Dell Hybrid Cloud: The Right Solutions Platform for  Changing Work Dynamics

May 13, 2021

Gartner’s recent forecast spoke about India’s public cloud end-user spending to be a total of $4.4Bn for this year. But is public cloud the right path to expand and develop one’s business and operation? Tech experts believe that Hybrid Cloud has the bigger potential in helping drive the changing work dynamics. Cloud computing emerges as an essential technology with the need to access critical applications and infrastructure scalability. Hybrid cloud architectures are gaining momentum, ensuring organizations have better security, data access, and visibility in the coming years and Dell is a major player backed by giant IT companies.

Public cloud has various advantages which include cost-effectiveness, no maintenance, agility, flexibility without redundancy and more. On the downside, the lack of data security and privacy, one size fits all concepts and loss of control has also led organizations to rethink investing in a public cloud. Organizations want a flexible option that would give them the benefits of a public cloud with security and control similar to an on-premises infrastructure. Cost is also a major contributor to make a selection of hybrid over the public. Dell Technologies Cloud offers a solution – a suite of cloud solutions that use the expertise of Dell Technologies to deliver a consistent management experience across hybrid cloud infrastructure,” said Gurpreet Singh, Managing Director at Arrow PC Network (Titanium Partner – Dell Technologies)

The various solutions Dell Technologies Cloud comprises of are:

  • VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail
  • Dell Technologies Cloud Validated Designs
  • VMware Cloud on Dell EMC and
  • Partner clouds

The challenge of operating several diverse cloud environments is that each platform requires a different set of tools and skills, making it hard for IT to consistently manage operations, security, compliance and service levels. Hence hybrid cloud is the go-to option. The inevitable result of this on-premise v/s cloud debate is that organizations frequently adopt multiple public cloud solutions and while also investing in private cloud infrastructure, creating a multi-cloud environment that is intended to meet all needs. Ideally, this multi-cloud model should allow applications to run on the cloud that is ideally suited to the needs of the workload, increasing performance and reducing costs. Dell Technologies Cloud uses the power of the Dell EMC infrastructure to make hybrid cloud environments easier to manage. With a robust hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform, a cloud management/orchestration tool and full-stack integration, this offering from Dell Technologies vastly simplify deployment and lifecycle management of hybrid cloud deployments. To continue to reap the benefits of multi-cloud environments, organizations need a solution that can provide a more consistent hybrid cloud management and operational experience. That’s where Dell Technologies Cloud can help.

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About Arrow PC Network

Arrow PC Network is the hybrid SI & solution provider and Dell Titanium Partner. Arrow provides services/solutions in key technology areas such as System Integration, Data Centers, Backup, Storage, Cloud Computing, Data Security, Software, Mobility, Virtualization, Wireless, Power Solutions and Networking. With advanced technology capabilities, the company has managed to deliver comprehensive solutions and service to customers across India. The company assists organizations design, develop and deliver cost-effective technology-enabled solutions that allow them to achieve high efficiency and performance. To know more, please visit www.arrowpcnetwork.com


MESTEK Launches Digital Thermometer on Amazon

May 12, 2021

BENGALURU, India – May 12, 2021 – Mestek, a leading provider of consumer electronics and high quality IT peripherals, with standards of quality and competitive prices, recently launched digital thermometer on Amazon India. Mestek line of products are crafted with the latest technology which makes easy to use products and can be used for household sockets, distribution box, fuses, cables, universal batteries, automotive batteries and charging systems, automotive circuits and more. Additionally, it’s all line of products features a protective case for protection against shocks, friction and bumps.

Mestek enable PremiumAV to strengthen its position and cater to customers’ expectations effectively. As a part of PremiumAV’s growth strategy, the company will tap on untapped potential customer base and opportunities in the Indian market.

MESTEK is a leading provider of consumer electronics and high quality IT peripherals, with standards of quality and competitive prices. It has a wide range of products such as digital thermometer, digital multimedia voltage tester, sound level meter, non-contact pen alarm voltage detector, digital clamp meter and many more. PremiumAV is looking forward to leveraging the existing partner network of MESTEK and makes its presence stronger in PAN India.

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ATEN Finalists for the 2021 Inavation Awards

May 11, 2021

The ATEN UC9040, VP2120, and VM3250 have been chosen as Technology finalists

BENGALURU, India / TAIPEI, Taiwan – May 11, 2021 – ATEN International, the leading provider of AV/IT connectivity and management solutions, today announces that its UC9040 StreamLIVE™ PRO, VP2120 Seamless Presentation Switch, and VM3250 Modular Matrix Switch have been selected as finalists in the 2021 Inavation Technology Awards.

The Inavation Awards are one of the most sought-after honors in the professional AV industry as they recognize and celebrate outstanding AV design, integration, and management globally and highlight important technology innovations for AV buyers.

Voting is now open for the Technology finalists. This year, a total of 69 products are competing for 10 prizes; in addition to judges’ scores, a public vote will help decide this year’s winners. Please cast your votes for ATEN by May 31st:

Streaming: ATEN International UC9040 StreamLive Pro All-in-one Multi-channel AV Mixer

Communication & Collaboration (Systems): ATEN International VP2120 Presentation Switch with Quad View Multistreaming

Signal Distribution: ATEN International VM3250 32 x 32 Modular Matrix Switch Gen.2

The UC9040 is designed to simplify livestreaming workflows

The UC9040 StreamLIVE™ PRO is a portable, all-in-one, multi-channel audio/video mixer device that integrates a 1080p video capture, video recorder, video switch, stream broadcaster, video converter, video splitter, and audio mixer into one compact box to eliminate the hassle of working with different AV equipment. The StreamLIVE™ PRO allows for HDMI video sources broadcast for high-quality livestreams to CDN platforms such as YouTube Live, Facebook, and Twitch.

For added convenience, the StreamLIVE™ PRO uses an intuitive app – OnAir™ Pro App – making it easy to monitor, edit image layouts, and use DVE, PiP, or PbP settings. There are eight stunning DVE transitions including circle drop, window slice, polka dot, circle open, fade, heart, cross hatch, and random square. The StreamLIVE™ PRO is PC-free and software-free and with its well-designed control panel it makes livestreaming operations smooth and effortless.

The VP2120 empowers efficient on-demand BYOD collaboration

The ATEN VP2120 Seamless Presentation Switch integrates a video matrix switch, AV streaming, audio mixing, and collaborative functions into one compact device, and through the ATEN Video Presentation Control App it allows 4 participants in the same network to join in a meeting and share their content simultaneously using their own devices such as laptops and smartphones with secure connections, making collaboration faster and easier with its straightforward user interface.

The VM3250 offers complete A/V signal control

The VM3250 Modular Matrix Switch Gen. 2 integrates video wall processing and matrix switching in a single high-performance chassis, offering real-time control and management as well as live video distribution with perfect timing.

Boasting a sophisticated and reliable design that delivers the best audio/visual distribution and control, the solution also incorporates a Red Dot Design Award-winning GUI that can be accessed from anywhere over a network or the Internet. Through the intuitive web interface, video sources can be previewed in real time via livestreaming and video walls can easily be set up.

The VM3250’s removable front panel, modular interior PCBs, hot swappable I/O boards, power, and fan modules make replacement easier than ever. Along with a redundant power design, the system offers reliable 24/7 operation.

For more information, please visit these product pages:

https://www.aten.com/global/en/products/usb-&-thunderbolt/content-creation/uc9040/

https://www.aten.com/global/en/products/professional-audiovideo/presentation-switches/vp2120/

https://www.aten.com/global/en/products/professional-audiovideo/video-matrix-switches/vm3250/

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About ATEN

ATEN International Co., Ltd. (TWSE: 6277), established in 1979, is the leading provider of AV/IT connectivity and management solutions. Offering integrated KVM, professional AV, SOHO, and intelligent power solutions, ATEN products connect, manage, and optimize AV/IT equipment in corporate, government, education, broadcasting and media, and transportation environments. ATEN has 630+ issued international patents and a global R&D team that produces a constant stream of innovative solutions, resulting in a comprehensive portfolio of products available worldwide.

Headquartered in Taiwan, ATEN International Co., Ltd. has grown to include subsidiaries and regional offices in China, Japan, South Korea, Belgium, Australia, the U.S., the U.K., Russia, Turkey, Poland, India, and Romania – with R&D centers in Taiwan, China, and Canada.

For more information about ATEN, please visit www.aten.com


Arrow PC: Drive Workforce Towards Transformation and Revolution With Dell Unified Workspace

May 10, 2021

Setting up a remote workspace is not easy for organizations. They have multifold issues to address – endpoint management, complex and rigid working time models, various licenses, access to applications, databases. To collate and address these issues for an employer is not an easy task irrespective of the size of the organization. With the second wave of Covid-19 once again pushing the workforce towards remote working, enterprises have a better option supported by Dell Unified Workspace.

As per a study by IDC using a Unified Workspace like Dell would help by providing easier support as 41% of the IT experts believe it helps in reducing costs and 38% expect greater transparency for software licenses and contracts. Dell Unified Workspace is an industry-leading and comprehensive solution to deploy, secure, manage and support devices from the cloud. The compiled solutions focus on various aspects of a PC that help employees with seamless and hassle-free experiences supporting remote working environments. With technology as this, organizations are bound to drive transformation and revolutionize the way of working from traditional to a tech-enabled path,” said Gurpreet Singh, Managing Director at Arrow PC Network (Titanium Partner – Dell Technologies).

Today’s users are on the go, working from almost anywhere and on multiple devices. This doesn’t have to result in more IT management pain for IT Leaders who need to focus on more important, strategic initiatives. Unified Workspace will aid organizations to decrease confusion and hiccup when setting remote workspace so that employees can concentrate on just the work and not the other aspects. The first stage to achieve seamless work is the deployment of unified workspace. Industry-leading UEM providers help in provisioning devices by integrating factory and cloud. Once employees receive the system they can start instantly while IT looks after basic setup. This is a ready-to-work setup that enhances work experience without much of IT intervention.

By using Unified Workspace IT team can guarantee security for businesses with trusted devices, trusted access and trusted data without compromising the security credentials and in turn the productivity of the employees. Unified Workspace can securely collaborate with zero-trust, built-in security and safe solutions to protect above and below the BIOS. It is not just security, management of the PC is also important for ease of working. Implementing a modern management strategy begins with the technology that is built into the Dell device. Dell Client Command Suite removes the complexity of setting up, monitoring and updating the fleet. Unified Workspace is predictive and proactive support that will only become more insightful, actionable and personalized over time. An option like Unified Workspace is now a boon for all as this is the ideal way of helping employees as well as the IT team for the smooth functioning of the workforce.

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About Arrow PC Network

Arrow PC Network is the hybrid SI & solution provider and Dell Titanium Partner. Arrow provides services/solutions in key technology areas such as System Integration, Data Centers, Backup, Storage, Cloud Computing, Data Security, Software, Mobility, Virtualization, Wireless, Power Solutions and Networking. With advanced technology capabilities, the company has managed to deliver comprehensive solutions and service to customers across India. The company assists organizations design, develop and deliver cost-effective technology-enabled solutions that allow them to achieve high efficiency and performance. To know more, please visit www.arrowpcnetwork.com


The Future of Password Protection

May 10, 2021

By

Vikas Bhonsle

CEO

Crayon Software Experts India

A password is a pre-defined series of words, numbers or symbols that gives us access to any software, platform, or device. However, with technology becoming more complex and the increasing cyber risks, a password is now just one part of the security process. Even though passwords are still very relevant today, the nature of access through password is more nuanced and multi-faceted. The coronavirus epidemic is the perfect tempest for hackers and the most horrible-case scenario for business. More remote workers, more connected devices, and riskier connections present a dangerous combination for business attempting to weather the public health emergency. Indeed, the very changes brought on by the “new normal” favour an online environment in which hackers, scammers, and spammers thrive. Today, we have multi-factor authentication (MFA), in which the user is required to provide multiple verification factors to gain access in any app or online platform, accounts and VPN. This could be an email ID, phone number, along a security password. It comes under Identity and Access Management (IAM policy), which ascertains to the maximum extent that the person trying to access is legitimate and not a hacker or a bot. In terms of devices, access through fingerprints, retina, facial recognition, or voice recognition also comes under MFA.

 

At the same time, these measures must be kept updated and remodified, as per the advancement of technologies. We know about techniques such as Man-in-the-Middle, Eavesdropping and Keylogging, and AI-aided techniques such as deep fakes, amongst others, that hackers are using to breach access or fake any legitimate person online. At any given moment, these hackers are trying to evade all possible security measures and come up with more advanced technologies to ambush into our networks and misuse or steal our data online.

 

Hence, it is important that as we go from using more advanced devices and technologies to another, we also update ourselves with the security implications and maintain strict cyber-hygiene. Our behaviour with our devices will be one of the most crucial factors for having a secure cyber experience in the coming time.


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