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While no one was looking, California passed its own GDPR

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is widely viewed as a massively expensive and burdensome privacy regulation that can be a major headache and pitfall for American firms doing business in Europe. Many firms, including Facebook, have sought ways around the law to avoid having to deal with the burden of compliance. Well, […]

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Pulse Secure VPN enhanced to better support hybrid IT environments

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The workplace is changing rapidly as employees embrace mobility, applications are in the cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices are instrumented for continuous connectivity — and this is affecting how organizations must think about secure access. Regardless of the scenario, organizations want solutions that deliver better productivity for whomever (or whatever) is connecting, a […]

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10 competitors Cisco just can’t kill off

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Huawei is a 31-year old company that has been competing very successfully against Cisco – especially outside the U.S. – in telecommunications and enterprise networking. In fact, by some analysts’ accounts Cisco and Huawei are the two companies battling it out over the Ethernet-switching world these days. IDC says Cisco’s Ethernet switching share rose about 7 […]

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Cisco broadens Tetration security delivery with cloud, virtual buying options

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Cisco has added new cloud and virtual deployment options for customers looking to buy into its Tetration Analytics security system. Cisco’s Tetration system gathers information from hardware and software sensors and analyzes it using big-data analytics and machine learning to offer IT managers a deeper understanding of their data center resources. [ Don’t miss customer […]

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Patches for Meltdown and Spectre aren’t that bad after all

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Internal tests from a leading industry vendor have shown that fixes applied to servers running Linux or Windows Server aren’t as detrimental as initially thought, with many use cases seeing no impact at all. The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, first documented in January, seemed like a nightmare for virtualized systems, but that is overblown. There […]

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Automation in Software Defined Data Centers

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Automation is an interesting conversation that I have had with many of our customers lately, especially with cloud migration in play and DevOps processes with continuous development becoming prevalent. We have seen many service disruptions in large cloud service providers. For example, in 2017, Amazon Web Services (AWS) had its services disrupted on the U.S. […]