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March 30, 2018 – 11:36 am | Comments Off on Hyperconvergence and How We Got Here

In order to understand the IT trends of today we must first discuss the past.  In decades past, the mainframe was the only game in town.  Conceptually, a mainframe was a single platform that addressed …

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48M social media records exposed in latest cloud storage mishap
April 20, 2018 – 12:06 am | Comments Off on 48M social media records exposed in latest cloud storage mishap

Seattle data gathering firm LocalBlox Inc. is the latest company to expose data via a misconfigured Amazon Web Services Inc. S3 storage instance — a lot of data. In this case, in involved 48 million records relating to social media information.

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Discovered by Chris Vickery at UpGuard Inc., as all good S3 data exposures are, the data related to tens of millions of people that LocalBlox had gathered from social media platforms, including physical addresses, dates of birth, “scraped” data from LinkedIn and Facebook, Twitter handles and more. As Vickery explained in a blog post, the data builds a “three-dimensional picture of every individual affected — who they are, what they talk about, what they like, even what they do for a living — in essence a blueprint from which to create targeted persuasive content, like advertising or political campaigning.”

To read the entire article, please click on this https://siliconangle.com/blog/2018/04/18/48m-scraped-social-media-records-exposed-latest-aws-misconfiguration-case/

Will Dell eat VMware? Or will Carl Icahn snack on Dell? And where does Uber fit in? Yes, Uber!
April 19, 2018 – 11:39 pm | Comments Off on Will Dell eat VMware? Or will Carl Icahn snack on Dell? And where does Uber fit in? Yes, Uber!
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The “what will Dell to/with/for/about VMware” rumour mill has started spinning again. The force giving the mill the biggest push is a hint that activist investor Carl Icahn has acquired a chunk of VMware. Icahn’s …

Smart cities need thick data, not big data
April 18, 2018 – 10:39 pm | Comments Off on Smart cities need thick data, not big data
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Residents living around Plaça del Sol joke that theirs is the only square where, despite the name, rain is preferable. Rain means fewer people gather to socialise and drink, reducing noise for the flats overlooking …

VMware updates vSphere, vSAN with more hybrid management features
April 17, 2018 – 12:15 pm | Comments Off on VMware updates vSphere, vSAN with more hybrid management features
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With the latest releases of vSphere and vSAN, VMware continues to build up support for customers interested in hybrid cloud options. The updates included in vSphere 6.7, VMware’s hypervisor and virtualization management platform, fall into …

VMware Workspace ONE gets pair of new innovations
April 15, 2018 – 6:26 am | Comments Off on VMware Workspace ONE gets pair of new innovations
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VMware just announced some updates meant to improve the experience of its VMware Workspace ONE platform, a digital workspace service that’s available for both cloud and on-premises deployments.

The updates include two major areas of innovation: …

Juniper: Machine Learning Isn’t All We Need for Smart Networks
April 15, 2018 – 6:05 am | Comments Off on Juniper: Machine Learning Isn’t All We Need for Smart Networks
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Software-defined networks give you flexibility, but to make them really effective at scale we need to take humans out of the loop and use automation to respond more quickly  – like taking an optical link …

5G to become the catalyst for innovation in IoT
April 14, 2018 – 3:38 am | Comments Off on 5G to become the catalyst for innovation in IoT
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5G represents a fundamental shift in communication network architectures. It promises to accelerate future revenue generation through innovative services facilitated via 5G-enabled devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops and Internet-of-Things (IoT). 5G deployments are envisioned as …

Global Hadoop Market 2018 Players| Cloudera ., MapR Technologies , Horton Works and Pentaho
April 14, 2018 – 3:23 am | Comments Off on Global Hadoop Market 2018 Players| Cloudera ., MapR Technologies , Horton Works and Pentaho
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Global Hadoop Market Report illustrates the present development status of Hadoop along with the growth of Hadoop expected during the forecast period during 2017-2022. Hadoop Market analyses the industry based on different factors like growth …

Emergencies force Safelite to break glass, add NetApp FlexPod
April 13, 2018 – 1:55 am | Comments Off on Emergencies force Safelite to break glass, add NetApp FlexPod
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Auto glass specialist Safelite underwent a storage transformation following a challenging 2016 hurricane season that put pressure on its business. The hurricanes prompted Safelite’s switch to all-flash NetApp FlexPod converged infrastructure paired with NetApp’s OnTap …