ITsavvy Awarded VMware vCHS Certification


ADDISON, Ill. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

ITsavvy, one of the fastest growing companies of its type in the U.S., just announced that it was awarded vCHS certification by VMware. The certification process required ITsavvys engineers to complete related courses and pass rigorous exams.

ITsavvy President and CEO Mike Theriault said, This is the latest in our ongoing effort to keep our engineers at the leading-edge of new products and services that will provide significant benefits to our clients.

VMwares trademarked vCHS (vCloud Hybrid Service) product is a new recovery-as-a-service (RaaS) disaster recovery tool that enables native Cloud-based disaster recovery capabilities for vSphere virtual environments. This reduces recovery time to four hours or less, and includes automated failover testing, planned migrations, and recovery. It also allows for flexible Cloud storage capacity.

The simple to deploy and cost-effective vCHS product features the following specific benefits:


Recovery point objectives from 15 minutes to 24 hours
Recovery time objectives of four hours or less
Automatic failover testing, planned migrations, and recovery
Flexible Cloud compute and storage capacity
Flexible failover testing

This product is perfect for ITsavvy clients that are looking for an affordable primary or secondary disaster recovery capability that can also be replicated throughout remote/branch offices. Theriault added, Recent technological advances like this one are continually making what used to be premium services affordable and available to organizations of all sizes. The capabilities of this new vCHS product make it a smart primary back-up solution or excellent back-up for an existing disaster recovery solution.

About Us

ITsavvy, one of the fastest growing companies of its type in the U.S., is a recognized leader in tailored end-to-end IT product and service solutions. ITsavvy built its reputation as a value-added reseller with industry-leading product availability, design and implementation, client support and delivery speed through 46 distribution centers across the U.S. ITsavvy also has data center locations in New Jersey, Illinois and New York. The companys new, user-friendly website provides hundreds of concise, leading-edge IT decision-making resources, including an e-commerce site with real-time pricing and availability. ITsavvy is headquartered in Addison, IL, with offices in Chicagos Loop; Hauppauge, NY; New York, NY; Warren, NJ; Aurora, IL; Davenport, IA; Hayward, CA; and Beavercreek, OH. Call 1-855-ITsavvy (1-855-487-2889), email: info(at)ITsavvy(dot)com, visit: http://www.ITsavvy.com.

Full release at: http://www.itsavvy.com/itsavvy-awarded-vmware-vchs-certification/







VMware Partner Cloud Carib Boosts Social Media Effectiveness with Zift Solutions


Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014

Zift Solutions, a leading provider of channel marketing automation solutions, today announced that VMware channel partner and off-shore cloud-computing solutions provider, Cloud Carib, has tripled audience engagement and lowered costs using Zifts recently enhanced social media syndication.

Zift Solutions is dedicated to helping channel-based sales and marketing organizations accelerate market leadership and lift the burden of social media by allowing channel partners to leverage their suppliers investments in social media and content, said Ken Romley, CEO of Zift Solutions. Cloud Caribs results demonstrate how Zifts social media syndication improves audience engagement, reduces marketing communications resource demands and increases brand awareness.

A Caribbean-based start-up and VMware Enterprise Partner, Cloud Carib, was intent on differentiating itself from increasing competition in the cloud and onsite virtualization services space, but struggled to connect with customers and prospects due to time and resource constraints. By using Zift Solutions to automate content syndication through social media, Cloud Carib was able to tap into VMware product-specific and best practice industry content, then publish it as co-branded social media communications. Doing so allowed Cloud Carib to increase the frequency of their social media outreach, boost brand awareness among a larger prospect pool and position themselves as an industry expert via multiple social media outlets. The company has also reduced resource allocations to marketing communications while driving more traffic to their website.

Just one month after implementing Zifts technology, we tripled the frequency of our tweets, doubled our follower interactions and nearly eliminated all time spent producing Twitter content, said Stelios Xeroudakis, Director, Cloud Carib. Read the full case study here.

Zift Solutions recently expanded its social media capabilities to help channel organizations improve lead generation, build awareness, nurture relationships and ultimately drive more channel sales. A direct response to customer feedback, Zifts social media enhancements simplify the complexities of social media and allow channel partners to work within the systems they use everyday instead of accessing separate partner portals.

Zift Solutions social media syndication reduces the time, costs and complexity of social media by automatically delivering timely, engaging supplier- and industry-related content through a channel partners social media outlets including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Built-in website analytics helps suppliers and channel partners track activity and measure results. Social media syndication can be used individually or in conjunction with Zift Solutions full suite of solutions, including Through Partner Marketing Automation, Content Syndication, Lead Distribution and Shared Analytics.

About Zift Solutions

Zift Solutions increases channel sales and boosts marketing impact with a superior technology platform, a complete channel marketing success framework and global customer care. Leading channel driven organizations around the world leverage Zift Solutions cloud-based platform to automate co-branded marketing, empower collaborative selling and measure results with powerful analytics. Visit http://www.ziftsolutions.com to learn more about Zift Solutions, join the conversation via our blog Channel Chatter and follow us on twitter @zift.

About Cloud Carib

Cloud Carib is a privately-held offshore cloud solution provider based in Nassau, Bahamas, and servicing the Caribbean region. The company focuses on Cloud Solutions for companies in the financial and professional services markets, as well as government agencies. The breadth of our portfolio of cloud solutions positions us to provide powerful cloud solutions that accelerate our customers journey to IT as a service, and enable them to build, manage, and deliver any application, to any device, over any network. Learn more at http://www.cloudcarib.com.







Certes Networks vCEP Cloud Encryption Solution Achieves VMware Ready Status

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 18, 2012

Certes Networks, an innovative developer of scalable network and cloud encryption solutions, today announced that its Virtual Certes Enforcement Point (vCEP) for cloud security has achieved VMware Ready status. This designation indicates that the vCEP has undergone detailed test procedures and is supported on VMware vSphere

Computer Design & Integration (CDI LLC) Principal Architect Awarded vExpert 2014 Title by VMware


Teterboro, NJ (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Yury Magalif, Computer Design & Integration (CDI LLC) principal architect, cloud computing, was awarded the vExpert 2014 title by VMware, the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the cloud era.

According to the VMware website, the vExpert program highlights individuals whove demonstrated a commitment to sharing their knowledge and passion for VMware technologyabove and beyond their job requirement. This years title was awarded to a select group of people who demonstrate engagement with their respective communities and have developed a substantial personal platform of influence within those communities.

I am honored to be sharing this opportunity with the amazing community of virtual bloggers, volunteers and community leaders, said Magalif. To be in the company of this group of esteemed professionals whove contributed to the success and forward movement of the VMware community is a tremendous accolade.

With access to a wide range of benefits, including private betas, free licenses, early access briefings, exclusive events, free online access to VMworld conference materials, and regular interactions with VMware product teams, vExperts are afforded the opportunity to significantly broaden their knowledge about VMware and pass their expertise on to the customer.

About Computer Design & Integration

Computer Design & Integration LLC (CDI LLC) provides data center infrastructure design, integration and support for businesses evolving needs while simplifying complex information technologies. The company offers advanced technology strategies with a particular focus on highly available data center solutions. Many of these are highlighted through the firms extensive YouTube video channel. CDI Managed Services (CDI MS), a division of CDI LLC, provides round-the-clock managed IT services and support for the entire IT lifecycle of customers’ networksfrom design to implementation. Founded in 1995, with locations in NJ, New York, Philadelphia, Charlotte and Atlanta, CDI LLC has been recognized as one of the nations top 500 IT solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.cdillc.com/ or Twitter @cdillc.







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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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California Department of Water Resources Implements Desktops as a Service with Unidesk and VMware Horizon View


Marlborough, Mass (PRWEB) April 18, 2013

Unidesk Corporation, the virtual desktop layering leader, today announced that California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is implementing Unidesk

Canadian Web Hosting Expands Cloud Shared Hosting in Canada with New Shared Cloud Hosting With VMware


Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 08, 2013

Canadian Web Hosting (http://www.canadianwebhosting.com), the leading provider of web hosting and infrastructure services in Canada, today announced the extension of its Shared Cloud Web Hosting services by launching new Linux- and Windows-based Cloud Shared Hosting services that give shared hosting customers improved reliability, industry leading virtualization and capabilities of more expensive cloud-based solutions without the cost and challenges of managing their own virtual server.

In combination with their SSAE 16 Type II (formerly SAS70) certifications, Canadian Web Hosting’s Cloud Shared Hosting solutions address the needs of small businesses and web hosting users who have high uptime requirements, want the benefits that cloud virtualization can provide, but want the ease of a shared hosting environment including use of cPanel or Plesk control panels. With Shared Cloud Hosting, Canadian Web Hosting becomes the first Canadian web host to offer shared hosting built on top of VMware giving its customers a unique advantage. Starting as low as $ 12.00 per month, Canadian companies of all sizes can now leverage on-demand cloud shared hosting, automatic failover, resource distribution and the reassurance that their sites will remain online avoiding many common issues associated with Shared Hosting.

Unlike traditional shared hosting plans that are built on top of a single dedicated server, Shared Cloud Hosting uses clusters of enterprise-grade Dell Servers that utilize hardware-based SANs for maximum performance. When combined with enterprise-grade VMware virtualization, customers have the protection of redundant hardware failover, the simplicity of shared hosting, and can be assured that all customer data will remain in Canada. Each Shared Cloud Hosting plan, current and new clients, will get highly redundant dedicated server and networking components that yield a higher-level of performance and availability for their critical infrastructure, automated backup services, easy 1-click application installations and immediate access to the control panel of their choice. This is something that is not always possible in typical Public Clouds today especially for shared hosting.”

“Whether it is Linux or Windows, our Cloud Shared Hosting plans are a game changer for Canadian customers and businesses. Traditionally, if you wanted the benefits of virtualization, you had to look at a virtual server or service offering that required technical resources to manage that server. More importantly, many of those same services are located in a country that doesnt allow customers to meet their privacy requirements with their cloud-based data, said Matt McKinney, Director at Canadian Web Hosting. Unlike some of our competitors who use third party resources, our Cloud Shared Hosting plans were built from the ground up using proven Six Sigma methodologies that incorporate the voice of our customer. We recognize that security and geography are just as important as the technology. Our plans are tailored specifically for customers looking for the simplicity of a shared hosting environment, and want to utilize the benefits of a cloud environment where features like automatic failover and geographic control are included. Weve recognized from day one that not every customer has the resources to invest in expensive hardware or complicated load-balanced, multi-server configurations. We want to make the benefits of the cloud available to everyone and lower the short- and long-term costs to get access to enterprise-grade cloud hosting services.

Canadian Web Hosting’s certified support teams can help manage the servers 24/7 and every server that includes cPanel or Plesk with regular backup snapshots to help keep data protected and scalability with unlimited email and storage. In addition, customers get the ability to one-click install many leading applications like Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, MySQL and many more.

About CANADIAN WEB HOSTING Hosting

Since 1998, Canadian Web Hosting has been providing on-demand hosting solutions that include Shared hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Servers, and IT as a Service for Canadian companies of all sizes. Through the use of innovative technologies and experienced support personnel, they continually focus on helping each customer by offering configurable solutions that are tailored to their exacting business requirements. As a company, Canadian Web Hosting maintains a SSAE16 Type II certification which guarantees 100% network availability, and a total money back guarantee that backs everything they do. Customers can get help by calling 1-888-821-7888 to get basic support. For more advanced technical support, customers can use email, ticketing or real time live chat support with support staff.

For more information, visit them at http://www.canadianwebhosting.com, or get the latest news by following them on Twitter at @cawebhosting and Facebook.







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UnitedLayer Increases Disaster Recovery and VMware vCloud Capabilities with New Fiber Backbone Project


San Francisco, California (PRWEB) December 05, 2012

UnitedLayer, a leading provider of managed hosting, private cloud, disaster recovery and colocation services, is proud to announce the completion of a new project to install a fiber backbone between its data centers.

The installation of this backbone will significantly increase UnitedLayers fiber capacity, allowing the hosting company to serve even more businesses. This new fiber cable will also allow UnitedLayer customers to enjoy reduced latency and higher performance.

Using this fiber backbone, UnitedLayer has greatly augmented the existing fiber capacity. UnitedLayers customers can now enjoy access to the various services and deploy hybrid architectures without sacrificing performance.

In a testament to UnitedLayers dedication to quality, the system was rigorously tested, ensuring our customers will have a quality and defect-free transport pathway, said Dell Stortroen, Chief of Engineering at UnitedLayer.

Were excited to increase our ability to take on new customers and offer our current customers reduced latency and increased fiber capacity. This will allow us to better serve their IT needs, using our rich product mix of colocation, managed hosting, VMware vClouds, Big Data solutions and DR said Abhijit Phanse, UnitedLayer CEO.

Innovative Disaster Recovery Solution at an Affordable Price

UnitedLayer specializes in customizable IT solutions; its latest innovation has been to architect an enterprise-grade SAN replication solution using open storage to reliably achieve customer Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) at a lower cost per GB. UnitedLayer has a highly consultative approach to Business Continuity Planning, including detailed processes to help clients identify and hit their RTOs and RPOs.

“Disaster recovery means something different to every company; therefore, the conversation about a client’s needs must be very consultative, and the solution is usually highly customized. UnitedLayer has developed a sophisticated process to help our clients think through their needs and identify the most reliable and cost effective solutions. We have a high performance nationwide network and datacenters across multiple geographies, which enable us to deliver enterprise-grade business continuity solutions across North America.” Mukund Chavan, VP of Software Engineering, UnitedLayer.

High Performance Private Cloud at a Great Value

UnitedLayer is taking its Private Cloud offering to the next level with a new, highly scalable, super-node architecture optimized for application specific performance delivering security, compliance, and on-demand provisioning at a very attractive price. UnitedLayer has the expertise to migrate complex enterprise IT infrastructure to an enterprise-grade Private Cloud hosted in one of its top tier datacenters offering expandable compute capacity, high availability and better scaling economics.

About UnitedLayer

UnitedLayer, LLC is a premier SSAE-16 Type II certified company that offers colocation, managed hosting, cloud computing, and business continuity solutions. UnitedLayer offers world-class datacenter facilities with extreme connectivity, coupled with technical expertise and thought leadership to solve complex IT problems. UnitedLayer has over 40,000 square feet of fully redundant conditioned datacenter space at 200 Paul in San Francisco, one of the most networked Internet points of presence in the world.







Virtual Internet, UKS Major Hosting Provider, Now Offers Two Cutting-Edge Products: Xen and VMware Platforms


(PRWeb UK) February 5, 2011

Complementing the companys enterprise-level VMware cloud servers, the new Xen Sandbox Servers present a wide range of benefits, including extraordinary cost-efficiency, performance and flexibility to name but a few. By offering you almost limitless options to scale up and down in terms of load balancing, hardware upgrading and the overall resource management, these cutting-edge cloud hosting solutions allow businesses to shift their focus from maintenance to efficiency and innovation, helping to grow their business as they fully optimise resources throughout IT.

VMware and Xen are two modern technologies behind the larger concept of cloud hosting, which has been all the rage since its emergence in the market. As opposed to a traditional hosting environment, where your website is hosted on a single server, often alongside multiple other websites, cloud hosting is basically a complicated arrangement of multiple servers in clusters. Having a number of servers configured to dynamically respond to your websites requirements, be it a sudden surge in traffic or reduction in the allocated disk space, will ensure maximum uptime of your website, even if you are deploying mission critical apps. With much more efficient resource utilisation, cloud hosting providers charge only on the basis of the amount of processing power consumed, similar to your telephone or electricity bills. That is why cloud hosting is to date the most cost-effective web-hosting solution to both well-established large enterprises and emerging businesses, looking to expand in the future.

Yana Kryuchkova, Marketing Manager, Virtual Internet: At VI we do our best to deliver exactly the right hosting solution for any business. We pride ourselves in being the only UK-based cloud host to offer both VMware and Xen as a cloud solution. The popularity of cloud computing is increasing dramatically but there are few managed hosting providers that have years of cloud hosting experience in UK thought its incredibly important. Virtual Internet is UK cloud hosting provider since 2008. At VI we also have VCP qualified engineers and VSP qualified sales mangers to ensure you receive the highest level of service possible.

Both Xen and VMware platforms have their key benefits that the other does not. The main difference between the two is Xen being a far more cost-effective platform as its built on an OpenSource technology and VMware being the industrys top-notch and most comprehensive virtualisation product. So you may want to consider starting off small on VIs new XEN Sandbox clouds and then upgrading to the companys enterprise-level VMware later on in your system or product lifecycle.

For more information about Virtual Internet please visit http://www.vi.net

About Virtual Internet

Since 1996 Virtual Internet has been a pioneer in the UK co-location and dedicated hosting market offering industry-leading SLAs and 100% network uptime guarantees. It is also the first web host to deliver both Xen and VMware (private and public) cloud servers to the UK enterprise market. Each hosting package is augmented by free VI-tal Support packages thats allowed it to build strong client bases in the finance, government, education, health, media and travel sectors.

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UK ISP Veber Announces Introduction of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and VMware vSphere 5.1 to its Portfolio


Watford, UK (PRWEB UK) 31 October 2012

With so much current innovation and development in the software field it is important for ISPs such as Veber to keep abreast of advances in order that the business consumer can access clear and impartial expert advice on what is the best hosting solution. Vebers overview of the three new additions to their software portfolio in the form of VMWares vSphere 5.1, Windows Server 2012 and the much hyped Windows 8 provides a useful insight into the pros and cons.

VMWares vSphere 5.1 is the latest release of the industry leading virtualisation platform from vmWare. Veber have been successfully using vmWare in cloud hosting solutions for over 5 years. The team have in depth knowledge of vmWare systems and are keen to ensure with this upgrade that customers have access to the most up to date functionality. vSphere 5.1 offers significant new features in the areas of Compute, Storage, Network, Availability, Security, Automation and Management. Veber have identified vSphere 5.1 developments such as the Network Health Check, vSphere vMotion, vSphere Web Client and CPU performance counters as key to improvements in the day to day management of their cloud hosting solutions. Tim Poultney, Vebers CEO, states We are looking forward to offering a greater level of enterprise class networking functionality through the new Network Health Check and are particularly happy with the greater flexibility and robustness of the vSphere Web Client.

Microsofts first major update to its server OS since 2009 in the form of Windows Server 2012 is also a welcome addition to Vebers cloud hosting line up. What is clear from the outset, not least through Microsofts own marketing headline of Built from the Cloud up, is that the new software capitalises on the worldwide industry trend towards cloud computing. Having spent some time with Microsofts purported revolutionary foundation for the future of the server OS, the team at Veber is impressed with the multi-server management which has been completely redone in this release. Being able to view server infrastructure by role as well as by server is a key tool for us and our customers, states James Robinson, Vebers Operations Manager. Whats more, two key features that underpin Windows Server 2012, modularity and automation, are now starting to look more substantial. For example you can now move between Server Core and the full GUI edition by adding and removing features, instead of having to completely reinstall.

As for Windows 8, it may be the OS that we all love to hate, to quote Vebers CEO, but it simply cannot be ignored within the B2B hosting industry any more than in the consumer market. Whilst the tiled UI and social functionality of Windows 8 may be causing waves, in Vebers view the OS offers the B2B market solid improvements in Desktop Mode and the technical team have been impressed with the high levels of stability and security achieved. We like Charles Arthurs Windows 8 article in The Guardian and the discussions it produced, says Robinson, once you’ve accepted that for all intents and purposes Windows 8 is basically Windows 7+1 and runs much more like the operating systems we and our customers are becoming used to on tablets and smartphones, the intended functionality of the OS is easier to swallow. Add in the fact that Windows 8 runs quicker and more securely than before and it we cant ignore it as a runner in the B2B hosting market.

To take advantage of the Veber teams know-how of VMWare vSphere 5.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 and other relevant software and OS for business hosting simply get in touch using the details below.

Veber

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Watford

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WD24 5RR

In the first instance contact Tim Poultney or James Robinson on 020 3468 7000

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