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Cloudflare changes abuse policy but refuses to “censor the Internet”

Network operator was criticized for forwarding abuse reports to racist sites.

Xen hypervisor faces third highly critical VM escape bug in 10...

The Xen Project has fixed three vulnerabilities in its widely used hypervisor that could allow operating systems running inside virtual machines to access the memory of the host systems, breaking the critical security layer among them.Two of the pat...

These new super fast Intel SSDs provide a bridge to Optane

If you can't afford Intel's super fast Optane SSDs but need a massive speed boost, the company's latest DC P4600 and DC P4500 SSDs may fill the need.The new SSDs are based on conventional 3D NAND and targeted at data centers.

The SSDs will be used i...

CenturyLink, Medina Capital Deal Closes with Launch of Cyxtera Technologies

CenturyLink's former data centers and colocation business were combined with Medina Capital's cybersecurity and analytics holdings to create new secure data center infrastructure firm.

Public clouds are calling to IT engineers — and their wallets

Less than one-fifth of enterprise IT assets are in the cloud, but it looks like more are on the way.One-third of data-center professionals and IT practitioners plan to deploy workloads in the cloud in the next year, according to a survey by the Uptime Institute, an advisory group focused on improving critical infrastructure.[ A developer’s guide: Get started with serverless computing. | Microsoft Azure Functions locks in on serverless computing. | Build ’em now! 5 uses for serverless frameworks. ]Companies still rely mostly on their own infrastructure and multi-tenant data centers, including collocation facilities, the survey found.
Sixty-five percent of IT assets are in-house, and only 13 percent in the cloud.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Google Cloud growth is outpacing the company’s ad business

Google is still an advertising company, but the tech titan’s cloud business is growing faster than its advertising revenue.

That’s one of the key take-aways from the company’s first quarter earnings report released Thursday.Google Cloud Platform is one of the fastest-growing lines of revenue across Alphabet, the parent company that includes Google and other businesses like self-driving car maker Waymo, company CFO Ruth Porat said on a conference call with analysts.

That growth is driven in part by a change in the way companies are working with Google Cloud.[ Download the public cloud megaguide PDF: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, and Joyent compared. | Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld's Cloud Computing Report newsletter. ]“Over the last several months, we have noticed a change in the types of conversations that Diane [Greene] and her team are having with customers,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai said. “Increasingly, we are being asked to partner for mission-critical projects and full migrations, moving data from on-prem data centers to the cloud. We are seeing a meaningful shift, and this momentum is resulting in a fast-growing business.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Intel scraps annual IDF event as it looks beyond PCs

After 20 years, Intel is scrapping its marquee annual Intel Developer Forum event, where tech enthusiasts gathered to load up on the chipmaker's news and technologies.IDF started off in 1997 as a small event in Palm Springs, California.

The show was later moved to San Francisco and vastly expanded during a boom in the PC market.[ Get the scoop on the internet of things at its most fundamental level and find out where it's headed, in InfoWorld's downloadable PDF and ePub. | Pick up the latest insight on the tech news that matters from InfoWorld's Tech Watch blog. ]But with the PC market slowing down, the attraction of IDF has also dwindled.
Intel's future isn't tied to PCs but instead to areas like data centers, autonomous cars, modems, the internet of things, and manufacturing. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

BrandPost: Letting the Cat Out of the Bag: Public Cloud has...

By Gary Thome, VP and chief engineering at HPE, Software-defined and Cloud Group Technology, like everything else, has trends or cycles.

Cloud started more than 10 years ago and was the hot, new tech trend.

But now…are things starting to shift again? Are organizations thinking twice before automatically moving essential workloads to the public cloud?The answer is yes – and for a variety of reasons.

A few born-in-the-cloud companies have now moved from the public cloud back to on-premises data centers – DropBox is a high-profile example.

And the public cloud performance (or lack thereof) was a big reason why.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Data centers decline as users turn to rented servers

Data centers are declining worldwide both in numbers and square footage, according to IDC -- a remarkable change for an industry that has seen booming growth for many years.Users are consolidating data centers and increasingly renting server power.

These two trends are having a major impact on data center space.[ The cloud storage security gap — and how to close it. | 5 ways Microsoft has improved SharePoint security. ]The number of data centers worldwide peaked at 8.55 million in 2015, according to IDC.

That figure began declining last year, and is expected to drop to an expected 8.4 million this year.

By 2021, the research firm expects there to be 7.2 million data centers globally, more than 15 percent fewer than in 2015.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Go!Foton Corporation has joined the global industry specialist Broadband Forum

Anaheim, California, USA - Go!Foton Corporation, a global leader in manufacturing innovative optical connectivity solutions, has joined global industry specialist Broadband Forum.

This will enable Go!Foton to contribute to the evolution of fiber connectivity in Central Offices and Data Centers worldwide where these require the support of next generation services such as c-RAN Cloud Radio Access Network.In joining the Broadband Forum, Go!Foton will be working with some of the world’s major carriers, vendors and test... Source: RealWire

Google’s Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale

Google is working to accelerate the performance of its applications over the internet by building out a software-defined network at broad scale. On Tuesday, the company announced Espresso, a system that provides increased network performance to users of the company’s applications.It works by applying software-defined networking to the edge of the tech titan’s network, where Google connects to the peer networks of other internet service providers. Rather than rely on individual routers to figure out the best way to direct internet traffic, Espresso hands that responsibility off to servers running in the data centers Google operates at the edge of its network.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Pushing apps to the edge, Fly.io puts middleware in the cloud

New service puts logic closer to users, aims to be "global load balancer" for apps.