Simplecloud Cloud-Based Remote Workplace Announced Its Education Platform That Allows Classroom Instruction to Go Remote in a Matter of Hours

SimpleCloud | September 15, 2020

SimpleCloud, the cloud-based remote workplace, today announced its education platform that allows classroom instruction to go remote in a matter of hours and maintain instruction continuity in applications like Autodesk, Adobe, Unity and Unreal Engine just to name a few. A short video explaining the key capabilities of SimpleCloud for Education can be viewed here. Reducing the technology barrier for students entering universities and colleges this year, SimpleCloud can help retain students for the semester and lower costs without compromising access to technology. Classes that require specific software suites or team collaboration in sectors such as design, animation, architecture, game development and engineering, can work with professors in virtual classrooms and labs, lowering health risks.

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With this year's advent, Cloud technologies are on the rise globally due to its productivity, resilience, and efficiencies. Gartner Inc. forecasts worldwide public Cloud spending to grow by 20.7% to a total of USD 591.8 billion in 2023 from USD 490.3 billion in 2022. Check out the video to discover important Cloud tech trends.

Spotlight

With this year's advent, Cloud technologies are on the rise globally due to its productivity, resilience, and efficiencies. Gartner Inc. forecasts worldwide public Cloud spending to grow by 20.7% to a total of USD 591.8 billion in 2023 from USD 490.3 billion in 2022. Check out the video to discover important Cloud tech trends.

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Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes Sees 10x Increase in Virtual Machine Deployment Launches New Release

Mirantis | January 13, 2023

Mirantis has announced that its Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes (MOSK) has seen virtual machines deployed on its infrastructure increase more than 10 times the previous year. The latest release of MOSK 22.5 includes full support for OpenStack Yoga, shared file system-as-a-service using OpenStack Manila to support legacy workloads, and easy integration with monitoring systems to provide data on the state of cloud resources. MOSK makes it possible for cloud-native and traditional applications to use digital infrastructure. This makes sure that applications are reliable and gives users full control over application data. MOSK offers centralized logging, monitoring, and alerting, as well as tools to automate management of the infrastructure underneath, from setting up hardware to configuring software. Artem Andreev, product manager, Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes commented, “The significant growth we’ve seen of VM deployment on MOSK in 2022 serves, yet again, as proof that OpenStack is still a relevant and important infrastructure for virtualized workloads at enterprises and service providers.” He further said, “MOSK hardens the open source OpenStack as the basis for mission-critical operations, removing the typical challenges of OpenStack cluster deployment and operations with an easy-to-use virtualization platform – containerized and optimally-configured for Kubernetes. (Source: Businesswire) About Mirantis Mirantis helps companies ship code faster on both public and private clouds. This makes developers more productive because they don't have to worry about managing infrastructure. The company takes a ZeroOps approach to managing and running Kubernetes and cloud environments by using intelligent automation and cloud-native skills. Mirantis provides a public cloud experience on any infrastructure, from the data center to the edge, with a single cloud experience for complete app and DevOps portability, a single pane of glass, and automated full-stack lifecycle management, all based on open source. Mirantis works with some of the biggest companies in the world, like Adobe, DocuSign, Inmarsat, Nationwide Insurance, PayPal, Reliance Jio, Societe Generale, Splunk, and S&P Global.

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Verizon expands VRAN leadership position with addition of first Ericsson VRAN cell site into its network

Verizon | December 09, 2022

Verizon, the leader in Virtualized Radio Access Network (VRAN) innovation, announced today it has extended its network virtualization efforts with the addition of the first Ericsson virtualized cell site (also referred to as Ericsson Cloud RAN), with support from Intel and RedHat providing the processing and cloud-native orchestration functions. The advancements in Radio Access Network virtualization allows Verizon to rapidly respond to customers’ varied latency and computing needs, and provides greater flexibility and agility in the introduction of new products and services. The move to a cloud-native, virtualized architecture with standardized interfaces in every part of the network leads to greater flexibility, faster delivery of services, greater scalability, and improved cost efficiency in networks. Verizon has been a global leader in virtualizing its network, announcing recently it already has 8,000 cell sites already virtualized in its network with an eye towards virtualizing 20,000 sites. Virtualizing the far edge of the RAN – the cell sites closest to the customer - is a function of decoupling the hardware and software associated with a cell tower and transitioning the software so that it’s not just stored in the cloud, but is designed for a cloud-native architecture and operation. Just this week, Verizon and Ericsson published a position paper outlining the optimal technology path for VRAN in order to maximize the performance and efficiency of the network, disaggregate hardware from software, and simplify deployment wherever possible. This technology is built into the first Ericsson virtualized cell site deployed in the Verizon network. Components of VRAN Verizon coordinated with many ecosystem partners to welcome Ericsson’s first virtualized cell site. Ericsson provided its commercial 5G Cloud RAN solution, consisting of a virtualized Central Unit (vCU), a virtualized Distributed Unit (vDU), and radio units. This software-based 5G Cloud RAN solution spans across all of Verizon’s frequency bands, utilizing both FDD and TDD 5G spectrum assets, including Massive MIMO support for C-band and interconnecting previously deployed equipment to enable Ericsson Spectrum Sharing between LTE and NR carriers. The Ericsson Cloud RAN solution offers Verizon efficiency and in network deployment and operational management transformation. Intel provided its 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor, Intel vRAN Dedicated Accelerator ACC100 and Intel Ethernet Network Adapter E810 to deliver the processing, acceleration and connectivity requirements. Red Hat provided Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes to manage their fleet at scale in collaboration with Red Hat Consulting. As part of the solution, Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management delivers cloud-scale manageability by configuring the 5G RAN using a Distributed Unit (DU) profile, which deploys real-time OS kernel optimizations to run vRAN and other cloud-native application workloads from a single console. Red Hat OpenShift also incorporates zero-touch provisioning to enable distributed deployment at scale required to operate a large scale RAN. Virtualization paves the way for exciting innovation Verizon has been leading the way in virtualization with its vendor partners for years. Verizon began the journey by virtualizing the core of its network. In the years since, Verizon has been working with partners in lab trials and field tests and has been deploying cloud-based cell sites, building programmability into the network to meet the needs of today’s 5G customers and 5G solutions of tomorrow. Key 5G use cases focused on providing the best, most efficient network for customers, will heavily rely on the programmability of virtualized networks. Networks must serve IoT devices that do very little networking and stay in place, smartphones with infinite opportunities to use data in a highly mobile environment, and complex solutions like Augmented Reality that require massive computing capabilities on the edge of the network. These various network solutions rely on a correlated variety of resources from the network, which until recently have been defined rigidly and manually. Using orchestration and automation capabilities at scale on virtual infrastructure, Verizon automates network configuration changes and resource scaling dynamically based on demand. This is one of the greatest benefits of virtualizing a network - essentially building programmability into the network. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $133.6 billion in 2021. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

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Options Technology Achieves VMware Cloud Verified Status in Singapore, Expands Availability in Asia

Options Technology | January 23, 2023

Options Technology, a capital markets services provider, announced that it has achieved VMware Cloud Verified status in SG1. This follows the company's achievement of VMware Cloud Provider Principal Partner Status and Cloud Verified Attainment at other sites. These accomplishments demonstrate Options Technology's commitment to giving its customers access to the latest virtualization technology. The Cloud Verification assures that the partner is validated to expertly deliver cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to meet specific client needs using VMware's network, storage, and compute solutions. With the Cloud Verified Status at SG1, Options Technology can now offer VMware's cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to customers in the Singapore area. The CEO of Options, Danny Moore, said that their partnership with VMware continues to provide service excellence, capability, and choice for their customers across the capital markets. The VMware Cloud Verified status means that Options Technology has met the strict requirements set by VMware and is able to provide customer-focused cloud infrastructure solutions that meet the needs of the capital markets sector. With the Cloud Verified Status, Options Technology is now well positioned to provide customized cloud infrastructure solutions to Singapore customers. About Options Technology Options Technology is a leading provider of IT infrastructure to global capital markets firms. Founded in 1993, the company originally provided technology services to hedge funds, but now provides high-performance managed trading infrastructure and cloud-enabled managed services to over 550 firms globally, including investment banks, hedge funds, and exchanges. With offices in 9 key cities around the world, Options is well-positioned to serve its customers both on-site and remotely. In 2019, the company secured a significant growth investment from Abry Partners, a private equity firm, which has enabled it to accelerate its growth strategy and expand its reach in key financial centers globally. Options has been named among the UK’s leading growth companies in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table for five consecutive years.

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