TechSandBox Activities In August

Many in the WaldenTech extended family are aware of Walden’s involvement with TechSandBox.  I have served on the IT Special Interest Group (SIG) and recruited members for other SIGs, and can frequently be seen at the space working with WaldenTech client, StorMagic, or volunteering at events.

TechSandBox exists to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and startups in the Metrowest to Worcester area. It’s similar in some ways to the incubators in Boston and Cambridge. For those that live west of Boston, it provides many of the same benefits, without the major hassle factor of driving to Boston or Cambridge in rush hour traffic.

This week there will be two opportunities to get involved. The first is a Call for Volunteers on Wednesday, August 13, at 6:00pm. A new Software SIG is forming, covering Edtech, IT, analytics, applications, and mobile apps. You can register to attend here. It’s an opportunity to provide input to the founders and to see if being on the steering committee appeals to you.

The second is the  Roving Innovation Breakfast, which will be on Friday, August 15, at 8:30AM. Its founders, which include Bobbie Carlton, describe Innovation Breakfasts as the early-morning cousin to Innovation Nights. Innovation Breakfasts are held throughout the eastern half of Massachusetts, and there are five more events scheduled before the official end of Summer.

Both events will be held at TechSandBox located at 105B South Street in Hopkinton.

Open Roads and Clear Visibility: StorMagic Steps on the Gas

When you’re driving a high-performance car, there’s nothing like getting to the point, where you have an open road and clear visibility. That’s when you know you can step on the gas to “see what this baby can do.” WaldenTech client, StorMagic, has recently hit just that point.

StorMagic’s open road is the global opportunity for organizations with 10 to 10,000 locations; organizations that need high availability, that need everything to be centrally managed, that know that some applications can’t or shouldn’t be run as a cloud service, and know that previous approaches to high-availability were too costly, too unreliable, and too difficult to deploy and manage.

The StorMagic engine, SvSAN, has been battle tested, literally, in the case of the German Army, but also in a 2200+ location roll out in every store of a North America retailer. In this case, the 9s of availability are infinite, given that the customer has had no unplanned downtime in over 12 months of operation across the 2200 sites, despite numerous hardware failures.

The clear visibility comes from understanding the challenges CIOs face every day in meeting the service levels, the cost controls, the user experience, and the green initiatives, that their clients, both internal and external, demand.

StorMagic is now stepping on the gas, growing the team with seasoned talent, investing in partnershipssales, support, and marketing to win the race. Come see what StorMagic can do for you. StorMagic will be at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, California, Booth #2519.

 

StorMagic at VTUG Winter Warmer

Walden Tech client, StorMagic, will be exhibiting at this year’s VTUG Winter Warmer, to be held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on January 17, 2013. The Winter Warmer is one of the largest VMware User Group meetings in the world, attracting more than 1000 IT professionals and more than 45 suppliers.

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StorMagic at VMworld in Las Vegas

StorMagic, a WaldenTech client and leading developer of storage software to enable shared storage, high-availability and centralized management for multi-site VMware deployments, will be demonstrating the latest release of SvSAN in conjunction with VMworld in Las Vegas, August 28th – September 1st.  Prospective partners, resellers, and customers can request a private briefing with company executives and a product demonstration by completing the form available at this link. Learn why the German Army, a wind energy producer, and a European financial services company are selecting StorMagic’s SvSAN to enable high-availability and centralized management.

WaldenTech Client, StorMagic, Achieves VMware Ready Status for SvSAN

StorMagic Inc, a WaldenTech client, and developer of Storage Virtual Appliance technology, announced that its SvSAN product achieved VMware Ready™ status.  StorMagic has passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and is now listed on the VMware Partner Product Catalog.

Passing the extensive VMware-specified testing helps ensure that the SvSAN makes best use of VMware technology and is ready for deployment in customer environments.

WaldenTech Client, StorMagic, Signs Distribution Agreement with NetWorld

WaldenTech client, StorMagic, a UK-based developer of iSCSI storage virtual appliances, has signed a distribution agreement with NetWorld, a major Japanese distributor of IT solutions with 2009 turnover of ¥37.6 billion.  NetWorld is also VMware’s largest distributor in Japan.  The agreement with NetWorld was facilitated by WaldenTech, through its partnership with F&I Cube Inc., who specializes in bringing technology companies to the Japanese market.  The agreement was announced today by StorMagic CEO, Hans O’Sullivan and NetWorld CEO, Morita Shiyouiti, together with Mikinori Furuya, President and CEO at F&I Cube Inc. at a press event in Japan which received broad, local coverage.

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WaldenTech Announces Corporate Changes

Walden Technology Partners, Inc., announced the departure of CEO and Co-Founder, David Burmon, effective September 30, 2010.  As of October 1, Mr. McArthur, President and Co-Founder, will assume all ownership interest in and operational responsibility for the company.  In addition, the corporate headquarters will move from its current location to 41 Morse Farm Lane, Holliston, Massachusetts.

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Solarwinds Acquires Assets of Walden Client, Tek-Tools

SolarWinds, a Texas-based supplier of network monitoring tools, announced that it has acquired the assets of Tek-Tools, Inc. , a Dallas-based developer of enterprise monitoring, reporting, and management tools, for $42 million.  Prior to the acquisition Walden Technology Partners, Inc., played a strategic role in helping Tek-Tools secure an OEM-contract with a leading supplier of storage solutions, a reseller agreement with the services arm of a global systems company, and a reseller agreement with a major North American systems reseller.

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