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“Secure” cloud storage provider exposes customer data in plain-text

Another day, another data breach – This time, researchers have identified a massive trove of data exposed on an unprotected Amazon S3 bucket. The worse part of it is that anyone with an Internet connection could access the data since it was left without any security authentication. According to vpnMentor‘s research team, the database was …

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Hyper-converged use cases beyond VM stacks: A hardware guide

Hyper-converged infrastructure emerged as a convenient way to bundle one or more servers, along with associated storage drives and network interfaces, with a virtualization stack into a high-density, easily deployed appliance. The combination proved to be immensely popular, and as the infrastructure technology matured, the types of hyper-converged use cases expanded well beyond its initial …

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Coronavirus ‘Uncertainty’: Dell, VMware Pull Financial Guidance

Dell Technologies and VMware are withdrawing their initial fiscal year 2021 guidance because both are “unable to predict the extent” of how much the coronavirus could “adversely impact” business, according to two separate filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. “They both gave their full year guidance last month. America has since closed,” said …

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New Zerto release offers better integration with cloud services

Zerto chief executive Ziv Kedem said in a statement: “With Zerto 8.0, our mission is to deliver IT resilience everywhere, by introducing a range of new and powerful features along with deeper integration with market-leading public cloud providers. We give customers the protection they want, wherever they need it. “Zerto has been moving the dial …

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COVID-19: Weekly health check of ISPs, cloud providers and conferencing services

As COVID-19 continues to spread, forcing employees to work from home, the services of ISPs, cloud providers and conferencing services a.k.a. unified communications as a service (UCaaS) providers are experiencing increased traffic. Thousand Eyes is monitoring how these increases affect outages and the performance these providers undergo. It will provide Network World a roundup of …

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Preferred Mutual relies on VMware virtual desktops during pandemic

On Tuesday, Preferred Mutual Insurance Co. decided to shut down its headquarters and satellite offices, asking its employees to start working from home for the foreseeable future. The New Berlin, N.Y.-based firm, which provides property and casualty insurance to more than 232,000 customers in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, was aided in …

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Why Big Data Is the Key to Building a Strong Brand Identity

Brand identity encompasses all the visual aspects associated with a company, including its font, color scheme and logo. If you asked people from around the world to tell you what came to mind concerning McDonald’s, many would likely bring up the famous golden arches. Similarly, most consumers would probably mention the distinctive “swoosh” logo and …

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VMware vSphere 7 adds NVMe-oF support to speed storage access

Earlier this week we covered the main details of VMware’s blockbuster vSphere 7 launch. In this article we zoom in on VMware’s vSphere 7 support for NVMe over Fabrics for faster data access to external block storage arrays. This support gives virtual machines faster read and write access to external stored data, thus increasing performance. …

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