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Venyu Continues Cajun Code Fest Support and Sponsorship

Company Shows Commitment to Foster Local Jobs and Cultivate New IT Talent

BATON ROUGE, LA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/14 -- Venyu, a leader in business continuity, cloud-based virtualization, and battle-tested data recovery, today announced the company's continued Cajun Code Fest sponsorship by providing support and Wi-Fi connectivity for all participants.

Billed as the signature event for the Center for Business & Information Technologies (CBIT) at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette), the Cajun Code Fest is a 2.5 day health care coding competition open to all students and professionals in the areas of software development, healthcare, and business strategy industries. This year's Cajun Code Fest 3.0's code-a-thon judges will be looking for solutions for "Aging in Place" -- maintaining quality of life as patients grow older and want to live at home. A sub-theme to the event will include the "Internet of Things" (IOT), specifically how uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations can help people "Age in Place."

Fast Facts:

  • The third annual Cajun Code Fest event kicks off on April 23-26.
  • Expected to draw over 400 students, programmers, software developers, designers and engineers, educators, healthcare professionals, marketing and business strategists and entrepreneurs from around the world.
  • Speakers include:
    • Bryan Sivak, chief technology officer, U.S. Health & Human Services
    • Kathy Kliebert, secretary, Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals
    • Jeff Makowka, senior strategic advisor on thought leadership, AARP
    • Cindy Munn, CEO, Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum
    • Fred Trotter, data journalist, Doc Graph Journal
    • Lizheng Shi, Regents associate professor, Department of Global Health Systems and Development, Tulane University.
  • Winners will get the opportunity to pitch their idea at The Vault event, part of Innov8 Lafayette, which hosts investors looking for new products and ideas.

"We are proud to be selected once again as a Cajun Code Fest sponsor to help foster IT and tech momentum within our state," said Scott Thompson, Venyu Chief Executive Officer. "We are particularly excited about this year's challenge for the coders to develop an application that solves health care problems. This is not a mobile phone application or photo application, it will have practical use to improve lives."

Today's announcement follows Venyu's recent new data center facility opening announcement. Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the $14 million, 23,000 sq. ft. facility offers customers new levels of power density and additional redundancies to meet and exceed the current industry standards for cloud-based data services.

With the highest levels of security, the data center features both biometric and ID card authentication at all entrances. Twenty-four hour surveillance covers the entire facility, which is additionally protected with fully redundant HVAC systems and advanced fire suppression.

About Venyu
Venyu is a premier provider of data center, managed hosting, cloud, virtualization and data protection solutions. By leveraging Venyu's portfolio of innovative, ROI-focused solutions, including VenyuCloud and RestartIT, within secure, highly available data centers, organizations can reduce IT costs while increasing security and scalability. For more information about Venyu and its industry-leading offerings, please visit www.venyu.com. Your Data Made Invincible™.

Betsey Rogers
BridgeView Marketing for Venyu
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