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Citrix | August 02, 2022
Organizations around the world continue to struggle with whether and how to enable remote work, but the City of Corona isn’t among them. The municipality embraced the concept long before the pandemic forced it to, and has built a powerful digital workspace that provides access to everything its employees need to engage and be productive, wherever they happen to be. On August 4, the City will discuss its journey to remote work and how it is using solutions from Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) and its partner NVIDIA to accelerate it during an exclusive Fireside Chat.
The journey began five years ago when the City of Corona, which sits in the heart of California earthquake and wildfire territory, implemented Citrix digital workspace solutions to “disaster proof” its operations.
“In the event of an emergency, we need to be agile, We need access to our systems and our data and we’d like our employees to be able to work from anywhere."
Kyle Edgeworth, Deputy CIO, City of Corona
Citrix enables both. And following a successful pilot, Edgeworth and his team moved to modernize its IT infrastructure and cloud-first strategy to support a wider implementation.
It started by dissociating traditional hardware from the computing equation and replacing it with Citrix’s cloud-delivered digital workspace solutions, Microsoft Azure NVv6 series powered by NVIDIA GPUs, NVIDIA virtual GPU technology and Azure Virtual Desktop.
“We made the decision to ultimately transition everything to the cloud,” Edgeworth said. “Citrix was the logical choice to pair with Microsoft, as it enhances the value of Azure Virtual Desktop, providing enterprise tools that improve user density and performance, allow us to provision workloads on-demand, and simplify how our team manages images and applications.”
There are benefits to using Citrix alongside NVIDIA as well. As a Citrix Ready™ Partner, NVIDIA virtual GPU technology is verified to work with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops™ to power virtual workstations, desktops, and apps with an immersive user experience that keeps employees productive and engaged.
Edgeworth will share additional insights on the City of Corona’s decision to go all-in on the cloud and how the municipality is leveraging virtual technologies to build a future-proof infrastructure to support remote work during the August 4 event. He will be joined by:
Chris McMasters, Chief Information Officer, City of Corona
Calvin Hsu, VP, Product Management, Citrix
Vishal Ganeriwala, Senior Director, Product Management, NVIDIA
Citrix builds the secure, unified digital workspace technology that helps organizations unlock human potential and deliver a consistent workspace experience wherever work needs to get done. With Citrix, users get a seamless work experience and IT has a unified platform to secure, manage, and monitor diverse technologies in complex cloud environments.
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Nerdio | July 08, 2022
Nerdio, the premier solution for organizations of all sizes looking to deploy virtual desktops in Microsoft Azure, today announced significant changes, including new tier structures and benefits, to its Partnerd partner program to best support managed service providers (MSPs) and other IT organizations serving the SMB channel.
“We are investing heavily to make transitioning to Microsoft Azure the obvious choice for MSPs and their clients, With the advancements Microsoft is making around cloud technologies and programs, it is an invigorating time to be part of the Microsoft ecosystem. We believe the new Partnerd program provides unparalleled benefits that are not available anywhere else in the channel. It will propel a whole new class of MSPs to grow alongside Azure and Microsoft and achieve success as a cloud partner.”
Joseph Landes, Chief Revenue Officer and Co-founder, Nerdio
Partnerd program tiers are calculated based on a partner’s level of investment with Nerdio, with the benefits, product discounts, marketing development funds (MDF), and event experiences offered increasing as partners move up in tier. Tiers available include Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum and partners sign up for a specific tier.
As part of the new Partnerd program, enrolled MSP partners will receive:
Discounts on Nerdio Manager for MSP licenses associated with each tier, ranging from 25%-75%.
Dedicated Partner Success Managers to coordinate Azure Business Reviews, suggest Azure cost-optimization methods, and assist with quoting and sales.
Go-Live Engineer support for Nerdio deployments and world-class support.
New Partnerd Advantage advanced engineering support service at an extra monthly cost.
Exclusive access to calls with Microsoft executives.
Sales kickstart and accelerator packages which include travel vouchers for Nerdio events, and exclusive early access to event registration.
Event marketing development funds (MDF).
Expanded NerdioCon access with exclusive discounts for all Partnerds and VIP packages for Gold and Platinum tiers.
“We have been providing innovative virtual desktop cloud solutions for nearly 20 years and believe Nerdio is unrivaled when it comes to providing MSPs the resources necessary to create and manage compelling and competitive Azure offerings,” said Paul O’Brien, CTO and Founder, Lucidity, a New Zealand-based MSP. “The changes to the Partnerd program reflect not only Nerdio's continued strong commitment to the partner community they’ve carefully cultivated, but also their savvy grasp of what partners must do to set themselves up for success with Microsoft’s partner program.”
Partners can buy into a tier above their qualified tier by meeting the required spend limit to increase the amount of internal use licenses, license discounts, Go-Live Engineer deployments, and certifications. This allows partners to boost their investment with Nerdio to achieve greater ROI, sooner, while they are building and scaling their Azure practice.
Nerdio empowers Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and enterprises to build successful cloud practices in Microsoft Azure with Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365. Nerdio Manager for Enterprise is a packaged Azure application that runs in users’ own tenant without compromising security and compliance by allowing third-party vendors access into the IT environment. Nerdio Manager for MSP empowers MSPs to deploy, manage, and optimize virtual desktop environments in Microsoft Azure through easy multi-tenant management.
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Mastek | July 20, 2022
Mastek, a turnkey & trusted Digital Engineering and Cloud Transformation provider, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire MST Solutions.
MST Solutions is based in Chandler, AZ, and is an independent Salesforce consulting partner in the Americas region. MST is a trusted partner to several Fortune 1000 and large enterprise clients. MST has built a strong reputation for themselves, especially in the Healthcare, Public Sector and Manufacturing Industry verticals.
"Mastek's Business Outcomes and Industry First DNA paired with MST's Salesforce-led innovation capabilities will only strengthen the value we will deliver to our customers and help them in their journey to Decomplex Digital. This acquisition is expected to significantly increase our market share in existing accounts across industries in the Americas and provide a foundation to scale our Digital Transformation business globally," shared Hiral Chandrana, Global CEO, Mastek.
"We're thrilled to join the Mastek family. We share a strong cultural alignment and a deep commitment to the growth and experience of our colleagues. Partnering with Mastek is the right choice for us to expand into a global market with a continued focus on delivering outcomes for our customers. By combining our decade of experience in the Salesforce ecosystem across multiple clouds with Mastek's global scale, we'll be able to deliver value across a wide range of integrated service offerings,"
Thiru Thangarathinam, Founder and CEO, MST Solutions
"Our partner ecosystem is a key growth driver of the Salesforce Economy," said Tyler Prince, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Alliances & Channels, Salesforce. "The combined power of Mastek and MST Solutions will help companies drive their digital transformations and connect with their customers in this new digital economy."
"Mastek has built a Build-Buy-Partner strategic vision for Digital & Cloud services and Salesforce is identified as a growth opportunity. MST brings in all the right attributes with deep expertise in Salesforce clouds to help us achieve this strategy and provide differentiated industry solutions," shared Raman Sapra, President and Global Chief Growth Officer for Mastek.
Mastek is a turnkey & trusted Digital Engineering & Cloud Transformation partner that delivers Innovative Solutions and Business Outcomes for clients in Healthcare & Life Sciences, Retail, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Government/Public Sector, etc. We enable customer success and business change programs by partnering with enterprises to unlock the power of data, modernize applications to the cloud, and accelerate digital advantage for all stakeholders. Customers Trust Mastek to deliver Business Value with Velocity, and we operate in 40+ countries, including the U.K., the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and APAC, with ~5000 employees. We are in the business of de-complexing Digital and making our clients future-ready with an industry-first approach. Evosys, a Mastek company, is an Oracle Partner and a leading Oracle Cloud implementation and consultancy provider and has executed programs for 1,300+ Oracle Cloud clients.
About MST Solutions:
Founded in 2012, MST Solutions is the largest independent Salesforce consulting partner in the American Southwest region. With Summit-level status in the Salesforce ecosystem and a 5 out of 5 Customer Satisfaction score, they're service experts who take service to a whole new level. Through the framework of a proven effective Roadmap to Results, their team of Salesforce architects, developers, project managers, and administrators add their expertise to your team to craft agile, innovative solutions that answer your organization's operational challenges today and grow as you grow.