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Virtual Instruments to Showcase Hybrid Infrastructure Performance Management Solutions and Cloud Migration Expertise at NetApp Insight 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Virtual Instruments, the leader in application-centric hybrid infrastructure performance management, announced today its participation at NetApp Insight 2018, taking place in Las Vegas from October 22-24. At the event, Virtual Instruments…

Google Drops Bid, IBM Protests DoD Cloud Contract

Panchenko Vladimir/Shutterstock The jockeying over a massive U.S. military cloud contract reached a fever pitch this week as one prominent contender dropped out while another filed a legal protest aimed at heading off a sole-source contract award for cloud services…

Microsoft touts its coming top-secret cloud certification ahead of $10 billion JEDI contract deadline

Google has dropped out of the race for the Department of Defense’s $10 billion, 10-year cloud contract, but Microsoft is still all-in. In fact, Microsoft is stepping up its government-cloud campaigning just ahead of the October 12 deadline for request-for-proposal…

Serverless cloud computing: Don’t go overboard

There are lots of big cloud shows coming up, and the core themes will be containers, devops integration, and more serverless computing services, such as databases, middleware, and dev tools. Why the focus on serverless computing? It’s a helpful concept,…

Chinese spy chips are found in hardware used by Apple, Amazon, Bloomberg says; Apple, AWS say no way

Data center equipment run by Amazon Web Services and Apple may have been subject to surveillance from the Chinese government via a tiny microchip inserted during the equipment manufacturing process, according to a Bloomberg BusinessWeek report on Thursday. The claims…

Cloudera shares skyrocket on merger with rival Hortonworks

Cloudera stock jumped as much as 20 percent on Wednesday after it announced an all-stock merger of equals with competitor Hortonworks. Hortonworks stock was halted just prior to the announcement and jumped as much as 21 percent when it resumed…

Zoho domains central to keylogger, data theft campaigns worldwide

Researchers have uncovered a keylogger phishing campaign which abuses Zoho in order to spread and exfiltrate data from victim devices. More security news On Tuesday, security researchers from Cofense said that Zoho, a web-based office suite and email provider, is…

Blockchain could be a $7 billion market and a major boost to Amazon, Microsoft, analyst says

Blockchain adoption will eventually be a multi billion-dollar opportunity for tech companies like Amazon and Microsoft, according to new estimates from Bank of America. Based on the analysis, the entire total addressable market for blockchain will eventually hit $7 billion,…

Cisco sets $2.3B deal for unified access, multi-factor authentication security firm Duo

Cisco said today it had closed the $2.35 billion deal it made for network identity, authentication security company Duo. According to Cisco, Duo’s zero trust security model authorizes secure connections to all applications based on the trustworthiness of users and…

Satellite company partners with Bezos’ AWS to bring internet connectivity to the ‘whole planet’

Iridium Communications announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services on Thursday, to develop a satellite-based network called CloudConnect for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. “We’re really covering the whole planet … with terrestrial networks today it’s still only 10 percent…