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ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – WSM International, the leader in cloud and server migration services, has launched a new, free service to help organizations determine if their hosted computing infrastructure is properly sized for current and future needs.

IT systems examined during the evaluation process can include hardware, software, database, networking or any other technical aspect of the hosted environment. The resulting report will tell the customer if systems are underperforming and/or if their organization is overpaying for resources they’ll never fully use.


The no-cost, risk-free WSM Environment Evaluation includes:
• An inventory of the current programs, services, and applications running in the environment
• Details on CPU, memory, load average, and disk usage
• Security, Performance, and Transformation recommendations, if applicable
• Competitive cost analysis of up to four hosting providers
• WSM migration recommendations and estimate
• Potential cost savings calculation

“Since 2003, WSM has completed thousands of migrations and when we are involved in advising on best practices from the start of the project, we make sure that the customer migrates to the correctly sized environment,” said Ryan Pelerin, CEO of WSM. “But this isn’t always the case. As many as half of all migrations don’t move to a properly sized environment. Many organizations just move their IT systems with little or no thought as to whether or not their current or planned configuration makes technical or economic sense. With our Environment Evaluation service, we are automating more than 14 years of WSM migration expertise to ensure that the new hosted infrastructure makes economic, technical and operational sense before making the actual move. In our experience, we’ve helped organizations reduce their hosting costs by more than 50 percent.”

For additional information, including how to get your free evaluation, go to: https://wsmintl.com/environment-evaluation.

About WSM International
WSM International (www.wsmintl.com) is a specialized services and solutions integrator with a core focus on cloud and server migration, transformation, and DevOps services. WSM created the specialized migration services category in 2003, and today is the largest specialized migration services providers in the world. For more information, visit https://wsmintl.com.

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One of the premier conference and trade shows for the domains, cloud and hosting industry – CloudBazaar (earlier known as HostingCon India), is all set to return this year with more insightful sessions, fun-filled activities and networking exchanges on November 8th 2017 at Nesco Grounds, Mumbai. With 2500+ attendees and 40 partners registered till date, the event is a must-visit for web app developers, designers and other IT pros in the cloud and web hosting industry to explore opportunities to learn, interact and build new connections. Since 2012, it has grown to be the India’s biggest internet infrastructure industry’s event. Last year’s event saw more than 3,400 attendees and 80+ exhibitors. This year, the event has many insightful sessions on Cloud, software-as a-service (SaaS), mobile-first, bigdata, IoT and datacenter industry in schedule. The audience will be able to gain first-hand knowledge about the latest developments in the cloud, domain and hosting industry with these…
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(Bloomberg) — After more than five years of declining sales, IBM says it will finally show investors it can grow again.
Some of that boost will come from one of the company's legacy hardware businesses, rather than the new services such as cloud and data analytics on which IBM has been pinning its prospects for growth.
Fourth-quarter revenue is projected to be $22 billion to $22.1 billion, which will represent as much as a 1.5 percent bump from the same period in 2016. It also tops analysts' average estimate of $21.8 billion. In the last quarter of the year — historically IBM's strongest — revenue will improve by as much as $2.9 billion sequentially, boosted in part by sales of its new mainframe server, Chief Financial Officer Martin Schroeter said Tuesday on a call to discuss earnings.
"The mainframe is going to drive a lot of the positive growth in the fourth quarter," said Josh Olson, an analyst at Edward Jones & Co. "When you're selling mainframes, you're also selling a lot of software and services with that." He rates the stock a hold.
If IBM achieves its outlook, it will end a 22-quarter streak of shrinking sales. During the third quarter, International Business Machines Corp. came the closest to stemming that decline since the same period in 2016. Getting back to growth on the top line has been a major goal for Chief Executive Officer Ginny Rometty and a milestone investors are looking for as proof that the company can finally
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Sydney, Australia — Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced that it is now live on Amazon Web Service (AWS) Cloud infrastructure in Australia. As part of its strategic partnership with AWS, customers in Australia can access the Salesforce Customer Success Platform—including Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Salesforce Platform, Community Cloud, Analytics Cloud, Financial Services Cloud and more—on the AWS Sydney Region.

Salesforce is now the #1 CRM provider in Australia according to Gartner’s market share report, based on 2016 total software revenue. icare and Telstra are the first Australian Salesforce customers to access the Salesforce Customer Success Platform on the AWS Sydney Region. Both customers have partnered with Salesforce to help them drive digital transformation in their businesses and get closer to their customers.


“Salesforce’s partnership with AWS allows us to bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently with one of the most trusted, reliable and resilient public clouds,” said Randy Kern, EVP Infrastructure Engineering and Chief Infrastructure Officer, Salesforce. “As the global leader in CRM, we remain focused on enabling companies in Australia and around the world to use Salesforce to transform every customer experience.”

“APAC is one of the fastest-growing regions for Salesforce — the growing shift to cloud and demand for digital transformation is driving unprecedented growth for us in Australia,” said Mark Innes, EVP and General Manager, Salesforce Asia Pacific. “With the availability of Salesforce on AWS in Australia, we’re poised to further accelerate innovation, business transformation and success for our customers and partners.”

“The most innovative and successful Australian enterprises have been leveraging the combined capabilities of the AWS and Salesforce platforms to transform their businesses for many years. The availability of Salesforce’s Customer Success Platform on the AWS Sydney Region is a very significant milestone that will help Australian customers to fully leverage the scale, security and reliability of the AWS Cloud,” said Paul Migliorini, Managing Director, Amazon Web Services Australia and New Zealand.

“Telstra Enterprise has partnered with Salesforce to help our team digitally transform the way we serve our enterprise and government customers,” said Martijn Blanken, Group Managing Director, Telstra Enterprise. “Customer expectations are changing and Salesforce will play a key role in helping us better serve our customers through both face-to-face and digital interactions. This will allow Telstra Enterprise to consistently deliver world-class experiences and outcomes for our customers.”

“icare leverages the Salesforce Customer Success Platform to deliver world-class insurance and care services across NSW,” said Rob Craig, Chief Operating Officer, icare. “Being one of the first customers in Australia to access Salesforce on the AWS Sydney Region means icare can easily expand upon the way we serve the businesses, people and communities in NSW.”

AWS and Salesforce formed a strategic alliance to simplify and expand how customers capture, analyze and take action on data, delivering five service integrations for mutual customers. Additionally, as part of the alliance, Salesforce selected AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider. In addition to Australia, Salesforce is also leveraging AWS infrastructure to support its growing customer base in Canada, as part of its international infrastructure expansion.

*Gartner, Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2016, 14 April 2017

About Salesforce
Salesforce, the global CRM leader, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.

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LEEDS, UK – Web host, eUKhost, announced today that it has become the highest placed company on the cPanel University’s all-time leaderboard for certification in cPanel and WHM training. With 470 exams passed and 221 certifications awarded, eUKhost is now the world’s most qualified expert for this popular hosting software.

The staff of eUKhost has achieved certification in three separate courses: cPanel & WHM Administration, cPanel & WHM Systems Administration and cPanel & WHM Sales. The two technical qualifications ensure employees have expert knowledge of managing a cPanel and WHM server from the command line and can undertake server administration tasks such as email troubleshooting, web stack setup, custom DNS configurations and administration of SQL engines through WHM. The sales course guarantees customers get the right advice when it comes to the features, benefits and fundamental usage of the software.


Robert King, Director, eUKhost said, “I’m extremely proud of our staff. These are tough exams designed to ensure professional standards. Globally, less than a quarter of exams get passed but the eUKhost team managed a spectacular 96% pass rate. Coming top of the leaderboard proves that we have the in-house expertise that hosting clients need.”

cPanel University was set up to give companies supporting and selling cPanel products and services the chance to become certified with cPanel and WHM. By passing the rigorous exams, which require candidates to score 90% or more, eUKhost employees have become accredited experts in these technologies. This allows the company to offer unparalleled support and guidance to its customers. eUKhost provides a wide range of Linux based hosting packages that are enabled with cPanel and WHM.

https://university.cpanel.net/#leaderboards

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PHOENIX, AZ – PhoenixNAP®, a global IT services provider offering cloud, bare-metal dedicated server, colocation, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, today announced the upcoming launch of its Data Security Cloud – a new cloud security platform architected on the latest VMware® technologies. PhoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud will address growing security concerns for businesses of all sizes and across industries, including those with heavy compliance and security demands to protect their workloads in the cloud.

According to reports, more than 90 percent of traffic resides within the data center, where perimeter security protections do not inspect the traffic*, and the average data center experiences two successful attacks per day**. The problem is growing quickly as almost two billion data records around the world were lost or stolen during 918 different cyberattacks in the first half of 2017, an increase of 164 percent over the same period last year. The toll on businesses is significant: two-thirds of firms breached had their share price negatively impacted with a cost to shareholders of over $52.40 billion. Today the question for business and security leaders is not if there will be a breach but when and how to contain the impact.


“The introduction of phoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud makes it possible for organizations of all sizes to confidently tackle the strictest security and compliance-focused workloads in a multi-tenant, cloud-based environment. Supported by our flexible solutions team, any organization will be able to make a secure and easy transition to the cloud,” says Ian McClarty, President at phoenixNAP. “With VMware NSX® at its core, Data Security Cloud offers highly granular security of virtualized workloads through advanced capabilities such as micro-segmentation, distributed firewalling, and VPN. Customers get a Secure-by-Design cloud environment with protection across not only the perimeter but at the application level as well.”

PhoenixNAP’s Data Security Cloud is built to provide fast, secure and reliable services to businesses handling dynamic loads of sensitive data. Data Security Cloud will provide all-round protection for sensitive workloads leveraging advanced security capabilities of the VMware NSX network virtualization. VMware NSX decouples network and security functions from the underlying physical infrastructure and embeds them directly into the hypervisor, distributing them across the data center. This fundamental shift in how security is delivered can help overcome the shortcomings of legacy architectures. It allows intelligent and automated security policies to travel with virtual workloads regardless of their placement in the cloud and independent of the physical network topology, to help maintain the highest level of protection.

“By using VMware NSX as the core enabler to the new Data Security Cloud service, phoenixNAP is providing a comprehensive offering that makes security both application focused and intrinsic to the infrastructure,” said Jay Workman, senior director, Cloud Provider marketing at VMware. “This is a powerful example of the security capabilities of VMware’s next-generation solutions, which enable partners, such as phoenixNAP, to create innovative new offerings that will help differentiate them in the industry.”

More details about the technology powering Data Security Cloud will be unveiled in an exclusive webinar co-hosted with VMware on October 17th, 2017. The new platform will be generally available in November.

To register for the webinar and learn more, visit https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI:4;F:QS!10100&ShowKey=43113.

PhoenixNAP is a Premier Service Provider in the VMware Cloud Provider Program. PhoenixNAP is also a PCI DSS Validated Service Provider and its flagship facility is SOC Type 1 and SOC Type 2 audited.

About phoenixNAP
PhoenixNAP is a global IT services provider with a focus on cyber security and compliance readiness, whose progressive Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions are delivered from strategic edge locations worldwide. Its cloud, bare metal dedicated servers, hardware leasing and colocation options are built to meet always evolving IT businesses requirements. Providing comprehensive Disaster Recovery solutions, DDoS protected global network, hybrid IT deployments with software and hardware based security, phoenixNAP fully supports its clients’ business continuity planning. Offering scalable and resilient opex solutions with expert staff to assist, phoenixNAP supports growth and innovation in businesses of any size enabling their digital transformation. To learn more about phoenixNAP’s global IT services, visit http://www.phoenixnap.com and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.

References:
Cisco Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2015–2020
Global survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers (Global State of Information Security Survey 2015, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 2014 )
Gemalto interview CNBC Sept 2017

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