VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE
prnewswire | June 07, 2023
Scale Computing, the market leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, today announced ongoing momentum with education customers and the SC//Platform, which enables educational institutions of all sizes to optimize and scale operations with self-healing, automated infrastructure for all applications.
The company also announced that Michael Patterson, Director of Sales, is speaking at the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) Tech Summit next week in Murray, Utah. Patterson's session, "Eliminate Virtualization Complexities with VMware Alternatives," examines how a hyper-converged approach to virtualization can simplify ongoing management and save schools' IT budget and time while allowing a scalable and secure infrastructure.
"We are seeing education leaders at every level invest heavily in new technologies to meet the continuing demands for online learning. These educational institutions require powerful systems that can run workloads with speed and efficiency," said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing. "The Scale Computing Platform is simple to use and easy to manage. It eliminates any downtime by leveraging our patented self-healing technology in a single solution to make IT infrastructure easier for schools and universities. SC//Platform allows IT leaders to manage workloads of any size, leaving more resources available for learning."
The Scale Computing Platform enhances learning experiences in the classroom, the campus, and beyond by delivering agile, always-on IT across a variety of environments. Using cutting-edge technologies, the award-winning solution uses self-healing and automation to maximize application uptime and performance, simplify management, and protect data. SC//Platform addresses the two biggest costs in IT — downtime and people.
American College of Education (ACE), an online graduate school that caters to teachers who want to further their education, is one customer that found a lower cost of entry into virtualization and a lower cost of ownership with SC//Platform. With both a national and international online student population, ACE requires IT infrastructure that is not only up and running 24/7, but is also easy to access and manage. Previously using a cloud-based managed services provider platform, ACE was unable to meet the around-the-clock demands of their international student users and needed to move to a more controlled system. By partnering with Scale Computing, ACE achieved a simple-to-manage, streamlined IT operation, with both a lower cost of entry and a lower total cost of ownership over time.
As James Aldridge, Vice President of Information Technology at ACE, explains, "We were facing all kinds of different struggles before we moved to Scale Computing. We would have systems go down, and we would have downtimes anywhere between an hour to two hours to sometimes up to twelve. I had never used Scale Computing before, but it has been one of the most stable platforms, and the best platform for streamlining our operations internally. With Scale Computing, everything is integrated and being able to manage it all so easily, in a single pane of glass, is hands down the most streamlined I've ever seen."
Like most institutions of higher education, each college within Auburn University functions autonomously, with each dean deciding how best to appropriate their respective budgets and staff various departments in the interest of its students and programs. The SC//Platform brings storage, servers, virtualization, and management together in a single, comprehensive system. With no virtualization software to license and no external storage to buy, it lowers out-of-pocket costs and radically simplifies the infrastructure needed to keep applications running, making the deployment and management of highly available and scalable infrastructure as easy to manage as a single server.
As Joel Beckum, IT Coordinator, Auburn University noted, "Scale Computing Platform does everything that I need it to. It simplifies my network infrastructure so that I can be an expert. I was a desktop support guy who's now a system admin. Scale makes me look like a pro. As far as my users know, I'm a genius."
Willard Public Schools, an award-winning public school system in Willard, Missouri, has partnered with Scale Computing since 2011 for its long-term, future-proof IT infrastructure to power its educational institutions. After its initial implementation, Willard Public Schools decided to replace all of its remaining legacy infrastructure with Scale Computing, creating an all-in-one hyperconverged solution with reliability, maximum availability, and ease of use. With SC//Platform as its IT foundation, Willard Public Schools has a future-proof, efficient, high-performing IT infrastructure in place, allowing Willard's IT team to focus on more strategic projects.
About Scale Computing
Scale Computing is a leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions. Using patented HyperCore™ technology, Scale Computing Platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects infrastructure problems in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime, even when local IT resources and staff are scarce. Edge Computing is the fastest growing area of IT infrastructure, and industry analysts have named Scale Computing an outperformer and leader in the space, including being named the #1 edge computing vendor by CRN. Scale Computing's products are sold by thousands of value-added resellers, integrators, and service providers worldwide. When ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO matter, Scale Computing Platform is the ideal infrastructure platform. Read what our customers have to say on Gartner Peer Insights, Spiceworks, TechValidate, G2, and TrustRadius.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS
PR Newswire | June 01, 2023
Liquidware, the leader in digital workspace management solutions, and Application Readiness, a leader in automated cloud-based software packaging and application compatibility testing solutions, today announced that Application Readiness now fully supports the automated testing of Liquidware FlexApp™ packages.
The joint collaboration helps enable enterprise customers to realize the benefits of FlexApp quickly. FlexApp easily containerizes virtually any Windows application into a virtual disk and delivers them dynamically - greatly minimizing base image management and delivering applications more efficiently.
Additionally, Application Readiness has leveraged FlexApp's API to kick off the solution's powerful, unattended, automated packaging process. This is especially helpful for large customers that may have hundreds or thousands of applications, as commonly seen in Healthcare, Financial, and other industries that rely on numerous Windows apps. Application Readiness compares individual app's performance and functionality across leading application delivery methods - such as Liquidware FlexApp, Microsoft App-V and MSIX, as well as multi-session computing platforms - to give customers a report of maximum compatibility. According to independent testing by Application Readiness, Windows applications packaged with FlexApp perform excellently, with maximum compatibility on average, when compared to most other platforms.
"We're thrilled that Application Readiness has automated the workflow surrounding automated testing of FlexApp packages for our customers," said Jason E. Smith, Vice President of Alliances and Product Marketing at Liquidware. "By combining the expertise of Application Readiness with the power of Liquidware FlexApp, our customers can ensure the compatibility and efficiency of their applications in any deployment method."
"Through this integration, our customers can simplify the application packaging process while ensuring their applications are delivered in the most efficient manner," said Greg Lambert, Founder of Application Readiness. "We are excited to partner with Liquidware and become a Liquidware Ready Verified partner based on the integration work we have accomplished with FlexApp."
Liquidware is hosting a webinar with Greg Lambert June 8, where we discuss how to plan and prepare for App-V End-of-Life and how to move forward. Register here to attend: https://liquidware.eu/webinar-appv-eol.
Liquidware customers can take advantage of the integration with Application Readiness to ensure that their applications are delivered in the most efficient manner, maximizing user productivity and minimizing management costs.
Liquidware is a leader in digital workspace management solutions for Windows desktops. The company's products encompass all facets of management to ensure the ultimate user experience across all workspaces – physical, virtual, DaaS or in the cloud. Enterprises across the globe utilize Liquidware solutions to dramatically decrease time spent managing desktops, while delivering increased security, flexibility, and scalability. Supported platforms include Microsoft physical, Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD), Windows 365, Citrix Desktops, VMware Horizon, Amazon WorkSpaces, and Nutanix Frame. Liquidware products are available through a global network of partners. For more information, visit www.liquidware.com
About Application Readiness
Readiness is a small, agile company led by former ChangeBASE chairman and CEO Greg Lambert. Its only product is Readiness, the first cloud-based application compatibility assessment and conversion software. Over 12 years in the making, Readiness has been checked and processed applications against hundreds of thousands of rules. Greg saw how expensive and complicated the infrastructure required for application compatibility, patch impact assessment, conversion and remediation was. This, and for the fact that applications are evolving faster than ever, convinced him that Readiness must be entirely cloud-based, so there's never any infrastructure to buy or maintain, and rules are kept up-to-date automatically. For more information, visit www.applicationreadiness.com.
STORAGE, BACKUP, VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENTS
Businesswire | May 30, 2023
Arcserve, the world's most experienced provider of backup, recovery, and immutable storage solutions for unified data protection against ransomware and disasters, today announced the results of a comprehensive review conducted by independent research firm DCIG, of its Arcserve UDP 9.0 backup solution. The study found that Arcserve UDP 9.0 offers organizations a clear edge in protecting against ransomware while tackling the persistent challenges of managing backup and recovery complexities.
Arcserve UDP 9.0 delivers a cloud-based, multi-tenant Cloud Console that centrally manages UDP and Cloud Direct, enhancing its protection of enterprise applications such as Oracle and MS SQL Servers. The solution includes architectural and user interface enhancements to improve performance, simplify management, and improve data resilience, availability, and durability through its support for multiple cloud object storage providers. These features, combined with Arcserve's existing integration with Sophos, provide organizations with a reinforced beachhead against ransomware threats.
Jerome Wendt, CEO & Lead Data Protection Analyst of DCIG, commented on Arcserve UDP's multiple backup and DR capabilities, stating that "Arcserve UDP has for some time delivered advanced data protection features at its core that organizations routinely use. Arcserve offers both agent-based and agentless backup options, which give organizations the flexibility to use the best backup approach to meet specific application data protection requirements."
Arcserve UDP offers multiple disaster recovery (DR) options, including DRaaS, Instant Restores, and Virtual Standby (VSB). DRaaS is available via its fully managed cloud services extension, Cloud Hybrid. Its DRaaS service keeps critical data and workloads protected offsite and available and positions organizations to continue operations during or after unplanned on-premises outages. The Instant Restore feature allows IT personnel to spin up a VM directly from a backup quickly. At the same time, VSB offers a highly available configuration for data and applications for even faster recoveries than its Instant Restore feature.
"As ransomware attacks become more sophisticated and frequent, a weak backup solution is no longer an option. With Arcserve UDP 9.0, organizations empower themselves to defend against the latest ransomware threats and overcome the complexity inherent in IT environments," said Patrick Tournoy, executive vice president of operations at Arcserve. "DCIG's review confirms that Arcserve UDP 9.0 is a robust backup solution that can effectively protect organizations against these threats."
Arcserve, a top 5 data protection vendor and unified data resilience platform provider, offers the broadest set of best-in-class solutions to manage, protect, and recover all data workloads, from SMB to enterprise, regardless of location or complexity. Arcserve solutions eliminate complexity while bringing best-in-class, cost-effective, agile, and massively scalable data protection and certainty across all data environments. This includes on-prem, off-prem (including DRaaS, BaaS, and Cloud-to-Cloud), hyper-converged, and edge infrastructures. The company's nearly three decades of award-winning IP, plus a continuous focus on innovation, means that partners and customers, including MSPs, VARs, LARs, and end-users, are assured of the fastest route to next-generation data workloads and infrastructures. A 100% channel-centric organization, Arcserve has a presence in over 150 countries, with 19,000 channel partners helping to protect 235,000 customers' critical data assets.