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Freudenberg IT Announces New Vice President of Technical Architecture for FIT’s SAP® and Application Cloud Hosting …

MORRISVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Freudenberg IT (FIT), an SAP global hosting partner and SAP-certified provider of hosting and cloud services, has hired Jim Kunz as their Vice President of Technical Architecture. Jim will be responsible for the customer-facing role of technical support throughout the sales process; working closely with the FIT Engineering and Architecture teams to ensure customers are engaged, educated, and knowledgeable with respect to FITs SAP and IT Services offerings.

Mr. Kunz has extensive IT Industry experience in e-business and application cloud solutions, complex hosting, services sales, application software development, commercial help desk and desktop services, business process, financial modeling, and management.

Jim comes to us with nearly 30 years of experience working at IBM, states Todd Kemmerly, SVP of Sales and Marketing, FIT Americas. He has a wealth of experience in the IT infrastructure industry architecting solutions in support of mission-critical applications like SAP. We are very pleased to have Jim on our team.

Prior to joining FIT, Jim was a member of IBMs managed hosting and application cloud solution sales team for 11 years, where his last position was Client Solutions Executive of Sales for IBMs East region.

I came to FIT because they have exceptional talent in their engineering, architecture, project, delivery, sales and leadership teams,” said Jim. “To be successful in an SAP and application cloud hosting environment you must possess four intangibles: financial stability, technical innovation with rock star delivery, and competitive pricing. FIT has it all! I continue to be impressed with FITs ability to offer real value to our customers while maintaining a rich company culture, along with a genuine focus on customer service. I am excited to have joined this team, and Ive already seen examples where FIT has exceeded our customers expectations with regard to the timeliness of solution responses and the commitment to meet our customers delivery needs.

Mr. Kunz will be among the FIT SAP Executive and Technical teams on hand at SAPPHIRE NOW in booth 2823 on May 14-16, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. FIT encourages visitors to meet Jim and learn about the companys innovative SAP solutions.

About Freudenberg IT

Freudenberg IT (FIT) is a global provider of IT services for implementing, optimizing and operating IT systems. FIT specializes in mission-critical hosting capabilities across the globe using its world-class FIT-owned data centers. IT services include Managed Hosting Services (e.g. SAP, Exchange, etc.), LAN/WAN Management, Client Services, Helpdesk Services, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Disaster Recovery Services, and more. As an SAP-certified global provider of hosting and cloud services with over 40 years of experience running and hosting SAP, FIT is recognized as a strategic partner and top-tier hosting provider within the SAP ecosystem. FITs customers benefit from its emphasis on mission-critical computing with extensive audits and certifications across most industries. FIT is part of the Freudenberg Group, a family-owned business of 160+ years, employing over 37,000 employees across 58 countries today and with solid financials of over 6 billion (a 9.6 percent increase over 2010) in annual revenues.

For more information, please visit: http://www.freudenberg-it.us

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Hughes Cloud Services & Hosting Showcases Its Comprehensive Enterprise IT Offering At …

HCS Simplifies Cloud Hosting through Migration Support, Expert IT Management, Fully Secured Data Centers and More

LAS VEGAS – Hughes Cloud Services & Hosting LLC (HCS), a provider of secure, comprehensive cloud hosting and management services, will showcase its corporate IT offering at Interop Las Vegas 2012 Booth #804, taking place at Mandalay Bay May 6-10. This turnkey solution for cloud hosting and management boasts unmatched security, reliability and expert support for enterprises in any industry.

Backed by a global IT organization with decades of experience managing huge data streams and currently providing real-time data and video services to 17 million customers worldwide, Hughes Cloud Services & Hosting combines the security and control of a private cloud with end-to-end support and a global private network.

With two newly constructed data centers designed to Department of Defense MAC I (Mission Assurance Category I) standards, companies experience the highest level of security along with a comprehensive solution platform – including complete corporate IT management, cloud migration services, enhanced network and security services and cloud computing infrastructure design, all delivered via private clouds tailored to the unique demands of their clients.

“Hosted solutions provide many organizations with cost savings that can be invested in their core business, but often these savings come at a price of diminished security and reliability,” said Jose Albino, (Lt. Col. US Army, Retired) Director of Operations and Compliance of Hughes Cloud Services & Hosting. “As a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, HCS offers decades of experience moving enormous volumes of complex data over satellite and terrestrial networks, providing our customers with an expert extension of their IT department. We combine the security and reliability of our facilities, network and systems with our experienced technical staff to simplify the migration to the cloud and to provide continuous data management support.”

Security measures at the facilities ensure premium disaster recovery capabilities, the latest security and intrusion prevention technologies, and the most stringent protection for systems that handle information vital to operations, readiness, and mission effectiveness. Full electrical and mechanical redundancy, and high-bandwidth fiber network access, provides the very highest levels of uptime and reliability.

Additional benefits of the Hughes Cloud Services & Hosting solution include cost-effective, multi-tiered storage options; state-of-the-art monitoring and visibility to the client; user-friendly provisioning portals; and multi-carrier diverse connectivity.

For more information about Hughes Cloud Services & Hosting, visit http://hughescloudservices.com/ or schedule a meeting at Interop Las Vegas booth #804.

About Hughes Cloud Services & Hosting Hughes Cloud Services & Hosting (HCS) leverages state-of-the-art data centers, virtualization technologies and its Department of Defense MAC I experience to provide its clients with unparalleled cloud-based solutions and support. HCS’s services enable our customers to scale and support their business requirements quickly, securely and cost effectively, providing the flexibility they need to remain agile and competitive in their industries. HCS provides a full portfolio of cloud services, from cloud design and migration support to disaster recovery and advanced network services. HCS has the expertise and the experience to deliver the ideal cloud strategy, tailored to the unique demands of enterprise clients in any industry. For more information, visit http://www.hughescloudservices.com.

About EchoStar Corporation EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions that enhance today’s home entertainment lifestyle. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Hughes, is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies and managed network services for enterprises and governments in more than 100 countries. Among the many offerings of this combined powerhouse in broadband data and video are HughesNet, the market’s #1 high-speed satellite Internet service; Sling Media’s award-winning placeshifting technology; Move Networks’ adaptive bit-rate streaming technology; and Hughes Cloud Services, leveraging state-of-the-art data centers and its Department of Defense MAC I experience to provide unparalleled cloud hosting solutions and support.

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TechWiseTV @ Interop: Cisco Intelligent Automation, Starter Edition – Video


08-05-2012 22:49 Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud Starter Edition is a software solution to help your organization quickly deploy your first private cloud network and begin enjoying the benefits of cloud computing. The starter edition is focused on simple infrastructure provisioning through a self-service portal with automation, orchestration, and lifecycle management for both virtual and physical servers. That simplicity speeds your time to cloud computing and improves your network agility.

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Advance Digital Manages Hundreds of Private Cloud Servers With Puppet Enterprise

PORTLAND, OR–(Marketwire -05/10/12)- Puppet Labs, the leading provider of IT automation software for system administrators, today announced that Advance Digital, Inc., a leading creator of digital information and connection solutions for local consumers and businesses with 11 media properties across the U.S., uses Puppet Enterprise to deliver best-in-class operational agility and efficiency of its VMware private cloud computing infrastructure. As a result, Advance Digital’s media properties are able to respond rapidly to spikes in consumer traffic and see orders of magnitude improvement in site availability.

Prior to Puppet Enterprise, Advance Digital had been long-time users of IT automation in the form of custom scripts. However, the increased node counts driven by virtualization outstripped the practicality of their homegrown tools and motivated them to explore next-generation technologies. Advance Digital considered many solutions, but when they saw the traction Puppet had gained along with Puppet’s community backing, Advance Digital chose to adopt Puppet Enterprise. With Puppet Enterprise, the process of provisioning a server was cut down to hours. Furthermore, having automated their release management processes with Puppet Enterprise, Advance Digital can accurately and quickly deploy software updates, leaving the heavy lifting to Puppet Enterprise.

Configuring and managing their infrastructure with Puppet Enterprise also decreased the time to market of new releases and updates from developers and allowed system admins to not worry about monitoring every individual server’s activity. Whether the servers needed identical configurations or lifecycle-specific ones, Puppet Enterprise’s model-driven configuration management makes this an easy process for Advance Digital.

“We’ve been fans of configuration management for a long time, since seven or eight years ago,” said Matthew Jaeger, VP of Technology and Operations at Advance Digital. “We chose to go with Puppet Enterprise because we wanted and needed a solution that delivered not just productivity and agility but insight as well. We wanted to be able to actually see the changes happening, and ‘puppetizing’ our servers really allows for that kind of visibility into our infrastructure.”

“Puppet Enterprise is not only about providing a powerful yet easy-to-use IT automation solution to companies, but also providing them with important insight into changes occurring in their infrastructure,” said Luke Kanies, founder & CEO of Puppet Labs. “Advance Digital is leveraging the power of Puppet Enterprise, resulting in the ability for system administrators to automate away the menial tasks and direct their efforts to those projects that bring value to the business.”

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About Advance DigitalAdvance Digital, Inc., based in Jersey City, NJ, provides digital information and connection solutions for local consumers and businesses. The company operates 11 media properties across the U.S. that are the number one local news, information and community hubs in the markets they serve. The sites include cleveland.com, al.com, gulflive.com, NJ.com, NOLA.com, OregonLive.com, SILive.com, syracuse.com, MassLive.com, PennLive.com, and lehighvalleylive.com.

About Puppet LabsPuppet Labs, Inc. was founded in 2005 and shipped the first release of the open source Puppet Project later the same year. The popularity of Puppet Labs’ IT automation solution has since grown to where it is now responsible for managing millions of nodes across thousands of organizations, both on-premise and in the cloud, including Zynga, Citrix, Shopzilla, Match.com, Oracle/Sun, to name a few. Now numbering sixty employees and based in Portland, Oregon, Puppet Labs is backed by Cisco, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Radar Partners, True Ventures, and VMware.

Puppet Labs and Puppet are trademarks of Puppet Labs Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Dome9 Security Enables Secure Cloud Computing With HP Cloud Services

SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwire -05/10/12)- Dome9 Security, the leading provider of cloud server security management for public and private clouds, as well as for dedicated and virtual private servers (VPS), today announced that its leading cloud security service supports HP Cloud Services with automated security and centralized access management. As a result of this agreement and technology integration, subscribers to HP Cloud Services (http://hpcloud.com) can leverage Dome9’s proven security management capabilities to secure their HP Cloud Compute servers.

Under an agreement with HP, Dome9’s cloud security service integrates with HP Cloud Services out-of-the-box. The two services offer integration via an agent or API, for unparalleled flexibility and ease of use for cloud security. Customers simply enter their HP Cloud Services API key or install the lightweight Dome9 agent. Dome9 automatically connects to HP Cloud Services and begins managing the cloud server security, providing policy-based automation to secure an infinite number of servers with highly elastic controls.

HP Cloud Services is HP’s initial public cloud infrastructure, platform services and cloud solutions for developers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and businesses of all sizes, enabling organizations to build the next generation of cloud infrastructure. Built with a developer-friendly integration of OpenStack technology, HP Cloud Services offers a no-vendor lock-in approach that when coupled with Dome9 provides centralized, multi-cloud, dedicated, and virtual private server management across any public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructure. With Dome9 automating HP Cloud Services’ security, Dome9 secures access to users’ cloud servers to prevent attack and keep IT and developers’ cloud information protected. HP Cloud Services customers can sign up for Dome9’s subscription service at http://www.dome9.com/HP-Cloud.

“We are very pleased to build the next generation of secure cloud computing with HP Cloud Services, and to be the first vendor to manage HP Cloud Security Group policies leveraging the OpenStack API,” said Dave Meizlik, Dome9 VP of Marketing and Business Development. “As an initial partner in HP Cloud Services’ partner ecosystem, we’re working closely together to innovate cloud computing security and make HP Cloud servers virtually invisible to hackers.”

Dome9 Security is the only cloud security service to automate cloud firewall management for public and private clouds, as well as for dedicated and Virtual Private Servers (VPS), across all platforms, including the new HP Cloud Services. Dome9 closes a critical gap in today’s cloud computing server security — ports such as SSH, RDP, and MYSQL left open so administrators can connect to and manage their cloud servers. This common practice leaves servers vulnerable to hackers who need only guess the correct username and password or exploit any protocol vulnerability to gain unauthorized control of a server. Dome9 secures all administrative ports — for all servers and clouds — enabling secure access, on-demand. Advanced capabilities, including policy automation and API-based management and the new Dome9 Chrome Extension, are available in Dome9’s Business Cloud, which costs 4 cents an hour per server. The Dome9 Lite Cloud is free for an unlimited number of servers.

About Dome9 SecurityDome9, the leader in cloud security management, automates and centralizes cloud firewall management across all servers and clouds. Available for both enterprises and hosting providers, and as a free offering, Dome9 supports clouds, VPS, dedicated servers, OpenStack, and Amazon Web Services, across all major operating systems and service providers. Dome9 is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with U.S. offices in San Mateo, Calif., and is venture backed by Opus Capital Ventures. For more information, visit: http://www.dome9.com/.

Dome9, Dome9 Central, Dome9 Connect, Dome9 Cloud Lite, and Dome9 Agent are registered trademarks of Dome9 Security. All other trademarks are registered to their respective companies. Copyright Dome9 2012.

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4GH Web Hosting Europa Launches 4GH Cloud Web Hosting Solution in European Data Center

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FaceBook’s Frank Frankovsky @ Open Compute – Video


05-05-2012 20:27 Open Compute Founder Frank Frankovsky shares two key takeaways from the Open Compute Summit: 1) Like open source software, Open Compute is changing the way people are thinking about how to develop data centers, servers and storage to increase the pace of innovation. 2) The Open Commute community is not just consumers, but also suppliers – some of the largest suppliers in the world are engaging and contributing to the project. http

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CheaperDomain.co Launches Cloud Hosting Service 4GH Web Hosting – Video


07-05-2012 12:20 has just launched a cloud-based hosting, 4th Generation (4GH) Web Hosting, offering better scalability, security, performance and value to customers. 4GH cloud-based hosting allows things to be handled differently… The dynamic duo for traffic management — Cisco® load balancing and auto-adjusting bandwidth — keeps the site running smoothly, regardless of traffic spikes. * Load Balancing delivers traffic to the servers with the most available resources, so the customer’s site isn’t tied to the limited performance of a single server. * Unlimited, Auto-Adjusting Bandwidth eliminates the overage fees .The bandwidth automatically increases as customer’s need it, so the customer’s site can handle anything that comes its way. Security — Every site is protected by expert, round-the-clock security. team monitors the Internet 24/7, blocking malicious attacks BEFORE they get to your website. More information visit

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Great Office Shootout: Cloud vs. Hybrid — Fight!

Photo illustration by Aurich Lawson

Andrew Cunningham over at Ars Technica took a deep dive into cloud office alternatives and came up with the goods in the real world.

As cloud computing gains steam in the enterprise, many IT shops are looking for ways to move stuff out of their own server rooms and into someone elses. This has given rise to services like Google Apps and Office 365, which offer e-mail, calendaring, and other Web-based services that completely replace not just software running on your companys servers, but also software running on your companys desktops.

One of those software products is the venerable Microsoft Office, which is ubiquitous in most offices. In this, the first in a series of articles comparing different cloud office solutions, well be looking at productivity apps from Google, Microsoft, Zoho, and ThinkFree to compare not just their features and interfaces, but also their ability to integrate with existing systems and work with Microsoft Office documents.

Productivity software has some important considerations not necessarily found with other applications. Switching to a new cloud-based e-mail or CRM system, for example, may cause some short-term complications, but these systems are essentially isolated (or at least, they communicate with the outside world using relatively simple, well-known protocols).

Productivity software is different, thanks to Microsoft Office. Most businesses will have to be able to read Office documents, and likely produce them too. Without these interoperability constraints, most of the products here could stand on their own as productivity apps. But Office compatibility is too important to ignore.

To that end, I spent some time testing out each products Microsoft Office document converters. Its not going to be possible to track down every oddity or inaccuracy, but I wanted to get a feel for the kinds of things that each product would catch, miss, or mangle. I created and uploaded a mix of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, some that I put together myself and some that were created using templates included with Office.

Have a look at who comes out on top. And weigh in: Whats the best solution full cloud or hybrid when it comes to office suites?

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Kore Domains Launches Revolutionary New "4GH" Web Hosting Solution

NEW YORK, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Kore Domains is reshaping the Web hosting landscape with its 4th GenerationWeb Hosting (4GH). Set up in a cloud environment, the new 4GH hosting platform provides customers numerous benefits, including scalability, security, performance and value when compared to traditional shared hosting.

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“4GH was created to help our customers succeed”

Under the shared hosting model, many customer websites are housed on a single server. If a Web server experiences issues, it affects everyoneon that server for example, if a hosting server goes down, all customers’ sites hosted on that server go down with it. If a website on that server has an unexpected traffic spike, in certain cases it would cause website slowness or loading issues for everyone else hosted on that server as well.

Kore Domains listened to customer feedback and created 4GH. Using a new architecture consisting of multiple Web hosting servers networked together, these issues are now a thing of the past. Under the 4GHWeb Hosting model, because websites are hosted in a cloud supported by several servers with load balancing, if a server goes down, another server quickly takes its place, without customers experiencing a disruption in service. If a website receives a bunch of traffic, resources are shifted and the other websites still operate normally.

Kore Domains was in the “cloud” before the term was coined, but 4GHWeb Hosting is the next level of cloud services. With 4GH Web Hosting, if more servers are needed, the cluster can quickly expand, providing plenty of power for all Web hosting customers. Customers using Kore Domains4GH Web Hosting with proprietary Dynamic Traffic Management, Dynamic Defense Management and Dynamic Server Management are receiving a near-enterprise level service for a small monthly fee.

4GH Web hosting is also backed by Kore Domains 24/7 Site Defenders team. A testament to its success in preventing cyber attacks and detecting website vulnerabilities.

To learn more about Kore DomainsProducts, including 4GH Web Hosting , cheap domain registrations and email marketing, please visitwww.koredomains.com

About Kore Domains

KoreDomains is a leading provider of Cheap Domain Name Registrations, 4GH Web Hosting, SSL Certificates, eCommerce Stores, Search Engine Visibility, Online Storage, Site Analytics, Web Site Tonight, Logo & Site Design Services & Email Marketing Services.

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