HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE,APPLICATION STORAGE
Hivelocity | January 11, 2023
In a recent announcement, leading cloud and network infrastructure solutions provider, Hivelocity, Inc., acquired Heficed, an IaaS and Bare Metal Cloud solutions firm based in the UK. The acquisition merges Heficed’s clients, select staff, and 9 data centers with Hivelocity.
Heficed helps businesses and governmental bodies acquire, lease, deploy, and maintain IP addresses. The platform speeds up the process and lowers the expenses of providing IPs to physical and virtual infrastructure for enterprises, that need to deploy a great volume and variety of IP addresses.
Heficed’s fully customizable architecture of dedicated servers and fully-automated cloud infrastructure help to balance the workloads of businesses, with reliable hosting services on its bare metal servers in 9 locations across the globe.
Mike Archietto, CEO and Co-Founder of Hivelocity, said, "This acquisition represents a fantastic opportunity for our clients old and new.” He also added, "By combining Heficed's impressive list of data center locations and VPS hosting options with our global network of data centers and premium bare metal hosting, our world-class infrastructure solutions will now reach an even wider audience of users."
Steve Eschweiler, COO and Co-Founder of Hivelocity stated, "Heficed is a great company with great people.” He further added, “Hivelocity's acquisition strengthens our team and furthers our goal of building the building the most geo-diverse bare metal cloud in the industry. With the addition of Brazil, South Africa, and Nigeria data center locations, our customers can now instantly deploy bare metal servers across six continents.”
Hivelocity provides Dedicated Servers, Colocation, and Cloud Hosting services in over 130 countries. The company has over 70,000 sq.ft of data center facilities in Tampa, Miami, Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles. Its data centers are HIPAA, PCI, ISAE-3402, SSAE 16, SOC1 and SOC2 certified.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
businesswire | March 29, 2023
PagerDuty, Inc. a global leader in digital operations management, today announced the newest PagerDuty Process Automation release within its essential infrastructure for critical work, the PagerDuty Operations Cloud solution. These updates enable organizations to orchestrate automation across secure cloud and data center environments. Additionally, this PagerDuty Process Automation release addresses the sprawl of IT environments in data centers and with public cloud providers that serve different applications, regions, and customers.
Isolated environments are often created to meet security and regulatory requirements, but then impose access burdens that are incompatible with conventional automation tooling. As a result, IT teams struggle to meet availability requirements and keep operations compliant while staying on budget when they must bridge access silos with manual effort.
“Most organizations have automation operating across cloud, non-cloud, and distributed infrastructures which have some of the highest security and compliance requirements,” said Sean Scott, Chief Product Development Officer at PagerDuty. “Engineers can now rely on the PagerDuty Process Automation solution to meet these requirements while speeding up their ability to deploy changes and innovation. Users can deploy just the PagerDuty Runner in private networks, which can then interface with plugins like Docker, Kubernetes, and Ansible, to reduce IT support costs and simplify security.”
Next-generation connectivity to the PagerDuty Operations Cloud enables engineers to:
Operate faster by enabling automated operations across cloud and data center environments
Simplify security when operating in high-compliance and zero trust architectures
Eliminate toil by speeding up task resolution & reducing personnel time sapped by manual work
With these updates, engineers are able to manage automation and delegate execution within hybrid environments without relying on SSH firewall rules or VPNs/jump-hosts. RunbookⓇ Automation is now able to invoke common IT infrastructure automation including Ansible, Docker, and Kubernetes in remote environments, and provide the same breadth of automation workflows available via PagerDuty Process Automation. These enhancements allow IT engineers to automate infrastructure and workflows to more quickly resolve unplanned, unstructured, time-sensitive, and high-impact issues.
Customers evaluating these new capabilities within the Early Access Period report a number of new use cases where they intend to utilize the PagerDuty Process Automation solution:
A retailer is reducing downtime of systems in hundreds of stores by using Runbook Automation and locally deployed runners to automate fixes of impacted systems in satellite locations
A major telecommunications provider is boosting operational efficiency by managing their network of edge devices in remote locations from a single Process Automation instance
A managed service provider of ERP services is utilizing Runbook Automation to standardize operations across many different kinds of hosted environments to improve quality, speed, and profitability of the services they provide to their customers
About PagerDuty, Inc.
PagerDuty, Inc. is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a better digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and prevent them in the future. Notable customers include Cisco, Cox Automotive, DoorDash, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Shopify, Zoom and more
Bluebird Network | February 08, 2023
On February 07. 2023, a communications infrastructure provider and operator of two data centers, Bluebird Network, highlights its successful partnership with the University of Central Missouri. Bluebird Network will provide primary internet services for the campus and the University’s remote sites.
The University of Central Missouri is powered by Bluebird Network’s data centers and digital infrastructure, which will enable bulk storage of the University data, maintain campus connectivity, and provide internet access between all remote sites.
With its forward-thinking approach, Bluebird is known for its excellent customer service and personal touch. The communications infrastructure provider delivers tools and solutions to educational systems at all levels. In addition to its high connectivity and required bandwidth for best education practices in the digital world, Bluebird is empowering education and is identified as the second largest ISP to public schools in the State of Missouri.
About Bluebird Network
Bluebird Network is based in Columbia, Missouri and serves the Midwest with a carrier-class fiber network. Since its year of foundation in 1999, the company has offered fiber networks to businesses, hospitals, schools, and other data-driven organizations, including high-capacity transport, high internet speed and data center solutions. Bluebird performs more than 11,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections with more than 82,000 on-net and near-net buildings and 160 Points of Presence (PoP) sites across the Midwest. This includes the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield (MO and IL), Tulsa, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, Normal, and the Quad Cities