SERVER HYPERVISORS, SECURITY
VergeIO | April 26, 2023
VergeIO, the Ultraconverged Infrastructure (UCI) company, today announced the launch of IOclone, a new solution that solves the virtualization snapshot problem facing users today. VMware and other virtualized environments suffer from highly inefficient snapshots and because of performance concerns, customers can only maintain a few active snapshots. This level of retention is insufficient for adequate data protection. With IOclone, customers can now leverage the built-in global data deduplication capabilities of VergeOS to create complete clones of virtual machines (VM) within milliseconds, regardless of VM size. Each clone is immutable and space efficient, initially consuming no additional capacity.
Hypervisors without the powerful capabilities of IOclone require customers to use expensive array-based snapshots or integrate with backup software solutions, forcing customers into an expensive and complicated multi-step solution for data protection. By comparison, IOclone is a single-step process tightly integrated into VergeOS. Once IT sets up a cloning policy, snapshots happen regularly without administrative intervention.
Now customers can create and maintain thousands of space-efficient copies of virtual machines or even virtual data centers without impacting performance. Both the original production instance and clones perform at the full performance of the infrastructure. Clones are instantly available for use in testing, QA, and development purposes, or customers can create "golden masters" and spawn hundreds or even thousands of VMs or virtual data centers (VDCs) from the original, again without impacting performance.
"Both clones and snapshots typically have some overhead in the capacity they consume and the processing required to use them. Clones typically have to make a copy of all of the metadata information, which means the cloning process takes some time upfront, but then they are ready to use and independent. Snapshots trade up front processing time and instead show performance degradation when in use or during clean-up," said Greg Campbell, VergeIO founder and CTO. "IOclone delivers the best of both. Because our deduplication is part of the metadata in our filesystem, we get all the performance and independence benefits of cloning without their upfront overhead.”
Customers can execute IOclone on the virtual machine, the volume, or an entire virtual data center (VDC). In the same way that a virtual machine is an encapsulation of a server, a VDC clone is an encapsulation of the entire data center. It includes all the VMs within the data center and all the storage and networking policies, delivering near-instant recovery.
IOclone does not require specialized storage controllers or storage data processing units. Thanks to the efficiency of VergeOS, it works with off-the-shelf servers using commodity flash and hard disk drives within the VergeOS environment. It is integrated into VergeOS and is available now at no additional charge to VergeOS customers. Customers looking to migrate off VMware can leverage VergeIO's IOprotect and benefit from the immutable limitless protection of IOclone.
VergeIO is the Ultraconverged Infrastructure (UCI) company. Unlike hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), it rotates the traditional IT stack (compute, storage, and networking) into an integrated data center operating system, VergeOS. Its efficiency enables greater workload density on the same hardware with high levels of data resiliency. The result is dramatically lower costs and greatly simplified IT.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER HYPERVISORS
globenewswire | April 04, 2023
Cloudbrink today announced that it signed a global reseller agreement with NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation (NESIC).
NESIC will have exclusive rights in Japan to the Hybrid Access as a Service (HAaaS) platform, which provides fast, secure access to cloud and data center applications for hybrid workers.
NESIC has a commanding position in the Japanese market, where it is a leading reseller of Zoom. Accelerating videoconferencing applications for remote/hybrid workers is one of the major use cases for Cloudbrink.
The deal with NESIC follows extensive testing across multiple applications including collaboration tools, file transfer and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).
Osamu Kikuchi, senior vice president NEC Networks & System Integration, said: “Productivity and security are the twin challenges faced by our customers in the hybrid working era. In tests, the Cloudbrink service demonstrated significantly enhanced performance for SaaS applications, particularly in environments where network connections were less reliable, such as for users working remotely from home or on business trips. With the Cloudbrink app, NESIC can optimize the network for our customers wherever they are, without compromising on security and without the need for additional hardware.”
Prakash Mana, chief executive and co-founder of Cloudbrink, said: “We’re delighted to be working with one of the world’s most successful companies. Our approach is all about making sure that the experience users have had for more than a decade in the office can follow them wherever their work takes them. Until now IT departments have struggled to keep remote users secure, as well as having to deal with networking issues they often couldn’t solve. The deal with NESIC testifies that we’ve successfully addressed both of these issues.”
The Cloudbrink service comprises an app and a global network of virtual PoPs called FAST edges to overcome packet loss, latency and other problems at the edge of the network, together with high-performance ZTNA and Moving Target Defense (MTD) for enterprise-grade security. Cloudbrink also provides a connector for secure, low-latency access to data center applications.
Cloudbrink brings the industry’s first highest-performance connectivity to the modern hybrid workforce anywhere in the world. The company uses AI and ML to provide edge-native hybrid access as a service (HAaaS). HAaaS delivers accelerated performance for cloud, SaaS, and data center applications.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
businesswire | March 28, 2023
Following its prior announcement on March 15, 2023, Vecima Networks Inc. today announced that Charter Communications, Inc. has selected its Entra® Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) solution with ERM3 Remote PHY Devices to support its fixed broadband network evolution to 10G. The ERM3 is expected to be used for a substantial portion of Charter’s network and to support a growth plan driven by network evolution, expansion, and execution.
Vecima’s ERM3 Remote PHY Device (RPD) is designed to easily upgrade legacy Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) nodes to DAA and reduce time and cost for service providers while dramatically increasing broadband capacity. The ERM3 RPD is a unique design that allows for direct installation in three of the most widely deployed third-party nodes in North America. Upgrading legacy nodes to DAA allows for substantially improved service quality, lower-cost operations, and higher bandwidth for DOCSIS subscribers. When installed in Vecima’s previously announced EN9000 Generic Access Platform (GAP) node, higher performance and density can be achieved in a platform that enables ongoing further evolution in capacity and access technologies.
In September 2022, Vecima announced significant market adoption and scale for its Entra Cable Access and Fiber Access products, including its Entra Remote PHY nodes. In addition, Vecima recently announced a revenue record for its Entra DAA portfolio, with strong deliveries in recent quarters.
About Vecima Networks
Vecima Networks Inc. is leading the global evolution to the multi-gigabit, content-rich networks of the future. Our talented people deliver future-ready software, services, and integrated platforms that power broadband and video streaming networks, monitor and manage transportation, and transform experiences in homes, businesses, and everywhere people connect. We help our customers evolve their networks with cloud-based solutions that deliver ground-breaking speed, superior video quality, and exciting new services to their subscribers.