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News Bits: AMD, MemSQL, OWC, Ivanti, Nasuni, & TEAMGROUP

by Adam Armstrong

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Microsoft 365 leverages AMD EPYC VMs for higher performance. MemSQL changes name to SingleStore. OWC acquires BRU. Ivanti updates its Unified Endpoint Manager. Nasuni named a Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Partner. TEAMGROUP launches T-FORCE TREASURE Touch External RGB SSD.

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Microsoft 365 leverages AMD EPYC VMs for higher performance. MemSQL changes name to SingleStore. OWC acquires BRU. Ivanti updates its Unified Endpoint Manager. Nasuni named a Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Partner. TEAMGROUP launches T-FORCE TREASURE Touch External RGB SSD.

Microsoft 365 Leverages AMD EPYC VMs For Higher Performance

AMD announced that its popular and powerful 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors are powering VMs used in Microsoft 365. Users see a big performance boost as well as a reduction in latency of 15-20%.

AMD

MemSQL Changes Name to SingleStore

MemSQL announced that it is changing its name to SingleStore. The company states that the name change better reflects its value proposition. SingleStore is said to provide a converged data platform for transactions and analytics, which organizations can use to process and analyze their most important time-critical application workloads.

SingleStore

OWC Acquires BRU

OWC announced that it intends to acquire the reliable data backup, restore, and archival company BRU. BRU is no startup; they have been in business for 35 years and lay claim to the genuinely cross-platform backup and archival solution. This acquisition would strengthen OWC’s position as a provider of reliable backup and archive solutions. OWC will acquire both the technology and customer base of BRU.

OWC

Ivanti Updates Its Unified Endpoint Manager

Ivanti announced updates to both its Unified Endpoint Manager and its User Workspace Manager. The new updates are for platforms such as Windows, Android, Mac, iOS and Linux devices. New Unified Endpoint Manager enhancements include:

  • Patch automation and agentless vulnerability scanning help streamline endpoint protection to improve a company’s security posture, regardless of where users are working.
  • MacOS and iOS management enhancements give admins more control, featuring iOS Portal, Apple Business Manager Apps and Books in the Portal, ability to Enable and Remove Activation Lock, iOS device QR code MDM enrollment, ability to reset EPM Agent using a MDM Package and simplified the Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) support.
  • Remote control updates now include full-screen capability and Alt+Tab keyboard switching between applications for a better service experience for remote and distributed workers.
  • Improved remote Linux management and agent settings enable admins to remotely manage Linux devices without requiring a VPN. Additional features include the ability to schedule inventory, manage software distribution and integrate with Ivanti Patch Manager.
  • Enhanced Modern Device Management (MDM) simplifies the MDM user interface and end user enrollment process across Android, MacOS and iOS devices.

New enhancements in Ivanti User Workspace Manager include:

  • A Windows Start Menu Designer, Windows Settings sync over VPN, and on-demand Windows 10 privilege elevation capabilities to enhance the user experience
  • A URL re-Direction for Edge Browser, authenticated web-proxy support, OneDrive Delta API support, and File Director administration tools to increase functionality for IT teams

Ivanti

Nasuni Named A Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Partner

Nasuni announced that it is a Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Partner. This means that the former’s files system for cloud has been verified to easily integrate with Windows Virtual Desktop. When using Nasuni in concert with Windows Virtual Desktop, file resources are co-resident, eliminating the latency that would delay opening a file.

Nasuni

TEAMGROUP Launches T-FORCE TREASURE Touch External RGB SSD

TEAMGROUP announced the release of its T-FORCE TREASURE Touch External RGB SSD. This external drive’s touch feature allows user to turn on its RGB lighting effects. The drive leverages USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C connector and is compatible with multiple platforms including game consoles. The drive has 1TB of capacity and an MSRP of $169.99

T-FORCE TREASURE Touch External RGB SSD

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