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Medable Leverages Rackspace’s Cloud, PLDT to Become Akamai’s Local Channel Partner to improve CDN i Philippines and more in this weeks news

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08.12.2015
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Medable Leverages Rackspace’s Cloud to Power its Healthcare-Related Platform-as-a-Service Offering

Rackspace, the provider of OpenStack-based cloud solutions, announced that the Palo Alto-based application and analytics platform provider for healthcare, Medable, is using a combination of Rackspace Public Cloud and Private Cloud offerings to power its comprehensive platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution. During the Rackspace::Solve Conference and the Company mentioned that using Rackspace’s Hybrid Clouds ensure that Medable’s PaaS solution is not only fast and scalable, but also provides higher interoperability and security. Also, Medable said that Rackspace’s PaaS offering enables developers to quickly create and deploy medical-grade, HIPAA compliant applications by taking care of HIPAA compliance requirements and providing native data visualization and analytics tools.

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Read more at: CDN-Advisor

PLDT to Become Akamai’s Local Channel Partner, Alliance to Improve Content Delivery in Philippines

Akamai Technologies, the global provider of Content Delivery Networks andcloud-based streaming services, announced that PLDT (Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company), the telecom provider in Philippines, has become Akamai’s first local channel partner and will offer its full suite of CDN solutions for enterprises in the region. Both PLDT and Akamai mentioned that this collaboration will be extremely useful to enterprises in Philippines since it would provide them access with Akamai’s Intelligent Global Platform as well as CDN suite along with PLDT’s local support. The user experience of PLDT is surely gonna grow after this new partnership.

Full report at: Akamai

Instart Logic starts global partner programme with Verisign

Instart Logic has unveiled its global partner programme; Verisign will fuel channel growth for its secure and “fast” application delivery platform for web and mobile applications. Participants in Instart Logic’s Global Partner Programme can choose to participate in one of three tiers (silver, gold and platinum), with various benefits and revenue incentives at each level. Verisign, the domain names and internet security firm, will provide advanced distributed denial of service (DDoS) “scrubbing” capabilities to Instart Logic’s cloud security suite to enhance protection for customers. When a DDoS event is detected, a customer’s internet traffic will be redirected to Verisign’s DDoS Protection Services in the cloud, swinging attack traffic to Verisign before it can harm their network. The DDoS traffic is scrubbed through the use of Verisign’s Athena mitigation platform and filtered traffic is then sent to the customer’s network, helping them to sustain normal business operations.

Full story at: ChannelBiz

Vimeo Ready to Roll Out 4K Streaming

While Vimeo has allowed content creators to upload videos of that size—and for others to download them—the service hasn’t actually offered viewers a way to stream videos at such a large resolution. According to reports, Vimeo will be launching 4K streaming in a staggered rollout. A chunk of the service’s users will first gain access to 4K streaming, and the company hopes to be able to unlock the feature for everybody by the first quarter of next year. Vimeo’s move to 4K streaming will also affect titles offered as part of the service’s Vimeo On Demand platform. Though content creators can currently offer up 4K films to download, there’s no way to view them in that resolution using Vimeo’s default player.

Full report at: PCMag

Microsoft starts to open source its JavaScript engine Chakra

Microsoft announced plans to open source the core components of Chakra, the company’s JavaScript engine used in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. The project, dubbed ChakraCore, will be released on GitHub in January. Aside from Microsoft’s browsers, Chakra also helps power Azure DocumentDB, Cortana, Outlook.com, TypeScript, Node.js in Windows 10 IoT Core, as well as universal Windows 10 applications across Xbox consoles, smartphones, and PCs. As for ChakraCore, Microsoft describes the new initiative as “a fully-fledged, self-contained JavaScript virtual machine that can be embedded in derivative products and power applications that need scriptability.” The fully supported and open source project will include everything needed to parse, interpret, compile, and execute JavaScript code without relying on Edge. Microsoft expects ChakraCore to be deployed in anything from cloud-based services to the Internet of Things. The company specifically named NoSQL databases, productivity software, and game engines.

More details at: Windows Blogs

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