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Sangfor Technologies Named in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for the Third Consecutive Year.


HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2021 - Sangfor Technologies is proud to announce its HCI (Hyperconverged Infrastructure) product inclusion Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, published on the 17 November 2021, for the Third Consecutive Year, and as the one of the only two vendors located its HQ in Asia. Sangfor HCI clients are spread across the APAC and EMEA regions. Sangfor believes that their solutions, popular with SMBs and multi-national clients alike, are a proven success in a variety of verticals including healthcare, government, manufacturing and education. What Sangfor HCI Customers Are Saying (Source: Gartner Peer Insights ) “High service standards for manufacturers, simple product use and high stability” from an engineer, Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation in Government institution. (December 22, 2020) “Excellent security features embedded HCI in the market” from a consultant, Enterprise Architecture and Technology in a 500M - 1B USD firm size. (June 1, 2021) “ Sangfor's HCI solution can be deployed very quickly and operate easily ” from an IT Manager, Security and Risk Management in a 3B - 10B USD firm size. (April 28, 2021) The Hyperconverged Infrastructure Market According to Gartner, “The HCI software market is demonstrating increasing maturity. Indications of this are some vendor consolidation and slowing growth. An additional factor is the rationalization of the most predominant use cases now to four: cloud-native, edge, hybrid cloud and VDI. It should be noted that VDI may not have remained as a predominant use case if it was not for the impact of COVID-19 in the form of an ongoing need for many organizations to support remote working.” *1 The global Virtualization Infrastructure Software Market is expected to grow up to 8 billion USD by 2025 (Source: Gartner Forecast: Enterprise Infrastructure Software, Worldwide, 2019-2025, 3Q21 ). In another Gartner report, it says “Gartner expects integrated systems to grow to $19.9 billion in 2025, a five-year CAGR of 10.8%, reflecting growth in hyperconverged integrated systems and reference architecture systems. This growth rate is up from the prior forecast of a five-year CAGR of 9.7% for the 2020 through 2025 period” (Source: Gartner Forecast Analysis: Integrated Systems, Worldwide ). Such growth is a direct by product of the pressing need for more public cloud-like speed, efficiency and security – a need HCI fills, with simplified datacentre operations and easy scalability. Sangfor Cloud Solutions Sangfor’s hyperconverged infrastructure solution, HCI, is next-generation cloud IT architecture, with converged storage, compute, networking and security on a single stack. Its well-earned reputation is due to its 0-RPO, 99.99% availability, 50% higher IOPS than other solutions on the market, and it’s single-pane-of-glass management. Sangfor HCI uses an aServer appliance to enable quick and easy deployment, melding easily with most 3 rd party software. Sangfor customers use Sangfor HCI to build their own private cloud, extend an existing public cloud, and helps enterprise achieve a true hybrid cloud, if they are so inclined. Its own hypervisor makes it an ideal choice for midsize organizations that look for a secured and easily manageable hybrid cloud solution. The success of Sangfor’s HCI solution, along with their suite of security, cloud and infrastructure solutions, have built Sangfor a loyal following, and attracted high-value partners, tasked with enabling Sangfor’s Managed Cloud Service offerings and products. Our commitment to excellence and meeting customer needs continues to open doors in every region and vertical across the globe, with Sangfor’s most extensive work in the APAC and EMEA regions. For more in-depth information from Gartner on Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, click HERE! (Gartner Subscription Required) Source: *1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, by Jeffrey Hewitt, Philip Dawson, Julia Palmer, and Tony Harvey, 17 November 2021 Gartner, Forecast: Enterprise Infrastructure Software, Worldwide, 2019-2025, 3Q21 Update, Vanitha Dsiva et al., 27 September 2021 Virtualization Infrastructure Software market, revenue basis. Gartner, Forecast Analysis: Integrated Systems, Worldwide, Naveen Mishra et al., 29 Oct 2021 Gartner, Peer Insights, Sangfor HCI Reviews Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Gartner and Magic Quadrant are registered trademarks of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. 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. About Sangfor Technologies Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor of IT infrastructure solutions specializing in network security, cloud computing and network optimization. Visit us at to learn more about Sangfor’s solutions and let Sangfor make each user's digital transformation easier and more secure. Contact Details Tanya Quan

November 24, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Three Cheers for the UK Government Announcing Biggest Investment into Britain’s Tidal Power

Verdant Power

Verdant Power, a leader in the global marine renewable energy industry, applauds the UK government for its investment of £20 million per year to be ringfenced for tidal stream projects, kickstarting a brand-new chapter for the marine energy industry. Sue Barr, Verdant Power Director and Chair of the UK Marine Energy Council, said: “The impact of this support cannot be overstated. Here in the UK, we have the knowledge, skills, people, and projects to lead the world in marine energy, but we have been missing a vital piece of the puzzle to unlock investment and allow the sector to scale-up and deliver. The marine energy sector stretches the length and breadth of the UK - from the Isle of Wight to Orkney and Shetland. “This dedicated ringfence will secure our domestic market, support decarbonization and will enable tidal stream energy to develop; delivering export opportunities, green jobs, and economic growth in the process. We are grateful to ministers and the broader UK government for having listened, understood, and acted. This new support for tidal stream brings us one step closer to delivering a Great British success story that will provide both environmental benefits through the generation of renewable energy alongside UK-wide supply chain benefits.” John T. Banigan, Verdant Power Chairman and CEO, said: “Having the first U.S. commercially licensed tidal stream demonstration project, which holds the record for the most marine energy production in the country, the Company recognizes the opportunity for further development in the UK market, advancing its system there and globally, while expanding its supply chain. “Verdant Power’s U.S. tidal stream system has been highly reliable and predictable and has achieved operating cost targets. Its performance was independently confirmed by Scotland’s European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) under the new International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) international standards. This validated power performance will serve to underscore buyer, financial, and insurance confidence in Verdant Power’s tidal energy system - the next step to profitable commercial operations around the world, beginning in the UK.” About Verdant Power Verdant Power, a leader in the global marine renewable energy industry with the world’s first proven marine energy system, delivers clean power from tidal and river currents. Through its global initiatives, it has developed industry-leading capabilities in design, system demonstration and operation, resource assessment, and environmental monitoring. It is dedicated to delivering the highest quality marine renewable energy technologies and services at the lowest possible cost. Learn more at Contact Details Verdant Power Trey Taylor +1 703-528-6445

November 24, 2021 07:02 PM Eastern Standard Time

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International Association of Political Consultants Democracy Medal Presented to Women of Belarus at recent ceremony

International Association of Political Consultants

Former International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) President Sepp Hartinger accompanied by IAPC member Christoph Hofinger and Secretary General of the Austrian Journalists Club, Barbara Meister presented the Democracy Award to Swiatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Veronica Tsepkalo and imprisoned Maria Kalesnikaya, who was not able to attend, for their work in the promotion of democracy in Belarus. The IAPC awarded the Democracy Medal in 2020 but due to the pandemic was not able to present the award until now. Mauroicio de Vengoechea, President of the IAPC said, “Individuals are at the heart of democracy and the political process. Through their actions, these three courageous women have demonstrated how to engage their fellow citizens in a positive, non-violent effort to bring about democratic change in their country.” In his remarks, Hartinger spoke of the fate of all fighters for democracy who are in political prison and thanked the women for their exemplary commitment to democracy. "This honor should not be a one-time effect, but the beginning of a closer cooperation to make democracy possible in Belarus and to strengthen it worldwide." In their speeches, Tsikhanouskaya and Tsepkalo expressed their gratitude for the award and particularly emphasized the solidarity that can be felt worldwide. About the recipients Swiatlana Tsikhanouskaya Swiatlana Tsikhanouskaya is the leader of the democratic forces in Belarus who, according to independent observers, defeated autocratic President Aliaksandr Lukashenka in the August 9, 2020 presidential election. She had entered the race after her husband was arrested for running for president. Lukashenka publicly dismissed her as a "housewife" and claimed a woman could not become president. Tsikhanouskaya united Belarus's democratic forces along with two other leaders ¬- Maria Kalesnikaya and Veronica Tsepkalo. After her forced exile, Tsikhanouskaya provoked unprecedented peaceful protests throughout Belarus, some of which were attended by hundreds of thousands of people. She visited more than 20 countries to rally support for a free Belarus. She is campaigning for the release of more than 500 political prisoners and peaceful change through free and fair elections. In her meetings with Chancellor Merkel, President Macron, President von der Leyen, President Charles Michel and other world leaders, she emphasized the need for a bolder response to the actions of the Belarusian dictatorship. Tsikhanouskaya became a symbol of the peaceful struggle for democracy and female leadership. Among dozens of other awards, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya was honored with the Sakharov Prize of the European Parliament. In 2020, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Lithuanian President Nauseda and Norwegian MPs. She was included in the TOP-50 most influential people by Bloomberg, in the top 12 most influential women by Financial Times and in the top 28 most influential Europeans by POLITICO. Veronica Tsepkalo One of the three leaders of the national democracy movement in Belarus. Together with Swiatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Maria Kalesnikava, she managed to bring together an unprecedented number of people to protest against a regime that violates human rights, falsifies presidential elections and uses brutal violence against its citizens. The trio was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and has already received the International Democracy Prize and the Sakharov Prize. Currently, Veronica supports Belarusian women who have been victims of the regime's cruelty in recent months. Maria Kalesnikaya Kalesnikaya is a currently imprisoned civil rights activist in Belarus, political prisoner, and music educator and flutist. Through her relationships with Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Veronica Tsepkalo and friendship with Viktar Babaryka, as well as political developments in her home country, she became a human rights activist and non-partisan politician. In 2020, she became internationally known for her role in the Belarusian opposition. In early September 2020, Kalesnikaya "disappeared" in Minsk in an as-yet unexplained manner; her family was able to report two days later that she was in state custody. In February, the prosecutor expanded the charges against her: she was alleged to have participated in a conspiracy to seize power in an anti-constitutional manner and to have founded and led an extremist association. For this she was sentenced to eleven years in prison. About the IAPC Democracy Award Since 1982, the International Association of Political Consultants has been a pioneer in awarding an organization or an individual who in the judgement of its membership has worked courageously to foster, promote, and sustain the democratic process anywhere in the world through our Democracy Medal, the first international award of its kind. -30- Established in 1968, The International Association of Political Consultants is committed to fostering democracy and the democratic process throughout the world. Members span a variety of political backgrounds and activities fostering the growing and diverse profession of political consulting as well as the practical aspects of democratic elections. Contact Details IAPC President-elect Matt Klink +1 310-283-6267 IAPC President Mauricio de Vengoechea IAPC Communications VP-elect Marcel Wieder +1 416-907-2126 Company Website

November 24, 2021 04:12 PM Eastern Standard Time

Article thumbnail News Release Survey Shows that Negative Factors Affecting This Year’s Holiday Shopping May Result in Shoppers Spending Less Money

With a pandemic still lingering, inflation still rising, and the supply chain still tightening, many people are stressed about how those factors will affect this year’s holiday shopping. According to the 2021 survey, the answer seems to be: Half of Americans will spend less than usual, and they’ll do it sooner than ever. Nearly 4 in 10 respondents said they started “shopping early due to news reports of price increases and shipping delays.” Fifteen percent of respondents started gift-buying over the summer. In all, more than half had begun holiday shopping before Halloween. These results don’t surprise president Don Silvestri, who says they’re related. Shopping earlier also should mean stopping sooner. Nearly 3 in 10 people who took our survey said they would spend less money this year than last year – and last year was already a record low for holiday spending due to the pandemic,” Silvestri says. The 2020 poll revealed for the first time in a decade that Americans forecasted spending less on the holidays. While 18% of respondents said they would spend more money this holiday season, 53% said they’d spend pretty much the same as last year and 29% actually said they would spend less money. Just over half said they’ll spend less than $500, 31% said they’ll spend up to $1,000 while 12% will spend up to $1,500 and 6% is spending more than $1,500. (The national per-person average is $792, according to a recent LendingTree survey.)’s holiday shopping tips: Shop in-person so shipping isn’t a concern. If you are easily enticed by sales, then consider ordering online but use curbside pickup. This will help you avoid the temptation to make impulse purchases. For no-hassle gifts consider purchasing app subscriptions, annual club memberships, meal subscription services or a national parks annual pass. To help with cash flow while avoiding credit card debt interest, investigate Buy Now Pay Later options. These are usually easy to come by, but just be sure you understand the terms, so you don’t end up owing avoidable fees. For more tips, visit’s saving money section. Source: Holiday Shoppers Pressured to Shop Early May Actually Spend Less Money, According to a New Survey ABOUT: is the consumer website where people can find help with credit card debt, student loan debt, tax debt, credit repair, bankruptcy, and more. works with vetted and certified providers that give the best advice and solutions for consumers “when life happens.” About en Español: en Español is a Spanish-language website dedicated to the Spanish-preferred audience in the US. In the portal, consumers can find tips and advice to get rid of credit card debt, student loan debt, tax debt, bankruptcy, credit repair "when life happens..." works with certified providers and offers solutions for people to pay off debt faster and achieve a debt-free life. Contact Details Fabianny Crespo +1 954-377-9695 Company Website

November 24, 2021 12:38 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Enbridge ESG Forum: Wind and Solar Power


Watch Matthew Akman, Senior Vice President, Power and New Energy Technologies Enbridge, discuss the company’s approach to wind and solar power generation.   View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Enbridge on

November 24, 2021 12:01 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Supply Chain Issues in America: How Did it Get so Bad?


Have you been wondering why everything from cars and refrigerators to books and toys is in short supply? As the U.S. economy struggles to fully recover from the coronavirus pandemic, supply-chain disruptions across the country are driving up prices and leading to a growing shortage of goods. U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been convening retailers, shippers, port operators, and others to develop concrete steps to help alleviate the bottlenecks in the supply chain. On November 18 John Drake, vice president for supply chain policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce conducted a nationwide media tour in conjunction with D S Simon Media and YourUpdate TV to discuss how supply chain issues will impact your holiday shopping and what the Chamber is hoping government will need to do to ease the problem. For more information, visit About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727

November 24, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Clearing the Air - Delos' Classroom Air-Quality Study, and What Hoteliers Can Learn From It


The hotel industry has always been aware of indoor air quality, but no more so than during the COVID-19 pandemic, where concerns of the transmission of the virus plagued every hotelier, from the operator of big-box hotels to the mom-and-pop, single-property hotel owner. Indoor air quality has also become a major concern of guests. A study earlier this year of 1,000 U.S. consumers by Carbon Lighthouse found that 91% of respondents understood that indoor air quality is critical in the continued fight against COVID-19, and that 525 said they would pay more to stay at a hotel with better indoor air quality. The subject has been studied for about five years by Delos, a wellness real estate and technology company guided by the mission to improve the health and well-being of people around the world by improving the indoor environments where they live, work, sleep and play. “We spend [more than]90% of our time in the indoor environment—our homes, our schools, our offices, etc.,” said Peter Scialla, president/COO, Delos. “The indoor environment is having a profound impact on our health and well-being, and there are things we can do to influence the outcomes. Thankfully, with the help of technology, we’ve made a lot of progress over the last decade, pioneering the WELL Building movement and then specifically diving into categorical expertise.” Continue reading here View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Delos on

November 24, 2021 11:56 AM Eastern Standard Time

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The Climate Agenda Post COP26: a Conversation With Mark Carney, Mark Cutifani & Gail Klintworth


Seventy percent of sustainability experts worldwide are pessimistic about our ability to respond to the climate crisis quickly enough to avert major damage and majorities believe most companies need to be carbon neutral by 2030.. Nearly six in ten people around the world want their governments to take a an ambitiuos leadership role to address climate change as quickly as possible and a similar proportion of consumers say they are in favour of a carbon tax on fossil fuels. One of the most important events in sustainability – COP26 – has just concluded and there is a great deal to digest. Join us on 30 November at 11am New York / 4pm London for a special webinar to explore the implications for the climate agenda moving forward, post COP26, and what this means for a just transition. During this discussion Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance and former Governor of the Banks of England and Canada, will share his sense of the post COP26 agenda, guided by insights from his new book, Value(s). Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American, will speak to the opportunities and value of sustainable business and the importance of a just transition. Gail Klintworth, Chair of the Shell Foundation, will speak on the importance of communities, especially in the Global South, in the transition to sustainable development. The discussion will be moderated by Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan. Chris will set the context for the discussion by sharing the latest societal trends on the climate agenda. If you're not able to join us live, still be sure to register so you can receive a link to the recording. Register here: View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from GlobeScan on

November 24, 2021 11:46 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Weekly World News Launches its First NFT Collection on OpenSea Monday, Nov. 29th at High Noon ET

Weekly World News

Weekly World News, the iconic tabloid brand and Bat Boy chronicler, announces that its first NFT collection, “Is Time Dead?” will launch in online, no-reserve auctions Monday, November 29th at noon ET. View NFTs here The portfolio includes three never-before-seen Weekly World News NFT covers, one NFT featuring all three covers as a set, and for long-term fans, a classic 2003 Bat Boy cover NFT. Winning bidders in the “no reserve” auctions will also receive a physical copy of this year’s limited-edition Weekly World News Greatest Covers print issue autographed by Bat Boy! The NFT series covers the hotly debated questions of today: “Is Time Dead?,” “Is Satan Dead?” and “Is Reality Dead?”. Rendered in Weekly World News ’s unique style, each cover is a 1 of 1 edition and includes other head-turning stories, such as Bill Gates’s upcoming stint on TV’s The Bachelor. The “Is Time Dead?” cover exposes scientists’ discovery that the space-time continuum is melting and will end timekeeping as we know it; “Is Satan Dead?” reveals the shocking news that—realizing he’s no longer needed—the Devil admits to selling his tattered soul to a blues musician for 30 Bitcoin; while “Is Reality Dead?” tells the tragic story of families ripped apart by loved ones departing for the metaverse. Other supporting stories tackle issues such as finding lost seed phrases, how to tell if you are an NFT and the vicissitudes of newsmakers Dave Grohl, Elon Musk, Gary Vee, Mark Cuban and more. For die-hard Weekly World New s tabloid fans, the auction will also include a 2003 Bat Boy cover—his NFT debut—detailing the half-human, half-bat’s attempt to evade police in a stolen Mini Cooper in a high-speed chase across three states. With a 42-year history, 110,000+ stories and over 300 characters, the Weekly World News universe is fertile ground for unique content, distinctive digital collectibles, media & entertainment, consumer products, advertising and promotions—and the fun has only just begun!! Sign up for our email newsletter to stay on top of the latest WWN news and developments! Contact: NFT Creative Director Weekly World News Johnson Fairbanks 212.924.9800 Visit WWN Online Often: Website: Facebook: WeeklyWorldNews Instagram: WeeklyWorldNewsOfficial Twitter: WeeklyWorldNews YouTube: WeeklyWorldNewsUniverse LinkedIn: Weekly-World-News TikTok: WeeklyWorldNewsOfficial About Weekly World News Since its launch in 1979, Weekly World News has emerged as the defining brand for reliable tabloid news, known for exclusive coverage of Bat Boy, Manigator, P’lod the Alien, SpyCat, the three-legged, Bigfoot and scores of other notable characters. WWN boasts a global fan base of millions, is regularly profiled in the media and relaunched its reliable reporting online in 2019. The brand is expanding into exciting new areas including an online store, advertising and promotions, licensed merchandise and the recent formation of Weekly World News Studios, to bring its iconic characters and stories to big and small screens across the universe. The World's Only Reliable News Contact Details Weekly World News Johnson Fairbanks, NFT Creative Director +1 212-924-9800 Company Website

November 24, 2021 11:03 AM Eastern Standard Time

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