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Google buys CloudSimple to bolster VMware implementation services

Google on Monday announced that it has acquired CloudSimple, makers of software that lets customers migrate and run VMware workloads natively in public clouds. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. CloudSimple’s core technology allows customers to implement VMware workloads natively on Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). In addition to supporting the migration of VMware workloads, CloudSimple’s… Read more →

What’s next for the Open Data Initiative?

Credit: Microsoft A year ago at its Ignite 2018 conference, Microsoft played up heavily its partnership with Adobe and SAP to form the Open Data Initiative (ODI). This year at Ignite, however, there was barely a mention of ODI, which surprised me given it was one of Microsoft’s biggest announcements at its annual IT pro confab just a year ago…. Read more →

The world’s fastest supercomputers hit higher speeds than ever with Linux

Top 500 Supercomputers are all petaflop systems For the first time, it is only petaflop systems that have made the TOP500 list. Read more: Yes, there’s a lot of talk now about how quantum computers can do jobs in 200 seconds that would take the world’s fastest supercomputers 10,000 years. That’s nice. But the simple truth is, for almost all… Read more →

Regulating big tech: One presidential candidate offers a digital bill of rights

Google’s foray into healthcare IT gives company records of millions of patients The WSJ reports that the partnership with Ascension gives Google access to health data including lab results, diagnoses and hospitalization records, as well as names and dates of birth, without informing patients. Andrew Yang, a former test prep entrepreneur, is an unlikely candidate for President of the United… Read more →

Claris Connect launched in beta

Claris has rolled out the beta of its Claris Connect service, an automation tool that manages backend data infrastructure and workflows across cloud and on-premise apps. The integration service comes via Claris’ acquisition of Stamplay and is likely to appeal to smaller and medium-sized enterprises trying to stich third party services and platforms together. Claris, which was formerly known as… Read more →

Salesforce launches new Salesforce Mobile App, Trailhead GO with Apple, exclusive iOS, iPadOS features

Trailhead GO Salesforce Salesforce is launching a redesigned Salesforce Mobile App and a learning app called Trailhead GO with exclusive features to Apple’s iOS and iPadOS. The Apple-Salesforce effort, which was announced at Dreamforce, rhymes with other partnerships with enterprise software vendors and the iPhone maker. For instance, Apple has worked on apps with the likes of Accenture, IBM, and SAP. The… Read more →

AMD showcases Epyc HPC, cloud momentum at SC19

AMD debuts the Epyc Rome server processor Scott Aylor, general manager of AMD’s Datacenter Solutions Group, shares details about the second-generation processor’s performance, as well as AMD’s data center strategy. Read more: After a year of hitting some significant HPC milestones, AMD this week is showcasing its latest momentum in the high-performance computing market. At the SC19 conference, the… Read more →

HPE unveils revamped HPC portfolio with Cray technology

Six months after its $1.3 billion acquisition of Cray for its high-performance computing (HPC) technology, HPE is unveiling a newly-revamped portfolio that combines HPE and Cray technology to support HPC, AI and analytics workloads. The intent, HPE says, is to offer customers an end-to-end portfolio of services, software, compute, interconnect and storage capabilities for HPC and AI workloads — delivered… Read more →

Percona Open Source Survey: Variety remains the spice of life

Credit: Open Source Initiative At Percona’s European user conference last month, Big on Data bro George Anadiotis reviewed the results of its latest state of open source data management survey. He provided the deep dive on the specific technology variants that they are adopting. We’ll now chime in with our take – looking at how open source database adoption is… Read more →

HPE launches container platform, aims to be 100% open source Kubernetes

What is Kubernetes? Here’s everything you need to know about Kubernetes. Read more: Hewlett Packard Enterprise launched its HPE Container Platform, a Kubernetes container system designed to run both cloud and on-premises applications. On the surface, HPE Container Platform will face an uphill climb as all the top cloud providers have Kubernetes management tools and instances and IBM with… Read more →

Symantec, ESET, McAfee rank first in Windows anti-malware market share

OPSWAT Windows anti-malware market share, October 2019 Image: OPSWAT Antivirus programs from Symantec, ESET, and McAfee are today’s most popular Windows-based anti-malware products, according to usage data gathered by enterprise software vendor OPSWAT. For more than five years, OPSWAT has been collecting data and publishing monthly market share reports for the Windows anti-malware market. The company says it collects its… Read more →

Parliament House hack report reveals poor password practices

Image: Asha Barbaschow/ZDNet Interesting facts are starting to emerge concerning the hack of the Australian Parliament network and political party networks revealed in February 2019. Amusing facts, even. It took eight days to remove the bad guys from the parliamentary network, according to evidence given to the Senate Finance and Public Administration last Thursday. The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS)… Read more →