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SCOTTSDALE, AZ – GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, announced two new integrations with Square that help small businesses thrive with online and offline selling and payment capabilities.

Increasingly, businesses need to operate both in person and online to succeed. By collaborating with Square, GoDaddy is making this an easy reality for tens of millions of people building small businesses. As a first step in the partnership, GoDaddy has integrated Square payments for e-commerce product sales and online appointment booking in GoCentral, GoDaddy’s mobile-optimized website builder. Integrating GoCentral Online Store and Square online payments enables small businesses to easily sell their products and services online and in person through a single Square account and GoDaddy website.


The second integration provides service-based businesses, such as personal trainers, hair stylists and photographers, the ability to book client appointments online, sync calendars using GoCentral, and get paid using Square. Payment transactions can be processed online, in-person or both without switching accounts.

“Teaming up with Square will simplify the path to success for a wide range of small businesses from clothing and apparel makers to fitness trainers,” said Greg Goldfarb, Vice President of Commerce Products at GoDaddy. “We’re solving everyday problems for millions of ventures that need to operate both online and offline so they can realize their potential with customers.”

“Increasingly, businesses need powerful, integrated tools to grow an omni-channel business,” said Pankaj Bengani, Square’s Partnerships Lead. “By working with GoDaddy we’re making it even easier for businesses to simplify their operations and manage all the ways they sell and get paid.”

About GoDaddy
GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 17 million customers worldwide and nearly 73 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company visit www.GoDaddy.com.

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SEATTLE – Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced the availability of C5 instances, the next generation of compute optimized instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Designed for compute-heavy applications like batch processing, distributed analytics, high-performance computing (HPC), ad serving, highly scalable multiplayer gaming, and video encoding, C5 instances feature 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon Scalable processors (Skylake-SP) up to 72 vCPUs, and 144 GiB of memory—twice the vCPUs and memory of previous generation C4 instances—providing the best price-performance of any Amazon EC2 instance. To get started with C5 instances, visit: https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/c5/.

Optimized to deliver the right combination of CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity for a wide range of workloads, all latest generation Amazon EC2 instance families—including C5—feature AWS hardware acceleration that delivers consistent, high performance, low latency networking and storage resources. C5 instances provide networking through the Elastic Network Adapter (ENA), a scalable network interface built by AWS to provide direct access to its networking hardware. Additional dedicated hardware and network bandwidth for Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) enables C5 instances to offer high performance storage through the scalable NVM Express (NVMe) interface. C5 instances introduce a new, lightweight hypervisor that allows applications to use practically all of the compute and memory resources of a server, delivering reduced cost and even better performance. C5 instances are available in six sizes—with the four smallest instance sizes offering substantially more Amazon EBS and network bandwidth than the previous generation of compute optimized instances.


“Customers have been happily using Amazon EC2’s unmatched selection of instances for more than 11 years, yet they’ll always take higher and more consistent performance if it could be offered in a cost-effective way. One of the challenges in taking this next step is how to leverage the cost efficiency of virtualization while consuming hardly any overhead for it,” said Matt Garman, Vice President, Amazon EC2, AWS. “We’ve been working on an innovative way to do this that comes to fruition with Amazon EC2 C5 instances. Equipped with our new cloud-optimized hypervisor, C5 instances set a new standard for consistent, high-performance cloud computing, eliminating practically any virtualization overhead through custom AWS hardware, and delivering a 25 percent improvement in compute price-performance over C4 instances—with some customers reporting improvements of well over 50 percent.”

Netflix is the world’s leading internet television network with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day. “In our testing, we saw significant performance improvement on Amazon EC2 C5, with up to a 140 percent performance improvement in industry standard CPU benchmarks over C4,” said Amer Ather, Cloud Performance Architect at Netflix. “The 15 percent price reduction in C5 will deliver a compelling price-performance improvement over C4.”

iPromote provides digital advertising solutions to 40,000 small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). “iPromote processes billions of ad serving bid transactions every day,” said Matt Silva, COO at iPromote. “During testing, C5 instances improved our application’s request execution time by over 50 percent and significantly improved our network performance overall.”

Grail is a life sciences company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. “Our platform processes a huge amount of DNA sequencing data to detect faint tumor DNA signals in a sea of background noise,” said Cos Nicolaou, Head of Technology at Grail. “We are eager to migrate onto the AVX-512 enabled c5.18xlarge instance size. With this change, we expect to decrease the processing time of some of our key workloads by more than 30 percent.”

Alces Flight Compute makes it easy for researchers to spin up High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters of any size on AWS. “With the support for AVX-512, the new c5.18xlarge instance provides a 200 percent improvement in FLOPS compared to the largest C4 instance,” said Wil Mayers, Director of Research and Development for Alces. “This will reduce the execution time of the scientific models that our customers run on the Alces Flight platform. The larger c5.18xlarge size with 72vCPUs reduces the number of instances in the cluster, and has a direct benefit for our user base on both price and performance dimensions.”

Rescale enables customers in the aerospace, automotive, life sciences and energy sectors to run utility supercomputers using AWS. “C5 fully supports NVMe and is ideal for the I/O intensive HPC workloads seen on Rescale’s ScaleX® platform,” Ryan Kaneshiro, Chief Architect at Rescale, said. “C5’s higher clock speed and AVX-512 instruction set will allow our customers to run their CAE simulations significantly faster than on C4 instances.”

Customers can purchase Amazon EC2 C5 instances as On-demand, Reserved, or Spot instances. C5 instances are generally available today in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon) and, EU (Ireland) regions, with support for additional regions coming soon. They are available in six sizes with 2, 4, 8, 16, 36, and 72 vCPUs.

About Amazon Web Services
For 11 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 90 fully featured services for compute, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, developer, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), security, hybrid, and enterprise applications, from 44 Availability Zones (AZs) across 16 geographic regions in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the UK. AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the world — including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies — to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit https://aws.amazon.com.

About Amazon
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.

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LANSING, Mich. – Liquid Web, LLC, the market leader in managed hosting services to SMBs and web professionals, is proud to announce their managed dedicated, VPS, and cloud dedicated solutions are compliant with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines.

UHY LLP, an independent accounting firm, has validated Liquid Web’s assertion that their solutions comply with HIPAA/HITECH security and privacy guidelines, including administrative, physical and technical safeguard measures. This announcement is important for our clients that store ePHI or PHI and any other sensitive data and for customers who have verification and reporting obligations to run their business.


“Completing this rigorous audit gives our customers confidence that we are meeting their needs for a compliant solutions provider. With an increase of growing threats online, and an increase on HIPAA violation fines and fees, maintaining this compliance ensures Liquid Web’s policies and procedures are appropriate and followed to not only meet but exceed government guidelines. Our continued focus on exceeding compliance expectations means our clients can be assured that we have the physical and technical safeguards in place and our processes, policies, and network security are all focused on protecting our customer’s data with the highest standards,” says Carrie Wheeler, Chief Operating Officer.

Liquid Web has also recently completed and passed their EU- US and Swiss-US, Privacy Shield audit, SOC 1, 2, 3 attestations, and the PCI Service Provider recertification. Passing these audits is important to stay competitive and provide Liquid Web customers with assurance of physical, network and administrative controls to meet a broad variety of standards.

The level of compliance that Liquid Web has obtained supports our strategy to power the potential of Web dependent professionals with a premium, reliable, highly-available, secure and hassle-free hosting experience. If an SMB business relies on their web and cloud infrastructure we want them to rely on Liquid Web.

To learn more about our HIPAA compliance ready solutions visit https://www.liquidweb.com/solutions/hipaa-compliant-hosting/.

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 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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PALO ALTO, CA – Jelastic, the advanced PaaS that simplifies complex cloud deployments and in use by more than 55 hosting providers worldwide, today announced an enhanced module for WHMCS billing integration.

“With every update, we keep making the platform functionality more reachable for the service providers – from newbies at the market to the established companies – who target SMBs and aim to offer their users a product of high quality,” comments Ruslan Synytsky, Jelastic CEO and co-founder.


The extension is now available in the WHMCS and ModulesGarden Marketplaces for free download. It allows service providers easily get Jelastic PaaS with full integration to WHMCS billing system. The already existing customers of WHMCS can initiate the installation right from the WHMCS admin panel. For newcomers this package is available for ordering at the marketplace.

With Jelastic, hosting service providers have an opportunity to grow their business by offering their users a new product that will meet their DevOps needs: managed PaaS with support of Java, PHP, Node.JS, Ruby, Python and .NET and Docker-based applications; automatic creation, scaling, clustering and security updates of microservices or monoliths; rich interface for managing cloud deployments, in addition to CLI and SSH access; auto-scalable Elastic VPS; installation of 100+ applications in one click; and many other solutions.

“Hosting providers with WHMCS accounts now can easily extend their offerings with Jelastic PaaS functionality in order to grow their businesses. Deeper integration simplifies entry point and makes the billing process smooth for both sides – service providers and end customer,” said Matt Pugh, CEO of WHMCS

In conjunction with the updated module release, Jelastic is offering a limited-time 20% discount during the first year for the preconfigured package of:

  • Jelastic PaaS license with 24/7 support
  • Physical servers located in the USA, Europe or APAC
  • Built-in integration with WHMCS billing system
  • No installation fee

The discount can be even larger with pre-payment of a 6- or 12-month package. This offer is available until the 31th of December. Follow this link to check available package configurations: https://store.jelastic.com/cart.php and use the code JELASTICPROMO1 while ordering to get the solution upon the favorable terms.

“Jelastic PaaS For WHMCS is a must-have solution for all web hosting providers who aim heights and are determined to find the unique X-Factor for their business. With its help, offering a perfect combination of seamless billing and remote management of cloud environment, all based on a truly innovative model, is now within reach. ModulesGarden is proud to be actively involved in the module’s continuous evolution and delighted to contribute to its success,” says Piotr Dolega, ModulesGarden CMO.

About Jelastic
Jelastic is a robust solution for the cloud market – hosting providers, enterprises and developers – combining the benefits of PaaS and CaaS in a single turnkey package. Its rich interface simplifies complex cloud deployments by automating the creation, scaling, clustering and security updates of microservices or monolithic applications. Jelastic has a unique pay-for usage-only pricing model and is available as public, private, hybrid and multi-cloud in more than 55 data centers worldwide. The platform provides support of Java, PHP, Ruby, Node.js, Python, .NET environments and custom Docker containers. More info is at https://jelastic.com

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Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia – atmail, a leading email hosting solutions provider and the company behind more than 40 million mailboxes worldwide, today announced the release of their newest product, store(obj), an object storage plugin for Dovecot, designed to help email administrators drive email storage costs down.

“Our new object storage plugin is yet another example of our commitment to continually improve our offering and help customers reduce their costs,” said CEO Dave Richards. “After all, who doesn’t want to drive the costs down on their email platform?”


Additional benefits of atmail’s store(obj) plugin include: reduction of an organisation’s exposure to the inherent risks of storing all of their data in-house; compatibility with various cloud storage and cluster file system vendors; de-duplication support; compression support; cache support for bandwidth optimisation; and flexible administration (for example, an email administrator can choose which attachments will be uploaded to cloud storage, based on multiple parameters).

Object storage brings simplification of current file system storage from a directory structure of traditional file systems to a flat list of ‘buckets’, that store information using unique IDs rather than filenames. This means that for each piece of data stored, the amount of overhead data (metadata) required is significantly lower than a traditional file system. Object storage systems store this metadata with the object itself, which makes it very easy to scale. High availability is provided by replicating the objects across many geo-locations and disk drives.

Whilst object storage might have only gathered some serious steam in recent years with the rise of Amazon S3, the origins of object storage can be credited back to research on Network Attached Secure Disks led by Garth Gibson in 1995. That was the research that first promoted the concept of splitting less common operations (such as namespace manipulations), from common operations (such as read and writes), to optimise the performance and scale of both. Source

About atmail
atmail is an email solutions provider with nearly 20 years of experience solving email headaches for telecommunications and hosting providers. Based in Australia, with representatives in the United States, Europe and India, the company currently powers more than 40 million mailboxes across 90 countries worldwide. Their products include both cloud and on-premises options.

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PALO ALTO, CA – Cloudera, Inc., (NYSE: CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics, optimized for the cloud, announced that it has partnered with Arcadia Data, Centrify, and StreamSets to simplify the first use case on the cybersecurity hub. Leveraging Cloudera Manager’s parcel deployment capabilities, chief information security officers (CISOs) can now access Cloudera’s cybersecurity solution based on Apache Spot (incubating), through an app store-like experience, making machine learning simple and accessible by removing the barrier of entry to data-driven insights for security operation centers. The new feature also provides easy access to associated ISV capabilities such as ingestion, visualization, and analytics.

Today’s threat landscape presents a clear need for a fast and simple way to gain enterprise-wide visibility and to accelerate the rate of threat detection, investigation, and response. Cloudera’s next generation cybersecurity hub enables anomaly detection, behavior analytics, and comprehensive access across all enterprise data using an open, scalable platform. With this app-like experience, Cloudera is enabling organizations to expedite security use cases such as cyber vulnerability and events analytics.


“CISOs understand that today’s threats require investment in open, scalable, future proofed data platforms,” said Tom Reilly, chief executive officer at Cloudera. “At Cloudera, we want to remove as much of the friction as we can and make it easy for CISOs to deploy their first big data cyber use cases. Together with our partners, Cloudera is providing CISOs with a point and click path to deploy and benefit from a next generation cybersecurity data platform.”

Cloudera’s partners are already contributing to the new service and deployment capabilities for the cybersecurity hub that allow for easy deployment via Cloudera Manager, working towards effective next generation solutions that better secure their customer’s business.

Arcadia Data provides the visualization capabilities including pre-configured application screens that let security operations centers quickly analyze data that resides in Cloudera’s solution. Read more about Arcadia Data’s application.

Arcadia Data

“CISOs need a faster way to detect and respond to cyber threats across diverse and ever-growing digital endpoints, networks, and users,” said Priyank Patel, co-founder and chief product officer at Arcadia Data. “Arcadia Enterprise was architected for big data analytics and provides the powerful visualizations to let security analysts quickly identify cyber threats, effectively perform forensic analysis, and hunt for the unknown. We are excited to collaborate with Cloudera to provide out-of-the-box visual analytics which illuminate the value of Apache Spot as a leading big data open source cybersecurity solution.”

Centrify has worked with the community to define the user data model so that Centrify data can seamlessly land in the community-defined open data model.

Centrify

“According to Verizon, identity is the top attack vector for hackers and we have seen that compromised credentials for both IT and end users have increasingly resulted in data breaches. Centrify provides a single comprehensive platform to secure each user’s access to applications and infrastructure through the power of identity services,” said Bill Mann, chief product officer at Centrify. “Centrify is working with Cloudera to help Apache Spot incorporate Identity information into the Open Data Model from Centrify Identity Services, ensuring that Apache Spot has the most comprehensive data sources for advanced analytics to prevent attacks.”

StreamSets has donated ingestion pipelines to the community in order to accelerate data ingest for the Cloudera cyber solution.

StreamSets

“Getting consumption-ready data into the enterprise data hub while managing the ever-changing data sources is critical to unlock the potential of big data for cybersecurity,” said Kirit Basu, Head of Products at StreamSets. “Our partnership and technical integrations with Cloudera and Apache Spot make it easy for our customers to deploy ingestion pipelines quickly and operate them continuously with real-time monitoring and alerts.”

About Cloudera
At Cloudera, we believe that data can make what is impossible today, possible tomorrow. We empower people to transform complex data into clear and actionable insights. We deliver the modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud. The world’s largest enterprises trust Cloudera to help solve their most challenging business problems. Learn more at cloudera.com.

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