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5G, IoT Spur the Edge Datacenter Market

5G, IoT Spur the Edge Datacenter Market

The proliferation of connected devices and Internet of Things sensors is boosting a transformed datacenter market in ...

Security Scanner Doesn’t Need Source-Code Access

Security Scanner Doesn’t Need Source-Code Access

Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute have come up with a new way to scan software for costly ...

Gartner: As AI Goes Mainstream, So Do New Security Threats

Gartner: As AI Goes Mainstream, So Do New Security Threats

As if there weren’t enough security challenges, a forecast for the coming year warns the brave new ...

IBM Announces New Watson AI, IBM Cloud Capabilities, Customers

IBM Announces New Watson AI, IBM Cloud Capabilities, Customers

IBM this afternoon issued several updates to its public cloud and Watson AI portfolios, including news that ...

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October 28, 2019
Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute have come up with a new way to scan software for costly errors and vulnerabilities, and do so without access to source code. The tool is also being touted as a way to evaluate the growing number of open-source products deployed by enterprise users. The vulnerability scanner developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information ... Full article
October 21, 2019
As if there weren’t enough security challenges, a forecast for the coming year warns the brave new world of AI and machine learning brings with it a whole new set of threats as microservices, the Internet of Things and multi-cloud deployments expand attack surfaces for hackers constantly probing for weaknesses. Market analyst Gartner’s list of key technology trends for ... Full article
October 18, 2019
A crypto-jacking worm, so-called because it spreads in spurts among unsecured images on servers, is said to be the first detected using Docker application containers. Palo Alto Network’s (NYSE: PANW) threat intelligence team known as Unit 42 reported the exploit dubbed Graboid this week, identifying it as the “first-ever crypto-jacking worm found in images on Docker Hub,” the service ... Full article
October 15, 2019
The ability to share and analyze data while protecting patient privacy is giving medical researchers a new tool in their efforts to use what one vendor calls “federated learning” to train models based on diverse data sets. To that end, researchers at GPU leader Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) working with a team at King’s College London came up with a ... Full article
October 9, 2019
Systems in the financial services industry generate multiple terabytes of data a day, a staggering volume to process in search of cyberthreats. Trovares, a high performance "property graph" analytics company with roots in supercomputing, has partnered with HPE and its Superdome Flex memory-driven servers on a cybersecurity capability the companies say “routinely” runs near-time workloads on 24TB-capacity systems, with ... Full article
October 1, 2019
DARPA will seek to unclog the networking bottlenecks that are hindering wider use of powerful hardware in computing-intensive applications. The Pentagon research agency has unveiled another in a series of post-Moore’s Law computing initiatives, this one seeking an overhaul of the network stack and interfaces that fall well short of connecting high-end processors with external networks and the data-driven applications ... Full article
September 25, 2019
The steady enterprise shift to hybrid and multi-cloud deployments brings with it added layers of complexity as adopters seek to salvage some legacy infrastructure while migrating critical workloads to cloud-native frameworks. Those requirements are said to be creating greater demand for managed services designed to demystify the transition. That’s among the conclusions of a vendor-sponsored study by 451 Research ... Full article
September 24, 2019
The discussion surrounding enterprise adoption of AI technologies is shifting from if to when, and what mix of IT infrastructure will be required to deploy and scale machine learning and other workloads. HPC vendors that have been making inroads in the enterprise market view AI as another opportunity. Among them is supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) which released ... Full article
September 17, 2019
Dell Technologies rolled out redesigned servers this week based on AMD’s latest Epyc processor that are geared toward data-driven workloads running on increasingly popular multi-cloud platforms. Dell, which has seen its lead shrink in the contracting global server market, is banking on AMD’s 7-nm Rome server processor introduced in August to provide the bandwidth and computational horsepower needed to scale ... Full article
September 16, 2019
Network bandwidth and overall performance remain concerns for digital enterprises as they roll out data analytics and edge computing efforts. Nearly two-thirds of companies surveyed by management consultant Accenture (NYSE: CAN) said their enterprise networks are not up to the task of handling big data and Internet of Things deployments. A key reason is a “misalignment between IT and ... Full article
September 11, 2019
The White House projected this week that U.S. civilian research agencies will spend nearly $1 billion on AI research during the next fiscal year. The estimate was released by U.S. CTO Michael Kratsios during a panel discussion on the global AI race hosted by the Center for Data Innovation. Earlier this week, Kratsios chaired a White House summit on using ... Full article
September 10, 2019
A new open-source project targeting micro-services and cloud-native applications running on everything from bare metal to Kubernetes is billed as a universal control mechanism for emerging service meshes. API hub specialist Kong Inc. said Tuesday (Sept. 10) it has released Kuma to the open-source community. The control plane for service meshes is based on the open-source Envoy edge and service ... Full article
September 5, 2019
You know an enterprise technology segment is maturing when market analysts begin issuing ranking reports. Among the first for the booming application container market is an IHS Markit assessment that anoints IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) new Red Hat unit as the early market leader as measured in commercial container software revenue. An uptick in OpenShift adoption, which recently surpassed 1,100 ... Full article
September 3, 2019
Cloud security remains a challenge as more enterprises shift mission critical applications and data to hybrid deployments. As cloud adopters go native with applications and services, their cloud platforms are also emerging as a security “enabler” through broader access to managed services that can supplement traditional firewalls, anti-virus and anti-malware approaches along with other steps aimed at preventing data ... Full article
August 28, 2019
Cloud vendors are increasingly focused on supporting legacy IT infrastructure as their customers shift to hybrid cloud deployments that include emerging microservices to deliver cloud-native applications. With those requirements in mind, private cloud specialist Rackspace this week announced a batch of upgrades to its hybrid cloud offerings that includes Kubernetes and application “enablement services” along with external storage for ... Full article
August 26, 2019
Dell Technologies joins the growing list of IT vendors expanding support for the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator with the addition of automated Kubernetes infrastructure deployments via its VxRail running in conjunction with VMware’s container service. VxRail, Dell EMC’s hyperconverged infrastructure for the cloud, will now support Kubernetes “right out of the starting gate” running with VMware’s PKS container service on ... Full article
August 23, 2019
The emerging market for storage equipment based on the Open Compute Project is expected to more than double through 2023, according to datacenter storage equipment forecast. IHS Markit said this week it expects global revenues from the purchase of OCP-compliant storage gear to reach $5.4 billion by 2023. The current market is pegged at $2.5 billion, with OCP storage ... Full article
August 20, 2019
The enterprise version of the Singularity HPC container platform released this week by Sylabs is designed to allow users to create, secure and share the high-end containers in self-hosted production deployments. The enterprise version emerged from beta testing that commenced in April. The upgraded edition of incorporates a “remote builder” service that allows developers to use Singularity’s image format ... Full article
August 9, 2019
An open source group is expanding its third-party security audits to include the popular but vulnerable Kubernetes cluster orchestrator. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced this week it would add Kubernetes to its pilot program of public security audits. Earlier audits of other open-source projects—CoreDNS, Envoy and Prometheus—uncovered security issues ranging from “general weaknesses to critical vulnerabilities,” the group ... Full article
August 8, 2019
The latest security vulnerability discovered within the Kubernetes cluster orchestrator could allow intruders to access, modify or delete computing and storage resources configured across a cluster. The flaw in the Kubernetes server API, designated CVE-2019-11247, allows access and deletion of those “custom resources.” Intruders could access cluster-wide resources with only standard role-based access control, or RBAC, permissions. In response, ... Full article

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