Unity Technologies rolls out simulator for virtual road testing

Techiexpert | April 29, 2019

Unity Technologies rolls out simulator for virtual road testing
Gaming as well augmented reality firm, Unity Technologies, has now revealed the launch of the real-time simulation platform that can create visual environments for the developers to test the autonomous vehicles.

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VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services is now IRAP assessed

VMware | August 16, 2021

VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been tested by an information security registered assessors program (IRAP) against information security manual (ISM) protected controls. Computer software company VMware says the assessment covers the VMware Cloud on AWS, a jointly-engineered service from AWS and VMware. The VMware Cloud on AWS assessment can unlock further transformation within government by enabling customers to migrate apps rapidly, scale resources up or down based on demand, deliver resources for new remote work initiatives, and drive app modernisation strategies. “It’s critical that the public sector not only has access to technology and services to enable transformation, but that they have confidence in its security in order to maintain data safety and meet compliance requirements. We are continuously innovating to help our customers meet their business needs,” explains VMware Australia and New Zealand senior director cloud Mike Reddie. “We’re pleased that our IRAP protected status will further broaden access to VMware Cloud on AWS, to support public sector customers in delivering flexible, resilient digital citizen services,” Reddie says. VMware Cloud on AWS delivers an integrated hybrid cloud solution that extends on-premises vSphere environments to a VMware software-defined data centre (vSphere, vSAN, and NSX Data Centre) running on Amazon elastic compute cloud (Amazon EC2) elastic, bare-metal infrastructure. The service is fully-integrated as part of AWS and optimised with AWS services. The assessed service provides public sector customers the opportunity to accelerate their cloud migration and support business resiliency while maintaining operational consistency with their on-prem environments.

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A10 Networks, Dell Technologies Release a Set of Solutions for Single-service or Multi-tenant Virtual Platforms

A10 Networks | June 11, 2020

A10 Thunder® Application Delivery Controller and A10 Thunder Multi-tenant Virtual Platform are turnkey software and hardware solutions that provide flexibility and rapid deployment for multi-cloud infrastructures. The solutions offer single-service or multi-tenant virtual platforms to optimize IT organizations’ CAPEX and OPEX. The A10 Thunder® Application Delivery Controller on Dell Technologies and A10 Thunder Multi-tenant Virtual Platform on Dell Technologies is expected to be available in Q3 2020 initially for the Americas market. A10 Networks today announced a set of solutions that deliver application security and availability for customers who are increasingly facing the operational and security complexities of hybrid-cloud infrastructures. Working with Dell Technologies OEM | Embedded & Edge Solutions, the new set of solutions combine A10’s hybrid-cloud-ready software with purpose-built Dell Technologies hardware for encrypted application delivery, advanced load balancing, and SSL visibility. This provides customers with a single-source vendor to ease lifecycle management. The solutions offer single-service or multi-tenant virtual platforms to optimize IT organizations’ CAPEX and OPEX. Hybrid-cloud Reliance Drives Requirements Digital transformation initiatives are driving rapid adoption of hybrid and multi-cloud environments to serve customers and facilitate workforce transformation, particularly with the recent spikes in work-from-home requirements. At the same time, companies are facing the expanding challenges of realigning and automating security and IT operations to encompass this complex hybrid-cloud world. Operational efficiency, management, visibility and security remain top concerns for organizations. According to a recent survey by the BPI Network, while 84 percent expect to increase their reliance on public or private clouds over the next 24 months, improving hybrid and multi-cloud security is seen as their most critical challenge, followed by a lack of hybrid/multi-cloud talent and expertise, the need for centralized visibility, and the capacity to more effectively manage application and infrastructure complexity.1 In addition, Google has reported2 that 97 percent of Chrome page loads are encrypted, highlighting the need to encrypt server traffic to customers, while also decrypting internal user traffic for security devices to block user attacks. Read More: Securden Eliminates Unveils VPN Hassles with Significant Enhancements to Its Remote Access Solution Enterprises are seeking to boost the proficiency of their IT operations across hybrid and multi-cloud environments while deriving full value from existing investments in technology infrastructure and personnel. 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ADVA Expands Multi-Vendor Network Functions Virtualization Program

ADVA | December 14, 2020

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