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    MOBILEDGEX PUBLIC MOBILE EDGE NETWORK GOES LIVE WITH DEUTSCHE TELEKOM

    Feb 19, 2019

    MobiledgeX, the edge computing company founded by Deutsche Telekom, completed what it calls the first public mobile edge network with DT in Germany. The network is powered by MobiledgeX’s Edge-Cloud R1.0 platform, also announced today. The platform connects mobile users to application cloud co...

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    PALO ALTO NETWORKS SHELLS OUT $560M FOR SOAR STARTUP DEMISTO

    Feb 19, 2019

    Palo Alto Networks today said that it will purchase security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) startup Demisto for $560 million in cash and stock. The deal is expected to close in Palo Alto Networks’ fiscal third quarter. Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora today in a conference c...

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    PURE STORAGE’S OBJECTENGINE, DIRECTFLASH TAKE AIM AT STORAGE PERFORMANCE

    Feb 19, 2019

    Pure Storage today announced ObjectEngine and DirectFlash Fabric, products aimed at improving storage networking performance and data protection and recovery, respectively. Pure Storage seeks to use Flash memory to normalize data storage between enterprises, public and private clouds, and wherever e...

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    SURVEY FINDS DC MANAGERS WANT MORE EFFICIENCY, NOT HORSEPOWER

    Feb 19, 2019

    More servers and more CPU power used to be the answer to boosting data centre performance, but it appears this is no longer the case. A new research report conducted by Futuriom and sponsored by Mellanox Technologies - ‘Untold Secrets of the Efficient Data Center’ - asserts with the dece...

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    HURRICANE ELECTRIC SEALS DATA CENTER DEAL WITH EDGECONNEX

    Feb 19, 2019

    Edge data centres continue their steady march onwards after another major deal was signed this week. Operator of the world’s largest IPv6-native internet backbone and the most interconnected IPv4 global network Hurricane Electric has sealed an agreement with edge data centre specialist EdgeCon...

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    HOW NEW CLOUD AGENTS ARE INCREASING CONFIDENCE IN THE PUBLIC CLOUD

    Feb 18, 2019

    By now, articles espousing migrating to the cloud are a dime a dozen. You can find everything from simple how-tos to complete lift and shift project plans being touted as the best way to migrate. At face value, the advantages and cost savings of moving enterprise applications to the public cloud are...

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    HEALTHCARE FIRMS GO FOR THE HYBRID CLOUD APPROACH WITH COMPLIANCE AND CONNECTIVITY KEY

    Feb 18, 2019

    It continues to be a hybrid cloud-dominated landscape – and according to new research one of the traditionally toughest industries in terms of cloud adoption is now seeing it as a priority. A report from enterprise cloud provider Nutanix has found that in two years’ time, more than a thi...

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    PLIOPS RAISES US$30M TO ‘TRANSFORM’ DATA CENTRE INFRASTRUCTURE

    Feb 18, 2019

    With ambitions to expand its operations around the world, data centre infrastructure solutions provider Pliops has announced a successful round of funding. The company has received a US$30 million Series B funding led by SoftBank Ventures Asia, with participation from all Series A investors includin...

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    UNIVERSAL ROBOTS AIMS FOR A/NZ GROWTH WITH NEW HIRE

    Feb 18, 2019

    Universal Robots has appointed Peter Hern in the role of Australia and New Zealand country manager.  The appointment brings his experience in the technology, automation and robotics industries to the company, as well as his local knowledge of A/NZ manufacturing. As A/NZ country manager, Peter w...

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    DOCOMO RANKED WORLD'S TOP MOBILE OPERATOR IN 5G SEP APPLICATIONS

    Feb 18, 2019

    NTT DOCOMO has been ranked the world's leading mobile operator in terms of applications for candidate standard-essential patents (SEPs) for the new fifth-generation (5G) mobile communication standard, and also number one in terms of 5G technical proposals (contributions).  The rankings are ...

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    BLAZING FAST 5G INTERNET SPEEDS TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN UAE THIS 2019

    Feb 17, 2019

    Filipinos know for a fact that the UAE’s internet speeds are no match for the services available back home – and the services are just about to get better as both du and Etisalat subscribers will soon roll out their 5G service. The UAE’s biggest telecom providers are eyeing to begi...

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    WIRELESS MEDICAL DEVICE PROLIFERATION COULD OVERWHELM NETWORKS

    Feb 15, 2019

    Monitoring and managing wireless medical devices and reducing downtime on wireless networks are top priorities for healthcare organizations in improving clinician productivity and patient care quality, according to a survey of Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Technology (AEHIT) m...

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    SPOTLIGHT ON DATA CENTER MODERNIZATION AT NYC CONFERENCE

    Feb 15, 2019

    The East Coast’s leading summit on data center and cloud infrastructure transformation will open its doors to 2,000 technology professionals on 9-10 April at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. The agenda will explore how New York’s Enterprise ecosystem is adapting to high density data...

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    THE SHIFTING AI-DRIVEN THREAT LANDSCAPE

    Feb 14, 2019

    As the modern threat landscape continues to expand, adding artificial intelligence (AI) to a security strategy has become paramount to establishing and maintaining an effective security posture. Given the speed and complexity of modern cyberthreats and the current cybersecurity skills shortage, netw...

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    HOW TO SOLVE VISIBILITY ISSUES FROM AIOPS: A GUIDE

    Feb 14, 2019

    Considering that the language that underpins artificial intelligence (AI), LISP, turns just 60 years old this year, there can be little doubt now that the technology itself has been adopted by the masses. AI has become a critical part of how businesses operate in an extremely short stretch of time -...

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    CARBONITE’S $618.5M WEBROOT DEAL MARRIES ENDPOINT DATA PROTECTION, SECURITY

    Feb 14, 2019

    Backup and recovery provider Carbonite will buy Webroot for about $618.5 million in a move that marries cloud-based endpoint data protection and security. The companies expect the transaction to close in the first quarter. Webroot, founded in 1997, provides endpoint and network security, threat inte...

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    RUBRIK LAUNCHES OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITY CALLED BUILD

    Feb 14, 2019

    Rubrik announced an open source community, Rubrik Build, which aims to simplify improvement of existing projects and ease creation of applications, automation tooling, and integrations. It’s based on a set of APIs providing pre-built use cases, quick-start guides, and integrations with popular...

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    SOFTWARE-DEFINED WIDE AREA NETWORK (SD-WAN) MARKET TO HIT $17BN BY 2025: GLOBAL MARKET INSIGHTS, INC.

    Feb 14, 2019

    The SD-WAN market for the manufacturing sector is set to register 60 percent CAGR by 2025, led by the growing popularity of IoT platforms. The SD-WAN market is expected to grow from USD 700 million in 2018 to USD 17 billion by 2025, according to a 2019 Global Market Insights, Inc. report. The indust...

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    IBM TAPS KUBERNETES TO UNLEASH WATSON ACROSS CLOUDS

    Feb 13, 2019

    IBM is using Kubernetes to help unleash its Watson artificial intelligence (AI) platform to work across any cloud environment, including private, public, or hybrid multi-cloud environments. This expansion also includes support for cloud ecosystems powered by IBM rivals like Amazon Web Services (AWS)...

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    NEXTDC’S CORPORATE OPERATIONS GO 100% CARBON NEUTRAL

    Feb 13, 2019

    Much has been said of the environmental impact of data centres, and now NEXTDC is looking to do its part in curbing its own contribution. The data centre-as-a-service provider has now announced that its corporate operations have been certified carbon neutral under the Australian Government’s N...

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    IBM OPENS UP WATSON TO RUN ON ANYTHING, ANYWHERE

    Feb 13, 2019

    IBM today announced that it will be opening up Watson to enable wide-scale deployment and industry transformation. Big Blue has made Watson portable across any cloud with the goal to empower businesses to prevent vendor lock-in and start deploying AI wherever their data resides. "Businesses hav...

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    ERICSSON AND INTEL TO DEVELOP NEXT-GENERATION 5G PLATFORM

    Feb 13, 2019

    Ericsson and Intel have started a multi-year collaboration to align ongoing development efforts in software-defined infrastructure (SDI), distributed cloud, and 5G. The platform will aim to deliver ‘a new level of cloudlike agility, transparency and efficiency required for Network Functions Vi...

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    CISCO SOARS ON CYBER SECURITY & APPLICATION SOFTWARE SALES

    Feb 13, 2019

    Shares of Cisco Systems jumped 3.87% to $49.34 in after-hours trading on Wednesday after the company reported second-quarter earnings and revenue above estimates of Wall Street analysts. Cisco also improved its quarterly dividend and raised its share buyback program by $15 billion. The manufacturer ...

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    CYBERSECURITY BEST PRACTICES NETWORK ADMINISTRATORS SHOULD KNOW

    Feb 13, 2019

    It’s obvious that more and more devices, including IP cameras and NVRs, are online today. While the data they generate can help end user in various areas, they are also subject to cyberattacks and other vulnerabilities that may endanger the end user organization. In this regard, how to maintai...

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    AUSTRALIAN IBM DATA CENTER BECOMES CENTER OF NEW BLOCKCHAIN MAINNET

    Feb 12, 2019

    The entire platform of IBM is made on Hyperledger Fabric, which is the product of a project that helps with cross-industry blockchain technology use. Hyperledger is hosted by the Linux Foundation. Recently, an article was published to ZDNet that described a new launch from IBM to host their mainnet ...

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    GOOGLE’S VERILY TO OPEN DATA-DRIVEN OPIOID TREATMENT CENTER

    Feb 12, 2019

    Verily, the health data innovation company owned by Google parent company Alphabet, is developing a physical campus dedicated to opioid treatment with a data-driven twist. The OneFifteen project, a “not-for-profit healthcare ecosystem” dedicated to opioid addition treatment and recovery,...

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    VERIZON ADDS ALIBABA CLOUD TO ITS SECURE CLOUD INTERCONNECT ECOSYSTEM

    Feb 12, 2019

    Verizon has expanded Secure Cloud Interconnect to allow its customers to privately connect to Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of the Alibaba Group. Verizon’s customers – particularly those looking to expand into the Asia-Pacific region – can now benefit from a secure and dir...

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    GOOGLE SELECTS EQUINIX FOR CURIE SUBSEA CABLE LANDING STATION

    Feb 12, 2019

    Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company, announced that Google has selected Equinix for its Los Angeles area cable landing station (CLS) supporting the Curie subsea cable system, the first subsea cable to Chile in the last 20 years. In the U.S., the cable will land directly...

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    CYBERSECURITY NEEDS TO BE AT THE HEART OF HEALTHCARE SECTOR’S TRANSFORMATION

    Feb 12, 2019

    When it comes to digital transformation, there is perhaps no other business quite like the healthcare sector. Healthcare is probably the most “personal” industry –  it touches all of us and  in this industry, patients are not merely customers, but people who have trusted ...

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    HOW A MULTI-CLOUD APPROACH WORKS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR ORGANISATION: A GUIDE

    Feb 11, 2019

    A recent IDG survey reported that 89% of businesses have, or plan to, invest in digital initiatives this year. But despite the buzz around digital transformation, implementing it isn’t always smooth sailing – only 44% fully adopted the approach. Introducing new company-wide initiatives c...

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    5G ROLLOUT THREATENED IF GOVT CLAMPS DOWN ON HUAWEI TECH

    Feb 11, 2019

    A nationwide rollout of 5G could be delayed if a full-scale ban on Huawei network equipment is enforced by the government next month. The warning comes as Huawei faces a backlash and bans by global governments. It was charged last month by the US Justice Department for bank fraud, obstruction of jus...

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    DELL EMC: OPEN NETWORKING'S NEXT EVOLUTION IS SD-WAN

    Feb 11, 2019

    Dell EMC is the latest networking vendor to point to SD-WAN as the future for the evolution of the open networking movement, which emphasizes disaggregated, modular, software-centric systems over closed, proprietary, hardware-based legacy implementations.While that transformative networking revoluti...

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    ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES BUILDS ‘ONE-STOP SHOP’ FOR SD-WAN

    Feb 11, 2019

    Orange Business Services has been dipping its toes into SD-WAN since 2016. But as the service provider expands its offerings it is looking to create a “one-stop shop” for SD-WAN, according to John Isch, the director of the network and voice practice in North America for Orange Business.O...

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    NEXTDC SHIPS MICRO DATA CENTRE FROM SWEDEN FOR WA CUSTOMERS

    Feb 11, 2019

    Data-centre-as-a-service provider NEXTDC has formed a partnership with prefabricated data centre specialist Flexenclosure. Having been constructed and fully tested at Flexenclosure’s manufacturing plant in Sweden, the company’s flagship ‘eCentre’ data centre solution was ship...

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    MIRANTIS TO HELP AT&T BUILD NETWORK CLOUD FOR 5G

    Feb 08, 2019

    US telecom giant AT&T will be building the next generation of its Network Cloud for 5G with the help of cloud computing firm Mirantis, as part of a three-year deal reportedly to be more than £7.7mn ($10mn). AT&T’s Network Cloud for 5G will be built via software from an open sourc...

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    T-MOBILE KEEPS ITS LOW-BAND SPECTRUM POWDER DRY FOR 5G

    Feb 08, 2019

    T-Mobile US has been aggressive in extending the reach of its 4G LTE network using its sub-1 GHz spectrum holdings, but the carrier is keeping the depth of that support rather shallow as it prepares to support its 5G roll out. Speaking to analysts during its most recent quarterly results conference ...

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    GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS USE GOOGLE CLOUD TO UP THEIR GAME

    Feb 07, 2019

    American professional basketball team Golden State Warriors will use Google Cloud’s data-crunching technology to improve the performance of the players. Apart from improving their game on court, the NBA champions will also use Google Cloud to track analytics to crunch scouting reports and bett...

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    INVENSENSE DEPLOYS ARYAKA SD-WAN TO MEET GROWING BUSINESS NEEDS

    Feb 07, 2019

    Sensor manufacturer InvenSense deployed Aryaka’s managed SD-WAN across its rapidly growing network to keep up with its growing market. InvenSense provides a sensor system on-chip that operates in a variety of devices including smartphones, tablets, optical image stabilization, and automobiles....

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    AT&T 5G, AIRSHIP PLANS POWERED BY MIRANTIS

    Feb 07, 2019

    Mirantis scored an eight-figure, multi-year deal to provide AT&T with core infrastructure software to run the carrier’s 5G services. The central component of that core infrastructure is Kubernetes and is part of AT&T’s previously announced Airship initiative. Mirantis CEO and co-...

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    ON THE ROAD TO 5G: UPGRADING THE TRANSPORT NETWORK

    Feb 06, 2019

    The dawn of 5G means the way we get, experience and manage information will change, putting user experience front and center. To enable services in each of the three 5G primary use cases identified by the 3GPP—eMBB, URLLC and mMTC—network operators must dramatically transform their netwo...

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    DATABRICKS SECURES $250M FUNDING AS A16Z CLAIMS ITS VICTORY IN BIG DATA PLATFORMS

    Feb 06, 2019

    It’s another big day for big data; analytics platform provider Databricks has raised $250 million (£193.3m) in a series E funding round and now sits atop a $2.75 billion valuation. The funding was led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), and featured participation from Coatue Management, Micro...

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    SUPERMICRO SCALE-UP SERVERS DELIVER AFFORDABLE, NEXT GENERATION IN-MEMORY COMPUTING TO THE CLOUD

    Feb 06, 2019

    Super Micro Computer, a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, announced that its four-socket servers now support next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC persistent memory. Supermicro MP Servers now support ...

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    AFFIRMED NETWORKS DETAILS SUPPORT OF TURKCELL’S VIRTUALIZED NETWORK DEPLOYMENT

    Feb 06, 2019

    Affirmed Networks is offering some insights into how it helped Turkish mobile network operator Turkcell with the rapid deployment of one of the largest commercial network virtualization projects in the region. Turkcell’s virtualized network deployment supports more than 35 million mobile broad...

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    6WIND SNARES ANOTHER FORMER BROCADE VROUTER CUSTOMER

    Feb 06, 2019

    6WIND continues to scoop up disenchanted service providers left high and dry by a lack of support for their legacy Brocade Vyatta vRouters. The latest is JHComp, which is an internet service provider based in the Czech Republic. JHComp recently replaced its Brocade virtual routers with 6WIND’s...

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    SPECTRA TAPS VERSA NETWORKS TO DELIVER MANAGED SD-WAN IN INDIA

    Feb 05, 2019

    Indian service provider Spectra will now offer Versa Networks’ SD-WAN services to its small, medium, and large enterprise customers across the country. Spectra offers managed cloud and software-defined services as well as internet and broadband across its optical fibre network. The provider cl...

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    EXTREME NETWORKS MOVES INTO EDGE DEVICE SECURITY WITH DEFENDER FOR IOT

    Feb 05, 2019

    Extreme Networks is moving into IoT security with its new product, Defender for IoT, that secures wired and wireless devices. It’s a smart move for the networking vendor. Gartner estimates that 20.4 billion connected things will be in use by organizations worldwide by 2020. And IoT device atta...

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    CISCO SNAPS UP SINGULARITY NETWORKS TO BOLSTER NETWORK AUTOMATION UNIT

    Feb 05, 2019

    Cisco has agreed to acquire Singularity Networks, a company that monitors, collects, and analyzes service provider, web company, and enterprise networks. As the amount of data traversing a network explodes, even small changes and adjustments mean a lot. Finding and remediating problems is the highes...

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    DELL EMC BOOSTS MULTI-CLOUD DATA PROTECTION, REMOTE OFFICE MANAGEMENT

    Feb 05, 2019

    Dell EMC today tackled data protection for customers moving to a multi-cloud architecture and added smaller appliance options for mid-sized organizations and larger firms running remote offices. Those moves involve expanded data protection with new and enhanced features to its Data Domain and Integr...

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    SOME RURAL HOSPITALS LACK HEALTH IT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CMS PIP

    Feb 05, 2019

    In its recently released Rural Report, the American Hospital Association (AHA) cautions that some rural hospitals lack the health IT infrastructure required to meet the CMS Promoting Interoperability Program (PIP), formerly called the EHR Incentive Program. Rural hospitals must meet the same regulat...

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    PORT OF ROTTERDAM PUTS IOT INTO OPERATION WITH FIRST APPLICATION UNDERWAY

    Feb 04, 2019

    The Port of Rotterdam is ready to go with its Internet of Things (IoT) platform, with the announcement that the first application for a hydro/meteo has been put into operation. The system uses an extensive network of sensors to provide accurate and up-to-date water (hydro) and weather (meteo) data p...

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    HOW DEVOPS PROFESSIONALS ARE STRUGGLING WITH THE DAILY TROUBLESHOOTING GRIND

    Feb 04, 2019

    If your organisation is either focusing on DevOps or employs plenty of developers, make sure you keep an eye on their workloads – or face an exodus. That’s the primary finding from IT management software provider SolarWinds. In its latest report, which polled 336 DevOps, developer and we...

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    IOT, 5G, AND BLOCKCHAIN GO HAND IN HAND WHEN IT COMES TO CONNECTED CARS

    Feb 04, 2019

    With the imminent arrival of millions of connected cars on the roads by 2020, each with embedded IoT sensors, cloud-based informatics, telematics, and infotainment systems; hundreds of terabytes of data will be being generated every second making data management and the security of that data, critic...

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    CENTURYLINK DISCOVER NEW PHASE OF THEMOON IOT BOTNET TARGETING ISPS

    Feb 04, 2019

    CenturyLink threat researchers found a new module of IoT botnet “TheMoon,” which targets vulnerabilities in routers within broadband networks. This previously undocumented module allows the botnet to be leveraged as a service by other attackers. CenturyLink Threat Research Labs first cam...

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    SMALL CELL AWARDS SET TO HIGHLIGHT EARLY 5G INFRASTRUCTURE

    Feb 04, 2019

    Small cells – the compact, low-power mobile base stations that are set to be at the heart of 5G networks – will soon get some much needed recognition, as the SCF (Small Cell Forum) has now opened the Small Cell Awards 2019 for entries. The awards will be held on May 21st at the Small Cel...

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    DELL PARTNERS WITH SECUREWORKS AND CROWDSTRIKE ON ENDPOINT SECURITY OFFERING

    Feb 04, 2019

    Cybercriminals are continuously shifting their attack techniques to better target endpoints. As more than one-third (39%) of cyber attacks are now non-malware based, adversaries can exploit gaps in traditional antimalware solutions used in isolation. Considering 50% of organisations also have insuff...

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    ERICSSON TOUTS 4 CELLULAR IOT SEGMENTS TO SERVE INDUSTRY VERTICALS

    Feb 01, 2019

    Ericsson outlined an evolutionary vision for cellular IoT to help service providers address future needs of industry verticals such as automotive, manufacturing, and utilities as they work to enhance 4G LTE networks and prep for 5G. Ericsson identified two market segments that it plans to address in...

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    ETHERNITY ENET VROUTER AIMED AT A PROGRAMMABLE NETWORK BOTTLENECK

    Feb 01, 2019

    Software-defined networking (SDN) promises to transform equipment ecosystems, increase flexibility and network responsiveness, and reduce costs. A key to achieving all of this is moving from purpose built to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) gear. This is increasingly challenging, however, as network ...

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    DIGITAL HEALTH INNOVATORS NEED TO DELIVER RESULTS THIS YEAR

    Feb 01, 2019

    Digital health innovators will need to start delivering tangible results, not just hype, for consumers this year, judged the HIMSS 2019 Healthcare Trends Report. The report predicted that digital health innovations that will start having more real-world applications include artificial intelligence (...

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    EXTREME NETWORKS CEO: HUAWEI SECURITY CONCERNS PLAY OUT IN DATA CENTER NETWORKING, TOO

    Jan 31, 2019

    Security concerns about Huawei’s products could boost Extreme Networks’ data center business, according to Extreme President and CEO Ed Meyercord. “Our story and our product portfolio are resonating well with European customers,” Meyercord said on the company’s fiscal s...

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    AHIMA WARNS ABOUT BURDEN ON RURAL HOSPITALS FROM HHS EHR PROPOSALS

    Jan 31, 2019

    The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is warning that a number of recommendations in HHS’s draft report Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs could actually increase burdens on rural and/or smaller healthcar...

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    TCV CLOSES RECORD $3B FUND TO INVEST IN CONSUMER INTERNET, IT INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES

    Jan 31, 2019

    On the back of a strong showing for portfolio company Spotify going public last year and several biggies like Airbnb also slated to list very soon, VC firm TCV has announced its latest and biggest-ever fund, the $3 billion TCV X, which has now closed and will start getting invested “soon,&rdqu...

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    ISG LAUNCHES GLOBAL STUDY ON PRIVATE AND HYBRID CLOUD DATA CENTER SERVICES

    Jan 31, 2019

    Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, has launched a research study examining the global market for private and hybrid cloud data center services and solutions. Results will be published in a comprehensive ISG Provider Lens™ rep...

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    ERICSSON LAUNCHES NEW SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS LARGER IOT MARKET

    Jan 31, 2019

    Swedish gear maker Ericsson on Thursday launched new solutions to enable service providers to address a larger part of the IoT market. The solutions would cater to use cases across verticals including automotive, manufacturing, and utilities. The company has further outlined cellular IoT evolution i...

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    WHY K–12 DISTRICTS SHOULD USE HCI TO IMPROVE THEIR DATA CENTERS

    Jan 31, 2019

    K–12 schools need powerful data centers now more than ever as their infrastructures feel the increasing weight of new technology integrations, data analytics initiatives and the rising number of personalized devices. Hyperconverged infrastructure may be the answer. Across industries, hyperconv...

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    INTEL CAPITAL INVESTS IN FORTANIX AND PLIOPS TO BEEF UP CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE AND SECURITY

    Jan 30, 2019

    Intel Capital today announced that it has participated in two investment rounds aimed at strengthening and securing infrastructure around cloud computing. Intel’s VC arm said it led a $23 million investment round for Fortanix that included money from Foundation Capital and Neotribe, bringing t...

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    PLIOPS RAISES $30 MILLION IN SERIES B FUNDING LED BY SOFTBANK VENTURES ASIA TO TRANSFORM DATA CENTER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CLOUD, AI AND ML

    Jan 30, 2019

    Pliops, an innovator in cloud storage solutions, today announced that it has received a $30 million Series B funding led by SoftBank Ventures Asia, with participation from all Series A investors including Intel Capital, State of Mind Ventures (SOMV) and Viola Ventures, along with strategic investors...

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    SYMANTEC TAPS ACQUISITIONS TO BOLSTER ENDPOINT SECURITY

    Jan 30, 2019

    Symantec this week announced new products and enhancements to its network endpoint security lineup. The first is focused on managed endpoint detection and response (MEDR) and enhanced EDR 4.0, and the second on endpoint protection and hardening capabilities. The introductions are best seen in the br...

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    HHS WARNS HEALTH IT INFRASTRUCTURE COULD PUT PATIENT DATA AT RISK

    Jan 30, 2019

    Healthcare’s increasing dependence on interconnected health IT infrastructure, such as electronic health records and connected medical devices, could put sensitive patient data at risk, warned HHS in its quadrennial National Health Security Strategy released this month. As healthcare delivery ...

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    CUMULUS AND NUTANIX TEAM UP TO SIMPLIFY HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORKING

    Jan 30, 2019

    Data center network software provider Cumulus Networks has partnered with Nutanix to simplify networking on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). Cumulus said Tuesday that it has integrated the Cumulus Linux operating system and NetQ management software with Nutanix’s Prism management software....

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    SWITCH NAMED AN AI-READY COLOCATION DATA CENTER PARTNER FOR NVIDIA DGX SYSTEMS

    Jan 30, 2019

    the global technology infrastructure corporation that develops hyperscale data center ecosystems for elite colocation, enterprise hybrid cloud and connectivity solutions, today announced that Switch data centers have been selected as a preferred, AI-ready provider for the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Cente...

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    5 WAYS TO UTILIZE YOUR TECH INFRASTRUCTURE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT

    Jan 29, 2019

    An organization’s tech infrastructure allows them to optimize business performance and enables competitive advantage if that tech infrastructure is used to its fullest extent. Many organizations aren’t aware of the variety of ways to get the most out of their infrastructure and so they l...

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    AUSSIE TELCO'S 5G MOBILE NETWORK BECOMES CASUALTY OF BAN ON HUAWEI

    Jan 29, 2019

    Australia's TPG Telecom said yesterday that it has abandoned building its mobile telephone network because it relied on Huawei Technologies equipment that has been banned by Australia's government on security grounds. The nascent network is the first commercial casualty in Australia of the b...

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    AT CISCO LIVE, AI OPTIMIZES NETWORKING ACROSS THE MULTICLOUD

    Jan 29, 2019

    Cisco Systems Inc. is investing heavily in tooling to automate network and resource management up and down the cloud-computing stack. The company’s announcements today at its Cisco Live event in Barcelona show that it remains deeply committed to leveraging artificial intelligence to differenti...

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    SOFTWARE NETWORKING FIRM CATO NETWORKS LANDS $55M FUNDING ROUND

    Jan 29, 2019

    Enterprise networking company Cato Networks Ltd. has refilled its war chest with a $55 million round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. The round brings its total amount raised to $125 million. Previous investors Aspect Ventures, Greylock Partners, Singtel Innov8, USVP and co-founders Sh...

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    CISCO BRINGS ITS DATA CENTER INFRASTRUCTURE TO WHEREVER DATA LIVES

    Jan 29, 2019

    Cisco Systems Inc. is responding to the growing spread of data with a new networking architecture that aims to extend enterprise’s data centers to wherever their data lives and wherever their applications are being deployed. The company announced early today at its Cisco Live event in Barcelon...

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    AMD SHARES JUMP ON RECORD GROWTH IN DATA CENTER REVENUE

    Jan 29, 2019

    Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has reported record quarterly growth in data center sales and projected revenue growth in fiscal 2019 above Wall Street expectations, sending its shares up 10% after the bell. Investors were bracing for weak results from AMD after warnings from a host of other ...

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    CISCO ISSUES PATCHES FOR SEVERAL SD-WAN SOFTWARE VULNERABILITIES

    Jan 28, 2019

    Cisco released patches for new security vulnerabilities in its SD-WAN software. In total, Cisco found four vulnerabilities within its Viptela-based SD-WAN solution. The most critical vulnerability was discovered in the vContainer of the SD-WAN that would allow an authenticated, remote attacker to ca...

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    GERMANY COULD HAVE FOUR 5G PLAYERS FOLLOWING AUCTION

    Jan 28, 2019

    One of the worst fears of Germany’s three incumbent mobile network operators (MNOs) may now be realized: the market’s upcoming 5G spectrum auction could usher in a fourth MNO to the market less than five years after the number of mobile network players was reduced from four to three. 1&a...

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    EXTRAHOP CEO SETS HIS SIGHTS ON BECOMING A HALF-BILLION-DOLLAR SECURITY FIRM

    Jan 28, 2019

    ExtraHop CEO Arif Kareem has a very specific goal for the company. “Our eyes are set on becoming a half-billion-dollar security company,” he said. He’s also positioning the software provider for an initial public offering, likely in the “next 24 months.” But he’s ...

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    GARTNER: CLOUD, ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE TO DRIVE GLOBAL IT SPENDING INCREASE

    Jan 28, 2019

    If you have any doubts that digital transformation is top of mind for IT executives, just take a look at what they're buying. Spending on enterprise software, particularly cloud services and applications, is expected to grow faster than any other category of IT this year, fueling an overall incr...

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    LAVELLE NETWORKS RELEASES SD-WAN NETWORK MONITORING MOBILE APP

    Jan 28, 2019

    India-based enterprise networking company Lavelle Networks recently announced the release of the CloudStation App. The app, an extension of their network orchestration software, allows users to monitor their SD-WAN network’s performance from their mobile devices. The CloudStation App provides ...

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    CONFLUENT’S $2.5 BILLION VALUATION MAY PROVIDE AFFIRMATION AMID OPEN SOURCE TURBULENCE

    Jan 24, 2019

    Confluent, a provider of open source software based on Apache Kafka, has raised $125 million (£96m) in a series D funding round putting it at a valuation of $2.5 billion. The funding round was led by Sequoia Capital – whose other recent runners have included Snowflake and Cohesity &ndash...

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    DO CRYPTOGRAPHIC KEYS BELONG IN THE CLOUD?

    Jan 24, 2019

    Thanks to the cloud, organisations of all sizes can enjoy scalability, ease of use, and significant savings by outsourcing hardware and software ownership and maintenance in multi-tenant environments. Medium-sized companies no longer have to pay to build their own infrastructure, which makes the clo...

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    MICROSOFT ENDS SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS LEGACY IT INFRASTRUCTURE IN 2020

    Jan 24, 2019

    Microsoft is ending support for its legacy IT infrastructure products Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on Jan. 14, 2020. After that date, Microsoft will no longer provide regular security updates for those products. Microsoft is offering two options for organizations running Windows Server 2008 and 2...

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    IBM’S MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CLOUD WINS KEEP ON COMING

    Jan 24, 2019

    Another day, another multi-million dollar cloud deal for IBM. Today the vendor said it signed a $260 million agreement with the Bank of the Philippine Islands. This caps a steady run of major cloud wins for IBM over the past two weeks. The Bank of the Philippine Islands is a universal bank headquart...

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    INSTALLED WIRELESS IOT DEVICES IN INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AT MORE THAN 21 MILLION

    Jan 24, 2019

    According to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, annual shipments of wireless devices for industrial automation applications reached 4.6 million units worldwide in 2018, accounting for approximately 6 percent of all new connected nodes. Growing at a compound annual grow...

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    APPDYNAMICS UNVEILS CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM PLATFORM FOR AIOPS ERA

    Jan 23, 2019

    AppDynamics, a Cisco company, today unveiled a new platform that will unite all the areas of its application monitoring business. It also helps the company position itself with an AIOps mindset — using artificial intelligence (AI) to automate IT operations — to navigate the challenges of...

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    ENHANCED IT INFRASTRUCTURE KEY ELEMENT IN HEALTHCARE INTEROPERABILITY

    Jan 23, 2019

    A cost-effective, enhanced IT infrastructure is one of the key elements outlined in a new report laying out an agenda to promote healthcare interoperability prepared by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and six other national hospital associations. The report called for consistent employment o...

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    THE DANGERS OF NOT UPGRADING AGEING INFRASTRUCTURE

    Jan 23, 2019

    It’s the dawn of a new year and we’ve all made resolutions to update our health, our lives and even our jobs. An important consideration for new years resolutions is the inclusion of a commitment to update IT infrastructure. Outdated IT infrastructure can pose massive problems for busine...

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    CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE SALES BEAT TRADITIONAL IT LAST YEAR

    Jan 23, 2019

    Revenue from cloud IT infrastructure sales outpaced traditional infrastructure sales for the first time in the third quarter of 2018, according to IDC. This includes servers, enterprise storage and ethernet switches for both public and private clouds. The market analyst released its Worldwide Quarte...

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    HOW TO JUSTIFY DATA CENTER MODERNIZATION TO BUSINESS OWNERS

    Jan 23, 2019

    The business environment today is in a state of flux. Incessant changes in customer demands and intense competition are forcing enterprises to continuously adapt to the new market dynamics. Besides, digital technology too is playing a big part in altering the way business is done. Percolating into e...

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    AZURE DEVOPS SERVER 2019 NOW AT RELEASE CANDIDATE 2

    Jan 22, 2019

    Microsoft released Azure DevOps Server 2019 Release Candidate 2 (RC2), according to a Tuesday announcement. RC2 will be the last release before the server becomes a production-grade product, according to Microsoft's announcement. Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC2 is a renamed product that succeeds Mi...

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    THE CLOUDERA-HORTONWORKS $5.2BN MERGER ANALYSED: CHALLENGES, COMPETITION AND OPPORTUNITIES

    Jan 22, 2019

    When Cloudera and Hortonworks, two of the biggest big data behemoths, first announced they were coming together in a $5.2 billion blockbuster merger in October, the questions were almost infinite. Yet the most important two seemed to be: why now? And what does the future hold? Now, after the transac...

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    DEUTSCHE TELEKOM FLAGS FURTHER 5G TESTS IN 2019

    Jan 22, 2019

    Deutsche Telekom (DT) signaled plans to expand its 5G test locations in 2019, although Berlin is clearly set to remain the focal point in the early stages of the German carrier’s 5G rollout strategy. A new 5G test site will be established in Darmstadt near Frankfurt am Main in the first quarte...

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    HEALTHCARE IT SPENDING PRIORITIES INCLUDE BIG DATA ANALYTICS, AI

    Jan 22, 2019

    Top IT spending priorities for healthcare executives are accelerating digital transformation, investing in big data analytics and artificial intelligence, and modernizing IT infrastructure, according to the third annual Healthcare IT Demand Survey report by Damo Consulting. At the same time, spendin...

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    REVOLUTIONARY DATA CONCEPTS MEAN REAL BUSINESS IMPACT: SOFTWARE ABSTRACTION TO HCI

    Jan 22, 2019

    Speak to any systems architect at the moment, and you’ll find his or her eyes shine with enthusiasm when virtualization is mentioned. And although here at TechHQ we cut the very technical types a great deal of slack, it’s a subject that’s difficult to explain to anyone who’s ...

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    CISCO CHIEF CHUCK ROBBINS CHATS CHINA, TARIFFS AND GLOBAL SECURITY

    Jan 21, 2019

    Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco Systems, took to Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas this week to discuss the state of the technology industry. He didn't stop at how the rapidly changing industry is impacting Cisco's customer base and what customers are investing in today, he also touched on how local ...

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    AT&T, VERIZON GEAR UP FOR 5G NETWORK SLICING IN 2020, 2021

    Jan 21, 2019

    Network slicing is one of those things 5G industry experts often cite when they’re describing the benefits of a 5G world. At its most basic, network slicing provides for a more efficient use of the network. Instead of allocating on a serialized basis, operators can do things in parallel by all...

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    GLOBAL REMOTE INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT MARKET, GROWTH AND FORECAST UP, 2018-2026 BY COHERENT MARKET INSIGHTS

    Jan 21, 2019

    Remote infrastructure management is the service for monitoring and managing the IT infrastructure which includes computer software and hardware such as server, IT security, network devices, and storage devices. Remote infrastructure management offers various features such as increased efficiency, pr...

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    ORACLE OPENS CLOUD DATA CENTER IN TORONTO

    Jan 21, 2019

    Enterprise IT giant Oracle has opened a data center in Toronto, Canada - its first in the country. The facility will be used to host the company's public cloud service, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. In addition, interconnection and data center company Cologix announced that it will offer dedicate...

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    DMAAS GROWTH IS SET TO OUTPACE DCIM IN 2019

    Jan 21, 2019

    As data center management solutions mature to meet evolving infrastructure needs, organizations are challenged with allocating time, money and resources to upgrading their data center infrastructure with the goal of achieving operational efficiency. While existing data center infrastructure manageme...

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    VERTIV LAUNCHES CONTAINERIZED DATA CENTERS, POWER SYSTEMS IN EMEA

    Jan 21, 2019

    American critical infrastructure specialist Vertiv has launched two product lines for modular data centers. The first, Vertiv SmartMod, offers customers pre-fabricated, container-based data centers that can be configured to include the company’s power distribution and cooling equipment. The se...

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    SENATOR CRITICIZES CUTS TO VA HEALTH IT INFRASTRUCTURE BUDGET

    Jan 18, 2019

    Proposed budget cuts to IT projects could undercut healthcare IT infrastructure modernization requirements of the Department of Veterans Affairs, a key senator is warning. In a Jan. 11 letter sent to recently confirmed Veterans Affairs (VA) Assistant Secretary of Information and Technology and Chief...

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    10 WAYS MACHINE LEARNING IS REVOLUTIONISING SALES

    Jan 18, 2019

    Sales teams adopting AI are seeing an increase in leads and appointments of more than 50%, cost reductions of 40%–60%, and call time reductions of 60%–70% according to the Harvard Business Review article Why Salespeople Need to Develop Machine Intelligence. 62% of highest performing sale...

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    HUAWEI TAKES 5G SUPREMACY SHOT AT ZTE

    Jan 18, 2019

    Huawei has claimed the upper hand against rival ZTE by completing a 5G New Radio (NR) trial in the 2.6 GHz spectrum band. The latest proclamation comes as both China-based vendors look to put a torrid 2018 behind them. The two vendors are vying to take the lead in 5G testing under the aegis of the I...

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    MICROSOFT ADDS AZUREDEVOPS BUG BOUNTY, OFFERS $20K REWARDS

    Jan 18, 2019

    Microsoft added a new bug bounty program that pays hackers to find security flaws in its software. This latest move targets Azure DevOps, Microsoft’s cloud platform for collaborating on code development. The program will pay between $500 and $20,000 for found eligible vulnerabilities in Azure ...

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    BLOCKCHAIN FOR MULTI-CLOUD MANAGEMENT? WANDISCO’S DOWN TO BOOGIE

    Jan 17, 2019

    WANdisco’s latest offering uses consensus technology – a key blockchain component – to manage data across enterprises’ multi-cloud environments. Consensus technology is used to achieve agreement on a single data value among distributed processes or systems. These algorithms a...

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    AWS UNVEILS NEW DATA BACKUP SERVICE

    Jan 17, 2019

    Amazon Web Services announced AWS Backup, a centralized service for customers to back up their data across both AWS’ public cloud as well as their on-premises data centers. The company said enterprises are having to deal with data located in multiple services such as databases, block storage, ...

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    IBM TO AID JUNIPER TO ENHANCE IT AND CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

    Jan 17, 2019

    International Business Machines Corporation (IBM - Free Report) recently entered into a seven-year agreement with Juniper Networks (JNPR - Free Report)for $325 million. Per the terms of the deal, IBM Services platform integrated with automation and cognitive capabilities of Watson will be utilized b...

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    TELSTRA INCREASES ASIA-US DATA CAPACITY WITH SUBSEA CABLE INVESTMENTS

    Jan 17, 2019

    Telstra announced the addition of substantial capacity to its subsea cable infrastructure with its first large capacity purchase on the new-generation New Cross Pacific (NCP) cable, and a further investment in the Faster cable. These investments strengthen Telstra’s Japan to the US route and c...

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    GOOGLE SAID TO BE PLANNING $600M WIND POWERED DATA CENTER IN THE LAND OF LAKES

    Jan 17, 2019

    Google's parent company Alphabet is planning to build a $600 million data center in Minnesota, according to a regulatory filing last week by Excel Energy, the state's largest energy company. An initial report from Minnesota Public Radio, which broke the story, put the location of the planned...

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    WHICH ANALYTICS AND BI TECHNOLOGIES WILL BE THE HIGHEST PRIORITY IN 2019?

    Jan 16, 2019

    82% of enterprises are prioritising analytics and BI as part of their budgets for new technologies and cloud-based services. 54% say AI, machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) are also a high investment priority. 50% of enterprises say their stronger focus on metrics and key performa...

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    CLOUD COMPUTING APPS AND MOBILE WEARABLES CONVERGING: WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?

    Jan 16, 2019

    Adoption of mobile internet access, combined with the development of innovative cloud services and wearable devices, has created a multitude of new consumer and business use cases that will drive demand, according to the latest worldwide market study by International Data Corporation (IDC). Global s...

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    VMWARE PKS UPDATE EMBRACES AZURE, KUBERNETES SECURITY

    Jan 16, 2019

    VMware added support for Microsoft Azure, deeper integration of Kubernetes, and more security into its latest PKS 1.3 release. The platform is a hosted Kubernetes offering that taps work from sister company Pivotal. Wendy Cartee, a senior director at VMware, noted that PKS now supports the Azure Clo...

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    5G SPECTRUM AUCTIONS TO RAMP IN 2019

    Jan 16, 2019

    The United States and Switzerland have made early moves to auction off 5G spectrum with many more countries set to follow. The U.S. is in the midst of auctioning millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum in the 28 GHz band, with combined bids exceeding $696 million by the end of Tuesday. Once this auction i...

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    DOD HEALTH DATA EXCHANGE GETS BRIDGE CONTRACT AS GAO HEARS APPEAL

    Jan 16, 2019

    The Department of Interior has awarded a six-month sole-source “sustainment bridge” contract for continued operation and maintenance of the Defense Medical Information Exchange (DMIX) system, which enables the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans Affairs (DoD), and other f...

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    CLOUD SECURITY ALLIANCE: CLOUD ERP MAKING WAVES BUT CAUTION PERSISTS AROUND SECURITY

    Jan 14, 2019

    Once a major headache for organisations, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are now becoming easier to migrate to the cloud, according to a new study from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). The findings, which appear in the research firm’s latest report, titled ‘The Impact of Clo...

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    SPRINT LOOKS AHEAD AT 2019 TO BROADEN ITS MANAGED SD-WAN SERVICE

    Jan 14, 2019

    Since launching its managed SD-WAN offering in May 2017, Sprint has updated the service and expanded its footprint. But in 2019, the provider is looking to make its biggest updates yet in order to offer a more flexible and diverse SD-WAN service. When Sprint first launched the service it focused on ...

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    TELEFÓNICA VALIDATES WIND RIVER’S CLOUD PLATFORM FOR ITS UNICA PROJECT

    Jan 14, 2019

    Telecom giant Telefónica validated Wind River’s Titanium Cloud platform as a virtualized infrastructure manager (VIM) for NFV workloads within the operator’s Unica virtualization project. That validation included the ability to work within a multi-VIM environment. The testing incl...

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    HUAWEI’S NEW DATA CENTER SWITCH USES EMBEDDED AI CHIP

    Jan 14, 2019

    Huawei’s latest data center switch uses an embedded artificial intelligence (AI) chip to boost network performance. The vendor announced the new product at its spring 2019 event, and it follows news that Intel and Facebook have an AI chip for data centers under development. It also comes as th...

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    BT TAPS SEVONE FOR GREATER VISIBILITY INTO ITS MANAGED SERVICES

    Jan 14, 2019

    British telecommunications provider BT tapped SevOne’s Data Platform for performance management. The provider will leverage SevOne to provide monitoring and reporting capabilities to its service teams to resolve issues on customer networks. The SevOne Data Platform is a cloud-based platform th...

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    ENTERPRISE CLOUD JOURNEYS IN 2019: PLAIN SAILING OR STORMS ON THE HORIZON?

    Jan 11, 2019

    A rising tide of regulatory, governance and security concerns, a paucity of talent experienced in large-scale transformation, and boardroom concerns over the real business impact can make cloud migration feel like a journey towards shark-infested waters. Despite these challenges, 2019 will be the ye...

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    DT, ERICSSON MMWAVE BACKHAUL TEST HITS 5G LATENCY TARGETS

    Jan 11, 2019

    Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson conducted a wireless backhaul test that produced results seen as essential to meeting the low-latency requirements of 5G systems. The test was conducted at a DT lab in Athens, Greece, using millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum over a distance of 1.4 kilometers (0.8 miles)....

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    CES 2019: QUECTEL NEW PRODUCTS TO ACCELERATE IOT INNOVATIONS

    Jan 11, 2019

    The four-day Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) kicked off Tuesday in Las Vegas. Quectel Wireless Solutions showcased its new technological innovations at this annual event, which are bound to bring a brand-new connectivity experience for years to come. With 5G commercialization starting in 2019, ...

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    ACCENTURE COLLABORATES WITH KPN TO DEMONSTRATE THE VALUE OF 5G-ENABLED INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

    Jan 11, 2019

    The companies are co-creating innovative solutions at KPN’s Field Lab in the Rotterdam Harbour area. Accenture is collaborating with Dutch telecommunications company KPN and other innovative businesses in the KPN-led Industrial 5G Field Lab Initiative, located at the Shell Pernis Refinery in t...

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    BLOOMBERG CHOSE APSTRA’S NETWORK MONITORING FOR ITS LONDON BROADCAST FACILITY

    Jan 10, 2019

    Apstra’s intent-based data center automation technology is being used by Bloomberg Television at its new broadcast facility in London. This seems kind of unusual given that Apstra’s software is primarily used in data centers. But Apstra CEO Mansour Karam said in an email to SDxCentral th...

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    ONC URGES PROGRESS IN UPGRADING US HEALTH IT INFRASTRUCTURE

    Jan 10, 2019

    Collaboration and innovation are vital to progress in upgrading the US health IT infrastructure, said ONC in its annual report to Congress. The report backed full support for implementing the health IT provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act. In addition, the report recommended that health IT stake...

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    GOOGLE LOOKING AT BECKER TO BUILD A $600 MILLION DATA CENTER

    Jan 10, 2019

    Google is looking at building a giant Minnesota data center in Becker that would cost at least $600 million and be powered by two dedicated wind farms. The data center, essentially a big building full of servers, was disclosed Thursday in a regulatory filing by Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, which w...

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    CLOUD IT INFRASTRUCTURE REVENUES SURPASSED TRADITIONAL IT INFRASTRUCTURE REVENUES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2018, ACCORDING TO IDC

    Jan 10, 2019

    According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of IT infrastructure products (server, enterprise storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud environments, including public and private cloud, grew 47.2% year over year i...

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    ENTERPRISE IT INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING ON THE RISE

    Jan 10, 2019

    Adoption of cloud services continues to influence enterprise spending, including that earmarked for collaboration, as newly released Synergy Research Group (SRG) data shows. Data released by SRG this week shows that enterprise spending on IT infrastructure increased by 13% on average in 2018, as gle...

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    MICROSOFT IS EXPANDING ITS VIRGINIA DATA CENTER FOOTPRINT, BUT NOT IN ASHBURN

    Jan 10, 2019

    Microsoft is once again expanding its already enormous data center campus in Boydton, a town in southern Virginia. The office of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the company’s plans Thursday, saying it will “inject significant capital investment” in what will be its sixth ...

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    IT’S TIME TO DIVERSIFY YOUR CLOUD PORTFOLIO – OR BANK ON FAILURE

    Jan 09, 2019

    You don’t have to be a Wall Street professional to understand the reasons to invest in more than one company. So, why would a business choose a strategy of investing in a single cloud? It doesn’t make sense in today’s marketplace. Initially, cloud providers like Microsoft Azure, AW...

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    IBM MAKES LEAP IN LATEST QUANTUM COMPUTER RELEASE – BUT WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

    Jan 09, 2019

    IBM thinks it has gained a head-start on the slowly emerging quantum market with the launch of what it has described as the first commercially useable integrated quantum computing system. Quantum computing is based on the principles of quantum mechanics and aims to take advantage of subatomic partic...

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    VERIZON 5G HOME’S RELATIONSHIP STATUS WITH CABLE? IT’S COMPLICATED

    Jan 09, 2019

    Verizon it absolutely targeting cable companies with its 5G Home internet service. But it also wants to be the cable guys’ “best long-term partner,” said Ronan Dunne, EVP of Verizon and president of Verizon Wireless. Dunne, speaking at the Citi 2019 Global TMT West Conference in La...

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    INDUSTRY SAYS NOT SO FAST TO OMB'S PROPOSED DATA CENTER POLICY CHANGES

    Jan 09, 2019

    The first weekday of the shutdown, Dec. 26, was also the deadline for interested parties to comment on the administration’s draft Data Center Optimization Initiative policy update. The draft policy released in November extends restrictions on building new or expanding current federally-owned d...

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    NEW SYNERGY RESEARCH REPORT FINDS ENTERPRISE DATA CENTER MARKET IS STRONG FOR NOW

    Jan 09, 2019

    Conventional wisdom would suggest that in 2019, the public cloud dominates and enterprise data centers are becoming an anachronism of a bygone era, but new data from Synergy Research finds that the enterprise data center market had a growth spurt last year. In fact, Synergy reported that overall spe...

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    FROST & SULLIVAN APPLAUDS VMWARE FOR GLOBAL SD-WAN MARKET LEADERSHIP

    Jan 09, 2019

    Frost & Sullivan recognized VMware with the 2018 Global Market Leadership Award for capturing the highest share of the SD-WAN market based on a recent analysis of the global software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) market by Frost & Sullivan. VMware acquired VeloCloud in 2017 for its stro...

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    QUALCOMM ACHIEVES 5G LEADERSHIP WITH 30 DEVICES WINS

    Jan 08, 2019

    Qualcomm’s innovative technology gave it the powers to dominate the smartphone market and huge profits. Qualcomm also faced regulatory pressure in several phone markets due to its negotiation power and dominance. The San Diego-based chipmaker’s earnings have suffered in the wake of weake...

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    INTEL TARGETS 5G INFRASTRUCTURE WITH NEW SOC

    Jan 08, 2019

    Intel set its sights on gains in the 5G infrastructure market, announcing a new system on chip (SoC) designed specifically for next generation mobile base stations. During a briefing with journalists, Navin Shenoy, EVP of Intel’s Data Center Group (pictured), said: “Computing is really w...

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    T-MOBILE POKES FUN AT AT&T FOR LABELLING ITS 4G SERVICE AS 5G

    Jan 08, 2019

    4G curiously becomes 5G overnight, with no change in the company’s infrastructure or customers' device hardware T-Mobile has cast aspersions at rival operator AT&T for changing the 4G icon on its users' devices to 5G-E, despite not offering a true 5G network as yet. In a tweet repl...

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    ELEMENT CRITICAL ACQUIRES DATA CENTERS IN CHICAGO SUBURBS

    Jan 08, 2019

    Data center provider Element Critical is expanding into the Chicago market with the acquisition of two data centers in suburban Wood Dale, Illinois, the company announced today. The deal provides a third market for Element Critical, which currently has operations in Silicon Valley and Northern Virgi...

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    SPRINT AND T-MOBILE THROW MORE 5G PIECES ON THE TABLE

    Jan 07, 2019

    Sprint and T-Mobile US connected a few more pieces in their complex 5G network plans that were also significant wins for vendor partners Samsung and Intel. Sprint’s latest 5G push involves plans to launch a standards-based 5G smartphone from Samsung this summer. The device will be able to acce...

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    HUAWEI WORKS WITH ARM, NOT INTEL, ON NEW CPU

    Jan 07, 2019

    Huawei today announced a new CPU, called Kunpeng 920, based on Arm architecture. The new 64-core CPU along with Huawei’s new TaiShan server is designed to boost the development of computing in big data, distributed storage, and Arm-native applications. William Xu, director of the board and chi...

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    HERE ANNOUNCES WORLD’S FIRST SAAS NAVIGATION AND CONNECTED SERVICE SOLUTION FOR VEHICLES

    Jan 07, 2019

    Allows automakers to provide fresh and differentiated experiences to drivers and passengers while simplifying their supply chain and reducing costs Off-the-shelf enablement of OEM proprietary or third party connected service sales powered by the HERE Open Location Platform State-of the art user inte...

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    ASTROCAST LAUNCHES IOT INTO SPACE

    Jan 07, 2019

    Nanosatellite Network Pilots Bring Affordable Communications to Remote Areas for Marine, Industrial and Water Purification IoT Devices. Astrocast announced today the launch of 3 new pilots of its Low Earth Orbit Nanosatellite Network. The pilots with Actia, Marine Instruments, and Swiss Fresh Water ...

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    NEW CONTINUUM DATA CENTERS ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF FLAGSHIP WEST CHICAGO DATA CENTER

    Jan 07, 2019

    IT infrastructure service provider New Continuum Holdings Corporation, which operates New Continuum Data Centers (New Continuum), today announces the acquisition of the company’s flagship mission critical data center located at 603 Discovery Drive in West Chicago, Illinois. The facility, which...

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    VIETNAM TO TEST 5G MOBILE NETWORK THIS YEAR

    Jan 06, 2019

    The latter is a key component of the Government’s Resolution 01, in which the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) will grant test 5G frequencies to operators this year and expand them in 2020. Head of the Policy and Planning Division under the Ministry of Information and Communica...

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    GLOBAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE-AS-A-SERVICE (AIAAS) MARKET 2019-2023

    Jan 06, 2019

    The global artificial intelligence-as-a-service (AIaaS) market is expected to post a CAGR of over 47%, according to the latest market research report by Technavio. However, the market is expected to decelerate on a year-on-year basis during the forecast period. A key factor driving the growth of the...

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    PRECISION MEDICINE REQUIRES DATA STORAGE, INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES

    Jan 04, 2019

    Precision medicine will require significant investments in data storage, infrastructure, and security systems in the coming years to achieve its full potential, a recent report by the California Precision Medicine Advisory Committee concluded. Data storage and infrastructure must keep pace with the ...

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    T-MOBILE US MEASURES 5G AWARENESS WITH NEW CONSUMER INDEX

    Jan 04, 2019

    As it sits around waiting for regulatory approval to close on its $26 billion acquisition of rival Sprint, T-Mobile US seems to have come up with a fine idea to fill the time: find out what American citizens really think about 5G by launching a new quarterly study on the new technology and its wider...

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    IOT SPENDING TO HIT $745 BILLION IN 2019, IDC SAYS

    Jan 04, 2019

    Worldwide IoT spending will reach $745 billion this year, a 15.4 percent increase over the $646 billion spent in 2018, and surpass the $1 trillion mark in 2022, according to IDC’s latest forecast. The firm’s Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide says IoT spending will ma...

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    WHY EFFICIENT MULTI-CLOUD MANAGEMENT AND DEVOPS REQUIRES TRANSPARENCY

    Jan 03, 2019

    As multi-clouds become the norm, finding and addressing wasteful cloud resources jump to the top of the list of IT concerns. Keeping cloud management simple, timely, and accurate requires a view into your application usage that is clear and comprehensive. Hybrid clouds give organisations the ability...

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    NETWORK MANAGEMENT MAKES TOP 10 CYBERSECURITY BEST PRACTICES LIST

    Jan 03, 2019

    Effective network management is one of the top 10 cybersecurity best practices for healthcare organizations laid out in a recent publication released by HHS and the Health Sector Coordinating Council. The four-volume publication, entitled Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and...

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    SEQUANS AND POLTE TO ADD POWERFUL LOCATION TECHNOLOGY TO SEQUANS MONARCH LTE FOR IOT PLATFORM

    Jan 03, 2019

    Low-cost, low-power location solution ushers in new era of affordable LTE tracking capability. Sequans Communications and Polte Corporation, provider of advanced Cloud Location over Cellular (C-LoC) solutions, today announced they will embed Polte’s C-LoC software on Sequans Monarch LTE platfo...

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    ALPHABET’S PLAYBOOK INCLUDES PUMPING BILLIONS INTO NETWORKING, AI

    Jan 03, 2019

    Google’s parent company Alphabet is pumping billions of dollars into its networking strategy as it works to build — and own — the artificial intelligence (AI) ecosystem, according to MTN Consulting’s Alphabet Playbook. This report is the third in the consulting firm’s W...

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    FAREWELL 2018, HELLO 2019: THE LAST 12 MONTHS IN CLOUD – AND WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON

    Jan 02, 2019

    2018 was yet another fascinating year when it came to cloud computing, along with the emerging technologies which complement and rely on the cloud. As the ecosystem has matured and organisations’ confidence has increased, conversations have shifted gear accordingly. RightScale’s State of...

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    FORTINET’S SECURITY-FIRST APPROACH TO SD-WAN CONTINUES TO GAIN MOMENTUM

    Jan 02, 2019

    Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced recent customer, partner and market momentum, as well as independent testing results, of its FortiGate Secure SD-WAN solution. “In today’s threat landscape, security can never be an afterthoug...

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    HOW THE INDUSTRY CLOUD COMPUTING MARKET IS GAINING NEW MOMENTUM

    Jan 02, 2019

    As more CIOs and CTOs embrace hybrid IT infrastructure models, incorporating multi-cloud solutions, another key trend is gaining momentum. According to the latest worldwide market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), five large industry groups are expected to spend a total of $37.5 billion...

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    SERVERLESS AND KNATIVE UNDERLINE CLOUD NATIVE EVOLUTION

    Dec 28, 2018

    Serverless computing played an interesting subplot at the recent KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 event in Seattle, where a number of keynotes and panels were dedicated to the topic of how these systems will impact the evolution of cloud native. Most of the attention, not surprisingly, ce...

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    DELL RUNS THE GAUNTLET TO ACHIEVE ITS GOAL OF GOING PUBLIC

    Dec 27, 2018

    It took Michael Dell 12 months of battling shareholders — and ultimately paying them about $14 billion. But assuming all goes smoothly over the next 24 hours, on Friday Dell Technologies, the largest privately held tech company, will once again become a public company. For Dell Technologies, 2...

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    ZTE SPENT 2018 ENGULFED IN INTERNATIONAL INTRIGUE

    Dec 27, 2018

    China-based vendor ZTE ended 2018 with as much uncertainty as it started – especially when it comes to its ongoing operations in the U.S. The vendor spent the entire year in the center of international intrigue that included claims of espionage, direct intervention from President Donald Trump,...

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    NETWORKING SECTOR LOGS 67 PERCENT GROWTH IN JULY-SEPT

    Dec 27, 2018

    Cisco continues to lead the India networking market which witnessed 67.1 per cent year-over-year growth in the third quarter (July-Sept) of this year, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Wednesday. Government and enterprise digitalisation initiatives are expected to drive future growth ...

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    INTERSYSTEMS EXEC ON DISTRIBUTED, DATA-INTENSIVE, RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD OF HEALTH IT

    Dec 26, 2018

    There are three primary factors driving health IT today: It is distributed, it is information-intensive, and it is changing rapidly, said Kathleen Aller, director of market strategy for healthcare at InterSystems. The vendor will be focusing on these and other health IT trends, including FHIR and AI...

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    2019 AND BEYOND: FOCUS ON PREMIUMISATION, DECENTRALISATION

    Dec 26, 2018

    As 2018 ends and we head into 2019, it would be worthwhile to s an the investment horizon and identify important strategies that investors and entrepreneurs could explore to create businesses that can benefit significantly from growth in the Indian markets. As incomes rise steadily in India, "p...

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    STS APPLIES 'CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE AS A SERVICE' AT EHSI

    Dec 26, 2018

    STS, one of the leading providers of comprehensive information technology (IT) solutions, has signed an agreement with Electronic Health Solutions International (EHSI), equipping it with Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to manage its virtual servers and information storage operations The agr...

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    HOW IN-MEMORY COMPUTING WILL POWER THE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE IN 2019

    Dec 26, 2018

    From Artificial Intelligence to In-Memory-Computing-as-a-Service, Organisations Will Leverage In-Memory Computing to Achieve New Levels of Real-Time Business Insight into Their Data Many companies still view IT technology as a tool to increase efficiency or revenue. Instead, viewing digital transfor...

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    NETWORKING VENDORS JUMP ON 400GBE IN 2018

    Dec 26, 2018

    The IEEE standard for 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) was approved in December 2017. And prior to that, 400GbE had already garnered some attention. For instance, in March 2017 AT&T was able to establish a 400GbE connection between New York and Washington, D.C. 400GbE is four times as fast as 100 gig ...

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    AMAZON ECHO, GOOGLE HOME: HOW EUROPE FELL IN LOVE WITH SMART SPEAKERS

    Dec 24, 2018

    Europeans are embracing smart speakers from Google, Amazon and Apple despite concerns about the technology's potential to invade privacy in the home. The race is on to develop the smartest speaker of them all, with the Google Assistant-powered Google Home currently in the lead on understanding q...

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    MICROSOFT PLANS NEW 4K WEBCAMS TO BRING FACIAL RECOGNITION TO ALL WINDOWS 10 DEVICES, SAYS REPORT

    Dec 24, 2018

    Microsoft could release its own external webcams next year, with one aimed at extending Windows Hello facial recognition to all Windows 10 PCs. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott reports that Microsoft is making the new 4K cameras for Windows 10 PCs and its gaming console Xbox One. The camera targeted to...

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    CLOUD CONSTELLATION BANKS $100M FOR SPACE LASER CLOUD SECURITY

    Dec 24, 2018

    Cloud Constellation has pocketed a $100 million funding round for its plan to build a secure data cloud based on a network of satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO). HCH Group Company, an investment firm based in Hong Kong, invested $100 million in Cloud Constellation's Series B equity round, Cloud...

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    CHROME OS TO BLOCK USB ACCESS WHILE THE SCREEN IS LOCKED

    Dec 23, 2018

    Google will add a new security feature to Chrome OS, the company's web-based operating system that powers its Chromebooks devices. The new feature, named USBGuard, will block access to the USB port access while the device's screen is locked. According to a Chrome OS source code commit spotte...

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    MICROSOFT INTELLIGENT CLOUD HUB TO BUILD AI-READY WORKFORCE IN INDIA

    Dec 21, 2018

    Microsoft on Thursday announced a three-year "Intelligent Cloud Hub" collaborative programme in India to empower institutes to skill students in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cloud technologies. The dedicated AI infrastructure and Internet of Things (IOT) hub programme will equip select...

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    HOW TO BACKUP TO THE CLOUD WITH A WAN DATA ACCELERATION LAYER

    Dec 21, 2018

    Software-Defined WANs (SD-WANs) are, along with artificial intelligence, the talk of the town, but they have their limitations for fast cloud back-up and restore. However, before SD-WANs organisations had to cope with conventional wide area networks – just plain old WANs – with all appli...

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    NIST RISK MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK 2.0 UPDATES CYBER-SECURITY POLICY

    Dec 21, 2018

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology is out with the final version of its Risk Management Framework (RMF) 2.0 update, providing organizations with new detailed insight into how to define and manage risk. RMF 2.0 was officially released on Dec. 20 and follows seven months of consultatio...

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    NETWORK SEGREGATION IS BEST WAY TO THWART RANSOMWARE ATTACKS

    Dec 20, 2018

    Network segregation is the most important step a healthcare organization can take to thwart ransomware attacks, commented Kaspersky Lab Senior Security Researcher Brian Bartholomew. “Anything critical should not be directly connected to the internet,” Bartholomew stressed in a new Kasper...

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    FACEBOOK FACES DISTURBING NEW LITIGATION OVER DATA PRIVACY

    Dec 20, 2018

    Social media giant Facebook has upheld one of its promises to its users––that it would never sell their personal data––but only because the company was giving it away for free instead. Even then, it considered selling it until deciding that the backlash would be a problem. In...

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    MICROSOFT POWER BI NOW INTEGRATED WITH AZURE DATA LAKE STORAGE

    Dec 20, 2018

    Microsoft Power BI users can now collaborate directly with Azure users using data stored in Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 through new integration capabilities recently unveiled by Microsoft. The new capabilities were announced by Ben Sack, program manager for Power BI, in a recent post on the PowerBI...

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    ENCOURAGING A DEVOPS CULTURE: ON THE PATHWAY TO CHANGE

    Dec 20, 2018

    As the name suggests, DevOps describes a close collaboration between software development and operations teams in IT. The goal? To create a faster and more effective way of developing and managing software by delivering features, fixes and updates in a more efficient manner. But you’ve already...

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    THE KUBERNETES TOP 5 HITS OF 2018

    Dec 20, 2018

    Kubernetes went from a fun project in 2017 to the breakout hit of the cloud computing space in 2018. It seemed that just about every cloud provider, software platform vendor, or service provider included Kubernetes in at least one – if not all – of their announcements this year. The Kube...

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    US INDICTS CHINESE HACKERS IN MSP NETWORK SCHEME

    Dec 20, 2018

    The U.S. Justice Department today charged two Chinese-state-sponsored hackers that it says infiltrated managed service provider (MSP) networks and stole companies’ intellectual property and sensitive data. While the U.S. government didn’t name any of the companies whose networks were com...

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    NEW SERVICE COULD HELP HOSPITALS WITH WIRELESS NETWORKING STRAIN

    Dec 20, 2018

    With all the connected devices in healthcare environment, wireless networking capacity has become a priority for IT teams in hospitals. One solution being proposed by the CBRS Alliance is to use shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for in-building 4G LTE cellular service. Members of the alliance incl...

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    CLOUD ADOPTION IN THE UK IS OUTPACING THE EU AVERAGE

    Dec 19, 2018

    Research published by Eurostat reveals the UK is the sixth largest cloud users among other countries in the EU. According to statistics published by the European Statistical Office, British enterprises claim to have a relatively high rate of cloud adoption, with 41.9% of companies adopting some form...

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    INTERDIGITAL SOLVES MOBILE 5G PROBLEMS FAR IN ADVANCE OF STANDARDS

    Dec 19, 2018

    InterDigital is a 45-year-old company headquartered in Delaware that develops wireless technologies in conjunction with emerging standards. Currently, InterDigital is busy working on technologies for 5G. The company recently demonstrated a new framework to start and stop 5G services across regions. ...

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    TELEFÓNICA GERMANY AND NOKIA ENTER 5G TESTING STAGE IN BERLIN

    Dec 19, 2018

    Almost a year after signing a memorandum of understanding on the project, Telefónica Germany and Nokia said they have completed the construction of their so-called “5G Innovation Cluster” in Berlin, and are now gearing up to start testing the “performance and coverage”...

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    HUAWEI IS THE NO. 1 IOT PLATFORM VENDOR, SAYS IHS MARKIT

    Dec 19, 2018

    Huawei ranked as the No. 1 IoT platform vendor according to a new scorecard from IHS Markit. Cisco, Microsoft, and PTC rounded out the top four positions. The IHS Markit “IoT Platforms Vendor Scorecard” evaluated nine vendors based on the context of both market presence and momentum. Mar...

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    KUBERNETES SECURITY FLAW EXPECTED, WON’T BE THE LAST

    Dec 19, 2018

    Container security experts warn that the recently discovered – and rapidly patched – Kubernetes security flaw will not be the last. And, most say that’s a good thing. “There are always going to be vulnerabilities,” explained Rani Osnat, vice president of product marketi...

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    NETNOD EXPANDS IN NORWAY WITH BULK INFRASTRUCTURE AS DATA CENTER

    Dec 18, 2018

    According to a recent announcement, Netnod, Internet exchange point in the Nordic region, has selected Bulk Infrastructure AS’s data center, the Oslo Internet Exchange (OS-IX), as the location for a new ‘on-net’ node.  “We look for superb connectivity, location, infrastr...

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    TELIT ANNOUNCES LTE-M AND NB-IOT MODULES BASED ON NEW QUALCOMM 9205 LTE MODEM

    Dec 18, 2018

    Telit’s all-new xE310 as well as market leading xE910 and xL865 modules to use Qualcomm® 9205 LTE modems for ultra-compact, affordable and power-efficient LTE-M and NB-IoT solutions New 3GPP Release 14 compliant modules are the latest in a Telit’s long tradition of being early adopte...

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    PACKET PROVIDES MORE OOMPH FOR IOT DEPLOYMENTS AT THE NETWORK EDGE

    Dec 18, 2018

    Bare-metal server infrastructure company Packet Hosting Inc. today said it’s forging a partnership with a networking company called Netronome Systems Inc. on a hardware platform designed to power cloud-native workloads at the network edge. Packet is an interesting startup that’s gaining ...

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    CISCO SNAPS UP NETWORKING CHIPMAKER LUXTERA FOR $660M

    Dec 18, 2018

    Cisco Systems Inc. today said that it will shell out $660 million to buy Luxtera Inc., a Carlsbad, California-based maker of specialized chips for high-speed optical networks. The deal’s announcement comes a week after word leaked that the companies were holding acquisition talks. Cisco report...

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    AT&T’S 5G NETWORK GOES LIVE IN 12 CITIES — BUT YOU CAN’T USE IT YET

    Dec 18, 2018

    AT&T says its 5G network went live in parts of 12 cities this morning, making it the first wireless carrier to launch a mobile network based on the 5G standard. A small number of customers will be able to use the network starting on Friday when AT&T will begin distributing its first 5G devic...

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    QUALCOMM INTRODUCES NEXT-GEN CELLULAR CHIPSET PURPOSE-BUILT FOR IOT

    Dec 17, 2018

    New Qualcomm® 9205 LTE Modem Integrates Key Technologies Required for Customers to Create Innovative IoT Applications Using Low-Power, Wide-Area Connectivity. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced its next-generation modem purpose-built for Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as ass...

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    QUECTEL ANNOUNCES NEW FAMILY OF LPWA MODULES BASED ON QUALCOMM 9205 LTE MODEM

    Dec 17, 2018

    Quectel Wireless Solutions, announced today that it has launched a new family of multi-mode Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) modules BG95 and BG77 based on the Qualcomm® 9205 LTE IoT modem. As one of the first global providers scheduled to deliver cellular modules based on the new modem, Quectel will ...

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    HEALTHCARE VIRTUAL REALITY MARKET TO GROW AT 53% CAGR TO 2023

    Dec 17, 2018

    The healthcare virtual reality market is forecast by IT Intelligence Markets to increase at a CAGR of 53 percent through 2023. Key market players identified in the report include GE Healthcare, Virtual Realties, Virtalis, CAE Healthcare, Stryker Corporation, Brainlab, Philips, Siemens, Intuitive Sur...

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    VERSA RANKS IN THE HIGHEST 3 SCORES OF ALL USE CASES BY GARTNER CRITICAL CAPABILITIES FOR WAN EDGE INFRASTRUCTURE REPORT

    Dec 17, 2018

    Versa Networks, innovator of the Secure Cloud IP platform, today announced it has received the three highest scores of all defined use cases in Gartner's research report: Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure (1). Versa was also recently recognized as a Visionary in the debut Gartner...

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    FROST & SULLIVAN APPLAUDS VMWARE FOR GLOBAL SOFTWARE-DEFINED WIDE AREA NETWORKING (SD-WAN) MARKET LEADERSHIP

    Dec 17, 2018

    Frost & Sullivan today recognizes VMware with the 2018 Global Market Leadership Award for capturing the highest share of the SD-WAN market based on a recent analysis of the global software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) market by Frost & Sullivan. VMware acquired VeloCloud in 2017 for it...

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    YOU'VE GOT 99 PROBLEMS WHEN IT COMES TO PUBLIC CLOUD COMPLIANCE – BUT CRYPTOJACKING MAY NOT BE ONE

    Dec 14, 2018

    If cloud is part of the conversation for organisational digital change, then cloud security will forever be not far behind. According to new research from Unit 42, compliance needs to be stepped up, yet cryptojacking may be on the decline. The company – the threat intelligence arm of Palo Alto...

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    KUBECON SHOWED KUBERNETES’ POWER AND CHALLENGES

    Dec 14, 2018

    This week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 event in Seattle was a pretty powerful showing on just how fast Kubernetes has permeated the cloud ecosystem. It seemed like just about every company we cover here at SDxCentral had a presence at the event and/or had some sort of Kubernet...

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    AEROSPIKE RUNS HYBRID FLASH/DRAM DATABASE ON INTEL OPTANE

    Dec 14, 2018

    Hybrid flash/DRAM database maker Aerospike, which provides a super-fast new-gen alternative to standard databases, on Dec. 13 launched Aerospike Enterprise Edition 4.5, optimized for Intel Optane DC persistent memory. Aerospike Enterprise Edition 4.5 is the first commercially available open database...

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    GE LAUNCHES $1.2 BILLION INDUSTRIAL IOT SOFTWARE COMPANY

    Dec 14, 2018

    New GE-owned, independently run entity will be established to expand company’s leadership in IIoT market and better serve industrial customers. GE selling majority stake in ServiceMax. GE today announced plans to establish a new, independent company focused on building a comprehensive Industri...

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    GLOBAL HEALTHCARE IT MARKET TO INCREASE AT 8% CAGR TO 2022

    Dec 13, 2018

    Global healthcare IT market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 8 percent, reaching $206 billion by 2022, according to a market report by Technavio. The growth will be fueled by the need for greater efficiency and reduced costs. Health IT plays a role in automating the treatment process from ...

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    HOW MACHINE LEARNING CAN BE USED TO FIND EMPLOYEES WHO CAN SCALE WITH YOUR BUSINESS

    Dec 13, 2018

    Hiring managers in search of qualified job candidates who can scale with and contribute to their growing businesses are facing a crisis today. They’re not finding the right or in many cases, any candidates at all using resumes alone, Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) or online job recruitment s...

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    TELUS: SDN GIVES US A DYNAMIC, AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLED NETWORK

    Dec 13, 2018

    NFV is a key enabler of 5G, according to Telus’ Bryce Mitchell, director of NFV, cloud, and innovation labs at the Canadian telecommunication company. In terms of 5G, NFV allows service providers to virtualize all the appliances in the network, and it enables network slicing. And both of these...

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    MASERGY’S NEW CEO IS TASKED TO GROW ITS SDN-BASED OFFERINGS

    Dec 13, 2018

    Masergy has been an early leader in SDN, and now the company has hired a new CEO tasked with growth. James Parker was hired as Masergy’s CEO in September. He succeeded Chris MacFarland, who transitioned to executive chairman and chief technology officer of the company. Parker has more than two...

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    VERIZON HAS MIGRATED 80 APPS TO CLOUD NATIVE PLATFORMS

    Dec 13, 2018

    Verizon is running around 80 applications in production or near-production capacities on cloud native platforms like containers and Kubernetes as it sits near the halfway point on its 5-year journey in taking advantage of public cloud platforms. Nanda Kumar, a fellow systems engineer at Verizon, tol...

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    NAPATECH AND INTEL PARTNER ON FPGA TECHNOLOGY FOR STANDARD SERVERS

    Dec 12, 2018

    The big hyperscalers use field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology on standard servers in their data centers. But there’s a trend for other enterprises to emulate these hyperscalers. And today, Napatech and Intel announced they’ve combined some technology for Intel to offer an FPGA...

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    MANAGED IT INFRASTRUCTURE PROVIDER SERVERCENTRAL ACQUIRES AMAZON WEB SERVICES ADVANCED CONSULTING PARTNER TURING GROUP

    Dec 12, 2018

    By the end of 2019, over 69 percent of enterprises will operate in multi-cloud or hybrid IT environments as a first step in the transformation of their businesses. To address the demand for hybrid cloud solutions, ServerCentral, a leading managed IT infrastructure provider, today announced its acqui...

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    ZENSAR SELECTED AS IT INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNER BY EBRD, UK

    Dec 12, 2018

    Zensar, a leading digital solutions and technology services company that specializes in partnering with global organizations across industries on their Digital transformation journey, announced that it has been selected by EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) as their partner for ...

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    AMAZON WILL IMPROVE ITS CLOUD EFFICIENCY USING ARM-BASED PROCESSOR

    Dec 11, 2018

    Amazon is deploying an ARM-based Graviton processor to improve its cloud-based computing services. As per the Seattle-based company, this will lead to cost savings of up to 45% for "scale-out" services. Amazon became the world’s biggest player in cloud computing via Amazon Web Servic...

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    CIENA, JUNIPER LEAD DATA CENTER INTERCONNECT MARKET, DELL’ORO SAYS

    Dec 11, 2018

    Data center interconnect (DCI) equipment revenue will increase 85 percent over the next five years. It will jump from $2.7 billion in 2017 to $5.1 billion in 2022, according to Dell’Oro Group’s first DCI report. This represents a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13 percent...

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    BT TO DELIVER THE LATEST SD-WAN AND CYBER SECURITY SERVICES FOR IXOM

    Dec 11, 2018

    BT has announced that it has signed a contract to deploy a new generation of network technology for IXOM, a market leader in chemicals manufacturing and distribution in Australia and New Zealand. It will see IXOM benefit from BT’s latest software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) and cyber...

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    SD-WAN WILL BE FUELED BY COLLABORATION BETWEEN CLOUD PROVIDERS AND VENDORS

    Dec 10, 2018

    The latest research from IHS Markit found that SD-WAN revenue reached $284 million during the third quarter of 2018, a 23 percent increase from the previous quarter. As SD-WAN grows, a number of collaborations between cloud service providers and vendors, as well as overall consolidation of providers...

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    DEUTSCHE TELEKOM LAUNCHES 5G NETWORK IN POLAND WITH HUAWEI EQUIPMENT

    Dec 10, 2018

    T-Mobile Poland claims to be the first off the 5G starting block in its domestic market, announcing the launch of what it described as the “first fully functional” 5G network in the Eastern European country with the support of Huawei Technologies. The Deutsche Telekom subsidiary said the...

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    AT&T, VERIZON AND SAMSUNG ANNOUNCE 5G SMARTPHONE PLANS FOR 2019

    Dec 10, 2018

    With faster 5G networks getting ready to go into operation in 2019, mobile telecommunications companies such as AT&T and Verizon are preparing for what they expect will be a groundswell of customers who are looking to upgrade their smartphones to take advantage of the performance boosts to come....

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    NATIONAL SECURITY 'COMES FIRST' ON HUAWEI 5G REVIEW: INFRASTRUCTURE MINISTER

    Dec 10, 2018

    Infrastructure Minister François-Philippe Champagne says national security must come first in deciding whether to allow Huawei Technologies to take part in developing Canada's 5G telecommunications network. In an interview, Champagne said Canada needs to be prudent and rely on the input o...

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    HUAWEI AND ZTE SHUT OUT FROM JAPANESE 5G INFRASTRUCTURE

    Dec 10, 2018

    Last week, Reuters reported that Japan was considering banning public purchases of telecommunications equipment by Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE, in order to avoid weakening its defences against cyber attacks and espionage. Now, following discussions between the cyber-security off...

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    MIND THE BACKUP GAP: PROTECTING BORN IN THE CLOUD DATA IN OFFICE 365

    Dec 07, 2018

    Applications such as Exchange, Sharepoint and OneDrive are the oil that keeps the wheels of commerce turning. Adoption of Office 365 is growing at such a rate that even Microsoft has been taken by surprise. The company estimates that during FY2019 it will reach the point where two-thirds of its offi...

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    MGH WORKS WITH KOREAN STARTUP ON HEALTHCARE BLOCKCHAIN PROJECT

    Dec 07, 2018

    Massachusetts General Hospital’s Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Computation is working on a healthcare blockchain project with Korean startup MediBloc for patient data storage and exchange, reported Coindesk. Lab Director Synho Do told the website that his lab is working with MediBloc &ldqu...

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    DELL’ORO: SD-WAN MARKET CONSOLIDATION LED TO A RESURGENCE IN ACCESS ROUTER MARKET

    Dec 07, 2018

    After five consecutive quarters of contraction, the enterprise access router market recorded year-over-year growth, largely due to the availability of routers that support SD-WAN. This is according to a recent report from the Dell’Oro group that found the market grew 5 percent in the third qua...

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    AMPERE TARGETS HYPERSCALERS, CHALLENGES INTEL WITH ARM-BASED CHIPS

    Dec 07, 2018

    In a little over a year since former Intel president Renee James founded Ampere Computing, the semiconductor startup has released its first Arm-based data center chip and is on track to roll out its 7nm chip next year. It’s also partnering with Packet, Cloudflare, and other companies on 5G and...

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    AT&T TAPS SYNERGIES BETWEEN ITS 5G AND FIRSTNET BUILD-OUTS

    Dec 07, 2018

    AT&T’s President of Operations Scott Mair said this week that he has three priorities: the company’s FirstNet emergency responder network; its network upgrade to 5G; and the carrier’s ongoing fiber build. But luckily, the FirstNet build-out is actually helping with the 5G build...

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    COMCAST LEADS TRELLIS, AN OPEN SOURCE DATA CENTER SWITCHING FABRIC

    Dec 06, 2018

    At the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Connect event this week, Ron Howald, VP of network architecture at Comcast, copped to the fact that Google forced service providers such as Comcast to find ways to deliver faster internet speeds. “Google had quite a bit to do with setting the bar when th...

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    THE RISING COSTS OF CYBERSECURITY ARE DRIVING IT MODERNIZATION

    Dec 06, 2018

    Regardless of size cybersecurity has become a massive source of frustration for organizations all sizes. A greater percentage of IT spending is now being consumed by cybersecurity products and services that while perceived as being critical to the business, don’t in of themselves help a busine...

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    BYD AUTO BECOMING A LEADER IN NEW ENERGY WITH THE BEST DATA STORAGE SYSTEM

    Dec 06, 2018

    On October 11, 2017, the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) announced the 2017 Low Carbon Champions Awards. BYD UK – the London branch of BYD Auto – won the "Low Carbon Heavy Duty Vehicle of the Year Award" and jointly won the "Grand Prix" – the top award &...

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    LIQID AND INTEL® OPTANE™ AIM FOR DRAM AT GARTNER IT INFRASTRUCTURE 2018

    Dec 05, 2018

    At Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations, and Cloud Strategies Conference 2018 (Inspur partner booth # 347), Liqid, leading provider of composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) and NVMe solutions, is demonstrating Liqid and Intel® Optane™ solid state drive solutions that combine the u...

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    ICG SELECTS AUXILLION TO MANAGE VIRTUALISED IT INFRASTRUCTURE

    Dec 05, 2018

    Shipping, transport and leisure company, Irish Continental Group (ICG) has signed a €500,000, three-year deal with Auxilion to remotely manage and monitor its IT infrastructure across Ireland, the UK, France and the Netherlands. ICG, which reported revenues of more than €335 million in 201...

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    ETSI OPEN SOURCE MANO’S LATEST RELEASE EQUIPS FOR 5G

    Dec 05, 2018

    The European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) today released the latest version of its Open Source MANO (OSM) project. OSM is an operator-led group working on delivering an open source management and network orchestration (MANO) stack that aligns with ETSI NFV models. The latest code rel...

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    ERICSSON AND TELIA SWITCH ON LIVE 5G NETWORK AS KEY TESTBED IN SWEDEN

    Dec 05, 2018

    You wait ages for a 5G network launch and four turn up in a matter of days: Swedish carrier Telia Company is the latest carrier to announce it has switched on a 5G network, with the help of Ericsson of course. Although the Telia network is not yet at the commercial stage, unlike the three 5G network...

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    GOOGLE COMPUTE ENGINE: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE

    Dec 05, 2018

    Google Cloud Platform lets developers rent Google hardware and software. What does this mean? Instead of buying up a server room, you can simply rent out Google’s. Instead of crafting your own libraries from scratch, you can use Google APIs, robust libraries that are used in a variety of conte...

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    KUDELSKI GROUP AND PEPPER IOT ANNOUNCE JOINT INITIATIVE TO PROTECT CONSUMER DATA

    Dec 05, 2018

    According to a recent announcement, the Kudelski Group, digital security provder, and Pepper IoT, Internet of Things platform and service provider, have launched a long-term collaboration to protect IoT service providers and retailers from cybersecurity risks and increase consumer confidence in conn...

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    THE TOP 10 INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS TRENDS FOR 2019, ACCORDING TO GARTNER

    Dec 04, 2018

    Gartner has highlighted the key technologies and trends that infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders must start preparing for to support digital infrastructure in 2019.Gartner analysts presented the findings during the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud Strategies Conference. &l...

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    CORPORATE OFFICE PROPERTIES TRUST IS BUILDING TWO DATA CENTERS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

    Dec 04, 2018

    US-based Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) is planning to build two data centers in Prince William County, Northern Virginia. Both sites will be located in Innovation Park – a site designated as the Data Center Opportunity Zone Overlay District, offering 10,000 acres of land for digital...

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    DATA LOCALISATION PUSH MAY IMPACT INNOVATION: SAP

    Dec 04, 2018

    Business software major SAP said a push for data localisation in India may affect innovation but the company was open to hosting applications on local servers if the government insists. Bernd Leukert, head of product innovation, SAP, said a regulatory mandate to store data on business transactions l...

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    GREEN HOUSE DATA TO COMPLETE PHASE 3 DATA CENTER EXPANSION IN CHEYENNE FACILITY

    Dec 04, 2018

    Green House Data, a leader in platform-agnostic managed IT infrastructure solutions including cloud hosting, colocation, and disaster recovery, has announced it will complete the Phase 3 expansion of its Cheyenne, Wyoming data center and headquarters by adding two new data center floors for a combin...

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    WHY 86% OF ENTERPRISES ARE INCREASING THEIR IOT SPENDING IN 2019

    Dec 03, 2018

    These and many other fascinating insights are from Zebra Technologies’ second annual Intelligent Enterprise Index (PDF, 25 pp., no opt-in). The index is based on the list of criteria created during the 2016 Strategic Innovation Symposium: The Intelligent Enterprise hosted by the Technology and...

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    NOKIA BOLSTERS 5G R&D COFFERS WITH $283 MILLION LOAN

    Dec 03, 2018

    Nokia borrowed a further $283 million for the financing of 5G research and development activities in Europe, bringing the total amount of publicly announced 5G financing to $851 million. The Finland-based vendor signed the latest loan transaction with the Nordic Investment Bank and said the funds wo...

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    AETNA, ASCENSION SIGN ON TO HEALTHCARE BLOCKCHAIN ALLIANCE

    Dec 03, 2018

    Aetna, a health insurance subsidiary of CVS Health, and Ascension, a St. Louis-based nonprofit health system, have agreed to join the Synaptic Health Alliance, a healthcare blockchain group formed to apply blockchain technology to maintaining provider directories. Other alliance members include Huma...

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    EXPLORING THE EVOLUTION OF KUBERNETES TO MANAGE DIVERSE IT WORKLOADS

    Nov 30, 2018

    Kubernetes started in 2014. For next two years, the adoption of Kubernetes as container orchestration engine was slow but steady, as compared to its counterparts – Amazon ECS, Apache Mesos, Docker Swarm, GCE et al. After 2016, Kubernetes started creeping into many IT systems that  have wi...

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    HOW IT SERVICES ARE ADAPTING TO ONGOING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Nov 29, 2018

    As CIOs and CTOs shift their focus to digital transformation projects and the launch of new digital business offerings, demand for traditional IT services has evolved. Worldwide revenues for IT services and business services totaled $506 billion in the first half of 2018 (1H18) - that's an incre...

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    VMWARE TECH PREVENTS CYBERATTACKS ACROSS TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICTS

    Nov 29, 2018

    VMware’s technology prevented at least two cybersecurity breaches across 77 school districts in Texas. “As far as servers where it was noticeable, we had two additional instances where a user clicked on something they shouldn’t,” said Rory Peacock, deputy executive director o...

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    JUNIPER BUYS COMPOSABLE INFRASTRUCTURE FIRM HTBASE

    Nov 29, 2018

    Juniper Networks agreed to purchase composable infrastructure firm HTBASE. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, however the networking company expects the acquisition to close this quarter. HTBASE makes composable infrastructure that is based upon containers and can work across an organization&rsqu...

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    AWS SELLS HARDWARE TO ENTERPRISES TO USE IN THEIR PRIVATE DATA CENTERS

    Nov 29, 2018

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is stretching its tentacles into the on-premises data center even more, offering the same kind of hardware it uses in its own data centers. Wednesday at AWS re:Invent, it said that it would offer configurable compute and storage hardware for customers to run in their privat...

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    AWS BEEFS UP ITS DATABASE PORTFOLIO TO ESCAPE ‘ABUSIVE’ RELATIONSHIPS

    Nov 28, 2018

    Amazon’s AWS Re:invent conference could be described as overwhelming. An audience of 53,000 people is swarming across a venue that spans seven different hotels. And Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy gave a two-and-a-half-hour keynote this morning where he announced about 20 new products...

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    AWS LAUNCHES MACHINE LEARNING SERVICE TO MINE PATIENT DATA

    Nov 28, 2018

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched this week its Amazon Comprehend Medical machine learning service that enables healthcare professionals and developers to mine unstructured medical text and patient data, such as diagnosis, treatments, dosages, symptoms, and other signs of disease. The new service h...

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    AWS LAUNCHES 'OUTPOSTS' TO BRING ITS CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE ON-PREM

    Nov 28, 2018

    Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services announced AWS Outposts, fully managed and configurable compute and storage racks built with AWS-designed hardware, that allow customers to run compute and storage on-premises, while seamlessly connecting to the rest of AWS’s broad array of services i...

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    AMGEN MOVES BULK OF ITS CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE ONTO AMAZON WEB SERVICES

    Nov 27, 2018

    Biotech giant Amgen is moving the vast majority of its cloud infrastructure to Amazon Web Services to better leverage the vast amounts of clinical data it has available -- and to apply machine learning and AI to that data for the discovery of new treatments, according to an AWS statement issued toda...

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    HEALTHCARE CIOS’ POWER OVER IT PURCHASING DECISIONS IN FREE FALL

    Nov 27, 2018

    The power of healthcare CIOs over the IT purchasing decisions of their organizations has virtually evaporated, according to a newly released survey by Black Book Research. Three years ago, healthcare CIOs controlled 71 percent of IT purchasing decision, but that power has been in a free fall, plumme...

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    PREDICTING THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL MARKETPLACES: AI, PERSONALISATION, AND THE LATEST CLOUD PLATFORMS

    Nov 27, 2018

    Digital marketplaces are flourishing today thanks to the advances made in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, real-time personalisation and the scale and speed of the latest generation of cloud platforms including the Google Cloud Platform. Today’s digital marketplaces are capitali...

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    AWS FIRECRACKER FURTHER BLURS CONTAINER, SERVERLESS MANAGEMENT

    Nov 27, 2018

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled its Firecracker open source lightweight virtualization service that bolsters the cloud giant’s already dominant position in serverless computing. Firecracker is a virtual machine monitor that uses the Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM). This allows it t...

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    KEYFACTOR AND GEMALTO COLLABORATE TO DELIVER SECURE IDENTITY SERVICES

    Nov 27, 2018

    Keyfactor, formerly Certified Security Solutions (CSS), and a provider of secure digital identity management solutions, recently announced an expanded technology relationship with Gemalto. The agreement provides customers with the freedom to move enterprise PKI securely to the cloud and benefit from...

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    U.S. GOVERNMENT PRESSURES ALLIES TO SHUN HUAWEI IN 5G CONTRACTS, REPORT SAYS

    Nov 26, 2018

    The U.S. government is reaching out to allies in countries such as Germany, Italy, and Japan to try to pressure the local wireless and internet providers to avoid using telecom equipment from Chinese manufacturer Huawei. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal citing unidentified sources, U...

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    NOKIA MERGES MOBILE, FIXED NETWORK GROUPS AS ANOTHER EXEC IS SHOWN THE DOOR

    Nov 26, 2018

    Nokia is creating a new Access Networks organization that will include its fixed and mobile network operations. The move is the latest Nokia corporate restructuring intended to better align its operations to win 5G contracts against rivals such as Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE, and Samsung. The new Access N...

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    EXPANDING SDN SKILLSETS: KEEPING UP WITH DEMAND

    Nov 26, 2018

    Network engineers with software-defined networking (SDN) expertise may be in hot demand but their annual compensation isn’t reflecting that. The latest networking salary data from PayScale, a provider of compensation research, finds the average salary for a network engineer with SDN skills is ...

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    THE IIC ANNOUNCES RESULTS FOR SMART MANUFACTURING CONNECTIVITY TESTBED

    Nov 26, 2018

    The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) recently announced results for the Smart Manufacturing Connectivity for Brown-field Sensors Testbed. IIC member participants TE Connectivity and SAP SE, with supporting participants OPC Foundation and ifm, developed a solution that enables operators of decade...

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    HOW DEVOPS AND A HYBRID MODEL CAN MAKE THE MOST OUT OF LEGACY APPLICATIONS

    Nov 22, 2018

    Do you have an application marked with cryptic warning signs and a wealth of cobwebs that is running on legacy hardware hidden away in the back corner of your data centre? If you’re in enterprise IT, chances are high that you do. These old platforms are often considered a bane to IT. More impo...

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    PTC BUYS FRUSTUM FOR US$70MN ADDING AI AND GENERATIVE DESIGN SKILLS TO EXPAND CAD PORTFOLIO

    Nov 21, 2018

    PTC has acquired Frustum Inc., “an advanced generative design software company”, for approximately $70 million (€61.36 million). Frustum’s technology for generative design — an approach that leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) to generate  design options — ...

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    BIG CLOUD PLAYERS, OTHER HYPERSCALERS SPEND $26B ON CAPEX IN Q3 2018

    Nov 21, 2018

    The capex of hyperscale operators topped $26 billion in the third quarter of 2018, according to the latest numbers from Synergy Research Group. This continues a strong year of hyperscale capex spending, which grew 53 percent for the first three quarters of 2018 compared with the same period in 2017....

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    GSMA LAUNCHES EDGE CLOUD INITIATIVE FOR OPERATORS

    Nov 21, 2018

    The GSMA has created a new forum aimed at accelerating the development of 5G-based virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications. Alex Sinclair, CTO of the GSMA, said that mobile operators will play a key role in the development of AR and VR but that collaboration is necessary or the ...

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    ALTAIR SEMICONDUCTOR AND JIG-SAW PARTNER ON LTE-ENABLED SENSORS FOR IIOT

    Nov 21, 2018

    Altair Semiconductor, a provider of cellular IoT chipsets, recently announced it has partnered with JIG-SAW, a provider of Auto sensing and Auto Direction (A&A) solutions for IoT, to develop LTE-enabled sensors for a wide variety of Industrial IoT applications. The partnership combines Altair&rs...

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    SASKTEL GOES LIVE WITH BROADFORWARD NEXT GENERATION DIAMETER SIGNALING CONTROLLER

    Nov 20, 2018

    In a recent release, SaskTel and BroadForward together announced that the BroadForward Next Generation Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) is now in full operation on SaskTel’s wireless network. The BroadForward DSC reportedly provides SaskTel with the ability to integrate and operate intellig...

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    WHY T-MOBILE IS TOUTING ITS 5G CONNECTION IN THE 600 MHZ SPECTRUM

    Nov 20, 2018

    T-Mobile said that it has successfully made the first 5G data connection in the 600 MHz spectrum. The operator, along with its vendor partner Nokia, said that the 5G connection was made in Spokane, Washington, and that it used equipment based upon the 3GPP 5G standard. Although other operators and v...

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    ESEYE AND MIKROELEKTRONIKA LAUNCH ANYNET 3G-AA CLICK IN US TO ASSIST IOT DEVELOPERS

    Nov 20, 2018

    Eseye, a global cellular internet connectivity provider for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and MikroElektronika, a producer and retailer of hardware and software tools for developing embedded systems, have launched their latest product for IoT developers innovating in the US. The AnyNet 3G-AA cli...

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    DELL EMC COMMITTED TO NETWORKING, SHARES PRODUCT AND PARTNERSHIP PLANS

    Nov 20, 2018

    Dell EMC has one of the broadest networking portfolios in the industry. What’s unique about Dell EMC’s approach is that it's a mix of its own technology, as well as network partners. Also, it offers traditional hardware products and software-only products and supports white-box imple...

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    HOW SIGFOX IS MAKING THE IOT SIMPLE WITH COMPLEMENTARY CONNECTIVITY

    Nov 20, 2018

    As the technologies in the LPWAN space mature, and the size and distributed nature of deployments grow, the trend towards diversity is picking up momentum, and one of the largest providers of network and infrastructure as a service for IOT solutions last week announced they have partnered to roll ou...

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    MANAGING CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE POST-MIGRATION

    Nov 20, 2018

    As part of Information Age’s Cloud and Backup Month, we are providing three CTO guides over the coming weeks on cloud and backup: cloud migration best practice, how to manage cloud infrastructure and cloud predictions. The first guide focused on cloud migration tips. Organisations are migratin...

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    THE STATE OF IOT INTELLIGENCE 2018: ADOPTION TRENDS AND ADVANCED ANALYTICS

    Nov 19, 2018

    These and many other fascinating insights are from Dresner Advisory Services’ latest report,  2018 IoT Intelligence® Market Study, in its 4th year of publication. The study concentrates on end-user interest in and demand for business intelligence in IoT. The study also examines key re...

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    AT&T LIKES THAT THE ONF BRINGS ORIGINAL DESIGN MANUFACTURERS TO THE TABLE

    Nov 19, 2018

    AT&T is at 63 percent of its goal to bring 75 percent of its networks under SDN control by 2020, according to AT&T CTO Andre Fuetsch. Speaking with SDxCentral, Fuetsch said, “63 percent represents how we’ve enabled our networking capabilities. Now, we’re in the process of m...

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    ZTE FLIPS THE RAN SCRIPT ON SAMSUNG IN Q3, SAYS DELL’ORO

    Nov 19, 2018

    ZTE shrugged off its first-half struggles to regain the No. 4 position in global radio access network (RAN) revenues for the third quarter of the year, according to Dell’Oro Group’s latest findings. The surge propelled the Chinese vendor past rival Samsung and snugged it up against large...

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    IBM TAPS TSMC FOR 7NM DATA CENTER SERVER CHIPS

    Nov 19, 2018

    IBM will tap Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) for its data center server chips, according to a Nikkei report. The deal is a major win for TSMC as it challenges Intel’s dominance in the data center. IBM wouldn’t comment on the report and TSMC did not immediately respond to a ...

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    MICROSOFT ACQUIRES DESKTOP VIRTUALIZATION SOFTWARE STARTUP FSLOGIX

    Nov 19, 2018

    Microsoft has acquired FSLogix, a Windows 10 and Office 365 virtualization software company that could simplify VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) and Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH). Financial terms were not disclosed. FSLogix’s software, the company claims, enables virtual desktop admin...

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    BLACKBERRY BETS $1.4B ON IOT SECURITY WITH CYLANCE ACQUISITION

    Nov 16, 2018

    BlackBerry will pay $1.4 billion in cash to acquire endpoint security unicorn Cylance. The artificial-intelligence (AI) based technology will boost BlackBerry’s endpoint management and QNX software, which is used in autonomous cars. After the transaction closes, Cylance will operate as a separ...

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    NOKIA VEERS FROM RED HAT OPENSTACK WITH LATEST CLOUDBAND UPDATE

    Nov 16, 2018

    Nokia updated its CloudBand software platform with an in-house developed open source OpenStack platform that better supports containerized deployments for edge computing. The vendor had previously worked with Red Hat’s OpenStack platform for CloudBand. Nokia’s CloudBand software platform...

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    IBM BOOSTS CLOUD MIGRATION, MANAGEMENT

    Nov 16, 2018

    IBM bolstered its cloud presence with updates supporting the migration into and the management of data into its cloud platform. The moves come on the heels of the company’s $34 billion bet on its hybrid cloud ambitions by acquiring Red Hat. The migration aspect of its latest update comes from ...

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    JAGUAR LAND ROVER’S V2X TECH PREVENTS CARS STUCK AT LIGHTS

    Nov 16, 2018

    A demonstration by Jaguar Land Rover shows how Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X) technology could prevent cars from getting stuck at lights. Since the world’s first traffic lights were installed outside the Houses of Parliament in London 150 years ago, very little has changed. The Green Light Op...

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    UK CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE SPEND OUTSTRIPS LEGACY IT SPEND FOR THE FIRST TIME

    Nov 15, 2018

    “There’s a willingness to adopt these technologies [but] businesses are challenged by supply-side issues in the channel” Cloud infrastructure spending has surpassed spending on on-premises legacy IT infrastructure amongst UK-based organisations for the first time. That’s acco...

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    DNATIX RELEASES LIVE DEMO OF ITS BLOCKCHAIN BASED GENETIC INFRASTRUCTURE PLATFORM

    Nov 15, 2018

    Digital DNAtix Ltd., the blockchain genetics company, has announced the launch of a demo of its beta genetic wallet platform which is blockchain based, allowing users to get a first glimpse of the company’s future services. The company will offer full genome sequencing and advanced genetic ser...

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    RIVERBED LAUNCHES MOST POWERFUL SD-WAN SOLUTION

    Nov 15, 2018

    Riverbed announced significant enhancements and new subscription pricing for its industry-leading SD-WAN solution, which is now used by more than 1,000 customers worldwide. With this latest release, Riverbed is delivering the most powerful and complete WAN Edge solution in the market, integrating ad...

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    ORACLE BUYS SD-WAN COMPANY TALARI NETWORKS

    Nov 15, 2018

    Oracle Corp. said today it’s acquiring a software-defined wide area network company called Talari Networks Inc. in order to build out its cloud and networking businesses. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Talari’s main product is its Failsafe technology, which is an SD-WAN ...

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    CAMPUS WIFI NETWORK TO SEE BIGGEST REVAMP IN DECADES

    Nov 15, 2018

    Starting next spring, the WiFi network “PU Wireless” will be no more, and “eduroam” will become the sole primary wireless network for students, faculty, and staff on campus. The changes are part of a broader IT initiative called the Next Generation Network. “We plan to ...

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    NETSKOPE SECURES $168M SERIES F FUNDING TO FURTHER ACCELERATE ENTERPRISE CLOUD SECURITY

    Nov 14, 2018

    Cloud access security broker (CASB) Netskope has announced the close of a series F funding round of $168.7 million (£130.5m) to ‘further cement [its] position as the leader in accelerating security transformation throughout the enterprise’, in the company’s words. The funding...

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    END USER DIGITAL WORKSPACE IMPROVEMENTS ENHANCE USER EXPERIENCE

    Nov 14, 2018

    Attracting new talent and improving workflow are two important reasons why organizations are seeking to improve their health IT infrastructure. According to a recent ISG report, health IT vendors and healthcare providers are evolving to address digital workplaces of the future by focusing on the end...

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    CITUS DATA ANNOUNCES HIPAA-COMPLIANT HEALTHCARE CLOUD

    Nov 13, 2018

    Citus Data announced that Citus Cloud can now be used to manage PHI and build HIPAA-compliant applications for the healthcare cloud. The scale-out Postgres database company now allows software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based healthcare companies to build HIPAA-compliant applications on top of the Citrus C...

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    OPSRAMP A SPONSOR AT GARTNER IT INFRASTRUCTURE, OPERATIONS & CLOUD STRATEGIES 2018 IN LONDON

    Nov 13, 2018

    OpsRamp, the service-centric AIOps platform for the modern enterprise, today announced it’s a silver sponsor of the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference (IOCS) 2018. The company will demonstrate how enterprises can accelerate business transformation through a...

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    HOW SHOULD CIOS MANAGE DATA AT THE EDGE?

    Nov 13, 2018

    The ubiquity of popular buzzwords or phrases in the technology community brings a certain kind of pressure. If everyone seems to be talking about the importance and transformative potential of an exciting new technology, then as a CIO it’s only natural to want to dive straight in and explore i...

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    CISCO COMBINES SD-WAN AND SECURITY, EXTENDS INTENT-BASED NETWORKING TO WIRELESS

    Nov 13, 2018

    Cisco combined its SD-WAN and security technologies, and it extended its Catalyst 9000 switches and its intent based networking from big wired networks to wireless networks and branch deployments. Cisco bought SD-WAN vendor Viptela for $610 million last year. Its new Cisco SD-WAN Security product co...

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    THOUGHTSPOT BRINGS SEARCH-BASED ANALYTICS TO GOOGLE CLOUD

    Nov 13, 2018

    Search and analytics company ThoughtSpot extended its partnership with Google Cloud. It is now certified to run its in-memory calculation engine on Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP). ThoughtSpot also added new integration between its products and the Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine. While Goo...

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    OPENSTACK EXPANDS WITH NEW PROJECTS, CANONICAL’S CEO IS NOT THRILLED ABOUT IT

    Nov 13, 2018

    For those who have been paying attention (and SDxCentral has been), the OpenStack Foundation has been expanding its scope beyond the basic compute, storage, and networking sub-projects of its cloud infrastructure software. Today at the OpenStack Summit in Berlin the group made it official, announcin...

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    A GUIDE TO THE KEY PRINCIPLES OF CHAOS ENGINEERING

    Nov 12, 2018

    Chaos engineering can be defined as experiments over a distributed system at scale, which increases the confidence that the system will behave as desired and expected under undesired and unexpected conditions. The concept was popularised initially by Netflix and its Chaos Monkey approach. As the com...

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    SAP ACQUIRES QUALTRICS IN $8BN DEAL TO DELIVER STRONGER BRAND AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES

    Nov 12, 2018

    SAP has announced the acquisition of research management software provider Qualtrics for $8 billion (£6.2bn) with the aim to ‘deliver the transformative potential of experience and operational data.’ Qualtrics, based in Utah and Washington, offers a platform which enables organisat...

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    EXPERTS: FINANCE FIRMS NEED TO REPLACE IT INFRASTRUCTURE TO ADOPT BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTO

    Nov 09, 2018

    Industry experts say that financial institutions will have to replace their existing internal IT infrastructure for greater adoption of blockchain and digital currencies, Scotland’s national news outlet the Scotsman reported Nov. 9. Delivering a speech at the ScotChain18 conference in Edinburg...

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    HOW TO PROTECT HEALTHCARE IOT DEVICES IN A ZERO TRUST WORLD

    Nov 08, 2018

    Healthcare and medical device manufacturers are in a race to see who can create the smartest and most-connected IoT devices first. Capitalizing on the rich real-time data monitoring streams these devices can provide, many see the opportunity to break free of product sales and move into more lucrativ...

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    HEALTHCARE INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY FRAMEWORKS SUPPORT INNOVATION

    Nov 06, 2018

    Healthcare infrastructure security framework are growing in importance as organizations trust PHI to digital tools. As more information is stored digitally, cyberattacks are more common and are evolving as technology solutions become more advanced. This makes it increasingly difficult for organizati...

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    VMWARE EMBRACES CONTAINERS AT VMWORLD EUROPE

    Nov 06, 2018

    VMware kicked off its annual VMworld Europe conference today by supercharging its container play. The virtualization giant updated Cloud Foundation, its hybrid cloud stack, with new Kubernetes support. The company announced a new integration with IBM Cloud’s managed Kubernetes service. And it&...

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    CEOS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE CLOUD SKILLS GAP BUT DOING LITTLE TO REMEDY IT – SO PLOUGH YOUR OWN FURROW

    Nov 01, 2018

    The majority of top brass at UK organisations say they concerned about the digital skills divide – yet only a small percentage are willing to invest in digital skills training for existing staff. That’s the key finding from a report by cloudy software firm Domo. The study, titled ‘...

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    SECURE COMMUNICATION REQUIRES FUNCTIONALITY AND SMOOTH INTEGRATION

    Nov 01, 2018

    Healthcare organizations are introducing increasing numbers of network connections into their health IT ecosystems. As a result, secure communication becomes a high priority for health IT departments. Each organization has unique needs and most vendors vary on how they handle secure communication, m...

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    GE DIGITAL ADDS A PRIVATE CLOUD TO ITS PREDIX IOT PLATFORM

    Nov 01, 2018

    Just one year after GE Digital announced it was expanding its Predix Internet of Things (IoT) platform to the edge, the company is adding more edge capabilities and introducing a private cloud.The company admits that IoT complexity is still preventing many companies from moving beyond the pilot stag...

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    VIAVI LAUNCHES MOBILE CORE EMULATOR TO SPEED 5G DEPLOYMENTS

    Oct 31, 2018

    Test equipment maker Viavi launched a 5G Core Emulator that provides a test of 5G gNodeB (gNB) base stations for both 3GPP standards-based 5G non-standalone and standalone networks. The Viavi Core Emulator is a small, portable test that can run in both a virtual machine (VM) and in standard x86 hard...

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    LIGADO SELECTS SEQUANS AND ERICSSON TO BUILD SATELLITE BASED IOT NETWORK

    Oct 31, 2018

    Ligado Networks and Partners to Develop 5G Technologies in L-Band. With support from leading 5G vendor Ericsson and chipmaker Sequans, Ligado Networks is taking an important step to advance satellite and terrestrial capabilities for L-Band spectrum. Ligado Networks today announced plans to begin dev...

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    INTERNET OF THINGS MARKET GROWING? PSIKICK INFOGRAPHIC EXPLORES SHRINKING EXPECTATIONS

    Oct 31, 2018

    Today’s Experts Predict 25 Billion IoT Devices by 2025, a Drastic Decline from the Eye-Popping 1 Trillion Predicted in 2012; PsiKick Infographic Illustrates Decline in Predictions, Points to Battery Life as Contributing Factor.PsiKick, Inc., a venture-backed startup pioneering wireless, batter...

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    AI AND MACHINE LEARNING FROM GIGASPACES INSIGHTEDGE HARNESSED BY MAGIC SOFTWARE'S SAAS INTEGRATION PLATFORM

    Oct 31, 2018

    GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, an in-memory real-time analytics platform for instant insights to action announced today that InsightEdge has been selected by Magic Software Enterprises to power the Magic xpi end-to-end integration platform. This integration will enable companies to make fa...

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    GOOGLE DOES GOOD WHILE OTHER CLOUD PROVIDERS BATTLE FOR JEDI

    Oct 30, 2018

    As fellow cloud giant Microsoft goes all in on the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud computing contract, Google turns attention to how it does good with the government to advance citizens’ safety and well-being. “The public sector continues to be an important place where cloud technologies hav...

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    MICROSOFT AZURE SUPPORTS FULL SUITE OF AI, AUTOMATION PLATFORMS

    Oct 30, 2018

    H2O.ai announced the availability of its full suite of AI platforms in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Microsoft Azure customers will now have access to all the open source artificial intelligence (AI) vendor’s AI products including the automatic machine learning program H2O Sparkling Water, ...

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    IBM AND RED HAT APPEARS A MATCH MADE IN CONTAINER HEAVEN – BUT IS THERE MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE?

    Oct 30, 2018

    Analysis What about Big Blue Hat? Or how about Big Purple? Any offers for ‘in the pink?’ The proposed coming together of IBM and Red Hat, costing the former $34 billion in total enterprise value, is the stuff of dreams for caption writers. But what does it mean for the cloud industry and...

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    GOOGLE CLOUD REVENUE BOOSTS ALPHABET’S EARNINGS

    Oct 29, 2018

    Google cloud revenue boosted parent company Alphabet’s latest fiscal quarter. However, while the tech giant beat Wall Street’s earnings estimates, it fell short on revenue estimates, which sent Alphabet stock tumbling in after-hours trading on Thursday and well into Friday. Alphabet&rsqu...

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    ’ARE WE THERE YET?’ ORIENTING THE MAP TO QUANTUM COMPUTING

    Oct 29, 2018

    There is a lot of excitement about quantum computing these days. Quantum computing is a holistically new way to solve hard problems based on the principles of quantum physics. The theory has already shown the potential payoff from this new technology could be tremendous, by enabling new methods for ...

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    CLOUD-BASED IDENTITY AND ACCESS MANAGEMENT INCREASES FLEXIBILITY

    Oct 26, 2018

    Organizations are leaning towards healthcare identity and access management (IAM) solutions as they continue to add cloud-based services and mobile devices to their IT infrastructure. Research and Markets predicts that the IAM market should grow at a CAGR of 12.7 percent through 2025 because of the ...

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    MICROSOFT CITES AZURE AND CLOUD STRENGTH FOR MORE STRONG FINANCIALS – BUT IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LONG-TERM ETHOS

    Oct 25, 2018

    It would not have been beyond the realms of possibility for this publication to open its analysis of Microsoft’s Q119 results by simply providing a link to Q418 and leaving it at that. After all, Redmond’s message has barely changed. Whereas July’s headline was ‘Microsoft Clo...

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    CENTURYLINK WILL USE CISCO-VIPTELA TO EXPAND ITS MANAGED SD-WAN OFFERING

    Oct 24, 2018

    CenturyLink today launched a second managed SD-WAN offering. The company will now sell Cisco’s Viptela-based SD-WAN service. CenturyLink launched its managed SD-WAN offering using Versa Networks SD-WAN in 2016. As a managed service provider, for both the Cisco and Versa technology, CenturyLink...

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    CHECK POINT BUYS CLOUD SECURITY STARTUP DOME9 FOR $175 MILLION

    Oct 24, 2018

    Check Point Software acquired Dome9 for $175 million in a deal that Check Point says will boost its cloud security portfolio. Dome9’s software-as-a-service (PaaS) platform will add new capabilities — specifically cloud management and policy enforcement — to Check Point’s rece...

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    DT, SK TELECOM INVEST IN EACH OTHER’S 5G-FOCUSED PET PROJECTS

    Oct 23, 2018

    German telecom giant Deutsche Telekom (DT) and South Korea’s SK Telecom are exchanging funds to help bolster each other’s 5G deployment plans. Those plans are focused on edge computing and quantum cryptography communication technology. The agreement calls for SK Telecom to invest an unsp...

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    ALIBABA CLOUD LAUNCHES LONDON DATA CENTRES WITH PROMISE FOR FURTHER EXPANSION

    Oct 22, 2018

    Alibaba Cloud has opened the doors on its UK data centres, adding to its global footprint and promising 24/7 support as well as real-time monitoring. The move confirms the Chinese provider’s UK move, with the company now operating 52 availability zones in 19 regions worldwide. The others outsi...

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    UNDERSTANDING THE CLOUD SECURITY CONUNDRUM: WHAT IS THE ANSWER?

    Oct 19, 2018

    Name an online cloud storage service provider and you’ll have no problem at all finding reports for a breach. Recently, we’ve seen frequent incidents reported in the press involving companies leaking data through misconfigurations involving the cloud, as well as headlines reporting on us...

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    IBM’S QUARTERLY GROWTH REBOUND COMES TO AN END – YET CLOUD REVENUES CONTINUE TO TICK OVER

    Oct 17, 2018

    So much for that run of quarterly growth: IBM’s latest financials show a 2% decline in revenues, yet cloud revenues continue to perform solidly. Overall revenue was at $18.8 billion (£14.3bn) for the quarter, with cloud revenues at $19bn across the past 12 months. This is ticking over co...

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    SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKS SUPPORT FUTURE-PROOF CONNECTIVITY

    Oct 16, 2018

    Organizations are broadening their healthcare networks to reach out beyond the confines of the facility. In order to do this successfully there needs to be more visibility and control over the network, and many organizations are turning to software-defined networking gain more control. SDN uses virt...

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    VERIZON SMART CITIES EXPANDING AS 5G LIGHTS COMMUNITIES UP

    Oct 16, 2018

    Verizon’s ambitions to digitize and connect cities across the U.S. is increasingly being fueled by their investments in 5G, the fifth generation of wireless technology. And while consumers will most likely experience faster downloads, higher definition content streaming to their smartphones, c...

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    HEALTHCARE NETWORK FIREWALLS INCLUDE NEXT-GENERATION FEATURES

    Oct 15, 2018

    Organizations looking for healthcare network firewalls should consider the features that make each vendor unique, so they can select a solution that best meets their needs, according to Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant report. Gartner predicts that by 2022, 15 percent of enterprise firewall RFP...

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    HOW BLOCKCHAIN REVENUE WILL REACH $10.6 BILLION IN 2023

    Oct 15, 2018

    More CIOs and CTOs are looking for digital transformation and smart technology solutions to their line of business leader innovation requirements. Blockchain and related distributed ledger technologies are already making an impact outside of the finance and insurance space from which they emerged. P...

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    SEVONE SD-WAN MONITORING TOOL ADDS SUPPORT FOR VERSA NETWORKS

    Oct 10, 2018

    SevOne added support for Versa Networks’ SD-WAN on its SD-WAN monitoring tool. The monitoring tool already supports both VMware’s NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud platform and Cisco’s SD-WAN service based on Viptela technology. While SevOne can make its SD-WAN monitoring service work for an...

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    IP IS RUNNING OUT OF GAS. IT'S TIME FOR THE NEW IP

    Oct 10, 2018

    Although vendor-written, this contributed piece does not promote a product or service and has been edited and approved by Network World editors. The technology industry operates on micro and mega cycles of innovation. Micro cycles happen every hour, day, week and year. Mega cycles are far more rare,...

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    GOOGLE WON’T COMPETE FOR PENTAGON’S $10B JEDI CLOUD DEAL

    Oct 09, 2018

    Google won’t bid for the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud computing contract, dubbed JEDI, because the work may not support the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) principles. JEDI, which stands for Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, is a 10-year deal with the Department of De...

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    DEVOPS SUCCESS: A LOOK AT PERFORMANCE BY REGION AND INDUSTRY

    Oct 08, 2018

    Since Puppet published its first State of DevOps Report in 2012, we’ve learned a lot about how IT is implementing DevOps practices and the resulting impact to businesses. After collecting nearly 30,000 responses from around the world, we wondered: Where are trends and patterns emerging in thes...

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    GLOBALDATA: ALIBABA CLOUD CLOSES THE GAP ON COMPETITORS IN ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

    Oct 08, 2018

    Alibaba Cloud is poised to close the gap with its rivals — namely global cloud providers Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Microsoft, and IBM — as it expands outside of China into the Asia-Pacific region, according to research and analytics firm GlobalData. The firm predicted that an &l...

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    ENTERPRISE NETWORKS GET FRIENDLY WITH NYANSA SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICE

    Oct 08, 2018

    Performance management company Nyansa took a page from social media platforms and added a social networking service to its Voyance network analytics platform. The service, which it named network friending, enables Nyansa customers to compare and contrast their own network performance against other c...

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    HOW CONVERGED SYSTEMS ARE ENABLING IT TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVES

    Oct 05, 2018

    Some IT organisations prefer infrastructure solutions that offer simplified cloud deployment models for their digital transformation projects. According to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), worldwide converged systems market revenue increased 9.9 percent year-over-year...

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    GRAVITATIONAL DRAWS KUBERNETES INTO ITS SECURE CREDENTIAL SPHERE

    Oct 05, 2018

    Gravitational added management support via Kubernetes to its Teleport credential management product, which now places the popular container orchestration platform next to the already supported secure socket shell (SSH). Control of both is through a single pane of glass for organizations dealing with...

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    HEALTHWISE ENHANCES HYBRID IT STRATEGY WITH PULSE SECURE VADC AND MICROSOFT AZURE

    Oct 04, 2018

    Pulse Secure, the leading provider of Secure Access solutions to both enterprises and service providers, today announced that Healthwise has successfully deployed Pulse Secure virtual Application Delivery Controller (vADC), to improve the performance and reliability of its web applications within Mi...

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    FIREEYE HELIX UPDATES ADVANCE SECURITY AUTOMATION, CLOUD MONITORING

    Oct 04, 2018

    FireEye has unveiled a new Helix release that will help customers automate security operations and monitor cloud infrastructure on platforms like AWS, Azure, and Oracle Cloud. The Milpitas, Calif.-based platform security vendor said the new version of FireEye Helix will combine integrated security i...

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    HEALTHCARE BLOCKCHAIN STANDARDS SUPPORT COLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT

    Oct 02, 2018

    Healthcare blockchain is gaining traction as health IT vendors and provider organizations look to the technology to decentralize data exchange to provide improved data protection. Understanding the healthcare blockchain standards being used in healthcare is key to developing a successful way to exch...

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    DATAMSP ENABLES ON-RAMPS TO THE CLOUD WITH MEGAPORT

    Oct 02, 2018

    According to a recent announcement, DataMSP, a tier-III compliant data center facility, has made available its Megaport, a Network as a Service (NaaS) provider, in its Minnesota data center. The addition of Megaport reportedly will support DataMSP’s high density, fiber-rich environment and off...

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    RETAIL, ADVERTISING AND MARKETING ARE FURTHEST ON THE ROAD TO HYBRID CLOUD

    Oct 02, 2018

    Every industry is moving towards a hybrid cloud world – with retail, advertising and marketing making the biggest push. That’s the key finding from a new report by container and cloud technology provider Mesosphere. The study, which focused its responses on more than 700 Mesosphere users...

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    FLEXERA ACQUIRING RIGHTSCALE POINTS TO NEED FOR COST AND COMPLEXITY OPTIMISATION ACROSS THE IT STACK

    Oct 01, 2018

    Cloud cost optimisation and management continues to be a hot area – and Flexera’s acquisition of RightScale, announced last week, plays into that theme even further. RightScale may be well known for its authoritative yearly State of the Cloud reports, but its bread and butter is focused ...

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    ADVANCED MEDICAL IMAGING SOLUTIONS REQUIRE ANALYTICS, VISUALIZATION

    Sep 28, 2018

    Healthcare organizations implementing advanced medical imaging solutions to generate more detailed images may have trouble viewing images in a timely manner or picking out necessary details without appropriate medical image analysis software. The increase in advanced imaging solutions is driving the...

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    BAREFOOT PREPS FOR 5G AND IOT WITH ITS TOFINO CHIP AND THE P4 LANGUAGE

    Sep 27, 2018

    Since its founding in 2013 Barefoot Networks has created quite a stir in the networking world. The Silicon Valley-based startup raised over $155 million, launched a programmable Ethernet switch called Tofino, and debuted an analytics software called Deep Insight. It also uses a new programming langu...

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    BLACK AND WHITE: CYBERCRIMINALS SPEND TEN TIMES MORE THAN COMPANIES ON SECURITY BATTLE

    Sep 26, 2018

    n a stunning new report by Carbon Black, “Hacking, Escalating Attacks and The Role of Threat Hunting” the company revealed that 92 percent of UK companies surveyed have been breached in the last 12 months and almost half (44 percent) have been breached between three and five times. In ad...

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    GROWING MOBILE AVAILABILITY FUELS HEALTHCARE MOBILE DEVELOPMENT

    Sep 26, 2018

    The dependence on mobile networks to keep patients and clinicians connected is expected to increase dramatically over the next several years, according to the latest GSMA Mobile Industry Impact Report. This increased availability is expected to encourage healthcare mobile development. One of the mos...

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    WHY BUILDING SUCCESSFUL SAAS DELIVERY IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK

    Sep 25, 2018

    Software as a service (SaaS) is becoming ubiquitous. It is estimated that enterprises currently use 16 SaaS applications on average, yet one in seven of these businesses also believe that more than 80% of their applications will be SaaS-based by 2020. This would seem an especially accurate assessmen...

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    BUILDING SCALABLE HEALTHCARE INTERNET OF THINGS NETWORKS

    Sep 25, 2018

    Network connections continue to be a challenge as healthcare organizations improve their healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. “The rising demand of chronic disease management, better connectivity between doctors and patients, and enhanced drug delivery systems in healthcare sect...

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    AWS LAUNCHES INTO ACCENTURE AND CAPGEMINI PARTNERSHIPS

    Sep 24, 2018

    A couple of partnerships involving Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Accenture and Capgemini have been unveiled, around healthcare and enterprise migrations respectively. The first partnership, announced with Accenture and Merck, aims to launch a cloud-based informatics research platform which is desig...

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    FHIR MAY NOT HELP HEALTHCARE ORGS ACHIEVE SEMANTIC INTEROPERABILITY

    Sep 24, 2018

    Healthcare organizations participating in the value-based care environment are in need of strong, secure data pipelines that can help them communicate across disparate health systems to coordinate and streamline patient care. As providers build out the infrastructure required to support meaningful h...

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    VERIZON PROVIDES SAP WITH SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKING

    Sep 20, 2018

    SAP chose Verizon to provide a global network that uses software-defined networking (SDN). Verizon will consolidate and streamline SAP’s global network infrastructure for easier network management. SAP provides business applications to global enterprises. Historically, SAP’s in-house tea...

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    WHY KUBERNETES IS HELPING TO MAKE CLOUD MAINSTREAM

    Sep 19, 2018

    There has been a lot of talk in the first half of 2018 around how cloud is being adopted for mission critical applications and becoming mainstream. Right now, the impact of cloud services, cloud technologies and practices for organisations is rapidly accelerating as we enter the next wave of cloud a...

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    SCALE COMPUTING, APC BUILD MICRO DATA CENTER IN A BOX

    Sep 17, 2018

    Scale Computing and Schneider Electric’s APC teamed up on a turnkey hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) system designed for edge deployments called Micro Data Center in a Box. The platform is built on APC’s micro data center express infrastructure — ready-to-deploy racks — wi...

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    THIS IS FOG: AUTONOMOUS MAPPING ROBOTS AT FOG WORLD CONGRESS 2018

    Sep 17, 2018

    The upcoming Fog World Congress 2018 will feature autonomous mapping robots, according to a recent announcement. They will be traversing and mapping the venue floor in real-time for conference attendees. This demo is fog in action, designed to validate that fog computing systems from various domains...

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    DATRIUM SECURES $60M SERIES D FUNDING TO GO BEYOND HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE

    Sep 13, 2018

    Datrium, a California-based hybrid cloud infrastructure provider, has raised $60 million (£45.8m) in series D funding, with the aim of helping enterprises ‘overcome major obstacles in data analysis and storage.’ The round was led by Samsung Catalyst Fund, as well as featuring new p...

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    SAMSUNG LEADS DATRIUM’S $60M SERIES D ROUND

    Sep 13, 2018

    Hybrid cloud and storage company Datrium closed a $60 million Series D funding round led by Samsung Catalyst Fund. Icon Ventures, and existing investors NEA and Lightspeed Venture Partners, also participated. “Data is powering the economy,” said Shankar Chandran, SVP and managing directo...

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    MICROSOFT DIGS DOWN ON AZURE OUTAGE, EXPLORES DATA LOSS AND FAILOVER QUESTION

    Sep 11, 2018

    Microsoft has put together a post-mortem on what it described as an 'unprecedented' Azure outage - exploring an interesting question of data loss and failover capability. The outage, which affected customers on the VSTS - or Azure DevOps - service in the South Central US region, required mor...

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    OPEN SOURCE EASES AT&T’S TECHNICAL BURDEN

    Sep 11, 2018

    That was the message from a panel discussion at this week’s AT&T Spark event in San Francisco, where Amy Wheelus, vice president of Network Cloud at the carrier, explained that AT&T was an “open source-first shop.” She said it had to go down the route of open source softwar...

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    HASHICORP FORTIFIES CONSUL SERVICE MESH WITH KUBERNETES SUPPORT

    Sep 10, 2018

    HashiCorp bolstered its Consul service mesh platform with tighter integration of Kubernetes. The change will help enterprises synchronize data and manage that data across multiple infrastructure deployments. The move also fortifies Consul as a more broadly-focused service mesh option than the Kubern...

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    GOOGLE-CISCO HYBRID CLOUD OFFERING NOW GENERALLY AVAILABLE

    Sep 10, 2018

    A hybrid cloud offering that Google launched last October in collaboration with Cisco is now generally available to customers of Google's cloud platform. The Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud is designed to give enterprises a way to develop, deploy manage and secure applications acros...

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    CLINICAL APPLICATIONS, IOT DRIVE GROWTH OF HEALTHCARE CLOUD

    Sep 07, 2018

    The healthcare cloud computing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18 percent through 2023, according the a new Markets and Markets report. The predicted growth includes applications such as EHRs, picture archive communication systems (PACS), and vendor neutral archives (VNAs), as well as servic...

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    HTBASE PROVIDES COMPOSABLE INFRASTRUCTURE ACROSS MULTIPLE CLOUDS

    Sep 07, 2018

    HTBASE is pooling compute, storage, and networking into composable infrastructure based on containers that can work across an organization’s private data centers and multiple public clouds. “We build software,” said Erwin Daria, a pre-sales systems engineer with HTBASE. “We d...

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    MIST SPREADS ITS WLAN TECHNOLOGY TO JUNIPER NETWORKS’ SD-WAN

    Sep 06, 2018

    ist made another strategic alliance related to its WLAN technology — this one with Juniper Networks. The two companies announced that Juniper will integrate the Mist Learning WLAN with Juniper’s Contrail SD-WAN technology. By combining WLAN and SD-WAN customers obtain visibility into the...

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    THE CLOUD IS HERE – BUT MANAGING ITS COSTS AND OPTIMIZING BENEFITS IS UP TO YOU

    Sep 06, 2018

    A decade ago, early adapters enthusiastically embraced cloud computing, but the larger business world waited skeptically with questions such as ‘how safe is this?’ ‘How much will it cost?’ ‘Will it really improve productivity?’ ‘Will it give me a competitive...

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    DELL EMC EXTENDS ITS SERVER MARKETSHARE LEAD OVER HPE

    Sep 05, 2018

    Dell EMC put some distance between itself and runner-up Hewlett-Packard Enterprise as the market leader in both server revenue and server units shipped globally in Q2 2018, according to IDC research released Sept. 5. For the overall industry, worldwide server vendor revenues increased 43.7 percent y...

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    JUNIPER NETWORKS, ERICSSON EXPAND PARTNERSHIP FOR 5G MANAGEMENT

    Sep 05, 2018

    The prospect of earning big bucks in connection with the upcoming fifth-generation wireless, or 5G--the latest iteration of cellular technology--is causing companies to partner up and get products ready for when this rolls out big time in 2019. Verizon, Apple and Google (for 5G video streaming), Cis...

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    FIVE WAYS GOVERNMENT CAN HELP BUSINESSES FIGHT NATION-STATE ATTACKS

    Sep 04, 2018

    Over the past six months, a relatively unsophisticated group of attackers used a variety of remote access Trojans to attempt to grab banking details from companies—a scheme reminiscent of tactics used by cyber-criminals. Yet, these attacks also targeted a number of Russian, Spanish and U.S. go...

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    ERICSSON SNAPS UP SERVICE ASSURANCE FIRM CENX IN PREPARATION FOR 5G

    Sep 04, 2018

    Ericsson acquired service assurance and network analytics firm CENX in an all stock deal. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed, but Ericsson said it will provide more details during its third quarter earnings report. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter. CENX’s closed-l...

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    CISCO MERAKI, TALARI EXPAND REACH OF SD-WAN OFFERINGS

    Aug 31, 2018

    The software-defined WAN space continues to be among the most active areas in enterprise networking with Cisco Systems’ Meraki unit, Talari Networks, Versa Networks and Colt Network Services all making moves to expand their capabilities. The efforts by the vendors comes as the SD-WAN market gr...

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    NUTANIX SEES ‘IMMENSE’ NETWORKING, SECURITY OPPORTUNITIES

    Aug 31, 2018

    Nutanix CEO Dheeraj Pandey says networking and security are “immense” opportunities for the hyperconverged infrastructure company as its customers move to hybrid cloud environments. “One thing we hear a lot from our large customers is that hybrid cloud’s biggest weakness is n...

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    WHAT DEVELOPERS CAN DO TO IMPROVE CYBER-SECURITY

    Aug 30, 2018

    VANCOUVER, B.C.—There are a lot of different things that developers can do to improve open source code quality, but being driven by fear isn't one of them, according to Window Snyder, chief security officer at Intel. Snyder participated in a keynote conversation with Jim Zemlin, executive ...

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    WHY BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS REVENUES WILL REACH $260 BILLION

    Aug 30, 2018

    Enterprise data lakes are an essential component of many digital transformation projects. Numerous insights about customers, partners and other stakeholders are extracted from these significant commercial assets. Given the benefits, IT infrastructure and associated software investment will increase ...

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    DELL'S 'HYPER-CONVERGED, SOFTWARE-DEFINED' IOT SURVEILLANCE SOLUTION AIMS FOR SIMPLICITY

    Aug 30, 2018

    This week at VMworld, the Edge and and IoT Solutions Division at Dell Technologies announced that it's "combining tools from its broad portfolio with technology from Intel and partners in the Dell Technologies IoT Solutions Partner Program" to provide new Internet of Things (IoT) offer...

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    HCI HEATS UP IN VEGAS WITH VMWARE, CISCO, VEEAM, AND PIVOT3

    Aug 29, 2018

    LAS VEGAS — Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) continues to be a hot topic at this year’s VMworld with HCI news from VMware and other vendors including Cisco, Veeam, and Pivot3. During a Tuesday keynote, VMware executives said more than 15,000 customers use its HCI stack, which is the t...

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    GOOGLE TRANSFERS KUBERNETES OPERATIONAL CONTROL TO CNCF

    Aug 29, 2018

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Google is adjusting operational ties with the Kubernetes project that will further the container orchestration platform’s ability to mature in the open source ecosystem under the watch of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The announcement was mad...

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    THE 5 BIGGEST MISTAKES IN SD-WAN SECURITY

    Aug 29, 2018

    Simply committing to SD-WAN security isn't enough. It's also necessary to create defenses the right way and avoid some common mistakes. SD-WAN security is essential; there's no denying that fact. The problem is that many organizations, through ignorance, carelessness, or misguided advice...

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    PIVOT3 UNVEILS HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE RUGGED EDGE

    Aug 28, 2018

    Pivot3, a smaller vendor in the crowded hyperconverged infrastructure market, is turning its attention to the needs of the military, intelligence agencies and other organizations that need secure, resilient and fast data processing as they run their tactical operations in harsh environments. The com...

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    VMWORLD 2018: MULTI-CLOUD STRATEGIES, AWS PARTNERSHIP BLOSSOMS, VSAN AND NSX UPDATES, AND MORE

    Aug 28, 2018

    At VMworld in Las Vegas, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, with the help of some of the best and brightest in the cloud industry, expanded on partnerships and products, as well as the evolution of the multi-cloud landscape. For the second year running, Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), took to t...

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    VMWORLD OPENER: CLOUDHEALTH ACQUISITION, EDGE PREVIEW, AND GELSINGER’S NEW TATTOO

    Aug 27, 2018

    LAS VEGAS — VMware jumped into the edge and will acquire multi-cloud management startup CloudHealth Technologies, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger said on stage today at VMworld. He also showed off his new ink — a VMware tattoo that runs the entire length of his forearm — that he got earli...

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    ARISTA FOUNDER TAKES AIM AT CISCO WITH VMWARE NSX ‘OPEN FRAMEWORK’

    Aug 27, 2018

    LAS VEGAS — VMware and Arista executives provided more details about integrating NSX security capabilities with Arista switches during VMworld’s NSX keynote. And Arista’s founder took an indirect jab at rival Cisco and its proprietary technology. VMware and Arista have been working...

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    WINDMILL USES BLOCKCHAIN TO SOLVE IOT SECURITY ISSUES

    Aug 24, 2018

    Windmill Enterprise, a new enterprise security startup, has developed an open source blockchain-based platform that is currently being piloted by a variety of companies to help them with IoT security. Windmill’s platform, called Cognida, is based upon technology originally developed by Informa...

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    MEDICAL IMAGE MANAGEMENT, PACS ADOPTION RISES IN HOSPITALS

    Aug 24, 2018

    Hospitals and health systems are increasingly adopting medical image management and PACS tools to meet growing demand for infrastructure solutions that can store and process imaging data. As advancements in diagnostic imaging technology and emerging machine learning techniques put pressure on legacy...

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    ESF SURVEY SHOWS CLOUD, HDDS STILL DOMINATE IT STORAGE

    Aug 23, 2018

    Data storage and humans have something important in common: The places where they live are almost always the highest-cost line item in their budgets. Buying a home or condominium can take up from 25 percent to 50 percent (or more) of a household income; data storage long has averaged about 40 percen...

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    ALIBABA CLOUD REVENUE GROWS 93% FROM PREVIOUS YEAR

    Aug 23, 2018

    Alibaba Cloud revenue grew 93 percent year over year to $710 million, Alibaba Group CEO Daniel Zhang reported in its fiscal first quarter 2019 earnings call with investors. Alibaba Cloud is a subsidiary of Alibaba Group, a Chinese multi-national e-commerce, retail, and technology company, that is li...

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    EXPLORING LOW-CODE, OUTSOURCING FOR HEALTHCARE APP DEVELOPMENT

    Aug 22, 2018

    Healthcare app development is a critical IT infrastructure step, but choosing how to handle the development process depends on how many apps will be developed, what they will be used for, and what IT staff can handle in-house. Healthcare applications need to be developed with privacy, security, and ...

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    C3 IOT PARTNERS WITH GOOGLE CLOUD TO ACCELERATE JOINT AI AND IOT GROWTH

    Aug 22, 2018

    C3 IoT signed a deal to have its IoT platform-as-a-service (PaaS) be delivered via Google’s Cloud Platform (GCP) infrastructure. The companies will also work jointly to market, sell, and participate in training initiatives for the offering. The C3 IoT platform assists in developing big data, a...

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    PROTECTING YOUR COMPANY’S CROWN JEWELS: BUILDING CLOUD-BASED BACKUP AND DR INTO RANSOMWARE DEFENCE

    Aug 21, 2018

    It’s a sad fact of life that whenever someone owns anything of value, there’s someone else out there who wants to get their hands on it illegally. Today’s corporate crown jewels are the critical data on which organisations depend and the highwaymen are cybercriminals, who have buil...

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    HOW TO APPROACH BUILDING A HEALTHCARE DATA LAKE ROADMAP

    Aug 21, 2018

    Collecting, storing, and using data produced by patients is a major challenge, and organizations often have data they can’t sort through and use efficiently. Healthcare data lakes contain valuable information that can be used to improve patient care, but organizing the data and making it avail...

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    GAMING COMPANY REPLACES CISCO, F5, AND JUNIPER WITH XCLOUD NETWORKS

    Aug 20, 2018

    Three network engineers who used to work for Orange Armenia saw the potential of SDN and NFV back in 2015, and they created their own company — XCloud Networks — to capitalize on the new technology. The company provides a complete solution to run data center networks. The founders noted ...

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    DIGIPLEX AIMS TO REUSE WASTE DATA CENTRE HEAT IN OSLO APARTMENTS WITH NEW PARTNERSHIP

    Aug 20, 2018

    As technology continues to improve, so too does the responsibility of infrastructure providers in ensuring an environmentally-friendly future. Nordic data centre firm DigiPlex has announced a scheme whereby waste heat from its facilities will be reused in residential apartments across Oslo. The comp...

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    ALIBABA CLOUD FOCUSES ON ASIA PACIFIC WITH LATEST LAUNCHES – AND EXPANDS ELASTICSEARCH PARTNERSHIP

    Aug 16, 2018

    It has been another busy week at Alibaba Cloud, with the company’s latest releases focusing on both Asia Pacific and European expansion. The increased focus on Asia Pacific comes through the launch of no fewer than nine products around cloud architecture, machine learning, the Internet of Thin...

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    CISCO’S SECURITY BUSINESS, SERVICE PROVIDER WINS PROPEL FISCAL 4Q RESULTS

    Aug 16, 2018

    Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins’ efforts to make the company less reliant upon its infrastructure sales and transform it into software powerhouse appears to be getting some traction. The company reported strong fiscal fourth-quarter 2018 earnings, posting quarterly revenues of $12.8 billion, a 6 perce...

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    RISK AND FINANCE INDUSTRY STILL SEE CLOUD AS A CONCERN, NOTES GARTNER

    Aug 15, 2018

    Even the slowest industries are moving workloads to the cloud – take risk, audit and finance as an example. Yet there is still plenty more to be done before these verticals become truly comfortable. That’s according to the latest report from analyst firm Gartner. In the company’s m...

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    RURAL HEALTHCARE NETWORK CONNECTIONS REQUIRE IT INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT

    Aug 15, 2018

    Telehealth programs rely on strong IT infrastructure connectivity to support rural healthcare programs. Rural healthcare network connections begin at the provider organization, and the network is built from within to support remote users. Many patients using telehealth programs live in remote areas ...

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    DHS USING RED TEAM APPROACH TO IMPROVE NATIONAL CYBER-SECURITY

    Aug 13, 2018

    As fears about the security of  elections and voting machines remain a concern, the U.S Government is doing more than just waiting for attackers, it's hacking its own systems with penetration testing activities. Speaking at DEF CON in Las Vegas on Aug. 10, members of the Department of Homel...

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    HACK THE GRID: IT MAY BE EASIER THAN WE THOUGHT. NOW WHAT?

    Aug 13, 2018

    Cybereason, one of the top companies scanning the increasing cyberthreat landscape, reported earlier this month that the ICS (industrial control system) environments that handle the generation, transmission and metering of energy, may be easier to hack than even the most seasoned security profession...

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    WHEN THE FBI SPEAKS THE IOT LISTENS

    Aug 10, 2018

    The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has been busy lately, given the overwhelming volume of cybersecurity threats, including attacks on the American democracy.Most recently, the Feds issued a periodic “Public Service Announcements” (PSA) with an unusual twist:  a dire warnin...

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    QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE IS WHAT DISTINGUISHES SD-WAN PRODUCTS, SAYS NSS LABS

    Aug 09, 2018

    According to testing of a small sample of SD-WAN products by NSS Labs, the areas of primary differentiation for SD-WAN products are quality of experience (QoE) for VoIP and video performance. NSS Labs claims to be a well-known advisor to the cybersecurity industry. “We do both testing of cyber...

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    ORACLE MARKS ‘MAJOR MILESTONE’ IN AUTONOMOUS STRATEGY AS ELLISON TAKES MORE SWIPES AT AWS

    Aug 08, 2018

    Oracle’s CTO and executive chairman Larry Ellison announced the launch of the company’s latest autonomous database service around transaction processing (ATP) last night – but a recent report around claims by Amazon also caught his eye. At an event in California, Ellison responded ...

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    APIS ARE THE “MISSING PIECE” FOR HEALTHCARE APP INTEROPERABILITY

    Aug 08, 2018

    Healthcare app interoperability is not a new challenge for healthcare organizations. Over the past several years organizations have had trouble connecting their health IT tools to their EHRs. The increased use of application programming interfaces (APIs) is key. Large provider organizations can be t...

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    GOOGLE CLOUD SECURES SUPPORT FOR NVIDIA’S TESLA P4 GPUS WITH MORE MACHINE LEARNING GOODNESS

    Aug 07, 2018

    Google has announced its support for NVIDIA’s Tesla P4 GPUs to help customers with graphics-intensive and machine learning applications. The Tesla P4, according to NVIDIA’s data sheet, is ‘purpose-built to boost efficiency for scale-out servers running deep learning workloads, enab...

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    VMWARE AND MIST COLLABORATE FOR WIRELESS LAN, WAN VISIBILITY AND TROUBLESHOOTING

    Aug 07, 2018

    Mist Systems and VMware built a joint product that boasts interoperability between Mist Learning WLAN and VMware’s VeloCloud-based NSX SD-WAN. VMware tapped Mist Systems’ technology to bring artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and open programmability to the wireless LAN (WLAN) and...

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    ORACLE SECURITY MAKEOVER HIGHLIGHTS CASB, IDENTITY AUTOMATION

    Aug 06, 2018

    If you’re playing Oracle word association, database and enterprise software not security probably come to mind. But as its customers move to hybrid cloud environments, the company is capitalizing on its database security and identity management technologies. It’s also folding in a 2016 c...

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    CISCO TO ACQUIRE DUO SECURITY TO BEEF UP MULTI-CLOUD EFFORTS

    Aug 06, 2018

    Here’s a good example of how security underlines – or should underline – pretty much everything in the cloud: Cisco has announced it is to acquire Michigan-based Duo Security for upwards of $2.3 billion (£1.8bn). The deal, which expects to close during the first quarter of Ci...

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    HOW YOUR ENTERPRISE DATA CENTRE FITS IN THE CLOUD

    Aug 03, 2018

    Since the birth of corporate computing, the data centre has been a mainstay. Like filing cabinets, notepads and the occasional wonky chair, the data centre forged its place at the heart of a profitable, effective organisation. Long had it been the de facto vehicle for all application deployment and,...

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    SPIRENT SHARPENS ITS FOCUS ON 5G AND LIFECYCLE SERVICE ASSURANCE

    Aug 03, 2018

    The test, measurement, and assurance company Spirent unveiled new initiatives to grow its 5G, lifecycle service assurance, and analytics businesses. The U.K.-based company will also explore new use cases such as virtualization and autonomous vehicles. In its second quarter 2018 earnings call yesterd...

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    IMPORTANCE OF END-USER SATISFACTION TO HEALTH IT INFRASTRUCTURE

    Aug 02, 2018

    Health IT infrastructure is constantly changing as IT staff build and deploy new health systems. While end-users may not always notice when their devices are running smoother or connecting faster, they will notice when things aren’t working the way they’re meant to. End-user opinion on d...

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    CISCO-GOOGLE HYBRID CLOUD LOVE FEST: REAL DEAL OR HYPE?

    Aug 02, 2018

    Cisco arrived late to the hybrid cloud party, teaming up with Google last year on a yet-to-be-released product. Since then, the Cisco-Google love fest has been on full display. Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene joined Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins on stage at Cisco Live in June. And Cisco posted a series of l...

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    SEVEN WAYS THE INTERNET OF THINGS CAN HELP END WORLD HUNGER

    Aug 01, 2018

    World hunger has existed for centuries. It persists despite the elimination of apparent catalysts such as food production challenges. The phrase, “trying to solve world hunger,” has become shorthand to indicate any problem that seems insurmountable. The statistics are depressing. Every n...

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    MANAGED ISTIO SERVICE MESH NOW AVAILABLE ON GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM

    Aug 01, 2018

    Organizations can now run a managed version of the Istio open source project on Google's cloud platform to connect, monitor and manage microservices.  Google, along with IBM and other members of the open source community July 31 announced the release into full production of Istio 1.0 the la...

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    WHY AMBITIOUS INDUSTRY 4.0 PLANS NEED A BETTER OPEN STANDARD APPROACH TO SUCCEED

    Jul 31, 2018

    The UK government’s Industrial Strategy, launched in 2017, sets out a long term plan to boost productivity in British industry. Further to this, the government recently announced the creation of an AI Council, led by leaders within industry, to support the rapid adoption of artificial intellig...

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    T-MOBILE ACHIEVES MAJOR MILESTONE IN DEPLOYING 5G WIRELESS

    Jul 30, 2018

    T-Mobile’s CTO Neville Ray jubilantly tweeted on July 27, that the company had successfully tested a simultaneous, non-standalone 5G “New Radio” and 4G LTE connection. This along with its first standards-based 5G NR bi-directional transmission in June, has shown that T-Mobile along...

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    DANGERS OF LEGACY SOLUTIONS TO HEALTH IT INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS

    Jul 30, 2018

    Legacy systems can be a thorn in the side of health IT infrastructure professionals. Dated systems may still function but can be a huge liability when it comes to security and connectivity. The general attitude of health IT is “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” which can caus...

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    IBM TRIALS BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM WITH BARCLAYS, CITI

    Jul 30, 2018

    IBM today announced a managed blockchain platform for the financial services industry and said nine banks, including Barclays and Citi, are participating in the proof of concept (PoC). The platform, developed in partnership with foreign exchange market infrastructure firm CLS, is called LedgerConnec...

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    FORD SPINS ITS SELF-DRIVING BUSINESS INTO A $4BN SEPARATE COMPANY

    Jul 26, 2018

    Automotive giant Ford has decided its self-driving efforts are important enough to warrant a separate company with $4 billion of investment. Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC will be based in Detroit, Michigan and will be tasked with developing the company’s self-driving technology. Jim Hackett, Pr...

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    NATION-STATES, CRIMINALS INCREASING ATTACKS ON ERP SYSTEMS, DHS WARNS

    Jul 26, 2018

    Nation-states and criminals are increasingly targeting enterprises’ business-critical applications, attempting to steal data and commit financial crimes, according to a U.S. government alert and research from Digital Shadows and Onapsis. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) C...

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    WHY THE CLOUD IS KEY TO MITIGATING THE MENACE OF PHISHING

    Jul 26, 2018

    After the rise of ransomware over the last few years (largely combatted through better detection of the malware and more attention paid to having decent backups), phishing has stormed back onto the IT security manager’s radar. According to our latest survey on IT security in the UK and Ireland...

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    NETAPP HELPS NOVA TECHSET MODERNIZE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ACCELERATE APPLICATIONS TO IMPROVE PUBLISHING SERVICES

    Jul 25, 2018

    Nova Techset Private Limited, one of the foremost suppliers of prepress services for scientific, technical and medical (STM) and academic publishing today announced NetApp as the partner of choice to harness the power of hybrid cloud. Nova Techset’s pervasive use of technology is creating an a...

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    HOW INDUSTRIAL IOT SENSORS ARE USED TO MONITOR WATER LEVELS AND FLOOD WARNING SYSTEMS

    Jul 25, 2018

    You may already realise that water is an everyday critical resource for you and your family. Plenty of headlines about on how we get too much water or too little – flooding and drought. But how do water monitoring systems help you, your teams, and your organisation to save water, your time, yo...

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    WELCOME TO THE 5G IOT LAB OF THE FUTURE: SYNIVERSE TAPS PEPPER TO HELP

    Jul 25, 2018

    When the built and virtual, physical and digital worlds come together, the level of complexity rises – a lesson those passionate about and actively working in the IoT and Industrial IoT worlds have learned the hard way. Located at Syniverse’s global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, the In...

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    NEW RESEARCH EXPLORES ENDPOINT CONFUSION WHEN SECURING THE IIOT

    Jul 24, 2018

    To make sure the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is as secure as it can be, it needs to be secured at the endpoint level. There’s just one problem though: what is an endpoint, anyway? A survey of more than 200 industrial executives from the SANS Institute concludes that while security of ...

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    ALERT LOGIC TAKES AIM AT CONTAINER SECURITY PROBLEMS WITH LATEST OFFERING

    Jul 23, 2018

    If your organisation has been considering containers, then security concerns will almost certainly be paramount. Alert Logic, an information security provider, thinks it may have the answer. The company has launched what is claimed to be the industry’s first intrusion detection system for cont...

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    MICROSOFT SEES IT ALL COME TOGETHER IN FINANCIALS AS AZURE REVENUES GO UP 89% YEAR ON YEAR

    Jul 20, 2018

    It’s becoming a rather shop-worn tale but for another quarter, Microsoft has cited cloud success as key to its financial results. And why not? For Q418, Microsoft posted revenues of $30.1 billion (£23.1bn), an increase of 17% on this time last year. Total revenue for the year was $110.4b...

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    ASSESSING JUST HOW SAFE YOU ARE IN THE CLOUD – AND THREE TIPS TO SECURE YOUR BUSINESS DATA

    Jul 20, 2018

    Each day, Internet users generate an average of 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, according to recent research from Domo. Per minute, The Weather Channel receives more than 18 million forecast requests, Netflix users stream almost 70,000 hours of video, and Google conducts 3.5 million searches. 90% of ...

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    ADOPTING A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO HIT INTEROPERABILITY CHALLENGES

    Jul 19, 2018

    Healthcare organizations have long suffered from interoperability challenges since adopting digitized IT infrastructure. Tackling interoperability across an organization’s entire infrastructure can prove overwhelming to executives and IT staff at first glance. There is no silver bullet that wi...

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    AT&T CATERS TO CUSTOMERS THAT PREFER A FULL CISCO NFV STACK

    Jul 18, 2018

    For its business customers that want to use virtual network functions (VNFs) but prefer a Cisco-based infrastructure, AT&T is providing the Cisco 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS) hardware and Cisco software. ENCS will provide AT&T customers in nearly 90 countries and terr...

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    SECURITY LESSONS TO LEARN FROM TACTICS OF INDICTED RUSSIAN HACKERS

    Jul 18, 2018

    The indictment filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday the 13th reads in places like a crime novel. The story explains step-by-step how a group of Russian operatives who are part of the Internet Research Agency targeted the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign, hacked into the...

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    NOKIA NUAGE AND GLOBE TELECOM BRING SD-WAN TO THE PHILIPPINES

    Jul 18, 2018

    Partnering with telecommunications provider Globe Telecom, Nokia’s Nuage Networks is rolling out a nationwide SD-WAN service in the Philippines. This is the first fully operational SD-WAN to serve the approximately 7,000 islands that make up the country. Globe Telecom is based in the Philippin...

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    AWS ADDING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, COMPUTE SERVICES TO CLOUD LINEUP

    Jul 17, 2018

    Amazon is dealing with striking workers in Europe, site disruptions during its Prime Day sale event and protestors inside and out of the Javits Convention Center, site of this week’s AWS NYC Summit 2018. None of which appeared to bother Amazon Web Services executives at the Summit, who announc...

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    BLUEDATA THROWS KUBERNETES AT STATEFUL STORAGE CHALLENGES

    Jul 17, 2018

    BlueData launched an open source project to tackle the challenges of deploying and managing distributed stateful applications using Kubernetes. The moves are targeted at large-scale applications like analytics, data science, machine learning, and deep learning applications for artificial intelligenc...

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    UNDERSTANDING HEALTHCARE CLOUD MIGRATION FOR COST BENEFITS

    Jul 16, 2018

    Using the healthcare cloud to organize data and cut back on overall costs can help organization adapt and prepare for the future. Healthcare organizations are constantly collecting structured and unstructured data from many different sources. Not only does data collection prove challenging to provid...

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    QUEST AUTOMATES OFFICE 365 FUNCTIONS IN NEW ADDITION TO SAAS LINEUP

    Jul 16, 2018

    Quest Software has had its stake in the ground for more than two decades by serving as home base for a lot of veteran database developers around the world, providing tools and services that assist them with handling installation, app development and continuing maintenance on complicated Oracle DB an...

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    MAJOR VENDORS CONTINUE INVESTING IN HEALTH IT INFRASTRUCTURE

    Jul 13, 2018

    Consumer and health IT infrastructure technology are blurring together as Google, Amazon, and Apple are making significant leaps into the health IT space. Healthcare organizations are going through digital transformations and introducing more connected devices and innovative applications into their ...

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    OPSRAMP: PRODUCT OVERVIEW AND ANALYSIS

    Jul 13, 2018

    eWEEK has started a new IT products and services section that encompasses most of the categories that we cover on our site. In it, we will spotlight the leaders in each sector, which include enterprise software, hardware, security, on-premises-based systems and cloud services. We also will add promi...

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    IMPROVING USER EXPERIENCE WITH HEALTHCARE EDGE NETWORKING, AI

    Jul 12, 2018

    Healthcare poses unique challenges for IT infrastructure especially when it comes to solving challenges presented at the edge of the network. Understanding healthcare edge networking and how it’s impacting the industry is critical to future success, according to Extreme Networks Director of Pr...

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    SOLARWINDS ACQUIRES TRUSTED METRICS TO ADD REAL-TIME THREAT MONITORING TO CLOUD SECURITY MIX

    Jul 11, 2018

    SolarWinds is on the acquisition trail again – this time confirming the acquisition of Trusted Metrics, a real-time threat monitoring and management software provider. The acquisition will enable SolarWinds to release a new security product under the name of SolarWinds Threat Monitor, which is...

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    CLOUD CONSTELLATION, SPACECHAIN PARTNER FOR STORAGE IN SPACE

    Jul 11, 2018

    It’s only a matter of time before outer space becomes a routine location in the big picture of IT systems—especially when it concerns such functions as data storage and cryptocurrency processing. Satellites have long been used for transporting television, military, government and scienti...

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    SENSE AND SENSOR ABILITY: HOW AI AND CONNECTIVITY WILL HELP EACH OTHER GROW

    Jul 09, 2018

    Connected devices are getting smaller, cheaper, and more specialised. While connected systems as a whole are getting more intelligent, the actual processing power of these devices is not expanding at the same rate - opening up a host of issues for enterprises wanting to enter the IoT, or expand thei...

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    MICROSOFT AZURE IOT CENTRAL UPDATES PROVIDE MORE DEVICE VISIBILITY

    Jul 06, 2018

    Microsoft's Azure IoT Central has learned a few new tricks that provide better visibility into enterprise internet of things deployments. The fully managed software-as-a-service (SaaS) toolkit enables businesses to connect and manage their IoT devices without configuring underlying Azure cloud s...

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    5 SERVERLESS ECOSYSTEM PLAYERS YOU NEED TO KNOW

    Jul 06, 2018

    Serverless computing architectures remain a nascent and misunderstood form of tapping into cloud resources. In fact, a recent survey from cloud services provider DigitalOcean found that half of developers did not have a strong understanding of serverless. But, of those, a vast majority said they pla...

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    HOW HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVES HEALTH IT FUNCTIONALITY

    Jul 06, 2018

    Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a future-looking technology that can help organizations overcome the challenges of shoestring budgets, increasing demands for data access, and the need to remain flexible in an era of continuous innovation. While virtualization-based solutions in particular can...

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    USING VIRTUAL MACHINES TO ADVANCE HEALTH IT INFRASTRUCTURE

    Jul 06, 2018

    As organizations continue through their digital transformations, more are embracing virtual machines (VMs) to support their health IT infrastructure. Virtual machines support the growth and flexibility of the cloud and also allow organizations to take full advantage of their on-premises hardware. So...

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    LG CNS ANNOUNCES CITYHUB PLATFORM FOR SMART CITY MANAGEMENT

    Jul 05, 2018

    LG subsidiary CNS has announced its CityHub platform designed to provide centralised management and data analysis of citywide IoT devices. CityHub, the platform’s tentative name, is able to collect data from IoT sensors across the deployed smart city. This could be sensors installed on things ...

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    INTERNET OF MEDICAL THINGS DEVICES DEMAND DYNAMIC NETWORKS

    Jul 03, 2018

    Organizations are relying on data more and more as digital tools prove to significantly help clinicians gain better insight into patient health. The data that Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices collect can also keep patients informed about their health so they can make steps to take care of t...

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    PLANNING FOR DATA BACKUP, RECOVERY IN HEALTH IT INFRASTRUCTURE

    Jul 03, 2018

    Healthcare data backup and data recovery are critical components of every health IT infrastructure. The inability to access data is a serious issue in healthcare. Organizations constantly face the possibility of data breaches, ransomware attacks, and natural disasters that can make it impossible for...

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    CENTURYLINK SECURITY LOG MONITORING INCREASES VISIBILITY ACROSS HYBRID NETWORKS

    Jul 03, 2018

    CenturyLink updated its Security Log Monitoring service with correlated threat intelligence, new cloud security monitoring features, and a real-time mobile application for threat detection and response. These new capabilities give companies greater visibility across their hybrid network environments...

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    GOOGLE SLAMMED FOR CUTTING OFF CLOUD PLATFORM CUSTOMER WITHOUT WARNING

    Jul 03, 2018

    Google is reviewing the manner in which it responds to potential fraudulent activity involving cloud customer accounts following criticism over a recent incident in which the company briefly shut down a customer's critical production application without warning. In its Medium blog July 2, Google...

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    FORMULA 1 RACES TO AWS AS OFFICIAL CLOUD PROVIDER, CITES IMPORTANCE OF MACHINE LEARNING CAPABILITIES

    Jul 02, 2018

    It has been described by Citrix as a ‘never-ending technology arms race to optimise performance’ – and now Formula 1 has gotten a further boost by selecting Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its official cloud and machine learning provider.The move will see Formula 1 move the vast major...

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    FORMULA 1 RACES TO AWS AS OFFICIAL CLOUD PROVIDER, CITES IMPORTANCE OF MACHINE LEARNING CAPABILITIES

    Jul 02, 2018

    It has been described by Citrix as a ‘never-ending technology arms race to optimise performance’ – and now Formula 1 has gotten a further boost by selecting Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its official cloud and machine learning provider. The move will see Formula 1 move the vast majo...

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    ERICSSON TEAMS WITH SD-WAN STARTUP MODE TO BUILD AN SD-CORE NETWORK

    Jul 02, 2018

    A San Francisco-based networking startup scored a partnership with Ericsson to deliver what it is calling a software-defined core (SD-Core) network to enterprises. Mode, which earlier this month emerged from stealth mode, says its routing technology offers a new approach to SD-WAN that can intellige...

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    SD-WAN: IT’S TIME TO BECOME THE MASTER OF YOUR NETWORK

    Jun 29, 2018

    He-Man may have been a master of the universe, but us mere mortals may have to set our goals slightly lower. For many network managers, the network is their own mini universe, but unfortunately, they often don’t have the control or visibility over it that they would like. Software-defined WAN ...

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    HEALTHCARE CLOUD COMPUTING EVOLVES WITH INTEROPERABLE PLATFORMS

    Jun 28, 2018

    Organizations are using more flexible technologies together as healthcare cloud computing continues to evolve. Interoperability and flexibility in IT tools are crucial as organizations continue to use technology solutions to support the demands of a hospital environment.  Enterprise organizatio...

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    VMWARE GROWS KUBERNETES OPTIONS WITH VKE, PKS SERVICES

    Jun 28, 2018

    VMware has long been synonymous with its own server virtualization technology, though the company is now also strongly invested in containers and Kubernetes services. On June 27, VMware announced the beta release of its VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) service, providing organizations with a new optio...

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    PAIN IN THE XAAS: RISE OF FAAS, CAAS ADDS TO CLOUD ORCHESTRATION WOES

    Jun 27, 2018

    Smack in middle of its teenage years, the cloud infrastructure market looks extremely promising but also comes with new headaches for those that have to manage clouds. SDxCentral Research’s newest report on Cloud Orchestration and Automation/DevOps finds respondents are adopting both private a...

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    HOUSE PASSES BILL TO ENHANCE INDUSTRIAL CYBERSECURITY

    Jun 27, 2018

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday passed a bill aimed at protecting industrial control systems (ICS), particularly ones used in critical infrastructure, against cyberattacks. The legislation, H.R. 5733, formally known as the “DHS Industrial Control Systems Capabilities Enhancement Ac...

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    KUBERNETES 1.11 IMPROVES CLOUD-NATIVE APPLICATION DEPLOYMENT OPTIONS

    Jun 27, 2018

    The second major release of Kubernetes in 2018 brings new dynamic kubelet management capabilities, as well as general availability for the IPVS load balancing feature. The Kubernetes 1.11 release is set to become generally available on June 27, providing users of the container orchestration system w...

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    VMWARE, AWS ANNOUNCE HIPAA-ELIGIBLE HYBRID CLOUD

    Jun 26, 2018

    VMware Cloud on AWS completed its third-party examination and now offers a HIPAA-compliant hybrid cloud environment for healthcare organizations. Healthcare organizations are continuing to move parts of their IT infrastructure to the cloud. The scalability and flexibility of the cloud makes it an ap...

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    PULUMI BRIDGES CODE GAP FOR CLOUD, CONTAINERS, SERVERLESS

    Jun 25, 2018

    Seattle-based startup Pulumi is taking on the Herculean task of bridging developer code with the growing number of cloud-based destinations, including containers, serverless, and infrastructure. The company’s platform is designed to allow developers and DevOps teams to build and manage cloud-b...

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    THREE UNBEATABLE SECURITY ADVANTAGES OF CLOUD-BASED SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

    Jun 25, 2018

    Cloud-based solutions have never been more popular than ever. Proponents and opponents have their reasons to keep debates fuelled, but small to mid-sized businesses shouldn’t ignore the security benefits cloud can offer. Higher standards Implementing cloud-based solutions for your business is ...

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    JOHAN KREBBERS, SHELL: ON WHY POOR QUALITY DATA WON’T CUT IT IN DELAYING YOUR IOT INITIATIVES

    Jun 22, 2018

    The links between the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are irresistible. As a Wired article put it, IoT ‘will produce a treasure trove of big data’ and that ‘the only way to keep up with [it] and gain the hidden insight it holds is with machine learning.&rs...

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    HPE SAYS COMPOSABLE INFRASTRUCTURE IS THE FUTURE OF DATA CENTER TECH

    Jun 22, 2018

    LAS VEGAS — Composable infrastructure is the future of on-premises data center technology, according to Gary Thome, vice president and chief technologist for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Software Defined and Cloud group. It’s also a key competitive differentiator for HPE and a majo...

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    IBM BRINGS CLOUD PRIVATE PLATFORM TO CLOUD MANAGED SERVICES OFFERING

    Jun 21, 2018

    IBM's Kubernetes-based Cloud Private platform can now run on the company's Cloud Managed Services offering, providing enhanced capabilities. IBM announced on June 21 that is it expanding its cloud-native capabilities, enabling the Kubernetes-based IBM Cloud Private platform to run on the com...

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    WHY FOR ULTIMATE DATA CENTRE SECURITY, TECHNOLOGY ALONE IS NOT THE ANSWER

    Jun 21, 2018

    The security of data – and in particular people’s personal data – has been a hot topic in recent months. The EU’s rollout of new GDPR regulations; the Cambridge Analytica scandal; or the seemingly weekly revelations of financial institutions or consumer service providers whic...

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    A DATA CENTRE WITH NO CENTRE: WHY THE CLOUD OF THE FUTURE WILL LIVE IN OUR HOMES

    Jun 20, 2018

    When we talk about the home of the future, we might think of technologies that will bring convenience to our lives. Refrigerators that know when we’ve run out of milk and order more for us, perhaps, or 3D printers that will make any shape of pasta you can imagine. But while this Jetsons-like v...

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    MULTI-LAYERED INFECTION ATTACK INSTALLS BETABOT MALWARE

    Jun 19, 2018

    The Betabot Trojan is being spread in a multi-stage attack that starts with malicious Office documents attempting to exploit a 17-year old vulnerability. Betabot is a piece of malware that evolved from being a banking Trojan to a password stealer, and then a botnet capable of distributing ransomware...

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    10 SIGNS YOUR CLIENTS NEED TO DEPLOY AZURE

    Jun 19, 2018

    Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of services to help an organisation meet business challenges. Azure is a cloud platform for building, deploying and managing services and applications, allowing you and your clients to meet all your needs through all their services, within one platform. Their...

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    KUBERNETES SKILLS DEMAND CONTINUES TO SOAR – BUT ARE ORGANISATIONS DROPPING THE BALL ON SECURITY?

    Jun 19, 2018

    If you have Kubernetes skills then you will almost certainly be in demand from employers, as a new survey from CyberArk has found that IT jobs with the container orchestration tool in the title have soared year on year. But beware the security risks when getting involved. According to the company, w...

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    UNDERSTANDING THE HIT INFRASTRUCTURE ROLE IN VALUE-BASED CARE

    Jun 19, 2018

    As value-based care continues to drive providers to cut back on medical costs, organizations need to understand how significant advanced and innovative HIT infrastructure tools are to reducing overall care costs. One of the biggest tenants of value-based care is cutting back on unnecessary medical c...

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    SPRINT IS BUILDING A DEDICATED IOT CORE NETWORK

    Jun 18, 2018

    Sprint is taking a dramatically different approach to building an IoT network. The operator, which is in the midst of overhauling its cellular network in preparation for 5G, will also deploy a nationwide LTE-M network for IoT. But what’s different about Sprint’s LTE-M network is that it ...

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    MICROSOFT, APPLE, GOOGLE SECURE HIT INFRASTRUCTURE PATENTS

    Jun 15, 2018

    Google, Microsoft, and Apple continue their efforts to break into the HIT infrastructure industry as they see value in securing patents for healthcare-oriented technology. Kalorama Information reported that about 84 percent of US hospitals have adopted basic EHR systems, indicating that it’s a...

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    HUAWEI AND INFOVISTA PARTNER TO IMPROVE SD-WAN USER EXPERIENCE

    Jun 14, 2018

    Huawei and InfoVista said they would openly collaborate on SD-WAN. InfoVista will bring application delivery, monitoring, analytics, network traffic optimization algorithms, and visibility to Huawei’s layered SD-WAN. Last month, Huawei introduced the concept of “openness” at three ...

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    ORACLE UPDATES AUTONOMOUS CLOUD SERVICES, DATA INTEGRATION

    Jun 13, 2018

    The latest version of the Oracle Cloud Platform released June 13 features a range of built-in autonomous capabilities, including the Oracle Mobile Cloud Enterprise, Oracle Data Integration Platform Cloud, and Oracle API Platform Cloud. These new features builds on the software giant’s introduc...

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    ORANGE POLSKA DEVELOPS IOT AND INVITES COMPANIES TO COOPERATE

    Jun 13, 2018

    Warsaw, Gliwice, Mycosic and Tarnow, a pilot was launched for the commercial use of LTE-M technology, allowing to build the Internet of Things (IoT) based on the 4G network. The tests will enable the participating companies to develop their services and devices, and Orange Polka will analyses the ne...

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    ONAP ‘BEIJING’ PAVES WAY FOR CLOUD-NATIVE NETWORK FUNCTIONS

    Jun 12, 2018

    The Linux Foundation's LF Networking group announced availability for the second version of ONAP,  or the Open Network Automation Platform that is codenamed “Beijing," which is being used by AT&T and several other large carriers to manage and automate network traffic and secu...

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    CLOUD-BASED HEALTHCARE BLOCKCHAIN IMPROVES EFFICACY, CONTROL

    Jun 12, 2018

    As healthcare blockchain becomes an impending reality, organizations are looking to major vendors to see how blockchain adoption and implementation will be approached in health IT infrastructure. Major vendors like Microsoft are prepared to take on specific requirements healthcare organizations need...

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    VMWARE RELEASES NFV FOR OPENSTACK SPECIFICALLY TUNED FOR TELCOS

    Jun 12, 2018

    VMware today released the 3.0 version of its vCloud NFV for OpenStack edition. It’s a full OpenStack suite, including compute, storage, networking, and the virtual infrastructure manager (VIM) layer, comprising an end-to-end NFVi platform. Just recently, VMware released the fifth version of it...

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    CISCO, GOOGLE TO MAKE HYBRID CLOUD PLATFORM AVAILABLE BY OCTOBER 2018

    Jun 11, 2018

    ORLANDO, Fla.—In a business world roiled by such rapid changes as public clouds, mobility, distributed computing and the internet of things, the common denominator has become the network, according to Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins. Because of that, the network will have to adapt to the chang...

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    A10 THROWS KUBERNETES LOAD BALANCING, ANALYTICS INTO ADC PLATFORM

    Jun 11, 2018

    A10 Networks added an ingress controller for Kubernetes to its container-native load balancing and application delivery controller (ADC) platform. This will allow for embedded load balancing of running Kubernetes services and a platform to extract performance metrics. The ingress controller works wi...

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    RED HAT LAUNCHES FUSE 7 AND BUILDAH 1.0 TO ADVANCE APP DEVELOPMENT

    Jun 08, 2018

    Red Hat is looking to make it easier for developers to build and integrate container applications both on-premises and in the cloud. Red Hat is boosting its application development efforts with a pair of new releases, including Fuse 7 and Buildah 1.0, that will help developers to build and integrate...

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    WHY ENTERPRISES ARE CREATING A SELF-INDUCED SKILLS GAP DESPITE STRONG CLOUD APPETITE

    Jun 07, 2018

    Enterprises have a serious appetite to move their resources to the cloud at one level – but a lack of skills and resistance to change from some quarters is holding organisations back. That’s the key finding from new research from global cloud provider Skytap. The study, in conjunction wi...

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    HEALTHCARE MIDDLEWARE BRIDGES NEW AND LEGACY HIT SOLUTIONS

    Jun 07, 2018

    Provider organizations tend to hang on to legacy IT infrastructure longer than other business verticals because of budget and compliance restrictions. Healthcare middleware is a vital piece of HIT infrastructure that can help bridge the gaps between new and legacy systems. Middleware is software tha...

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    MICROSOFT’S GITHUB ACQUISITION IMPACTS HEALTHCARE OPEN SOURCE DEV

    Jun 06, 2018

    Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub could impact organizations who use healthcare open source code to develop and improve health IT infrastructure. Microsoft announced its acquisition of GitHub, the web-based open source hosting service. Many healthcare organizations use GitHub for health IT relat...

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    GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM TO SUPPORT SAP HANA MANAGED SERVICE, APP TOOLKIT

    Jun 06, 2018

    A new managed SAP HANA service and SAP Cloud Platform software development kit continue efforts by both companies to make their technologies more interoperable. Google this week announced several updates to Cloud Platform partnership it entered into with SAP more than a year ago.  The updates&m...

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    CISCO INVESTS IN AVI NETWORKS SERIES D AND RESELLS AVI’S TECHNOLOGY

    Jun 06, 2018

    Cisco has been working with Avi Networks, a company that provides application delivery controller services. Now, Cisco Investments has joined Avi Networks’ latest funding round. Avi today announced a $60 million Series D that includes DAG Ventures, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partner...

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    CUSTOMER DATA FLIES AWAY WITH TICKETFLY HACKER

    Jun 01, 2018

    Ticket distribution service Ticketfly was hacked by a culprit who took responsibility for defacing the company's homepage with a message citing poor security as the reason for not apologizing.  The hacker, reported to be IsHaKdZ, aka ThE HaCkEr, originally hacked the website and flagged the...

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    THREE WAYS MACHINE LEARNING IS REVOLUTIONISING ZERO TRUST SECURITY

    May 31, 2018

    Zero Trust Security provides digital businesses with the security strategy they need to keep growing by scaling across each new perimeter and endpoint created as a result of growth. ZTS in the context of Next-Gen Access is built on four main pillars: (1) verify the user, (2) validate their device, (...

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    WHY IT’S TIME FOR MANUFACTURERS TO TAKE SECURITY IN THE CLOUD SERIOUSLY

    May 30, 2018

    Manufacturers deal with sensitive data every day. This includes test and quality data, warranty information, device history records, and especially the engineering specifications for a product that are highly confidential. Trusting that data to a cloud-based application or cloud services provider is...

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    THE BEST BIG DATA COMPANIES AND CEOS TO WORK FOR IN 2018

    May 29, 2018

    Forbes readers’ most common requests centre on who the best companies are to work for in analytics, big data, data management, data science and machine learning. The latest Computer Reseller News‘ 2018 Big Data 100 list of companies is used to complete the analysis as it is an impartial,...

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    GOOGLE, AT&T TO OFFER NEW CONNECTIVITY OPTION FOR CLOUD CUSTOMERS

    May 29, 2018

    Starting this week, business customers of Google's cloud services will be able to connect their datacenters to Google's Cloud Platform via AT&T's Netbond for Cloud high-bandwidth connectivity service.  As part of a new alliance announced May 29, businesses will also be able to a...

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    MELLANOX BRINGS HYPERSCALER CAPABILITIES TO THE MASSES WITH PRIVATE CLOUD FRAMEWORK

    May 29, 2018

    Mellanox Technologies’ network infrastructure now fully integrates with cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure software stacks from vendors including VMware, Nutanix, Red Hat, and Microsoft. This gives service providers and enterprises hyperscaler capabilities — like scalability and rel...

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    UPSTART POLTE CRACKS LOGISTICS LOCATION CHALLENGES USING LTE

    May 25, 2018

    When you think about positioning, the first thing that comes to mind is GPS. The Defense Department Global Positioning System uses a constellation of 24 satellites, each containing a highly accurate atomic clock. Your location is determined by measuring the speed of light delay triangulating from th...

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    PERSISTENT BOTS: FIVE WAYS THEY STAY ENMESHED IN YOUR NETWORK

    May 25, 2018

    Attackers have created the first persistent internet-of-things botnet, Hide 'N Seek, using a well-known tactic from server- and desktop-based systems. Here are five ways the attackers stay on your system following a compromise. Earlier this year, the developers of a malicious program created to ...

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    HOW TO DEPLOY, MANAGE HEALTHCARE MULTICLOUD ENVIRONMENTS

    May 23, 2018

    Healthcare organizations are experiencing a digital transformation and introducing new digital tools into their health IT infrastructure at a rapid pace. In order to manage the tools that are driving digital transformation, organizations need to understand the complexities of the healthcare multiclo...

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    RED HAT OPENSTACK HCI TARGETS TELCO HYBRID CLOUD, 5G DEPLOYMENTS

    May 22, 2018

    Red Hat today rolled out a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platform based on OpenStack compute and Cephstorage. The new product targets service providers looking to deploy virtual network functions (VNFs) and 5Gtechnologies on top of open source software. Launched at this week’s OpenStack ...

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    INTEL MAKES A MOVE INTO VISION INTELLIGENCE IOT BUSINESS

    May 21, 2018

    Intel plays a lot of roles in the IT business besides making processors with microscopic transistors for servers, PCs, the internet of things, and mobile devices. It also makes security hardware and software, memory and programmable enterprise solutions, 5G connectivity hardware and software and a l...

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    QUALCOMM’S NEW 5G NR SMALL CELL PLATFORM USES A SOFTWARE-DEFINED MODEM

    May 21, 2018

    Qualcomm is helping accelerate 5G New Radio (NR) deployments by releasing a 5G NR platform specifically for small cells and remote radio heads. The FSM100xx platform will support small cells that operators deploy in dense urban areas to help boost coverage. It can also be used for fronthaul, which i...

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    OPENSTACK MOVES BEYOND THE CLOUD TO OPEN INFRASTRUCTURE

    May 21, 2018

    The OpenStack Summit got underway on May 21, with a strong emphasis on the broader open-source cloud community beyond just the OpenStack cloud platform itself. At the summit, the OpenStack Foundation announced that it was making its open-source Zuul continuous development, continuous integration (CI...

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    RIGADO PACKAGES IOT-FOCUSED EDGE-AS-A-SERVICE PLATFORM

    May 18, 2018

    Rigado launched an integrated edge-as-a-service platform targeted at the Internet of Things (IoT). It uses a unique monthly subscription model. This allows customers to focus on consumer-facing applications and not have to worry about the infrastructure. The new Cascade platform includes a physical ...

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    MICROSOFT 365 HARNESSES AI FOR ACCESSIBILITY IN THE WORKPLACE

    May 17, 2018

    Microsoft is already using machine learning and other artificial intelligence technologies to help enterprises ward off cyber-security threats, break language barriersand give harried workers more control over their Outlook calendars. Now, in observance of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, May 17,...

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    HOW TO BOTCH A CLOUD MIGRATION IN THREE EASY STEPS – AND HOW TO REMEDY IT

    May 17, 2018

    Today, the cloud is where everyone wants to be; there is no place like it, and nothing makes your clients happier. Okay, that may be a bit of a stretch – but it’s also fair to say that not everyone can dive into the cloud with their current architecture. Many times, it takes a complete r...

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    RINGCENTRAL UNITES SD-WAN AND UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS

    May 16, 2018

    RingCentral, a cloud-based communications provider, joined forces with a number of SD-WAN vendors and providers — including VMware (VeloCloud), CloudGenix, Riverbed, Cradlepoint, Windstream, and GTT Communications — to promote collaboration between its unified communications offerings an...

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    VERIZON MOVES TO AWS AS PREFERRED PUBLIC CLOUD PROVIDER

    May 16, 2018

    Verizon is moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred public cloud provider – migrating more than 1,000 business critical applications and backend systems in the process. The announcement, made by AWS, notes that Verizon first started working with the cloud infrastructure behemoth in...

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    VERIZON TO MIGRATE 1,000 BIZ APPS AND BACKEND SYSTEMS TO AWS

    May 15, 2018

    Verizon joined its subsidiary Oath in picking Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred public cloud provider. The deal bolsters Verizon’s overall operations, and it also boosts AWS’ position among the country’s largest telecom operators. Verizon will migrate more than 1,000 appli...

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    RSA INNOVATION SANDBOX OPENS A PORTAL INTO CYBERSECURITY'S FUTURE

    May 14, 2018

    SAN FRANCISCO -- RSA Security's annual conference, staged recently at Moscone Center in San Francisco, is the largest of its kind in the world. The Innovation Sandbox it hosts each year is the closest thing to a "Shark Tank"-style reality TV show for cybersecurity startups, and it is a...

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    ARISTA INTRODUCES NEW SWITCHES TO SUPPORT CAMPUS NETWORKS INITIATIVE

    May 14, 2018

    Arista Networks’ expansion of its networking portfolio from the data center out to the campus will give enterprises more options in what is becoming an increasingly important part of their infrastructures and open up a new front in the vendor’s ongoing competition with rival Cisco System...

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    NUTANIX ADDS SDN, MULTI-CLOUD MANAGEMENT TO SOFTWARE STACK

    May 09, 2018

    The new SDN tool called Flow comes built into the company’s Enterprise Cloud OS software stack. It provides microsegmentation, network automation and visualization capabilities, and service insertion and chaining to integrate additional network functions from Nutanix’s technology partner...

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    NEW IBM GUARDIUM TOOL DETECTS SENSITIVE DATA FOR GDPR COMPLIANCE

    May 04, 2018

    IBM is set to announce the release of its new Guardium Analyzer security tool on June 5 to help organizations identify and protect sensitive personal information that might be subject to the European Union's (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is all about keeping personal end-u...

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    ORGANISATIONS NEED ‘REALITY CHECK’ ON CLOUD COSTS, RESEARCH ADVOCATES

    May 04, 2018

    How do you balance your cloud and on-premises budget – and how do you get the most out of it? It has long been a problem for organisations once they decide they want to move their systems to the cloud – and according to new research from SoftwareONE, companies continue to suffer from hig...

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    MANY EUROPEAN ORGANISATIONS LACKING FULLY FLEDGED MULTI-CLOUD STRATEGY, SAYS IDC

    May 02, 2018

    Multi-cloud is certainly a compelling trend – but according to new data from IDC, fewer than 10% of European organisations are fully on-board with a multi-cloud strategy. The analyst firm argues that multiple cloud service usage will be an inevitability – but understanding and strategy f...

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    DANGER WITHIN: DEFENDING CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS AGAINST INSIDER THREATS

    May 01, 2018

    According to a recent study by Crowd Research Partners, over 90% of organisations feel vulnerable to insider attacks. This should come as no surprise. Cloud adoption and bring your own device (BYOD) policies have greatly improved businesses’ agility, but have also made sensitive business data ...

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    HOW RESELLERS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN ENABLING ORGANISATIONS’ CLOUD TRANSFORMATIONS

    May 01, 2018

    Resellers and channel partners can do more to guide organisations into a cloudy future by leveraging IaaS and PaaS solutions, according to a new report from Ingram Micro. The study, which surveyed 250 UK-based cloud end users as well as 50 resellers, found Azure was the most popular IaaS solution so...

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    MICROSOFT TUNES AZURE CONTAINER INSTANCES FOR SERVERLESS FUTURE

    Apr 26, 2018

    Microsoft's rapid cloud container deployment service, Azure Container Instances (ACI), has shed it beta status and is now generally available, the Redmond, Wash. technology giant announced on April 25. With Azure Container Instances, users can take a serverless approach to deploying Linux- and W...

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    JUNIPER AIMS TO MAKE MULTICLOUD MANAGEMENT EASIER

    Apr 25, 2018

    Juniper Networks officials are looking to ease the path for enterprises adopting a future that involves running workloads on multiple cloud environments and are using their new Contrail Enterprise Multicloud platform as a foundational element of that strategy. The platform is designed to give compan...

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    NEW RESEARCH EXPLORES CHALLENGES AND POTENTIAL WITH CLOUD-BASED ANALYTICS

    Apr 24, 2018

    What is the state of cloud analytics today? New research from Teradata argues that while most organisations want to run all of their analytics in the cloud by 2023, the journey is taking longer than anticipated. The findings, which appear in the company’s latest report, titled ‘The State...

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    WHY THE CLOUD IT INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET IS SET TO REACH $52.3BN IN 2018

    Apr 20, 2018

    Cloud service adoption continues to grow, as traditional IT vendors react to market demand. Total spending on IT infrastructure products for deployment in cloud environments is forecast to reach $52.3 billion in 2018 -- that's year-over-year growth of 10.9 percent, according to the latest worldw...

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    CLOUD FOUNDRY STEPS UP AS DE FACTO STANDARD FOR CLOUD-NATIVE DEVELOPMENT

    Apr 19, 2018

    Things are moving fast in cloud application development, in more ways than one. The key pieces needed to build and deploy modern cloud-native applications—Docker and Kubernetes—have become de facto standards for container formats and container orchestration, respectively, in just a few y...

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    CISCO TEASES SD-WAN SECURITY BUNDLE

    Apr 19, 2018

    Cisco likely has some type of bundled software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN)security product in the works. The “SD-WAN transition and the integration of security into that” are top of mind for the networking giant, he said, adding that there are “a lot of really interesting...

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    VMWARE’S VSPHERE, VSAN UPDATES FOCUS ON HYBRID CLOUD MANAGEMENT

    Apr 18, 2018

    VMware premiered version 6.7 of both vSphere and vSAN with a focus on new hybrid cloud management capabilities. VMware vSphere and vSAN are the company’s flagship virtualization products. The former serves as the company’s hypervisor and virtualization management platform, while the latt...

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    MIRANTIS LAUNCHES MOONSHOT BASED ON NETFLIX-DEVELOPED SPINNAKER

    Apr 17, 2018

    Mirantis launched a beta program for a new application platform to help enterprises migrate operations to the cloud. More importantly, it also provides Mirantis with a way to diversify operations away from its current reliance in the increasingly competitive cloud infrastructure space based around O...

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    CISCO ENHANCES ENDPOINT PROTECTION WITH VISIBILITY CAPABILITIES

    Apr 17, 2018

    Cisco announced enhancements to its Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Endpoints, new investments in email security and an expanded partnership with ConnectWise. Cisco AMP for Endpoints is a next-generation endpoint security solution made to thwart, detect and respond to advanced threats. The com...

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    MICROSOFT TURNS TO FORMER FOE LINUX TO SECURE IOT DEVICES

    Apr 16, 2018

    Microsoft is doing the unthinkable to secure Internet of Things (IoT) devices: using Linux software to power tiny chips for connected things. The company’s President Brad Smith announced the new product, called Azure Sphere, at a press conference at the Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco. The ...

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    AUTOMATION, DEVOPS AND UNIFIED SECURITY MANAGEMENT KEY TO CURE CLOUD ILLS, SAYS MCAFEE

    Apr 16, 2018

    Cloud services are becoming practically ubiquitous – but according to the latest study from McAfee, one in four organisations who use the public cloud has had their data stolen. The findings appear in ‘Navigating a Cloudy Sky: Practical Guidance and the State of Cloud Security’, a ...

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    PUBLIC CLOUD MARKET TO SURPASS $300BN BY 2021 SAYS GARTNER – WITH 21% GROWTH THIS YEAR

    Apr 12, 2018

    Public cloud continues to go up and up: according to Gartner, the market will grow 21.4% in 2018 to total $186.4 billion (£131.4bn). Almost 40% of this will come from software as a service (SaaS), with a quarter to come from what Gartner calls cloud business process services (BPaaS) – de...

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    HYBRID CLOUD SECURITY STRATEGIES ANALYSED IN NEW RESEARCH

    Apr 12, 2018

    Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud security is becoming top of mind for organisations – but many still persist with best of breed tools for both systems rather than combining into one ‘best of suite’ offering. That is the key finding following a report from Santa Clara-based Cavirin Syst...

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    SEVONE PUSHES SDN MIGRATION WITH MONITORING SOLUTION UPDATES

    Apr 11, 2018

    Infrastructure management software company SevOne premiered the second version of its software-defined defined (SDN) monitoring platform for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). SevOne launched its SDN Monitoring Solution last year. The solution combines SevOne’s network and infrast...

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    CISCO ADDS TETRATION SAAS, VIRTUAL DEPLOYMENT OPTIONS

    Apr 10, 2018

    Cisco added new software-as-a-service (SaaS) and virtual-deployment options for its Tetration analytics platform. And it also launched an integrated data center security architecture that includes Tetration and other Cisco products: its next-generation firewall, Stealthwatch, and Application Centric...

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    MICROSOFT RESPONDS TO SPEED OF CLOUD ACT ENACTMENT AND DATA PRIVACY CONCERNS

    Apr 06, 2018

    Microsoft has admitted the speed in which the CLOUD Act was enacted was ‘a bit of a shock’ – but added there was more to do to protect users’ privacy rights across borders. The act, which stands for ‘clarifying lawful overseas use of data’, was signed into law two...

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    GET SMART: ACHIEVING DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS THROUGH A MODERNISED IT INFRASTRUCTURE

    Apr 05, 2018

    Many organisations are beginning to rely on real-time insights to drive mission-critical business decisions, but a recent study by Accenture and HfS Research states that nearly 80% of companies can’t make data-driven decisions due to a lack of skills and technology. Based on a global survey, r...

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    GOOGLE BANS CRYPTO-CURRENCY MINING EXTENSIONS FROM CHROME STORE

    Apr 03, 2018

    Google is making it harder for cyber-criminals to use Chrome browser extensions for crypto-currency mining.  Effective immediately Google will no longer allow developers to upload crypto-currency mining browser extensions to the Chrome Web Store. Extensions with crypto-currency mining functions...

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    JUNIPER OPENCONTRAIL EVOLVES INTO THE LINUX FOUNDATION’S TUNGSTEN FABRIC

    Apr 03, 2018

    Juniper Networks’ open-source network virtualization platform OpenContrail has finished migrating to the Linux Foundation and rebranded itself as Tungsten Fabric. Juniper originally open sourced OpenContrail in 2013 and announced it was moving to the Linux Foundation last December. The company...

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    MICROSOFT ADDS AZURE AVAILABILITY ZONES, STRETCHES AUSTRALIAN CLOUD

    Apr 02, 2018

    Microsoft is accelerating its transformation into cloud-first technology company, not only with major personnel moves, but also by increasing the reach of its Azure cloud-computing operations. Recently, the company announced the general availability of its new cloud application service called Azure ...

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    LUMINA’S FLOW MANAGER HANDLES WHITE BOXES, MPLS, AND BGP

    Apr 02, 2018

    Lumina Networks has implemented new features in its Flow Manager product that allow large network providers to begin evolving their BGP/MPLS networks toward software-defined networking (SDN). “People want to be able to run any services over any type of underlying infrastructure,” said Ke...

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    AT&T OPEN SOURCES NETWORK OS UNDER DANOS PROJECT

    Mar 29, 2018

    The Linux Foundation recently introduced the Disaggregated Network Operating System (DANOS) project, with a code release slated for the second half of this year. DANOS is based upon AT&T’s “dNOS” software framework, which the company first unveiled last year. It was developed i...

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    VMWARE BOOSTS CLOUD MANAGEMENT AUTOMATION, PROMISES AZURE SUPPORT SOON

    Mar 29, 2018

    VMware updated its cloud management platform, adding, among other things, new automation capabilities. For now, that hybrid cloud environment is limited to vSphere-based private clouds, VMware Cloud on AWS, and Amazon Web Services’ public cloud. But Microsoft Azure support is “very near,...

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    TELEMEDICINE COMPANY DEPLOYS CRADLEPOINT FOR SD-WAN AND SD-PERIMETER MANAGEMENT

    Mar 26, 2018

    Nebraska-based telemedicine company Visio Health leveraged Cradlepoint hardware and technology for its diagnostic telemedicine carts. Specifically, the company used Cradlepoint to create a perimeter-secured overlay network with optimized WAN path selection. Visio Health is a value-added reseller for...

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    NEW FCC RULES MAY LOWER 5G NETWORK COSTS FOR VERIZON AND AT&T

    Mar 23, 2018

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is changing the rules to make it easier and less costly for wireless operators to deploy small cell sites in cities. The new ruling comes just as operators in the U.S. are ramping up to launch 5G networks later this year. Specifically, the FCC ruled that s...

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    KEEPING THE MULTI-CLOUD WORLD SAFE: ENSURING CONTROL AND VISIBILITY

    Mar 23, 2018

    The world is going multi-cloud. Organisations seek the efficiency, speed, scalability and reduced costs that cloud promises and are rapidly moving applications and data into more hybrid environments – including to more than one cloud. According to Cisco’s most recent Global Cloud Index, ...

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    GOOGLE CLOUD SECURITY BLITZ ATTACKS EMAIL PHISHING, IMPROVES VISIBILITY

    Mar 22, 2018

    The latest Google cloud security blitz unleashed more than 20 updates. It’s a push to get companies to move their workloads to Google’s cloud — and off of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The new security capabilities cover Google Cloud Platform (GCP), G Suite, and Ch...

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    HOW THE CLOUD SUPER-PROVIDERS SEE THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE

    Mar 21, 2018

    Earlier this week, analyst firm Cloud Spectator published its latest report on combining price and performance in the cloud. In the main, its results mirrored previous studies; that the Amazons, Microsofts and Googles of this world may not be the best option for some organisations compared with the ...

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    HOW MULTI-CLOUD IS FORCING ORGANISATIONS TO TAKE A MORE SOPHISTICATED CLOUD APPROACH

    Mar 20, 2018

    Organisations are taking a more sophisticated approach to cloud vendor selection and management with multi-cloud at the heart of this change, according to industry research firm Cloud Spectator. The company has released its latest price-performance analysis for public cloud infrastructure as a servi...

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    VERIZON, COLT DEMONSTRATE INTER-CARRIER SDN ORCHESTRATION

    Mar 19, 2018

    Verizon and Colt reportedly demonstrated two-way, inter carrier Software Defined Networking (SDN) orchestration by making near real-time bandwidth changes in each other’s production networks. SDN is an architecture that has come to prominence as an effective way to steer network traffic. The t...

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    FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, BIG SWITCH DEMO NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEMS BUILT ON OPEN HARDWARE

    Mar 19, 2018

    Facebook, Google, and Big Switch Networks at this week’s Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit will demonstrate three approaches to network operating systems all built with Open Network Linux (ONL) and all running on OCP switch hardware. ONL is a Linux distribution for bare metal switches. It&rsqu...

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    ARYAKA OFFERS SIX SECURITY LAYERS WITH PASSPORT PLATFORM

    Mar 15, 2018

    SD-WAN provider Aryaka rolled out a new platform, called Passport, providing its customers with as many as six layers of security. The added layers of security come from Aryaka’s security partners, including Palo Alto Networks, Radware and Zscaler. The security layers that make up Passport pro...

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    SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS – A VITAL LINK TO BRINGING IN-BUILDING WIRELESS SOLUTIONS TO THE MIDDLEPRISE

    Mar 15, 2018

    Systems integrators in this market have consistently run into the same pain points, regardless of the industry in which they specialize. Active DAS solutions, the gold standard for uniform cellular service inside large venues, are too costly per square foot for the middleprise budget. They also take...

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    WHY THE CARIBBEAN’S DIGITAL FUTURE DEPENDS UPON THE CLOUD

    Mar 14, 2018

    In 2018, many first-world countries are seeing the remarkable, disruptive impact of the digital economy. In the Caribbean, however, there is no consistent delivery of state-of-the-art information and communication technology (ICT) services from country to country, and the availability of online serv...

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    ONF FORMS STRATUM TO ADVANCE NEXT-GENERATION SDN INTERFACES

    Mar 14, 2018

    The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) announced a new project, dubbed Stratum, with the aim of implementing a reference platform for a software-defined data plane based on white-box switches. To jump-start the project, Google is open sourcing the first revision of source code for Stratum. The ONF is ...

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    AT&T’S MAKES OPENROADM HEADWAY WITH OPTICAL INTEROPERABILITY TEST

    Mar 13, 2018

    Having achieved optical interoperability between equipment made by different vendors, AT&T is moving forward with plans to scale Open Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM) deployments using multiple vendors and an optical SDN controller integrated into ECOMP. ROADMs are switches re...

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    EQUINIX MOVES INTO CLOUD SECURITY WITH KEY MANAGEMENT, ENCRYPTION SERVICE

    Mar 13, 2018

    The new SmartKey service allows enterprises to globally manage encryption keys across multiple, disparate regions, countries, and cloud service providers. It comes barely two months after former Equinix CEO Steve Smith said the company would expand into security and storage services over the next se...

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    HOW CLOUD SERVICE PROVIDERS CONTINUE TO DRIVE SERVER INVESTMENT: A RECAP FOR Q417

    Mar 12, 2018

    Cloud service providers continue to drive computing server investment. Meanwhile, vendor revenue in the worldwide server market increased 26.4 percent year-over-year to $20.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 (Q417), according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC). T...

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    MCAFEE BRINGS CLOUD SECURITY PLATFORM TO MICROSOFT AZURE

    Mar 09, 2018

    Security software company McAfee said it is extending its cloud security platform to consistently protect Microsoft Azure. McAfee’s cloud security portfolio encompasses McAfee Skyhigh Security Cloud, McAfee Virtual Network Security Platform (vNSP) and McAfee Cloud Workload Security (McAfee CWS...

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    WHY CLOUD-NATIVE VIRTUAL NETWORK FUNCTIONS ARE IMPORTANT FOR NFV

    Mar 08, 2018

    Virtual network functions (VNFs) are software implementations of network function equipment packaged in virtual machines, on top of commercial off the shelf hardware NFV infrastructure. VNFs are a core part of NFV – as we know the base of NFV was to virtualise the network functions and softwar...

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    MCAFEE ADDS AZURE CLOUD SECURITY, INTEGRATES SKYHIGH’S CASB TECH

    Mar 07, 2018

    Today, McAfee said it extended its cloud security software, which protects infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), and software-as-a-service (SaaS), to applications on the Azure cloud. It already supported Amazon Web Services (AWS). And it’s developing technology to e...

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    MICROSOFT’S AZURE STACK INTEGRATION PLANS TARGET GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

    Mar 07, 2018

    Microsoft announced it will integrate its Azure Stack with Azure Government sometime in the middle of the year as part of an initiative to attract government agencies. The offering is aimed at government agencies that require on-premise servers. The combined offering will enable government employees...

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    ALIBABA CLOUD EXPANDS EUROPEAN PUSH AND PREVIEWS CLOUD ENTERPRISE NETWORK OFFERING

    Feb 27, 2018

    MWC Alibaba’s European cloud push continues, with the Chinese provider announcing a series of products for enterprises on the continent around infrastructure, automation, security and more. The company has announced eight products in total. On the infrastructure side, launching today, are ECS ...

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    WHY CLOUD IS THE CORNERSTONE OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN HEALTHCARE

    Feb 25, 2018

    Today every part of the business is subject to new expectations, competitors, channels, threats and opportunities. Every business has the potential to be a digital business. As the numbers of smart, connected devices from phones to cars to wearables are growing, companies that quickly deliver digita...

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    HUBSPOT ADOPTS GOOGLE CLOUD TO EXPAND INTERNATIONAL CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

    Feb 22, 2018

    Inbound marketing software provider HubSpot is adopting Google Cloud to expand its international cloud infrastructure. HubSpot will use the Google Cloud Platform Frankfurt region to provide outage and data protection, as well as support local customer data. The company has long since been a customer...

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    RIVERBED SD-WAN GETS CONNECTIONS TO AMAZON, MICROSOFT CLOUDS

    Feb 21, 2018

    Riverbed Technology has made it possible to connect its SteelConnect SD-WAN to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure using the public cloud providers' private links. Also, Riverbed introduced this week the option of provisioning and monitoring Xirrus Wi-Fi access points through the cloud-based...

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    AT&T TARGETS DALLAS, WACO, ATLANTA FOR ‘MOBILE 5G’ THIS YEAR

    Feb 20, 2018

    After initially announcing its plans to offer mobile 5G in 2018, AT&T identified Dallas and Waco, Texas, and Atlanta Georgia, as the first cities where it will deploy network services based on the 3GPP non-standalone 5G New Radio (NR) standard. The operator said it would name more focus cities &...

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    ENTERPRISES CHOOSE MANAGED SD-WAN OVER DIY SD-WAN DEPLOYMENT

    Feb 20, 2018

    With DIY SD-WAN, enterprises purchase software-defined WAN products directly from vendors, and then IT teams deploy the service themselves. With managed SD-WAN, enterprises buy through service providers -- many of which they already use for other network services. The added benefit is the service pr...

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    CLOUDIAN TOUTS RECORD YEAR AS LATEST OBJECT STORAGE RELEASE EXPLORES MULTI-CLOUD

    Feb 19, 2018

    Storage provider Cloudian says it has achieved record growth for the third year in a row, with revenues up in every geographic segment and particular expansion in Europe. The company’s results ‘point to the exploding need for scale-out storage solutions in an era when artificial intellig...

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    PUBLIC CLOUD: THE APP COMPATIBILITY PROBLEM AND HOW TO OVERCOME IT

    Feb 16, 2018

    By now, the benefits of public cloud are well known. Better performance, lower costs, agility and greater flexibility are all key motivators to enable digital transformation. With these benefits in mind, it’s understandable why an organisation might choose to consolidate its data centres and m...

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    LATEST JUNIPER SWITCHES UP THROUGHPUT FOR CLOUD APPLICATIONS

    Feb 15, 2018

    Juniper Networks has introduced switches for companies that want the throughput and software to deliver network services to applications running in the data center and public clouds. Juniper also unveiled this week beefier campus switches and cloud-based software for provisioning and configuring the...

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    THE CLOUDS ARE ROLLING IN: THREE REASONS TO TAKE THE CLOUD PLUNGE IN 2018

    Feb 15, 2018

    In the past year, cloud technologies have dominated the headlines; not just the major players, but new and emerging platforms that promise to become mainstream in the very near future. As more and more enterprises seek out the capabilities a cloud solution can provide, including data distribution, i...

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    CRADLEPOINT EXTENDS SD-WAN TO FIRST RESPONDERS WITH NEW ROUTER

    Feb 14, 2018

    Cradlepoint unveiled a solution package for its NetCloud service, which includes a new router intended to bring the benefits of software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) to first responders and related fleet-based organizations. First responders rely on 4G LTE technology to communicate vital info...

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    GOOGLE MAKES ITS CLOUD TPU CHIPS AVAILABLE IN BETA FOR MACHINE LEARNING EXPERTISE

    Feb 13, 2018

    Google has announced that its cloud tensor processing unit (TPU) chips are available in beta on Google Cloud Platform, aimed at speeding and scaling up specific machine learning workloads. The company claims that using the new chips will help train business-critical machine learning models in hours ...

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    GCI ROLLS INTO SD-WAN MARKET WITH CLOUDFLEX

    Feb 13, 2018

    Telecommunications and technology company General Communications Inc. (GCI) deployed its CloudFlex Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) yesterday, which moves the management of business networks to the cloud. GCI is Alaska’s largest telephone and wireless provider with around 108,000...

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    HOW MACHINE LEARNING’S GREATEST POTENTIAL IS DRIVING REVENUE IN THE ENTERPRISE

    Feb 12, 2018

    Enterprise investments in machine learning will nearly double over the next three years, reaching 64% adoption by 2020. International Data Corporation (IDC) is forecasting spending on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will grow from $8B in 2016 to $47B by 2020. 89% of CIOs are either...

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    BESSEMER SEES BLOCKCHAIN, SERVERLESS AND APIS INFLUENCING THE CLOUD ARENA IN 2018

    Feb 09, 2018

    Serverless computing, APIs and blockchain are all going to shape the cloud landscape in 2018 and beyond, according to the latest State of the Cloud report from Bessemer Venture Partners. The influential annual report, the fourth of its kind, takes a look at the state of investments, IPOs and future ...

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    BUDGET RESTRICTIONS MAJOR HEALTH IT INFRASTRUCTURE OBSTACLE

    Feb 08, 2018

    Organizations are preparing their IT infrastructures for increased spending on emerging advanced tools. These tools are data intensive and need robust and flexible health IT infrastructure to support heavier workloads. Data and analytics are expected to drive health IT infrastructure spending over t...

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    WHAT DOES POTENTIAL VMWARE, DELL MERGER MEAN FOR HEALTHCARE CLOUD?

    Feb 06, 2018

    The potential acquisition of Dell by VMware could help Dell embrace healthcare cloud and edge computing as IT infrastructure technology evolves. VMware is poised to buy Dell in a reverse merger in response to the growing demand of cloud-based enterprise IT infrastructure. Dell and VMware both have t...

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    DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION STRAINS HEALTHCARE NETWORK SECURITY

    Feb 01, 2018

    Digital transformation puts pressure on health IT infrastructure as organizations plan for assimilating new technology into their IT ecosystems. No matter which technology organizations choose to adopt, entities need to consider how these infrastructure changes affect healthcare network security. In...

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    HEALTH IT INFRASTRUCTURE PLAYS INCREASED ROLE IN MOBILE STRATEGY

    Jan 31, 2018

    Successful mobile strategies depend on building the health IT infrastructure to support a diverse range of mobile devices. Health IT infrastructure will expand its support for healthcare mobility solutions as clinicians continue to embrace mobile strategies for treating patients. The healthcare indu...

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    IBM FLIPS ON FAST NEW NVIDIA PROCESSORS FOR AI APPS IN CLOUD

    Jan 31, 2018

    There’s more news on how consumer-developed graphics processors are making major speed improvements inside the enterprise IT world of cloud services. IBM revealed Jan. 31 that the newest Nvidia V100 GPU which has its roots in the video-game world is now available on the IBM Cloud to accelerate...

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    IT PRIORITIES 2018: DATACENTRE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS SHOW NO SIGNS OF SLOWING

    Jan 30, 2018

    The 2018 Computer Weekly/TechTarget IT Priorities poll suggests datacentre infrastructure revamps could be on the cards at enterprises across the UK and Europe, as the push to consolidate their server farms picks up pace Investing in infrastructure has been name-checked by IT decision-makers across ...

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    PAESSLER MAXIMIZES THE UPTIME OF CUSTOMERS' HPE CRITICAL IT SYSTEMS

    Jan 30, 2018

    Paessler AG, the innovative network monitoring specialist, today announced its collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to help its joint customers ensure the uptime and optimal performance of their entire IT infrastructure, including critical networks, systems, applications, and devices....

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    OFFICE DEPOT PIVOTS TO A NEW FUTURE WITH ORACLE CLOUD APPLICATIONS

    Jan 29, 2018

    Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP), a leading omnichannel provider of business services, products and technology, selected Oracle Cloud Applications to modernize its IT systems and transform its business processes to meet the demands of today's digital economy. By enhancing the performance and out...

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    ALPHABET LAUNCHES SECURITY FIRM CHRONICLE TO ADVANCE THREAT DETECTION

    Jan 29, 2018

    Google parent company Alphabet announced it is deploying a new security firm dubbed Chronicle, with the aim of helping businesses recognize and thwart cyber attacks. The company will leverage Google’s computing and storage infrastructure, as well as machine learning technologies, to enable com...

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    NEW IEEE PROGRAMS IMPROVE HEALTHCARE DATA SECURITY

    Jan 26, 2018

    The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) released a collection of work that focuses on data privacy as evolving technology puts organizations at risk for more sophisticated cyber attacks. Healthcare data security needs to be at the forefront of health IT infrastructure strategy to keep patient data ...

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    CISCO HYPERFLEX SYSTEM UPGRADE TARGETS HYBRID CLOUD

    Jan 26, 2018

    Cisco has added to its hyper-converged infrastructure platform tools for running and managing hybrid applications split between public and private clouds. The latest technology in the Cisco HyperFlex system makes it a stronger competitor in the market, analysts said. Cisco introduced this week the 3...

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    CISCO HYPERFLEX PREPARES BUSINESSES FOR A HYBRID, MULTI-CLOUD WORLD

    Jan 25, 2018

    It’s been a busy hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) week for Cisco. Yesterday it announced its intent to acquire secure HCI vendor, Skyport Systems. Today it announced HyperFlex 3.0, which is the biggest update Cisco has had to the product since it introduced the product years ago. Cisco&rsq...

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    THE MOVING TARGET OF IOT SECURITY

    Jan 25, 2018

    As the explosive growth of IoT tech continues; businesses, vendors, and consumers all have to confront the issue that the world is more connected than ever before, with potentially gigantic consequences.The central problem with IoT security is that there is no central problem  IoT is a more com...

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    KASEYA'S MIKE PUGLIA DISCUSSES WHY DIFFERENTIATION IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT

    Jan 23, 2018

    As IT becomes more fast-moving, complex and mission critical, outsourcing to a managed service provider (MSP) begins to look an increasingly sensible move. Individual IT departments just don’t have the skills or the capacity to cope with the changes happening or the planning needed to ensure s...

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    AI APPS DEMAND DEVOPS INFRASTRUCTURE AUTOMATION

    Jan 23, 2018

    Businesses look to AI apps to gain a competitive edge, but IT teams must make rapid application changes through a DevOps process and embrace infrastructure automation. Businesses look to AI apps to gain a competitive edge, but IT teams must make rapid application changes through a DevOps process and...

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    DIGITAL REALTY ADDS DIRECT ACCESS TO ORACLE CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE IN 14 METROS

    Jan 22, 2018

    Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions and a Silver level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced today it will offer dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) FastConnec...

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    IOT, AR AND AI – HOW THIS YEAR’S CES ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL AFFECT IT INFRASTRUCTURE IN 2018

    Jan 22, 2018

    The latest and greatest innovation in tech was on display this month at CES, with top brands showing off the newest, hottest gadgets, appliances and machines. Where in years past we’ve seen the introduction of IoT devices or smart assistant capabilities, this year we saw the convergence of IoT...

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    MEGAPORT ADDS VIRTUAL CLOUD ROUTER TO SDN PLATFORM

    Jan 22, 2018

    Megaport today launched a virtual cloud router that allows businesses to establish private connections at Layer 3 without physically deploying any network infrastructure or even having a data center presence. The Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) allows companies to establish a private connection and move...

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    UPLEVEL EQUIPS MSPS SERVING SMALL BUSINESS TO DELIVER ENTERPRISE-CLASS VOICE AND DATA WITHOUT UPFRONT COST

    Jan 19, 2018

    Uplevel Systems has added support for enterprise-class voice-over-IP (VoIP) to its SMB IT-as-a-Service platform to equip managed service providers (MSPs) to differentiate and grow revenues among small-to-medium business (SMB) clients. The addition of enterprise-class VoIP allows Uplevel resellers to...

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    PORTWORX, HPE LEVERAGE KUBERNETES WITH REFERENCE CONFIGURATION SOLUTION

    Jan 19, 2018

    Portworx and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) recently debuted a solution-based reference configuration, which enables enterprises to launch stateful container workloads with Kubernetes. Containers are a lightweight form of virtualization, which break down monolithic applications into small chunks o...

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    THE BIGGEST ENTERPRISE INITIATIVES FOR 2018 ARE ALL DATA-CENTRIC

    Jan 17, 2018

    Data is set to be the biggest driver for most of the leading business initiatives in 2018, new analyst figures have claimed. A new report by 451 Research says that among the major focuses for businesses in 2018 are embracing new off-premise models, service-oriented IT solutions and harnessing the po...

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    MIT SLOAN TO HOST "THINK SECURITY" EVENT FOCUSED ON CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CYBERSECURITY

    Jan 17, 2018

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with Kaspersky Lab, will host its second annual "Think Security" seminar, which offers MIT students an opportunity to learn about the challenges of protecting today's critical infrastructure against sophisticated, emergi...

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    IT PRIORITIES 2018: GROWING INTEREST IN HYBRID IT IN ASEAN

    Jan 16, 2018

    CIOs and IT professionals in Southeast Asia have earmarked hybrid infrastructure as a top priority in 2018, in spite of waning interest across the wider Asia-Pacific region. Organisations in Southeast Asia are looking to augment their on-premise datacentres with cloud-based resources in an increasin...

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    MICROSOFT GAINS COMPETITIVE EDGE OVER AWS IN CLOUD COMPUTING MARKET

    Jan 16, 2018

    While Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have both been deemed leaders in infrastructure-as-a-services (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) segments, the former is gaining a competitive edge over the latter, according to research from KeyBanc analysts cited by CNBC. Microsoft clenched the wi...

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    GOOGLE TO DEPLOY THREE NEW UNDERSEA CABLES FOR CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE

    Jan 16, 2018

    Google will commission three new undersea cables in 2019 in a substantial expansion of its global infrastructure. One of the cables will be entirely Google owned and will connect Los Angeles to Chile. The cable, which Google has dubbed Curie, will be the first intercontinental cable built entirely b...

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    DEMAND FOR CLOUD-ENABLING INFRASTRUCTURE PRODUCTS SOARED IN 2017, IDC RESEARCH SHOWS

    Jan 15, 2018

    IDC's latest cloud IT infrastructure market tracker shows the demand for public and private cloud-enabling servers, storage and Ethernet switches is showing no signs of slowing. The total revenue generated from sales of cloud-enabling hardware during 2017 is on course to be twice as high as in 2...

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    STONEPEAK INFRASTRUCTURE COMPLETES TAKEOVER OF EUNETWORKS

    Jan 12, 2018

    Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in bandwidth infrastructure firm euNetworks. The deal sees the US private equity firm acquire Singapore’s GK Goh Holdings share of the London-based company, with Stonepeak pledging to make up to $500 million av...

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    CONTAINER INFRASTRUCTURE A SILVER LINING AMID INTEL CPU FLAW FIXES

    Jan 12, 2018

    Container infrastructure can help IT pros deploy updates as they fortify their systems against Meltdown and Spectre CPU vulnerabilities. Sys admins everywhere must patch operating systems to reduce the effects of the recently discovered Intel CPU flaws, which hackers could exploit to access speculat...

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    FUJITSU EXPANDS ITS CLOUD SERVICE WITH NUAGE NETWORKS' SDN

    Jan 11, 2018

    Nokia's software-defined network (SDN) venture, Nuage Networks, has been chosen by Fujitsu to expand its Cloud Service Fujitsu Enterprise Cloud Service K5. An OpenStack cloud service, K5 provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) using both virtual machine (VM) and bare metal services, with the...

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    HOW GIGABIT LTE AND 5G CHALLENGE RF FRONT END DESIGN

    Jan 11, 2018

    In the ongoing discussion around 5G the standard release, network infrastructure readiness, support for sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave frequencies device compatibility is a major issue and challenge. With the 3GPP working toward a standalone 5G New Radio specification in mid-2018, will devices be rea...

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    VEXATA ALL-FLASH SYSTEMS AIM TO REDUCE STORAGE LATENCY

    Jan 11, 2018

    Startup Vexata is tackling a vexing problem: how to eliminate input-output bottlenecks in storage fabrics without requiring customers to rearchitect their IT infrastructures. “If you look at the world today, all these IoT environments with [machine learning] and AI ecosystems, where the desire...

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    HYPERCONVERGED SECONDARY STORAGE MARKET HEATS UP

    Jan 09, 2018

    There’s no question that the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has had a huge impact on simplifying technology deployments. Nutantix solutions, Cisco HyperFlex and HPE Simplivity have been widely adopted and have changed the face of the data center. HCI was initially considered niche to simp...

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    WI-FI INSTALLED BASE EXPECTED TO HIT 9.5 BILLION THIS YEAR

    Jan 08, 2018

    Wi-Fi Alliance will begin certifying new security features for Wi-Fi Protected Access, the WPA2 protocol that is commonly relied upon for Wi-Fi security, and next-generation WPA3 is on its way with new features that include protection that extends to users who don’t follow recommended best pra...

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    HEALTHCARE WIRELESS NETWORK OPTIMIZATION KEY TO FUNCTIONALITY

    Jan 05, 2018

    Healthcare wireless networks re transforming as organizations continue to add solutions and tools to their health IT infrastructure. Large healthcare providers in particular face challenges when it comes to optimizing their wireless network among desperate and evolving digital tools. The number of c...

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    2017 WIRELESS NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE ECOSYSTEM & THE HETNET ECOSYSTEM MARKET RESEARCH BUNDLE

    Jan 05, 2018

    The wireless network infrastructure market is currently in a phase of transition, as mobile operators seek to address increasing mobile traffic demands amidst global economic uncertainties. This paradigm shift is bringing new challenges and opportunities to infrastructure vendors. In 2016, global 2G...

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    GLOBAL 5G NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET INSIGHTS, ANALYSIS & FORECASTS TO 2023

    Dec 29, 2017

    5G network infrastructures are the software and hardware resources of an entire network that facilitates 5G connection, operations, communication and management of an enterprise network. The global 5G network infrastructure market is expected to have a CAGR of 70% during 2016-2023. The net market re...

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    IT’S ALL ABOUT THE DEVICE WHAT TELCOS AREN’T CONSIDERING TO TACKLE THE DUOPOLY

    Dec 29, 2017

    Carriers are late to the mobile advertising game, and they’re not pleased with the score. Not only do Google and Facebook own the field today, but they’ve also leveraged the carriers’ huge investments in wireless infrastructure to increase their advantage. The two companies represe...

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    NETWORK PERFORMANCE MONITORING TOOLS: CA VS. MICRO FOCUS

    Dec 28, 2017

    Many enterprise IT departments have professionals analyzing network performance by tracking utilization of bandwidth, latency, packet loss, and router and switch efficiency. Network performance monitoring tools address these issues by providing vital and reliable data about the state of the network,...

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    RECAPPING 2017'S BIGGEST TRENDS IN NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY

    Dec 26, 2017

    In 2017 trends in networking technology, network management software got more intelligent, switches more versatile and vendor consolidation accelerated. In February, Cisco joined Microsoft to offer Azure Stack services in its UCS server. Throughout the early months of the year, Cisco revenues contin...

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    BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF NETWORK SLICING

    Dec 22, 2017

    The Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) recently released the first official 5G standard, dubbed 5G New Radio, marking a major step toward the commercialization of 5G. As standards are formalized, network slicing is expected to play a major role in moving 5G forward. With this consideration ...

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    CABLELABS ANNOUNCES TWO NEW OPENSTACK PROJECTS

    Dec 22, 2017

    Industry consortium CableLabs recently announced two new open source projects associated with OpenStack, including SNAPS-Boot and SNAPS-OpenStack. The purpose of SNAPS (SDN and NFV Application Platform and Stack) is to enable operators to implement software-defined networking (SDN) and network funct...

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    THE NO. 1 HYPERCONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE VENDOR IS

    Dec 22, 2017

    Dell EMC kept its No. 1 hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendor ranking and grew its lead over No. 2 Nutanix during the third quarter of 2017, according to IDC. While overall converged systems revenue increased 10.8 percent year-over-year to $2.99 billion, once again the HCI segment grew the fast...

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    VICTORY SQUARE ENTERS SD-WAN SPACE WITH MULTAPPLIED NETWORKS DEAL

    Dec 21, 2017

    Victory Square Technologies announced it signed a letter of intent to purchase 20% of software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) blockchain company Multapplied Networks (MNI). The company said it would acquire 20% of all issued and outstanding securities in MNI in exchange for cash and other con...

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    ACTIFIO JOINS CLOUD DISTRIBUTION'S DATACENTER INFRASTRUCTURE TEAM AS A KEY DISRUPTIVE PARTNER

    Dec 21, 2017

    Actifio, the Data-as-a-Service company, today announced its partnership with Cloud Distribution, a specialist in security, networking and storage. Actifio joins Cloud Distribution's Datacenter Infrastructure (DCI) portfolio as a key, disruptive vendor partner in the data protection and storage s...

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    THE 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G WIRELESS NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET: 2017 - 2030 - WITH AN EVALUATION OF WI-FI AND WIMAX

    Dec 21, 2017

    This paradigm shift is bringing new challenges and opportunities to infrastructure vendors. In 2016, global 2G, 3G and 4G wireless infrastructure revenues stood at nearly $56 Billion. SNS Research estimates that the market will shrink by 4% in 2017, primarily due to a decline in standalone macrocell...

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    HASHICORP UPDATES CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE TOOLS

    Dec 21, 2017

    Cloud infrastructure and DevOps tool maker HashiCorp has released the next generation of its Terraform Enterprise platform for provisioning cloud-based and on-premises infrastructure using a consistent workflow. The new features of Terraform Enterprise enable collaboration among practitioners using ...

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    IT PROS NAVIGATE THE SOFTWARE-DEFINED DATA CENTER MARKET

    Dec 21, 2017

    Software-defined infrastructure promises flexibility and agility in the data center, but many IT pros still struggle with challenges such as cost concerns and implementation issues. The software-defined data center (SDDC) aims to decouple hardware from software and automate networking, compute and s...

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    CRN EXCLUSIVE: SCALE COMPUTING FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH APC GIVING PARTNERS A 'POWERFUL' MICRO DATA CENTER 'IN-A-BOX' SOLUTION

    Dec 20, 2017

    Scale Computing has formed a new partnership with APC by Schneider Electric to create a turnkey hyper-converged solution that executives say will lead to higher margins for channel partners and enable solution providers to scale capacity and computing power at the edge quickly."This is pretty p...

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    HEALTHCARE BLOCKCHAIN, CLOUD, VIRTUALIZATION TOP 2017 STORIES

    Dec 19, 2017

    Health IT Infrastructure went through many transformations in 2017 from healthcare blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT), to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Healthcare organizations are looking to their infrastructure to help cut back costs while improving workflow. This is espec...

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    CES 2018: DIGI INTERNATIONAL TO TAKE LEADERSHIP ROLE IN SHOWCASING IOT INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS

    Dec 19, 2017

    Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII), (www.digi.com), a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today highlighted its participation at CES 2018 taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 9 - 12, 2018. Digi will be exhibiting its solutions at the I...

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    OPEN GARDEN LAUNCHES DECENTRALIZED ISP FOR INTERNET SHARING

    Dec 18, 2017

    Open Garden Inc. announced today the launch of a new Internet service. Unlike traditional, centralized ISPs, where one large retailer delivers service, Open Garden is a peer-to-peer network that will grow to millions of crowdsourced providers. Participants download the Open Garden app from Google Pl...

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    TRITON ATTACK TARGETED CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE, SECURITY FIRM SAYS

    Dec 15, 2017

    Online attackers infiltrated a critical-infrastructure network, compromising systems and deploying malware designed to manipulate a system that could have shut down industrial processes, security firm FireEye warned in an advisory published on Dec. 14. FireEye did not identify the attacker or attrib...

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    BUSINESSES FACING MAJOR DATA LOSSES FROM CLOUD PROVIDERS

    Dec 14, 2017

    As companies rush to migrate onto cloud-based services, they are leaving huge gaping holes in their security landscape, Kaspersky Lab report claims. Companies are putting themselves at risk by failing to properly secure their cloud migration efforts, research has claimed. A new report by Kaspersky L...

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    JUNIPER STEPS UP AUTOMATION WITH SECURITY PLATFORM ENHANCEMENTS

    Dec 14, 2017

    Juniper announced a new line of network appliances and capabilities aimed at making security easier through automated policy management. The latest security capabilities include the Junos Space Security Director, which offers security management with a centralized interface that provides enforcement...

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    SWISSCOM ENTERPRISE SERVICE CLOUD LEVERAGES VMWARE CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE AND MANAGEMENT TO ACCELERATE TIME TO MARKET

    Dec 14, 2017

    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced that Swisscom AG, a leading IT & telecom provider, has built its Enterprise Service Cloud on VMware cloud infrastructure and management solutions. By working with VMware, Swisscom said it has...

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    LOGICALIS US SAYS SIMPLIFIED IS THE WAY FORWARD FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Dec 14, 2017

    The pace of innovation and changing IT requirements is pressuring CIOs and IT staffs to shed complex, costly and cumbersome IT infrastructures in favor of those that provide greater power, simplicity and efficiency. Rapid application development cycles, along with increasing public and private cloud...

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    DOES A DISK TYPE MATTER FOR VDI INFRASTRUCTURES?

    Dec 13, 2017

    Probably most people would say this is no brainer and actually it is. Of course the type of disks used for your VDI infrastructure matter for the user experience and performance of VDIs. In this article I will do a walk-through of a PoC where we have been required to investigate the impact of the di...

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    ERICSSON WINS VERIZON 5G NETWORK DEAL

    Dec 12, 2017

    Ericsson will supply Verizon with RAN, core, transport and services for 2018 5G deployment With the 3GPP working to deliver a standalone 5G New Radio specification in mid-2018, Verizon last month announced plans to roll-out 5G fixed wireless access in the second half of the year. On the heels of tha...

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    HOW TO CREATE SELF-DRIVING PRIVATE CLOUDS

    Dec 12, 2017

    A few years ago, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) outlined the five stages of self-driving vehicles. In actuality, there are six levels, but the zero level is no automation, so we will ignore that. The idea behind the different phases is to make it possible for us to get there in a reasonab...

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    HASHICORP SOLVES ENTERPRISE CLOUD AUTOMATION MANAGEMENT

    Dec 12, 2017

    Application delivery company HashiCorp launched an enterprise software product to increase support for automating the deployment of cloud infrastructure. The company’s Terraform Enterprise product is software for provisioning cloud-based and on-premises infrastructure. The product was pushed i...

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    GARTNER ANALYST PREDICTS DOOM FOR ON-PREMISES DATA CENTERS

    Dec 11, 2017

    Enterprise software’s days are numbered, and if you don’t adopt artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, your data center will be useless. Those are the claims of Gartner Research Vice President Milind Govekar, who gave a presentation at Gartner’s annual conference for IT...

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    C SPIRE LAUNCHES NEW INTERNET ERA WITH ROLL OUT OF NEXT-GENERATION FIXED WIRELESS SERVICES

    Dec 11, 2017

    C Spire today began offering its game-changing suite of wireless fiber-based fixed broadband internet access, which promises super-fast and affordable connectivity up to 100 Mbps, and related services to over 91,000 homes and businesses in over 40 markets across Mississippi. The new services are par...

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    SHIFT TO PUBLIC CLOUD ACCELERATING, ISG RESEARCH SAYS

    Dec 08, 2017

    Enterprises, supported by a growing ecosystem of partners and providers, are rapidly moving workloads to the public cloud as they seek greater agility and scalability in their increasingly digitally driven operations, according to a new research report from Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: ...

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    TOP 10 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IMPACTING INFRASTRUCTURE & OPERATIONS

    Dec 07, 2017

    I&O leaders face a mix of traditional and transformational challenges.
    As organizations strive to align IT and operational technology to drive digital business innovations, infrastructure & operations (I&O) leaders should focus on 10 key technology trends to support these initiati...

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    ALLINA HEALTH CHOOSES THYCOTIC SECRET SERVER PRIVILEGED ACCOUNT PASSWORD MANAGEMENT TO IMPROVE CYBERSECURITY ACROSS ITS IT INFRASTRUCTURE

    Dec 07, 2017

    Thycotic, a provider of privileged account management (PAM) solutions for more than 7,500 organizations worldwide, announced that Allina Health, a not-for-profit health care system based in Minneapolis, has selected Thycotic Secret Server to manage and protect privileged passwords across its system ...

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    VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS MONITORS INFRASTRUCTURE THOUGH APPLICATION EYES

    Dec 07, 2017

    Infrastructure performance management software maker Virtual Instruments has launched a new version of its VirtualWisdom platform that looks at virtual infrastructure from the perspective of an application. After all, the app not the network, nor the storage  is what runs through the infrastruc...

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    GENERAL DYNAMICS AWARDED U.S. AIR FORCE DISTRIBUTED MISSION OPERATIONS CENTER CONTRACT

    Dec 06, 2017

    General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded the Distributed Mission Operations Center – Infrastructure, Development and Engineering support contract by the U.S. Air Force. The single award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contra...

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    DELL EMC MAKES BIG HYPERCONVERGED SYSTEMS PUSH WITH NEW SERVERS

    Dec 06, 2017

    Dell EMC is expanding its hyperconverged infrastructure portfolio with new systems built around 14th generation PowerEdge servers.Converged (CI) and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a fancy way of saying turnkey systems with compute, storage, networking and software all combined into a single ...

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    CHANGING CYBERSECURITY REGULATIONS THAT GLOBAL FINANCIAL SERVICES FIRMS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

    Dec 05, 2017

    Cyberattacks have become a global epidemic. Cybercriminals are now targeting organizations, critical infrastructure, and governments across the world with timely, sophisticated attacks. Ransomware attacks such as Petya and WannaCry put critical functions across the world on hold earlier this summer,...

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    ACCELERATING FIBER ROLLOUT WITH ADVANCED PROGRAM AND PROJECT ORCHESTRATION

    Dec 05, 2017

    As the endless thirst for data drives a continuous push for more network capacity, fiber remains the principle transmission technology underpinning all of our core, fixed line and mobile backhaul communications infrastructure. And yet, service providers still face numerous challenges when rolling ou...

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    EQUINIX AIMS TO UTILISE THE POWER OF SDN TO CONNECT ITS GLOBAL DATA CENTRE NETWORK

    Dec 05, 2017

    Talk about a global outlook: data centre provider Equinix has announced the launch of a new strategy to connect its data centres around the world through software defined networking (SDN). The inter-metro connectivity, which enables users to dynamically connect its own infrastructure across Equinix ...

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    ANALYST ANGLE: WILL 5G RESULT IN MORE OR FEWER MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE RADIO VENDORS?

    Dec 04, 2017

    With commercial 5G radios targeting mobile applications being a probable reality by 4Q18, both new entrants and existing vendors are ramping up their R&D efforts in the hope of capitalizing on the impending shift from 4G to 5G. Ambitions are high not only because market conditions are challengin...

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    EQUINIX INTRODUCES ON-DEMAND SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKING ACROSS ITS GLOBAL DATA CENTER NETWORK

    Dec 03, 2017

    Equinix, the world's largest data center operator, has introduced major physical and virtual upgrades across its global network to enable enterprises to quickly establish secure connections to their customers and cloud providers. The Redwood City, Calif.-based colocation giant specializing in ne...

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    GOLIATH TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES NEW APPLICATION AVAILABILITY MONITORING SOFTWARE

    Dec 01, 2017

    Goliath Technologies is proud to announce the release of their Application Availability Monitor; this progressive technology will generate application/desktop availability and failure alerts, identify the root cause of issues encountered, and troubleshoot and resolve these issues prior to end users ...

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    DELL EMC INDUSTRY-LEADING HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS GAIN POWEREDGE BOOST

    Nov 30, 2017

    Dell EMC's industry leading hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) portfolio has received a substantial boost with the availability of Dell EMC HCI appliances on the newly designed, award-winning Dell EMC PowerEdge 14th generation servers. With this latest PowerEdge server platform, designed and o...

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    APORETO APP SECURITY UNCOUPLED FROM NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE

    Nov 30, 2017

    Aporeto app security startup has introduced software that uses a zero-trust model to decouple security from the network infrastructure and provide application protection in hybrid cloud environments. Aporeto's namesake product, launched this week, controls access to Docker and Kubernetes contain...

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    NETWORK COMMAND-LINE INTERFACE TO REMAIN PART OF THE MIX

    Nov 29, 2017

    Ivan Pepelnjak, blogging in ipSpace, waded into the debate over the future of the network command-line interface, or CLI. Pepelnjak criticized the idea that the network command-line interface is on its last legs. In his view, much of the debate is stoked by startups trying to sell different automati...

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    HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL SELF-MANAGE THE DATA CENTER

    Nov 29, 2017

    The reality of a self-managing data center is getting closer with HPE’s announcement last week of what it claims to be the first artificial intelligence (AI) predictive engine for trouble in the data center. HPE says next year it will offer an AI recommendation engine add-on that’s desig...

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    HPE OFFERS SAAS-BASED TOOL FOR HYBRID CLOUD MANAGEMENT

    Nov 29, 2017

    While cloud computing holds out the promise of operational efficiency and cost optimization, most big companies will be operating hybrid computing environments for the foreseeable future. As a result, cloud technology for many companies adds yet another layer on top of an already complex computing i...

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    FROST & SULLIVAN RECOGNIZES NECTAR SERVICES CORP AS A GLOBAL NEW PRODUCT INNOVATOR FOR ITS INNOVATIVE EVOLUTION QUALITY OF SERVICE (QOS) SOFTWARE

    Nov 28, 2017

    Based on its recent analysis of the enhanced user experience for unified communications industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Nectar Services Corp with the 2017 Global New Product Innovation Award for its innovative Evolution Quality of Service (QoS) cross-platform software. This replaces the ne...

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    ANEXIO NAMED ONE OF THE 20 MOST PROMISING NETWORKING SOLUTION PROVIDERS

    Nov 28, 2017

    ANEXIO, the leading "Desktop to Data Center" infrastructure-as-a-service company, today announced that it has been named to CIOReview's 2017 list of the 20 most promising networking solution providers. A panel comprised of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts and CIOReview editorial board members...

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    INTRODUCING, SIMPLIFY DRIVER MANAGEMENT FROM TRICERAT

    Nov 27, 2017

    If there’s one thing we know, it’s that printing is a fundamental aspect of any company’s IT infrastructure– take it from us, we’ve been leading the industry for 20+ years. The concepts around enterprise printing are simple: the computers that users log into need to be ...

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    PROTECTING HYBRID VSPHERE INFRASTRUCTURES FROM PUBLIC CLOUDS WITH COHESITY DATAPROTECT CE ON AWS

    Nov 27, 2017

    Just in time for AWS Re: Invent, there is currently a tremendous and undeniable buzz in the industry around hybrid infrastructures and the actual possibilities of enterprise organizations finally being able to adopt public clouds services and begin to transform and expand their infrastructures beyon...

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    TRANSFORM YOUR DATA CENTER TO A MODERN HYBRID INFRASTRUCTURE

    Nov 23, 2017

    What happens when you take a company overflowing with artistic talent and combine it with technology that doesn’t hold them back? You get a digital transformation most businesses can only dream of. For a leading animation studio, digital transformation is certainly not a dream; it’s an e...

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    GDPR OFFERS GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR BUILDING A SECURE IT INFRASTRUCTURE

    Nov 23, 2017

    GDPR principles may impact your IT infrastructure selection. HPE ProLiant Gen10 servers can help with “privacy by design” innovations that offer best-in-class firmware protection, malware detection and recovery. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to go into ...

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    MICROSOFT COMPETES FOR CLOUD MARKET SPACE WITH MIGRATE OFFERING

    Nov 22, 2017

    Microsoft unveiled a free cloud tool called Azure Migrate yesterday, which the company said will make it easier to move VMware based applications to its infrastructure-as-a-service platform. The tool, available Nov. 27, signals a move on Microsoft’s part to gain a competitive edge in the cloud...

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    OVH BURSTS INTO US MARKET WITH DEDICATED PRIVATE CLOUD

    Nov 21, 2017

    European cloud provider OVH will soon debut its hosted-private cloud offerings in the U.S. The service is based on vCloud Air, which it purchased from VMware in April. These services include disaster recovery, enterprise dedicated cloud, and hybrid cloud migration and will be available in January 20...

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    THE WIRELESS NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE MARKET WILL GROW AT A CAGR OF 2% BETWEEN 2017 AND 2020

    Nov 21, 2017

    However, the scope of the term is expanding as mobile operators increase their investments in Heterogeneous Network or HetNet infrastructure such as small cells, carrier Wi-Fi and DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems), to cope with increasing capacity and coverage requirements. In addition, mobile opera...

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    CAPITAL ONE LAUNCHES CRITICAL STACK ENTERPRISE CONTAINER ORCHESTRATION PLATFORM BETA

    Nov 21, 2017

    Capital One Financial Corp. today announced the beta release of Critical Stack, a container orchestration platform designed to help enterprises adopt containerized infrastructure at scale in the cloud. The use of containers and microservices is on the rise as more organizations recognize the automat...

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    UNIVERSAL CREDIT MOVES INTO AMAZON WEB SERVICES CLOUD

    Nov 20, 2017

    The Universal Credit (UC) digital service  now known as UC Full Service  is currently being rolled out across UK Jobcentres, where it is replacing the so-called Pathfinder system that supported the original implementation of a limited version of the controversial new benefits system.

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    451 RESEARCH: HYBRID IT MANAGEMENT LESSONS AND CHALLENGES

    Nov 20, 2017

    Schneider Electric, a global specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, disclosed a newly commissioned 451 Research study, which explored various approaches to hybrid IT management. In particular, the authors of the report conducted in-depth, 90 minute interviews w...

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    UPLEVEL SOLUTION RIGHT-SIZES CYBERSECURITY FOR SMALL-TO-MEDIUM BUSINESSES, MSPS

    Nov 17, 2017

    Uplevel Systems, provider of IT infrastructure solutions to managed service providers (MSPs) serving small business, is launching the Secure SMB Suite designed to bring right-sized, business-class cybersecurity solutions to small companies through trusted information technology (IT) providers. Flexi...

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    HOW TO BEGIN HEALTHCARE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE DEPLOYMENT

    Nov 16, 2017

    November 16, 2017 - Healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more prominent as more organizations look to big data analytics to improve healthcare. Machine learning and deep learning solutions continue to grow as entities seek IT infrastructure tools that will help them sort though massiv...

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    FIRESIDE CHAT WITH GIBSON ENERGY: TALKING DATA CENTER CONSOLIDATION, IOT AND CLOUD SECURITY

    Nov 16, 2017

    Gibson Energy, a 60-year-old Canadian company, specializes in the transportation, storage, blending, processing, and distribution of crude oil and other refined products. The company, headquartered in Calgary, also offers oilfield waste and water management services. Richard Hannah is Vice President...

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    MORPHEUS DATA BRINGS PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS TO CLOUD MANAGEMENT

    Nov 16, 2017

    Morpheus Data, which prides itself on being an infrastructure-agnostic cloud application management and orchestration platform, on Nov. 16  launched a new release which brings predictive analytics to cloud management and enables something that used to be impossible: end-to-end app lifecycle man...

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    SUNBIRD® DCTRACK® 6.0.2 DELIVERS ENHANCED BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE CAPABILITIES

    Nov 15, 2017

    Sunbird Software, a global innovator in software solutions that simplify how data centers are managed, today introduced the latest version of its Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software. Release 6.0.2 expands the data-driven features in dcTrack® DCIM Operations interactive reports ...

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    PEAK 10 + VIAWEST UNVEILS ONE OF THE LARGEST DATA HALLS IN THE WORLD

    Nov 14, 2017

    " Peak 10 + ViaWest today announced the completed 88,000-square foot expansion of its Englewood, Co. Compark data center, bringing the facility's total data center space to 138,000 square feet. The Compark facility is now one of the largest raised floor data halls in the world and features ...

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    LONDON'S NEXT FIBRE NETWORKS COULD BE SEWER-POWERED

    Nov 14, 2017

    London might be about to benefit from a surprising new network boost thanks to its sewer system. Thames Water has announced a partnership with network connectivity provider SSE Enterprise Telecoms to locate the latter's fibre optic network within the capital's waste water pipes. The move cou...

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    MANAGE USER PERFORMANCE, NOT THE NETWORK, WITH MACHINE LEARNING-BASED TOOLS

    Nov 13, 2017

    Over the past decade, network management tools have evolved from being fault based to performance based. This has become a critical element in running infrastructure because faults don’t matter as much. That might seem like a strange thing to say, but consider the fact that critical infrastruc...

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    REDBOX IMPLEMENTS HYBRID IT STRATEGY AND SPARKS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Nov 10, 2017

    IT digital transformation is more than just updating your website, modernizing your IT infrastructure, or developing a great new app for your customers. It’s about totally rethinking how you do business by fully understanding your customers and providing what they want in a better, more effici...

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    REDBOX IMPLEMENTS HYBRID IT STRATEGY AND SPARKS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Nov 10, 2017

    IT digital transformation is more than just updating your website, modernizing your IT infrastructure, or developing a great new app for your customers. It’s about totally rethinking how you do business by fully understanding your customers and providing what they want in a better, more effici...

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    WIKILEAKS PUBLISHES CODE AND ANALYSIS OF CIA HACKING TOOL

    Nov 10, 2017

    Whistle-blowing organisation WikiLeaks has begun a new series of leaks of the source code of software allegedly designed to run on servers controlled by the US Central Intelligence Agency(CIA). The first release in the series claims to be source code and analysis for a major component of the infrast...

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    LUMINA’S SDN CONTROLLER MANAGES THIRD PARTY SWITCHES, CONTAINERS

    Nov 10, 2017

    Lumina Networks created a plug-in for Kubernetes that enables its software-defined networking (SDN) controller to manage containers. The company says its Lumina SDN Controller is unique in its ability to manage hybrid data center environments composed of virtual network functions (VNFs), proprietary...

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