Why You Should Move to Tehama Technologies Today

Reducing Cost, Adding Flexibility, and Driving Innovation in Hybrid and Remote Work

In the business world, organizations are constantly re-prioritizing and adapting to meet changing competitive pressures. Innovation and effectively leveraging technology are critical to their ability to adapt quickly. The pivot towards remote and hybrid work models means businesses today expect their technology partners to provide robust security solutions, immediate ROI and cost savings, greater flexibility, and an optimized user experience.

Where does your organization stand on its virtualization and digital workspace deployments? The Tehama Cybersecurity Platform for Hybrid and Remote Work, powered by our P5 architecture, provides all these things and more in a way that traditional virtualization and digital workspace solutions cannot.

Barriers to success

Businesses are reconsidering the investments they have made in their existing virtualization and cloud workspace solutions for the following reasons:

1. Cost

Over-provisioning or under-provisioning due to lack of licensing flexibility, vendor lock-in, and the need for ongoing maintenance and upgrades can quickly add to the bottom line, making existing virtualization solutions cost-prohibitive, impeding broad adoption, and negatively impacting a business’ competitive advantage.

2. Zero Flexibility

As a cloud-native platform, Tehama enables organizations to move workloads to any combination of infrastructure inclusive of hybrid, multi-cloud, on-premise, or a combination; enabling much greater flexibility to choose infrastructure options.

3. Complexity

Difficult to implement and manage, existing virtualization solutions require specialized knowledge, skills, and engineering. They are a barrier to entry for organizations looking to monetize their virtualization and digital workspace strategies immediately.

4. Vendor uncertainty

The market is witnessing an explosion of M&A activity with existing virtualization providers merging, being acquired, or changing their delivery models. This represents risk, rising costs, and less innovation as resources are consolidated or eliminated.

How Tehama delivers

Tehama is built on these simple truths:

  • We are cloud-native.
  • We understand the modern workplace and that business priorities are changing fast.
  • We deliver immediate ROI and cost savings and eliminate barriers to entry and adoption.
  • We empower businesses to focus on their core operations while we automate the secure delivery of hybrid and remote work.

With Tehama, your organization benefits from the following:

1. Immediate cost savings

Tehama eliminates the need for new investments and the associated costs of maintaining, upgrading, and operating on-premises infrastructure. Supported by the market’s most flexible licensing models, it easily integrates within existing technology ecosystems, eliminating operational overhead and idle tech capacity.

2. Flexibility

Tehama gives businesses the flexibility to move workloads to any combination of infrastructure inclusive of on-premises and cloud solutions.

3. Simplicity and scale

Operational on day one, Tehama rapidly scales up or down as business needs and requirements change. This prevents over-provisioning and underutilization, making it an excellent choice for modern business environments.

4. Migrations made easy

Centralized management, automated provisioning, and updates, combined with cross-platform, multi-cloud support for Windows and Linux saves significant time and effort on cloud migrations and reduces strain on IT resources.

5. Seamless and secure

Enterprise-grade, policy-based security controls keep data and intellectual property safe from breach or theft, without slowing productivity.

6. Less risk

Secure end-to-end access to data and applications built on the Zero-Trust framework accelerates the business’s journey to SASE.

7. Non-intrusive compliance

Tehamas’s integrated, multi-tiered security protocols meet the most stringent security standards, enabling businesses to achieve regulatory compliance while promoting seamless collaboration.

The role of the Power of Five in navigating hybrid and remote work

The Tehama Cybersecurity Platform for Hybrid and Remote Work is built on Tehama’s groundbreaking P5 architecture, setting Tehama apart from other providers. 

With P5, Tehama not only simplifies operations but provides an ‘out of the box’ experience second to none. With comprehensive end-to-integration and automation, Tehama’s platform addresses such challenges as improved, policy-based, security, risk management, native virtual desktops, and user adoption. Tehama empowers organizations across various industries—including the public sector, financial services, healthcare, and telecommunications—to embrace the future of work with confidence.

Are you interested in delivering a better digital workspace experience with Tehama?

This article was edited by Tehama and published on their website in 2023. You can view the original version here.

Why choose Hitachi Vantara for banking and financial services?

The landscape of global financial regulations is constantly changing, and critical information is often spread across business units, geographies and IT systems. The costs and challenges of ensuring that your organization is compliant with increasingly complex and stringent regulations, while also enabling a data strategy that supports innovation and growth, are overwhelming.

Banking and financial institutions are also facing a technological revolution. Ready or not, digital transformation is changing customer expectations and the way that business is done. The key to the future of your business, including new revenue streams, improved customer experience, and reduced cost of compliance, is in your data. Your data is extraordinarily powerful, but only when you can harness it into actionable information that’s delivered securely, to the right people at the right time.

Not only does Hitachi Vantara help you reduce the cost and risk of compliance in the face of ever-shifting regulatory requirements, but their solutions also align your firm’s strategy and priorities with today’s digitally savvy consumer. Hitachi helps you to deliver a compelling customer experience while respecting data privacy and governance requirements.

Their solutions provide secure, scalable, intelligent, and permissioned access to all of your data, structured and unstructured, wherever it resides

These solutions also help banking and financial services:

  • If you’re hampered by limited visibility into your customers’ behavior, Hitachi Vantara helps you uncover actionable customer insights.
  • If you’re investing too much to meet your risk and compliance needs, we have the technology and experience to help you optimize and shrink that spending.
  • Since the security and safety of your financial data are always paramount, Hitachi’s first-in-class enterprise banking solutions ensure your private information stays private.

Hitachi Vantara is a global leader in banking and financial services and is more committed than ever to the space. Forty-four of the top 50 banks trust Hitachi Vantara to manage their crucial enterprise data and provide 360-degree insight. Shouldn’t you?

INSIA is a long-standing partner of Hitachi. Having worked on several projects in this field, we are familiar with the issues faced by financial institutions. Contact us to learn more and discuss your project.

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VDI Challenges and How to Solve Them

In the first blog in this series, we talked about the main advantages of VDI and Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), including centralized management, improved security, and ability to support bring-your-own-device (BYOD). This time, I want to focus on common problems that arise with VDI. We’ll look at three big VDI challenges—poor user experience, solution complexity, and high costs.

Challenge 1: Poor User Experience

There’s nothing that torpedoes a VDI project faster than failure to deliver a great user experience. There are a couple of facets to this: addressing user requirements and delivering optimal performance.

Your VDI project won’t succeed if you don’t understand your end-users’ requirements. Get your user communities involved up front to make sure you address their needs. Good communication and managing expectations are critical. Delivering blazing performance won’t make much difference if your VDI solution fails to deliver important functionality, and yet a third of VDI projects are deficient in this regard.

Another important reality is that almost half of VDI projects have performance issues. While performance needs may seem clear cut, once again there’s no replacement for understanding the user perspective. Responsive desktops and applications are important, but may not be the only thing that matters. For example, in healthcare settings where clinicians move from location to location, login time is a performance metric with high visibility and impact. And don’t overlook the value of predictability. If your VDI service delivers great performance most of the time, but with occasional unexpected slowdowns, user satisfaction will suffer.

The administrative experience also plays a role in your company’s overall satisfaction with a VDI solution. If the administration is complex, your team is likely to make mistakes that affect users and may delay or avoid performing necessary tasks like patches and upgrades. Ideally, you don’t want VDI admins to be completely dependent on server, storage, and networking teams for infrastructure-related tasks.

Challenge 2: Solution Complexity

There are a number of factors that contribute to the complexity of a VDI project. Satisfying stringent feature and performance requirements plays a role, and so does addressing availability and security needs. Ensuring that a large VDI environment can fail over quickly can consume a lot of time and effort for planning, testing, and monitoring.

VDI projects often take months or even years to go from proof of concept to full production. Architecting a solution that will scale as you add seats adds complexity, and there are significant risks associated with getting the design wrong. A VDI environment that’s under-spec’d will create big headaches later; a design that’s too large increases upfront costs.

Building your VDI environment from scratch using traditional three-tier infrastructure with separate servers, networks, and storage also contributes to complexity. It can be challenging to balance bandwidth and capacity requirements across servers, storage systems, and networks to avoid unexpected bottlenecks, and you’ll need multiple tools to manage and monitor the various resource silos.

Challenge 3: High Costs

I’ve already touched on many of the elements that add to the cost of a VDI project. Stringent feature and performance requirements from end-users, high availability needs, and extended deployment, scaling, and upgrade cycles all play a role.

If you build your VDI environment using traditional infrastructure, over-provisioning the environment is almost a necessity. Storage systems must be over-provisioned initially to ensure that you’ll be able to support more seats later, adding significantly to your upfront costs. Even with over-provisioning, it can be difficult to predict when storage will become a bottleneck, leading to a flood of trouble tickets and unanticipated costs for scaling and re-architecting.

A traditional environment also adds management complexity that increases OpEx and slows down upgrades, troubleshooting, and other important tasks as requests pass from team to team.

Finally, if you’re going to run a hypervisor like VMware ESXi, the licensing costs for a large VDI installation add up quickly, becoming a significant percentage of your overall costs.

Addressing VDI Challenges with HCI

Since this is a Nutanix blog, it won’t surprise you that we believe that hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a key part of the solution to these VDI challenges—but there are good reasons for that. VDI was the original “killer app” for HCI. If you ask a VDI expert, or approach any infrastructure vendor (including one that sells both HCI and traditional solutions) they are likely to steer you to HCI for your VDI project. In the next blog in this series, we will explain some of the features of Nutanix HCI that make it particularly well suited for VDI.

It’s also worth asking the question whether Desktop-as-a-Service can solve these VDI challenges. The short answer to that question is “yes,” assuming you’ve done your homework to understand user requirements. We will dig into DaaS in more depth later in this series.