VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
prnewswire | March 30, 2023
Scale Computing, the market leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, today announced its edge video surveillance solutions have been extended to include cloud video surveillance storage with Wasabi Surveillance Cloud and the Intel® NUC Enterprise Edge Compute Built with Scale Computing. Together, Scale Computing and Wasabi deliver an edge to cloud surveillance solution that is easy to use, minimizes disruption, and allows access to video as usual, and when paired with the Intel EEC customers have a bottomless-storage, edge to cloud appliance. The company also announced its participation at ISC West in Las Vegas this week.
"Video and AI are going through a massive transformation, creating an opportunity for the industry to leverage edge technologies from companies like Scale Computing and Wasabi that enable better performance, agility, choice, and cost," said Kasia Hanson, Global Director, Video, Safety & Security Sales at Intel. "As the video surveillance and security markets continue to grow rapidly, shifting from analog video cameras, CCTV, and proprietary recording appliances to digital IP-based cameras, the demand for near real-time response is driving this need for computing power at the edge of a network. By combining the power of Intel® NUC EEC with the simplicity and reliability of Scale Computing HyperCore software, organizations have an efficient, scalable, and comprehensive edge computing solution."
"Organizations are making significant technology investments in video surveillance, and Wasabi Surveillance Cloud is a first-of-its-kind solution offered by a cloud provider that enables these organizations to offload video surveillance footage from their local storage environment directly to the cloud without ever running out of capacity," said David Boland, VP of Cloud Strategy at Wasabi. "This 'bottomless' approach to video storage, combined with Scale Computing, is vital for the surveillance industry as it struggles to manage enormous amounts of video in high resolution environments and increasingly large file sizes tied to surveillance."
Scale Computing and Wasabi combine industry-leading, on-premises edge computing with easy-to-use cloud data retention and archival to create the agile, hybrid-cloud environment needed today. With seamless integration with all major VMS providers inside of Wasabi Surveillance Cloud, Scale Computing is now able to expand to organizations' needs for critical video surveillance at the edge to the cloud.
"We're seeing a lot of security organizations and businesses beginning to adopt cloud storage as a way to reduce video storage complexity and costs. As they do so, one of the main obstacles that they face is converting the file-based format to a cloud object storage format," said Scott Loughmiller, Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Scale Computing. "Organizations can now combine on-premises Scale Computing clusters and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, allowing recent video to be stored locally at the edge until it's moved to the cloud where it can be kept for as long as the organization needs it."
About Scale Computing
Scale Computing is a leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions. Using patented HyperCore™ technology, Scale Computing Platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects infrastructure problems in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime, even when local IT resources and staff are scarce. Edge Computing is the fastest growing area of IT infrastructure, and industry analysts have named Scale Computing an outperformer and leader in the space, including being named the #1 edge computing vendor by CRN. Scale Computing's products are sold by thousands of value-added resellers, integrators, and service providers worldwide. When ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO matter, Scale Computing Platform is the ideal infrastructure platform.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
OpenSynergy | March 06, 2023
OpenSynergy has announced that the ‘COQOS Hypervisor Software Development Kit’ (SDK) has been successfully ported to the STMicroelectronics Stellar family of Integrated MCUs. The software firm, based in Berlin, has collaborated with STMicroelectronics to prove that the automotive virtual platform, 'COQOS Hypervisor SDK for real-time processors', uses hardware virtualization and extends it. Virtualization allows automakers to safely and successfully run numerous processes and applications on a shared piece of hardware without interfering with one another. Future generations of the domain and zonal designs will be built on the foundation created by this method technically.
To fully utilize the vast potential of the new class of automotive MCUs, function separation by hardware virtualization is not enough. To further facilitate the integration of several applications and operating systems working simultaneously, various functions are placed side-by-side on virtualization technology such as COQOS Hypervisor SDK. OpenSynergy's COQOS Hypervisor SDK includes a hypervisor and virtual devices, enabling the systems to connect without additional hardware. Thus, ‘VIRTIO-CAN’ is used instead of traditional CAN buses (a CAN implementation in shared memory, instead of wires). Since 2018, OpenSynergy has been an active member of the OASIS Open consortium, specifying the essential devices per the open VIRTIO standard for developing these virtual devices.
Using the COQOS hypervisor in conjunction with STMicroelectronics' Stellar virtualization technology, it is possible to entirely isolate the software from the hardware, allowing the operating systems and the applications executing on them to function in isolation from one another. They can be modularly updated also.
Philippe Prats, Vice President of Automotive Marketing and Applications, EMEA Region, STMicroelectronics said, "We developed Stellar Integration MCUs for Software Defined Vehicles specifically to deliver hardware virtualization able to integrate many real-time and multi-ASIL vECUs".
(Source – CISION PR Web)
Hardware virtualization enables domain functions (such as power distribution, body control, and GW functions) to function concurrently on a single Stellar MCU. Stellar's high-performance, multi-core design expands integrated functions necessary for a zonal or domain-based strategy. Spatial aggregation of functions, such as zonal computers, will be favored by future architectures as it reduces the cabling required for the entire vehicle. In addition, reduced vehicle weight and simplified integration are possible due to the cost savings made possible by harnessing via zonalization and virtual ECUs.
OpenSynergy, founded in 2007 and headquartered in Berlin, provides embedded software products for the next generation of vehicles. Hypervisor and communication products enable integrated driving. It's communications platforms include the automotive-leading Bluetooth stack Blue SDK. Many OEMs use it as their Bluetooth reference. OpenSynergy offers complementary Automotive-Grade software components for the Android Open Source Project to enhance Android's automotive adoption. In addition, it offers engineering services for product customization.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES
businesswire | April 21, 2023
Veeam Software, the leader in Modern Data Protection, today announced that RC Willey, a leading American home furnishings company, selected Veeam Data Platform Advanced Edition as the core platform for its new data protection strategy. With Veeam, RC Willey is able to keep pace with thousands of items of inventory in constant motion between its suppliers, distribution centers, stores and customers by providing the top backup and recovery solution to ensure the business never has to suffer from downtime or data loss.
Over its 90-year history, RC Willey has grown from a one-person business to a major player in the western United States, with the mission to become America’s home store of choice, now operating 10 stores and three distribution centers across California, Idaho, Nevada and Utah. With the company passing $1 billion in sales for the first time in 2021, its steady growth reflects the continued importance of its core principles: integrity, hard work and going the extra mile to satisfy each customer. Delivering on these involves a complex choreography of supply and demand, with customer orders flowing in through RC Willey’s store network and online platform, and inventory items in constant motion from suppliers to distribution centers to stores and customers’ homes.
Today, RC Willey embodies this mindset with a modern, technologically empowered organization that prioritizes efficient operations and excellent customer service. With the company’s strategic shift towards virtualizing its infrastructure, the IT team quickly realized that the total number of virtual machines they needed to manage — and protect — would start growing rapidly. Concerned that the existing backup tools wouldn’t scale to support this new landscape, the team began looking for a more powerful and versatile solution.
“The whole data protection process must be totally reliable from end to end,” said Chris Weiss, Senior Systems Administrator at RC Willey. “It doesn’t matter how fast your backups are if you can’t recover your systems within a reasonable time. And, it doesn’t matter how quick your recovery process is if the data wasn’t backed up successfully in the first place.”
After evaluating multiple solutions, RC Willey selected the Veeam Data Platform Advanced Edition (Veeam Backup & Replication™ and Veeam ONE) as the core platform for its new data protection strategy. Now, RC Willey is guaranteed scalable, versatile data protection with straightforward disaster recovery in any environment. Veeam stores rich metadata with each backup, which means systems can be recovered easily in any environment, on any server, and at any location. This portability means that in the event of a catastrophe at the company’s production data center, RC Willey can be confident in restoring its systems quickly at any disaster recovery site. On top of this, Veeam provides a five-second recovery point objective [RPO] for Tier-1 systems.
“Veeam helps us recover data from almost any recovery point in almost no time. We can successfully recover files from tape backups made months ago and restore corrupted virtual machines (VMs) in 20 minutes. But the jewel in the crown is Veeam’s Continuous Data Protection (CDP). For Tier-1 systems, our RPO is just five seconds, and we can fail over to an alternate site within minutes — so we can be confident that our business-critical inventory management systems never miss a beat,” said Chris Weiss. “Visibility is great, too. Veeam ONE™ gives us real-time insight into what’s happening with our backups. It gives us richer information than other reporting tools that cost significantly more.”
The company has since expanded its use of the solution far beyond its original deployment. In addition to over 500 VMware VMs, Veeam now also protects more than 50 physical servers, and provides an air-gapped tape backup solution for long-term archiving. Most recently, RC Willey used Veeam to create a tiered backup infrastructure, using CDP features to safeguard its most critical services and virtually eliminate the risk of data loss. In addition to CDP, the company runs full backups every weekend and incremental backups on a nightly basis, protecting around 2PB of data per week.
“RC Willey is on a mission to becoming America’s home store of choice but to keep pace with growing customer demand and committing to a positive and memorable customer experience, data must be unequivocally protected and always accessible,” said John Jester, Chief Revenue Officer at Veeam. “Veeam Data Platform Advanced Edition is an excellent fit because it provides unrivaled backup, reporting and recovery that keep the business running through built-in security, scalability, visibility and versatility for any IT environment.”
As RC Willey looks to move its core ERP applications onto Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® servers, embracing Veeam’s support for Linux agents is next on the priority list — and there’s potential to use Veeam for the company’s Microsoft® 365 environment. Looking ahead, the team is keeping a close eye on new Veeam features, such as SureBackup® to confirm that all backups are recoverable, and Veeam DataLabs™ to provide sandboxed replicas for testing and patching.
Weiss will be a featured speaker during VeeamON 2023, the community event for data recovery experts, which will take place May 22 – 25 in Miami, FL and online. Designed by and built for the backup and recovery professional, attendees will expand their skills, celebrate with the community, and share industry knowledge with exclusive content from AWS, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and more. Weiss will participate in the session Voice of the Customer: Keep Your Business Up and Running. Registration for the in-person event is now open. To learn more, visit https://www.veeam.com/success-stories.html.
About Veeam Software
Veeam is the leader in backup, recovery and data management solutions that deliver Modern Data Protection. The company provides a single platform for Cloud, Virtual, Physical, SaaS and Kubernetes environments. Veeam customers are confident their apps and data are protected and always available with the most simple, flexible, reliable and powerful platform in the industry. Veeam protects 450,000 customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 69% of the Global 2,000. Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 35,000+ technology partners, resellers and service providers, and alliance partners and has offices in more than 30 countries.