VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
businesswire | March 29, 2023
Lightbits®, the innovation leader in simple, flexible, and cost-efficient data platform solutions for any cloud, has announced that it has been accepted into the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub, a program designed to enable organizations to ideate, develop, grow, and scale their offering on the Azure cloud platform by providing the necessary resources for every stage of their cloud-first journey.
Microsoft Azure is a secure and compliant cloud platform trusted by organizations small and large, including 95% of Fortune 500 companies. As a member of the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub, Lightbits will optimize its cloud solution so that organizations running on or planning to migrate their IO-intensive workloads to Azure can do so with the confidence that it’s on a scalable, efficient, and highly performant platform.
The Lightbits Cloud Data Platform on Azure delivers agility, flexibility, high performance, and predictable and lower costs enabling migration of transactional and other latency-sensitive workloads to the cloud. The software-defined scalable architecture allows dynamic scaling of storage performance and capacity with consistently low latency and works within most orchestration environments such as Kubernetes, VMware or OpenStack. It offers the ability to provision high-performance persistent volumes to applications, protecting data from failures, while at the same time offering the rich data services enterprise IT organizations desire. Lightbits is easy to use, plugging directly into Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), and supports hybrid deployments offering the flexibility to port the license between on-premises storage servers and Azure storage-optimized VMs.
“Prior to Lightbits, organizations supporting IO-intensive applications such as SQL and NoSQL databases had two options to achieve their performance requirements on Azure: use VMs with local NVMe devices or scale out the VMs and provision more cloud-native storage. Neither option was ideal since it lacked data protection at the storage level and significantly increased overall costs,” said Kam Eshghi, Co-Founder and CSO at Lightbits. “If performance, cost, scale, or data services were limiting factors for organizations migrating their storage-intensive workloads to Azure, Lightbits removes all of those constraints and offers a better cloud experience. I’m confident that our partnership-driven approach and involvement in the Founders Hub will result in a well-architected complete data platform for Azure.”
About Lightbits Labs
Lightbits Labs® (Lightbits), is remaking modern cloud infrastructure on a global scale and offers a Complete Data Platform for any cloud in VMware, Kubernetes, and OpenStack orchestration environments. It’s being used by Fortune 500 organizations because it enables organizations with a cloud-first strategy to move IO-intensive database, analytic, transactional, and streaming workloads to the cloud at their pace and on their terms. As trailblazers in this field, we deliver high performance and consistently low latency on the cloud equivalent to on-premises systems but with predictable and lower costs that cloud-native block storage solutions cannot provide.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER HYPERVISORS
globenewswire | April 17, 2023
Avid® is today announcing the tech preview demo at NAB Show of Avid | Stream IO™, a new flexible software-based platform for production ingest and playout delivered through the convenience of subscription.
With a flexible architecture that can be configured to ingest or play out IP streams and SDI streams, Avid | Stream IO allows content producers to migrate from legacy workflows and on-premises deployment to cloud and IP workflows at their own pace.
The solution also offers flexible channel configurations, supporting popular video formats, codecs and resolutions, enabling media companies to leverage new and emerging technologies within their production workflows. Avid | Stream IO offers complete deployment flexibility, supporting both off-the-shelf certified hardware for on-premises studio environments and standard virtual machines in the cloud.
The new platform also allows media companies to increase efficiency by combining different ingest sources in a single configuration. Ideal for live entertainment and multi-camera productions, Avid | Stream IO supports all common production formats including SDI, Compressed IP streams - SRT / RTMP / NDI, with SMPTE 2110 due later this year. And as a next-generation product, Avid | Stream IO offers all the best capabilities of Avid’s proven hardware-based server solutions—AirSpeed® and FastServe®—while expanding support for emerging IP standards and higher-precision formats, such as 4K and HDR.
Tim Claman, Avid SVP and General Manager of Video & Media Solutions, explains, “We’re very excited to announce Avid | Stream IO, our next-gen production ingest and playout solution, designed to help our customers bring their proven end-to-end Avid workflow deployments into the future. With a flexible software architecture that supports deployment on-prem or in the cloud, Avid | Stream IO is configurable for both SDI and IP, and supports high-precision formats 1080P, UHD and HDR, all at a lower cost per channel than traditional hardware-based systems.”
Avid | Stream IO also supports Avid’s proven fast-turnaround workflows, including shot-listing, craft editing and logging—all while tightly integrating with Avid’s MediaCentral® production platform.
Claman concludes, “We believe Avid | Stream IO will help production teams accelerate their content creation pipelines, both now and in the future, by delivering unparalleled speed, flexible deployment, and adaptable support for media formats.”
Avid | Stream IO will be demonstrated at NAB Show booth N1221 (April 16-19, Las Vegas) and will be commercially available later this year.
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VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, BACKUP AND DISASTER RECOVERY
BBT.live | May 03, 2023
BBT.Live, a next-gen SD-WAN SaaS company providing uncomplicated, secure, cloud-based virtualized connectivity solutions to service providers globally, announced at the Channel Partners MSP Summit this week, a significant update to its strategic collaboration with Check Point, a renowned international cybersecurity solutions provider. BBT.Live has successfully integrated Check Point Device Protection into its BeBroadband Edge solution, offering it as the default choice for all customers.
Check Point's Device Protection provides business users with a layer of security to shield against cyber threats, ensuring their IT systems and Computers at remote sites are fully protected. The completed integration and offering of Device Protection as an integral part of BeBroadband follows the August 2022 announcement of cooperation between the two companies. Check Point has posted a blog and LinkedIn post detailing the advances in the cooperation.
BBT.Live's innovative SD-WAN software is designed to be technology-agnostic, allowing it to function seamlessly with a range of edge hardware and cloud environments, without any limitations imposed by specific technologies. This approach emphasizes interoperability and cost-effectiveness for service providers and enables products to perform optimally across various platforms. By adopting this methodology, BBT.live creates products that offer unparalleled versatility and efficiency, allowing their clients to achieve their business objectives more effectively. Service providers can deliver excellent customer experience while significantly reducing IT, customer service and technical team costs.
By embedding Check Point Device Protection within its software, BBT.Live's solution is also secure from cyber threats. Check Point's innovative Nano Agent technology is an embedded runtime protection solution that provides built-in security against attacks such as access control, memory corruption, shell injection, import table hijacking, control flow hijacking, and more. It provides coverage without compromising performance. It monitors the activity of a device, identifies anomalies indicative of complex cyberattacks and blocks them in real time.
Moshe Levinson, Founder and CEO at BBT.Live, said, "The integration of Check Point Device Protection as the default option in our solution brings service providers the peace of mind that their networks and data are protected from ever increasing threats at the location the data is being accessed."
Miri Ofir, R&D Director in Check Point Software technologies said: "Our mission is to deliver the best security for users and organization. Extending our partnership with BBT.Live to include the Nano agent in any SD-WAN edge device, is crucial to achieve our common goal. Together we will offer organizations a comprehensive solution with a reliable and secure connection to the internet."
The cooperation between Check Point and BBT.live is an important step in enabling service providers with tools to achieve the goals of the US Biden-Harris Administration National Cybersecurity Strategy announced last month. That announcement included a call for service providers to make "reasonable attempts to secure their infrastructure against abuse and other criminal behavior."
The partnership between Check Point and BBT.live highlights the importance of cybersecurity in today's world of digitization and remote work. With Check Point Device Protection embedded within BBT.Live's software, users can communicate with peace of mind, knowing that their communication components are fully secured against cyber threats.
BBT.live provides an innovative and secure virtualized cloud-based connectivity solution known as BeBroadband. As a next-generation SD-WAN platform, BeBroadband is engineered to streamline the operations of service providers by integrating all essential features into a single, fully integrated suite, eliminating the need for additional integration. With its easy setup, deployment, and operation, BeBroadband is a comprehensive solution that incorporates industry-leading features from the best providers in the market. These features include security, in partnership with Check Point, and WAN optimization, powered by Rodhe & Schwarz. BBT.live is headquartered in Tel Aviv, with it's US hub in New Jersey, and is dedicated to delivering cutting-edge solutions that help service providers enhance their business outcomes.