Protocube Reply, Specializing In The Creation of Virtual Environments, Makes Available From Today Its Virtual Interactive Showroom Solution

REPLY | August 04, 2020

Protocube Reply, Specializing In The Creation of Virtual Environments, Makes Available From Today Its Virtual Interactive Showroom Solution
Protocube Reply, the Reply Group company specializing in the creation of virtual environments, makes available from today its Virtual Interactive Showroom solution aimed at virtualizing environments and products for B2C and B2B markets. Through the potential offered by 3D technology, the solution enables an effective digital transposition of objects and events traditionally necessitated by physical interaction - such as exhibition venues, trade shows and consumer products - and aims to respond to the needs for new opportunities and forms of business outlined by the companies and customers that were most affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Companies are moving workloads to the cloud in a major way, according to a survey Druva conducted in July and August 2018. 41% of the 170 respondents said they are currently running virtual machines (VMs) in the cloud, which is a 32% increase from last year’s response of 31%. Perhaps even more impressive is that 90% of respondents said they plan to run VMs in the cloud over the coming year.

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IGEL Releases Support for VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux

IGEL | December 09, 2021

IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, announced support for VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux, which facilitates communication between IGEL OS-powered devices and the Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) console. As a result, mutual VMware and IGEL customers can now simplify device management from a single view for greater visibility and compliance of devices across the enterprise. With the development of Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux, VMware has affirmed its view of the importance of Linux devices at the endpoint. IGEL is pleased to deliver rapid support for the Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux to empower its customers with unified visibility to improve their endpoint asset management, productivity and insights. This is another landmark step in our strategic journey to deliver greater integration for VMware Horizon users as they leverage the anywhere workspace for a productive and engaging user experience." Bill McCarthy, Vice President, Business Development, IGEL Thousands of IGEL customers already use IGEL OS to securely access VMware Horizon desktops and workloads every day. The expansion of the partnership extends the value of Workspace ONE to include IGEL OS endpoints, regardless of where they are located. "IGEL is a valuable VMware partner and we are pleased to see the delivery of their support for Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux," said Jason Roszak, Vice President of Product Management, End-User Computing, VMware. "Linux devices are a strategic component in the fabric of today's enterprise environments and we are excited to empower customers that have embraced IGEL OS with a simple and more secure solution to manage their apps and devices in a single view. Using Workspace ONE Intelligence and data aggregation, our mutual customers can better manage enterprise complexity and security without compromising on user experience." "We believe there is a tremendous value that can be derived from the partnerships and alliances formed between our key vendor partners, and IGEL's collaboration with VMware and support for VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux is a great example of this," said Mike Strohl, CEO, Entisys360. "Through this alliance, Entisys360 is able to grow our IGEL business further by providing our mutual customers with the ability to simply and securely manage their Workspace ONE desktops and workloads powered by IGEL OS. This unified visibility of both apps and devices improves the end user experience and overall organizational productivity, two significant challenges our customers are solving for in their IT infrastructure environments." Support for the VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux will be available as a custom partition which can be deployed to IGEL OS devices allowing them to be enrolled into Workspace ONE. This enables IGEL OS and Workspace ONE to offer management capabilities that include asset management and insights for IT productivity and compliance processes. The two companies are also collaborating on cloud connector technology for IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) and VMware Workspace ONE UEM which will deliver increased management insights and policy-based control for VMware Horizon and IGEL users. This new IGEL development with VMware is the latest in a long-standing technology partnership between the two companies. Earlier this year, IGEL announced that its product would support VMware Horizon 2106 Microsoft Teams optimization for Linux to support high-fidelity connectivity and collaboration using IGEL OS-powered endpoints. A year ago, IGEL announced its validation of IGEL OS with VMware Horizon 8 and that it has renewed its Advanced tier membership in VMware's Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. VMware is also a strategic member of the IGEL Ready technology partner program which validates and verifies interoperability of solutions. About IGEL IGEL is one of the world's leading providers of next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company's innovative software products include IGEL OS, IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), and IGEL Cloud Gateway (ICG). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86 device and some ARM/RPI4 devices. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices in Europe and the United States and is represented by partners in over 50 countries.

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Run:AI Creates First Fractional GPU That Effectively Creates Virtualized Logical GPUs

Run:AI | May 07, 2020

Run:AI's fractional GPU system effectively creates virtualized logical GPUs, with their own memory and computing space that containers can use and access as if they were self-contained processors. Run:AI also solved the problem of memory isolation, so each virtual GPU can run securely without memory clashes. The addition of fractional GPU sharing is a key component in Run:AI's mission to create a true virtualized AI infrastructure, combining. Run:AI, a company virtualizing AI infrastructure, today released the first fractional GPU sharing system for deep learning workloads on Kubernetes. Especially suited for lightweight AI tasks at scale such as inference, the fractional GPU system transparently gives data science and AI engineering teams the ability to run multiple workloads simultaneously on a single GPU, enabling companies to run more workloads such as computer vision, voice recognition and natural language processing on the same hardware, lowering costs. Today's de facto standard for deep learning workloads is to run them in containers orchestrated by Kubernetes. However, Kubernetes is only able to allocate whole physical GPUs to containers, lacking the isolation and virtualization capabilities needed to allow GPU resources to be shared without memory overflows or processing clashes. Read More: IT Management Solution Announces Updated Range of Virtualization Services for Businesses Run:AI's fractional GPU system effectively creates virtualized logical GPUs, with their own memory and computing space that containers can use and access as if they were self-contained processors. This enables several deep learning workloads to run in containers side-by-side on the same GPU without interfering with each other. The solution is transparent, simple and portable; it requires no changes to the containers themselves. To create the fractional GPUs, Run:AI had to modify how Kubernetes handled them. "In Kubernetes, a GPU is handled as an integer. You either have one or you don't. We had to turn GPUs into floats, allowing for fractions of GPUs to be assigned to containers. Run:AI also solved the problem of memory isolation, so each virtual GPU can run securely without memory clashes, Dr. Ronen Dar, co-founder and CTO of Run:AI. A typical use-case could see 2-4 jobs running on the same GPU, meaning companies could do four times the work with the same hardware. For some lightweight workloads, such as inference, more than 8 jobs running in containers can comfortably share the same physical chip. The addition of fractional GPU sharing is a key component in Run:AI's mission to create a true virtualized AI infrastructure, combining with Run:AI's existing technology that elastically stretches workloads over multiple GPUs and enables resource pooling and sharing. Some tasks, such as inference tasks, often don't need a whole GPU, but all those unused processor cycles and RAM go to waste because containers don't know how to take only part of a resource. Run:AI's fractional GPU system lets companies unleash the full capacity of their hardware so they can scale up their deep learning more quickly and efficiently, Run:AI co-founder and CEO Omri Geller. Read More: Synamedia Advances Video Network Portfolio with HPE ProLiant Servers for Network Virtualization About Run:AI Run:AI has built the world's first virtualization layer for AI workloads. By abstracting workloads from underlying infrastructure, Run:AI creates a shared pool of resources that can be dynamically provisioned, enabling full utilization of expensive GPU compute. IT teams retain control and gain real-time visibility – including seeing and provisioning run-time, queueing and GPU utilization – from a single web-based UI. This virtual pool of resources enables IT leaders to view and allocate compute resources across multiple sites - whether on premises or in the cloud. The Run:AI platform is built on top of Kubernetes, enabling simple integration with existing IT and data science workflows.

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DZS Participates in O-RAN ALLIANCE Plugfest with Mavenir in Turin, Italy to Validate Open, Multi-Vendor 5G Stand Alone and 4G Macro Solutions

DZS | January 03, 2022

DZS, a global leader in broadband connectivity platforms and communications software solutions, announced its participation in the third Global O-RAN ALLIANCE PlugFest at the European Open Test and Integration Center (OTIC) in Turin, Italy hosted and sponsored by TIM. This testing validated multi-vendor 5G interoperability and end-to-end functional tests of O-RAN ALLIANCE specifications for 5G and 4G Radio Access Network (RAN) elements, including fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul interfaces between Radio Access Network equipment provided by DZS, Mavenir, Dell, VMware, Microelectronics Technology (MTI), and Keysight Technologies. DZS is proud to have collaborated in the Turin OTIC lab with Mavenir and a strong complement of other O-RAN ALLIANCE members in defining the future of 4G and 5G O-RAN architectures in Europe and around the world. This highly successful PlugFest in Italy showcased DZS open fronthaul transport solutions and demonstrated how we, in combination with our industry partners, can enable a path forward for service providers seeking to modernize their networks with the flexibility and efficiencies of O-RAN architectures. The success of the Global O-RAN Plugfest 2021 clearly shows that O-RAN is emerging as a compelling solution for not only greenfield networks, but also for established service providers who are already pioneering large-scale 5G deployments.” Charlie Vogt, President and CEO, DZS Starting in Q3 2021, the third O-RAN ALLIANCE Global Plugfest was held in 7 venues across the world including 94 participating companies – demonstrating the commercial readiness of many O-RAN implementations. Vendors participating in the Turin OTIC lab multi-vendor interoperability test network included: DZS C1216RO open fronthaul gateways featuring built-in GPS and network timing support Mavenir 5G radio units (RUs) and MTI 4G RUs Mavenir MAVair 4G and 5G virtualized RAN (VRAN) and MAVcore converged core network software Dell EMC PowerEdge R-Series and XE carrier-grade servers VMware Telco Cloud Platform software environment AWS Outposts edge cloud infrastructure environment Keysight Technologies test solutions “Mavenir commends DZS for its expertise and leadership in bringing cutting-edge fronthaul transport technology to this highly successful O-RAN ALLIANCE Plugfest validating the open fronthaul use case for 5G and 4G solutions,” said B.G. Kumar, President of the Communications Services Business at Mavenir. “O-RAN and virtualization continues to gain momentum in Europe. As service providers look to cost effectively deliver advanced and differentiated services in their highly competitive markets, Mavenir and DZS will work together to enable carriers across the globe to move forward with this technology.” With a forward-looking business strategy centered on empowering service providers and network operators through open standards, software-driven systems and freedom of choice, DZS solutions are at the core of groundbreaking, wide-scale open ecosystems like Rakuten Mobile’s fully virtualized, cloud-native O-RAN 5G mobile network and playing key roles in other parallel O-RAN ALLIANCE PlugFest activities in Asia. The DZS commitment to the O-RAN architectural model is but one example of how DZS is enabling service providers worldwide to enjoy the cost, manageability and service benefits of flexible, scalable and interoperable wireless and wireline broadband networks with no vendor lock-in. About DZS DZS Inc. is a global leader in broadband connectivity platforms and communications software solutions with more than 20 million products in service with customers and alliance partners spanning more than 100 countries. DZS, the DZS logo, and all DZS product names are trademarks of DZS Inc. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Specifications, products, and/or product names are all subject to change.

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Companies are moving workloads to the cloud in a major way, according to a survey Druva conducted in July and August 2018. 41% of the 170 respondents said they are currently running virtual machines (VMs) in the cloud, which is a 32% increase from last year’s response of 31%. Perhaps even more impressive is that 90% of respondents said they plan to run VMs in the cloud over the coming year.