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TetherView Announces the Immediate Availability of Standby Virtual Desktops

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TetherView, a leading provider of private cloud infrastructure and services, today announced the immediate availability of its Standby Virtual Desktop service. The Desktop as a Service (DaaS) platform provides virtual desktop workspaces and applications to businesses of all sizes, fully accessible from any device, anywhere.

With TetherView Standby Virtual Desktops, organizations can now benefit from having desktops in a secure, high availability data center remain accessible in the unlikely event of an outage, disaster or localized hardware failures. As part of the service, TetherView builds and configures a private cloud environment that can be activated immediately and be ready for use on demand - allowing organizations to maintain seamless "business as usual" operations.

Top tips for your small business website

If you are a small business trying to carve out a name for yourself, or perhaps you are looking to get ahead of your competitors in an already saturated business market, then it is essential that your small business website stands out and offers your visitors a truly unique browsing experience. When it comes to small to medium-sized businesses, you need to make sure that you create a site that is easy to use and contains the basics that any visitor will need to find out more about your company. These include your contact details, a form for capturing new leads, and any information about your products and services as a starter. 

Most businesses often try to overcomplicate the design of their company website, thinking that bigger means better. However, this does not need to be the case. Make sure that you design your site by putting your customer first. Remember that the average web browser wants to find information quickly and easily, and will leave any site if they cannot find what they are looking for within the first few seconds of visiting a website. You should also make sure that your company website is easy for you to update and add information to, as the site owner. This is vital so that you can continue to add new and relevant articles about your products, videos and even blog posts to keep your site fresh and interesting.

Cradlepoint Surpasses 1,000 First Responder Deployments for its Cloud-Managed, FirstNet-Upgradable Mobile Network Solutions

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Cradlepoint has announced that it has deployed its cloud-managed mobile network solutions in over 1,000 local, state and federal public safety and first responder organizations across the United States. 

Cradlepoint has public safety and first responder deployments in every U.S. state, including 25 of the largest cities, providing mission-critical data networks for vehicles, mobile command centers, surveillance cameras, and incident response teams, as well as connectivity for in-vehicle, on-scene and body-worn devices.

The city of Richmond, Va. is one of the first city governments to roll out new mobile capabilities from FirstNet, a nationwide high-speed public safety network for first responders. Utilizing Cradlepoint's mobile network solutions within their vehicles, Richmond's team of emergency first responders now have access and capacity over wireless connections, and the tools to send information between mobile applications designed for mission-critical operations.


New Amulet Hotkey CoreStation Solutions Simplify Windows Migration and Enhance Compute Performance

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Amulet Hotkey Inc., a leader in design, manufacturing and system integration for remote physical and virtual workstation solutions, today announced a significant addition to the CoreStation blade family based on the Dell EMC PowerEdge FX architecture. 

For the first time, powerful NVIDIA Tesla data center GPUs can be used in the industry leading Dell EMC PowerEdge FX architecture. The Amulet Hotkey CoreStation VFC640 GPU accelerated blade server uses a unique PCIe expansion module and GPU card developed in collaboration with Dell EMC and NVIDIA product engineering teams. Two Amulet Hotkey DXF-EXP-V modules support up to eight NVIDIA Tesla P6 GPUs in the FX2 server chassis, while maintaining the benefits of the FC640 blades and FX2 architecture. The result is a powerful and agile platform that can handle a broad range of workloads.

"The Amulet Hotkey CoreStation VFC640 expands upon the market leading blade workstation portfolio designed to meet the graphics and compute performance needs of professionals while driving customers' IT transformations," said Andrew Jackson, president, Amulet Hotkey Inc. "Our unique solution enables up to eight powerful GPUs, with up to four dual-socket servers in a PowerEdge FX2s chassis. Delivering this capability in an industry standard 2U rackmount form factor demonstrates our commitment to use innovative design and manufacturing to meet enterprise IT needs for a truly flexible and scalable computing architecture." 

Nine Top Tips for Staying Safe Online in Work

As an employee of a business, you will spend most of your life in work, from the moment the sun comes up, to the time of day when it starts to sink back down. As with most business positions, you will be spending most of your time online, which means you could be open to security threats that can gain entry to your business. This is a scenario that nobody wants to face, as it can impact a wider demographic than you alone. When you are at work, it's a great idea to follow a bank of simple tips, which will ensure the safety of your and your fellow staff members as you go about your daily business.

Install a trusted anti-virus

Before you go online, you need to make sure that your computer has anti-virus installed. Although your work system will likely have one that covers each monitor, you will still need to have one installed on your own laptop if you are conducting company business on there. There is a range of free anti-viruses you can install, but the best ones are those which you pay a small sum for, which have heightened security features that have your online security at heart.

Arista Introduces New Platforms for Cloud and Enterprise Customers

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Arista Networks today announced an expanded family of platforms delivering 10x performance for switching and routing. The new generation of 25G and 100G systems add new capabilities for visibility, load balancing, network segmentation, scale and allow both Cloud and Enterprise customers to easily migrate their networks, retaining operational consistency.

The Arista 7050X3 and 7260X3 Series are fixed-form factor leaf and spine platforms based on the Broadcom Trident 3 and Tomahawk 2 chip sets running Arista EOS for rich automation and visibility. The 7050 and 7060 Series scale performance at a tenfold increase in just seven years, enabling versatile two-tier cloud networks.

"We are seeing customer adoption of on-premises cloud-scale applications with high bandwidth, driven by virtualized and containerized servers, driving a migration to 25/100G in Enterprise networks to address the increasing bandwidth. These new systems require improvements in network telemetry and performance monitoring tools, aligned to an expectation of an ‘always-on' operation," said Alan Weckel, Founder and Technology Analyst for 650 Group.

Bitdefender Talks Endpoint Security with VMblog Ahead of the RSA Conference #RSAC

"UJ" Desai, group product manager at Bitdefender speaks ahead of the upcoming 2018 RSA Conference.  Bitdefender's technology is sophisticated and advanced, and its layered endpoint security is designed for cloud and virtualization.

In this video interview, UJ talks about Bitdefender's latest endpoint security release and describes the type of organizations that will benefit from the company's GravityZone Ultra solution.  Want to know how Bitdefender differentiates themselves from other solutions in a crowded endpoint security market?  Watch and find out. 

You'll also want to hear UJ's top three security best practices that he recommends organizations follow to get the most value out of their endpoint security solutions.  Don't miss!

Additional Resources:

Visit the Gartner-Bitdefender portal to learn how to build a future-proof, secure datacenter.

Download a report to see the results of the latest AV-Comparatives Advanced Endpoint Protection Test.

GoDaddy Goes All-In on AWS

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced that GoDaddy Inc. is going all-in on AWS, migrating the vast majority of its infrastructure as part of a multi-year transition. GoDaddy will leverage the breadth and depth of AWS services-including machine learning, analytics, databases, and containers-to innovate faster than ever before and to meet the needs of its customer growth around the world. AWS will enable GoDaddy to accelerate the delivery of its products and services, and easily deploy them globally in minutes, to its customers worldwide.

4 Industries That Can Truly Benefit From The Cloud

The cloud, a virtual space where programs, documents, and other information is stored safely, is becoming more and more widespread. Many companies can use it, but it is particularly useful for some industries which can use the cloud to streamline their processes, giving their customers a better service and optimizing profits. The following industries are examples of this new way of working. 


Being able to make a profit in the hotel industry is becoming harder as time goes on due to cost comparison websites that show customers how to get a better deal. It means that this particular industry needs to come up with innovative ways to increase their customers' satisfaction while reducing their outgoings. The cloud can help the hotel industry with this by allowing individual hotels to keep in touch with other pricing structures in real time and adjusting their own accordingly. 

Ways Technology Has Changed the Way We Do Business

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has made the process of doing and running a business much easier. A business owner can make transactions from the comfort of their smartphone and run several accounts there, communicate and network with people anywhere in the world and monitor the breaking news across all countries. All this without even having to leave the house.

With the digital revolution, you can monitor market trends, order products you want and pay for them online, and a customer is always a click away. Technology has transformed the way we do business today.

Seamless transactions

The era when you had to stand in long queues is long gone. There is now online and mobile banking which has made it easier to buy and purchase goods and to pay bills. Through mobile payments platforms, it is now cheaper, more efficient and convenient for businesses to make transactions whether it is business to business or other third parties like banks.