The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-06-22T08:42:13Z CA Technologies named a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide 2017-06-22T08:42:13Z ca-technologies-named-a-leader-in-gartner-magic-quadrant-for-project-portfolio-management-worldwide Sydney – 22 June, 2017 -- CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide."* The report evaluated CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM), and positioned CA Technologies highest in the Leaders quadrant for Ability to Execute. According to the report, "Leaders can provide comprehensive, resilient and high-performance PPM functionality to the project-execution-level customer as well as to the portfolio-level customer. Additionally, leaders recognise the market need for different types of PPM products matching well with the proliferation of different project and work environments of their prospective customers. As such, leaders are acquiring and building out a thoughtful inventory of different PPM products supporting the varied types of customers looking for software in the PPM space.” “In order to lead, companies must anticipate their customer’s needs and deliver on those needs faster than the competition,” said Angela Tucci, general manager, Agile Management, CA Technologies. “CA Project & Portfolio Management provides our customers the ability to quickly correlate financial and business investments with value delivery, giving them the ability to anticipate, react and invest faster than their competition to meet market needs.” With CA PPM, companies can track and prioritise market and customer needs and make better decisions on how to invest limited resources to better optimise enterprise, IT, service and product portfolios. Available via the cloud, on-premises, and hosted delivery models, CA PPM improves business leaders' ability to prioritise strategic initiatives and resources. CA Technologies was one of three vendors placed in the Leaders quadrant. A recognised leader in PPM, in November 2016 CA Technologies was named as a Leader in Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications."** CA’s Agile Management solutions are being demonstrated at the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit 2017, June 5-7 in Orlando, Florida and June 12-13 in London, England. For more information on CA Project and Portfolio solutions, visit: www.ca.com/us/products/ca-project-portfolio-management.html or visit CA at Booth #30 in Orlando, and Booth #P2 in London. To receive a complimentary copy of the report, visit Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide. *Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide,” Daniel B. Stang, Matt Light, Teresa Jones, May 25, 2017. **Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications," Daniel B. Stang, Stefan Van Der Zijden, November 22, 2016. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About CA Technologies CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate - across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com. Follow CA Technologies Twitter Social Media Page Press Releases Blogs Legal notices Copyright © 2017 CA, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies. Dell Boomi’s Latest Release Builds on Cloud Integration Platform to Drive Digitally Connected Experiences with Customers, Partners and Suppliers 2017-06-21T04:31:56Z dell-boomi-s-latest-release-builds-on-cloud-integration-platform-to-drive-digitally-connected-experiences-with-customers-partners-and-suppliers ROUND ROCK, Texas, June 20, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced the availability of the Spring 2017 release of the industry’s most robust and comprehensive cloud-native, enterprise integration platform to move, manage, govern and orchestrate data across hybrid IT architectures. The latest release enables Boomi customers to more efficiently connect everything and enable everywhere, with new, no code application integration accelerators, new features to fortify DevOps at enterprise scale, and improve data governance and security. “Today’s enterprise organization needs to create digitally connected experiences with customers, partners, and suppliers in order to stay ahead of the competition and remain relevant,” said Chris McNabb, CEO of Boomi. “Integration teams are under ever increasing pressure to make this happen at an accelerated pace. With this release, our platform provides organizations with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust integration foundation for rapidly building a digital business that’s smarter, better and faster.” Boomi’s Spring 2017 release includes more than 150 features that have been added to the market-leading Boomi integration platform as a service (iPaaS) over several months and are now generally available. Highlights include the following. Low and No Code Integration Accelerators Boomi accelerates implementations by providing a drag-and-drop data integration and application development environment, pre-built tools and reusable components, including: Workflow Automation - In March 2017, Boomi acquired ManyWho, a low-code development platform for building and deploying workflow applications, making Boomi the most comprehensive cloud-native integration and application development platform to accelerate digital transformation. The latest release allows an application developer to easily invoke a Boomi integration process within a workflow. No Code, Pre-built Integration Templates - Boomi offers citizen integrator support with 12 additional processes for the Boomi Process Library. The Boomi Process Library provides proven examples created by Boomi experts that any Boomi user can choose as a starting point to build their integration. Support for PaaS Integration - Boomi easily integrates with leading PaaS vendors and provides comprehensive support for PaaS solution integration. This release offers new connectors for Azure, AWS and Google. B2B Trading Partner Common Components - Three new types of EDI components provide increased reusability of common data among Trading Partners. Re-using common components increases flexibility, reduces duplication and simplifies updates. This saves time and development effort, especially for organizations with varied businesses, organizations growing through acquisition, as well as conglomerates and organizations with semi-autonomous business units. Fortified DevOps Features DevOps teams are looking for the ability to simplify and automate the delivery and deployment of applications and integrations, allowing organizations to focus more of their resources on innovation. Boomi’s fortified DevOps features provide new, robust enterprise capabilities, while reducing the complexity associated with IT operations, including: Docker Container Deployment - Easily create pre-configured containers. Docker containers simplify and provide flexibility to spin up and down instances of Boomi with pre-defined configurations to increase developer productivity and speed up application integration. Programmatic Onboarding for Trading Partners - Simplifies and speeds up onboarding, dramatically reducing the time required from weeks and days to hours and making the setup error-free. Data Stewardship Independence - Four new platform Quarantine API endpoints enable resolution actions outside of Boomi Master Data Management (MDM). This means data stewards can work in other applications, including cloud applications like Slack, to streamline governance tasks and approvals. Dynamic Integration Processes - With Boomi’s Process Route Shape feature, users can break down multi-step processes into smaller, independent functional groups and dynamically execute sub-processes. This independence between the main process, sub-process, and routing rules enables reusability of repeated logic and actions, and facilitates seamlessly updating and testing integrations. Data Governance and Security Organizations need technologies that provide ease of use to accelerate digital initiatives, while offering appropriate controls for the business units they support. Customers need to enforce the right data governance and security models that ensure compliance with business policies, contracts and regulations. Boomi’s latest release includes: Automated Data Governance - Data source rankings ensure that each Boomi MDM golden record is from the most trusted source system and propagated across all systems. Data stewards can easily enforce governance policies with automatic updates to all golden records when the data model and associated business rules are changed. Identity Management - With Boomi API Management developers can now leverage third party Authentication Sources to support OAuth 2.0 and SAML authentication use cases. API Policy Management - With an unlimited number of API calls, an organization can be vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and potentially overwhelm or tax the infrastructure. Boomi API Management allows for the configuration of policies to define a Contract. These Contracts can be coupled with entitlement tiers (i.e. Gold, Silver, or Bronze) as a mechanism for API providers to define expected service levels across their customer base. Additionally, with Quota, Rate Limit and Throttling functionality, the API Provider can limit the number of API calls for a specific time period. To learn more about the Boomi Spring release or see a demonstration, please visit: https://boomi.com/blog/boomi-advances-speed-efficiency-application-integration About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,800 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Dell Boomi, ManyWho, and Boomi iPaaS are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. # # # NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK X10 VOTED BEST WIFI ROUTER IN EUROPE 2017-06-21T04:27:22Z netgear-nighthawk-x10-voted-best-wifi-router-in-europe-1 SYDNEY, Australia — June 21, 2017 — For the second consecutive year, NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home, has secured the top spot for routers in the 2017 European Hardware Awards. The Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000) was named Best Router in this annual competition to honour exceptional hardware sold in the European Union. Nighthawk X10 debuted on the market last spring as the industry’s first —and fastest— router for media streaming and instant backup. The European Hardware Awards is created by the European Hardware Association (EHA). Votes were tallied from more than 100 experienced editors from EHA member publications representing the largest technology news and reviews sites in Europe: Hardware.Info (Benelux region), CowCotLand (France), Hardwareluxx (Germany), Hardware Upgrade (Italy), PurePC (Poland), Lab 501 (Romania), Geeknetic (Spain), SweClockers (Nordic countries) and KitGuru (United Kingdom). Today’s video files are getting larger with 4K and VR video. Offloading from capture devices and moving these large files within a network often becomes a time-consuming and challenging task. The NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi Router is powerful enough to move these files at unprecedented speed and provides easy access once the file is stored on the network. It offers ultra-smooth 4K streaming, even to remote devices, and is the industry’s first router to run Plex Media Server without the need for a computer. Nighthawk X10 combines a powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core processor — the fastest processor in a home router — and Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi architecture plus next-generation high speed 802.11ad WiFi, so you can enjoy blazing-fast combined wireless speeds up to a furious 7.2Gbps*. The latest MU-MIMO technology supports simultaneous streaming, while 160MHz doubles WiFi speeds to mobile devices. Nighthawk X10 is also the industry’s first router designed for the home market that includes a 10Gigabit port for supporting a fiber connection. “We are honoured to have a Nighthawk router selected as the Best Router in the European market two years in a row! Last year it was Nighthawk X6 and now Nighthawk X10,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home for NETGEAR. “We design all NETGEAR products not only to meet but to surpass the highest performance standards, and we strive to deliver the newest technology innovations. We know Nighthawk X10 to be the industry’s best, so it’s extremely rewarding to have it confirmed by technology experts in continent-wide voting.” Key Features of the Award-Winning Nighthawk X10: AD7200 Quad Stream Wave2 WiFi supports wireless speeds up to 4600+1733+800Mbps* Fastest 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi technology for instant downloads, backup and minimal latency during online game play Plex Media Server for all your media – anytime, anywhere Powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor boosts performance for 4K streaming or VR gaming 4 high-performance Active Antennas for better WiFi coverage and faster speeds 6 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with dual ports that can be operated in link aggregation mode for faster file transfers (up to 2Gbps wired speeds) 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for faster streaming, backup and easy access to stored media Automatic backup to the cloud with Amazon Drive NETGEAR® ReadyCLOUD® provides easy, private and secure remote access to USB connected storage 10Gigabit fiber port for lightning-fast backup and media streaming to/from a NETGEAR ReadyNAS® storage device or other NAS MU-MIMO capable for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices Dynamic QoS prioritises network traffic for uninterrupted video streaming for applications like YouTube®, Netflix® & others’ NETGEAR® Up app has your router up, running and configured from the convenience of any Android or iOS mobile device NETGEAR genie® app for a personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network, even when you’re away from home Watch this video to learn more about how the revolutionary Nighthawk X10 will support your most intense gaming needs and offer you the best possible WiFi for your other activities. Pricing and Availability Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000) is available from major retailers in stores and online at an RRP of $799 (AUD). About NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 31,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 28,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog. ©2017 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, Nighthawk, ReadyCLOUD, ReadyNAS and ReadySHARE are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved. *Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC7200 equals 800Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11ac with 256 QAM support + 1733Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac + 4600Mbps at 60GHz 802.11ad. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Source: NETGEAR-G Media Contact Emma, Elizabeth, Jennifer or Ashleigh at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au NETGEAR NIGHTHAWK X10 VOTED BEST WIFI ROUTER IN EUROPE 2017-06-21T04:26:02Z netgear-nighthawk-x10-voted-best-wifi-router-in-europe SYDNEY, Australia — June 21, 2017 — For the second consecutive year, NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home, has secured the top spot for routers in the 2017 European Hardware Awards. The Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000) was named Best Router in this annual competition to honour exceptional hardware sold in the European Union. Nighthawk X10 debuted on the market last spring as the industry’s first —and fastest— router for media streaming and instant backup. The European Hardware Awards is created by the European Hardware Association (EHA). Votes were tallied from more than 100 experienced editors from EHA member publications representing the largest technology news and reviews sites in Europe: Hardware.Info (Benelux region), CowCotLand (France), Hardwareluxx (Germany), Hardware Upgrade (Italy), PurePC (Poland), Lab 501 (Romania), Geeknetic (Spain), SweClockers (Nordic countries) and KitGuru (United Kingdom). Today’s video files are getting larger with 4K and VR video. Offloading from capture devices and moving these large files within a network often becomes a time-consuming and challenging task. The NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi Router is powerful enough to move these files at unprecedented speed and provides easy access once the file is stored on the network. It offers ultra-smooth 4K streaming, even to remote devices, and is the industry’s first router to run Plex Media Server without the need for a computer. Nighthawk X10 combines a powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core processor — the fastest processor in a home router — and Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi architecture plus next-generation high speed 802.11ad WiFi, so you can enjoy blazing-fast combined wireless speeds up to a furious 7.2Gbps*. The latest MU-MIMO technology supports simultaneous streaming, while 160MHz doubles WiFi speeds to mobile devices. Nighthawk X10 is also the industry’s first router designed for the home market that includes a 10Gigabit port for supporting a fiber connection. “We are honoured to have a Nighthawk router selected as the Best Router in the European market two years in a row! Last year it was Nighthawk X6 and now Nighthawk X10,” said David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home for NETGEAR. “We design all NETGEAR products not only to meet but to surpass the highest performance standards, and we strive to deliver the newest technology innovations. We know Nighthawk X10 to be the industry’s best, so it’s extremely rewarding to have it confirmed by technology experts in continent-wide voting.” Key Features of the Award-Winning Nighthawk X10: AD7200 Quad Stream Wave2 WiFi supports wireless speeds up to 4600+1733+800Mbps* Fastest 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi technology for instant downloads, backup and minimal latency during online game play Plex Media Server for all your media – anytime, anywhere Powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor boosts performance for 4K streaming or VR gaming 4 high-performance Active Antennas for better WiFi coverage and faster speeds 6 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with dual ports that can be operated in link aggregation mode for faster file transfers (up to 2Gbps wired speeds) 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for faster streaming, backup and easy access to stored media Automatic backup to the cloud with Amazon Drive NETGEAR® ReadyCLOUD® provides easy, private and secure remote access to USB connected storage 10Gigabit fiber port for lightning-fast backup and media streaming to/from a NETGEAR ReadyNAS® storage device or other NAS MU-MIMO capable for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices Dynamic QoS prioritises network traffic for uninterrupted video streaming for applications like YouTube®, Netflix® & others’ NETGEAR® Up app has your router up, running and configured from the convenience of any Android or iOS mobile device NETGEAR genie® app for a personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network, even when you’re away from home Watch this video to learn more about how the revolutionary Nighthawk X10 will support your most intense gaming needs and offer you the best possible WiFi for your other activities. Pricing and Availability Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router (R9000) is available from major retailers in stores and online at an RRP of $849 (NZD). About NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 31,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 28,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog. ©2017 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, Nighthawk, ReadyCLOUD, ReadyNAS and ReadySHARE are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved. *Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC7200 equals 800Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11ac with 256 QAM support + 1733Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac + 4600Mbps at 60GHz 802.11ad. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards. Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Source: NETGEAR-G Media Contact Emma, Elizabeth, Jennifer or Ashleigh at DEC PR (02) 8014 5033 / netgear@decpr.com.au Big Switch Networks appoints Claudio Perugini as VP Worldwide Channels 2017-06-21T00:00:00Z big-switch-networks-appoints-claudio-perugini-as-vp-worldwide-channels MELBOURNE, Australia – 21 June 2017 – Big Switch Networks, the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company, today announced it has appointed Claudio Perugini as Vice President, Worldwide Channels.   “I’m thrilled to welcome Claudio to the Big Switch team to drive the expansion of our worldwide channel program,” said Mike Hoffman, VP of Worldwide Sales and Chief Revenue Officer. “He brings channel expertise, leadership experience and a proven track record in sales and channel strategy and I look forward to partnering with him as we continue to scale our global GTM efforts.”   Perugini has extensive channel and sales experience in the networking industry, which spans more than 30 years. Most recently Perugini was EVP, Worldwide Sales at LightCyber (acquired by Palo Alto Networks, February 2017). Prior to LightCyber, Perugini spent nearly five years at Gigamon, as VP of Sales, Americas. Perugini began his career as a founding member at Fluke Networks, a division of Danaher, where he spent more than 25 years.   “Claudio is uniquely qualified to expand our global channel program to support continued growth at Big Switch,” said Susheel Chitre, VP of Business Development, Big Switch Networks. “He will play a meaningful role at Big Switch as we expand our programs to further support our global customer base with differentiated technology and choice that will enable transformation of legacy data centres.”   At LightCyber, Perugini significantly contributed to the company’s overall growth and resulting acquisition, evidenced by a 2.5x increase in bookings as well as a 2x increase in customer logo count. Perugini was also responsible for the build-out of LightCyber’s worldwide sales and engineering teams to support growing demand.   During his tenure at Gigamon, the company’s revenue increased from $30M to $180M, and under his leadership, the Americas sales team contributed more than 80% of total company revenue per quarter and had the highest producing region per sales person for four consecutive years. At Gigamon, Perugini grew the Americas sales organisation from a 6 person to an 85 person, multi-tier leadership team, which had a 98% retention rate.   “As a veteran of the networking industry I was incredibly impressed with the technology offerings in Big Switch’s portfolio, which enable customers to experience benefits that are not delivered via other solutions currently in the market,” said Claudio Perugini, VP of Worldwide Channel Sales, Big Switch Networks. “Given my 30-plus years in sales and sales management, my success has always been in working with the channel and partners. I look forward to growing the BSN channel program so that partners and end-users around the world can experience the flexibility, agility and intelligence of Big Switch’s next-gen products.”  About Big Switch Networks Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company. We disrupt the status quo of networking by designing intelligent, automated and flexible networks for our customers around the world. We do so by leveraging the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), coupled with a choice of industry-standard hardware. Big Switch Networks has two solutions: Big Monitoring Fabric, a Next-Generation Network Packet Broker, which enables pervasive security and monitoring of data centre and cloud traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments and Big Cloud Fabric, the industry's first Next-Generation switching fabric that allows for choice of switching hardware for OpenStack, VMware, Container and Big Data use cases. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices located in Tokyo, Melbourne, London and Istanbul. For additional information, email info@bigswitch.com, follow Big Switch on LinkedIn and Twitter, or visit www.bigswitch.com.   Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Monitoring Fabric, BigSecure, Big Chain, Switch Light OS, and Switch Light VX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.Media contacts Espresso Communications for Big Switch Networks Amy Rathbone/India Bednallbigswitch@espressocomms.com.au Ph. +61 2 8016 2200 Reekoh and Equinix announce partnership 2017-06-20T23:12:34Z reekoh-and-equinix-announce-partnership Brisbane, Australia, June 21 2017 – IoT Platform-as-a-Service Provider Reekoh, today announced it has partnered with  Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, to offer a fully scalable and secure IoT integration platform to enterprises. With Reekoh’s vendor agnostic approach and Equinix’s rich ecosystems of cloud service providers and enterprise users, this new platform provides highly scalable and secured IoT applications and solutions in interconnected environments.  According to the latest research from IDC[1], security and privacy concerns are the biggest perceived inhibitors for deployment of IoT solutions in Australia, something Reekoh and Equinix are delivering on with this new collaboration.  Combining Equinix’s low latency, direct, private connections to over 500 world’s leading cloud service providers, and Reekoh’s newly launched IoT integration platform for enterprises, customers will benefit from the most secure multi-cloud integration possible for all kinds of IoT applications. As well as delivering a number of new features and improvements, Reekoh’s latest product release gives customers the choice of where the platform is deployed – either as-a-Service with the Reekoh Cloud, or using Containerisation to provide infrastructure interoperability and portability with the Reekoh Enterprise edition.  By leveraging container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes, Reekoh is bringing a market-leading capability to customers looking to take full control of their IoT stack. As well as unlocking opportunities to work with global connectivity leaders such as Equinix, containers are also being utilised within specific application modules to provide further data security and performance monitoring for IoT solutions, and even to enable Reekoh to run on IoT edge devices.  This modular approach has been part of Reekoh’s DNA from the very beginning as it launched one of the first dedicated IoT integration platforms, providing an open “Plugin” framework for connecting IoT solution components, distribution through the Plugin Marketplace, and a visual data workflow design tool called Pipeline Studio.  It is this dedication to providing an agnostic platform for enabling best-of-breed solution components from across the IoT ecosystem that led Reekoh and Equinix to strike up a partnership.  Dale Rankine, Reekoh CEO and Co-Founder explained, “We were very pleased with the opportunity to work with Equinix as it delivers on our core proposition of a vendor agnostic approach across all segments of the IoT value chain.  There’s no doubt that infrastructure plays a massive role in how scalable an IoT solution is, and Equinix’s unmatched global footprint provides the opportunity for the growth we need. Security is also a key area of concern for enterprise customers designing and deploying IoT solutions, so being able to run Reekoh within Equinix’s highly interconnected platform means customers benefit from the global scale, private connections and security that are required to build an enterprise-grade IoT solution.”  With interconnected data centres across 44 markets worldwide, Equinix’s global footprint enables customers using the new IoT platform to bring the service closer to their end-users, regardless of where they are located in the world. For Reekoh, the additional benefit is secure, direct connectivity to Equinix’s extensive ecosystem of clouds and enterprises already deployed inside its International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) facilities.  Equinix Australia Managing Director Jeremy Deutsch said, “The collaboration with Reekoh marks an important stage in accelerating our own IoT vision. For enterprises considering IoT solutions and deployments, the benefits of a highly interconnected environment are significant. Equinix is vendor agnostic and offers greater security, low latency, direct and private connections. We’re confident that the combined offering from Equinix and Reekoh will allow more enterprises to embrace IoT in their business.”  Reekoh has recently been named by Gartner as a 2017 Cool Vendor for the Internet of Things, and with collaboration with companies such as Equinix, is experiencing fast growth by addressing the growing issues surrounding integration and interoperability for IoT.   To find out more, contact: Reekoh Press Enquiries – press@reekoh.com Annie Ho, Equinix – annho@ap.equinix.com Bianca Georgiou, Howorth (Equinix) - bianca@howorth.com.au   About Reekoh Reekoh is the leading open integration platform purpose-built for the Internet of Things. Using Reekoh to build seamless interoperability between IoT devices and enterprise platforms, services, business systems and processes, customers reduce complexity increase delivery speed with IoT solutions, and future-proof their business plans from vendor lock-in. reekoh.com About Equinix Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centres. In 44 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realise new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. equinix.com.   Forward Looking Statements  This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix's recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release. Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc. [1]  IDC research, March 2017: https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prAP42399317   Why 2017 signals a change in the value proposition of SD-WAN 2017-06-20T05:05:19Z why-2017-signals-a-change-in-the-value-proposition-of-sd-wan By Zeus Kerravala, for Silver Peak *  SD-WANs have garnered a tremendous amount of interest from companies both large and small as they can significantly lower the costs and complexity of running a WAN. As businesses migrate applications to the cloud, they are increasingly embracing the cost advantages of broadband connectivity to connect users to applications. This is being driven not only by the high cost of private WAN circuits, but because backhauling applications traffic to the data centre is negatively impacting application performance, resulting in frustrated users and sub-optimal productivity. The combination of high costs and poor performance seems like a perfect recipe for market disruption. Cost saving has been the ‘low-hanging fruit’ for SD-WANs from the technology’s inception. Organisations have slashed the cost of connectivity by adopting a wide range of broadband options, including consumer broadband and 4G LTE.  Also, the addition of broadband and subsequent redirection of best-effort traffic can help businesses to push out having to upgrade the MPLS circuits. It’s rare that we see companies cut the amount of bandwidth they’ve purchased, but they certainly could by augmenting their MPLS circuits with broadband. I’ve never liked cost being the primary driver for anything, as it has limited value.  Most organisations could save money on network connectivity by just renegotiating with their MPLS provider a bit harder at renewal time. Also, why go through the work of re-architecting an entire network just to save a few shekels? For large companies with lots of trans-Pacific traffic, the cost savings can be significant, as much as 90 per cent in some cases, but even with that I think there are more important reasons to make the shift to an SD-WAN. It appears that customers are now thinking that way as well. In the most recent ZK Research / Tech Target WAN Survey, we asked the respondents what their top purchase drivers were for SD-WAN. Historically, cost savings was always the top response, but this year it fell to third behind the ‘Need to increase WAN agility’ and ‘Need to shorten provisioning time for new WAN links’.Agility and speed driving SD-WAN deployments To me, this signals two important things. First, and most obvious, is that customers are finally looking past cost savings and thinking bigger picture: looking beyond dollars and cents, which can be difficult to do. With any new technology, it’s easy to make a justification based on cost savings, but ultimately the new technology must be able to do things the old stuff couldn’t. Consider the move from TDM to VoIP. Initially, most of the deployments were done so companies could save money by consolidating two networks down to one. Eventually we figured out we could do several different things such as four-digit dialling across the globe, least-cost routing, soft phones, etc. VoIP not only saved money, but also allowed the company to do things it couldn’t do before. Similarly, an SD-WAN brings a level of agility to the network not seen before, enabling network managers to do cool new things like orchestrate network changes centrally in alignment with application requirements, shift to active-active architectures, make network segmentation easy to implement, or move to a thin branch where all the previously resident branch infrastructure has migrated to the cloud or a regional hub. This change is also reflected in the features that network managers are looking for from their vendors.  The top three responses in the previously-mentioned survey are ‘Dynamic WAN bandwidth aggregation’, ‘Real-time traffic monitoring’ and ‘automated network provisioning’. These all point to network managers saying, “give me a network that is more agile and one that is easier to manage”. There’s one more important aspect to this. Based on my research, 77 per cent of businesses surveyed are in the process of deploying an SD-WAN or have it on the roadmap to be started within the next two years. Most these organisations are thinking about their networks more strategically. The few businesses that are still on the fence about building an SD-WAN, should be asking themselves why? Based on my most recent survey data, the leading companies have already moved past cost savings.  What’s holding you back?*  Zeus Kerravala is the founder and principal analyst with ZK Research.   CA Technologies helps create agile businesses with faster time-to-market by connecting strategy, execution and delivery 2017-06-20T03:39:38Z ca-technologies-helps-create-agile-businesses-with-faster-time-to-market-by-connecting-strategy-execution-and-delivery SYDNEY, 20 June, 2017 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced new capabilities across its Agile Management portfolio for a clear and connected view of work in progress and available resources to align and execute on strategy. The solutions help fuel business agility with: The latest release of CA’s market-leading Project & Portfolio solution (CA PPM) gives greater insights into current and future resource planning as well as increased functionality for team collaboration. New features for teams in CA Agile Central that ensure team work is clearly aligned to company objectives to allow employees to see how they contribute to top line growth. And additional integrations across CA’s vast product portfolio that allow organizations to leverage the funding, investment and planning capabilities of CA PPM with visibility into what is being delivered via CA Agile Central, so that companies can make better, fact-based decisions. CA PPM offers ability to anticipate and plan team resources with industry-first telescoping A recognised PPM solutions provider, CA was named a leader in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide.* The latest CA PPM solution offers the industry’s first telescoping capability to more easily manage time scales within a single view. Resource managers can better anticipate and plan for future demand of resources while project coordinators have more visibility to better manage and staff current projects. Additionally, new functionality includes built-in conversations to encourage collaboration, while pinning and filtering capabilities make it easy for users to isolate specific resource allocation problems and staffing conflicts. CA Agile Central Team Board gives autonomy to teams, and visibility to the business CA Agile Central’s unique capability, Team Board, bridges the gap between team-level autonomy and company strategy with an unprecedented level of process flexibility, supporting Scrum and Kanban at the team level, while ensuring visibility and alignment to business strategy. “Success in today’s fast-paced and quickly changing market requires empowered teams that can easily align their work with overall business strategy. For success at scale, the solutions and tools teams use need to be intuitive, flexible and powerful – and need to support modern ways of working, not slow them down,” said Ken Martin, vice president, Agile Management, CA Technologies, Asia Pacific & Japan. “To help companies adapt and win, CA’s Agile Management solutions give business stakeholders clear visibility into the execution and delivery of business plans and financial investments, while also supporting the practices used by today’s teams.” Identify, define and prioritise the most important work with agile + PPM Driving increased visibility into strategic business decisions and work in process, CA PPM has expanded integrations with CA Agile Central to offer customers a 360 degree view of all work being delivered from agile and traditional teams across the enterprise. These new integrations enable: Unified portfolio funding approval: Integrate all work into a unified funding portfolio. Gain visibility into spend on all activities across traditional and agile teams. Flexible backlog management: Maintain feature backlog in Agile for internal teams or in PPM for customer scope controlled contracts. Unified people planning: Add new team members from CA Agile Central to the project staffing to provide enterprise visibility into all work. Simplified cost management: Single time management solution for Agile Central and CA PPM. Combined with a unique time template for finance to classify work without burdening teams with complex rules or audit requirements. CA continues to help companies build applications faster by providing integrated solutions across its Agile Management and Continuous Delivery portfolios. The PPM and CA Agile Central enhancements released today, when combined with the existing CA Agile Central and Continuous Delivery integrated solutions, ensure that customers are able to plan, manage, build and deliver the right products at the right time, tying strategy to delivery, accelerating time to market and allowing rapid response to market changes. Additional links: BLOG: The new CA PPM: convenient, collaborative and powerful DATA SHEET: Integrated solution overview: CA PPM and CA Agile Central PRODUCT TOUR: CA Agile Central product tour *Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Project Portfolio Management, Worldwide,” Daniel B. Stang, Matt Light, Teresa Jones, May 25, 2017. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About CA Technologies CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate - across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com. Follow CA Technologies Twitter Social Media Page Press Releases Blogs Legal notices Copyright © 2017 CA, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies. Australian organisations not setup to predict the risk of security breaches before they occur 2017-06-19T06:01:41Z australian-organisations-not-setup-to-predict-the-risk-of-security-breaches-before-they-occur SYDNEY, 19 June, 2017 – Australian organisations are lagging behind their regional counterparts when it comes to having security controls that are adaptive based on risk, with few able to anticipate the risk of a breach before it occurs. This highlights a significant disconnect with the fact that more than half of Australian organisations believe that the number of security breaches has increased in the last 12 months. In a global study by CA Technologies; The Security Imperative: Driving Business Growth in the App Economy, a low 37 per cent of Australian organisations reported employing proactive or predictive processes to detect data breaches; a stark comparison to our regional counterparts in Singapore, (75 per cent) and Korea (60 per cent). Further, 21 per cent of Australian organisations say that their approach to detecting data breaches only includes an ‘occasional review of activity reporting’. “There’s no doubt that good identity-centric security strategy helps a business to accelerate its digital transformation journey. With data breaches becoming more frequent and more mature, identity-centric security needs to be incorporated right from day one, as a core technology enabler rather than bolted on as an IT afterthought,” said Teng Sherng Lim, vice president, Security, CA Technologies, Asia Pacific and Japan. When it comes to identity and access management (IAM), none of the Australian organisations surveyed said their controls are adaptive based on risk, with the majority of controls being centralised or automated (67 per cent) and the remaining 33 per cent employing manual controls. A correlation can be drawn between these figures and the impact of IT security efforts on business KPIs with Australia’s results again, by-and-large below the regional average. In particular, the areas of employee productivity (37 per cent), customer satisfaction (40 per cent), operational efficiency (35 per cent) and importantly business growth (41 per cent) paint a picture of little improvements. “Disruptions – and in this case security breaches – are coming to every industry. For Australian organisations to succeed and in fact last, they need to be built it to change. This means not only keeping up, but constantly innovating and continuously improving. Employing advanced identity-centric security isn’t optional, it’s imperative,” said Lim. The number of compliance audit failures was also reported to have improved by only 35 per cent based on IT security efforts, which compares starkly to Thailand at 57 per cent. On a regional level, those with advanced identity-centric security reported a 35 per cent decrease in breaches, compared to only 12 per cent of basic users. Additionally, advanced users of identity-centric security that have seen a decline in breaches have been much more proactive in preventing breaches through increased investment and focusing on mobile devices and apps. The study polled 1,770 senior business and IT executives worldwide, of which more than 100 are chief security officers and chief information security officers. 799 of the respondents were from countries in the APJ region. -ENDS- Resources The Security Imperative: Driving Business Growth in the App Economy The Security Imperative Infographic About the Research/Coleman Parkes Conducted by Coleman Parkes, the study included 1,770 senior business and IT executives, including more than 100 CSOs and CISOs, from large enterprises across 21 countries and 10 industry sectors. The study and data analysis was done from May – September 2016. Coleman Parkes Research Ltd, formed in 2000, provides action-focused marketing research on a global scale. The company offers a full research and consultancy service across all markets, while specialising in business-to-business research with a focus on IT, technology and communications research. For more information, please visit www.coleman-parkes.co.uk. About CA Technologies CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com. Follow CA Technologies Twitter Social Media Page Press Releases Blogs Legal notices Copyright © 2017 CA, Inc. All Rights Reserved. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies. Ruckus Expands High-Performance Network Infrastructure Offerings to Deliver Simply Better Wired and Wireless Connections 2017-06-14T00:10:53Z ruckus-expands-high-performance-network-infrastructure-offerings-to-deliver-simply-better-wired-and-wireless-connections Ruckus, a part of Brocade, announced it now offers both wired and wireless networking for enterprise, hospitality, service provider, government and small-and-medium business (SMB) customers worldwide. By combining its industry-leading wireless products with the ICX® wired switching portfolio from Brocade, Ruckus now offers a complete line of high-performance access infrastructure designed to optimise the end-user experience, simplify network setup and management for IT managers, and help business leaders deliver great experiences for their employees, guests and customers. As part of its expanded offering to deliver simply better connections, Ruckus announced a new multi-gigabit solution that delivers more efficient performance while providing flexible scalability and simplified management to meet the needs of businesses and organisations of all types and sizes.   “The expansion of Ruckus to include both wired and wireless products is a tremendous opportunity for us to carry forward the outstanding ICX product line and technology innovation we have gained as part of Brocade,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, chief operating officer of Ruckus, a part of Brocade. “Combining the product lines means we can offer our partners a comprehensive set of access infrastructure and meet customers’ networking needs beyond simply wireless, without sacrificing performance. Our new multi-gig solution sets the tone for the type of innovation to come.”   The new ICX 7150 Z-Series switch and Ruckus R720 access point (AP) together solve the problems associated with increasing device densities and bandwidth-consuming applications by maximising network access performance with a complete multi-gigabit 802.11ac Wave 2 solution. The Ruckus solution does not require the need to rip and replace existing CAT 5e cabling infrastructure – the switch and AP can simply be dropped into current environments, thus substantially saving costs and installation time while increasing performance.   The latest addition to the Ruckus portfolio also includes Cloudpath Enrollment System software, a security and policy management platform that enables organisations to easily establish secure, policy-based access for all wired and wireless devices. Cloudpath is infrastructure-agnostic, allowing organisations to apply a single unified approach to device security and policy, regardless of client OS or underlying networking infrastructure.   “The announcement that Ruckus will expand its solution set by fully incorporating wired Ethernet switching into its portfolio makes absolute sense and was expected as part of the acquisition announcement from ARRIS earlier this year,” said Nolan Greene, senior research analyst, IDC. “With this new multi-gig solution, Ruckus is formally expressing its intent to be a dominant player in the network access infrastructure market for its target segments—education, hospitality, service provider, government and SMB.”  Optimising Wired and Wireless Access   End-user quality-of-service expectations are increasing but IT budgets and time aren’t rising with them. Ruckus has developed two new products designed to work in combination to deliver the performance end users expect with the scalability, manageability and value IT departments require:     Ruckus ICX 7150 Z-Series Switch. A full-featured layer 3-capable 48-port switch that includes sixteen 2.5 GbE ports and thirty-two 10/100/1000 ports. The 7150-Z includes dual hot-swappable power supplies and fans and is stackable with other switches in the ICX 7150 family. Eight 10 GbE uplink/stacking ports doubles stacking and uplink bandwidth over previous ICX 7150 models.   Ruckus R720 Access Point. A 4x4:4 dual-band 802.11ac Wave 2 AP with one 10/100/1000 and one 2.5 GbE port. Featuring patented BeamFlex+™ and ChannelFly™ technologies, the R720 is capable of 160MHz and 80+80MHz channelization and is designed for use in high-density indoor applications.   When paired, the new switch and AP uniquely solve the IT challenge of accommodating spiking network traffic—caused by increased device density and bandwidth-intensive applications—while minimising deployment time and expense.  Partner and Customer Support “By partnering with Ruckus for wired and wireless networking, we were able to provide an unparalleled Internet connection throughout the Dr Pepper Ballpark that truly elevates the overall fan experience,” said Sam Darwish, chief executive officer, Skinny IT. “The team made it easy to quickly set up the high-performance network. As a result, the Frisco RoughRiders’ future engagement campaign initiatives will be able to utilise fan data collected by the reliable APs located across the stadium.”   “Providing Wi-Fi to our fans was a top priority for us this year, but we are also excited to gain a significant amount of fan information from the Ruckus APs that Skinny IT installed throughout the ballpark,” said Matt Ratliff, senior director of marketing and promotions, Frisco RoughRiders. “This technology takes our Internet connection to the next level and allows us to have a robust network providing data back to our team for future initiatives.”   “At Vology, it is our goal to deliver the best possible wired and wireless products and solutions to our customers. We’re able to accomplish this by partnering with technology experts who continue to innovate in these areas,” said Keith Archibald, chief technology officer, Vology. “Partnering with Ruckus gives us the opportunity to deploy a unique set of cost-effective products. When connectivity really matters, we know we can rely on Ruckus to provide a seamless experience."   The Ruckus R720 AP is available now and has an MSRP of $1,295 (USD). The ICX 7150 Z-Series switch can be ordered now and is planned to ship next month with an MSRP starting at $6,150 (USD).  About RuckusRuckus, a business unit of Brocade, delivers simply better connections, so you can deliver awesome customer experiences. Ruckus’ high-performance network infrastructure provides secure, reliable access to applications and services no matter how tough the environment. Ruckus innovates across wireless and wired technology to meet industry-specific needs. When connectivity really matters, organisations turn to Ruckus.  About Brocade Brocade® (NASDAQ: BRCD) networking solutions help the world’s leading organisations turn their networks into platforms for business innovation. With solutions spanning public and private data centres to the network edge, Brocade is leading the industry in its transition to the New IP network infrastructures required for today’s era of digital business. (www.brocade.com)   # # #  © 2017 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.These products and features and their availability are subject to change at the sole discretion of Brocade, and Brocade shall have no liability for delay in the delivery or failure to deliver any of the products or features described herein.Ruckus, Ruckus Wireless and SP Cloud are trademarks of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. in the United States and other countries.Brocade, the B-wing symbol, and MyBrocade are registered trademarks of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., in the United States and in other countries.  Other brands, product names, or service names mentioned of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. are listed at www.brocade.com/en/legal/brocade-Legal-intellectual-property/brocade-legal-trademarks.html.  Other marks may belong to third parties. Carbon Black named winner of Endpoint & Mobile Data Protection Award by NetworkWorld Asia 2017-06-13T23:35:45Z carbon-black-named-winner-of-endpoint-mobile-data-protection-award-by-networkworld-asia SYDNEY — June 14, 2017 — Carbon Black, the leader in next-generation endpoint security, has been named a joint winner in NetworkWorld Asia’s (NWA) Endpoint & Mobile Data Protection category at the Information Management Awards 2017. Carbon Black was also named a winner of the Top 8 Asia Pacific Security Vendors To Look Out For. Inaugurated in 2012, the NWA awards recognise Asia’s leaders and their technological advancements in information, security, storage and data management. Guided by a team of experienced editors and a panel of more than 100 CIO advisers with domain expertise and deep insights in information management, finalists are judged on reputation, acceptance of technology, features and USPs of the solution, as well as end-user feedback. The awards reflect Carbon Black’s growth in the Asia Pacific region, where the company established business operations in 2015. Working with key partners across the Asia Pacific region, Carbon Black enables companies and governments to protect their endpoints and equips them to handle today’s advanced cyber threats. With the acquisition of Confer in 2016, Carbon Black has further built capabilities for organisations of all sizes to enhance their cyber defense and response mechanisms. Carbon Black has also pioneered a next-generation technology known as ‘streaming prevention’. Powering Cb Defense, streaming prevention was designed to prevent both malware and non-malware attacks by leveraging event stream processing, the same technology that revolutionised algorithmic day-trading. “Cyber security has gained a lot of traction in APAC in the past year. Global cyberattacks such as the WannaCry incident served as a wake-up call to organisations and security vendors, emphasising the importance of a solution that protects against both malware and non-malware threats,” said Kane Lightowler, Managing Director APJ for Carbon Black. “At Carbon Black, we are continuously analysing the sophistication and evolution of cyber threats, enabling us to provide a prevention, detection and response solution that protects the most critical and vulnerable parts of an organization – their endpoints.” Earlier this year, Carbon Black was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape, Worldwide Endpoint Specialized Threat Analysis and Protection (STAP) 2017 Vendor Assessment. “Within less than three years since its entrance into the Asia Pacific market, Carbon Black has made a significant mark with its endpoint and mobile data protection solutions among end-user organisations,” said Victor Ng, Editor-in-Chief of NetworkWorld Asia and Enterprise Group Editorial Director at Questex Asia. “This award is testimony to Carbon Black’s efficacy in addressing the ever-increasing sophistication of cyber threats especially in the increasingly mobile business world of today.”About Carbon Black Carbon Black is the leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. Carbon Black’s Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) solution, Cb Defense, leverages breakthrough prevention technology, streaming prevention, to instantly see and stop cyberattacks. Cb Defense uniquely combines breakthrough prevention with market-leading detection and response into a single, lightweight agent delivered through the cloud. With more than 9 million endpoints under management, Carbon Black has more than 3,000 customers, including 30 of the Fortune 100. These customers use Carbon Black to replace legacy antivirus, lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and protect their endpoints from the most advanced cyberattacks, including non-malware attacks.Contact Marie Evans, Carbon Black. marie.evans@carbonblack.com 61 (0) 412 044 072         INFINIDAT Disrupts Enterprise Storage Market, Ramps Up Australian and New Zealand Channel Partnerships 2017-06-08T04:51:45Z infinidat-disrupts-enterprise-storage-market-ramps-up-australian-and-new-zealand-channel-partnerships INFINIDAT, the market’s leading independent provider of  petabyte-scale enterprise-class data storage solutions, today announced the appointment of Independent Data Solutions (IDS) as their distributor for Australia and New Zealand. IDS is a specialist value add distributor offering technologies that enable storage, management, and transport of data for the enterprise. IDS offer a range of build and configuration services to help reseller partners deliver and support their clients. The new distribution partnership agreement between INDINIDAT and IDS will support growing demand from Australian and New Zealand enterprises for high performance enterprise grade storage solutions. Mark Brown, General Manager for INFINIDAT Australia and NZ commented, “Enterprises are seeing their data storage requirements and costs grow much faster than their overall IT budgets. The legacy storage infrastructure that many Australian businesses rely upon is simply not cost competitive or fast enough for today’s needs, let alone tomorrow’s. INFINIDAT is growing rapidly because our storage solutions are dramatically more cost effective, while achieving 99.99999% availability.” To handle growing demand for their solutions, INFINIDAT is currently recruiting additional systems integrators and specialist database and applications solutions resellers across both Australia and New Zealand. The INFINIDAT partner program includes comprehensive training, presales assistance, deal registration, marketing lead programs, and very attractive margins for product sales. INFINIDAT solutions are sold 100% via partners. Ian Deane, Director of Sales for Independent Data Solutions explained, “System Integrators and resellers are always looking for a competitive edge, vendor partnerships that help them achieve better outcomes for their clients. INFINIDAT solutions are a real game changer for enterprise users, delivering unmatched reliability, superior performance, and simple management.” Technology Solutions is a specialist reseller and service provider that markets INFINIDAT solutions to their clients and the wider NZ storage market. David Lynn, Enterprise Sales Manager for Technology Solutions commented, “We grow long term relationships with our clients. INFINIDAT’s revolutionary solutions are a key part of our growth strategy, helping us to deliver market leading storage reliability and performance for our clients at very competitive costs. INFINIDAT is currently offering enterprises the chance to test the performance of INFINIDAT storage solutions for themselves in their own datacentres, as part of the “Faster Than All-Flash Challenge”. How the “Faster Than Flash Challenge” works As participants in the “Faster Than All-Flash Challenge,” organisations may test drive the Infinibox via a try & buy agreement during which INFINIDAT guarantees the system will outperform the organisation’s pre-existing storage system using a real-world workload. If Infinibox delivers superior performance per the terms and conditions, INFINIDAT will donate $10,000 USD to the Salvation Army in the participating organisation’s name. If not, INFINIDAT will instead donate $10,000 USD to a charity of the organisation’s choice. For more information on the “Faster Than All-Flash Challenge,” visit www.fasterthanallflash.com. About INFINIDATCompanies who acquire, store and analyse the most data achieve the greatest competitive advantage. INFINIDAT helps clients achieve a competitive business advantage at a disruptive price point. Automated provisioning, management, and application integration provide a system that is incredibly efficient and easy to deploy and manage. INFINIDAT is changing the paradigm of enterprise storage while reducing capital requirements, operational overhead, and complexity. For more information on INFINIDAT and its enterprise storage products, visit INFINIDAT.com. DattoCon attracts more than 1,000 partners to one of the world’s largest managed service provider focused events 2017-06-07T00:06:09Z dattocon-attracts-more-than-1-000-partners-to-one-of-the-world-s-largest-managed-service-provider-focused-events-1 Denver, United States (DattoCon) – June 7, 2017 – Datto, Inc. a leading provider of total data protection solutions for businesses around the world, today announced an exciting new range of products and service upgrades to its business continuity, networking and SaaS Protection product lines, to further support the needs of its 6,000 MSP (managed service provider) partners. The new products support Datto’s ongoing commitment to total data protection, ensuring business data is secure and accessible – no matter where it lives.   Datto CEO Austin McChord announced Datto’s latest market leading solutions during his keynote presentation, which focused on product innovation, performance and ease of management for Datto partners. McChord highlighted how Datto’s technology provides MSPs with the most innovative managed service solutions targeting small-to-medium businesses (SMBs). The new products and services include an expansion to Datto’s flagship all-flash SIRIS 3X line, an all-new ALTO 3 device targeting smaller environments, a new architecture for Datto SaaS Protection services, updates to the new Datto Networking portfolio, and significant enhancements to Datto’s Partner Portal.    "We believe in a business before technology approach and our team is focused on delivering bespoke solutions that address specific business challenges,” said Daniel Williams, Director, PowerNET. “We identify partners that are market leaders that can work closely with us to bring together integrated solutions for our clients. Working with Datto and its suite of products, we can build robust business continuity and data protection solutions for our clients that deliver exceptional performance and, importantly, peace of mind.”   In addition to new products, features and service updates, Datto today announced the official launch of its global marketing automation platform, MarketNow. Available for free to all Datto MSPs, MarketNow enables partners to utilise pre-written content to create campaigns, social media posts, web pages and branded collateral. Powered by MindMatrix, the platform does not require extensive training, nor extensive marketing experience. Since its pre-launch in March, the platform has been used by over 1,600 Datto partners.   Datto’s new product and feature updates announced today across its business continuity, networking and SaaS Protection solutions, include:  Business Continuity: With the most comprehensive BCDR product lineup available, including devices ranging from 500GB to 120TB, Datto has made updates to both its SIRIS and ALTO products. The completely new SIRIS 3 X Professional line is offered as 4, 8 and 12TB 1U rack-mounted servers. Additionally, the S3X4 all flash 4TB device joins the S3X1 and S3X2 models released last year. Datto’s most popular device, the ALTO, also received a makeover with new hardware and an SSHD. The new ALTO 3 offers double the performance for local and cloud-based backup and restore than its predecessor and is still available with no upfront charge. Updated SIRIS 3 software includes a new Fast Failback™ feature that allows MSPs to spin-up a virtual machine (VM) with a rescue agent. This agent forks the initial backup chain, providing restore from any agent recovery point, while requiring significantly less space than alternative solutions and returning business to normal operation faster than competitive alternatives. In addition to reducing business downtime, SIRIS 3 now provides hardware independent restore upon virtualisation, additional Cloud VHDx exports and an improved setup process, all designed to maintain Datto’s position as the most reliable BCDR on the market.  Networking: In January, Datto announced its new Datto Networking line, the first networking product line designed from the ground up specifically for MSPs. Today, Datto announced comprehensive updates across the line including QoS, Layer 7 Deep Packet Inspection, expanded VoIP support and cloud management capabilities to the existing edge router, access points and switches. Datto also introduced an extension to the networking portfolio with the planned release of an intelligent, cloud managed power strip including an embedded access point. Datto Managed Power will enable MSPs to more effectively manage their customer environments with features such as remote power cycling of individual outlets, scheduled reboots, reporting outlet wattage; all managed through the Datto Partner Portal.    SaaS Protection: Datto announced a new architecture for its market leading Datto SaaS Protection service to more effectively manage, restore and export critical data in Office 365 and G Suite environments. The new architecture enables point-in-time back-up functionality for Office 365 with dramatically improved export and restore speeds. The company also introduced robust discovery search and an enhanced user experience, making it intuitive and responsive to ease customer onboarding. In addition, Datto introduced the Datto SaaS Protection Node, an onsite storage repository for backups from the cloud – providing new options for SaaS backup retention in regulated or sensitive industries.   Bringing it altogether is the Datto Partner Portal, which allows the company’s MSP partners to purchase, educate, manage and market products all in one location. Several new dashboards were announced and are now available, including a device status compressed view, networking status page, SaaS status page and mobile status page – ensuring Datto’s partners always have the most relevant information at their fingertips.   Datto will be hosting two webinars on June 14, 2017 AEST to recap the product announcements. Register for the webinars here.   For more information about Datto’s new products and services, visit www.datto.com.About Datto Datto protects business data and provides secure connectivity for tens of thousands of the world's fastest growing companies. Datto's Total Data Protection solutions deliver uninterrupted access to business data on site, in transit and in the cloud. Thousands of IT service providers globally rely on Datto's combination of pioneering technology and dedicated services to ensure businesses are always on, no matter what. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut and has offices in Rochester, Boston, Portland, Toronto, London, Singapore and Sydney.  Media Contacts Amanda Conroy/Amy Rathbone Espresso Communications on behalf of Datto datto@espressocomms.com.au +61 2 8016 2200 Big Switch Networks appoints James Wong as General Manager, South Asia 2017-06-05T00:15:00Z big-switch-networks-appoints-james-wong-as-general-manager-south-asia Singapore – June 5, 2017 -- Big Switch Networks®, The Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company, today announced the appointment of James Wong as General Manager, South Asia. This is a new role for Big Switch Networks, as the company continues to invest and gain traction in the APAC region.   Wong’s primary role will be to support Big Switch Networks’ partners in creating end-user demand for next-generation data centre networking solutions, as well as growing the company’s existing South Asia business. Based in Singapore, Wong will report to Mario Vecchio, Big Switch Networks’ Managing Director, APAC.   “The reception to Big Switch Networks and our technology in South Asia has exceeded our expectations,” said Mario Vecchio, Managing Director, APAC, Big Switch Networks. “James has extensive industry experience, and will play a crucial role in the business as we continue to gain momentum in the region.”   Wong has more than 25 years of experience in information technology. Most recently, he was Managing Director, Asia, at Alpha7. Prior to joining Alpha7, Wong was A10 Networks’ Head of Channels, APAC, where he oversaw regional activities around the company’s IPO. He has also held senior leadership roles at Siebel, prior to its acquisition by Oracle, and was one of the first employees at Salesforce in Singapore.   “The networking industry is undergoing a huge transformation, and I’m excited to be joining one of the companies leading the charge,” said James Wong, General Manger, South Asia, Big Switch Networks. “I look forward to playing a meaningful role in expanding Big Switch Networks’ presence in South Asia.”   Big Switch Networks has global partnerships with Dell Technologies and Edgecore Networks. The company’s key partners in South Asia are Duta Sarana Abadi Jaya (Indonesia), Network Media (Hong Kong), ST Telemedia (Singapore), STRANETIX (Singapore), TeleScience (Singapore) and Wipro (India and South East Asia).  About Big Switch Networks Big Switch Networks is the Next-Generation Data Centre Networking Company. We disrupt the status quo of networking by designing intelligent, automated and flexible networks for our customers around the world. We do so by leveraging the principles of software-defined networking (SDN), coupled with a choice of industry-standard hardware. Big Switch Networks has two solutions: Big Monitoring Fabric, a Next-Generation network packet broker, which enables pervasive security and monitoring of data centre and cloud traffic for inline or out-of-band deployments and Big Cloud Fabric, the industry's first Next-Generation switching fabric that allows for choice of switching hardware for OpenStack, VMware, Container and Big Data use cases. Big Switch Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, with offices located in Singapore, Tokyo, Melbourne, London and Istanbul. For additional information, email info@bigswitch.com, follow @bigswitch, or visit www.bigswitch.com.   Big Switch Networks, Big Cloud Fabric, Big Monitoring Fabric, BigSecure, Big Chain, Switch Light OS, and Switch Light VX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Big Switch Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered marks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.Media contacts Espresso Communications for Big Switch Networks Biana Chamlet/Amy Rathbonebigswitch@espressocomms.com.au Ph. +61 2 8016 2200 Maveriq Technology Leverages Dell Boomi to Simplify Data Integration 2017-05-30T22:50:34Z maveriq-technology-leverages-dell-boomi-to-simplify-data-integration Sydney, Australia – May 30, 2017 – Cloud integration specialist, Maveriq Technology, and leading cloud-based integration platform provider, Dell Boomi® (Boomi), today announced a partnership to simplify integration for enterprises amid the increase in hybrid landscape roll-outs. The agreement sees Maveriq integrate the Boomi™ AtomSphere™ integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) into its data integration, migration, workflow automation, MDM, EDI, and API management services portfolio. This provides organisations with a powerful integration strategy without the complex software agreements and convoluted implementation methodologies associated with legacy on-premises deployments. “Globally many organisations face a major integration gap that legacy on-premises solutions could not serve well. With the increased adoption of Hybrid IT – especially in the enterprise space – we saw a significant opportunity to partner with Boomi to provide iPaaS that can effectively consolidate data from best-of-breed applications in a true cloud environment,” said Vipin Verma, President at Maveriq. Maveriq is already engaged in more than 12 Boomi-based integration projects – both directly and through systems integrator partners – in various verticals including financial services, manufacturing, healthcare and public services. “The combination of Maveriq’s expertise in data integration, migration and quality with our iPaaS solution will give our joint customers a comprehensive means of centralising critical systems and apps in a package that feels “quick and easy,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “This means that companies and individual departments can use the best-of-breed technologies that cater for their unique needs while also ensuring the wider business is properly aligned. This is particularly important for large and diverse organisations which don’t want to be held hostage by inflexible and rigid environments.” About Maveriq Established in 2012, Maveriq LLC has grown from a single office site in Illinois, USA to a multinational company with several locations in North America, Latin America, and multiple Center of Excellence’s (COE’s) in the APJ region. As a Dell Boomi, SAP, SuccessFactors strategic partner, Maveriq is regarded as a thought leader, true systems integrator of hybrid landscapes, and enabler of the new digital economy. Maveriq supports global businesses with cloud services, products, and Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS), enabling those organizations to gain greater visibility into global business processes. Visit http://www.maveriqtech.com for more information. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,400 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017. Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Boomi and AtomSphere are trademarks fo Boomi, Inc. Other marks may be the trademarks of their respective owners.