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Verizon Claims 5G Virtualization First

Verizon this week claimed a technology milestone: the first fully virtualized 5G data session in a live network in the U.S.

SD-WAN Primer Part 2: How It Works

After explaining why organizations are choosing SD-WAN over MPLS in part one of this series, Tom Fenton now takes a look at the components underlying the technology approach and how they work.

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AWS Dominates Cloud-Native Study of Kubernetes and Serverless Computing

Research firm SlashData's latest cloud-native study commissioned by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation sees Amazon Web Services (AWS) figuring prominently among Kubernetes and serverless developers.

SD-WAN Primer Part 1: The Why

Tom Fenton begins a three-part primer on the technology that is revolutionizing enterprise networking, explaining the last-gen way and the new way, marked by benefits such as lower costs and better flexibility and manageability.

Kubernetes Stars in Cisco SD-WAN, VMware Desktop Hypervisor

Kubernetes, one of the most popular open source projects ever, continues to shine in a software-defined wide-area networking offering from Cisco and new desktop hypervisor products from VMware.

Strategies for Preventing EC2 Security Group Sprawl

Brien Posey shares best practices for keeping a handle on EC2 security groups -- essentially software firewalls -- to avoid confusion about which ones are actually needed.

Report: Emerging Tech Key as COVID-19 Shifts Business Priorities to 'Survival'

Emerging technologies are key to organizations that have seen their business priorities switch to "survival" amid the COVID-19 pandemic, says a new report.

Multiple VMware VRealize Cloud Management Tools Get Updates

VMware this week updated its cloud management tools that provide automation, operations and governance functionality, with a focus on hybrid cloud environments.

Crypto-Mining Worm Steals AWS Creds: '/thx/for/your/key'

Another cloud crypto-mining exploit has been publicized, this one with the added ability to steal credentials stored on the Amazon Web Services cloud computing platform.

Red Hat OpenShift 4.5 Integrates VMs with Containers, Serverless

Red Hat updated its open source, Kubernetes-based OpenShift application platform with a new OpenShift Virtualization platform, seeking to bring traditional virtual machines into the modern cloud-native, container/serverless computing era.

In Contrast to 'Permanent Remote Work,' VMware Messaging Touts 'Return-to-Office'

Virtualization kingpin VMware was quick to tout its wares for the remote work explosion caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but its recent messaging has shifted to a "return-to-office" theme in a sign that the company may be looking forward to a recovery period soon.

SD-WAN Said Key to 'New Normal' of Coronavirus-Driven Digital Transformation and Remote Work

New research indicates software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) is a key component of enterprise digital transformation initiatives accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic that have resulted in a "new normal" of remote work.

Hackers Exploit COVID-19 'Fear and Uncertainty' INTERPOL Says

Many organizations have highlighted the increased cybersecurity threats accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic, and now international police organization INTERPOL has followed suit, warning of more attacks and new targets.

What's Coming in VMware Horizon 8

Tom Fenton gets a peek at what's coming in the commercial desktop and app virtualization product and offers his opinions on the best new features, including broader Instant Clone support and more.

Analyst: COVID-19 Reveals 'True Benefits' of Cloud, Workloads Won't Go Back to On-Premises

It has been well-noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted cloud computing, and an analyst sees that trend continuing as the world recovers, predicting a permanent shift in the enterprise tech space.

AWS Customer Win: Moderna, COVID-19 Vaccine Front-Runner

Cloud providers often trumpet big customer wins, and Amazon Web Services didn't miss the opportunity to publicize a particularly timely one with the potential to be the biggest of all: Moderna, a biotech front-runner to produce the first vaccine for COVID-19.

Report Details COVID-19 Threat to Enterprise Cybersecurity

As if the enterprise cybersecurity situation wasn't bad enough already, it's worse amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, says VMware Carbon Black's latest security threat report, which warns of overloaded security teams, a sea of distracted new remote workers exposing more vulnerabilities and new attack vectors to worry about.

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution Unveiled

VMware virtualization solutions continue to expand in the public cloud space, as Oracle announced a new VMware solution on its cloud platform, following other major providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure.

Cloud Infrastructure Misconfigurations Still Plague Industry, Security Study Affirms

Over the past several years, user misconfigurations of cloud storage infrastructure settings have led to a spate of high-profile security vulnerabilities, and a new study shows the problem persists despite heightened visibility of the problem and copious remediation guidance.

Eliminating Bad Passwords

Paul Schnackenburg looks at the issue with passwords and different attacks, modern approaches to password policies and management and how you can improve your (Office 365) organization's security posture with just a few clicks by banning bad passwords.