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PALO ALTO, CA – Jelastic Inc., turnkey PaaS that runs a wide range of containerized software stacks for smart application deployment, scaling and management, announced partnership with Sphere48, a web hosting company from Canada.

“By entering the Canadian market with Sphere48, we intend to provide local developers with the right tools for eliminating the complexity of application deployment and management, as well as reducing the total cost of ownership with fully automated scaling and pay-as-you-use pricing model, ” said Ruslan Synytsky, Jelastic CEO.


Cloud computing made a significant impact to the whole development world, and become a matured technology that keeps getting more and more users every year. Spending on public cloud computing in Canada will double from $2.3 billion CAD in 2016 to $5.5 billion CAD in 2020, by IDC. And by partnering with Jelastic, Sphere48 made an upgrade of their cloud hosting services in order to be competing in this growing market and meet the demands of the customers, offering PaaS, Docker containers hosting, professional assistance in arranging DevOps processes and a wide variety of extra tools for developers.

“We are proud today to be the first Canadian partner with the Jelastic team. We were looking for a PaaS solution to integrate to our hosting services since a long time now. We were already using the Jelastic platform for a few of our projects and we loved it. When we saw an opportunity to become partners with Jelastic, we seized it. We are looking forward to make this product known across all developers in Canada.” – Alexandre Barfuhok, Sphere48.

Specializing only in shared hosting services at the beginning, Sphere48 included VPS services later as well, and now they start offering PaaS cloud hosting for Canadian customers. In addition, the company put the firm emphasis on security: their data center is equipped with 24/7 video surveillance cameras, anti-DDoS protection devices, automatic backups and access to the servers’ room only for accredited employees.

Since Sphere48 becomes the pioneer to offer Jelastic in Canada, their aim is to make it well-known for local developers and startups across the country, and make a good impact on applications growth market in North America. To ease the entry point the dashboard of the platform is localized to French, in addition to the English version, and soon the users will be provided with a set of educational materials to closer get acquainted with the product.

Customers can try deploying, scaling and managing their projects at Sphere48 for 14 days free trial.

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

About Sphere48
Located in Montreal, Canada, Sphere48 made their name by providing an experienced customer service since 2013. The company plans to expand with Sphere48 powered by Jelastic across the whole Canada in both French and English provinces within the next few years. Sphere48 is running from the highly-performed data center, equipped with generators that guarantee a 48 hours autonomy.

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NEW YORK, NY – Ubersmith, an INAP (NASDAQ: INAP) company and a global leader in subscription business management software, today launches a worldwide partner program designed to create revenue streams as more and more companies shift to cloud computing with subscription and recurring billing. To lead its partner program, Ubersmith has hired Jeremy Chang as head of business development.

“The time is right for us to formalize our relationships with these companies, so we’ve decided to invest in this global partner initiative as a key step in our next phase of growth,” said Kurt Daniel, president of Ubersmith. “Our goal is simple: Help our partners evolve their offerings to capitalize on usage-based billing opportunities in order to grow their businesses and expand their value to their customers. As head of business development, Jeremy will help us achieve this goal”


The partner program will open doors for technology, services and channel companies to build stronger relationships with their customers, expand their portfolios and boost margins.

“When talking with our existing base of partners, they are all looking for ways to transition their portfolio from support for traditional billing to subscription and recurring billing models that are based on consumption,” said Jeremy Chang, head of business development, Ubersmith. “We’re giving partners what they need to accelerate this transition so that together we are both stronger going to market helping customers with our complementary capabilities.”

Program Details
In the Ubersmith program, partners fall into three groupings: Technology, Services, Channel. Within each of those, there are three levels: Registered, Advanced, Premier. The program enables partners to increase their revenue and profit. In addition, partners will receive: sales and marketing support, including access to Ubersmith sales enablement resources; dedicated tech support; product education; exclusive product access; sales and marketing training; access to Ubersmith’s product and development organizations to influence future product offerings.

GlowTouch Technologies, with 1,200 people worldwide, is one of the Service partners. Vidya Ravichandran, president of GlowTouch said, “We are always adapting our portfolio to changing market dynamics and needs of our customers. As the market continues to move toward consumption-based billing models, Ubersmith, with its subscription business suite and customer customizations is well positioned to take advantage of this. We look forward to deepening our partnership with Ubersmith going forward.”

OnApp, with 3,500 cloud provider customers worldwide, is among the Technology partners. Ditlev Bredahl, CEO of OnApp, said: “With its enterprise-grade billing and customer management capabilities, Ubersmith is a popular choice for telcos and MSPs who build their clouds with OnApp. We’re looking forward to expanding our relationship with Ubersmith, and helping MSPs and telcos deliver the new subscription-based models that will drive their growth in cloud, CDN and other services.”

To see the initial list of partners and to apply for the program, go to https://ubersmith.com/partners.

About Ubersmith
Ubersmith is a global leader in subscription business management software for organizations of all sizes. The company’s suite of usage-based billing, quoting, order management, infrastructure management and help desk ticketing solutions is integrated, open and scalable. Hundreds of companies around the world rely on Ubersmith to better serve their customers, better run their businesses, shorten time-to-market and boost overall efficiency.

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CHICAGO, IL – Steadfast, a cutting-edge infrastructure and cloud solutions technology company in Chicago, announced the rollout of new Steadfast Sentinel Managed Security bundles that quickly and cost-effectively deliver security and assist with regulatory compliance for cloud and dedicated server environments.

Designed and built in collaboration between IT and security/compliance experts, these bundles package multiple managed security services into unique bundles categorized by organizational needs for basic infrastructure security or compliance with regulatory standards. With four bundles options—Core, PCI DSS, HIPAA, and FISMA—customers can easily choose a bundle that meets their security or regulatory requirements and have Steadfast deploy and manage with the added benefits of Steadfast’s industry-leading support.


“From conversations with customers, we realized that many companies either don’t have the time or expertise to design a truly reliable security platform for their infrastructure, or they cannot afford to purchase solutions from multiple vendors,” stated Karl Zimmerman, CEO and founder of Steadfast. “We designed these bundles so that SMB customers could simply choose a managed security package with the enterprise-level capabilities they need and let us take care of everything else–all for one low monthly cost.”

By combining the Steadfast Sentinel Managed Security bundles with Steadfast cloud and dedicated server offerings, Steadfast now introduces one of the most secure, yet cost-efficient cloud platforms in the marketplace for small-to-medium (SMB) sized customers and enterprises. For more information, please visit www.steadfast.net/sentinel.

About Steadfast
Steadfast specializes in flexible cloud environments, infrastructure hosting, and a full suite of reliable managed services and security. Complemented by expert consultation at all stages of design and deployment to maintenance and expansion planning, Steadfast delivers high-quality, cost-effective IT infrastructure solutions, personalized to customer needs.

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IBM Cloud wants to make sure that what happens in Germany stays in Germany, at least as far as its European customers' data is concerned. Starting next month, the cloud provider will institute new security measures at its Frankfurt data center that will restrict access to all data stored in the facility to EU-based IBM employees. These employees will also review, approve, or deny all access by non-EU based employees.
In addition, clients using IBM Cloud's dedicated environments in Frankfurt will review and approve all non-EU access requests to their content whenever an issue, support or otherwise, requires such access. In those cases, access will be temporary, and the client will be notified when the access is ended. Logs tracking access will be available to the client.
Related: US Will Curb ‘Sneak-and-Peek' Server Searches Microsoft Sued Over
Over time, the company said, this support model will be expanded to include IBM's full cloud architecture stack in Frankfurt, taking in infrastructure, AI, data, analytics, DevOps, and more. Beginning in 2018, German users will be offered full encryption — at rest and in-transit — with keys that will remain in possession of the customer.
Reading between the lines, this means that Big Blue has all but locked access to client accounts on Frankfurt servers for everyone outside Europe, including its own employees in the US.
Related: Microsoft CEO Urges Tech to Focus
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CLIFTON, N.J. – Comodo, a global cybersecurity innovator, today announced the availability of the world’s first 100 percent free, 24/7/365 instant malware removal service, for any website—inspired by Comodo’s philosophy that security is “a right not a luxury.” As part of its ongoing efforts to create trust online, Comodo has stamped out malware from computers and is now focused on stamping out malware from websites, which can stifle e-commerce by eroding customer safety and confidence.

The free service is powered by Comodo’s cWatch platform, which is paired with unparalleled security operation centers (SOCs) globally and best positioned to help fight malware that plagues websites today.


Businesses experiencing any of the following symptoms can sign up here: https://cwatch.comodo.com/.

  • My website is infected with malware
  • My hosting provider shut down my site due to malware
  • I received a malware alert on Google Webmaster Tools
  • My website is blacklisted
  • My website is loading slower than usual
  • There is a warning about my site on Google
  • My site is sending emails on its own
  • I’m seeing strange files and/or folders
  • There are strange redirects occurring
  • My site is not loading

Comodo’s SOC analysts will instantly remove all malware lurking on the company’s website, perform hack repair, including checking the files, databases and any malicious code running to remove infection from the site, and keep the customer fully updated throughout the process.

This one-time website cleaning is 100 percent free, with no obligation and no credit card needed. Separately, to keep the site clean for the future, users can subscribe to Comodo’s cWatch Web service for just $9 per month. This level of web security has previously only been available to large enterprises and government agencies, but now everyone can afford to protect their websites, so they are never infected again.

cWatch Web is a comprehensive suite of solutions and managed services that provides malware detection and protection; attack response and remediation/recovery; and performance acceleration and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack prevention for websites and web applications. The full feature list includes:

  • 24/7 SOC
  • Managed web application firewall (WAF)
  • Real content delivery network (CDN)
  • SIEM threat detection
  • Instant malware removal
  • Website hack repair
  • Full blacklist removal
  • Daily malware & vulnerability scan
  • Website acceleration
  • DDoS protection
  • Bot protection
  • Vulnerability removal

Cloud-based and delivered in an affordable Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, cWatch Web brings world-class website and web app protection to small, medium and large enterprises. With the solution in place, websites and web applications are protected from ever being infected in the first place. Free malware removal service participants will have the opportunity to learn more about, and potentially upgrade to, cWatch Web to prevent future infections.

“After multiple blunders caused by website security issues, such as the Equifax hack, have dominated the headlines recently, companies need to be more diligent than ever,” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO of Comodo. “Protecting websites is mission-critical. This malware removal service is a great first step, allowing companies of all sizes to return their websites to a safe state for no charge. Businesses looking to choose proactive prevention over reactive detection and remediation can guard their sites from hackers with cWatch Web.”

Learn more about the free website cleaning service here: https://cwatch.comodo.com/. Comodo’s full cWatch Web suite of website performance and security solutions is available online, or through certified Comodo partners.

About Comodo
The Comodo organization is a global innovator of cybersecurity solutions, protecting critical information across the digital landscape. Building on its unique position as the world’s largest certificate authority, Comodo authenticates, validates and secures networks and infrastructures from individuals to mid-sized companies to the world’s largest enterprises. Comodo provides complete end-to-end security solutions across the boundary, internal network and endpoint with innovative technologies solving the most advanced malware threats, both known and unknown. With global headquarters in Clifton, New Jersey, and offices in Silicon Valley, Comodo has international offices in China, India, the Philippines, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit comodo.com. Comodo and the Comodo brand are trademarks of the Comodo Group Inc. or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. The current list of Comodo trademarks and patents is available at comodo.com/repository.

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MONTRÉAL, CANADA – VEXXHOST, a leading OpenStack® infrastructure-as-a-service provider, announced today the launch of its new OpenStack consulting service. This service is aimed to provide companies with the assistance and guidance needed to get any OpenStack project up and running smoothly.

VEXXHOST consultants and engineers have been running the company’s current line of services, OpenStack based public, private and hybrid clouds, for over six years. The operational experience gained from running these infrastructures is at the core of the company’s new consulting service. VEXXHOST consultants can offer guidance in implementing OpenStack projects such as compute, network, object or block storage, orchestration, load balancing, big data, file sharing, cloud images and container services as these services are all currently offered on the VEXXHOST suite of cloud services.


VEXXHOST’s new OpenStack consulting service can also provide help to companies looking to deploy a new OpenStack environment, which can be a very overwhelming project. VEXXHOST’s consultants can help by understanding the needs and requirements of the organization and advising on best practices to reduce both time and risk. VEXXHOST’s consultants can also assist with upgrading an existing OpenStack infrastructure to newer releases.

“There is no doubt that an OpenStack infrastructure can provide benefits to many companies, though we have noticed that the complexity of the software has made some organizations wary of it. Our goal with this service is to provide consulting to help organizations leverage OpenStack without the complexities that come with it,” says Mohammed Naser, CEO of VEXXHOST and a longtime OpenStack contributor. “We are excited to officially have consulting as part of our OpenStack solution lineup, something which we have provided in the past directly for large enterprise customers.”

“The OpenStack vendor community continues to grow, evolve and mature. That rich ecosystem includes services that help make OpenStack faster to deploy, easier to consume and tailored to the unique demands of specific industries and workloads. Vexxhost has been an important participant in the OpenStack project, and the addition of services to their lineup will only expand the value and insights they can bring back to the community at large.” Heidi Bretz, Director of Business Development at OpenStack.

VEXXHOST is currently offering a free initial 30-minute consultation. For more information or to request a quote, please visit https://vexxhost.com/openstack-consultation/

About VEXXHOST Inc.
Founded in 2006, VEXXHOST Inc. is a Canadian cloud computing provider offering OpenStack public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud and consulting solutions to customers, from small businesses to governments, from over 150 different countries. VEXXHOST Inc. delivers a high level of expertise to help clients optimize cloud infrastructure so they can focus on their core competencies.

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