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VMware emits security alerts, Planet Hollywood chain hacked, SWAT death caller gets 20 years in clink, and more

If you’re running a server hosting VMware’s Service Provider portal, you will want to make sure all your software is up to date immediately. That’s because the virtualization giant recently put out an advisory for a remote hijacking bug. “VMware vCloud Director for Service Providers update resolves a Remote Session Hijack vulnerability in the Tenant …

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3 Reasons Why AI and Big Data Will Fuel The Customer Experience in 2019 and Beyond

Across industries, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have proven to be powerful tools when it comes to informing companies about their target customers. Gartner predicts that by 2019, more than 50% of organizations will redirect their investments to customer experience innovations. As a result, many organizations have built teams to collect and analyze data …

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What You Need to Know About AWS’s Hybrid Cloud Play

Analyst rankings and market-share estimates for Infrastructure-as-a-Service clouds show Amazon Web Services with a comfortable lead over Microsoft Azure, with Google Cloud Platform being a distant third. They rank the same in public cloud storage services, according to Gartner. A third major category of cloud services has now emerged as these players’ newest battleground: hybrid …

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Cisco Aims New Intent-Based Networking Wares at SD-WAN

Cisco Systems this month announced new solutions that take its intent-based networking technology to the software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN), promising increased visibility and control for disparate branches. WANs have traditionally been difficult to analyze for problems, the company said, because they are often fragmented into distinct systems that are sometimes out of the control of …

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How To Install and Use the VMware Horizon Performance Tracker

I decided to try Horizon Performance Tracker (HPT), one of the newer features in VMware’s virtual desktop infrastructure offering, which was first included with Horizon 7.5. It runs in a Horizon virtual desktop and monitors the performance of the display protocol and virtual desktop resource usage; this information can be useful when troubleshooting virtual desktop …

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The new Cloudera-Hortonworks Hadoop: 100 percent open source, 50 percent boring

Hadoop is the operating system for big data in the enterprise. So when Cloudera and Hortonworks, the two leading Hadoop distributions and vendors, merged, that was big news in and by itself. Last week’s DataWorks Summit Europe was the first big public event for the new Cloudera after the merger, and it sure was not short of interesting news, both …

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Azure thing at last: Windows Virtual Desktop takes to the cloudy stage

Windows Virtual Desktop has finally arrived, in preview form that is, and three months after the public preview was supposed to have begun. The virtualization technology, first announced back in September, allows users to run their Windows 10 desktops and apps, along with Windows 7, from one of Microsoft’s Azure data centres, rather than have …

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