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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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Careers Site: 'Cloud Computing and Containerization Skills Are Booming'

Careers site Indeed.com combed internal data to report on major trends in the tech skills market, finding that "cloud computing and containerization skills are booming."

VMware Sees 'Dawn of Hybrid Apps'

Virtualization kingpin VMware is big on making new-year technology predictions, authoring many blog posts and videos on what it sees in store for various tech niches, including one by VMware exec Chris Wolf that forecasts "the dawn of hybrid apps."

First Certified MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Technology Vendors Announced

Industry association MEF announced the first three software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) technology vendors certified to meet a new standard for supporting MEF 3.0 SD-WAN services.

flexiWAN Claims First with Open Source SD-WAN Now Generally Available for Production

The company emerged from stealth last year with a mission to democratize SD-WAN with its open source, open architecture approach that it said signals a "second wave of SD-WAN" that will eliminate enterprise networking vendor lock-in.

Fortinet Claims 21,000 SD-WAN Customers, Challenging Cisco

Security specialist Fortinet claims more than 21,000 organizations have chosen its software-defined wide-area networking solution, which is news because Cisco recently claimed only some 20,000 SD-WAN customers.

Open Source Xen Project Hypervisor 4.13 Ships

The project "is focused on advancing virtualization in a number of different commercial and open source applications, including server virtualization, Infrastructure-as-a-Services (IaaS), desktop virtualization, security applications, embedded and hardware appliances, and automotive/aviation."

Pivot3 Points AI at Large-Scale HCI Deployment Data Protection

Tackling large-scale hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) deployments, Pivot3 is using artificial intelligence (AI) and automation techniques to ensure data protection.

Cisco Predicts 'New Era of Networking'

Cisco Systems believes the IT industry is on the threshold of a new era of networking that will see modern technologies powering new ways of building and operating networks and solving associated business challenges.

Cato Networks Tool Combines Security with SD-WAN

Cato Networks, an enterprise networking and security specialist, has combined security and software-defined wide-area networking technology in its new Cato Instant*Insight offering.

2020 Cloud Report by Database Vendor Benchmarks Azure, AWS, GCP

Cockroach Labs has duplicated its benchmark testing of the top cloud computing platforms, finding that Amazon Web Services (AWS) no longer enjoys such a big price/performance edge over Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Google Cloud Unveils Cost-Optimized, General-Purpose VMs

The Google Cloud Platform announced new cost-optimized, general-purpose virtual machines to run on the Google Compute Engine.

Silver Peak Scales Out SD-WAN Edge Offering

Silver Peak, a leader in the software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) space, announced updates to its Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform that allow for massive scaling.

Trend Micro, McAfee and Bitdefender Top Cloud Workload Security List

Trend Micro, McAfee and Bitdefender are among the "leaders" in a new report from Forrester Research on cloud workload security.

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Report: Growing HCI Space Boosted by Cloud, AI

The hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) space is growing fast as it adjusts to new technologies and factors such as artificial intelligence and hybrid/multicloud implementations, according to a new report from research firm Gartner Inc.

Juniper Enhances SD-WAN Offering with LAN Functionality

Juniper Networks, a leading vendor in the software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) space, has enhanced its offering, with LAN support and new equipment leading the way.

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SQL Server Runs Faster on Azure Cloud VMs than AWS EC2, Report Says

A new report from research firm GigaOm indicated that SQL Server runs faster on virtual machines on Micrososft's Azure cloud than on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) compute instances (EC2).</p>

VMware, Silver Peak Named 'Leaders' in WAN Edge Infrastructure Research Report

VMware and Silver Peak were the only vendors to be named in the "Leaders" section of research firm Gartner Inc.'s latest Magic Quadrant report on WAN edge infrastructure.