Fronde awarded NetSuite APJ Solution Provider Partner of the Year

Fronde Logo NetSuite, the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials, enterprise resource planning (ERP), and omnichannel software has named Fronde as the NetSuite Solution Provider Partner of the Year for the Asia Pacific and Japan region for 2016.

The award was announced during the SuiteWorld 2016 conference in San Jose, California. Fronde takes out the prestigious accolade for the second year in a row. This award cements Fronde’s position as the Asia Pacific leader in NetSuite cloud business software. It also demonstrates that Fronde is one of the most influential NetSuite partners in the world.
Ant Belsham, CEO Fronde, said, “Fronde is delighted to be named as NetSuite’s APAC Solution Provider Partner of the Year for the second year in a row. This adds to our Google Apps APAC Partner of the year award received earlier this year and is testament to the quality of our fantastic people, partners, and customers.”
Don McLean, Managing Director, Fronde Australia, said, “We love working with NetSuite and its channel team to bring our customers the benefits of the number one cloud ERP solution.”
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CenturyLink expands its cloud platform to Australia

Century Link LogoLaunches CenturyLink Cloud node in Sydney to continue international expansion

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has announced the availability of CenturyLink Cloud in Australia. The CenturyLink Cloud platform delivers enterprise-class control, agility, scalability and security backed by an industry-leading global network.

Businesses based or operating in Australia can now turn to a single, trusted provider for public and private cloud infrastructure, managed services, colocation, network connectivity and support for advanced hybrid solutions. The Sydney cloud node joins the company’s other available cloud locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Singapore.

“Launching the CenturyLink Cloud node in Australia signals our strong commitment to this key growth market,” said Gery Messer, CenturyLink managing director, Asia Pacific. “We’re seeing increased customer demand for IT services in Australia, which is one of the most connected countries in the world. Thanks to our continued investment in Asia Pacific, many more organisations are achieving success on their hybrid IT journeys.”
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Red Hat Powers cloud-scale DevOps with the general availability of Red Hat Cloud Suite and Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8

Redhat LogoLatest Red Hat hybrid cloud solutions offer improved hybrid management, security, and performance via integration with Linux containers, Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat Ceph Storage

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced the general availability of Red Hat Cloud Suite and Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8, helping to bridge the gap between development and operations teams at the scale of cloud computing. With the newly-available products, Red Hat now offers a complete, integrated hybrid cloud stack with a container application platform (OpenShift by Red Hat), massively scalable infrastructure (Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8) and unified management tools (Red Hat CloudForms), all available individually or via a single, easy-to-deploy solution with Red Hat Cloud Suite.

A growing number of organisations are building private clouds¹, to give them massively scalable and modern infrastructure, while maintaining increased security and control. According to the Red Hat Global Customer Tech Outlook 2016, a global survey of Red Hat customers, private cloud deployments are expected to outpace public cloud by 6x. In addition, development teams are looking to streamline the creation and deployment of new cloud-native applications while IT leadership is hoping to meet growing business demands with cloud-based automation. Red Hat’s latest cloud solutions help answer these needs through the availability of:
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CenturyLink receives recognition in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

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CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has announced it has been positioned by industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. as a visionary in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide, report.

“In the fast-moving cloud market, CenturyLink continues to differentiate in hybrid IT innovation with our advanced cloud services and complementary agile infrastructure, network and managed services,” said Jared Wray, senior vice president, platforms, at CenturyLink. “The velocity of our cloud innovation continues to intensify, with our agile DevOps approach delivering new features and functionality that delight our customers.”

With the recent acquisitions of Orchestrate, Cognilytics and DataGardens, as well as global expansions of its cloud node locations and data centre footprint, CenturyLink continues to advance its managed services, cloud and colocation offerings for enterprises.

Gartner analysts Lydia Leong, Douglas Toombs and Bob Gill authored the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide, report, published on May 18, 2015. Evaluation for the report was based on vendors’ completeness of vision and ability to execute.
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Independent research firm recognises Teradata Integrated Marketing Cloud as a leader in real-time interaction management

Teradata LogoSYDNEY, Australia – Teradata Marketing Applications, a division of Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, has announced that Forrester Research, Inc., a leading independent research firm, has recognised Teradata as a Leader in Real-Time Interaction Management (RTIM). RTIM is a key part of the Teradata Integrated Marketing Cloud, and is what allows marketers to deliver relevant, real-time offers and messages across digital or offline channels to best meet the most current needs of each individual customer. The report was released July 29, 2015, as “The Forrester Wave™: Real-Time Interaction Management, Q3 2015,” authored by Rusty Warner, with Srividya Sridharan, Olivia French and Matthew Izzi.

Forrester defines Real-Time Interaction Management as, “Enterprise marketing technology that delivers contextually relevant experiences, value and utility at the appropriate moment in the customer life-cycle via preferred customer touchpoints.”

In the report, Forrester evaluated eleven RTIM vendors against 35 specifically defined criteria. Teradata received the highest scores among all vendors in the “Capabilities” category, and tied for highest score in the “Solution Strategy” category. Read more ❯

Fluke Networks unveils TruView™ Live – a SaaS that adds cloud application monitoring to the industry’s most complete network and application performance management solution

Fluke NetworksMay 21, 2015 – The increasing use of business-critical cloud applications to drive innovation and agile response to emerging opportunities has come at a cost to the enterprises adopting them: a lack of complete visibility into network and application performance, which leads to increased potential for a poor end-user experience. In an effort to overcome this challenge, Fluke Networks has introduced TruView™ Live, a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering that provides real-time monitoring of applications, platforms and infrastructure delivered as a service.

Using TruView Live, IT teams can gain the end-to-end visibility needed to rapidly pinpoint and resolve problems, deliver an optimal end-user experience and ensure their organisations realise the full value of cloud services. TruView Live is the company’s newest addition to its Borderless Enterprise product portfolio.

Eighty-two per cent of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy today, up from 74 per cent in 2014 . As more data and applications move to the cloud, delivering positive end-user experiences has become more difficult—and more expensive. Roughly 60 per cent of availability and performance errors are the result of misconfigurations by IT , and the average network outage costs $7,900 per minute . The loss of control and revenue dictates a new approach to measuring network and application performance that can accommodate applications that reside on premise or in the cloud.
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CenturyLink receives recognition in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

Century Link LogoCenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) has announced it has been positioned by industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. as a visionary in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide, report.

“In the fast-moving cloud market, CenturyLink continues to differentiate in hybrid IT innovation with our advanced cloud services and complementary agile infrastructure, network and managed services,” said Jared Wray, senior vice president, platforms, at CenturyLink. “The velocity of our cloud innovation continues to intensify, with our agile DevOps approach delivering new features and functionality that delight our customers.”

With the recent acquisitions of Orchestrate, Cognilytics and DataGardens, as well as global expansions of its cloud node locations and data centre footprint, CenturyLink continues to advance its managed services, cloud and colocation offerings for enterprises.

Gartner analysts Lydia Leong, Douglas Toombs and Bob Gill authored the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide, report, published on May 18, 2015. Evaluation for the report was based on vendors’ completeness of vision and ability to execute.
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Fluke Networks introduces Link-Solutions – the adaptable toolset for network connectivity testing, documentation and reporting

Fluke NetworksMarch 11, 2015 – Fluke Networks has unveiled Link-Solutions, a combination of the industry’s most popular network testers and cloud-based reporting, which provides organisations greater flexibility and convenience in how they manage their network connectivity test results. Based on Fluke Networks’ popular LinkRunner and LinkSprinter hand-held network testers, Link-Solutions provides a cohesive way for PC and front-line technicians, field-managed IT teams, system integrators and VARs to conduct copper, fibre and Ethernet tests and then manage their test results – regardless of which testers they used – via a unified cloud-based dashboard. The company also announced the availability of the award-winning LinkSprinter outside North America for the first time.

An adaptable network connectivity testing solution designed to grow with any business
Link-Solutions comprises three products that work together to provide IT organisations unmatched flexibility in how they manage their network connectivity test results. As an organisation’s network becomes more complex, they can use the more sophisticated components of Link-Solutions, which include:
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Meru XPress Cloud: A powerful, intuitive, affordable Wi-Fi Solution for small-to-medium enterprises

Wavelink LogoFebruary 11, 2015 – Meru Networks® (NASDAQ: MERU), a leader in intelligent Wi-Fi networking, has announced the availability of Meru XPress Cloud, a controller-less 802.11ac Wi-Fi solution featuring cloud-based management that is purpose-built for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and distributed enterprises. The XPress Cloud portfolio includes the new Meru XP8i access point, with management software hosted by Meru and delivered through industry-leading, highly-secure data centre providers worldwide. With Meru XPress Cloud, only network management traffic traverses the cloud; all corporate data remains behind the firewall.

“The Meru XPress Cloud Wi-Fi network was incredibly easy to set up compared to the Aruba system we replaced,” said Jeremy Carr, CIO of InQuest Technologies, Inc. “Our wireless LAN has been running great since we made the switch. Access to the XPress Cloud management platform has made it easier than ever to monitor the wireless devices on our network and the performance of each access point.”
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Red Hat upgrades Enterprise Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6

Redhat LogoSydney, Australia – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6, featuring updates designed to serve as the foundation for building OpenStack-powered clouds for enterprise businesses with advanced cloud users, telecommunications companies, Internet service providers (ISPs), and public cloud hosting providers.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform delivers the foundation for a production-ready cloud, integrating Red Hat’s hardened and agile OpenStack technology with the security and stability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform sets a new standard for OpenStack deployments, with customers in production in every region, spanning industry verticals and enterprises of various sizes in education, financial services, government, healthcare, retail, and telecommunications.

Building on its innovative co-engineered design, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 strengthens Red Hat’s production-ready cloud platform through advancements in both the Linux and OpenStack components. Interoperability and ease of use continue to be at the forefront, starting with updates to Red Hat’s intuitive graphical installer and management tools that create greater efficiency and reduce the complexities of a cloud deployment.
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