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Data centers these days are busy replacing expensive hardware solutions with "software-defined" everything, but the trend is the opposite when it comes to security.
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We don't often get a chance to stick two buzz-phrases into one headline, but thanks to VMware, today is our lucky day.
For companies looking to deploy edge computing, be it computers in retail stores, in remote offices, or on factory floors, VMware has a new hyper-converged cluster powered by vSAN, its answer to hyper-converged infrastructure leaders like Nutanix and Hewlett Packard Enterprise-owned SimpliVity.
Companies typically deploy edge computing nodes to process data close to where it originates to get analytics results faster, to save on the cost of transporting data to a central data center, or to avoid problems caused by poor remote-site connectivity.
Use of this type of computing infrastructure is on the rise, which is expected to accelerate as next-generation applications, such as self-driving cars or virtual and augmented reality kick into high gear and spur demand for heavy, near-real-time processing impossible if data from the originating device has to travel to a remote data center and back.
"Most customers now want to process all the data at the remote site," Chanda Dani, senior director of product marketing at VMware, said in an interview with Data Center Knowledge.
See also: What's Behind AT&T's Big Bet on Edge Computing
The company's new HCI Acceleration Kit is a $25,000 pre-integrated three-node cluster that comes pre-loaded with vSphere, its server virtualization software, and vSAN. Each of the
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VMware is all set to roll out its new product named ‘App Defense’ for protecting its software from cyber-attacks. It will significantly enhance the security of the core VMs (virtual machines) in its most used vSphere server virtualization product. By securing the core VM against malwares and other threats, it will help organizations working in the cloud or virtualized systems to create least privilege environments around their applications. “AppDefense lets the virtual machine learn good behavior and any time it sees behavior that deviates from that it can take action.” – Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware. VMware technologies have been long working with enterprises to help them simplify the IT complexities and streamline operations, to help them become more efficient and profitable. This move is a step forward in that direction as AppDefense will be embedded in VSAN data storage and VMWare’s NSX networking products. There are other such security products too from different…
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Palo Alto CA – Leading OS developer CloudLinux announced today that it has published a toolset for livepathing of user space software to GitHub. The toolset is released under the GPL2 license and allows software developers to develop and apply patches to their running software without the need to restart it. Similar to commercially available KernelCare service, which livepatches kernels for various Linux distributions, the LibCare toolset allows developers to live patch any software, as long as the source code of the software is available. This ensures that business-critical software with nontrivial update processes doesn’t require users to restart during an update. Perfect application of this technology is within databases, Web servers, libraries, virtualization technologies such as QEMU, and more.

“We often see vulnerabilities in QEMU or GLIBC that are not cured by a simple update and instead require a reboot or a substantial amount of work to make sure everything is updated and secure”, said Igor Seletskiy, chief executive officer at CloudLinux. “With LibCare, software developers can offer live user space patching to avoid downtime and security risks. There is nothing like that available on the market as open source, and we are excited to be able to offer this to software developers to make their applications more secure and more reliable for customers.”

The LibCare source code is available on GitHub at https://github.com/cloudlinux/libcare.

About CloudLinux and KernelCare
CloudLinux is on a mission to make Linux secure, stable, and profitable. KernelCare, by CloudLinux, provides automated kernel security updates without reboots for most popular Linux distributions. It ensures optimal performance and uptime by allowing hosting providers and enterprises to keep kernels up-to-date with all security patches while keeping servers online.

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Gloucester, UK – Fasthosts Internet Ltd, a leading web and cloud hosting provider, has announced the addition of Managed Stacks and Applications to its virtualised technology portfolio.

Following last year’s successful launch of CloudNX servers, leading web hosting provider Fasthosts has built on this next-generation cloud platform to introduce an all-new range of virtualised services. Customers now have even more options when it comes to enterprise-level cloud computing, with servers, stacks and apps that can be dynamically deployed, flexed and scaled.


CloudNX services now include Root Servers, Managed Stacks, and Applications

So what are Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications? Root Servers are powerful and highly scalable virtual machines with full root access, representing infrastructure as a service on the CloudNX platform. Fully configurable and customisable, Root Servers give users complete control to build and maintain their own unique cloud hosting environment.

Managed Stacks are custom software bundles that include everything a web project needs to run on the CloudNX platform. To start coding, the user simply selects their preferred database, web server and scripting language, while Fasthosts takes care of the operating system, software updates and security.

When it comes to Applications, CloudNX provides content management systems including WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, pre-installed and ready to use. Fasthosts handles the infrastructure, leaving the user with more time to focus on their content, with the full functionality of their chosen CMS combined with the performance of dedicated resources.

The power behind these new virtualised services is container technology. Managed Stacks and Applications are built on software containers that automatically spin up to spread the load across a cluster of cloud servers, with no single point of failure. This means higher availability and rapid failover if anything needs to be patched or rebuilt.

For users looking to upgrade from shared hosting, platform as a service on CloudNX offers a range of advantages. CPUs, RAM and SSD storage resources are scalable and 100% dedicated, with absolutely no contention from other users. This is especially beneficial for demanding, high-traffic applications like ecommerce, and design agencies running several client websites. Multiple projects can be easily deployed via a single control panel, with processing power and memory dynamically allocated to ensure high performance – all without the headaches of server admin and patching. So, with time to market, redundancy and convenience taken care of, and with the benefit of dedicated resource and no ‘noisy neighbours’, users can simply focus on growing their own business.

Gavin Etheridge, Fasthosts Product Owner, understands the huge benefits offered by Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications to customers looking for a bespoke cloud hosting solution:

“With the addition of Managed Stacks and Applications to our CloudNX product line, we can now provide customers with a very broad set of solutions for managing their web projects, without the need to sign up to any lengthy contracts,” he confirms.

“The incredibly lightweight setup process means you can spin up a new environment for your preferred CMS in as little as 55 seconds. If our customers anticipate more traffic for promotional offers, testing or events, they can designate resources to individual projects as needed. When you need to adjust the level of resources, just make the changes within the Cloud Panel, and they’ll be executed in less than one minute.”

“Customers using Managed Stacks and Applications can focus 100% on their core business, while Fasthosts takes care of the first layer of infrastructure to ensure they’re up to date and, vitally, secure. And, as this is fully supported in the UK by our team, we’re on hand to help, speeding up the process and giving our customers more time to create the content they want. All our customers need to do is bring the code.”

The next phase of Fasthosts’ move towards containerisation will see the introduction of containers as a service running on Docker-based container technology. Docker is renowned for granting the ability to configure purpose-built software stacks to match highly individual requirements, providing the customer with a resilient, agile platform that increases the availability of their online services helping them to be even more successful on the internet.

Find out more about Root Servers, Managed Stacks and Applications on CloudNX at https://www.fasthosts.co.uk/cloud-servers

About Fasthosts
Fasthosts has been a leading provider since 1999, offering secure UK data centres, 24/7 support and a highly successful reseller channel. We provide everything web professionals need to power and manage their online space, including domains, web hosting, business-class email, dedicated servers and a next-generation cloud platform. Outside of our support queries, our dedicated Professional Service experts go above and beyond customer requirements, providing bespoke and cost-effective server management. So whether you’re launching a new project, migrating from another provider or upgrading your software, Fasthosts does the hard work for you. Website: www.fasthosts.co.uk.

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LACEY, WA – iSign Launches iSecure Protector to Protect Computers and Servers from Hackers with Impenetrable Security

This week iSign International, a company dedicated to developing innovative software solutions aimed at making computers and servers impenetrable to hackers, officially released iSecure Protector 2017, iSecure Protector Enterprise 2017, and iSecure Protector Server Edition 2017.


iSecure Protector 2017, designed for consumers, monitors the network packets that their computer software is sending out ; it visually displays the corresponding destination, including name, location and IP, and gives each consumer the option to permanently deny future access to any suspicious ISPs and corresponding IPs.

iSecure Protector Enterprise 2017 , designed for business networks, monitors all employee computers in real time, through a centralized cloud-based monitoring tool that is protected by a 5-Factor Authentication (username, biometric signature, device, dynamic device token, and GEO location) as well as dynamic PKI encrypted communication. The Administrator can block any ISP/IP Address that appears, either for a particular computer and/or for all connected computers; and is being alerted ,via email and sms, of any attempt by an employee to remove a blocked IP addresses .

iSecure Protector Enterprise Edition 2017 is specifically designed to protect business Linux and Windows servers. Hackers are constantly coming up with new tools to infiltrate servers and steal corporate data . Leaving any cloud based server connection open for future access is inviting hackers to come in . iSecure Protector Enterprise Edition actively monitors both incoming and outgoing network data , opens remote connectivity to specific IP addresses when required and closes remote connectivity when not in use. With advance keyword filtering, the Administrator can also block all connections originating from specific regions (city, country), ISPs, and domains.

“Hackers are getting more sophisticated by the minute today, which means people need to add security to their email channels to stay protected,” said Dr. Gail-Joon Ahn, Director, Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics (CDF), Arizona State University.

Dr. Gail-Joon Ahn continued, “Leveraging dynamic PKI for secure communications and signature dynamics for biometric-based authentication can tremendously reduce potential cyber incidents. iSign delivers pioneering, ground-breaking solutions by proactively detecting and preventing cyber threats with such brilliant and practical approaches.”

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About iSign International, Inc.
iSign International Inc. is a private Texas corporation which has developed an original cyber security technology combining biometric signature recognition and projection, innovative devices pairing, PKI encryption, GPS localization and univocal computer generated transactional password. iSign believes that its technology, which is covered by several patented and patent pending claims, constitutes a game changing approach as it renders hacking practically impossible.

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