Companies news of 2017-11-07 (page 1)

 
Frost & Sullivan Recognizes NETSCOUT SYSTEMS Inc. for Its Visionary Leadership in Packet Broker Solutions

NETSCOUT's newly launched nGenius PFS 5000 series offers cost-effective software-driven solutions compatible with open-source hardware platforms

SANTA CLARA, California, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the Packet Broker Solutions Industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, Inc. (NETSCOUT) with the 2017 Global Visionary Innovation Leadership Award for its end-to-end network and application performance monitoring solutions and, specifically, the nGenius® PFS 5000 series. A chief provider of business assurance solutions for both enterprises and service providers (SPs), NETSCOUT is the only packet broker solutions vendor in the market that offers end-to-end network performance monitoring (NPM) and application performance monitoring (APM) solutions, including its nGeniusONE® and InfiniStream® platforms. The company's other offerings range from test access point (TAP) and packet broker solutions to security monitoring tools.

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"We are grateful to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan for our visionary innovation in both network and application performance monitoring," stated Sanjay Munshi, vice president, product management, Packet Flow Systems, NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, Inc. "Our goal is to help our customers accelerate their digital transformation leveraging our patented Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology. Our software driven approach behind the PFS 5000 series provides flexibility and choice, so our customers can cost-effectively evolve and further scale their performance monitoiring and security infrastructure on demand."

Digitization is forcing businesses to adapt to new trends and technologies. As networks become more complex, companies must evolve from standard to more sophisticated architectures and embrace advanced digital technologies, which leaves enterprises and SPs struggling to develop and manage their changing packet broker infrastructure. Also, the current packet broker solutions available to customers consist mostly of multiple, often proprietary and closed-source, hardware components from various vendors. As protocols and standards change, such components must be upgraded, a costly process that is also time-consuming as a result of the rigid and closed-source framework of proprietary hardware. This makes it difficult for network packet brokers (NPBs) that are trying to fulfill the ever-changing network infrastructure requirements, smoothly scale their networks, and replicate it on demand?all in a cost-efficient manner.

"Replacing hardware-driven with software-driven solutions will enable the disaggregation of software from hardware so that enterprises and service providers can sustainably scale their infrastructure to flexibly accommodate new applications and services. Ultimately, the packet broker market is in dire need of next-generation solutions to help customers boost their networks' operational efficiency without having to make huge investments time and again," said Jessy Cavazos, Industry Director.

Recognizing the need to reimagine the architectural framework in the packet broker solutions space, NETSCOUT launched nGenius Packet Flow Switch (PFS) 5000 models in July 2017 as part of its nGenius Packet PFS product portfolio. Inspired by Facebook Open System Software (FBOSS) and Open Compute Project (OCP), NETSCOUT's new packet broker solutions enable the decoupling of its advanced PFOS software from the underlying hardware architecture. This change gives customers with limited IT budgets the flexibility to just purchase the packet broker software and benefit from the advanced functionality it provides while running it on any OCP platform. With this approach, they can sustainably scale their packet broker network, control it through software, and rely on the software's high-value features and functionality to keep up with changing infrastructure needs without repeatedly making costly proprietary hardware-related investments.

NETSCOUT's nGenius PFS 5000 models offer customers cost-saving advantages, including the following:

  • Support for operational speeds ranging from 10 to 100 Gbps and interoperability with OCP hardware from any vendor in this ecosystem;
  • Fit for high-density packet broker deployments (10 and 40/100 GbE); and
  • Compatible with NETSCOUT's other PFS products, such as the nGenius® PFS 6000 model, creating a dynamic, self-healing packet broker mesh with pfsMesh to scale on demand.

These new models enable customers to seamlessly filter, balance load, aggregate, and replicate using the disruptive software-driven packet broker architecture. In addition to bundling the NETSCOUT PFOS software solution to interface on top of the open-source hardware architecture, customers can also choose to purchase both software and hardware from NETSCOUT via the Appliance model and enjoy full support for both aspects of the solution.

"What differentiates NETSCOUT from existing participants in the packet broker space is its solutions' infrastructure. NETSCOUT's offering features a distributed and custom hardware-independent architecture unlike competitors' proprietary and controller-dependent frameworks that require deep know-how for operation and restrain customers from scaling. Competitors will find it extremely difficult to replicate NETSCOUT's strategy as incumbents would jeopardize their revenue in the packet broker solutions market if they adopt a similar model of dissociating the software from the hardware, while newer entrants have to overcome significant technological challenges to eliminate their solutions' dependence on a controller framework," said Cavazos.

With the packet broker solutions market expected to witness significant and steady growth, NETSCOUT's offering is ripe for widespread adoption. This future-ready company is well positioned to maintain a leading edge over its market peers and set new standards upon delivery of its disruptive solution in the emerging age of digitalization. For these achievements, NETSCOUT has earned Frost & Sullivan's 2017 Global Visionary Innovation Leadership Award.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan bestows this award upon the company that demonstrates excellence in growth and customer value. It recognizes the superiority of the product/service as well as the overall customer, purchase, ownership, and service experience offered, which has resulted in the recipient company seeing above-market growth and greater share of wallet. The award lauds the growth, diversification, and sustainability strategies of the company.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About NETSCOUT

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT) is a leading provider of business assurance ? a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions ? for today's most demanding service provider, enterprise and government networks. NETSCOUT's Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology continuously monitors the service delivery environment to identify performance issues and provides insight into network-based security threats, helping teams to quickly resolve issues that can cause business disruptions or impact user experience. NETSCOUT delivers unmatched service visibility and protects the digital infrastructure that supports our connected world. To learn more, visit www.netscout.com or follow @NETSCOUT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

About Frost & Sullivan

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NETSCOUT Earns Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan Recognition in Strategy Innovation for its Leadership in Communications Service Solutions

NETSCOUT's nGeniusONE and other solutions bring together communications assurance and cybersecurity protection across multi-technology networks

SANTA CLARA, California, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the communications assurance market, Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan recognizes NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, Inc. (NETSCOUT) with the 2017 Stratecast Global Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award in Business Communications Assurance. NETSCOUT was recognized for its intelligent business, network, and service assurance offerings that capture and analyze real-time critical data, video, and voice services at the packet level.

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"NETSCOUT is playing an increasingly important role in helping CSPs evolve and fortify their market leadership," said Bruce Kelley, senior vice president and chief technology officer, NETSCOUT. "With our smart data platform and nGenius service assurance offerings built on our ASI technology, we help CSPs optimize network performance, improve customer experience, identify data monetization opportunities, and reduce their total cost of ownership. This recognition from Frost & Sullivan highlights the innovative technology in our solutions."

As virtual and software-driven network architectures have emerged, and multi-domain services cross carrier and enterprise boundaries, communications service providers (CSPs) face the challenge of developing solutions that can monitor and analyze large amounts of data for contextual purposes. CSPs' solutions also must meet new scalability demands, as networks grow faster and more voluminous with traffic data. In addition, sophisticated threats to cybersecurity are unavoidable given the high volume of data and speed with which it is conveyed, the myriad of devices and protocols, as well as the openness of networks, comes sophisticated threats to cybersecurity.

"The biggest challenge in providing communications assurance today stems from the multiple technologies within a single service. The service often traverses many transport technologies, as well as both physical and virtual networks. CSP solutions must be able to follow service performance across this divide," said Tim McElligott, Senior Consulting Analyst at Stratecast. "Also, both traditional configurations and virtualized operations are concurrently being used by customers. Therefore, communication service providers must be able to provide visibility across these hybrid networks."

NETSCOUT's complex array of applications, network, service intelligence, and hardware offerings provide comprehensive insight into the dynamic and real-time nature of critical data, video, and voice services running across modern technology infrastructures. Capturing and analyzing network traffic at the packet level, NETSCOUT's nGeniusONE platform helps shorten the time required to solve network and application performance issues. It provides one common set of metadata for service visibility across application tiers, network components, and diverse user devices. NETSCOUT also has user plane monitoring, powered by its Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology, which provides real-time, contextual analysis of service, network, and application performance.

NETSCOUT received a patent for its ASI® solution in 2013. In addition to providing network and application performance management?ASI is the basis for building and discovering new insights into operations, including security and system planning?NETSCOUT offers products and solutions for both enterprise and CSP users.

Some of NETSCOUT's other key offerings include:

  • nGeniusONE® Service Assurance Platform ? Provides critical insights into network and service performance, availability, and usage; is a real-time, scalable service assurance solution that uses ASI technology to provide a carrier-grade, highly scalable, distributed service assurance solution;
  • nGenius® Business Analytics ? Combines real-time, smart data with powerful business analytics for a complete picture of service performance and customer experience, usage, and behavior;
  • ISNG ? Mines traffic in real-time to deliver actionable data for service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence applications;
  • InfiniStream® ? Performs deep packet capture and analysis for real-time insights into the performance of applications and services that flow across the IP network;
  • IRISTM/GeoProbe® ? Provides comprehensive network monitoring and data collection across legacy and next-generation technologies for troubleshooting business applications and intelligence layers;
  • Roaming and Interconnect Assurance ? Delivers insight into existing and potential carrier partnerships to maximize roaming revenue for 2G, 3G, and LTE networks;
  • TrueCall® RAN Geo-analytics ? Diagnoses network and device problems in real-time to better understand demand density and usage, study traffic patterns, and geo-locate dropped calls;
  • Advanced DDoS and Arbor Networks Spectrum® ? Provides a comprehensive suite of DDoS attack protection products and services for the enterprise, cloud/hosting and service provider markets.

NETSCOUT has a strong acquisition strategy, spending approximately $3 billion on the acquisition of complementary companies, including Tektronix, Newfield Wireless, Arantech, Arbor Networks, Fluke Networks, and the probe business of Accanto Systems, with the goal of owning and providing the deepest, most comprehensive view of network and service performance across any technology.

"NETSCOUT has positioned itself as a leader among software suppliers by bringing security and assurance together and delivering software-centric instrumentation solutions. This has been enabled by its strategic acquisitions. For example, the company's acquisition of Arbor Networks empowered NETSCOUT to integrate its ISNG platform and Arbor Networks' Spectrum. NETSCOUT can apply it's patented ASI smart data technology to advanced threat detection," McElligott said. "This brings a unique solution to the advanced threat market, providing network and security teams with access to real-time and historical network traffic from a single dashboard."

Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan recognizes NETSCOUT for incorporating both technological innovation and strategic acquisition that has resulted in the company's ability to leverage a common data set that provides visibility into all four categories: Service Assurance, Security Solutions, Business Assurance, and Business Analytics. This strategy enables the company to increase its market share, improve its competitive brand positioning, and achieve customer satisfaction. For these reasons, NETSCOUT has earned the 2017 Stratecast Global Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award in the Communications Business Assurance Market.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About NETSCOUT
NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT) is a leading provider of business assurance ? a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions ? for today's most demanding service provider, enterprise and government networks. NETSCOUT's Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology continuously monitors the service delivery environment to identify performance issues and provides insight into network-based security threats, helping teams to quickly resolve issues that can cause business disruptions or impact user experience. NETSCOUT delivers unmatched service visibility and protects the digital infrastructure that supports our connected world. To learn more, visit www.netscout.com or follow @NETSCOUT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

About Frost & Sullivan
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About Stratecast
Stratecast collaborates with our clients to reach smart business decisions in the rapidly evolving and hyper-competitive Information and Communications Technology markets. Leveraging a mix of action-oriented subscription research and customized consulting engagements, Stratecast delivers knowledge and perspective that is only attainable through years of real-world experience in an industry where customers are collaborators; today's partners are tomorrow's competitors, and agility and innovation are essential elements for success. Contact your Stratecast Account Executive to engage our experience to assist you in attaining your growth objectives.

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Blancco Technology Group Launches Erasure as a Service (EaaS) Offering Through New Managed Service Provider Partner Program

Signs Deals with 14 Global and Regional IT Managed Service Providers, Including Fujitsu and Techchef

ATLANTA and LONDON, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG), the de facto standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, today announced the launch of its Erasure as a Service (EaaS) offering, which is now available through the Blancco Service Provider Partner Program. The new offering and partner program allow managed service providers to integrate the Blancco Data Eraser software into their IT service offerings to help businesses permanently erase data from all IT assets, mitigate security risks, reduce costs and comply with data protection regulations.

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The MSP partner program reflects a transition in the company's business model, which has traditionally relied on direct sales. Through this program, the company will look to key strategic partners to integrate its data erasure software into their offerings, thereby strengthening its leadership position in various markets and delivering significant benefits to the bottom line. Since launching the Erasure as a Service program, the company has signed deals with 14 global and regional partners, some of which are the world's most trusted and respected IT service providers, including Fujitsu and Techchef.

Alan Bentley, President of Global Sales, Blancco Technology Group, said, "Traditionally, our business model has consisted of direct sales to enterprises, government agencies, IT asset disposition vendors and mobile service providers. However, as new data protection regulations are introduced and a growing number of data breaches emerge daily, the demand for data erasure as a service will inevitably increase among IT service providers, whose business success relies on their ability to provide customers with the most innovative, efficient and secure solutions. These trends formed the impetus for our indirect sales strategy and the development of this new offering and partner program."

Fujitsu, the world's fifth largest IT services provider, will offer global data erasure services to its customers using the Blancco Data Eraser solutions. The data erasure service will be provided by the ICT provider's Global Program Management Office (GPMO), an integrated global service delivery center responsible for managing and driving global on-site support services for customers on a 24/7 basis in over 180 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

"From the first day that our customers plug in a new piece of IT hardware, the countdown begins to the day when that asset will reach its end of life, or the data contained on the asset will need to be removed upon the request of customers or in accordance with regulatory requirements," said Alex Curias, Vice President, Head of Global Program Management Office, Fujitsu Technology Solutions. "Blancco Technology Group is the proven leader in data erasure with the most comprehensive solutions, has a patented method of sanitizing solid state drives (SSDs) and holds the highest number of certifications from governing bodies. By partnering with Blancco, we are able to continue Fujitsu's long-standing commitment and promise to deliver high-quality, innovative services to our customers with the added benefits of reduced risks, reduced costs, increased visibility and increased compliance."

Techchef, a leading service provider specialized in data recovery and data sanitization services across India, is also partnering with Blancco to ensure the data removal methods and software used are in line with data sanitization standards. The company utilizes the Blancco Data Eraser solutions to properly sanitize data from all IT assets, including laptops/desktop computers, drives (both HDD and SSD), smartphones and tablets. Techchef exclusively uses Blancco's data erasure software as part of its data erasure as a service offering, as well as standalone software provided to its customers.

"We are wholly committed to ensuring the success of our data sanitization services through three key factors: the ability to maximize the resale value of IT assets, the ability to properly erase data and finally, proof that data has been properly destroyed for auditing and compliance requirements," said Rakesh Kumar, Managing Director, Techchef. "With Blancco, our customers will be able to prevent unnecessary data loss, minimize their exposure to risks and ensure regulatory compliance, while also increasing operational efficiencies and cost savings."

By partnering with Blancco to provide global data erasure services, Fujitsu and Techchef will be equipped to provide their customers with complete data sanitization across all IT assets on a single platform, including a digitally signed, tamper-proof certificate to verify sensitive data has been permanently erased and cannot be recovered. As a result, Fujitsu and Techchef can enable their customers to properly manage data sanitization practices, mitigate security risks, provide a verifiable audit trail and comply with the growing number of data protection regulations and standards around the world, including PCI DSS, HIPAA, EU GDPR, ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, among others.

Alan Bentley concluded, "Our partnerships with Fujitsu, Techchef and other managed service providers are a testament to their ongoing commitments to provide the most robust, efficient and secure IT managed services to their customers. With our guidance on best practices and support, our MSP partners can minimize their customers' exposure to and risk of data loss, while also providing the most comprehensive solutions to accommodate their growing IT needs."

To learn more about the data erasure as a service offering, managed service providers are encouraged to visit the Blancco Service Provider Partner Program page on its website.

About Blancco Technology Group

Blancco Technology Group (AIM: BLTG) is the de facto standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics. The Blancco Data Eraser solutions provide thousands of organizations with an absolute line of defense against costly security breaches, as well as verification of regulatory compliance through a 100% tamper-proof audit trail. Our data erasure solutions have been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 18 governing bodies around the world. No other security firm can boast this level of compliance with the most rigorous requirements set by government agencies, legal authorities and independent testing laboratories.

The Blancco Mobile Diagnostics solutions enable mobile network operators, retailers and insurers to easily, quickly and accurately identify and resolve performance issues on their customers' mobile devices. As a result, mobile service providers can spend less time dealing with technical issues and, in turn, reduce the quantity of NTF returns, save on operational costs and increase customer satisfaction.  

For more information, visit our website at www.blancco.com.

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Sectra Launches Vendor-neutral Integration for Machine Learning Applications -- Speeds up Access to New Technology in Healthcare

LINKÖPING, Sweden, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra(STO: SECT B) is launching vendor-neutral access to machine learning in its enterprise imaging platform. Sectra customers will be able to utilize Sectra's own machine learning applications as well as virtually any application, regardless of vendor. This will give healthcare providers a unified entry point to a best-of-breed portfolio. It will also give healthcare providers freedom of choice as well as the opportunity to speed up access to new innovations. Sectra will showcase examples of in-house and external machine learning applications available through the platform during the global radiology show, RSNA, in Chicago.

"There are many modern machine learning algorithms that could bring great benefits to diagnostic work, but very few solutions have yet reached clinical routine," says Fredrik Häll, VP Product Management at Sectra Imaging IT Solutions. "A main limitation has been the lack of an effective multi-vendor ecosystem for radiologists to use through a single, unified workplace. The Sectra platform is the missing piece, a solid vendor-neutral foundation."

Sectra has a long tradition of providing open platforms with which researchers and specialized vendors can easily integrate. The strategy is the same in the machine learning area. Sectra's own efforts within machine learning mainly focus on applications for increasing the productivity of radiologists and pathologists. By automating relatively simple but tedious tasks, considerable time can be redirected to tasks where the human specialist is truly indispensable.

About Sectra's achievements in AI and machine learning
Sectra is strongly engaged in the development of state-of-the-art machine learning solutions, both in-house and in collaborative settings. An initiative of particular interest in terms of platform development is the Analytic Imaging Diagnostics Arena, a national Swedish platform for innovation in AI for diagnostics, where Sectra is responsible for the technical infrastructure.

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Meet Sectra at RSNA in booth #6113 where machine learning applications, such as a solution for pulmonary nodule reporting as well as workflow and display protocol automation will be showcased. Read more and book a meeting with Sectra at RSNA.

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Ericsson Announces Changes to Executive Team

STOCKHOLM, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Fredrik Jejdling appointed Executive Vice President, in addition to his current role as Head of Business Area Networks, effective November 7, 2017
  • Jan Frykhammar, Executive Vice President and advisor to the CEO, to leave his role as Executive Vice President and the Ericsson Executive Team, effective November 7, 2017
  • Magnus Mandersson, Executive Vice President and advisor to the CEO, to leave his role as Executive Vice President and the Ericsson Executive Team, effective November 7, 2017

Ericsson's (NASDAQ: ERIC) Board of Directors has appointed Fredrik Jejdling as Executive Vice President of Ericsson, effective November 7, 2017. This appointment is made in addition to his current role as Head of Business Area Networks and member of the Ericsson Executive Team.

Jan Frykhammar, Executive Vice President and advisor to the CEO, will leave his role as Executive Vice President and the Ericsson Executive Team, effective November 7, 2017.

Magnus Mandersson, Executive Vice President and advisor to the CEO, will leave his role as Executive Vice President and the Ericsson Executive Team, effective November 7, 2017.

Both Mr Frykhammar and Mr Mandersson will leave Ericsson to pursue other opportunities.

Mr Frykhammar has had a long and distinguished career in the company. Starting in 1991, he has held a number of leadership positions in the company and has been part of the Ericsson Executive Team since 2008 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2009. Prior to this, Mr Frykhammar held the role as Head of Business Unit Global Services. 

Mr Frykhammar temporarily held the position as President and CEO during the search for a new President and CEO (July 25, 2016 ? January 15, 2017), after which he took on the role as Advisor to the CEO, focusing on corporate governance and efficiency.

Mr Mandersson joined Ericsson in 2004 and has since held several senior positions within the company, including Head of Ericsson's Business Unit Global Services, Head of Ericsson's business in Northern Europe, and Senior Vice President for Business Unit CDMA Mobile Systems. In his role as Advisor to the CEO, he has supported President and CEO Börje Ekholm, focusing on customer relationships. Mr Mandersson was appointed to the Ericsson Executive Team in 2009 and was appointed Executive Vice President in 2011.

Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson, says: "Jan and Magnus have been part of guiding Ericsson through the incredible transformation that the industry has gone through the past 15 years."

"Jan Frykhammar has been invaluable to the company during his 26 years at Ericsson, not least when stepping up as interim CEO in a time when leadership and momentum was of utmost importance. Magnus has been instrumental in building up the company's services business, and in establishing and nurturing some of our most important customer relationships. I wish Jan and Magnus all the best in their future endeavors."

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iomart Launches Private and Hybrid Cloud-in-a-box, Powered by OnApp

GLASGOW, Scotland, November 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Managed hosting and cloud services provider iomart (AIM: IOM) has partnered with OnApp to launch a new cloud-in-a-box solution for small businesses and enterprise IT departments. The new solution combines OnApp Enterprise private cloud software with Intel® hardware to create a turnkey appliance that can be deployed on premises, or hosted by iomart, with self-managed and fully managed options available for each approach. By combining its experience in hosted cloud and managed services, with OnApp's streamlined and intuitive private cloud management software, iomart can deliver private and hybrid cloud that is significantly more cost-effective and easier to manage than other solutions.

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The new cloud-in-a-box solution is available now with a unique 'try before you buy' scheme that takes companies from proof-of-concept into production without any additional configuration or migration work. It is designed for companies looking to virtualise and consolidate traditional IT into a more cost-effective integrated appliance; to bring cloud automation and efficiency to their business without requiring an army of technicians; and to simplify the management of workloads across on-premises and hosted cloud infrastructure, using a single, unified cloud platform.

"OnApp is the perfect cloud solution for businesses that don't want to hire an army of certified professionals to build and administer their cloud, or invest in the cost and complexity of running a complete VMware or Azure stack," said Neil Christie, iomart's Commercial Director. "Our new private cloud solution delivers rock-solid virtualisation, automated cloud management, software-defined storage and the robust security and access controls you need, at a fraction of the cost - and we can manage the whole environment for you, in your data centre or ours."

United Hosting, a managed hosting brand within iomart, already uses OnApp. "OnApp provides our customers with cost-effective hosting that's 100 per cent available. The self-healing technology means VM uptime is never interrupted by hardware failure," explained Martin Cole, United Hosting's Sales Director. "It allows us to offer highly available and instantly scalable solutions to our customers. It's the flexibility and ease of use that our customers love."

The wider offering from the whole of the iomart group of companies will allow many more of its customers to benefit. "With its OnApp hosting and managed services experience, iomart is perfectly placed to help companies choose the right mix of managed, unmanaged, hosted and on-premises cloud," said Alistair Wildman, Chief Revenue Officer for OnApp. "OnApp Enterprise is a truly turnkey cloud solution that brings the public cloud experience to the enterprise data centre at a radically different price point - and working with iomart enables companies to take full advantage of whatever mix of on-premises and hosted private cloud works best for their applications and data."

iomart's new cloud solutions are based on Intel® 2u, 4-node servers with OnApp pre-installed and ready to run. They also include OnApp's global 24x7 support. For hosted private cloud options, iomart offers a choice of eight data centre locations in the UK and a further 19 across Europe, the US, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. iomart provides a range of supporting services to help customers migrate workloads to its private cloud solution, and offers dedicated connectivity between on-premises clouds and its hosted clouds, to create ultra-low latency, hybrid cloud environments.

About iomart Group plc
iomart Group PLC (AIM: IOM) helps organisations maximise the flexibility, cost effectiveness and security of the cloud. From strategy to delivery, our 300+ consultants and solutions architects provide the cloud expertise to transform your business. With a dynamic range of managed cloud services that integrate with the public clouds of AWS and Azure, our agnostic approach delivers solutions tailored to your exact needs. iomart is a long-term supplier to G-Cloud and our infrastructure and cloud and backup services are designed to meet the requirements of the UK public sector. To find out more about our managed cloud services visit www.iomart.com

About OnApp

OnApp is a complete cloud management software platform for service providers and enterprises. The OnApp cloud platform enables hosts, telcos and other service providers to sell the complete range of Infrastructure-as-a-Service products. For enterprises, OnApp provides a turnkey solution for private and hybrid cloud, enabling IT departments to automate infrastructure management, reduce support costs, and simplify provisioning of IT resources to departments and users.

OnApp launched in July 2010. Today more than 3,500 companies in 93 countries run their cloud services on OnApp software. OnApp has 170 staff across the EU, U.S. and Asia-Pacific and is headquartered in London, UK. For more information, visit http://onapp.com or contact press@onapp.com.

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Infosys and the Adecco Group Redefine the Future of Staffing

LONDON, November 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

A Mobile-first, Cloud-based, End-to-end Digital Platform, 'Adia' by the Adecco Group Meets Emerging Opportunities in the Staffing Industry 

Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, and the Adecco Group, a Fortune Global 500 company and the leading global HR Solutions provider, are transforming the staffing industry by bringing together the power of data, domain, technology and speed to create a brand new business in the world of staffing. This is fundamental for introducing new innovations that help the Adecco Group unlock the opportunities of the platform economy, as well as transform the Adecco Group's core operations.

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Powered by Infosys, the Adecco Group's end-to-end online staffing platform Adia has already gained momentum across multiple cities in Switzerland and the UK, and will be expanding into more countries in the coming quarters. This new platform leverages the Adecco Group's key strengths in the industry by providing scale, speed and agility to introduce new ways of doing business in the digital economy.

Adia aims at revolutionising the industry by matching the demand and supply of talent more effectively and managing that talent more efficiently. Targeting candidates and clients across multiple industry segments such as hospitality, events, logistics and many more, Adia makes it possible for employers to find temporary staff for short term assignments and provides a brand new experience to both clients and candidates.

The platform's algorithm matches jobs to workers based on skills, level of experience, and proximity to the place of work as well as the job seeker's real-time availability. The user can hire new staff, plan shifts, issue contracts and approve timesheets from this platform, all in real-time.

Alain Dehaze, Chief Executive Officer, the Adecco Group, said, "At the Adecco Group we are focused on transformation and innovation to capture the opportunities we see in the evolving world of work. We are thrilled with the success Adia has experienced so far and we're looking forward to continuing the international rollout over the coming quarters. As part of our co-creation strategy, we're working with Infosys to bring innovation across other parts of the business and we are delighted to have partnered with the best-in-class to boost our digital strategy and power our vision of what's next in the staffing industry."

Rajesh Krishnamurthy, President and Head of Europe, Infosys, said, "The pace of change we're experiencing today is unprecedented and it urges organisations to constantly renew themselves, as well as leverage technology to develop new business models, if they are to remain relevant and succeed in an increasingly evolving world. Over the past few years, the emergence of the 'platform economy' has set the pace of success for the most valuable companies in the world. By bringing speed, scale and an innovative platform that connects candidates and employers, while enhancing the Adecco Group's unique expertise, we're powering change in the industry, helping the Adecco Group fundamentally redefine the future of staffing and realise its vision of the future of work."

About the Adecco Group 

The Adecco Group is the world's leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, the Adecco Group provides over 1 million people around the world with career opportunities, guidance and insights. Through its global brands Adecco, Modis, Badenoch & Clark, Spring Professional, Lee Hecht Harrison, Pontoon and Adia, the Adecco Group offers total workforce solutions including temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition, talent development, and outsourcing. The Adecco Group partners with employers, candidates, colleagues and governments, sharing its labour market expertise and insights to empower people, fuel economies, and enrich societies.

The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, with more than 33,000 FTE employees in 60 countries and territories around the world. Adecco Group AG is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).

About Infosys Ltd. 

Infosys is a global leader in technology services and consulting. We enable clients in 45 countries to create and execute strategies for their digital transformation. From engineering to application development, knowledge management and business process management, we help our clients find the right problems to solve, and to solve these effectively. Our team of 198,000+ innovators, across the globe, is differentiated by the imagination, knowledge and experience, across industries and technologies that we bring to every project we undertake.

Visit www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY) can help your enterprise thrive in the digital age.

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