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Estonian Telco Levira Teams Up with Joyent and Guardtime to Offer 'Tamper-Evident Cloud'


PALO ALTO, Calif., June 28 — Joyent and Guardtime's cloud computing technology enables Levira, the Estonian government's majority owned service provider, to offer secure cloud-computing services to Governments and enterprises in Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe. Levira also aims to start providing secure cloud services for multinational corporations that need to comply with the data residency requirements also outside of their home soil.

"Joyent's double hulled virtualization and Guardtime's keyless signature technology makes a formidable combination for enterprises and governments who wish to move to a cloud computing environment but hesitate due to security and trust-related concerns," said Mart Einpalu, CEO of Levira. "Our mission is to become a leading cloud computing service provider in Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe and our unique ability to give our clients tools to prove with mathematical certainty that their data has been safe and in compliance with the regulations is a paramount requirement to achieve that."

Joyent's Smart Data Center technology today powers numerous carriers and large scale service providers around the world including Uniserve Communications, LinkedIn and others. Jason Hoffman, CTO of Joyent said, "Estonia is at the forefront of technology innovation and it is no surprise that companies like Skype and Guardtime are developing cutting edge technologies there. We are thrilled to have a strategic partnership with Guardtime to offer the world's first tamper-evident cloud."

"Previously the clients of cloud computing services had no choice but to blindly trust their service provider," added Mike Gault, CEO of Guardtime. "With the integration of Guardtime's keyless signature technology into Joyent's Smart Data Center, clients can have an independently verifiable audit trail for everything that happens in their service provider's environment. Our strategic partnership with Joyent represents a major breakthrough in enterprise risk management and audit preparedness in distributed IT infrastructure and will ease the transition to cloud computing, especially important for governments and enterprise clients with heightened security and compliance requirements."

About Levira

Levira is the provider of infrastructure services to IT, media and telecom segments. Headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia, Levira is the largest provider of TV playout services in the Northern Europe and the main TV- and radio broadcast transmission provider in Estonia. Levira operates one of the largest datacentres in Estonia and provides public and private cloud services using Joyent's Smart Data Center technology. Levira provides IT, media and telecom infrastructure and business process outsourcing services to many multinational and regional players like Turner, Fox, TeliaSonera, Sony, MTG and others in Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe.

About Guardtime

Guardtime was founded with the goal of solving one of the biggest problems in computing: how to be sure electronic data is authentic. Guardtime's Keyless Signatures provide proof of origin and that not a single bit has changed since a specific point in time. The verification of the signature can be done offline without reliance on keys, secrets, or the existence of a trusted third party. Guardtime's mission is to change the world to one in which Keyless Signatures are ubiquitous and a natural part of the everyday data lifecycle, whether on disk, in transit, or in the Cloud. Visit http://www.guardtime.com for more information about using Keyless Signatures for signing your data.

About Joyent

Joyent is the cloud infrastructure performance company, offering enterprises and developers the best public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure for today's modern data-intensive, real-time (DIRTy) applications. JoyentCloud.com delivers public cloud services to some of the most innovative companies in the world, including LinkedIn, Voxer, and Gilt Groupe. Node.js, the open source server-side JavaScript project owned and stewarded by Joyent, provides developers and enterprises such as Microsoft with the most powerful runtime for developing data-intensive, real-time apps. SmartDataCenter orchestrates Joyent's technologies into a cohesive, reliable and distributed system that can stand up to the compute demands of the modern world. For more information, visit http://www.joyent.com.

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Source: Guardtime USA

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