Y Soft announces YSoft SAFEQ Cloud, a new family of cloud-based print services

–Cloud-based services offer IT hassle-free hosted infrastructure and a choice of print management features–

Y Soft, the leading enterprise workflow solutions provider, has announced YSoft SAFEQ CloudTM, a new family of cloud print management and hosted infrastructure services. YSoft SAFEQ Cloud is comprised of YSoft SAFEQ CloudProTM and YSoft SAFEQ BreezeTM. The new services remove the need for locally managed print infrastructure, like servers, and dramatically reduces the cost of providing and running robust print services—all delivered by the world’s preferred print management provider.

SAFEQ CloudPro offers robust print management features with a reserved infrastructure ideal for the enterprise. Additionally, SAFEQ CloudPro is offered with a choice of resiliency levels, Core, Ultra, and Elite, each providing increasingly higher resiliency and performance. A Custom level further enables Y Soft to meet the special infrastructure requirements on an individual customer basis, including hosting using a customer’s/partner’s own cloud provider. SAFEQ CloudPro can be used with or without a Y Soft Edge device.

SAFEQ Breeze is designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that do not have or do not want to hire IT staff to manage their print services. With core print management features and a shared hosted infrastructure, SAFEQ Breeze can also be used with or without a Y Soft Edge device.

Both SAFEQ CloudPro and SAFEQ Breeze securely and effortlessly manage an organisation’s print infrastructure. The Y Soft Edge device offers businesses additional document security as job processing is done within the business’ own private and secure network, and only metadata travels securely to the cloud. It is also well suited for remote locations with low bandwidth or latency issues.

Robert Palmer, research vice president, IDC Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions, said, “Companies of every size are leveraging the cloud to help lower IT costs, reduce IT burden, and speed up their digital transformation initiatives. However, each company has different requirements, and the YSoft SAFEQ Cloud family offers businesses the versatility and flexibility needed to assist organisations no matter where they are on their cloud journey.”

Václav Muchna, CEO and co-founder, Y Soft, said, “With YSoft SAFEQ CloudPro and YSoft SAFEQ Breeze, we are delivering on our mission to help businesses run smarter.  We significantly invested in our product development to introduce a native cloud solution that efficiently scales in the cloud as businesses’ needs grow. We will continue to add to our cloud family of services and functionalities to meet the needs of our partners and customers.

“Y Soft’s future is firmly rooted in the cloud.”

YSoft SAFEQ Cloud family availability
Both new cloud-based services are typically less expensive than on-premise solutions and come with a budget-friendly monthly or annual subscription. The YSoft SAFEQ Cloud family of services are hosted on Microsoftâ Azure and is managed by Y Soft. Updates, maintenance, and a premium service level are included.

SAFEQ Breeze with the Y Soft Edge Device is now available as a customer beta program.

Customers can learn more at (http://www.ysoft.com/cloudfamily).

About Y Soft

Y Soft develops intelligent digital transformation office solutions for enterprise, SMB, and education that empower employees to be more productive and creative. Our YSoft SAFEQ® workflow solutions platform in the cloud or on-premise enables businesses to manage, optimise and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our 3D print solutions are focused in the education sector where they provide unique ease of use and safety benefits, while utilising YSoft SAFEQ software for seamless 3D print management.

Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in North and Latin America, Europe and Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific region (APAC). For more information, please visit www.ysoft.com.

Y Soft, YSoft SAFEQ, YSoft SAFEQ Cloud, YSoft SAFEQ Breeze and YSoft SAFEQ CloudPro are trademarks or registered trademarks of Y Soft Corporation a.s. in the European Union and other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Red Hat Continues Cloud Infrastructure Momentum with New Offerings, Industry-Leading Performance

Redhat LogoRed Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced continued momentum for Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, including a new industry-leading performance benchmark, the introduction of the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Promotional Offering. Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, a comprehensive offering designed to support organizations on their journey from traditional datacenter virtualization to OpenStack-powered clouds, has emerged as a high performing offering with greater value as organizations look to build and manage private cloud IaaS.

According to the latest cloud computing market overview analysis from 451 Research’s Market Monitor, IaaS is expected to grow at a 37 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2016 (1). As cloud and IaaS adoption grows, research also indicates that open source cloud infrastructure solutions are taking the lead. According to the 2013 “State of the Cloud” survey, among the 64 percent of respondents who plan to include a private cloud as part of their cloud portfolio, 41 percent plan to use only open source-based private cloud options, while another 29 percent plan to use a hybrid combination of open source and proprietary solutions (2).

Red Hat and Bull Achieve Top Performance Benchmark Results
Red Hat also announced new top performance records on SPECvirt’s industry-standard benchmark SPECvirt_sc2010 highlighting the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor’s lead as the industry’s top-performing hypervisor (3). Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 with its KVM hypervisor enabled the Bull SAS bullion server to run 768 Virtual Machines, a performance confirmed as the fastest and most efficient virtualization test on an x86 server.

This SPECvirt_sc2010 score represents the highest number of performant virtual machines and the highest performance score overall recorded on a single x86 server for this benchmark. This also solidifies Red Hat’s hypervisor performance leadership as Red Hat’s KVM powers the top 2-socket and 4-socket scores, and the only recorded 8-socket and 16-socket scores.

Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service
Additionally, Red Hat today announced a new training and certification offering, the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service. As interest in OpenStack grows, enterprise customers require experienced IT professionals who can deploy and manage OpenStack. This new class and certification aims to meet this demand by representing the industry’s highest standard for OpenStack-based training certifications and enabling participants to gain a growing knowledge of the changes happening in the IaaS space. The class will cover essential OpenStack skills, including installing and configuring a Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform deployment; configuring and managing images; and managing storage using Object Storage (Swift) and Block Storage (Cinder). The certification process for this training offering will be performance-based, with candidates performing tasks on a live system to utilize real-world experience.

New Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Promotional Offering
As part of today’s announcement, Red Hat introduced a new product offering that will integrate the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, and Red Hat’s virtualization management system for servers and desktops in a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Promotional Offering, providing exceptional agility for Linux and Microsoft workloads.

The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Promotional Offering will be offered as a single subscription offering that combines:
* Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, an ideal platform on which to base large-scale virtualization initiatives and internal / private cloud deployments, featuring an enterprise management system that enables customers to centrally and effectively manage their entire virtual environments.
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, providing a secure and certified foundation for running the OpenStack workload servers (compute nodes, storage nodes, and controller nodes) as well as a scalable, high performance Linux operating system for guest virtual machines.

The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Promotional Offering will be available in Fall 2013.

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Radhesh Balakrishnan, general manager, Virtualization, Red Hat
“OpenStack and the promise of open hybrid clouds are leading customers to reconsider their infrastructure choices with an eye toward reducing cost and avoiding lock-in. Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure presents an enterprise datacenter virtualization alternative to take customers on that journey from proprietary to open. Today’s announcements highlight Red Hat’s commitment to providing the top performing solutions in this space, and the steps we’re taking to bring increased value to virtualized infrastructure and meet the emerging demand for skilled OpenStack professionals in the enterprise.”

Additional Resources
* Learn more about open hybrid cloud solutions
* Learn more about Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure
* Learn more about the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service
* Learn more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
* View the SPECvirt_sc2010 result for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 on Bull SAS bullion servers

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(1) 451 Research Market Monitor, “Cloud Computing Market Overview Analysis,” Aug. 14, 2013, available at http://bit.ly/14QnzKF.
(2) State of the Cloud 2013, http://bit.ly/152CAxc
(3) SPEC®, SPECvirt™, and SPECvirt_sc® are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC). Competitive numbers shown reflect results published on www.spec.org as of July 18, 2013. For the latest SPECvirt_sc2010 results visit www.spec.org/osg/virt_sc2010.

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at www.redhat.com.

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