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Proposed Middleware Technology Quadruples SSD Write Speeds - Legit Reviews

Proposed Middleware Technology Quadruples SSD Write Speeds - Legit Reviews | IT Trends | Scoop.it
Solid-State Drives (SSDs) are pretty quick and very reliable, but enthusiasts are always looking to get the latest and greatest drive. It turns out that there might be a way to greatly improve performance of NAND Flash devices with some software tweaks. According to Jyunichi Oshita from Tech-On, the team, headed by professor Ken Takeuchi ...more
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first >1Tb/s SSDs then flash over DRAM, I guess I/Os  won't be an issue anymore for personal computing before the end of the year!

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Virtual machine used to steal crypto keys from other VM on same server

Virtual machine used to steal crypto keys from other VM on same server | IT Trends | Scoop.it

Piercing a key defense found in cloud environments such as Amazon's EC2 service, scientists have devised a virtual machine that can extract private cryptographic keys stored on a separate virtual machine when it resides on the same piece of hardware.

 

While the scope of the attack remains limited, the research is important because it opens the door to more practical attacks in the future.

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Numecent launches its ‘cloudpaging’ technology. Successor to streaming ?

Numecent launches its ‘cloudpaging’ technology. Successor to streaming ? | IT Trends | Scoop.it

Numecent is a startup that has been pioneering “friction-free digital software delivery” through virtualization. And today it arrived out of stealth, releasing full details of its patented ‘cloudpaging’ technology.

 

Most aspects of cloudpaging are already shipping to customers in Numecent’s Application Jukebox product line, and today the technology can cloudify 100% of Microsoft Windows applications – even those with plugins – and the operating system itself.

 

The process divides the asset into small fragments called ‘pages’ on the server-side which are then fetched ‘on demand’ over HTTP/HTTPS by a Virtual Memory Management unit (MMU) on the client. It then begins executing inside a sandbox without installation.

  

Numecent is targeting this technology to ISVs, aggregators, SMBs, enterprises and other service providers, who need super-fast software delivery, deployment and provisioning across any physical client or even through a virtual desktop. The company recently announced a partnership with Red Hat, where its cloudpaging technology will be used to deliver applications to virtual RHEV3 desktops.

 

In related news, Numecent has also spun out Approxy, a new firm focused on leveraging Numecent’s cloudpaging technology in the emerging field of cloud-gaming.

 

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Unencrypted Payment Data Stored by Merchants Increased This Year

Unencrypted Payment Data Stored by Merchants Increased This Year | IT Trends | Scoop.it

More merchants are keeping unencrypted credit card information. Enforcing a rigorous security protocol avoids fines as well as keeps customers safe. 

 

A SecurityMetrics study shows that 71 % of merchants who participated were found to store unencrypted payment card data in their computer systems in 2011 - an increase of 8 % since 2010.

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RIM offers security to Android and Apple users

Firm targets other operating systems with mobility software.

 

Research in Motion (RIM) has offered its expertise to users of rival provider handsets and released security software for Apple and Android devices.

 

Security features include the ability to remotely wipe or lock down hardware, and other tools will let firms manage software and applications over-the-air, and generally keep an eye on them. RIM is testing the software and system with some unnamed select business partners, and reckons it will release the whole thing next March.

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SCADA hack shut down a US water plant

A HACKING ATTACK at a US water plant has been credited to an unknown attacker who managed to access a SCADA controller and take over systems. The hacker used the compromised SCADA system to turn a pump off and on again several times before causing it to fail.

Researchers have traced the system used in the attack on the Illinois water plant to Russia, but Brandt said that the attacker could be using a proxy.
No serious damage resulted from the attack.

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When Akamai goes down, it takes the Internet with it

When Akamai goes down, it takes the Internet with it | IT Trends | Scoop.it

Major Internet sites like Facebook, Twitter, Apple.com, Best Buy and Buy.com saw an outage this afternoon, as Akamai faced DNS-related issues. The outage shows the trouble that comes with a single-CDN strategy.

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73% of network devices have at least one known security vulnerability

Dimension Data Announces Results of 2011 Network Barometer Report Enterprise network assessments conducted in 2010 reveal more than 73% of network devices have at least one known security vulnerability; 47% are in highest risk stage of product lifecycle
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Amazon's Cloud Crash Disaster Permanently Destroyed Many Customers' Data

Amazon's Cloud Crash Disaster Permanently Destroyed Many Customers' Data | IT Trends | Scoop.it
In addition to taking down the sites of dozens of high-profile companies for hours (and, in some cases, days), Amazon's huge EC2 cloud services crash permanently destroyed some data.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-lost-data-2011-4#ixzz1KpeQcJjA
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Denial Of Service Attacks Increased Sharply In 2010 -- InformationWeek

DDoS attacks surpass SQL injection to become most prevalent attack vector, security vendor Trustwave reports.
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Cloud Computing's Enterprise Challenges: Public, Private, Hybrid? — Datamation.com

Cloud Computing's Enterprise Challenges: Public, Private, Hybrid? — Datamation.com | IT Trends | Scoop.it
Keynoters at Cloud Connect conference debate public versus private clouds, but agree that cloud computing in the enterprise is more of a (RT @dorait: Cloud Computing's Enterprise Challenges: Public, Private, Hybrid? http://bit.ly/fLPRL3)
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How 'bring your own cloud' could kill BYOD | ZDNet

How 'bring your own cloud' could kill BYOD | ZDNet | IT Trends | Scoop.it
Personal cloud services are convenient, inexpensive, always available, and on the brink of destroying the entire BYOD movement.
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Facebook buys Instagram for about $1 billion

Facebook buys Instagram for about $1 billion | IT Trends | Scoop.it

Facebook just announced that it is buying Instagram. Mark Zuckerberg posted the announcement on Facebook.
A press release says the transaction is, "approximately $1 billion in a combination of cash and shares of Facebook." The transaction is expected to close later this quarter, the release says.

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Micron boss predicts end to memory price slump

Micron boss predicts end to memory price slump. 

 

Slowing demand for desktop memory has led to an oversupply that is driving down prices. While that's good news for the consumer, it's not so good for the DRAM makers. After a bumper 2010, last year was a shocking disappointment which has left the majority of manufacturers facing severe losses. Only Samsung, which commands consumer electronics profits alongside semiconductor income, managed to turn a profit.

 

Micron's president Mark Adams claimed that the bottom of the curve has been reached. 'I don't think DRAM [pricing] goes down from here,' claimed Adams. 'It's starting to feel like a stable market.'

 

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AMD struggling to reinvent itself

AMD struggling to reinvent itself | IT Trends | Scoop.it

The chip maker is considering a new strategy that some experts believe could dramatically alter its protracted struggle with Intel, one of the most closely watched and acrimonious brawls in the tech industry.

 

"We're at an inflection point," said company spokesman Mike Silverman. "We will all need to let go of the old 'AMD versus Intel' mind-set, because it won't be about that anymore."

 

Although AMD has been vague about its plans, the company is widely expected to push hard to get its chips into smartphones and tablets. Those markets not only are dominated by other companies, but its gargantuan archrival is trying to elbow its way into them, too -- potentially moving the war with Intel onto a new battleground.

 

AMD might make chips based on both the x86 and ARM designs, some experts have speculated. But if it switches exclusively to ARM, it would leave Intel essentially alone in the x86 business, which "would make Intel kind of look like they are the guy that missed the meeting," said tech analyst Rob Enderle.


All AMD has said so far about its new strategy -- which it has promised to detail in February -- is that it intends to pursue "growth opportunities" in low-powered devices, emerging markets and Internet-based businesses.

 

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Foxconn to build cloud computing centers in Taiwan

Foxconn Group, best known for their assembly and manufacturing factories in China, is planning two new buildings on a site of 1.85 hectares (4.57 acres) in Taiwan that will see the company expand into cloud computing and software development.

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HP Exec Is Having Second-Thought About Killing the TouchPad

HP Exec Is Having Second-Thought About Killing the TouchPad | IT Trends | Scoop.it

The HP TouchPad, which the company killed last week due to few sales and retailer rejections, might live again if the firm spins-off its PC manufacturing business, an executive in China said Tuesday.

“Tablet computing is a segment of the market that’s relevant, absolutely,” HP Personal Systems Group chief Todd Bradley told Reuters in China. Although he was in Beijing, it wasn’t to sell WebOS to the Chinese, the HP executive insisted. However, “a number” of companies have expressed interest in using the OS, he told the news agency. Samsung could be one of those eyeing the software. As we’ve reported, the handset and tablet maker is looking at WebOS to bolster its position against Apple.

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Microsoft admits Patriot Act can access EU-based cloud data

Microsoft admits Patriot Act can access EU-based cloud data | IT Trends | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s UK head admitted today that no cloud data is safe from the Patriot Act — and Microsoft will hand it over to U.S. authorities.
At the Office 365 launch, Gordon Frazer, managing director of Microsoft UK, gave the first admission that cloud data — regardless of where it is in the world — is not protected against the USA PATRIOT Act.
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Lenovo to Buy German Electronics Firm Medion

Lenovo to Buy German Electronics Firm Medion | IT Trends | Scoop.it
Lenovo, the Chinese computer maker that took over IBM's PC division six years ago, said Wednesday that it planned to take control of the German consumer electronics manufacturer Medion in a deal that valued the target company at $909 million.
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Sandisk buys pliant to enter enterprise ssd market

STORAGE VENDOR Sandisk has announced that it will purchase solid state disk (SSD) drive maker Pliant Technology and start shipping SSDs pitched at enterprises.

Read more: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2071372/sandisk-buys-pliant-enter-enterprise-ssd-market#ixzz1MbV8OAVv
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Security will rescue cloud computing

Whenever the topic of security is mentioned in the context of cloud computing, it is usually discussed as the "big barrier" to adoption. The perceived or actual lack of security in the cloud makes it impossible for businesses to make the leap into this new computing paradigm. I propose a different perspective: Security will rescue cloud computing.
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The reality of SaaS security and privacy • The Register

Whether you’re looking to SaaS as a way to improve service delivery, cope with mobility or tighten the purse strings on spending a bit, this report can help you to get to grips with the complex issues behind security and privacy in the cloud.
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