Google Unveils Hybrid Cloud Platform Anthos

informationweek | April 11, 2019

Word came from the Google Cloud Next ’19 developer conference on Tuesday of new possibilities for cloud migration with the reveal of a hybrid cloud platform called Anthos. Google made the announcement, which was also transmitted via live stream, that the platform could help organizations with their transformation plans, especially for enterprises straddling the fence between on-premise and the cloud. Today, most of the world’s enterprise computing still happens on premise,” Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google LLC, told the audience. “It hasn’t moved to the cloud yet because the path forward is daunting and full of difficult decisions.” The difficulties he outlined include organizations that try to “modernize in-place” without fully committing to the cloud. Enterprises might also discover that the different architectures they work with are not compatible when migrated. There is also a desire among organizations to avoid vendor lock-in, according to Pichai.

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The expectations for application availability, data durability, and business continuity have grown as SaaS service delivery continues to dominate the user experience. Those who manage VMware environments are acutely aware of their users’ increasing appetite for always-on connectivity, easy access, robust functionality, and cloud integration. Since October of 2016, when VMware announced its partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), organizations have been looking to the cloud to provide consistent functionality while enabling cloud workload mobility with products like vMotion so that application resources can reside where they make the most sense for the business. Organizations want to utilize the advantages of the cloud while also utilizing the skill sets of their current VMware administrators.

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The expectations for application availability, data durability, and business continuity have grown as SaaS service delivery continues to dominate the user experience. Those who manage VMware environments are acutely aware of their users’ increasing appetite for always-on connectivity, easy access, robust functionality, and cloud integration. Since October of 2016, when VMware announced its partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), organizations have been looking to the cloud to provide consistent functionality while enabling cloud workload mobility with products like vMotion so that application resources can reside where they make the most sense for the business. Organizations want to utilize the advantages of the cloud while also utilizing the skill sets of their current VMware administrators.

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Evolutio is First European Provider to Deploy Ribbon's Virtual C20 for Telecom Services

Ribbon | December 06, 2022

Ribbon Communications Inc.a global provider of real time communications technology and IP optical networking solutions to many of the world's largest service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure operators to modernize and protect their networks, today announced that Evolutio, an expert company in the integration of cloud services and solutions, is upgrading its network with Ribbon's Virtual C20, making it the first European provider to leverage this solution, and gaining a more robust call platform. "At Evolutio we are focused on innovation to provide a better service to our customers. This requires moving a lot of our network technology forward, which is resource-intensive both in terms of Opex and staff time. The Virtual C20 allows us to align ourselves with our customers' needs, providing them with the best offering and ensuring the best experience at every touch point, both for them and their users," said Juan Diego Barrado, CIO - CTO of Evolutio. "In this sense, Ribbon's ability to upgrade us to the highest level of technology for virtualized call control, without us having to start from scratch or retrain our team, represents an invaluable asset, while providing us with a more sustainable platform that consumes less energy and is designed for future enhancements." Ribbon's Virtual C20 delivers call control that operates on the newest technology architectures while retaining the best features of its predecessors, dating back more than thirty years to the Nortel DMS family and the CS 2000. The solution offers an unprecedented ability to simultaneously accommodate multiple last mile/ kilometer architectures, enabling service providers to collapse numerous central offices regardless of the brand or type of existing equipment. The C20's scale and resiliency make it ideal for complete network transformations, whether immediate or over extended periods. "We're proud that Evolutio trusts us to modernize their network and reduce costs, Our highly flexible Virtual C20 solution, along with our professional services teams, create an especially compelling business case to the many service providers around the world still operating legacy switch platforms that are end of life. We believe that the Virtual C20 is unequaled in its ability to cost-effectively transform service provider networks without inherently requiring a massive replacement of last mile / kilometer infrastructure." Steve McCaffery, Ribbon's EVP Sales, APAC & EMEA Evolutio believes it offers its customers the best option to achieve their goals, accompanying them throughout their journey of improvement and implementation of new technologies. With the Virtual C20, the expert company in service integration continues to improve customer service by increasing the efficiency of its operations. About Ribbon Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN) delivers communications software, IP and optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors globally. We engage deeply with our customers, helping them modernize their networks for improved competitive positioning and business outcomes in today's smart, always-on and data-hungry world. Our innovative, end-to-end solutions portfolio delivers unparalleled scale, performance, and agility, including core to edge software-centric solutions, cloud-native offers, leading-edge security and analytics tools, along with IP and optical networking solutions for 5G. We maintain a keen focus on our commitments to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters, offering an annual Sustainability Report to our stakeholders. About Evolutio Evolutio is an expert company in integration of cloud services for the main multinational and domestic companies in the Spanish market. Its objective is to boost the agility, flexibility and innovation capacity of its clients, helping them to achieve the maximum possible value from their business and accompanying them in their digitalization process. Headquartered in Madrid, Evolutio has a portfolio of assets in Spain that includes more than 5,600 kilometers of network, 3 data centers and more than 6,200 virtual machines, 270 cybersecurity certifications, more than 1,000 highly qualified experts and it inherits a track record of more than 30 years of experience in the sector.

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Login VSI Named as Top 20 Emerging Vendor by DEJ

Login VSI | October 13, 2022

Login VSI, the company that provides the industry's first digital workspace reliability platform, announced today that Digital Enterprise Journal (DEJ), a business technology research firm, has named Login VSI to its 2022 Emerging Vendors list in managing IT performance in a recent report. The designation is a follow-up to DEJ's market study titled "24 Key Areas Shaping IT Performance Markets in 2022." After identifying these 24 key areas through end-user-focused research, DEJ then identified vendors that were best aligned with the study's findings and were leaders in many of these key areas. "Login VSI's insights into the VDI chain of service drive better employee experiences. Their platform provides transparency across all major VDI vendors and helps organizations better leverage automation, benchmark performance, and respond to the impact of ongoing changes," said Bojan Simic, founder and chief analyst at DEJ and the report's primary author. Simic also noted that Login VSI is well aligned "with user requirements in categories such as optimization and visibility into inefficiencies." Leading enterprises use the Login Enterprise platform to modernize and future-proof their VDI investments but also apply a rigorous testing process to assess the impact of application changes on the entire VDI chain of service and identify potential failures due to service disruptions or behavioral changes. "We are honored to be recognized by DEJ as one of its top 20 emerging vendors for managing IT performance, One of our primary objectives has always been to provide innovative products that empower our clients to successfully manage rapidly evolving and growing IT demands. We believe this insight from DEJ will help empower organizations to find and leverage the latest groundbreaking IT technologies." Eric Jan van Leeuwen, CEO of Login VSI DEJ's 2022 research report, Top 20 Vendors for Managing IT Performance, showcases the results of its current state of the market, including insights from more than 3,300 organizations. The 24 key areas discovered in this research were used as evaluation criteria from which DEJ chose the top 20 vendors based on their effectiveness in solving top challenges for organizations as well as their ability to respond to their fast-changing requirements. These findings underscore the need for innovative approaches to address both persistent challenges and a new set of management issues that cannot be effectively solved by legacy solutions. About Login VSI Login VSI provides the industry's first digital workspace reliability solution that increases the velocity of change and preserves the performance of Windows applications and workspaces (cloud, virtual and physical). Our Login Enterprise platform provides a human-centric and automated approach that objectively measures experience and delivers immediate insights into the impact of any change. Using industry accepted, patented benchmarks, organizations can plan and maintain a successful digital workplace with less cost, fewer disruptions, and less risk. Founded in 2012, Login VSI is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Boston, Massachusetts.

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Dell Technologies Strengthens Cyber Resiliency with Multicloud Data Protection and Security Innovations

Dell Technologies | November 18, 2022

Dell Technologies is expanding its industry leadership in data protection appliances and software1 to help customers protect their data on premises, in public clouds and at the edge. The Dell PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance leads a series of advancements for multicloud data protection that are simple to use and easy to consume. Dell innovation in AI-powered resilience and operational security accelerates the adoption of Zero Trust architectures, helping protect organizations from the increasing threat of cyberattacks. The new solutions help address rising data protection challenges facing organizations. According to the 2022 Dell Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) survey, organizations have experienced higher levels of natural and modern disasters than in previous years, resulting in more data loss, downtime and recovery costs. In the past year, cyberattacks accounted for 48% of all disasters (up from 37% in 2021), leading all other causes of data disruption. The survey also revealed 85% of organizations using multiple data protection vendors see a benefit in reducing their number of vendors. Furthermore, it revealed that organizations using a single data protection vendor incurred 34% less cost recovering from cyberattacks or other cyber incidents than those who used multiple vendors. "With virtually everything connected to the internet in today's digital world, the need to protect valuable data is more important than ever, This digital landscape requires a modern data protection and security strategy to address cyber threats. Point solutions don't go deep or wide enough to help protect organizations. Dell helps customers strengthen cyber resiliency by offering integrated data protection software, systems and services to help ensure data and applications are protected and resilient wherever they live." Jeff Boudreau, president and general manager, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies The GDPI survey found that 91% of organizations are either aware of or planning to deploy a Zero Trust architecture – a cybersecurity model that shifts how organizations approach security from relying solely on perimeter defenses to a proactive strategy that only allows known, authorized traffic across system boundaries and data pipelines. However, only 23% are deploying a Zero Trust model and 12% are fully deployed. With embedded security features designed into the hardware, firmware and security control points, Dell's holistic approach helps organizations achieve Zero Trust architectures to strengthen cyber resiliency and help reduce security complexity. The simplest path to modern data protection Dell continues to deliver innovation for its data protection software, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, to help organizations simplify their IT operations and reduce risk. PowerProtect Data Manager software addresses the increasing need for cyber resiliency and supports Zero Trust principles with new built-in operational security capabilities, such as multifactor authentication, dual authorization, and role-based access controls. The Dell PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance offers a simple path to adopt modern data protection. The debut system is ideal for small and mid-sized use cases with support that scales from 12 to 96 terabytes of data. The appliance offers customers a: Modern, software-defined architecture: Allows automated discovery and protection of assets and delivers unique VMware protection with Transparent Snapshots to ensure the availability of all VMs without business disruption. Secure, cyber resilient solution: Provides more secure access to restricted functions with Identity and Access Management to strengthen cyber resiliency. Simple, unified user experience: Delivers software-defined data protection, making it easy to deploy and use. "Dell PowerProtect Data Manager simplifies our backup environment, giving us the business agility needed to protect our data as we digitally transform," said James McNair, vice president, distributed systems manager, Trustmark Bank. "With the new PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance, we can more simply deploy Data Manager across our infrastructure, helping us be more efficient and strengthening our cyber resiliency." Dell expands cyber recovery for fast, easy-to-deploy public cloud vaults PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Google Cloud enables customers to deploy an isolated cyber vault in Google Cloud to more securely separate and protect data from a cyberattack. Unlike standard cloud-based backup solutions, access to management interfaces is locked down by networking controls and can require separate security credentials and multi-factor authentication for access. Organizations can use their existing Google Cloud subscription for purchasing PowerProtect Cyber Recovery through the Google Cloud Marketplace, and the service can be acquired directly from Dell and its channel partners. The new offering marks the latest expansion of Dell's cyber recovery capabilities for public clouds, following this year's introduction of Dell PowerProtect for Microsoft Azure and CyberSense for Dell PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for AWS. Dell APEX simplifies backup storage with flexible consumption options Dell APEX Data Storage Services is expanding to offer a Backup Target option to provide more secure backup storage in a pay-per-use, flexible consumption model. The Backup Target service is easy for customers to adopt and streamlines the process of purchasing, deploying and maintaining backup storage. Building on Dell's leadership in data protection appliances and software1, the Backup Target helps reduce a customer's storage footprint and can increase data availability. The new Dell APEX Data Storage Services Backup Target offer will support the increasing reliance on as-a-Service offerings to help overcome data protection challenges. Nearly every GDPI respondent (99%) identified at least one as-a-Service offering as a high priority to help overcome challenges for their organization. Storage as-a-Service (44%), Cyber Recovery as-a-Service (41%), and Backup as-a-Service (40%) ranked as the top three as-a-Service priorities. Dell expands Future-Proof Program with new Cyber Recovery Guarantee With cyber threats increasing and data becoming more valuable than ever, Dell plans to introduce in January a new Cyber Recovery Guarantee2 to provide assurance to customers that their data will be recoverable following a cyberattack. Dell will provide customers up to $10 million in reimbursement for qualifying expenses to assist in the recovery of data from ransomware and other cyber incidents in the event restoring data is not possible with Dell solutions. The guarantee is designed to increase customer comfort and confidence in choosing Dell Data Protection Solutions, whether for data in production or, more securely, in a cyber vault. This new cyber recovery guarantee expands the Dell Technologies Future-Proof Program, which also includes a Data Protection Deduplication Guarantee3. Additional quote Seife Teklu, senior solutions architect, Arrow Electronics "The integrated Dell PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance is easy to use and quick to deploy. This system will be a compelling option for our small to medium-sized customers needing to modernize data protection to help reduce risk and ensure business continuity." Availability Dell PowerProtect Data Manager Appliance is globally available this month in more than 30 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Dell PowerProtect Data Manager software is globally available today. Dell PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for Google Cloud Platform is globally available today. Dell APEX Data Storage Services Backup Target will be globally available in the first quarter of 2023 in 16 countries across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Dell's new Cyber Recovery Guarantee will be available in the US starting in January 2023. About Dell Technologies Dell Technologies helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry's broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era.

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