R&M Colocation Migration Handbook updated

September 30, 2020

New ‘partnerships’ section focuses on NTT’s new ‘London 1’ data center 

BENGALURU, India/Wetzikon, Switzerland – September 30, 2020 – R&M, the global Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for high-quality, high-performance network infrastructures, has just updated its practical guide to successful colocation migration for enterprise data centers. The publication, aimed at helping users gain insight into planning, physical infrastructure design specifications, and strategy aspects for effective migration into a colocation data center, has been expanded with a section on partnerships.

This features a closer look at NTT’s use of a complete connectivity solution from R&M for its new ‘London 1, data centre, which will offer offers up to 25,600 sqm of IT space and 64 MW IT load once fully developed. ‘London 1’ will interconnect with five existing NTT-owned data centers to create an impressive networked London operating platform capable of supporting over 100 MW of IT load.

Sharing experience to help make more of colocation benefits

The handbook, intended for CIOs, Data Center Managers, IT and Facility Managers, covers the following topics:

  • Understanding the Requirements and Planning the Project: this looks at organizing stakeholders and specifying IT requirements
  • Asset and Application Inventory: working out the scope, size and timing of the migration, deployment needs, and inventory automation.
  • Setting the framework and releasing an RFP: create a request for proposal to be sent to the prospective colocation data centers.
  • Planning New Infrastructure: reviewing colocation floor space/white space and architecture and designing links.
  • Pre-Migration Tasks: creating a day-to-day schedule for migration team representatives, including all installation and configuration preparations.
  • Initial migration: migration planning and the actual migration of the infrastructure, data and applications.
  • Post migration: everything from testing and auditing to adopting data center infrastructure management.

Outsourcing data center operations to a purpose-built data center can bring operators greater efficiency, reliability and security,” explains Dr. Thomas Wellinger, R&M Market Manager Data Center. “It can also help reduce costs and bring opportunities to connect with an ecosystem featuring other relevant service providers and partners. Our seven-step guide to planning this type of move helps the handbook’s target audience in key areas and minimizes business disruption.”

The handbook can be downloaded here:

www.sites.rdm.com/colocation-migration-handbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About R&M

R&M (Reichle & De-Massari AG) is a leading global producer of future-proof products and systems for communication and data networks. The company’s close collaboration with certified partners results in pioneering connectivity solutions in the sectors LAN, Public and Telecom Networks as well as Data Centers. The Swiss family company stands for innovation, quality, and proximity to customers. More information can be found at www.rdm.com.

 


Forcepoint Dynamic User Protection Delivers Industry’s First Cloud-Native User Activity and Insider Threat Monitoring  Solution-As-A-Serice

September 30, 2020

  • Forcepoint Dynamic User Protection brings mainstream UAM and insider threat protection with SaaS-based solution designed for the programmable cloud featuring lightweight agent, no policy configuration via built-in Indicators of Behavior and real-time analytics for complete view of risk activity to secure employees and critical data in today’s remote work era
  • Intelligent Data Loss Prevention now enabled through Dynamic User Protection’s unified endpoint to deliver automated risk-adaptive policy enforcement and zero trust data access by leveraging individual risk scores to protect critical data and IP wherever it is accessed and used
  • Human-Centric Cybersecurity Brought to Life as Dynamic User Protection underpins the Forcepoint cloud security platform to empower global enterprises with continuous risk assessment where risk drives policy across all control points; including Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention available today with future integrations planned throughout 2021

MUMBAI, India – September 30, 2020

Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today announced the introduction of Dynamic User Protection that redefines modern user activity monitoring (UAM) and insider threat protection with the industry’s first cloud-native solution to deliver out-of-the-box functionality with no policy configuration. Through this capability, security teams are now empowered with real-time visibility into true risk behaviors of compromised and malicious users within hybrid cloud environments.

All security begins with visibility and the massive shift to remote work created blind spots into user activities with critical data and intellectual property in unmanaged home environments. Attackers have actively exploited this vulnerability with a 400% increase in cyberattacks in 2020, according to the FBI. Coupled with the reality that 95% of cybersecurity breaches are the result of compromised user credentials and human error, it is a competitive imperative today that businesses gain needed visibility to mitigate a data breach in real-time.

With Dynamic User Protection, user activity monitoring not only becomes easy-to-deploy it also brings mainstream enterprise access to continuous risk assessment across security control points. For example, utilizing Dynamic User Protection’s risk scores transforms the traditional audit-only mode Data Loss Prevention (DLP) deployment to become intelligent DLP by automating policy response based on level of risk while significantly reducing false positives. This ability to understand user risk in real-time across all control points becomes a cybersecurity game-changer for security teams, allowing global enterprises for the first time to seamlessly implement core Zero Trust and CARTA frameworks.

In this next phase of cybersecurity, managing risk across the cloud, network and endpoint will drive everything. With Dynamic User Protection, Forcepoint is changing the rules of the cybersecurity game by delivering global enterprises the ability to automatically enforce security policy across all control points tailored to a specific end-user based on the risk they represent,” said Nico Popp, Chief Product Officer at Forcepoint. “Dynamic User Protection is the heart of our new converged cloud security platform with integration into Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention available today with future integration planned across the entirety of the Forcepoint portfolio, including our recently announced Cloud Security Gateway SASE solution which will be delivered in first-quarter 2021. This is the true power of human-centric cybersecurity realized today and it is powerful for every organization that desires the ability to prevent a data breach before it can occur.”

Dynamic User Protection utilizes Indicators of Behavior (IoB) as the real-time analytics engine to determine the overall risk of an entity. These IoBs deliver security teams context around behaviors and by combining multiple behaviors determines true risk scores that assess overall risk of an entity as good and/or bad. With this capability, enterprises can now prioritize observed risk in real-time to move left of breach while also reducing security friction.

Delivered in an easy-to-consume SaaS model, Dynamic User Protection is fast and easy to deploy with a small 30MB footprint on the endpoint that installs in under 30 seconds with no reboot required. Utilizing Forcepoint’s unified agent, Dynamic User Protection is also self-maintaining through auto-updates ensuring enterprises have an always easy-to-manage cloud-delivered UAM.

Dynamic User Protection key features at-a-glance include;

  • Autopilot: pre-configured user risk assessment that continuously collects, enriches and correlates events on the endpoint in order to detect anomalous behavior.
  • Anomaly Detection: sets of observed data establish an entity’s baseline activity for specific applications and actions; and, observed data are analyzed with the anomaly detection engine to identify outlier behaviors and alert to real-time security risk.
  • De-centralized Analytics: performed on the endpoint versus the centralized approach with traditional UAM/Insider Threat solutions
  • Risk Calculation: continuous assessment of entity activity and risk impact generates a dynamic risk score that goes up and down based on the level of risk
  • Risk-Adaptive Policy Enforcement: based on the risk score, risk-adaptive DLP policies automate security response based on level of risk. Enforcement options include: Audit, Block, Notify, Confirm Prompt, Encrypt and Drop Email Attachment.

External cyber adversaries as well as internal bad actors put data at risk be it via compromised credentials or malicious insiders. Unfortunately, a lack of visibility into how users interact with data too often leads to cybersecurity incidents resulting in data loss,” said Doug Cahill, Vice President and Group Director at Enterprise Strategy Group. “Meanwhile, digital transformation initiatives have been accelerated by a surge in remote work. As a result, cybersecurity teams are revisiting ‘rights and privileges’ associated with users working from home, an endeavor which requires scale and accuracy. Leveraging User Activity Monitoring-as-a-Service allows enterprises to take advantage of what could best be called a ‘data scientist in the cloud’ to proactively manage user risk and protect critical data from being breached.”

To learn more about Dynamic User Protection and Forcepoint’s suite of Dynamic Data and Edge Protection solutions, visit:

https://www.forcepoint.com/product/dynamic-user-protection

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About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is the global cybersecurity leader for user and data protection. Forcepoint’s behavior-based solutions adapt to risk in real-time and are delivered through a converged security platform that protects network users and cloud access, prevents confidential data from leaving the corporate network, and eliminates breaches caused by insiders. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint creates safe, trusted environments for thousands of enterprise and government customers and their employees in more than 150 countries. www.forcepoint.com

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Array Networks is recognized as the Top Three ADC Players in India, Reports IDC

September 29, 2020

Bengaluru, India – Sept 29, 2020

Array Networks today announced that it has secured third position in the application delivery controller (ADC) market as per IDC Ethernet Switch Tracker for Q2 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the world sending markets into an unforeseen turbulence when compared to the situation during Q1 2020. Despite these factors Array Networks has emerged as one of the leaders in the Indian ADC Market with its market share at 17.7%.

Array Networks has constantly maintained its position in the top three slots of the Indian ADC Market. The second quarter saw a huge change in dynamics where application delivery controller (ADC) took a back seat and focus was mainly placed on the security solutions and products to help organizations with remote working conditions. Despite this radical shift in the ADC market Array Networks has turned the disadvantage into an advantage and pushed in achieving the third position. This ranking by IDC is reinforcing the trust our customers have on our ADC products which are secure, scalable, agile, flexible and high performing,” said Shibu Paul, Vice PresidentInternational Sales at Array Networks.

Array’s ADC network infrastructure is not only affordable, but the consolidation of load balancing and server offloading capabilities make them more cost-effective and efficient. Array’s APV Series solutions are enterprise-class application delivery controllers with the proven ability to load balance, accelerate, secure and optimize enterprise applications and servers. The APV Series is available as physical/dedicated appliances and as virtual vAPV appliances. Array’s ADCs are designed to meet or exceed technical requirements while remaining simple to manage, scalable to accommodate future growth, and cost effective for almost any business or other organization. APV Series application delivery controllers can provide link load balancing, which helps ensure availability across multiple WAN connections.

This year, Array had broached the subject of the ‘Make In India’ initiative where they would be producing networking and security products in their product manufacturing unit set up in Bengaluru. The company successfully maintained its dominance in BFSI, PSU and Government sectors. With the customers ranging from universities to the biggest manufacturing powerhouses to telcos to the largest bank, the company’s India unit is presently one of the fastest-growing units.

About Array Networks

Array Networks solves performance and complexity challenges for businesses moving toward virtualized networking, security and application delivery. Array addresses the growing market demand for network functions virtualization (NFV), cloud computing, and software-centric networking. Proven at more than 5,000 worldwide customer deployments, Array is recognized by leading analysts, enterprises, service providers and partners for pioneering next-generation technology that delivers agility at scale.

Visit: www.array-networks.co.in to know about Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), cloud computing, and software-centric networking.


ADATA Introduces Gen 4 XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite and S70 SSDs in India

September 29, 2020

  • These SSDs supports LDPC error correcting code technology to detect and fix a more comprehensive range of data errors for more accurate data transmissions and a higher Total Bytes Written (TBW) rating
  • With End-to-End (E2E) Data Protection and AES 256-bit Encryption, these SSDs ensures data security and integrity

NEW DELHI, India – September 29, 2020 – ADATA, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash storage application products and accessories, introduces its Generation 4 SSDs in the India Market. XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite and S70 PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 SSDs have been launched in India. These SSDs provide huge storage and speedy transfers. With the advent of 5G networks and the ever-growing volume of data being processed, the PCIe Gen4 interface is a critical upgrade that will bring storage devices to the next level. The S50 Lite expands the GAMMIX S50 series with a new option for mainstream users wanting to harness the capabilities of PCIe 4.0.

ADATA has made quite a name for itself in the SSD market by offering cost-effective high-performance SSDs. The company’s dedication to integrity and professionalism has made ADATA the leading memory brand with the most award-winning product designs.” said, Sachin Sharma, Country Manager – India at ADATA Technology (India) Pvt. Ltd.With the launch of the S70, XPG now offers a comprehensive lineup of Gen4 SSDs, which includes the GAMMIX S50 and S50 Lite, to meet a range of budgets and needs. XPG was established by ADATA to provide high-performance products to gamers, esports pros, and tech enthusiasts and to fulfill their requirements, these SSDs provide huge storage and speedy transfers. During the COVID- 19, WFH option among the industries has increased resulting in rapid growth in technology and intensive usage patterns of data stretching the limits of these professionals. We at ADATA are committed to ease the work and life of them“.

Sachin further added, “XPG still has its full range Gen 3 SSD which have great market share, media endorsement and end-user feedback in the market as SX8200 pro has secured many top global major media editor’s choice (Tom’s Hardware, PCmag, Tweaktwon), and also known for the best XPG SSD in 2020 on the other hand The S40G ideally suited for gamers, PC enthusiasts, overclockers, and graphics professionals. It can customize the SSD’s look with programmable RGB lighting effects and allows the user to set up patterns, pulse speed, lighting intensity, and more“.

GAMMIX S50 Lite PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 SSD

With the advent of 5G networks and the ever-growing volume of data being processed, the PCIe Gen4 interface is a critical upgrade that will bring storage devices to the next level. The XPG GAMMIX S50 Lite SSD reaches sequential speeds of up to 3,900 MB/s of reading and up to 3,200 MB/s of writing, while the random 4K performance is 490,000 / 540,000 IOPS respectively. It comes with an NVMe 1.4 PCI-Express 4.0 x4 SSD with a SM2267 controller along with a Dynamic SLC cache and Host Memory Buffer. All this is adorned with an elegant cooling system in the form of an aluminum heatsink with a silver brushed aluminum finish combined with white lines. Sporting a SMI SM2267 controller, the latest PCIe Gen4 interface, and compatible with NVMe 1.4. It also delivers random read and write performance of up to 490K/540K IOPS, giving users the advantage of expedited data transmissions for enhanced productivity and entertainment. In combination with Dynamic SLC Caching, the S50 Lite offers performance that is superior to that of SATA SSDs. The S50 Lite is backward compatible with PCIe 3.0 for ease of use and convenience. The S50 Lite comes in 1TB and 2Tb variants and is backed by a 5-year warranty.

GAMMIX S70 PCIe Gen4 M.2 2280 SSD

With the launch of the S70, XPG now offers a comprehensive lineup of Gen4 SSDs, which includes the GAMMIX S50 and S50 Lite, to meet a range of budgets and needs. With the adoption of next-gen PCIe 4.0, the GAMMIX S70 delivers unmatched read and write performance and has the distinction of being the world’s fastest M.2 SSD. The GAMMIX S70 expands XPG’s Gen4 SSD series with a new option for discerning users seeking to harness the best that PCIe 4.0 can offer. Sporting blazing-fast read/write speeds of up to 7400/6400 MB per second. Users will have no doubt they have reached the pinnacle of SSD performance. In combination with NVMe 1.4 compatible, Dynamic SLC Caching, the S70 offers performance far superior to that of SATA and PCIe 3.0 SSDs. For added ease of use and convenience, the S70 is backward compatible with PCIe 3.0.

Additionally, the S70 is equipped with XPG’s proprietary CoolArmor heat spreader design. The aluminum heat spreader features a terraced structure, which resembles layers of armor, for increased surface area and hollow chambers underneath. This design provides for more effective heat dissipation that can reduce temperatures by up to thirty percent. The S70 comes in 1TB and 2TB variants and is backed by a 5-year warranty.

SX8200 Pro is available with KBC distributor, S50 and S40G are exclusively available with Multi distributor.

To find out about availability and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest XPG representative via www.xpg.com

The partners can reach out to ADATA sales representatives:

Ashwini: 8566950003 for North India

Hanuman: 9029997111 for East India

Ramesh: 9892544391 for West India

Shivraj: 9900508823 for South India.

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 About ADATA

ADATA Technology, one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM modules and USB flash drives, provides complete solutions, including memory cards, solid-state drives, and portable hard drives. ADATA products also include on the go power for mobile devices and the company is now a major provider of advanced LED lighting. ADATA products continue to garner international acclaim from organizations such as iF Design Awards (Germany), red dot Awards, CES Best of Innovations Awards, Good Design Awards (Japan), Best Choice of Computex Awards, and Taiwan Excellence Gold Awards. The company’s slogan of Love, Life, and Dreams embodies the ADATA brand and the role of innovative memory products in the human pursuit of universally cherished ideas. For more information, please visit www.adata.com


Arrow PC Aides Remote Working with the Help of VMware’s Workspace ONE

September 29, 2020

The year 2020 has been a roller coaster ride for everyone affecting not just day to day lives but even the way organizations operate and this has undergone a huge transformation, where cubicles and desktops have become redundant, and BYOD, remote working and virtual devices have become the reality. This is the time where users can be aided with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to face the challenges of remote working. By definition, Virtual desktop infrastructure or VDI is a technology that refers to the use of virtual machines to provide and manage virtual desktops. VDI hosts desktop environments on a centralized server and deploys them to end-users on request. It means that a client machine connects to a remote server which provides a full operating system, software, storage and CPU cycles to handle all processing. This client can be just about anything: a purpose-built thin client, an outdated laptop, a web browser, even a mobile device. VMware’s Workspace ONE is a product which helps organizations in delivering and managing any application on any device, thus aiding in the remote working process.

According to Technavio’s market research report, the VDI market is said to grow by $3.88bn during 2020-2024 with CAGR at 10%. This is the third consecutive year VMware has been named a Leader for Workspace ONE in Gartner’s market evaluation for unified endpoint management. With many organizations having to deal with privacy and security compliance in relation to their clients’ data, any hardware moving out of the office is a big no. With the need for work taking off immediately many relied on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and VMware’s Workspace ONE allows users to integrate access control, application management and multi-platform endpoint management into a single platform and Arrow PC has helped many in achieving this transformation,” said Gurpreet Singh, Managing Director at Arrow PC Network 

VDI is still on the path of evolving and leveraging hosted and cloud models. One of the reasons why organizations started considering VDI is the lower costs enabled by centralized control which also includes the security and management benefits across both the remote desktop and the communications link enabling reduced risk factors. VMware’s Workspace ONE ruthlessly automates traditional onboarding, laptop and mobile device configuration and delivers real-time application lifecycle management that bridges between legacy enterprise client-server apps to the mobile-cloud era. It is the result of innovative integrations of VMware Identity Manager, AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management Suite and Horizon Air now delivered through the Workspace ONE app to employees. While the standalone products remain available, many features are specific to the Workspace ONE product line.

Workspace ONE delivers engaging employee experience from onboarding to off boarding, virtual desktop and apps, UEM, secure and simple application access, intelligence across the digital workspace and it also simplifies zero trust security. Its features include industry-leading UEM, VDI and published applications, productivity and business results, productivity apps and services, managing entire device and app lifecycle, device-aware access management, intelligent insights and automation, and comprehensive digital workspace security.

In Gartner’s 2020 Critical Capabilities for Unified Endpoint Management Tools report VMware Workspace ONE has received the highest product scores across three of the four defined use cases, which are, compliance-driven management, enterprise PC management and role-based device management. Workspace ONE platform has played key roles for companies in employee engagement, unified endpoint management, virtual desktop infrastructure, analytics, automation, data access and single sign-on. In the wake of the pandemic, companies are reconsidering the necessity of their employees conducting business on-site versus working remotely and VMware’s Workspace ONE has turned out to be their ideal solution.

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About Arrow PC Network

Arrow PC Network is the hybrid SI & solution provider. 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.


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