VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER HYPERVISORS
businesswire | April 10, 2023
ControlUp, a leader in Digital Employee Experience (DEX) management, announced today the latest release of Real-Time DX 8.8, an end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting solution for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) environments. With hundreds of new metrics including 162 specifically for Azure Virtual Desktop, ControlUp can now provide monitoring, alerting and remediation capabilities to Azure Virtual Desktop the same way it does for Citrix and VMware Horizon environments.
Rio Tinto, the world’s second-largest metals and mining corporation and a ControlUp customer, proactively monitors 6,000 unique users with 2,200 concurrent daily sessions. Their main goal for implementing ControlUp was cleaning up user profiles and optimizing their EUC environment, while also realizing 33 percent cost savings by reducing machine catalogs and silos that were not being used based on system reporting, machine usage, and logon time reduction. Additionally, ControlUp assisted in their Citrix-to-Azure Virtual Desktop migration.
“I don’t have to ask my team for information. I see everything, I know everything, and, as a system owner, it’s very useful. I actually know what’s going on,” stated Iaroslav Aleksyuk, cyber security, monitoring and incident response specialist. “Thanks to ControlUp, we were able to find machine catalogs and other silos that were not really used.”
ControlUp is a proven and versatile solution that supports all major cloud VDI, including Azure Virtual Desktop, Citrix, and VMware Horizon, from one control plane. It allows users to choose the right EUC platform for their environment, whether they need to migrate, scale up, or launch resources on-premises or in the cloud.`
“Our customers can now choose the best cloud VDI environment for their requirements thanks to ControlUp’s unique monitoring capabilities for leading platforms. We are announcing today a feature-rich product with expanding insights into Azure Virtual Desktop deployments for cost control, VM usage visibility, and metrics, focused exclusively on cloud-based deployments,” commented Asaf Ganot, CEO of ControlUp.
“We’re pleased about ControlUp’s continued innovation in delivering management and monitoring tools for Azure Virtual Desktop,” said Deb Dubrow, group product manager, Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 Partnerships and Small Business. “These new metrics provide targeted insights to help customers optimize their Azure Virtual Desktop deployments for performance and cost efficiency.”
ControlUp powers the work-from-anywhere world by delivering a Digital Employee Experience (DEX) Management Platform built for IT teams to make remote work more flexible and reliable. Whether an organization’s desktops are physical or virtual, applications are local or SaaS-based, ControlUp provides IT teams with rich, real-time visibility to optimize remote work across both cloud and on-premises environments. Come join more than 1,700+ customers around the world who use ControlUp.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
prnewswire | March 24, 2023
Aryaka®, the leader in Unified SASE solutions, today announced enhanced SD-WAN and SASE offerings specifically designed to meet the needs of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). With entry pricing of under $150/site, Aryaka delivers a more comprehensive set of managed service capabilities compared to alternatives including application optimization, network security, multi-cloud connectivity, and cloud-based observability and control, all supported by lifecycle services management. Aryaka's world-class managed service experience - trusted by large enterprises and Fortune 100 companies worldwide for over a decade – is now tailored to SMEs, so they no longer must choose between affordability, performance, and ease of use when adopting SD-WAN and SASE solutions.
SMEs face several challenges when it comes to networking and security, including limited budgets, a lack of skilled IT resources, and a need for operational simplicity. Based on its global private backbone, Aryaka's solutions offer an industry-unique approach to networking and security that is cost-effective, resilient, and easy to manage, helping SMEs as they increasingly adopt managed services. Aryaka combines its in-house technology with a global managed service, eliminating the vendor-provider finger-pointing that can negatively impact business outcomes.
"As a customer-centric business, Aryaka both understands the specific networking and security challenges that enterprises of all sizes face and actively takes steps to deliver products and services that address those challenges," said Dennis Monner, Chief Commercial Officer of Aryaka. "No matter if 10 or 10,000 users depend on Microsoft 365, Salesforce, or access workloads in a cloud to be productive and protected from security threats, one bad experience is one too many, and SMEs deserve a first-class service experience equal to large enterprises and multi-national companies while meeting their budgetary needs. Our revamped offerings bring our highly regarded agile deployment at an affordable price point to SMEs."
As a channel-led company, Aryaka empowers its partner community with its award-winning Aryaka Accelerate Partner Program. "Our tailored offerings provide a great revenue opportunity for our valued partners to expand into more markets and verticals", according to Craig Patterson, Aryaka SVP of Global Channel Sales. "We value the true revenue partnership we have and look forward to helping our partners to win the trust and business of SMEs globally with our revamped SD-WAN and SASE solutions. We strongly believe this is a win-win-win for SMEs, channel partners, and us."
The announcement comes on the heels of Aryaka's recent investment in its Hyperscale Point-of-Presence (PoP) footprint, the deployment of its innovative AppAssure solution across all current and new PoPs, and the enhancement of its Last Mile Services offering by supporting cellular connectivity worldwide.
Aryaka is the leader in fully managed SD-WAN and Unified SASE solutions and the first to deliver a Zero Trust WAN based on a Unified SASE architecture. A Gartner "Voice of the Customer" leader, Aryaka meets customers where they are to help them overcome their network and security challenges with ease and an excellent customer experience. Aryaka's flexible architecture and all-in-one service are designed to modernize enterprises of any size, enabling them to defy convention and future-proof their businesses. The company's customer base is comprised of hundreds of global enterprises, including several in the Fortune 100.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP STRATEGIES, SERVER HYPERVISORS
MacStadium | March 08, 2023
MacStadium, a leading Mac cloud and software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, recently announced that its Orka Platform is available for purchase through MacStadium and AWS Marketplace. The digital catalog contains software listings from independent vendors. It helps to find, buy, test and deploy software on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Tom Schnell, Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President of MacStadium, said, "Offering Orka Platform in AWS Marketplace provides consumers even greater access to the preferred solution available for orchestrating macOS." He added, "Orka Platform on AWS streamlines the iOS developers' build efforts while delivering a seamless buying and billing process."
(Source – BusinessWire)
Kubernetes-based Orka Platform enables life-cycle management and macOS orchestration in the cloud. From simple Xcode builds to fully integrated and complex automated CI/CD pipelines, it delivers high-performing virtual macOS environments in seconds. As macOS development must be done on Apple hardware and follow Apple's strict standards, Orka Platform simplifies and scales macOS cloud environment orchestration.
Disruptive technology from the Orka Platform automates repetitive process configuration and maintenance. Orka Platform by MacStadium on AWS offers an easy, automated solution to improve developer performance and build times.
Orka Platform on AWS Marketplace benefits organizations. Forrester Consulting's May 2022 commissioned study, 'The Total Economic Impact of AWS Marketplace,' revealed enterprises benefitted:
66% faster vendor selection.
50% faster invoicing
Higher efficiency saves $2 million.
Improved onboarding saves $64,000 per vendor.
MacStadium, Based in Atlanta, the company, which provides scalable and secure enterprise cloud solutions for macOS, was founded in 2011. The company's superior software-enabled infrastructure and innovative technology
provide the security, dependability, performance, and flexibility that DevOps customers need for the development of the Apple device app.