Microsoft Previews Windows 10 Nested Virtualization Using AMD Chips

Microsoft | June 15, 2020

Microsoft this week announced a preview of nested virtualization on Windows 10 machines using AMD processors. Nested virtualization entails running a Hyper-V hypervisor within a Hyper-V-based virtual machine, according to Microsoft's definition in this document. Nested virtualization is the kind of thing that might be used when "testing configurations that ordinarily require several hosts," it added. IT pros might use nested virtualization to create lab environments or to use Hyper-V containers. "If you want to use a Hyper-V Containers inside a VM, you guessed it: this is enabled with Nested Virtualization," Microsoft's announcement indicated.

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Moving to NVO delivers many benefits,including faster network and application provisioning times faster recovery times during disasters and better security inside the data senter but sometimes network performance can be impacted by the network virtualization layer.

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Moving to NVO delivers many benefits,including faster network and application provisioning times faster recovery times during disasters and better security inside the data senter but sometimes network performance can be impacted by the network virtualization layer.

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Verizon moves commercial traffic onto its 5G core

Verizon | October 19, 2022

After initial testing and friendly user trials of Verizon’s 5G core, the company recently began moving customer traffic onto the new cloud-native, containerized design core, which will offer unprecedented levels of service agility, flexibility and automated scalability. The Service-based architecture of the core consists of software applications, compute resources, networking, and storage. It is the part of the network that enables IP connectivity between a customer on the Verizon network and the services that a customer wants to use such as Internet access, voice calls, and enterprise applications. A higher level of operational autonomy unleashed in Verizon’s 5G core design will be critical for the next generation of services being enabled by new network technologies to serve consumer and enterprise customers. “Our mission has always been to build and operate the best, most reliable, highest performing, and secure networks in the world, The 5G Core is a critical step in achieving our goal. From the densification and virtualization work in the Radio Access Network, to the architectural design changes in the core of the network developed specifically for telco workloads, we are working to ensure customers not only have access to 5G, but have the most advanced, secure, and robust network to support the remarkable new solutions being developed on 5G technology.” Adam Koeppe, Senior Vice President of Network Technology, Strategy, and Planning at Verizon The Verizon Cloud Platform (VCP), on which the 5G core is built, is based on a Webscale software architecture with advanced technologies designed specifically for telco workloads. VCP is a distributed platform that supports edge services, private cloud services, Network Function Virtualization tools, Cloud Native Functions, Web applications, mapping and spatial analysis tools, orchestration tools, service assurance tools, auto-remediation, and compute offerings. Using VCP, Verizon’s 5G core will be able to achieve new levels of operational automation and adaptability to create differentiated customer experiences. This directional technology platform that enables MEC will support stand alone, non-stand alone, and VoNR services. Benefits of the 5G Core The advanced capabilities, high speed, increased bandwidth, and low latency of 5G is inspiring development of a wide variety of new use cases that include everything from massive numbers of IoT devices that use very few network resources, to smartphones with nearly infinite opportunities to use data, to more complex solutions such as AR/VR and mixed reality that will require massive computing capabilities and low latency on the edge of the network. Those solutions will each require different combinations of network capabilities. The 5G standalone core’s cloud-native virtualized applications, in combination with built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), will enable the dynamic allocation of the appropriate resources, referred to as network slicing. It will also allow for automated network configuration changes, including the ability to scale up or scale down network function capacity - to provide the right service levels and network resources needed for each use case. In addition to network slicing and dynamic resource allocation, Verizon’s new 5G core will provide other benefits: Real-time resource management of Radio Access Network and core virtual container-based network functions Advanced analytics of network data to improve network performance Optimized services between Verizon's fixed and mobile networks Scalable, more cost-efficient architecture Ability to move workloads to fit use case requirements “Bringing traffic onto the newly designed core coincides with the ecosystem development around us. With a critical number of customers now having devices that can access the advanced features of the 5G core and the solutions and applications development – especially for enterprise customers – really taking off, now is the ideal time to move traffic onto the new core,” said Koeppe.

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Login VSI Named as Top 20 Emerging Vendor by DEJ

Login VSI | October 13, 2022

Login VSI, the company that provides the industry's first digital workspace reliability platform, announced today that Digital Enterprise Journal (DEJ), a business technology research firm, has named Login VSI to its 2022 Emerging Vendors list in managing IT performance in a recent report. The designation is a follow-up to DEJ's market study titled "24 Key Areas Shaping IT Performance Markets in 2022." After identifying these 24 key areas through end-user-focused research, DEJ then identified vendors that were best aligned with the study's findings and were leaders in many of these key areas. "Login VSI's insights into the VDI chain of service drive better employee experiences. Their platform provides transparency across all major VDI vendors and helps organizations better leverage automation, benchmark performance, and respond to the impact of ongoing changes," said Bojan Simic, founder and chief analyst at DEJ and the report's primary author. Simic also noted that Login VSI is well aligned "with user requirements in categories such as optimization and visibility into inefficiencies." Leading enterprises use the Login Enterprise platform to modernize and future-proof their VDI investments but also apply a rigorous testing process to assess the impact of application changes on the entire VDI chain of service and identify potential failures due to service disruptions or behavioral changes. "We are honored to be recognized by DEJ as one of its top 20 emerging vendors for managing IT performance, One of our primary objectives has always been to provide innovative products that empower our clients to successfully manage rapidly evolving and growing IT demands. We believe this insight from DEJ will help empower organizations to find and leverage the latest groundbreaking IT technologies." Eric Jan van Leeuwen, CEO of Login VSI DEJ's 2022 research report, Top 20 Vendors for Managing IT Performance, showcases the results of its current state of the market, including insights from more than 3,300 organizations. The 24 key areas discovered in this research were used as evaluation criteria from which DEJ chose the top 20 vendors based on their effectiveness in solving top challenges for organizations as well as their ability to respond to their fast-changing requirements. These findings underscore the need for innovative approaches to address both persistent challenges and a new set of management issues that cannot be effectively solved by legacy solutions. About Login VSI Login VSI provides the industry's first digital workspace reliability solution that increases the velocity of change and preserves the performance of Windows applications and workspaces (cloud, virtual and physical). Our Login Enterprise platform provides a human-centric and automated approach that objectively measures experience and delivers immediate insights into the impact of any change. Using industry accepted, patented benchmarks, organizations can plan and maintain a successful digital workplace with less cost, fewer disruptions, and less risk. Founded in 2012, Login VSI is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Boston, Massachusetts.

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Frost & Sullivan | November 01, 2022

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