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Rackspace Announces Support for Fully Managed Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Solution

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San Antonio – Jan. 27, 2014 – Rackspace®, the #1 managed cloud company, today announced support for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 In-Memory Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and AlwaysOn Availability. With Rackspace DBA Services, customers can now use Rackspace database administrators (DBA) to rapidly migrate or upgrade existing workloads to SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP on the Rackspace Managed Cloud. Customers can rapidly scale up performance, drive greater database consolidation density and help reduce total cost of ownership.

Rackspace currently powers more than 10,000 compute instances running Microsoft SQL Server on its private and public clouds. By combining In-Memory OLTP with Managed High Availability, Rackspace can help customers speed up OLTP workloads to up to 30x while providing maximum uptime. Rackspace DBA Services offers database administrators and database architects on demand with simple pricing and multiple tiers of Fanatical Support®.  For a fraction of the cost of a full time database administrator (DBA), Rackspace offers dedicated expertise available 24x7x365 to enable rapid migration, upgrades and ongoing maintenance of In-Memory OLTP.

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Fujitsu Launches Ten New Enterprise-Model Computers, Including a Tablet, Thin Clients and Others

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Tokyo, May 14, 2014 — Fujitsu today announced the release of 10 new enterprise models from nine series, including thin clients and one zero client, as well as a tablet, desktop PCs and workstations that come installed with the latest Windows 8.1 Pro operating system. All models are being released in Japan starting today(1).

In its FUJITSU Tablet ARROWS Tab line of tablets, Fujitsu is releasing a new model, the ARROWS Tab Q704/PV, which won an outstanding product award in the MCPC award 2014 program(2). Equipped with a compact palm vein authentication sensor, and available with CLEARSURE 3G/LTE(3) remote data-deletion solution(4), this tablet combines robust security with maximum mobility.

Fujitsu has also updated its FUJITSU Zero and Thin Client FUTRO line. The FUTRO L420 is Fujitsu’s first desktop “zero client,” that has no CPU, storage, or operating system, is being sold within Japan for the first time, and the desktop thin client FUTRO S720 and laptop thin clients FUTRO ME734 and FUTRO MA574 are also newly available. With Fujitsu’s virtualization solutions and complete line-up of zero and thin client terminals, businesses can bring the benefits of more secure work environments to a variety of operations.

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Riverbed SteelHead 8.6 Adds Support for Microsoft Azure, and Optimizes and Accelerates Delivery of Applications Across 90% of Public Clouds

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San Francisco—May 14, 2014— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced Riverbed® SteelHead™ 8.6, bringing the number one application acceleration solution to the Microsoft Azure cloud. Already available in other leading public clouds, SteelHead, with the addition of Microsoft Azure, is now capable of optimizing and accelerating the delivery of applications across 90% of public cloud deployments. Riverbed also introduced today, SteelHead CX 7055v, an enterprise-scale virtual solution delivering up to 1Gbps of optimized traffic for private and hybrid clouds. Enterprises can now expand virtualization in their data centers to increase efficiency and lower IT costs, while also accelerating and controlling applications to and from every type of cloud.

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“SteelHead is the dominant platform for accelerating business applications across enterprise networks.  Our customers are now deploying applications in multiple clouds and scaling their network infrastructure to 1Gbps to ensure the highest level of user experience at all locations. SteelHead 8.6 simplifies these deployment challenges by allowing our customers to deliver consistent application performance across an increasingly dynamic IT environment,” said Paul O’Farrell, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SteelHead Products Group at Riverbed. “With SteelHead 8.6, enterprises can enjoy an enhanced user experience for the full range of Microsoft business apps and Microsoft Azure-based cloud workloads.”

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