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5 Tips To Survive A Cut In Your Pay

There are times when you have to deal a pay cut. These pay cuts can be due to different reasons, however, the impact is same in all situations - difficulty in managing your finances. This might even stress you because your expenses, daily routines, monthly necessities, and dutiful responsibilities, all would be affected. To come out of this situation, most people take some money outside the family or friends, which is also disgraceful. Therefore, if you want to come out of this situation without asking money from outsiders, then follow the tips mentioned below. These tips will enable you to cut your expenses skillfully without hampering other mandatory responsibilities.

EverData introduces Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting Services in Europe

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Everdata Technologies recently introduced VPS services in Europe. Everdata Technologies which is one of India's fastest growing Web Hosting companies because of their promising services, holds the aim to provide the best out of available resources. The company holds a goodwill in data center industry due to its innovative and out of the box thinking capacity and premium customer support. The freshly launched VPS services in Europe will empower European clients to enjoy benefits of VPS at an affordable cost with a guarantee of premium aftersale support.

They also have their privately managed premium data centers in Germany and Netherland that offers faster speed and better stability, promising to enrich the user experience of the European audience.

The company has launched 5 business-friendly VPS Europe hosting plans with honest prices, fast speed, stable performance and reliable support 24X7X365.

The Linux Foundation Announces Free Introduction to Open Source Networking Technologies Course

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The Linux Foundation
, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the opening of enrollment for LFS165x - Introduction to Open Source Networking Technologies. Students may pre-register now for this free course, and full course content will be available beginning in early August. 

The 2017 Open Source Jobs Report from The Linux Foundation and Dice found nearly half of hiring managers are looking to hire individuals with networking expertise, and 55 percent report that formal training or certification is a priority when choosing new hires. On top of that, the way networks are built and deployed is evolving, with open source networking projects being responsible for much of this transformation.

LFS165x explores open source networking projects, from The Linux Foundation and beyond, that are shaping the future of networking and telecoms. Designed for open source enthusiasts, university students, network architects and engineers, security architects and engineers, and system engineers, this course offers an introduction to open source networking.

Webinar: The State of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for MSPs


IT service providers have had their world rocked by the rapid expansion of mobile platforms and VDI technology over the past decade. Suddenly, their customers' employees expect to access virtual workspaces on any device, anywhere - MSPs are taking note.

To meet their customers' expectations, MSPs are turning toward affordable, all-in-one VDI solutions. VDI solutions provide a secured and managed service to desktop and mobile users anywhere.   

Supermicro Announces New Cloud-Scale Enterprise Systems

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Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, announced that it is offering proven cloud-scale, enterprise system configurations including the multi-node BigTwin and SuperBlade along with a 1U Cloud Storage system.

These proven Supermicro cloud system configurations have already been deployed across the entire range of datacenter environments including cloud service providers (CSPs), media streaming, e-commerce, social, telecommunications, semiconductor, OpenStack, artificial intelligence (AI), content delivery networks (CDN), and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). These systems are cloud optimized for scale-out, high performance at maximum density and software defined storage. 

VMware Integrated OpenStack Drives 5G Readiness and Fastest Path to Production OpenStack Deployment

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VMware, Inc. unveiled VMware Integrated OpenStack 5, which will be the newest release of VMware's OpenStack distribution that is on the OpenStack Queens release. Available in both Carrier and Data Center Editions, VMware Integrated OpenStack 5 will introduce new features to help customers simplify, scale, and secure production OpenStack environments. Through open, vendor-neutral API access to VMware's industry-leading virtualized infrastructure, communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprises have a proven, high-performance platform based on an open architecture to accelerate production network functions virtualization (NFV) workload deployment and service innovation.

VMware Integrated OpenStack 5 will be one of the first commercial OpenStack distributions to comply with the OpenStack Foundation's 2018.02 interoperability guidelines. An active member of the OpenStack community, VMware packages, tests, and supports all major components of the distribution, including the full open source OpenStack code in a multi-cloud architecture. VMware Integrated OpenStack provides customers with the fastest and most efficient solution to deploy and operate OpenStack clouds optimized for VMware's NFV and software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure, with advanced automation and onboarding. Eligible existing VMware Integrated OpenStack customers will be able to take advantage of the software's built-in upgrade capability to upgrade seamlessly to VMware Integrated OpenStack 5.

Rackspace Achieves AWS Financial Services Competency

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Rackspace today announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Financial Services Competency status. This designation recognizes Rackspace for leveraging its deep expertise to implement effective solutions that help financial services organizations manage critical issues such as risk management, core systems implementations, data management, navigating compliance requirements, and establishing governance models. Rackspace delivers true transformation as a service across applications, data, security and infrastructure.  Achieving the AWS Financial Services Competency is an important step in Rackspace's broader effort to support financial services organizations with their digital transformation. 

According to a recent report from the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), 72 percent of U.S. finance executives were either using cloud-based solutions in 2017 or they planned to do so in the future. While many banking, insurance, investment firms and other financial services organizations are moving to the cloud at an increasing rate, most lack the resources and expertise needed to navigate this digital transformation on their own. 


Atmosera Introduces Three-Tier Azure Management Suite for the Enterprise

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Atmosera, a premier Tier-I Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), today announced the company's Three Tier Azure Management Suite to strategically align Atmosera managed service levels with business objectives, expertise, and their existing IT investment. A leading provider for the cloud enablement of business applications, Atmosera now provides co-managed and self-managed Azure solutions in addition to its fully managed solution suite. Atmosera provides these options via a customer's existing Enterprise Agreement (EA) or via the Atmosera CSP licensing format. 

The new portfolio offers customers diversity of choice for the oversight and management of compute, storage, networking, security, support, and engineering relative to a wide range of cloud-based IT solutions powered by Azure.

According to Synergy Research Group, spending on cloud infrastructure services in the last quarter of 2017 jumped 46 percent, comfortably beating the growth rates achieved in the previous three quarters. Microsoft led the pack in terms of cloud growth. For its quarter ending Dec. 31, 2017, Microsoft reported revenues from Azure increased 98 percent.


Making Outsourcing Work for Your Small Business

Outsourcing has become something of a business buzzword over the last few years, but that doesn't mean you should dismiss it as just another fad. If you haven't seriously considered the benefits of outsourcing, you could be missing out on a strategy that is likely to make a big difference to your profitability. Even the smallest businesses, including sole traders and freelancers, can take advantage of the principles of outsourcing, so it's worth looking at how you could make outsourcing work for you, whatever your situation. After all, anything that can increase your profitability has to be worth considering.

Hasn't outsourcing got a poor reputation?

Inspur Releases InCloud OpenStack Version 5.5 at OpenStack Summit Vancouver

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Inspur, an OpenStack Foundation Gold member, today released version 5.5 of its InCloud OpenStack cloud operating system at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver. The software, widely used in the financial services, securities and enterprise sectors in China, offers new capabilities in large-scale services delivery across multiple availability zones and geographies, accessibility and ease of management, stability and scalability, and intelligent operation and maintenance.

The newest version of InCloud OpenStack adds: