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DATATREND NAMED AN ACTIFIO DATA DRIVEN 2019 INNOVATION AWARD RECIPIENT

Datatrend Technologies, Inc., an Actifio Platinum Partner, was named as a recipient of the “Actifio Innovation Award”. Actifio, the pioneer of copy data management software, presented the award during their annual Data Driven conference in June. Actifio Innovation Awards were presented to partners for their organizations' reliance on Actifio to create value for their customers. The Innovation Award recognizes organizations and leaders who fully embrace the opportunity to leverage data for strategic, competitive advantages. Actifio enables organizations to virtualize and deliver their data instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio helps accelerate adoption of hybrid, public, and multi-cloud strategies, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency & availability.

“This award is a true testament to our team's dedication to our clients, and our ability to lead organizations’ digital transformation,” said Charlie Cox, President of Datatrend Technologies. “Receiving this award is a result of our tight alignment with Actifio and relentless focus on business outcomes for our customers. Looking forward, we’re excited to collaborate further with Actifio on upcoming enterprise projects to help current and future customers leverage data for strategic, competitive advantages."

From left to right: Matt Jacobs, Actifio Partner Business Manager | Jeff McBride, Datatrend Client Director | Theresa Gaydos, Datatrend Client Director | Debi Riedel, Datatrend Senior Solutions Architect | Ash Ashutosh, Actifio Founder, President, & CEO | David Chang, Actifio Co-Founder & Senior Vice President of Products | Lauren Mistler, Datatrend Marketing Communications Manager | Rob Graves, Datatrend Vice President of Sales 

About Actifio Data Driven 2019 Conference

Data Driven 2019 featured presentations and panel discussions from the most successful companies across numerous industries who shared their experiences driving data-intensive transformations in their organizations. Actifio announced the release of Multi-Cloud Mobility and Automation, enabling global enterprises to deliver the industry’s lowest-cost enterprise-grade disaster recovery (DR) solution, leveraging the on-demand capabilities of Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and IBM Cloud.

Datatrend Technologies, Inc., a leading IT solutions integrator, was awarded the IBM North America Systems Channel Excellence Award for 2018 Performance in IBM Storage Systems, presented on February 13, 2019 at IBM Think in San Francisco, CA. Datatrend received this honor based on their focus toward optimizing IT environments by integrating storage solutions and driving business outcomes.

“I couldn’t be prouder of our entire team for helping us win this Excellence Award for IBM Storage Systems,” said Charlie Cox, President of Datatrend Technologies. “As an IBM Expert level partner, we have a long history of providing our customers with IBM’s leading storage solutions…from smaller systems, to tape, to mainframe storage. Our team’s ability to understand the unique needs and requirements of our customers’ storage environments, as well as our ability to architect and implement the best solution, really differentiates Datatrend in the storage space.”

The IBM North America Systems Channel Excellence Award for 2018 Performance in IBM Storage Systems recognizes IBM Business Partners who demonstrate an outstanding storage solution achievement. This win is a direct reflection of Datatrend’s ability to help current and future customers build solutions that enable modernization, resiliency, and risk mitigation.

Datatrend Technologies, Inc., a leading IT solutions integrator, was selected as the winner of the IBM NA Excellence Award: Top Partner for Financial Market, presented on February 12, 2019 at IBM Think in San Francisco, CA. Datatrend received this award based on their performance and focus on solutions in the financial market.

“On behalf of our entire team at Datatrend, I am very proud to be recognized as IBM’s top partner in North America for this strategic and important market,” said Charlie Cox, President of Datatrend Technologies. “Datatrend has a long history of partnering with IBM to deliver value to many of the largest financial services companies in the world. Ensuring that our financial services customers are resilient, secure, and are leveraging the best possible digital solutions is a win for the customer, Datatrend, and IBM.”

The IBM NA Excellence Award: Top Partner for Financial Market recognizes one IBM Business Partner who demonstrates significant ingenuity, modernization, and leadership in this space. Datatrend’s commitment to leading customers on their digital transformation journey has contributed to their success in this market.

Steve Worthington, Senior Cloud Solutions Architect with Datatrend Technologies, explains SQream DB. Steve breaks down SQream DB and how it works, while also addressing its capabilities and benefits. Datatrend partners with SQream to help our customers address their Big Data needs, including data exploration and data discovery. Leverage Datatrend to analyze your data up to 100x faster on-premise or in the cloud.

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Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of enterprise data protection SaaS, and Datatrend Technologies Inc., a global solutions integrator, today announced a partnership that establishes Datatrend as a primary solution integrator and OEM distributor of Cobalt Iron’s Adaptive Data Protection (ADP) SaaS solution for enterprise backup. In addition, Datatrend will be an ADP reseller and go-to-market partner for certain key strategic accounts.

“In teaming up with Datatrend, we’re making it easier than ever for enterprises to access smart, secure, automated data protection without boundaries,” said Mark Ward, chief operating officer at Cobalt Iron. “Furthermore, Datatrend’s unique ability as a proven OEM integrator will allow our companies to bring integrated solutions, combining industry-leading enterprise data protection with tightly coupled compute/storage infrastructure, to a broader range of customers across key market segments.”

Datatrend architects solutions that span the full digital topology of the customer’s enterprise. Whether modernizing a data center, integrating purpose-built technology, or deploying IoT solutions at the far edge of the network, Datatrend delivers solutions, products, and services that create value to drive business outcomes.

Both Datatrend and Cobalt Iron specialize in storage, the cloud, and networking. Therefore, this new partnership enables faultless delivery of innovative data protection. Customers will benefit from cost savings, simpler operations, and greater flexibility in supporting expansive collections of data assets.

Cobalt Iron ADP modernizes backup, delivering features and scale of enterprise data protection along with the flexibility and economics of cloud consumption. ADP eliminates complexity, reduces management, scales easily from terabytes to exabytes, and provides the simplicity absent in today’s backup technologies and tools.

“Partnering with Cobalt Iron will enable us to incorporate their technology into our portfolio of solutions, which will assist in reaching new clients and expanding into new areas with current customers,” said Phil Turner, chief technology officer at Datatrend Technologies. “Furthermore, as the solution integrator for ADP, Datatrend will help Cobalt Iron achieve greater efficiency in integrating and deploying their renowned ADP solution as a complete and differentiated offering, thus attracting customers and expanding our mutual reach.”

More information about Cobalt Iron and its products and technologies is available at http://www.cobaltiron.com. Additional information about Datatrend Technologies is available at https://www.datatrend.com.

About Datatrend 
Datatrend Technologies helps companies leverage technology solutions to drive business outcomes with a focus on delivering technology infrastructure solutions from the data center to the edge of the network. Datatrend provides planning, design, implementation, integration, project management, and staffing for next-generation data centers and multi-cloud environments, cabling and wireless solutions for multi-site rollouts and the Internet of Things, as well as for ISVs, OEMs, and service providers. Datatrend leverages partnerships with the best global manufacturers, along with deep engineering talent, to deliver solutions throughout the technology lifecycle. For additional information visit https://www.datatrend.com.

About Cobalt Iron 
Cobalt Iron is the global leader in SaaS-based enterprise data protection. The company was founded in 2013 to fundamentally change the way the world thinks about data protection. Through analytics and automation, Cobalt Iron enables enterprises to transform and optimize legacy backup solutions into a simple cloud-based architecture. By leveraging the cloud, Cobalt Iron reduces overall capex by more than 50 percent while eliminating backup failures and inefficiencies. Processing more than 7 million jobs a month for customers in 44 countries, Cobalt Iron delivers modern enterprise data protection for enterprise customers.

Product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Media Contact: 
Sunny Branson 
Wall Street Communications 
Tel: +1 801 582 0581 
Email: sunny@wallstcom.com 
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Cobalt Iron Contact: 
Mary Spurlock 
VP of Marketing 
Tel: +1 785 979 9461 
Email: maspurlock@cobaltiron.com 
Web: http://www.cobaltiron.com

Datatrend Contact: 
Karie Timion 
Marketing Director 
Tel: +1 952 563 2135 
Email: karie.timion@datatrend.com 
Web: https://www.datatrend.com

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NEW YORK, October 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

SQream, developer of SQream DB, the GPU-accelerated data warehouse for rapidly analyzing massive data stores at a fraction of the cost, announced today at the OpenPOWER Foundation Summit in Europe, that SQream DB now includes optimized support for the IBM POWER9 multi-core architecture.

The powerful trinity of SQream DB, IBM POWER9 and NVIDIA GPUs results in advanced performance, with SQL query performance improvements of up to 150% versus GPU-equipped x86 servers, with reduced cost and systems complexity.

"GPU-accelerated analytics are an increasingly important part of our industry," said Sumit Gupta, VP of HPC and AI for IBM Cognitive Systems. "The announcement of SQream on the IBM POWER9 platform takes this concept to another level of performance, as the POWER9 CPU with embedded NVIDIA NVLink interface to NVIDIA's GPUs allows SQream to enable even faster processing of data on POWER9 servers."

The integration of SQream DB with IBM Power Systems is the latest in a series of collaborations between SQream and IBM, which started with SQream DB on IBM's Bluemix service. The latest offering on IBM POWER9 takes advantage of POWER9's industry-exclusive CPU-to-GPU high speed NVIDIA NVLink interface to offer increased throughput performance both for data loading and SQL query execution.

"Our customers are asking us for solutions that can handle massive data growth and real-time analytics to support data-driven decision making," said Charlie Cox, President of Datatrend, an IBM Platinum and Elite Power Partner. "GPU acceleration is quite possibly one of the most important advances in helping businesses make quicker and better decisions by analyzing more data faster. IBM's POWER9 architecture combined with SQream's solution yields price/performance at scales we have never seen before."

SQream DB on IBM POWER9, combined with IBM Flash Storage solutions and integrated into the technology stack, provides a reference architecture that allows organizations to perform SQL analytics for business intelligence and machine learning workloads at massive scale and speed.

"SQream DB is designed for multi-core processors such as POWER9 with its strong and robust multi-core architecture," said Ami Gal, CEO of SQream. "As data stores increase exponentially, so does the need to process more data while reducing complexity and footprint. This joint effort with IBM provides users with a super-charged combination of IBM's powerful processor and SQream's DB data warehouse for unparalleled speed, performance and scale, while enabling significantly improved analytics."

Many large enterprises and Fortune 100 companies already use IBM Power Systems, including top retailers, insurance companies, telecoms and banks. By combining NVIDIA's market leading GPUs, together with IBM POWER9 and SQream DB, organizations can reach new levels of analytics performance while significantly reducing their environmental footprint, costs and complexity.

On October 4th, SQream will present at the OpenPOWER Foundation Summit a session entitled, "Tackling the Challenges of Massive Data Analytics," which will highlight using POWER9 as the base computing platform for significantly reducing the time of complex SQL queries while greatly increasing the amount of data analyzed.

About SQream Technologies

SQream develops and markets SQream DB, a GPU data warehouse designed to enable unparalleled business intelligence from massive data stores. Global enterprises use SQream DB to analyze more data than ever before, while achieving improved performance, reduced footprint, significant cost savings and the ability to scale the amount of data they analyze to hundreds of terabytes and more. SQream DB is available both on premise and in the cloud.

Media Contact
Josh Turner
Silicon Valley Communications
+1-917-231-0550
+972-54-949-6526
turner@siliconvpr.com

David Leichner
SQream
+972-54-779-9888
david@sqream.com

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NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SQream, developer of SQream DB, the leading GPU-accelerated data warehouse for analyzing massive data stores at a fraction of the cost, and Datatrend Technologies, a leading technology solutions provider and integrator, announced today a strategic partnership to accelerate the market adoption of SQream's solution for delivering rapid analytics and insights for previously unattainable business intelligence.

Datatrend, an accomplished solutions integrator with deep platform and workload optimization expertise, has a long history of partnering with ISVs to drive innovative solutions in the marketplace. SQream serves to benefit from Datatrend's deep, multi-decade experience in optimizing infrastructure solutions to maximize the reach of SQream DB. Datatrend benefits from offering enterprise customers and prospects throughout North America the ability to greatly improve their data exploration and analytics for real business value.

"Massive data growth, combined with the need for greater business agility, makes information-based business decisions critically important but hard to achieve," said Charlie Cox, President of Datatrend. "GPU acceleration is perhaps one of the most important advances in helping businesses leverage their data to make faster and better decisions. We are excited to partner with SQream to fulfill this market demand."

The partnership allows SQream and Datatrend to leverage each other's strengths and networks to drive success in the market, solving big data challenges that traditional data warehouses are not designed to handle.

"The partnership will further expand SQream's market reach in the US and growth into the enterprise market," said Ami Gal, CEO and co-founder of SQream. "Datatrend will benefit by being able to offer their prospects and customers throughout North America dramatically improved data analytics, while SQream will gain from Datatrend's deep and long term relationships with global hardware and software providers, as well as their experience in providing solutions to large enterprises."

About SQream
SQream develops and markets SQream DB, a GPU- accelerated data warehouse designed to enable unparalleled business intelligence from massive data stores. Global enterprises use SQream DB to analyze more data than ever before, while achieving improved performance, reduced footprint, significant cost savings and the ability to scale the amount of data they analyze to hundreds of terabytes and more. SQream DB is available both on premise and in the cloud. To learn more, visit sqream.com or follow us on twitter @sqreamtech.

About Datatrend
Datatrend Technologies helps companies leverage technology solutions to drive business outcomes with a focus on delivering technology infrastructure solutions from the data center to the edge of the network. Datatrend provides planning, design, implementation, integration, project management, and staffing for next generation data centers, multi-cloud environments, cabling, and wireless solutions for multi-site rollouts and the Internet of Things, as well as for ISVs, OEMs, and service providers. Datatrend leverages partnerships with the best global manufacturers, along with deep engineering talent to deliver solutions throughout the technology lifecycle. For additional information, visit www.datatrend.com.

Media Contacts
Josh Turner
+1-917-231-0550
+972-54-949-6526
turner@siliconvpr.com

David Leichner
Chief Marketing Officer
+972-54-779-9888
david@sqream.com

Karie Timion
Marketing Director
+1-952-563-2135
karie.timion@datatrend.com

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VMware vSphere 5.5 End of Support is Coming on September 22, 2018

Steve Worthington, Senior Cloud Solutions Architect with Datatrend Technologies, discusses the most important benefit of upgrading to vSphere 6.5. As the VMware Enterprise Solution Provider of the Year for the Americas and the Global Enterprise Solution Provider of the Year, Datatrend Technologies is uniquely qualified to help you migrate to vSphere 6.5.

VMware vSphere 6.7: The Foundation For Your Digital Transformation

As the VMware Enterprise Solution Provider of the Year for the Americas and the Global Enterprise Solution Provider of the Year, Datatrend Technologies is uniquely qualified to help you migrate to vSphere 6.7.

Upgrade or encounter:

  • No security patching
  • No enhancements
  • No standard support – expensive limited custom support may be available

Datatrend offers a simple path to fully leverage the latest VMware capabilities.

Step 1: Readiness Assessment

  • Basic Assessment – free
  • Full Readiness Assessment

Step 2: Migrate to vSphere 6.7

  • Confirm App Compatibility
  • Implement New Hardware as Needed
  • Develop Migration Schedule and Method
  • Coordinate with Application/DBA Teams
  • Execute Migration

Step 3: Operationalize New Capabilities

  • Develop Enhanced Automation
  • Implement Software Defined Networking
  • Deploy to Cloud or On-Premise Infrastructure
  • Enhanced Security/Encryption

Watch a Datatrend Subject Matter Expert discuss the most important benefits of upgrading to vSphere 6.7 here.

Upgrade to vSphere 6.7 now to enable the next generation of application infrastructure.

Top 10 reasons to upgrade to vSphere 6.7

  1. Reduce IT Operational Complexity with vCenter Server Appliance
  2. Mitigate Risk with VM-Level Encryption
  3. Drive IT Automation and Business Agility with REST-based APIs
  4. Secure the Data Center Infrastructure with Secure Boot
  5. Gain Insights with Audit-Quality Logging
  6. Maximize Data Center Resources with Predictive Load Balancing
  7. Modernize the Data Center with vSphere Integrated Containers
  8. Prevent Downtime with Proactive High Availability
  9. Streamline Management with a Modern HTML5-Based User Interface
  10. Improve IT Compliance with streamlined and scalable Host Profile Management

Request a vSphere End of Support Assessment

Datatrend will analyze your current vCenter and associated infrastructure to provide a list of incompatible

and unsupported components to create your 6.7 upgrade plan.

Actifio, the Data-as-a-Service company, has named Datatrend Technologies as the Actifio Channel Partner of the Year. The announcement was made at Actifio’s annual sales kickoff meeting in Miami.

The Actifio Channel Partner of the Year Award is given to the channel partner with the greatest and most strategic contribution to customer success with Actifio’s enterprise-class data virtualization software platform.
Based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, Datatrend Technologies delivers technology infrastructure solutions to companies by leveraging leading global technology partners, offering planning, design, implementation, integration, and project management solutions for data centers, cloud environments and other wireless solutions. In the past year, Datatrend was able to secure 16 Actifio certifications and new bookings, and pipeline exceeding $10 million. Some of Datatrend’s key customer wins in 2017 included a major American airline, a global trillion-dollar asset management firm, and a global pharmaceutical corporation.

Charlie Cox, President and CEO at Datatrend, said “All of us here at Datatrend are truly honored to be recognized as Actifio’s Channel Partner of the Year. This is a true testament to our team’s dedication to our clients and a prime example of how we’re collaborating to help companies transform and modernize their IT strategies.”

Ash Ashutosh, CEO and Founder of Actifio, said, “Bringing IT modernization and proper data management tools to organizations of any size requires not only the right technology but the ability to build confidence from the users to the executive suite. This is crucial when the growth of a company’s business hangs in the balance.  More than 2,700 global enterprises around the world are using Actifio to completely transform their digital infrastructures and that would not be possible without partners like Datatrend. We’re excited to recognize Datatrend Technologies for their role in Actifio’s rapid growth.”