Network technology company Riverbed has launched a new solution that would significantly accelerate the performance of leading SaaS apps, such as Office 365, Salesforce, ServiceNow and Box, “by up to 10 times.” The solution is called Riverbed SaaS Accelerator and allows companies to directly measure, monitor and accelerate the performance of SaaS-based enterprise apps. Cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) are promising service flexibility, agility, and improved performance and user experience. By 2020, companies…"Riverbed Unveils Solution to Accelerate Performance of SaaS Applications"
CentralNic bulks up in Australia by acquiring carveout of what used to be Melbourne IT. Domain name company CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) is acquiring TPP Wholesale from ARQ Group Limited (ASX: ARQ), formerly known as Melbourne IT. The company will pay total consideration of AUD $24 million (USD $16.6 million). CentralNic will pay AUD $21.3 million up front and the transaction is expected to close by the end of next month pending financing. ARQ Group…"CentralNic buys rest of Melbourne IT’s reseller business for AUD $24 million"
“Our 5G network will open the flood-gates for machine learning, automation and micro-services use-cases for consumer and business customers in the country,” said Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar. Qatar’s leading communications company, Ooredoo Qatar, a provider of mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services, has selected Nokia to build its 5G cloud native core network to support delivery of enhanced mobile broadband services. Ooredoo Qatar has already tested a number of…"Ooredoo Qatar Selects Nokia to Build Its 5G Cloud Native Core Network"
Compass Datacenters has commenced construction of its first data center in Loudoun County, Virginia. The 6MW building will be located on Compass’ announced Loudoun campus, which is planned for 500,000 square feet and 75MW of critical IT capacity. Compass Datacenters’ campus strategy would be a “natural evolution” of its traditional business model, which was focused on wholesale core data centers, “optimized for cost, quality and fast delivery.” “Our Northern Virginia data center campus is part…"Compass Datacenters Commences Construction of 75MW Data Center Campus in Northern Virginia"
WekaIO, a file storage company delivering a NVMe-native high-performance software-defined storage solution that removes barriers between the data and the compute layer, has closed $31.7 million in a Series C funding round fueled by existing investors and new strategic investors from the storage industry, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Mellanox Technologies, NVIDIA, Seagate, and Western Digital Capital, alongside Qualcomm which invested previously. WekaIO addresses data intensive applications at scale in key verticals including artificial intelligence…"File Storage Company WekaIO Raises $31.7M in Series C Funding"
Colocation provider Flexential has completed a 70,000-square-foot expansion to its Alpharetta, Atlanta colocation facility. The expansion brings Flexential’s United States data center footprint to 3.1 million square feet. Atlanta and the surrounding Transaction Alley are one of the largest FinTech hubs in the U.S. with more than 70 percent of all credit card transactions now processed through the Atlanta metropolitan area, according to the Atlanta Small Business Network. These data-intensive companies would need secured, reliable, and scalable means to…"Flexential Announces 70,000 Sq. Ft. Data Center Expansion in Atlanta"
Green House Data, a ‘digital transformation services’ company with multiple data centers across the United States, has acquired Deliveron – an “agile-focused” DevOps development firm. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. – read more below the image – Deliveron was founded in 2006 by Lucas Sahm and John Weland and focused on software development, cloud solutions, and DevOps lifecycle management processes that result in custom software products and solutions to help differentiate and innovate…"Green House Data Acquires DevOps Development Firm, Deliveron"
WP Engine, a fast-growing global platform for managed WordPress hosting, has passed annual recurring revenue of $132 million. Founded 8 years ago, the company has now grown to serve more than 90,000 customers across 140 countries globally. Since January 2018, WP Engine’s Agency Partner Program would have enjoyed 84% growth while its global employee count is now up 37%. Launched in 2017, WP Engine’s Agency Partner Program would enable agencies of all sizes to use WordPress to…"WordPress Hosting Platform WP Engine Passes $132M in Annual Revenue"
Atos, a global provider of ‘digital transformation’ solutions with over 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of over € 11 billion, has launched its BullSequana Edge solution – a ‘high-performing’ edge computing server to manage Internet of Things (IoT) data at the edge. The embedded BullSequana Edge server would securely manage and process IoT data, close to the source where it is generated, so that it is treated immediately. It analyzes and runs…"Atos Unveils ‘High-Performing’ Edge Computing Server for IoT"
Managed WordPress hosting platform WP Engine has built a video plugin in joint partnership with Cloudflare. WP Engine’s Cloudflare Stream Video Plugin is now available to the public, enabling WordPress users to publish and stream performance optimized videos on WordPress websites. “We launched Cloudflare Stream to make video streaming easy and affordable for content owners and app developers alike,” said Chris Merritt, Chief Revenue Officer at Cloudflare. WP Engine’s Cloudflare Stream Plugin would be an…"WP Engine Builds WordPress Video Plugin With Cloudflare"