In the first part of this series, we gave a rundown of the respective key features of VMware NSX and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure and also looked at the stark differences between these two approaches to "software-defined networking" (broadly defined, as we will discuss below). While NSX is a network overlay for provisioning switches across the hypervisor, ACI is much more hardware-centric, using Cisco Nexus 9000 10GbE and 40GbE switches with custom Cisco ASICs.
In August 2015, Ashley Madison had 32 million records stolen. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management had 21.5 million records stolen in July 2015. Sony, 47 thousand records stolen. The U.S. Postal Service, 800 thousand records stolen. Staples, 1.16 million records stolen. Community Health Systems / Tennova, 4.5 million records stolen. Premera Blue Cross, 11 million records stolen.
Microsoft recently released Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS). The suite is a comprehensive set of tools that allows IT staff to gain complete visibility of their environment no matter where the machines are located. Workloads can be located in Amazon Web Services, Azure or Azure virtual machines, Windows Server OS, Linux, VMware virtual machines, and Open Stack virtual machines.
On July 29, 2015, Microsoft released Windows 10and made it available as a free upgrade to consumers running qualified and genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 devices. Windows 10 is available in editions that include Home, Pro, and Enterprise (and Education).
We have an exciting new announcement for Office 365 in the education space! Microsoft has announced changes to its Office 365 Education plan, including additional security and compliance features to be included FREE for all education customers. Microsoft recognizes that the needs of education customers are different than commercial customers and wants to ensure that they are providing education customers with the greatest value. To do so, they can no longer depend on a one-size-fits-all approach.
In case you’re not aware, Microsoft recently moved Azure Premium Storage from preview and made it Generally Available (GA) since April of this year. This is big news for those who have been holding off on certain projects or those who are already utilizing Azure virtual machines (VMs) but need that next level of performance to run more demanding applications.
When data is stolen during a breach, information - names, email and physical addresses, phone numbers, credit card details, etc. - is not the only thing that is lost. Individuals and organizations both often suffer substantial financial and reputational loss as well from such incidents: