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GoodAccess | July 27, 2022
GoodAccess, the company reinventing secure cloud access for small and medium businesses, today announced its partnership with phoenixNAP®, a global IT services provider offering security-focused cloud infrastructure, dedicated servers, colocation, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions.
Built to provide an encrypted connection between users and business systems, GoodAccess Cloud VPN improves network security and helps address increased cyber risks in work-from-home environments. By securing employees' access to a company's network, GoodAccess Cloud VPN helps protect business data and applications from intrusion or breach. The solution makes it impossible for malicious actors to detect business systems, helping organizations enable zero-trust network access and ensure advanced protection of their networks.
As a phoenixNAP recommended Cloud VPN option, GoodAccess can be easily deployed on top of Bare Metal Cloud and other phoenixNAP's infrastructure solutions. Providing robust network protection through an intuitive interface, GoodAccess adds a critical security layer to a corporate infrastructure.
"Enabling secure network access for employees is vital to maintaining a safe and healthy IT environment, In an effort to provide businesses with advanced security tools and solutions, we collaborated with GoodAccess to offer organizations an easy way to deploy Cloud VPN for network protection. This is particularly important for organizations with remote work policies as it enables their employees to securely access corporate data and systems regardless of where they are located. We are excited to work with GoodAccess and offer its advanced solutions to organizations leveraging phoenixNAP's infrastructure."
Ron Cadwell, CEO of phoenixNAP
"Our collaboration with phoenixNAP enables businesses to easily deploy advanced infrastructure and network security technologies to address emerging security concerns," said Artur Kane, VP of product, GoodAccess. "GoodAccess Cloud VPN helps organizations protect both their assets and their employees by ensuring zero-trust remote access to corporate data. In our effort to deliver secure and compliance-ready solutions at a flexible and affordable model, we are aligned with phoenixNAP and we are looking forward to helping businesses take their security to a new level."
Through its diverse infrastructure-as-a-service portfolio, phoenixNAP enables organizations to build stable and secure IT environments at an opex-based model. They can leverage a wide variety of security and availability solutions to ensure advanced data protection, business continuity, and compliance-readiness. phoenixNAP's solutions are available from strategic locations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific, providing global reach and consistent connectivity worldwide.
As one of phoenixNAP's most agile infrastructure solutions, Bare Metal Cloud enables organizations to automatically deploy dedicated servers and manage them easily through API or IaC tools. Its flexible hourly and monthly billing models make it possible for organizations to optimize their budget and easily scale resources as their demands grow. GoodAccess Cloud VPN can be easily added to Bare Metal Cloud as a network protection option to ensure advanced environment security.
GoodAccess is the global company dedicated to simplifying "anytime, anywhere" secure connectivity and access for small and medium businesses around the world, beginning with its free GoodAccess Starter product for unlimited usage for up to 100 employees. For companies with the need for static IP addresses, Zero Trust access and other requirements, GoodAccess provides a competitively priced platform that maintains simplicity and ease of use. GoodAccess products are designed for set-up within 10 minutes and the flexibility to meet varying conditions.
phoenixNAP® is a global IT services provider with a focus on cyber security and compliance-readiness, whose progressive Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions are delivered from strategic edge locations worldwide. Its cloud, dedicated servers, hardware leasing, and colocation options are built to meet always evolving IT business requirements. Providing comprehensive disaster recovery solutions, a DDoS-protected global network, and hybrid IT deployments with software and hardware-based security, phoenixNAP fully supports its clients' business continuity planning.
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ZEDEDA | July 25, 2022
ZEDEDA, the leader in edge orchestration, announced today that it has closed $26 million in Series B funding, capping a period of exponential growth. The broad range of new and existing investors — including Coast Range Capital, Lux Capital, Energize Ventures, Almaz Capital, Porsche Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, Juniper Networks, Rockwell Automation, Samsung Next and EDF North America Ventures — signals the importance of edge computing to companies across all industries and verticals.
All existing investors participated in this latest round of financing, which has doubled the previous investment in the company. ZEDEDA has now raised more than $55 million since its inception.
“All aspects of our business — from a growing base of Global 500 customers to major strategic partnerships and growth in deployed edge nodes — are on a terrific path,” said Said Ouissal, founder and CEO of ZEDEDA. “This latest round of investment validates that our open framework and ecosystem approach to the distributed edge is the ideal choice for the future of connected operations.”
A recent Worldwide Edge Spending Guide from IDC forecasted double-digit growth for investments in edge computing. This year’s total is expected to be $176 billion, an increase of 14.8% over 2021, with a 2025 target of nearly $274 billion.
“The market for edge computing solutions is poised for tremendous expansion, and we believe ZEDEDA will be a major contributor,” said Tom Gallo, Managing Partner at Coast Range Capital. “They combine innovation and expertise like no one else in the industry, and we are excited to join them on their journey in this round of funding.”
“Businesses worldwide are looking to take advantage of the benefits of edge computing as they look for ways to support remote work and improve efficiency,” said Bilal Zuberi, Partner at Lux Capital, who has participated in every fundraising round for ZEDEDA. “As a long-time investor, we’re excited to double down with ZEDEDA as they continue to grow rapidly.”
ZEDEDA to Accelerate Momentum After a Year of Dramatic Growth
The past 12 months have seen a sharp increase in ZEDEDA’s growth as a company. Revenue is up 7x year-over-year, while at the same time, its number of nodes under management has risen by 4x. ZEDEDA’s strong growth is fueled by existing customers now applying the company’s solution across different edge deployments in addition to new customers beginning their edge deployments.
ZEDEDA will use the latest round of funding to support its expanding customer base, accelerate research and development and expand its marketing and sales operations. The budding ecosystem around the industry’s first open orchestration solution has attracted strategic partnerships and integrations with Google, Microsoft, PTC, and SUSE. ZEDEDA’s expanding customer base includes OEM activities with Global 500 companies, including a leading global virtualization software provider and a leading industrial automation company.
Strategic Investor Perspectives on $26M Series B Funding Round
The wide adoption of cloud computing by distributed organizations is accelerating the growth of edge computing, as organizations across all verticals are implementing business-transforming use cases. Industries from manufacturing to energy to automotive are turning to edge computing to manage and process vast amounts of data from new sources within their distributed operations and organizations.
“Hardware diversity on the edge is a challenge for many global companies. ZEDEDA’s technology has the potential to unify an entire ecosystem of hardware and apps. The technology is designed to enable remote device management and application orchestration that could improve data visibility, control and security,” said Jim Gable, Vice President, Innovation and President of Technology Ventures at Chevron. “This is the latest investment from our Core Energy Fund 7, which focuses on operational enhancement, digitalization and lower carbon technologies.”
“The explosion of data generated from the ever-growing number of devices, machines and sensors at the edge of the network is driving a fundamental shift and the need to build next-generation AI-driven networks with intelligent edge computing and processing capabilities,” said Sujai Hajela, EVP, AI-Driven Enterprise at Juniper Networks. “ZEDEDA provides a unified orchestration experience across hardware, software, networks and clouds, and this, along with impressive execution and ability to meet the ambiguous and evolving demands of today’s enterprise edge market, has made them a trusted partner for organizations looking to transform their operations.”
“Managing data at the edge is increasingly mission-critical for enterprises that need to optimize real-time decision-making, maximize operational efficiency, and drive new business outcomes,” said Raymond Liao, Managing Director at Samsung Next. “We are confident that the ZEDEDA team is in a strong position to deliver scalable infrastructure solutions to a rapidly growing pipeline of IIoT customers."
“As part of Porsche’s commitment to innovation, the company is always looking for technology that supports our ability to generate unique and sustainable solutions, This extended partnership with ZEDEDA creates exciting possibilities for the automotive industry to take advantage of increased network speed and computing capacity.”
Mattias Ulbrich, CEO of Porsche Digital and CIO of Porsche
ZEDEDA makes edge computing effortless, open, and intrinsically secure - extending the cloud experience to the edge. ZEDEDA reduces the cost of managing and orchestrating distributed edge infrastructure and applications, while increasing visibility, security and control. ZEDEDA delivers a distributed, cloud-native edge management and orchestration solution, simplifying the security and remote management of edge infrastructure and applications at scale.
ZEDEDA ensures extensibility and flexibility by utilizing an open partner ecosystem with a robust app marketplace and leveraging an open architecture built on EVE-OS, from the Linux Foundation. EVE-OS is a lightweight, open-source Linux-based engine. ZEDEDA delivers instant time to value, has thousands of nodes under management and is backed by world-class investors with teams in the United States, Germany and India
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Stratodesk | August 17, 2022
Stratodesk, the EUC endpoint OS innovator, and Davenport Group, a Dell Technologies Titanium Partner providing end-to-end solutions for customers around the country, today announced their partnership. Davenport Group is now included within the Stratodesk Edge channel partner program, which delivers enhanced end-to-end IT solutions to organizations nationwide.
This new partnership will give joint customers, especially in the education, health care, state and local government, and manufacturing markets, the benefit of a comprehensive IT solution that covers everything from storage to data security technologies and advanced EUC solutions from Stratodesk NoTouch software.
“We continue our focus as a channel-led company and commitment to providing enterprises across the country and beyond with access to best-of-breed leading technology solutions, Customers gain competitive advantage through the feature-rich EUC technology solutions offered by Stratodesk’s partnership with trusted technology advisors.”
Emanuel Pirker, Founder and CEO at Stratodesk
Since 2001, Davenport Group has provided a feature-rich portfolio of IT solutions – data center modernization, virtualization, storage, data protection, HCI and client computing – to businesses across North America. Its years of field experience and countless advanced certifications in Dell EMC and VMware technologies and recognition as a Dell EMC Certified Titanium Partner and a VMware Enterprise Partner means Davenport Group provides customers real IT transformation. By delivering Stratodesk NoTouch OS as a preferred EUC operating system, Davenport ensures customers now have more secure, hybrid workplaces.
“Working with Stratodesk will enable Davenport Group to enhance our strategic focus on the end-user computing space by making it easier than ever for organizations to self-service within Stratodesk NoTouch OS. Our clients will benefit greatly from this unique capability from the EUC innovator,” said Sonia St. Charles, CEO of Davenport Group. “Our customers want secure endpoints, user mobility, and ease of management – a critical IT need we meet with Stratodesk when paired with Dell and VMware Solutions. Additionally, as a Dell Technologies Titanium Partner, these latest updates mean our customers can leverage new and existing Dell PCs, laptops, and thin clients – repurposing them with the latest clients from VDI/Cloud vendors to operate like new.”
Davenport Group is the latest addition to Stratodesk Edge Stratodesk’s channel partner enablement program. Interested distributors and resellers, while interested customers can request a live demo of Stratodesk NoTouch software.
Joint Stratodesk and Davenport Group customers are able to leverage Stratodesk software to enable multiple worksites and mobile workers. This partnership will give organizations a solution that quickly and easily converts their endpoints into centrally managed and secure endpoints capable of delivering seamless user experiences to end users through VMware Horizon. Stratodesk NoTouch software runs on all an organization’s endpoints regardless of make, model or manufacturer, and it comes preinstalled with all the VDI clients. Companies can gain significant budget enhancements by removing the need to purchase cutting-edge hardware, while easily connecting endpoints to their network environment and integrating with other solutions from Davenport Group. For more information about Davenport’s services, please visit www.davenportgroup.com.
About Davenport Group
Davenport Group designs and implements IT solutions that help organizations proactively manage their data today and into the future. Specializing in enterprise data storage and virtual infrastructure, Davenport Group is an end-to-end solutions provider serving mid-market customers nationwide. Davenport Group is a certified woman-owned business (WBENC).
Founded in 2010, Stratodesk is the leading global EUC innovator of endpoint OS software. Stratodesk’s agile and customer-centric, Linux-based managed OS software, Stratodesk NoTouch, is defining end user computing with its freedom to transform any device into a cloud-ready and highly secure endpoint, enabling companies to cost-effectively manage their unified VDI endpoint deployments and secure digital perimeters. Stratodesk’s software works seamlessly across all x64, x86 and ARM/Raspberry Pi based hardware products, increases endpoint security, and simplifies user experience. Today, with nearly one million licenses deployed globally across multiple industries, Stratodesk prides itself on its authenticity and dedication to delivering the most innovative software solution to its customers.