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At the DEF CON 27 security conference in Las Vegas, Eclypsium security research team uncovered serious security flaws in more than 40 device drivers from 20 different vendors. These flaws could allow attackers to deploy malware on the vulnerable devices. “Drivers that provide access to system BIOS or system components for the purposes of updating firmware, running diagnostics, or customizing options on the component can allow attackers to turn the very tools used to manage a system into powerful threats that can escalate privileges and persist invisibly on the host,” Eclypsium wrote in its report. These drivers can provide an attacker the most privileged access that can be used to launch malicious actions within all versions of Windows including Windows Kernel. All the affected drivers are certified by Microsoft. In a statement to ZDNet, Mickey Shkatov, Principal Researcher at Eclypsium noted that the design flaw in Windows device drivers have a functionality that can be misused to…
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ATLANTA — DC BLOX, a multi-tenant data center provider delivering the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business, announces the opening of its fourth center facility in Birmingham, Alabama. The first phase of the facility, now customer ready, delivers up to 5MW of power, 18,000 square feet of white space and 13,000 square feet of office space, featuring conference rooms, demo space, hoteling cubes and workstations. This location is DC BLOX’s flagship facility and is capable of expanding to over 200,000 square feet with over 60MW of critical IT load to serve as a technology and innovation hub for the surrounding area.

As data centers move more toward the edge of the network to accommodate a growing number of applications demanding local processing and storage – low-latency, high-capacity connectivity is a key component of this evolving architecture. DC BLOX’s Birmingham data center offers access to the company’s full breadth of solutions including cloud storage, colocation and rich connectivity to support enterprise, government and education customers, as well as managed service providers, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies and content providers that do business in the Southeast. The facility is part of DC BLOX,s private, high-speed network fabric, which provides 100Gb+ bandwidth, low-latency connections to Internet Exchanges, access to numerous carriers across data centers and secure cloud connectivity.


“We live in a digital age, and the world is not standing still. DC BLOX’s new data center is certainly a welcome addition to the Birmingham community,” said Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. “It will connect the city with high-performance networks to ensure business continuity, and ultimately, it will drive the digital economy. In addition to elevating Birmingham’s technological capabilities, the new data center will bring several high-paying jobs for Alabamians. DC BLOX’s efforts are a much-appreciated investment into Alabama’s future success, and their increased presence in this great state will help propel us forward.”

DC BLOX offers the highest data center performance, reliability and connectivity available in the markets it serves. The company is dedicated to meeting the infrastructure needs of businesses and communities in emerging and underserved markets throughout the Southeastern U.S., where robust connectivity and Tier 3 data center availability is limited. This new local data center enables Birmingham-area businesses and government entities to offload the cost and complexity of managing their own data centers and provides the connectivity needed to address an increasingly distributed IT ecosystem. The grand opening of the Birmingham, AL data center is taking place on July 11th.

“With construction designed to withstand 150+ mph winds, N+1 power and cooling systems, a fully-protected private network and enhanced security developed to accommodate Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) standards, the Birmingham facility is designed for security and reliability,” states Mark Masi, DC BLOX Chief Operating Officer. “Our data hall is designed to accommodate cabinets of varying densities and can be adapted for custom solutions as well.”

“We are thrilled to be joining the Birmingham community,” adds Jeff Uphues, Chief Executive Officer of DC BLOX. “The State of Alabama and the City of Birmingham care deeply about the prosperity of their citizens and are working to bring in companies like ours to invest in their communities and bring jobs to the region. They understand that a data center is core infrastructure that attracts other technology-dependent companies, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”

About DC BLOX
DC BLOX is a multi-tenant data center provider delivering the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business. DC BLOX’s software-defined network services enable access to a wealth of providers, partners and platforms to businesses across the Southeast. DC BLOX’s connected data centers are in Atlanta, GA; Huntsville, AL; Chattanooga, TN, and Birmingham, AL. For more information, please visit www.dcblox.com.

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Interop 2019, an unbiased IT conference, hosted all levels of IT and business pros at the Mirage, Las Vegas, on May 20-23. The three-day event provided attendees a complete objective view of the things happening across all the IT disciplines. It featured speakers from industry leaders like Google, Microsoft, IBM, Juniper Networks, Cisco, Delta Dental, and Red Hat. Interop 2019: Top announcements Having said that, below are the main announcements made at Interop 2019: 1. Winners of 2019 Best of Interop Awards Interop announced the winners of its 2019 Best of Interop Awards to recognize the companies that made significant technological advancements with their innovative products. 2019 Best of Interop Awards Winners: Cloud— Edge Expander Cloud Module, Expanse DevOps— Datadog Synthetics, Datadog Infrastructure—Batfish Enterprise, Intentionet Security— Edge Expander Cloud Module, Expanse Emerging Vendor— 128 Technology Honorable Mention— IBM Multicloud Manager, IBM and ThousandEyes…
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SOUTHFIELD, MI – Nexcess, a leading provider of Magento cloud hosting, will kick off Magento Imagine 2019 in Las Vegas with a special evening party at TopGolf.

Magento Imagine brings together retailers, ecommerce service providers, agencies, and developers from across the world on May 13–15 at the Wynn Las Vegas.


NexcessLive at Topgolf will take place from 7:30-10:30 p.m. on Monday, May 12, the first day of Magento Imagine. Topgolf is a renowned indoor golf and event space in Las Vegas.

“Magento Imagine is one of the highlights of the year for us, and we’re thrilled to be hosting a party for professionals from across the Magento world,“ commented Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess. “We look forward to meeting retailers to talk about how Magento hosting has evolved in the last year, including the new Nexcess Cloud for Magento.”

The party is a don’t-miss opportunity to relax, have fun, and get to know Magento professionals in an informal environment. NexcessLive is free to attend, and Nexcess will provide everything partygoers need to have a good time, including food, drinks, prizes, and party buses to take attendees to and from Topgolf in style.

The venue has limited space, so conference attendees should reserve a ticket as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Attendees are encouraged to engage with their Nexcess hosts to learn more about cloud hosting, performance optimization, and how Nexcess’s Magento hosting platform can improve the reliability, stability, and performance of their ecommerce store.

Magento Imagine is the premier conference for the Magento ecommerce world, attracting over 3,000 attendees from 60 countries. Over 150 speakers will attend; more than 100 sessions will cover a full spectrum of Magento and ecommerce-related topics. This year’s keynote speaker is entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia and author of several best-selling books. Among the many other speakers are senior executives from Magento, Adobe, HP Inc., and PayPal.

About Nexcess
Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based managed cloud and application hosting company founded in 2000, with data centers distributed throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia. Nexcess offers a variety of performance-optimized and scalable managed cloud and bare metal hosting solutions for Magento, WordPress, WooCommerce, Drupal, ExpressionEngine, Craft CMS, and OroCRM. For more information, visit http://www.nexcess.net.

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At the Microsoft Build 2019 Developer Conference, the tech giant is making remarkable momentum in the cloud. It has announced a broad range of innovations that will help its Azure to dominate the world of cloud computing. The three-day conference taking place in Seattle, WA, brings several new opportunities for the developers and the enterprises looking to dive into the latest cloud technologies, explore client development techniques, or discover new open source tooling and libraries. The biggest news at Microsoft Build 2019 spanned Windows, Linux, Edge browser, Fluid Framework, and more. Major announcements at Microsoft Build 2019 Developer Conference 1. Kubernetes Event-driven Autoscaling (KEDA) Microsoft is adding a number of new features to its Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), which includes Kubernetes Event-driven Autoscaling (KEDA) and Azure Policy for AKS. KEDA is an open source component that supports the deployment of serverless event-driven containers on Kubernetes created…
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The prominent database provider MariaDB has unveiled a new enterprise-grade server to provide high stability and security for mission-critical applications. Announced at MariaDB OpenWorks conference in New York, the new MariaDB Enterprise Server comes with influential auditing, and faster and reliable backups for large databases. It will provide an end-to-end encryption for all the data in MariaDB clusters, so that production workloads can’t be compromised by anyone. Enterprises currently use MariaDB Community Server for specific demands. The features available with new MariaDB Enterprise Server are not available with Community Server. To allow customers on older releases to access new features, the company has backported the new server to earlier supported versions. MariaDB Enterprise Server aims to provide a strengthened database solution to organizations, for production-grade environments. It will assure quality and test performance at scale for the enterprise applications. “We’re…
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