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Windows Virtual Desktop Boosts Azure Integration, Teams Meetings

Microsoft has made generally available two new features of Windows Virtual Desktop: Azure portal integration for easier deployment and management, and audio/video redirection for Microsoft Teams to boost the meetings experience.

Open Source Tool Detects 'Shadow' Cloud Admin Accounts

Cybersecurity specialist CyberArk is publicizing the problem of "Shadow Admins" -- or hidden admin users -- on cloud platforms, introducing an open source tool to combat the problem.

Google Is Extending Analytics Reach of BigQuery to AWS, Azure

Users of Google's BigQuery data warehouse will soon be able to conduct Big Data analytics on data stores housed in multiple public clouds.

Fortinet Offers Secure SD-WAN for Multi-Cloud

With multi-cloud implementations becoming the enterprise norm, cybersecurity specialist Fortinet unveiled a new software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) offering targeting those scenarios.

U.S. Enterprise Cybersecurity Survey: 89% Attacked by COVID-19-Related Malware

VMware published results of a U.S.-focused cybersecurity survey, finding that 89 percent of enterprise respondents have been targeted by COVID-19-related malware -- enabled by the work-from-home surge.

Report Details Benefits of Coronavirus-Driven Remote Work Surge

With remote work becoming the "<a href="https://virtualizationreview.com/articles/2020/05/13/permanent-remote-work.aspx" target="_blank">new normal</a>" amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report details the many benefits of the work-from-home model, including productivity and "avoiding office politics."

Web Experience for Azure Machine Learning Studio Now Available

The Azure Machine Learning studio web experience is generally availabl, enabling data scientists and data engineers to complete their end-to-end machine learning lifecycle from prepping and visualizing data to training and deploying models in a single location.

Report Sheds Light on Public Cloud Security Incidents

U.K.-based security company Sophos released a report, &quot;The State of Cloud Security 2020,&quot; suggesting that seven in 10 organizations have experienced public cloud security incidents in the last year.

Research: Cloud Tech Infiltrates On-Premises Datacenter Networks

Even though datacenter networking is still a thing -- not yet obviated by cloud computing -- cloud tech is increasingly infiltrating on-premises networks, says a new research report.

Poised for Post-Pandemic Propulsion: SD-WANs and Big Data Analysis

The general economy may be slow to recover as the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, but new research reports predict two sectors will be leading the bounce back: software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) and Big Data Analytics, a primary use case for cloud computing.

Google Cloud VMware Engine Debuts in 2 U.S. Regions

With VMware services already available on the AWS cloud and Microsoft Azure, the Google Cloud VMware Engine is now generally available in two U.S. regions, enabling users to migrate existing VMware-based applications to the GCP, no refactoring or rewriting required.

AWS Challenges Google, Azure in Low-Code Cloud Application Development Space

Amazon Web Services has created a new front in the cloud computing wars: low-code (or no-code) application development, announcing Honeycode to challenge existing offerings on Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

VMware Boosts SD-WAN with Zero Trust Service Amid Remote Work Surge

Citing the need for secure access to enterprise applications amid the work-from-home surge caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, VMware is augmenting its software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) offering with a Zero Trust Service.

Survey Indicates Cloud Migration Projects Delayed by COVID-19

Colt Technology Services published results of a cloud computing survey that measures the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cloud migration projects, finding that most organizations are reporting delays, but aren't having communication problems.

Hackers Turn Kubernetes Machine Learning to Crypto Mining in Azure Cloud

Hackers managed to exploit misconfigurations from lazy users to launch cryptocurrency mining campaigns leveraging powerful Kubernetes machine learning nodes in the Azure cloud, Microsoft said.

Study Shows Upside, Downside of Using Multiple Clouds

Research firm IDG's new study on cloud computing reaffirms the cloud is the place to be for enterprises by documenting pervasive adoption trends, but it also shows both the upsides and downsides of some aspects, such as using multiple public clouds.

Dell Technologies Unveils 2 New VxRail HCI Systems

Dell Technologies unveiled two new additions to its VxRail systems for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), offering its first-ever ruggedized system and for the first time introducing AMD EPYC processors into the mix.

Cisco's SDN Solution Boosts Support for Multicloud, 5G

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) 5.0 -- the networking giant's software-defined networking (SDN) offering -- has shipped with added functionality for multicloud deployments, 5G wireless and more.

Report IDs Top Managed Service Providers for Major Cloud Platforms

Research firm Gartner has published a new Magic Quadrant report on the top professional and managed services providers who help organizations implement and operate solutions on big cloud computing platforms like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

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Study Confirms COVID-19 Impact on Cloud Adoption, Permanent Work-from-Home

Echoing other industry studies, a new report from database company MariaDB on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic shows increased usage of cloud computing platforms and more organizations planning permanent work-from-hope options, possibly the "new normal," especially among tech companies.

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