Vmware Unveils Newest Versions of Vmware Fusion and Vmware Workstation Desktop Hypervisor Solutions

Vmware | August 21, 2020

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today unveiled the newest versions of its VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation desktop hypervisor solutions. VMware’s updates support the changing needs of modern developers by extending the tools traditionally used to simplify workflows and expand capabilities of virtual machines (VMs) to container-based applications orchestrated with Kubernetes. The latest release of Fusion also introduces a new edition—Fusion Player—available with a free Personal Use license as well as offering a paid license for commercial use.

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Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) integrates technologies that span the functional areas of the data center: storage, compute and virtualization. This integration simplifies the existing IT infrastructure. The complexity of multiple generations and varieties of servers, operating systems, hypervisors and storage devices also increases costs and systems management tasks, challenging IT departments to focus on strategic business projects.

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Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) integrates technologies that span the functional areas of the data center: storage, compute and virtualization. This integration simplifies the existing IT infrastructure. The complexity of multiple generations and varieties of servers, operating systems, hypervisors and storage devices also increases costs and systems management tasks, challenging IT departments to focus on strategic business projects.

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Corel Acquires Awingu to Accelerate Its Secure Remote Workspace

Corel | June 14, 2022

Corel, a global leader in professional creative and productivity software, announced today the acquisition of Awingu, a supplier of secure remote access technology, for an unspecified amount. Parallels will include Awingu into its brand portfolio. The integration of Awingu and the Parallels® Remote Application Server (RAS) platform will provide end users with the additional flexibility and freedom they need to safely work from anywhere, at any time, on any device or operating system. Parallels, a subsidiary of Corel, is an all-in-one application delivery and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that enables remote access to virtual applications and desktops provided through on-premises, hybrid, or cloud-based settings. Awingu's simple and secure unified workspace is ideal for both mid-market and big companies, providing a safe means for businesses to allow bring your own device (BYOD) or work from anywhere policies. With this technology acquisition, Parallels RAS will become a one-stop solution for clients to effortlessly access legacy and cloud-native apps and files, while relieving IT teams of concerns about data security and infrastructure complexity. Prashant Ketkar, Chief Technology and Product Officer, Corel said that “The future of work is now; we are living it. The pandemic further accelerated the need for organizations to determine and shift their remote and hybrid work infrastructures. Now, organizations are figuring out how they can cater to the flexibility that employees want with their workplaces while also ensuring secure and efficient access. We’re committed to helping organizations navigate this shift in the workplace, and with the addition of Awingu we’re one step closer to improving the experience for every stakeholder that interacts with our products.” Awingu will continue working alongside Parallels' solutions to provide secure remote workplaces to clients in the healthcare, banking, manufacturing, government, and telecom industries. Awingu will also broaden its interaction with Parallels in order to speed innovation and offer a uniform capability for safe remote access to both legacy and cloud-native apps. Customers will be able to choose from a variety of solutions that use on-premises assets, hybrid architectures, and any cloud. “I’m excited to join the Corel organization with the Awingu team. Both companies have a customer-first mindset and share the mission to ensure a seamless, secure, and effective workspace no matter where an employee is located. Together with Parallels RAS, we’ll bring a broader, richer set of solutions across the secure remote desktop and app streaming industry to our customers.” Walter van Uytven, CEO, Awingu

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Devolutions’ Remote Desktop Manager Recognized by G2

Devolutions | July 04, 2022

Devolutions, a software company, announced today that its flagship product Remote Desktop Manager (RDM) has been recognized by G2 with the following badges: Leader, High Performer, and Leader Europe. These accomplishments are highlighted in G2's Summer Report, which is based on evaluations supplied by verified people having direct, hands-on experience with a specific product. Products were evaluated for inclusion in the Summer Report based on the following criteria: ease of conducting business, quality of assistance, and probability of recommending the product. G2, the world's largest and most recognized software marketplace, delivers information to over 60 million business professionals each year to help them make wiser software selections based on real peer evaluations. Products that receive G2's Leader, High Performer, and Leader Europe badges have received extremely high evaluations from G2 users as well as significant Satisfaction and Market Presence scores. RDM from Devolutions allows for the consolidation of all remote connections on a single platform that can be safely shared between users and throughout the whole team. This solution enables IT departments to drive organizational security, speed, and productivity while decreasing inefficiencies, expense, and risk. Remote Desktop Manager now has a 4.7-star rating from G2 users, with 84 percent giving it a 5-star rating. Sara Rossio, chief product officer at G2 Commented, “Rankings on G2 reports are based on data provided to us by real software buyers. Potential buyers know they can trust these insights when researching and selecting software because they’re rooted in vetted, verified and authentic reviews.” “Since day one at Devolutions, we have always put customers at the center of everything that we do. We are grateful and energized to see that this commitment is helping millions of IT pros around the world use Remote Desktop Manager, as well as our other solutions, to improve security, productivity, operational simplicity, communications, governance, and compliance,” David Hervieux, CEO of Devolutions

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Datarewind, Enhances Hybrid Office Productivity with HPE Cloud-Native Storage and Enhanced Compute Capabilities

Hewlett Packard Enterprise | June 20, 2022

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that Datarewind, a Swedish IT service provider, has selected HPE Alletra cloud-native data infrastructure and high-performing, versatile HPE ProLiant servers to host virtual machines on behalf of its clients. The new compute, and data services solution enables Datarewind to provide its clients with improved performance and faster access to the work environment, addressing the hybrid office demands of today and creating a solid platform for readily adapting to future needs. Datarewind provides its services to clients in Sweden, enabling users to use VDI systems during business hours and automate backups at night. Demand for VDI solutions rose as a result of the pandemic. HPE Alletra was chosen to address this demand because of its performance and scalability, as well as HPE's track record as a provider to Datarewind. With Datarewind safeguarding client data via backups, speed and adaptability were of the highest significance when selecting a solution. With storage performance high enough to be restricted by network bandwidth rather than storage throughput, the expansion of the storage pool was considered when the contract was signed. HPE Sweden is likewise excited to help Datarewind better serve its customers. The new HPE Alletra platform will enable Datarewind to satisfy customer SLAs and host a record number of concurrent users. It also alleviates VDI performance concerns and reduces downtime. HPE Alletra is the edge-to-cloud data infrastructure that is native to the cloud. It includes a portfolio of workload-optimized systems that provide the architectural freedom to execute any application without restriction. "The HPE Alletra solution has enabled Datarewind to develop its new cloud offering and position itself better on the service provider market, with superior performance, high availability and scalability. The HPE Alletra 6000 cloud native storage technology allows them to create a strong and attractive as-a-service offering for their clients." Toni Drk, Channel and Service Provider Sales Manager, HPE Sweden

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