Roundup: Fusion-io, Wyse, Microsoft, LayeredTech

Fusion-io selected by Webair, Wyse and Microsoft power the classrom, Layered Technologies offers SLA tied to compliance.

John Rath

February 17, 2012

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Here’s our review of today’s noteworthy links for the data center industry:

Fusion-io selected by Webair.  Fusion-io (FIO) announced that web hosting and infrastructure services provider Webair has deployed Fusion ioMemory technology to overcome data constraints caused by traditional disk-based storage technologies for cloud environments. Webair has integrated ioMemory into its cloud hosting services to provide clients with I/O speeds in the cloud that could traditionally only be obtained with complex and expensive disk array scale out. New York based Webair has data centers worldwide and through deployments of ioMemory found significantly increased data transaction rates, which allowed it to decrease datacenter footprint while meeting customer demand for low-latency data performance. “One of the key factors in our decision was breaking through the speed barriers typically found in existing cloud environments," said Sagi Brody, Chief Technical Officer, Webair. "We have found that with Fusion-io, our cloud database servers are significantly outperforming traditional physical configurations. With Fusion ioMemory, we can now offer the benefits of the cloud to industries and applications that previously would have been challenging to support at peak performance in the cloud.”

Wyse and Microsoft power the classroom.  Wyse Technology announced  it’s working with Microsoft to market school IT labs and one-to-one computing solutions that allow a cost effective delivery of innovative IT enabled education. Solutions range from an entry level option that combines Wyse zero clients and Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011, up to a scalable cloud PC solution with Wyse WSM software that provides schools with a centrally-managed, scalable one-to-one computing for students. These solutions are available through Wyse and Microsoft education channel partners to educational institutions worldwide.  “We’re extremely proud of how Wyse has worked with Microsoft to widen access to the benefits of digital classrooms for millions of students in places where school ICT was often unheard of,"  said Tarkan Maner, President & CEO at Wyse Technology.  "This collaboration enables us and our partners to offer affordable solutions for educators who want to provide a fantastic online learning experience within tight budgets.”

LayeredTech guarantees compliance.  Layered Technologies announced that it is adding a service-level agreement (SLA) so that all Layered Tech compliance services, including support of Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), are guaranteed to pass 100 percent of every audit or assessment sanctioned by the relevant industry or regulatory entity. To deliver the promise of 24/7 compliance Layered Tech proactively monitors the full system security of customers’ compliant system environments, employs rigorous change management controls, and has extensive experience in ensuring that customers meet the third-party audit requirements. Layered Tech utilizes a combination of over 10 advanced security tools, robust system log management, and rigorous ITIL-based processes to support the hundreds of compliance controls required by the payment card and healthcare markets. As part of its compliance services, Layered Tech handles 83 percent of the HIPAA and 100 percent of the PCI-DSS IT controls. “A huge differentiator for Layered Tech is that we leverage our security and compliance expertise to fully manage all of customers’ IT-related security and compliance requirements managed by Layered Tech, so they do not have to spend their time worrying about meeting the very complex industry standards like PCI or regulatory requirements like HIPAA,” said Jeff Reich, chief risk officer at Layered Tech.

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