Corsa Security Expands its Global Presence by Signing FVC

Corsa | August 20, 2020

Corsa Security Expands its Global Presence by Signing FVC
Corsa Security, leaders in scaling network security, today announced it has signed FVC as a global distributor. By adding the turnkey Corsa Network Security Virtualization Platform to its offering, FVC can enable customers to scale traffic inspection to meet increasing bandwidth demand, making it possible to examine 100% of their traffic, even when encrypted. FVC is an award-winning value-added distributor of enterprise computing solutions, representing both well-established and emerging technology providers. With over 500 transacting partners and particular strength in the Middle East and Africa, FVC is well-positioned to expand the presence of Corsa Security globally.

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NetActuate Begins Anycast, Virtual Machines, Bare Metal, Colocation, and Network Services from Its Second Edge Location in Santiago, Chile

NetActuate | May 12, 2020

NetActuate announces the launch of services from Santiago, Chile. Anycast, virtual machines, bare metal and network services are now available from a second edge location in South America. NetActuate’s Anycast Delivery Platform, built on one of the largest peered IPv4 and IPv6 networks in the world. NetActuate’s global footprint, customers can deploy their hybrid environments into this and over 30 additional US and global locations, without having to manage multiple vendors for their infrastructure and low latency network services. As part of an ongoing strategic plan for global footprint growth, NetActuate announces the launch of services from Santiago, Chile. Anycast, virtual machines, bare metal, colocation, and network services are now available from a second edge location in South America. NetActuate’s recently upgraded São Paulo, Brazil data center was the first edge location, deployed in June 2018. Santiago is clearly emerging as a leading technology hub in the region, and we are thrilled to add it to our growing global footprint, Mark Mahle, CEO and Principal Technology Architect of NetActuate. Santiago, Chile, is one of the largest economies in the Americas, is quickly becoming a digital, telecommunications, and sub-sea cable hub. NetActuate’s Santiago facility features redundant power and cooling and multi-factor security, as well as direct access to the PIT CHILE internet exchange. Read More: Microsoft Announces Update to Windows Virtual Desktop to Make Life Easier for IT Admins NetActuate’s data center in Chile enables customers to reach end users across the LATAM region with greater speed and reliability. Recent reports predict that bandwidth growth across Latin America is anticipated to grow 63% over the coming years, ultimately reaching 1,430+ Tbps of installed capacity by 2022, and contributing more than 10% of interconnection bandwidth globally. Much of this growth, up to 31%, will be driven by the content and digital media industry. While development and implementation of new health policies and safety practices pushed out our deployment date, protecting the health and safety of our staff and global partners continues to be our number one priority, Mark Mahle, CEO and Principal Technology Architect of NetActuate. As an infrastructure and network service provider, NetActuate has been classified as an essential business throughout the duration of stay at home orders and phased reopenings. NetActuate continues to operate 24x7x365, and is taking extensive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of staff, as well as customers and partners around the world. NetActuate has also launched a new program for those on the front lines of the pandemic. Free infrastructure and network services are now available for the healthcare community working to treat patients and to contain the spread of COVID-19, as well as schools and other educational services. Providers can deploy and expand their global presence on NetActuate’s Anycast Delivery Platform, built on one of the largest peered IPv4 and IPv6 networks in the world. Purpose-built to deliver low latency and high reliability across diverse global markets, NetActuate’s anycast platform is available from their Santiago location, as well as over 30 US and global locations, with simple, predictable monthly pricing. As part of NetActuate’s global footprint, customers can deploy their hybrid environments into this and over 30 additional US and global locations, without having to manage multiple vendors for their infrastructure and low latency network services. Read More: Nutanix Announces New VDI Solutions to Help Support Remote Workers In A/NZ Region About NetActuate Operating one of the 10 largest IPv4 and IPv6 peered networks in the world, NetActuate helps providers get closer to their end users – no matter where in the world they are. Available from over 30 locations worldwide, our managed network and infrastructure services simplify and accelerate the global distribution of online applications and SaaS platforms. Learn more today at 1-800-419-2656 or at netactuate.com. To learn more about BGP anycast and how it can help reduce latency across diverse global markets, visit NetActuate's anycast information resource site at anycast.com.

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LogonBox | March 18, 2021

Building upon the achievement of LogonBox's free WireGuard VPN appliance, LogonBox is eager to deliver an accompanying free zero-design VPN customer and the dispatch of the LogonBox VPN Professional Edition. The LogonBox VPN, a free VPN appliance, presented total client the executives and Active Directory joining to the WireGuard VPN; this most recent delivery broadens these advantages further with a VPN customer that requires no design at all by clients. The zero-setup customer can safely download, refresh and oversee WireGuard arrangement records for the benefit of clients, staying up with the latest in the engine, allowing clients to sign on and center around completing work. The LogoBox VPN customer is one of the numerous huge strides in the VPN's item improvement progress, and its delivery harmonizes with the dispatch of the LogonBox VPN Professional Edition. The Professional Edition provides a full range of features to ensure convenience and advanced identity protection for small and medium enterprises, freelancers, and remote teams and includes: • Secure multi-factor authentication • Complete auditing • Integration with Azure AD and Google user directories • Full branding to replicate any corporate look and feel, including branding of the VPN client. LogonBox VPN appliance blows away WireGuard, offering a total start to finish VPN arrangement that is similarly however agreeable at home as it seems to be in a professional workplace. The LogonBox VPN appliance is accessible on all major hypervisors. About LogonBox At LogonBox, we help organizations manage and secure user identities with solutions that reduce helpdesk tickets, increase productivity, and secure user access across heterogeneous enterprises. LogonBox products are available as an on-premise installation on your hypervisor, or we offer a unique managed cloud deployment in a data center near you.

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Lightbits Labs | October 01, 2021

Lightbits Labs a leader in NVMe-based, scalable and software-defined elastic block storage that is fully optimized on Intel hardware for private and edge clouds, today announced that it has successfully completed a rigorous certification of LightOS® with VMware vSphere® 7 Update 3 and will be listed on the VMware Compatibility Guide. LightOS software-defined storage, fueled by 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built in AI accelerators, Intel Optane Persistent memory (PMem) and 100Gb Intel Ethernet 800 Series Network Adapters, offers the ultimate in performance, resilience, and scalability for VMware vSphere® while lowering cost. Lightbits pioneered NVMe/TCP, developing a disaggregated storage solution that is easy to deploy at scale, while delivering performance that is similar to local flash. As a VMware Technology Alliance Partner and design partner, Lightbits has been collaborating with VMware on development and testing of the new vSphere NVMe/TCP feature. Supporting native NVMe/TCP in VMware vSphere is a major step toward delivering an end-to-end NVMe solutions ecosystem. “Enterprise IT organizations supporting ESXi workloads, want access to the latest technologies to stay ahead in a highly competitive marketplace. Working with Lightbits and Intel, VMware is advancing its storage support with a strong roadmap for the NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) technology that gives data centers unprecedented remote access to NVMe storage. The addition of support for NVMe/TCP ensures that VMware hosts can better support modern applications that need high IOPS, low latency block storage solutions that offer large capacity and high density per storage server.” Said Paul Turner, Vice President Product Management vSphere, VMware LightOS supercharges VMware environments with these benefits: Simple: It’s easy to consume over TCP/IP networks using standard protocols and drivers. Seamlessly integrates into existing infrastructure and VMware environments. 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The integration of LightOS with Intel technology, especially for VMware environments provides private-cloud infrastructure and cloud service providers customers with an optimized cost-efficient, lower TCO storage solution while maintaining high performance and very low latency.” Christos Karamanolis, Lightbits Labs Advisory Board Member “This platform will provide core benefits to any organization that needs to increase the scale and utilization of their infrastructure, whether in financial services or other industries. LightOS enables data centers to take full advantage of NVMe/TCP. And when combined with the VMware ESXi and Intel hardware, organizations can rapidly and easily set up high-performance, scalable storage using the data center network they already have in place. 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Pioneers of the NVMe™ over TCP (NVMe/TCP) protocol, making low latency application access available to enterprise IT organizations supporting high-performance databases, big data analytics, and web-scale environments using either virtual or container-based architectures. Lightbits LightOS storage is designed to maximize the utility of NVMe, for IT organizations who want simplicity, performance, and flexibility for their Private and Edge clouds.

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