The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-07-20T02:26:53Z Global study reveals 80 per cent of businesses missing out on full benefits of continuous testing 2017-07-20T02:26:53Z global-study-reveals-80-per-cent-of-businesses-missing-out-on-full-benefits-of-continuous-testing SYDNEY, July 20, 2017 – Results from a CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) global study reveal that while 75 per cent of organisations highlight continuous testing as critical or important, only a minority of survey respondents have made exceptional progress acquiring the necessary knowledge and key enablers to drive digital transformation. The 20 per cent of survey respondents identified as continuous testing ‘Leaders’ enjoy a boost to software delivery speed, quality and efficiency, resulting in a better return on investments for continuous delivery. According to the study, “Continuous Testing as a Digital Business Enabler”, leaders were: · 2.3x more likely to have succeeded in left-shifting testing activity; · 2.6x more likely to reduce defects by more than 50 per cent; · 2.4x more confident in quality of output; · 1.9x more confident in speed of delivery; and · Leaders were also 3.9x more likely to be working in an organisation exhibiting rapid revenue growth. “As organisations build their modern software factories, it is important not to sacrifice quality in the quest for ever greater speed and efficiency in business growth and success,” said Guiliano Lot, director – solution sales, CA Technologies. “Software quality and testing is becoming everyone’s responsibility and it is incumbent that business and IT management ensure everyone is appropriately enabled – business analysts, developers, release managers and operations professionals all play role in the quality chain.” While 93 per cent of respondents reported testing automation as important, only one in five said they achieved a good level of test automation coverage (80 per cent or more), leaving four out of five still relying heavily on manual processes. The majority of respondents attributed challenges to the lack of automation in almost every aspect of the testing process and tooling; from the generation of test cases, through test execution, to critical activities such as fast, safe and efficient test data management. The importance of automating test data was also highlighted as a top need in ensuring test data is available when needed and avoiding personally identifiable information. Nevertheless, the majority of respondents felt they weren’t efficient in this area, even though it would make it easier to safeguard personal data across both development and testing environments and meet ever stricter data privacy legislation, such as the European Union’s imminent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Throughout the study, all respondents highlighted the importance of modern methodologies like deploying agile development, continuous delivery, and DevOps. When pressed to prioritise, and call out a singular key to success, 63 per cent of respondents said it is the combination of agile development plus continuous delivery that optimises the effective integration of activities throughout the whole software development lifecycle. Overall, a holistic and balanced approach of both modern practices and tooling are reshaping how software is developed and supporting business transformation across industries. For more information and to try out CA’s leading continuous testing solutions, visit www.ca.com/continuous-testing. Resources · Continuous Testing Research Infographic · Continuous Testing Readiness Assessment · Continuous Testing as Digital Business Enabler Webcast · Video: Continuous Testing to Improve Software Quality · Blog: The Art of Making Your Bed and Continuous Testing About the Research/Freeform Dynamics Conducted by Freeform Dynamics and commissioned by CA Technologies, the worldwide survey included 923 IT and testing professionals. Freeform Dynamics is an IT industry analyst firm that focuses on helping busy IT and business professionals get up to speed on the latest technology developments, and make better-informed investment decisions. For more information, please visit www.freeformdynamics.com. 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. Siemens Launches Digitalize 2017 to Advance Australia’s Digital Future 2017-07-18T22:00:09Z siemens-launches-digitalize-2017-to-advance-australia-s-digital-future To be held on 30 August in Sydney, the full day conference will showcase the real-world applications of digitalization in energy, infrastructure, industry and the workforce Keynote address by technology thought-leader Steve Vamos, former Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Australia and Managing Director of Apple Computer Asia Pacific, will explore the behaviours that contribute to a high performing board in an era of constant change. Forum will feature a number of prominent guest speakers including Kumar Parakala, Global Digital Leader, GHD, Stefan Bungart, Head of Digitalization, Siemens Power Generation Services, and others. Siemens today announced that its annual digitalization conference, ‘Digitalize 2017’, will be held at the Sheraton on the Park, Sydney on Wednesday, 30 August 2017. The conference will discuss and debate how digitalization is revolutionising the workforce, industry and the energy and infrastructure sectors. The theme of the conference comes at a critical time, following reports by the Digitisation Index for Australia concluding that despite significant strides made with technology, Australia lacks the digital maturity to compete in an increasingly connected and globalised economy. It also points to a growing gap in the economy between digitally mature firms and less digitally mature firms, with the latter running the risk of being left behind. Providing the keynote address at this year’s forum is renowned technology thought-leader Steve Vamos, former Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Australia and Managing Director of Apple Computer Asia Pacific. Mr Vamos, currently in the process of writing his first book, has twice been listed by the Australian Financial Review as one of the most influential members of the Australian technology industry. At Digitalize 2017, Mr Vamos will explore the behaviours that contribute to a high performing board in an era of constant change. Mr Vamos is an advocate for Conscious Capitalism and was the founder and President of the Society for Knowledge Economics (SKE), a not for profit think-tank that aimed to encourage and promote new and better leadership and management practices. Mr Vamos will be joined by a number of high-profile speakers including: Kumar Parakala, Global Digital Leader, GHD, the recipient of SEARCC & ACS Digital Disruptors' International Professional of the Year 2016 Award and the Queensland Government Leadership Excellence Award. Mr Parakala will discuss how the efficient use of skills relating to location intelligence, virtual reality, visualisation, and data analytics can optimise processes, resolve challenges, predict future scenarios and make the right business decisions. Stefan Bungart, Head of Digitalization, Siemens Power Generation Services, a passionate entrepreneur and thought leader creating a vision and strategy for the future of digital services, influencing effectively across organisations to drive strategy execution and adoption. Jeff Connolly, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Australia and New Zealand, the first Australian to hold this position since 1984. Mr Connolly is a member of 11 boards including serving as Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Task Force. In addition, he is the Vice President of Australian Industry Group and the founding member of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council and member of the Victorian Government Future Industries Ministerial Advisory Council. Speaking about the forum, Mr Connolly said: “Digitalization is the key to success in ‘future-proofing’ Australia’s investments in critical infrastructures and getting the most out of the country’s resources. As the world enters into a fourth industrial revolution driven largely by the merging of automation and digitalization, organisations face a growing challenge of turning data into valuable information that can increase speed and impact of innovation. As a result, Siemens is creating a bridge between real and virtual worlds that will open doors to new opportunities, new ways to compete and for Australia to use its renowned ingenuity. “With operations in 190 countries, Siemens is ideally placed to share knowledge and insights on how companies and industries can realise the full potential of embracing digital technologies to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, increase flexibility and productivity – ultimately becoming more competitive. Digitalize 2017 is a timely reflection of how Australian companies can embrace ingenuity and intelligent technology to expand their local footprint.” This year’s conference, Digitalize 2017 – the second such event Siemens has held in Sydney, Australia – will include discussions across four key themes: Workforce Attracting talent in the digital age The workforce of the future Disruption of education, and implications for the workforce Infrastructure Smart resilient cities Planning and financing for infrastructure investments Intelligent transport systems Energy Australia’s energy transformation Digital services Distributed energy systems Industry The Digital Enterprise Jumping the innovation “Valley of Death” Driving innovation in Food & Beverage ​ For registration and more details see https://www.siemensdigitalize2017.com/ Event details: Date: Wednesday 30 August 2017 Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm, followed by networking drinks Location: Sheraton on the Park, Sydney Registration fees: Early Bird Registration - $150.00 (*Please note that the early bird registration expires on 31st July at midnight) Standard Registration - $250.00 ​ You can also join the discussion on Twitter using #digitalize2017. * Further sessions will be confirmed later. Media contact for journalists Ms. Krupa Uthappa p: +61 3 9721 7681 krupa.uthappa@siemens.com Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com. Enablis a top 3 Australian Managed Service Provider - MSPmentor 501 Global Edition - Company Rankings 2017-06-30T06:11:58Z enablis-a-top-3-australian-managed-service-provider-mspmentor-501-global-edition-company-rankings Sydney, Australia – 30 June 2017 – Enablis has placed in the top 3 Australian MSPs in the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition. For the sixth consecutive year, Enablis has ranked highly in the report, and continues to demonstrate strong growth and improved capabilities suited to the changing landscape. “Enablis is excited to be awarded a top ranking amongst Australian MSPs. This is recognition of our continued hard work and commitment to delivering great service to our customers year on year.” said Jon Evans, CEO, Enablis. Enablis’ managed service offering known as comUnity® is a highly scalable, secure and flexible solution that allows customers to navigate the path to successful digital transformation. Evans states, “Our comUnity® managed service provides real solutions for the dynamic challenges businesses face. This award, and our growing customer base are testament that we are doing the right things.” Enablis ranked within the top 100 in the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, coming in at number 74. The MSPmentor 501 report is based on data collected and analysed by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. The MSP 501 list recognises top service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth, other factors. This year MSPmentor has given a higher value to true managed and cloud services. - ENDS – About Enablis Communications Enablis is a leading provider of managed communication services for mid-size organisations. comUnity® is Enablis’ Managed Services suite – designed to take away the burden of owning and operating technology so that all that remains are the benefits. Enablis gives customers competitive advantage by providing leading-edge communications & cloud technology as a Managed Service. comUnity®is our own unique framework that enables us to do this. The service is modular and designed to scale with your requirements but in all its glory delivers Corporate Network Infrastructure, Unified Communications and Cloud Application Access in one secure and cost-effective solution. www.enablis.com.au Contact: Marcelo Carvalho-Mora, Marketing Coordinator Enablis marcelo.carvalho@enablis.com.au (02) 8272-4018 About Nine Lives Media Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton (http://www.penton.com), defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (http://www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (http://www.TheVARguy.com) and Talkin’ Cloud (http://www.TalkinCloud.com). CA Technologies named an overall leader in Privilege Management for fourth consecutive year 2017-06-29T06:39:50Z ca-technologies-named-an-overall-leader-in-privilege-management-for-fourth-consecutive-year SYDNEY, June 29, 2017 – CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced it has been named an “Overall Leader” in Privilege Management in this year’s Leadership Compass report issued by KuppingerCole, a leading analyst firm for identity-focused information security. “Privilege management is among the most relevant areas of Identity and Access Management, but also tightly connected to cybersecurity, given that privileged users are a primary target of attackers. Even the most sophisticated attacker would find it almost impossible to succeed without having access to privileged credentials,” Martin Kuppinger, principal and senior analysts at KuppingerCole, wrote in the report. “CA Privileged Access Management is scalable and supports a hybrid IT environment. It’s a comprehensive, mature and overall complete solution that functions well on its own but also integrates fully with other products in the CA Technologies security stack.” In the “Leadership Compass: Privilege Management”* report, the Overall Leader rating provides a combined view of a company’s ratings in: innovation, market presence and product. CA was a leader in every category, and it received ratings of “strong positive” across product characteristics of security, functionality, integration, interoperability, usability, ecosystem and market position. It also rated “strong positive” for the financial strength of the company. “Some of the most damaging breaches and attacks in the Asia Pacific region have succeeded due to compromised privileged accounts,” said Lim Teng Sherng, vice president, Security, Asia Pacific & Japan, CA Technologies. “Organisations need to have a strong identity-centric security in place to protect and enable business growth and transformation. CA Privileged Access Management offers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution for controlling privileged access across hybrid IT environments – including cloud, virtual and distributed systems at both the network and server.” For more information, please visit CA Privileged Access Management on CA.com. * KuppingerCole, “Leadership Compass: Privilege Management,” by Martin Kuppinger, April 2017. 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. StorageCraft wins big at 2017 Storage Awards 2017-06-29T00:47:24Z storagecraft-wins-big-at-2017-storage-awards SYDNEY, June 29-- Exablox, a StorageCraft company, has announced it has won the ‘One to Watch – Vendor’ award at the 2017 Storage Awards in London. The awards recognise the best in the storage industry, and some of the biggest names in the IT Industry received honours for outstanding storage solutions and people. "We are thrilled to win this prestigious award," said Andy Zollo, vice president of sales for EMEA at StorageCraft. "It underscores the market's validation of our Exablox offerings and our pay-as-you-grow scale-out NAS storage solution.” He added: "The StorageCraft Data Management solution is revolutionising the way companies manage data. Through the integration of our Exablox portfolio, customers can combine the best in reliable data protection with infinite scale-out storage." Alex Hoare, managing director of Ireland-based Alex Hoare IT Consultants Ltd., who has been a StorageCraft partner for over five years and recently started using Exablox, said: "I'm not surprised StorageCraft has won this award; Exablox is a great storage solution and is definitely one to watch! Our customers have been really impressed with the solution to date!" StorageCraft Technology Corp. acquired Exablox Corp. in January 2017. Corporate EMEA headquarters are located in Cork, Ireland, with teams deployed across Europe.About StorageCraft The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides award-winning backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops, laptops and SaaS applications in addition to powerful data analytics. In January 2017, StorageCraft acquired the mid-market scale-out storage solution Exablox. By adding Exablox's converged mid-market storage technology, StorageCraft goes from being a leader in business continuity to also being a leader in the data management market. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.Media contact Marina Brook, StorageCraft Indo-Pacific. +61 434 423 821marina.brook@storagecraft.com.au   Nutanix Teams Up with Google Cloud to Fuse Cloud Environments for Enterprise Apps 2017-06-28T23:05:18Z nutanix-teams-up-with-google-cloud-to-fuse-cloud-environments-for-enterprise-apps WASHINGTON D.C. – June 28, 2017 – Nutanix® (NASDAQ:NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced a strategic alliance with Google® Cloud today at the Nutanix .NEXT Conference 2017. As a result of the partnership, joint customers will be able to deploy and manage both cloud-based and traditional enterprise applications as a unified public cloud service, while blending the Nutanix environment with Google Cloud Platform™ (GCP). Google and Nutanix will work together to address the technology opportunities for building and operating hybrid clouds that combine the best of private cloud architectures and scalable public cloud environments. Enterprise customers will be able to leverage the combined power of Nutanix and the Google Cloud Platform for: One-Click Hybrid Operations with Nutanix Calm™ for GCP enabling a single control plane for managing applications between GCP and Nutanix cloud environments. Traditional and cloud-native applications can be provisioned into GCP or Nutanix cloud environments with a single click, and migrated between the two cloud environments seamlessly. With Nutanix Calm, applications are modeled as simple, repeatable application blueprints that can be triggered with a single click and easily migrated across Nutanix and GCP environments. Nutanix Xi™ Cloud Services on GCP, enabling Nutanix customers to natively extend their datacenter environment into GCP and providing a unified fabric that will be able to deliver both traditional Mode 1 and modern Mode 2 applications to make lift-and-shift operations between private and public clouds easier. For example, enterprises could leverage a Xi Cloud Services Disaster Recovery running in GCP, and then run BigQuery analytics against the full application data set without expensive, repetitive data migration operations. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS with built-in support for Kubernetes® enabling container-based applications to be deployed, managed and scaled in a Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. A joint solution combining Kubernetes, Google Container Engine (GKE) and Acropolis Container Services (ACS) can provide an enterprise-grade environment for containers, including scalable persistent storage services for stateful application workloads. Cloud managers can quickly self-provision Kubernetes via a pre-defined application blueprint with Nutanix Calm, and instantiate containerized applications in either Google Cloud or a Nutanix-powered environment. In addition, Google and Nutanix have agreed to collaborate on Internet of Things (IoT) use-cases marrying real-time edge intelligence with core cloud computing. Customers can leverage Nutanix as an “intelligent edge” for GCP-based IoT applications by deploying TensorFlow for edge processing, while training machine learning models and running analytics on the processed metadata in GCP. A concept demo of this IoT platform will be unveiled at the Nutanix .NEXT conference at the session entitled “VS101: IoT and Edge Computing”. “Nutanix and Google are poised to disrupt traditional IT and cloud computing, " said Ashok Belani, EVP Technology, Schlumberger. "We've leveraged both solutions for our private and public cloud services, to drive innovation in the Oil & Gas industry.” “Hybrid Cloud needs be a two-way street,” said Sudheesh Nair, President, Nutanix. “The strategic alliance with Google demonstrates our commitment to simplify operations for our customers with a single enterprise cloud OS across both private and public clouds - with ubiquity, extensibility and intuitive design.” “With this strategic alliance with Nutanix, Google is addressing one of the most pressing technology challenges faced by enterprises – the ability to manage hybrid cloud applications without sacrificing security or scalability,” said Nan Boden, Head of Global Technology Partners, Google Cloud. “Partners like Nutanix are essential for us to build a thriving ecosystem and help enterprises innovate faster." Pricing and Availability The integration of Nutanix Calm and Google Cloud Platform will be available in the first quarter of calendar year 2018. Other features are in development, and pricing details will be announced closer to the release. Resources Announcement .NEXT Release Blog - Nutanix Blog - Google Cloud For more about Google Cloud Platform, visit here Nutanix, visit here About Nutanix Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on Twitter @nutanix. Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements concerning our plans and expectations relating to product features and technology that are under development or in process and capabilities of such product features and technology, our plans to introduce product features in future releases, strategic partnerships that are in process, product performance, competitive position and potential market opportunities. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and instead are based on our current expectations, estimates, opinions and beliefs. The accuracy of such forward-looking statements depends upon future events, and involves risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond our control that may cause these statements to be inaccurate and cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied by such statements, including, among others: failure to develop, or unexpected difficulties or delays in developing, new product features or technology on a timely or cost-effective basis; delays in or lack of customer or market acceptance of our new product features or technology; failure to form, or delays in the formation of, new strategic partnerships and the possibility that we may not receive anticipated results from forming such strategic partnerships; the introduction, or acceleration of adoption of, competing solutions, including public cloud infrastructure; a shift in industry or competitive dynamics or customer demand; and other risks detailed in our Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this presentation and, except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or subsequent events or circumstances. © 2017 Nutanix, Inc. All rights reserved. Nutanix, the Enterprise Cloud Platform, the Nutanix logo, Xi and Nutanix Calm are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nutanix, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Google and Google Cloud Platform are registered trademarks or trademarks of Google Inc. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and are the property of their respective holder(s). Nutanix Reboots The Hybrid Cloud With Single OS for the Multi-cloud Era 2017-06-28T23:04:31Z nutanix-reboots-the-hybrid-cloud-with-single-os-for-the-multi-cloud-era Washington, D.C. – June 28, 2017 – NutanixⓇ (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced at its .NEXT Conference 2017 that the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS will be delivered as a full software stack with new multi-cloud capabilities in Nutanix CalmTM and a new cloud service called Nutanix XiTM Cloud Services. The new offerings take a fresh approach to hybrid cloud, empowering customers to use Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Software throughout their multi-cloud deployments, including on-premises with platforms from IBMⓇ, Dell EMCTM, LenovoⓇ, CiscoⓇ and HPEⓇ, in the cloud via AWSTM, Google Cloud PlatformTM and AzureTM, or natively with Nutanix Xi Cloud Services. In the multi-cloud era, data and applications are dispersed not just across enterprise private and public clouds, but also distributed remote office/branch office (ROBO) and disaster recovery (DR) environments, as well as edge computing use cases. Today’s enterprises want to build these diverse deployment options into their end-to-end cloud designs, without disjointed IT operations or lock-in to any one virtualization or cloud stack. A single software OS brings a new approach to unifying these multiple clouds – across the full compute, storage and network stack – which dramatically simplifies operations with common IT tooling, enabling application mobility across clouds, while remaining open to any hardware, hypervisor, or cloud. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS Software Delivered as software, the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS supports a variety of hardware platforms, form factors and third-party vendors, ensuring that a single software fabric with unified management can run across all enterprise environments. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS extends beyond Nutanix-branded appliances, OEM offerings from Dell EMC and Lenovo and systems from partner IBM to flexible subscriptions and enterprise license agreements (ELAs) on Cisco and HPE platforms. For consumption as a service, IT leaders will be able to leverage Nutanix software as a native cloud-delivered solution via Xi Cloud Services - seamlessly extending the boundaries of their enterprise datacenter while preserving a consistent, simple one-click experience. Nutanix Xi Cloud Services Xi Cloud Services will empower customers to instantly provision and consume Nutanix infrastructure on demand as a native extension of the enterprise datacenter, delivering a turnkey cloud service built from the same infrastructure stack with the same tooling and SLAs as the core Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. The first available Xi Cloud Service will enable Nutanix customers to set up, manage and test a complete cloud-based DR service in just minutes. Using the same Prism management interface, Nutanix customers can instantly protect their applications and data inline with existing workflows as part of their routine IT operations, avoiding the expense and complexity of a separate DR solution. Nutanix will partner with strategic cloud providers to deliver Xi Cloud Services globally, and to meet the data provenance requirements governing multiple industries and use cases. Nutanix Calm Building and operating a multi-cloud architecture requires that applications can be easily defined, instantiated and scaled independent of the cloud environment. Nutanix Calm abstracts application environments from the underlying infrastructure and recommends the right cloud for the right workload while harmonizing cloud operations. Nutanix Calm will allow applications to be defined via easy-to-use blueprints, which can be provisioned, managed and scaled into different cloud environments. The solution includes a powerful, integrated marketplace so that application designs can be shared across the organization to speed the time to production for new business initiatives. Calm leverages the full stack capabilities of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS across network, compute and storage to holistically converge enterprise infrastructures on AHV, ESXi, Hyper-V, extended to Xi Cloud Services, as well as public clouds including AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Azure. Product Availability The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS is now available as a software-only offering for popular platforms from Cisco and HPE. Nutanix Calm is planned to be available for sale by calendar Q4 2017. Nutanix Xi Cloud Services for disaster recovery are planned to be offered for early access by calendar Q1 2018. Supporting Quotes: “We see the next decade as the 'decade of coexistence' where there will be a shift of enterprise workloads spread across both traditional environments and public/private ‘multi-clouds,’” said Gary Gauba, Chief Enterprise Relationship Officer and President, Advanced Solutions Group in CenturyLink’s IT & Managed Services business unit. “From our perspective, a converged environment that is highly automated and optimized for workloads – which also provides simplified steady-state management and predictive scaling – will be what drives the business.” "With enterprise architectures encompassing multiple clouds, having a software-driven fabric is imperative for driving efficient IT operations,” Clint Augustine, Senior Director, IT, The Home Depot. “Nutanix has an impressive track record for delivering powerful software solutions that run across different platforms and is well positioned to help us continue to reduce costs and deliver higher value.” “Having an infrastructure strategy that covers on-premises data centers and public cloud without also taking edge and distributed environments into consideration is no longer acceptable for modern businesses,” said Eric Sheppard, Research Director, Enterprise Storage and Converged Infrastructure, IDC. “With its Enterprise Cloud OS, Nutanix is once again offering a compelling vision for enterprise infrastructure that aligns with the needs of this new multi-cloud era.” “Multi-cloud IT strategies require much more than today’s first generation hybrid cloud architectures, which force companies to provision and manage separate IT silos” said Sunil Potti, Chief Product and Development Officer, Nutanix. “The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS enables ubiquitous consumption of simple, delightful cloud services across any enterprise infrastructure and will be expanded with Nutanix Calm to deliver a consistent experience across all cloud environments, while new Nutanix Xi Cloud Services will enable enterprise apps to be consumed as a service without burdensome ‘forklift’ operations - making lift-and-shift a thing of the past.” ### Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements concerning our plans and expectations relating to product features and technology that are under development or in process and capabilities of such product features and technology, our plans to introduce product features in future releases, the implementation of our products on additional hardware platforms, strategic partnerships that are in process, product performance, competitive position and potential market opportunities. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and instead are based on our current expectations, estimates, opinions and beliefs. The accuracy of such forward-looking statements depends upon future events, and involves risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond our control that may cause these statements to be inaccurate and cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied by such statements, including, among others: failure to develop, or unexpected difficulties or delays in developing, new product features or technology on a timely or cost-effective basis; delays in or lack of customer or market acceptance of our new product features or technology; the failure of our software to interoperate on different hardware platforms; failure to form, or delays in the formation of, new strategic partnerships and the possibility that we may not receive anticipated results from forming such strategic partnerships; the introduction, or acceleration of adoption of, competing solutions, including public cloud infrastructure; a shift in industry or competitive dynamics or customer demand; and other risks detailed in our Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this presentation and, except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or subsequent events or circumstances. © 2017 Nutanix, Inc. All rights reserved. Nutanix, the Enterprise Cloud Platform, the Nutanix logo, Xi, and Nutanix Calm are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nutanix, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and are the property of their respective holder(s), and Nutanix may not be associated with, or sponsored or endorsed by such holder(s). Media release: Datto named a Visionary in Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for DRaaS 2017-06-26T23:02:00Z media-release-datto-named-a-visionary-in-gartner-s-2017-magic-quadrant-for-draas Norwalk, Conn -- June 26, 2017 –  Datto, Inc. a provider of backup and DRaaS appliances, SaaS data protection, and managed networking products, today announced that the company has been included in Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service. Datto was recognized for the second consecutive year in the “Visionaries” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is recognized as one of the leading resources used by companies evaluating DRaaS providers in the market.1   Providing data protection and business continuity solutions for more than 50,000 companies around the world, Datto ensures business data and infrastructure is continuously secure and accessible no matter where that data is stored, whether it’s on-site or in the cloud.   Datto’s flagship product line is the market leading SIRIS 3, the only complete DRaaS solution available as a physical, software or virtual appliance protecting Windows, Mac, and Linux workloads. Business data can be backed up to a local device and synchronized to the secure 320+ petabyte Datto Cloud to provide robust recovery options from any type of disaster. This provides failover to a virtual machine and restoration in as little as 6 seconds to return to normal business operations.   Additionally, Datto offers the SaaS Protection product suite securing G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 data to protect against data loss in these popular SaaS applications. Datto Networking, Datto’s latest solution built for Managed Service Providers, complements DRaaS with network continuity for small and medium businesses through access points, switches and the networking appliance with integrated 4G LTE failover.   “Disaster recovery is becoming increasingly important as businesses continue to face evolving threats, especially cyberattacks, that threaten to shut down their operations,” said Austin McChord, CEO of Datto, Inc. “We believe being named a visionary in this space could only be achieved by our focus on keeping businesses running, no matter the circumstance. We are continuously building on our market leading business continuity offerings and released compelling new services at our recent DattoCon 2017 conference.”   Releases at DattoCon 2017 included new features such as robust Hyper-V support and Fast Failback enabling rapid restoration, an expansion of the SIRIS 3X all-flash line to include rack mounted units, and a refresh of Datto’s most popular BDR device, the ALTO 3, which is designed to support smaller environments.   Additional announcements highlighted a next generation architecture for Datto SaaS Protection to enable lightning fast performance, upgrades to the Datto Networking line, and enhancements to the Partner Portal featuring new dashboards for real-time, mobile visibility into the status of Datto products and services. All in, the DattoCon product announcements further Datto’s MSP led strategy of protecting business data on-site, in transit, and in the cloud.  Gartner Disclaimer: 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.   1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service” by Ron Blair, Mark Thomas Jaggers; June 19, 2017.  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/India Bednall Espresso Communications on behalf of Dattodatto@espressocomms.com.au +61 2 8016 2200 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.