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Troon, SCOTLAND – MaidSafe, developer of the world’s first and only autonomous data network, is announcing the Authenticator Release of the SAFE Network. This Alpha 2 release includes a new mechanism for access control (the Authenticator) that integrates mobile platform support, as well as updated demonstration apps. MaidSafe’s progress underlines its commitment to making the security of data its paramount concern from the outset.

The Authenticator provides secure network access, which is now enforced by the network, automating the protection of data. It is bundled with the SAFE Browser, and in addition to supporting Windows, OSX and Linux, it now also incorporates support for Android, with iOS support in the works. While these moves into mobile are a technology preview they are designed to show how the SAFE Network accommodates mobile devices. In the coming months, MaidSafe will provide mobile developers with the tools and documentation to start developing SAFE mobile apps.


The updated desktop tutorial applications are SAFE Mail and the Web Hosting Manager. SAFE Mail provides end to end encrypted email using the public key of the recipient to encrypt the message, so only the recipient can read its contents. The Web Hosting Manager allows users to create their own public ID enabling users to upload and publish content instantly. The two Android example applications are the Authenticator, which provides network access, and SAFE Messages, which facilitates end to end encrypted mail.

“We’re delighted to announce the next milestone for the SAFE Network, which has required a methodical and rigorous approach at all times to ensure we are protecting data from the outset,” said David Irvine, founder and CEO, MaidSafe. “We have made a huge investment in time and resources to get to this point, which we believe has given us a unique technical advantage. The SAFE Network is based on over 11 years R&D, 20 granted patents and 12 pending and 19 test networks. We’re confident, that unlike the blockchain alternatives, our network is the first and only autonomous one that can protect data.”

Work on future Alpha releases is continuing as MaidSafe expands its global development team to progress critical functionality such as an autonomous secure routing layer. This will see the network architecture become more decentralised. It will enable users to run routing nodes and provide secure transient data. There is also on-going work on secure autonomous storage with user run vaults facilitating a much broader range of decentralised apps.

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DALLAS, TX – Infomart Data Centers, a premier national wholesale data center provider, announces today the launch of its Channel Partner Program, designed to provide its customers with robust access to a wide range of competitive IT and data center services leveraging the Infomart ecosystem of partners. Infomart’s Vice President of Technology, Sandy Thielamay, will serve as the Executive Sponsor, responsible for the program’s design, launch, build and go-to-market strategy. The Channel Partner Program will be available to all Infomart facilities nationwide.

Characterized by an exceptional level of automation, control and transparency, Infomart’s Channel Partner Program utilizes software automation of traditionally manual tasks, making it easier than ever before for customers to order services, perform analytics, ensure consistency of provided services and view their full systems via a Single Pane of Glass (SPOG) dashboard. This program will also allow companies to provide bids to an ecosystem of buyers among a competitive supply of managed services, networking, cloud and security providers. In addition, partners have the opportunity to expand their focus beyond traditional services and referral margins to create additional revenue streams, as well as layer their unique services on top of Infomart’s offerings, together building a compelling and profitable offering for shared customers.


“Infomart channel partners are carefully selected to deliver a supplementary set of integral IT services to both existing and future customers,” explains Mr. Thielamay. “We are excited about the launch of this new program, and look forward to providing our partners with the opportunity to build profitable, long-term business with and around our products and ecosystem, while delivering a wide range of high-quality services to enhance Infomart customers’ experiences.”

Infomart’s new RackReady® Wholesale solution will also be distributed primarily through the Channel Partner Program, providing customers with a by-the-rack wholesale colocation product that allows for toll-free cross-connects in Infomart Dallas’ Building Meet-Me-Room (BMMR). This offering will enable cloud and managed services providers, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and enterprises to lease wholesale space with minimal upfront commitment and the opportunity to easily layer additional services for a complete colocation solution.

Infomart channel partners will have access to technical, marketing and branding materials through an easy-to-use online portal, alongside sales support and online training and certification programs. The program will also deliver services at fixed rates with no cross-connect fees for cost predictability.

Mr. Thielamay and the Infomart Channel Partner team will be attending Channel Partners Evolution, taking place September 25-28, 2017 in Austin, Texas. To request a meeting, please email partners@infomartdc.com.

To learn more about Infomart Data Centers, visit www.infomartdatacenters.com.

About Infomart Data Centers
Founded in 2006, Infomart Data Centers is an award-winning industry leader in building, owning and operating highly efficient, cost-effective wholesale data centers. Each of its national facilities meet or exceed the highest industry standards in all operational categories of availability, security, connectivity and physical resilience. Recognized for its consistent excellence, Infomart Data Centers is dedicated to maintaining its reputation of reliability and best-in-class management while offering flexible solutions to meet the needs of its clients. Since the company’s inception, Infomart has demonstrated its commitment to environmental responsibility in designing and building energy-efficient and sustainable data centers for performance-driven organizations. Infomart Data Centers offers highly connected wholesale and colocation facilities in four Tier I markets throughout the United States, including San Jose, Calif.; Hillsboro, Ore.; Dallas; and Ashburn, Va. For more information, please visit www.infomartdatacenters.com

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Cisco recently announced the launch of its cloud – based management platform – Cisco Intersight, for its UCS (Unified Computing System) and HyperFlex Systems. With this, the company aims to present new ways of systems management. Cisco Intersight will solve the challenges that customers face due to more and more distributed applications and data; mobility and IoT demanding computing beyond data center capabilities; and the fact that the traditional IT models to manage systems are insufficient to meet the complexities, scale and velocity demanded by the modern IT. With decreasing server sales growth, the move seems to be an effort by the company to make its hyper-converged infrastructure offerings – UCS and Hyperflex, more attractive by simplifying its data center management. As per a statement given by Todd Brannon, Director of Product marketing, Cisco, to a news portal, the new datacenter management software-as-a-service is a part of company’s 18 months long multi-year project…
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DigitalOcean is extending its developer-friendly portfolio to include object storage. Called Spaces, the object storage product is the company's seventh new offering over the past 18 months.
Spaces, which is available starting at $5 per month for 250 GB of storage, features a simple drag-and-drop UI. It also works with many existing AWS S3 compatible tools.
According to DigitalOcean, it launched Spaces today in response to thousands of requests from its developer community. In a survey of developers, also released today, DigitalOcean found that 45 percent of respondents use object storage, which means there are still a lot of developers looking for a storage service.
Developers said they consider cost effectiveness, uptime, and backup capabilities the most important factors when selecting a storage service. Object storage has seen pricing pressure over the past 12 months, according to a recent report by 451 Research.
"A lot of DigitalOcean's historic strength has been in simplifying the experience, providing a really clean developer experience out of the box," Redmonk analyst Stephen O'Grady told Talkin' Cloud in an interview.
Some of the most common use-cases for Spaces include hosting web assets, images and large media files, and archiving backups in the cloud.
"One of the things you end up finding, particularly as these applications grow or you want them to do different, more sophisticated things is that you begin
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DigitalOcean, an American cloud infrastructure provider, launched a standalone object storage service named Spaces, to enable developers store and serve data with automatic scalability, performance, and reliability. Spaces provides automatic scalable storage, so the projects always have room to grow. It can host web assets, store user-generated content such as images and media files, with archiving backups in cloud and storing logs. Using Spaces, a Space can be created in just two clicks- Name the Space and tap Create. The permissions and metadata for one to many files can be quickly changed at once. It is useful when the developers are applying uniform permissions and metadata across a large number of files. It also provides a large ecosystem of S3-comaptible tools and libraries to manage the Space. “Spaces is the most important product we’ve released since Droplet, the first SSD-based compute instance in the market. DigitalOcean is becoming the developer’s…
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AUSTIN, TX – OnRamp Access, LLC, a leading high security and compliant hosting provider, is proud to announce the launch of its purpose-built, HITRUST-certified virtual private cloud (VPC) built on OpenStack® open-source software. OnRamp’s on-demand HITRUST Virtual Private Cloud helps organizations control costs, remain agile, and improve their compliance posture. It offers the ease of use of a public cloud—including capabilities like utility billing and self-service provisioning—with the security of a private cloud.

“OnRamp’s Virtual Private Cloud allows IT teams and DevOps to quickly meet market demands by deploying highly elastic environments that are secured to HITRUST standards. We built unique features into the product that solve common cloud challenges,” said OnRamp VP of Product Toby Owen.


For instance, users can control costs using capped resource usage, eliminate vendor lock-in through open-source APIs, and deploy even the most sensitive workloads with secure volume encryption. The virtual private cloud delivers a logically isolated environment that lets you retain control of your private networks, virtual machines, and storage, without the need for you to manage the infrastructure. And you can apply and maintain security settings for your entire environment with a dynamic policy engine.

“In a landscape of growing threats and increasing fines for non-compliance, it’s exciting to see OnRamp extend OpenStack’s use to meet healthcare security and compliance needs,” says Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation. “One of our themes at the 2017 OpenStack Summit in Boston was the triad of cost, compliance, and capability. OnRamp’s VPC is a great example of how the community is moving OpenStack software into use cases that highlight those three Cs.”

“Launching our HITRUST-certified Virtual Private Cloud is just one of the ways OnRamp demonstrates our commitment to our customers’ needs for security, compliance and flexibility. We implement regimented processes and secure our facilities to meet stringent standards, and in turn, are able to share those benefits with our customers. OnRamp customers gain peace of mind knowing that all their systems, from their development environment to their mission critical apps, are supported by OnRamp’s systematic administrative, technical, logical and physical safeguards,” says OnRamp CEO Lucas Braun.

Concurrent to the product launch, the company achieved its Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) Certification. HITRUST CSF is the most widely recognized security accreditation in the healthcare industry, employing controls from several major security and standards bodies —HIPAA, PCI, ISO, NIST and others—to protect confidential data and critical assets.

With the HITRUST certification, OnRamp now delivers a suite of HITRUST-certified services, with secure-by-default configurations that save customers time and resources.

For more information about OnRamp’s HITRUST-certified VPC and other secure hosting options, visit http://www.onr.com.

About OnRamp
OnRamp is a leading HITRUST-certified data center services company that guides businesses through the complexities of data security and compliance. Our solutions help organizations in healthcare, financial services and education services meet compliance standards including HIPAA, PCI, SOX, FISMA and FERPA. OnRamp operates multiple, enterprise-class SSAE16/AICPA SOC 2 Type 2 data centers, where we deploy hybrid computing solutions that enable our customers to blend secure cloud computing, managed hosting and colocation service to best meet their unique requirements. Having consulted with thousands of businesses on their security and compliance needs, our team’s consultative approach helps you develop the right mix of solutions to free your resources to focus on agility and differentiation in your industry. Visit us at http://www.onr.com or contact us at 888.667.2660 for more info.

About HITRUST
Founded in 2007, the HITRUST Alliance, a not for profit, was born out of the belief that information protection should be a core pillar of, rather than an obstacle to, the broad adoption of health information systems and exchanges. HITRUST—in collaboration with public and private healthcare technology, privacy and information security leaders—has championed programs instrumental in safeguarding health information and managing information risk while ensuring consumer confidence in the organizations that create, store or exchange their information. HITRUST develops, maintains and provides broad access to its common risk and compliance management and de-identification frameworks. For more information, visit http://www.HITRUSTalliance.net.

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