Virtual Desktop Tools, Server Hypervisors
businesswire | July 28, 2023
ZEDEDA, the leader in edge infrastructure orchestration, today introduced ZEDEDA Edge Application Services, making it easier for customers to instantly gain granular control across all of their edge applications, including their modern AI-based applications.
The number of edge devices, along with the data they produce, is growing exponentially. Gartner® predicts that “by 2025, 75% of data will be generated outside these centralized [data centers or cloud regions] facilities.”1 Edge computing is required to manage and process that data, but the complexity of distributed environments can make it difficult for customers to get started quickly. Enabling access to core services can provide an on-ramp for organizations to benefit from an initial edge use case while also establishing a foundation for future growth, just as was seen previously with cloud adoption.
“Just as we saw occur with the cloud providers in the early days, it is time for the edge market to evolve beyond just infrastructure and begin to offer value-added services in addition,” said Said Ouissal, founder and CEO of ZEDEDA. “Now, with ZEDEDA Edge Application Services, we are able to offer our customers the ability to manage, configure and control their edge applications simply by leveraging the ZEDEDA ecosystem.”
ZEDEDA Edge Application Services are delivered using ZEDEDA’s market-leading edge orchestration solution, which reduces cost while increasing visibility, security and control. The new industry-leading suite of services provides remote access, inventory and configuration management, and Kubernetes management services tailored to the individual needs of each deployment and customer.
ZEDEDA Edge Access: A Simple and Secure Remote Access Solution
The first service in the suite, ZEDEDA Edge Access, enables IT administrators and platform operations teams to instantly access any remote device from any location at any time. It is a simple solution that provides secure access, control and audit tracing for edge deployments.
ZEDEDA Edge Access is secure out of the box, with built-in access controls that provide full encryption of user sessions, and requires no backend configuration or specialized skills. ZEDEDA Edge Access Service eliminates the overhead associated with conventional methods of remote access, providing a streamlined and efficient alternative.
ZEDEDA Edge Access Service also provides granular user control and access, enabling customers to provide third parties secure access to their edge infrastructure. For example, if there is a problem with a specific application, the software vendor or developer can securely access, audit and troubleshoot if needed. This service, and others like it, will ultimately enable ZEDEDA partners and OEMs to generate new revenue streams.
ZEDEDA’s open, distributed, cloud-native edge management and orchestration solution has attracted strategic OEM and customer relationships with Global 500 companies, including Emerson, Rockwell Automation, and VMware. The company continues to quadruple the number of edge nodes it has under management annually, scaling toward a hundred thousand edge nodes and has raised more than $55 million in capital from investors, including Coast Range Capital, Lux Capital, Energize Ventures, Porsche Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, Emerson Ventures, Juniper Networks, Rockwell Automation, Samsung Next and EDF North America Ventures.
ZEDEDA makes edge computing effortless, open, and intrinsically secure — extending the cloud experience to the edge. ZEDEDA reduces the cost of managing and orchestrating distributed edge infrastructure and applications while increasing visibility, security and control. ZEDEDA delivers a distributed, cloud-native edge management and orchestration solution, simplifying the security and remote management of edge infrastructure and applications at scale.
Server Hypervisors, Security
prnewswire | August 23, 2023
ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS–news)today announced that it has achieved the VMware Cross-Cloud Managed Service provider status. To attain this designation, ePlus passed a thorough independent audit of its VMware Cloud managed services technical expertise and operational excellence. Complementing this recognition and after a comprehensive service offering review, ePlus Cloud Disaster Recovery powered by VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery has also been recognized by VMware as a Validated Service Offering (VSO).
VMware Cross-Cloud managed services are a set of prescriptive offers with enhanced partner and customer benefits that enable highly skilled partners to expand their managed services practices. The VMware Cross-Cloud Managed Service Provider designation signifies partners' experience with delivering VMware-validated managed services offerings and the achievement of the VMware Managed Services Specialization (MSS).
"We are proud to be a launch partner for VMware Cross-Cloud managed services, as well as having our Cloud Managed Disaster Recovery offering validated by VMware," saidJustin Mescher, vice president of cloud and data center solutions at ePlus. "ePlus has been providing Cloud Hosted Infrastructure and Cloud Disaster Recovery for more than 10 years, and since migrating these services to VMware Cloud on AWS we have seen significantly increased customer interest and adoption. The capability for on-demand recovery with integrated ransomware detection and response, combined with ePlus' design expertise and failover services, are helping our clients increase confidence in their ability to recover in a cost-effective fashion."
"ePlus has been at the forefront of delivering VMware-based managed services that help meet customers' most pressing challenges," saidAbhay Kumar, VP for Hyperscalers and Technology Partners, VMware. "With ePlus Cloud Disaster Recovery, ePlus is delivering an on-demand, easy-to-use service with cloud economicsthat enables business resiliency at scale. This will help deliver on the promise of VMware Cross-Cloud managed services."
ePlus has an unwavering and relentless focus on leveraging technology to create inspired and transformative business outcomes for its customers. Offering a robust portfolio of solutions, as well as a broad range of consultative and managed services across the technology spectrum, ePlus has proudly achieved more than 30 years of success, carrying customers forward through adversity, rapidly changing environments, and other obstacles. ePlus is a trusted advisor, bringing expertise, credentials, talent and a thorough understanding of innovative technologies, spanning security, cloud, data center, networking, collaboration and emerging solutions, to organizations across all industry segments. With complete lifecycle management services and flexible payment solutions, ePlus' more than 1,850associates are focused on cultivating positive customer experiences and are dedicated to their craft, harnessing new knowledge while applying decades of proven experience. ePlus is headquartered inVirginia, with locations inthe United States, UK,Europe, and Asia‐Pacific.
Server Virtualization, Backup and Disaster Recovery
prnewswire | July 27, 2023
Tackle.io, an end-to-end solution for B2B software companies to generate revenue through the cloud, announced today a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help independent software vendors (ISVs) accelerate their Cloud go-to-market (Cloud GTM) journey with AWS. This collaboration provides ISVs the software and services they need to scale with AWS by driving a complete go-to-market motion through co-sell and AWS Marketplace.
Through this collaboration, AWS Partners will be able to capitalize on these opportunities by leveraging the Tackle Cloud GTM Platform for cloud buyer intent data, direct integrations with the AWS Partner Network Customer Engagement (ACE) program, tools for streamlining AWS Marketplace transactions, and integrated capabilities with Salesforce designed to further drive sales productivity and stronger relationships with AWS, leading to faster deal cycles and higher win rates.
"Cloud marketplaces and co-sell have become the center of how ISVs go-to-market with AWS," said John Jahnke, CEO of Tackle. "We continue to innovate to help sellers build their Cloud GTM through a combination of product strategy, business strategy, services, and expert support, all with the goal of driving strategic revenue."
This collaboration will uplift three key goals for ISVs as they scale:
Training and enablement to spin the Cloud GTM flywheel - As Cloud GTM is a relatively new route to market for many ISVs, they benefit from expert guidance on how to build and scale their growth engine with AWS. Tackle's Strategic Services offer a variety of workshops, enablement, coaching, and managed services that delve into the intricacies of operationalizing a co-sell + AWS Marketplace motion, providing proven methodology, expertise, and best practices for participation in AWS Partner programs.
AWS Marketplace excellence to drive co-sell transactions and revenue - ISV sales teams benefit from Tackle's cloud buyer intent data that helps identify the right accounts to co-sell with AWS, tools to streamline the creation, delivery, and tracking of AWS Marketplace private offers, as well as continuous support for new AWS functionality and features including direct AWS Marketplace sales, renewals and expansions, and channel sales via Channel Partner Private Offers (CPPO).
Integration into your system of record to operationalize Cloud GTM - Tackle's Salesforce integration puts both co-sell operations and AWS Marketplace private offers in the hands of the ISV sales team so they can manage each opportunity from creation to co-sell to close all within their system of record to streamline manual processes and increase seller adoption.
"It's great to see AWS and Tackle collaborating toward even better experiences for AWS Partners like us," said Michael Musselman, senior director, Technology & Strategic Alliances at Lacework. "We're excited to leverage Tackle to bring our co-sell and AWS Marketplace motions together and streamline that into Salesforce so our cloud alliance, operations, and sales teams can improve productivity and accelerate deals."
"AWS continues to invest deeply in the AWS Partner experience to provide resources that allow ISVs to grow," said Chris Grusz, managing director, Technology Partnerships at AWS. "Our longstanding relationship with Tackle is a great enhancement of the AWS Partner experience as it directly supports partner scale by accelerating co-sell and AWS Marketplace growth through the Tackle platform and provides ISVs with the latest cloud GTM and co-sell expertise through workshops and coaching."
Tackle is a leading solution built to help software companies generate revenue through a data-driven Cloud go-to-market (Cloud GTM). Tackle works with more than 550 software companies including Auth0, CrowdStrike, HashiCorp, Lacework, New Relic, Snyk, VMware, and many more at every stage—from companies scaling their go-to-market to the largest software companies in the world. We are venture backed by three of the world's top SaaS investors—a16z, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Coatue—to execute on our mission to positively transform the way that software is sold.
Businesswire | July 18, 2023
The world’s efforts to secure digital communications from the threat posed by quantum computers took a significant leap forward today as a new standard for quantum-safe Virtual Private Networks (VPN) was ratified by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
The new protocol has already been used by Banque de France and Deutsche Bundesbank to secure payments messages, paving the way for full adoption by the Bank for International Settlements to secure communications between the world’s central banks.
‘Harvest Now Decrypt Later’ (HNDL) attacks currently represent the greatest quantum cybersecurity threat. These attacks see hostile actors steal encrypted data now which can be decrypted once a sufficiently mature quantum computer comes online. The new US Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act states that the HNDL risk presents the highest threat to humankind and stipulates that quantum migration must start now. Deploying a VPN based on new post quantum cryptography is the easiest way to protect data-in-transit from such attacks.
The new IETF standard specifies how VPNs can exchange communications securely in the quantum age. The novel approach prioritises interoperability by making it possible for multiple post-quantum and classical encryption algorithms to be incorporated into VPNs. Combining both old and new encryption is essential to ensure no disruption to the functioning of existing IT systems, and to protect data from attack by both classical and quantum computers.
This is a particularly important milestone for internet connectivity and security as we are transitioning from an era where the world relied upon just one or two algorithms (RSA and Elliptic Curve), to a situation where different nation states are deploying a wide variety of different post-quantum algorithms. This new IETF standard is the glue that allows parties using different public key encryption algorithms to talk with one another.
The new IETF standard was proposed and designed by Post-Quantum, a British cyber security company that’s built a portfolio of market-ready quantum-safe cyber security products. Post-Quantum’s own Hybrid PQ VPN uses the new IETF standard and is already in use by NATO to secure its communications from quantum attack, supporting interoperable communications between NATO members.
CJ Tjhai, CTO, Post-Quantum and original author of the new IETF standard said: “I’d like to thank all the technologists that collaborated with us on this IETF standard. Much of the focus has been on NIST’s new post quantum encryption algorithms themselves, but this is insufficient unless you have a protocol that defines how the connectivity is done. The easiest way to prevent Harvest Now Decrypt Later attacks is to deploy a PQ VPN based on the new IETF standard. NIST’s new algorithms are only useful if we have agreed standards for their use and mature products that can accommodate them.”
Andersen Cheng, Executive Chairman, Post-Quantum added: “CJ and his collaborators have completed important work that makes it possible for tech companies to build quantum-safe VPNs that communicate to one another. We are entering a period where different countries are now recommending different encryption algorithms, so engineering our communications infrastructure to be interoperable and backward compatible is absolutely crucial. That’s the value our own VPN is bringing to organisations like NATO, a diverse member organisation with a variety of post-quantum algorithms in use.
“In the commercial sector, we are pleased that Banque de France and Deutsche Bundesbank have also recently completed their project in transmitting payment messages using our protocol, which will pave the way for the Bank for International Settlements to build a complete chain of trust for central bank applications to counter any HNDL risks they already face today.”
José María Lucía Moreno, Lead Partner, EY Wavespace and a Post-Quantum partner added: “Our agreement with Post-Quantum is an important step in helping EY and its clients to become quantum-safe. We’re increasingly consulting with our clients to identify where they use traditional encryption that will need to be upgraded, and to help them prepare for the quantum era. Post-Quantum’s approach is particularly interesting because they have modular software-based products like the VPN, which can be implemented together, or as standalones within existing environments, to offer protection today.”
The IETF is the non-profit organisation with responsibility for developing the standards that define how the internet is built and used. Now that the IETF has ratified this work, VPN providers will adapt their protocols to match it, making this a defining standard for the future of cybersecurity as the world transitions from classical to new post-quantum encryption. Ratification represents the culmination of work dating back to 2017 when Post-Quantum took the lead in creating the original proposal for this standard.
Post-Quantum is upgrading the world to next-generation encryption. Our quantum-safe platform includes modular software for Identity, Transmission and Encryption that protect organisations across their entire digital footprint. Products are interoperable, backward compatible and crypto-agile - ensuring a smooth transition to the next generation of encryption.
Post-Quantum works with organisations in defence, critical national infrastructure and financial services, including a multi-year relationship with NATO to ensure its communications are secure against quantum attack.