Satori rolls out platform services for streaming

Satori, an MZ company, has invited all developers to improve the way they build apps by leveraging the power of live data on Satori — for free, the company said.

Developers can build fast, powerful, and intelligent applications on Satori, using the platform´s unique features including:

Live Messaging
Provides internet-scale publish/subscribe infrastructure to process trillions of transactions. By supporting ultra-low, millisecond latency and a throughput of over 350 million messages per second, developers can build applications that were previously too hard or too expensive to create.

Live Discovery
Allows developers to view and filter streaming schema-less live data with no configuration or pre-indexing. Streamviews automatically filter the amount or type of data desired, dramatically increasing the responsiveness of applications.

Live Reactions
Developers can create automated live data streambots that provide instant reactions to streaming live data, bringing intelligence and decision-making to the data stream itself. It paves the way for applications to react to a multitude of sensors and data from various sources all at line speed.

Unlike “Big Data” which is typically archived or stored as it is collected, live data is new, streaming data that can be published, viewed, and reacted to instantly, as it happens. With Satori, immense amounts of live data streaming at extremely high velocity can be reacted to with ultra-low latency. This enables developers to create new types of applications that make decisions on the fly.

Satori is a division of MZ (formerly Machine Zone) and is the first and only free, live data platform for developers and data publishers. The Satori live data platform is a fully managed platform-as-a-service built for connecting, analyzing, and reacting to streaming live data with practical applications across IoT, Smart Cities, Network Monitoring, Fraud Detection, Connected Car, Logistics, Transportation, Fleet Management, Enterprise, and VR/AR use cases.

Extreme Networks Avaya acquisition expected to close July 14

Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) has met all the conditions to close its acquisition of the Avaya Networking business is scheduled for Friday, July 14, 2017, the company said.

Extreme continues to anticipate the transaction will be accretive to cash flow and earnings for its fiscal year 2018, which began on July 1, and expects to generate over USD 200 million in annualized revenue from the acquired networking assets from Avaya.

Extreme Networks delivers software-driven networking solutions that help IT departments everywhere deliver the ultimate business outcome: stronger connections with customers, partners and employees. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit Extreme´s website or call 1-888-257-3000.

Wyoming to transform communications for public safety

Wyoming Governor Matthew Mead has decided to accept the FirstNet and AT&T (NYSE: T) plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the State´s public safety community, the company said.

This will make Wyoming one of the first states in the country to “opt in” to FirstNet and bring advanced technologies that will help first responders save lives and protect communities.

FirstNet and AT&T will build, operate and maintain a highly secure wireless broadband communications network for Wyoming´s public safety community at no cost to the State for the next 25 years. The FirstNet network will deliver innovation and create an entire system of modernized devices, apps and tools for first responders.

The FirstNet network will transform the way Wyoming´s fire, police, EMS and other public safety personnel communicate and share information.

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is an independent authority within the US Department of Commerce. Chartered in 2012, its mission is to ensure the building, deployment, and operation of the nationwide, broadband network that equips first responders to save lives and protect US communities.

AT&T helps millions around the globe connect with entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. Its products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

AerCap leased, purchased and sold 108 Aircraft in Q2 2017

AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER) has announced its major business transactions during the second quarter 2017, the company said.

It signed lease agreements for 65 aircraft, including 18 widebody and 47 narrowbody aircraft.

The company purchased 11 aircraft, including 8 Airbus A320neos, 1 Airbus A321neo and 2 Boeing 787-9s.

AerCap executed sale transactions for 32 aircraft, including 2 Airbus A319-100s, 6 Airbus A320-200s, 1 Airbus A321-100, 3 Airbus A321-200s, 2 Airbus A330-200s, 1 Airbus A330-300, 1 Boeing 737 Classic, 3 Boeing 737NGs, 3 Boeing 757-200s and 2 Boeing 767-300ERs from AerCap´s owned portfolio, and 1 Airbus A319-100, 1 Airbus A320-200, 3 Boeing 737 Classics, 1 Boeing 737NG and 2 Boeing 757-200s from AerCap´s managed portfolio.

In addition, AerCap signed an agreement with Boeing for an order of 30 787-9 aircraft.

AerCap is the global leader in aircraft leasing with, as of June 30, 2017, 1,539 owned, managed or on order aircraft in its portfolio. AerCap has one of the most attractive order books in the industry. AerCap serves approximately 200 customers in approximately 80 countries with comprehensive fleet solutions. AerCap is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (AER) and has its headquarters in Dublin with offices in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Shannon, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Singapore, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Seattle and Toulouse.

Cloud Constellation partners with Teknomobil

Cloud Constellation Corporation has partnered with Teknomobil, a satellite communications company based in Turkey, the company said.

Under the terms of the agreement, Teknomobil will sell SpaceBeltâ„¢ orbital data communications and storage services to customer markets in Turkey and the Middle East.

Cloud Constellation´s SpaceBelt service offers a key market differentiator for data infrastructure providers, internet service providers and telecommunications organizations, delivering an ultra-high degree of network security to clients reliant on moving sensitive, mission-critical data around the world on a daily basis.

Teknomobil specializes in satellite communications, including hand-held satellite terminals, IP modems, helicopter- mounted and airborne satellite communication systems and vessel tracking systems. Thousands of private subscribers include government and commercial customers in the construction, tourism, communications, banking, logistics, mining, petroleum and media markets.

Cloud Constellation will be responsible for the design, launch and operational space-based orbital storage and transmission components for SpaceBelt. Teknomobil will develop customer distribution channels and operate ground terminals that provide the interface communication link to the SpaceBelt network.

Cloud Constellation´s SpaceBelt is a patent-pending high-speed global cloud storage network of space-based data centers, each seamlessly interconnected together to provide exclusive and secure cloud infrastructure to service providers, enterprises and governments around the world.

JetBlue Vacations offers monthly payment option

JetBlue Vacations (NASDAQ:JBLU) and UpLift have announced a partnership that helps make trip planning even more accessible and affordable, the company said.

Travelers now have the option to pay for vacation itineraries — including JetBlue flights, hotels and other amenities — up front or in 12 monthly installments with APRs that starts at 8.99% (a). This is the latest addition to JetBlue Vacations and its evolution to offer more personalized trip experiences, making the dream of a vacation an affordable reality for many travelers.

Customers shop for and purchase vacation packages at During the payment process, travelers can easily see and select “pay in full” or “pay monthly.”

With the UpLift Pay Monthly option, travelers are able to lock in affordable pricing through UpLift without paying the total cost up front or incurring higher-interest debt. UpLift instantly approves travelers for a low-cost fixed monthly payment plan.

Once approved, travelers are on their way to their dream vacations. With JetBlue Vacations, travelers also receive additional savings and convenience by bundling JetBlue flights with hotels, car rentals and other amenities into one personalized vacation package.

This new feature is the newest enhancement to JetBlue Vacations (formerly JetBlue Getaways). JetBlue Vacations offers seamless booking, JetBlue´s award-winning customer service and competitive prices combined with tailored experiences, to create a one-stop vacation shop and seamless travel journey.

Customers can pay for their vacation in full or make their UpLift monthly payments with a credit card such as the JetBlue Card®. The JetBlue Card features an easy-to-earn travel rewards program that allows cardmembers to earn accelerated TrueBlue points for everyday spending at restaurants and grocery stores.

Cardmembers receive all of the benefits of JetBlue´s TrueBlue loyalty program including no blackout dates on JetBlue-operated flights, unlimited earning potential, Family Pooling of points and, as an added bonus, points don´t expire. All benefits combine to make a customer´s next trip well within reach.

JetBlue is New York´s Hometown Airline®, and a carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 38 million customers a year to 101 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights.

UpLift was created by the founders of SideStep, inventors of the travel metasearch business.

New enhancements made to Barracuda firewalls

Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) has announced new enhancements to its firewall products to help its customers accelerate Microsoft Azure adoption and become cloud ready, the company said.

Barracuda NextGen Firewall and Barracuda WAF now include support for publishing logs to the Microsoft OMS dashboard, building on their existing integration with Azure Security Center.

Barracuda NextGen Firewall also includes enhanced SD-WAN capabilities to easily and cost effectively connect on-premises networks to cloud infrastructures.

Additionally, a new Barracuda WAF REST API provides security for automation and orchestration to DevOps tools, which complements the new integration with Puppet to give customers greater security control over their web applications.

Barracuda simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications and data, regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployment configurations.

Flexjet launches mobile app

Flexjet LLC, offering travelers access to the world´s most luxurious fleet of private jets, has launched the new Flexjet App for iPhone®, the company said.

This innovative new app will provide yet another avenue for Owners and clients to communicate with Flexjet´s world-renowned customer service team when booking trips, managing their accounts and travel itineraries, all with a few taps.

The app will meet the needs of both current and prospective private jet Owners. Prospective buyers can peruse the fleet, see aircraft photo galleries, aircraft statistics and cabin configurations.

Existing Owners can book trips, order catering, request ground transportation and get real-time travel notifications for upcoming trips. Along with a detailed itinerary, the app will allow Owners to see photos of their pilots, flight-time estimates and destination research. In addition, the Flexjet app provides easy access to pre-flight information, directions to airport FBO and destination weather.

In developing this app, Flexjet considered feedback from existing fractional Owners. For example, the app shows the assigned aircraft´s previous destination and allows Owners who regularly make the same trip to quickly re-book a previous mission.

Flexjet first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995, and celebrated its 22nd anniversary in May 2017.

Scality launches Zenko

Scality, a world leader in object and cloud storage, has launched its Scality Zenko, a Multi-Cloud Data Controller, the company said.

The new solution is free to use and embed into developer applications, opening a new world of multi-cloud storage for developers.

Zenko provides a unified interface based on a proven implementation of the Amazon S3 API across clouds. This allows any cloud to be addressed with the same API and access layer, while storing information in their respective native format.

Zenko builds on the success of the company´s Scality S3 Server, the open-source implementation of the Amazon S3 API, which has experienced more than 600,000 DockerHub pulls since it was introduced in June 2016. Scality is releasing this new code to the open source community under an Apache 2.0 license, so that any developer can use and extend Zenko in their development.

Scality, a provider of object and cloud storage, develops cost-effective Software Defined Storage: the RING, which serves over 500 million end-users worldwide with over 800 billion objects in production; and the open-source Scality Zenko.

Affirmed Networks delivers fine-grained network slicing

Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, has introduced the Affirmed Virtual Slice Selection Function (vSSF) which enables fine-grained network slicing across legacy, virtualized and multi-vendor network environments, the company said.

The Affirmed vSSF also supports fine-grained selection of network resources for 5G networks delivering operators a “5G Ready” solution now.

Currently, operators are generally limited to the use of APNs (Access Point Names) to allocate network resources. This approach is highly inefficient and time consuming as it requires configuration across multiple network elements and does not offer fine-grained control of network resources. As a result, overall profitability of services is diminished as operators are unable to effectively optimize network resources.

The Affirmed vSSF resolves these challenges by delivering a “one-touch” centralized function that transparently inserts into existing networks without requiring configuration changes, making it easy to build network slices across any network.

Combining the vSSF with other Affirmed innovations, such as the Affirmed Service Automation Platform, operators can rapidly deploy network slices and new revenue generating services, reducing the time-to-market and operational costs by as much as 90%.

Affirmed Networks serves more than 50 customers across five continents, including some of the world´s largest and most innovative operators.