As with many new technology trends, certain assumptions and hype emerge that can influence buyer behavior and lead to poor decisions. Gartner has identified seven of the most common flawed assumptions in the hyperconverged integrated systems (HCIS) market. “HCIS, which encompasses software-centric architectures that integrate compute, storage and networking on commodity hardware, promises a cost-effective infrastructure solution that is simple to deploy, manage and scale,” said George Weiss, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. … More
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On October 21, New Hampshire-based Internet performance management company Dyn suffered the largest DDoS attack ever to be registered. The attacks – there were three, in relatively quick succession, but the last one was easily mitigated – were aimed at the company’s managed DNS infrastructure. They resulted in the temporary inaccessibility of many websites and online services such as Twitter, GitHub, PayPal, Etsy, and so on. What Dyn says about the attacks “At this point … More
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Netflix’s engineering team is good at sharing the tools they create, and keeping them updated to serve different needs. Chaos Monkey is the latest offering that received a considerable overhaul. The tool simulates the unexpected disappearance of random servers that run inside a production environment by simply switching them off. As Lorin Hochstein and Casey Rosenthal from the Chaos Engineering Team at Netflix noted, they are “taking the pain of disappearing servers and bringing that … More
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The European ICT Industry is one of the most advanced in the world. Making the EU’s single market fit for the digital age could contribute €415 billion per year to the economy and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs. The pervasiveness of high-speed connectivity and the richness and quality of online services in the European Union are among the best globally. Such advantages have considerably increased the dependability of European citizens on ICT services. … More
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