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As VMworld 2020 Goes Digital Amid Pandemic, vRealize Operations Cloud Unveiled

VMware made news on a couple of fronts today, announcing its big VMworld 2020 conference is going digitial-only and introducing vRealize Operations Cloud, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering for wrangling operations in the VMware hybrid cloud.

Microsoft: Pandemic Traffic Caused Azure Outage

Microsoft last week confirmed that a March outage affecting Azure cloud services in Europe and the United Kingdom was caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who's Hiring During COVID-19 Pandemic? Cloud Giants

If there was ever a crucial "use case" for cloud computing, it's a global pandemic.

Amid COVID-19, CIOs Prioritize Cybersecurity, Cloud, AI

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the top concerns of enterprise CIOs, who are now prioritizing their spending on areas such as cybersecurity, public cloud, infrastructure and AI/ML.

VMware Advances Full-Stack Networking Platform: NSX-T 3.0

Virtualization kingpin VMware this week announced a major update to its full-stack networking and security platform, bringing NSX-T up to version 3.0.

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HPE Intros New Virtual Desktop Wares Amid COVID-19 Remote Work Surge

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is using VDI technology to address the huge upsurge in remote work amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

New SDN Use Case: Handling COVID-19 Pandemic Traffic Upsurge

The software-defined networking (SDN) approach has been credited as being instrumental in various use cases, but AT&T is trumpeting a new one: handling the immense upsurge in network traffic (700 percent for a VPN service) resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Azure Named Preferred Cloud BI Provider in New Report

"Microsoft Azure is the most preferred cloud BI provider, followed by Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud," says Dresner Advisory Services in the 2020 edition of its continuing research, titled "Cloud Computing and Business Intelligence Market Study."

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Microsoft's Grab of Affirmed Networks Boosts 5G Mobile Wares

Microsoft is buying Affirmed Networks to boost its software-defined networking support, particularly for mobile operators in the initial stages of rolling out next-generation 5G networks.

Research Firm Lists Best WAN Edge Infrastructure Ranked by Customers

Research firm Gartner published a list of the best wide-area networking (WAN) edge infrastructure software of 2020 as reviewed by customers.

Certain HPE SSD Drives Will Brick After 40K Hours

Failure of the drives could be a potentially catastrophic event for organizations, says Tom Fenton, who also details some good news for affected enterprises.

Security Cited as Top Public Cloud Inhibitor

Survey confirms organizations are indeed moving their computing infrastructure to public clouds and that security is the top concern restricting faster adoption.

Cloud Giants Tackle COVID-19 With High Performance Computing

The cloud computing giants have teamed up with the federal government and academia to provide High Performance Computing (HPC) resources to further research about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Survey: Cloud Skills Vital to Enterprise DevOps

The DevOps Institute has published a report on enterprise DevOps skills, finding that along with bedrock CI/CD talent, knowledge of cloud platforms and cloud environments is vital.

Analytics Key to Enterprise Security Choices, Research Firm Says

Research firm Forrester introduced a new Wave report on Enterprise Detection and Response (EDR) vendors, advising clients that analytics is key to differentiating various offerings in the space.

SD-WAN Service Providers Earn First MEF Certifications

MEF, a 200-member strong industry association focused on networking, named four software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) service providers who are the first to earn the organization's new certification.

IoT Adoption Survey: Hybrid Clouds Lead the Way

Open source champion Eclipse Foundation published its first Internet of Things (IoT) commercial adoption survey, finding that the movement may well live up to its considerable hype, furthered by hybrid cloud implementations.

Bottlerocket, an OS for Containers, Previewed by Amazon Cloud

Amazon Web Services announced a public preview of Bottlerocket, a bare-bones Linux platform tailored for hosting containers.

Google's Cloud AI Platform Pipelines Beta Simplifies Machine Learning Workflows

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) announced a new beta offering to simplify the deployment of complicated machine learning (ML) workflows that often have a lot of moving, interdependent parts.

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Analyst: Cloud, 'Digitial Workspaces' Shake Up Virtual Client Computing Space

Research firm IDC is out with a new report on virtual client computing (VCC), an industry it says has been changed by the rise of public clouds and the growth of organizational "digital workspaces."