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- Multi-copy data redundancy
- Optimized by critical apps
Sangfor HCI (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure) is the new generation of cloud IT architecture that is built on the innovative 3rd generation, hyper-converged infrastructure platform. By converging compute, storage, networking and security on a single software stack, Sangfor HCI provides a 1-stop software-defined data centre solution which is extremely simplified in architecture, ultimately reliable for business-critical applications and dramatically easy to use in management.
Getting rid of complexities and silos of legacy data centers through innovative software-defined technologies on Sangfor HCI.
SAngfor HCI is the best building block for enterprise cloud with buit-in scalability, reliability and agility.
Run your enterprise applications on Sangfor HCI with superb performance and reliability.
From snapshot, backup, and CDP to disaster recovery and stretched cluster, business continuity can be ensured effortlessly at different levels.
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Below you will find all the Success Stories of Sangfor, classified by Industry, such as Enterprises, Governments, Schools & Universities, etc.
Development has and continues to play a key role in society’s advancement. However, while development is an essential part of meeting the world’s current and changing needs, the continual use of natural resources and the environment mean we must find ways to sustain the natural systems from which we source the materials we use. The Brundtland Commission defines sustainable development as our capacity to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same. Where does technology come into the equation? According to Ericsson, the total life cycle carbon footprint of the ICT sector is approximately 730 million tons CO2 equivalent (Mt CO2-eq), or 1.4 percent of total global greenhouse gas emissions. This includes all equipment powered by electricity at every phase of the life cycle, from the manufacturing, to the loads contained and processed through networks as well as data centers, devices such as desktops and cellphones, and any other electrical equipment. In 2020, global data centers were responsible for 1% of the global final electricity demand. However, even with the growth in internet traffic and digitization and subsequently the demand for electricity, according to the International Energy Agency, huge strides in energy efficiency have helped limit electricity demand growth from data centers and data transmission networks. The use of data centers will only continue to grow as the world evolves. This begs the question of how organizations can sustainably make use of the solutions provided by data centers and on-premises infrastructure without halting development. The answer is Hybrid Cloud! What Is Hybrid Cloud? A hybrid cloud strategy blends public and private clouds by providing enterprises with access to public cloud resources while maintaining the use of select on-premises hardware. There are several organizational advantages to implementing a hybrid cloud strategy, but among the benefits is its sustainability. How Are Hybrid Clouds Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly? Gartner defines the term Cloud Sustainability as the use of cloud services to achieve sustainability benefits within economic, environmental, and social systems. It consists of the sustainable operation and delivery of cloud services by a cloud service provider, as well as the sustainable consumption and use of cloud services. By opting for a cloud solution, you are already embarking on the journey towards more sustainable business practices. Clouds, by nature, aim to reduce the strain incurred by businesses when solely relying on on-premises solutions- decreasing energy loads. Reduced Hardware/Infrastructure One of the most notable benefits of the use of cloud solutions is that they enable enterprises to reduce their use of hardware. This means less electronic waste. Without the cloud, businesses are forced to acquire their own infrastructure, which is not only costly to keep but also directly contributes to manufacturing - a part of production that plays a significant role in carbon emissions. Reduced Electricity Used Cloud use significantly reduces enterprise use of electricity for cooling, power conditioning, and lighting, shrinking energy consumption. Businesses benefit from the low costs of platforms such as AWS and Azure because it takes less money for them to cool and power a server than on-premises infrastructure. Furthermore, clouds such as Microsoft’s cloud are 93% more energy efficient than traditional data centers. This emphasizes the importance of choosing a cloud vendor that is just driven toward sustainability. Reduced Carbon Footprint The use of clouds has played a salient role in digital transformation; providing solutions to IT challenges and driving transformation all with less of a negative environmental impact than more outdated technologies with similar functions. Cloud users utilize 77% fewer servers, consume 84% less power, and reduce carbon emissions by 88% through its usage, according to research conducted by Mission Cloud Services. There are many cloud vendors that not only provide carbon footprint measurement services to assist clients in tracking but also aim to lower their own footprint while providing services to enterprises. The first step in migrating to a sustainable cloud strategy is choosing the right vendor. Gartner predicts that carbon emissions data will become a key selection consideration for IT buyers when sourcing hyper-scale cloud services in the next three years. Vendors such as Microsoft, Amazon, and even Google Cloud are amongst those dedicated to lowering their carbon footprints as part of the mission to a net-zero economy. Sangfor is one such vendor with a user-centric approach dedicated to embracing sustainability and providing services to businesses that envision taking on cloud services as part of their mission towards sustainable business practices. "For some, going 'carbon neutral' will be achieved using carbon offsets, but designing data centers from the ground up to be carbon neutral will be the real measure of contribution. And for advanced cloud providers, matching workloads with renewable energy availability will further accelerate their sustainability goals,” Cushing Anderson, program vice president of the IDC said. Conclusion The cloud is just one of many ways organizations can lessen their carbon footprint. Accenture suggests that migrating to the public cloud could reduce global carbon (CO2) emissions by 59 million tons per year. This represents a 5.9% reduction in total IT emissions and equates to taking 22 million cars off the road. Hybrid Cloud presents an opportunity for organizations to pursue innovation responsibly while increasing the sustainability of their businesses where sustainable development is a global priority. Additionally, a hybrid cloud solution provides businesses with the flexibility of having access to the resources they need as and when they do. The goal is not to immediately convert or pressure all enterprises into public cloud solutions. Instead, hybrid clouds equate to lower maintenance of on-premises infrastructure with unlimited public cloud resources- a realistic way to pursue sustainable development. About Sangfor Technologies Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor of IT infrastructure solutions specializing in Network Security and Cloud Computing. Visit us at www.sangfor.com to learn more about Sangfor’s Security solutions and ransomware protection, and let Sangfor make your IT simpler, more secure, and valuable.
A growing trend across the globe and in nearly every sector- the Hyper-Converged Infrastructure market has shown to have a CAGR of almost 26% with USD 32.56 bn billion during the forecast period 2022-2027, according to a report compiled by MarketWatch. With industries ranging from healthcare and finance to government and even education, the value of HCI as the ideal computing, network, storage and management encompassing cloud IT architecture is evident. So, the question is this: For those in the market looking to upgrade to HCI as a solution, how do you go about selecting a service provider that will fulfill all of your cloud needs and do so efficiently? Sangfor explores how to choose the right vendor below. What is Hyper-Converged Infrastructure? Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions were designed to provide enterprises with computing, storage, and networking all on a cloud-based platform, making both management and deployment easier and faster. While HCI vendors once only created hyper-converged integrated systems (HCIS) and were lone hardware providers, the market has shifted and evolved to create HCI, which now provides virtual computing, storage, and networking with a highly scalable, secure, and power infrastructure. With HCI you get unified management, easy and secure storage, high availability, and data services. Selecting the best HCI vendor to work with is important, and with so many out there, how do you decide which vendor is right for you? Some vendors focus on a specific region or vertical, while some vendors are still in the early stages of their HCI development. Choosing a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Vendor The three most important factors in choosing an HCI vendor are vendor support, management, and price. However, once you’ve determined the rest, there are a few more suggestions on great places to get first-hand information from current users. But first, let's discuss support. You can also read our previous year’s article on Choosing the best Hyper Converged Infrastructure Vendor in 2021 by clicking here. HCI Vendor: Support It’s critical to have support in your local language for a solution like HCI which is vital to your business. This is an especially unique issue for those in the APAC and European regions, where countries are close, travel is easy, and business is routinely done across borders. As HCI is so critical to the success of an enterprise, it’s vital to work with a vendor who is available 24/7 with only one call. If something isn’t working correctly with your HCI solution, the last thing you want to do is fill out paperwork, sit on hold, and wait for traveling technicians. HCI Vendor: Management & Performance Management of your HCI solution should be easy. While experienced IT staff is critical to the success of any enterprise, HCI should make your daily management of the network and everyone using it easy and simple, also it reduces the maintenance cost . Of what benefit is an HCI solution that is too difficult to manage? Several elements of HCI could potentially affect performance. For example, computing power has a direct effect on the performance of your HCI solution. Discuss this with your chosen HCI vendor to determine how much power you need and how much you have available. Your chosen HCI vendor should be excited to have this conversation with you, and custom builds a solution that meets all your needs. HCI Vendor: Price Price is a tricky topic, as the list price often changes depending on the time of year or business quarter. In addition, you are ideally working with an HCI vendor which will custom build your HCI to your specifications – meaning the price is what you make it. Our first suggestion is to work with a vendor who can work with you on the price and fulfill your needs. HCI should not be a one-size-fits-all solution. A few of the functions you should consider paying for are: data compression and resiliency, hardware and software savings, security, and operational savings. However, in selecting an HCI solution, scalability means organizations can upscale and down-scale but pay only for what they make use of. What Are the Benefits of HCI? Only through choosing the right vendor can organizations fully reap the benefits of HCI (and there are many). Some of them include: Reliability and stability Scalability High performance- Sangfor HCI’s IOPS is 50% higher than that of industry peers Simplified and easy-to-use Agility Data Protection All of which Sangfor’s 3rd Gen HCI places particular emphasis on. There are many vendors, and organizations must find vendors that tailor their solutions to perfectly meet their organizational demands with ease. Read Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Vendor Reviews! Gartner Inc. offers a comprehensive list of HCI products available across various regions and industries including Sangfor Technologies HCI solution, and what you can expect from working with them. Gartner Peer Insights provides trustworthy insight and reviews from industry participants who make use of a wide range of HCI vendors. Below are 2022 reviews on Sangfor HCI services: Verified healthcare industry reviewer rated Sangfor 5 stars and wrote: “Good product with the good price. Sangfor teams also provide good support & fast response. The marketing teams provide Built Of Materials and price very fast, so we can propose solutions to the management rapidly. The problem escalation occurs fast, making problem-solving also faster” While a finance industry user had this to say: “Sangfor HCI is very helpful in facilitating data center operations, improving team performance, and providing maximum efficiency for both server space and power requirements.” Sangfor is merely one of many vendors to be considered, but we understand that choosing the correct vendor is a decision that could improve or halt company progress. We have provided information to assist organizations in the process. Choose wisely! About Sangfor Technologies Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor of IT infrastructure solutions specializing in Network Security and Cloud Computing. Visit us at www.sangfor.com to learn more about Sangfor’s Security solutions and ransomware protection, and let Sangfor make your IT simpler, more secure, and valuable.
Disasters — be they natural, man-made, or technological — are a very real part of life. They throw environments into a state of emergency by turning them upside down and challenging those affected to act immediately to savor and protect what they can. This so they may recover and restore the world in prospect of things resuming as they were before. These experiences have led to the understanding that disasters are inevitable. Because of this, ways to navigate states of emergency have been developed in hopes of 1) reducing the severe effects caused by disasters, and 2) preventing them all together where possible. As a result, the concept of Emergency Management emerged based on four core principles used to address disaster: Prevention/Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. These four principles are used to guide communities, organizations, and businesses through disaster or emergency management. Through this framework, organizations ensure they have the resources needed to manage disasters, and reduce the impact caused by them. Why Is a Disaster Management Framework Necessary? For organizations that value their longevity, disaster management is a vital precautionary measure. An investment in disaster management is essential in reducing vulnerability, lessening losses, for convalescence as a result of disasters, and protecting assets. The risks that lie in insufficient or nonexistent disaster management policies have effects that far exceed the short-term stability of an organization. Beyond the known natural and human-made disasters, businesses today face the constant threat of existing and developing digital crises. This has generated the need for digital solutions that combat issues concerning network and data security against issues of network and data attacks, cloud storage where hardware and on-premises servers are vulnerable to physical damage, and backups in case of potential data loss. Cloud computing provides a resolution to many of these threats. In a research paper titled Principles of Cloud Computing Application in Emergency Management, it was stated “Cloud computing offers capabilities to automate many services, to expedite the implementation of secure configurations to information devices, to reduce dependence on removable media due to broadband services, and to lower costs in disaster recovery and data storage.” Data is an invaluable asset to organizations and its loss during disasters can lead to irreparable damage. The consequences include disruption in productivity, exposure of sensitive information, jeopardization of client/customer relationships, a damaged public reputation, and overall business failure. In 2020, the Dutch government lost a drive containing the personal information of 6,9 million registered organ donors. This incident resulted in the susceptibility of the donors to identity theft. While officials expressed that the information lost was not sensitive and remained unused, an incident in which sensitive data is retrieved by malicious attackers could severely jeopardize the well-being and even lives of organizations and their clients. Research conducted by Gartner in 2014 showed that downtime was costing businesses $5600 per minute and hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour. Integrated Computer Services lists human error, cybercrime, hardware failure, software failure, power outages, and natural disasters as the top causes of server downtime. These are potential disasters that different aspects of cloud computing offer solutions to. Vendors such as Sangfor provide security tools and managed services for organization cloud environments for cloud computing, cybersecurity, and infrastructure. By partnering with vendors that cater not only to their current business needs but forecast potential disaster demands, organizations both put in place crisis management structures and hand over the workload of setting these structures up to a third party. Who Is in Charge of Creating and Implementing the Disaster Management Plan? Organizations function as a unit, and as such are affected by disasters as a whole. While the organization may elect individuals to act as part of a recovery team tasked with developing, documenting, and executing procedures for recovery, all members and employees from staff to stakeholders must be informed of the steps to be taken in the case of any disaster. The disaster recovery team may include a recovery team head, crisis management coordinator, business continuity expert, impact assessment and recovery advisor, and more. What Are the Four Phases of Emergency Management? The phases actioned as DM measures exist to assist organizations in planning ahead, wading through, successfully surviving, and recovering from disruptive events. There are several key elements and various possible ways to implement each phase individually, and phases are not mutually exclusive. Mitigation/Prevention: While organizations cannot predict which or when disasters will befall them, they can plan ahead. This entails assessing all possible risks and weighing the severity of each individually, followed by setting up procedures to be taken in case of occurrence. These measures assist organizations in avoiding, limiting, accepting, or transferring any impact sustainable or sustained in the event of a disaster. Michael Herrera defines risk mitigation as taking steps to reduce adverse effects. By doing so, organizations develop rulebooks that outline in-case-of-emergency steps to be taken by all members of the organization, creating order and lowering anxiety during these disruptions. There are several ways to implement mitigation strategies that range from physical environment preparation to digital firewalls. Furthermore, disastrous simulations and drills expose areas of vulnerability and create an opportunity for improvement. Preparedness: Miguel De Cervantes wrote, “To be prepared is half the victory.” Preparation means thinking ahead to be ready for disasters that have not yet occurred. TechTarget highlights 12 Key Elements of a Crisis Management Plan to guide organizations in ensuring that they address all parts of an organization that stand to be affected by disasters. Preparedness guarantees direction in the case of an emergency and highlights and optimizes the resources that are available. The preparedness cycle involves: Developing awareness of potential emergencies Formulating corresponding plans Organizing and equipping personnel, infrastructure, and digital systems with the necessary security Training personnel on how to respond during each step of the plan Exercising the plan for observation Evaluating for improvement Different departments will have different response tactics, so it is quintessential that plans fit their functions. Response: Response is the level of efficiency with which prevention and preparedness structures are pursued. It encompasses best practices to be carried out in reaction to crises. This phase occurs during and after an emergency has taken place and is the actioning of all the preparations previously developed for such an occasion. Response requires rapid implementation for recovery to take place in a timely manner. Recovery: The final phase of the four sums up the purpose of disaster management frameworks: To recover from crises with resilience and resume day-to-day operations. After the damage has been analyzed, best practices for steps forward can be determined for the process of recovery to begin and in order to resume business continuity. In Conclusion Disaster management measures exist to ensure the safety and recuperation of organizations, their systems, their clients and customers, and all personnel that is a part of and stand to be affected by disasters. This greatly diminishes the sustainable impact. An emergency plan is a form of insurance that protects disaster victims from the unforeseen circumstances that individuals, businesses, organizations, and communities fall victim to daily. FAQs: How Does an Organization Know Which Disasters to Prepare for? It is important to assess both historical and potential damages which have previously and may potentially befall the organization itself, its industry, its systems, society, and the community in order to understand what possible disasters they are susceptible to. To determine the disaster risk, the organization must determine the likelihood of loss of life, injury, or destruction and damage from a disaster in a given period of time. What Is Disaster Risk? According to PreventionWeb, disaster risk results from the complex interaction between development processes that generate conditions of exposure, vulnerability, and hazard. Disaster risk is therefore considered as the combination of the severity and frequency of a hazard, the numbers of people and assets exposed to the hazard, and their vulnerability to damage. Intensive risk is disaster risk associated with low-probability, high-impact events, whereas extensive risk is associated with high-probability, low-impact events. How Do We Determine If Our Risk Management Efforts Are Effective Without the Presence of Real-life Threats? As previously mentioned, simulations of threats and drills allow organizations to spot areas of weakness. For instance, a disaster management plan such as one for cybersecurity could be tested by a number of threats such as malware, phishing, SQL injection, password attacks, and more. If the security is violated, methods to strengthen it can be sought. About Sangfor Technologies Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor of Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and Network Infrastructure solutions. To find out more about Sangfor’s full range of offerings, please visit us at www.sangfor.com, and let Sangfor make your digital transformation simpler and secure.
Looking for the right vendor for HCI deployment? Check out 2022 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software report. Gartner, Inc. which delivers actionable, objective insight to executives and their teams periodically publishes the ‘Voice of the Customer’. “The “Voice of the Customer” is a document that synthesizes Gartner Peer Insights’ reviews into insights for IT decision makers.” Gartner states that “Only vendors with 20 or more eligible published reviews during the specified 18-month submission period are included.” In the HCI software market, Gartner Peer Insights has published 1,145 reviews and ratings in the 18-month period ending 28 February 2022.” (Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software) Sangfor Technologies, with its cutting-edge 3rd generation HCI solution, has been recognized in the 2020 and 2021 editions of this Gartner report and we believe our product has gone from strength to strength. Sangfor has an impressive 4.8 out of 5 Overall Rating, with 86% 5-Star Ratings from 28 reviews in the reported period. Sangfor HCI was classified as a ‘Strong Performer’ underpinned by above-average ratings for all four main rating categories among listed vendors: Product Capabilities [4.8 vs 4.66] Sales Experience [4.7 vs 4.63] Deployment Experience [4.7 vs 4.64] Support Experience [4.8 vs 4.73] According to the report, 93% of reviewers would recommend Sangfor HCI, while that figure stands at 100% for reviews posted on Gartner Peer Insights in the past 12 months (as of April 25, 2022). Screenshot from Gartner Peer Insights as of April 25, 2022 Customers from various industries and of varying sizes (SMB to large enterprises) have kindly shared their thoughts and experiences with Sangfor HCI. Let’s dig a little deeper to find out what they have had to say. In one review from Jan 26, 2022, the IT Assistant Manager of an Indonesian healthcare organization gave 5 Stars in every single rating category and sub-category and listed the following likes about our HCI solution: “Easy management console. My new team can manage the HCI console without any hassle.” “Good support and fast response from the Sangfor Teams, including the Marketing, Presales and also Technical Support.” “They provide value added service, such as Security Bulletin, Join Planning Session and Customer Experience Survey.” “Cost effective product.” For plenty more detailed reviews on Sangfor HCI, visit Gartner Peer Insights by clicking here. Sangfor would like to express its sincere gratitude to all customers and partners for their continued support. Your positive experiences and success stories are the driving forces behind our continuous innovation and strive for excellence. Sangfor is committed to bringing users old and new the industry’s leading products and services to make your digital transformation simpler and secure. Sangfor HCI Sangfor has been providing cutting-edge 3rd generation hyper-converged infrastructure using x86 servers since 2015 and was the first HCI vendor to incorporate security all in one appliance. Sangfor HCI has been listed in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for 3 consecutive years and has played a significant role in helping some of the world’s most reputable companies achieve virtualization, hyper-convergence, software-defined data center, and distributed hybrid cloud. With increasing deployment and recognition, Sangfor has become a key player in the global HCI market. The HCI market continues to expand. HCI now covers a wide range of use cases from server virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), branch office scenarios to critical missions, databases, containers, cloud data centers, edge computing and other important scenarios. More and more enterprises are beginning to reshape their IT infrastructure with HCI. To find out more about Sangfor HCI, including product advantages, success stories, and videos, please visit us at https://www.sangfor.com/cloud-and-infrastructure/products/hci-hyper-converged-infrastructure. Source: Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software. Published on 28 April, 2022 Disclaimer: GARTNER and PEER INSIGHTS are trademarks and service marks of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates and are used herein with permission. Gartner Peer Insights content consists of the opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences with the vendors listed on the platform, should not be construed as statements of fact, nor do they represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in this content nor makes any warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this content, about its accuracy or completeness, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. About Sangfor Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor specializing in Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and IT infrastructure. Visit us at www.sangfor.com to learn more about Sangfor’s solutions and let Sangfor make your Digital Transformation simpler and secure.
Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor of IT infrastructure and security solutions specializing in Cyber Security and Cloud Computing. Sangfor works closely with its customers to develop new products and improve their already stellar offerings to help users across the world make their digital transformation simpler and secure. The Cloud Strategy Cookbook 2021 by Gartner provides infrastructure and operations managers with a ‘virtual template’ for devising a sound cloud strategy document, which answers the “what” and “why” of cloud implementation and adoption. Gartner research resulted in several interesting findings: Organizations without a cloud strategy achieve less from their use of cloud computing compared to organizations with a cloud strategy. Effective cloud strategies align questions relating to principles and prioritization with other strategies, such as data center, security, and architecture strategies. Organizations often do not have an exit strategy despite it being one of the most important components of a cloud strategy. The Cloud Strategy Cookbook provides infrastructure and operation (I&O) leaders with recommendations and guidelines on creating a “living” cloud strategy document that effectively aligns cloud migration and implementation plans with core business strategy. The cookbook approach divides the cloud strategy document into five major components: Executive Summary, Baselines, Brainstorming, Principles and Inventory, and Aligning with Other Strategies and Supporting Elements. In response to The Cloud Strategy Cookbook, Sangfor released a detailed newsletter that answers the “how” of cloud implementation and offers the following practical preparations for a successful cloud journey: Identifying cloud adoption objectives for various industries for I&O leaders to verify against their organization’s goals. Being bold in cloud adoption and reinventing the business at its core to make the most of digital transformation initiatives. Choosing an experienced cloud partner and avoiding unexpected costs for cost-effective cloud implementation and operation. For more detailed information and to read the Sangfor newsletter featuring the Gartner report in its entirety, click HERE. Source: Gartner Research Note The Cloud Strategy Cookbook G00741474, Published 17 February 2021, By Analyst: David Smith GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Sangfor Managed Cloud Services Sangfor Managed Cloud Services gives customers the convenience and flexibility of a public cloud, with the security, control, and professional service of a private cloud, making it the best cloud service approach for most SME customers. It provides globally distributed data centers, offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) as well as dedicated resource/data security and full-stack security protection in a new security responsibilities model. Think of it as a local public cloud, with the security and ease-of-service of a private cloud. Leverage Sangfor Managed Cloud Services and allow your organization to focus on digital transformation and create more business value! For more information on Sangfor Managed Cloud Services, please visit us online at www.sangfor.com. Media Contact: Sunny Sun email@example.com +8675586560605
Sangfor Technologies was listed by Forrester, the leading research and advisory firm, in the recently released “Now Tech: Enterprise Firewalls, Q2 2022” report, in which Forrester offers insights into the enterprise firewall market plus an overview of 17 enterprise firewall providers. Key Report Insight Forrester notes in its report that the pandemic created “an existential crisis for the enterprise firewall as organizations looked to cloud-delivered security functions”. However, with society recovering to quasi normality, a large majority of employees have returned to the workplace, meaning that grand old network firewalls still have a major role to play in protecting networks and securing organizational perimeters. Forrester thus recommends security and risk professionals to “refocus the enterprise firewalls’ attention back to the networks they were originally designed to protect”. Segmentation Criteria Forrester based its analysis of the 17 enterprise firewall vendors on two main factors: Market Presence and Functionality. Market presence divides vendors into the following three categories: Large established players (over $300 million in enterprise firewalls revenue) Midsize players ($150 million to $300 million in enterprise firewalls revenue) Smaller players (below $150 million in enterprise firewalls revenue) Functionality divides firewalls into the following four categories: Enterprise Edge (Next-Generation Firewalls) Branch Firewall Virtualized or Cloud-Delivered Firewalls High Performance Layer 4 Firewalls Sangfor Segmentation Functionality Sangfor has been recognized in both the Enterprise Edge and Virtualized /Cloud firewall functionality segments. These come in the form of our cutting-edge next-generation firewall Sangfor NGAF, which can be deployed on-prem and on the cloud, ensuring full coverage of firewall capabilities. This means that our firewall solutions can be leveraged in any use case for robust network and cloud security protection. Sangfor NGAF in particular is the world’s first AI-enabled, WAF-integrated next-gen firewall, fully correlated with Sangfor Endpoint Secure (EDR) and Cyber Command (NDR), and powered by Sangfor Neural X threat intelligence, helping users block over 99% of malware at the perimeter. Market Presence Sangfor has been listed in the midsize category with $150-$300M annual revenue, with 88% market presence by revenue in APAC and 11% market share in EMEA, which we believe reflects our aggressive and ambitious localization strategy. With over 60 branches in countries across the world, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, UAE, Pakistan, South Africa, and the U.S., coupled with locally based partners and support teams, we aim to meet the unique demands and circumstances of each respective country to deliver a tailored concierge service to maximize customers’ experience and value. Vertical Market Focus Our NGAF solution serves a wide range of customers, from aspiring SMBs to established enterprises across various industries as well as government organizations. According to the Forrester report, Sangfor’s vertical market focus by revenue is comprised enterprise, government, and healthcare customers, which we believe is helping us accumulate vast project experience and product and service differentiation in these sectors. Our sample customers listed in the Forrester report are J&T Express (multinational Indonesian logistics company); the Ministry of Labour of Thailand; and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia. Forrester has fact-checked their report with vendors before publishing. To read the Forrester report in its entirety, please visit: https://www.forrester.com/report/now-tech-enterprise-firewalls-q2-2022/RES177375?objectid=RES177375 (NB: Report is only available to Forrester subscribers or for purchase) To learn more about Sangfor’s industry-leading next-gen firewall NGAF, including product advantages, features, success stories, videos and more, please visit the following link: https://www.sangfor.com/cybersecurity/products/ngaf-next-generation-firewall About Sangfor Technologies Sangfor Technologies is an APAC-based, global leading vendor of Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, and Network Infrastructure solutions. To find out more about Sangfor’s full range of offerings, please visit us at www.sangfor.com, and let Sangfor make your digital transformation simpler and secure. Source: Now Tech: Enterprise Firewalls, Q2 2022, Published April 27, 2022 By David Holmes with Joseph Blankenship, Alexis Bouffard, Peggy Dostie
Otherwise known as Hyperconverged infrastructure (or commonly shortened to HCI), hyperconverged software is a unified system of data storage. As opposed to a traditional system, hyperconverged software combines storage, computing, networking, and management all under one roof.
Hyperconverged systems have many uses - here are three of the most common.
Here are some advantages of hyperconverged solutions.