VMware Cloud on Dell EMC, the go-to Solution for the New Generation Hybrid Clouds – Arrow PC

January 13, 2021

Gartner, Inc published a forecast stating that the public cloud services is expected to grow 18.4 percent in 2021 to total $304.9 Bn from $257.5 Bn in 2020. This data shows the precedence where organizations prefer to move towards public cloud services. 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 concept and loss of control has also led organizations to rethink about investing in a public cloud. Organizations want a flexible option which would give them the benefits of a public cloud with the security and control similar to an on-premises infrastructure. The VMware Cloud on Dell EMC brings forth a change in the experience for organizations where the best features of both the public cloud and in-house infrastructure are merged into one product. With this, organizations can concentrate on revenue generation as opposed to worrying on routine operations.

Arrow PC has always prided itself on delivering world-class, innovative and cost-effective IT infrastructure to its customers. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC fulfills this purpose as its sophisticated functioning will reduce the complexities of organizations that are split between public cloud and in-house infrastructure maintenance. It brings the public cloud operating model to any data center, edge location or leased co-location space providing simple, secure and scalable infrastructure. VMware’s industry-leading compute, storage and networking software stack is integrated with enterprise-class Dell EMC VxRail hardware. The unique approach of this service empowers customers to focus on business innovation and differentiation, while VMware operates the entire infrastructure end-to-end,” says Gurpreet Singh, Managing Director at Arrow PC Network (Dell Technologies – Titanium Partners).

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is a fully managed cloud service that includes specific hardware and software provided exclusively by VMware and its partner. This service offers several predetermined capacity options that customers can select to best fit their requirements like rack sizing, number of host instances and also configure the network to meet their exact specifications. With data residing in the premises, customers retain full control over their data and workloads. VMware Cloud on Dell EMC is useful in infrastructure modernization, managed VDI infrastructure, accelerating innovation and, latency and sovereignty.

VMware Cloud on Dell EMC also has other benefits that make it a popular choice among organizations:

  • Reduction in operational complexity
  • Accelerating innovation
  • Consistency of operations and infrastructure
  • Built-in enterprise security
  • Unified SDDC management
  • Integrated hardware and software.

With simplified IT infrastructure using VMware Cloud on Dell EMC not only can organizations efficiently and securely manage their data, but also allows users to connect and access all their files and applications on any device, anywhere, anytime hence leading to a smooth running of the operations fulfilling one of the main requirements of remote working.

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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.


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.


Arrow PC Helps Enterprises With Their Storage Strategy Backed by Dell’s Midrange Storage

September 24, 2020

Storage devices come in all sizes, speed and features. Among the array of storage units, the midrange storage has for the past few years become a significant part of enterprise storage strategy. No longer are enterprises interested in the ‘monolithic high-end arrays’ considering the advantage of easier deployment and usage that comes along with midrange storage. High-end features like data services and simplified management are being migrated to midrange devices by organizations. The advantage of having a midrange system is that they are build-as-you-go storage systems enabling the addition of disks, controllers and software, as required. While most monolithic systems can expand capacity by increasing the number of disks, controllers or storage processors, these are not on-the-fly additions. The flexibility offered in midrange storage systems gives administrators the ability to start small today and build up as business requirements expand. This is certainly advantageous for the organizations that start out under small and medium scale as they can increase their storage devices as the company grows.

Dell Technologies, the leader in the enterprise storage has an array of midrange storage devices that empower and deliver IT services up to 64 percent faster with modern storage, optimize any workload and discover the hidden value in data, accelerate analytics performance up to 78 percent to support critical workloads like AI helping Arrow PC’s customers in benefiting from these advantages,” Gurpreet Singh, Managing Director at Arrow PC Network (Dell Technologies – Titanium Partner)

Midrange storage provides data services that include remote application and snapshot utilities that enable administrators to create and move copies of data within single or multiple systems. This in turn helps the IT department that is maintaining these devices as there is no need for a dedicated administrator to help maintain these devices. But while these companies may face smaller budgets, they have the same needs as large enterprises for high performance, availability, data reduction, and other capabilities. So, they look for midrange storage solutions to meet their budget objectives. There are multiple midrange storage systems for organizations to choose from:

Dell EMC Unity XT Series: It has set new standards for storage with compelling simplicity, all-inclusive software, blazing speed, optimized efficiency and multi-cloud enablement all in a modern NVMe-ready design to meet the needs of resource-constrained IT professionals in large or small companies. Designed for performance, optimized for efficiency and built for hybrid cloud environments, these systems are the perfect fit for supporting demanding virtualized applications, deploying unified storage and addressing remote-office-branch-office requirements.

Dell EMC SC Series: The SC series provides companies of any size the technology advantage they need to compete in today’s fast-changing markets. Intelligent all-flash and hybrid storage solutions offer transformational performance, flexible tiered storage architecture and future-proof value. SC offers a ‘federated’ portfolio of all-flash and hybrid array models that work together to give companies of all sizes an enterprise-class technology advantage. From affordable entry solutions offering great per GB value, to large arrays providing over 2 million max IOPS and 6PB raw capacity, SC solutions are built to evolve with the needs of business, taking organizations smoothly and cost-effectively from where they are now to where they want to go.

Dell EMC XtremIO: Modern data centers require storage that can consistently meet heavy performance demands, provide un-paralleled support to manage the entire virtual workload lifecycle, and deliver demanding SLAs. Dell EMC XtremIO, the purpose-built all-flash array, is designed for this virtual era. With multi-dimensional scalability, in-memory metadata, unmatched storage efficiency, rich application integrated copy services, metadata-aware replication, and unprecedented management simplicity, XtremIO delivers on the promise of a simple, agile, scalable, fully-virtualized data center all while minimizing infrastructure foot print and TCO.

Dell EMC PowerStore: The groundbreaking PowerStore family eliminates traditional tradeoffs in performance, scalability, and storage efficiency, with a data-centric, intelligent, and adaptable infrastructure that transforms and mobilizes both traditional and modern workloads. PowerStore is a uniquely adaptable infrastructure platform that complements and extends your existing investments. Combining the advantages of cutting-edge storage hardware with the flexibility and simplicity of modern software design, PowerStore gives unprecedented freedom to evolve an organizations IT, keeping pace with a rapidly changing world. Dell EMC PowerStore makes the job of DBA much simpler with the capability to directly deploy and manage new SQL-based applications. PowerStore offers ways to support these choices utilizing Dell Technologies Cloud Storage Services or supplement storage scaling for HCI independent of compute as well as providing both compute and storage at edge locations.

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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.


Arrow PC and Dell Bet on Endpoint Security Suite to Provide a Veil of Protection for Enterprises

August 24, 2020

Digital transformation and virtualization of operations in enterprises as well as other sectors have resulted in the vanishing of safety perimeters putting organizations at risk. Organizations are finding it challenging to manage the growing number of remote locations as more business-critical data moves to multiple edges and distributed IT sites. There was a time when ensuring protection to our servers, networks, desktops and laptops was paramount and yet the process was simple. But in today’s age of modernization where smart buildings, electronic gadgets like smartphones, tablets, IoT technologies or even smart watches help us power through the tech-savvy world, we leave ourselves and those associated with us vulnerable to cyber threats where threat actors wait to ambush and spring on those who provide an opportunity to be targeted. Cyber security suite and cyber recovery solutions based on Sheltered Harbor guidelines enable organizations to prepare for an extreme operational outage or data destruction event that renders traditional disaster recovery and business continuity plans ineffective. This will provide them with the ability to revert to uncompromised data and operationalize this data in a manner that promotes sector stability.

Modern work demands a modern approach to protecting the end user workspace from threats. CISOs need to take a defined approach that will deploy a robust security solution to secure the endpoints from cyber threats at all times for business continuity. Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise is a cybersecurity suite with automated threat prevention, detection, and response capabilities. This will give a brief description on the functions and features of Dell Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise. It provides authentication, file-based data encryption and advanced threat protection, which the company said will allow businesses to cover both sides of the security coin – data protection and threat prevention,” said Gurpreet Singh, Managing Director at Arrow PC Network Pvt Ltd (Titanium Partner – Dell Technologies).

Covid-19 pandemic forced organizations and CISOs to re-strategize and put in more focus on endpoint security. As per a survey 89 percent, CISOs said they are focused on cyber security and 82 percent, are working on remote enablement. The cyber threats can be effectively mitigated by following two-pronged strategy, that is, preventive strategy with the cyber security suite and post-incident strategy with the cyber recovery solution. Dell’s Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise helps to focus on the priorities with its built-in security, comprehensive threat management and data security features that help protect your competitive advantage:

SafeGuard and Response – The Dell SafeGuard and Response portfolio provides a comprehensive approach to endpoint threat management. Artificial intelligence and machine learning proactively detect and block endpoint attacks. Security experts help hunt for and remediate identified threats across the endpoint, network and cloud – giving you peace of mind while ensuring unidentified threats don’t slow down your business.

SafeData – Enables end users to smartly and safely collaborate wherever and however they need by protecting sensitive data on devices and securing information in the cloud.

SafeBIOS Events & Indicators of Attack (IoA) – It guards the organization against stealthy and silent attacks utilizing Dell’s off-host BIOS verification. These controls mitigate the risk of BIOS tampering as well as bring them to attention, allowing teams to quickly find and quarantine any infected PCs. It helps to detect advanced endpoint threats using behavior-based threat detection, at the BIOS level.

SafeID – It keeps devices safe and helps them stay protected from malware attacks with an exclusive security chip that stores end users’ authentication credentials. This hardware-based, storage solution better protects the information by keeping it isolated and out of attackers’ reach.

Even the most successful cyber-security system in the industry is prone to vulnerabilities and security loopholes. These vulnerabilities stand as a medium to let the vulnerabilities enter your IT corporate network. With current trends in BYOD practices and with increased mobile threats, the need for an effective endpoint security is vital. It’s equally important to prepare for a zero-day to help you recover from the attack, building a layered defence based on the NIST framework addressing protection and recovery. Dell Technologies Cyber Recovery Solution will ensure the availability of the golden copy of data which is securely protected in the cyber vault. This CRS solution is the only certified solution based on Sheltered Harbor guidelines and comprises a cyber-vault coupled with AI and ML based analytics software connected to the backup target through an air gap module which negates the possibility of a cyber-attacker to penetrate the vault and compromise it.

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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.


Arrow PC Introduces VMware Tanzu to Aid in Modernization of Applications

August 5, 2020

NEW DELHI, India – August 5, 2020 – Arrow PC Network, a leading IT services integrator delivering world-class IT infrastructure services, today introduced VMware’s Tanzu to help businesses transform the most mission-critical applications from both financial and an operational end to a modernized simple and easy to use application. The solution will not only provide the younger look and feel but also take care of the security aspects as these legacy systems which have a lot of sensitive data to be secured and used for future.

VMware Tanzu products and services help in accelerating business with full-stack modernization. The product is used for building, running and managing modern applications on any cloud solution and continuously delivering value to the customers. VMware Tanzu not only helps in modernizing applications but also improves developer experience, speeds up Kubernetes enterprise adoption, simplifies cloud migration and centrally manages clouds, clusters and applications,” said Gurpreet Singh, Managing Director at Arrow PC Network.

Today there is a need for enterprises to modernize their applications to protect their investments and take advantage of contemporary infrastructure, tools, languages and other technology progress. Very few organizations retire their existing applications and start over, many opt for modernization. A robust application modernization strategy can reduce the number of resources required in the entire process of running the application, increase the frequency and reliability of deployments, and improve uptime and resiliency.

VMware Tanzu is grounded in open source and makes the best use of Kubernetes and ecosystem technologies. It offers full-stack modernization, enabling the transformation of teams and applications while simplifying operations of the software across the multi-cloud infrastructure. Releases are closely aligned to upstream distributions of open-source software, packaged for enterprise adoption and supported by VMware. The modernization solution helps in evolving the existing apps followed by transforming application development and architecture on any cloud and consume Kubernetes across clouds.

Speaking in numbers, VMware Tanzu aids 10 times faster delivery of code to production. It is one platform running legacy and cloud-native applications on any cloud. It has 1,000s of clusters operate as easy as 10s of clusters and finally modernizes the application in weeks and not in months. With VMware Tanzu, organizations can move towards achieving the right outcomes for their businesses and deliver more value rapidly and frequently.

The capabilities of VMware Tanzu:

  • Automated developer experience
  • Verified open-source containers
  • Container build automation
  • Modern data layer
  • Kubernetes that runs everywhere
  • Unified multi-cluster operation
  • App-wide networking and control
  • Full-stack observability

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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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