DataCentred announces sponsorship of the OpenStack Foundation…

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Manchester (PRWEB UK) 17 September 2014

DataCentred, a leading provider of next-generation data centre and cloud computing services, is delighted to announce it has become a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, the guiding organisation behind OpenStack.(

The relationship is a demonstration of DataCentred’s long-term commitment to the collaborative development of open source cloud technologies and will enable the company to further develop its core competency and expertise in the OpenStack ecosystem.

DataCentred build and operate large-scale public and private cloud infrastructure powered by OpenStack. The company is headquartered in Manchester, UK, with customers in the academic research, higher education and broadcast industries. DataCentred’s systems are built around open source software and open standards, and the company is committed to fostering the development of the OpenStack ecosystem and wider open-source communities.

DataCentred is the first UK-based public and private cloud provider to support the OpenStack Foundation at the Corporate Sponsor level. It has established a team with significant technical expertise dedicated to deploying and operating OpenStack and related technologies at scale. This sponsorship is the first step in a longer term relationship, and the company plan to have engineers contributing code to OpenStack projects as the business grows.

The OpenStack Foundation promotes the development, distribution and adoption of the OpenStack cloud operating system, the proven leader in the open source cloud computing market. Its goal is to provide a set of shared resources to grow the footprint of public and private OpenStack clouds and to enable technology developers to produce the best cloud software in the industry. The Foundation has almost 19,000 individual members and 410 supporting organizations across 142 countries, including many of the world’s top technology companies such as IBM, Rackspace and Canonical.

Dr. Mike Kelly, DataCentred’s Founder and CEO, commented:

“Our sponsorship of the OpenStack Foundation demonstrates our long term commitment to the OpenStack ecosystem. As the foundation of our open public and private cloud offerings, OpenStack enables us to develop products and services to meet the very specific and rapidly evolving cloud computing and data storage requirements of businesses today.”

Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation, commented:

“Businesses face constant pressure to move faster, and forward-thinking organizations are using agile software development as a way to create sustainable competitive advantage. We call it the ‘software-defined economy,’ and OpenStack has emerged as a preferred cloud infrastructure software platform to enable the agility these businesses need. As the latest addition to our growing community of European supporters, DataCentred is delivering OpenStack-powered agile infrastructure to UK companies that want to take full advantage of the software-defined economy.”


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DataCentred is a leading provider of next-generation data centre and cloud computing services that offer a strategic technology platform for clients to naturally evolve their legacy IT systems and develop their computing, networking and cloud capability to help enhance the growth of their business.

DataCentred’s facilities and service model, providing dedicated colocation capacity, powerful shared computer processing, advanced storage solutions and excellent network connectivity give clients maximum flexibility to vary the range of services they access to match the needs and reflect the growth patterns of their business.

Mobiag chose Lunacloud to host its public carsharing platform

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Very simple to use, even for someone who is not an experienced user like me. The information about the prices is clear and displayed in real time.

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Mobiag has recently launched an innovative solution that aims to provide a global shift towards a more intelligent urban mobility. Responsible for managing a public roaming carsharing system, mobiag ensures the network operations and compensation mechanisms between operators, as well as integrity and the quality of service. The management of all carsharing operations, are performed by mobiag’s technological platform (MobiCS). This technology enables a seamless and transparent integration between operators and users, by applying the roaming concept to any carsharing models and networks, working also as a management tool, at the same level as some international best practices. MobiCS is a public platform based on Lunacloud’s infrastructure, since one of the company’s requirements was the total flexibility that should be given by the IaaS supplier. Lunacloud enables that same flexibility at a very low cost, compared to other IaaS cloud providers, which only provide sealed packages of computational resources.

To turn this idea into a business, the owners had to materialize it, so they relied on Lunacloud. Thus, in a first stage, Lunacloud has provided its infrastructure, so that Mobiag could implement its own platform. The reliability and security of the platform, were the main concerns of mobiag, because without it, the business could not be launched. That was the reason why mobiag made the decision to use a cloud service that could ensure such reliability and security, and at the same time was easily scalable and prepared for the business growth. The first interaction with Lunacloud’s Control Panel was excellent. “Very simple to use, even for someone who is not an experienced user like me. The information about the prices is clear and displayed in real time”, says João Felix, mobiag’s CEO.

Mobiag promotes smart solutions for urban mobility based on the integration of car sharing and public transport network for the benefit of its customers, partners and users, by improving the quality of life in the cities. Since mobiag would never compromise the fast and easy access to its platform, either by administrators or users, the company needed powerful computing resources.

Mobiag realized that by using Lunacloud, the company could run all its applications back and front-end, using multiple servers with reliable and elastic cloud computing resources, that met the demands of the users. The solution that mobiag found in order to achieve the intended results, was the implementation of four cloud servers that are constantly running. One runs the back-office system, another one supports the maps, the third one hosts databases and the last one supports the front end. For each of them, the features are different, depending on its needs, and the great asset is that mobiag can scale those resources, depending on the requirements of each of them.

Mobiag ensures the delivery of a reliable, fast and uninterrupted service to all its users, since the features chosen for each of the servers can support the current requirements and at the same time, can easily adapt to future requirements.

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Orthopedic Power Tools Market worth $1.7B by 2020: Robotic and Computer-Assisted Devices Struggling to Win Over Global Orthopedic Surgeons

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Despite austerity measures, the global orthopedic power tools market will experience moderate growth from $1,406 million in 2013 to $1,674 million by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 2.5%. While marketing drivers will continue to enhance the existing growth trend in the global computer-assisted devices space, computer-assisted and robotic surgery is expected to remain the reserve of top-tier hospitals, mostly in developed countries. This, as per the research report titled “MediPoint: Orthopedic Power Tools - Global Analysis and Market Forecasts“, available with at .

This orthopedic power tools industry analysis report states that the rising utilization of robotic surgeries will have a minimal impact on the orthopedic power tools market, which is forecast to be worth almost $1.7 billion by 2020. The cost-effectiveness of robotic devices for high-volume surgeries, such as large joint reconstruction and spinal fusion, remains to be justified. Furthermore, the research says that the current economic climate and reimbursement hindrance for computer-assisted joint replacements have resulted in many hospitals feeling reluctant to embrace these modern technologies, as a long delay for the equipment to recoup the extensive capital output is very visible. The research says that while all ten major markets (10MM: the US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK, Japan, Brazil, China, and India) are expected to grow in sales, western countries will be experiencing stronger pricing pressures and delayed capital equipment upgrades thanks to their governments’ healthcare budget constraints for high-volume orthopedic surgeries. Companies like Aesculap, Arthrex, Brasseler USA (Tava Surgical in Outside US markets), ConMed Linvatec, DePuy Synthes, MicroAire, Misonix, Medtronic, OsteoMed, Stryker, Zimmer Holdings and other emerging players are discussed in this research report.

The analyst covering these orthopedic devices market says “Computer-assisted navigation provides an alternative method to improving precision in alignment, and has been recognized as a useful technique in patients with bone deformity. While navigation has earned increased enthusiasm from the orthopedic community over the past few years, with applications now evolving for use in hips and knees with less deformity in routine joint replacement surgeries, cost-effectiveness remains a significant barrier to the widespread adoption of these devices. In western economies, sales of pneumatic-powered tools will be declining as a proportion of the overall market, as surgeons adopt new-generation battery-powered systems. The adoption of these new technologies will be one of the key drivers of growth during the forecast period. However, cost-containment efforts by cash-strapped hospitals will continue to result in pricing erosion in nearly every segment of the orthopedic power tools market, particularly with large bone power tools, as the whole orthopedic community is now placing appreciable emphasis on austerity measures in hip and knee procedures.”

Of the 10MM, this orthopedic power tools market research expects revenues to grow fastest in China and India, as these markets offer a multitude of opportunities for power tool manufacturers seeking international expansion. Stryker, currently the world’s leading manufacturer of orthopedic power tools with 35% of the global market in 2013, will continue to dominate for the next few years. However, the competitive landscape is expected to evolve. Alongside financial considerations, key opinion leaders interviewed by the research team for this report, expressed concerns that computer navigation tends to lengthen operation times and does not necessarily promise statistically significant clinical superiority. Order a copy of MediPoint: Orthopedic Power Tools - Global Analysis and Market Forecasts 2014 research report at (US$ 6495 for a single user PDF).

Adding to the earlier comments, the analyst working on the orthopedic devices market says “Although the surgical protocol of robotic-assisted procedures is well-established, the technology has been slow to gain general acceptance. As with computer-assisted devices, the lingering issue is the cost of robotic systems, as orthopedic surgeons often question whether the clinical benefits offered by this equipment can outweigh the extra expenditure. The bar for effective competition has been raised again and again in the power tools field, making it very difficult for small- to mid-sized companies to navigate the competitive landscape. How the tier-two companies will leverage their platform technologies, in order to diversify their current portfolios and enhance their competitive edges against Stryker, will be the most interesting development to follow in the coming years.”

This research analyzes large bone, small bone, and high-speed power tools segments. Within each segment, the adoption level and sales unit of battery-, electric-, and pneumatic-powered systems, and the revenue stream from capital equipment sales, consumables sales, and repair service are tracked and estimated based on primary as well as secondary research. The “What Do Physicians Think” quotes part of this orthopedic power tools market research provides a unique insight into how healthcare professionals are reacting to events within the industry, and what their responses could mean for industry strategists. This information is essential for all strategic decision makers in every organization allowing them to act on high quality information.

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Exablaze joins the IBM OpenPOWER Foundation

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Exablaze, the leading developer and manufacturer of ultra low latency network devices, today announced the company has joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open development community based on IBM’s POWER microprocessor architecture.

Exablaze joins a growing list of innovative technology organizations working collaboratively with IBM to build and deliver advanced server, networking and acceleration technology solutions to end users of both IBM’s POWER8 architecture and industry leading vendors of related technologies. The OpenPOWER foundation makes POWER hardware and software available to open development for the first time, as well as making POWER intellectual property licensable to others, greatly expanding the ecosystem of innovators on the platform.

“As a starting point, the OpenPOWER foundation provides an exceptional opportunity for Exablaze to integrate our ExaNIC family of network interface cards, the lowest latency available, within the POWER architecture ecosystem,” said Greg Robinson, Chairman of Exablaze. “Moving forward, we are excited about additional collaboration opportunities with other industry leaders in the hardware architecture and networking groups to deliver highly innovative next-generation computing platforms.”

“The Exablaze team brings knowledge and dedication to the creation of low latency network devices,” says Brad McCredie, President of the OpenPOWER Foundation and IBM Fellow and Vice President. “The OpenPOWER Foundation is eager to work with Exablaze to leverage CAPI and POWER8 I/O performance features to sprint past current performance limitations to enable the next generation of data analytics and cloud performance.”

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Melbourne-based Exablaze designs, develops and manufacturers the world’s lowest latency network devices, enhanced through innovative engineering insights and processes. The company’s ExaLINK 50 layer one switch-like device, ExaNIC X2 and X4 network interface cards and related FPGA development kit have been increasingly deployed by latency-sensitive organizations within a variety of industries including finance, high performance computing, cloud, storage, data centers, telecommunications, energy, defense and academia.

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