VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
prnewswire | April 03, 2023
Netskope, a leader in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), today announced new integrations with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (Zoom) that connect Netskope's Borderless SD-WAN and SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) with Zoom UCaaS to deliver one of the most reliable, optimized connectivity and enhanced security solutions for effective user collaboration. Through these Netskope integrations, organizations using Zoom can now significantly enhance the user experience while staying compliant with privacy and security regulations.
Unified-communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) users often struggle with low reliability, high latency, and network disruption, all of which limit worker productivity. In addition, organizations face security challenges, including risks coming from users and sites that communicate directly over the internet, compliance with critical privacy regulations, and the complexity and inefficiency present in many branch and remote access solutions.
To solve these challenges, Netskope Borderless SD-WAN enables highly reliable, optimized access to Zoom by automatically identifying and prioritizing Zoom connections, and improving network performance with on-demand remediation. Netskope also simplifies remote maintenance of Zoom Phone behind Netskope SASE Gateway with built-in secure inbound access service. In addition, Netskope SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) continuously monitors Zoom environments to discover and remediate any misconfigurations that could weaken security, helping maintain compliance with industry standards and regulations.
"As a world leading UCaaS provider, Zoom continues to prioritize security coupled with a seamless user experience to make sure that our customers realize the productivity they need, whenever and wherever work happens," said Brendan Ittelson, Zoom CTO. "Zoom can deliver top-notch connection, performance, and security in partnership with Netskope's fully converged, context-aware SD-WAN and SSPM."
Optimizing Zoom connectivity
Netskope Borderless SD-WAN helps ensure highly reliable, optimized access to Zoom and delivers consistent high-performance access for users working from home, or from a branch office, or from a non-office location such as a coffee shop. As part of the Netskope platform, Borderless SD-WAN employs a unique approach to deliver high-quality performance while simplifying overall operations. Netskope Borderless SD-WAN:
Provides full visibility and ML-driven insights with application and real-time path monitoring
Includes Netskope quality of experience (QoE) smart defaults for over 60,000 applications, and automatically identifies and prioritizes Zoom sub-applications
Improves Network performance with on-demand remediation, sub-second failover, and cloud-onramp to Zoom
Simplifies remote maintenance of Zoom Phone behind Netskope SASE Gateway with built-in secure inbound access service
Provides unified policy with a consistent experience for users across remote users, branches, and multi-cloud
Maximizing Zoom performance with consistent QoE
Netskope Borderless SD-WAN can easily identify Zoom Meeting, Zoom Phone, and Zoom Room connectors among traffic from tens of thousands of different workloads regularly egressing from an organization's network. Netskope offers smart defaults that automatically prioritize traffic and minimize latency, jitter, and loss to deliver consistent quality of experience. Netskope Borderless SD-WAN also ensures application performance without compromising payload security, even over a single, unstable broadband internet connection.
Strengthening security posture and maintaining compliance
Tight integration with Zoom APIs enables Netskope SSPM to provide visibility and insights into configuration settings, compliance status, and security posture. Netskope SSPM supports a broad collection of rules and compliance standards out-of-the-box, as well as the ability to add custom rules based on the data that Netskope gathers about connected Zoom accounts. Compliance administrators can modify and deploy policies to detect violations based on popular benchmarks and standards such as CIS, HIPAA, PCI, CSA, GDPR, AIPCA, ISO, and more. Security alerts include actionable remediation instructions to quickly bring Zoom deployments back into compliance and close any remaining security gaps.
"Like so many organizations, we rely on Zoom communications for daily business use and productivity," said Timothy Johnson, Assistant Vice President of ITS Operations, A.T. Still University. "The ability to maintain security, maximize the user experience, and minimize disruptions caused by latency, jitter, and loss between users and apps on unstable links with advanced remediation capabilities of Netskope's Borderless SD-WAN solution are what this compelling integration between Netskope and Zoom expertly delivers."
"Together, Netskope and Zoom provide organizations with the ability to deliver the collaboration experience users are expecting, while doing it in a secure way that does not interrupt business and helps them stay compliant with industry standards and regulations," said Parag Thakore, Senior Vice President, Borderless SD-WAN, Netskope. "We are proud to work with Zoom and together look forward to a continued expansion of how our solutions integrate."
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.
Businesswire | April 19, 2023
CDI (Computer Design & Integration, LLC), a leading provider of technology solutions and services, announces plans to build and deliver VMware Cross-Cloud managed services to better assist their clients in their journey to the cloud. VMware unveiled the new managed service offerings at the VMware Leadership Summit: Accelerate Managed Services event this week. The team at CDI looks forward to taking part in the initiative, which will enable highly skilled partners to expand their managed services practices, improve profitability, and open new opportunities for growth and expansion.
VMware Cross-Cloud managed services are a portfolio of offerings designed to make building managed services faster for CDI and more easily consumed by CDI’s clients. This suite of services, some powered by VMware Cross-Cloud services, offers robust cloud services with the lower risk and fast time to value built on VMware's deeply integrated, enterprise-class multi-cloud infrastructure as a service stack. Additionally, the prescriptive services will provide centralized governance, cost optimization, and cloud-native app delivery.
“At CDI, our focus has always been on delivering the best solutions for our clients,” said Will Huber, Chief Technology Officer, CDI. “VMware Cross-Cloud managed services is an excellent opportunity for us to expand our offerings and further empower our clients in their digital transformation journey. We are eager to leverage these cutting-edge services to provide our customers with unparalleled managed services experience.”
“Multi-cloud complexity is opening the door for VMware partners to deliver high-value, repeatable, and prescriptive managed services offerings that address our customers state of cloud chaos,” said Zia Yusuf, senior vice president, strategic ecosystem and industry solutions, VMware. “As a VMware partner with a track record in helping customers migrate to the cloud, CDI will be able to utilize VMware Cross-Cloud managed services to add a new level of capabilities that accelerate cloud native app modernization, while making it faster and easier to operate in the cloud.”
CDI is dedicated to staying ahead in the fast-paced world of technology and delivering exceptional value to its clients. By adopting VMware Cross-Cloud managed services, CDI will be better equipped to help customers optimize their IT environments, improve operational intelligence across multi-cloud environments, and automate modern DevSecOps platform operations.
Most recently, CDI was named as winner of the 2023 VMware Cloud Innovation and SaaS Transformation Award for the Americas region, along with being named VMware Cloud on AWS Partner of the Year and VMware State and Local Government and Education Growth Partner of the Year.
While the VMware Cross-Cloud managed services announcement took place on April 18, CDI will not immediately deliver on these services. CDI plans to support all VMware Cross-Cloud managed services, initially offering Cloud Native App Delivery as a Managed Service based on VMware Tanzu to its clients in the near future.
About CDI (Computer Design & Integration LLC)
CDI, a leading global IT solutions provider, was founded in 1995 with corporate headquarters in New York City and additional offices located throughout the United States, Ireland, and the UK. With a steadfast commitment to client satisfaction, CDI offers businesses of all sizes the most cutting-edge hybrid IT technology solutions available. By focusing on enhancing day-to-day workflow processes, CDI provides clients with digital solutions that address even the most complex business challenges.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
prnewswire | April 05, 2023
Scale Computing, the market leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, today announced that it has been awarded an impressive 24 new badges, including two Leader badges, across the server virtualization and hyperconverged infrastructure categories in the G2 Spring Report 2023. The G2 platform assesses software solutions and services, with an emphasis on customer satisfaction and market reputation. For inclusion in the report, a product must have received 10 or more reviews.
Scale Computing Platform achieved a Leader badge by receiving positive reviews from verified users compared to similar products in both the Server Virtualization and Hyperconverged Infrastructure categories. Among server virtualization products, SC//Platform achieved the highest satisfaction score, with 96% of users saying they would recommend Scale Computing Platform. In G2's Hyperconverged Infrastructure category, 100% of reviewers gave Scale Computing a 4 or 5 star rating.
"Being recognized as a G2 Leader in both the server virtualization and hyperconverged infrastructure categories is highly gratifying, as customer success continues to be Scale Computing's top priority. We engineered the Scale Computing Platform to be simple to use and manage, while leveraging our patented self-healing technology to maintain maximum uptime for all applications," said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing. "The award-winning SC//Platform eliminates complexity, lowers costs, and frees up management time. Customers at organizations of all sizes, across every vertical, appreciate this innovation, and we're very proud to receive these 24 badges from G2."
See the extensive list of badges awarded to Scale Computing in G2's Spring Report, including a video of reviews read by the Scale Computing team.
SC//Platform brings simplicity and scalability together, replacing the existing infrastructure and providing high availability for running workloads in a single, easy-to-manage platform. The company also recently launched a zero-touch provisioning (ZTP) feature of SC//Fleet Manager, which provides cloud-like simplicity for administrators, allowing them to centrally configure clusters of edge computing infrastructure in SC//Fleet Manager prior to nodes arriving on-premises. The ZTP feature decreases the deployment time of edge infrastructure by 90 percent or more.
"Rankings on G2 reports are based on data provided to us by real software buyers," said Sara Rossio, Chief Product Officer at G2. "Potential buyers know they can trust these insights when researching and selecting software because they're rooted in vetted, verified, and authentic reviews."
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. Read what our customers have to say on Gartner Peer Insights, Spiceworks, TechValidate, G2, and TrustRadius.