Leading Virtual Reality Architect Joins Apple As It Preps AR Glasses

Apple | April 10, 2019

While we’ve mostly been hearing about Apple’s recently launched video and news services over the past few weeks, as the company moves into the post-iPhone era, content services are just one of many projects the company is working on, many of which promise to be considerably more disruptive than simply Apple’s spin on Netflix. Many of the best insights into what Apple’s up to within its more secretive “skunkworks” projects stem from the kind of folks the company is actually hiring. News earlier this month that Apple had hired a leading automotive engineer confirmed rumours that Apple is building a full electric car and not merely an autonomous driving system, and now another new hire provides some additional insight into Apple’s augmented and virtual reality plans.

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IT leaders are looking ahead at 2023 and calibrating their strategies for the new year. Graham Johnson, Sr. Manager of Global Customer and Market Insights at VMware, takes a deep dive on what these leaders are prioritizing for their businesses.

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IT leaders are looking ahead at 2023 and calibrating their strategies for the new year. Graham Johnson, Sr. Manager of Global Customer and Market Insights at VMware, takes a deep dive on what these leaders are prioritizing for their businesses.

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Identity Orchestration Company, Strata Identity Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Strata Identity | January 04, 2023

Strata Identity, a company that provides identity orchestration services, has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a global organization focused on promoting best practices for secure cloud computing. Strata Identity will work with CSA members on projects related to the open source IDQL Standard and identity orchestration. The open source IDQL Standard and identity orchestration are two ways that Strata Identity is working to make cloud computing safer. Strata Identity's platform allows incompatible cloud identity systems to work together, allowing customers to unify access policies and governance. The company is also a founding member of Hexa, an open source identity federation software, and the IDQL Standard for policy orchestration. Strata Identity wants to make cloud computing safe for its customers by helping them bring their access policies and governance together. "Lack of interoperability between individual cloud identity platforms and their legacy on-premises brethren is holding back app modernization and cloud migration projects. We look forward to collaborating with the CSA’s extensive community of vendors, enterprises, and industry influencers to advance open standards for cloud identity orchestration." Eric Olden, CEO of Strata Identity Eric Olden, CEO of Strata Identity, said the company is looking forward to collaborating with the CSA to advance open standards for cloud identity orchestration. The CEO of the CSA, Jim Reavis, said that Strata Identity's expertise in multi-cloud identity orchestration will help CSA members deal with problems related to app modernization. Strata Identity is going to work with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to help advance open standards for cloud identity orchestration. About Strata Identity Strata Identity has made a name for itself as the leader in identity orchestration for hybrid and multi-cloud environments with its innovative Maverics platform. This recipe-driven solution enables organizations to integrate and manage even the most incompatible identity systems while preserving a consistent user experience. By separating applications from identity, Maverics makes it possible to use modern authentication methods like password-less login and enforce consistent access policies without having to spend a lot of money refactoring source code.

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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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Gcore Launches Budget Cloud Computing Solution for Webmasters, Developers and Hobbyists

Gcore | January 19, 2023

Gcore, a European company that makes high-performance, low-latency, international cloud and edge solutions, has released Gcore Basic, a low-cost solution made for webmasters, developers, and people who do things for fun. Webmasters, developers, and hobbyists can use Gcore Basic to access a wide range of services and features that are designed to make their applications run as well as possible. Gcore Basic, which starts at €5 per month, provides a compute instance on a shared virtual machine for running light web servers and microservices. It includes free DDoS protection and can be deployed in just a few minutes. Gcore Basic includes several add-ons, such as managed databases, object storage, and security services. Director of Edge Cloud Stream at Gcore, Seva Vayner, commented, "Gcore Basic brings low-latency, high-performance computing within reach of everyone." They added, "From €5 per month, Gcore Basic is a place where aspiring programmers can learn their craft, where developers can run pet projects, proof of concepts, and test environments; and where aspiring entrepreneurs can build out online services." Seva Vayner said, "With Gcore Basic running on our cloud infrastructure, customers can scale up and deploy additional services as and when required—for instance, adding extra resources to handle significant leaps in traffic." (Source: PRNewswire) It will first launch Gcore Basic at its Amsterdam location. The service will soon be available in the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Frankfurt, giving Gcore a second location in Europe. By making Gcore Basic available in more than one place, customers can put their services closer to their customers, which will speed things up and cut down on latency. About Gcore Gcore is a company that helps provide powerful edge and cloud solutions for the media and entertainment industries. They are headquartered in Luxembourg and have offices in several other countries, including Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Cyprus, and Georgia. It works for clients such as government agencies, TEDx, Wargaming, and Avast. They have a large global IT infrastructure spread across six continents and is made up of over 150 points of presence in reliable data centers.

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