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As consumerization trends sweep over the enterprise, sometimes the easiest way to deal with a problem is to provide some front-end tweaks to make it easier to use the existing back-end systems. Beats ripping and replacing.
Last week’s security breach at LinkedIn was exacerbated by reportedly sloppy security techniques with stored passwords, which allowed hackers to grab millions of them.
When Netflix teamed with Internet Server maker NGINX to design the open source servers for its content delivery network (CDN), it turned out to be a good match for all concerned — including ISPs who got low-maintenance, highly efficient servers and users who should get smoother streaming of Netflix content.
When hackers brought down web security service Cloudflare last week, a post mortem by the company showed the hackers exploited four unrelated vulnerabilities, proving just how relentless hackers can be when getting into a system.
Netflix announced it was launching its own Content Delivery Network (CDN) this week and it was open sourcing the hardware design and software.
A new AIIM survey found that companies clearly recognize the value of big data analytics, but struggle when it comes to harnessing it to get at the answers they need. It’s an area IT pros can clearly exploit to help their companies in this increasingly important area.
In spite of the fact that companies are expanding their data centers, IDC reports that the traditional server market is in decline, possibly because IT is moving toward smaller, more cost-effective and energy-efficient alternatives like blades.
Network breaches are not only embarrassing, they can cost you big money in fines, and even worse, a big hit to your reputation.
As data center resource pools grow, it becomes nearly impossible for humans to track and monitor. Paul Maritz, CEO at VMware, says we are going to require systems that are self-monitoring and that report to us about significant issues.