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Free Download — QbD Implementation for Pharma Companies

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SHANGHAI/PRNewswire/ — Organized by CPhI Conferences, Quality by Design China 2013will take place on17-18 April in Shanghai. The organizer has announced that more than 15 professional people have been invited to be speakers, including Mr. Ning Baoming, Deputy Director from the National Institute for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC); Mr. Gu Ziqiang, Former US FDA CMC reviewer and GMP Compliance from the FDA; Mr. Chen Binhua, General Manager from Shanghai No. 1 Biochemical & Pharmaceutical; Chen Yisheng, Vice President from Novast Laboratories, and Mojgan Moshgbar, Director from Pfizer. They will bring you hot industry topics such as QbD implementation in China and the specific standard; Utilizing FDA regulation with QbD to get through the evaluation process; QbD application in pharmaceutical stability of production process; ANDA regulations and QbD in pharmaceutical development, and some fabulous case studies as well.

Quality by Design China 2013
Meanwhile, the organizer has shared with you with some excellent presentations about QbD Implementation:
1. “QbD and PAT: From Science to Compliance”
[Author] Pedro E. Hernandez-Abad, Associate Director, Wyeth
Jun Huang,Principal PAT Scientist II, Wyeth
Saly Romero-Torres,Principal PAT Scientist, Wyeth
2. “A QbD Implementation Roadmap for the Generics Industry”
[Author] Bikash Chatterjee, Pharmatech Associates
3. “Practical Application of QbD for a Parentral Drug Product”
[Author] Nancy J. Harper, Venkat Koganti and Gautam R. Ranade,Pfizer
4. “Define,Design and Develop Analytical Methods”
[Author] Fred Xi, Ph.D
Please click on the link to download the presentations: http://www.qbd-china.com/Download.aspx?id=6&lang=en-us
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Source: CPhI Conferences

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February 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm

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DHL Announces EUR40 Million Investment in Indonesia

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SINGAPORE, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Plans significant increases in transportation fleet, warehouse footprint, and staff strength by 2015
  • Launches new 17,000-square meter multi-user warehouse in Cimanggis targeting the FMCG sector

DHL Supply Chain, the global market leader for contract logistics solutions, today announced an investment of EUR40 million over the next few years to further strengthen its market-leading position in Indonesia. The announcement was made at the launch of its latest 17,000 square meter warehouse in Cimanggis, the third built-to-suit (BTS) warehouse by the company, which boasts specialty features tailored for customers in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry.

By 2015, the company plans to increase its transportation fleet by over 100%, up from its fleet of 370 vehicles at present, grow its staff strength by over 70% from its current base of some 2,250 employees, and add 60% more warehouse space to enhance its network of 164 warehouses it currently operates.

Oscar de Bok, DHL Supply Chain CEO for South and Southeast Asia said, “Indonesia is a key focus for us.  Industry experts estimate average growth this year in Indonesia will be a regional high of 6.3%[1] and within the supply chain industry we actually expect to see double digit growth here. This is why we are proactively investing to ensure we have the right infrastructure and people to support this.”

New multi-user warehouse

DHL Supply Chain unveiled the first of these investments, a new 17,000 square meter warehouse located in Cimanggis built to world class standards with state of the art features customized to suit our customer’s specific requirements. The facility consolidates and stores shipments, then re-distributes to 300 distribution channels and four factories in the area. The warehouse has enough docks to accommodate 176 containers per day or 64,240 per year.  Its strategic location enables faster delivery within the Jakarta area and also provides easy access to key export departure points.

The latest warehouse complements DHL Supply Chain’s offering of other specialist warehouses in the Jabodetabek area — in Cikarang, Kedunghalang, Marunda, Sunter, Sentul and Cililitan — which supports customers in automotive, retail, and the high-technology sectors. The Cimanggis warehouse is the third BTS warehouse by the company, after the ones at Cikarang and Cililitan.

Targeted growth in key industries

Abdul Rahim Tahir, Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain Indonesia said, “Part of our strategy to strengthen customer footprint in Indonesia is to continue to expand our services in the rapidly growing industries in Indonesia, such as the consumer, retail, automotive, energy and technology sectors. We have developed core expertise in these areas in our global network and have replicated these best practices for local execution.”

People development

Apart from investing in business operations, DHL Supply Chain Indonesia is committed to actively helping employees advance their careers within the organisation. Said Mr. Tahir, “We are constantly looking into ways in which we can provide training and development for our people. For example, we have just trained 200 managers under the Executive Development Program run here in Jakarta in conjunction with Pos Politeknik Indonesia and The Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (UK).” Since 2012, the company has launched four Operations Simulation Centers which has trained over 1,000 employees. Across all levels of the organization, staff can tap into a number of local, regional and global talent management programs.

DHL Supply Chain first began operations in Indonesia in 2003. Today, through its network of warehouses, DHL Supply Chain offers customers a comprehensive suite of services, including inbound and outbound logistics, warehouse and distribution services, co-packing and customization, and supply chain consultancy.

[1] IMF/World Economic Outlook October 2012

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DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 53 billion Euros in 2011.

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February 28, 2013 at 4:47 pm

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Huawei Launches Next Generation Data Center Architecture for the Cloud Era

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BARCELONA, Spain/PRNewswire/ — Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today officially launched Distributed Cloud Data Center (DC2, “DC squared”), its next generation data center architecture which is designed to address data centers’ needs in the cloud era. Today’s launch marks Huawei as the first company in the industry to introduce the technical architecture of DC2.

Huawei Introduces DC2 – Next Generation Data Center Architecture for More Agile and Efficient Data Centers in the Cloud Era
With the development of enterprises and operators, earlier data center architectures, which are dispersed and independent, can no longer support changing service applications. Leveraging its in-depth understanding of customers, Huawei introduced the innovative DC2 architecture, which successfully consolidates multiple dispersed, layered, and heterogeneous data centers into a new distributed cloud data center, thereby helping customers improve resource utilization, enhance management efficiency and protect investment.
Christian Perry, Senior Analyst of the analyst firm Technology Business Research (TBR), said: “Huawei’s continued innovation in data center was reflected in TBR’s 2012 Q3 Data Center Benchmark, in which Huawei earned highest data center score, based on its financial, go-to-market, and resource management strategies. The company’s strategy of seamlessly molding cloud around modern data center infrastructure with its DC2 initiative reflects trends we’re increasingly seeing in the market and meets customer requirements for more flexibility and better management.”
“As part of Huawei’s efforts to address the challenges that face data centers brought by cloud computing, the new DC2 architecture is able to lower the TCO, increase IT flexibility and boost management efficiency of data centers by optimizing resource scheduling and utilization, effectively supporting customers’ business,” said Chen Shijun, General Manager of Huawei IT Data Center Solutions.
There are two key technologies in DC2. Huawei FusionSphere enabled by OpenStack ensures the architecture is open. It supports plug-and-play of IT devices with heterogeneous interfaces and multiple virtual products. Huawei ManageOne conducts unified management of dispersed and layered data centers, even including the remote branch.
Huawei has been an active innovator in the data center field for more than a decade. By Q4 2012, Huawei helped global customers build more than 260 data centers, 35 of which are cloud data centers, including State Information Center of China, Digital Hospital of Ghana government and China Mobile International Information Port, which occupies more than 300,000 square meters and is one of the world’s largest data centers.
For more information of DC2, please visit: http://enterprise.huawei.com/en/solutions/IT-solutions/cloud-data-centers/theme/hw-204610.htm
About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. For more information, visit Huawei online: http://www.huawei.com
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Source: Huawei Enterprise

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February 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm

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Global Wind Day 2013 Photo Competition

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BRUSSELS, Feb. 27, 2013/PRNewswire/ —

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have launched a global photo competition – ‘Discover the stories behind wind energy’.

Why? Because wind energy is more than a technology. It captures the imagination, inspires, fascinates and captivates. Many people have a wind energy story they can share through a photo and text.

Deadline for submissions is 5 May 2013. The first prize winner will receive a 1,000 Euro voucher. Second prizes of 250 Euros will be awarded by region. The winning photographs will be displayed in the European Parliament in Brussels in June. They will also be published in the renewable energy newspaper ‘Recharge’ and EWEA’s magazine ‘Wind Directions’.

Please find detailed information on the photo competition here.

Prize winners will be announced on Global Wind Day, the worldwide day ‘to discover the power of wind energy’ that occurs annually on 15 June with several hundred events, exhibitions, open wind farms and local activities organised in about 40 countries all around the globe, as well as online actions (find out more in the Global Wind Day 2012 report).

Please find more information on Global Wind Day here.

Web: http://www.ewea.org

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February 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

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Brightstar And HzO Partner To Bring WaterBlock(TM) Technology To The Mobile Device Ecosystem

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— New technology set to revolutionize where consumers use electronics

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Brightstar Corp., the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and HzO, Inc., creator of WaterBlock™, a revolutionary nano-coating that offers water damage protection for electronic devices, today at the 2013 Mobile World Congress announced a partnership agreement to market WaterBlock™ to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and repair & refurbishment processors worldwide.

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“HzO’s WaterBlock™ sets a new standard of water protection available to manufacturers of mobile devices,” said Daniel Ghelman, Vice President of Global Business Development for Brightstar. “This partnership gives us the opportunity to deliver HzO’s cutting edge technology across the mobile device ecosystem, to help eliminate the plague of water damage resulting from drips, splashes and prolonged submersion.”

With a local presence on 6 continents and operations in 50 countries and territories, Brightstar offers customized solutions to manage every critical step in the mobile device lifecycle. Through the partnership, Brightstar will enable its device manufacturers and device repair and refurbishing customers and partners to integrate WaterBlock™ technology directly into new devices. This eliminates the extra cost and hassle of secondary forms of water protection; and provides a solution that can be supported by manufacturer warranties.

“Our relationship with industry giant Brightstar brings WaterBlock’s to the global stage and ultimately to the end consumer,” said Rick Peterson, Vice President of Business Development for HzO, Inc. “Aligning with one of the fastest growing global wireless companies expedites delivery of our technology to consumers who are eager to have the freedom to use their devices near water and in the rain without the worry of catastrophic failure.”

WaterBlock™ technology creates a thin, impenetrable layer of protection that guards electronics not only against drips to splashes, but from full submersion. Through a proprietary vapor deposition process, the protective nano-coating is applied in a vacuum chamber and works from the inside out to shield even the most intricate parts of electronic devices. It forms a seamless barrier that is invisible to the naked eye and 100 times the thickness of traditional plasma coatings.

“WaterBlock™ offers an unprecedented level of protection without changing the look and feel of the device, which leads to a high level of customer satisfaction,” Peterson said. “Customers are not the only ones who will be pleased; OEMs, operators and retailers will be able to offer superior devices with the security that comes with WaterBlock™ technology already inside.”

About Brightstar
Brightstar is the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading global services company, serving mobile device manufacturers, wireless operators and retailers, with a local presence on six continents. Brightstar’s industry-leading services include value-added distribution, supply chain solutions, handset protection and insurance, buy-back and trade-in solutions, multi-channel retail solutions and financial services. Annual revenues were US$6 billion for the period ended September 30, 2012. The company is ranked #58 on the Forbes 2012 List of America’s Largest Private Companies. Brightstar is also the largest Hispanic-owned business in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.brightstarcorp.com.

About HzO, Inc.
HzO, Inc., headquartered in Draper, Utah, is an industry leader in the field of thin film nano-coating technology. With its revolutionary and proprietary WaterBlock™ vapor deposition process, HzO protects electronic devices from damage due to water, other liquids and small debris without the additional bulk, weight or change to aesthetics added by mechanical seals, gaskets, plugs, cases and covers. HzO is commercializing WaterBlockä in consumer electronics, military, first responder devices, medical, industrial and other markets. Winner of the 2012 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award and Utah Innovation Award.

Visit http://www.hzoinside.com for more information.

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February 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

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Brightstar And HzO Partner To Bring WaterBlock(TM) Technology To The Mobile Device Ecosystem

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— New technology set to revolutionize where consumers use electronics

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Brightstar Corp., the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and HzO, Inc., creator of WaterBlock™, a revolutionary nano-coating that offers water damage protection for electronic devices, today at the 2013 Mobile World Congress announced a partnership agreement to market WaterBlock™ to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and repair & refurbishment processors worldwide.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/FL67928LOGO )
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130226/FL66139LOGO )

“HzO’s WaterBlock™ sets a new standard of water protection available to manufacturers of mobile devices,” said Daniel Ghelman, Vice President of Global Business Development for Brightstar. “This partnership gives us the opportunity to deliver HzO’s cutting edge technology across the mobile device ecosystem, to help eliminate the plague of water damage resulting from drips, splashes and prolonged submersion.”

With a local presence on 6 continents and operations in 50 countries and territories, Brightstar offers customized solutions to manage every critical step in the mobile device lifecycle. Through the partnership, Brightstar will enable its device manufacturers and device repair and refurbishing customers and partners to integrate WaterBlock™ technology directly into new devices. This eliminates the extra cost and hassle of secondary forms of water protection; and provides a solution that can be supported by manufacturer warranties.

“Our relationship with industry giant Brightstar brings WaterBlock’s to the global stage and ultimately to the end consumer,” said Rick Peterson, Vice President of Business Development for HzO, Inc. “Aligning with one of the fastest growing global wireless companies expedites delivery of our technology to consumers who are eager to have the freedom to use their devices near water and in the rain without the worry of catastrophic failure.”

WaterBlock™ technology creates a thin, impenetrable layer of protection that guards electronics not only against drips to splashes, but from full submersion. Through a proprietary vapor deposition process, the protective nano-coating is applied in a vacuum chamber and works from the inside out to shield even the most intricate parts of electronic devices. It forms a seamless barrier that is invisible to the naked eye and 100 times the thickness of traditional plasma coatings.

“WaterBlock™ offers an unprecedented level of protection without changing the look and feel of the device, which leads to a high level of customer satisfaction,” Peterson said. “Customers are not the only ones who will be pleased; OEMs, operators and retailers will be able to offer superior devices with the security that comes with WaterBlock™ technology already inside.”

About Brightstar
Brightstar is the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading global services company, serving mobile device manufacturers, wireless operators and retailers, with a local presence on six continents. Brightstar’s industry-leading services include value-added distribution, supply chain solutions, handset protection and insurance, buy-back and trade-in solutions, multi-channel retail solutions and financial services. Annual revenues were US$6 billion for the period ended September 30, 2012. The company is ranked #58 on the Forbes 2012 List of America’s Largest Private Companies. Brightstar is also the largest Hispanic-owned business in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.brightstarcorp.com.

About HzO, Inc.
HzO, Inc., headquartered in Draper, Utah, is an industry leader in the field of thin film nano-coating technology. With its revolutionary and proprietary WaterBlock™ vapor deposition process, HzO protects electronic devices from damage due to water, other liquids and small debris without the additional bulk, weight or change to aesthetics added by mechanical seals, gaskets, plugs, cases and covers. HzO is commercializing WaterBlockä in consumer electronics, military, first responder devices, medical, industrial and other markets. Winner of the 2012 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award and Utah Innovation Award.

Visit http://www.hzoinside.com for more information.

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February 28, 2013 at 3:15 pm

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Aimetis and ObjectVideo Enter Into Global, Portfolio-Wide Patent License Agreement

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RESTON, Virginia, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ObjectVideo, Inc. announced today the signing of a global, portfolio-wide patent license agreement with Aimetis of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. “Aimetis is a leader in tightly integrating video analytics into an easy-to-use video management solution. We are pleased to have them join the growing number of IP Camera and VMS providers who have become patent licensees,” said Raul Fernandez, chairman of ObjectVideo.

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Aimetis is the tenth licensee to join ObjectVideo’s patent licensing program; other licensees include Panasonic, Sony Corporation, Pelco by Schneider Electric, Bosch Security Systems, Tyco Security Products’ American Dynamics business unit, IntelliVision and VIVOTEK. ObjectVideo holds 52 US and international patents and has 40 US and international patents pending.

About ObjectVideo, Inc.

ObjectVideo is a leading innovator in intelligent video software, utilized by organizations worldwide to enhance security, streamline operations and provide business intelligence. ObjectVideo’s patented technology can be effectively deployed anywhere within a video system and is available to market through leading providers as a high-value component of the surveillance solution. To stay up-to-date on ObjectVideo news, please click HERE( http://www.objectvideo.com ).

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Victoria Palley

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+1 703 654 9394

pr@objectvideo.com

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February 28, 2013 at 2:56 pm

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Frost & Sullivan: Oil and Gas Firms in Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand Adopt More Automation Solutions to meet need for Energy Efficiency

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– Need to reduce operating costs and optimize efficiency sustains automation and software product uptake
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Rising energy needs are compelling oil and gas companies in Southeast Asia (SEA) as well as Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) to decrease operating costs and improve efficiency through automation and software solutions. With a large number of oil and gas-based projects in the pipeline, the SEA and ANZ automation and software solutions market is expected to continue its steady growth.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.industrialautomation.frost.com), SE Asia and ANZ Automation and Software Solutions Market for the Oil & Gas Industry, finds that the market earned revenues of over US$282.1 million in 2011 and estimates this to reach US$447.8 million in 2018.
Low-cost manufacturing facilities in developing economies have enabled automation solution providers to establish a global supply chain network and expand their market in SEA.
“The demand for energy efficiency in emerging countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia has increased uptake of automation and software solutions,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Vineeth Purushotham. “Distributed control systems are the most popular among oil and gas companies in both SEA and ANZ.”
Energy corporations tend to opt for a single solution provider to meet all their automation requirements. Therefore, automation vendors look to provide one-stop solutions and expand their product base through strategic mergers and acquisitions, which intensifies competition.
Another challenge for vendors is the integration of advanced information technologies and modern control systems into the automation platform. The lack of personnel with control system and IT skills in end-user firms further hinders the installation and maintenance of automation systems.
“To maintain efficiency, oil and gas enterprises require engineers with both control systems knowledge and IT skills,” noted Purushotham. “Multinational automation providers should train automation engineers in-house and work with universities to create specific, industry-related courses.”
Manufacturing execution systems, which effectively manage resources to improve plant efficiency and productivity, will generate additional revenues.
If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an email to Donna Jeremiah, Corporate Communications, at djeremiah@frost.com, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.
SE Asia and ANZ Automation and Software Solutions Market for the Oil & Gas Industry is part of the Industrial Automation & Process Control Growth Partnership Services program, which also includes research in the following markets: Automation & Software Solutions for Power Industry, North American Submersible Pump Market, and Middle East Advanced Process Control (APC) and Process Optimization (PO) Market. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.
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February 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

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Savvis Wins Americas VMware Service Provider Partner of the Year Award at VMware Partner Exchange 2013

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ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire/ — Savvis, a CenturyLink company (NYSE: CTL) and a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced it has been named the Americas recipient of a VMware Partner Network Award in the Service Provider Partner of the Year category.
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“The collaboration between VMware and Savvis plays a fundamental role in providing businesses with robust cloud solutions that address their complex needs for scalable, agile infrastructure,” said Andrew Higginbotham, chief technology officer, Savvis. “These businesses are the real winners of our collaboration, and we look forward to continued work with VMware and others as we deliver on our commitment to quality infrastructure solutions.”
The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2013, VMware’s annual partner event, on Feb. 26 in Las Vegas. The awards acknowledge partners across 17 categories for their excellence in performance and distinctive achievements during 2012.
“We are pleased to recognize the achievements made in 2012 by members of the VMware partner ecosystem,” said Dan Smoot, senior vice president, customer operations, VMware. “VMware Partner Exchange is dedicated to educating and equipping our partner ecosystem with the resources and insights they need to help deliver first class solutions for the software-defined datacenter in the coming year. We congratulate Savvis on winning a VMware Partner Network Award and we look forward to our mutual success in 2013.”
Savvis offers a full suite of enterprise-class cloud services through data centers strategically located around the world. From shared, dedicated and hybrid cloud solutions to fully virtualized data centers, Savvis Symphony cloud services are part of a complete portfolio of IT solutions including managed services, colocation, consulting services and network services.
Savvis’ collaboration with VMware has brought significant value to the enterprise landscape, most recently through its selection of VMware vFabric™ Application Director™ as the application-modeling component for its next generation of Savvis Symphony enterprise cloud solutions.
VMware vFabric Application Director is a cloud-enabled application-provisioning solution with a self-service modeling and deployment interface that reduces deployment effort and ongoing application management for enterprises looking to increase business agility and maintain IT control through Savvis Symphony Cloud.
The relationship with VMware has also enhanced and expanded the Savvis Cloud Ecosystem Program to include vCloud API-compatible partners and cloud-ready applications from the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace™. Launched in August 2012 at VMworld San Francisco, the program offers partner-based cloud-governance and lifecycle-management solutions, including the ability to manage both on- and off-premise workloads. Through the ecosystem, Savvis’ cloud clients gain access to leading orchestration, brokerage, management and governance solutions that complement their private, hybrid and public cloud environments.
And in August, Savvis Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) cloud services achieved VMware vCloud® Powered status, illustrating to clients that Savvis cloud offerings are underpinned by VMware’s leading virtualization and cloud computing technology, VMware vSphere® and VMware vCloud Director®.
For more information about Savvis cloud services, visit http://cloud.savvis.com.
About VMware Partner Exchange 2013
VMware Partner Exchange 2013 is the leading global event for virtualization and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 200 sessions, including boot camps, breakouts, and workshops, as well as an extensive exhibitor pavilion, partners gain valuable insight on how to leverage new technologies to deliver the software-defined datacenter to customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange, visit http://www.vmwarepartnerexchange.com
About Savvis
Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT infrastructure solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with personal commitment, Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services over advanced networks, enabling its clients to focus on their core environments and meet new market opportunities.
About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.
For more information, visit http://www.savvis.com or http://www.centurylink.com.
VMware and VMware vFabric are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.
Source: Savvis

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February 28, 2013 at 2:37 pm

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Frost & Sullivan: Global Medium-Heavy Truck Sales to Grow Moderately in 2013, With Advanced Technology Integration Experiencing Greater Momentum

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— Despite dip in overall market last year, 2013 expected to post higher sales owing to rising demand from Next-11 and other emerging markets

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan forecasts the combined GDP of key commercial vehicle markets to grow at 3 to 3.5 percent in 2013. This will stoke medium-heavy truck sales growth at the rate of 4.3 percent in 2013. The slowdown in Europe and moderate expansion in truck demand in North America will be largely offset by robust growth in Next-11 and other Rest of World (RoW) markets, resulting in global medium-heavy truck sales reaching 2.8 million this year.

New research from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.automotive.frost.com), Strategic Outlook of the Global Medium-Heavy Commercial Truck Market in 2013, finds that platform-based truck production and advanced technology integration encompassing powertrain, safety, telematics, and cabin design areas will experience significant growth in 2013. This year, an expected 1 in 5 heavy-duty trucks sold globally will feature platform based lineage. The global market for low-cost trucks is also expected to continue strong growth with a CAGR of 8.6 percent over the 2009 to 2017 period.

“Although the economy is expected to improve, there is cautious optimism amongst commercial vehicle OEMs in the TRIAD markets of North America, Europe and Japan,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Bharani Lakshminarasimhan. “The research revealed that many of these OEMs will not only continue to focus greater efforts on the growing markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC), but also expand to the Next-11 and African markets, while introducing groundbreaking technologies in their home markets.”

Several Next-11 markets are likely to post nearly double-digit growth in new truck sales in 2013. Of these, Indonesia and Turkey are forecast to double in size from 2012 to 2020, while Mexico is also set for long-term growth. Additionally, within the BRIC markets, Russia will sustain the fast growth that was seen in 2012. The net resultant of these trends will be a higher demand for medium-duty trucks relative to heavy-duty trucks.

However, the global medium-heavy truck market will continue facing strong headwinds, as Western Europe experiences considerable decline in new truck sales and volatile energy prices, keeping consumers in many parts of the world from buying new equipment. Moreover, the lack of significant “critical mass” in terms of sales volumes, despite strong growth rates in many markets such as Africa, will challenge OEMs in TRIAD markets in investing heavily to create solid business cases for several Next-11 and RoW markets. With that said, Chinese and Indian OEMs will continue thriving in many of these non-BRIC developing markets.

The next frontier for commercial vehicles, though, includes an increase in advanced technologies, creating the foundation for the next generation of smarter commercial vehicles, particularly within North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Of these markets, OEMs in North America and Europe will put their focus on “soft technologies,” such as telematics, cabin design and safety technologies, while Asian OEMs will put a greater emphasis on creating powertrain technologies that are governmental regulation compliant and have fuel-efficiency.

“Overall advanced technologies, such as natural gas powertrain, integrated safety technologies, health, wellness and well being enablers, and connectivity technologies are expected to receive a major boost globally,” concludes Lakshminarasimhan.

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