VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
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.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
NordVPN | March 16, 2023
NordVPN's current product update features Meshnet file-sharing, easy file-sharing functionality, and an open-source Linux application which provides free meshnet to everyone.
Meshnet's benefits no longer require a NordVPN subscription. Computers and mobile devices are now connected via a peer-to-peer VPN tunnel. Users can bypass restrictions by routing their internet traffic through any NordVPN-enabled remote device. Windows, mac, and linux devices can be personal VPN servers. This implies consumers can now enjoy perks at home regardless of their location.
Meshnet allows instant unlimited file sharing and sharing unlimited-size photos and videos without quality loss. In addition, it is a safe approach to share files through an end-to-end encrypted peer-to-peer VPN tunnel. Users can share and receive files from their own devices and from NordVPN-installed relatives, friends, and co-workers. Two-way permission ensures privacy with the new functionality.
Meshnet lets users avoid internet restrictions by routing their traffic through any remote NordVPN-installed device. Windows, Mac, and Linux devices can serve as personal VPN servers. This means consumers can enjoy all advantages at home regardless of their location.
NordVPN has rolled out three of its products under an open-source license:
The entire NordVPN Linux application,
Libtelio, which is a networking library used throughout NordVPN apps, and
Libdrop, a Meshnet file-sharing library.
Developers can now audit, review, and contribute to these products' source code, which is publicly available. NordVPN, an opensource shows transparency, community engagement, and product trust by making these products open source. Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, Linux, and Android TV support Meshnet.
NordVPN updated its Meshnet documentation page on its website, which states:
Internet traffic routing: With Meshnet, travelers can use a laptop left at home to browse the internet with their own IP address. Meshnet lets you establish your own VPN server through your own or your friends' devices, no matter their whereabouts.
Secure Remote Device Access: To view shared folders remotely, Meshnet doesn't require public sharing. It secures your home network using a peer-to-peer VPN tunnel, so you're the only one connecting to your home network.
Gaming: Meshnet acts as a virtual local area network (LAN), allowing users to play multiplayer games with others without LAN wires. In short, users can connect to the same server from different places.
NordVPN Product Strategist, Vykintas Maknickas, remarked, "We are continuously expanding the capabilities of NordVPN. This release marks a significant change in openness by both making part of the service free as well as open-sourcing a substantial part of our client software.”
(Source – iTWire)
NordVPN, founded in 2012, is a company that protects against ISPs, advertising, and other third-party snoopers. It makes connecting to public Wi-Fi hotspots easy and secure. Meshnet, a recent product, allows instant unlimited file sharing and sharing unlimited-size photos and videos without quality loss. It allows usage of personal VPN using windows, mac, and linux devices. It provides 5600+ servers in 60 countries to browse freely.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER HYPERVISORS
businesswire | April 10, 2023
ControlUp, a leader in Digital Employee Experience (DEX) management, announced today the latest release of Real-Time DX 8.8, an end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting solution for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) environments. With hundreds of new metrics including 162 specifically for Azure Virtual Desktop, ControlUp can now provide monitoring, alerting and remediation capabilities to Azure Virtual Desktop the same way it does for Citrix and VMware Horizon environments.
Rio Tinto, the world’s second-largest metals and mining corporation and a ControlUp customer, proactively monitors 6,000 unique users with 2,200 concurrent daily sessions. Their main goal for implementing ControlUp was cleaning up user profiles and optimizing their EUC environment, while also realizing 33 percent cost savings by reducing machine catalogs and silos that were not being used based on system reporting, machine usage, and logon time reduction. Additionally, ControlUp assisted in their Citrix-to-Azure Virtual Desktop migration.
“I don’t have to ask my team for information. I see everything, I know everything, and, as a system owner, it’s very useful. I actually know what’s going on,” stated Iaroslav Aleksyuk, cyber security, monitoring and incident response specialist. “Thanks to ControlUp, we were able to find machine catalogs and other silos that were not really used.”
ControlUp is a proven and versatile solution that supports all major cloud VDI, including Azure Virtual Desktop, Citrix, and VMware Horizon, from one control plane. It allows users to choose the right EUC platform for their environment, whether they need to migrate, scale up, or launch resources on-premises or in the cloud.`
“Our customers can now choose the best cloud VDI environment for their requirements thanks to ControlUp’s unique monitoring capabilities for leading platforms. We are announcing today a feature-rich product with expanding insights into Azure Virtual Desktop deployments for cost control, VM usage visibility, and metrics, focused exclusively on cloud-based deployments,” commented Asaf Ganot, CEO of ControlUp.
“We’re pleased about ControlUp’s continued innovation in delivering management and monitoring tools for Azure Virtual Desktop,” said Deb Dubrow, group product manager, Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 Partnerships and Small Business. “These new metrics provide targeted insights to help customers optimize their Azure Virtual Desktop deployments for performance and cost efficiency.”
ControlUp powers the work-from-anywhere world by delivering a Digital Employee Experience (DEX) Management Platform built for IT teams to make remote work more flexible and reliable. Whether an organization’s desktops are physical or virtual, applications are local or SaaS-based, ControlUp provides IT teams with rich, real-time visibility to optimize remote work across both cloud and on-premises environments. Come join more than 1,700+ customers around the world who use ControlUp.