Fonterra Co-operative Selects HCL Technologies for IT Infrastructure Transformation

Business Wire | February 18, 2020

Global technology company HCL Technologies (HCL), today announced a new large contract with New Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra to modernise and manage the entire technology infrastructure Fonterra employees around the world use every day. The multi-year partnership with HCL Technologies will consolidate Fonterra’s technology suppliers and bring together the Co-op’s IT infrastructure services under one umbrella. The technology edge services provided by HCL will enhance Fonterra’s employee experience, to navigate through their business operations. This partnership will also extend HCL’s New Zealand presence to three offices within the country and will bring around 60 new jobs to the Waikato region, as the local support services for Fonterra employees will be based at its Hamilton Delivery centre.

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Datadog Announces Global Strategic Partnership with AWS for Observability and Security

Datadog | January 15, 2022

Datadog, Inc the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, today announced a global strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). As part of this collaboration, AWS and Datadog will work together to develop and deliver tighter product alignment in the future. As a trusted AWS Partner, Datadog has earned several AWS Competencies that demonstrate Datadog's high level of specialization, AWS technical expertise and proven customer success. Datadog's existing AWS Competencies include: Microsoft Workloads ISV Competency DevOps ISV Competency Government ISV Competency Containers ISV Competency Migration and Modernization ISV Competency By delivering deep visibility into AWS-hosted, on-premises and hybrid environments during every phase of a cloud migration, Datadog helps leading organizations achieve their digital transformation goals with confidence. After enabling a one-click integration, Datadog pulls metrics and tags from more than 70 AWS services to give customers a comprehensive view of their entire infrastructure, including key technologies such as AWS Lambda and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). Customers can also benefit from Datadog's full-stack security across all layers of their cloud environment. This means customers can easily analyze their apps, workloads and infrastructure with just a few clicks and enrich security signals with Datadog-managed threat intelligence feeds. "Observability and security are critical to ensure AWS environments run as efficiently and smoothly as possible," said Ilan Rabinovitch, Senior Vice President, Product & Community at Datadog. "This extended partnership with AWS will help speed the pace of innovation for customers using AWS and Datadog, and we are excited to provide deeper product alignment and go-to-market initiatives to ultimately benefit our customers." "Datadog is a trusted partner of AWS. Both companies share a commitment to developing excellent products and a focus on customer obsession, which is why AWS is delighted to further the work with Datadog,This strategic collaboration will open up joint marketing and co-selling programs between Datadog and AWS that will bring new opportunities for customers across the globe." Matt Garman, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at AWS About Datadog Datadog is the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications. Our SaaS platform integrates and automates infrastructure monitoring, application performance monitoring and log management to provide unified, real-time observability of our customers' entire technology stack. Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes and across a wide range of industries to enable digital transformation and cloud migration, drive collaboration among development, operations, security and business teams, accelerate time to market for applications, reduce time to problem resolution, secure applications and infrastructure, understand user behavior and track key business metrics.

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ENZU Announces New Global Edge Solution

ENZU | June 15, 2022

ENZU, the "Born in the Cloud" provider of private cloud, infrastructure, and managed services and home of the TruCloud platform, is excited to announce the launch of its new ENZU EDGE portfolio to help clients quickly and affordably reach end-users in nearly any market around the world with high-performing and reliable cloud and infrastructure services! ENZU EDGE is built on bare metal technology and is geared for workloads that require the use of an entire server, when a custom hypervisor is needed, and a high-performance experience is critical. Our TruCloud portal also provides complete insight, visibility, and control of the entire ENZU EDGE hardware platform. ENZU's dedicated cloud solutions can replicate your data across multiple instances around the corner, or around the world, creating a high-performance, always-available, secure solution that delivers the best possible experience for end users no matter where they are. "The Edge is where everything is happening. Companies are looking for ways to get their content and services closer to their end users in a secure and effective way while not sacrificing reliability or control. Many of today's applications and workflows don't achieve the performance expected. Much of that is based on where they live and how the services are configured. Our job is to help create an environment that enables optimum performance, high levels of security, multiple layers of redundancy, and at a price point that doesn't break the budget." Art Schloerb, California-based EVP of Global Sales at ENZU Don't need an Edge solution ? That's OK. ENZU also offers a Bare Metal as a Service (BMaaS) option that can be fully managed, co-managed, or even self-managed by the client and can include full access and control of each device through their TruCloud portal. ENZU's Cloud solutions are all dedicated, optimized for the best performance, provisioned in a highly-redundant manner, have predictable and affordable flat rate pricing, and come with basic security services included as well as an Industry Leading 100% SLA (Service Level Agreement)! ENZU offers other services such as Disaster Recovery (DRaaS), Backup and Storage, Advanced Security, and a portfolio of managed and professional services. All of which support critical environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives as well as technical and financial transformation within your business. ABOUT ENZU ENZU, home of the TruCloud® Platform, fuels growth and innovation for organizations by delivering expert capabilities in Bare-Metal, Edge Computing, Private and Hybrid Cloud Solutions, Disaster Recovery, and Security. The TruCloud® Platform is a user-friendly console that provides IT leaders visibility and control from any device, anywhere they are in the world, to scale business needs quickly, with multiple layers of security and redundancy built in. With a presence in more than 40 data centers globally and availability in over 300 more, ENZU provides services when and where you need them.

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Nigeria’s Largest Telco, MTN, Launches RCS Business Messaging with Google and Dotgo

Dotgo | December 23, 2021

Nigeria’s largest mobile network operator (MNO), MTN, is all set to launch RCS Business Messaging (RBM) Services in partnership with Google and Dotgo, a Gupshup company and a leading cloud communications provider of RBM Solutions. RBM uses the rich and interactive features of Rich Communication Services (RCS)—the next generation SMS that allows sharing of audio, video, images, location, and a lot more—to enable branded business messaging. RCS messages are securely delivered to native messaging apps such as Google Messages and Samsung Messages on Android phones. Available on 3G and 4G networks, RCS is the default messaging standard for 5G networks. As of today, RCS is available globally with over 700M monthly active users. Dotgo’s MaaP (Messaging-as-a-Platform) is integrated with the Google Jibe RCS platform for business messaging, the world’s most advanced RCS platform that provides a high degree of scalability. As a partner, MTN would leverage the services provided by Dotgo such as the RCS APIs, chatbot directory, billing, payments, reconciliation, and more, to drive monetization from RCS. “As Nigeria’s largest carrier, MTN is all set to onboard brands that can reach out to a vast majority of Nigerian customers and delight them with a user experience like never before, to boost lead generation and conversion rates. This is a great opportunity for brands to connect with the end consumers of Nigeria for sales and support,” says Lynda Saint-Nwafor, Chief Enterprise Business Officer at MTN Nigeria. Srinivas Rao, Chief Digital Officer of MTN Nigeria added, “We are proud of our technical collaboration with Google and Dotgo. The superior technology design, robust service operations, optimum business processes, and 24x7 support are key to delivering the Next Generation Business Messaging experiences to our Brands & Business Partners at the most affordable rates. With this generational shift we aim to further aid & accelerate Digital Transformation amongst the institutions, commerce & industry in Nigeria.” “We are delighted to work with MTN to help bring RBM to their customers. With the highest number of subscribers in the region, RBM services on MTN will be a game changer. Dotgo has excelled once again as one of our top partners for monetising RBM with mobile operators,” says Juliet Ehimuan, Country Director, Google Nigeria. “The launch of RBM by MTN, the largest operator in Nigeria, will accelerate adoption of RBM by brands in Nigeria. With the launch done, we will be working with MTN and Google to help CPaaS providers and brands in Nigeria to upgrade and incorporate RBM into their business applications,” Dr. Inderpal Singh Mumick, CEO, Dotgo About MTN Nigeria MTN Nigeria is Africa’s largest provider of communications services, connecting over 68 million people in communities across the country with each other and the world. Guided by a vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world, MTN Nigeria’s leadership position in coverage, capacity and innovation has remained constant, since its launch in 2001. MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group – a leading emerging market operator, connecting more than 200 million subscribers in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East. About Dotgo Dotgo, a Gupshup company, is a global leader in RCS. Dotgo is the provider of the Bot Store®, world’s first and largest directory of RCS bots, Dotgo MaaP, RichOTP®, RichSMS™, and the RBM Hub. Dotgo is a Google partner and a member of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum. Visit www.dotgo.com. Gupshup enables better customer engagement through conversational messaging, powering over 6 billion messages per month. With Gupshup, businesses have made conversations an integral part of their customer engagement success.

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TD SYNNEX Launches New Managed Virtual Desktop Solution to Solutions Factory

TD SYNNEX | April 07, 2022

TD SYNNEX announced a new managed virtual desktop Click-to-Run™ solution for businesses looking to offer remote desktop capabilities. The solution deploys an Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) environment hosted in Microsoft Azure that allows users to access their desktops and applications from anywhere, on any kind of device. “Many organizations don’t have the time or resources to commit to building or deploying full-scale IT infrastructure for new or remote employees, and a virtual desktop solution can help to deliver the flexibility, scalability and cost efficiency businesses need. The addition of new managed features to Azure’s Virtual Desktop reduces set-up time and allows for easy-to-use services that help customers access their work applications and infrastructure from anywhere in the world.” Peter Zonneveld, vice president of Global Solutions Aggregation, TD SYNNEX TD SYNNEX’s Managed Azure virtual desktop solution simplifies the process of provisioning, configuring, and deploying a cloud-based virtual desktop, with mapped-out support to meet customer needs for virtual working. The new offering has two options for deployment: A standalone feature which provides a quick deployment for partners that already offer managed services and need a quick AVD environment setup. Partners can easily customize the size and scope of the desired AVD environment and deploy this offering in less than 30 minutes. A managed feature which provides the quick AVD environment setup listed above plus comprehensive 24x7 support and management provided via email, phone and chat; performance monitoring and backup to restore support, efficiently and automatically managed environments while identifying and completing required backup of recurring tasks on AVD; and white-labeled service options including implementation, onboarding, resource monitoring, remediation and patch management services. “TD SYNNEX recognizes delivering secure cloud-based virtual desktop solutions is essential to ensuring customer productivity while mitigating risks. By adding a services component to these solutions, we are helping partners go to market more effectively, faster, and even more profitably,” said Stephen Ennis, vice president of Services and Advanced Solutions, Europe, Tech Data a TD SYNNEX company. “The Azure Virtual Desktop Click-to-Run™ offering provides a fully managed solution which teams can quickly set up and scale to virtualized infrastructures, while providing a new revenue stream and portfolio enhancer.” To provision and deploy this and other pre-configured Click-to-Run™ solutions, customers can find them on the StreamOne™ platform and these solutions are available globally. About TD SYNNEX TD SYNNEX is a leading global distributor and solutions aggregator for the IT ecosystem. We’re an innovative partner helping more than 150,000 customers in 100+ countries to maximize the value of technology investments, demonstrate business outcomes and unlock growth opportunities. Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and Fremont, California, TD SYNNEX’ 22,000 co-workers are dedicated to uniting compelling IT products, services and solutions from 1,500+ best-in-class technology vendors. Our edge-to-cloud portfolio is anchored in some of the highest-growth technology segments including cloud, cybersecurity, big data/analytics, IoT, mobility and everything as a service. TD SYNNEX is committed to serving customers and communities, and we believe we can have a positive impact on our people and our planet, intentionally acting as a respected corporate citizen. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive employer of choice for talent across the IT ecosystem.

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Enterprise application security is a crowded, confusing field. And it grows more confusing every day as cyber threats increase, organizations feel the urgent need to protect their data, and new AppSec vendors jump into the market. Those seeking to secure their enterprise applications against today’s cyber threats face a veritable jungle of products, services, and solutions.

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