TechTarget News - Week of Aug 25, 2019

VMware hybrid clouds refreshed with containers

Hoping to remain competitive with rivals Microsoft and AWS, VMware is updating its hybrid cloud platform, marrying cloud products with a number of container-based technologies.

Puppet launches its first vulnerability remediation product

Puppet Remediate is a vulnerability remediation product that shares data between security and IT ops, provides risk-based prioritization and offers agentless remediation.

Parabole search analytics product moves to Azure Marketplace moved its Cognitive Analytics Platform onto Azure Marketplace in a move that aligns with the current trend of tool and platform vendors moving to a cloud service.

NVMe arrays power Plex ERP cloud

SaaS material requirements planning provider Plex set up a private cloud that uses high-performance NVMe storage and a redundant four-data-center setup to maintain availability.

ASX partners VMware and DA on digital ledger tech

The Australian Securities Exchange is working with VMware and Digital Asset to replace its Chess clearing and settlement system with digital ledger technology

VMware plans to overhaul vSphere for Kubernetes

VMware may be late to the Kubernetes party, but its plan to roll native support into vSphere could be a game changer.

Employees, MSPs and developers top third-party risks

Employees, managed service providers and developers are the top sources of third-party risks in terms of data security, a survey reveals, highlighting the value of workplace monitoring

Pure Storage all-flash storage ready to zero in on AI and cloud

Despite selling fewer systems of late, CEO Charles Giancarlo said Pure all-flash arrays remain in demand; FlashBlade AI adoption includes use cases such as life sciences and self-driving cars.

Cisco to acquire CloudCherry for contact center CX

Cisco plans to integrate CloudCherry's customer experience software with its contact center offerings. The acquisition is expected to occur by the end of October.

New Workspace One features impress IT admins

VMware introduced new features for its Workspace One digital workspace product, and IT pros are interested in the onboarding and security improvements. Plus, the company made two appealing acquisitions.

IT training programs stall amid search for best practices

Without a standard set of best practices to refer to for IT training programs, or any industry consensus on the best general approach to training, large enterprises have begun to trail smaller, more nimble counterparts in the efficiency of their software releases.

Dell, Google team up on Chromebooks for enterprise

The Latitude 5400 and Latitude 5300 2-in-1 give enterprise users the Dell Latitude hardware with the Google Chrome operating system in an effort to provide security and speed.

Project Pacific outshines vSphere 6.7 U3, Platinum updates

VMworld's 'What's new in vSphere?' session at VMworld is a perennial attendee favorite, but the updates were overshadowed by the hubbub around Project Pacific.

Ransomware has evolved into a serious enterprise threat

Ransomware has seen a resurgence since the start of 2019, with cyber criminals changing code and tactics to target enterprises and local authorities for higher ransom payments, McAfee researchers warn

APAC is epicentre of the experience economy

The experience economy is emerging in the Asia-Pacific region, but to succeed, enterprises will need to understand both operational and experience data

Most UK firms ignore security in tech investments

Less than a quarter of UK firms prioritise security when investing in new technology, despite the threat of cyber attacks and data protection regulations, a survey reveals

ThoughtSpot BI platform gets financial boost, IPO may be near

With its latest round of venture capital funding, ThoughtSpot is planning to invest heavily in product improvement while also pondering a potential initial public offering.

Kaspersky reaches MSP milestone

Security vendor notches up sign-up milestone as the industry looks to reach out to managed service providers

VMware vSAN HCI users share cloud strategies, battle scars

Hyper-converged infrastructure has meant change to IT organizations, and VMware vSAN customers consider evolving their cloud plans in an age of hybrid and multi-cloud options.

New Datrium DRaaS on AWS targets VMware customers

Datrium's new disaster recovery service will give VMware users the option to recover their applications and data on demand, in VMware Cloud on AWS, when a system outage hits.

Knative serverless Kubernetes bypasses FaaS to revive PaaS

Knative's emerging claim to fame is that it can turn Kubernetes into a next-gen platform as a service with both a Heroku-like developer experience and deep infrastructure control.

New Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6 platforms bring speed to large networks

Wi-Fi 6-enabled Qualcomm Networking Pro Series platforms come in four configurations, but all are intended for use in dense, congested networks like offices and malls.

RollWorks updates its account-based marketing platform

New RollWorks features include account suggestions, Salesforce syncing and account groups to better align sales and marketing teams' efforts for potential customers.

Imperva security incident exposes cloud WAF customer data

Imperva told its cloud WAF customers to change passwords and SSL certificates after a security incident exposed data and potentially put customers at risk for further attacks.

Google Hire demise strands its users

Hire by Google was created two years ago and promoted by Google until it suddenly shelved this week. It will continue operation for another year.

UK firms getting on top of IT downtime costs

Despite data breach headlines, UK firms are generally improving in their data protection, business continuity, cyber preparedness and understanding of downtime costs, study shows

UK gets first millionaire ethical hacker

Six months after the first millionaire ethical hacker was announced, five more have been recognised, including a Briton, who have collectively discovered nearly 5,000 vulnerabilities

Nuxeo Content Services Platform updates bring flexibility

Nuxeo updated its content services platform to expand its reach and flexibility with other services. The Nuxeo platform now includes support for Sitecore, Aspera and more.

Clumio backup seeks to simplify with SaaS

Clumio has come out of stealth to try to make its mark in a crowded backup market. The cloud-based vendor claims to make it easier to install and manage backups.

Google delays Hangouts Chat migration until mid-2020

Google won't force businesses to use Hangouts Chat until June 2020 at the earliest. The delay comes after many customers complained the previous timeline was too hasty.

Social media and enterprise apps pose big security risks

The lack of security policies in many business applications is putting enterprise data at risk and social media apps are the biggest source of malware, a poll of IT professionals reveals

Government confirms GDS minister

Simon Hart appointed minister for implementation, with responsibility for the Government Digital Service

Low-code goes mainstream to ease app dev woes

Enterprises are after low-code/no-code platforms to help with developer productivity, as they find themselves under increased pressure to produce apps with fewer skilled developers.

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