A group of prominent cryptographers said that the planting of backdoors for law enforcement surveillance -- in an effort to crack down on cybercrime -- is actually creating more network vulnerabilities that criminals can exploit.
Teradata said users of its Big Data analytics appliance will soon be able to use Cloudera Inc.'s Hadoop distribution, joining the current Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 option.
Microsoft announced the new Cortana Analytics Suite, a one-stop shop for the company's machine learning, Big data and business intelligence products.
Microsoft has released Technical Preview 2 of System Center Configuration Manager, available for testing from an Evaluation Center page. The offering also features a second preview of System Center Endpoint Protection.
Cisco Systems Inc. this week invested in a French company, 6WIND, a specialist in helping enterprises deploy software-defined networking and network functions virtualization technologies in existing datacenter setups.
This year, IDC said, will see cloud infrastructure spending take up one-third of IT budgets.
A recent study indicated the young software-defined networking technology and its sidekick, network functions virtualization, "could be as significant as the introduction of IP networks themselves." The study emerged just two days after a new release of the OpenDaylight SDN platform.
Microsoft recently announced its Azure Key Vault service is available for commercial use.
Pluribus Networks Inc. teamed up with Red Hat Inc. and Super Micro Computer Inc. to demonstrate a converged infrastructure package featuring Pluribus' flagship open source-based distributed network hypervisor OS, Netvisor.