during an emergency,” said Ian Clemens, Chief Technical Officer and co-founder, IDV Solutions. “This provides security teams a consolidated view of everything that’s happening, supporting them as they take action to protect people and facilities.”

“With our many enterprise-level clients, integration to Visual Command Center is a critical component in managing the security ecosystem,” said Mitchell Kane, Vanderbilt President. “Partnering with IDV enables us to offer an additional level of functionality and ease of use that complex organizations seek.”

 

About IDV Solutions, LLC

IDV Solutions, LLC helps organizations take command of risk by delivering Enterprise Risk Visualization capabilities through software and services that enable organizations to protect their assets, ensure continuity of operations and optimize performance.  Its Visual Command Center software is an enterprise platform for risk awareness and response used in organizational functions such as business continuity, security, supply chain and operations to mitigate or eliminate the impact of risk.  By helping organizations in the Global 2000 and government manage risk through visualization, IDV Solutions and its products have earned a reputation for innovation, speed, and the highest quality user experience.

 

About Vanderbilt Industries

Vanderbilt Industries is a global leader in creating state-of-the-art security systems. Vanderbilt’s innovative approach to access control technology from design, manufacturing, through to distribution makes environments safe, secure and easy to maintain. Vanderbilt’s products range from single-user systems so simple that they can be installed in one day to highly customized applications that fit the unique requirements of leading multi-national corporations. Our product line includes the bright blue® and SMS access control systems, as well as enterprise video solutions.  To learn more, please visit www.vanderbiltindustries.com and follow us on Twitter @VanderbiltInd. 

NEW YORK –  TELEHOUSE, the global leader for data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, announces that Purevoltage , a renowned provider of colocation and Internet services that include enterprise-class dedicated and Virtual Private Servers (VPS); and website and game hosting, is expanding its footprint to TELEHOUSE’s Chelsea data center, located at 85 Tenth Avenue in New York. Purevoltage will offer Telehouse customers ISP services and its popular Colo by the U service, which is a 1.75 vertical cabinet offering flexibility and substantial cost savings. Purevoltage’s move to TELEHOUSE Chelsea signifies the first of more strategic expansions as the company considers additional Telehouse locations, both domestically and globally.

“Purevoltage, as one of the world’s leading providers of East and West coast colocation and premium Internet services, is a most welcome addition to TELEHOUSE Chelsea,” states Satoshi Adachi, Vice President of TELEHOUSE. “Our Chelsea facility provides Purevoltage with a range of amenities, including ample colocation space within a prime, secure facility in Manhattan, access to a wide choice of telecommunications providers, connections to NYIIX (New York International Internet Exchange), dual fiber connections to other popular carrier hotels in the city, and much more. We are happy to support Purevoltage in its motto to provide its customers with the best hosting services available, with the best prices possible.”

“Purevoltage has seen solid growth over the last several years, and the colocation market continues to influence demand,” adds Jake Terepocki, CEO of Purevoltage.“TELEHOUSE offers us reliable and secure data center solutions that both we and our clients trust.”

Chelsea, New York is TELEHOUSE’s newest data center location, which opened for business in January of 2011. This SSAE 16-certified, state-of-the-art facility offers 60,000 square feet of colocation space, access to authorized client personnel on a 24/7 basis, and the full-scope of TELEHOUSE IT support. The Chelsea location also offers connection to New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX), New York’s largest and most active IP peering exchange, ranking in the top 10 internationally.

To learn more about TELEHOUSE, visit http://www.telehouse.com.

For more information about Purevoltage, visit http://purevoltage.net

Firmware, configuration files and static data are protected from unauthorized modification by Floodgate Anti-tamper

Floodgate Anti-Tamper is the first solution to provide device manifest validation for embedded Linux and RTOS based devices

Icon Labs enables The Internet of Secure Things™

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Icon Labs (www.iconlabs.com), a leading provider of embedded networking and security technology, today announced the availability of Floodgate Anti-Tamper, an application and data protection solution that protects RTOS and embedded Linux devices from malicious or accidental changes to firmware, configuration information and static data.

Anti-Tamper support makes it more difficult for a hacker to change the software or firmware running in an embedded device, or even change the configuration of the device. For example, if a utility company installs smart meters at their customer’s homes, hackers will not be able to re-program them to steal data or modify the behavior of the meter to under-report electrical usage. 

Floodgate Anti-tamper also protects against accidental or malicious changes made by insiders who are authorized to access the device.  In addition, all changes to the device are recorded and saved in the device audit log, allowing forensic analysis if and when problems do occur.  

By adding a critical, missing layer of security, Floodgate Anti-Tamper enables device OEMs to validate the integrity of device firmware and configuration.  Floodgate Anti-Tamper implements software-based anti-tamper detection, allowing this protection to be added to legacy systems without hardware “root-of-trust” capability.  On newer systems, Floodgate Anti-Tamper is integrated with hardware root of trust support to embed anti-tamper support within the hardware.

  

“Floodgate Anti-Tamper closes a critical security hole for embedded devices, making possible the Internet of Secure Things™,” said Alan Grau, CEO of Icon Labs. “While hardware root-of-trust capabilities are supported in some new designs, they often lack easy to use software support and don’t solve the security issue for legacy devices running older hardware.  With Floodgate, anti-tamper support can easily be added to new designs as well as to legacy systems.”

A recent HP Research study1 found that 70 percent of IoT devices are vulnerable to attack, and many devices had multiple security loopholes.  Protecting IoT devices requires a multi-layer security strategy, and Floodgate Anti-Tamper provides an important missing piece of that solution for embedded devices.  

“As IoT devices proliferate, they present new attack vectors for hackers to exploit, including device-to-cloud communication links, IoT gateways and the IoT devices themselves.  Complicating matters further, many of these new devices exist outside of the traditional corporate security perimeter,” said Steve Hoffenberg, analyst and director for IoT & Embedded Software at VDC Research.  “The IoT requires multiple layers of protection and end-to-end security from the device through the gateway and to the cloud. However, time-to-market pressure is not an excuse to shortcut security.”

Floodgate Anti-Tamper features include:

  • hardware root of trust integration for secure boot
  • full device manifest support
  • hash validation of all manifest components
  • local and remote audit
  • secure remote upgrade
  • configurable action upon detection of unauthorized changes
  • run time audits
  • Application Guarding APIs for run-time validation of applications/processes
  • Integration with the Icon Labs Floodgate Product family for management and event reporting

Icon Labs delivers a full suite of security solutions for embedded devices. The Floodgate product family provides intrusion detection and intrusion prevention capabilities that are designed specifically for use in embedded and RTOS-based devices.

Floodgate products support management system integration for policy management, event reporting and situational awareness. Icon Labs also provides solutions to harden the device, secure communication channels, and block DOS attacks. In addition to embedded security software and hardware solutions, Icon Labs provides professional services capabilities to accelerate customer deployments and facilitate unique implementation. Icon Labs helps you secure YOUR things.


About Icon Laboratories, Inc.
Icon Labs, a 2014 Gartner “Cool Vendor”, is a leading provider of embedded software for device security, device protection and networking management, including the award winning Floodgate Defender. Founded in 1992, Icon Labs is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit www.iconlabs.com, send email to info@iconlabs.com, or call 1.888.235.3443 (U.S. and Canada) or 515.226.3443 (International).

Road marking company Lafrentz benefits from real-time project management with Flowfinity enterprise app software

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Flowfinity Wireless Inc., a proven provider of enterprise mobile apps, today announced that Lafrentz Road Marking recently entered its 10th year of successful road construction project management with Flowfinity software.

Ten years ago, Western Canada's leading road marking company was relying on handwritten job reports from crews in the field, which were hard to read and time consuming to process. Time, materials, and incident tracking all needed to be streamlined for better accuracy and faster reporting.

Lafrentz selected the Flowfinity platform and quickly launched custom mobile apps for crews to keep track of time and jobs status throughout the day using smartphones. The real-time information and reporting allowed the company to improve management of person hours, equipment hours, and materials handling to improve its competitive position.

Lafrentz later expanded its use of Flowfinity to include an extensive catalog of municipal construction standards, which enables crews to access the information they need at their fingertips. If any incidents occur on job sites, the details are also immediately recorded in Flowfinity, providing an audit trail for safety standards.

"For the past 10 years, Flowfinity has remained the critical mobile technology used by Lafrentz to manage time, materials, equipment, and standards at job sites," said Tim Zapf, Marketing Manager, Lafrentz. "The Flowfinity platform is so flexible that we have been able to extend our use of the software to new business processes, and even switch mobile devices seamlessly."

Lafrentz uses Flowfinity Actions Enterprise Edition, and recently migrated its self-hosted solution to Flowfinity's cloud hosting service.

To read the Lafrentz success story, visit: http://www.flowfinity.com/customers/case_lafrentz_actions.aspx.

 

About Flowfinity

Flowfinity provides a proven, fully customizable solution for building enterprise mobile apps without programming. Since 2000, Flowfinity has helped leading companies across industries improve productivity, engage management, and improve business insight through all areas of the organization. By making it easy and fast to mobilize day-to-day business processes on smartphones and tablets, Flowfinity enables mobile teams to access, survey, report, and share information when and where they need to. Top global brands in consumer goods and other industries rely on Flowfinity software as the standard technology for automating critical business processes. For more information, visit http://www.flowfinity.com.

NAKIVO has released a 2014 VM Backup report providing insight into the state of virtualization data protection globally.
  
NAKIVO Inc., the fastest-growing virtualization and cloud backup software company, today released the 2014 Annual VM Backup Report. NAKIVO 2014 Annual VM Backup Report provides insight in the current state of virtualization data protection worldwide. The data has been collected via a global survey of SMBs (companies with up to 250 employees or up to $100M in annual revenue) who are using VMware virtualization in their datacenters.

The report can be downloaded at: www.nakivo.com/2014-vm-backup-report.htm.

Key risks identified:
• Complete data loss: 1 in 4 SMBs keep all of their VM backups and replicas onsite, and thus run a high risk of losing all of their data in case of a disaster, storage failure, or backup repository corruption.
• Failed recoveries: Almost a third of companies do not verify their VM backups for recoverability and run a risk of not being able to recover data because VM backups are corrupted.
• Long disaster recovery times: 35% of businesses rely solely on VM backup, and thus run a risk of long recovery times in case of a disaster.
• High cost of a downtime: 41% of SMBs do not know the cost of their business-critical VMs being down, and can suffer significant revenue/customer loss if their Tier 1 VMs become unavailable.

NAKIVO recommendations:
• Keep at least one copy of business-critical VM backups offsite to ensure that VMs can be recovered in case of a disaster. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides a single-click integration with Amazon cloud, providing a simple, reliable, and affordable offsite backup storage solution.
• Schedule VM backup verification. On average, 2/3 of SMBs had to recover VMs in the past 12 months, and 16% of those VM recoveries failed. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides built-in backup verification that can be run on schedule and ensure that files, application objects, and VMs can be recovered.
• Use VM replication for business-critical VMs. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides a simple and intuitive way to create and maintain identical copies of source VMs (aka “replicas”) on a target site. In case of a disaster, the VM replicas can be simply powered on, providing near-instant disaster recovery.
• Identify business-critical VMs and assess downtime/data loss costs. NAKIVO Backup & Replication can help achieve high RPOs with frequent backup and replication job run schedules, and low RTOs with VM replicas and Flash VM Boot.

Named one of the top 10 coolest storage startups of 2014 by CRN, NAKIVO is delivering a new way for cloud providers, enterprises, and SMBs to protect their VMware environments more reliably, efficiently, and cost effectively. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is VMware-certified, purely agentless, and can be deployed on both Linux and Windows. Featuring a simple and intuitive Web UI, the product can back up and replicate VMware VMs onsite, offsite, and to private/public clouds (including single-click integration with Amazon cloud). NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports live applications and databases and provides data deduplication and compression, instant file recovery, instant Exchange object recovery, flash VM boot (beta), and network acceleration.

RESOURCES
• Overview: www.nakivo.com/VMware-VM-backup-replication-recovery-software.htm
• Datasheet: www.nakivo.com/Resources/NBR-DS.pdf
• Backup to Cloud: www.nakivo.com/vmware-cloud-backup-as-a-service.htm
• Success Stories: www.nakivo.com/success-stories.htm
• Trial Download: www.nakivo.com/en/VMware-Backup-Free-Trial.htm

ABOUT NAKIVO
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, NAKIVO is a privately-held software company that has been profitable since founding in 2012. With more than 4,000 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 to 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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Cloud-based Solution Simplifies ILM, Data Storage and Addresses HIPAA Compliance Challenges

BATON ROUGE, La. – Venyu, a leader in business continuitycloud-based virtualization, and battle-tested data recovery, today announced that Hendrix Orthodontics has adopted VenyuCloud to provision virtual servers, comply with HIPAA regulations and run its full suite of dental applications. The full case study can be viewed here.

Located in Kennett Square and West Grove, PA, Hendrix is small, growing orthodonticpractice facing many of the same Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (ILM) challenges associated with most large businesses. The company faced a choice:  Undertake an expensive infrastructure upgrade -- likely to recur every five years -- or evolve into a more centralized, secure and HIPAA-compliant IT environment. Hendrix elected to transition approximately 50 PCs and three data servers from its unsupported Windows XP operating system into the cloud, in addition to hosting its company files, patient records, charts and x-rays.

“Based on everything I’d read, the global transition to a cloud-based environment is inevitable. Despite this, people kept telling me the complexities associated with my type of data made the cloud option impossible,” said Dr. Jeff Hendrix, Hendrix Orthodontics. These fears were alleviated when Hendrix turned to VenyuCloud. 

VenyuCloud enables secure and highly-available IT-as-a-Service (IaaS) to create a scalable and HIPAA-compliant outsourced infrastructure. The model lets companies like Hendrix pay only for the processing power consumed, all while leveraging the power of VMware virtualization, full redundancy and high-availability.

With the help of Venyu, the practice began moving all core data applications to the cloud, including documents and files, billing, video presentations -- as well as specific industry tools, such as:  Carestream OrthoTrac Office, Dolphin Imaging and Aquarium, Ormco Insignia with Damon System, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, and Invisalign.

“What’s truly amazing is that storing and accessing x-rays and patient records to and from the cloud is seamless; taking only seconds no matter where we are.  The infrastructure is much faster and more reliable than our previous in-house server solution,” Hendrix noted.

Within several months, the practice fully consolidated multiple data servers into one cloud-based system and all workstations are now simple machines which require no maintenance.  In addition, VenyuCloud delivers an elastic service so Hendrix can easily adjust the bandwidth and processing power to meet specific application requirements.

“VenyuCloud made it simple to manage what used to be a highly cumbersome process.  In the past, I used to walk in circles across both offices to upgrade and reboot our PCs and servers.  With Venyu, those problems are now obsolete,” Hendrix concluded.

“Hendrix is a perfect example of how a small business can avoid the costly and repetitive process of upgrading IT hardware and software,” said Scott Thompson, CEO, Venyu. “Leveraging the cloud for IT needs, companies can devote more time to concentrate on their core competencies by effectively and efficiently outsourcing their IT burden.”

About Venyu
Venyu is a premier provider of data center, managed hosting, cloud, virtualization and data protection solutions. By leveraging Venyu's portfolio of innovative, ROI-focused solutions, including VenyuCloud and RestartIT, within secure, highly available data centers, organizations can reduce IT costs while increasing security and scalability. For more information about Venyu and its industry-leading offerings, please visit www.venyu.comYour Data Made Invincible™.

BIPs combines DRaaS and managed availability into a complete business continuity solution


DALLAS, Texas – Capital Continuity, a U.K. provider of replication, recovery and migration software for managed service providers (MSPs), announced it will offer its IT service continuity management solution to the U.S. MSP market.

Capital Continuity is unique among most Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) providers in that it also functions as a solution for managed availability. The company has proven success delivering solutions to international partners including Sungard and HP.  Capital Continuity’s BIPs software also powers IBM’s SmartCloud Virtualized Server Recovery offering in North America and worldwide.

BIPs software was specifically developed for MSPs looking to offer complete continuity management to their clients through enterprise level replication, recovery and migration services for customers’ uniform or diverse environments.

The September 2014 Garter report Hype Cycle for IT Service Continuity Management describes IT service continuity management as “the consolidation of IT disaster recovery and high-availability management into a single cohesive management discipline.” As the report points out “despite its significant potential, however, many supporting technologies are still at a very early implementation maturity stage.”

“There’s a sharp increase in the need for near instant IT service resiliency in addition to traditional disaster recovery solutions,” said Lee Exall, Managing Director of Capital Continuity. “Today’s ‘always on’ service expectations mean that businesses need a solution that keeps critical systems and applications running at all times as well as a way to recover in the event of a catastrophe.”  


BIPs gives MSPs the flexibility to support:

  • On-premise, cloud or hybrid deployments
  • Physical or Virtual Machines
  • Any hypervisor
  • Any storage vendor
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Enterprise operating system coverage
  • Real-time 'cross system/hypervisor/storage consistent' replication
  • Near instant system recoveries
  • Full automation for protection, recovery and non-disruptive testing of systems
  • Simple, nonintrusive DR testing facilities

Using BIPs software, MSPs are able to deliver:

Capital Continuity offers two versions of its BIPs software: BIPs-POD and BIPs Migrate

BIPs-POD is a DRaaS software solution that integrates a service provider’s infrastructure for fully automated protection, recovery and testing for customer environments. The BIPs-POD solution is agnostic to the customer’s current or future, storage, server and hypervisor choices.

BIPs Migrate addresses the challenges for Cloud providers to consume their infrastructure seamlessly for a smooth and fast customer on-boarding experience. BIPs removes the risks of migrating physical and virtual systems to new technology platforms or Cloud environments. BIPs manages migration of Linux, mid-range UNIX and Windows environments, replicating complete operating system application and databases in a seamless and non-intrusive manner to any new environment.

BIPs does not use any Cloud compute resources during business-as-usual protection. Resources are only consumed when a customer would like to 'spin-up' a test or recover system. This reduces MSPs’ licensing costs and allows a buy-it-once-sell-it-many approach to cloud compute resources. In addition, MSPs are provided with a white-labeled portal to manage their client’s resiliency.

About Capital Continuity

Capital Continuity provides Business Interruption Protection software (BIPs) specifically developed for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). BIPs is a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and cloud migration software solution that delivers enterprise level replication, recovery and migration services for clients with uniform or diverse environments.

Solution Supports Growing Need To Expand Business-critical Apps Into The Cloud

SAN JOSE, Calif. Talari, a leading innovator in intelligent network solutions that transform the capabilities and reliability of the WAN by adding real-time intelligence to the network, today announced, a solution that transforms public cloud access links into secure, reliable and manageable points on any wide area network (WAN). This new solution gives businesses the control and oversight they need to trust business-critical applications to the cloud.

Talari’s latest solution addresses the ongoing market concern over reliability and predictability when connecting to the cloud over public access broadband links, removing one of the barriers to the wide-spread adoption of business-critical applications in the cloud. Businesses deploying Talari can treat the cloud like any other location on their WAN, which means access to public applications, such as salesforce.com and Dropbox and private cloud applications running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) is over a secure and reliable connection the IT team can manage.

With Talari, access to applications in the cloud isn’t interrupted by network quality issues or failures, bandwidth becomes predictable and data is secure. It is Talari’s packet-by-packet adaptive private networking intelligence that facilitates the aggregation of multiple broadband and/or Amazon Direct Connect links, the continuous measurement and monitoring of the quality of each possible path in each direction and the adaptation of traffic flows in real time to route around failures and poor quality links that makes moving business-critical applications up into the cloud worry-free for the IT team. The results of the measurements are centrally stored to give IT managers a comprehensive and detailed view of the quality of each network path to the cloud and the quality received by applications across that network, allowing them to separate issues on the cloud access network from issues on the cloud applications themselves.

“Talari was the first to aggregate IP links with the ability to route and reroute real-time traffic to the best performing link on a per-packet basis to ensure always on uptime of business-critical applications, essentially revolutionizing the traditional WAN,” said Chris Ward, GreenPages’ CTO. “Now Talari is taking innovation to the next level and bringing the cloud down to the WAN. This new offering from Talari is a great solution for GreenPages because it allows us to offer our customers greater reliability and security when migrating apps to the cloud.”

Thousands of business sites around the world are using Talari’s intelligent solution to increase capacity, improve reliability and lower costs across their wide area network. In conjunction with the release of the cloud solution, the company has added enhanced security features, such as 256 bit AES encryption and application level quality scoring over the WAN and up to the cloud. These new features apply to physical sites, as well as the cloud access network. 

“Whether cloud computing is the future in enterprise IT networking is an area of strategic debate within IT organizations worldwide. Concerns over security, reliability, visibility and end-to-end service level guarantees are some of the factors contributing to this debate,” said John Dickey, Talari’s co-founder & CTO. “We’re proud to be among the first to eliminate these concerns by pulling the cloud down into the wide area network. With Talari, issues are isolated and service disruptions are minimized for the end users, giving IT managers the assurance, control and visibility they need to trust the cloud for business-critical applications.”

Dickey continued, “With enterprise cloud adoption in its early stage and hybrid WAN models emerging, the market is ready for an intelligent network that delivers service-level assurance. Using our adaptive private network technology, Talari will help to seamlessly ease the migration of key applications to the cloud, providing greater peace of mind for service sustainability.”  

Talari’s cloud solution for Amazon Web Services (AWS) is available immediately. To learn more, visit www.talari.com

About Talari Networks, Inc.

Talari offers businesses a better way to WAN by bringing intelligence to the network that results in increased capacity, improved reliability and lower costs. Talari’s patented packet-by-packet adaptive private networking (APN) technology enables networks to support the growing demands of mission-critical applications without compromising quality or increasing MPLS spend. By aggregating multiple diverse links into a virtual WAN and continuously steering traffic based on the availability and real-time quality of the network paths, Talari ensures applications are not impacted by underlying network issues, user productivity is unencumbered and the business can run at full speed. Talari has received numerous industry awards, including Best of Interop; Techworld Award; Comms Business Award; Gold Silver Stevie Award; and named Gartner Cool Vendor, CRN 2013 Emerging Vendors and CRN Data Center 100 List, among others. For more information, visit www.talari.com.

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