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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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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.