SERVER VIRTUALIZATION, VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE
MacStadium | February 20, 2023
MacStadium, a company that makes Mac private clouds and software-as-a-service, said that its Orka Platform is a great alternative for businesses that want to switch from VMware's vSphere ESXi running macOS on last-generation Intel-based Mac computers to its Orka Platform. The Orka Platform from MacStadium is a complete solution that lets businesses switch from VMware's vSphere ESXi running macOS on Intel-based Mac computers from the last generation to their own private cloud.
The Orka Platform works with Apple chips and gives a smooth alternative to VMware's announcement in October that vSphere ESXi 7.0 will no longer support macOS. The Orka Platform has everything developers need to replace vSphere ESXi workloads on Mac platforms, such as high-performance virtual macOS environments, easy orchestration through RESTful APIs, enterprise-grade performance, and Kubernetes support.
Greg McGraw, co-founder and CEO at MacStadium, said, “Orka Platform represents the perfect tool for application development teams who rely on using virtualized Mac compute and must now move on from VMware.” He added, “MacStadium already has helped leading organizations seamlessly transition to the Orka Platform from VMware. He also said, "Orka Platform supports Apple silicon, and the MacStadium team will assist those making the migration with a customized proof-of-concept environment, as well as all the technical support they require.”
Customers who switch from VMware can get a free, customized proof-of-concept environment as well as technical support from MacStadium. MacStadium's Orka Platform has a number of benefits for businesses that want to move away from VMware's vSphere (ESXi) running macOS.
MacStadium provides enterprise-level infrastructure-as-a-service for workloads that require macOS. They offer private clouds and dedicated servers, all-flash and disk-based SAN storage, and Mac private cloud solutions. Their services are trusted by iOS developers, mobile testing teams, and DevOps engineers worldwide. They have five data centers for reliability and offer support from trained experts. MacStadium was started in 2011 in Atlanta and only makes cloud solutions for macOS that are scalable, secure, and new. They also offer the Orka® Platform, the only virtualization layer available for Mac-based infrastructure.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS
UNICOM Engineering | January 11, 2023
UNICOM Engineering announced plans to launch new server products based on 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, named Sapphire Rapids. These new servers will provide a best combination of performance and reliability for high density applications and will be a solution for customers facing demanding workloads in AI, analytics, storage, and more.
The server products will include features such as built-in accelerators, enhanced security, higher throughput, and increased density. They will also be optimized for cloud, enterprise, network, security, IoT, and HPC and have different configurations to match storage and I/O requirements. These configurations use variations of a number of scalable Intel Sapphire Rapid-SP Microarchitecture processors, hot swap drives, expansion cards and drive bays with embedded RAID technology.
Austin Hipes, Chief Technologist and VP of Engineering at UNICOM Engineering, said, "Our customers are facing more demanding workloads than ever as the growth of data drives AI, analytics, storage, and more. Intel Xeon scalable processors accelerate performance to handle today's fastest growing workloads with built-in accelerators, enhanced security, higher throughput, and increased density while enabling significant product differentiation. Our latest platforms will help early adopters secure a competitive edge by leveraging the architecture's unmatched performance, memory, storage, and networking options."
UNICOM Engineering will also provide validation and optimization services to ensure smooth transition to this and future Intel Xeon processor upgrades.
About UNICOM Engineering
UNICOM Engineering is a global provider of purpose-built application platforms, appliances, and life cycle deployment services to solution providers and OEMs in the data center, storage, security, communications, video, and healthcare IT markets. Our solution design technologies, integration expertise, and one-of-a-kind deployment capabilities set us apart. Our turnkey platforms and appliances are built to last and are supported by life cycle management services. We develop products and business solutions that address deployment challenges, shorten time to market, lower ownership costs, and boost business efficiencies.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS,SERVER VIRTUALIZATION,SERVER HYPERVISORS
DE-CIX | December 29, 2022
DE-CIX, a leading Internet exchange operator, has announced that Crocker Communications, a Massachusetts company that offers enterprise-class services, will join its North American Transport Partner program. By taking part in the program, Crocker Communications can use DE-CIX's low-latency, high-capacity Internet exchange services.
The enhanced partnership enables Crocker's customers to access DE-CIX New York, a carrier- and data center-neutral internet exchange in the Northeast region of the US, through a Network-to-Network Interconnection (NNI). Through this new partnership, Crocker Communications' customers can now benefit from greater interconnectivity and more reliable performance.
"Our collaboration with Crocker Communications expands our focus on regional Transport Partner coverage. Businesses, ISPs, colleges, and universities across Western Massachusetts can readily access cost-effective, turnkey connectivity from our platform to help bridge the digital divide.”
Ed d’Agostino, VP and General Manager of DE-CIX North America
This will allow Crocker's customers to purchase a transport connection to DE-CIX, giving them greater control over their internet performance, including routing, latency, and direct connectivity. Crocker Communications will be able to give its customers access to DE-CIX's Internet exchange in New York if it joins the North American Transport Partner program.
In addition, customers will have access to DE-CIX's multi-service interconnection solutions, including peering, private connectivity, and cloud connectivity. The partnership will improve connectivity across Massachusetts and give customers of both companies more control over their networks.
About DE-CIX North America
DE-CIX North America Inc., founded in 2013, is a wholly owned subsidiary of DE-CIX International AG, the world's leading internet exchange operator. New York, Dallas, Chicago, Richmond, and Phoenix DE-CIX Internet Exchanges create North America's largest neutral interconnection ecosystem. DE-CIX provides peering and interconnection services in North America. Customers gain more control over their networks and access to world-class content providers with DE-CIX North America's Internet Exchanges. They also gain IP transit, VPN, and blackholing services to mitigate DDoS attacks.
DE-CIX Internet Exchange in New York is the fifth largest in the United States. Open-IX-certified and carrier- and data center-neutral. The IX platform serves major carrier hotels and data centers in each metro region.