VIRTUAL SERVER MANAGEMENT
Spectro Cloud | August 18, 2021
Spectro Cloud, a provider of a next-gen enterprise Kubernetes management platform, today announced the release of an open source CNCF Cluster API contribution supporting Canonical’s MaaS interface. The new contribution to the open source Kubernetes ecosystem addresses the need for organizations to easily deploy, run and manage Kubernetes clusters directly on top of bare metal servers, increasing performance and minimizing cost and operational effort.
“Running Kubernetes directly on bare metal servers is the next big thing for the Kubernetes community, but it has been challenging and difficult to implement,” said Tenry Fu, CEO & co-founder at Spectro Cloud. “So far, we have seen two fairly compartmentalized efforts to evolve the use of bare metal with all of its benefits and to modernize Kubernetes management. The problem has been that each of these initiatives have been siloed thus far. With the Spectro Cloud Cluster API provider for MaaS, we have built the bridge between the two—this will enable the whole market to expand.”
This latest open source contribution from Spectro Cloud is the first industry solution to bridge two paradigm shifts for Kubernetes: Cluster API, which enables comprehensive lifecycle management in a declarative manner for Kubernetes environments, and bare metal performance. It allows any team to use CNCF’s Cluster API to easily provision Kubernetes clusters on bare metal servers in any data center and manage them just like any other Kubernetes deployment target, without the extra hassle and risks, or additional technical skill sets.
The open source software, under Apache license and available for anyone to download, can be used by IT and development teams that are interested in managing Kubernetes environments at scale and have or are interested in extending to bare metal servers.
Organizations moving to production Kubernetes with multiple projects can benefit from Spectro Cloud’s Cluster API provider for MaaS through:
Simplified management: No need for complex scripting, time wasted in configurations or a virtualization skill set in-house
Improved performance: Eliminates the 7-10% Central Processing Unit (CPU) / memory hit added by hypervisors, also allows directly accessing GPUs and high-IOPS storage
Lowered costs: The ability to run Kubernetes directly on bare metal bypasses the need for hypervisor and virtualization licensing
“Kubernetes can be challenging, let alone deploying directly on bare metal servers,” adds Saad Malik, CTO and co-founder at Spectro Cloud. “The challenge with bare metal Kubernetes was always in treating those environments as one-offs that required specialized management, customizations and additional oversight. What we have built is essentially a way for any team to deploy and manage bare metal Kubernetes just like any other cluster. This open-source contribution, along with the Spectro Cloud platform, further demonstrates our work in bringing life to the CNCF Cluster API project.”
Spectro Cloud’s ongoing contributions to open-source projects push the boundaries as the market moves into the next phase of Kubernetes. The new solution promotes the company’s vision around delivering the capabilities of container-based development with Kubernetes, without the complexity that hinders widespread enterprise adoption for production-scale environments.
"Spectro Cloud's release of a MaaS provider for CNCF's Cluster API project is an important contribution to the technology industry, extending Kubernetes provisioning and management to now include bare metal target environments,” said Joseph Jacks, Founding CNCF Member and Former Board Member, Co-founder of KubeCon. “These types of open source projects and efforts help to advance the adoption of new technologies for both business and solution providers."
About Spectro Cloud
Spectro Cloud provides a complete and integrated platform that enables organizations to easily manage the full lifecycle of any combination of new or existing, simple or complex, small or large Kubernetes environments whether in data centers or clouds. With a unique approach to managing multiple clusters, Spectro Cloud gives IT teams complete control, visibility and production-scale efficiencies to provide developers highly-curated Kubernetes stacks and tools based on their specific needs, with granular governance and enterprise-grade security. Spectro Cloud is backed by Stripes, Sierra Ventures, boldstart ventures, Westwave Capital, Alter Venture Partners and Firebolt Ventures.
Connectify | June 17, 2020
Connectify today announced the launch of Speedify 10, the latest version of its revolutionary VPN service that lets you use all your internet connections at once.
Regardless of which network is being utilized at a given moment, Speedify’s industry-leading encryption provides increased security and privacy for all user data flowing through the VPN tunnel.
Speed, stability, and security are enhanced as internet users transition between wireless, wired and mobile internet during the pandemic and beyond.
Connectify today announced the launch of Speedify 10, the latest version of its revolutionary VPN service that lets you use all your internet connections at once. With version 10, Speedify has been reimagined to solve the challenges remote workers and other heavy internet users face in the current environment.
Built in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Many Americans are still weeks to months away from returning to the office, and nearly 70 percent of remote workers face connectivity issues when working from home, according to Independence Research. Adding to their internet woes, data from M-Lab revealed that more than three-fourths of U.S. states are experiencing slower internet speeds as the crisis has accelerated.
The pandemic has reshaped our expectations for internet access. People are hosting video calls, live streaming, and playing online games like never before to digitally engage with the world. However, despite how essential the internet is to our daily lives, connectivity technologies are failing users in critical moments. Speedify 10 is the remedy, because it lets users bond all of their available connections for increased performance as well as transition seamlessly between them without missing a beat,
Alex Gizis, CEO of Connectify.
Enhanced Features, Better Internet
From home internet to mobile data and public Wi-Fi networks, almost everyone has more than one readily available internet connection that traditional VPNs do not capitalize on.
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Speedify 10 removes the friction that prevents internet connections from working together. It empowers a seamless and secure remote work experience, enhances streaming, and adds resiliency for users who cannot afford to be offline.
It stabilizes internet connections by ensuring failover between Wi-Fi and mobile internet without dropping a data stream or disconnecting a user in their networks’ dead zones. Regardless of which network is being utilized at a given moment, Speedify’s industry-leading encryption provides increased security and privacy for all user data flowing through the VPN tunnel.
Speedify 10 improves streaming by automatically detecting and prioritizing real-time streams such as video calls and VoIP, using multiple connections at once to increase reliability or provide an extra boost of speed when necessary.
Key new features of Speedify 10 include:
• Higher quality, more reliable video calls and live streaming – Achieved by bringing multiple connections together to improve performance and speed
• At-a-glance connection statistics – Performance data is front and center, enabling users to understand their connections in new ways
• Reimagined Interface – Users can easily connect, customize, and optimize their remote access experience
• Smoother connections – Support for navigating captive portals and guest Wi-Fi logins without disconnecting
When streaming live video or working remotely, technological problems are always looming. Live streaming is all about reaching your audience now, which you can’t do if your internet connection is slow or fails. Speedify provides peace of mind by using all of my available internet connections to keep me connected and streaming wherever I am. Battling internet issues is a thing of the past with Speedify — I can’t recommend it enough,
Chris Carson, owner of SteadiReadi.
Available Now, with a Limited Time Sale
In conjunction with the launch of Speedify 10, Connectify is having a special sale through June 30th on yearly and multi-year subscriptions, where users can experience its latest connectivity solution for an additional 50 percent off of annual and multi-year plans. The app is now available for download on iOS, Android, macOS, Windows and Linux.
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Connectify creates apps that allow people to do more with their Internet connections. Its products include Speedify, the VPN that uses all your internet connections at once; Connectify Hotspot, the first software-only virtual router; Pingify, a mobile network diagnostics tool for iOS and Android to test the reliability of Wi-Fi, cellular and VPN connections; and EdgeWise Connect, a native iOS app that rescues users from the edge of Wi-Fi. It continues to innovate by developing and designing apps that have one thing in common: they make your Internet better.
Harmonic Inc. | October 09, 2020
Harmonic today announced industry-leading deployment milestones for the company's pioneering work in virtualization and access network technologies. Harmonic's groundbreaking CableOS® virtualized access solution is now powering over 2 million cable modems worldwide, of which over 1.4 million modems are connected through a distributed access architecture (DAA). Enabling these DAA deployments are more than 10,000 Harmonic Remote-PHY devices now in operation worldwide, further solidifying the company's market-leading position and expertise in DAA.