VMware | January 18, 2022
WorkJam, the leading digital workplace for organizations with frontline and hourly employees, announced its alliance with VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software. The alliance will bring together WorkJam communication, task management, learning, and open shift management tools and VMware Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) platform. As industry leaders continue to embrace bring-your-own (BYO) and corporate-owned and personally-enabled (COPE) device initiatives, this combination will give businesses the ability to deliver a more consistent and engaging digital employee experience, boost productivity, and reduce costs. The planned interoperability was announced in conjunction with the first day of NRF 2022, the largest annual trade show in retail.
Workspace ONE is an intelligent-driven platform that enables IT to simply and securely deliver any app on any device with integrated access control, management, automation and analytics, and remote support. Using time and attendance data from WorkJam, Workspace ONE customers will be able to selectively restrict access to sensitive corporate content on devices—like inventory management and buy online, pick-up in store (BOPIS) apps—when employees aren't on the clock. While off the clock, workers will still be able to use their BYO or COPE device to access non-work features and personal data, as well as non-sensitive corporate content—like HR apps and shift scheduling tools.
With WorkJam and VMware Workspace ONE, employers of frontline workforces will be able to:
Enable a consistent and compliant employee experience across the organization
Simplify and streamline communications and operational processes organization-wide
Advance workplace culture through incentivized learning in the flow and upskilling
Boost productivity and retention through a unified employee experience
Net a consistent customer experience across the organization
Frontline workers need to access productivity tools via multiple touch points throughout the day, which can cause serious risk for both security and productivity if not handled thoughtfully. That's why WorkJam and VMware are coming together. As businesses continue to navigate change in a time of technological advancement, it's becoming increasingly important for businesses to prioritize clarity, accessibility, and security."
Rich Halbert, Chief Strategy Officer at WorkJam
"Empowered and digitally connected employees can make all the difference for retailers," said Ed Durbin, Director of VMware's Global Retail Industry Group. "BYO and COPE policies enable retailers to redefine the employee experience and maintain a competitive advantage. Together with WorkJam, we are powering the future of digital workspaces to help our customers better deploy BOYD and COPE with the privacy employees demand and the enhanced data security that IT requires. Armed with the necessary tools to make their jobs easier and more productive, employees can transform the retail experience from the inside out."
WorkJam is the proven digital solution for break-through gains in frontline workforce productivity & retention. As the employee-facing suite for communication, learning, task management, and more, WorkJam delivers next-level employee enablement - Total Frontline Orchestration. Available in over 42 languages and countries, WorkJam is loved by employees and employers alike as they gain knowledge, dexterity and a compliant digital relationship created through an average 89% adoption and an ROI that begins at 170%.
VMware software powers the world's complex digital infrastructure. The company's cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact.
IBM | June 05, 2020
IBM is ending support for IBM Cloud Virtual Servers for VPC on Power in 80 days.
As of June 2, new instances of VPC on Power will no longer be able to be provisioned, but existing ones will still exist - until August 22, 2020.
IBM Cloud Power offerings have struggled, launching later than planned, and not expanding beyond a single Dallas data center for years.
The company suggested users shift from the virtual private cloud service to IBM Power Systems Virtual Servers, but the alternative will not support Linux until an unidentified date later this year. Instead, it supports the less popular and proprietary AIX and IBM i operating systems.
As of June 2, new instances of VPC on Power will no longer be able to be provisioned, but existing ones will still exist - until August 22, 2020, when all instances will be deleted. "Please extract data that is still desired as soon as possible,
The Power Systems Virtual Servers offering also does not support GPUs like VPC does. IBM suggests using on-premises Power and GPU combinations, or shifting to using IBM's x86-based cloud service that supports some Nvidia GPUs - although that won't be very helpful for code built for the Power architecture.
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IBM Cloud Power offerings have struggled, launching later than planned, and not expanding beyond a single Dallas data center for years, The Register notes.
The platform did score one major win this year, though, when Google started offering the architecture in its cloud.
Its future remains uncertain, however, with IBM in the midst of extensive layoffs. It is not clear just how many people are set to be laid off, with some reports suggesting as many as 20,000 staffers. "Power got hit hard," one laid-off employee,
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ADVA | August 19, 2021
ADVA and Lanner Electronics today announced that the Lanner NCA-4025 is now verified with Intel Select Solution for uCPE with ADVA Ensemble Connector, giving communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprises a simple and cost-efficient route to virtualization at the network edge. In addition, ADVA’s Ensemble Connector is available preinstalled on a variety of Lanner’s leading network appliances, so customers can select from a range of workload-optimized solutions that deliver the full benefits of network functions virtualization (NFV). Lanner’s NCA-4025 and ADVA’s Ensemble Connector will power uCPE deployments with advanced encryption performance, secure SD-WAN services and robust network protection for operators rolling out uCPE at scale
We’re excited that Lanner’s NCA-4025 is now a certified Intel Select Solution for uCPE preinstalled with Ensemble Connector. The new plug-and-play offering delivers the highest levels of performance while running multiple virtual network functions. It reduces the effort and complexity of testing and validation and accelerates time-to-market for new services,” said Mike Heffner, GM, Edge Cloud, ADVA. “The carrier-class capabilities of our Ensemble Connector combined with Lanner’s high-performance network appliances provide customers with a choice of highly scalable and secure hardware-software solutions that are pre-integrated and ready to deploy.”
The partnership between ADVA and Lanner gives businesses and CSPs an open and flexible solution guaranteed to meet the performance needs of the most demanding uCPE applications. It delivers improved networking through the Ensemble Connector operating system and virtual network function hosting environment. This features advanced applications at Layer 2 and 3, including LTE access and Carrier Ethernet 2.0 functionality, as well as zero-touch provisioning for ultimate simplicity and scale. The uCPE offering also enables access to the Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem, the industry’s largest set of onboarded virtualized applications and supported servers.
“Together with ADVA and Intel, we’re setting a new benchmark for performance, scale and security. Our platform powered by the Intel® Xeon® D2100 multi-core processor and running ADVA’s carrier-grade software gives network operators a highly versatile uCPE solution that supports agile service provisioning straight out of the box,” commented Sven Freudenfeld, CTO, Telecom Application, Lanner. “Not only does our NCA-4025 remove the headache of hardware and software integration, but it also accelerates time-to-market for SD-WAN, SD-Security and other NFV applications. Now our customers can be free to innovate and respond in an instant to new business opportunities.”
ADVA is a company founded on innovation and focused on helping our customers succeed. Our technology forms the building blocks of a shared digital future and empowers networks across the globe. We’re continually developing breakthrough hardware and software that leads the networking industry and creates new business opportunities. It’s these open connectivity solutions that enable our customers to deliver the cloud and mobile services that are vital to today’s society and for imagining new tomorrows. Together, we’re building a truly connected and sustainable future.