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Projects & Agreements Montran, Interoute and HWG bring Software-as-a-Service payment and treasury solutions to banking sector Montran Corporation has partnered with Interoute and HWG. Combining Interoute’s global private cloud network with the expertise of managed service provider, HWG, will give clients the choice to deploy Montran’s applications in a SaaS model. Delivering on-demand market infrastructure solutions via the cloud will help customers adapt to an increasingly changing and regulated financial industry. With over 35 years of experience developing robust payment solutions for Tier one multinational financial institutions, Montran will offer its payment and treasury management applications on demand. This will be available as a complete package, or as modular scalable solutions for banks, secured within Interoute’s privately networked, global cloud and managed by HWG. This will enable Montran’s products to be easily integrated with a bank’s own systems and internal environments, as well as allowing solutions to cost effectively scale as business requirements grow. The ability to provide these services from the cloud is an advantage for small and mid-sized financial institutions, which would otherwise face heavy overheads to operate additional internal IT infrastructure. It also reduces the time- to-market for launching value-added services to customers of larger tier one banks. The new model offers the same benefits as a hosted or service bureau off-premises installation, but delivery from the cloud brings additional ease of deployment, flexibility, scalability and quicker time to market for client offerings and compliance. For further information visit: www.montran.com, www.interoute.com and www.hwg.it RETN Conducts Massive Network Upgrade at EvoSwitch’s Amsterdam Colocation Data Centre RETN has carried out a massive upgrade of its point-of presence (PoP) at EvoSwitch AMS1 – which doubles RETN’s networking capacity at EvoSwitch’s data centre in the Amsterdam area. The network upgrade has transformed RETN’s PoP at EvoSwitch AMS1 into a ‘Super PoP’, expanding EvoSwitch’s already network-dense connectivity options in Amsterdam significantly. ‘With current upgrades, driven by growing demand, we have doubled our capacity at the PoP,’ stated Andrey Gazizov, CTO at RETN. ‘We can now easily increase our existing bandwidth up to 4Tbps and thus address needs of a larger amount of local and international customers seeking for connectivity from the Netherlands. We are delighted to have beeen EvoSwitch’s connectivity partner for a number of years already. We greatly appreciate the work of their support team, fast delivery and reasonable price of the services they offer.’ The cooperation between RETN and EvoSwitch AMS1 started back in 2014 when RETN launched its DWDM PoP at this large Amsterdam colocation data centre. The PoP is directly connected to RETN’s multi-gigabit pan-European network forming a significant part of RETN’s presence in Benelux region. For further information visit: www.evoswitch.com and www.retn.net Cloudian Launches Technology Partner Programme to Address Data Centre’s Explosive Unstructured Data Growth Cloudian has launched its Data Management Partners Programme. The programme combines leading data management products with Cloudian’s scalable storage to offer tested and proven solutions that enable enterprises to address current and future unstructured data growth challenges. Charter members of the programme include Rubrik, Komprise, Evolphin, and CTERA Networks. ‘With unstructured data growing more than 50% each year, IT managers need effortlessly scalable solutions rather than temporary fixes. This new partner ecosystem delivers proven solutions for biggest capacity challenges, such as data protection, file management, and media archiving,’ said Michael Tso, CEO and co-founder of Cloudian. ‘Our customers can easily deploy these solutions to immediately simplify their infrastructure and save 70% on capacity costs, while delivering a long-term scalable solution for their data management needs.’ Cloudian’s Data Management Partners Programme directly addresses data centre capacity storage challenges with tested and proven solutions that consolidate multiple data silos into a single, infinitely scalable environment. The programme’s focus is to simplify data centre operations and reduce costs. For further information visit: www.cloudian.com September 2017 | 47