Jelastic Appoints Technology Veteran John Derrick as CEO and Announces Additional Funding

PALO ALTO, California (PRWEB) September 04, 2013

Jelastic Inc., a leading provider of an advanced and scalable Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and winner of the prestigious Dukes Choice Award, today announced the appointment of John E. Derrick as the companys new Chief Executive Officer. As a renowned, proven business leader of private and public technology companies, Derrick will lead the companys worldwide vision, global operations, strategic channel alliances and market expansion of the industrys first Zero-Code-Change PaaS solution for private and public cloud environments. He will reside in the companys Silicon-Valley based headquarters in Palo Alto, California. Derrick joins company Founder and Chief Technologist Ruslan Synytsky, who was recently named as CTO, and was responsible for leading Jelastic from inception through the companys critical technology validation and development phase.

PCI Compliance Veteran to Share Expertise on Combating Hacktivism

Plano, TX (PRWEB) April 23, 2013

As a leading provider of PCI-compliant managed hosting and cloud services, Layered Tech has developed considerable expertise in recognizing and thwarting threats to sensitive financial data. Layered Tech Chief Risk Officer Jeff Reich will share some of this insight when he addresses the 2013 Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Annual Conference & Expo on the timely subject of hacktivism. The conference, in New Orleans from April 30 to May 2, will bring together thousands of professionals from the electronic payments industry.

Hacktivism the use of legal and/or illegal digital tools and techniques in the pursuit of political or social ends is a growing threat to the wide variety of businesses involved in the processing of electronic payments. Reich, a well-known risk management and security expert in the hosting market, will help conference attendees understand who hacktivists are, what motivates them, what they try to do, and how companies can reduce their risks of falling victim to hacktivism. Reich will also show how hacktivism is not a narrow internet security issue but rather a broader threat to businesses and their reputations.

Hacktivism is a relatively new threat to payment processors, and one thats rapidly growing, said Reich. I look forward to sharing what weve learned at Layered Tech about how to recognize, prepare for, and mitigate this very real security risk.

As the first hosting company in the world to become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and the only hoster to offer clients a PCI compliance guarantee, Layered Tech is well positioned to help payment processing businesses understand todays information security threat environment. Layered Tech works with businesses throughout the electronic payment chain, including merchants, software solution developers, payment processors, and gateways.

The 2013 ETA Annual Conference & Expo will be held at the New Orleans Convention Center and will feature nearly 200 exhibitors as well as keynote speakers and day-long conference sessions focused on topics of particular interest to todays electronic payment industry. Jeff Reichs presentation, titled Managing Risk for Online Threats and Hacktivism Actions, is scheduled for 4:00pm on April 30, as part of a day-long session focusing on security and regulatory compliance topics. For more information about the 2013 ETA Annual Conference & Expo, visit

About Layered Tech

Layered Technologies (Layered Tech), a leading global provider of compliant and secure cloud and hosting services, offers PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-compliant hosting solutions, managed dedicated hosting and cloud computing services, including Compliance Guaranteed, which ensures that all Layered Tech compliance services are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every IT audit or assessment. By providing high-quality technology, infrastructure and support, Layered Tech enables clients to eliminate capital expenses and save on operating costs so they can focus on core initiatives. Layered Techs scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications, including e-commerce and SaaS. Clients include federal, state and local government agencies; large enterprises with advanced data security, compliance and uptime requirements; and leading-edge Web 2.0 startups. For more information, visit

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Software Industry Veteran Tim Buckley Joins Xtium as CEO

King of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) September 07, 2012

Xtium, Inc., a leading enterprise software and solutions company providing managed cloud hosting, online backup and virtual disaster recovery services, today announced the appointment of software industry veteran, Tim Buckley, as chief executive officer and board member.

Buckley spent five years at Red Hat, Inc., where he served as chief operating officer, helping grow the company from a $ 10 million run rate into a leading global services business. Earlier in his career, Buckley ran worldwide sales for Visio Corporation, growing the company from a start-up to a public entity, which was acquired by Microsoft Corp. for $ 1.5 billion. Buckley helped launch other successful start-ups, including Aldus Corporation, acquired by Adobe Systems Incorporated; Approach Software, which was sold to Lotus Corporation; and Decision Resources, sold to Ashton Tate. He was an advisor to MySQL, which was acquired by Sun Microsystems, and served on the board of SmartPath, acquired by DoubleClick. Buckley currently serves on the boards of SciQuest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQI), ChannelAdvisor and rPath, an app engine provider for the private cloud.

“Cloud computing has created a paradigm shift in the technology marketplace and Xtium is well positioned to capitalize on the resulting market opportunity, said Buckley. The paradigm shift from in-house IT computing to outsourcing to the cloud is similar to the shift I experienced at Red Hat, bringing enterprise open source software to a market that only had proprietary software options. After evaluating the Xtium market opportunity, its recurring services business model and the customer-focused culture, my decision to join was easy.

In September 2011, Xtium secured an $ 11.5 million first-round investment from OpenView Venture Partners to scale sales and marketing, expand the partnership ecosystem and accelerate delivery of the companys flagship virtual private cloud services.

“Tim’s reputation and track record for outstanding leadership and management of high growth software companies is as good as it gets, said Scott Maxwell, founder and senior managing director at OpenView and Xtium board member. It is great to have him on board!”

Xtiums full-service cloud offerings are best fit for companies that want to have a trusted partner architect their cloud solution, perform the migration and manage the infrastructure. With a focus on mid-market enterprises, Xtium offers customers SLA-based services that range from network optimization and online backup to virtual disaster recovery and fully managed hosting.

Since winning its first managed cloud customer in 2007, Xtium has expanded its portfolio of cloud services to include virtual disaster recovery, virtual hosting, virtual desktop infrastructure, smart connectivity and network and user-experience acceleration.

Strong focus will enable us to enhance and expand our customer relationships, further build our team, and develop additional service capabilities that help customers accelerate their hassle-free transition to the cloud,” said Buckley.

About Xtium

Xtium is a leading enterprise software and solutions company providing managed cloud hosting, online backup and virtual disaster recovery services. We offer companies the most secure virtual private cloud experience with guaranteed application performance across the network. Our architecture is flexible, allowing customers to remain in control. We are the only enterprise service company certified to deliver Riverbed

Information Innovators Inc. Wins a VA T4 Improve Veteran Mental Health (IVMH) Initiative Contract

Springfield, Virginia (PRWEB) June 28, 2012

Information Innovators Inc. (Triple-i) was recently awarded a prime contract for two Mental and Behavioral Health-focused projects under the Improve Veteran Mental Health (IVMH) Initiative: Mental Health Clinical Reminders (MHCR) and Behavioral Health Lab (BHL). The contract was awarded by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) contract a $ 12 billion, five (5) year vehicle to provide program management expertise and support for life cycle management of enterprise-wide solutions in IT.

The projects involve COTs system integration and application enhancements for VistA, the Veterans Health Administrations (VHAs) enterprise-wide medical information system. The result of these projects will enable primary-behavioral health care provider integration and provide a more consistent range of effective treatment across the VA healthcare system. The MHCR and BHL projects support the VAs mission to enable a more patient-centric health care approach, promote self-regulation, and give Veterans and their families options for treatment and care.

To successfully complete these projects, Triple-i has teamed with K&R Consulting, an SDVOSB, whose key business area is Health IT. K&R Consulting has delivered turnkey VistA solutions across a broad spectrum of medical facilities ranging from large metropolitan hospitals to state and local rural hospitals and clinics.

Triple-i is also working with experienced partner, MindLinc, a company with subject matter expertise in the area of behavioral healthcare, who has been implementing EMR-EPM solutions for commercial healthcare providers since 2004. This includes work with mental health clinics, behavioral health care specialists, substance abuse centers, and hospitals Nationwide. Triple-i will leverage their experience and lessons learned throughout the project lifecycle.

Supporting the VAs Health IT solutions initiatives is of paramount importance to Triple-i. Vice President of Health IT, Helayne Sweet, explains, “We appreciate the opportunity to serve the Department through support of the Mental Health Clinical Reminders and Behavioral Health Lab projects. VA provides mental health services at 153 medical centers and 900 outpatient clinics with special capabilities for treating PTSD patients. The implementation of these projects is further demonstration of VAs commitment to enhance behavioral and mental health services for our Veterans.”

About Information Innovators, Inc.

Information Innovators Inc. (Triple-i) is a professional services company dedicated to delivering best-value IT services and solutions through the innovative application of our employees’ experience and state-of-the-art technologies. Triple-i brings process-based solutions to high-risk, complex Federal Government initiatives through its three business linesHealth IT Solutions, Defense Solutions, and Federal Solutions. Triple-i has cores capabilities in the areas of IT operations and maintenance, Enterprise-level IT consolidation, Cloud hosting, Health IT solutions, and cyber security. For more information, visit