Data-center networking was already changing prior to the technology challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and few areas of the enterprise will continue to be affected more than data centers by those modifications in the future.That’s because myriad technologies are driving changes in the data center—everything from heavy demand for higher-speed networking, support for a remote workforce, increased security, tighter management and perhaps the biggest alteration—the prolific growth of cloud services.To read this article in full, please click here READ MORE HERE…Read more
Latency and reliability concerns set car rental company Sixt on a path to rearchitect its WAN. That led the global company, which has locations in more than 100 countries, to become an early adopter of the network-security architecture dubbed secure access service edge (SASE) by research firm Gartner.
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SASE, pronounced “sassy,” blends SD-WAN’s network optimization features with security capabilities such as zero-trust authentication, data loss prevention, threat detection, and encryption. Driven by demand for a more efficient, scalable network-security architecture, SASE can enable greater network reliability, more flexible deployment options, and pervasive security. The technology is in its infancy but projected to grow quickly. Gartner estimates at least 40% of enterprises will have explicit strategies to adopt SASE by 2024, up from less than 1% at the end of 2018.To read this article in full, please click here READ MORE HERE…Read more
Learn why Kurt John of Siemens USA sees continued migration to the cloud as inevitable across industries.
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In its second cloud-native technology acquisition in as many months, Cisco is buying container security firm Banzai Cloud for an undisclosed amount.Founded in 2017, Banzai is known for developing Kubernetes-based cloud application development and security technologies. It will become part of Cisco’s Emerging Technologies and Incubation group, where the company brews new projects for cloud-native networking, security and edge computing environments.
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Palo Alto is rolling out a cloud service that promises to protect the highly distributed data in contemporary enterprises.The cloud service — Enterprise Data Loss Prevention (DLP) – will help prevent data breaches by automatically identifying confidential intellectual property and personally identifiable information across the enterprise, Palo Alto stated.Data breaches are a huge and growing problem worldwide, but most of the current DLP systems were only designed to help global-scale organizations that have huge data protection budgets and staffs. Legacy and point solutions are not accessible, appropriate or effective for many of the companies that need them, said Anand Oswal, senior vice president and general manager with Palo Alto Networks.To read this article in full, please click here READ MORE HERE…Read more
Simplifying security options for enterprise customers is a daunting task, and it can be even harder in the current pandemic-driven workforce environment. But Cisco is taking steps to both streamline and bolster its security menu, according to news out of its virtual Partner Summit conference. For starters, Cisco is eliminating 50 product names and simplifying its offerings within the renamed Cisco Secure portfolio. Cisco is also reinforcing its key platforms, including its SecureX and zero trust packages. (See related story, Cisco software upgrades to simplify hybrid-cloud management, operations)To read this article in full, please click here READ MORE HERE…Read more
Companies need to focus on architecting resilience and accept that disruptive change is the norm, says research firm Gartner, which unveiled its annual look at the top strategic technology trends that organizations need to prepare for in the coming year.Gartner unveiled this year’s list at its flagship IT Symposium/Xpo Americas conference, which is being held virtually this year.
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As enterprise workloads continue to move off-premises and employees continue to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, securing that environment remains a critical challenge for IT.At its virtual VWworld 2020 gathering, VMware detailed products and plans to help customers deal with the challenges of securing distributed enterprise resources.More about SD-WAN: How to buy SD-WAN technology: Key questions to consider when selecting a supplier • What SD-Branch is and why you’ll need it • What are the options for securing SD-WAN?
“Amid global disruption, the key to survival for many companies has meant an accelerated shift to the cloud and, ultimately, bolting on security products in their data centers,” said Sanjay Poonen, VMware’s Chief Operating Officer, Customer Operations. “But legacy security systems are no longer sufficient for organizations that are using the cloud as part of their computing infrastructure. It’s time to rethink security for the cloud. Organizations need protection at the workload level, not just at the endpoint.”To read this article in full, please click here READ MORE HERE…
The mainframe has been declared “dead”, “morphed” and “transformed” so many times over the years sometimes it’s sometimes hard to believe the Big Iron still has an identity in the enterprise world.But clearly it does and in a major way, too. [ Lessons on diversity in IT: 10 professional organizations focused on diversity in tech • Being Black in IT: 3 tech leaders share their stories • Gender gapped: The state of gender diversity in IT • Māori participation in IT: diversity insights for CIOs everywhere • IT snapshot: Ethnic diversity in the tech industry ]
Take recent news as an example: According to IBM, 75% of the top 20 global banks are running the newest z15 mainframe, and the IBM Systems Group reported a 68% gain in Q2 IBM Z revenue year-over-year.To read this article in full, please click here READ MORE HERE…
Leverage Microsoft Cloud App Security to secure your digital transformation, by protecting all your apps and resources with the principles of Zero Trust.
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