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25 Jun 2017 Gartner Puts AWS, Microsoft Azure Top Of Its Magic Quadrant For IaaS [64388]
ZDNet, June 15th 2017

"But Google is emerging as a No. 3 option in a hurry. Also note Alibaba Cloud is on the rise," writes Larry Dignan in ZDNet.

"Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure dominate the infrastructure-as-a-service field, according to Gartner, which released its IaaS Magic Quadrant.

However, Google Cloud is emerging as a key challenger..."
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25 Jun 2017 Data Centre Industry Outlook - Key Trends For 2017 [64381]
ITProPortal, June 12th 2017

"Compared to 2016, nearly 75 per cent of companies' data centre budgets have increased or stayed consistent this year," writes Matt Stansberry, Jeffrey Fidacaro in ITProPortal.

"Even as the majority of IT organisations are moving some of their workloads to the cloud, the percentage of workloads residing in enterprise-owned/operated data centres has remained stable at 65 per cent since 2014. That's a key finding of Uptime Institute's seventh annual Data Center Industry Survey, which examines the major trends and developments shaping today's IT infrastructure industry. The takeaway is that with the explosive growth in business-critical applications and data, enterprises continue to see the data centre as not just important, but essential to their digital-centric strategies..."
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23 Jun 2017 Friday Five - June 23, 2017 [64490]
Red Hat, June 23rd 2017

"The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye...

  • GeekWire - Coming off a strong quarter, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst talks public clouds and containers
  • ComputerWeekly.com - Red Hat launches open source hyper-converged infrastructure
  • British Army Migrates Cloud Infrastructure to Red Hat Solutions
  • Forbes - What Role Will Container Technology Play In The Digital Journey?
  • Red Hat Management Strategy Blog - The business value of automation

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23 Jun 2017 RIP, Systems Administrator, Welcome DevOps [64418]
, June 23rd 2017

"While the traditional sys admin role may fade away, those who are willing to change can take an exciting journey with cloud and DevOps.

Looking back at times to the internal IT landscape, a system administrator was a star role in a small to medium enterprise. They were the 911 for IT operations and it was important to have their phone numbers saved, if you had to keep your project moving forward.

The role of the system administrator, as we know it, is undergoing a major transformation due to digitization and cloud. This was traditionally a segregated role for those who did all the installations, backups, etc., and owned the on premise infrastructure. They almost always had an ongoing feud with developers to guard their territory and coding was not their forte..."
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22 Jun 2017 WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Expose Some Third-Party Support Models [64499]
By Michael Hickins in Forbes

Michael writes in Forbes, "Support services offered by some third-party vendors run directly counter to newly issued federal guidelines for thwarting malicious software. The guidelines, issued in May by the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT, a cybersecurity agency within the US Department of Homeland Security), are a response to the WannaCry ransomware attacks that brought down critical IT infrastructure worldwide.

Malicious software like WannaCry exploits vulnerabilities in software to cripple the IT infrastructure that is critical to running many businesses. Motivation for this type of attack ranges from the financial to the political, and the outcome can be ruinous for affected organizations. One global automobile manufacturer affected by WannaCry had to halt production at plants in a number of countries, while the UK's National Health Service had to delay some patient treatments..."
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