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SambaNova Partners with ORock to Deliver Cloud-Based AI Solutions

SambaNova, ORock | August 30, 2021

SambaNova Partners with ORock to Deliver Cloud-Based AI Solutions
SambaNova Systems, a company building advanced software, hardware, and services to run AI applications, announced a strategic partnership with ORock Technologies, Inc, a high-performance cloud services provider, to deliver powerful and secure cloud-based AI solutions to organizations seeking a competitive advantage in faster time-to-decision and model outcomes.
SambaNova’s best-in-class AI solutions are now available in the ORock cloud to commercial and government customers seeking highly secure and compliant cloud-first and hybrid deployments that dramatically reduce time to solution. After an intensive vetting process, ORock chose SambaNova’s world record-setting AI capabilities and unique architecture to satisfy the most stringent customer requirements for performance, security, and compliance.

“SambaNova and ORock have partnered to deliver best-in-class AI solutions in the ORock cloud to leading enterprises in the commercial and government sectors demanding data security, compliance, performance, and ease of use,” said Gregory Hrncir, CEO, President and co-founder of ORock Technologies. “As AI continues to disrupt and transform global markets, this partnership opens up a new world of AI applications that will drive innovation and accelerate business outcomes that generate new efficiencies, productivity and revenue opportunities for customers.”

SambaNova’s AI offerings now span the entire spectrum from on-premises to ORock’s hybrid and cloud environments — revolutionizing AI accessibility and expanding applications across industries and global markets. Dataflow-as-a-Service, SambaNova’s extensible AI services platform, enables organizations to jump-start AI initiatives overnight with a simple subscription, powered by DataScale, an integrated software and hardware system delivering unrivaled performance, accuracy, scale, and ease of use built on SambaNova’s Reconfigurable Dataflow Architecture.

“SambaNova’s partnership with ORock brings advanced AI solutions to the industry’s most secure cloud and carries forward our mission to enable access to the integrated software and hardware solutions organizations need to succeed in this next era of AI computing,” said Rodrigo Liang, CEO and co-founder of SambaNova. “Our work with ORock empowers an even greater pool of enterprises, including those in highly regulated industries, to unleash AI’s vast potential for their most pressing business needs.”

About SambaNova Systems
AI for everyone, everywhere. SambaNova Systems is an AI innovation company that empowers organizations to deploy best-in-class solutions for computer vision, natural language processing, recommendation, and AI for science with confidence.

About ORock Technologies
ORock Technologies is a high-performance cloud services company deploying hardened enterprise-grade open-source architectures designed for artificial intelligence, machine learning and high-performance computing.

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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. 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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. 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Kontrol Technologies Files Preliminary Base Shelf Prospectus

Kontrol Technologies Corp. | December 27, 2021

Kontrol Technologies Corp. a leader in smart buildings and cities through IoT, Cloud and SaaS technology, today filed a preliminary base shelf prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. This filing, when made final, will enable Kontrol to offer, issue and sell up to $20 million of debt securities, common shares, warrants, subscription receipts, and units or a combination thereof from time to time, separately or together, in amounts, at prices and on terms to be determined based on the market conditions at the time of the offering, and as set out in an accompanying prospectus supplement, during the 25 month period that the shelf prospectus, when made final, remains valid. This shelf prospectus is being filed to give Kontrol the flexibility to take advantage of financing opportunities at its discretion when market conditions are favourable. The terms of such future offerings, if any, will be established at the time of such offerings. At the time any of the securities covered by the shelf prospectus are offered for sale, a prospectus supplement containing specific information about the terms of any such offering will be filed with applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities. About Kontrol Technologies Corp. Kontrol Technologies Corp., a Canadian public company, is a leader in smart buildings and cities through IoT, Cloud and SaaS technology. Kontrol provides a combination of software, hardware, and service solutions to its customers to improve energy management, heating, ventilation, and cooling, emission compliance, and air quality.

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Kontrol Technologies Corp. | December 23, 2021

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