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I feel like I'm having this conversation on an almost daily basis. Organizations want to move to cloud, modernize their data centers, and find news ways to create efficiency and infrastructure savings. Cloud computing has been a great way to make this happen. Moving to a subscription-type model isn't only limited to software or cloud solutions. Organizations can now leverage hybrid cloud options and offload entire data center operations into an OPEX model.
Growth around cloud will only continue to increase. Specifically, IT spending is steadily shifting from traditional IT offerings to cloud services (cloud shift), according to Gartner. The aggregate amount of cloud shift in 2016 rose to $111 billion, and is projected to increase to $216 billion in 2020.
Furthermore, Gartner analysts said that by 2020, cloud, hosting and traditional infrastructure services will come in more or less at par in terms of spending.
"As the demand for agility and flexibility grows, organizations will shift toward more industrialized, less-tailored options," said DD Mishra, research director at Gartner. "Organizations that adopt hybrid infrastructure will optimize costs and increase efficiency. However, it increases the complexity of selecting the right toolset to deliver end-to-end services in a multisourced environment."
Gartner predicts that by 2020, 90 percent of organizations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management capabilities.
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SolarWinds MSP announced Tuesday that it has acquired SpamExperts, an Amsterdam-based mail security solutions provider. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Founded in 2005, SpamExperts offers SaaS-based mail protection and mail archiving services for IT service providers, including web hosts, MSPs, ISPs and telcos. In a statement, SolarWinds MSP says that SpamExperts will augment its SolarWinds MSP Mail offering, promising to provide more details in the next 30 days.
See also: SpamExperts Releases Open Source Anti-Spam Framework OrangeAssassin
In an email to partners, posted to the Web Hosting Talk forum, SpamExperts said that the acquisition will bring no immediate changes, only more opportunities.
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As you know, SpamExperts has provided SaaS-based mail protection and mail archiving services for best-in-class MSPs, ISPs, telcos, and other IT service providers globally for more than ten years. SolarWinds MSP empowers more than 20,000 IT service providers worldwide with technologies to fuel their success. Solutions that integrate layered security, collective intelligence, and smart automation—both on-premises and in the cloud, backed by actionable data insights, help IT service providers get the job done easier and faster. SolarWinds MSP
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SUNNYVALE, CA – Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that Exaring, a digital service provider based in Germany, is using Juniper Networks’ high-performance solutions to create a scalable and fully-automated infrastructure for its next generation IP-based TV services.

Exaring’s platform offers German households diverse broadcast services in the cloud via a smart device. The company operates a comprehensive fiber infrastructure exclusively for the transmission of IP entertainment services, combining high-definition TV quality with the convenience of easy-to-use apps and the flexibility of the web. Exaring has also created its own TV platform waipu.tv.


Exaring, with the flexible and automated network architecture created by Juniper Networks’ technology, can integrate and deploy new services in a very short time, achieving lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and meeting consumers’ high demands for its IP TV playout platform. The automated platform also allows the company to monitor and dynamically adjust its network performance in real-time, based on data intelligence and analysis.

Juniper Networks® QFX Series switching technology was selected by Exaring to deliver automated television services to end-users, including high-definition (HD) and 4K (ultra HD) video, via customers’ existing internet connections without additional installations.

Exaring’s functions run in a cloud environment created by Juniper’s QFX switches, which are high-performance, high-density switching platforms with open architectures that serve as universal building blocks for automated, programmable fabric architectures. This environment supports applications that move hundreds of gigabits of video.

Exaring deployed the Juniper Networks’ QFX10000 at its data center edge, which has IPv4 and IPv6 peering functionality and low latency transport, together with Juniper’s ASIC functionality, such as Virtual output Queueing (VoQ) technology.

The overall switch network infrastructure is underpinned by Junos® OS, Juniper’s single operating system for centralized management, which further streamlines and simplifies Exaring’s network operations. The automation capabilities of Junos® OS, running on QFX Series switches, integrates seamlessly into Exaring’s broader orchestration and automation infrastructure.

About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. Our team co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure networks with agility, performance and value.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. & DENVER, CO – Peak 10 Inc. (“Peak 10”) announced that it has completed its acquisition of ViaWest, Inc. (“ViaWest”). The deal positions the combined company as a leading national provider of hybrid IT solutions including colocation, interconnection, cloud, managed solutions and professional services to more than 4,200 customers nationally. The combined solution sets of the two companies will help organizations optimize their journey of IT transformation while simultaneously balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security. Peak 10 announced the acquisition on June 13, 2017.

“Today marks the first day of an exciting new chapter for Peak 10 + ViaWest,” said Chris Downie, chief executive officer. “We’re thrilled by the response we’ve received from customers and partners since announcing the acquisition just seven weeks ago. We look forward to taking the next step in the evolution of this company, as we help enterprises nationally solve their most difficult IT infrastructure challenges. Our mission stays the same: providing our customers with the best technology and customer experience possible, and we believe we’re in a great position to do so.”


Peak 10 + ViaWest’s robust suite of assets now spans 20 domestic and international markets. The company now comprises 40 highly-redundant data centers, 2.7 million square feet of data center space, 13 cloud nodes and more than 10,000 cross connects. These capabilities, coupled with over 1,000 dedicated employees, underlie the steadfast reliability of its solutions. Customers will benefit from increased scale and broad geographic coverage, accelerating the company’s overall commitment to growth and reinforcing its customer-first approach.

To support the company’s expanded geographic footprint and strategic growth, Peak 10 + ViaWest has broadened its senior leadership team. Chris Downie will remain chief executive officer. Nancy Phillips will serve as the executive chair of the board for the combined company.

“By joining forces, Peak 10 and ViaWest have combined some of the smartest minds in the IT industry,” said Nancy Phillips. “Our highly experienced executive team brings a demonstrated track record of success and is well positioned to lead the combined organization to even greater heights. As one of the leading national hybrid IT infrastructure and solutions providers, we look forward to our combined growth and delivering significant benefits to our thousands of customers.”

About Peak 10 + ViaWest
Peak 10 + ViaWest is a powerful combination that helps organizations optimize their journey of IT transformation while simultaneously balancing cost, scalability, compliance and security. Its 4,200 customers trust it to deliver hybrid IT infrastructure solutions spanning colocation, interconnection, cloud, managed solutions and professional services. Peak 10 + ViaWest’s robust suite of assets span 20 domestic and international markets and is comprised of 40 highly-redundant data centers, 2.7 million square feet of data center space, 13 cloud nodes and more than 10,000 cross connects. These capabilities, coupled with over 1,000 dedicated employees, underlie the steadfast reliability of its solutions. For more information on Peak 10, please visit www.peak10.com. For more information on ViaWest, please visit www.viawest.com.

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London, UK – Interoute, the global cloud and network company, has rolled out a cloud-based storage service based on Cloudian’s HyperStore object storage technology. Offered as part of the Interoute Virtual Data Centre cloud platform, it provides customers with fast, reliable and highly durable cloud-based storage for unstructured data, backups and archives at very low cost.

Having evaluated a range of object storage technology vendors, Interoute selected Cloudian’s HyperStore for its scale-out capabilities, industry-leading S3 API compatibility, multi-tenancy features and ease of integration. Interoute customers have adopted the Cloudian-based service for use cases such as data resiliency, hosting static content and media archiving.


Interoute is offering multiple petabytes of capacity, with further growth planned in accordance with customer demand. The Cloudian deployment is available across the entire Interoute platform with 17 Virtual Data Centre zones globally. Customers have the option to use resilient in-country deployments in Switzerland and Germany.

The geo-location flexibility offered by the Cloudian solution in combination with the Interoute Enterprise Digital Platform, gives Interoute customers control over data locality and assured performance, enabling them to build regulatory compliant storage solutions in different territories.

“With GDPR looming large in 2018, as well as the rapid adoption of VDC and SaaS platforms, our customers are revisiting the legacy world of physical backup and archiving and demanding a simple, controlled, auditable cloud service, “ explained Mark Lewis, EVP Products and Development at Interoute. “So, we’ve created an easily accessed and integrated, cost effective object storage service to support their digital transformation.”

“Jon Toor, Chief Marketing Officer at Cloudian, commented, “With Cloudian, Interoute is offering its customers choice in limitlessly scalable and cost effective storage, a foundation that is proven scalable and reliable in some of the world’s largest unstructured data stores.”

About Cloudian
Based in Silicon Valley, Cloudian is the leader in enterprise object storage systems. Our flagship product, Cloudian HyperStore, enables service providers and enterprises to build reliable, affordable and scalable object storage solutions.

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Palo Alto CA – Leading OS developer CloudLinux announced today that it has published a toolset for livepathing of user space software to GitHub. The toolset is released under the GPL2 license and allows software developers to develop and apply patches to their running software without the need to restart it. Similar to commercially available KernelCare service, which livepatches kernels for various Linux distributions, the LibCare toolset allows developers to live patch any software, as long as the source code of the software is available. This ensures that business-critical software with nontrivial update processes doesn’t require users to restart during an update. Perfect application of this technology is within databases, Web servers, libraries, virtualization technologies such as QEMU, and more.

“We often see vulnerabilities in QEMU or GLIBC that are not cured by a simple update and instead require a reboot or a substantial amount of work to make sure everything is updated and secure”, said Igor Seletskiy, chief executive officer at CloudLinux. “With LibCare, software developers can offer live user space patching to avoid downtime and security risks. There is nothing like that available on the market as open source, and we are excited to be able to offer this to software developers to make their applications more secure and more reliable for customers.”

The LibCare source code is available on GitHub at https://github.com/cloudlinux/libcare.

About CloudLinux and KernelCare
CloudLinux is on a mission to make Linux secure, stable, and profitable. KernelCare, by CloudLinux, provides automated kernel security updates without reboots for most popular Linux distributions. It ensures optimal performance and uptime by allowing hosting providers and enterprises to keep kernels up-to-date with all security patches while keeping servers online.

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