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Report: Cloud Management Platforms Focus on Security, Cost Management

Platforms for managing multicloud -- private/public cloud -- services and resources are emphasizing security and cost management functionality in a growing market, says research firm Gartner in a new Magic Quadrant report.

Cisco Internet Report Touts 5G Mobile, Marks More DDoS Attacks

Cisco's huge new Annual Internet Report predicts great things for mobile 5G in the next few years but also warns of an increase in the size and frequency of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

GigaSpaces In-Memory Analytics Platform Now a Managed Google Cloud Service

GigaSpaces announced that its in-memory analytics processing platform, InsightEdge, is available to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) users as a managed service.

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Apcela Extends Software-Defined WAN Tech to Multicloud

Apcela launched the Arcus Platform to help enterprises extend wide-area networks to multicloud environments, integrating datacenters, branch offices, remote workers and so on with Software-as-a-Service and Internet-as-a-Service providers.

Teradici Claims First Third-Party Virtual Desktop Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack

Teradici says its Cloud Access Software is the first third-party virtual desktop solution to integrate with Microsoft Azure Stack, which lets organizations use Azure cloud technology on-premises and elsewhere.

Fortinet Intros SD-WAN Appliance, Inks More Secure SD-WAN Partnerships

Few companies in the exploding software-defined wide-area networking space have been as busy as security-centric Fortinet lately, as it introduced a new appliance and formed partnerships with Equinix and Amdocs.

Report: AWS Lambda Is Big Serverless Computing Hit, Especially with Containers

Cloud application monitoring specialist Datadog published a report on AWS Lambda, the cloud giant's serverless computing platform, finding it's enjoying tremendous popularity among AWS users, especially those who are also using containers.

Cloud Spending Explodes as Rivals Chase AWS with Higher Growth Rates

While the AWS lead is huge, reports indicate the cloud giant's growth rate roughly matches the industry average while several competitors are outpacing it, but they have a long way to go to usurp the champion. In the meantime, they have to settle for bigger pieces of an exploding pie.

Managed SD-WAN, Cloud-Delivered Branch Services Offered in CloudGenix/CISSDM Partnership

CloudGenix and CISSDM have teamed up to offer a new enterprise solution for managed software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) and cloud-delivered branch services.

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VMware Changes Per-CPU Pricing Model

VMware this week announced an update to its per-CPU pricing model that will increase costs for some customers in certain situations.

NSA Offers Cloud Security Mitigation Guidance for Top Vulnerabilities

In the wake of yet another massive cloud data leak, the National Security Agency (NSA) has published "Mitigating Cloud Vulnerabilities" guidance.

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Survey: Bright SD-WAN Outlook Driven by Cost Reduction, but Security Lags

Cato Networks published its fourth State of the WAN report, finding that the outlook for software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) is bright for 2020, driven by organizations seeking to reduce WAN costs, but security concerns are sometimes ignored.

Google Cloud Previews Kubernetes Support for Windows Containers

The Google Kubernetes Engine in the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is now previewing Kubernetes orchestration support for Windows Server containers.

ControlUp Update Adds Native Integration with VMware Horizon

ControlUp announced version 8.1 of its flagship IT management and monitoring solution, which adds native integration with VMware Horizon and better scalability among other enhancements.

Cisco Unveils HyperFlex Application Platform, Dubbed Container-as-a-Service

A new Cisco HyperFlex Application Platform (HXAP) was unveiled this week at the Cisco Live show in Barcelona, designed to simplify the provisioning and ongoing operations for Kubernetes across cloud, datacenter and edge.

IBM Taps Cisco Tech for New Managed Private Cloud Service

IBM announced a new fully managed private cloud service based on Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS), which combines datacenter server hardware, virtualization support, switching fabric, storage access and management software.

Cloud Job Trends: How AWS, Azure and GCP Compare

New research exploring jobs trends in the cloud computing industry shows continuing -- if slowing -- growth in both supply an demand sides of the market, but with some interesting changes lately.

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Research Shows Cloud Workloads Vary by Platform, but Data Rules

TECHnalysis Research's new report on cloud computing finds that workloads vary across platforms -- AWS, Azure, GCP -- but databases are at the forefront.

What's New at GCP: IBM Power Systems Service, Premium Support, Kubernetes Engine Benchmark

Often playing third fiddle to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has been busy lately trying to catch up, announcing a new IBM Power Systems service, an enterprise Premium Support plan and a Kubernetes Engine Benchmark. Here's a look at recent developments.

Masergy Adds 'Shadow IT Discovery' to SD-WAN for Finding Unauthorized SaaS Apps

Masergy has boosted its managed software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) service by adding a Shadow IT Discovery solution to help enterprises track unauthorized applications -- often Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) apps -- on their networks.

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