GoGrid Joins Cloudera Connect Partner Program

San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) June 12, 2012

GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced it has teamed with Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, as a member of its Cloudera Connect Partner Program. The program, designed to propagate the innovative use of Apache Hadoop for a range of business applications, represents the industrys most comprehensive ecosystem of technology solutions vendors, value added resellers (VARs), and managed service providers (MSPs) offering Hadoop-based solutions and services.

Were pleased to welcome GoGrid into the Cloudera Connect network of valued service and solution providers for Apache Hadoop, said Ed Albanese, head of business development for Cloudera. As a premier infrastructure-as-a-service provider, GoGrid focuses on delivering outstanding usability and giving customers a choice of deployment options. This unique value set makes the company an ideal partner for any business wanting to run Hadoop-based Big Data applications on a high-performance infrastructure. Were excited to be working with GoGrid and look forward to the benefits our mutual customers will gain from this partnership.

GoGrid joins the worlds largest ecosystem of vendors and service providers driving innovation and adoption of solutions leveraging the Apache Hadoop platform. Cloudera Connect Members receive unprecedented access to Clouderas expansive toolset of Hadoop training, knowledgebase and marketing resources.

GoGrid delivers high-performance infrastructure thats a strong fit for customers looking for a production-grade Big Data environment, said Rupert Tagnipes, senior product manager at GoGrid. Were excited to work with Cloudera to bring their experience and excellence in developing Hadoop solutions to GoGrids proven hybrid cloud infrastructure.

For more information about GoGrids Big Data Solution, please visit our website: http://www.gogrid.com/cloud-hosting/cloud-hosting-packages/big-data.php

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 existing or new applications and workloads on our proven, secure and reliable hosted public cloud platform. With GoGrids 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 GoGrids Private Cloud customers utilize a private, hosted and managed, single-tenant environment with zero capital expenditure. To further leverage the GoGrid cloud, the Partner Exchange provides users with an evolving ecosystem of cloud solutions from GoGrids 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.

About Cloudera

Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Clouderas Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free from http://www.cloudera.com/downloads, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably use this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Support and a portfolio of software including Cloudera Management Suite. Cloudera also offers consulting services, training and certification on Apache technologies. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Clouderas depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are unrivaled. http://www.cloudera.com







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Jack Duffy Joins CloudPassage as Vice President of Sales


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2012

CloudPassage, the leading provider of public and private cloud server security, announces Jack Duffy has joined the company as vice president of sales. Duffy, a seasoned sales executive with more than 25 years of experience in enterprise sales, operations and strategic partnering, will oversee sales strategy and execution for both direct and indirect channels.

Most recently, Duffy served as a strategic advisor to CloudSigma, where he helped build the go-to-market strategy and sales execution model for the companys expansion into North America. Prior to this, he was executive vice president of sales and business development for GoGrid, a leading IaaS provider. During his tenure at GoGrid, Duffy led the companys transition to cloud services, growing revenue by 104 percent, quadrupling the average revenue per user (ARPU) and increasing the customer lifetime value by 133 percent. Duffy has also held management positions at BigFix (IBM), PrincetonSoftech (IBM) and Portal Software (Oracle).

Our Halo cloud server security platform is proven in the marketplace and industry demand is rising fast, so the time is right to engage a proven talent like Jack, said Carson Sweet, CEO of CloudPassage. Jack is an outstanding sales leader and his skill-set will be particularly beneficial as we grow into new markets and continue to help enterprises protect their servers in the cloud.

The expansion of cloud infrastructure within enterprises is one of the most dominant trends in technology today, said Duffy. To date, the major obstacles to moving more applications to the cloud have been security and compliance. CloudPassage removes these obstacles, providing the most advanced and disruptive enterprise security solution available today. I look forward to helping the company leverage this enormous market opportunity and solidify itself as the gold standard for cloud security.

About CloudPassage

CloudPassage is the leading provider of public and private cloud server security and creator of Halo

Suzi Meschbach Joins LaunchPoint

ITASCA, IL (PRWEB) April 24, 2014

LaunchPoint Corporation, a provider of cloud-based healthcare analytic solutions and services, announced the addition of its newest executive management team member, Suzi Meschbach, as Vice President of IT. Meschbach brings more than 20 years of entrepreneurial healthcare leadership experience to LaunchPoint with deep business acumen in technology and consulting for healthcare organizational settings. In her new role, Meschbach leads all IT initiatives for the rapidly growing LaunchPoint.

Suzis deep understanding of the data implementation issues healthcare providers and payers face as well as her experience developing SaaS models for large scale organizations will benefit both LaunchPoint and our clients, said Terrence Ryan, CEO of LaunchPoint.

Previously, Meschbach served as a consultant for Parallon Business Solutions service offerings and facilitated the associated data implementation for Hospital Corporation of Americas 170 hospital-system. Prior to that, Meschbach worked for Concuity, a healthcare division of The Advisory Board Company, where she was instrumental in driving efficiencies in implementation processes for standardization and repeatability. She also oversaw software product direction and managed scaling of the organization to handle doubled capacity to $ 36 billion in net patient revenues. In addition, Suzi successfully managed channel transfer of all IP offshore partnerships and relationships for software product development and professional services, while consolidating ASP co-locations for Concuity/Endoxy. Prior to her work with The Advisory Board Company, Meschbach worked at Caremark International, overseeing software development and offshore partnerships.

About LaunchPoint

LaunchPoint provides information-centric enterprise services and solutions for healthcare organizations, specializing in the powerful blend of information management, analytics and cloud computing. Corporate divisions Ajilitee and Discovery Health Partners deliver highly flexible, scalable and cost-efficient solutions that enable customers to innovate with information and advance their competitive position. More information is available at http://www.launchpointcorporation.com, http://www.ajilitee.com and http://www.discoveryhealthpartners.com.

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VMware Joins Worlds Alliance Leaders As Newest ASAP Global Member

Canton, Mass. (PRWEB) August 13, 2012

The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP), the worlds leading professional association dedicated to the practice of alliance management, today announced that VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, has become a Global Member of the association.

VMware led the server virtualization revolution and helped shape how the IT industry evolved through the years, and today the company is playing a key role in determining where the industry is headed with the software-defined datacenter, the architecture for the cloud. Its proficiency in strategic alliances has been critical in its rapid ascent to a leadership position in the enterprise technology world since its founding in 1998. The company leverages more than 50,000 technology, reseller and service provider partners to achieve core strategic objectives such as revenue growth, product roadmap development and increased efficiency.

Alliances have been embedded into IT business models and culture for many years, and with cloud technologies becoming increasingly woven into the industrys fabric, alliances are more critical than ever. VMware will be able to network with several leading Individual and Corporate ASAP members from the tech industry to exchange knowledge about how to continually advance their alliances to meet the ever-changing dynamics of IT. Moreover, it will be able to equip personnel with alliance management responsibilities with the skills, tools, processes and methodologies to expertly plan and execute strategic partnerships.

Cloud computing represents a significant shift in how customers consume and manage IT resources, and through our alliances partners, we have been able to deliver customers tools to enable them to transform their IT infrastructure, said Toni Adams, vice president of global channel and alliance marketing, at VMware. Alliances have always been core to our success, and we aim to utilize ASAP to maintain the very high level of strategic partnership expertise that has helped make us a leader in the tech industry today.

As a Global Member, VMware will have the opportunity to serve in leadership positions within ASAP to help evolve the professions methods and thinking, and lend its considerable knowledge to the associations membership. The company will also be eligible to allocate a percentage of the total individual memberships that are offered with its Global Membership to employees from its partner organizations. By allowing its partners to experience ASAP benefits, VMware is providing its allies the tools, methodologies, and resources they need to optimize their alliances and hopefully serve as better partners. Moreover, VMware joins a select group of fellow Global Members, which includes several other technology pioneers that, like VMware, have utilized alliance management principles effectively and innovatively to become leaders in the corporate world.

ASAP has always led the charge in gathering the best-of-the-best in alliance management together to advance the discipline, said Art Canter, president and CEO of ASAP. We are thrilled to welcome VMware, another alliance management leader and partner of choice in IT, to our community.

About ASAP

The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) is the only professional association dedicated to elevating and promoting the profession of alliance management. Founded in 1998, the organization provides professional development, networking and resources for cultivating the skills and toolsets needed to manage successful business partnerships. Active global members include Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca, CA, Capgemini, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Eli Lilly and Company, IBM, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Motorola, Novartis, Quintiles, USAA, Sanofi, SAS, Schneider Electric, Symantec, VMware and Xerox. A complete list of global members is available at http://www.strategic-alliances.org.

ASAP Media, the media and publishing arm of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals, is an alliance of ASAP and JW DeWitt Business Communications. For more information, visit http://www.asapmedia.org and http://www.jwdewitt.com.

VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word partner or partnership does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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WebNet Hosting Joins Internet Advocacy and Innovation Leader i2Coalition

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 28, 2013

WebNet Hosting, a fully managed dedicated server and cloud hosting provider, has announced today that the company has joined forces with other leaders in the industry as a member of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition).

The i2Coalition is made up of U.S. and international Internet infrastructure providers and technology firms that share a common mission to promote the growth, freedom and vitality of the Internet and the Internet infrastructure industry. The coalition focuses on facilitating “public policy, education and advocacy” as well as developing market-driven standards formed by the consensus of industry experts, giving the trade a unified voice.

After meeting with the members of the i2Coalition at HostingCon 2013 in Austin TX, the WebNet Hosting team decided to become a part of the collaborative movement to influence policy makers and the general public in an effort to serve as one of the industrys leading voices of the Internet and the Internet infrastructure industries. WebNet Hosting CEO PJ Taei states that the company “is proud to be a part of i2Coalition and supports them in their effort.” He went on to state: “Being part of a community that supports Internet freedom is good for everyone.” Watch the complete interview of PJ on YouTube.

About WebNet Hosting

WebNet Hosting has been a leading global dedicated server hosting provider for over a decade. The company is known for their solid hosting solutions and extensive assistance and customer support. To learn more about the i2Coalition, visit i2coalition.com.







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Leading IT visionary Al-Noor Ramji joins enterprise cloud computing consultants Virtual Clarity


(PRWEB UK) 27 January 2014

Mr Ramji, former Chief Technology Officer at BT Group, has a successful track record helping big businesses transform their IT systems using the cloud, and more recently was Executive Vice President of Misys PLC. Prior to this, Mr Ramji also served as Chief Information Officer at UBS, as well as Global Head of Operations at Credit Suisse. He is a multi-year winner of the CIO 100 Award, and the British Computer Society CIO of the Year. Mr. Ramji is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a BSc in Electronics from the University of London.

Al-Noor Ramji is one of the worlds leading experts in transforming complex IT infrastructure and utilising cloud computing. Using his extensive industry knowledge, he is well placed to help our clients reap the benefits of a reduced reliance on their legacy systems, said Steve Peskin, Managing Director, Virtual Clarity.

Operating across North America and Europe, London based Virtual Clarity help their clients rapidly unlock cloud computing to deliver sustainable cost reductions and accelerate time to market for their new products, services and initiatives. Mr Ramji will be concentrating on working with Virtual Claritys clients in both the communications and financial sectors.

Mr Ramji said, This unique consultancy offers me a fresh opportunity to work with like-minded, experienced people who see a positive future for many enterprises by working with them to achieve a sustainable reduction in infrastructure costs. Now is the right time for CIOs who have been deliberating about the complexity of options, to talk to us frankly about their concerns and expectations.

Virtual Clarity help their clients eliminate the need to own IT infrastructure by moving their applications and data securely to the cloud. This delivers sustainable cost reductions, creates a more flexible service capability and a reduced time to market for new business initiatives.

Virtual Clarity acts entirely independently of all vendors, allowing them to help clients make clear decisions, based on relevant information rather than generic research. The experienced team includes technology entrepreneurs, former CIOs, CTOs and infrastructure engineers at major banks as well as senior software engineers.

Virtual Clarity has helped some of the worlds largest organisations to adopt cloud computing technologies, including BT, Credit Suisse, ING Bank, Philips and Visa.

For more information contact Steve Peskin at Virtual Clarity

+44 (0) 203 092 9751

steve.peskin(at)virtualclarity(dot)com







SiteLock Joins Forces with Savvis, a CenturyLink Company


Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 17, 2013

SiteLock LLC (http://www.sitelock.com), a global leader in website security solutions for online businesses, announced today its integrated alliance with Savvis (http://www.savvis.com), a CenturyLink company and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions. The SiteLock Basic security plan, which includes daily malware scans, a comprehensive vulnerability scan and business reputation management, is now automatically included in the Webhosting Advanced packages available through the savvisdirect web portal.

According to a recent research study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, 55 percent of small businesses have suffered some kind of data breach, with a primary source of attack being attempts to steal credit card data from business websites. Many small business owners have little or no technical resources to address potential website security threats, putting them at an increased risk for attack. Combined with the open source technology platforms on which their websites are frequently built, small online businesses become a prime target for cybercrime, which unfortunately can put millions of consumers data at risk for fraud and theft. In fact, SiteLock identifies thousands of websites each day that have malware and other vulnerabilities, typically finding 140% more malware than traditional virus scanners and 170% more than search engine blacklists.

As a leader in the cloud hosting market, Savvis builds security into the foundation of its cloud service offerings throughout its global data center footprint. Bundling SiteLock website security as part of savvisdirect Webhosting Advanced packages enhances the level of protection for cloud customers.

Companies that host their websites in the cloud want to focus on growing their businesses they dont want to worry about cybercrime, said Steve Robinson, director of product management at Savvis. Bundling website security services like SiteLock into savvisdirect serves as a highly effective, user-friendly way we can deliver peace of mind to both businesses and their website visitors.

At SiteLock, our approach is to make security simple and readily available for online businesses, says Tom Serani, executive vice president of business development for SiteLock. Our alliance with Savvis provides a unique and seamless way to deliver website security directly to their hosting customers and at the same time enable them to display the SiteLock Trust Seal, which can help increase online conversions, sales and visitor trust.

About SiteLock

SiteLock (@SiteLockSecure) is a global website security technology and services leader, with more than 1,000,000 online businesses protected. SiteLock finds, fixes and helps prevent malware and other threats from affecting websites and their visitors. The SiteLock 360-degree website security services include malware and vulnerability scanning, automatic malware removal, advanced website protection through a web application firewall, website acceleration powered by a global CDN as well as PCI Compliance and expert services that are available 24/7. Each subscription to the service includes the SiteLock Trust Seal, which is proven to increase sales and conversions by more than 10%. As a member of a number of cybercrime awareness and prevention associations, including the Anti-phishing Working Group (APWG), the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) and StopBadware.org, SiteLock continually strives to educate the small business market about the risks to their websites and help prevent them. SiteLock was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona and Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, call +1.877.257.9263 or visit http://www.sitelock.com.







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6WIND Joins Open Networking Foundation as Leading Commercial Supplier of High-Performance Data Plane Solutions for Software Defined Networks


Paris (PRWEB) September 05, 2012

6WIND, the gold standard for data plane processing in software-defined networks, today announced that it has joined the Open Networking Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of networking through the development and standardization of a unique architecture called Software-Defined Networking (SDN), which brings direct software programmability to networks worldwide. As a leading commercial supplier of high-performance data plane software in SDN-based applications, 6WIND provides solutions that perfectly complement the products from other ONF member companies, eliminating critical data center performance bottlenecks and accelerating advanced networking functions.

6WIND is delighted to become a member of the Open Networking Foundation, said Eric Carm

Craig Hurley Joins Cosentry as the New Vice President of Product Management


Omaha, NE (PRWEB) September 04, 2013

Cosentry, the Midwest leader in data center services, has announced that Craig Hurley has joined the leadership team as the new Vice President of Product Management. Mr. Hurley will be responsible for the life cycle of Cosentrys comprehensive Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings, including colocation, managed hosting, cloud and managed services.

Craig has extensive experience in developing market leading IT infrastructure services that can solve customers mission critical requirements, said Brad Hokamp, Chief Executive Officer of Cosentry. Cosentry is focused on being our customers local trusted partner in providing innovative IT Infrastructure solutions, so we are excited to have Craig join the team to drive our next evolution of service development.

Mr. Hurley joins Cosentry from NTT Communications, where he served as Director of Product Management for their entire U.S. data center service line. At NTT, Mr. Hurley developed the full suite of data center services including public, private, and hybrid cloud offerings, managed security and storage services, and recovery as a service as well as professional services. Before his tenure at NTT, Mr. Hurley held positions at Verio, Ameritech Cellular, and AT&T. He has over 15 years of product management and IT experience.

Cosentry has an exceptional reputation for delivering innovative IT infrastructure services, said Mr. Hurley. Im thrilled to be joining the company at this very exciting stage and look forward to working with Cosentrys customers and the entire organization to enhance our cloud computing, managed hosting and managed services offerings.

Mr. Hurley is a veteran of the US Army and received his BA in Political Science from Indiana University and his MBA from DePaul University.

About Cosentry

Cosentry is the trusted leader in Midwest Data Center Services, providing solutions that allow our customers to focus on their core business, knowing that their IT Infrastructure is operating at the highest level of reliability, performance, and security. Cosentry has over a decade of experience providing data center services throughout the Midwest region, which include Colocation, Cloud, Hosting, and Managed Services. We operate as our customers local business partner, taking the time to truly understand their businesses and tailoring our solutions to meet each customers unique IT business and technical requirements. Whether you are virtualizing, consolidating, optimizing, or fully outsourcing your data center and IT infrastructure, Cosentry can help with resilient and versatile solutions. For more information, contact us at (888) 708-0014 or visit us at http://www.cosentry.com/.







SingHost News: Kimberly Koh Joins the Titans of Web Hosting

Singapore, Singapore (PRWEB) January 02, 2013

As of yesterday, SingHost has officially integrated Kimberly Koh into their team to head their cloud server hosting division. After graduating from the Singapore Institute of Management, Kimberly worked for a number of start-up companies mainly focused on providing Search Engine Optimization and digital marketing solutions to clients.

Here is what James Lee, Head of Marketing at SingHost, had to say about their newest employee. “Kimberly will bring with her a decade of experience gained while working with start-up companies. A web hosting business is not just about having the technical know-how regarding different types of hosting, but also requires significant knowledge regarding advanced marketing techniques. With a combination of marketing and technical experience, Kimberly is in a great position to advance the objectives of our cloud server hosting division.”

SingHost offers a number of different web hosting packages designed specifically for the purpose of catering to the requirements of all types of clients. These packages fall in the categories of cloud hosting and cloud server hosting. Clients also have the option of purchasing a domain name as well as a SSL certificate for their website with SingHost.

Since competition is stiff within the web hosting industry, SingHost has primarily differentiated itself by focusing upon delivering quality services combined with efficient customer service to their clients. Due to the advanced cloud hosting technology that they have researched and implemented, SingHost is able to guarantee a 100% server up-time. SingHost understands the damage that can be caused if a website goes offline for even a couple of seconds, and therefore has been concentrating on being able to not just promise, but actually delivering a 100% hardware up-time.

Kim will be responsible for leading this cloud server hosting division, and ensuring the up-time guarantees are kept to, and that the web hosting infrastructure at SingHost is continually improved to answer customers’ needs.