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Projects & Agreements Spotinst Raises $15M A Round Led By Intel Capital and Vertex Ventures Spotinst has announced a $15M Series A financing round, led by Intel Capital and Vertex Ventures with participation from Springtide Ventures. Spotinst makes it easy to tap unused cloud computing capacity and power. Since launching 18 months ago, the company has proven the concept by selling millions of spot Instances per week. Over the last year, Spotinst grew 30% month over month, and now manages hundreds of millions of computing hours for its customers. ‘When we floated the idea of virtual cloud infrastructure two years ago, many said that it could not be done,’ said Amiram Shachar, founder and CEO of Spotinst. ‘But since then companies and developers voted with their workloads. We appreciate their confidence and support from our investors. The proceeds will help Spotinst grow, and take us closer to our vision of a cloud of clouds.’ Wendell Brooks, senior vice president of Intel Corp. and president of Intel Capital commented, ‘Automating the delivery of highly available cloud workloads allows enterprises to unlock substantial cost savings, without compromising workload delivery. We look forward to working closely with Spotinst to help customers optimise their cloud deployments.’ For further information visit: www.spotinst.com, www. intelcaptial.com and www. vertexventures.com/israel 46 | September 2017 Asperitas and Qarnot computing announce partnership on green edge computing Asperitas and French green HPC service provider Qarnot computing, have announced a partnership at SIGGRAPH, the world’s largest annual conference and exhibition in computer graphics and interactive techniques in Los Angeles. Qarnot will act as a value added reseller and operator of the Immersed Computing solution AIC24 developed by Asperitas. The AIC24 is a stand-alone plug and play solution to facilitate IT in an energy efficient and reliable way, making use of total liquid cooling. Qarnot and Asperitas are planning to deploy a showcase at the HQ of Qarnot in Paris. Qarnot provides cloud computing through a disruptive distributed infrastructure where computing power is no longer deployed in concentrated data centres, but spread throughout the city in the form of computing heaters and boilers, ideal for edge environments in residential and commercial buildings. Qarnot offers HPC through a scalable platform, hybrid by design, made of computing hardware, but also operating public clouds and private infrastructure, accessible through a web interface, a REST API and/or a Python SDK. The collaboration focus with Asperitas will be on deployments on the building market. Asperitas has worked on validating and developing Immersed Computing as a unique approach to the data centre industry since 2014 together with a wide ecosystem of partners including ADSE, Brink Industrial and the University of Leeds. For further information visit: www.asperitas.com ForeScout Partners with ServiceNow for Improved Asset Management, Compliance and Security Response ForeScout Technologies has partnered with ServiceNow to help customers gain visibility of assets for better asset management, improved compliance and accelerated response to security incidents. As one of the first steps in this partnership, ForeScout announced the ForeScout Extended Module for ServiceNow. This new integration leverages ForeScout’s agentless approach to monitor both physical and virtual devices in real-time across campus, data centre and cloud environments and provides context sharing between ForeScout and ServiceNow. Together, the joint solution enables a single-source-of-truth repository that improves asset compliance and security response capabilities. Security and IT teams today are faced with several challenges due to an immense volume and diversity of network connected devices, a highly mobile workforce and virtualised hybrid-cloud environments, making it difficult to track and configure physical and virtual devices as they enter and exit the network. Together, ForeScout and ServiceNow allow for visibility of devices, monitoring for indications of security incidents and rapid response to contain a potential breach. Additionally, the ServiceNow configuration management database (CMDB) is enriched by the contextual device information provided by ForeScout’s real-time view of assets. For further information visit: www.forescout.com