Microsoft acquires virtualised network software provider Metaswitch Networks

Microsoft | May 14, 2020

Microsoft on Thursday signed a definitive agreement to acquire UK-based Metaswitch Networks, a leading provider of virtualised network software and voice, data and communications solutions for operators, for an undisclosed sum. The convergence of cloud and communication networks presents a unique opportunity for Microsoft to serve operators globally via continued investment in Azure.

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As a rule vMotion requires the same family of CPU among involved servers which ensure the same feature set to be presented in order to succeed.This is obvious statement, if you have for example Intel Xeon V3 and v4 CPU generations in your cluster you need EVC in order to make it work. But recently I have came across and issue that vMotion were failing to migrate VMs between hosts with identical configuration. That were Dells R730 with V3 Intel CPUs to be more precise.

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As a rule vMotion requires the same family of CPU among involved servers which ensure the same feature set to be presented in order to succeed.This is obvious statement, if you have for example Intel Xeon V3 and v4 CPU generations in your cluster you need EVC in order to make it work. But recently I have came across and issue that vMotion were failing to migrate VMs between hosts with identical configuration. That were Dells R730 with V3 Intel CPUs to be more precise.

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Comcast Business Join Forces with Cisco Meraki to Expand Teleworker VPN solution

Comcast Business | February 04, 2021

Comcast Business today announced it is uniting with Cisco Meraki to grow the Comcast Business Teleworker VPN solution. Comcast Business Teleworker VPN is explicitly designed to help undertaking clients furnish their quickly extending far off labor forces with a safe, dependable, elite association with their corporate organization similarly as they appreciate when genuinely in their office. Securing their rapidly expanding remote workforces has quickly become a critical priority for today’s enterprises. According to Gartner, “Securing your remote workforce has now become the single most existential imperative for all organizations in the wake of COVID-19.” Comcast Business Teleworker VPN offers a midway overseen far off access VPN solution that empowers ventures to give far off representatives a similar corporate organization experience and administration they have in the workplace. At the point when joined with Comcast Business' Teleworker Broadband solution, Comcast Business Teleworker VPN gives representatives a protected, dependable association with essential business frameworks, applications and documents – all upheld by the country's biggest gig-speed organization. “The global pandemic has fast-tracked secure, remote workforce connectivity to the top of the priority list for today’s enterprise IT decision makers,” said Amit Verma, Vice President Solution Engineering and Technology, Comcast Business. ”When combined with our Teleworker Broadband solution, the Comcast Business Teleworker VPN solution with Cisco Meraki allows enterprises to gain peace of mind while providing their employees with a secure, independent Internet connection that does not interfere or compete with their at-home Internet – freeing up home bandwidth for remote learning, entertainment and more.” Comcast Business Teleworker VPN with Cisco Meraki is an undertaking class, cloud-local stage, which can be combined with Comcast's Managed VPN Aggregation administration to give a venture grade VPN passage at business areas or facilitated in our Secure Gateway Service focuses. These are combined with distant, across the board gadgets, that give cloud security and remote and wired network alternatives at home areas – all halfway overseen on the Cisco Meraki cloud stage. With these parts set up, ventures can safely interface locally established gadgets, including workstations, work areas, VoIP telephones, printers and more to the corporate organization. With Comcast Business Teleworker VPN with Cisco Meraki, undertakings will also benefit from: “As businesses continue to rethink their offices altogether, IT leaders must develop strategies that have the ability to securely extend the enterprise network to employees anywhere, without compromising the protection, governance and performance that users have come to expect in the office,” said Lawrence Huang, VP of Product Management, Cisco Meraki. “Our partnership with Comcast Business continues our commitment in working with innovative leaders to enable secure, enterprise-grade user experiences so that our customers can not only adapt but thrive both now and in the future.” About Comcast Business Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by an advanced network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services. About Cisco Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in technology that powers the Internet. Cisco inspires new possibilities by reimagining your applications, securing your data, transforming your infrastructure, and empowering your teams for a global and inclusive future.

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OpenSynergy Works with Google and Qualcomm to Deliver Virtualized Android Automotive OS Reference Platform

OpenSynergy | September 08, 2021

OpenSynergy introduced today the company's new automotive reference platform for virtual Android™ 11 (based on Trout). With technology from Google and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the reference platform features the integration of the Virtual I/O (VIRTIO) framework into Android Automotive OS, which allows Android to run on any hypervisor supporting the upcoming VIRTIO devices and any system on chip (SoC). The reference platform contains Android 11, a board support package (BSP) from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and the VIRTIO-based COQOS Hypervisor SDK, all of which are running on a Snapdragon® Automotive Development Platform (ADP). VIRTIO is an established virtualization standard maintained by the OASIS Open consortium that provides a device sharing framework for devices such as Block, Network, Console, graphics processing unit (GPU), Input, etc. As active members of the consortium, OpenSynergy and Google have worked to expand the scope of the open standards in the automotive domain. As there are missing automotive-specific VIRTIO devices, the two companies are working within the OASIS consortium to close the gap. Furthermore, the collaboration between OpenSynergy and Google aims to allow flexibility to automakers and Tier-1 suppliers to switch between SoCs and hypervisors to best match their needs. The reference platform showcases an Android Automotive OS-based Cockpit Domain Controller (CDC) architecture. Similar to other CDCs, the underlying hypervisor guarantees the secure coexistence of Android (typically a QM system) with systems of higher criticality, such as the real-time OS displaying the telltales on an Instrument Cluster (typically ASIL B). The novelty lies in deploying a fully virtualized Android Automotive OS (Trout), i.e., an Android version with no dependencies on the hardware. Instead of directly accessing the hardware devices, Android accesses these devices using the standardized VIRTIO framework provided by the underlying virtual platform. A fully virtualized Android Automotive OS can easily be ported onto any hardware supported by the underlying virtual platform. In the case of the COQOS Hypervisor SDK, the hardware is any automotive relevant ARMv8-A-based SoC. The clean architectural separation introduced by VIRTIO makes updating Android and the BSP easy. The reference platform and the usage of virtualized Android Automotive OS were showcased over the last year in several promotional events. Now, customers can access it and develop their specific applications on it. The released reference platform is intended only for research and pre-development purposes and not for series production. Customers can acquire the Snapdragon ADP through Qualcomm Technologies' distribution channels. The reference platform software is now available at OpenSynergy. Jonathan Siegel, Portfolio Manager of OpenSynergy: "It has been an honor to work with Google and Qualcomm Technologies on such a game-changing project for the automotive industry. After intense years of development, the day has come in which we at OpenSynergy are finally releasing the virtual Android Automotive OS reference platform to the community. We are confident that this will ignite a new dynamic features we did not think of will be developed; easier deployment processes will be implemented. And we look forward to what comes next for VIRTIO-based Android. The community will guide us!"

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Denodo Positioned as a Leader for the Second Consecutive Year in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Data Integration Tools

Denodo | September 01, 2021

Denodo, the leader in data virtualization, announced that Gartner® has once again positioned the Company as a “Leader” in its 2021 Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools. The report stated, “The data integration tool market is seeing renewed momentum, driven by requirements for hybrid and multi-cloud data integration, augmented data management, and data fabric designs.” The report further stated that, “Leaders have been advancing their metadata capabilities, by introducing some highly dynamic optimization and advanced design assistance functions. They have been extending their capabilities to allow for ML over this active metadata to assist developers with various degrees of support and automation in integration design and implementation. Leaders are adept at providing tools that can support both hybrid integration and multi-cloud integration options, bridging the data silos that exist across on-premises and multi-cloud ecosystems.” Denodo pioneered data virtualization more than 20 years ago and has continuously enhanced its capabilities to enable its customers to effectively manage distributed architectures such as logical data warehouse, data fabric, and data mesh. The latest version 8.0 of the Denodo Platform furthers Denodo’s longtime focus in data virtualization in enabling agile data integration and delivery with latest innovations in AI/ML-powered smart query acceleration, automated and secure cloud data integration, and unified user experience with integrated active data catalog and data science notebook. “I am thrilled to see Denodo recognized yet again in the Leaders’ Quadrant based on our Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision,” said Ravi Shankar, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Denodo. “According to us, it is truly gratifying to see that our execution and vision for data integration is so aligned with that of Gartner criteria for Leaders. Denodo was recently mentioned by Gartner as having the second highest revenue growth in 2020 among the top 10 vendors in the data integration tools market, Worldwide1. Also, Denodo is one of the two vendors to receive Customers’ Choice in the 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Voice of the Customer: Data Integration Tools. That execution combined with our vision for logical data fabric, complete with advanced data virtualization, AI/ML, and hybrid/multi-cloud capabilities, positions the Denodo Platform as the future of data integration and data management.” Gartner Disclaimers Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates. Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates. Gartner and Magic Quadrant are registered trademarks of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About Denodo Denodo is the leader in data virtualization providing agile, high performance data integration, data abstraction, and real-time data services across the broadest range of enterprise, cloud, big data, and unstructured data sources at half the cost of traditional approaches.

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