BizTech Brief #15

Week Commencing 24th October 2016

With most of the big industry events over, the majority of announcements and updates have already been released and the news is a little quiet. However, we have put together the biggest stories of the past week into one place. 

Atlantis, stateless virtual desktops, and containers

Atlantis is integrating its virtual workspace into the Citrix management suite and is also providing a software product to manage and provision compute, networking, storage and data services for containers.

Atlantis CEO and President Chetan Venkatesh said in a canned quote: “By folding Atlantis into the Citrix platform and delivering a vision for workspace PaaS, we’re simplifying adoption of virtual desktops and providing cloud-based deployment management and operations that behave more like a Docker container than a virtual machine.”

Atlantis and Rancher will provide a single console, using the same philosophy as with Citrix, providing integration and orchestration of containers. 

There will be single-pane management for automated, dynamic workspace provisioning, monitoring, and analytics-based reporting. Customers can extend workspace management to public clouds with Microsoft Azure integration. The stack will be available for preview in USX community Edition next month.

For more information on the integration, click here

Be more secure with Microsegmentation

Research shows that is more important now more than ever to ensure that every aspect of your IT infrastructure is protected against Cyber Crime, including Networking. Firewalls across your whole infrastructure are no longer enough to protect your business, your network needs Microsegmentation. VMware NSX is a network virtualization platform that for the first time makes microsegmentation available.

VMware have put together the infographic about how your infrastructure can be more secure with NSX.

For more information of VMware NSX, click here.

Microsoft has released the Surface Studio

Microsoft has unveiled its first ever desktop computer - an all-in-one PC called the Surface Studio , which doubles up as a giant digital canvas. The Surface Studio is Microsoft's vision for the future of computing, offering a more "natural and immersive" way to create.

With Quad-core 6th Generation Intel Core processors, an NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor with up to 4GB memory, and up to 2TB storage, it is able to smoothly run the most intensive desktop-class software.

There are many accessories with this new release, the major announcement being the new wireless Surface Dial. This is a wireless rotational device that claims to offer a faster and more intuitive way to scroll, zoom and navigate, as well as providing customisable controls and shortcuts within apps.

The Surface Studio will go on sale in the US for $2,999 when it becomes available later this year.

For more information about the specifications and accessories with the Studio, click here.