Woodstock Wire: Enterprise System News

October 25, 2020

Azure Blob storage lifecycle management now supports blob versions management

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - You can now use Azure Blob storage lifecycle management to automatically transition old blob versions to a cooler storage tier (hot to cool, hot to archive, or cool to archive) or delete old blob versions to optimize for cost.

October 25, 2020 03:39 AM

Azure Policy for Key Vault now supports keys, secrets, and certificates

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Get a deeper view into your organization's security posture, configure daily automated audits, and start enforcing best practices in under 5 minutes.

October 25, 2020 03:39 AM

Microsoft brings Kubernetes to edge devices with Project Akri

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Microsoft Corp. today announced a new open-source project it has created called Akri that aims to make it easier to use Kubernetes with network edge devices. Akri, which stands for "A Kubernetes Resource Interface for the edge" and also...

October 25, 2020 03:20 AM

5 Reasons DaaS Adoption Rates Are Likely to Soar

Enterprise -- dinCloud - desktop virtualization technology in which all the underlying hardware resources come from a third party Cloud Service Provider (CSP) like dinCloud.

According to a recent report, it has been forecast that the global DaaS and VDI market combined...

October 25, 2020 03:17 AM

How to automate incident response in the AWS Cloud for EC2 instances

Enterprise -- Amazon AWS Blog - One of the security epics core to the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) is a focus on incident response and preparedness to address unauthorized activity. Multiple methods exist in Amazon Web Services (AWS) for automating classic...

October 25, 2020 03:13 AM

Azure Cognitive Services Translator - Canadian French language text translation now available

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Use Translator to add Canadian French translation to your apps, products, and workflows.

October 25, 2020 03:12 AM

We Go Hands on With Microsoft Edge for Linux

Enterprise -- OMG! Ubuntu! - When Microsoft announced plans to rebase its Edge browser on Chromium the chance of a dedicated Linux build went from pipe-dream to inevitability. Chromium's cross-platform codebase makes it the ideal foundation on which to build out [...]


October 25, 2020 03:02 AM

MariaDB adds distributed database capabilities to its SkySQL cloud service

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - SkySQL, the cloud database based on the well-known MariaDB open source RDBMS, adds distributed database capabilities for write-intensive applications scalability and high availability.

October 25, 2020 02:54 AM

Introducing the Microsoft Azure Modular Datacenter

Enterprise -- Microsoft Azure - We designed the Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC) for customers who need cloud computing capabilities in hybrid or challenging environments, including remote areas. This announcement is complemented by our Azure Space offerings and partnerships...

October 25, 2020 02:51 AM

Global IT spending to reach $3.8 trillion in 2021, Gartner predicts

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - After a tumultuous 2020, the research agency is predicting that global spending on IT could be in a for a solid recovery in 2021.

October 25, 2020 02:51 AM

Securing Modern Enterprises From Renewed Impersonation Threats

Enterprise -- Channelnomics - Securing Modern Enterprises From Renewed Impersonation Threats

Infoblox provides defenses against lookalike domains

Lookalike domains have been one of...

October 25, 2020 02:39 AM

Programming language Python is a big hit for machine learning. But now it needs to change

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Despite its popularity, Python could become limited to data science alone on its current trajectory, say two experts.

October 25, 2020 02:32 AM

Fluree, the graph database with blockchain inside, goes open source

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - A hitherto under the radar graph database that uses blockchain to support data lineage and verification wants to take over the world, starting with the US Department of Defense

October 25, 2020 02:32 AM

Salesforce adds more apps to Work.com to help people work safely from anywhere

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Salesforce.com Inc. said today it's expanding its suite of Work.com tools that are designed to help companies get back to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Work.com was launched in May, providing technology tools and resources...

October 25, 2020 02:30 AM

IBM's faith in cloud underscored by Q3 performance

Enterprise -- Silicon Republic - IBM's latest earnings call reported a predicted decline in revenue but overall business has been buoyed up by strong performance in cloud.

Total revenue fell 2.6pc in Q3 2020 to $17.6bn, slightly above analysts' forecasts, while revenue...

October 25, 2020 02:28 AM

Cisco warns VMware code bug can leave hyperconverged tin 'unrecoverable'

Enterprise -- The Register - Whatever you do, don't run vCenter 7.0U1 on HyperFlex. Just don't go there unless you want horrible pain. Is that a clear enough warning?

Cisco has issued an odd warning to users of its HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure products,...

October 25, 2020 02:28 AM

Reducing Cloud Infrastructure Complexity

Enterprise -- DevOps.com - The impact of the cloud and its role in mainstream IT is undeniable. According to IDC, global cloud IT infrastructure spending is projected to reach US$92 billion (SG$126 billion) in 2023. Notably, cloud spending is exceeding the spending...

October 25, 2020 02:12 AM

Turning to DevOps engineering practices to democratize access to data at Microsoft

Enterprise -- Microsoft IT Showcase - There's been an evolution of data products and data product development practices at Microsoft.

Data product development and operations now embrace the philosophies, practices, and tools of modern software development. It's called...

October 25, 2020 02:10 AM

IBM's Q3 solid with strength in Red Hat, hybrid cloud

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - The company reported non-GAAP third quarter earnings of $2.58 a share on revenue of $17.6 billion, down 2.6% from a year ago.

October 25, 2020 02:09 AM

Gartner: Top strategic technology trends for 2021

Enterprise -- Network World News - Companies need to focus on architecting resilience and accept that disruptive change is the norm, says research firm Gartner, which unveiled its annual look at the top strategic technology trends that organizations need to prepare...

October 25, 2020 02:07 AM

HAProxy and HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)

Enterprise -- HAproxy - HAProxy provides an easy and straightforward way to add HTTPS to your website. As a load balancer positioned in front of your web servers, it can handle all of the encryption and decryption duties, offloading those tasks from your upstream...

October 25, 2020 02:05 AM

Happy 5th Birthday to Helm!

Enterprise -- Cloud Native Computing Foundation - Please join us in wishing Helm and its community a very happy 5th birthday! Helm is a popular package manager that provides an easy way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes. Our most recent Cloud Native...

October 25, 2020 02:03 AM

Strengthen zero trust access with the Google Cloud CA service

Enterprise -- GoogleCloud - Certificate Authority Service, a highly scalable and available service that simplifies and automates the management and deployment of private CAs, is now available in beta.

October 25, 2020 02:02 AM

Azure role-based access control (RBAC) for Azure Key Vault data plane authorization is now in preview

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Achieve unified management and access control across Azure resources, Azure Key Vault and keys, certificates, and secrets.

October 25, 2020 02:02 AM

Azure Key Vault Event Grid integration is now available

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Azure Key Vault is now an events publisher with Azure Event Grid, enabling developers to subscribe to events about keys, certificates, and secrets changes.

October 25, 2020 02:02 AM

Solving IoT device security at scale through standards

Enterprise -- Microsoft Azure - Edge Compute Node protection profile (ECN PP)-now available-guides you to engineer, claim, evaluate, and consume device security for IoT.

Internet of Things (IoT) solution builders these days are more likely to deploy IoT solutions...

October 25, 2020 02:00 AM

MindManager for Microsoft Teams, hands on: Mind-mapping tool adds collaboration features

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - The new Teams integration from MindManager equips the web version for collaboration, but the desktop app retains more powerful features.

October 25, 2020 02:00 AM

Atlassian pulls the plug on server licences, drags customers to the cloud

Enterprise -- The Register - Pricey Data Center editions remain but customers complain that 'this is insane'

Atlassian is ending server licence sales and requiring customers to migrate either to its cloud services or to expensive Data Center editions....

October 25, 2020 01:47 AM

SAP Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide B2B Digital Commerce Platforms 2020 Vendor Assessment

Enterprise -- SAP - SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced it has been named a leader in the "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide B2B Digital Commerce Platforms 2020 Vendor Assessment."* This is the second time SAP has received the distinction.**

Using the IDC MarketScape's...

October 25, 2020 01:47 AM

Hyperscale Data Center Construction Triples

Aspencore -- EETimes - The number of really big data centers, otherwise known as "hyperscale," reached a milestone at the end of September.

Synergy Research Group reports there are now 504 hyperscale data centers scattered across the globe grinding away on workloads...

October 25, 2020 01:16 AM

October 24, 2020

SolarWinds Agrees to Acquire SentryOne Extending the Scale and Depth of Its Database Performance Management Capabilities for Microsoft Data Platform

Business Wire -- SolarWinds Agrees to Acquire SentryOne Extending the Scale and Depth of Its Database Performance Management Capabilities for Microsoft Data Platform

October 24, 2020 11:38 PM

IBM AI model predicts onset of Alzheimer's disease by analyzing descriptions of a cookie theft

Media -- The Next Web - A new AI model can predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease more accurately than standard clinical techniques by analyzing how people describe a picture of a cookie theft, according to a new study. Researchers from IBM and Pfizer trained...

October 24, 2020 10:14 PM

October 23, 2020

Prospects for Foxconn LCD Plant in US Look Dim

Aspencore -- EETimes - Foxconn's plan to build an LCD fab in Wisconsin looks "dead," according to one of the analysts hired by the state as a consultant on the project.

The $10 billion investment project would have created as many as 13,000 jobs and helped...

October 23, 2020 10:09 PM

Cloud Foundry Ecosystem Coalesces Around Kubernetes with Significant Project Updates Announced by Cloud Foundry Foundation

PR Newswire -- Cloud Foundry European Summit -- The Cloud Foundry Foundation, home to open source projects simplifying the cloud native developer experience on Kubernetes, today announced from the virtual Cloud Foundry European Summit the release of version 1.0 of...

October 23, 2020 06:35 PM

EPAM Has Earned the Modernization of Web Applications in Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialization

PR Newswire -- EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services, today announced it has earned the Modernization of Web Applications in Microsoft Azure advanced specialization, a...

October 23, 2020 06:32 PM

IBM reports third straight quarter of revenue declines

Media -- CNBC - Tech - Revenue declines have returned under new IBM CEO Arvind Krishna as he seeks to sell off part of the company's largest business segment.

October 23, 2020 05:52 PM

The multi-headed hydra of cloud resilience

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - Clients have recently been asking a lot more questions about the comparative resilience of cloud providers.

Identity services are a particular point of concern (for instance, the Azure AD outage of October 1st and Google Cloud...

October 23, 2020 04:31 PM

Is every company becoming a technology company?

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - Yes, every company increasingly employs technology with customers, employees, processes and partners. In this sense every company is becoming more technology intensive. Does technology intensity alone make a company a technology...

October 23, 2020 04:02 PM

Elastic Wraps ElasticON Global with Over 25,000 Registrations and More than 300 Sessions, All Now Available On Demand

Business Wire -- Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) ("Elastic"), the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, held its first-ever fully virtual ElasticON Global event, featuring a public sector day, 19 keynotes, 300 breakout sessions, and 31 Ask Me Anything (AMA) and collaboration...

October 23, 2020 03:19 PM

Acer expects replacement demand to drive notebook market growth in 2021

Media -- DIGITIMES - Replacement demand from the consumer sector, in addition to Chromebooks, will be driving the overall notebook market growth in 2021, according to Acer chairman and CEO Jason Chen.

October 23, 2020 03:14 PM

October 22, 2020

Rackspace Technology Taps Industry Veteran Amar Maletira as President and Chief Financial Officer

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Company preannounces double-digit Q3 revenue growth Company preannounces double-digit Q3 revenue growth

October 22, 2020 08:47 PM

Companies That Use SaaS Components Innovate and Launch Products Faster, According to Auth0 Survey

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Developer input on purchasing decisions critical for productivity and satisfaction Developer input on purchasing decisions critical for productivity and satisfaction

October 22, 2020 08:45 PM

Citrix Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

Business Wire -- Citrix Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

October 22, 2020 08:42 PM

Citrix Elects Robert E. Knowling, Jr. to Its Board of Directors

Business Wire -- Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) announced today the election of Robert E. Knowling, Jr. to its board of directors effective immediately. Mr. Knowling, 65, has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors, leading...

October 22, 2020 08:42 PM

Zilliant Partners with SAP to Benefit Wholesale Distributors

Business Wire -- Zilliant, an industry leader in intelligent B2B price optimization, price management and sales guidance software, today announced a key SAP partnership to benefit wholesale distributors in collaboration with the SAP Wholesale Distribution Industry...

October 22, 2020 08:42 PM

Accenture Completes Acquisition of B2B Sales Firm N3

Business Wire -- Accenture completed its acquisition of N3, an Atlanta-based business-to-business (B2B) sales firm.

October 22, 2020 08:35 PM

October 21, 2020

Cloud Foundry coalesces around Kubernetes

Tech -- TechCrunch - In a normal year, the Cloud Foundry project would be hosting its annual European Summit in Dublin this week. But this is 2020, so it's a virtual event. This year, however, has been a bit of a transformative year for the open-source Platform-as-a-Service...

October 21, 2020 06:45 PM

Microsoft Azure announces its first region in Austria

Tech -- TechCrunch - Microsoft today announced its plans to launch a new data center region in Austria, its first in the country. With nearby Azure regions in Switzerland, Germany, France and a planned new region in northern Italy, this part of Europe now has...

October 21, 2020 06:41 PM

Microsoft made a portable data center in a box

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft has created a portable data center to bring cloud computing to remote environments. The modular data center is essentially a big box of servers, designed for places where it's...

October 21, 2020 05:36 PM