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Misconfigurations Continue to Plague Cloud Security, New Reports Say

Despite all the publicity, increased guidance from major cloud platforms and others, along with numerous outreach and education attempts, users are still leaving their organizations open to data breaches, attacks or outages.

Study IDs Permissions Risks in Major Cloud Platforms

A new report published by CloudKnox dives into the "cloud permissions gap crisis" on major cloud platforms, identifying risks caused by improper Identity and Access Management (IAM).

VMware Part of New Effort to 'Rearchitect the Internet'

A new effort to "rearchitect the internet" includes major industry players VMware, Dell Technologies and others who will work on a major transformation with a rebuild focused on the edge.

VMware Points Carbon Black Security to Containers, Kubernetes

VMware is expanding its Carbon Black Cloud Workload security offering to include containers and Kubernetes, from development through production.

'State of the Edge 2021' Report Predicts Big Growth Driven by Open Source

The "State of the Edge 2021" report from umbrella organization LF Edge predicts huge growth for edge computing, driven by open source initiatives -- and, in some cases, COVID-19.

Code Defect Crashed Azure Cloud Services

Apparently even the best programmers make mistakes. Microsoft this week attributed an April 1 Azure cloud services crash to a code defect.

Windows Server 2022 Is Coming!

The big theme of Windows Server 2022 is security -- primarily bringing the concept of Secure Core from Windows client to the server world with Secure Core Servers.

AWS Slips a Bit in Cloud AI Developer Services Report

Last year Amazon Web Services (AWS) was the clear leader in research firm Gartner's annual report on Cloud AI Developer Services. This year, not so much.

Report: Azure Closes on AWS in Hybrid, Multicloud World

Flexera is out with its annual State of the Cloud report, finding Microsoft's Azure platform is closing in on perennial leader Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a cloudscape dominated by hybrid and multicloud implementations.

IT Trends: Cloud Computing Tops Investments for First Time in 10+ Years

The Society for Information Management (SIM) released an IT trends study that shows in 2020 cloud computing was the top organizational investment for the first time in more than 10 years, usurping perennial leader "Analytics, Business Intelligence and Related Technologies."

Cloud Data Expert: You Need to 'Get Smart' and Do the Work

"I found in my experience, once you get your so-called sea legs, that is to say once you've attained your learning curve and you're fairly up to speed, you'll find that rolling with those changes is less arduous. But that initial learning curve is the tough piece."

Research Shows Cloud Giants Lead Huge Database Exodus from On-Premises

The usual cast of cloud giant characters tops the list of cloud database management systems in a new report from research firm Gartner, which is charting a rapid shift to the cloud.

AWS Advances Containers on Four Fronts

Amazon web Services (AWS) announced four new advances for containers on its cloud computing platform during this week's re:Invent conference.

Research Reveals What's Hindering Hybrid Cloud Adoption

For the third year in a row, research commissioned by Nutanix indicates the hybrid model is preferred by enterprises for cloud computing. However, adoption of hybrid -- a mix of both public and private cloud platforms -- remains relatively flat.

VMware Blockchain Debuts

Originally announced as a beta in 2018, it is now commercially available to help organizations build business networks and deploy business-critical decentralized applications.

COVID-19 Fuels Cloud Computing Spending Boom

One of the few bright spots in the enterprise IT space recently has been cloud computing, which has seen increased spending since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic that, among other things, caused a massive shift to work-from-home schemes across the country.

VMware Updates Virtual Cloud for 'Modern Network Framework'

VMware announced updates to its Virtual Cloud Network, which it said embodies the idea of a "Modern Network framework" for the "new normal" of cloud and datacenter networking.

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BT Unveils New Cloud Network Services, Starting with VMware SD-WAN

British telco and networking provider BT announced new cloud-optimized managed networking services that leverage software-defined networking (SDN), with the first such offering based on VMware SD-WAN.

Report: SD-WAN Evolves from DIY to Businesswide Fabric from Partners

Analyst firm Forrester Research is out with a new report on the software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) movement, which it says has evolved from an early do-it-yourself (DIY) approach to one that enlists industry service providers as partners for businesswide fabric implementations.

IBM Expands Hybrid Cloud Initiative with 5G Push

Having gone all in on the hybrid cloud, IBM is expanding its new initiative with a partnership push to roll out 5G wireless implementations as part of the new IBM Cloud for Telecommunications.