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Gcore | January 19, 2023
Gcore, a European company that makes high-performance, low-latency, international cloud and edge solutions, has released Gcore Basic, a low-cost solution made for webmasters, developers, and people who do things for fun. Webmasters, developers, and hobbyists can use Gcore Basic to access a wide range of services and features that are designed to make their applications run as well as possible.
Gcore Basic, which starts at €5 per month, provides a compute instance on a shared virtual machine for running light web servers and microservices. It includes free DDoS protection and can be deployed in just a few minutes. Gcore Basic includes several add-ons, such as managed databases, object storage, and security services.
Director of Edge Cloud Stream at Gcore, Seva Vayner, commented, "Gcore Basic brings low-latency, high-performance computing within reach of everyone." They added, "From €5 per month, Gcore Basic is a place where aspiring programmers can learn their craft, where developers can run pet projects, proof of concepts, and test environments; and where aspiring entrepreneurs can build out online services." Seva Vayner said, "With Gcore Basic running on our cloud infrastructure, customers can scale up and deploy additional services as and when required—for instance, adding extra resources to handle significant leaps in traffic."
It will first launch Gcore Basic at its Amsterdam location. The service will soon be available in the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Frankfurt, giving Gcore a second location in Europe. By making Gcore Basic available in more than one place, customers can put their services closer to their customers, which will speed things up and cut down on latency.
Gcore is a company that helps provide powerful edge and cloud solutions for the media and entertainment industries. They are headquartered in Luxembourg and have offices in several other countries, including Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Cyprus, and Georgia. It works for clients such as government agencies, TEDx, Wargaming, and Avast. They have a large global IT infrastructure spread across six continents and is made up of over 150 points of presence in reliable data centers.
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MacStadium | February 20, 2023
MacStadium, a company that makes Mac private clouds and software-as-a-service, said that its Orka Platform is a great alternative for businesses that want to switch from VMware's vSphere ESXi running macOS on last-generation Intel-based Mac computers to its Orka Platform. The Orka Platform from MacStadium is a complete solution that lets businesses switch from VMware's vSphere ESXi running macOS on Intel-based Mac computers from the last generation to their own private cloud.
The Orka Platform works with Apple chips and gives a smooth alternative to VMware's announcement in October that vSphere ESXi 7.0 will no longer support macOS. The Orka Platform has everything developers need to replace vSphere ESXi workloads on Mac platforms, such as high-performance virtual macOS environments, easy orchestration through RESTful APIs, enterprise-grade performance, and Kubernetes support.
Greg McGraw, co-founder and CEO at MacStadium, said, “Orka Platform represents the perfect tool for application development teams who rely on using virtualized Mac compute and must now move on from VMware.” He added, “MacStadium already has helped leading organizations seamlessly transition to the Orka Platform from VMware. He also said, "Orka Platform supports Apple silicon, and the MacStadium team will assist those making the migration with a customized proof-of-concept environment, as well as all the technical support they require.”
Customers who switch from VMware can get a free, customized proof-of-concept environment as well as technical support from MacStadium. MacStadium's Orka Platform has a number of benefits for businesses that want to move away from VMware's vSphere (ESXi) running macOS.
MacStadium provides enterprise-level infrastructure-as-a-service for workloads that require macOS. They offer private clouds and dedicated servers, all-flash and disk-based SAN storage, and Mac private cloud solutions. Their services are trusted by iOS developers, mobile testing teams, and DevOps engineers worldwide. They have five data centers for reliability and offer support from trained experts. MacStadium was started in 2011 in Atlanta and only makes cloud solutions for macOS that are scalable, secure, and new. They also offer the Orka® Platform, the only virtualization layer available for Mac-based infrastructure.
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Kahoot | January 09, 2023
Kahoot! has announced a partnership with Zoom to introduce Kahoot!’s 360 Essential premium app as part of Zoom’s curated Essential Apps. This allows users with Zoom One Pro, Business, or Business Plus online plans to add collaborative learning and engagement to their virtual meetings. The collaboration between Kahoot! and Zoom improves engagement with fun and collaborative learning games, even when they are held remotely.
The app is now available for these subscribers and allows them to access the app, along with other Essential Apps, on a dock within Zoom Meeting. From there, users can instantly join a Kahoot! session or host their own using a collection of ready-to-use interactive learning sessions. This provides an exciting way for Zoom users to take their virtual meetings to the next level with collaborative learning activities.
"Online meetings now play an essential role in the modern workforce, but many companies have yet to realize their potential for engagement and productivity. With powerful solutions like Kahoot!, corporate teams can transform their virtual meetings to bring learning to life, spark collaboration, build team spirit and more. Now, users have even easier access to Kahoot! during their online meetings as part of Zoom curated Essential Apps, empowering any meeting host to take engagement to the next level in seconds."
Eilert Hanoa, CEO, Kahoot!
Users with these plans can also redeem a free one-year Kahoot! 360 Essential license, which includes premium features to make virtual meetings, training, and presentations more engaging with Kahoot! This provides an excellent opportunity for subscribers to access more engaging and collaborative learning activities. It offers an easy way for Zoom users to connect with their colleagues and students through interactive activities that foster discussion and encourage active participation.
Kahoot! is a learning platform that is dedicated to making learning fun and engaging for everyone. It allows individuals and organizations to create and host learning sessions that are interactive and compelling. Since its launch in 2013, Kahoot! has hosted millions of learning sessions for over 8 billion participants in more than 200 countries. The company has a number of subsidiaries, including Clever, DragonBox, Poio, Drops, Actimo, Motimate, and Whiteboard.fi. Kahoot! is based in Oslo, Norway, but has offices around the world, including in the US, UK, France, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Spain, and Poland. It is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker KAHOT.