IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
VMware | June 17, 2022
VMware, Inc. has won the Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year Award for Infrastructure Modernization for 2021. VMware was honored for its contributions to the Google Cloud ecosystem, including assisting mutual clients with their enterprise cloud transformations. With Google Cloud VMware Engine, VMware and Google Cloud are enabling customers in industries like retail, telco, and manufacturing to speed cloud modernization strategies for enterprise applications.
“Organizations globally are benefitting from the close collaboration of VMware and Google Cloud as we help customers accelerate their cloud-first business strategies. This recognition from Google Cloud is a testament to our shared focus on delivering the best business outcomes for our customers by helping them modernize applications, workloads, infrastructure, and consumption models with Google Cloud VMware Engine,” said Gregory Lehrer, vice president, hyperscaler partnerships, VMware.
“This award recognizes VMware’s commitment to customer success, and its delivery of innovative and impactful solutions on Google Cloud in Infrastructure Modernization. “We’re proud to recognize VMware as our Technology Partner of the Year for Infrastructure Modernization, and we look forward to continuing our work together building and creating business value for customers with cloud technologies.”
Bronwyn Hastings, VP of Global ISV Partnerships and Channels, Google Cloud
Customers may use Google Cloud VMware Engine to update their infrastructure, operations, and applications at a cheaper cost and with fewer risks. Customers can use the power of Google Cloud with this jointly created Google Cloud-delivered solution, which provides flexible on-demand capacity and full operational consistency with current on-premises VMware systems. With the addition of Google Cloud VMware Engine to the VMware Cloud Universal program, VMware and VMware partners can now offer Google Cloud VMware Engine, as well as other VMware Cross-Cloud services, to help customers complete their digital transformation initiatives on time and with lower overall costs and risk.
IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Auvik Networks | June 08, 2022
Auvik, an award-winning provider of cloud-based network management software, today announced it has been working with the City of Williamsburg, Virginia to provide network monitoring and asset management services for automated, real-time network visibility.
Williamsburg is one of Virginia’s oldest municipalities and one of the U.S.’ most popular historical destinations, renowned for its preservation of American colonial history. In addition to the city’s year-round residents the region receives an average of 1.5 million visitors per year. Ensuring superior digital service delivery is important for this bustling city, but with limited resources, Williamsburg’s IT Department had traditionally relied on basic tools like spreadsheets to log and track configuration changes, device statuses, and details of available IT assets. With zero visibility into their networks, the team had to spend hours to find the root causes behind any network issues.
As part of the City Council’s Williamsburg of 2040 initiative, the IT Department was tasked with modernizing its infrastructure in order to better support the Williamsburg community and its vital tourism industry. Specifically, the IT team needed a solution that could automate many of its manual network management processes and provide real-time network visibility, so it could resolve issues quickly.
“Network uptime is critical since it’s tied to so many services provided by the city, such as emergency services, citizen communications, public health access, tourism and recreation, and other aspects of daily business and citizen engagement. “By implementing Auvik, we’ve drastically reduced the amount of time spent on manually identifying and addressing network issues - improving network reliability and freeing our team up for more value-driven activities. Auvik has proven itself to be a life-saver many times over for us.”
Mark Barham, Director of Information Technology, City of Williamsburg
Prior to its work with Auvik, the IT team relied on support tickets for any network requests or incidents. Then, they’d have to go through lines of code for multiple devices, and refer to manual documentation to resolve the issue. With Auvik, Williamsburg has automated network inventory and documentation processes, resulting in cost and time savings and more optimized IT resources. Additionally, with improved network visibility, the IT team has not only been able to speed up troubleshooting but proactively mitigate network and device issues before they become a problem, with a streamlined troubleshooting process with a set of 50 proactive alerts and in-depth visibility.
“Williamsburg may be the oldest municipality in Virginia, but the Williamsburg of today still requires a modern IT infrastructure,” said Marc Morin, CEO and co-founder, Auvik. “We’re proud to work with state and local governments like the City of Williamsburg to help achieve their digital transformation goals and deliver on the digital services citizens have come to expect in the 21st century.”
About Auvik Networks
Auvik makes network management easier. By automating and simplifying network management, our cloud-based software improves the efficiency and capacity of IT teams and helps protect their business from network risk. Auvik is one of the fastest growing North American technology companies, and is winner of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, Deloitte Fast 500, and was recognized as the #1 ranked Canadian company in the FT Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies. Visit www.auvik.com or follow @AuvikNetworks on Twitter. Auvik is a registered trademark of Auvik Networks Inc.
moderndiplomacy | August 05, 2020
The last ones were days of increasing tensions between the two biggest economic superpowers, the USA and China. The geopolitical crescendo seems to become always more intense, and the two giants are trying to build up two strong alignments against one another in a competition that Bloomberg defines a “Cold War 2.0.” or a “Tech War”. The implementation of 5G technologies plays a fundamental role in this “rush to the infrastructures” also due to their linkages with the “High-Frequency Trading” world; the sector of contemporary finance based on always faster algorithms and huge Data Centres that require strong software and the analysis of tons and tons of information to predict stocks fluctuations hence “to do God’s work” as Lloyd Blankfein (the actual Senior Chairman of Goldman Sachs) said in 2009.