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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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22 Jun 2017 Red Hat Unveils Industry's First Production-Ready Open Source Hyperconverged Infrastructure [64492]
Red Hat, June 22nd 2017

Red Hat introduced Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure, the industry's first production-ready fully open source hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution. By combining innovative virtualization and storage technologies with a stable, proven operating platform, Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure is designed to help enterprises to bring datacenter capabilities into locations with limited space, such as branch offices and other remote facilities.
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21 Jun 2017 Experts Hash Out Next-Generation Cyber Defenses [64473]
GCN, June 21st 2017

"'There are only two types of networks, those that have been compromised and those that are compromised without the operator's awareness,' wrote James Scott, senior fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, in a collection of essays on next-generation cyber defenses. The writers, ICIT fellows and industry security experts, voiced a common theme: Cyber threats continue to pervade government systems and no one solution is a cure-all..."
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21 Jun 2017 VDI Planning: The Network Perspective [64464]
NetworkComputing, June 21st 2017

"Make sure your network can support virtual desktops before deployment.

Virtual desktops can be a great way to easily deploy common desktop environments in a centrally managed way. But before you pull the trigger on a VDI rollout, you must look at all aspects of the infrastructure to determine if the network can support it. So often I hear conversations about VDI that focus on server hardware, licensing, and application integration. Yet very little time is spent investigating whether the network can support and scale the way VDI is designed to function.

In this blog, I'll look at VDI deployments from a network perspective and discuss out four key areas that could affect the usability of virtual desktops on day one or further down the road..."
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21 Jun 2017 Oracle Earnings: Q4 FY17 GAAP EPS UP 15% TO $0.76 and NON-GAAP EPS UP 10% TO $0.89 [64496]
Total Cloud Revenues Up 58% to $1.4 Billion, Total Revenue Up 3% to $10.9 Billion

Oracle Corporation announced fiscal 2017 Q4 results and fiscal 2017 full year results. Comparing Q4 2017 to Q4 last year, SaaS (Software as a Service) cloud revenues were up 67% to $964 million, and non-GAAP SaaS revenues were up 75% to $1.0 billion. Cloud PaaS (Platform as a Service) plus IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) revenues were up 40% to $397 million, and non-GAAP PaaS plus IaaS revenues were up 42% to $403 million.

Total cloud revenues were up 58% to $1.4 billion, and non-GAAP total cloud revenues were up 64% to $1.4 billion. Cloud plus on-premise software revenues were up 5% to $8.9 billion, and non-GAAP cloud and on-premise software revenues were up 6% to $8.9 billion. Total revenues were up 3% to $10.9 billion.
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