Articles In Virtualization

By Brian Wagner, Posted in Virtualization

VMware has released an operating system and application management solution. Mirage, part of the VMware Horizon suite, is focused on managing both physical and virtual machines. The solution can roll out operating system upgrades, patches, and applications. Mirage was born out of an acquisition of Wanova. The product was designed to not only handle updates of O/S and applications, but to capture the contents of each machine. The contents can then be deployed to different hardware or to a VM. Mirage accom... read more.

  • May 03, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Government officials in the Netherlands are working on a bill that would allow law enforcement officials there to hack into suspect foreign and domestic computer systems to research, gather evidence, or block access to certain data. The proposed bill has measures to enact strict safeguards in using these new powers, including the certification of software, keeping logs of case data, and seeking judicial approval before enacting the measures. The proposal is receiving criticism from the Dutch digital right g... read more.

  • May 02, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: A survey from SAP and Harris Interactive shows how the “Internet of Things” will transform our daily lives, from home appliances and utilities, to parking cars. The survey revealed that 90% of consumer-connected devices will have access to a personal cloud this year, and that four billion terabytes of data will be generated this year alone. A new white paper from security firm Prolexic shows that hackers are using old networking protoc... read more.

  • May 01, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Cisco and its channel partners are teaming up with the White House and First Lady Michelle Obama to help U.S. veterans find jobs in the IT sector. As a part of the Joining Forces program for military families, the goal of the IT Training and Certification Program is to help military veterans train for Cisco’s Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam. Cisco is joined in the program by the company’s channel partners, as well as other tech co... read more.

  • April 30, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Security researchers at McAfee discovered a JavaScript-related flaw in all versions of Adobe Reader that, while not deemed serious, could reveal some information to people sending malicious PDFs. The exploit potentially allows attackers to see who has opened a PDF document and when, and may be further exploited to reveal more sensitive information, such as IP address or ISP. McAfee has notified Adobe of the flaw, and urges users to disabl... read more.

  • April 29, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: The latest high-profile hack, where an unknown party took control of the Associated Press’ Twitter account, has put the need for a stronger online security protocol back in the spotlight. With Microsoft, Apple, Google, and others adopting two-factor authentication as an option for users (and Twitter at a later date), the debate is on as to whether or not two-factor authentication is the best option. Pivotal, a jointly owned subsidiary... read more.

  • April 26, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Lew Moorman, president of cloud provider Rackspace, believes that there is more than enough demand for the proliferation of clouds past the dominant cloud providers like Amazon, Google, and Rackspace. He also believes that the hybrid cloud will be open, in “a world where you have the ability to run exactly the cloud you need, where you need it, how you need it.” An illegitimate ad network SDK was used to push malware on up to 9 million... read more.

  • April 22, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: After the explosion of a fertilizer plant in Texas earlier this week, cybercriminals are looking to exploit the tragedy as a way to spread malware. Malicious e-mails have been going around touting video of the explosion, containing a link to a webpage with embedded YouTube videos and an iFrame used to inject malware on the computer. Neil Rubenking at PC Magazine analyzed Microsoft’s newest Security Intelligence Report, which detailed r... read more.

  • April 19, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Jay Heiser, research vice president at Gartner, says that businesses and government organizations are resisting moving services to the cloud until security, disaster recovery, and business continuity improve. Government groups are also struggling to balance technology with legal obligations. The National Security Agency’s Nathanael Burton, a computer scientist, spoke at the OpenStack Summit, detailing the group’s history and use of Ope... read more.

  • April 18, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: According to Prolexic, the average amount of bandwidth used in DDoS attacks in the first quarter of this year was 48.25 Gbps, with peaks at 130 Gbps. This was eight times more than the first quarter of last year. This is due in large part to attackers using Web servers over traditional PCs as a part of their botnet, since servers have many times more bandwidth to exploit in a DDoS attack. Oracle released an updated version of Java to a... read more.

  • April 17, 2013