NetElastic Combines SD-WAN, Application Visibility on New Enterprise Router

SDxCentral | April 23, 2019

NFV startup NetElastic Systems launched an enterprise branch router that integrates both application visibility and SD-WAN. The EBR 1000A router is based on the company’s existing routing technology, but includes an integrated deep packet inspection engine that provides in-depth application visibility. It also relies on cloud or local-based management for service providers and enterprise end-users to prioritize application traffic across two WAN connections. NetElastic is a three-year old Santa Clara, California-based startup that offers a line of NFV and routing software built specifically for carrier networks and enterprises. This includes a virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG), a virtual router, SD-WAN, virtual Provider Edge (vPE) router, and now its new enterprise router. According to Rich Sabin, director of marketing at NetElastic, the company began its foray into SD-WAN in 2018, “developing a carrier-centric solution suitable for smaller enterprise customers who are more cost conscious.” The company found that the first-generation of SD-WAN was sold directly to customers, but that service providers and carriers can help increase the scalability and profitability of the SD-WAN market. NetElastic also saw the need for an SD-WAN service that could deliver higher internet speeds as enterprises increasingly adopted high-speed broadband. NetElastic says that its SD-WAN can deliver 1 Gb/s running on low-cost white box appliances, and that its branch router can deliver up to 2 Gb/s, or a full gigabit per WAN link. The new router addresses application awareness at the enterprise branch. It monitors all available WAN connections for path performance, capacity, loss, jitter, and latency to route applications to the best path. It can also detect more than 1,000 predefined applications and other customer-defined applications.

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SproutLoud Debuts New Developer Portal

SproutLoud | November 04, 2022

SproutLoud, an industry leader in Distributed Marketing technology, announced the launch of its new Developer Portal, a key component of the company’s Open Platform initiative. This launch will provide several benefits for SproutLoud clients, especially developers: Faster coding through auto generated API Clients and server stubs Enhanced security through the use of OAuth 2.0 and two legged authentication Broader data integration options powered by rest APIs and webhooks to help Enterprise companies automate day-to-day operations and scale for growth “SproutLoud’s Open Initiative is all about making our technology more flexible, more adaptable, to our clients’ needs,” said SproutLoud CEO Jared Shusterman. “Current technology buyers want interoperability between their newer purchases and pre-existing MarTech investments. The idea of being ‘Open’ is that we’re providing a lot of different ways for other platforms to talk to our platform — so our clients can model the strategy that is right for their business, rather than trying to improvise a strategy to fit the software they buy.” SproutLoud’s Open Initiative is primarily focused on three aspects: Reducing the amount of effort and IT resources required to integrate with SproutLoud Creating a secure environment for SproutLoud to connect with third-party systems Giving customers more options to seamlessly work with SproutLoud As a key component of SproutLoud’s Open Platform initiative, the Developer Portal embodies the company’s quest to build the most flexible and developer-friendly technology for data exchange. With SproutLoud, Enterprise clients can now offer integrations to their partners while maintaining control over the data they share by creating individual integration points. The SproutLoud Developer Portal supports a bleeding edge API gateway based on OAuth 2.0. All SproutLoud APIs were transitioned to industry standards OpenAPI 3.0.3 to support standardized documentation and offer easy integration with clients’ systems. ABOUT SPROUTLOUD SproutLoud is a leading SaaS-based Through Channel Marketing Automation platform, designed to increase brand sales through partners in local markets. SproutLoud’s advanced marketing automation technology simplifies every aspect of Distributed Marketing and delivers comprehensive analytics on tens of millions of touchpoints for major, category-leading brands. SproutLoud gives brands unparalleled visibility on ROI for individual tactics, campaigns, partner engagement and platform usage. With SproutLoud, brands have the advantage of responding rapidly to changing market conditions in real time with data-driven decisions.

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Metatron Inc. Proudly Launches BETA Version Of Artificial Intelligence Royalty-Free Graphics Generator

Metatron, Inc. | December 01, 2022

Metatron Inc., a mobile and web technology pioneer having developed over 2,000 apps on iTunes and Google Play, is pleased to unveil the Company's first AI product in a comprehensive suite of AI products and services: "The Metatron Art Generator." Metatron is currently offering a 7-day free trial period with no credit card required, so that all interested parties may freely sign up and examine the powerful and unique new AI engine and generate an unlimited amount of royalty-free AI-generated graphics. After the trial period users will pay a reasonable monthly fee for unlimited image creation, per user. CEO Joe Riehl commented on the public release of the AI product: "The Metatron Art Generator is planned to an integral part of the "Metatron AI Suite," which will be a one-stop cloud-based solution for AI-generated digital and print content. The second product within this suite of resources is currently in ALPHA release and I'm hoping that I can unveil it to the world next week." While exploring the Metatron Art Generator users will be utilizing the most current iteration of a powerful AI engine to create any image that they can imagine! Featuring one-tap image creation, Metatron Art Generator currently creates the best and most-accurate graphic designs that modern AI can offer. Users be cautioned: entering your keywords or key-phrases and then enjoying the returned AI generated art can be addictive! Metatron thinks users will be surprised at how simple it is to generate royalty-free images for a plethora of potential uses. Below are just a few of the almost-unlimited possibilities of how people can use the graphics produced by the new Metatron Art Generator: Digital Art Metatron AI lets you work with different styles and effects, add special designs to your photos, transform images into different formats, increase or reduce different parameters so that you can create your perfect digital art. Social Media Content Metatron AI lets you create truly unique AI images that are already social media ready, and which are truly beautiful (try it!) so that you can post directly to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or many others. Advertising Are you advertising on social media? Metatron AI is a very powerful solution to create eye-catching images which can help boost the views and clicks of any ad campaign. Print on Demand Metatron AI can help you create just about anything you can think off just type anything and it will create any picture which is high-resolution and suitable for print media as well as digital. Do you need an image of a rabbit riding on an airplane? Or how about birds playing badminton? Watch our AI generator go to work and deliver results you thought were unimaginable without paying custom artists thousands of dollars. Graphic Design Metatron AI lets you create different types of illustrations which are totally new. And the learning curve to get wonderful results on our website takes only moments to master. Simplicity is beautiful! Photography For advanced users: Metatron AI can create incredible images effortlessly which you can use to further enhance photographs. If you're having trouble finding that "needle in a haystack" image, let Metatron Art Generator just make it for you. CEO Joe Riehl concluded: "I am so proud to announce this first in a series of AI products and services developed by Metatron. One of the things I'm most pleased about is that this software was developed totally in house, runs on Metatron's servers, and is fully owned by Metatron. Metatron will not need to share revenues with any other entities, nor did we have to give away the farm with an expensive acquisition. Furthermore, I believe that the Metatron Art Generator and subsequent AI products we release may put us on the map as a buyout candidate. One reason I believe this is because I plan to immediately begin leveraging our network of advertisers and marketers to quickly grow our subscription base."

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Clarity AI Technology Empowers Consumers to Shop Consciously with Klarna

Clarity AI | December 19, 2022

Clarity AI – the leading global sustainability tech platform – announced today that Klarna, the global leader in the generational shift away from credit cards, is using Clarity AI’s data and capabilities to promote environmentally conscious brands to 150 million shoppers. “We are thrilled to empower over 150 million shoppers with the information they need to make more sustainable choices when they shop. With more than 2 million daily transactions processed by Klarna, this initiative can have a significant collective effect, showcasing the scale and potential that Clarity AI can power and unleash as we make our sustainability metrics accessible to consumers.” Angel Agudo, Head of Product and member of the Board of Directors of Clarity AI Sustainability is becoming a major concern for shoppers. Yet, so far, much of the attention in the market has been focused on the fashion industry. In order to shed light on a new category, Klarna will initially feature ways to shop consciously – powered by Clarity AI’s capabilities – to those shopping for electronics across thousands of brands in 22 countries around the world. As a whole, the technology industry is expected to produce around 14% of global emissions by 2040, up from around 3% today. As well as the energy demand from the usage of electronic devices, their production and disposal have a significant environmental impact. Producing these devices equals or exceeds the carbon cost of using them.1 According to the Q3 2022 Klarna Shopping Pulse,2 62% of US shoppers say that sustainability when shopping for electronics is important to them (e.g., that the product is made of more sustainable materials or the brand is taking active steps towards climate change). Also, the study showed that over two-thirds of Americans think it’s important that the brands they buy actively combat climate change and use recycled or sustainable materials in their products, and moreover, 24% of Americans actively seek out brands that are ethical and sustainable. After consumers make a purchase in the electronics category, new Clarity AI-powered information on the brand’s environmental efforts will be displayed in the form of brand badges, bringing together brand-level sustainability data in one simple overview. This information provides consumers with a simple and reliable way to identify brands that are proactively addressing climate change, helping consumers shop more consciously. The brand badges indicate whether a company has lower greenhouse gas emissions than similar businesses, whether they derive a higher proportion of its energy from renewable sources, has climate change policies and a roadmap to positively impact climate change, and whether or not a company is transparent in its reporting of climate-related information. “In 2021, Klarna introduced the CO2e emissions tracker, which brought to life one of the largest awareness efforts on carbon footprints ever made. Now, we are taking it one step further by providing Klarna’s more than 150 million shoppers with reliable and transparent metrics for electronics brands, helping shoppers to not only understand the impact of their purchases but also to make more environmentally conscious decisions going forward. Together, Klarna and Clarity AI are empowering consumers to ‘vote with their wallet’ for a more sustainable world,” said Salah Said, Head of Sustainability at Klarna. “We were looking for a partner that not only provides clear and independent data, but also offers a seamless technical integration. As a digital-native tech company, Clarity AI was a natural choice for us. We speak the same language; it’s a great match.” About Clarity AI =Clarity AI is a sustainability technology platform that uses machine learning and big data to deliver environmental and social insights to investors, organizations, and consumers. As of November 2022, Clarity AI’s platform analyzes more than 50,000 companies, 320,000 funds, 198 countries and 188 local governments – two to thirteen times more than any other player in the market – and delivers data and analytics for investing, consumer research, corporate research and reporting for sustainability regulations worldwide. Clarity AI has offices in North America, Europe and the Middle East, and its investor client network manages tens of trillions in assets under management, while its consumer partnerships allow it to be part of millions of daily ecommerce transactions and to reach hundreds of millions of consumers at over 400,000 merchants. About Klarna Since 2005 Klarna has been on a mission to revolutionize the retail banking industry. With over 150 million global active users and 2 million transactions per day, Klarna is meeting the changing demands of consumers by saving them time and money while helping them be informed and in control. Over 450,000 global retail partners, including H&M, Saks, Sephora, Macys, IKEA, Expedia Group, and Nike have integrated Klarna's innovative technology to deliver a seamless shopping experience online and in-store. Klarna has over 6,000 employees and is active in 45 markets.

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Seagate Selects Juniper Networks’ AI-driven Enterprise Solution

Juniper Networks | December 20, 2022

Juniper Networks , a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced that Seagate Technology® selected Juniper’s full stack AI-driven enterprise portfolio, encompassing Wi-Fi, wired access switching and SD-WAN, complementing its existing solutions in supporting the data storage leader’s evolving business needs. The Juniper solution, driven by Mist AI and the cloud, offers Seagate proactive automation and unique client-to-cloud insight, as well as optimized performance and cost savings in key areas of their IT infrastructure. Seagate, a world leader in mass-data storage infrastructure solutions, has multiple sites in 18 countries that share a vast amount of data. As a way of decreasing network costs and optimizing the performance of key applications between these locations, Seagate is moving from a traditional MPLS network to Juniper’s AI-driven SD-WAN solution. Juniper’s unique tunnel-less SD-WAN architecture can help reduce Seagate’s telco and hosting costs, which is ideal for high bandwidth activities like data transfers. It also has differentiated Session Smart Routing, which optimizes network performance for low latency applications like Voice over IP, enabling Seagate to replace their previous telephony infrastructure. Lastly, the entire Juniper AI-driven enterprise portfolio is managed via a common Juniper Mist cloud and AI engine, which simplifies management and can lower operational costs via proactive automation, insight and assurance. “Our evaluation of various solutions found that the Juniper AI-driven SD-WAN with Session Smart Routing had the highest throughput and yielded the best results for our key use cases. “Plus, we like the fact that we can leverage a single Juniper Mist cloud and AI engine across our entire campus and branch portfolio. While we are starting with SD-WAN, we are looking forward to getting the same simplified operations and cost savings across our wired and wireless access networks, as well.” Vinod Pasi, VP and global head of infrastructure at Seagate “By taking a cloud-first, AI-driven and session smart approach to networking, Juniper enables customers like Seagate to have the agility, scale and performance needed to keep pace with evolving business demands,” said Sujai Hajela, EVP, AI-driven Enterprise at Juniper Networks. “We are excited to deliver a world-class, experience-first network that optimizes end-user and operator while reducing total cost of ownership." About Juniper Networks Juniper Networks is dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world’s greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability and equality.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI). It’s something that many people only know about from Hollywood films, creating the impression that it will not impact their lives in the near future. In reality, AI is already changing our daily lives in ways that improve human health, safety, and productivity. Unlike in the movies, there is no race of superhuman robots on the horizon. And while the potential to abuse AI technologies must be acknowledged and addressed, their greater potential is, among other things, to make driving safer, help children learn, and extend and enhance people’s lives.

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