SERVER VIRTUALIZATION, VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE
MacStadium | February 20, 2023
MacStadium, a company that makes Mac private clouds and software-as-a-service, said that its Orka Platform is a great alternative for businesses that want to switch from VMware's vSphere ESXi running macOS on last-generation Intel-based Mac computers to its Orka Platform. The Orka Platform from MacStadium is a complete solution that lets businesses switch from VMware's vSphere ESXi running macOS on Intel-based Mac computers from the last generation to their own private cloud.
The Orka Platform works with Apple chips and gives a smooth alternative to VMware's announcement in October that vSphere ESXi 7.0 will no longer support macOS. The Orka Platform has everything developers need to replace vSphere ESXi workloads on Mac platforms, such as high-performance virtual macOS environments, easy orchestration through RESTful APIs, enterprise-grade performance, and Kubernetes support.
Greg McGraw, co-founder and CEO at MacStadium, said, “Orka Platform represents the perfect tool for application development teams who rely on using virtualized Mac compute and must now move on from VMware.” He added, “MacStadium already has helped leading organizations seamlessly transition to the Orka Platform from VMware. He also said, "Orka Platform supports Apple silicon, and the MacStadium team will assist those making the migration with a customized proof-of-concept environment, as well as all the technical support they require.”
Customers who switch from VMware can get a free, customized proof-of-concept environment as well as technical support from MacStadium. MacStadium's Orka Platform has a number of benefits for businesses that want to move away from VMware's vSphere (ESXi) running macOS.
MacStadium provides enterprise-level infrastructure-as-a-service for workloads that require macOS. They offer private clouds and dedicated servers, all-flash and disk-based SAN storage, and Mac private cloud solutions. Their services are trusted by iOS developers, mobile testing teams, and DevOps engineers worldwide. They have five data centers for reliability and offer support from trained experts. MacStadium was started in 2011 in Atlanta and only makes cloud solutions for macOS that are scalable, secure, and new. They also offer the Orka® Platform, the only virtualization layer available for Mac-based infrastructure.
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Skyhigh Security | February 15, 2023
On February 14, 2023, Skyhigh Security, a leading cloud-native security solutions provider, announced that Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway (SWG) for cloud has been granted Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate Authorization.
Cloud technologies are increasingly being adopted by government contractors and federal government agencies in order to support agility, increase efficiency, and cut costs. The FedRAMP authorization enables these companies to deploy Skyhigh SWG, a component of the Skyhigh Security Service Edge (SSE) portfolio, to offer continuous, secure access for users anywhere, safeguard vital government information, and defend against sophisticated contemporary threats.
FedRAMP is a United States government program that analyses cloud security suppliers using a standardized security framework for cloud products and services, with an emphasis on protecting sensitive federal data in the cloud. The FedRAMP process affirms that the Skyhigh SWG solution has been examined and approved by C-level security officials from the General Services Administration, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Homeland Security.
Skyhigh SWG allows users authorized by the government to securely access the web and cloud from any location and on any device. It keeps threats from infiltrating and sensitive data from exfiltrating an environment by monitoring inline traffic and acting as a gateway between websites, users, apps, and data. Skyhigh SWG protects federal agencies against potentially hazardous or unauthorized websites and cloud apps by utilizing several integrated technologies such as Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP).
From a single cloud-native enforcement point, the Skyhigh SSE portfolio secures data and prevents threats in the cloud across all Infrastructure-as-a-Service environments, Software-as-a-Service applications, and Shadow IT.
As a cloud service, it equips enterprises with visibility and control over their data in the cloud, regardless of where it resides. It delivers a single DLP engine with a single simple-to-use centralized administration and reporting dashboard, a single policy framework across all data exfiltration channels, and multi-layered security technologies to cover all conceivable use cases in the federal government environment.
About Skyhigh Security
Skyhigh Security, Headquartered in San Jose, CA, safeguards enterprises with cloud-native security solutions that are both data-aware and easy to use. Its market-leading Security Service Edge (SSE) Portfolio extends beyond data access and focuses on data usage, thus enabling enterprises to collaborate from any device and from any location without compromising security. It allows organizations to have full visibility and control, as well as seamlessly monitor and mitigate security threats, resulting in lower related costs, increased efficiency and keeping up with the speed of innovation.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS,SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
Options Technology | January 23, 2023
Options Technology, a capital markets services provider, announced that it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status in SG1. This follows the company's achievement of VMware Cloud Provider Principal Partner Status and Cloud Verified Attainment at other sites. These accomplishments demonstrate Options Technology's commitment to giving its customers access to the latest virtualization technology.
The Cloud Verification assures that the partner is validated to expertly deliver cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to meet specific client needs using VMware's network, storage, and compute solutions. With the Cloud Verified Status at SG1, Options Technology can now offer VMware's cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to customers in the Singapore area.
The CEO of Options, Danny Moore, said that their partnership with VMware continues to provide service excellence, capability, and choice for their customers across the capital markets. The VMware Cloud Verified status means that Options Technology has met the strict requirements set by VMware and is able to provide customer-focused cloud infrastructure solutions that meet the needs of the capital markets sector.
With the Cloud Verified Status, Options Technology is now well positioned to provide customized cloud infrastructure solutions to Singapore customers.
About Options Technology
Options Technology is a leading provider of IT infrastructure to global capital markets firms. Founded in 1993, the company originally provided technology services to hedge funds, but now provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 550 firms globally, including investment banks, hedge funds, and exchanges. With offices in 9 key cities around the world, Options is well-positioned to serve its customers both on-site and remotely. In 2019, the company secured a significant growth investment from Abry Partners, a private equity firm, which has enabled it to accelerate its growth strategy and expand its reach in key financial centers globally. Options has been named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table for five consecutive years.