Runtime application self-protection, or RASP, a term coined by research firm Gartner, Inc., is the cyber equivalent of seat belts. Drivetime vs. Runtime: Applying Motor Vehicle Safety to Application Security
The threat of file data leakage and actual incidents not only adds reputation risk but introduces compliance liabilities ranging from fines and loss of business transactions to possible imprisonment. Combating File Sharing Data Leakage
The use cases for tape storage span from active archives, tape as NAS, storage tiering, and tape in the cloud. Plot Twist: Tape Never Went Away
A look at the steps companies can take to mitigate dark data. Combining People and Technology To Illuminate Dark Data
A software defined approach paves the way for the introduction of hyperconverged computing, which is ideal for VDI deployments, especially in Windows 10. VDI Comes of Age with Windows 10
Today’s SysAdmins must look beyond the technology. They must look beyond the infrastructure. They must become trusted advisers that solve real business needs. Does the SysAdmin Have a Place in the Future?
The traditional network perimeter is a thing of the past. Today, anywhere-anytime access to information is the expectation; striking a balance between security and accessibility is the challenge. Are You Managing a Global Mobile Perimeter 6.6 Billion Devices Strong?


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Virtium debuts TuffDrive, its eUSB 3.0 embedded storage modules

Virtium, a vendor of industrial and embedded solid-state drive (SSD) and memory products, introduced Monday its TuffDrive eUSB 3.0 embedded storage modules – empowering system designers with a rich blend of high speed, low power and ultra-small form factor. The storage modules, among the initial eUSB 3.0 10-pin storage solutions for industrial and embedded applications, feature speeds of up to 4.8Gbps – ten times the throughput of USB 2.0 — […]


VMware Cloud Foundation delivers cross-cloud services to allow users to manage, govern, secure applications running on public clouds

VMware Inc. extended on Monday its hybrid cloud strategy with the new VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture, enabling customers to run, manage, connect, and secure their applications across clouds and devices in a common operating environment. VMware Cloud Foundation is a unified Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) platform that makes it easy for customers to manage and run their SDDC clouds; technology preview of Cross-Cloud Services to showcase how customers can manage, govern, […]

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Nutanix acquires PernixData and to supplement data and control fabrics

Enterprise cloud computing vendor Nutanix announced Monday that PernixData and will join to augment data and control fabrics of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform. Nutanix has executed a definitive agreement to acquire PernixData, a pioneer in scale-out data acceleration and analytics. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. In addition, Nutanix has closed the acquisition of, a vendor of DevOps automation. By adding technology, products and engineering […]

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ViaWest joins with Rubrik for simplified data protection, backup and recovery in hybrid environments

Hybrid IT solutions vendor ViaWest partnered on Thursday with Rubrik, a cloud data management company that will allow ViaWest to deploy Rubrik’s data management platform to ViaWest clients. By deploying Rubrik as part of ViaWest’s comprehensive hybrid IT solutions, customers will be able to simplify their data protection and speed their time to recovery, through a seamless integration. ViaWest’s hybrid IT solutions help clients enhance their business through cloud, colocation, […]

Data Storage

WD enhances portfolio line for VMware storage environments with HGST-branded Ultrastar SN150 PCIe NVMe SSD

Western Digital Corp. announced Monday that its HGST-branded Ultrastar SN150 PCI Express (PCIe) NVMe solid state drive (SSD) is now certified for use with VMware Virtual SAN and vSphere. Optimized for easy set-up, the Ultrastar SN150 SSD for VMware environments reduces latency, and brings hyperscale-level performance and enhanced Quality of Service (QoS) time to virtualized servers and cloud storage, thereby lowering total cost of ownership of VMware storage environments over […]

Data Protection

Veritas releases Resiliency Platform 2.0 to boost VMware integration across complex, hybrid environments

Veritas Technologies released Thursday its Resiliency Platform 2.0, featuring a built-in VMware certified data mover that achieves a significantly lower Recovery Point Objective (RPO) compared to VMware’s native data mover VMware vSphere Replication. Veritas Resiliency Platform is built on four business resiliency pillars – predictability to meet critical business Service Level Objectives such as Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and RPO with single-click recovery operations; automation that helps recovery run books […]

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