Lavu Delivers Online Ordering with Restaurant iPad POS


Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) July 03, 2014

Lavu Inc. is pleased to announce new solutions for their online ordering application Lavu ToGo including multiple payment options, real-time notifications, customizable online menus, and easy website embedding. Lavu ToGo is directly integrated with Lavu iPad POS and helps streamline the online ordering process.

Multiple payment options make online ordering more accessible and user friendly for those placing orders through websites on laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Customers ordering online can now pay with cash at the counter during pickup or – if the client has direct credit card integration – with a credit card while placing an order. Multiple payment options improves the customer experience while simplifying checkout procedures.

Lavu ToGo was created to address customer demand for online ordering. More diners are ordering meals from their PCs, smartphones and devices. The new Lavu ToGo update endured extensive in-house and client beta testing, and works fluidly to improve the order taking workflow for staff.

We wanted to redefine what Lavu ToGo could do for our clients, said Alex Gibbs, VP of Product Development. We listened to client feedback and studied industry trends to understand how to best improve our product, and then developed multiple payment options and real-time notifications in response.

New improvements to Lavus online ordering solutions are coupled with existing Lavu features including a searchable customer database. The easy to access customer list includes customer order history, addresses and contact information, and speeds up the order taking process for staff.

Lavu ToGo is included at no extra charge for Gold, Platinum and Pro accounts. The interface can be easily embedded into clients existing websites, and customized in the Lavu iPad POS back-of-house. Lavu offers 24 hour phone support for questions or setup assistance.

About Lavu

Founded in Albuquerque, NM, and operating worldwide, Lavu Inc. began as a solution to common point of sale problems and restaurant industry issues. Lavu Inc. offers Lavu iPad POS as a full-featured point of sale software solution at a fair price. Through cloud computing, wireless mobility, and multi-touch devices, Lavu iPad POS redefines the entire approach to restaurant business management. For more information, visit http://www.lavu.com.







Associated Global Systems Delivers to the Cloud


New Hyde Park, NY (PRWEB) June 24, 2014

Transportation and Logistics provider, AGS, was recently singled out in a June 15th New York Times article as one of the leading truckload carriers of populated server racks. These computer servers make remote computing and storage possible and there are only a few of these white glove handlers that operate in the U.S.

AGS specializes in transporting this high-value and highly sensitive computer equipment and the associated security and coordination that go along with it. Stringent packing procedures are in place to insure safe transit, as populated server racks can weigh up to 4,000 pounds and tend to be top heavy. The security measures for these types of shipments is taken to the highest level with security seals on all shipments, extensive background checks for drivers and handlers and a team of drivers for non-stop service to destination. We have a whole team coordinating the delivery effort before the racks even get there. When youre the final leg of the supply chain of a high-value and highly sensitive product, you dont want any surprises, says Ed Ramon, VP of National Accounts at AGS.

Ramon is responsible for shipping server racks and reports AGS ships 25,000 a year for one client alone. Additional clients fall into the categories of cloud computing and storage providers, social media, entertainment and hardware companies.

AGS has been servicing customers since 1958 and is a leading provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions worldwide. It has stations and agencies in 125+ U.S. cities and 196 countries, and offers a menu of services that AGS management characterizes as offering more options and greater flexibility than any other single source.







Vtesse Cloud Bandwidth Delivers High Speed Networks in Just 5 Days


(PRWEB UK) 17 April 2014

Following the success of the 5-working day lead time for all on-net ROADM-enabled Data Centres within the M25, Vtesse has now extended the same offer to all ROADM-enabled sites throughout the entire UK footprint.

This brings the benefits of fast turn-up (within 5 working days) for high-speed optical services to a total of 32 key Data Centre locations throughout the UK, meaning that Vtesse leads the way in the rapid & flexible delivery of high-speed optical capacity. This pioneering concept of “Cloud Bandwidth” is designed to give networks the flexibility to keep pace with the ever-changing workload demands of the Cloud computing world.

The 5 working-day lead time applies to 1Gb/s and 10Gb/s point-point Optical circuits delivered between ROADM-enabled nodes using Vtesses low-latency WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) network. It also applies to 1Gb/s and below Ethernet Private Line, IP Transit and IPVPN services delivered to MPLS-enabled nodes anywhere in the UK.

In addition to the fast turn-up of services, Vtesse Cloud Bandwidth also offers unprecedented flexibility in allowing customers to move any existing circuit or IPVPN service from one on-net site to another with no penalties, and within the same 5-working day lead time provided both sites are ROADM-enabled (or MPLS-enabled for EPL and IPVPN services). Short-term contracts (3 or 6 months) can also be considered in areas where spare capacity exists giving customers a broad range of options for unpredictable bandwidth demands.

Chris Peregrine – Senior Product Marketing Manager Vtesse

Chris(dot)peregrine(at)vtesse(dot)com

Barbro Cranfield Marketing Manager Vtesse

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About Vtesse

Since 2000, Vtesse has been delivering Fibre Optic Networks to enterprise organisations. Partners and Data Centres, In 2009, Vtesse opened its first Tier iii designed Data Centre in Hertfordshire. The Vtesse network is expanding rapidly and utilises innovative ROADM technology that enables faster more cost effective deployment to over 120 PoPs including 60 Major UK Data Centres. Vtesses Data Centre is built out on demand and offers totally flexible spacing to meet the needs of Vtesses customers, it allows organisations to create their own Data Centre within a Data Centre Facility.

Vtesse

Foxholes Business Park

John Tate Road

Hertford

SG13 7DT

http://www.vtesse.com







Startup Vigience Delivers New Task Management Solution to Engage With Customers

Horgen, Switzerland (PRWEB) December 12, 2013

Vigience AG has released version 3.0 of its main and most popular application on the QuiXilver platform, the QuiXilver Task Manager. The application has been significantly revamped, making collaborative task management for business even easier and more user-friendly, incorporating feedback and suggestions from our existing customers.

The QuiXilver Task Manager helps project managers to engage with their customers better and more effectively by improving communication across department and company boundaries. Managers using QuiXilver can easily setup secure collaboration workspaces to transparently share tasks and responsibilities, documents such as presentations and meeting minutes, and action items – all without using e-mail. With all information in one place, they can easily keep track of everything that has happened in the project from beginning to end, for any type of project. Clear responsibilities, automatic notifications and reminders, as well as progress updates enable everybody to get things done quicker and keep the deadlines.

With the new version, the graphical view of all tasks is integrated in the main application, giving users an overview of all tasks and their status similar to a kanban board. By defining additional statuses, the application can easily be adapted to the needs of the business or a project team. And, user-defined colours for task categories and statuses not only make the user interface more appealing, but also help users to better grasp and understand what they need to do next.

The new QuiXilver Task Manager is available now for all QuiXilver users free of charge. New users can sign up for free at http://www.quixilver.com for the Task Edition of QuiXilver, or for a trial of the more powerful Team and Enterprise Editions.

About Vigience AG:

Founded in 2006, Vigience is a leading provider of high-quality products and consulting services in the area of cloud computing (SaaS), Mobile Business and SAP. Its main products include QuiXilver, a cloud-based solution for collaborative task management for business, and Overcast, a cloud-based service to integrate SAP and other backend data systems with Salesforce, SharePoint or Netsuite.







Gravitas Private Cloud Delivers Flexible Computing Resources on Demand to Alternative Asset Managers

New York, New York (PRWEB) June 29, 2012

Gravitas, a co-sourcing platform providing technology, risk and research services to the financial services industry, today announced the launch of Gravitas Private Cloud, an expandable, secure cloud solution based on leading converged infrastructure systems from VCE. The Gravitas Private Cloud is an industry vertical cloud, designed for the unique computing and hosting needs of alternative asset managers, from startup to established funds.

Gravitas PrivateCloud combines the advantages of cloud computing flexibility, scalability and lowered upfront costs with the turnkey infrastructure and security that regulated financial firms requiresupported by the managed services required to run this effectively. The Gravitas Private Cloud enables deployment of a fully-functional IT system in days, as compared to weeks for traditional cloud solutions. It significantly expands Gravitas cloud services, which were launched in 2009.

Gravitas Private Cloud offers a secure turnkey solution for startup funds, and for established funds a secure multi-tenant cloud environment for hosting, development or disaster recovery. State-of-the-art VCEVblock Systems enable secure isolation of client datawhile providing a flexible and powerful pool of integrated networking, computing, storage,virtualization and management technologies from industry leaders Cisco, EMC and VMware.

The Gravitas Private Cloud is situated in the Equinix NY4 data center in New Jersey, located just outside the New York metropolitan area.The company will soon roll out a similar service at the firms Chicago Equinix CH4 datacenter.

For our clients, the cloud enables freedom, said Gravitas CEO Jayesh Punater. With the Gravitas Private Cloud, alternative asset managers have the opportunity to utilize infrastructure-as-a-service and have more flexibility to scale up or down as needed without security concerns. They can be assured that their technology will be as nimble and reliable as their investment decisions.

A number of existing clients have migrated onto the new Gravitas Private Cloud which is now available to new firms. “Vblock systems enable Gravitas to provide an optimized IT infrastructure that ensures secure and scalable performance, which are key requirements for their clients, said VCE President Frank Hauck. “Fully virtualized Vblock systemsare anidealfoundation for asset managers to build cloud infrastructures that support mission critical applications securely and confidently, while providing the agility, efficiency and performance so important for today’s enterprise IT operations.”

About Gravitas

Gravitas is a leading provider of co-sourcing solutionsfor technology, investment operations, risk and research support to the alternative investment and financial services industry. Founded in 1996, the company provides hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative asset managers with unique and flexible co-sourced offerings for systems integration, technical support, software development, investment operations, risk analytics, investment research support and more. From co-sourcing and advisory through implementation, Gravitas designs creative solutions that give clients the operational freedom to invest, innovate, and scale. The company is based in New York with offices in Chicago, Greenwich, Mumbai and Ahmedabad, India.http://www.gravitas.com

VCE and Vblock are registered trademarks or trademarks of VCE Company LLC or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.







Apprenda Delivers Hybrid Cloud Solution for .NET

Clifton Park, NY (PRWEB) June 06, 2012

Apprenda, the open Platform as a Service (PaaS) stack for .NET, today announced Apprenda Azure, providing enterprises with a hybrid cloud solution for .NET. With Apprenda Azure, enterprises will now be able to achieve complete symmetry between their on-premise Windows infrastructure/private cloud and Windows Azure. This announcement follows Apprendas recent CODiE Award for Best Cloud Platform and their work with Microsoft System Center as part of the System Center Alliance program.

Apprendas recent announcements highlight the power of Windows Azure as an enterprise grade platform, said Helene Love Snell, director Server and Tools Business, Microsoft. Enabling enterprises to achieve symmetry between their private data center and Windows Azure through Apprenda gives customers a new option for public and private cloud interaction with Windows Azure.

Trusted by companies such as Honeywell, Symantec, and Quest Software, Apprenda empowers organizations to achieve significant cost savings and productivity improvements that result in better business/IT alignment. Apprenda Azure changes the landscape of cloud enablement by eliminating the debate in choosing between public and private cloud, and gives enterprises additional flexibility to run and manage applications on their own infrastructure or on Windows Azure, without compromise.

Apprenda Azure provides enterprises with hybrid cloud capabilities, such as:

Seamless transition of applications and workloads between Windows Azure and internal data center resources

Simplified IT management with the ability to pool both public and private infrastructure resource, define usage policies, and more, all from a single dashboard

Increased developer productivity through frameworks and APIs integrated with Visual Studio to accelerate application development and deployment to internal or external infrastructure resources

Hybrid cloud is a key option for enterprises. Instead of fragmented capabilities split between public and private cloud infrastructure, enterprises receive full-scope benefits without previous lock-in limitations or added risk, said Sinclair Schuller, CEO of Apprenda. With Apprenda Azure, enterprises can merge their public Windows Azure resources with their datacenters, getting the best of public and private cloud for .NET all under one umbrella.

Apprenda Azure is currently available to a select group of Apprenda customers, and will be released for general availability in the coming months.

About Apprenda

Apprenda is an open Platform as a Service (PaaS) stack for .NET that enables enterprises to transform any Windows based infrastructure into a self-service cloud application platform. By decoupling applications from infrastructure and Developers from IT, Apprenda empowers organizations to achieve significant cost savings and massive productivity improvements that result in better business/IT alignment.

For more information visit Apprendas website at: http://www.apprenda.com

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Media Contacts:

Renee Taliana

Marketing Communications Manager

Apprenda

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5GB Free Delivers Lowest Priced Unlimited Virtual Hosting Through Strategic NetHosting Partnership


Orem, UT (PRWEB) December 10, 2012

This week, 5GBFree.com, one of the webs leading free website hosting providers, announced that through its partnership with NetHosting, a leading provider of Cloud, Dedicated Server, and Virtual Hosting services since 1994, it will make web hosting even more affordable and available to people and businesses worldwide. Together, they have arranged to cut the price of 5GBFree.coms Pro plan from $ 7.95 per month to $ 2.95 per month, making them the providers of the least expensive unlimited hosting in the world.

Powered by CloudLinux, these hosting plans will be stored in a virtual cloud. This means that each virtual server enjoys all the security youd get from having an individual dedicated server, while still benefitting from the low cost of sharing space with other virtual machines.

5GBFree.com still offers free accounts with limited capabilities and features, such as embedded advertisements, capped bandwidth and storage space, and forum-based support. The Pro accounts have no embedded ads, space and bandwidth are unlimited, and users have access to 24/7 technical support from NetHostings own Dedicated Experts.

Regarding this arrangement, Troy Stephens, Technical Services Manager for 5GBFree, said,

This is something that the Internet hasnt seen before. Weve made it affordable for everyone to build and host their own websites for less than the price of popcorn at the movies. And we feel that people are really going to respond.

This new deal is available to both current 5GB Free subscribers and new customers, and can be found at 5GBfree.coms signup page here.

About 5GBFree.com

5GBFree.com has provided free, no-obligation website hosting for over five years and was acquired by NetHosting in 2012. Since the acquisition, its services have expanded to include a 5GB Pro package that offers unlimited disk space and bandwidth, as well as live technical support.

Currently, 5GB Pro represents the lowest priced Unlimited Web Hosting on the Internet. Sign up for 5GB of free hosting at http://www.5GBFree.com.

About NetHosting

NetHosting has delivered custom hosting solutions for nearly fifteen years. Serving enterprises of every size, its products include a broad range of cloud hosting and storage options as well as dedicated, managed, and virtual hosting services. Housed within a state-of-the-art PCI certified data center, each service is packaged with a 100% uptime guarantee and the personal support of Dedicated Experts.

Curious to know what sets NetHostings Dedicated Experts apart from other support teams? Find out at http://www.nethosting.com or follow us @nethosting on Twitter.







BlueStripe Delivers Real-time Application Views for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

Durham, NC (PRWEB) March 1, 2011

BlueStripe Software announced that the companys FactFinder application management solution is now providing dynamic application service mapping inside Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. The new capabilities give SCOM users real-time application system maps for application monitoring and problem triage. The announcement is the latest in a dynamic, two-way integration between Microsofts premier management tool and BlueStripes next generation application management solution.

BlueStripe FactFinder discovers and monitors business applications and their dependencies as they run on physical, virtual, or cloud server platforms. Todays announcement highlights FactFinders ability to not only discover and map all application dependencies, but also deliver those maps as real-time application management views in Systems Center Operations Manager.

BlueStripe is excited to deliver another industry first, proving that operations teams can manage application performance without having a set of application experts on call 24×7, said Chris Neal, BlueStripe CEO. The latest features delivered by BlueStripe will enable System Center users to understand how their systems are being used by business services and applications.

The latest FactFinder integration features with SCOM go far beyond BlueStripes initial Microsoft Management Pack Offering and encompass the complete application management life cycle including Application Discovery, Performance Monitoring, and Problem Solving:

Macquarie Telecom Delivers NBN Network Speeds With New Managed WAN Optimization (MWO) Service

Sydney (PRWEB) March 22, 2011

Macquarie Telecom, Australias number one Managed Hosting and Business-only telecommunications company, today announced its Managed WAN Optimization Service (MWO). Using Riverbed Technology, the IT performance company, the new application acceleration service will enable Macquarie Telecom customers to experience LAN-like performance, no matter where they are located, across the Wide Area Network (WAN); delivering National Broadband Network (NBN)-quality network performance ahead of the networks completion. The MWO service has been designed to maximise performance and responsiveness of business applications up to 100 times across a companys WAN.

The announcement also sees Macquarie Telecom as the first organisation globally to offer a money-back or free bandwidth upgrade service level guarantee for application acceleration as a standard service offering.

With organisations facing an ever increasing need for more bandwidth and faster network speeds, the new fully managed service is ideally suited for companies with branch offices or remote workers. Specifically, MWO significantly improves application network response time for remote, branch and satellite users delivering faster speeds across the WAN. The offering is supported by Macquarie Telecoms expertise and award winning world class customer care; providing customers with improved network performance, speed, efficiency and reliability.

Glen Noble, Group Executive of Data Services, Macquarie Telecom said, Adding more bandwidth does not always improve the performance of an application over the WAN. Todays business environment demands the consumption of more and more data and applications than ever before. This announcement provides our customers with the ability to get the most out of their existing networks and paves the way for a super fast highway connection to cloud servers. Our managed hosting experience combined with deep telecommunications expertise, means we are perfectly equipped to deliver customers the benefits of the NBN before it even arrives.

In addition, the service provides customers with detailed application level performance reports through a single sign-on portal to allow them full visibility and control, via Macquarie Telecoms online management tool, InView. As part of the service, Macquarie Telecom will also offer its customers a free initial network assessment and proof of concept to ensure 100% success in implementation of the solution.

Our customers have been demanding a solution that enables them to get the most out of their existing WAN investment. By partnering with Riverbed, we are confident our service can provide significant improvement on application performance for our customers across their WAN; delivering cost savings, increased productivity, streamlined business processes and improved customer satisfaction. We have seen a lot of market demand for this service and have responded by developing and launching MWO to satisfy customer and market requirements, concluded Noble.

Commenting on the benefits of the solutions technology, Luke Mackie, Senior ICT Officer, Anglicare Central Queensland, said: Anglicare needed to resolve application performance issues it was experiencing across its WAN. After deploying the Riverbed WAN Optimization technology we achieved a 500% increase in WAN performance during business hours. Documents that took over 2 minutes to open now take between 8 to 10 seconds. The new high performance network was crucial for the deployment of SharePoint across the company.

Additional features and benefits of the service include:

Martini Media Delivers Prized Consumers to Advertisers with Help from Big Data and GoGrid

San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) May 09, 2012

GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, announced today that Martini Media, the leading digital platform for advertisers to reach affluent US consumers, trusts GoGrid to host the Big Data infrastructure for its platform. From business leaders and affluent fashionistas to big-spending frequent flyers, Martini Media delivers the right ad at the right time to people in the high-income demographic that controls 70 percent of the spending power in the US.

According to Manicka Babu, vice president of engineering at Martini Media, precise, timely ad targeting requires effective algorithms, huge quantities of data, and fast processing. “We capture and process more than 250 million online events each day,” he explains. “As you might imagine, our platform requires a substantial amount of processing power. My team focuses on continuously improving our service, and GoGrid delivers the fast, scalable, reliable infrastructure we need. It’s a formula that keeps us ahead of the competition.”

Martini Media’s goal is to serve ads within 150 to 200 milliseconds no matter where the recipient is located within the United States. Based on two identical infrastructures hosted at GoGrid’s East and West Coast data centers, Martini Media’s solution delivers. In setting up its multi-data-center solution, Martini Media worked closely with GoGrid solutions architects to develop a highly effective hybrid hosting infrastructure. Hybrid hosting uses single-tenant hardware to run processing-intensive functions, such as Hadoop and Cassandra databases, and cloud servers to handle the platform front-end.

“Hybrid is optimal for Big Data,” says Babu. “We considered four providers, and only GoGrid offered everything we wanted for a reasonable price. Most important was the hybrid architecture. GoGrid allowed us to use virtualized cloud servers for non-database functions and single-tenant hardware to run our Cassandra databases.”

Martini Media’s successful Big Data implementation using Cassandra prompted it to expand to incorporate Hadoop as well, making it one of the first customers to deploy GoGrid’s Big Data Solution.

“As Martini Media’s success demonstrates, Big Data is a powerful tool for building insights and innovative business models,” said Jeffrey Samuels, chief marketing officer for GoGrid. “We’re proud that innovators like Martini Media choose GoGrid for their infrastructure. GoGrid supports Big Data with best practices architectures that deliver the scalability of the cloud. Our new Big Data Solution is uniquely tailored to meet the power and flexibility demands of compute-intensive applications. So when it comes to Big Data, we’re confident that no one beats GoGrid for performance.”

To learn more, read the full Martini Media Big Data case study: http://go.gogrid.com/case-study/martini-media

About GoGrid

GoGrid is the #1 pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider specializing in Public Cloud and Private Cloud Infrastructure solutions. Currently powering thousands of customers globally, GoGrid makes complex infrastructure easy by enabling businesses to revolutionize their IT environments with the cloud. In just minutes, GoGrid customers can deploy and begin managing applications and workloads on our proven, secure and reliable public cloud platform. With GoGrid’s Public Cloud and Private Cloud offerings, sysadmins, developers, and IT professionals create, deploy, and control cloud environments and complex virtual and physical server networks with full administrative control; with GoGrid’s Private Cloud customers utilize a private, hosted and managed, single-tenant environment with zero capital expenditure. To further leverage the GoGrid cloud, the GoGrid Exchange provides users with an evolving ecosystem of cloud solutions from GoGrid’s partner community. GoGrid is proud to have been recognized as a “Visionary” two years in a row by Gartner and as a “Champion” by Info-Tech Research Group in 2011. For more information, please visit: http://www.GoGrid.com