BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY
Pure Storage | May 18, 2022
Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers the world's most advanced data storage technology and services, today announced a series of updates to its Portworx portfolio which include:
General availability of Portworx Data Services, the industry's first Kubernetes Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) Platform
The next generation of the iconic Portworx Enterprise, the complete multi-cloud ready Kubernetes data management platform for running mission-critical applications in production
General availability of Portworx Backup-as-a-Service, which supports backup and restore of any Kubernetes services including Amazon EKS, Red Hat OpenShift, Google Kubernetes Engine, VMware Tanzu, and Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service
"Our focus is to unify and simplify the world of platform and DevOps teams, who are tackling some of the biggest challenges when bringing Kubernetes applications in production to enterprise scale. With today's announcements we are providing our customers with a comprehensive Kubernetes suite of solutions that help them accelerate data services, run Kubernetes apps in production, and protect apps and data anywhere with a few clicks." — Murli Thirumale, VP and General Manager, Cloud Native Business Unit, Pure Storage.
Portworx Data Services
The complexity that results from the use of different types of data services and different databases means DevOps teams spend a large amount of their time firefighting deployments and operations, instead of delivering the new features customers want. Portworx Data Services is a Kubernetes Database-as-a-Service platform which organizations can leverage to expedite deployment, Day 2 operations, and protection - for any data service - with a single click, without any lock-in or the need to hire specialists.
Now generally available, developers can take advantage of:
Support for Critical Databases: One-click deployment of the popular data services, including Cassandra, Kafka, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis and Zookeeper are supported immediately on One Platform; with more services coming soon. Platform teams can use One API to operate all of these databases and Manage One Solution for enterprise grade support
Consumption-Based Pricing: Organizations only pay for the data services they consume. Portworx Data Services can be purchased through a pay-as-you-go model, or through pre-purchased hours
Enterprises and service providers are standardizing on Kubernetes for all their containerized applications, whether it's on-premises, in the cloud or edge environments. These customers are also looking to expand to new workloads and get better performance and efficiencies in Kubernetes production environments. The next generation of Portworx Enterprise unlocks new use cases that will help customers to bring varied workloads in Kubernetes production environments, boost developer agility, maximize application performance, and reduce failover time to seconds.
The five new use cases and capabilities for Portworx Enterprise are:
Multi-tenant platform-as-a-service with application I/O control: This enables customers to maximize the use of infrastructure, control IOPS and bandwidth resources per app/tenant, and scale platform as-a-service environments efficiently
5G/edge with IPv6: Enables deployment of Kubernetes applications in a 5G/edge environment, end-to-end IPv6 support and access to edge storage
Lift and shift of legacy applications with Kubernetes virtualization: Provides end-to-end support for KubeVirt and Openshift virtualization in Kubernetes managed platforms
Unified storage overlay with Object Store Service: Customers are able to get a unified storage overlay solution with file, block, and object store services
Hot data tier backed by high performance storage with PX-Fast: Customers can take advantage of high IOPS and low latency of any high performance storage backend infrastructure, including NVMe, without compromising the advantages of Portworx Enterprise.
According to the Global Data Protection Index 2021 report, 82% of organizations are concerned their current data protection solution won't meet future business challenges, and 67% of organizations struggle to find the right data protection solution for their cloud-native apps. Customers also want integrated backup and disaster recovery solutions to be offered as-a-Service. PX-Backup-as-a-Service takes all of the feature richness of PX-Backup and makes it available for customers to consume as a service, making Day 0 and Day 2 operations for Kubernetes data protection simple.
Now generally available, PX-Backup-as-a-Service includes auto discovery of Amazon EKS clusters to enable customers to start protecting their cloud native apps with a few simple clicks, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), and multi-tenancy.
About Pure Storage
Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) gives technologists their time back. Pure delivers a modern data experience that empowers organizations to run their operations as a true, automated, storage as-a-service model seamlessly across multiple clouds. Pure helps customers put data to use while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. And with a certified customer satisfaction score in the top one percent of B2B companies, Pure's ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS
Options | August 01, 2022
Options Technology, the leading Capital Markets services provider, today announced the achievement of VMware Cloud Verified status in their Park Royal Data Center.
The accomplishment follows the VMware Cloud Provider Principal Partner Status awarded to the firm last year, along with Cloud Verified status at LHC, LD4 and NY5 sites.
Cloud Verification assures that a partner is validated to expertly deliver cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service across VMware’s best-in-class network, storage, and compute solutions to meet individual client needs specifically.
VMware Cloud Verified partner services enable customers to achieve unmatched levels of consistency, performance, and interoperability for traditional and containerised enterprise applications with the confidence the service received is based on the most advanced VMware cloud technologies.
Options President and CEO Danny Moore said, “We are delighted to announce the addition of Park Royal to our growing portfolio of cloud solutions and Options’ third VMware Cloud Verified status in recent months.
Today’s news not only validates the rapid expansion of services across our global backbone but Options’ unique position as the partner of choice in the delivery of holistic, flexible, and resilient cloud strategy for clients.”
Today’s news comes as the latest in a series of strategic announcements for Options, including its seventh Microsoft Gold Partner status, hosting capabilities in Aruba IT3 Bergamo, and the launch of its Quantify and Data Store products.
In 2019, Options received investment from Boston-based Private Equity Firm Abry Partners. This investment has enabled Options to accelerate its growth strategy and develop its technology platform while expanding its global reach in key financial centres.
Options Technology is the No. 1 provider of IT infrastructure to global Capital Markets firms, supporting their operations and ecosystems.
Founded in 1993, the firm began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. Today, the company provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 550 firms globally, providing an agile, scalable platform in an Investment Bank-grade Cybersecurity wrapper.
Options clients include the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses, and exchanges. With offices in 8 key cities; New York, Toronto, Chicago, London, Belfast, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Auckland, Options are well placed to service its customers on-site and remotely.
In 2019, Options secured a significant growth investment from Abry Partners, a Boston-based sector-focused private equity firm. This investment has enabled Options to considerably accelerate its growth strategy to invest further in its technology platform and expand its reach in key financial centres globally.
Options has been named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, and 2017 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
About Abry Partners
Abry is one of the most experienced and successful sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has completed over $82 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity placements. Currently, the firm manages over $5.0 billion of capital across their active funds.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES
Accops Systems | July 07, 2022
Accops, a leading provider of digital workspace technology products, today announced the appointment of Harish Menon as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 5 July 2022. Harish carries an experience of 23+ years in enterprise solution sales and channel management in India and abroad. Vijender Yadav, Co-founder and current CEO, will step down from his current role and will focus on technology, innovation and R&D operations as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
Menon has worked across several industries, including BFSI, Energy & Utility, IT/ITes, Aerospace & Defence, EPCI, Manufacturing, and Healthcare, among others, anchoring responsibilities in Indian and other global markets. At Accops, he will be responsible for driving business expansion in India and overseas. His focus will be to drive up revenues and fuel the company's growth momentum.
Most recently, Menon was Senior Director for Denmark-headquartered Envecon, acquiring marquee clients and transforming their technology landscape. He co-created and scaled the product portfolio while continuing to build an amazing team who managed clients globally.
Menon is an alumnus of IMT-Ghaziabad and graduated from Delhi University with B.Com (Honours).
"As we move forward towards our mission to create a progressive, sustainable organization, it's the right time to bring professionals with experience to lead the next level of growth. Harish is a highly seasoned professional with proven experience in driving sales and scaling up companies. This transition will allow us to focus more on innovative technology, product development, and improving service delivery," said Yadav.
Mohan Bhat, Co-founder and MD, who was instrumental in accelerating the company growth 3x, will now step into a new role as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), focusing on customer success.
"We are striving to deliver more success to our customers with support of our channel partners. With Harish's decades of experience, customers and partners can expect better engagement and multi-fold increase in value delivered by Accops," said Bhat.
"Innovation at Accops is to meet the unsaid, unarticulated needs of clients who choose our solutions for not only transforming their employee experience but also to ensure business operations are streamlined and stay compliant with regulatory frameworks. I am excited to be part of Accops and contribute to this culture of innovation, keeping the interests of stakeholders, i.e. employees, customers and partners at the core of our aspirations,"
Accops is a Digital Workspace & Converged Identity and Access Management product company with a rich portfolio that includes Zero trust-based Application Access Gateway, EUC Virtualization via application & desktop virtualization (VDI), Identity & Access Management solutions and thin client/zero client hardware endpoints. Using Accops Digital Workspace suite, organizations can deliver any type of business applications to their workforce and vendors, offering them the freedom to work from anywhere, anytime, using their favourite devices. Accops solutions are comprehensive, integrated and simplified, replacing multiple point solutions.