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LONDON, UK – Storage Made Easy™ (SME) announced today that Cloudian, the innovation leader in enterprise object storage systems, will resell the SME Enterprise File Fabric™. The new partnership debuted by closing the companies’ first joint customer, a leading international broadcast television company and digital platform.

This agreement gives users of Cloudian’s HyperStore scale-out storage system access to the full File Fabric product from Storage Made Easy, which simplifies data compliance with single-pane control across 60 different data sources. File Fabric provides best-of-breed technology to discover sensitive data and enforce security controls across all content, wherever it’s stored, in any jurisdiction. Object storage allows the storage of large volumes of metadata; File Fabric combines file metadata with access and usage patterns to identify business insights, enhancing security and productivity.


M-Stream™, a new feature within File Fabric™, enables high-speed cross-country or cross-continent transfers of large video files stored in Cloudian object storage. This new feature parallelizes large files, speeding up downloads and folder-to-folder copy, providing speeds of up to 10GB/second. This feature was important in signing the partnership’s first customer, which broadcasts over 5,000 hours of programming annually on its flagship network alone.

“One of the key strengths of Cloudian’s HyperStore is its ability to scale up easily – add a new storage node, and the Cloudian cluster automatically includes it in the single storage pool,” said Sanjay Jagad, Sr. Director of Products and Solutions at Cloudian. “This solution with Storage Made Easy ensures the transfer and management of data is also simple, and can accommodate the very large files that broadcast networks need to work with.”

A key tenet of the Enterprise File Fabric is to enforce policies for data governance and security, reducing organizational risk and increasing compliance adherence, a key factor for the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data legislation such as HIPPA and FERPA.

Cloudian customers can also take advantage of the comprehensive collaboration tools that the Enterprise File Fabric offers: secure team folders with the ability to invite external users, document approval workflows, secure access control, secure audited file sharing policies, and much more, providing easy secure access to authorised object data.

Jim Liddle, Storage Made Easy CEO, said, “We have worked with Cloudian and its resellers in the past and I am very pleased to formalise this stronger relationship, and I’m excited about the mutual benefit the partnership will bring.”

About Cloudian
Cloudian turns information into insight with an infinitely scalable platform that consolidates, manages and protects enterprise data. Cloudian Enterprise Object Storage brings cloud technology and economics to the data center with uncompromising data durability, intuitive management tools and the industry’s most compatible S3 API. Cloudian and its ecosystem partners help Global 1000 customers simplify unstructured data management today, while preparing for the data demands of AI and machine learning tomorrow. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter (@CloudianStorage) and Facebook, or visit us at www.cloudian.com.

About Storage Made Easy (SME)
The Storage Made Easy Enterprise File Fabric™ solution enables IT to regain control of “cloud data sprawl” to unify on-premises and on-cloud files into a single easily managed converged infrastructure with policy-based controls for governance, audit and security. The Enterprise File Fabric™ provides a “blanket” enterprises wrap around all their data: on premises, within public and public clouds, as well as on third-party software vendor clouds (SharePoint Online and Salesforce for example). Customers use the Storage Made Easy Enterprise File Fabric™ to unify corporate data to enable workgroup collaboration with universal controls for security, encryption, audit, and data access. Companies will have access to a greater understanding of where and how sensitive data is stored, transferred, and accessible with particular focus on how companies are able to police and audit data to ensure enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in addition to other regional data legislation. Storage Made Easy is the trading name of Vehera LTD.

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ROUND ROCK, TX – Dell EMC announced three new servers designed for software-defined environments, edge and high-performance computing (HPC). The PowerEdge R6415, PowerEdge R7415 and PowerEdge R7425 expand the 14th generation of the Dell EMC PowerEdge server portfolio with new capabilities to address the demanding workload requirements of today’s modern data center. All three rack servers with the AMD EPYC™ processor offer highly scalable platforms with outstanding total cost of ownership (TCO).

“As the bedrock of the modern data center, customers expect us to push server innovation further and faster,” said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, president, Server and Infrastructure Systems at Dell EMC. “As customers deploy more IoT solutions, they need highly capable and flexible compute at the edge to turn data into real-time insights; these new servers that are engineered to deliver that while lowering TCO.”


The combined innovation of AMD EPYCTM processors and pioneering PowerEdge server technology deliver compute capabilities that optimally enhance emerging workloads. With up to 32 cores (64 threads), 8 memory channels and 128 PCIe lanes, AMD’s EPYCTM processors offer flexibility, performance, and security features for today’s software defined ecosystem.

“We are pleased to partner again with Dell EMC and integrate our AMD EPYC processors into the latest generation of PowerEdge servers to deliver enhanced scalability and outstanding total cost of ownership,” said Forrest Norrod, senior vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and Embedded Solutions Business Group (DESG), AMD. “Dell EMC servers are purpose built for emerging workloads like software-defined storage and heterogeneous compute and fully utilize the power of AMD EPYC. Dell EMC always keeps the server ecosystem and customer requirements top of mind, this partnership is just the beginning as we work together to create solutions that unlock the next chapter of data center growth and capability.”

Technology is at a relentless pace of scale and record adoption, which has resulted in emerging workloads that are growing in scale and scope. These workloads are driving new system requirements and features that are, in turn, advancing development and adoption of technologies such as NVMe, FPGAs and in-memory databases. The PowerEdge R6415, PowerEdge R7415 and PowerEdge R7425 are designed to scale-up as customers’ workloads increase and have the flexibility to support today’s modern data center.

Like all 14th generation PowerEdge servers, the new servers will continue to offer a scalable business architecture and intelligent automation with iDRAC9 and Quick Sync 2 management support. Integrated security is always a priority and the integrated cyber resilient architecture security features of the Dell EMC PowerEdge servers protects customers’ businesses and data for the life of the server.

These servers have up to 4TB memory capacity enhanced for database management system (DBMS) and analytics workload flexibility and are further optimized for the following environments:

Edge computing deployments – The highly configurable, 1U single-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R6415, with up to 32 cores, offers ultra-dense and scale-out computing capabilities. Storage flexibility is enabled with up to 10 PCIe NVMe drives.
Software-defined Storage deployments – The 2U single-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R7415 is the first AMD EPYCTM-based server platform certified as a VMware vSAN Ready Node and offers up to 20% better TCO per four-node cluster for vSAN deployments at the edge1. With 128 PCIe lanes, it offers accelerated east/west bandwidth for cloud computing and virtualization. Additionally, with up to 2TB memory capacity and up to 24 NVMe drives, customers can improve storage efficiency and scale quickly at a fraction of the cost of traditional-built storage.
High performance computing – The dual-socket Dell EMC PowerEdge R7425 delivers up to 24% improved performance versus the HPE DL385 for containers, hypervisors, virtual machines and cloud computing2 and up to 25% absolute performance improvement for HPC workloads like computational fluid dynamics (CFD)3. With up to 64 cores, it offers high bandwidth with dense GPU/FPGA capability. On standard benchmarks, the server with superior memory bandwidth and core density provided excellent results across a wide range of HPC workloads.

The new line of PowerEdge servers powered by AMD EPYC™ processor will be available to channel partners across the globe, so they can cover a broad spectrum of configurations to optimize diverse workloads for customers.

About Dell EMC
Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

About Dell Inc.
Dell Inc., a part of Dell Technologies, provides customers of all sizes – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with a broad, innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud. Dell Inc. comprises Dell client as well as Dell EMC infrastructure offerings that enable organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center while providing today’s workforce and consumers what they need to securely connect, produce, and collaborate from anywhere at any time.

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TEMPE, AZ – Limelight Networks, (Nasdaq:LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced it has expanded Limelight’s Origin Storage Service with the addition of an Infrequent Access class, a new cost-effective storage option for infrequently accessed online content.

The new Infrequent Access class is ideal for video titles, files and other content that isn’t retrieved often. Infrequent Access stores content in a single location on Limelight’s private network and offers flexible, low-cost storage-at-rest pricing with additional charges only when content is retrieved.


“Storage needs vary by types of content and the stage of the content’s lifecycle,” said Steve Miller-Jones, Senior Director at Limelight Networks. “Limelight Origin Storage now offers more flexibility with high-performance and cost-effective options for frequently and infrequently accessed content so organizations can easily manage storage costs. We believe this new storage offering further differentiates Limelight from its competitors.”

Limelight Origin Storage is a global cloud storage service, which is tightly integrated with the Limelight Orchestrate Platform and optimized for fast, scalable, reliable global content delivery. It provides low latency, superior performance, high availability and automation for CDN workflows including video-on demand, file distribution, gaming delivery, and web acceleration, and is ideal for multi-CDN environments.

In addition, Limelight offers a high-performance storage class that provides the fastest retrieval and multi-region footprint for serving a dispersed audience. It automatically replicates content to multiple locations and delivers it from the fastest location over Limelight’s high-speed private network. Both classes include advanced workflow automation to optimize performance and save time.

To make it easy for all organizations to experience the benefits of Limelight Origin Storage, Limelight is currently offering unlimited no-cost storage capacity for 60 days with free assistance to migrate content from current storage systems, and will match a customer’s effective storage pricing at the conclusion of the free trial.

About Limelight
Limelight Networks, a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage online audiences by enabling them to securely manage and globally deliver digital content, on any device. The company’s Limelight Orchestrate Platform includes a global infrastructure with a fully-integrated suite of capabilities and services to help you address all your content delivery needs. The Orchestrate Platform solves your most important content delivery challenges so you can deliver the next great digital experience anywhere.

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Austin, TX – Codero Holdings, Inc. (Codero), a leader in managed hosting services and technology enablement, today announced that, in addition to providing infrastructure as a service (IAAS), the company will now offer platform-agnostic IT consultation, architecture, implementation, and management to help customers reap the benefits of a hybrid multi-cloud approach.

This announcement comes on the heels of Codero’s joint membership in and certifications from the Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Provider Program and the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network.


“Customers’ IT needs are complexifying and changing rapidly, and it’s vital to their success that we be able to provide the ideal architecture for them, even when Codero infrastructure isn’t the optimal option or is only part of the solution,” said John Martis, CEO of Codero. “Shifting our focus from simply selling our own infrastructure to providing platform-agnostic consultation services and ongoing management ensures we’re able to help our customers optimize, scale, and evolve their businesses however they need to over the coming years.”

Codero will continue to offer bare metal servers and most of the products upon which the company has built its success, but customers will now be able to utilize Codero’s team of experts to configure and manage their AWS and Azure environments as well. Moreover, the company will employ a hybrid multi-cloud approach to design and build custom implementations that span multiple vendors and platforms when it makes sense.

With 40 percent of organizations planning to use multiple, interoperable cloud environments in the next two years, Codero expects to employ hybrid multi-cloud strategies for many of its customers.

In addition, Codero offers multiple managed options for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Cloud Backup, as well as suites of managed solutions designed for companies working in ecommerce, digital media, development, and gaming, along with small businesses and those with compliance or regulatory needs.

“It’s an exciting time in hosting because customers no longer have to experience tradeoffs – we can connect virtually unlimited environments across multiple vendors to custom-build the exact right implementation based on each company’s workloads, applications, site traffic, and other key factors,” said Martis. “Our team has always thrived on finding creative solutions and treating customers as individuals. These new relationships and managed solution offerings enable us to take that approach much further.”

About Codero
Codero is a managed hosting and technology enabler that facilitates the adoption and use of advanced and custom cloud solutions. A provider of managed, dedicated, and hybrid multi-cloud services, backed by exceptional customer service, Codero serves over 3,500 customers worldwide. Codero offers a portfolio of custom hosting and technology solutions focused on the specific needs of small and medium businesses and community anchor institutions. Codero helps customers and partners live and thrive in the cloud. Learn more about Codero at http://www.codero.com.

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LANSING, Mich. – Liquid Web, LLC, the market leader in managed hosting services to SMBs and web professionals announced their acquisition of iThemes, a leader in WordPress plugins that include BackupBuddy, iThemes Security Pro, multiple site management Sync and iThemes Sales Accelerator.

Located in Oklahoma City, iThemes will continue to function as an independent unit within Liquid Web. All employees remain with iThemes and Cory Miller, founder, will remain as General Manager of iThemes while joining the Liquid Web leadership team.


Liquid Web partnered with iThemes in 2016 to bundle iThemes Sync Pro with Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress hosting offering. As part of this acquisition, the company will further integrate iThemes BackupBuddy, and iThemes Security into their current Managed WordPress hosting product as well as offer the product lines for sale to Liquid Web customers with unmanaged WordPress sites. Their recently launched iThemes Sales Accelerator, a data and e-commerce insights plugin, will be integrated into Liquid Web’s Managed WooCommerce hosting product launching in early January 2018.

“The acquisition of iThemes supports Liquid Web’s mission to empower web professionals worldwide and further demonstrates our commitment to being a leader in the WordPress and WooCommerce marketplace,” said Jim Geiger, CEO. “We believe that the combination of the Liquid Web and iThemes teams and products will be very beneficial to our Managed WordPress hosting customers and our newly launched Managed WooCommerce Hosting product, the industry’s first platform dedicated to WooCommerce Stores. I look forward to bringing in WordPress expert Cory Miller to help our company shape our Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce hosting strategies.”

“Liquid Web has launched the premier product in eCommerce hosting for WooCommerce sites, and we have a lot of plans for that product line,” said Cory Miller, Founder of iThemes. “While remaining an independent business unit, iThemes will grow with access to the leadership strategies of Liquid Web, capital and strong marketing. I’m excited about the Liquid Web roadmap and I believe together we will bring great solutions to the marketplace.”

To learn more about iThemes offerings visit: https://www.liquidweb.com/products/add-ons/ithemes/

About Liquid Web
Marking its 20th year anniversary, Liquid Web powers content, commerce, and potential for SMB entrepreneurs and the designers, developers and digital agencies who create for them. An industry leader in managed hosting, managed WordPress and cloud services, Liquid Web is known for its high-performance services and exceptional customer support. Liquid Web offers a broad portfolio designed so customers can choose a hosting solution that is hands-on or hands-off or a hybrid of the two. The company owns and manages its own core data centers, providing a diverse range of offerings spanning from bare metal servers and fully managed hosting to managed WordPress and continues to evolve its service offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of its web-reliant, professional customers. With over 32,000 customers spanning 150 countries, the company has assembled a world-class team, global data centers and an expert group of 24/7/365 solution engineers. As an industry leader in customer service*, the rapidly expanding company has been recognized among INC Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for ten years. Liquid Web is part of the Madison Dearborn Partners family of companies. Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (“MDP”) is a leading private equity investment firm based in Chicago. For more information, please visit www.liquidweb.com, or read our blog posts at http://www.liquidweb.com/blog. Stay up to date with all Liquid Web events on Twitter and LinkedIn.

*2016 Net Promoter Score of 71

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RALEIGH, N.C. – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CoreOS, Inc., an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions, for a purchase price of $250 million, subject to certain adjustments at closing that are not expected to be material. Red Hat’s acquisition of CoreOS will further its vision of enabling customers to build any application and deploy them in any environment with the flexibility afforded by open source. By combining CoreOS’s complementary capabilities with Red Hat’s already broad Kubernetes and container-based portfolio, including Red Hat OpenShift, Red Hat aims to further accelerate adoption and development of the industry’s leading hybrid cloud platform for modern application workloads.

As applications move to hybrid and multicloud environments, a growing number of organizations are using containers to more easily build, deploy and move applications to, from, and across clouds. IDC noted1, “Substantial advances in cloud adoption, simplification, and portability are underway. The demand for cloud continues to grow, and enterprises now anticipate that cloud architecture will dominate their spending for the next several years. With the growing sophistication of containers, customers are looking to their application platform providers to help them use containers to transition and extend existing production applications to be useful in public or private cloud.”


Founded in 2013, CoreOS was created with a goal of building and delivering infrastructure for organizations of all sizes that mirrored that of large-scale software companies, automatically updating and patching servers and helping to solve pain points like downtime, security and resilience. Since its early work to popularize lightweight Linux operating systems optimized for containers, CoreOS has become well-regarded as a leader behind award-winning technologies that are enabling the broad adoption of scalable and resilient containerized applications.

CoreOS is the creator of CoreOS Tectonic, an enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform that provides automated operations, enables portability across private and public cloud providers, and is based on open source software. It also offers CoreOS Quay, an enterprise-ready container registry. CoreOS is also well-known for helping to drive many of the open source innovations that are at the heart of containerized applications, including Kubernetes, where it is a leading contributor; Container Linux, a lightweight Linux distribution created and maintained by CoreOS that automates software updates and is streamlined for running containers; etcd, the distributed data store for Kubernetes; and rkt, an application container engine, donated to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), that helped drive the current Open Container Initiative (OCI) standard.

Red Hat was early to embrace containers and container orchestration and has contributed deeply to related open source communities, including Kubernetes, where it is the second-leading contributor behind only Google. Red Hat is also a leader in enabling organizations around the world to embrace container-based applications, including its work on Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform. Now with the combination of Red Hat and CoreOS, Red Hat amplifies its leadership in both upstream community and enterprise container-based solutions.

The transaction is expected to have no material impact to Red Hat’s guidance for its fourth fiscal quarter or fiscal year ending Feb. 28, 2018.

The transaction is expected to close in January 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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