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Collecting on Ransomware Cyber Insurance: 'It Was Really Awful'

"I'm not gonna lie, it's not really pretty. I could say it was really awful, because cyber insurance vendors are so hammered with claims that it's taking a long time for them to react."

SASE and AI Are Coming to a SD-WAN Deployment Near You

Enterprise SD-WAN deployments will see big jumps in the use of SASE and AI over the next few years, predicts research firm Gartner.

Windows Server 2022 Is Here!

"Overall, there's not really a huge number of new features, and what there is, isn't all available for your traditional on-premises Windows Server," says our hands-on review expert, Paul Schnackenburg.

Hybrid Cloud Expert Lists Top Do's and Don'ts

"A ransomware attack for your organization is not the same as traditional DR; it's not like you just press the big button and get yourself out of it."

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DevOps App Security Expert: 'Use Microservices'

"If you can get away with it, use microservices as your preferred architecture," advised DevOps application security expert Carlos Rivas in an online presentation last week.

'Ransomware Sommelier' Crowdsources Initial Access Vulnerability List

Finding no one-stop-shop for a list of initial access vulnerabilities used by ransomware attackers, cybersecurity expert and <i>Virtualization & Cloud Review</i> tech event presenter Allan Liska started one on his own and crowdsourced the effort on Twitter.

CNCF Incubates Kubernetes Add-on 'Crossplane,' a Universal Control Plane

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is now incubating Crossplane, an open source project providing a Kubernetes add-on that acts as a universal control plane with which enterprises can consume infrastructure.

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.