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Top cloud providers 2018: How AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, Alibaba stack up
December 11, 2018 – 11:18 pm | Comments Off on Top cloud providers 2018: How AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, Alibaba stack up
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Choosing the right public cloud provider is becoming an increasingly nuanced discussion that goes well beyond scale. We all know the large cloud players — AWS, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud and Microsoft Azure — …

Oculeus unveils cloud service for toll fraud prevention
December 8, 2018 – 4:28 am | Comments Off on Oculeus unveils cloud service for toll fraud prevention
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A new cloud service from the voice management vendor Oculeus aims to help businesses avoid exorbitant charges from toll fraud — also known as PBX hacking — by monitoring for anomalies in voice traffic. Toll …

Is Your Data Center Ready for the Internet of Things? (Contributed)
December 7, 2018 – 1:20 am | Comments Off on Is Your Data Center Ready for the Internet of Things? (Contributed)
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In 2017, the number of IoT devices outnumbered the world’s population for the first time, exceeding 8 billion. While forecasts for the future have varied widely, the current consensus is that we can expect 20-plus …

Rising Big Data Star Looker Raises $103 Million In Series E Funding
December 7, 2018 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Rising Big Data Star Looker Raises $103 Million In Series E Funding
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Big data analytics software developer Looker Data Sciences has raised $103 million in Series E financing, the company said Thursday, additional funding the company plans to use to accelerate its product development efforts and support …

Members Review ONF Next-Gen Networking Reference Designs
December 7, 2018 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Members Review ONF Next-Gen Networking Reference Designs
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The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) this week released for membership review the draft versions of reference designs being developed to advance open source solutions based on next-gen techniques like software-defined networking (SDN).

The move marks a …

Cloudera boss claims Hortonworks wedding planning is ahead of schedule
December 6, 2018 – 11:48 pm | Comments Off on Cloudera boss claims Hortonworks wedding planning is ahead of schedule
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Plans for the merger between former Hadoop-flingers Cloudera and Hortonworks are ahead of schedule, Cloudera boss Tom Reilly has said. Reilly talked up the financial and technical benefits of the deal during the earnings call …

Data protection, backup and replication in the age of the cloud
December 4, 2018 – 11:32 pm | Comments Off on Data protection, backup and replication in the age of the cloud
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Backup and data protection is more important than ever as we move towards an IT ecosystem that is increasingly dispersed in this era of the cloud. But as in any IT landscape, a solid backup …

VMware news in 2018: Acquisitions, partnerships and more
December 4, 2018 – 11:19 pm | Comments Off on VMware news in 2018: Acquisitions, partnerships and more
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VMware news in 2018 showed a company willing to outpace its legacy reputation with acquisitions, partnerships and edge projects that have enabled it to keep up with a rapidly evolving industry. VMware capped a year …