Virtual Desktop Tools, Server Hypervisors
prnewswire | July 26, 2023
ePlus inc. (news) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has extended its portfolio to include SD-WAN Managed Services for Palo Alto Networks Prisma SD-WAN to include:
Proactive monitoring and alerting
Virtual private network path and policy configuration management to SaaS applications
Application-based configuration to ensure optimum performance and security
Underlay management of private, public, and dedicated data transport connections.
"Adding SD-WAN Managed Services expands our existing service capabilities for Palo Alto Networks solutions, including next-generation firewall management and first-call Enhanced Maintenance Support," said Lee Waskevich, vice president of security strategy for ePlus. "The distributed nature of both applications and users has continued to blend responsibilities for networking and security teams to combat the latest cyber threats and provide an optimum user experience. ePlus Managed Services deliver on this convergence to help generate successful outcomes for our customers."
"We are pleased to expand our SD-WAN Managed Services offerings to include support for Palo Alto Networks," said Wayne St. Jacques, vice president of managed services at ePlus. "By offloading the management and remediation of their Prisma SD-WAN solution, customers are poised to increase uptime and performance, optimize business-critical applications, achieve measurable cost savings, and maintain segmentation and inspection policies to ensure compliance with their security policy."
ePlus also offers Managed SD-WAN offerings for Cisco, Meraki, and Fortinet. For more information about ePlus SD-WAN Managed Services, visit https://www.eplus.com/solutions/networking/Software-Defined-Networking. For details about ePlus' Palo Alto Networks offerings and partnership, visit https://eplus.com/partners/showcase-partners/palo-alto-networks.
About ePlus inc.
ePlus has an unwavering and relentless focus on leveraging technology to create inspired and transformative business outcomes for its customers. Offering a robust portfolio of solutions, as well as a broad range of consultative and managed services across the technology spectrum, ePlus has proudly achieved more than 30 years of success, carrying customers forward through adversity, rapidly changing environments, and other obstacles. ePlus is a trusted advisor, bringing expertise, credentials, talent and a thorough understanding of innovative technologies, spanning security, cloud, data center, networking, collaboration and emerging solutions, to organizations across all industry segments. With complete lifecycle management services and flexible payment solutions, ePlus' more than 1,700 associates are focused on cultivating positive customer experiences and are dedicated to their craft, harnessing new knowledge while applying decades of proven experience. ePlus is headquartered in Virginia, with locations in the United States, UK, Europe, and Asia‐Pacific.
Virtual Desktop Strategies, Virtual Server Management
businesswire | August 22, 2023
Softchoice, a software-focused IT solutions provider in Canada and North America, has announced the addition of Cloud Cost Optimization, powered by VMware Aria Cost, to its managed services portfolio. Part of VMware Cross-Cloud managed services, Cloud Cost Optimization helps customers realize cloud value faster with FinOps, an operational model that brings accountability and clarity to the variable spend model of the cloud.
VMware Cross-Cloud managed services is a set of prescriptive offerings for public, private, sovereign and hybrid clouds, cloud-native app delivery, designed to optimize cloud costs and help customers manage multi-cloud operational governance, all built on a common VMware foundation. The services enable customers to rely on expert, specialized managed services partners to drive cost efficiency and interoperability between clouds, data centers, and applications.
As a longstanding and reputable VMware partner, Softchoice offers customers faster time-to-value, flexibility to scale up or down as required, along with lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and greater security, each of which enables organizations to invest in cloud growth while reducing complexity and risk at every step.
“Modern apps are fueling the next wave of enterprise innovation and driving multi-cloud adoption. Yet, implementing multi-cloud can be complex and costly if not handled properly, with some 76% of multi-cloud organizations report needing to improve control over their cloud costs1,” said Abhay Kumar, VP for Hyperscalers and Technology Partners, VMware. “With their new Cloud Cost Optimization service, Softchoice can help our mutual customers in their aims to simplify financial management, streamline operations, and improve cross-organizational collaboration across their multi-cloud environment.”
Delivered as a managed subscription-based service, Softchoice’s Cloud Cost Optimization is designed to help customers maximize the value of every dollar spent in the cloud by adopting FinOps. In line with VMware’s aim to bring clarity to cloud chaos through a cloud-smart approach, Softchoice’s service helps organizations maximize the value from their multi-cloud estates and applications.
Chris Swadish, Hybrid Cloud Business Leader at Softchoice, said, “We are excited to offer our customers this Cross-Cloud managed service and support VMware’s vision of helping customers across the world become cloud-smart in their multi-cloud environments. As cloud adoption and innovation becomes a necessity, organizations need a better handle on their costs and risks. Cloud Cost Optimization helps customers both begin and correct their cloud journeys through a systematic, insight-led process designed to offer results at scale. Our work with The FinOps Foundation, technical proficiency, team of experts, and close partnership with VMware means that we can offer customers a more accelerated path to cloud efficiency, while aiming to reduce risk and helping them focus on innovation and growth across all cloud environments.”
Softchoice has earned the VMware Managed Services Specialization to attain the VMware Cross-Cloud Managed Service Provider badge and the company’s Cloud Cost Optimization service is a VMware Validated Service Offering (VSO). This provides public confirmation that partner solutions are functionally and architecturally complete. Additionally, Softchoice recently completed the VMware Managed Services Advanced Specialization Audit, showcasing how the company is able to support customers with advanced transformation requirements.
Softchoice Corporation (TSX: SFTC) is a software-focused IT solutions provider that equips organizations to be agile and innovative, and for their people to be engaged, connected and creative at work. That means moving them to the cloud, helping them build the workplace of tomorrow, and enabling them to make smarter decisions about their technology portfolio.
Virtual Desktop Tools, Virtual Server Management
Kajeet | June 26, 2023
Kajeet®, the leading wireless connectivity and device management provider for education, government, and commercial markets, today unveiled its growing 5G EdTech portfolio at the prestigious ISTELive 23 Conference in Philadelphia. This collection of education connectivity solutions harnesses 5G technology to empower teachers and students with faster connectivity, enabling them to embrace the full potential of today's digital learning.
ISTE, considered one of the largest events in the United States for educators to learn about technology in education, offers the ideal opportunity to demonstrate to the EdTech community how Kajeet remains at the forefront of providing reliable and secure internet connectivity solutions to bridge the digital divide.
"Kajeet is proud to introduce our 5G Portfolio at ISTE. These innovative products represent a significant milestone in educational connectivity," said Michael Flood, senior vice president of public sector at Kajeet. "We are committed to ensuring that teachers and students have access to reliable, high-speed internet wherever they learn."
The comprehensive 5G Portfolio from Kajeet is comprised of a range of cutting-edge devices, each tailored to meet the unique needs of educators and learners alike. The latest models being showcased include:
Kajeet 5G SmartSpot: This education-ready WiFi hotspot helps bring digital equity to students and provides easy implementation for schools to prioritize digital education. With faster speeds, students can easily master digital skills as part of their education journey.
Kajeet SmartBus 5G: Kajeet offers a secure and reliable mobile router designed to seamlessly connect students to a portable and reliable WiFi hotspot on wheels that turns travel time into an extension of the classroom.
Kajeet 5G Fixed Wireless: Kajeet Fixed 5G Internet Gateway router ensures a reliable and high-speed connection for homes, remote facilities, community centers, and outdoor locations for primary internet access. Designed to bring lightning-fast internet connectivity to students, this affordable solution can support multiple devices simultaneously.
Evolve III T-3 Pro Touch 5G LTE Notebook: Kajeet has partnered with Evolve III to offer a Windows 11, touchscreen notebook with built-in 5G & LTE capabilities. Kajeet offers coverage from all major US wireless networks and is currently taking pre-orders for Q4 delivery.
All Kajeet 5G education solutions include CIPA-compliant filtering to keep students safe and on-task, as well as Kajeet's award-winning device and data management platform, Sentinel®, which allows administrators to manage devices and data allocations, access controls and gain key insights into program performance.
The Kajeet 5G portfolio of products will be on display at Booth #2856 at ISTELive 23 this week. The Kajeet education team will provide detailed demonstrations and answer any questions for technology decision makers looking to bring the next generation of tools to their students.
Kajeet provides optimized IoT connectivity, software and hardware solutions that deliver safe, reliable, and controlled internet connectivity to nearly 3,000 businesses, schools and districts, state, and local governments. Kajeet's private network solutions simplify private wireless to allow customers to design, install and manage their own private wireless networks. Kajeet's award-winning management platform, Sentinel®, includes visibility into real-time data usage, policy control management, custom content filters for added security, and multi-network flexibility. Since 2003, Kajeet has helped thousands of organizations connect over a million devices around the world.