VMWARE

VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services is now IRAP assessed

VMware | August 16, 2021

VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services is now IRAP assessed
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.

Spotlight

Cloud infrastructures have gone through an impressive evolution over the last decade. The demand towards more flexibility, operational agility and predictability urged vendors to strive for tighter integration of compute, storage, virtualization and network silos needed to support a cloud model. Back in 2007, converged infrastructures were, in essence, bundles of server, storage and network products, sold with management software that facilitates the provisioning and management of the combined units. These infrastructures could be delivered as integrated appliances or as integrated reference architecture, and were, the first step towards advanced cloud infrastructures of today. However, these systems were extremely difficult to deploy and operate, and their support required excessive expenses.

Related News

SERVER VIRTUALIZATION

DISH and Qualcomm to Collaborate on the Development of the Nation's First O-RAN Compliant 5G Network

DISH | November 12, 2020

DISH Network Corporation and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced their collaboration to test open and virtualized RAN 5G solutions containing the new Qualcomm® 5G RAN Platforms to help fast track DISH's rollout of the nation's first cloud-native, Open RAN-compliant 5G network. DISH will utilize the Qualcomm 5G RAN Platforms through DISH's network vendors and device partners. The platforms are designed to allow emerging network vendors to accelerate deployment and commercialization of vRAN and interoperable networks that can deliver on the wide array of use cases and opportunities envisioned for 5G.

Read More

Supermicro Introduces Multiple Systems Tailored to Work with Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Super Micro Computer, Inc. | April 30, 2020

Supermicro collaborated with Red Hat to develop advanced configurations based on industry-leading Supermicro servers featuring the latest technologies. Supermicro open source HCI solution is optimized to reduce your IT footprint while providing ease of use leveraging Red Hat Ansible Automation management tools. Supermicro's open HCI solution, based on Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure, includes the BigTwin, SuperServers, and Ultra platforms that offer compelling configurations for compute, storage, and networking. Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, introduced multiple systems tailored to work with a leading open, hyperconverged software offering, Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure. Supermicro collaborated with Red Hat to develop advanced configurations based on industry-leading Supermicro servers featuring the latest technologies. These systems, available now, give customers new options when architecting infrastructure. Supermicro's open HCI solution, based on Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure, includes the BigTwin, SuperServers, and Ultra platforms that offer compelling configurations for compute, storage, and networking. BigTwin™, SuperServers offer four hot-pluggable systems in a 2U form factor of four dual-process server nodes with up to 24 DIMMs, and high-performance NVMe. The BigTwin, SuperServer, leverages 12 nodes, 672 compute cores per cluster, total memory of 4,608GB, and using NVMe pushes total storage to 138TB and for density performance workload. Ultra SuperServers have three options spanning three, six, and 12 nodes; compute cores of 96, 240, and 672; and, total memory of 384GB, 1152GB, and 4608GB per cluster. Total storage spans 72TB to 230TB per cluster dependent upon system architecture. Read More: Modernizing to Oracle 19c with Hyperconverged Infrastructure We have a long-standing relationship with Red Hat to bring technology innovations to benefit our mutual customers, We have further strengthened our portfolio by validating with Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization – a powerful open-source HCI solution – delivering more value to our customers with improved automation of infrastructure management, higher efficiency, while lowering TCO. Raju Penumatcha, senior vice president and chief product officer, Supermicro. Customers need open, flexible hyperconverged solutions. Red Hat and Supermicro are dedicated to delivering integrated open source solutions. Together we offer flexible infrastructure solutions for organizations to more easily provision compute, storage, and networking resources with confidence. Terri Hall, vice president, Global Partners & Alliances, Red Hat. Supermicro's HCI offerings are based on the powerful 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, including hardware-accelerated performance options such as Intel's Optane DC persistent memory, and up to 25Gb networking for demanding workloads. Supermicro open source HCI solution is optimized to reduce your IT footprint while providing ease of use leveraging Red Hat Ansible Automation management tools. Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure offers a single software package coupled with a simplified deployment model that helps reduce capital expenditures (CapEx), and operating expenses (OpEx). Read More: 8 reasons to consider hyperconverged infrastructure for your data center About Super Micro Computer, Inc. Supermicro , the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green®" initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Read More

VMWARE

IDC MarketScape Positions VMware As a Leader in SD-WAN Infrastructure

VMware | December 03, 2021

VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software, announced it has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure 2021 Vendor Assessment. The solution, VMware SD-WAN, is a cloud-delivered solution that optimizes application performance over any WAN link, simplifies WAN management, and provides security from branches to data centers and cloud locations. The inaugural assessment that evaluated 12 SD-WAN Infrastructure providers states, “VMware SD-WAN is a strong offering in the market and is also a good fit for customers that already use any number of VMware's popular IT management tools. Furthermore, many communications SPs already work with VMware, so customers that are looking for integrated connectivity and SD-WAN could look to VMware SD-WAN.” VMware is taking SD-WAN to the next level with secure access service edge (SASE). VMware SASE brings together the network performance benefits of SD-WAN, integrated security services delivered from the cloud, and the ability to support modern distributed applications. In doing so, it allows enterprises to build a platform that provides branch, home, and remote users more secure, optimized, and reliable access to modern applications deployed in public and private clouds, SaaS, or at the enterprise edge. These capabilities are delivered as a service from a global network of over 150 points of presence (PoPs). VMware, through its acquisition of VeloCloud, has a strong heritage in the SD-WAN space. We believe recognition from reports like the IDC MarketScape validate VMware as a leader for businesses of all sizes. But what got us here won’t get us there. Customers want their security services delivered as seamless as their networking services. That’s why we continue to bolster our VMware SASE offering featuring our SD-WAN capabilities.” Abe Ankumah, Vice President of Product Management, SASE, VMware IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. About VMware VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. As a trusted foundation to accelerate innovation, VMware software gives businesses the flexibility and choice they need to build the future. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda.

Read More

Spotlight

Cloud infrastructures have gone through an impressive evolution over the last decade. The demand towards more flexibility, operational agility and predictability urged vendors to strive for tighter integration of compute, storage, virtualization and network silos needed to support a cloud model. Back in 2007, converged infrastructures were, in essence, bundles of server, storage and network products, sold with management software that facilitates the provisioning and management of the combined units. These infrastructures could be delivered as integrated appliances or as integrated reference architecture, and were, the first step towards advanced cloud infrastructures of today. However, these systems were extremely difficult to deploy and operate, and their support required excessive expenses.