"PayPal's Path To Independence: A Tale Of Cloud Innovation "

| May 04, 2016

"PayPal's Path To Independence: A Tale Of Cloud Innovation
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By the best-informed estimates, it would be a two-year task: Separate all PayPal and eBay information processing systems as the two firms consciously uncoupled after 10 years together. And the IT employees of both companies would have seven months to do it

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Both inside and outside of the classroom, cloud computing can reduce the cost of delivering an exceptional educational experience. In 21st century higher education, technology is a fundamental strategic resource, instrumental to driving your school in fulfilling its mission. To meet modern expectations, you must create a personalized digital experience for all constituents. Implementing and supporting hardware and software that constantly adapts to the needs of faculty, students, administration, and alumni is essential. Cloud computing creates a collaborative, interactive environment where information is available at any time, in any place, on any device. The ease of rolling out cloud-based applications simplifies operations and the cost benefits are often compelling.


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CLOUD STORAGE

Red Hat and Nutanix Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Open Hybrid Multicloud Solutions

Red Hat, Nutanix | July 30, 2021

Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions, and Nutanix, a leader in hybrid multicloud computing, today announced a strategic partnership to enable a powerful solution for building, scaling and managing cloud-native applications on-premises and in hybrid clouds. The collaboration brings together industry-leading technologies, enabling installation, interoperability and management of Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Nutanix Cloud Platform, including Nutanix AOS and AHV. Key elements of the partnership include: Red Hat OpenShift as the preferred choice for enterprise full stack Kubernetes on Nutanix Cloud Platform. Customers looking to run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) will be able to use an industry-leading cloud platform from Nutanix, which includes both Nutanix AOS and AHV. Nutanix Cloud Platform is now a preferred choice for HCI for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift. This will enable customers to deploy virtualized and containerized workloads on a hyperconverged infrastructure, building on the combined benefits of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud technologies and Nutanix’s hyperconverged offerings. Nutanix AHV is now a Red Hat certified hypervisor enabling full support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift on Nutanix Cloud Platform. The certification of the Nutanix built-in hypervisor, AHV, for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift offers enterprise customers a simplified full stack solution for their containerized and virtualized cloud-native applications. This certification delivers Red Hat customers additional choice in hypervisor deployments, especially as many organizations explore innovative, modern virtualization technologies. Joint engineering roadmap providing robust interoperability. Red Hat and Nutanix will focus on delivering continuous testing of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift with Nutanix AHV to provide robust interoperability. The companies will also collaborate to deliver more timely support by aligning product roadmaps. More seamless support experience providing faster resolution times for joint customers. Customers will be able to contact either company with support issues. The two companies are collaborating to deliver a best-in-class support experience for the interoperability of the certified products. Because of its distributed architecture, Nutanix Cloud Platform delivers an IT environment that is highly scalable and resilient, and well-suited for enterprise deployments of Red Hat OpenShift at scale. The platform also includes fully integrated unified storage, addressing many tough challenges operators routinely face in configuring and managing storage for stateful containers. About Red Hat, Inc. Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future. About Nutanix Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making clouds invisible, freeing customers to focus on their business outcomes. Organizations around the world use Nutanix software to leverage a single platform to manage any app at any location for their hybrid multicloud environments. Learn more at www.nutanix.com or follow us on social media @nutanix

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VWMARE CLOUD

Otava Achieves VMware Cloud Verified Status

Otava | April 27, 2021

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Otava, a global leader in secure, compliant cloud solutions, today announced it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status. The Cloud Verified designation indicates that a provider offers the complete VMware-based software defined data center infrastructure delivered as a service. VMware Cloud Verified partner services enable customers to achieve unmatched levels of consistency, performance and interoperability for both traditional or containerized enterprise applications and the confidence that the service is based on the most advanced VMware cloud technologies. "VMware's Cloud Verified designation validates the strength and depth of features and functionality in Otava's hybrid cloud portfolio. We're honored to be among the small handful of U.S. cloud providers to have achieved the designation," said Brad Cheedle, CEO, Otava. "Otava's hybrid cloud portfolio provides existing and new customers with a wide range of performance features and models - from private, to resource-pooled, to shared cloud - so they can precisely optimize every workload to its ideal cloud service. Unique to Otava, compliant cloud comes standard at no extra cost. Our exceptional team is laser focused on making complex cloud solutions easy for our customers by combining flexible, customizable offerings with our consultative and high touch support. This status highlights their dedication to excellence.” "Partners that are VMware Cloud Verified provide organizations with complete and advanced VMware Cloud technologies, along with interoperability across clouds for greater advantage for their customers' businesses," said Jim Aluotto, senior director, Cloud Provider Business, Americas Region, VMware. "Cloud Verified services delivered by VMware Cloud Providers can provide the efficiency, agility, and reliability inherent in cloud computing. We look forward to supporting Otava as it empowers organizations with a simple and flexible path to the cloud.” VMware's global network of more than 4,500 cloud providers leverage VMware's consistent cloud infrastructure to offer a wide array of services in over 120 countries, provide geographic and industry specialization, and help customers meet complex regulatory requirements. For information on how to become a Cloud Verified partner, please visit: https://www.vmware.com/partners/service-provider/vmware-cloud-verified-logo.html. About Otava Otava provides the secure, compliant hybrid cloud solutions demanded by service providers, channel partners and enterprise clients in compliance-sensitive industries. By actively aggregating best-of-breed cloud companies and investing in people, tools, and processes, Otava's global footprint continues to expand. The company provides its customers in highly regulated disciplines with a clear path to transformation through its effective solutions and broad portfolio of hybrid cloud, data protection, disaster recovery, security and colocation services, all championed by an exceptional support team. VMware, VMware Cloud, VMware Cloud Verified and VMware Cloud Provider are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. Otava Contact Christy Kemp ckemp@dahliapr.com

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CLOUD APP DEVELOPMENT

Otava Announces Enhanced Partner Program to Optimize Cloud Services Experience

Otava | April 20, 2021

Partner Program Includes New Portal, Dedicated Support Resources, and Low Price Commitment to Make Selling and Managing Complex, Compliant, and Customizable Cloud Solutions Easy April 20, 2021, Ann Arbor, Mich. — Otava, a global leader in secure and compliant hybrid cloud solutions, today announced significant enhancements to its Partner Program including a new partner portal featuring deal registration and management, 150 co-brandable enablement tools, dedicated marketing campaign assistance and trainers, plus a commitment that Otava will not let Partners lose on price for like deals. The new benefits complement Otava’s existing white label and wholesale program which allows partners to utilize their company name instead of Otava’s and control pricing margin and 1st call operational support. The advancements are designed to make it easy for service providers to deliver and manage compliant and customizable cloud, data protection, security, and colocation solutions to their customers. “We white label Otava’s cloud solutions as our own which gives us the ability to maintain the full control we need to be successful with our clients,” said Greg Fielding, Director of Professional Services for MyITpros. “Otava’s partner flexibility, dedicated training, sales, and marketing support are invaluable as we continue to grow our business.” As the Otava partner ecosystem continues to expand, new partners are onboarded to the program by a dedicated success advocate who will help create a customized success plan. Additionally, product training and orientation to Otava’s Partner Portal, a valuable repository for tools, training, and promotions is provided. Otava resources, including sales and solutions architects, serve as extensions of its partners’ teams to help drive success and make it easier to develop and close deals. The entire partner lifecycle is designed to create long-term service provider relationships that support the advancement of business objectives through the benefits of cloud services. “We are proud to roll out the latest advancements to our program because our unique approach makes it significantly easier for our partners to be successful,” said Brad Cheedle, CEO, Otava. “Otava’s flexible options allow service providers to build, preserve, and control their client relationships, eliminating the risk of customers going direct to other vendors for service and support. Additionally, we pride ourselves in providing hands-on consultative engagement with our experts every step of the way to ensure success in selling, training, and supporting cloud solutions, areas where other providers are notoriously absent. Ultimately this means higher margins, faster growth and better client relationships for our partners.” Key features of the program include: Enhanced white-label and wholesale options: The entire Otava portfolio is available to partners to sell and service under their own corporate brands. Partners maintain and control full client relationships with zero-conflict. Expert resources for consultation and live support: Dedicated sales professionals, solutions architects, marketing staff and training resources, act as an extension of partner organizations to provide support and ensure success. Low price commitment: To accelerate partners’ client growth, Otava is eliminating price from the decision-making process by beating quotes on comparable solutions. Partner portal for centralized access to sales and training materials: Serves as a single pane of glass for every partner need, including co-branded content to help partners learn, sell and educate prospects. Houses deal registration and protection, funding requests, enablement resources and private storage for critical documents. Access to valuable partner ecosystem: Partners connect with a community that drives mutual growth through a variety of means ranging from referrals and affiliate programs to joint promotions and lead generation. Leading cloud platform: Successful track record and 27-year history make Otava the market leader in compliant and fully customizable cloud solutions. Hybrid cloud, colocation, security, disaster recovery and backup solutions are available worldwide with guaranteed 100% uptime and flexible support and usage models. Partners benefit from Otava’s HIPAA, HITRUST, PCI-DSS, ISO 27001 and SOC 1,2 & 3 certifications that apply to cloud solutions and data centers. Otava is consistently recognized in the industry as a leading cloud provider for the service provider community. Within the past year, the company has been recognized as a strong performer in the Forrester Wave™: Hosted Private Cloud Services, North America, Q2 2020 and named to the CRN MSP 500/Elite 150, CRN Solution Provider 500 and CRN Fast Growth 150 lists as well the Channel Futures MSP 501 ranking. “Our partner-first approach coupled with the financial strength and longevity of our rock-solid parent company that has been family owned and operated since 1872, makes Otava like no other. We believe that Otava represents one of the soundest cloud investments a service provider could make,” concluded Cheedle. About Otava Otava provides secure, compliant hybrid cloud solutions for service providers, channel partners and enterprise clients. By actively aggregating best-of-breed cloud companies and investing in people, tools, and processes, Otava’s global footprint continues to expand. The company provides its customers with a clear path to transformation through its highly effective solutions and broad portfolio of hybrid cloud, data protection, disaster recovery, security and colocation services, all championed by its exceptional support team. Otava Media Contact: Christy Kemp Phone: 303-898-3390 ckemp@dahliapr.com

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CLOUD SECURITY

Otava Achieves Gold Status in the Veeam Cloud & Service Provider Program

Otava | March 30, 2021

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Otava, a global leader in secure, compliant cloud solutions, has achieved Gold status in the Veeam® Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP) program and is pleased to offer its customers an expanding portfolio of data protection and backup solutions. As a Veeam Gold partner, Otava's team of Veeam Certified Engineers (VMCE) oversee a growing number of Veeam backup client workloads. Veeam is the leader in Backup Solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™ for cloud, virtual and physical backup and intelligent recovery, orchestration, cloud mobility, copy data management, monitoring and analytics. Otava's Veeam Gold partnership status represents its commitment to providing clients world class cloud solutions based upon these leading technologies. Otava's Veeam-powered solutions provide businesses peace of mind with regard to off-site data protection, ransomware protection, risk mitigation and cloud data management. Solutions are available as self-managed or fully-managed to address the unique needs of both service providers, ISVs and enterprise organizations. "In addition to our current hybrid cloud, colocation, data protection, managed security solutions, we're pleased to offer IaaS cloud backup, protection for Microsoft 365 and Veeam cloud connect backup data repositories fully integrated into our cloud infrastructure," said Brad Cheedle, CEO at Otava. "Veeam is one of Otava's top strategic partners due to their ongoing investment and commitment to our mutual success. As a market leader in secure and compliant cloud, our customers benefit from the added security and protection these solutions afford Otava clients.” "As a Veeam Gold partner, Otava has demonstrated proficient knowledge of Veeam products at scale, and we are confident in Otava's ability to recommend and deliver Veeam-powered solutions to enable their customers to achieve Cloud Data Management," said Matt Kalmenson, vice president of Americas Cloud at Veeam. Try Otava's Cloud Connect backup, IaaS Backup, or Backup for Microsoft 365 solutions powered by Veeam, free for 30 days. Contact solutions@otava.com for a free demonstration or to learn more. About Otava Otava provides the secure, compliant hybrid cloud solutions demanded by service providers, channel partners and enterprise clients in compliance-sensitive industries. By actively aggregating best-of-breed cloud companies and investing in people, tools, and processes, Otava's global footprint continues to expand. The company provides its customers in highly regulated disciplines with a clear path to transformation through its effective solutions and broad portfolio of hybrid cloud, data protection, disaster recovery, security and colocation services, all championed by an exceptional support team. Learn more at www.otava.com. Contact: Christy Kemp Dahlia Public Relations for Otava ckemp@dahliapr.com

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Both inside and outside of the classroom, cloud computing can reduce the cost of delivering an exceptional educational experience. In 21st century higher education, technology is a fundamental strategic resource, instrumental to driving your school in fulfilling its mission. To meet modern expectations, you must create a personalized digital experience for all constituents. Implementing and supporting hardware and software that constantly adapts to the needs of faculty, students, administration, and alumni is essential. Cloud computing creates a collaborative, interactive environment where information is available at any time, in any place, on any device. The ease of rolling out cloud-based applications simplifies operations and the cost benefits are often compelling.

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