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Cloudera shakes off Hortonworks fixation, realises AWS was the big baddie all along

Cloudera and former open-source database rival Hortonworks may have merged in a defensive manoeuvre but CEO Tom Reilly seems to have spied a bigger existential threat – AWS. The boss man said this while adding meat to the bones of his enterprise data cloud (EDC) strategy on a conference call with analysts last night, confirming …

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Big data and healthcare: Life saving benefits and future challenges

By offering a second perspective, data driven machine learning algorithms can offer critical secondary feedback and aid in early detection. For example, researchers in China have begun using a machine learning algorithm that predicts the likelihood of a patient waking from a coma. In several instances, the algorithm correctly predicted that patients would awake when …

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How Much Can The Partnership With Amazon Contribute To VMware’s Top Line?

VMware announced a partnership with Amazon’s AWS a few years back, as the companies jointly developed the VMware Cloud on AWS offering. Per AWS’s website, the offering delivers “a highly scalable, secure and innovative service that allows organizations to seamlessly migrate and extend their on-premises VMware vSphere-based environments to the AWS Cloud running on next-generation …

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Dell EMC Bolsters Converged Infrastructure With VMware Integration

Dell EMC officials last fall unveiled enhancements to the company’s converged and hyperconverged infrastructure offerings with deeper integration of VMware technologies. That included Dell EMC’s VxBlock Central software for the vendor’s VxBlock System 1000 converged solution that drives greater awareness, automation and analytics to make management simpler. VxBlock Central included integration with offerings within VMware’s …

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Windows 10 latest preview: Sandbox gets new features, but VMware’s still broken

Microsoft has served up some important improvements to Windows Sandbox, the space in the next version of Windows 10 for safely running untrusted executable files. Windows Sandbox is set to debut in Windows 19H1, aka version 1903, which Microsoft is finalizing over the next few weeks for release this spring. Microsoft introduced Windows Sandbox in …

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Could quantum cryptography help secure 5G networks?

Researchers have devised a way to embed quantum cryptography into 5G networks, protecting the next-generation telecoms infrastructure from cyber attacks. A team of scientists at the University of Bristol claims its solution secures 5G services without compromising download speeds. Over the last decade, advances in software engineering have led to network services being moved from …

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Citrix Touts Its SD-WAN Security After Hackers Breach Internal Network

Citrix Systems Inc. touted the enhanced security capabilities of its software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) solution only days after news that “international cyber criminals gained access to the internal Citrix network.” In a March 8 blog post, Citrix announced that the FBI had notified the company of the breach. “While our investigation is ongoing, based on …

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Rackspace rebrands, aims to be unbiased managed cloud, professional services provider

Rackspace has a new look, brand focus and plan to be an unbiased managed cloud vendor that can offer professional and services across an enterprise. The company, which is now privately held, started as a hosting firm known for customer service, helped launch OpenStack, briefly tried to compete with public cloud giants and then retooled …

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