HPE Wins Blockbuster GreenLake VMware Cloud Foundation Deal

CRN | October 22, 2019

HPE Wins Blockbuster GreenLake VMware Cloud Foundation Deal
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has won a blockbuster HPE GreenLake VMware Cloud Foundation deal on Synergy with Porsche Holding Salzburg’s in-house IT service provider, Porsche Informatik. The deal, aimed at building a next-generation digital foundation for Porsche, represents one of the biggest GreenLake VMware Cloud Foundation deals since the new HPE private cloud as a service pay-per-use offering was unveiled in August.Porsche Informatik said the HPE GreenLake rollout began in January after six months of comparing market offerings. The deal is part of an ambitious Porsche charge to build a new digital foundation for a global network of Porsche dealers and 30,000 Porsche Holding Salzburg employees.

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NetActuate Begins Anycast, Virtual Machines, Bare Metal, Colocation, and Network Services from Its Second Edge Location in Santiago, Chile

NetActuate | May 12, 2020

NetActuate announces the launch of services from Santiago, Chile. Anycast, virtual machines, bare metal and network services are now available from a second edge location in South America. NetActuate’s Anycast Delivery Platform, built on one of the largest peered IPv4 and IPv6 networks in the world. NetActuate’s global footprint, customers can deploy their hybrid environments into this and over 30 additional US and global locations, without having to manage multiple vendors for their infrastructure and low latency network services. As part of an ongoing strategic plan for global footprint growth, NetActuate announces the launch of services from Santiago, Chile. Anycast, virtual machines, bare metal, colocation, and network services are now available from a second edge location in South America. NetActuate’s recently upgraded São Paulo, Brazil data center was the first edge location, deployed in June 2018. Santiago is clearly emerging as a leading technology hub in the region, and we are thrilled to add it to our growing global footprint, Mark Mahle, CEO and Principal Technology Architect of NetActuate. Santiago, Chile, is one of the largest economies in the Americas, is quickly becoming a digital, telecommunications, and sub-sea cable hub. NetActuate’s Santiago facility features redundant power and cooling and multi-factor security, as well as direct access to the PIT CHILE internet exchange. Read More: Microsoft Announces Update to Windows Virtual Desktop to Make Life Easier for IT Admins NetActuate’s data center in Chile enables customers to reach end users across the LATAM region with greater speed and reliability. Recent reports predict that bandwidth growth across Latin America is anticipated to grow 63% over the coming years, ultimately reaching 1,430+ Tbps of installed capacity by 2022, and contributing more than 10% of interconnection bandwidth globally. Much of this growth, up to 31%, will be driven by the content and digital media industry. While development and implementation of new health policies and safety practices pushed out our deployment date, protecting the health and safety of our staff and global partners continues to be our number one priority, Mark Mahle, CEO and Principal Technology Architect of NetActuate. As an infrastructure and network service provider, NetActuate has been classified as an essential business throughout the duration of stay at home orders and phased reopenings. NetActuate continues to operate 24x7x365, and is taking extensive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of staff, as well as customers and partners around the world. NetActuate has also launched a new program for those on the front lines of the pandemic. Free infrastructure and network services are now available for the healthcare community working to treat patients and to contain the spread of COVID-19, as well as schools and other educational services. Providers can deploy and expand their global presence on NetActuate’s Anycast Delivery Platform, built on one of the largest peered IPv4 and IPv6 networks in the world. Purpose-built to deliver low latency and high reliability across diverse global markets, NetActuate’s anycast platform is available from their Santiago location, as well as over 30 US and global locations, with simple, predictable monthly pricing. As part of NetActuate’s global footprint, customers can deploy their hybrid environments into this and over 30 additional US and global locations, without having to manage multiple vendors for their infrastructure and low latency network services. Read More: Nutanix Announces New VDI Solutions to Help Support Remote Workers In A/NZ Region About NetActuate Operating one of the 10 largest IPv4 and IPv6 peered networks in the world, NetActuate helps providers get closer to their end users – no matter where in the world they are. Available from over 30 locations worldwide, our managed network and infrastructure services simplify and accelerate the global distribution of online applications and SaaS platforms. Learn more today at 1-800-419-2656 or at netactuate.com. To learn more about BGP anycast and how it can help reduce latency across diverse global markets, visit NetActuate's anycast information resource site at anycast.com.

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ControlUp Expands VMware Solution Portfolio to Monitor End User Connectivity

ControlUp | May 13, 2021

ControlUp, a recognized leader in digital experience monitoring and enhancement, unveiled today an extended portfolio to deliver on the promise of a work-from-anywhere digital experience on VMware Horizon virtual desktop environments. New visibility into end-user connectivity provides device managers with the critical data they need to increase user satisfaction and efficiency wherever they operate. "Remote work is no longer the "new normal"; it is simply the norm. This transition in workstyle has presented IT with new obstacles since they must now oversee not only a few offices or divisions, but a plethora of remote work locations "ControlUp's COO and Co-Founder, Yoni Avital, said "Previously, system administrators were unable to detect system failures by taking into consideration local performance concerns. We will now have the details they were missing to optimize the employee digital experience." ControlUp has expanded the VMware Horizon solution portfolio with the following capabilities: • ControlUp Remote DX – provides end-to-end insight into the digital experience of employees, regardless of location, by measuring local network performance, including Wi-Fi intensity and speed, as well as user device ISP connectivity measurements. • ControlUp Scoutbees – continuous synthetic transaction testing that proactively warns IT of problems with the application, desktop, and network resource availability and efficiency. The solution enables The Operations teams to easily locate the origin of any issues and resolve them before user efficiency suffers. • ControlUp SOLVE - visualizes the overall health of the end-user computing (EUC) environment end-to-end in real-time on a single dashboard, with the option to drill down to see accurate measurements for a particular segment of the infrastructure, all the way down to the users' session process level. The ControlUp digital experience monitoring and optimization platform provide Them with flexibility and control by allowing them to track Horizon's virtual desktops and applications, as well as the Horizon infrastructure, whether on-premises or in the cloud. The solution includes pre-built automation and remediation workflows that minimize the time, effort, and expense associated with identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving VDI problems. ControlUp integrates data from the VMware Horizon API to provide deep insight into the entire virtualization stack, including hosts, storage, servers, and user sessions. "Troubleshooting and quick remediation of VDI problems are difficult due to the large number of components involved, from the data center to the cloud to the endpoint," said Bharath Rangarajan, Vice President of Product Management for VMware's End-User Computing business. "VMware and ControlUp are working to solve these issues and regularly provide a great user experience to VMware Horizon customers." About ControlUp ControlUp's Digital Employee Experience management platform provides IT with greater insight and control over employees' digital experiences, regardless of where they work (in the workplace, at home, or on the road) or the type of workspace they use (virtual, physical, or cloud). ControlUp analytics uses anonymized operational metadata from thousands of companies to assist IT and support desk teams in making informed, data-driven decisions. ControlUp is funded by JVP and K1 Investment Management and is headquartered in Silicon Valley with R&D in Israel.

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Scale Computing Continues to Deliver High-Performing, Scalable Edge Computing and IT Infrastructure to the Government Sector

Scale Computing | September 23, 2021

Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, announced ongoing momentum with customers in the public sector. The company’s HC3 Edge and IT infrastructure solutions continue to enable municipal institutions of all sizes to optimize operations with self-healing, automated infrastructure for all applications while protecting sensitive government data. “In today’s world, IT management is tasked more than ever with simplifying infrastructure and delivering solutions to employees and citizens that mitigate risks in a whole new way. IT departments need to ensure that hardware and software are reliable, remotely accessible, and protected against cyberthreats,” said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing. “Scale Computing meets the complicated IT infrastructure demands of state and local governments. Our agile, reliable platforms can replace traditional IT infrastructure across any agency, any department, or any system, while driving out the high costs of downtime and system administration.” Scale Computing brings municipal institutions, including governments, government agencies, and other public institutions, into a new era of computing by revamping IT operations with a solution that simplifies management, protects sensitive government data, and helps deliver smart, digital services. Kitselas First Nation is a self-funded and self-governing nation, and one of the 14 Tsimshian tribes in British Columbia. After experiencing a flood, Kitselas First Nation needed new servers and a modern solution for simplicity, scalability, availability and disaster recovery. With only one person on the IT staff, they were also in need of powerful systems capable of running workloads with efficiency and speed, as well as an affordable, easy-to-use solution capable of maximizing uptime. Kitselas First Nation selected Scale Computing’s HC3 platform which provides them with simplified, highly affordable IT infrastructure with improved performance. Since implementation of Scale Computing HC3, Kitselas First Nation saved resources and 15% of time spent managing infrastructure, leading to an increase in time spent working on other projects. Scale Computing’s HC3 solution also provides Kitselas First Nation with disaster recovery and the ability to manage IT infrastructure without the need for local IT staff. Don Agnew, IT support and asset management officer at Kitselas First Nation, says, “We have an on-site backup and a Google Cloud Platform in Quebec. If another disaster strikes, the hardware component fails or the entire HC3 appliance breaks down, we’re covered. The Scale Computing HC3 cluster is highly available and keeps our systems running with no downtime. HC3 won’t let us down.” The Summit County Board of Elections in Ohio is responsible for securely managing the records of 370,000 registered voters and over one million citizen records. As Ohio’s fourth most populous county, the Summit County Board of Elections' entire network infrastructure is managed by a team of just two full-time IT professionals. With an aging server infrastructure and a heavily scrutinized Presidential election fast approaching in 2020, this IT duo needed to modernize their systems, comply with strict new security directives, and do so in an expedited time-frame. After selecting Scale Computing’s HC3 solution, the Summit County Board of Elections was able to consolidate seven servers to a cluster of three HC3 notes in less than seven months, implement automated snapshots of servers that are backed up to a remote cluster providing full system redundancy, simplify management and operations so their two-person IT team could focus on operational priorities, and comply with new state and Federal security directives. As Kevin Moreland, Network & Systems Administrator, Summit County Board of Elections says, “Every decision we make comes down to, ‘can you make it through a Presidential election’? We knew we needed something that was intelligent, scalable, had built-in redundancy, and was cost-effective. Scale has delivered on all of these and more. We went from an environment where we had about seven physical servers to a three node cluster. From that three node cluster, then we can spin up as many virtual servers as warranted by demand – this not only simplified our operational workload but it also dramatically shrunk our eco-footprint.” Chris Iseral, Chief Information Officer of Madison County, Kentucky, was challenged with upgrading old infrastructure in an affordable way. The infrastructure in Madison Country includes 700 users in 26 different facilities across the country, accounting for 23 different departments or agencies. Chris’ challenges included multiple vendors and an expensive, complicated, and aging infrastructure. Madison County, Kentucky partnered with Scale Computing to deliver high quality, responsive, and budget friendly infrastructure that simplifies management, protects sensitive government data, and helps deliver smart, digital services anywhere, anytime. As Chris Iseral says, “We wanted something highly available, redundant, scalable, affordable, and easy-to-use. We’re happier than we’ve ever been. Scale Computing has been an awesome product.” About Scale Computing Scale Computing is a leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions. Scale Computing HC3 software eliminates the need for traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications. Using patented HyperCore™ technology, the HC3 self-healing platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects infrastructure problems in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime. When ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO matter, Scale Computing HC3 is the ideal infrastructure platform

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Virtualization encompasses a powerful set of thechnologies.in the mainframe world,server virtualization has been in use for decades.Storage and network virtualization are also proven technologies.Rapid developments in IT and the need to reduce power consumption are causing the concepts surrounding virtualization to be examined in a new light.