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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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Sycomp | March 14, 2023
On March 13, 2023, Sycomp, an innovative IT solutions provider, announced its latest product offering, enabling simultaneous data access in collaboration with Google Marketplace. The new offering, Sycomp Storage, powered by IBM Spectrum Scale, is a cutting-edge software solution that provides fast and easy access to information stored on multiple virtual machines simultaneously.
Dean Hildebrand, Technical Director, Office of the CTO at Google, remarked, "HPC and AI customers demand the best price and performance out of Google Cloud. The new Sycomp storage offering in our Marketplace provides a differentiated and fully supported high-performance storage offering." He further added, "Sycomp Storage Fueled by IBM Spectrum Scale provides a performant parallel file system that can dynamically access data in Google Cloud Storage and then deliver up to 320 GB/s of low latency read capability."
(Source – CISION PR Newswire)
It is a high-performance parallel file system that enables data to be shared across multiple servers, enabling fast and efficient data access, management, and analysis. With Sycomp Storage, users can take advantage of accessing data stored on multiple virtual machines simultaneously, providing a significant boost to productivity and efficiency. Sycomp Storage is poised to become a leading solution for businesses looking to optimize their data storage and management capabilities.
Powered by IBM Spectrum Scale, Sycomp Storage offers the following features and benefits:
Auto-Tiering Technology: Delivers speed and reliability by automatically managing storage tiers to maximize performance and save costs
Deploy in Minutes: Sycomp Storage Powered by IBM Spectrum Scale can be deployed in a matter of minutes through the Google Marketplace, and once it's up and running, direct access to your data through file sharing protocols, including NFS and SMB, as well as the native IBM Spectrum Scale client is achieved
Maximize Performance: Depending on the VM and disc SKU combination, up to 320 GB/S (NFS) is feasible. Optimized cost and performance by fine-tuning to the desired disc SKUs and virtual machine
Sycomp, founded in 1994, is a Google Cloud Partner that offers and delivers enterprise information technology solutions to businesses worldwide. Data centers, high-performance computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, networking, cloud, and security are some of the products and services it provides. Sycomp can deliver, architect, support, and integrate reliable IT systems globally. It has simplified the challenging global commerce paradigm, making it easier for organizations to engage in international business opportunities, satisfy their growing IT requirements, and succeed abroad.
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Stratus Technologies | February 07, 2023
On February 6, 2023, Stratus Technologies, Inc. (Stratus), an SGH company and a pioneer in protected, simplified, and autonomous Edge Computing platforms announced that it will display its Edge Computing platforms and pre-validated control architectures, made with Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric, at the 27th annual ARC Industry Leadership Forum from February 6–9, in Orlando, Florida.
The subject of this year's conference is energy transition, driving sustainability and performance through digitalization. During the Oil & Gas Transformation session, Stratus and customer Streamline Innovations will present on sustainable gas treating solutions.
Stratus will showcase its Edge Computing platforms and solutions at booth #34, including:
Stratus ztC Edge Platform - the second-generation Stratus ztC Edge platform integrates in-built fault tolerance and application virtualization in an easy-to-install, rugged design for the edge.
Stratus Edge Computing Experience (ECX) - This immersive environment enables IT and OT users to explore a broad range of Edge Computing application cases in industrial automation, allowing users to extend edge automation and exploit essential data for insight using easy, secure, autonomous Edge Computing.
Edge Analytics - The IoT analytics software from Litmus on the Stratus Edge 110i and the second-gen Stratus ztC Edge 200i exhibits predictive maintenance, condition-based monitoring, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The partnership shows a simple, secure, autonomous solution for deploying analytics for any MES, SCADA, or IoT software at edge locations in order to overcome network bandwidth, latency, and risk of downtime.
Stratus will also highlight the following to illustrate how pre-validated and tested architectures may reduce engineering time, enable quick deployment, and simplify OT and IT management:
PlantPAx® Solution-in-a-Box from Rockwell Automation - A jointly-tested process control architecture running on ztC Edge to facilitate the deployment of small to medium-sized distributed control systems (DCS) that need less than 5,000 I/Os at edge locations.
Schneider Electric EcoStruxure™ Micro Data Center with Stratus ftServer® Platform - Designed for edge environments, it combines virtualization, fault tolerance, physical protection and smart uninterrupted power. These pre-validated designs are ideal for Systems Integrators since they save 40% in field engineering work and 20% in time-to-deployment.
About Stratus Technologies
Stratus, headquartered in Maynard, MA, is a pioneer in protected, simplified, and autonomous Edge Computing platforms. It ensures the continuous availability of business-critical applications for leaders who are digitally transforming their operations in order to drive predictable, peak performance with minimal risk by delivering zero-touch Edge Computing platforms that are easy to deploy and maintain, protected from interruptions and threats, and autonomous. For the past 40 years, the company has supplied dependable and redundant zero-touch computing, allowing global Fortune 500 companies and small-to-medium-sized businesses to securely and remotely transform data into actionable intelligence at the edge, cloud, and data center, thereby increasing uptime and efficiency.