Exidio is Building Privacy-Focused Products Leveraging VPN Technology

Exidio | October 01, 2020

Exidio is Building Privacy-Focused Products Leveraging VPN Technology
Launching as a decentralized Virtual Private Network (dVPN) solutions provider, Exidio creates custom open source applications built on a peer-to-peer bandwidth network and the Sentinel dVPN Protocol, where Exidio is a core contributor. The VPN industry is broken. Many VPN applications are controlled by a small handful of companies acting as a quasi-VPN cartel. Many of the top VPN providers have been hacked or subject to data breaches while claiming the opposite. Furthermore, competing in the VPN industry is incredibly challenging. There are high barriers to entry including large costs to set up and maintain global servers, significant legal liability, and the challenge of developing secure, user-friendly applications.

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DZS | January 03, 2022

DZS, a global leader in broadband connectivity platforms and communications software solutions, announced its participation in the third Global O-RAN ALLIANCE PlugFest at the European Open Test and Integration Center (OTIC) in Turin, Italy hosted and sponsored by TIM. This testing validated multi-vendor 5G interoperability and end-to-end functional tests of O-RAN ALLIANCE specifications for 5G and 4G Radio Access Network (RAN) elements, including fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul interfaces between Radio Access Network equipment provided by DZS, Mavenir, Dell, VMware, Microelectronics Technology (MTI), and Keysight Technologies. DZS is proud to have collaborated in the Turin OTIC lab with Mavenir and a strong complement of other O-RAN ALLIANCE members in defining the future of 4G and 5G O-RAN architectures in Europe and around the world. This highly successful PlugFest in Italy showcased DZS open fronthaul transport solutions and demonstrated how we, in combination with our industry partners, can enable a path forward for service providers seeking to modernize their networks with the flexibility and efficiencies of O-RAN architectures. The success of the Global O-RAN Plugfest 2021 clearly shows that O-RAN is emerging as a compelling solution for not only greenfield networks, but also for established service providers who are already pioneering large-scale 5G deployments.” Charlie Vogt, President and CEO, DZS Starting in Q3 2021, the third O-RAN ALLIANCE Global Plugfest was held in 7 venues across the world including 94 participating companies – demonstrating the commercial readiness of many O-RAN implementations. Vendors participating in the Turin OTIC lab multi-vendor interoperability test network included: DZS C1216RO open fronthaul gateways featuring built-in GPS and network timing support Mavenir 5G radio units (RUs) and MTI 4G RUs Mavenir MAVair 4G and 5G virtualized RAN (VRAN) and MAVcore converged core network software Dell EMC PowerEdge R-Series and XE carrier-grade servers VMware Telco Cloud Platform software environment AWS Outposts edge cloud infrastructure environment Keysight Technologies test solutions “Mavenir commends DZS for its expertise and leadership in bringing cutting-edge fronthaul transport technology to this highly successful O-RAN ALLIANCE Plugfest validating the open fronthaul use case for 5G and 4G solutions,” said B.G. Kumar, President of the Communications Services Business at Mavenir. “O-RAN and virtualization continues to gain momentum in Europe. As service providers look to cost effectively deliver advanced and differentiated services in their highly competitive markets, Mavenir and DZS will work together to enable carriers across the globe to move forward with this technology.” With a forward-looking business strategy centered on empowering service providers and network operators through open standards, software-driven systems and freedom of choice, DZS solutions are at the core of groundbreaking, wide-scale open ecosystems like Rakuten Mobile’s fully virtualized, cloud-native O-RAN 5G mobile network and playing key roles in other parallel O-RAN ALLIANCE PlugFest activities in Asia. The DZS commitment to the O-RAN architectural model is but one example of how DZS is enabling service providers worldwide to enjoy the cost, manageability and service benefits of flexible, scalable and interoperable wireless and wireline broadband networks with no vendor lock-in. About DZS DZS Inc. is a global leader in broadband connectivity platforms and communications software solutions with more than 20 million products in service with customers and alliance partners spanning more than 100 countries. DZS, the DZS logo, and all DZS product names are trademarks of DZS Inc. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Specifications, products, and/or product names are all subject to change.

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HPE Makes Nimble Storage dHCI Available Through HPE Greenlake, Enables VDI and Virtual Machines-as-a-Service

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | May 18, 2020

HPE ProLiant server models with the new 2nd Gen AMD EPYCTM processor, helping customers use VDI for unpredictable workloads, large scale environments, and performance intensive desktop users. The new high density HPE SimpliVity 325 with the 1U form factor will help VDI environments like ours make the most of performance and availability in an extremely small footprint. HPE SimpliVity helps to address this growing remote workforce with an intelligent, software-defined HCI solution that simplifies the time needed to deploy, manage, and scale VDI. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that the enhanced HPE SimpliVity 325 Gen 10 hyperconverged infrastructure solution (HCI) with the new 2nd Gen AMD EPYCTM processor, doubles the virtual desktops supported per server to provide businesses a 50% lower cost per remote worker1. In addition, HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, a disaggregated HCI platform released last year, is now available through HPE GreenLake, enabling virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and virtual machines as-a-service with a pay as you go model. Advancements to Nimble Storage dHCI also include increased scale and support for expanded HPE ProLiant server models with the new 2nd Gen AMD EPYCTM processor, helping customers use VDI for unpredictable workloads, large scale environments, and performance intensive desktop users. “Our experience with HPE SimpliVity has been incredible, especially with our large SQL databases, file servers, and virtual desktops that we can rapidly recover in minutes with ease,” said David Wunderley, Director of Emerging Infrastructure & Operations Support at Pitt Ohio. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, we moved the majority of our corporate users to work from home, and doubled our concurrent VDI user count overnight with no performance impact. The new high density HPE SimpliVity 325 with the 1U form factor will help VDI environments like ours make the most of performance and availability in an extremely small footprint.” With HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, we can now provide a superior VDI solution for our 380+ VDI users and 400+ sales reps working remotely due to our changing business model and COVID-19. In the past, we were using AWS for our VDI workloads, but the costs were too high for us. With HPE Nimble Storage dHCI, we are able to reduce our operating costs by 50%, improve our performance 2X for our VDI workloads, and achieve 50% faster application provisioning, Rob Collins, Head of Infrastructure and Service Management at PetSure. Read More: Scale Computing Launches First of a New Class of HC3 Appliances for Databases & Virtual Desktop Infrastructure In today’s environment, businesses are being asked to shift their employees to a virtual office environment to curb the spread of COVID-19. 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With these challenges, customers are looking to rapidly unleash mobile productivity and desktop virtualization, and HPE SimpliVity and Nimble Storage dHCI solutions provide performance and flexible payment options for our customers, Patrick Osborne, VP and General Manager of HPE SimpliVity. HPE delivers VDI as-a-service with HPE Nimble Storage dHCI HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is architected for VDI users, business-critical applications, and mixed workloads with unpredictable growth. To support remote worker initiatives, HPE is announcing the following: • Support for HPE GreenLake: HPE Nimble Storage dHCI is now available through HPE GreenLake, delivering VDI as-a-service, accelerating time to value, and simplifying IT management. 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Scale Computing and Parallels RAS Partners Up to Enhance End-User VDI Experience for Post-Pandemic Workforces

Scale Computing | April 29, 2021

Scale Computing, a market chief in edge computing, virtualization and hyperconverged arrangements, today declared that Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) 18 is currently accessible and upgraded on Scale Computing HC3. When joined with Parallels RAS, Scale Computing HC3 empowers executives to quickly arrangement and oversee virtual machines (VM) alongside RDSH meetings and applications halfway from the Parallels RAS Console to make Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) arrangements quicker, more affordable and simpler to utilize. Parallels RAS naturally produces and conveys VDI work areas on request, empowering executives to make and send visitor VMs on the fly and make an expert virtual work area once and quickly clone many virtual work areas on their HC3 Cluster. They can rapidly and safely convey Windows applications and work areas, and Parallels RAS coordinates with Windows Virtual Desktop to give bound together responsibility and asset the executives. Parallels RAS gives a straightforward, steady client experience on any gadget (counting cell phones and PCs), from any area. "Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) makes VDI arrangements fast to convey, simple to oversee and affordable—improving security, incorporating the board and lessening IT responsibilities," said Nick Dobrovolskiy, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Support at Parallels. "The blend of Parallels RAS 18 and Scale Computing HC3 self-governing framework conveys expanded alternatives, customizations and assets to IT associations for new degrees of foundation adaptability and worker efficiency." Scale Computing HC3 is a hyperconverged and edge IT framework stage that consolidates workers, stockpiling and virtualization capacities into a solitary answer for make IT foundation simpler for associations of each size. The stage functions admirably in VDI conditions across all verticals and associations requiring basic, secure and low-support IT framework alternatives. "The capacity for chairmen to send, oversee and become their VDI surroundings effectively is a higher priority than any time in recent memory in the present work-from-anyplace conditions," said Craig Theriac, VP Product Management at Scale Computing. "The reconciliation of Parallels RAS 18 with Scale Computing HC3 progresses the capacity to arrangement VDI VM's simpler and quicker than inheritance VDI arrangements at a savvy value point that addresses our client's issues." About Scale Computing Scale Computing is a pioneer in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged arrangements. Scale Computing HC3 programming takes out the requirement for conventional virtualization programming, fiasco recuperation programming, workers, and shared stockpiling, supplanting these with a completely incorporated, profoundly accessible framework for running applications. Utilizing licensed HyperCore™ technology, the HC3 self-mending stage naturally recognizes, mitigates, and revises framework issues continuously, empowering applications to accomplish most extreme uptime. At the point when convenience, high accessibility, and TCO matter, Scale Computing HC3 is the ideal framework stage. Peruse what our clients need to say on Gartner Peer Insights, Spiceworks, TechValidate and TrustRadius. About Parallels RAS Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) is an across the board application conveyance and virtual work area foundation (VDI) arrangement that empowers clients to work remotely from anyplace, on any gadget, whenever. This cloud-prepared programming enables associations to unify IT framework the executives, incorporate with Windows Virtual Desktop, smooth out multi-cloud organization, support data security and improve IT measure robotization. Its adaptable and versatile design empowers associations to rapidly adjust to basic business requests.

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