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George Leopold

George Leopold has written about science and technology for more than 25 years, focusing on electronics and aerospace technology. He previously served as Executive Editor for Electronic Engineering Times.

IoT Deployments Fuel ‘Chaotic’ Cloud Security

March 29th, 2017 (0)
Cloud security remains "complex and chaotic" and the Internet of Things threatens to increase cloud security risks, warns a survey of IT security managers conducted during last month's RSA security conference. The survey of nearly 1,000 RSA attendees by ...

Brocade Upgrades Storage Switch for All-Flash Datacenters

March 28th, 2017 (0)
As all-flash arrays make inroads in the datacenter, switch makers are coming up with new access approaches leveraging all-flash storage as a way to break through network bottlenecks while adapting to data-driven workloads. With that in mind, networking switch ...

Oracle Cloud Plugs Into Smart Grid

March 27th, 2017 (0)
In an ongoing effort to boost its share of the public cloud market, Oracle rolled out a cloud service geared toward the smart grid and Internet of Things device management. The Oracle Utilities Operational Device Cloud Service announced at ...

‘API Economy’ Gathering Steam

March 24th, 2017 (0)
Mashape, the API marketplace delivering management tools for micro-services and an emerging category dubbed "micro-functions" said this week it has closed an $18 million funding round amid heavy enterprise demand for its "API Gateway" used to integrate and orchestrate ...

IoT Security Adopts a Platform Approach

March 23rd, 2017 (0)
As is often the case, network security tools are just now beginning to keep catch up with vulnerable Internet of Things deployments, particularly leading edge industrial IoT infrastructure. With that in mind, some security vendors are taking a platform ...

Avere Systems Adds Google as Investor

March 22nd, 2017 (0)
Avere Systems, the hybrid cloud data storage and management vendor, announced its latest funding round this week that included new investor Google Inc. The $14 million Series E round included existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, Norwest Venture ...

IBM Launches Container Service Around Watson

March 21st, 2017 (0)
A new IBM cloud service targeting the development and deployment of cognitive applications will utilize the Docker container engine running on the Kubernetes container orchestrator. IBM's container service running on its Bluemix application development cloud was among a batch ...

Early Adopters Exercise Quantum Bits

March 21st, 2017 (0)
For a technology that’s usually characterized as far off and in a distant galaxy, quantum computing has been steadily picking up steam. Just how close real-world applications are depends on whom you talk to and for what kinds of ...

Intel Xpoint Storage Targets Datacenter

March 20th, 2017 (0)
Intel Corp. has begun shipping new storage drives based on its 3-D XPoint non-volatile memory technology as it targets data-driven workloads. Intel's new Optane solid-state drives, designated P4800X, seek to combine the attributes of memory and storage in the ...

CoreOS, Docker Donate Container Engines

March 16th, 2017 (0)
Applications container pioneers are donating infrastructure building blocks to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in hopes of encouraging continued collaboration and interoperability in an increasingly competitive sector. CoreOS and Docker said this week they would each donate foundational runtime ...
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