VIRTUAL SERVER MANAGEMENT
Mozilla | January 14, 2021
The Mozilla VPN has finally arrived on Mac and Linux. Following a Private Network expansion it brought to Firefox in 2019 and a shut beta, Mozilla revealed a Windows and Android VPN in July. It later presented an iOS variant.
The VPN is at present accessible in six nations — the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia — and it'll open in more areas soon, as per Mozilla. A $5/month membership conceals to five gadgets, so you'll have the option to utilize the VPN on your telephone, tablet and PC, regardless of whether your PC runs Linux.
The Mozilla VPN isn't the least expensive alternative available. Nonetheless, Mozilla has said that, since it utilizes less lines of code than other VPNs, the administration is quicker than many opponent ones. You can interface with in excess of 280 workers in excess of 30 nations through the VPN with no data transfer capacity limitations. The administration utilizes WireGuard gadget level encryption and it doesn't log your organization movement.
A lot of companies say they’re “mission-driven.” Our unique corporate structure guarantees that every decision we make upholds our mission: to ensure the internet remains open and accessible. Beholden to neither shareholders nor investors, Mozilla Corporation is wholly owned by the not-for-profit Mozilla Foundation.
VIRTUAL SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE
Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) | September 18, 2021
The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation’s (SPEC) Virtualization Committee released the SPECvirt Datacenter 2021 benchmark, a new multi-host benchmark for measuring the performance of a scaled-out datacenter. The SPECvirt Datacenter 2021 benchmark uses real-world and simulated workloads to measure the overall efficiency of virtualization solutions and their management environments. The new benchmark complements the existing SPECvirt_sc 2013 server consolidation benchmark, which is designed for a single-host environment.
Today’s datacenters use clusters of servers to ensure reliability, availability, serviceability, and security. Adding virtualization to a clustered solution enhances server optimization, flexibility, and application availability while reducing costs through server and datacenter consolidation. While the SPECvirt Datacenter 2021 benchmark enables analysis of these more complex multi-host environments, it is much easier to use than the SPECvirt_sc 2013 benchmark, providing a single virtual machine (VM) template to set up its harness and workloads. The SPECvirt Datacenter 2021 benchmark supports multiple hypervisor vendor solutions and ships with support for RHV 4.x and vSphere 6.x and 7.x.
“The ongoing evolution of virtualized environments has made it imperative that suppliers and buyers have a fair, vendor-agnostic tool for measuring the performance of solutions that power virtualized multi-host infrastructures,” said David Schmidt, Chair of the SPEC Virtualization Committee. “The SPECvirt Datacenter 2021 benchmark is easy to use and creates an excellent foundation for examining and comparing performance in these complex environments that are increasingly becoming the norm.”
The SPECvirt Datacenter 2021 benchmark provides a methodical way to measure a virtualization platform’s performance in a dynamic virtualized datacenter environment. It models typical, modern-day usage of virtualized infrastructure, such as VM resource provisioning, cross-node load balancing (including management operations such as VM migrations), and VM power on/off. The benchmark exercises datacenter operations under load and dynamically provisions new workload VMs from a preconfigured template or powers on existing VMs. As the load reaches maximum capacity of the cluster, hosts are added to the cluster to measure scheduler efficiency and maximize throughput.
The SPECvirt Datacenter 2021 benchmark feature overview:
Multi-host benchmark – Minimum of four hosts required, scales in increments of four.
Datacenter operations model – Multi-workload benchmark measures performance of hypervisor infrastructure, including how the hypervisor manager controls resources.
VM resource management – Handled by the hypervisor manager, including scheduling policies. Workload VMs powered on or deployed during benchmark.
Ease of use – Single preconfigured template VM to set up harness and workloads. No tuning of guest OS/software necessary.
Five real-world and simulated workloads –
OLTP database, based on HammerDB benchmark
Hadoop/Big Data cluster, based on BigBench benchmark
Simulated departmental mail server
Simulated departmental web server
Simulated departmental collaboration server
SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains, and endorses standardized benchmarks and tools to evaluate performance for the newest generation of computing systems. Its membership comprises more than 120 leading computer hardware and software vendors, educational institutions, research organizations, and government agencies worldwide.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES
Cloud4C | January 12, 2021
Cloud4C, World's driving Cloud Managed Services supplier, has partnered with Citrix to bring to the table Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops administration for endeavors to use unequaled security and portable labor force capacities.
With extending groups and far off chipping away at the ascent, the joint effort among Cloud4C and Citrix will assist ventures with consistently sending Citrix's Virtual Apps and Desktops to any gadget across the labor force easily and zero interruption. Cloud4C's Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions will upgrade profitability and improve execution, with productivity, security, and adaptability. Giving secure, distant work is the basic belief suggestion of the VDI arrangement and this has gotten more important because of the requirement for representatives to work safely from home because of COVID-19 pandemic.
Cloud4C gives start to finish VDI solutions, including managed services and managed security services. Cloud4C's consistence prepared solutions guarantee a consistent change and continuous execution. Cloud4C gives profoundly talented Citrix specialists who improve usage, decrease organization time, and help in utilizing the full advantages of virtualized work areas.
The joint effort among Cloud4C and Citrix will assist undertakings with addressing significant difficulties with Cloud4C taking start to finish possession. As a feature of a wide scope of Hybrid VDI solutions, Cloud4C deals with the execution, permitting, foundation and start to finish managed services.
This joint effort will likewise give a ton of different advantages to ventures, for example, fast provisioning of work areas dependent on the prerequisite, simple associate over the web or through MPLS connect, Hosted Shared Delivery or VDI method of Virtual Desktop and Integration with existing Active Directory/New AD. Aside from these services, the clients can use single window managed administration and simple coordination with other cloud services like Office 365.
Sridhar Pinnapureddy, Founder and CEO, Cloud4C said, "We are happy to collaborate with Citrix to offer a hybrid Citrix VDI solutions which help enterprises with high-definition consistent VDI experience on any device, boosting productivity even on unreliable connections, fast and secure access to applications and data, easy scaling up to support temporary workers working from anywhere, easy access to data-intensive applications, and reduced IT costs. At Cloud4C, we are equipped with multiple certified resources for Citrix, Windows, Security, and public cloud platform."
"The pandemic has highlighted the importance of solutions to enable people to work from home and keep business-critical services going," says Ravindra Kelkar, Area Vice President, Indian Subcontinent, Citrix. "Now more than ever, it is crucial to support businesses and their distributed workforce to get work done efficiently, unlocking their full potential, without putting their employees nor security requirements on risk."
Cloud4C is World's leading Cloud Managed Services Provider serving 4,000 customers in 25 Countries and 52 locations including 60 of the Fortune 500 Global Multinationals. The company provides cloud (public, private, hybrid) and community cloud services (Banking Community Cloud, SAP Community Cloud), cloud migration on public cloud platforms such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, end to end cloud managed services, disaster recovery services, managed security services and helps businesses comply with stringent data sovereignty laws in respective countries.