TechTarget News - Week of Jun 18, 2017

Pure1 META analytics bolsters Pure Storage software

New predictive sizing tool complements other Pure Storage software rollouts from Accelerate. The artificial intelligence engine learns from all workloads running on Pure arrays.

Stretch clustering fits Pure customers' wish lists

All-flash array vendor Pure Storage added multisite replication between FlashArray and FlashBlade systems with ActiveCluster stretch clustering, which is included in the Purity 5 OS.

Web hosting firm agrees to pay $1m ransomware demand

South Korean hosting firm Nayana agrees to pay more than $1m to restore data that was encrypted by a ransomware attack on its Linux servers on 10 June 2017

Valerie Plame warns of increased nation-state cyberattacks

At the 2017 Cloud Identity Summit, former covert CIA officer Valerie Plame discussed the increasing risks of nation-state cyberattacks focused on geopolitical influence.

Virtual Instruments adds storage monitoring to 32 Gb FC

Virtual Instruments tools that help organizations monitor storage gain deeper integration in the new family of Load DynamiX 32 Gb FC and 40 GbE Workload Generation Appliances.

Pirated software used to spread malware in APAC

A regional study by a Singapore university has found that counterfeit software distributed through discs and file-sharing networks is plagued by malware

Waitrose joins John Lewis for Jlab 2017

The 2017 JLab will see Waitrose, John Lewis and JLP Ventures band together to mentor and develop several retail technology startups

Oracle 2016-17 results: cloud revenue up 60%, overall growth 2%

Oracle’s full-year and fourth quarter results for fiscal year 2016-17 indicate 2% growth in overall revenue, with cloud representing 12% of total. Executives are once again bullish on cloud ERP growth prospects

Voice biometrics still relatively unheard

Authentication system could help reduce UK fraud by making it hard for fraudsters to glean information from contact centres

UCAS reworks university admissions access with API

Over the next few years, the existing access to UCAS' systems will be switched off. Universities will need to use new APIs, powered by MuleSoft

Reduxio Systems adds CDM, DR upgrades to TimeOS

Reduxio rolls out its third version of TimeOS storage software, adding NoRestore copy data management and NoMigrate DR. The vendor claims to deliver zero downtime and data loss.

Machine learning in cybersecurity is coming to IAM systems

Machine learning in cybersecurity applications for identity management systems are becoming more common today. But will algorithms be the best option for authenticating and authorizing users?

Swedish fintech Klarna gains full banking licence

Swedish online payments provider Klarna becomes one of “the largest banks in Europe” after being granted an EU-wide banking licence by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority

Privileged user management trips up NSA

News roundup: DOD inspector general found NSA failed to implement secure privileged user management post-Snowden. Plus, Honda hit by WannaCry, Trump met with tech CEOs and more.

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