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VMware | June 29, 2022
VMware, a U.S.-based cloud computing and virtualization technology company, announced the introduction of VMware vSAN+ and VMware vSphere+ to assist organizations in extending hybrid cloud services on-premises, simplifying operations with centralized structures, and increasing developer speed with integrated Kubernetes.
Launched as a technology preview named Project Arctic at VMworld 2021, these novel solutions help enterprises bring the benefits of the cloud to their existing on-premises infrastructure by providing a flexible subscription model, access to new hybrid cloud services, and centralized cloud-based infrastructure management.
"VMware vSphere+ and VMware vSAN+ represent the next major evolution of those foundational solutions that customers know and trust." He added, "Wherever customers are on their digital transformation journey and in executing their cloud strategy, vSphere+ and vSAN+ will help accelerate their transformation by bringing the benefits of cloud to their existing on-premises infrastructure and workloads, along with simplified consumption via a flexible subscription model."
Krish Prasad, senior vice president and general manager for VMware Cloud Platform Business, Cloud Infrastructure Business Group, VMware
VMware vSAN+ and VMware vSphere+ are critical parts of the VMware Cloud strategy to provide compatible infrastructure with value-added proficiencies across distributed environments. These solutions allow organizations to activate add-on hybrid cloud services.
Gary Chen, IDC Research Director, Software Defined Compute, mentioned, "The transformation of on-premises infrastructure with cloud services is an emerging modernization trend that IDC is seeing draw significant interest from enterprises." He also said, "By enabling the ubiquitous datacenter hypervisor with cloud services, users will be able to onboard innovative capabilities that can be delivered immediately and fully managed from the cloud to address a broad range of pain points such as management efficiency, scale-out Kubernetes operations, and DR. The future possibilities of this delivery model, such as with vSphere+ and vSAN+, are endless and can be a key tool for enterprises to modernize their existing infrastructure quickly with minimal burden."
"VMware vSphere+ blurs the line between on-premises and cloud," stated Vishal Gupta, CIO for Lexmark. "The combination of cloud operating model with familiar toolsets will be a big win for us."
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Evolve IP | July 11, 2022
Evolve IP a premier international service provider of Work Anywhere™ solutions announced that it has partnered with PeterConnects, part of Anywhere365® Group, to integrate and provide Microsoft Teams-focused communication and contact center solutions for enterprise organizations.
This partnership will further mobilize the deployment of Evolve IP's enterprise-grade Anywhere Receptionist solution. The Anywhere Receptionist solution is a state-of-the-art telephone operator console that tightly integrates with Microsoft Teams and provides a range of smart features for improved call handling and efficient call distribution.
The Anywhere Receptionist from Evolve IP
The Anywhere Receptionist solution is designed to optimize efficiencies, streamline customer interactions, and improve overall operator and caller experience in Microsoft Teams. It achieves all of this from a single, secure, integrated pane of glass.
The secure, cloud-hosted application enables attendants, receptionists, and contact center teams to elevate their remote working experience by providing full visibility into the availability and present status of all team members.
Evolve IP's Anywhere Receptionist solution delivers the following features and more:
Presence information of all users
Intuitive and modern user interface
Drag and drop call transfer
Automatic voicemail and email capabilities
Contact management and monitoring
Secure, browser-based cloud application
Deep Integration for Maximum Collaboration and Communication
"Anywhere Receptionist is deeply integrated into collaboration and communication platforms like Microsoft Teams, thereby extending its benefits beyond the contact center into every part of an organization. This empowers businesses to take communication to a new level and support their remote workforce,"
Autumn Salama, Chief Integration Officer of Evolve IP
Erik van Arkel, Global Head of Partnerships, Anywhere365 Group, explains, "I'm proud to see how our efforts to always innovate our products and go-to-market are a reason for service providers such as Evolve IP to connect with our family of brands. Our aim is to always maximize the potential of time in any customer dialogue. This relationship will support that aim, together with our continued growth, as we look to meet the growing demand for communications solutions on top of Microsoft Teams. We're looking forward to collaborating with this aspiring partner that has a solid reputation and footprint in their markets."
EXABEAM | June 07, 2022
Today, the XDR Alliance welcomed VMware as a new member. This is the alliance's newest cybersecurity innovator to join and proclaim a commitment to an open, inclusive, and collaborative extended detection and response (XDR) architecture. By bringing expertise in endpoint, workload, and network security efficacy, as well as developing threat detection capabilities, VMware expands the alliance's technological reach.
Gorka Sadowski, chief strategy officer, Exabeam and founder of the XDR Alliance said that “We are thrilled to add VMware to the XDR Alliance as we continuously work towards improving security for the industry at large. Most of today’s cyber attacks feature advanced tactics such as lateral movement that target legitimate tools to inflict damage. By welcoming VMware to the XDR Alliance, we can utilize its endpoint, workload, and network security expertise to drive the open XDR mission forward and ensure it is addressing these sophisticated threats.”
“Carbon Black was one of the earliest pioneers of endpoint detection and response (EDR) which fundamentally transformed security by acknowledging comprehensive telemetry is essential to defending against evolving attacks. XDR expands this concept beyond the endpoint to enable better detection, investigation, and response. Rather than building walled gardens that lock customers in, VMware believes in aligning to how customers buy and use security solutions today to enable a multi-vendor XDR solution that is far better than what any one company or closed partner program can provide.”
Jason Rolleston, VP, Product Management, VMware
The Charter of the XDR Alliance
The XDR Alliance's charter is to define and encourage an open XDR framework and architecture that works best for end users; to assist SecOps teams in better integrating new and evolving applications and technologies; to make it easier for SecOps teams to deliver on the value-add use cases that their organizations need; to ensure interoperability across the XDR security vendor solutions set; and to join forces on XDR market education and awareness.
Members of the XDR Alliance represent complementary technologies in security analytics, security information and event management (SIEM), endpoint, email, identity, cloud, network, and OT/IoT security and threat intelligence, and they work together to provide open XDR and threat detection, investigation, and response (TDIR). Managed security service providers (MSSPs), managed detection and response services (MDRs), and systems integrators are also alliance subcategories (SIs).
Armis, CyberArk, Exabeam, Expel, ExtraHop, Google Cloud Security, Mimecast, Netskope, Recorded Future, SentinelOne, and VMware are among the founding and new members of the XDR Alliance.