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Quarterly Report: Cisco Retains SD-WAN Market Lead, VMware Slips Further

Research firm Dell'Oro Group said Cisco retained its market share lead in the SD-WAN space, but there was some movement among the rest of the top five vendors in its latest quarterly report.

Ransomware Protection: Use MFA and 'Don't Trust Anyone or Anything'

Two key ways to protect cloud data from ransomware and other attacks are to use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and "don't trust anyone or anything," says cloud data protection expert Joey D'Antoni.

VMware Tanzu Powers New Java Offering: Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise

Microsoft is previewing a new enterprise Java service for its Azure cloud platform, powered by VMware Tanzu components.

Top Linux Malware? Not Ransomware, but Coinminers

"Given that the cloud holds a seemingly endless amount of computing power, hackers have a clear motive in stealing computing resources to run their cryptocurrency mining activities."

Microsoft Backs Zero Trust Security Model to Combat Ransomware, Invests in Rubrik

Microsoft is increasingly banking on the Zero Trust security model to combat an exploding ransomware threat.

Security Exec Predicts Systemic Ransomware Launched from Hijacked Public Cloud

"Regrettably, we should expect a public cloud to be commandeered to launch a systemic ransomware attack this fall."

Firm Ranks Managed SD-WAN Services: Orange Beats AT&T and Verizon

Challenges cited by global SD-WAN operators include workforce health protection, tracking the shift back from remote to office environments, service disconnects due to business closures, and supply chain disruptions.

Multi-Cloud Is New Normal, Survey Says, but Skills Shortage Persists

HashiCorp published its first-ever cloud strategy survey, finding that multi-cloud is the new normal despite being hindered by lack of multi-cloud skills and overall cloud security concerns.

In Age of Ransomware, Firm Lists Backup and Recovery Leaders: Veeam, Rubrik and Others

It's no surprise that research firm Gartner mentioned "ransomware" in the first sentence of its new Magic Quadrant report on Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions.

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'Most Loved' AWS Enjoys Huge Lead Over Rival Clouds in Developer Survey

As in many other surveys, Amazon Web Services (AWS) enjoys a huge lead over rival platforms among developers in the Stack Overflow 2021 Developer Survey.

VMworld 2021 To Remain Online-Only

Even though some big tech events are starting to return to in-person attendance or hybrid in-person/online formats, VMworld 2021 in October will be online-only, just like last year, the virtualization king announced.

What Are Gartner's 'Cautions' About Big 3 Cloud Providers?

Cloud giants always get the message out about their strengths. Here's what an independent research firm says about their weaknesses.

What's New in VMware Horizon 8 v2106 & v2103

Tom Fenton highlights new features and functionality in the secure, multi-cloud desktop and app virtualization platform.

Cybersecurity Threatscape: Ransomware Reigns, Accounting for 63% of Malware

"In Q1, they demanded astronomical ransoms and refined their arsenal, including adding new ways to hide from security tools."

IBM Open Sources Framework to Quicken AI on Hybrid Clouds

The new CodeFlare framework simplifies the integration and efficient scaling of Big Data and AI workflows onto the hybrid cloud in order to ease the manual drudgery of setup and configuration.

Skills Dearth Hinders Enterprise Kubernetes/Cloud Native Adoption

Canonical published a new cloud native tech report with a focus on Kubernetes, finding that the growing ecosystem has yet to achieve full enterprise adoption, with lack of in-house skills a primary challenge.

Azure VM Image Builder Goes GA for Windows and Linux

Microsoft announced Azure VM Image Builder has reached general availability, providing a managed service that reduces the complexity of manually creating virtual machines images -- with associated workflows and pipelines -- for Windows and Linux.

Report: Data Warehouses/Lakes Converge, Go Mainstream in the Cloud

The data warehouse architecture and the data lake design pattern have converged to form a new, richer data architecture, a new report says, and both have already gone mainstream in the cloud.

Surveys Show COVID-19 Stresses on Cloud Costs, Security

The COVID-19 pandemic may be lessening in the U.S., but its effects on enterprise cloud computing costs and security concerns may well linger for a while, new surveys suggest.

Cloud Computing and Open Source: It's Complicated

The years-long friction between the open source camp and cloud computing platforms still lingers, a recent report reveals.