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Itopia Releases All-New Management Console Support for Windows 10 VDI on Google Cloud

itopia | December 22, 2020

itopia, the main cloud automation and orchestration answer for Google Cloud, today announced the extended capacities of its SaaS stage to send and oversee Windows 10 Client OS virtual work areas and applications. With the most recent delivery, itopia clients presently can convey worldwide arrangements of the two Windows 10 and Windows Server VDI conditions on Google Cloud's fast organization.

Coinciding with its Windows 10 product release, itopia has released an all-new management console and end-user login portal, focused on streamlined UX and a snappier interface. In addition to the refined admin experience, the new itopia version release showcases:

• Native Integration with Google Cloud's Sole-Tenant Nodes
• Automated Gold Image Validation from Customer-Sourced Images
• Customizable Admin Roles for Granular Permissions Delineation

As more enterprises embrace the cloud for addressing the increasing trend of distributed workforces, itopia is positioned to provide the easiest, most cost-effective way to manage cloud VDI and DaaS environments at scale.

"itopia exists to bridge the gap between Windows applications, low-cost end-user devices, and Google Cloud. As one unified management platform,  itopia automates and orchestrates the entire VDI technology stack, enabling sysadmins with no VDI or Google Cloud experience to oversee global deployments and easily manage a distributed workforce." said Ubaldo Don, CTO and Co-Founder of itopia.

From enormous medical services suppliers to global producers and then some, itopia's automation stage makes it simple for ventures to move their end-client remaining tasks at hand to Google Cloud and outfit their representatives with secure admittance to business basic applications and information on any gadget.

"As a Premier Partner of Google Cloud, itopia is uniquely positioned to accelerate the modernization of the enterprise," said Jonathan Lieberman, CEO and Co-Founder of itopia. "itopia's Cloud VDI orchestration makes the future of end-user computing possible while slashing IT costs and unburdening IT teams."

itopia is Google Cloud's select answer for cloud-local VDI and Desktop as a Service (DaaS), bringing an undertaking grade stage to the GCP Marketplace. With a single tick acquirement and a single tick organization, itopia's nearby association with Google Cloud makes computerized change conceivable in days - not months.

About itopia

As enterprises seek to simplify their digital transformation, itopia automates and orchestrates infrastructure on Google Cloud, enabling enterprises to shed IT burdens and focus on what they do best. itopia's core offerings include accelerating VDI workload migration to cloud-native Desktop as a Service (DaaS), eliminating costly & complex infrastructure overhead from vendors like Citrix or VMware, and providing a unified, end-to-end lifecycle management console for securely delivering Windows virtual desktops & apps to global, distributed workforces.

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Penguin Computing to Acquire Remote Access Software Assets from Colorado Code Craft

Penguin Solutions | November 17, 2022

Penguin Solutions, an SGH brand that provides HPC, AI, and IoT technologies for edge, core, and cloud, announced today that its Penguin Computing group has acquired all software and intellectual property assets of Colorado Code Craft and welcomed Colorado Code Craft employees to the Penguin Computing team. The company specializes in secure remote work and collaboration software solutions for high-performance and high-fidelity remote visualization, including remote 3D visualization for applications running in the cloud and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for technical computing. Penguin and Colorado Code Craft have been working together since 2014, when they collaborated to deliver Penguin’s Scyld Cloud Workstation™ VDI platform as a remote visualization technology with the Penguin on Demand (POD) HPC cloud. The companies have continued the partnership since that time, expanding the product to include numerous follow-on software releases and capabilities. Recent enhancements include the addition of 60fps (frames per second) video refresh support and support for 4K video fidelity for demanding high-resolution workloads -- all delivered through a standard browser. “The data volumes and compute-intensive use cases for HPC and AI increasingly lead to situations where data scientists and researchers are operating from locations far from the data center or cloud, With the acquisition of Colorado Code Craft’s high-performance, browser-based remote display capabilities, we’re able to provide our customers with a secure way to deliver remote desktops and application streaming from any cloud or data center to any device, regardless of the network conditions. This agentless solution accelerates users’ work processes by enabling rapid access to in-place data on the HPC/AI cluster and operates without the need for application or user workstation modifications.” Thierry Pellegrino, president of Penguin Solutions Penguin’s Scyld Cloud Workstation software is based on Colorado Code Craft technology and continues to play a key role in Penguin on Demand (POD) offerings. The current user base is comprised of data scientists, researchers, and engineers across diverse markets such as: energy, engineering, infrastructure, manufacturing, monitoring and evaluation, oil & gas, and research. In addition, the software is also integrated with Penguin’s new Scyld Cloud Central™ platform – and will also be available for use on the Google Cloud Platform, POD, and by Penguin customers leveraging dedicated HPC/AI cluster environments within their data center or co-location facilities. “After a decade of developing remote visualization platforms and expanding innovative solutions for customers, we are very excited to become a part of Penguin Solutions,” said Thomas Ruge, founder of Colorado Code Craft. “Together we will expand our customer base with both enterprise customers and technology partners into industries such as media/entertainment and distributed design/engineering that rely on the seamless remote application experience that we can provide.” The definitive agreement was signed on November 7, 2022 and the financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Visit our website or Penguin Solutions’ booth #2400 at SC22 this week to learn more. Penguin Solutions, Penguin Computing, Colorado Code Craft, Scyld Cloud Central, and Scyld Cloud Workstation are trademarks or registered trademarks of Penguin Computing, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. About Penguin Solutions The Penguin Solutions™ portfolio, which includes Penguin Computing™ and Penguin Edge™, accelerates customers’ digital transformation with the power of emerging technologies in HPC, AI, and IoT with solutions and services that span the continuum of edge, core, and cloud. By designing highly-advanced infrastructure, machines, and networked systems we enable the world’s most innovative enterprises and government institutions to build the autonomous future, drive discovery and amplify human potential. Penguin Solutions is an SGH Brand.

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Arrcus Extends Partnership with VMware to Transform Telco CSP Networks for the Delivery of Next-Gen Enterprise Services from the Edge to the Cloud

Arrcus | September 29, 2022

Arrcus, the hyperscale networking software company and a leader in cloud-to-edge network infrastructure, today announced the next evolution in their partnership with VMware, focused on transforming telco networks to deliver next-gen services from the edge to the cloud. The expanded partnership will provide communication service providers with the ability to monetize their 5G infrastructure quicker and deliver new enterprise services more efficiently and with greater flexibility. The Arrcus ACE platform is now certified as a VMware Ready Telco Cloud Infrastructure solution and available in the VMware Marketplace. Arrcus ACE interoperates with the VMware Telco Cloud Platform to enable communications service providers to accelerate the deployment of 5G workloads and more. “Programmability of the network extends beyond the RAN. With today’s announcement, Arrcus’ ACE switching and routing platform has completed further certification with VMware’s Telco Cloud Platform and enables service providers to increase the monetizability of their 5G networks and extend them to the edge, This builds upon further capabilities that Arrcus and VMware began demonstrating at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year.” Ray Mota, CEO and principal analyst at ACG Research The Arrcus ACE platform is highly programmable and secure, available in a flexible array of consumption options like VMs, containers and software on white-boxes. ACE supports solutions like FlexMCN that dramatically simplifies multi-cloud networking for telcos and CSPs, providing secure connectivity across cloud instances. Arrcus ACE is complemented well by VMware Telco Cloud, which is a single platform where service providers can run and manage all their containerized network functions (CNFs) and virtualized network functions (VNFs) in a multi-cloud edge. “Arrcus ACE solutions running on the VMware Telco Cloud Platform can transform telco networks for delivery of next-gen 5G services from the edge to the cloud,” said Stephen Spellicy, Vice President of Product Marketing and Solutions for VMware’s Telco & Edge Cloud. “Our partnership with Arrcus will equip telecom operators to offer solutions like multi- and hybrid cloud connectivity at the edge where low latency is required.” Today, Arrcus also announced that it is extending a “Fast Path” membership for VMware Telco Cloud ecosystem partners seeking to join Arrcus’ PACE partner program. Going forward, certified VMware Telco Cloud partners will be offered an accelerated path to join Arrcus’ PACE program, including instant approval and onboarding. All PACE ecosystem partners enjoy benefits ranging from solution validation, access to technical/training resources and go-to-market support. “Arrcus is delighted to expand our partnership with VMware targeted at telcos and communications service providers seeking to launch transformative new services that can help them improve their top line,” said Shekar Ayyar, CEO and chairman at Arrcus. “Our partnership with VMware is also significant because it appeals to our mutual ecosystem partners that want to leverage both our platforms.” Customers interested in learning more about Arrcus ACE with VMware Telco Cloud can download the latest solution brief. VMware Telco Cloud ecosystem partners seeking to take advantage of the fast-track PACE offer can contact an Arrcus PACE representative here. About Arrcus Arrcus was founded to enhance business efficiency through superior network connectivity. The Arrcus Connected Edge (ACE) platform offers best-in-class networking with the most flexible consumption model at the lowest total cost of ownership. The Arrcus team consists of world-class technologists who have an unparalleled record in shipping industry-leading networking products, complemented by industry thought leaders, operating executives, strategic partners and top-tier VCs. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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VMware Advances Multi-Cloud Management with VMware Aria

VMware | September 02, 2022

VMware Explore US 2022 – More organizations are delivering applications across public clouds and at the edge, and they’re increasingly using Kubernetes to manage and scale their modernized and cloud-native apps. However, managing apps and infrastructure in a multi-cloud, especially public cloud, and multi-technology environment is complex. Teams have to control costs, ensure performance, and manage consistent security policies across these diverse and distributed environments. Today at VMware Explore 2022, VMware (NYSE: VMW) is unveiling a multi-cloud management portfolio called VMware Aria, which provides a set of end-to-end solutions for managing the cost, performance, configuration, and delivery of infrastructure and cloud-native applications. Powering VMware Aria is VMware Aria Graph, a graph-based data store technology that captures the complexity of customers’ multi-cloud environments. “With multi-cloud realities taking hold, managing overall cloud spend, resource utilization, and application performance, security and compliance across different clouds can be increasingly difficult, and consequently, can lead to overspending, inefficiencies, and increased risk. Developers need cost, performance, security, and configuration data – often sitting in disparate tools – to understand the complete characteristics of the application that they are building, VMware Aria's API-first approach enables developers, SREs and Platform Engineering teams to pull relevant, correlated data from any source for quicker application analysis and debugging, while providing complete visibility into the cost, performance, and configuration of applications and workloads across cloud environments for Platform Ops, IT Ops, and Cloud Ops teams.” Purnima Padmanabhan, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Management, VMware VMware Aria features new and expanded capabilities for cloud native and multi-cloud management across three categories - VMware Aria Cost powered by CloudHealth, VMware Aria Operations, and VMware Aria Automation. VMware Aria complements and extends management of the development, delivery, DevSecOps, and lifecycle of cloud-native apps in VMware Tanzu platform. VMware Aria is anchored by VMware Aria Hub, which provides centralized views and controls to manage the entire multi-cloud environment, and leverages VMware Aria Graph to provide a common definition of applications, resources, roles, and accounts. Also announced at VMware Explore 2022 are a set of new end-to-end solutions that deliver cloud governance, cloud migration, and business insights at scale. VMware Aria Graph and VMware Aria Hub: a new technology that powers VMware Aria At the heart of VMware Aria’s new public cloud management capabilities is VMware Aria Graph, a graph-based data store that captures the resources and relationships of a multi-cloud environment. Expressly designed for the operational challenges of cloud-native applications and environments, VMware Aria Graph provides a single source of truth that is updated in near-real time. Other solutions on the market were designed in a slower moving era, primarily for change management processes and asset tracking. By contrast, VMware Aria Graph is designed expressly for cloud-native operations. Leveraging a fundamentally different architecture to capture many-to-many relationships, scale to hundreds of millions of objects, and be updated in near-real time, VMware Aria Graph meets the multi-cloud management requirements of the largest and most demanding enterprise. VMware Aria’s graph data store and API services enable it to seamlessly integrate with third-party solutions such as observability and application performance management tools. 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Customers of VMware’s multi-cloud management solutions – VMware vRealize, CloudHealth by VMware Suite, and Tanzu Observability by Wavefront – will be entitled to the corresponding VMware Aria offering. VMware Aria Cost, VMware Aria Operations, and VMware Aria Automation provide customers with a comprehensive set of solutions for consistent delivery and operations of infrastructure and application services across any and many clouds. VMware Cross-Cloud™ services Helps Customers Navigate the Multi-Cloud Era At VMware Explore 2022, VMware is unveiling new and enhanced offerings for VMware Cross-Cloud services to help customers navigate the multi-cloud era with freedom, flexibility and security. VMware Cross-Cloud services is a portfolio of cloud services that deliver a unified and simplified way to build, operate, access, and better secure any application on any cloud from any device. VMware Cross-Cloud service pillars include 1) App Platform 2) Cloud Management 3) Cloud & Edge Infrastructure 4) Security & Networking, and 5) Anywhere Workspace. For the latest news and more on how VMware is delivering a faster and smarter path to cloud for digital businesses, visit the VMware Explore 2022 media kit. About VMware Explore VMware Explore is an evolution of the company's flagship conference, VMworld. VMware Explore aims to be the industry’s go-to-event for all things multi-cloud. This year, it will feature industry-led solution and technical sessions, an extensive ecosystem of 90% of the top cloud partners, a thriving marketplace of multi-cloud ISVs and several networking events. To learn more about VMware Explore, please visit: www.vmware.com/explore.html. About VMware VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. 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