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SimCentric Technologies to exhibit at ITEC at Rotterdam, Netherlands - 16th to 18th May 2017

SimCentric Technologies will be exhibiting at ITEC in Rotterdam, 16th – 18th May 2017. With vast ongoing global investment in the VBS3 virtual platform including UK MoD (DVS), US Army (GFT) and US Marine Corps (DVTE & ISMT), SimCentric’s value adding VBS3 middleware maximizes the return on this financial and training investment for militaries worldwide. At ITEC, SimCentric will be demonstrating their flagship VBS3 FiresFST Pro enabling full spectrum offensive fires, close air support and UAV vectoring capabilities. Augmenting this is our Ambience pattern of life generation tool enabling unprecedented realism in Collateral Damage Estimation and ROE application. Completing this configuration is our MediaMate smart device live streaming application simulating a UAV Rover 5 ISR feed in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) integration. A specific emphasis for ITEC 2017 will be demonstrating how incidents of Coalition fratricide and non-combatant collateral damage can be reduced through VBS3 FiresFST Pro visualization aides and procedural support features.
SimCentric will also be demonstrating advanced applications aimed at delivering greater recurring efficiency and systemic flexibility dividends for the VBS3 user community. Our GUIMate Pro application is a development and modelling tool that accelerates the process of building, deploying and maintaining custom GUI content within VBS3. Through this application, significant training liabilities can be reduced through enhancing intuitive proficiency when operating VBS3. SimCentric will also be demonstrating our TrainingMate “virtual classroom” enabling synchronized and instructor enabled VBS3 training instances to be conducted either in a co-located environment, or geographically distributed.
CEO SimCentric Dr Adam Easton commented “We are thrilled at the continuing strong adoption and growth of our modular VBS3 integrated software across a worldwide user community. Our fundamental principle is to ensure we understand the overall capability requirement and the training gap that exists, then address this with the right simulation solution. By continuous and collaborative engagement with our customers, we can meet our goal of delivering a solution, not just a product. ”
Visit us at ITEC! SimCentric will be exhibiting at ITEC 16th – 18th May 2017 in Rotterdam. Click here https://www.simct.com/contact_us to schedule a demonstration.
For more information please visit www.simct.com. For Press or Media enquiries contact tessbutler@ruddynice.com

Problems within your Kubernetes cluster? Try Cobe to visualise your microservice dependencies and restore service fast

Introducing Cobe Beta - No more problems hunting for hours at the command line. A quick look at the cluster, a fix, and you are back to what you wanted to be doing.
One of the best parts of being a DevOps engineer is taking advantage of the new waves of tools appearing on the market. Containers and microservices have taken over our daily lives. We work with pioneering technologies from innovative organisations like Docker and Google. But, we all know that these come with certain challenges, issues and limitations.
Does this sound familiar: You discover there’s a problem with your deployed service, fire up Kubectl to gain command line access to Kubernetes, and then feel a level of frustration with the long-winded multi-step manual search for the root cause of the problem.
That’s the problem we faced at Cobe. Kubernetes is just a bit…well...clunky. There is so much disparate simplicity, that we are faced with complexity. Don’t get us wrong, we do love what Kubernetes offers us, but we found navigating our clusters to identify issues painful from the command line.
We wanted a faster, simpler way to manage Kubernetes clusters. So we set out to cut the time and effort to traverse and explore Kubernetes to short track the diagnosis and resolution of deployment problems. Eighteen months ago we started development and today we launch the Beta version of our product, Cobe.
Cobe creates a live, searchable model that captures all the relationships, performance data and actionable alarms, in full visualised context. Through search, Cobe enables you to identify and surface relevant telemetry so you can quickly identify and diagnose the root cause of issues.
In its most simple form: when you hit an issue, all you need to do is open a browser, login to Cobe and you’ll be presented with a complete topology of your environment.
Context is King
As more and more microservices are added, there is an increase in the number of moving parts – all of which need to interact. This increases the number of potential points of failure. There are no issues when all the pieces work harmoniously together, but when one of these parts fails, tracing the root of the problem across multiple tiers can be difficult.
Cobe will help you pinpoint the problem, but not just that - it will help you see it in context. Cobe not only informs you of a problem within your cluster but, further, lets you see that problem in the wider context of your cluster with associated potential causes, issues and/or implications between your microservices.
You don’t just find the pod that’s not working in your code; instead you see all the pieces of the puzzle. Which container failed? Why is the app crashing? Is there an issue with the node? Is there a bigger problem? What other things are impacted? All this in visualised Cluster context, minimising the need to go to the command line.
We built Cobe because we were frustrated at interfacing ‘blind’ with Kubernetes from the terminal and we knew that other DevOps engineers also felt this frustration. Cobe provides a full visualisation and diagnostic tool that makes it easier to see what’s going on in your environment.
Get started with Cobe in the time it takes to make a cup of Tea!
We believe that Cobe offers huge value – we use it ourselves – and we want others to try our Beta and let us know what they think. It’s the latest step in our journey - there’s lots more to come - and we’d appreciate your thoughts!
Further details about the Beta are here: https://cobe.io/beta
Or you can get started straight away: https://cobe.io/getting-started

Cloud Distribution Advances Security Portfolio with Endpoint Protection Leader CrowdStrike

Reading, UK – 28 March 2017 – Next generation value-added distributor Cloud Distribution, a specialist in security, networking and storage, announced today that the company has signed CrowdStrike, the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection. The company’s marquee solution, CrowdStrike Falcon sets a new standard in endpoint security by being the first and only platform to unify next-generation antivirus (AV), endpoint detection and response (EDR) and managed hunting -- all delivered through the cloud via a single lightweight agent.
Working with a distributor with established expertise and partner network in EMEA will help CrowdStrike support and accelerate its rapid growth in the region. Cloud Distribution has a strong track record of bringing highly innovative and disruptive vendors to market and shares CrowdStrike’s approach and commitment to fanatical customer and partner support. For its part, Cloud Distribution was looking for a new market leader to bolster its security offerings.
CrowdStrike’s fully cloud-based endpoint protection platform offers unprecedented protection for both malware and malware-free intrusions. The company recently introduced new product modules to provide customers with the flexibility to replace their AV or augment it with EDR, security hygiene capabilities, and managed hunting. As a result, Cloud Distribution partners can procure either separate capabilities or CrowdStrike’s comprehensive endpoint protection platform.
 
“Cloud Distribution has extensive experience of expanding market opportunities for partners and the results it has delivered speak for themselves. Cloud Distribution has a mature and well-proven sales and marketing engine that will augment and accelerate our go-to market strategy in EMEA,” said Mike East, Vice President, EMEA, CrowdStrike.
CrowdStrike has been recently positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP) where it demonstrated a proven ability to replace legacy AV solutions and protect against known and unknown threats without the use of signatures.
“Traditional AV products are failing to deliver. CrowdStrike provides an integrated and effective way for our partners to build their security portfolios with a single vendor, including leveraging a managed threat hunting service to augment SOC capabilities. This will deliver an opportunity for higher margins for partners,” said Adam Davison, Director, Cloud Distribution. “CrowdStrike Falcon is the new standard in endpoint protection and our partners will no longer need to promote multiple vendors to create a breach protection solution, as CrowdStrike delivers a complete endpoint protection solution in one unified offering.”
Cloud Distribution has employed a dedicated CrowdStrike sales specialist, Simon Totterdell, to help enable partners and it has pre-built campaigns already available via its Altitude Marketing Program. CrowdStrike has an established sales and marketing team on the ground in the UK to accommodate its regional growth.
Cloud Distribution is hosting multiple end-user workshops for partners to invite prospects along to learn about CrowdStrike and it has launched a marketing program for customers to easily try out the CrowdStrike Falcon platform.
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About Cloud Distribution
Cloud Distribution is a value added distributor of disruptive next generation security, networking and storage solutions that VARs can take to market quickly and easily. It currently distributes A10 Networks, Acronis, Aerohive, BlackBerry, Check Point Software, Cloud4Wi, DataCore, Gridstore, Exinda, Ignitenet, Netskope, Memblaze, Onelogin, OpenDNS, Peplink, SystemFlip, Trusted Knight, Unidesk and Vectra. Its portfolio of disruptive security and networking solutions helps resellers to differentiate themselves from the competition and create new markets to sell in. The company was founded in 2009 by senior executives with a wealth of experience in the security, networking and optimisation space. Its philosophy is to take innovative, cutting-edge vendors into the UK market by recruiting and working together with skilled, reputable, market making partners. For further information please visit www.cloud-distribution.com or follow us on Twitter @cloudtweeters
About CrowdStrike
CrowdStrike® is the leader in cloud-delivered next-generation endpoint protection. CrowdStrike has revolutionised endpoint protection by being the first and only company to unify next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 managed hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent. The CrowdStrike Falcon® platform, certified to replace legacy antivirus, has reinvented how endpoint security is delivered with its industry-leading, cloud-native architecture. CrowdStrike Falcon protects customers against all cyber-attacks, using sophisticated signatures artificial intelligence/machine learning and Indicator of Attack (IOA) based threat prevention to stop known and unknown threats in real-time. Core to its innovative approach is the CrowdStrike Threat Graph™ which analyses and correlates over 30 billion events per day from millions of sensors deployed across 176 countries, uniquely providing crowdsourced protection for the entire customer community.
Many of the world’s largest organizations put their trust in CrowdStrike, including three of the 10 largest global companies by revenue, five of the 10 largest financial institutions, three of the top 10 health care providers, and three of the top 10 energy companies. We Stop Breaches. Learn more: https://www.crowdstrike.com
 

SimCentric Technologies launch North America Office

SimCentric Technologies proudly announces the opening of our North America Office on 1st March 2017. Based in Fayetteville, North Carolina, this milestone marks an important step for SimCentric in enhancing the engagement, responsiveness, program support and collaborative teaming capacity for both our military and industry partners.
SimCentric also welcomes Mr Lee Power as our new Senior Director – North America, and head of US based operations. Lee completed 20 years of distinguished service in the US Army as a Joint Fires Observer including numerous key artillery appointments and operational deployments. On his transition from the US Army in 2013, Lee took up a management position at Booz Allen Hamilton as XVIII Airborne Corps team lead for the US Army Games for Training and Joint Fires Observer programs.
Adam Easton, CEO SimCentric Technologies commented “We are excited at the opportunities our new North America location will enable for both new development, as well as enhancing our contribution to existing programs. We are also thrilled at having an individual of Lee Power’s caliber, experience, technical skills and reputation join our SimCentric management team. His deep understanding of US military training frameworks and extensive professional skills will ensure we can continue to deliver relevant, efficient and integrated simulation offerings.”
About SimCentric:
SimCentric Technologies is a global software company specializing in advanced simulation. SimCentric has been working in Military Simulation since 2008. We specialize in the development and delivery of innovative products and systems in Training and Education. We work in both the military and civil sectors providing a combination of COTS and customised solutions.
For more information please visit:
www.simct.com
For Press or Media enquiries contact:
tessbutler@ruddynice.com