The Collateral Damage of DDoS Attacks – Part 1. What is what

The Collateral Damage of DDoS Attacks – Part 1. What is what

ISP networks are part of the backbone of the Internet—and carry any and every security threat. Most threats are not considered by the ISP, since they do not harm their own infrastructure, they are just another packet flow. While this is true for application-level and state-exhaustion DDoS attacks, ransomware infection, malware distribution, and so on, there are exceptions, such as volumetric DDoS attacks.

Choosing the right virtualization strategy

Choosing the right virtualization strategy

Just because virtualization is an incredibly advanced and complicated technology doesn’t mean small businesses can’t get in on the action. As experts debate the merits of virtual desktops versus containers, all SMBs need are an elementary understanding of how virtualization works and an IT provider.

PwC research suggests change is coming: How will enterprises navigate?

PwC research suggests change is coming: How will enterprises navigate?

In 2017, PwC conducted research with the primary objective of identifying what the major drivers in data center networking were. That research, made up of more than 250 responses from CIOs and IT leaders at large enterprises around the globe, suggested that the top priorities have shifted as IT charges towards cloud.

PwC Research: The Cloud Will Block Out the Sun

PwC Research: The Cloud Will Block Out the Sun

PwC Research: The Cloud Will Block Out the Sun

Previously, I had posted a blog about the results of PwC research about the changing design criteria for data center networking. Follow-on blogs detailed the insights gleaned from that research. Namely, security has risen to the top position in IT priorities for data center networking, and automation is firmly entrenched as the number two.

Spectre and Meltdown vs. virtual desktops

Spectre and Meltdown vs. virtual desktops

On January 3, 2018, two hardware flaws were announced that affect nearly every computer sold within the last 20 years. Every virtualization service available relies on vulnerable computers, but you needn’t worry — almost every vendor has already protected your virtual machines.

Media and Broadcast organizations are transforming. Migration to IP: What does it mean for your organization?

Media and Broadcast organizations are transforming. Migration to IP: What does it mean for your organization?

As consumer viewing habits shift to digital media, delivered on demand, anytime, anywhere, and on any platform, media and broadcast organizations are facing a challenging road ahead. Taking advantage of new technology and digital platforms while keeping costs in check will be key to driving growth and profit.

The problem with too many VMs

The problem with too many VMs

Unlike maintaining multiple servers, which have to be manually installed and configured, deploying virtual machines (VMs) require very little effort. By making a few simple adjustments in your virtualization console, you can easily create a virtual instance with enough resources to run even the most demanding apps.