Richard Hicks Joins Iron Networks
It is with great pleasure that I announce I have recently joined the team at Iron Networks. Iron Networks (formerly nAppliance) is a division of Iron Systems based in San Jose, CA. Iron Networks is a Microsoft OEM partner specializing in turn-key cloud security and access solutions and converged infrastructure platforms. I’ll be intimately involved with many familiar Microsoft technologies like Forefront UAG 2010, DirectAccess, Hyper-V, and System Center 2012. Iron Networks has some compelling solutions for secure remote access, including a comprehensive remote access appliance that includes both Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess and Forefront UAG 2010. The Unified Remote Access (URA) platform effectively addresses remote access needs for both managed and non-managed clients. In addition, Iron Networks has an interesting new solution aimed at simplifying private cloud deployment and public cloud integration. The Iron Networks MNV Cloud Gateway Appliance, using System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager SP1 and Hyper-V network virtualization technologies, is designed to ease the pain of migrating virtual workloads across subnets between on-premises datacenters or to hosted, public cloud datacenters. Finally, Iron Networks has a complete, ready to deploy private cloud solution that was recently featured in the keynote address at the Microsoft Management Summit 2013. After working for many years with niche technologies like ISA server and Forefront TMG 2010, I’m really excited about the opportunity to be more closely involved with mainstream technologies like Hyper-V, System Center 2012, and private, hybrid, and public cloud solutions. Of course I’ll be sharing my experiences with you here and across my various social media channels, so be sure to connect with me to stay in touch!