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Sangfor Technologies | July 18, 2022 | Read time : 03:45 min

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Fiber-optic internet service provider Surf Broadband Solutions has completed an extensive rebranding effort, reflecting the evolution of the company, as well as a renewal to its corporate mission and values. At the heart of this rebrand is a change of the company name to Surf InternetSM and an update to the corporate logo.

"This transformation reinforces Surf's commitment to elevate the customer experience as we illuminate communities throughout the Great Lakes region, Today's announcement is just the beginning of many more good things to come. Our team is excited to build on Surf's foundation of a customer-first mindset and comprehensive range of business and residential internet service offerings."

Chief Marketing Officer Lana Frank

Initial elements of Surf's brand evolution include:
New Name, Logo, and Brand Colors: Surf's new name clearly communicates the company's core service offerings. The logo's blue arch inserted above the "S" bends like light and is symbolic of connection and expansion. The color palette has been slightly updated to include hues of blue, orange, bright green, and purple, retaining familiarity while also lending a more contemporary, dynamic, and cutting-edge look.

Expanded Mission Statement: "We believe that high-speed, reliable internet service is the great equalizer. We're on a mission to transform the future of our region by building an unparalleled network and providing an unsurpassed customer experience for the communities where we live, work, and serve."

About Surf Internet
Surf Internet is an innovative fiber-optic internet company that serves as the essential gateway to connectivity across the Great Lakes region of Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The company is building a bridge to the wide-open future by delivering high-speed, reliable internet to homes and businesses in underserved, rural communities. Surf's 100-plus person team is local, giving them an edge when it comes to customer care and advocacy for the region. Headquartered in Elkhart, Ind., Surf also has offices in La Porte, Ind., Byron Center, Mich., and Coal City and Rock Falls, Ill.

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Decentralized cloud storage represents a fundamental shift in the e ciency and economics of large-scale storage. Eliminating central control allows users to store and share data without reliance on a third-party storage provider. Decentralization mitigates the risk of data failures and outages while simultaneously increasing the security and privacy of object storage. It also allows market forces to optimize for less expensive storage at a greater rate than any single provider could a ord. Although there are many ways to build such a system, there are some specific responsibilities any given implementation should address.

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Cohesity Highlights Data Management and Data Security Innovations at VMware Explore

Cohesity | August 24, 2022

Cohesity, a leader in next-gen data management, will highlight how customers can safeguard their data while accelerating the move to hybrid and multicloud environments at VMware Explore August 29 - September 1, 2022. As ransomware attacks continue to rise, cybercriminals have begun developing new methods of cyber mayhem that involve targeting confidential data. Attendees will learn how Cohesity FortKnox, a SaaS data isolation and recovery solution, can help provide a secure copy of data in the event of a cyber attack. Cohesity will highlight and discuss how other next-gen data management solutions, including AI / ML capabilities, provide customers with improved security to protect and recover data from cyberattacks in order to maintain business continuity. Attendees will also learn how to protect their cloud infrastructure with a unified data management solution that also makes it easy to drive business outcomes from data insights. Cohesity’s presence at the event includes: Sessions at VMware Explore: Session 1: Do You Trust your Data Recovery Strategy: WHO: Jon Hildebrand and Mike Nelson, Principal Technologists, Cohesity WHEN: Tuesday, Aug 30 3:15 - 3:45 p.m. PT WHERE: Moscone South, Lower Level, The Expo Theater 1 ABOUT: Enterprise data protection is more important than ever due to the changing cybersecurity landscape and the need to ensure recoverability. Our Cohesity experts will discuss top mistakes to avoid when protecting your data as well as the best practices for data management success for VMware Cloud. Learn how to get ahead by turning your data into an asset instead of a liability using comprehensive data management services to extract more value for security, compliance, and more. Session 2: Reduce Ransomware Anxiety - Practical Advice to Safeguard Your VMware Data: WHO: Brian Spanswick, CISO, Cohesity Theresa Miller, Director, Technology Advocacy Group, Cohesity Victor Camacho, Principal Technologist, Cohesity Robert Shields, Director of Data Security (PMM) WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 31 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. PT WHERE: Moscone South, Esplanade, Room 151 ABOUT: Did you know that the average downtime from a ransomware attack is 22 days? And that even the most ready IT operations teams will need 1 to 2 weeks to be back online? There is an overwhelming amount of information - including CISA’s “Shields Up” guidance - on how to best prepare for these events. Hear from our expert panel on the best practices for optimizing your organization's cyber resiliency strategy with backup and recovery that will quickly restore your mission-critical data when disaster strikes. Session 3: Back to Basics: Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery WHO: Theresa Miller, Director, Technology Advocacy Group, Cohesity WHEN: Thursday, Sep 1 10:45 - 11:00 a.m. PT WHERE: Moscone West, Level 2, VMware Communities and {code}, Community Theater ABOUT: Yes, business continuity and disaster recovery are different. So why can this topic be so confusing? Join me for 12 minutes to uncover the difference between the two and some best practices surrounding adoption of both as business recovery strategies. Session 4: Become a Security Genius in 12 Minutes WHO: Theresa Miller, Director, Technology Advocacy Group, Cohesity WHEN: Tuesday, Aug 30 12:15 - 12:30 p.m. PT WHERE: Moscone West, Level 2, VMware Communities and {code}, Community Theater ABOUT: You manage your organization’s infrastructure, so why in the world would you care about security? Let’s first talk about why you could care about security. Then, we will dive into top best practices to improve your security posture now. Session 5: Fun with the WSL WHO: Mike Nelson, Principal Advocate, Cohesity WHEN: Tuesday, Aug 30 2:15 - 2:30 p.m. PT WHERE: Moscone West, Level 2, VMware Communities and {code}, Community Theater ABOUT: The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a tool that not only provides cross-platform goodness for administrators, it also allows for some cool interfaces and geeky fun you can play around with in your downtime. We will take a look at a few of these in the time allowed. Session 6: Learn Azure Cloud Shell in 12 Minutes WHO: Mike Nelson, Principal Advocate, Cohesity WHEN: Thursday, Sep 1 10:00 - 10:15 a.m. PT WHERE: Moscone West, Level 2, VMware Communities and {code}, Community Theater ABOUT: Take just 12 minutes to learn the important features and uses for Azure Cloud Shell. We will look at PowerShell, Bash, accessing the shell, and what you can do once you are in it. Session 7: Learn PowerShell by Building a Cool Alarm Clock WHO: Mike Nelson, Principal Advocate, Cohesity WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 31 9:00 - 9:15 a.m. PT WHERE: Moscone West, Level 2, VMware Communities and {code}, Community Theater ABOUT: Back by popular demand is a session given at the last in-person VMworld that featured a quick tutorial on PowerShell basics and then building a really cool alarm clock using functions. Now, the alarm clock is even cooler and more awesome than the last. A Gold sponsor, Cohesity will exhibit at booth #1402 and feature a series of in-booth presentations from technical leaders showcasing its multilayered security architecture designed to help organizations protect themselves from sophisticated ransomware attacks. To learn more about Cohesity’s overall presence at VMware Explore, click here. About Cohesity Cohesity radically simplifies data management. We make it easy to protect, manage, and derive value from data across the data center, edge and cloud. We offer a full suite of services consolidated on one multicloud data platform: backup and recovery, disaster recovery, file and object services, dev/test, and data compliance, security, and analytics — reducing complexity and eliminating mass data fragmentation. Cohesity can be delivered as a service, self-managed, or provided by a Cohesity-powered partner.

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Flexential Announces New Capabilities to Hosted Private Cloud - Advanced Access

Flexential | August 16, 2022

Flexential, a leading provider of data center, colocation, cloud and connectivity, today further extended its FlexAnywhere™ hybrid IT solutions portfolio that address key CIO pain points by improving application performance, providing business agility and the ability to scale IT infrastructure, and delivering superior interconnection capabilities. The new enhancements to Flexential's Hosted Private Cloud (HPC) – Advanced Access solutions provide full control of enterprise private cloud environments with new capabilities for rapidly migrating applications, workloads and data as business requirements change. The company also today added support for advanced metrics and reporting tools backed by Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Long-term adoption of hybrid work environments has reduced reliance on traditional infrastructure. Gartner® forecasts that "worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services will reach nearly $600 billion in 2023, up from $494.7 billion in 2022".* It's essential that businesses have the operational control and flexibility to adjust, plan and scale workload placements accordingly. Flexential's HPC Advanced Access solution is a high-performance hosted private cloud offering that allows customers to have full administrative control over the provider-owned VMware vCenter server. Originally launched in 2021, the solution has seen rapid adoption, with the number of hosted private cloud customer deployments more than doubling across the national FlexAnywhere™ platform of 40 data centers in the last year. HPC Advanced Access continues to provide unique levels of customer control and resource management with performance that was previously unachievable. The solution will now support more flexible workload movement and placement, self-driving application operations and performance optimization. Core enhancements include: Application Mobility: Enabling customers to reliably move workloads without downtime or performance degradation. ML and AI-driven Performance Management: Providing continuous performance optimization, capacity and cost management, intelligence remediation and integrated compliance across customer operations. Advanced Metrics and Reporting Tools: Offering self-service capabilities across applications and infrastructure, allowing businesses to optimize, plan and scale their VMware Cloud. "Flexibility has never been more essential to the modern-day enterprise," Mike Fuhrman, chief operating officer of Cloud and Managed Services, Flexential. "With the latest enhancements to our HPC Advanced Access solution, our team is providing customers with the tools and insights they need to be more agile in their workload placements, application operations and overall performance. As business needs shift, we continue to meet customers with the solutions that will drive efficiency no matter their operational location." "Hybrid IT solutions continue to grow in popularity as enterprises increasingly turn to professionally managed data centers to deploy key elements of their infrastructure. By providing direct access to vCenter coupled with advanced analytics, Flexential's customers can now benefit from the best of both worlds. These advanced capabilities enable new levels of AI-powered visibility in a solution that already delivers maximum configuration flexibility to enterprises for managing their own applications, while providing peace of mind as their data is hosted and replicated securely in Flexential's hosted private cloud," Geoff Thompson, VP, VMware Cloud Provider Sales BRIDGE Healthcare Partners is a managed service provider (MSP) that focuses on servicing the IT needs of clients in the highly regulated healthcare space and other non-profits throughout the US. As a result it needs a dependable, secure environment to ensure the availability and safety of its clients' applications and data—including electronic health records (EHR) and billing information. The company utilizes Flexential Private Cloud and Hosted Private Cloud - Advanced Access to protect its clients' Electronic Healthcare Records and enable seamless operations. "Flexential is in complete alignment with our strategic plan—from its people and service to its growth perspectives," said Tracey Campbell, CEO of BRIDGE Healthcare Partners. "Our clients rely on us to deliver high-performing, reliable IT environments so their healthcare data and applications are secure and always available. Flexential is key in helping us deliver this essential service." "Our clients look to us to simplify their IT infrastructure and provide the flexibility and agility to grow the business into the future. Flexential's Hosted Private Cloud – Advanced Access solution provides them with the control and visibility they need to be confident in deploying their most critical data in a hybrid environment," said John Simonton, VP and COO of PEAK Resources, Inc. About Flexential Flexential empowers the IT journey of the nation's most complex businesses by offering flexible and tailored hybrid IT solutions comprised of colocation, cloud, connectivity, data protection, managed, and professional services. The company builds on a platform of three million square feet of data center space in 19 highly connected markets, and on its 100GB private backbone to meet the most stringent challenges in security, compliance, and resiliency.

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NetApp and VMware Strengthen Global Partnership to Help Customers Modernize with Multi-Cloud

VMware | August 30, 2022

NetApp a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company and VMware, Inc. today announced the expansion of the companies’ longstanding global alliance. Through innovative solutions and go-to-market initiatives, NetApp and VMware are helping customers reduce the cost, complexity and risk of migrating and modernizing enterprise-class workloads in multi-cloud environments. In addition, organizations can accelerate the performance and delivery of both traditional and new modern applications, and simplify daily operations through new integrations between VMware and NetApp data management infrastructure. The NetApp and VMware partnership is built on the foundation of shared experience supporting twenty thousand mutual customers over more than 20 years. NetApp is a consistent VMware strategic design partner for current and future VMware Cloud offerings including VMware vSphere, VMware Cloud Foundation and several VMware Cross-Cloud services. NetApp and VMware are helping customers to effectively manage, share and protect their hybrid and multi-cloud environments by collaborating on customer-driven co-engineering to offer innovative solutions across an ever-changing technology landscape. “Customers today are faced with complex challenges to optimize their current IT investments while laying a path forward to modernize and accelerate their business,” said George Kurian, Chief Executive Officer, NetApp. “Together, NetApp and VMware have helped thousands of customers solve their multi-cloud challenges by effectively managing their enterprise workloads in any environment. By delivering powerful new solutions that help companies optimize their virtual data centers, modernize their applications, and provide cost-efficient, enterprise-class data management services to VMware Cloud, we can meet customers anywhere they are on their cloud journey.” “At this stage it’s clear: Multi-cloud is the model we’re going to rely on for many years to come. It is the de facto operating model for the digital era, giving customers the freedom required to build, deploy, and manage applications in the way that best suits their business requirements, Together, VMware and NetApp offer businesses the multi-cloud flexibility and choice they need to leverage the best innovations in any cloud environment.” Raghu Raghuram, Chief Executive Officer, VMware NetApp and VMware: Powering the Multi-Cloud Era The new wave of modern applications powering this digital age requires an innovative approach to enterprise workload and data management infrastructure. Organizations today are turning to the public cloud to simplify and accelerate their business initiatives and require flexibility and choice across leading public cloud providers. These organizations also need new, and integrated platforms that can manage both enterprise and modern applications while efficiently utilizing existing resources. The renewed partnership between NetApp and VMware addresses these challenges through focusing on three major customer-driven initiatives: Cost-Effective & Seamless Migration to Multi-Cloud – NetApp and VMware are currently innovating together across the world’s three largest public cloud providers to certify and support VMware Cloud and NetApp Cloud Services. This helps customers running on VMware utilizing either NetApp or non-NetApp storage environments on-premises to seamlessly migrate, extend or protect data-demanding enterprise workloads and files to the cloud with reduced cost and risk. Customers can now right-size their cloud compute and storage architectures to reduce and control the costs of running data-demanding workloads in the cloud at scale, while also avoiding the costs of refactoring applications from on-premises into the cloud. NetApp and VMware have taken their decades of experience in managing enterprise workloads in the data center to deliver fully certified, integrated and supported solutions that bring these same benefits to customers leveraging the public cloud, all built on a trusted workload and data management foundation. Accelerate Modernized Applications Using Kubernetes/Containers – VMware Cloud Foundation with Tanzu allows IT to manage virtual machines and orchestrate containers from one unified platform. VMware Tanzu and VMware Cloud Foundation support the use of NetApp ONTAP-based storage arrays, providing customers the ability to seamlessly build out a flexible data fabric for traditional VMs and modern, containerized applications. For Kubernetes workloads, NetApp is a design partner with VMware Tanzu container-native storage integrating Astra Control with VMware Tanzu for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols) deployments. Customers can now simplify and accelerate new modern application development and deployment alongside traditional virtualized workloads using enterprise-scale, high-performance and protected solutions that are jointly validated and supported. Optimize The Data Center Through Modernized Infrastructure – Organizations today require an efficient, cost-effective workload and data management platform to optimize existing resources. NetApp is a VMware co-design partner with vSphere and vVols for new and expanded support of key technologies from NetApp file and block storage platforms. This includes new certification and support to enable the use of vVols with NVMe-oF to allow enhanced block storage flash performance and more granular VM storage management over multiple types of network transports from FC, ethernet, and standard TCP/IP networks. This also includes new integration to enhance the availability and security of running virtualized workloads across NFS 4.1 environments. Customers can now unlock more performance for traditional virtualized workloads leveraging existing infrastructure investments while simplifying daily IT operations through jointly validated and supported solutions. About NetApp NetApp is a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company that empowers organizations to lead with data in the age of accelerated digital transformation. The company provides systems, software and cloud services that enable them to run their applications optimally from data center to cloud, whether they are developing in the cloud, moving to the cloud, or creating their own cloudlike experiences on premises. With solutions that perform across diverse environments, NetApp helps organizations build their own data fabric and securely deliver the right data, services, and applications to the right people—anytime, anywhere. About VMware VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. As a trusted foundation to accelerate innovation, VMware software gives businesses the flexibility and choice they need to build the future. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda. VMware, vSphere, VMware Cloud Foundation are registered trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States, and other jurisdictions. 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