The danger of remote access hacks cannot be ignored. Telecommuting and Remote Access in the Age of Cyber Insecurity
Instead of accepting Mac’s software limitations, there is another option that many IT teams overlook: investing in a disk management solution. What Mac’s Battle for Workplace Dominance Means for IT Professionals
In its 2015 “Technology Overview for SD-WAN” report, Gartner calls SD-WAN “a new and transformational way to architect, deploy and operate corporate WANs. It's Time to Rethink Networking: Part Two
We don’t have cybersecurity police that we can call. We are on our own. This is why CSOs need a system in place that aids their ability and responsibility to react fast. Fast Security Response Requires Traffic Visibility
SD-WAN is so attractive because it enables IT to take a holistic approach that hides the underlying complexity and makes orchestrating enterprise and cloud connectivity point-and-click easy. It’s Time to Rethink Networking
The greatest asset for this new generation of Windows Servers – guarding print servers against server hardware failures --- is the most unlikely cause of failure and the least of your worries. Windows Server Updates and Hyper-V: A Good Start, but for Most, More is Needed
Like many other attack methods, a layered defense is the most effective way to combat insider threats. Defending Against Insider Threats

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AWS now compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL; offer performance and availability of commercial databases

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company announced Wednesday that it has added full PostgreSQL compatibility to Amazon Aurora, the AWS database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. With Amazon Aurora’s PostgreSQL support, users can get up to several times better performance than the typical PostgreSQL database and take advantage of the scalability, durability, and […]

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SUSE will buy OpenStack IaaS, Cloud Foundry PaaS talent and technology assets from HPE

SUSE entered Wednesday into an agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to acquire technology and talent that will expand SUSE’s OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution and accelerate SUSE’s entry into the growing Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) market. The acquired OpenStack assets will be integrated into SUSE OpenStack Cloud, and the acquired Cloud Foundry and PaaS assets will enable SUSE to bring to market a certified, enterprise-ready SUSE Cloud Foundry PaaS solution […]

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Nokia CloudBand Application Manager enables automation of virtualized network function lifecycle management

Nokia published Monday its complete templating system for Virtualized Network Function lifecycle management, designed to streamline and automate VNF onboarding, integration and lifecycle management processes. The methods for managing VNF lifecycles – instantiating, monitoring, repairing, scaling, updating and backing-up – are costly, cumbersome and time-consuming. To address this, Nokia has developed an open templating system, aligned with the latest industry standards and open-source tools, to streamline these processes. The template specifications […]

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Mirantis debuts vendor-agnostic Kubernetes and Docker certification; adds self-paced training course

Mirantis launched Thursday its initial vendor-agnostic Kubernetes and Docker certification, to offer enterprises a way to identify container skills in a competitive cloud market. Professionals preparing for the certification are recommended to take the Kubernetes and Docker bootcamp. The company also announced a new online, self-paced KD100 training for self-learners looking for economy pricing and additional flexibility. Kubernetes and Docker Bootcamp (KD100) is a two-day instructor-led training for software developers, […]

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NEC launches virtual appliance with SDS option to HYDRAstor storage platform

NEC Corporation of America (NEC) added on Wednesday a new capability to its HYDRAstor storage platform, a Virtual Appliance designed to allow for extremely rapid provisioning of backup storage into virtualized environments and provide off-site backup capabilities ideal for small sites and branches. HYDRAstor, part of NEC’s Smart Enterprise solutions designed to improve the way people work and communicate. The NEC HYDRAstor VA can be deployed into virtual environment and […]

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Kaspersky reveals that small businesses underestimate cyberthreats from irresponsible employee actions

The 2016 Kaspersky Lab Corporate IT Security Risks survey, found that only 36 percent of small businesses (up to 50 employees) worldwide worry about their staff’s carelessness leading to a cyberattack, while more than half of medium-sized businesses (53 percent) and large enterprises (51 percent) consider it a concern. This global study of more than 4,000 businesses from 25 countries asked businesses about their perceptions of the main security threats […]

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