Week of 21 Apr 2014 PernixData's FVP places RAM in its crosshairs (SearchVirtualStorage | 24 Apr 2014)
PernixData extends the read of its Flash Virtualization Platform (FVP) software to work with a wider set of servers and storage.
Tech giants to fund OpenSSL, other critical open source software (SearchSecurity | 24 Apr 2014)
A number of tech giants have pledged financial help to OpenSSL and other open source projects after the Heartbleed bug exposed numerous issues.
Dell bare-metal switches will power Big Switch SDN (SearchSDN | 24 Apr 2014)
Dell integrates Big Switch Networks' SDN software onto its bare-metal switches, giving customers an alternative to ODMs.
Modular datacenters yield 30% more savings than traditional ones (ComputerWeekly | 24 Apr 2014)
A comparison of the total cost of ownership of two datacenter architectures -- traditional facility and the modular datacenter reveals which one is cheaper.
Ingram Micro profits hammered by restructuring (MicroscopeUK | 24 Apr 2014)
Net profit at Ingram Micro halves in Q1 as the impact of its strategic reorganization begins to be felt.
FBI warns of lax healthcare security practices (SearchSecurity | 24 Apr 2014)
The security practices in place at healthcare organizations is not up to par with those of other, more mature industries, according to an FBI notice.
Businesses face Oracle applications support timebomb (ComputerWeekly | 24 Apr 2014)
Organizations still running Oracle E-Business Suite release 11.x have less than a year to move to the 12.x release. But many have yet to start
Forrester revises cloud growth figures upward (MicroscopeUK | 24 Apr 2014)
The pace of investment in the cloud has caused some analysts to revise their earlier predictions about the size of the global market.
Cisco, Juniper push SDN agendas with new OpenDaylight contributions (SearchSDN | 23 Apr 2014)
Cisco and Juniper made OpenDaylight contributions that integrate their own SDN features into OpenDaylight environments.
High-profile breaches throw a wrench into security policy management (SearchNetworking | 23 Apr 2014)
Enterprises are revisiting their security policy management processes in wake of high-profile breaches, but security fundamentals can't be ignored.
New Hitachi VSP G1000 storage virtualization array goes active-active (SearchVirtualStorage | 23 Apr 2014)
Hitachi Data Systems rolls out new flagship enterprise storage array and virtualization software that allows active-active clusters across locations.
New Cisco managed security services detects hackers, zero-day threats (SearchNetworking | 23 Apr 2014)
New Cisco managed security services collect enterprise network telemetry and apply real-time analysis and detection of threats.
HP firmware bricks ProLiant server models (ComputerWeekly | 23 Apr 2014)
HP has released a server patch which it has admitted will kill 100 of its server models and 14 network adapters.
Global Channel Chief reveals why Symantec is redesigning its partnership program and discusses the future for partners and challenges ahead.
Ruckus turns public wireless networks into recurring revenue streams (SearchNetworking.com | 22 Apr 2014)
Ruckus has announced its cloud-based Smart Wi-Fi Access Management Service, allowing businesses to monetize their public wireless networks.
Microsoft invests in next-gen energy systems for data center power (ComputerWeekly.com | 22 Apr 2014)
Microsoft is investing in next-generation energy technologies such as microturbines and distributed generation for data center power.
Equinix offers private link between data center and Azure cloud (ComputerWeekly.com | 22 Apr 2014)
Equinix and Microsoft have collaborated to help businesses connect their on-premises IT infrastructure with Azure cloud via a private network.
Violin takes native approach to Windows Storage Server 2012 (SearchSolidStateStorage.com | 22 Apr 2014)
Violin Memory embeds Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 in flash array, speeding Windows performance and giving the array storage management features.
Verizon data breach report: Web app attacks a growing concern (SearchSecurity.com | 22 Apr 2014)
The 2014 Verizon data breach report shows a big rise in Web application attacks, with CMS frameworks and user credentials the most likely targets.
New iOS malware highlights threat to Apple mobile devices (ComputerWeekly.com | 22 Apr 2014)
New malware is stealing Apple ID credentials from jailbroken iPhones and iPads, warn security researchers.
Cisco's Service Program Partners can now tap Managed Threat Defense managed security services for their customers.
Verizon DBIR 2014: Incident patterns show industry-specific threats (SearchSecurity | 21 Apr 2014)
The Verizon DBIR 2014 shows that organizations should build a security strategy around industry-specific threats and incident patterns.
IBM servers' woes continue, cloud services show promise (SearchDataCenter | 21 Apr 2014)
IBM's once mighty server hardware business continues to struggle. Big Blue bets on software and cloud services business to bring some relief.
SearchAWS targets cloud services tipping point (SearchCloudApplications | 21 Apr 2014)
SearchAWS is the new site for learning more about deploying your cloud applications on AWS.
Week of 14 Apr 2014 OpenStack Icehouse goes back to basics in appeal to enterprises (SearchCloudComputing | 18 Apr 2014)
Incremental updates in the latest OpenStack release aim to improve the quality of OpenStack services and smooth the installation process for IT pros.
Revoked certificates cause issues after Heartbleed (SearchSecurity | 18 Apr 2014)
In the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability, the massive deluge of revoked certificates could cause palpitations across the Internet.
VMware Horizon 6 RDSH to lack built-in profile management support (SearchVirtualDesktop | 18 Apr 2014)
The applause for VMware Horizon 6 has died down and it's time to reveal the holes: View Persona won't support the awaited RDSH app publishing feature.
Unitrends digests PHD Virtual, plans cloud backup acquisition (SearchDataBackup | 18 Apr 2014)
Unitrends CEO Mike Coney discusses product roadmap and integration of virtual backup vendor PHD Virtual, and says another acquisition is coming.
New Dropbox for Business features aim to get skeptical IT on board (SearchConsumerization | 18 Apr 2014)
More IT-centric features are realized in a revamped Dropbox for Business. But will it whet the whistle of IT in a competitive cloud storage market?
Large data centers need a new 100 Gigabit Ethernet optical interface (SearchNetworking | 18 Apr 2014)
Data centers need an affordable, low-power 100 Gigabit Ethernet optical interface that can reach beyond 100 meters.
IBM launches new SoftLayer cloud initiatives; more news (18 Apr 2014)
IBM launches initiatives to help partners capture the growing market for cloud; Citrix announces the Citrix Center of Excellence; more news.
In the wake of workforce and facility reductions, Juniper Networks appoints a new vice president of worldwide partner and field marketing.
Report says app risk management should fall to business stakeholders (SearchSecurity | 17 Apr 2014)
When it comes to app risk management, who is ultimately responsible: business leaders or security professionals? A new report weighs in.
Monitor real-time communications or they will fail (SearchUnifiedCommunications | 17 Apr 2014)
Supporting real-time communications is an ongoing process. Vendors and providers are offering voice and video testing, monitoring tools and services.
Enterprises hit tipping point in AWS cloud vs. private cloud costs (SearchAWS | 17 Apr 2014)
As enterprises grow, some discover cloud costs are lower in private data centers, but long-term AWS cloud could hold value.
IBM hardware struggles, with first quarter earnings a fifth lower than last year (ComputerWeekly | 17 Apr 2014)
IBM reports 21% drop in first quarter revenue as it continues to "take actions to transform parts of the business."
Dell skips smartphones to focus on convergence (ComputerWeekly | 17 Apr 2014)
The PC market is constantly changing, so businesses are looking towards other fields for growth. However, with the smartphone industry grinding to a halt, it’s no surprise that Dell has chosen to...
Demand for BYOD access control leads to NAC resurgence (SearchNetworking | 17 Apr 2014)
NAC technology is stepping up to the plate to give better BYOD access control to enterprises.
Datacenter lessons learned from Heartbleed bug (ComputerWeekly | 17 Apr 2014)
The Heartbleed bug, an OpenSSL flaw affecting millions of websites, has some lessons for datacenter providers and operators.
DDoS toolkits boost attacks in first quarter of 2014 (ComputerWeekly | 17 Apr 2014)
DDoS toolkits boosted amplification attacks in the first quarter of the year, according to Prolexic report.
Tests prove Heartbleed bug exposes OpenVPN private keys (ComputerWeekly | 17 Apr 2014)
Tests prove that the Heartbleed bug exposes the private encryption keys used by OpenVPN servers.
IBM Domino goes to the enterprise social but will anyone ask it to dance? (SearchExchange | 16 Apr 2014)
IBM has steadily improved its social business suite and has it poised for a comeback. But can Domino and Notes break into new markets?
Riverbed Technology Inc. turns Granite into SteelFusion (SearchStorage | 16 Apr 2014)
Riverbed rebrands its Granite appliances as SteelFusion, and recasts them as a branch converged infrastructure instead of pure storage devices.
RHEL 7 roadmap reveals Linux container advancements, Docker integration (SearchDataCenter | 16 Apr 2014)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 brings forth Project Atomic, kernel improvements, deeper Windows Active Directory integration and simplicity.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has his Trustworthy Computing moment (ComputerWeekly | 16 Apr 2014)
In 2002, Microsoft chief Bill Gates sent out the Trustworthy Computing memo to staff. Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, had his Trustworthy Computing moment this week.
Zebra Technologies to acquire Motorola’s enterprise business for $3.45bn (ComputerWeekly | 16 Apr 2014)
Zebra Technologies has announced that it will acquire Motorola Solutions’ enterprise business for $3.45bn.
ElasticHosts touts AWS, Google-beating features for channel (MicroscopeUK | 16 Apr 2014)
Cloud services firm enhances its channel white label offering with a number of new features including usage-based billing and automatic scaling.
Heartbleed repairs threaten to cripple the internet (ComputerWeekly | 16 Apr 2014)
The internet could slow to a crawl as companies scramble to fix the Heartbleed bug, security experts warn.
Dell strengthens PartnerDirect program at Enterprise Forum (MicroscopeUK | 15 Apr 2014)
Dell announces a number of tweaks to its PartnerDirect channel program in EMEA, including strengthening its financial services offering and taking another step back from its direct-selling past.
Both attackers, researchers exploit Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability (SearchSecurity | 15 Apr 2014)
Proving the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability can be exploited in the wild, two organizations say attackers have used it to glean sensitive data.
OpenDNS' Hubbard predicts Internet threats with security analytics (SearchSecurity | 15 Apr 2014)
OpenDNS CTO Dan Hubbard says big data techniques like machine learning and data mining can be used to spot and mitigate unknown Internet threats.
IBM, VMware DRaaS automate disaster recovery in the cloud (SearchCloudComputing | 15 Apr 2014)
Disaster Recovery as a Service offerings from VMware and IBM vie for enterprise attention. Can VMware make up lost ground to IBM's VSR?
Dell adds Fluid Cache for Compellent (SearchSolidStateStorage | 15 Apr 2014)
Fluid Cache for SAN brings low-latency server-based caching of hot data to Dell's Compellent storage arrays.
Nutanix completes its dedupe picture (SearchViritualStorage | 15 Apr 2014)
Nutanix upgrades operating system for its hyper-converged storage platform, adding post-process deduplication for data on hard disk drives.
Riverbed retools Granite storage in converged infrastructure play (SearchNetworking | 15 Apr 2014)
Riverbed combines storage, WAN optimization, virtualization and processing into a single branch office appliance.
Ingram Micro says 2014 is a promising year for partners to take on federal, SLED and healthcare verticals by leveraging IM resources.
Week of 07 Apr 2014 Born-in-the-cloud partners vs. reseller vs. hybrid (10 Apr 2014)
On the final day of the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2014, partners are urged to transform their business and adapt to new and more educated customers.
Week of 31 Mar 2014 IT channel salary survey results (02 Apr 2014)
Our first-ever channel salary survey reveals average compensation, broken down by job role, tenure, company type and size, and job satisfaction.
Week of 17 Mar 2014 Bennett out as Symantec CEO (SearchSecurity.com | 20 Mar 2014)
Symantec Thursday fired its CEO, Steve Bennett, amid ongoing struggles to adjust to a changing infosec product market.
Week of 10 Mar 2014 How the third platform is transforming the channel sales process (13 Mar 2014)
Learn how third-platform technologies -- cloud, mobile, big data and social -- are transforming the way IT channel companies do business.
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Obituary: Pioneering Computer Weekly journalist Ron Coates ComputerWeekly.com | 24 Apr 2014
Former Computer Weekly deputy editor Ron Coates died recently after a period of ill health.