VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS,CLOUD
ISG | December 30, 2022
The growing use of public clouds by enterprises is leading to an increase in cloud costs, prompting a rise in demand for FinOps platforms to monitor and control expenses, according to a report by technology research and advisory firm Information Services Group. This rise in demand for FinOps platforms reflects a change in the enterprise cloud space, where companies are now looking for solutions that give them more accurate cost insights and better control over how much they spend on the cloud.
FinOps platforms, which help clients manage their global IT assets and cut costs, are becoming an important part of the public cloud ecosystem as companies adopt multi-cloud strategies and take stock of how they use the cloud and how much it costs them. FinOps platforms are becoming more popular, which gives businesses a better view of their cloud costs and more control over how much they spend on the cloud.
"According to predictions, the finops market will expand by more than 30% in 2022, and future growth will probably be faster."
The report named Apptio (Cloudability), Flexera, HCLTech (MyXalytics), NetApp (Spot), and VMware (CloudHealth) as leaders in the Cloud FinOps Platforms quadrant. These platforms provide customers with a comprehensive view of their cloud consumption and costs, allowing them to gain better control over their spending and make decisions that drive operational efficiency and reduce costs. As spending on the cloud continues to grow, more and more businesses will use finops platforms to make sure they get the most out of their cloud investments.
ISG is a global technology research and advisory firm. ISG helps more than 800 clients, including 75 of the world's top 100 enterprises, achieve operational excellence and faster growth. Automation, cloud and data analytics, sourcing advisory, managed governance and risk services, network carrier services, strategy and operations design, change management, market intelligence, and technology research and analysis are all examples of digital transformation services. ISG, founded in 2006 and based in Stamford, Connecticut, employs more than 1,300 digitally-ready professionals in more than 20 countries. The company is known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES
Azul | February 08, 2023
On February 7, 2023, Azul, the only 100% Java-focused firm, announced that its high-performance Java runtime, Azul Platform Prime, now supports 64-bit Arm architectures, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) Graviton-based Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. This combination enables clients to reduce cloud costs while improving the performance of popular open-source technologies, cloud-native apps, and Java-based frameworks.
Azul delivers more than 20 years of Java market leadership and supports more Java versions than any other vendor, including Oracle. Azul has long been a driving force behind Java support for developing hardware architectures, including spearheading the OpenJDK community effort (JEP 391) to enable support for Apple Silicon Arm-based Macs, and now supports AWS Graviton2 and Graviton3 processors for cloud deployments.
Azul is extending its leadership with cloud-native Java runtimes that support 64-bit Arm architectures by offering the finest Java Virtual Machine (JVM) for AWS Graviton processors with Azul Platform Prime and has received service validation from AWS Graviton Ready Program. In addition, Azul's rigorous testing shows that Azul Platform Prime performs substantially faster than competing OpenJDK alternatives. Azul Platform Prime running on AWS Graviton2 and AWS Graviton3 processors, provide improved price performance and scale required for cloud workloads.
Arm platforms are becoming increasingly popular because of their low cost-performance ratio. According to Gartner®, "By 2025, Arm-based shipments will account for around 20% of worldwide (except China) infrastructure as a services (IaaS) capabilities, and 55% of platform as a services (PaaS) capability."
(Source – Business Wire)
Azul is the only 100% Java-focused firm, providing the most trusted Java platform to the contemporary cloud enterprise. By emphasizing its clients' success, maintaining a steadfast commitment to innovation and quality, and promoting Java via community leadership, it delivers the world's finest commercial support for OpenJDK. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, the company is trusted by millions of Java developers, hundreds of millions of devices, and prominent companies, including 27% of the Fortune 100, to provide extraordinary capabilities, security, performance, value, and success for their applications.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
Stratus Technologies | February 07, 2023
On February 6, 2023, Stratus Technologies, Inc. (Stratus), an SGH company and a pioneer in protected, simplified, and autonomous Edge Computing platforms announced that it will display its Edge Computing platforms and pre-validated control architectures, made with Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric, at the 27th annual ARC Industry Leadership Forum from February 6–9, in Orlando, Florida.
The subject of this year's conference is energy transition, driving sustainability and performance through digitalization. During the Oil & Gas Transformation session, Stratus and customer Streamline Innovations will present on sustainable gas treating solutions.
Stratus will showcase its Edge Computing platforms and solutions at booth #34, including:
Stratus ztC Edge Platform - the second-generation Stratus ztC Edge platform integrates in-built fault tolerance and application virtualization in an easy-to-install, rugged design for the edge.
Stratus Edge Computing Experience (ECX) - This immersive environment enables IT and OT users to explore a broad range of Edge Computing application cases in industrial automation, allowing users to extend edge automation and exploit essential data for insight using easy, secure, autonomous Edge Computing.
Edge Analytics - The IoT analytics software from Litmus on the Stratus Edge 110i and the second-gen Stratus ztC Edge 200i exhibits predictive maintenance, condition-based monitoring, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The partnership shows a simple, secure, autonomous solution for deploying analytics for any MES, SCADA, or IoT software at edge locations in order to overcome network bandwidth, latency, and risk of downtime.
Stratus will also highlight the following to illustrate how pre-validated and tested architectures may reduce engineering time, enable quick deployment, and simplify OT and IT management:
PlantPAx® Solution-in-a-Box from Rockwell Automation - A jointly-tested process control architecture running on ztC Edge to facilitate the deployment of small to medium-sized distributed control systems (DCS) that need less than 5,000 I/Os at edge locations.
Schneider Electric EcoStruxure™ Micro Data Center with Stratus ftServer® Platform - Designed for edge environments, it combines virtualization, fault tolerance, physical protection and smart uninterrupted power. These pre-validated designs are ideal for Systems Integrators since they save 40% in field engineering work and 20% in time-to-deployment.
About Stratus Technologies
Stratus, headquartered in Maynard, MA, is a pioneer in protected, simplified, and autonomous Edge Computing platforms. It ensures the continuous availability of business-critical applications for leaders who are digitally transforming their operations in order to drive predictable, peak performance with minimal risk by delivering zero-touch Edge Computing platforms that are easy to deploy and maintain, protected from interruptions and threats, and autonomous. For the past 40 years, the company has supplied dependable and redundant zero-touch computing, allowing global Fortune 500 companies and small-to-medium-sized businesses to securely and remotely transform data into actionable intelligence at the edge, cloud, and data center, thereby increasing uptime and efficiency.