Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Microsoft to open-source cloud framework behind Halo 4 services

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Microsoft to open-source cloud framework behind Halo 4 services
Microsoft plans to open-source the framework that helps developers of cloud services like those behind the popular Halo 4 game. Read More

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Hybrid Approach Rewrites The Rules For Backup Storage
Exponential data growth and long-term retention requirements are putting tremendous pressure on IT professionals, and the constant pressure to reduce storage costs has led many IT departments to settle for the status quo when it comes to protecting their data. View more


Top 5 Criteria for Data Center Transition to Private Cloud
Converged Infrastructure Solutions are changing the game for data centers and private cloud implementations. How can you extend your data center into a private cloud? Top five recommendations for selecting converged infrastructures. View now

IT security whiz sets sights on commercial drone management
The Federal Aviation Administration has taken a hard line so far against most commercial uses of unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e.,drones) for safety and privacy reasons. But one other good reason for taking things slow is that the software for managing such drones has trailed hardware development. A new company called PixiePath seeks to address the software shortage by delivering SaaS-based tools for controlling fleets of commercial drones. Read More

Apple, Amazon, Cisco, HP, eBay, AT&T & Verizon join Microsoft in cloud-privacy fight
Microsoft's general counsel Brad Smith called today a milestone in Microsoft's "litigation concerning the U.S. Government's attempt to use a search warrant to compel Microsoft to obtain and turn over email of a customer stored in Ireland." That's because even Microsoft's competitors such as Apple have become the company's allies in this legal fight. Read More

Cisco sees a data analytics fortune at the edge of the network
If you need to know when holiday shoppers are about to hit the checkout stands or when store shelves need to be stocked, Cisco Systems says a router can tell you. Read More

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Riverbed Optimization System: Technical Overview
The Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS™) powers Riverbed's unique line of SteelHead™ application acceleration appliances and Steelhead Mobile client software. RiOS is based on technologies that solve a range of problems affecting wide area networks (WANs) and application performance. View Now>>

Arista makes a platform play with EOS+
I think it's fair to say Arista has been one of the fastest-growing network product companies over the past few years. However, it appears the company wants to be more than a manufacturer of high-performance networking devices and is trying to make the shift to a platform company. Read More

Drone management: The next frontier
About a year ago, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a bold publicity move – he sat down for a 60 Minutes interview and showed off the company's planned use of drones for same-day delivery to its customers. Those familiar with the reluctance surrounding drones in the U.S. knew that Bezos was being overly optimistic. Read More

Microsoft announces features and performance improvements for many Azure services
Microsoft announced updates to many Azure services this week, previewing new services and moving others from preview to general availability as full working versions. Read More


Cloud File Sharing Solutions: Box vs. Dropbox
This report is recommended for any growing business or company considering an investment in enterprise content collaboration and cloud file sharing. Both let users access important content simply and securely, on any device: desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Learn more

Sony may have used Amazon's cloud to launch a counter DoS attack after its breach
Conflicting reports are arising in the cloud world this week related to how Sony responded to a leak of its data. Read More

PixiePath to offer cloud platform for drone flight control
Drones are on the verge of becoming everyday service vehicles that will shuttle small items and eventually large ones between warehouses, retailers, and consumers as well as monitor traffic and agricultural operations, deliver pizza, survey building sites, execute search and rescue, … the list of possible uses is huge. Read More

Microsoft keeps its word on developing consumer apps for Android, iOS
Microsoft has ported some of its consumer apps to run on iOS, Android and Amazon devices, following through on its recent pledge to make select apps available on competing mobile platforms. Read More



A brief history of Linux malware

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