Carvechi Technology Announces a New Cloud Based Content Sharing Platform Collaboratory

Carvechi Technology announces their new product offering Collaboratory. Collaboratory is a cloud based content sharing collaboration platform blended with digital whiteboarding and VOIP for true distance collaboration. http://www.carvechitechnology.com

The usage of Collaboratory will reduce corporate travel expenses; provide quick decision-making, improved distant education, and time to market. The platform is designed for education and corporate customers to increase engagement and interaction with personalized environments cross platform compatibility, video, and other value-add features.

“We are using Collaboratory to offer enhanced services to our customers such as video interviewing, and additional functionality to improve the interviewing and hiring process said Donald T Carson President and CEO of Carvechi Technology.”

Collaboratory is powered by Pass The Notes with additional functionality from Carvechi Technology. “We are excited about the partnership opportunity with Carvechi Technology and look forward to providing clients with the benefits of a scalable cloud-based platform,” said Frankie Coletto CEO of Pass the Notes

Carvechi Technology advanced professional services team helps businesses and educational customers of all sizes get up and running on Collaboratory efficiently and at scale. Carvechi Technology’s national reach, industry depth and expertise in business intelligence, data warehouse, security, Microsoft technology, cloud integration, and project management implementations have enabled enterprise of all sizes. Carvechi Technology will allow the most complex IT ecosystems to have the support and services they need for highly successful deployments of Collaboratory.

“In the near future we will be adding additional applications and technology partners to the Collaboratory cloud based platform, and furthering collaboration in the education and corporate environments,” said Donald T Carson President and CEO of Carvechi Technology.

Carvechi Technology is also announcing Ivette Vecchione to the position of Chief Financial Officer. “I am pleased and excited to work with an industry veteran, which complements the backgrounds of the management team at Carvechi Technology,” said Donald T Carson.

About Carvechi Technology:

Founded in 2007, Carvechi Technology and Solutions is a minority owned solutions provider to leading organizations providing management consulting, outsourcing, solution deployment, and technology services with offices in Atlanta, Miami, Austin and expanding to New York City.
http://www.carvechitechnology.com

About PassTheNotes:

PassTheNotes is a cloud-based platform that makes it easier for teachers and students to collaborate and share content inside and outside of the classroom. Launched in 2011, the all-in-one content management system is a publisher and district solution that seeks to enhance the digital classroom experience. PassTheNotes increases student engagement, provides personalized and collaborative learning environments, and simplifies curriculum management. The PassTheNotes team is made up of veteran teachers, former administrators, and young technology leaders. The company is headquartered in Miami, Florida. For more information, please visithttp://www.passthenotes.com.

Hurricane Electric Extends Global Network to vXchnge’s Data Center Platform

vXchnge, a leading, next-generation, software-defined, intelligent data center services company operating data centers in multiple markets across the US, announces today that Hurricane Electric has expanded its global IPv4 and IPv6 network to vXchnge’s Santa Clara Data Center. By extending the world’s-largest IPv6-native Internet backbone to vXchnge’s Santa Clara facility, vXchnge customers will experience improved fault tolerance, lower latency and increased network capacity through Hurricane Electric’s 100BaseT, 1GigE, 10Gbps, and 100GE Ethernet service. vXchnge customers are also granted access to exchange IP traffic and peer directly with Hurricane Electric’s global network.

“As part of our continued effort to strategically expand the Hurricane Electric network throughout the globe and meet the growing needs of our customers, we are excited to extend our presence within vXchnge’s award-winning data center facility in Santa Clara, a city that neighbors our own facilities in Fremont,” states Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “By expanding into vXchnge’s facility, our joint customers are awarded increased reliability and redundancy.”

Hurricane Electric presently exchanges traffic directly with more than 3,200 different networks within its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network. According to Internet Society, IPv6 is predicted to be a mainstream technology by the end of 2014, with 10% of all global Internet traffic to Google, Facebook, and Yahoo! utilizing IPv6.

“We are pleased to offer leading IPv6 world player, Hurricane Electric, the opportunity to leverage our Santa Clara data center in response to our customer demands for a reliable, next-generation data center that incorporates the latest infrastructure technologies and densities,” comments Ernest Sampera , CMO and Senior Vice President at vXchnge. “Like all vXchnge facilities, our Santa Clara data center is operated in accordance with today’s forward-thinking industry practices, providing scalability, security, and redundancy that best accommodate the pressing power, space, and energy management needs of businesses today. With IPv6 becoming the predominant networking protocol for new devices and services, aligning with Hurricane Electric is a nice win for vXchnge and our customers who depend on us for cutting-edge technologies and access to a wide array of global network providers that allows them to grow and scale their businesses accordingly.”

vXchnge’s Santa Clara data center, located in California’s Silicon Valley, is one of seven vXchnge data centers. vXchnge is aggressively pursuing and planning for expansions in several key markets by 2015.

To learn more about vXchnge, please visit http://www.vxchnge.com.

For more information on the vXchnge Santa Clara data center facility, visit http://www.vxchnge.com/data-centers/locations/santa-clara-ca/.

About vXchnge

vXchnge operates leading, next-generation, software-defined, intelligent data centers. Designed for Performance®, vXchnge delivers high-density infrastructures and choice of carriers. Our data centers incorporate the latest technologies and monitoring systems. A performance-driven infrastructure provider, vXchnge’s facilities offer infrastructure designs, densities and networks that are operated by industry-leading technical teams required to support today’s network-enabled businesses.

For more information, visit www.vxchnge.com, or follow vXchnge on Twitter and LinkedIn .

About Hurricane Electric

Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric operates its own global IPv4 and IPv6 network and is considered the largest IPv6 backbone in the world as measured by number of networks connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to 75 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 3,200 different networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than four redundant paths crossing North America, two separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe and Asia. In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California, including Fremont 2, its newest 208,000 ft2 facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv4 and IPv6 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet

For additional information on Hurricane Electric, please visit www.he.net.

Enhanced MySQL Backup Features in Handy Backup from Novosoft

Novosoft LLC, one of the leading providers of data backup software for home and corporate environments, has improved MySQL backup functionality of their key product Handy Backup. The updated MySQL backup software provides easy and reliable way for backing up MySQL databases remotely.

“Handy Backup contains the powerful MySQL backup plug-in that lets you protect data without interrupting your web applications and website services. The update brings you an opportunity to back up MySQL database stored not only on your local or networked computer, but on any remote server. You just need to enter required information in order to connect to your database and perform backup task,” – said Aleksey Dolgushev, Head of Handy Backup Business Development Department.

The program provides a wide range of backup storage options including local and external hard drives, NAS, FTP/SFTP/FTPS, WebDAV servers, and popular clouds such as Amazon S3, Dropbox, and others. All copies could be saved with ZIP-compression to minimize required storing space. The software includes a smart scheduler which allows setting up the program only once to run backup and recovery tasks automatically on a minute to monthly basis.

Advanced MySQL backup functionality is included in server editions of Handy Backup (Small Server and Server Network) and can be added to other versions through a purchase of a respective plug-in. Handy Backup is distributed as a shareware, and comes with 30-days free trial period during which all MySQL backup features are available without limitations.

About Novosoft LLC

Novosoft has accumulated an extensive experience in IT-consulting and custom software development over the last 20 years. Nowadays Novosoft delivers its own IT-solutions for home and corporate users. The expertise and experience of Novosoft employees, driven by their creativity and ingenuity keeps the company ahead of the competition, winning the highest customer satisfaction and trust.

About Handy Backup

Handy Backup is an advanced backup solution designed for Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, Windows Server 2012/2008/2003 and Linux. The program allows backing up, synchronization and recovery of local and remote files, disk images, MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL, MS Exchange, IBM (Lotus) Notes/Domino, Oracle, DB2 and other data. Handy Backup is available in several editions suitable for different needs of home and business users. More information about Handy Backup can be found at the official website: http://handybackup.net

ViperHosted.com Launches Premium WordPress Hosting with Unlimited ThemeCarte.com Access

Viper Hosted, a Houston based company providing premium web hosting and SmarterMail hosted services, today announced the launch of its new Premium WordPress Hosting product, which combines the ultimate WordPress server infrastructure and Viper’s own WordPress trained customer support team. Leveraging its long time involvement and support with WordPress, Viper Hosted has extended one of the industry’s fastest WordPress platforms to deliver the most optimized, premium WordPress hosting solutions, a highly scalable and flexible solution that is optimized for developers, designers, and end users.

Viper’s solution is different than all of its competitors which is what make’s it so popular. Premium features include out-of-the box installation. All new signups, have the latest release of WordPress installed automatically with our most recommended plug-ins. Other features include automated WordPress updates, enhanced security, one-click-backups and access to Viper’s complete WordPress training videos and knowledgebase.

For a limited time, all new WordPress Hosting customers, get the added benefit of FREE access to ThemeCarte.com, a $39 value. ThemeCarte.com is marketed as “A one stop shop for everything WordPress.” Specializing in WordPress video tutorials, the company has added several other products to their arsenal, including premium themes, plugins, logo designs, and much more. “With Premium WordPress Hosting, ThemeCarte.com access, we offer a unique user experience for businesses, web developers, and users by providing them with all of the necessary tools to build the best WordPress websites possible.” Said the Marketing Director of Viper Hosted, Tricia Ali.

WordPress users who want to migrate their site to Viper Hosted can leverage the company’s migration service, which makes moving to Viper a breeze. Viper Hosted is also a premium SmarterMaill 12 solutions provider that runs all of its mail services on a solid state architecture, making it a snap for new and existing WordPress customers to upgrade to amazingly fast collaborative email system.

ABOUT VIPER HOSTED
Viper Hosted Inc. deliver’s premium web hosting and hosted applications like SmarterMail VPS Hosting, the leading MS Exchange alternative. Viper sets out to help companies communicate, measure, and support their worldwide business operations. Viper serves thousands of companies across the globe in a broad base of market segments, including those in the technology, financial, education, and hosting industries. Viper’s core products include Premium WordPress Hosting, Hosted Smartermail, and Expert Web Hosting. Viper has recently adopted its SmarterMail to a clustered environment utilizing Parallels Cloud solutions. At the same time Viper upgraded all of it’s servers to the latest version of Smartermail Enterprise 12. Viper’s goal was to offer customers a comparable alternative to MS Exchange at a fraction of the cost.

BluPointe Partner-driven, Brandable Backup and Disaster Recovery Announces No-deposit, No-contract and No Long-term Commitment for Resellers of Its Cloud Technology

BluPointe DRS owner Ron Roberts this week announced the decision to make BluPointe’s state-of-the-art backup and disaster recovery technology more available by dropping requirements for contracts, deposits or long-term commitments for resellers. The decision comes after a disaster-filled 2013 brought serious weather events that caught many businesses off guard without dependable cloud or air backup strategies in place.

Record cold temperatures across the Northern United States and Canada contributed to the many causes of data loss for businesses without dependable backup and disaster recovery technology in place. According to Roberts, many businesses that experience catastrophic data loss are forced to close.

“Scientists believe that dangerous weather events will continue to wreak havoc in 2014 and beyond, which means anyone who has avoided getting a cloud based backup plan and disaster recovery solution in place is playing Russian roulette with their data,” Roberts says. “We believe so strongly in our BluPointe cloud backup and disaster recovery products, we have decided to make it easy and affordable for our resellers to offer BluPointe products to their customers.

“It’s a win-win for all our partners.”

BluPointe offers a variety of onsite and remote backup products exclusive to BluPointe resellers, service providers and backup partners.

“BluPointe data backup and recovery solutions offer total protection for servers so your data can survive in any conditions and your doors can remain open for business,” Roberts says. “BluPointe can perform local image backup and recovery from USB, NAS, BDR devices or a physical server (using similar or dissimilar hardware.) and we do it through our extensive reseller partners.”

For more information about BluPointe and its TruBareMetal™ and data backup products, visit the BluPointe website or call 404.252-7626. To find out more about Blupointe channel partners, managed service providers (MSPs) and resellers, Blupointe Cloud-based backup, or to become a BluPointe Cloud provider, Email reseller(at)blupointe(dot)com.

About BluPointe:

BluPointe offers complete network-based data protection software for the cloud and remote office/branch office (ROBO) marketplace. BluPointe data protection provides companies and their customers with a complete data protection solution, coupling advanced features like easy installation, powerful administration, and scalability. The result is cost/effective data protection. As part of its corporate mission, BluPointe strives to be the leading provider of cloud-based ROBO backup and TruBareMetal ™ software for the global marketplace.

BluPointe’s cloud backup and data recovery technology provides data protection for PCs, Macs, servers and databases as private label technology through BluPointe’s private label partner program.

For more information about BluPointe and its TruBareMetal ™ and Data Backup products, visit the BluPointe website or call 404.252.7626. To find out more about Blupointe channel partners, managed service providers (MSPs) and resellers, Blupointe cloud-based backup, or to become a BluPointe provider, email reseller(at)blupointe(dot)com.

To find out more about BluPointe channel partners, managed service providers (MSPs) and resellers, BluPointe cloud-based backup, or to become a BluPointe provider, email reseller(at)blupointe(dot)com.

Microsoft Cloud Contracts Meet Stringent EU Privacy Standards

MicrosoftMicrosoft announced on Thursday that its enterprise cloud contracts meet European Union privacy law standards. According to a blog post by Brad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft, the company is the first and only provider to receive this recognition.

The approval applies to enterprise server products including Microsoft Azure, Office 355, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Windows Intune.

This is a significant development regarding data privacy going forward. Even if the EU suspends the safe harbor agreement with the US there would be no interruption of service for Microsoft’s cloud service users.

It could give Microsoft a short term edge in the very competitive cloud market. Any advantage is critical with so many companies looking to expand in the EU, for example Amazon and Cisco recently announced plans to open more data centers in Europe. Microsoft has been expanding with it’s Dublin mega data center due for completion this spring.

Security and privacy concerns in the EU have been a hot topic lately. On Tuesday the EU Data Retention Directive that was adopted in 2006 was overturned by the European Court of Justice saying it violates protection of personal data.

HostVirtual Boosts Its Midwest Bandwidth With Upgraded Chicago Datacenter

Cloud hosting service Host Virtual expanded into a larger datacenter in Chicago, CH1, or CoreSite’s location in the city. The datacenter will not only help to serve the company’s demands in the US’ third most populous city, but throughout the midwest region of the country as well.

HostVirtual’s moved into the CH1 facility next to The Chicago Board of Trade at 427 S La Salle, which is home to the city’s commodities exchange.

The 183,000 square-foot space, secured with biometric and keycard security, is located on major fiber optic rings and in close proximity to cloud service providers and financial service firms. The improvements in the CH1 building means HostVirtual’s customers will be able to deploy their websites faster and better serve their end users in the city and the surrounding area.

In addition, HostVirtual’s joined the Coresite exchange. The company will be able to access premium bandwidth with its participation.

“Moving into an expanded datacenter next to Chicago’s Board of Trade building means we can better serve our customers by offering them a location in the city and its financial institutions,” Host Virtual Senior Vice President Sandy Bhargavi said. “Finance is one of the major industries in this city, but it’s also a gateway to the midwest. As connectivity in the US, and around the world, increases, so does the need for websites to be better able to serve users by being able to have a server location in their general vicinity.”

The improvement to Chicago’s datacenter is the latest of HostVirtual’s ongoing server upgrades. The company expanded its European and New York presence and added Toronto as its 16th location.

Host Virtual offers BGP Anycast, load balancing, and worldwide CDN support with its cloud hosting infrastructure as a service, or IaaS. Over 300 operating system templates can be deployed by the company’s customers to its datacenters that utilize native dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 support.

About Host Virtual, Inc.

Host Virtual, Inc. is a cloud hosting provider that operates dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 IaaS clouds worldwide. Built around scalability, self-service and ease of use, Host Virtual customers can deploy Linux, VOIP or FreeBSD servers to any location within minutes. Free from the hassle of complicated, pay-per-minute or per-resource plans, Host Virtual customers can deploy to any of its cloud locations with unlimited usage for a low, flat monthly fee starting at under $10 per month.

For more information about Cloud Hosting or Host Virtual, Inc.’s Cloud VPS hosting and virtualization services, please visit http://www.hostvirtual.com/.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Customers Can Move Subscriptions to Google Compute Engine via New Cloud Partnership

cloudfingerstockRed Hat announced on Monday a partnership with Google that will enable its customers to move Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions to Google Compute Engine using Red Hat Cloud Access.

Red Hat Cloud Access allows customers to “bring-their-own-subscription” from select certified cloud providers and move their Enterprise Linux subscriptions from on-premise to public cloud.

Google Compute Engine came into general availability last year, offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux in limited preview.

The collaboration is possible because of Google’s recent membership of the Red Hat Certified Cloud Provider program. Through this program, Google is able to provide solutions that extend the functionality of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud solutions. Google is the second partner to earn designation as a Red Hat Cloud Access-enabled partner.

“As customers move to the cloud, they want flexibility and portability, which is a key component of our vision for the open hybrid cloud is to enable freedom of choice across both new and existing heterogeneous infrastructures,” Tim Yeaton, senior vice president, Infrastructure Group, Red Hat said. “By collaborating with Google to offer Red Hat Cloud Access for Google Compute Engine, we’re bringing even more choice to the open hybrid cloud: whether on-premise or in the public cloud with Google Compute Engine, customers can rely on their Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions to meet their needs.”

The consistency that Red Hat Cloud Access provides is important to enterprise clients using Red Hat technologies in a hybrid cloud implementation. Red Hat also owns the customer support through this model, giving enterprise customers peace of mind in the public cloud.

Optio Data Achieves a Microsoft Gold Mid-Market Solution Provider Competency

Optio Data announced today they have reached the Gold Partnership status awarded by Microsoft, demonstrating Optio’s “best-in-class” ability to meet customers’ evolving needs by distinguishing itself within the top 1 percent of Microsoft’s 640,000 partner ecosystem.

To earn a Microsoft Gold competency, partners must designate their Microsoft Certified Professionals to specific Microsoft competencies, ensuring certain levels of technical depth. In addition to demonstrating successful projects through customer references, Partners must also pass technology and sales assessments.

“Since Microsoft revamped their entire portfolio and made significant improvements to Hyper-V, the demand for Microsoft expertise has never been greater,” said Jeff Stevens, Executive Vice President of Optio Data. “We’ve got a lot of customers who need deep subject matter expertise on Microsoft’s product stack. Achieving the Microsoft Gold Certification reflects our continued investment in helping customers leverage the “better together” aspects of Microsoft’s portfolio.”

“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment to the latest Microsoft technology,” said Phil Sorgen, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp.

Attaining the Mid-Market Solution Provider competency demonstrates partner expertise in the latest infrastructure solutions based on Microsoft desktop, business-management and server technologies. Equipped with exclusive training, and the latest software and support, partners are able to implement solutions to meet customers’ unique business challenges and infrastructure needs.

About Optio Data:
With the support of a world-class professional services organization, Optio Data delivers efficiencies and flexibility through specializations in Cloud Computing, Data Management, and Technology Integration. Optio accomplishes this by leveraging a state-of-the-art proof of concept center and technology integration facility.

To learn more about Optio Data, visit them online at http://www.optiodata.com or call 888-981-3282.

Announcing 303 Technology as a Leading-Edge, Software-Defined Solutions Provider

VSS Holdings, LLC announces 303 Technology, LLC as a new software-defined technology solutions provider. 303 Technology combines advanced Information Technology solutions with experience-driven knowledge and best practices. Partnered with industry leaders, VMware, Cisco, EMC, VCE and Avnet; 303 Technology enables clients to implement leading-edge software-defined solutions focused on storage and availability, compute virtualization, network security and cloud.

303 Technology is owned and operated by VSS Holdings, a leading technology solution provider with a 24-year history as a Value-Added Reseller in Information Technology. This relationship offers 303 Technology unprecedented access to technology-specific expertise in infrastructure optimization, enterprise mobility and business analytics.

“303 Technology empowers clients to reach their maximum potential by providing the world’s most trusted solutions with a team of the most experienced solution architects in the industry,” said Steve Munn, President of 303 Technology.

“303 Technology is the next step in the long-term investment strategy for VSS Holdings in building a family of technology companies with leadership, skills and capabilities dedicated to specific solutions and manufacturers,” said David Traxler, President and CEO of VSS Holdings. “Steve Munn, formerly with VSS, EMC and VCE, brings deep heritage and experience to 303 Technology having previously served as an engineer, architect, sales executive and manager.”

“VSS Holdings and its subsidiary 303 Technology are strategic partners with Avnet,” said Denny O’Connell, Senior Vice President, Converged and Data Solutions for Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “Avnet looks forward to working with 303 Technology to deliver the next wave of technology innovation to the market.”

About 303 Technology
Providing solutions and services from the desktop to the data center to the cloud, 303 Technology enables clients to operate with leading-edge software-defined solutions focused on storage and availability, compute virtualization, network security and cloud. Connect with 303 Technology on Twitter (@think303), LinkedIn or Facebook. For more information, visit http://www.think303.com or call 800.303.3376.

About VSS Holdings
VSS Holdings is a $100M nationally recognized solution provider that owns and operates four (4) distinctive technology companies: VSS, LOGIC Solutions Group, Information Insights and 303 Technology. VSS Holdings has certified teams of sales and technical professionals who have the skills, product knowledge and commitment to help clients develop and implement the right solutions to solve their business needs. This strategic group of companies will continue to build a nationwide consulting, sales and services organization that provides best-of-breed technologies from across the full spectrum of information technology, including hardware, software, storage, networking and security.