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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Versatility and convenience have made virtualization a worldwide trend in the IT sphere. Specifically, the usage of virtual machines has become a daily routine for many companies. The diversity, however, has provoked some VM format conflicts. Pretty much every vendor in this market has developed its own VM on-disk format, thus there are many formats to work with. Besides, with the growth of a virtualization demand, an easy migration from physical into virtual has become a critical question. StarWind V2V Converter allows establishing a safe and reliable exchange between versatile VM formats. In addition, the utility enables fast and safe P2V migration.

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Versatility and convenience have made virtualization a worldwide trend in the IT sphere. Specifically, the usage of virtual machines has become a daily routine for many companies. The diversity, however, has provoked some VM format conflicts. Pretty much every vendor in this market has developed its own VM on-disk format, thus there are many formats to work with. Besides, with the growth of a virtualization demand, an easy migration from physical into virtual has become a critical question. StarWind V2V Converter allows establishing a safe and reliable exchange between versatile VM formats. In addition, the utility enables fast and safe P2V migration.

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Nerdio, the premier solution for organizations of all sizes looking to deploy virtual desktops in Microsoft Azure, today announced significant changes, including new tier structures and benefits, to its Partnerd partner program to best support managed service providers (MSPs) and other IT organizations serving the SMB channel. “We are investing heavily to make transitioning to Microsoft Azure the obvious choice for MSPs and their clients, With the advancements Microsoft is making around cloud technologies and programs, it is an invigorating time to be part of the Microsoft ecosystem. We believe the new Partnerd program provides unparalleled benefits that are not available anywhere else in the channel. It will propel a whole new class of MSPs to grow alongside Azure and Microsoft and achieve success as a cloud partner.” Joseph Landes, Chief Revenue Officer and Co-founder, Nerdio Partnerd program tiers are calculated based on a partner’s level of investment with Nerdio, with the benefits, product discounts, marketing development funds (MDF), and event experiences offered increasing as partners move up in tier. Tiers available include Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum and partners sign up for a specific tier. As part of the new Partnerd program, enrolled MSP partners will receive: Discounts on Nerdio Manager for MSP licenses associated with each tier, ranging from 25%-75%. Dedicated Partner Success Managers to coordinate Azure Business Reviews, suggest Azure cost-optimization methods, and assist with quoting and sales. Go-Live Engineer support for Nerdio deployments and world-class support. New Partnerd Advantage advanced engineering support service at an extra monthly cost. Exclusive access to calls with Microsoft executives. Sales kickstart and accelerator packages which include travel vouchers for Nerdio events, and exclusive early access to event registration. Event marketing development funds (MDF). Expanded NerdioCon access with exclusive discounts for all Partnerds and VIP packages for Gold and Platinum tiers. “We have been providing innovative virtual desktop cloud solutions for nearly 20 years and believe Nerdio is unrivaled when it comes to providing MSPs the resources necessary to create and manage compelling and competitive Azure offerings,” said Paul O’Brien, CTO and Founder, Lucidity, a New Zealand-based MSP. “The changes to the Partnerd program reflect not only Nerdio's continued strong commitment to the partner community they’ve carefully cultivated, but also their savvy grasp of what partners must do to set themselves up for success with Microsoft’s partner program.” Partners can buy into a tier above their qualified tier by meeting the required spend limit to increase the amount of internal use licenses, license discounts, Go-Live Engineer deployments, and certifications. This allows partners to boost their investment with Nerdio to achieve greater ROI, sooner, while they are building and scaling their Azure practice. About Nerdio Nerdio empowers Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and enterprises to build successful cloud practices in Microsoft Azure with Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365. Nerdio Manager for Enterprise is a packaged Azure application that runs in users’ own tenant without compromising security and compliance by allowing third-party vendors access into the IT environment. Nerdio Manager for MSP empowers MSPs to deploy, manage, and optimize virtual desktop environments in Microsoft Azure through easy multi-tenant management.

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EPOS & 10ZiG Announce New Partnership

EPOS | July 01, 2022

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Accops Announces Leadership Transition to Accelerate Growth, Drive-Up New Product Development & Customer Success

Accops Systems | July 07, 2022

Accops, a leading provider of digital workspace technology products, today announced the appointment of Harish Menon as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 5 July 2022. Harish carries an experience of 23+ years in enterprise solution sales and channel management in India and abroad. Vijender Yadav, Co-founder and current CEO, will step down from his current role and will focus on technology, innovation and R&D operations as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Menon has worked across several industries, including BFSI, Energy & Utility, IT/ITes, Aerospace & Defence, EPCI, Manufacturing, and Healthcare, among others, anchoring responsibilities in Indian and other global markets. At Accops, he will be responsible for driving business expansion in India and overseas. His focus will be to drive up revenues and fuel the company's growth momentum. Most recently, Menon was Senior Director for Denmark-headquartered Envecon, acquiring marquee clients and transforming their technology landscape. He co-created and scaled the product portfolio while continuing to build an amazing team who managed clients globally. Menon is an alumnus of IMT-Ghaziabad and graduated from Delhi University with B.Com (Honours). "As we move forward towards our mission to create a progressive, sustainable organization, it's the right time to bring professionals with experience to lead the next level of growth. Harish is a highly seasoned professional with proven experience in driving sales and scaling up companies. This transition will allow us to focus more on innovative technology, product development, and improving service delivery," said Yadav. Mohan Bhat, Co-founder and MD, who was instrumental in accelerating the company growth 3x, will now step into a new role as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), focusing on customer success. "We are striving to deliver more success to our customers with support of our channel partners. With Harish's decades of experience, customers and partners can expect better engagement and multi-fold increase in value delivered by Accops," said Bhat. "Innovation at Accops is to meet the unsaid, unarticulated needs of clients who choose our solutions for not only transforming their employee experience but also to ensure business operations are streamlined and stay compliant with regulatory frameworks. I am excited to be part of Accops and contribute to this culture of innovation, keeping the interests of stakeholders, i.e. employees, customers and partners at the core of our aspirations," Menon About Accops: Accops is a Digital Workspace & Converged Identity and Access Management product company with a rich portfolio that includes Zero trust-based Application Access Gateway, EUC Virtualization via application & desktop virtualization (VDI), Identity & Access Management solutions and thin client/zero client hardware endpoints. Using Accops Digital Workspace suite, organizations can deliver any type of business applications to their workforce and vendors, offering them the freedom to work from anywhere, anytime, using their favourite devices. Accops solutions are comprehensive, integrated and simplified, replacing multiple point solutions.

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