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Venafi | January 12, 2023
Vanafi, a leading provider of machine identity management, said that VMware has added its machine identity control plane to its Tanzu service mesh. With this integration, virtual machines, containers, and Kubernetes clusters can talk to each other in a secure way right out of the box. Customers will be able to set up and keep secure connections between applications, services, and other workloads with this integration. Enhanced multi-cloud and multi-cluster security helps to gain better observability, consistency, and freedom of choice when it comes to machine identity management, ensuring regulations are adhered to.
Vice president of security strategy and threat intelligence at Venafi, Kevin Bocek, said, "It's exciting to see VMware simplifying customers' cloud-native journeys while still ensuring enterprise-grade security." Moreover, he added, "Other service mesh – such as Istio, only support self-signed machine identities out-of-the-box, which fall outside of companies’ already existing machine identity management infrastructure and trust chains." Further, he said, "It's great to see VMWare is addressing this security gap by tapping into the control plane for machine identity management in a way that’s frictionless and security-team approved."
This enables Tanzu users integrate their service mesh with a trusted certificate authority (CA) of they select to support mutual Transport Layer Security (mTLS) between Kubernetes clusters. This integration will help customers automate the issuance and renewal of machine identities, generate identities from over 40 trusted certificate authorities, and gain unparalleled observability and freedom of choice over machine identity management. It will also help with compliance with regulations.
Venafi is a cybersecurity company that specializes in machine identity management. It offers solutions that manage and protect identities for various types of machines, including physical and IoT devices, software applications, APIs and containers. The company has a global visibility of all machine identity types and the risks associated with them.
Jetstack is a Venafi company that specializes in working with enterprises using Kubernetes and OpenShift. It is an open source pioneer and the creator of cert-manager, an industry standard for cloud native machine identity management. Jetstack's products and solutions protect the application environments and platform infrastructure for global organizations. Venafi has over 30 patents and serves security-conscious organizations and government agencies, including top U.S. health insurers, airlines, credit card issuers, and banks from the U.S., U.K, Australia and South Africa.
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ThinPrint | March 02, 2023
ThinPrint has released its Azure Cloud Print Server, which is a print server that is optimized for the cloud and makes it possible to print quickly and reliably in the private cloud. The management portal gives businesses full control over their print environments, and the reduced workload and bandwidth usage saves money and improves ROI.
The Azure Cloud Print Server also uses secure authentication and authorization to make sure that documents stay private and safe. Also, the server can be connected to other IT systems, which makes it easier to manage printers in different places. ThinPrint's Azure Cloud Print Server is made to be very safe, with user authentication and encrypted data in transit. Also, the server can be added to an already existing IT system, which makes it easy to switch to cloud printing.
Charlotte Kuenzell, the CEO of ThinPrint, said, "We are excited to introduce our Cloud Print Server on Azure, which provides government and enterprise customers with a solution for fast and reliable printing to virtual desktop environments in the private cloud." She also said, "With adaptive compression, SSL encryption, and simplified printer mapping, our Cloud Print Server delivers the highest levels of performance, security, and control in the private cloud."
(Source - Globenewswire)
The Cloud Print Server has features that are used in other settings, like advanced and adaptive compression, SpeedCache, streaming, font management, and printing without a driver for all printer models. The ThinPrint Cloud Print Server, including all features, is available for free trial in the private cloud for the first 30 days.
ThinPrint has 20 years of enterprise printing experience. ThinPrint's solutions provide secure, high-performance printing with a seamless user experience as networks and end devices become more complex. From endpoint printers to innovative end devices, their technology supports printing innovations. The company prioritizes print infrastructure management, network performance optimization, and user satisfaction. ThinPrint has over 30,000 corporate customers and over 100 desktop as a service and software as a service providers who use their printing solutions. ThinPrint added ezeep and its native cloud technology to their cloud portfolio in 2015, making it the leading printing solution for coworking and shared spaces. ThinPrint has offices in the US, UK, Australia, Japan, and China and over 350 channel partners worldwide to provide local support and develop and test its solutions in Berlin, Germany. Innovative companies can overcome all printing challenges with ThinPrint.
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Azul | February 08, 2023
On February 7, 2023, Azul, the only 100% Java-focused firm, announced that its high-performance Java runtime, Azul Platform Prime, now supports 64-bit Arm architectures, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) Graviton-based Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances. This combination enables clients to reduce cloud costs while improving the performance of popular open-source technologies, cloud-native apps, and Java-based frameworks.
Azul delivers more than 20 years of Java market leadership and supports more Java versions than any other vendor, including Oracle. Azul has long been a driving force behind Java support for developing hardware architectures, including spearheading the OpenJDK community effort (JEP 391) to enable support for Apple Silicon Arm-based Macs, and now supports AWS Graviton2 and Graviton3 processors for cloud deployments.
Azul is extending its leadership with cloud-native Java runtimes that support 64-bit Arm architectures by offering the finest Java Virtual Machine (JVM) for AWS Graviton processors with Azul Platform Prime and has received service validation from AWS Graviton Ready Program. In addition, Azul's rigorous testing shows that Azul Platform Prime performs substantially faster than competing OpenJDK alternatives. Azul Platform Prime running on AWS Graviton2 and AWS Graviton3 processors, provide improved price performance and scale required for cloud workloads.
Arm platforms are becoming increasingly popular because of their low cost-performance ratio. According to Gartner®, "By 2025, Arm-based shipments will account for around 20% of worldwide (except China) infrastructure as a services (IaaS) capabilities, and 55% of platform as a services (PaaS) capability."
(Source – Business Wire)
Azul is the only 100% Java-focused firm, providing the most trusted Java platform to the contemporary cloud enterprise. By emphasizing its clients' success, maintaining a steadfast commitment to innovation and quality, and promoting Java via community leadership, it delivers the world's finest commercial support for OpenJDK. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, the company is trusted by millions of Java developers, hundreds of millions of devices, and prominent companies, including 27% of the Fortune 100, to provide extraordinary capabilities, security, performance, value, and success for their applications.