VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
prnewswire | March 30, 2023
Scale Computing, the market leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, today announced its edge video surveillance solutions have been extended to include cloud video surveillance storage with Wasabi Surveillance Cloud and the Intel® NUC Enterprise Edge Compute Built with Scale Computing. Together, Scale Computing and Wasabi deliver an edge to cloud surveillance solution that is easy to use, minimizes disruption, and allows access to video as usual, and when paired with the Intel EEC customers have a bottomless-storage, edge to cloud appliance. The company also announced its participation at ISC West in Las Vegas this week.
"Video and AI are going through a massive transformation, creating an opportunity for the industry to leverage edge technologies from companies like Scale Computing and Wasabi that enable better performance, agility, choice, and cost," said Kasia Hanson, Global Director, Video, Safety & Security Sales at Intel. "As the video surveillance and security markets continue to grow rapidly, shifting from analog video cameras, CCTV, and proprietary recording appliances to digital IP-based cameras, the demand for near real-time response is driving this need for computing power at the edge of a network. By combining the power of Intel® NUC EEC with the simplicity and reliability of Scale Computing HyperCore software, organizations have an efficient, scalable, and comprehensive edge computing solution."
"Organizations are making significant technology investments in video surveillance, and Wasabi Surveillance Cloud is a first-of-its-kind solution offered by a cloud provider that enables these organizations to offload video surveillance footage from their local storage environment directly to the cloud without ever running out of capacity," said David Boland, VP of Cloud Strategy at Wasabi. "This 'bottomless' approach to video storage, combined with Scale Computing, is vital for the surveillance industry as it struggles to manage enormous amounts of video in high resolution environments and increasingly large file sizes tied to surveillance."
Scale Computing and Wasabi combine industry-leading, on-premises edge computing with easy-to-use cloud data retention and archival to create the agile, hybrid-cloud environment needed today. With seamless integration with all major VMS providers inside of Wasabi Surveillance Cloud, Scale Computing is now able to expand to organizations' needs for critical video surveillance at the edge to the cloud.
"We're seeing a lot of security organizations and businesses beginning to adopt cloud storage as a way to reduce video storage complexity and costs. As they do so, one of the main obstacles that they face is converting the file-based format to a cloud object storage format," said Scott Loughmiller, Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Scale Computing. "Organizations can now combine on-premises Scale Computing clusters and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, allowing recent video to be stored locally at the edge until it's moved to the cloud where it can be kept for as long as the organization needs it."
About Scale Computing
Scale Computing is a leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions. Using patented HyperCore™ technology, Scale Computing Platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects infrastructure problems in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime, even when local IT resources and staff are scarce. Edge Computing is the fastest growing area of IT infrastructure, and industry analysts have named Scale Computing an outperformer and leader in the space, including being named the #1 edge computing vendor by CRN. Scale Computing's products are sold by thousands of value-added resellers, integrators, and service providers worldwide. When ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO matter, Scale Computing Platform is the ideal infrastructure platform.
VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE, VIRTUAL SERVER MANAGEMENT
businesswire | April 13, 2023
ThinkData Works Inc., a leading data catalog provider, is launching a first-to-market solution that will accelerate time to value for its adopters. Customers will be able to automatically gather metadata from their preferred warehouse environment, in addition to automatically scanning and virtualizing multiple datasets within minutes, enabling streamlined sharing and management of data.
ThinkData Works' new warehouse discovery solution offers businesses a seamless way to access virtualized data and metadata from multiple warehouses in a single unified data catalog. This cutting-edge tool provides customers an efficient, centralized way to quickly locate, explore, and analyze critical business data from diverse sources. Accessing decentralized data from a single source of truth eliminates massive burdens that slow down innovation and hamper the productivity of business analysts and data science teams. As an added benefit, the risks and costs associated with data duplication and replication are minimized by managing access via ThinkData Works’ catalog platform.
Furthermore, the warehouse discovery solution provides improved compliance and governance by maintaining data residency. Leveraging the solution's automated data virtualization and metadata harvesting capabilities, users can tap into data directly from warehouse storage platforms without re-ingestion or relocation. As a result, customers benefit from greater security and control over their data without compromising regulatory compliance.
“The research is proven: juggling multiple data solutions is costly and ineffective. Modern organizations need fewer points of failure and more robust data management,” said Bryan Smith, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ThinkData Works. “We’re thrilled that our new warehouse discovery solution will help our clients maximize the value of their data. This makes it easier and faster to get insights out of information, and that’s ideal.”
“Introducing automated data virtualization and metadata harvesting capabilities to an already-powerful catalog gives business owners and their networks both data and metadata, plus the management and monitoring tools on our platform, in essentially one click,” adds Lewis Wynne-Jones, VP Product of ThinkData Works. “Beyond saving time and cost, it’s a massive win for data culture and democratization. Real-time connections to virtualized data also means enhanced decision-making — better access leads to better insights.”
About ThinkData Works
ThinkData Works unlocks the value of data to grow your business. Connect seamlessly to any source, drive critical insights, and deliver data while retaining visibility and control. Founded in 2014, ThinkData Works offers flexible data connections, an intuitive catalog interface, and secure tools to deliver data where it needs to be — inside or outside your organization. Purpose-built to handle the complexities of data variety, their unified cloud platform cuts overhead, fuels innovation, and drives revenue growth.
SERVER HYPERVISORS, SECURITY
businesswire | April 26, 2023
Mirantis, freeing developers to create their most valuable code, today announced the latest version of Mirantis OpenStack on Kubernetes (MOSK), which enhances OpenStack security and improves the user experience.
OpenStack is the world's leading open source private cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) framework, providing a feature-rich, mature environment for hosting virtual machines, networks, and storage. MOSK brings virtualized infrastructure into the cloud native world, providing an easy-to-use virtualization platform built on Kubernetes for optimal flexibility and resilience.
MOSK 23.1 includes several significant security improvements that minimize the risk of data breaches and other security threats. These improvements include the ability for administrators to restrict OpenStack superusers to their own projects and rotate passwords to minimize exposure due to compromised passwords, plus encryption of internal communications. Additional noteworthy features include the following:
Full support for Tungsten Fabric, enabling users to take advantage of advanced networking functions, including load balancing with the OpenStack Octavia load balancer.
Improved user experience, with tutorials and a sample application to assist with onboarding.
Customization options for OpenStack deployments for more technical users, enabling them to tailor the platform to their specific needs and preferences and make it more efficient and effective for their particular use cases.
“MOSK is a powerful cloud computing platform that offers organizations the flexibility, scalability, and security they need to meet the challenges of today's digital landscape,” said Artem Andreev, product manager, Mirantis. “By simplifying the deployment and management of OpenStack and Kubernetes, MOSK frees developers to focus on creating their most valuable code, allowing organizations to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives and improve their ability to innovate and compete in the marketplace.”
Mirantis helps organizations ship code faster on public and private clouds, increasing developer productivity by removing the stress of managing infrastructure. The company combines intelligent automation and cloud native expertise to provide a ZeroOps approach to managing and operating Kubernetes and cloud environments. Mirantis delivers a public cloud experience on any infrastructure, from the data center to the edge, with one cohesive cloud experience for complete app and DevOps portability, a single pane of glass, and automated full-stack lifecycle management, all based on open source.