VMware to Acquire Bitfusion to Help Businesses Use AI Technologies On-Premises and in Hybrid Cloud Environments

July 23, 2019 | 182 views

Businesses presently implementing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to modify and improve processes and offerings. Recently VMware announced their intent to acquire Bitfusion to benefit businesses to use AI technologies hybrid cloud and on-premises environments efficiently.Hardware acceleration for applications which can take the form of graphics processor units GPUs ,field-programmable gate arrays FPGAs, and application-specific integrated circuits ASICs, gives flexibility and efficiency in the space of AI which includes subsets for example machine learning. Unfortunately, nowadays hardware accelerators are used with bare-metal practices which results into poor efficiencies, poor utilization, and limit organizations from abstracting, sharing, and automating the infrastructure. This offers a excellent possibility to virtualize them delivering increased sharing of resources and lowering costs.

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Virtualization can transform your company’s IT infrastructure

Article | July 7, 2022

For many companies in today’s highly competitive, rapidly digitizing world, data center transformation is not merely a one-time project – it’s a constant challenge. No corporate IT leader should be content merely to revamp their data infrastructure once, then call it a day. Instead, they should always be looking for ways to make their approach to data more dynamic and easier to scale. Ideally, they’d do so in a way that maximizes resource utilization while minimizing costs. Luckily, that’s exactly the idea behind virtualization, which involves creating a new infrastructure that’s capable of rapidly scaling and facilitating workload development. IT leaders are quickly coming to realize that with virtualization in their toolbox, they’re able to make their operations more agile than ever, and without increasing costs. This is why over 80% of enterprise server workloads today are running on virtual machines, and the market for data center virtualization is expected to reach a total value of $10 billion by 2023.

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Best Practices for vSphere 6.7 Tagging

Article | July 26, 2022

vSphere Tags were introduced in version 5.1 as a way to organize inventory objects such as VMs, Hosts, Datastores, etc., a much-needed feature for helping search for or group objects within vSphere. A Tag is basically a label that can be applied to vSphere inventory objects. When an administrator creates a tag, it is then assigned to a tag category. Categories allow the grouping of related tags. When a Category is created, you can specify associations of object types (such as; VM or Datastore) as well as whether more than one tag in a category can be applied to an object (ex; One Tag or Many Tags).

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How to automate the creation multiple routable VLANs on single L2 network using VyOS

Article | June 7, 2022

My personal homelab has a very simple network topology, everything is connected to a single flat network. This has served me well over the years, but sometimes it can prevent me from deploying more complex scenarios. Most recently while working with NSX-T and Project Pacific, I had a need for additional VLANs which my home router does not support. There are a number of software solutions that can be used including the popular pfSense, which I have used before. Over the Winter break, a colleague introduced me to VyOS, which is another popular software firewall and router solution. I had not heard of VyOS before but later realized it was derived from Vyatta, which I had heard of, but development of that solution had stopped and VyOS is now the open source version of that software. Having never played with VyoS before, I thought this might be a good learning opopournity and started to dabble with VyOS over the holiday.

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Remote/Branch Offices & Edge Computing

Article | February 10, 2020

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is playing a significant role in building an enterprise multi-cloud environment. The benefits are well documented – you can learn more about them in a new white paper developed in collaboration with ViON, Fujitsu, and Nutanix, “Simplifying Multi-Cloud and Securing Mission Progress.” In addition to driving a cloud foundation, hyperconverged infrastructure is driving other use cases. In our first blog, we examined the impact that HCI can have in a disaster recovery solution. In this installment, we’ll discuss how HCI is changing the dynamics for remote offices and edge computing.

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IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual and Desktop-as-a-Service Vendor Assessments Identifies Alludo as a Leader

Alludo | January 24, 2023

Alludo, a global technology company, has been entitled as a major player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing 2022–2023 Vendor Assessment. The report says that Alludo's Parallels RAS is a great choice for simple virtualization deployments that support a larger intelligent digital workspace ecosystem. This recognition demonstrates Alludo's commitment to the success of its customers. In the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Desktop-as-a-Service 2022–2023 Vendor Assessment, Alludo was also put in the Major Players group. IDC MarketScape is a model for evaluating vendors that shows how competitive ICT suppliers are in a certain market. It utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria. Chief Technology and Product Officer at Alludo, Prashant Ketkar, said, "We are thrilled to have received this honor and be recognized for forward momentum in both strategy and capabilities in this IDC MarketScape report." He added, "We believe this validation underscores how our focus on simplicity and partner-centric strategy is valued and recognized by customers and analysts alike." Alludo did well in this evaluation not only because they have a strong portfolio but also because they work hard to meet customer needs and provide effective solutions. About Alludo Alludo is a global technology company that offers professional-level graphics, virtualization, and productivity solutions for the digital remote workforce. They have a 35+ year legacy of innovation and are behind award-winning brands such as Parallels, CorelDRAW, MindManager, and WinZip. Alludo aims to empower customers to work and live better by enabling them to work when, where, and how they want, with over 2.5 million paying customers worldwide. They believe in "working better and living better" and are working towards a future of boundless creativity, cross-platform productivity, and fluid collaboration.

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Options Technology Achieves VMware Cloud Verified Status in Singapore, Expands Availability in Asia

Options Technology | January 23, 2023

Options Technology, a capital markets services provider, announced that it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status in SG1. This follows the company's achievement of VMware Cloud Provider Principal Partner Status and Cloud Verified Attainment at other sites. These accomplishments demonstrate Options Technology's commitment to giving its customers access to the latest virtualization technology. The Cloud Verification assures that the partner is validated to expertly deliver cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to meet specific client needs using VMware's network, storage, and compute solutions. With the Cloud Verified Status at SG1, Options Technology can now offer VMware's cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to customers in the Singapore area. The CEO of Options, Danny Moore, said that their partnership with VMware continues to provide service excellence, capability, and choice for their customers across the capital markets. The VMware Cloud Verified status means that Options Technology has met the strict requirements set by VMware and is able to provide customer-focused cloud infrastructure solutions that meet the needs of the capital markets sector. With the Cloud Verified Status, Options Technology is now well positioned to provide customized cloud infrastructure solutions to Singapore customers. About Options Technology Options Technology is a leading provider of IT infrastructure to global capital markets firms. Founded in 1993, the company originally provided technology services to hedge funds, but now provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 550 firms globally, including investment banks, hedge funds, and exchanges. With offices in 9 key cities around the world, Options is well-positioned to serve its customers both on-site and remotely. In 2019, the company secured a significant growth investment from Abry Partners, a private equity firm, which has enabled it to accelerate its growth strategy and expand its reach in key financial centers globally. Options has been named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table for five consecutive years.

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NordVPN Confirms Third No-Log Policy Assurance Engagement with Deloitte's Seal of Approval

NordVPN | January 20, 2023

NordVPN, a cybersecurity company, has confirmed its third no-log policy assurance engagement, which was conducted by Deloitte, a leading Big Four auditing firm. NordVPN is committed to protecting the privacy, security, and anonymity of its customers. This third no-log policy assurance engagement is part of that commitment. The engagement included a thorough analysis of NordVPN's processes and configurations for standard VPN, obfuscated VPN, onion over VPN, double VPN, and P2P servers, as well as an inspection of the server configuration and central infrastructure. This showed that NordVPN's customers get a VPN service that complies with its no-logs policy. Product strategist at NordVPN, Vykintas Maknickas, said, “We are proud to be examined for the third time, representing our continuous efforts to assure transparency to our users. We are delighted to receive the Deloitte stamp of approval, which proves that when we say privacy, we truly mean it." (Source - Globenewswire) The assurance engagement is the third that NordVPN has undergone, with the first being in 2018 and the second in 2020, showing the company's commitment to privacy. The full "no logs assurance engagement report" is available on NordVPN's website. Through these engagements, NordVPN has been able to provide customers with assurance that their data is secure and private. About NordVPN NordVPN is a virtual private network (VPN) provider that masks your IP address and encrypts your internet connection to protect your privacy and security online. It prevents third-party snoopers such as ISPs or advertisers from tracking your online activities, and allows you to securely connect to public Wi-Fi hotspots without worrying about hackers stealing your data. With NordVPN, you can surf the internet without any restrictions, as it offers access to over 5600 servers in 60 countries. NordVPN is one of the most advanced VPN service providers in the world, offering features like double VPN encryption, Onion Over VPN, zero tracking, and Threat Protection. It is user-friendly and offers competitive pricing.

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IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual and Desktop-as-a-Service Vendor Assessments Identifies Alludo as a Leader

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Options Technology Achieves VMware Cloud Verified Status in Singapore, Expands Availability in Asia

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