by Michael Rink

Barracuda Firewall Now Enforces Office 365 Breakout Policies

Barracuda has been investing heavily in better security for Microsoft Azure lately. Last week they launched Cloud Security Guardian, an agentless Software-as-a-Service security solution for Azure. Today, Barracuda is building on that release with an update to its CloudGen Firewall. 

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by Michael Rink

Quest Releases QoreStor Version 6

Today Quest released version 6.0 of their QoreStor software. QoreStor is a software-defined deduplication and replication (e.g., for disaster recovery) platform. We covered its initial release in August of last year. Version 6.0 is a surprisingly high number for a product released only eleven months ago.

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by Lazaro Herrera

How To Install Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

In this edition of Before the Home Lab we'll look at installing Citrix Hypervisor, formally called XenServer. Citrix Hypervisor is the virtualization platform based on the Xen Project. It used to be the best alternative for getting VMware-like features in an open source product until version 7.3. Since version 7.3, the following features were moved behind Citrix Hypervisor's Standard per core licensing

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by Lyle Smith

SecureData SecureDrive BT External Drive Review

The SecureData SecureDrive BT is a hardware-encrypted portable SSD designed for professionals and consumers who need that extra mile to protect their data. Losing a portable drive can be disastrous if security measures weren’t taken, which often is the case. The BT, however, has you covered. It is one of the more unique portable drives we’ve reviewed, as it has been built from the ground up with security as its primary goal so users can have a peace of mind their sensitive or classified data is safe.

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by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: StorONE, Seagate, SUSE, StorCentric, HP, Cisco, Juniper, & More

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. StorONE and Seagate partner to maximize SSD performance. SUSE Manager 4 released. StorCentric acquires Vexata. HP refreshes its commercial desktop portfolio. Cisco intends to acquire Acacia. Juniper releases Juke 2.2. Hammerspace DaaS now available on AWS. Sony Expands & Launches New TOUGH SD Cards.

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by Adam Armstrong

Alluxio 2.0 Launched

Today at the AWS Global Summit, Alluxio announced the latest version of its data orchestration technology, Alluxio 2.0. The latest version comes with new innovations for data engineers and is aimed at multi-cloud analytics and AI.

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by Adam Armstrong

SecureData SecureUSB BT Review

Some information is so critical that it needs a high level of protection when it is transferred to a portable device and on the move. SecureData has rolled out its SecureUSD BT that leverages Mobile phones or Apple Watches to help secure the device. This wireless authentication also makes the device remote management ready.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Launches Cloud Security Guardian For Azure

Today Barracuda launched its Cloud Security Guardian for Microsoft Azure. Through the integration with Azure, customers will be able to work securely with Guardian’s automated public-cloud security compliance and remediation. Cloud Security Guardian is an agentless Software-as-a-Service solution that is stated to provide end-to-end visibility into the security posture of public cloud workloads, ensures continuous compliance, and automates remediation of security controls.

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by Adam Armstrong

Google To Acquire Elastifile

Google has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Elastifile. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals and is expected later this year. Once everything is set, Elastifile will join Google Cloud.

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by Adam Armstrong

Tachyum Aims To Compete With Intel, AMD, & NVIDIA

Today Tachyum Inc. announced that is has finalized a Series A funding round that netting the company $25 million. The funding round was led by the private equity investor group IPM and had participation of the Slovak Government. The funding raised is aimed at bringing the company’s Prodigy Processor Universal Chip to market by the second half of 2020. 

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