TechTarget News - Week of Jan 16, 2022

Dell Apex introduces new multi-cloud management tools

Dell is adding more capabilities to its Dell Apex cloud as-as-service portfolio, which are billed as tools to simplify and manage a multi-cloud infrastructure.

Backblaze now a target for Kasten Kubernetes backups

Kasten by Veeam can now use Backblaze's cloud storage as a backup target for Kubernetes data, a need that will continue to grow in popularity.

Nvidia releases updates to AI enterprise suite

The AI suite includes a full integration with Tanzu, giving enterprises the flexibility to run workloads on containers and VMs. The vendor also introduced two new servers.

Vodafone switches on first UK 5G Open RAN site

Vodafone teams with Samsung Networks Europe to switch on the UK’s first Open RAN site to carry live 5G traffic, marking a milestone in the commercial deployment of Open RAN network architectures in Europe, with more than 2,500 additional sites to follow

Chasm exists between ‘true’ and portfolio SASE approaches

Survey of enterprise IT leaders finds little difference between respondents without SASE and those who adopted SASE product portfolios regarding issues such as trade-offs between performance and security

Arizona State University taps Verizon for 5G Innovation Hub

Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband and mobile edge compute services enable researchers to develop and test real-world solutions to enhance immersive education, remote learning, virtual reality and data analytics

IT teams blind to Kubernetes observability

The complex nature of modern cloud environments makes it exceedingly difficult for IT admins to monitor IT infrastructure and systems effectively

Trellix looks to democratise access to XDR in APAC

The company formed from the merger of FireEye Enterprise and McAfee will team up with managed service providers, among other efforts, to democratise access to extended detection and response capabilities in the region

Ukraine hit with destructive malware attacks amidst turmoil

A new type of destructive malware was discovered by Microsoft after public and private organizations in Ukraine endured a series of cyber attacks as tensions with Russia grow.

FTC, DOJ seek public input on merger guidelines

The FTC and DOJ want public input on the government's merger guidelines, used to challenge potentially anticompetitive mergers. The agencies believe the rules are out of date and ineffective.

Ransomware actors increasingly demand payment in Monero

Though Bitcoin is still the cryptocurrency standard in ransomware payment demands, Monero has gained prominence due to its more private, less traceable technology.

Fivetran updates data integration platform with dbt Core

With automated data transformations and new data lineage visualization graphs, Fivetran is looking to make building data pipelines easier for data users.

‘Robust’ market opportunities ‘still abound’ in SD-WAN

Research reveals demand for cloud agility and cross-enterprise visibility, and that the integration of enterprise-grade 5G will continue to drive opportunities in software-defined wide area networks

Hammerspace CEO: Storage flexibility is now crucial

In this Q&A, David Flynn, CEO of Hammerspace, reflects on how COVID-19 and remote work have affected storage vendors that specialize in data storage management.

Amazon puts UK Visa ban on hold

Online retail giant Amazon continues to allow UK Visa credit card payments as negotiations over fees with the card provider continue

Police take down VPN linked to multiple ransomware hits

German police led a multinational effort to seize and take down the LabVPN service, which was allegedly used by cyber criminals to facilitate ransomware attacks

Cobalt Strike still C2 infrastructure of choice

Its utility and ease of use, coupled with explosive growth in ransomware actions, makes Cobalt Strike Team Servers the C2 infrastructure of choice for malicious actors

MITSG snaps up CSS Group

Managed services player makes its first acquisition of the year building on expansion moves made in 2021

CityFibre extends full-fibre in Aberdeen

Granite City sees rock-solid gigabit connectivity in £19m expansion of full-fibre network to homes and businesses in the Aberdeen area

International Space Station gets connected on SpaceDataHighway

SpaceDataHighway deploys space laser communications to increase the operational flexibility of ISS, allowing more astronauts, scientists and researchers to benefit from a direct link with Europe

Connexin switches on full-fibre broadband network in Hull

So-called ‘disruptive’ communications company specialising in building and operating smart city infrastructure connects first customer to full-fibre network in East Yorkshire

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

A mixture of promotions and reaching out to fresh talent continues as firms across the industry look for talent

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