NordVPN | January 14, 2022
Leading virtual private network provider NordVPN has developed an open-source tool and methodology that helps to objectively measure and compare the speed of different VPN services. The tool accounts for a broad array of testing use cases, allows users to add and compare different VPN services, and provides detailed reporting.
Connection speed is one of the most important factors that affect user experience when they use a VPN. People want to secure their internet traffic without having to sacrifice speed. However, testing VPN speed meaningfully is a complex procedure because countless factors can impact it."
Vykintas Maknickas, a cybersecurity expert at NordVPN
Lack of a unified approach towards how performance is measured leads to the industry's current situation: different researchers via different outlets showcase different results ranked in different order. This conflicting information is bad for VPN users and providers alike. The confusion can make it difficult for users to make informed decisions. Likewise it can be hard for VPN providers to evaluate how their performance will measure up when they are working on improvements to their service and infrastructure.
"A unified, standard speed-testing methodology would go a long way towards solving the problem for all of us. And that's what we're trying to achieve," Vykintas Maknickas adds.
Community input and trust is crucial in order to reach the goal of having a standardized methodology. Therefore, NordVPN invites other VPN service providers, researchers, journalists, and tech enthusiasts to read the whitepaper, review the source code, and participate in the further development and refinement of the speed-test tool.
NordVPN is the world's most advanced VPN service provider, used by over 14 million internet users worldwide. NordVPN provides double VPN encryption, malware blocking, and Onion Over VPN. The product is very user friendly, offers one of the best prices on the market, and has over 5,000 servers in 60 countries worldwide. One of the key features of NordVPN is our zero-log policy.
Red Hat | June 18, 2021
Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, announced today the general availability of Red Hat’s migration toolkit for virtualization, which will assist organizations in accelerating available hybrid cloud strategies by making it easier to migrate existing workloads to modern infrastructure in a streamlined, wholesale manner. IT companies may have a faster, more scalable modernization experience while minimizing possible risks and downtime by bringing mission-critical applications based on virtual machines (VMs) to Red Hat OpenShift.
As more companies start containers and cloud-native technologies, IT teams are being challenged with handling old systems and workloads, many of which may be running on infrastructure or resources incompatible with current computing realities. Without the proper tools, modernizing these deployments may be time-consuming, costly, and overwhelming for developers, IT operations teams, and business users.
Red Hat introduced OpenShift Virtualization in 2020 to assist companies in breaking down application barriers between traditional and cloud-native workloads. Red Hat advanced traditional application stacks into a layer of open innovation with OpenShift Virtualization, allowing clients to transform at their own pace truly.
As this trend continues, Red Hat collaborates with customers and partners to modernize and move projects to offer cloud-native capabilities via migration toolkits included with OpenShift. These services now feature Red Hat’s migration toolbox for virtualization, which helps convert VMs at scale to Red Hat OpenShift. This enables companies to access virtualized workloads while creating new cloud-native applications more easily. Migrations are carried out in a few easy steps, beginning with the provision of source and destination credentials, followed by mapping the source and destination infrastructure and creating a choreographed plan, and lastly, by the execution of the plan.
About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.
Nutanix | May 11, 2020
Nutanix FastTrack for VDI helps to address challenges around remote working setups.
The company states Nutanix FastTrack for VDI allows organisations to reduce the time required to onboard thousands of remote employees.
There is increasing importance and need for effective VDI solutions due to businesses working to move operations to a remote setup.
Nutanix has announced key initiatives to help support remote workers in the Australia and New Zealand region. The company has launched a new virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service, which brings together Nutanix HCI and software with selected partners to accelerate and optimise a VDI service in a limited amount of time - ‘just a few weeks’, the company states.
Nutanix FastTrack for VDI helps to address challenges around remote working setups, while supporting local businesses to continue their DX journey, the company states.
It allows remote access to critical business applications, even via BYOD devices, and strict security policies can be implemented and managed through its simple management console.
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According to Nutanix, the solution also provides performance and speed across a wide range of industry sectors, including educational institutions and local governments.
The company states Nutanix FastTrack for VDI allows organisations to reduce the time required to onboard thousands of remote employees, and includes services to set up and provision of desktops in under five business days for predefined Nutanix configurations.
Customers will be able to leverage existing hardware, select predefined Nutanix hardware or leverage managed cloud infrastructure from managed service provider (MSP) partners such as CompNow.
There is increasing importance and need for effective VDI solutions due to businesses working to move operations to a remote setup, following the impact of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns.
In fact, research shows 77% of A/NZ workers are currently working from home, with a third reporting they feel less productive since they started.
For companies that have adopted remote working, one of the biggest challenges stems from their existing IT infrastructure, which has often been unable to maintain operations during the recent unanticipated demand surges, Nutanix states.
Nutanix is making every effort to help ensure that A/NZ enterprises have quick and easy access to the right solutions and technology to keep their staff engaged, efficient and productive,
Nutanix A/NZ managing director Lee Thompson.
“As businesses look towards enabling a more permanent work from anywhere model, Nutanix will be there to help accelerate and smooth their journey to the cloud.”
Nutanix FastTrack for VDI is available to new and existing customers immediately. More information can be found via the Nutanix website or channel partners.
Nutanix is a global company specialising in cloud software and hyperconverged infrastructure solutions. Organisations around the world use Nutanix software to leverage a single platform to manage any app at any location at any scale for their private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
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The Nutanix solution enables easy deployment of any virtual workload, including large-scale virtual desktop initiatives (VDI), development/test apps, private clouds, big data (Hadoop) projects and more. Nutanix customers can radically simplify and seamlessly scale out their datacenter infrastructures with cost-efficient appliances that can be deployed in under 30 minutes for rapid time to value. www.nutanix.com