• 17 Oct 2016

    LiveU Adds First Drone Partner

    Drone services company Measure has integrated into LiveU’s freelancer network

    LiveU—which specializes in equipment used to broadcast live video over cellular networks—has added its first drone partner, Measure, whose network of drone pilots have been integrated into LiveU’s freelance network.

    The partnership allows drone footage taken by Measure drone operators to be used by news organizations, with the company using LiveU to live-stream drone video to a media customer following Hurricane Matthew in Florida.

    “Aerial footage from drones is highly coveted by media networks around the world, and Measure is one of the first to offer it as a widely-available service,” said LiveU VP of sales Mike Savello in a statement. “Bringing Measure into the LiveU family provides our broadcast customers with a unique viewpoint to cover news, weather, natural disasters, traffic, events, and sports. The possibilities for drone footage are truly endless.” 

    Dave Bowen, managing director of special projects for Measure, added: “LiveU’s leading-edge technology and global media network naturally fit Measure’s Drone as a Service business model. Measure looks forward to delivering aerial news coverage in real time with LiveU, in addition to live streaming inspection work on critical infrastructure for its telecommunications customers.”  

  • 29 Sep 2016

    Codefresh Raises $7 Million in Funding Amidst Record Adoption of Software Containers

    Carmel Ventures Leads Series A Round in Platform for Docker End-to-End Lifecycle Management

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – September 29, 2016 –
    Codefresh, the end-to-end Docker and other container lifecycle management platform, today announced it has raised $7 million in funding. The investment was led by Carmel Ventures and included Hillsven Capital, Streamlined Ventures and UpWest Labs. This new round will allow Codefresh to extend its leadership in the container-based development market. Codefresh is at the forefront of bringing Docker and other containers to the enterprise with a CI/CD platform built for Docker from the ground-up.

    “Codefresh is at the center of a fundamental shift in software development, as enterprises race to change how they build, package and deploy applications,” said Ronen Nir, general partner at Carmel Ventures, who will be joining the company’s board of directors. “We are thrilled to lead this investment to help accelerate Codefresh’s growth in the market.”

    Codefresh’s business is growing rapidly and the funds will be used to further accelerate growth of the company's engineering, customer success, and business operations with the aim of making agile software development and release cycles using containers radically easier and faster.

    “We founded Codefresh to address a huge pain-point we had seen first-hand: the need for a development, testing and deployment platform that was built from the ground up with microservices in mind, and treats containers as first-class citizens,” said Raziel Tabib, CEO and co-founder of Codefresh. “This new capital will help us take microservices architectures mainstream.”

    Tabib and co-founder Oleg Verhovsky, the company’s CTO, have extensive experience in the software development industry and held engineering and product leadership positions with HP.

    Codefresh is already being used in production by dozens of companies such as IronSource, JFrog and HPE, who are benefiting from it as their CI/CD and Docker image management platform. Codefresh seamlessly integrates with best-of-breed container technologies and toolsets, such as testing, orchestration and registries, enabling a holistic approach to container lifecycle management.

    About Codefresh
    Founded in 2014, Codefresh is changing the way companies build and deliver software. It is an end-to-end container lifecycle management platform and enables enterprises and startups alike to immediately benefit from microservices and Docker-based technologies. Based in Silicon Valley and Israel, Codefresh is backed by Carmel Ventures and other world-class investors. Learn more about Codefresh athttps://codefresh.io/
  • 26 Aug 2016

    Samanage Receives High "Satisfied" Ratings on Gartner's Peer Insights for IT Service and Support Management Tools

    Samanage Service Management Solution Receives Over 100 Customer Reviews, Achieves Top RatingCary, NC (PRWEB) August 26, 2016

    Samanage, an Enterprise Service Management company, received a high "satisfied" rating on Gartner Peer Insights for IT Service and Support Management tools, surpassing legacy industry leaders including ServiceNow and BMC Software. Samanage received over 100 reviews from customers using the IT service desk software solution with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 as of August 25, 2016.

    Gartner Peer Insights offers detailed perspectives for every phase of the IT lifecycle - from evaluation and implementation to service and support. The review site complements the in-depth, unbiased insights provided by Gartner research with firsthand experiences from IT professionals who have chosen and implemented a wide range of solutions.

    Samanage customers from different countries, industries, and sizes shared their Samanage experience on Gartner Peer Insights, touting not only the effectiveness and efficiency that the product brings to their service organization, but the service they received from the Samanage team:

    "Samamage combines all the needs together in one easy to use SaaS tool and is supported by a company that actively listens to recommendations and requests, and acts on them." - Company in Manufacturing Industry (reviewed Aug 10, 2016)

    "Wow. From day one with Samanage, our expectations have been exceeded. Every step of the process has been simply fantastic." - Company in Services Industry (reviewed Aug 5, 2016)

    "Samanage has proven to be a true partner and not just a vendor. They were incredibly engaged throughout the sales and implementation cycle, working through various options and configurations with us to establish the best matching, the most cost effective configuration for our needs." - Company in Services Industry (reviewed Aug 4, 2016)

    "Review sites such as Gartner Peer Insights are quickly becoming the new way for enterprise software buyers to discover, evaluate, and benchmark enterprise software solutions," said Doron Gordon, Founder and CEO of Samanage. "Receiving a ‘high' satisfied rating on Gartner's Peer Insights, we feel is incredible exposure for our product, but it means even more to us that we were able to maintain an average score of 4.6 out of 5 --– which we believe is evidence that our customers have enjoyed a unique and exceptional service experience, and are also willing to take action to share details on it."

    We feel this new rating adds to Samanage's high performance ratings on service and support review sites, including Capterra, Software Advice, GetApp, and G2Crowd.

    Gartner Peer Insights Disclaimer
    Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.

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