SaaS backup platform SaaSBACKUPSM lands from Asigra
Friday, March 17, 2023 by Brittany Hainzinger
Asigra Inc has announced SaaSBACKUPSM, a powerful new SaaS-based backup platform designed to provide comprehensive backup and recovery capabilities to SaaS applications that include Salesforce, Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, and far beyond. Through innovative API connectivity, SaaSBACKUP is able to support a large macrocosm of SaaS applications with enterprise-class d...
NHS 11 attack: What we learned
Friday, August 19, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Databarracks provides secure Disaster Recovery, Backup, and Business Continuity solutions in the UK. Chris Butler is the Head of Databarracks' Resilience and Continuity Consulting practice, a fellow of the Institute for Leadership and Management, a Member of the Business Continuity Institute, and a Certified Information Security Manager. But...
Software cyberattack predictions for 2022
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 by Richard Harris
Nigel Thorpe hails from a software development background and moved to the IT security industry with Entrust Technologies during the early days of PKI. His knowledge has benefited a number of security companies in the UK, Canada, and the USA, and he now serves as Technical Director at SecureAge Technology. With a wide range of experience in different business environmen...
StorONE launches backup storage
Friday, November 19, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The latest ransomware variants perform what is known as sleeper attacks, which avoid discovery by slowly infecting data. By the time an organization realizes it is dealing with a ransomware attack, a high percentage of data is encrypted. Modern backup storage needs to not only provide immutability of backup data it must do so, without impacting performance for pote...
Crypto APIs launch MPC Wallet as a Service
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Bulgarian-based Software-as-a-Service startup Crypto APIs has launched an improved Wallet as a Service (WaaS) to provide small and medium businesses, enterprises, and institutions with a more secure and reliable multi-currency digital wallet.
Crypto APIs launch MPC Wallet as a Service
The service utilizes an advanced Multi-Party Computation (MPC) cryptographic...
Kubernetes operations platform gets more funding
Thursday, September 2, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Rafay helps platform teams move beyond traditional Kubernetes cluster management to streamlined Kubernetes operations for modern applications.
Rafay Systems Kubernetes operations platform gets $25M in funding
Rafay Systems, the platform for Kubernetes Operations, has announced a $25 million Series B funding round led by ForgePoint Capital, with participation from ...
Couchbase accelerates enterprise applications for customers
Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Richard Harris
Couchbase, Inc., provider of a modern database for enterprise applications, announced the general availability of Couchbase Server 7. This landmark release bridges the best aspects of relational databases like ACID transactions with the flexibility of a modern database, allowing enterprises to confidently accelerate strategic initiatives such as more quickly moving busi...
Beta support for Kubernetes announced by Druva Inc.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Druva, Inc. announced beta support for Kubernetes workloads which delivers complete application protection that is accessible by all teams, including the central IT team and DevOps. Offered through Druva Cloud Platform, users can quickly recover, migrate, or clone Kubernetes workloads, alongside existing data center, and cloud workloads from a unified interface. Combini...
Couchbase improves Kubernetes operator to deliver cloud native
Thursday, April 30, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Couchbase announced Version 2.0 of the Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes (“Autonomous Operator”), the most mature and advanced operator in the industry. As enterprises continue to move to the cloud, DevOps, and microservices architectures, Autonomous Operator Version 2.0 helps to:
Empower Developers: Unlocks developers’ productivity wi...
Freedom and Growth plans for Kubernetes from Platform9 lands
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Platform9 announced the availability of new Freedom and Growth plans for their Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) Service. Users can sign up online for free with the Freedom plan and instantly deploy Kubernetes clusters of up to 20 nodes (800 vCPU’s). The Growth plan starts under $500/month, including an option for month-to-month payments, and provides 99.9% SLA a...
Data Privacy Day 2020 is here
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Richard Harris
Data Privacy Day is here, and with the recent implementation of the California Consumer Privacy Act, the timing could not be better to discuss the importance of taking steps to protect sensitive data while also keeping personal data private and secure.
Similar to GDPR, CCPA will have a profound impact on data privacy and protection, making this year’s Data Priv...
Build applications at speed with Cohesity Agile Dev
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Cohesity has announced the launch of Cohesity Agile Dev and Test, a new solution that addresses key bottlenecks organizations face in building applications at speed. It moves away from the request-fulfill model where developers request access to production-grade data and wait sometimes weeks for IT operations teams to provide the data needed to build...
MariaDB enterprise server helps you sleep at night
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
MariaDB Corporation announced the release of MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4, code-named “Restful Nights” for the peace of mind it brings enterprise customers. Databases are the backbone of critical business services used every day. A database failure can result in sleepless nights for everyone involved. The new MariaDB Enterprise Server includes added f...
Acronis gives developers early access to new cyber platform
Monday, April 29, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
Acronis announced the opening of its core platforms, enabling broad, third-party developer access to the Acronis Cyber Platform to encourage expanded functionality and application integrations while expanding their opportunities in Acronis’ large ecosystem.
The Acronis Cyber Platform, which is the foundation of the company’s existing services, features a ...
Running applications directly from Cohesity now possible
Monday, March 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Cohesity announced new capabilities that empower enterprises to run applications from Cohesity as well as third parties directly on the Cohesity DataPlatform. This milestone is a big step forward in empowering enterprises to derive insights from their most valuable business asset, their data.
This is the first time that enterprises are able to run applications ...
Best gifts for programmers, developers, and nerds 2018
Friday, December 14, 2018 by Richard Harris
Why is it so hard to buy something for techie people? It’s probably because they seem to just “get” whatever they want at the moment the need arises. Programmers, developers, and designers can be some of the worst about it too, because a lot of what we need to have just to do out jobs, falls in the category of a gift to ourselves too. Yeah - I rea...
How the reddit security breach reminds us to be careful
Monday, August 6, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
reddit recently disclosed in their announcements feed of a security breach into their system which the hacker "managed to access some user data, including some current email addresses and a 2007 database backup containing old salted and hashed passwords." Include in the disclosed information was some reddit source code and some log files.
They went on to sa...
Geodata analysis and storage optimization enhanced by HarperDB
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
HarperDB has new features that allow real-time geo-analysis, storage optimization for edge devices and the ability to run massive data analysis. As a result, they say companies tackling complex IoT projects can achieve a more intelligent edge without incurring further storage or hardware costs.
HarperDB features include:
Geographical Data Analysis: HarperDB'...
Working remote at faster speeds with Accelion
Monday, July 2, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Penguin Computing announced the availability of the Accelion managed data access platform, a complete managed file transfer and remote access solution that gives global, cross-functional teams the ability to work with vast amounts of geographically dispersed data and do so with greater speed, security, and reliability.
Penguin Computing customers now have the ability...
KaiOS talks smart feature phones and app developers
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
KaiOS is a Linux-based mobile operating system built on a fork of Firefox OS that first appeared in 2017 and was developed by KaiOS Technologies Inc. in San Diego. We recently chatted with Tim Metz, Marketing Director at KaiOS Technologies, about KaiOS' emerging operating system for smart feature phones. We discuss why these devices are becoming relevant again, what...
What some experts are saying about GDPR
Friday, May 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The GDPR bill is causing an uproar in the industry as the compliance date comes ever nearer. Yet few can say they actually know much about the bill that will come into place on May 25th.GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, is an expansion upon the EU’s previous Data Protection Act of 1998, extending the boundary of its territorial mandate from whatever juris...
Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud launched for GA
Sunday, April 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
Oracle has announced the availability of a new service based on its Autonomous Database named Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud. Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud, uses machine learning to deliver performance, security capabilities, and availability with no human intervention, at "half the cost of Amazon Web Services."Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud delivers all of t...
Kubernetes platform helps simplify the app dev process
Monday, February 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
Kublr has developed an enterprise-grade Kubernetes platform that’s not tied to a single cloud, PaaS, OS, or technology stack. With the launch of Kublr 1.8, Kublr is introducing its self-service control plane that enables simplified Kubernetes deployment and management. The Kublr control plane empowers enterprises to run Kubernetes in production at scale out-of-the-box -...
Building apps for emerging markets
Monday, November 27, 2017 by Neal Thoms
Internet use is ballooning in emerging economies in South America, Africa and Asia (amongst others). These economies are growing fast, and an explosion in smartphones and mobile internet has generated a vast wave of users venturing online for the first time. However, despite this phenomenal growth, it would be unwise to take this technology growth for granted, or to ass...
Sending out an S.O.S. for SMS
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Will LaSala
What a difference a year makes. Just one year after the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued guidance that found SMS is insecure and no longer suitable as a strong authentication mechanism, it has walked all of that back.At the time the original draft was published, it was highly unusual for any US government agency to get out in front of the security i...
Appdome integrates into the AppConfig community
Monday, August 14, 2017 by Richard Harris
Appdome, a cloud hub for mobile app integration, has joined the AppConfig Community, re-affirming its ongoing commitment to a secure and efficient mobile industry. AppConfig’s best practice feature-set can now be automatically integrated in apps via the Appdome platform, all without any code or coding. App Publishers (ISVs) and enterprise app developers can add AppConfi...
SoftNAS gets a speed bump and lower costs
Thursday, July 20, 2017 by Richard Harris
SoftNAS released their newest release of Cloud NAS with up to 400 percent faster cloud object storage performance. Now customers can replace expensive, aging hardware-based storage and on-premises NAS, SAN and file servers with limitless, durable and available cloud object storage. Common use cases now possible in the cloud with the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) include...
Memery launches a new drone video app called Dragonfly
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Richard Harris
Memery a provider of location based video apps, announces the launch of Dragonfly, a complete solution for drone video. While the company has also added Darren Liccardo, former DJI executive and drone technology expert, to its advisory board. Available now on the App Store the launch kicks off the Try Dragonfly in July promotional event. For the next month Dra...
3 ways developers can stay relevant while IoT steams forward
Friday, March 31, 2017 by Julie Lockner
Apple watches, Nest thermostats, and Amazon’s connected inventory management systems are examples of how the Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing how companies do business. It’s not going away, either; according to IDC, the IoT market could almost triple in the coming years, projecting an increase in market worth from $655.8 billion in 2014 to $1.7 trillion by 20...
What's happening at IBM Interconnect 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017 by Richard Harris
At IBM Interconnect, IBM’s largest cloud computing event of the year, they have announced a whole laundry list of new news items - like client adoption, tech breakthroughs and work they are doing to arm the next gen of cognitive developers. Here's a brief overview on what you might be missing at their latest event:IBM Cloud announcementsNew software and services designe...
How the new US administration will effect Internet privacy
Thursday, February 2, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
NordVPN has observed a notable increase in inquiries immediately after the U.S. election and a stable growth of interest from Americans ever since.As the new U.S. President starts his four-year term, many wonder what will be the new policy on government surveillance of ordinary citizens. President Donald Trump, while being vague on his views concerning Internet privacy,...
GM releases NGI SDK for developing infotainment invehicle apps
Thursday, February 2, 2017 by Richard Harris
General Motors just launched a next generation infotainment software development kit (NGI SDK) allowing software developers around the world to develop and test in-vehicle applications for GM’s infotainment systems: Chevrolet MyLink, Buick and GMC Intellilink and Cadillac CUE. With the NGI SDK, apps can be built to run directly on the vehicle using HTML5 and JavaSc...
Ransomware facts and the steps to prevent it on your device
Friday, December 30, 2016 by Richard Harris
As technology advances forward, so does its unintended consequences and evolution of bad people being able to exploit its weaknesses. Reports of one these exploits is sweeping across Europe, its name is ransomware. Ransomware is malware that allows hackers to take control of your computer and all its data, and then hold it hostage via encryption until a certain sum of m...
How to secure your online accounts from cyber attacks in 2017
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by Richard Harris
In addition to ball drops and bubbly, the New Year offers an occasion to reflect and contemplate what's ahead in 2017. When Dec. 31 rolls around, many of us think about getting fit, saving more money and promising to take time to enjoy life. As the world becomes more and more connected – and our digital and offline lives become indistinguishable – we should also commit ...
Meet Dav Glass, local hero hacker and Yahoo Distinguished Engineer
Thursday, November 10, 2016 by Richard Harris
Dav Glass is a Distinguished Architect for Yahoo, and has been at the company for 10 years. He works with various teams across Yahoo with their NodeJS applications and deployments, as well as other Open Source initiatives to help their developers give away and contribute to Open Source Software. Outside of Yahoo, he also coaches 3 robotics teams at a local High Sch...