Ivacy | October 21, 2020
Ivacy VPN, a leading VPN service provider, and Startpage, the world's first and most private search engine, today announced a partnership that adds Startpage as a private search option when Ivacy users make a virtual private network (VPN) connection through the Ivacy app, giving them a truly holistic private online experience. Ivacy VPN and Startpage, both founded over a decade ago, share a focused and deep commitment to online freedom and privacy. By providing VPN users the ability to search privately with Startpage, the two companies offer an end-to-end private online experience to users who are already deeply privacy conscious as well as those seeking the right tools to browse the internet more freely and securely.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES
Insight | September 27, 2021
Insight Enterprises, the global systems integrator of Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations of all sizes, today announced that it has added Citrix to its Insight Managed VDI support and managed services portfolio. The addition of Citrix to Insight’s support portfolio for the Connected Workforce means Citrix clients can securely enable employees to work anywhere from any device, while alleviating the expense and time spent by IT managing the day-to-day administration of a virtual environment.
The modernization and migration of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) resources and tools to modern cloud-based platforms such as Microsoft® Azure® and Azure® Virtual Desktop (AVD) significantly reduce upfront infrastructure costs associated with deployment of a VDI solution. Insight Managed VDI for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops offers a modern and cost-effective turnkey approach to the administration and support of new or existing Citrix environments with AVD.
Enhanced management platforms like Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops enable dynamic and rapid scaling of the environment. Clients can quickly adjust resources up or down as needed, reducing cost complexity and allowing improvements in overall performance. Insight Managed VDI allows organizations to refocus internal resources on critical business needs while ensuring the performance of the environment against specific and measurable targets.
“Despite the clear advantages of modern VDI in today’s hybrid workplace, many organizations still struggle to master a long-term strategy for virtual desktop solutions,” said Stephen Moss, senior vice president and general manager, Connected Workforce, Insight. “Insight Managed VDI offers a cost-effective way to support new or existing virtual Citrix settings, simplifying the complexity of maintaining VDI tools while keeping the organization secure at its endpoints. In turn, our clients can shift internal IT resources to more strategic business transformation goals while their employees realize the greater convenience of working in the ways they prefer.”
Insight provides an evaluation of a client’s existing Citrix and Microsoft environments to see what needs optimizing across the Azure tenant. Insight’s Managed VDI for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktop takes the challenges out of maintaining a virtualized environment by offering:
Tool and portal management for Azure-hosted Citrix solutions
Image management, including operating system and application updates, and deployment of virtual machines
Licensing for Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops instance
Implementation of the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops instance with AVD
Expert ongoing administration of the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and AVD environment
24/7 admin-to-admin support of the Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops and AVD environment
Automated processes and regular reporting, service reviews and roadmap development
Citrix joins a rapidly expanding list of VDI technologies for which Insight offers expert operational oversight. Clients can outsource a wide range of managed endpoint, security, workplace and lifecycle services, in order to offload day-to-day management of end-user support, fill skills gaps, expedite issue resolution and reduce the risk of system downtime.
“Today’s workers require the ability to seamlessly and securely access work applications and productivity platforms no matter where or how they are working,” said Mike Fouts, vice president, Americas Partner Sales and Services, Citrix. “With Managed VDI for Citrix, Insight can help its customers deliver it and empower their people to perform at their best.”
Every business is a technology business. Insight Enterprises Inc. empowers organizations of all sizes with Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions and services to maximize the business value of IT. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of Digital Innovation, Cloud + Data Center Transformation and Connected Workforce solutions and services, we help clients successfully manage their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and design to implementation, management and supply chain optimization, our 11,000+ teammates help clients innovate and elevate their operations to run business smarter.
VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE
6WIND | January 27, 2022
6WIND, a leading high Performance and Secure networking Software Company is proud to announce the launch of its novel Virtual Cell Site Router (vCSR).
6WIND vCSR is a virtualized cell site router solution, part of 6WIND's Virtual Service Router (VSR) product family. The vCSR is tailored to the (radio) access network needs of 5G and 4G mobile network operators. The primary purpose of the vCSR is to provide best-in-class-efficiency IP/MPLS routing and high-performance end-to-end IPsec VPN security in a radio access network for hauling the aggregated traffic to the operator's core network.
Just like all of 6WIND's VSR applications, vCSR runs on COTS servers, minimizing capital expenditure, maximizing economies of scale in equipment procurement and skirting around vendor lock-in.
Based on 6WIND's core technology, vCSR boasts the industry-highest, linearly scalable forwarding performance on COTS hardware. It also caters for the lowest and, above all, deterministic latency, which is of utmost importance for real-time low-latency 5G network applications.
vCSR can be deployed on bare metal (PNF), virtualized (VNF) or containerized (CNF) with full hardware and software disaggregation.
The 6WIND vCSR is optimized to support all required CSR features and delivers its line rate performance with the lowest CPU and memory footprint. This results in market-leading efficiency in routing and security capabilities towards the provider core network.
6WINDs vCSR will readily co-exist and share resources with other network functions like for example 5G Distributed Units (DU), enabling the operator to mix and match different radio access, networking and other functions as per his specific needs. Creating on-demand, and bespoke, yet dependable network elements in the software realm, disaggregated from the hardware layer.
6WIND is a leading high-performance networking software company and the worldwide market leader for Virtual Service Router (VSR) solutions. 6WIND software is deployed globally by Service Providers, System Integrators, Cloud Providers and Tier-1 OEMs, allowing customers to replace expensive hardware with software and virtualization for routing and security use cases. 6WIND has a global presence with Headquarters based in Paris, France and in Santa Clara, California.