Category: Tech Insight

Battle for control over network edge begins in earnest

Battle for control over network edge begins in earnest

A battle for control over the layer of abstraction that will enable services to be delivered to the network edge is now being waged between various types of hypervisors and container technologies. Various types of embedded systems that make up...

/ July 17, 2018
Tech Time Warp: Zeus, Ruler of Malware?

Tech Time Warp: Zeus, Ruler of Malware?

Like its Greek god namesake, the Trojan malware Zeus is powerful and virile. Since it first surfaced in July 2007 in an attack on the U.S. Department of Transportation, Zeus, aka Zbot, and its variants have wreaked havoc on the...

/ July 13, 2018
Cloud 5: 5G cloud impact, Amazon’s custom chip strategy

Cloud 5: 5G cloud impact, Amazon’s custom chip strategy

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. And without further delay, here we go with this week’s links:

/ July 13, 2018
Most organizations plan to reevaluate cloud computing strategy

Most organizations plan to reevaluate cloud computing strategy

A whopping 72 percent of 727 respondents to a global survey conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Virtustream, the cloud service provider arm of Dell Technologies, plan to revisit their organizations cloud strategy within the next two years. The...

/ July 12, 2018
On-Premise IT Thanks to Automation Starts to Achieve Cost Parity with Public Clouds

On-Premise IT Thanks to Automation Starts to Achieve Cost Parity with Public Clouds

Managed service providers (MSPs) have a complicated relationship with cloud service providers (CSPs). On the one hand, the massive number of workloads running on public clouds clearly helps drive demand for managed services. At the same time, however, CSPs have...

/ July 10, 2018
Whirlwind project MIT
Tech Time Warp: A Technological Whirlwind at MIT

Tech Time Warp: A Technological Whirlwind at MIT

July 4, 1956, doesn’t quite rank with July 4, 1776, in terms of independence, but it was a remarkable day in terms of freedom for computer users—freedom from punch cards, dials, and switches, that is. On July 4, 1956, researchers...

/ July 6, 2018
Cloud 5: Dell’s latest VMware plan, Google’s Bryant makes quick exit

Cloud 5: Dell’s latest VMware plan, Google’s Bryant makes quick exit

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find. And without further delay, here we go with this week’s links: Sources: Dell to...

/ July 6, 2018
SD-WANs
SD-WANs create major downstream opportunities for MSPs

SD-WANs create major downstream opportunities for MSPs

While software-defined networks (SDNs) within the data center remain a nascent opportunity for managed service providers, software-defined wide-area networks (SD-WANs) represent one of the hottest segments in IT. The research firm Futuriom expects the market for SD-WAN tools and network-as-a-service...

/ July 5, 2018
Rate of SDN adoption is slow but steady

Rate of SDN adoption is slow but steady

Sometime around 1983, industry pundits without fail would declare that the “Year of the LAN” was upon us. A decade later and most organizations were still getting around to deploying their first LAN. The same glacial pace of adoption appears...

/ July 3, 2018
Tech Time Warp: A Look Back at Antennagate

Tech Time Warp: A Look Back at Antennagate

In general, Apple products work so well—and the company has such a devoted customer base—that it’s easy to forget that even Apple has had its missteps. It’s been eight years since Antennagate, when the launch of the revolutionary iPhone 4...

/ June 29, 2018