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Tintri Platform Provides Cloud Benefits to BrightCloud Customers

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Tintri, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise cloud platforms, today announced that BrightCloud has deployed Tintri to help deliver cloud benefits to its customer base. BrightCloud offers a Hybrid Cloud Service, and with Tintri they can guarantee the performance of customer applications, access more detailed analytics and leverage automation to greatly reduce operating effort and expense.

BrightCloud, headquartered in Daventry in the United Kingdom, provides enterprise-grade managed and cloud-based services focusing on Microsoft, VMware, and Citrix technology. Established in 2000, BrightCloud now supports nearly 50 small and medium-sized businesses from its central operations centre in the UK and three hosted data centres located across Europe.

Prior to purchasing Tintri, BrightCloud built its IT environment on traditional fibre channel storage and HP rack-mounted servers. However, due to the complex nature of the legacy system, the IT team was spending too much time manually intervening to meet performance SLAs for customer applications. The expertise required to make the infrastructure work was creating silos and impeding communication.

Purely Cloud Guarantees Performance and Enhances Business Operations through Tintri's Enterprise Cloud Platform

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Tintri, Inc. today announced that Purely Cloud is using the Tintri Enterprise Cloud platform to guarantee performance for its clients' enterprise applications while reducing their management effort. Tintri's ability to spin up new environments and to scale fluidly has helped Purely Cloud to win deals against other cloud service providers and public cloud alternatives.

Based in San Diego, Calif., with clients worldwide, Purely Cloud provides highly available, redundant cloud designs that deliver adaptive performance for mainstream business applications, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange and Dynamics ERP.

Purely Cloud's previous storage system did not scale easily with the company's rapid growth and a lack of visibility made it difficult to manage and identify customer issues with latency.

Citrix and Google Align to Help Businesses Fully Embrace Secure Cloud Transformation

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Businesses today must quickly adapt to the demands of a global economy and workforce. Success is increasingly defined by the ability to optimize and protect the information surrounding people, organizations and devices. To help businesses tackle these challenges and fully embrace the benefits of flexibility and scale that cloud delivers, Citrix today announced extensions to its long-term strategic relationship with Google. Customers will be able to use Citrix Cloud to provision and manage secure digital workspaces, including Citrix Workspace Service, on Google Cloud Platform. Citrix and Google are working together to bring cloud delivery of applications and desktops, and secure cloud-optimized endpoints to their enterprise customers who are increasingly looking to both public and hybrid clouds to solve their business requirements for secure digital workspaces.

Five9 Launches Major Release for Global Enterprises, Providing a Powerful Cloud Platform That Enables Digital Transformation

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Five9, a leading provider of cloud software for the enterprise contact center market, today announced the availability of Summer Release 2017, the latest major release of the award winning Virtual Contact Center(VCC). This release provides a global contact center solution that meets the requirements of today's leading multinational enterprises.

Today's global enterprises aspire to engage with customers consistently, regardless of location or device. However, legacy systems have hampered their transformation to today's digital world, leading to poor and inconsistent customer experience. Five9 Summer Release 2017 provides these global enterprises a complete omnichannel solution with a holistic view of their customers' journey across all touchpoints. Enterprises can easily engage with customers anywhere in the world, intelligently distributing interactions to the right agent regardless of location. Most importantly, Five9 delivers all these capabilities on a modular microservices-based architecture, enabling enterprises to maintain the rapid pace of innovation required to compete in today's fast-paced consumer centric world.

The Five9 Summer Release 2017 includes four key areas:

TIBCO Introduces Robust New TIBCO Cloud Offering

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TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, today announced its TIBCO Cloud platform, featuring the new TIBCO Cloud Live Apps offering alongside the recognized TIBCO Cloud Integration. TIBCO Cloud provides improved solutions for organizations completely hosted in the cloud, enabling business users with self-service functionality, while simultaneously reducing the burden on IT. These developments illustrate TIBCO's commitment to enhancing the customer experience, equipping them with advanced, intelligent technologies to become more productive, profitable, and innovative.

TIBCO Live Apps is an intuitive and easy-to-use solution that enables rapid delivery of smart business applications, built on powerful integration capabilities. Designed from the ground up to offer a unique user experience that requires no training, the solution provides a unique approach for digital business users. Key capabilities are also pre-built and can easily be customized for security or scalability, creating a tailored experience.  

Tintri Enterprise Cloud Platform Helps Leading Healthcare Organizations Increase Infrastructure Agility

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Tintri, Inc., today announced growing adoption of its enterprise cloud solutions by healthcare organizations, increasing its role in helping organizations spend less time and money on infrastructure so they can focus on innovation and patient care.

By replacing legacy technology with an enterprise cloud, Tintri addresses the objectives of large healthcare organizations-including hospitals, clinics, pharmaceuticals and device manufacturers. Organizations that rapidly expand their data footprints and add new applications need the agility to spin up new projects quickly and scale fluidly. Many of these organizations also face strict security and compliance requirements.

For these reasons, healthcare companies are turning to Tintri to capture the agility of public cloud within the control of their data center. That's why six of the ten largest global pharmaceutical companies, as well as several medical and research centers, have purchased Tintri systems.

Hitachi Elevator Chooses Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform for Digital Transformation

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Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced its phased IT deployment with Hitachi Elevator (China) Co. Ltd., supporting the global leading elevator brand with its digital transformation ambition. The initial phase of the deployment program addresses the need to deliver a highly available system for critical applications, reducing IT costs including disaster recovery by nearly 50 percent, deployment time from weeks to days, and maintenance time from hours to minutes.

In the subsequent phase, key virtual machines and business systems were deployed on Nutanix, improving performance, stability and security. Finally, Hitachi Elevator's intelligent functions for digital operations were enhanced, by deploying big data, remote surveillance and manufacturing execution system applications, as well as migrating other applications off a legacy multi-tier environment based on EMC storage, to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.

Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Helps Xiaomi Deliver Innovation

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Nutanix today announced that Xiaomi, the world's 5th largest smartphone maker, has addressed long-standing storage performance issues by replacing its legacy three-tier IT infrastructure with the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.

Despite early adoption of virtualisation, the legacy three-tier infrastructure hosting Xiaomi's business critical applications including Microsoft Exchange, MS SQL Server and SAP Business Suite, was struggling to cope with exponential growth in demand. The traditional SAN storage was quickly identified as the main bottleneck, even after upgrading to all-flash arrays. By switching to the highly scalable and robust Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform with distributed storage architecture, Xiaomi managed to remove the long-standing issues. As a result, the smartphone maker has dramatically improved the performance of business-critical workloads while delivering return on investment (ROI) and savings through Nutanix Prism, a single management pane for both compute and storage resources.

Dell EMC Unveils New Cloud Platform for Microsoft Azure Stack

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Dell EMC today announces Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack, a new, turnkey, hybrid cloud platform that offers a simple and fast path for implementing and sustaining a hybrid cloud based on Microsoft Azure Stack. The new platform helps organizations standardizing on the Microsoft Azure ecosystem to accelerate their digital transformation with automated IT service delivery for traditional and cloud-native applications. As a result, organizations can better engage with their customers, reduce time to market for new services, and free-up resources to focus on adding business value.

"Cloud is an operating model, not a place, and adopting a hybrid model has become the clear choice," said Peter Cutts, senior vice president, Hybrid Cloud Platforms, Dell EMC. "Making hybrid cloud platforms simple and turnkey enables businesses to rapidly develop and deploy new applications, optimize resources, control costs and deliver the best possible customer experiences."

The new Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack combines Dell EMC's leadership in worldwide cloud infrastructure with its long history of partnering with Microsoft, which includes shipping the industry's first Microsoft-based hybrid cloud in October 2015. According to IDC, Dell EMC was No. 1 in the worldwide cloud infrastructure market for 2016 with $5.7 billion in revenue and 17.6% market share.

Aparna Systems Emerges from Stealth Mode to Announce the Industry's First Open Software "Cloud-in-a-Box" Solution

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Aparna Systems today announced the Orca µCloud and Orca µServer-the industry's first open software Cloud-in-a-Box solution to converge compute, storage and networking resources in a compact, energy-efficient system. In addition to offering industry-leading high density and scalability, with support for up to 10,000 cores per rack, the µCloud systems deliver the high performance and high availability needed in distributed, edge, aggregation and core environments. The system-level architecture provides an optimal configuration without the need for "rack and stack" engineering, while the use of merchant silicon and open software enables the Cloud-in-a-Box to be used in bare metal, containerized and virtualized applications. Aparna Systems will unveil and demonstrate the Orca µCloud and Orca µServer this week in Booth 41 at NFV World Congress May 3 - 5 at the San Jose Double Tree Hilton.

"Aparna's Cloud-in-a-Box has the potential to be a real game-changer in a variety of applications," according to Michael Howard, senior research director and advisor for Carrier Networks at IHS Markit. "This is particularly true at the edge of the network, including in central offices, where carriers have struggled to find a practical and affordable way to deploy adequate compute and storage resources. The system's high density and design innovations combine to also drastically improve scalability and energy efficiency compared to blade servers."