The Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) is all the buzz in the IT community. It takes virtualization to the next level by condensing the datacenter footprint even further. When the practice of server virtualization began, system administrators took a robust server and installed a hypervisor on it, usually VMWare. In this example, multiple servers of various operating systems could be installed on one physical server. However, this [...]
In this post, we’ll explore the topic of centralizing the graphics processing unit (GPU) compute within a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment hosted on blade servers. Typical problems are addressed in both decentralized and centralized environments. Available technology is then examined to determine if it can resolve the problems. Problem #1 – Inefficient Dedicated Workstations Organizations often purchase expensive physical workstations to support power users [...]
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) introduces a way to manage user desktop and application environments with fewer resources, increased manageability, performance, and security. Organizations no longer need an expensive physical workstation for each user. Workstations can be replaced with inexpensive zero or thin clients. VDI virtualizes the physical workstation that users access through a remote desktop protocol. Management of physical desktops has always been expensive and [...]
Envistacom Awarded $10 Million Five-year Contract by U.S. Army to Manage Tactical Communications, Operations for Deployed Warfighters
ATLANTA, Ga., August 9, 2017 – Envistacom today announced it was awarded a $10 million five-year contract by U.S. Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) to provide mission-critical communications and operations support to the U.S. Army 2nd Theater Signal Brigade and 102nd Strategic Signal Battalion. The contract was issued as a delivery order via the Global Tactical Advanced Communications Systems and Support (GTACS) contract vehicle by Ft. Huachuca contracting activity. Under this contract, Envistacom will deliver strategic communications systems support for the Enterprise Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Gateway Facility located at Landstuhl (ESG-L) Germany, [...]
Envistacom has been honored as the third fastest growing company in Georgia’s mid-market by The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). This marks our second year in a row to be honored as one of Georgia’s fastest growing companies (last year we ranked #9), an achievement we simply could not achieve without the hard work and dedication of our employees.
Hurricane Sandy earned its place in history as the second-costliest hurricane in United States history, causing more than $60 billion in damages across the Northeast—second only to Hurricane Katrina. “Superstorm Sandy” affected a total of 24 US states, killing 160 people, destroying homes, leaving millions without power and disrupting telecommunications services. A full week into the storm, there were areas still suffering through a total blackout, with communities reverting to printed paper and bullhorns to share what little information they possessed.