Red Hat advances OpenStack Enterprise and Community technologies and roadmap

Red Hat, Inc. has announced updates to its OpenStack enterprise and community technologies and roadmap, including the advancement of its enterprise Red Hat OpenStack offering into an Early Adopter Program and the availability of RDO, a community-supported distribution of OpenStack that runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and their derivatives. In addition, Red Hat has also announced Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network, a global ecosystem of technology and services partners to help accelerate the adoption of Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure solutions.

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University of Liverpool selects Sudlows

Sudlows has been selected as a preferred supplier to upgrade the University of Liverpool’s data and communications infrastructure.

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Veeam awarded two U.S. patents

Veeam® Software has been awarded two U.S. Patents for key capabilities found within its flagship product, Veeam Backup & Replication™.

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Computacenter honoured with EMC Enterprise Partner of the Year 2012

Computacenter has been named EMC Enterprise Partner of the Year at the EMC 2013 Channel Awards on February 12th for the second year running. The award recognises year-on-year growth and the continued work between the two companies in the channel.

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Building the world’s fastest storage system

In support of its new Titan supercomputer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has selected DataDirect Networks (DDN) to build the world’s fastest storage system to power the fastest supercomputer in the world.

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Fast, easy migration to Windows Azure

Vision Solutions, Inc. has confirmed that its Double-Take® MOVE™ solution has all the capabilities enterprises require to migrate their Windows Server workloads into Microsoft's Windows Azure Infrastructure Services cloud platform, which was announced on 16th April. Double-Take MOVE enables enterprises to perform easy, no-risk, near-zero downtime migrations from any combination of physical, virtual or cloud platforms into the new Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server basic and priority support now offered on Windows Azure

SUSE has announced the worldwide general availability of basic support and priority support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Windows Azure. In addition, openSUSE 12.3 is also now being offered on Windows Azure. With these new and updated offerings, enterprises and developers will be able to quickly and easily deploy production Linux workloads on-demand in Windows Azure, saving time and money.

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ManageEngine underpins Bond Pearce’s technology transformation

Manage Engine’s NetFlow Analyzer powers organisation-wide move to unified communications suite for commercial law firm, Bond Pearce LLP.

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123-reg launches game-changing new server range

Award winning Cloud Server range designed to bridge the gap between VPS and Dedicated Servers.

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BrightRoll and Equinix introduce bidding solution

Partnership sparks dynamic video ad ecosystem; new low-latency offering eliminates time-outs, improves campaign performance and boosts ad revenue.

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