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Cloud Computing Predictions: Get Ready for 'Cloud Nationalism'

The 2022 cloud computing predictions have started, and analyst firm Forrester Research is in with an early entry consisting of only three items.

As Ransomware Reigns, Few Organizations Encrypt Cloud Data, Security Study Shows

A new cloud security study shows that despite the recent surge in ransomware attacks, few organizations are encrypting their sensitive data, which is one of the most recommended best practices to mitigate such attacks.

IBM Launches Learning Site: Open Source Cloud Guide

"Our goal is to give the global developer ecosystem one place to go to see where to focus their open-source development efforts when developing for specific use cases related to multicloud development."

Microsoft: Russian Nation-State Actor Behind SolarWinds Attack Changes Tactics

Microsoft blamed Russia for new attacks against U.S. supply chain infrastructure, saying the Russia-backed nation-state actor Nobelium has changed its tactics this time.

Cloud Data Security Experts Answer User Questions on Ransomware, More

With cloud data security all over the news these days, experts Joey D'Antoni and Allan Liska recently answered user questions about the latest trends in ransomware and other current threats, best practices for cloud data protection and more.

Execs See AI, Cloud Analytics Driving Smarter Decisions

Developing a long-term data strategy is critical for organizations to thrive in a post-pandemic world, a new report says.

A New Ransomware Threat: Compromised Identities

Cloud security specialist Ermetic published research that found compromised identities can lead to risky AWS S3 storage buckets in certain situations, resulting in ransomware vulnerabilities.

Zero Trust-Based 'BeyondCorp Enterprise' Updates Lead Google Cloud Security Push

"We are a pioneer of Zero Trust computing and have deep experience running this model at scale."

Microsoft 365 Expert: Back Up Everything for 'Self Preservation'

20x Microsoft MVP Brien Posey explains how best practices can help save your job -- and how he was once fired for being an internal IT sabotage threat.

Will IoT Investment Soon Surpass Cloud Computing?

Satellite communications specialist Inmarsat predicts IoT investment will soon overtake digital transformation technologies like Big Data, robotics and next-gen security -- and even cloud computing itself.

Report: DevOps Goes Multi-Cloud to Enjoy 'Unique Benefits' of Multiple Providers

"Every cloud provider provides basic compute and storage services, but building a best-in-class business can be best achieved by taking advantage of best-in-class cloud computing features and not being locked into a specific vendor."

Cloud Native Security Survey: Kubernetes Defaults 'Too Open'

The problem hinders secure production deployments and will require effort and maturity to solve, according to a new post from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

Remember When Kubernetes Was Just a Container Orchestration Platform?

Now its functionality has expanded to the point it handles just about everything in our new, modern, cloud-native computing cloudscape, including stateful, data-centric workloads.

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New Open Source Community Edition Leads Tanzu News at VMworld 2021

A new free community edition of VMware Tanzu was unveiled during this week's VMworld 2021 online event, where a slew of news emerged about the jack-of-all-trades tool.

VMworld 2021 Kicks Off with Security Blitz: Zero Trust, SASE, Ransomware Protection

VMworld 2021 kicked off with a blitz of security-related announcements including developments in the company's "journey to Zero Trust," secure access service edge (SASE) improvements, new capabilities to fight ransomware and more.

Multi-Cloud Complexities Spawn New 'VMware Cross-Cloud Services'

VMware announced Cross-Cloud services, part of its strategy to help organizations get a handle on all of the complexities that come with multi-cloud implementations.

VMware Teases Tanzu Application Service Update Ahead of VMworld 2021 Launch

The company describes Tanzu Application Service as a modern runtime for microservices, targeting organizations that want to securely deploy and run microservices whether in the cloud or on-premises.

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.