VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES
prnewswire | April 12, 2023
Netskope, a leader in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN, software to provide secure, optimized access to endpoint devices from anywhere. Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN will leverage the industry's first software-based unified SASE client, converging SD-WAN and Security Service Edge (SSE) capabilities so organizations can easily reduce cost and complexity, simplify connectivity, eliminate the sprawl of multiple clients and point products, and preserve network performance at any scale.
Organizations today often battle poor user experience, inconsistent policy, insufficient security, and the limitations of legacy network solutions, especially cumbersome SD-WAN architecture ill-equipped for modern application management needs. Announced today as the newest addition to the Netskope Borderless SD-WAN portfolio, Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN offers workers anywhere the same level of application experience and security from their laptops or other devices as they would receive in the corporate office, without requiring any hardware.
Key benefits of Endpoint SD-WAN include:
AI-Driven Operations: Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN simplifies management with automated troubleshooting and insights into end-user experience with per-user AppX score, traffic flows, policy violations, and anomaly detection.
High-Performance Connectivity for Critical Voice, Video, and Data Applications: Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN offers fast and reliable connections with application-aware prioritization and dynamic path selection, and automatically remediates poor performance on the last mile.
Optimized User Experience: Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN eliminates single-tunnel shortcomings of existing remote access VPN by connecting with multiple public and private data centers simultaneously, enabling users to receive the most optimized experience with policy-based direct-to-app access.
360° Protection: Netskope's unified SASE client smoothly delivers SD-WAN, SWG, CASB, ZTNA, DLP, Cloud Firewall and other security services.
Unified Architecture and Consistent Context-aware Policy: Netskope Borderless SD-WAN extends context-aware zero trust policy, SD-WAN, and Intelligent SSE across the entire solution portfolio, providing every remote user, device, and site with simple, secure, high-performance access to hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
"We are excited for this announcement," said Mike Hogenauer, Director, Network, at FIS Global. "As a full-service managed services provider, we look for new technologies that can help our customers be faster, smarter, and more productive. Harnessing the power of context-aware SD-WAN, Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN is delivered right to user endpoints, replacing legacy VPN with all of the benefits of SD-WAN and without requiring any hardware appliance. Endpoint SD-WAN helps us provide our customers with consistent visibility, security, and network optimization, anywhere their users and devices are."
"Enterprises across the globe are increasingly prioritizing unified edge networking and security strategies that enable secure, high-quality connectivity for any user or device, from anywhere to any application," said Brandon Butler, IDC Research Manager, Enterprise Networks. "The Netskope Endpoint SD-WAN brings benefits of SD-WAN and edge security tools together in an end-user and IT-friendly client format. These tools can be powerful for enterprises and service providers alike to accelerate edge networking and security transformation."
"At Netskope we innovate with our customers' needs in mind, identifying the best ways to reduce risk and accelerate performance," said Parag Thakore, SVP, Borderless SD-WAN, Netskope. "Organizations using outdated SD-WAN and security technology have realized they can't patch their way to a better network, can't prioritize or secure what they can't easily discover, and shouldn't rely on cumbersome SD-WAN architecture that wasn't built for a highly distributed, cloud-centric workforce. That's why Netskope Borderless SD-WAN and our unified SASE client offer unprecedented context-aware networking and security, revolutionizing the way organizations operate."
Endpoint SD-WAN is the latest addition to Netskope's award-winning SASE platform. Borderless SD-WAN shares the same context-aware Zero Trust Engine that already powers Netskope Intelligent SSE, including the industry's largest application database. The platform also leverages Netskope's Cloud Confidence Index (CCI) to assign smart defaults automatically to all applications, making SD-WAN operations extremely efficient.
Netskope, a global SASE leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles to protect data. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and real-time security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS
prnewswire | March 31, 2023
Login VSI, the industry-leading software provider of 360° proactive visibility for virtual workspaces, announced the release of Login Enterprise 5.0, the latest version of its flagship product.
This release comes with highly anticipated new features – dashboards for cost and capacity tracking that offer predictive insights to help IT organizations control cost and optimize their virtualized desktop and application environments more effectively.
As the market for cloud-based desktops and hosted applications changes, concerns regarding cost management, now and in the future, have shifted to the top of the priority list for many organizations. For years, more visibility has been needed into the capacity and, more importantly, the cost of these environments as they change over time. The dashboards included in Login Enterprise 5.0 help fill this gap by enabling IT teams to track, trend, and monitor production deployments' cost, capacity, and performance over time as environments evolve.
"Understanding the costs associated with desktop and app virtualization, both on-premises and in the cloud, has always been challenging. Login VSI's benchmarking and proactive monitoring capabilities will help customers get accurate estimates–using data from their workloads–of their costs before deploying anything. This will allow them to make data-driven decisions based on cost and price-to-performance ratios while weighing out the benefits of cloud versus on-premises workloads," says Gabe Knuth, Senior Analyst at TechTarget's Enterprise Strategy Group.
Login VSI's mission is to enhance and extend visibility into virtual desktops and applications so IT teams can make wiser, more agile, and cost-effective decisions. The real-time insight provided by the new dashboards supports cost optimization and improves performance by enabling quick issue detection and offering optics into resource utilization.
According to John Vigeant, CEO of Login VSI, "With this major release of Login Enterprise 5.0, Login VSI is the only solution in the market that brings together proactive monitoring, cost optimization, and capacity planning for virtual desktops and apps. This is the very first time in the end-user computing space that VDI and DaaS teams can identify the optimal environment to run their virtual desktop workloads from a cost and performance perspective and measure end-user experience (EUX) to price, whether on-premises or in the cloud. Early customer deployments have already resulted in more than 40% realized savings in a single month of cloud PC spend."
As an established and respected industry leader, Login VSI partners with the world's top hardware and software vendors to ensure their joint customers have the best technology available.
"I am excited to see where Login Enterprise is going. This latest release will provide data-driven metrics for dashboards that fuel the key decision-makers and enable the EUC leaders to provide reporting and justification for their technology plans for the next 1 to 3 yrs. I am glad to be a part of something that will tremendously impact the market and how decisions are driven," says Jason Willis, Practice Principal Experience at Alchemy Technology Group.
This latest release of Login Enterprise will enable partners to strengthen their business cases, improve customer satisfaction, and maximize the value delivered.
About Login VSI
Login VSI helps organizations proactively manage the performance, cost, and capacity of their virtual desktops and applications wherever they reside – traditional, hybrid, or in the cloud. Our Login Enterprise platform is 100% agentless and can be used in all major VDI and DaaS environments, including Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft. With 360° proactive visibility, IT teams can plan and maintain successful digital workplaces with less cost, fewer disruptions, and lower risk.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
businesswire | March 29, 2023
Lightbits®, the innovation leader in simple, flexible, and cost-efficient data platform solutions for any cloud, has announced that it has been accepted into the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub, a program designed to enable organizations to ideate, develop, grow, and scale their offering on the Azure cloud platform by providing the necessary resources for every stage of their cloud-first journey.
Microsoft Azure is a secure and compliant cloud platform trusted by organizations small and large, including 95% of Fortune 500 companies. As a member of the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub, Lightbits will optimize its cloud solution so that organizations running on or planning to migrate their IO-intensive workloads to Azure can do so with the confidence that it’s on a scalable, efficient, and highly performant platform.
The Lightbits Cloud Data Platform on Azure delivers agility, flexibility, high performance, and predictable and lower costs enabling migration of transactional and other latency-sensitive workloads to the cloud. The software-defined scalable architecture allows dynamic scaling of storage performance and capacity with consistently low latency and works within most orchestration environments such as Kubernetes, VMware or OpenStack. It offers the ability to provision high-performance persistent volumes to applications, protecting data from failures, while at the same time offering the rich data services enterprise IT organizations desire. Lightbits is easy to use, plugging directly into Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), and supports hybrid deployments offering the flexibility to port the license between on-premises storage servers and Azure storage-optimized VMs.
“Prior to Lightbits, organizations supporting IO-intensive applications such as SQL and NoSQL databases had two options to achieve their performance requirements on Azure: use VMs with local NVMe devices or scale out the VMs and provision more cloud-native storage. Neither option was ideal since it lacked data protection at the storage level and significantly increased overall costs,” said Kam Eshghi, Co-Founder and CSO at Lightbits. “If performance, cost, scale, or data services were limiting factors for organizations migrating their storage-intensive workloads to Azure, Lightbits removes all of those constraints and offers a better cloud experience. I’m confident that our partnership-driven approach and involvement in the Founders Hub will result in a well-architected complete data platform for Azure.”
About Lightbits Labs
Lightbits Labs® (Lightbits), is remaking modern cloud infrastructure on a global scale and offers a Complete Data Platform for any cloud in VMware, Kubernetes, and OpenStack orchestration environments. It’s being used by Fortune 500 organizations because it enables organizations with a cloud-first strategy to move IO-intensive database, analytic, transactional, and streaming workloads to the cloud at their pace and on their terms. As trailblazers in this field, we deliver high performance and consistently low latency on the cloud equivalent to on-premises systems but with predictable and lower costs that cloud-native block storage solutions cannot provide.