HiveIO | September 10, 2020
HiveIO, the leader in the all-in-one Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) software market, announced today a partnership with Cloudhelix a specialist cloud services provider in the UK. HiveIO and Cloudhelix will work together to deliver best-in-class cloud-based virtualization solutions for customers that want to get started with VDI within hours. As a massive number of businesses, schools, and hospitals go virtual, so do their desktop needs. The combination of VDI technology from HiveIO and specialist cloud expertise from Cloudhelix allows organizations to reduce hardware expenses and IT complexity, enable efficiency across their organization, and control security and compliance. HiveIO has disrupted this market with a state-of-the-art, all-in-one solution that delivers a high performing VDI solution that scales and heals itself. Starting today, organizations can experience the power of HiveIO as a service with the capabilities delivered by Cloudhelix.
ThinkOn Inc. | November 08, 2021
ThinkOn Inc., a Canadian-owned and operated company, was recently named the first VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative partner in Canada. VMware unveiled its Sovereign Cloud initiative and corresponding global partners at VMworld 2021, the premier cloud computing and digital infrastructure event. The VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative helps customers engage with trusted national cloud service providers to meet geo-specific requirements around data sovereignty and jurisdictional control, access and integrity, security and compliance, independence and mobility, analytics, and innovation.
“We’re thrilled to partner with VMware to offer a superior in-country experience to any organization in any industry that recognizes the importance of issues such as sovereignty and privacy,” says Craig McLellan, Founder and CEO, ThinkOn. “We’re looking forward to collaborating with VMware in Canada in ways that we haven't been able to do before.”
ThinkOn was selected as part of a small group of in-country leaders worldwide to be part of the VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative. The ThinkOn team understands that data and operational supply chain sovereignty is a concern for all Canadians and is essential to the Canadian Federal Government and to the broader public and private sectors. In addition to government agencies, a growing number of private enterprises across all industries are choosing sovereign cloud for their data storage requirements to ensure stringent compliance obligations are met. As the only Canadian cloud service provider certified by the Government of Canada, ThinkOn’s VMware-powered services provide a digital marketplace of enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure and data management solutions that enable complete sovereignty and privacy for Canadian data. ThinkOn is proudly Canadian, and, as such, its services align with Canadian privacy-, security-, and data sovereignty-related interests.
“The sovereign cloud is a vital need for the digital economy and protection of data. The new VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative recognizes VMware Cloud Providers that deliver cloud services on sovereign digital infrastructure and helps to connect organizations with highly sensitive data to these providers. ThinkOn has repeatedly demonstrated leadership in Canadian cloud security standards when it comes to data sovereignty, integrity, compliance, and mobility and we are delighted the organization is an initial member of the VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative.”
Claude Reeves, Vice President and Country Manager, VMware Canada
This announcement is good news for ThinkOn’s partners as well. ThinkOn’s go-to-market model continues to be white label, allowing partners to layer on their own managed services and features while retaining full account ownership and control. They can be confident knowing that the solution being delivered is designed from the ground up to exceed the requirements of public and private sector organizations and that complete supply chain control, aligned to sovereign interests, is enabled.
“ThinkOn is extremely proud to be added to the prestigious VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative,” says Greg Chappell, Vice President of Sales, ThinkOn. “Our participation enables us to further highlight our strengths and the broad capabilities of our go-to-market channel partners. In the wake of the pandemic and the broad-based adoption of digital services by businesses and consumers, there is a critical need to provide accessible digital services across North America. Being designated a VMware Sovereign Cloud partner demonstrates our commitment to VMware, our channel partners, our subscribers, and a safer cloud experience.”
ThinkOn is a full-stack service provider committed to the family of VMware products, including VMware Tanzu, which helps users modernize applications and infrastructure to deliver better software to production, continuously. To ThinkOn, VMware is more than just infrastructure-as-a-service, and ThinkOn is committed to moving up the stack to deliver VMware-powered solutions for Canadian customers in the most secure way possible.
About ThinkOn Inc.
ThinkOn Inc. is a cloud service provider dedicated to solving complex data problems with its portfolio of turnkey Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions. ThinkOn’s channel-only distribution empowers over 150 value-add resellers and managed service providers to service the data needs of more than 1800+ businesses in commercial enterprise and public sectors across North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. ThinkOn Cloud Services are engineered for high availability and scalability to securely host, manage, and store all types of data workloads with industry-leading technology platforms.
Altran | February 15, 2021
Altran, part of Capgemini, and Blue Planet, a division of Ciena, today announced a collaboration to furnish network administrators with intelligent automation solutions. This collaboration will uphold administrators that are wrestling with progressively complex prerequisites across physical and virtual areas driven by 5G, cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT). Because of their co-made solutions, administration conveyance across numerous merchant frameworks will be improved and computerized, empowering administrators to adapt their speculations quicker.
Intelligent automation is the execution of the operational and utilitarian cycles associated with planning, making and conveying a start to finish administration. Generally, these cycles were taken care of by space explicit, siloed operational emotionally supportive networks (OSS) and apparatuses worked for static conditions. The expanding combination of cutting edge organizing advances and automation has quickened interest for measure arrangement – a market projected to surpass $9 billion by 2025, as indicated by Market Study Report LLP.
Through the collaboration, Blue Planet and Altran expect to seek after promising circumstances in assistance organization, cloud arrangement, stock, examination, network affirmation, OSS/BSS combination and organization automation. Blue Planet's Intelligent Automation Portfolio is an extensive, open programming suite that engages specialist organizations with profound bits of knowledge about the organization to advance business measures, diminish costs and improve the client experience. Blue Planet is reason worked for shut circle automation joining multi-area administration coordination, stock alliance, with examination and affirmation, opening organization potential and business readiness. As a feature of the Capgemini Group, Altran will give its particular contributions in the zones of framework coordination, designing and R&D administrations, sending, overseen and uphold administrations. This joined with its extraordinary, driving edge programming structures will be incorporated with Blue Planet's portfolio.
“Altran’s collaboration with Blue Planet enables operators to seize new service opportunities as they transform their existing infrastructure into next-generation networks that employ software-defined networking and network functions virtualization,” said Dietmar Wendt, Chief Global Sales & Portfolio Officer, Engineering and R&D at Capgemini. “Our co-created solutions will help operators shorten time to revenue by simplifying and automating service delivery across multiple vendor ecosystems and equipment that span the WAN, data center and cloud.”
Rick Hamilton, Senior Vice President of Blue Planet, a division of Ciena, said, “Our partnership with Altran is key to executing digital transformation initiatives for operators around the globe looking to transform networks and realize the full potential of a software-defined and open approach.”
Altran is an integral part of Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year + heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. Today, it is a multicultural company of 270,000 team members in almost 50 countries. With Altran, the Group reported 2019 combined revenues of €17billion.