VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES
Presidio | March 21, 2023
Presidio, a leading global digital services and solution provider, today announced expanded advanced VMware services increasing scale and deployment expertise for multi-cloud and automation to help customers fully leverage the benefits of the cloud. In addition, Presidio is now designated as a Pinnacle Partner, the new top tier in the VMware Partner Connect Program. The Pinnacle level is focused on VMware’s most strategic and transformational partners.
“Customers want a single partner to develop and deliver on a comprehensive strategy from the network, data center, and multi-cloud so they can focus on transforming their businesses and accelerate their journey to the cloud,” said Dave Hart, president and chief operating officer at Presidio. “To help them, we’ve added even deeper VMware expertise to our team that is uniquely adept at both advising and building out secure on-premises and multi-cloud solutions.”
Now with broader skill sets and an expanded team of VMware experts, Presidio has comprehensive expertise to help customers leverage the benefits of integrating their public cloud to work seamlessly with on-premises infrastructure while taking advantage of existing teams, skillsets, tools and processes. Presidio combines its technology consulting framework and lifecycle services with VMware’s innovative software and services to design, implement and manage agile, more secure, multi-cloud solutions optimized for each customer's unique requirements. Presidio’s engineers hold seven VMware Master Services competencies.
“VMware and Presidio have a long-standing partnership with close alignment that delivers maximum value for our shared customers. We’re pleased to see them become a new Pinnacle Partner, the highest level in our evolved Partner Connect program,” said Tracy-Ann Palmer, vice president, global channel sales programs and compliance at VMware. “Pinnacle Partners are technology leaders in their industries and regions, with multiple program validations and demonstrated sales and services success at scale. Presidio continues to stand out as an innovative company that is helping customers become cloud smart on their digital transformation journeys.”
Presidio is a global digital services and solutions provider accelerating business transformation through secured technology modernization. Highly skilled teams of engineers and solutions architects with deep expertise across cloud, security, networking, and modern data center infrastructure help customers acquire, deploy, and operate technology that delivers impactful business outcomes. Presidio is a trusted strategic advisor with a flexible full life cycle model of professional, managed, and support and staffing services to help execute, secure, operationalize and maintain technology solutions.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER HYPERVISORS
businesswire | April 10, 2023
ControlUp, a leader in Digital Employee Experience (DEX) management, announced today the latest release of Real-Time DX 8.8, an end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting solution for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) environments. With hundreds of new metrics including 162 specifically for Azure Virtual Desktop, ControlUp can now provide monitoring, alerting and remediation capabilities to Azure Virtual Desktop the same way it does for Citrix and VMware Horizon environments.
Rio Tinto, the world’s second-largest metals and mining corporation and a ControlUp customer, proactively monitors 6,000 unique users with 2,200 concurrent daily sessions. Their main goal for implementing ControlUp was cleaning up user profiles and optimizing their EUC environment, while also realizing 33 percent cost savings by reducing machine catalogs and silos that were not being used based on system reporting, machine usage, and logon time reduction. Additionally, ControlUp assisted in their Citrix-to-Azure Virtual Desktop migration.
“I don’t have to ask my team for information. I see everything, I know everything, and, as a system owner, it’s very useful. I actually know what’s going on,” stated Iaroslav Aleksyuk, cyber security, monitoring and incident response specialist. “Thanks to ControlUp, we were able to find machine catalogs and other silos that were not really used.”
ControlUp is a proven and versatile solution that supports all major cloud VDI, including Azure Virtual Desktop, Citrix, and VMware Horizon, from one control plane. It allows users to choose the right EUC platform for their environment, whether they need to migrate, scale up, or launch resources on-premises or in the cloud.`
“Our customers can now choose the best cloud VDI environment for their requirements thanks to ControlUp’s unique monitoring capabilities for leading platforms. We are announcing today a feature-rich product with expanding insights into Azure Virtual Desktop deployments for cost control, VM usage visibility, and metrics, focused exclusively on cloud-based deployments,” commented Asaf Ganot, CEO of ControlUp.
“We’re pleased about ControlUp’s continued innovation in delivering management and monitoring tools for Azure Virtual Desktop,” said Deb Dubrow, group product manager, Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 Partnerships and Small Business. “These new metrics provide targeted insights to help customers optimize their Azure Virtual Desktop deployments for performance and cost efficiency.”
ControlUp powers the work-from-anywhere world by delivering a Digital Employee Experience (DEX) Management Platform built for IT teams to make remote work more flexible and reliable. Whether an organization’s desktops are physical or virtual, applications are local or SaaS-based, ControlUp provides IT teams with rich, real-time visibility to optimize remote work across both cloud and on-premises environments. Come join more than 1,700+ customers around the world who use ControlUp.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, CONTAINERS
Businesswire | May 29, 2023
Kasten by Veeam®, the market leader for Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery, today announced the release of its new Kasten K10 V6.0 Kubernetes data protection platform. The new release includes features that will help customers scale their cloud native data protection more efficiently, better protect their applications and data against ransomware attacks, and increase accessibility by adding new cloud native integrations.
Kubernetes was designed to enable greater productivity – helping enterprises scale automation to manage very large deployments found within containerized environments. Kubernetes has now garnered industry-standard status as cloud native architecture fuels widespread application modernization. Now, IT budgets are tightening, and the pressure to do more with less is growing. At the same time, security issues remain top of mind across all business segments, with 85% of all organizations suffering at least one cyber-attack in the past 12 months.
Kasten K10 V6.0 bridges the need for increased operational efficiency and business resiliency in cloud native environments. The solution introduces newly enhanced capabilities to perform backup and disaster recovery with intelligent policies, extend threat detection capabilities, and uphold freedom of choice in terms of selecting best-of-breed components of the underlying infrastructure.
“Enterprises deploying cloud native applications today face two principal challenges. They need to protect their critical assets against cyberattacks while scaling applications and underlying infrastructure in the most efficient manner,” said Gaurav Rishi, Vice President of Product and Partnerships at Kasten by Veeam. “Kasten K10 V6.0 addresses these issues head on, introducing intelligence and automation at all layers of the backup and recovery process with deep ecosystem integrations including Red Hat OpenShift for enterprise grade data protection. We also remove friction from the process by aligning with the tools and processes customers already use.”
New capabilities of Kasten K10 V6.0 include:
Enterprise-Grade Ransomware Protection: Kasten K10 V6.0 enables organizations to create proactive ransomware protection strategies by improving suspicious activity detection capabilities, providing immutable backups, and elevating their capability for instant recovery. The new release extends threat detection capabilities by logging all events into Kubernetes Audit natively. The Kubernetes Audit logs can then be analyzed holistically by intelligent threat detection solutions to look for and flag patterns of abnormal, suspicious activity. The ability to interface with AWS Secrets Manager to store/retrieve passcodes allows for more flexibility in implementing a hardened, secure disaster recovery (DR) workflow for K10 itself. Also, Kasten K10’s Kubernetes native policies can be integrated into Infrastructure as Code to provide “guardrails,” allowing for risk mitigation, operational consistency, and automation.
Scalability and Efficiency Improvements: A new application fingerprinting feature enables newly deployed stateful applications to be automatically mapped to appropriate blueprints to achieve proper data consistency. This helps to reduce risk, minimize complexity, nurture operational consistency, and enforce improved compliance, paving the way for scale. Kasten K10 V6.0 also offers an improved metadata transformation experience (as typically required when restoring or migrating applications across environments), a streamlined VM restore workflow for Red Hat OpenShift virtualization and multi-cluster license management, allowing for an improved and more efficient user experience.
Cloud Native Expansion: Kasten K10 continues to add the most up-to-date cloud native integrations that facilitate new workloads and storage types, hybrid deployments and increased security capabilities. Kasten K10 V6.0 now supports Kubernetes 1.26, Red Hat OpenShift 4.12 and a new built-in blueprint for Amazon RDS, allowing for broader reach and interoperability. The platform also added additional hybrid cloud support on GCP, cross-platform restore targets for VMware Tanzu environments, and new Cisco Hybrid Cloud CVD with Red Hat OpenShift and Kasten K10. Adding new storage options for NetApp ONTAP S3 and Dell-EMC ECS S3 allows for more freedom of choice and interoperability with storage targets.
“The increasingly intricate and sophisticated nature of Kubernetes clusters makes deploying new services and ensuring adequate data protection for them a daunting task,” said Danny Allan, CTO and Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at Veeam. “With Kasten K10 V6.0 integrated into the Veeam Data Platform, customers can reduce complexity in their Kubernetes deployments, allowing their cloud native environments to reach their full potential. At the same time, the new release helps them double down on data protection and security resilience at a time when they can’t afford to compromise on either factor.”
Kasten by Veeam continues to be the acknowledged leader in the Kubernetes data backup and recovery market, as recognized by many industry accolades. One recent example is the 2023 edition of GigaOm Radar for Kubernetes Data Protection, in which Kasten by Veeam is featured as both a Leader and Outperformer, the only vendor achieving such a distinction for three years in a row since the inception of the report. This explains the considerable and accelerating momentum Kasten by Veeam is enjoying in the marketplace, yielding near triple digit, year-over-year-growth in fiscal year 2022.
General availability of the new Kasten K10 V6.0 is expected in late Q2 and will be featured during both Red Hat Summit and VeeamON 2023, the community event for data recovery experts, taking place online May 22-24 and in person in Miami, Fla. Designed by and built for the backup and recovery professional, attendees will expand their skills, learn how to protect their businesses from ransomware, and share industry knowledge with exclusive content from Microsoft, AWS, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and more. Registration for the in-person event and the virtual option is now open.
About Kasten by Veeam
Kasten by Veeam is the leader in Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery. Its solution helps enterprises overcome Day 2 data management challenges to confidently run applications on Kubernetes. Kasten K10, its data protection platform purpose-built for Kubernetes, provides enterprise operations teams an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for backup/restore, disaster recovery, and application mobility with unparalleled operational simplicity. Kasten is an independent Kubernetes business unit within Veeam.