Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Brocade acquires mobile SDN company

  Zero-day in Seagate NAS allows attacker to remotely get unauthorized root access | Box woos financial services firms with a tailored cloud offering

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Brocade acquires mobile SDN company
Brocade has announced plans to acquire Connectem, a privately-held company whose virtualization software maps mobile workloads to clouds.Terms of the all-cash deal were not disclosed.+MORE ON NETWORK WORLD:Why SDN All-Stars are heading to Brocade+Connectem's LTE virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) software for x86 servers is intended to eliminate the constraints of physical equipment while working with traditional node-based EPC architectures, Brocade says.Combined with Brocade's other software-defined networking (SDN) and virtualized network functions (NFV) offerings – many from the acquisitions of Vyatta, Vistapointe, and the SteelApp virtual ADC product line from Riverbed -- Connectem's software enables service providers and enterprises to connect mobile and IoT devices, data centers, and public and private clouds, Brocade says.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

An Insightful Approach to Optimize Mainframe MLC Spend
This paper, "An Insightful Approach to Optimizing Mainframe MLC Costs," discusses how you can penetrate the complexity of IBM mainframe MLC products and the MLC price model to gain insight into the MLC cost drivers and leverage that insight to optimize MLC spend. Learn More

Five Levers to Lower Mainframe MLC Costs
This paper discusses five levers you can use to lower your mainframe MLC costs by up to 20 percent or more. Explore best practices and real-world examples of dramatic savings through a mainframe MLC optimization strategy based on higher visibility, predictability, and automation. Learn More

Zero-day in Seagate NAS allows attacker to remotely get unauthorized root access
  Thousands of Seagate Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are defenseless against a zero-day remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability. Back in October, security researcher OJ Reeves attempted to responsibly disclose the hole in Seagate's Business Storage 2-Bay NAS products, which ironically use a tagline of "deadlines happen. Be ready." But Seagate still hasn't issued a firmware fix, so Reeves has now publicly disclosed the bug.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Box woos financial services firms with a tailored cloud offering
It was just about two weeks ago that Box set out to remove a major barrier to the cloud for security-minded organizations with its Encryption Key Management capability. Now, it's taken that focus a step further with a full-fledged cloud storage service aimed squarely at financial services firms.The aim behind Box's EKM, now in beta, is to give businesses in highly regulated industries such as finance the ability to maintain exclusive control over the digital keys used to encrypt their data.Historically, the lack of that kind of control is a big part of what has kept many companies in such industries off of the cloud.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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The downside to mass data storage in the cloud
The cloud can be an enormously cost-effective way to increase storage and computing musculature, and also, sadly, a way to further add misery to those seeking privacy—or who just want to be left alone. It's rare to see organizations stand up and shout, "we'll not give your data to anyone!" or "the life of all stored data, except opt-in assets you want us to store, is always 90 days!" or "yes, we can determine in absolute certainty that your data has been erased to protect you and your identity."The cloud, in some warrens, has become a storage ground for the various factories of "big data," whose ideals are generally to sell things to consumers and businesses. Correlating facts is huge. Ask Target, whose insight into discovering pregnancies helped them capture a nicely profitable market in the pregnancy and new mother world. Smart, you say. There is a downside to this.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Google more than doubles free music storage in the cloud
Google has made its free cloud storage service for music a bit more appealing, especially considering alternatives from Apple and Amazon.Users can now store up to 50,000 songs for free in the cloud through the company's Google Play Music service, which also provides access to millions of songs through a paid subscription. Previously, the limit for free cloud storage was 20,000 songs.With the growth of apps like Spotify, Rdio and Pandora, more digital music listeners are likely weighing the pros and cons of downloading and storing songs versus streaming them. But the storage boost for Google's cloud service, announced Wednesday, is a nice option that could help to keep downloading alive, by making it easier for people to listen to their stored songs while they're out and about.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Storage Analytics for Banks
Watch this Video to see how Storage Analytics for Banks from Corvil does not slow down the performance of your Storage system and how Corvil's granularity of insight and value is the best in the market. Learn More

Deutsche Bank Signs 10-Year Private Cloud Deal With HP
Deutsche Bank has signed a 10-year outsourcing deal with HP that will see the German lender move to an OpenStack-based private cloud platform. Under the terms of the agreement - said to be worth billions of dollars - HP will provide dedicated data centre services on demand including storage, platform and hosting, with the bank shifting its applications to the firm's Helion cloud. "This agreement enables Deutsche Bank to secure standardised, world-class IT infrastructure while lowering costs," said Henry Ritchotte, chief operating officer of Deutsche Bank. "Having a more modern and agile technology platform will further improve the bank's ability to launch new products and services and lay the foundation for the next phase of its digital strategy."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

'Everyone's going container crazy'
It's a busy time for container technology in the cloud computing market: IBM this week at its InterConnect conference in Las Vegas announced broad support for containers in its hybrid cloud computing software, while Google partnered with OpenStack distributor Mirantis to enable container technology capabilities in the open source cloud platform.Forrester storage analyst Henry Balatzar reported from IBM InterConnect that: "Everyone is going container crazy."+ MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: 10 Tips of what to watch out for in Microsoft cloud SLAs +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More



15 of the best Google Chrome experiments ever

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