VMware | December 03, 2021
VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software, announced it has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure 2021 Vendor Assessment. The solution, VMware SD-WAN, is a cloud-delivered solution that optimizes application performance over any WAN link, simplifies WAN management, and provides security from branches to data centers and cloud locations.
The inaugural assessment that evaluated 12 SD-WAN Infrastructure providers states, “VMware SD-WAN is a strong offering in the market and is also a good fit for customers that already use any number of VMware's popular IT management tools. Furthermore, many communications SPs already work with VMware, so customers that are looking for integrated connectivity and SD-WAN could look to VMware SD-WAN.”
VMware is taking SD-WAN to the next level with secure access service edge (SASE). VMware SASE brings together the network performance benefits of SD-WAN, integrated security services delivered from the cloud, and the ability to support modern distributed applications. In doing so, it allows enterprises to build a platform that provides branch, home, and remote users more secure, optimized, and reliable access to modern applications deployed in public and private clouds, SaaS, or at the enterprise edge. These capabilities are delivered as a service from a global network of over 150 points of presence (PoPs).
VMware, through its acquisition of VeloCloud, has a strong heritage in the SD-WAN space. We believe recognition from reports like the IDC MarketScape validate VMware as a leader for businesses of all sizes. But what got us here won’t get us there. Customers want their security services delivered as seamless as their networking services. That’s why we continue to bolster our VMware SASE offering featuring our SD-WAN capabilities.”
Abe Ankumah, Vice President of Product Management, SASE, VMware
IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. As a trusted foundation to accelerate innovation, VMware software gives businesses the flexibility and choice they need to build the future. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda.
VMware | December 02, 2021
VMware, Inc., a leading innovator in enterprise software, announced it has been positioned as a leader in The Forrester Wave: Unified Endpoint Management, Q4 2021, which evaluated 11 unified endpoint management (UEM) vendors. The evaluated solution, VMware Workspace ONE, was the top ranked solution in the current offering category and tied for the highest score in the strategy category.
According to the Forrester Wave report, “VMware continues to balance EX [employee experience], management, and security exceptionally well… In the past year, VMware has released multiple new market-leading capabilities, such as Digital Employee Experience Management (DEEM), Freestyle Orchestrator for low-code automation, and Anywhere Workspace, a remote work solution that combines endpoint management, security, virtualization, and SD-WAN into a single package.”
The report continues, “VMware supports a wide array of operating systems, delivers a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) experience, and has some unique integrations with human capital management (HCM) tools like Workday to enable day-zero onboarding for employees. Workspace ONE’s DEEM feature is one of the most advanced EUEM capabilities in this evaluation, and its endpoint management has some unique differentiators, such as Workspace ONE Assist for remote support… VMware is an excellent choice for large enterprises with heterogeneous computing needs, particularly in regulated or frontline-worker-oriented industries.”
Workspace ONE is one of the core technologies that comprise VMware Anywhere Workspace, an integrated solution that enables employees to work from anywhere with more secure, frictionless experiences. It brings together Workspace ONE with VMware Carbon Black Cloud and VMware SASE.
Workspace ONE UEM, part of the Workspace ONE platform, provides a comprehensive solution that enables companies to manage and better secure any device across all platforms. It incorporates modern device management, application management, and security that’s effective outside the corporate perimeter. It empowers IT to:
Intelligently manage every device on every platform
Automate the device onboarding and update process over the air
Flexibly support all use cases – BYOD, corporate-owned, frontline, or purpose-built
Easily manage apps and provide a consistently positive self-service employee experience
Make data-driven decisions and automate important repetitive IT processes
Better secure devices, apps, and data at rest and in transit
VMware continues to deliver on new innovations that make Workspace ONE the industry’s digital workspace platform of choice for IT and employees. Recent innovations added to the Workspace ONE platform, announced at VMworld 2021, include:
Enhancements in Digital Employee Experience Management: With DEEM, customers can monitor metrics like login failures, boot up and shutdown times, app usage and performance, device health, and crashes, among many others. DEEM is an integral part of VMware’s Digital Employee Experience (DEX) solution that brings together Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub, DEEM and Workspace ONE Assist. New DEX capabilities include unified user experience scores, employee sentiment scoring/surveying, machine learning-enabled anomaly detection and root cause analysis and remediation.
Workspace ONE XR Hub: XR devices (Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality devices) are now being deployed to deliver remote training to frontline workers, augment designers and engineers and connect the anywhere workforce in more immersive ways. VMware Workspace ONE XR Hub, now in beta, delivers the digital workspace to VR devices, providing a simple yet more secure enterprise employee experience.
Continuous Compliance Supports Zero Trust: A new compliance engine at the heart of Workspace ONE will enable richer posture checks with more attributes, using real-time data instead of fixed intervals and leveraging on-device capabilities to directly remediate any compliance drift in state.
Integration of Intel vPro with Workspace ONE: With this partnership, customers will be able to manage endpoints independent of the operating system. Key capabilities include the ability to remotely wake a device, patch it and place it back into sleep; remotely wipe a device out-of-band for device recovery; and gain better insights into experiences such as Wi-Fi performance and battery health.
VMware SaaS App Management by BetterCloud: VMware SaaS App Management by BetterCloud extends Workspace ONE’s visibility and management of SaaS apps, enabling IT admins to have broader control over the end user computing environment.
Hybrid work is here, and it’s here to stay. With employees, including those at the frontline, accessing apps from the home, office and everywhere in between, IT teams are challenged to provide a great experience while providing rock solid security. We continue to bring industry-leading innovations to Workspace ONE to provide the broadest platform support, deepest management and security capabilities, and an expansive partner ecosystem. It’s this pace of innovation and ability to execute that, we believe, has earned us recognition from today’s leading analyst firms.”
Shankar Iyer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, End User Computing, VMware
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The company’s cloud, app modernization, networking, security, and digital workspace offerings help customers deliver any application on any cloud across any device. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to being a force for good, from its breakthrough technology innovations to its global impact.
Infortrend | December 01, 2021
Infortrend Technology, Inc., the industry-leading enterprise storage provider, introduces U.2 NVMe SSD EonStor DS 4000U all-flash SAN storage solution to boost IOPS and reduce latency for increased I/O operation request responsiveness in performance-demanding SAN applications like database and virtualization.
Oftentimes, database is a mission-critical component performing a function essential for business operations, thus, reliable high-performance storage is needed: It must be protected from potential failures and promptly serve many simultaneous random real-time transactions/inquiries from clients. As for organizations' virtualized environments, storage is required to quickly respond to I/O requests from multiple virtual machines.
EonStor DS high availability SAN storage supports the market-trending cost-effective U.2 SSD to deliver 1000K IOPS and 11GB/s throughput (90% performance increase compared to the previous model). With high performance and significantly reduced latency, it is capable to quickly process multiple I/O requests of virtual machines and database data queries. In a hybrid configuration, the auto-tiering function automatically allocates data to high-performance or high-capacity tiers to provide better storage efficiency.
Importantly, DS guarantees uninterrupted services with complete data protection design: multiple RAID levels prevent data loss due to drive damage, snapshots and remote replication fulfill local and remote data backup, while supercapacitor ensures that data is not lost if the system is powered off. For virtualized environments, EonStor DS was certified as VMware Ready to assist businesses in keeping up with the growing demand for IT resources. Also, DS features SSD optimization technology, allowing to extend SSD service life, improve data protection, and simplify SSD management.
When it comes to such performance-critical SAN applications as database and virtualization, enterprises rely heavily on storage devices, and EonStor DS 4000U with U.2 SSD support provides low latency and incredibly high IOPS to ensure quick I/O operations for these workloads.”
Frank Lee, Senior Director of Product Planning
Infortrend has been developing and manufacturing storage solutions since 1993. With a strong emphasis on in-house design, testing, and manufacturing, Infortrend storage delivers performance and scalability with the latest standards, user friendly data services, personal after-sales support, and unrivaled value.