The software-defined networking (SDN) approach has been credited as being instrumental in various use cases, but AT&T is trumpeting a new one: handling the immense upsurge in network traffic (700 percent for a VPN service) resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Microsoft Azure is the most preferred cloud BI provider, followed by Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud," says Dresner Advisory Services in the 2020 edition of its continuing research, titled "Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study."
Microsoft is buying Affirmed Networks to boost its software-defined networking support, particularly for mobile operators in the initial stages of rolling out next-generation 5G networks.
Research firm Gartner published a list of the best wide-area networking (WAN) edge infrastructure software of 2020 as reviewed by customers.
Veteran remote worker Paul Schnackenburg shares: some tips to manage this for yourself (and if you're an IT pro, help your end users to do the same; some resources provided by Microsoft and others that may be useful; and some tips on how to migrate entire workforces to working from home (WFH, because of course we need an acronym for this) in a secure way.
- By Paul Schnackenburg
Although this 7.12 release doesn't have any huge new features, it does have some interesting new ones that should make desktop administration and provisioning easier, and streaming applications launch faster.
Failure of the drives could be a potentially catastrophic event for organizations, says Tom Fenton, who also details some good news for affected enterprises.
Survey confirms organizations are indeed moving their computing infrastructure to public clouds and that security is the top concern restricting faster adoption.
The cloud computing giants have teamed up with the federal government and academia to provide High Performance Computing (HPC) resources to further research about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Research firm Forrester introduced a new Wave report on Enterprise Detection and Response (EDR) vendors, advising clients that analytics is key to differentiating various offerings in the space.
The DevOps Institute has published a report on enterprise DevOps skills, finding that along with bedrock CI/CD talent, knowledge of cloud platforms and cloud environments is vital.
MEF, a 200-member strong industry association focused on networking, named four software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) service providers who are the first to earn the organization's new certification.
Open source champion Eclipse Foundation published its first Internet of Things (IoT) commercial adoption survey, finding that the movement may well live up to its considerable hype, furthered by hybrid cloud implementations.
Tom Fenton further details his solution for getting remote workers up and running in a timely manner with minimal hardware requirements and user impact using VMware Horizon.
In emergencies, organizations may not have the 2-3 weeks normally needed to set up full-blown virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), says Tom Fenton, who has come up with his own solution using VMware Horizon to get remote workers up and running in a timely manner with minimal hardware requirements and user impact.
Brien Posey explains how to keep tabs on your AWS storage usage, one of the biggest factors affecting EC2 virtual machine performance.
Amazon Web Services announced a public preview of Bottlerocket, a bare-bones Linux platform tailored for hosting containers.
Tom Fenton gives an overview of the iStorage diskAshur PRO2 portable hard drive and his attempt to store and run a virtual machine on it.
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) announced a new beta offering to simplify the deployment of complicated machine learning (ML) workflows that often have a lot of moving, interdependent parts.
Research firm IDC is out with a new report on virtual client computing (VCC), an industry it says has been changed by the rise of public clouds and the growth of organizational "digital workspaces."