Source: SANS security tip
Make sure you have anti-virus software installed on your computer and that it is automatically updating. However, keep in mind that no anti-virus can catch all malware; your computer can still be infected. That is why it’s so important you use common sense and be wary of any messages that seem odd or suspicious.

Protecting Innovation: ITC Releases Detailed Ruling and Remedy

Source: Cisco
Today International Trade Commission Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), David Shaw, released the 294-page public version of his ruling in case ‘944. This is the first of two patent infringement cases involving Arista that Cisco had initiated. Today’s ruling follows last week’s publication of his proposed remedies. These important documents lay out the intentional nature of Arista’s infringement of key Cisco patents; many of which go to the heart of the Arista’s product operation. They also confirm that Arista must modify […]Protecting Innovation: ITC Releases Detailed Ruling and Remedy

Box, Google, Facebook, Microsoft come out in support of Apple in amicus brief

Source: Microsoft more
An anti-government protester holds up his iPhone with a sign "No Entry" during a demonstration near the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York on February 23, 2016. 
Apple is battling the US government over unlocking devices in at least 10 cases in addition to its high-profile dispute involving the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers, court documents show. Apple has been locked in a legal and public relations battle with the US government in the California case, where the FBI is seeking technical assistance in hacking the iPhone of Syed Farook, a US citizen, who with his Pakistani wife Tashfeen Malik in December gunned down 14 people.
 / AFP / Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) In the latest sign of support for Apple’s ongoing security legal battle, Box, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other tech behemoths have filed an amicus brief, meaning that they have aligned interests and want their voice to be heard in the upcoming appeals. This is a different amicus brief than the one filed by Square, Twitter, LinkedIn and others earlier today. The latest brief has more… Read More
Box, Google, Facebook, Microsoft come out in support of Apple in amicus brief

Lenovo FabFinder Seeks Great STEM Minds for Nationally Televised FabLab TV Series

Source: Lenovo

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – Mar 3, 2016: Today, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), the worldwide computer leader, is launching a new platform to increase participation, particularly by female students, in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Teaming with FabLab, an innovative new weekly television program airing nationally and brought to  you by the producers of the Teen Choice Awards, Lenovo is launching a nationwide talent search named Lenovo Fabfinder to find guest reporters.
Lenovo FabFinder Seeks Great STEM Minds for Nationally Televised FabLab TV Series

LinkedIn open-sources its WhereHows data discovery and lineage portal

Source: Tech News – Enterprise
linkedin chocs LinkedIn today open-sourced WhereHows, a meta data-centric tool the company has long used internally to make it easier for its employees to discover data the company generates and to track the lineage of its datasets as they move around its various internal tools and services. Now that almost every modern business creates massive amounts of data, simply managing how all this information… Read MoreLinkedIn open-sources its WhereHows data discovery and lineage portal

Mapillary raises $8M to take on Google’s Street View with crowdsourced photos

Source: Tech News – Enterprise
Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 14.08.03 A startup out of Sweden called Mapillary is using crowdsourced photos to create an open and more intelligent version of Google’s Street View, and today it announced a Series A round of funding from an impressive list of backers to help make that ambition a reality. The $8 million from Atomico, Sequoia, LDV Capital, and PlayFair will be used to expand operations outside of its home… Read MoreMapillary raises M to take on Google’s Street View with crowdsourced photos

Cisco Hyperflex Availability powered by Veeam: What you need to know

Source: Veeam

Hyper-converged infrastructure is a very hot topic in IT right now, without a doubt. Customers are interested in building a fully functional virtualized infrastructure including compute, storage and management. On March 1, Cisco announced the new hyper-converged solution, Hyperflex, at the Cisco Partner Summit in San Diego. Based on Cisco UCS technology, the solution offers a unique way to leverage virtualized SAN and compute power across different nodes within one cluster and one management instance. With the HX220c and HX240c nodes, the hyper-converged system can be built up and extended dynamically and flexibly to fit in to the requirements.

Cisco Hyperflex Availability powered by Veeam


Efficient and scalable backup for Cisco Hyperflex

Veeam Availability Suite v9 delivers the data Availability and monitoring to complete the new solution and meet the demands of the Always-On Enterprise. Veeam Backup & Replication is used to lower the recovery time objectives (RTOs) and recovery point objectives (RPOs), or RTPO to <15 minutes for ALL application and data in case of a disaster or lost data. In combination with Cisco’s NEW Backup and Replication Appliances for Veeam, built on Cisco UCS C240 and C3260 in Starter, Medium and Large configurations, it’s easy to deliver a full data protection design for Cisco Hyperflex environments.

Cisco Hyperflex Availability powered by Veeam

Veeam delivers powerful and efficient virtual machine (VM) backup, fast and flexible recovery and advanced VM replication functionality for Cisco Hyperflex including:

Fast and reliable image-based backup for Cisco Hyperflex virtual environment — all without the use of agents — giving you the ability to achieve shorter backup windows and reduce backup and storage costs.

Instant VM Recovery helps maintain system Availability when you need it most. Instead of making users wait for hours, Instant VM Recovery immediately restores a VM back into your production environment by running it directly from the backup file.

Veeam Explorer offers revolutionary technology that gives you instant visibility into application backups and granular recovery of individual items.

SureBackup automatically verifies the recoverability of every backup, every VM, every time by automatically starting VMs in an isolated Virtual Lab environment, performing a set of tests and sending a status report to your mailbox, so you know if your VMs are recoverable at any time.

Disaster Recovery for Cisco Hyperflex with Veeam

Veeam delivers advanced, imaged-based VM replication and streamlined disaster recovery (DR) — ensuring Availability of your mission-critical applications. Veeam gives you the ability to achieve RTPO of < 15 minutes for ALL application and data.

Cisco Hyperflex Availability powered by Veeam

More than that, Veeam Backup & Replication offers you additional capabilities to leverage the replicated Cisco Hyperflex VMs and data on secondary sites.

Check out our product page for more information about Veeam Availability Suite.

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Cisco Hyperflex Availability powered by Veeam: What you need to know

Slack voice calling arrives on desktop

Source: Tech News – Enterprise
Slack Voice Chat Reaction GIF Slack was being cheeky when yesterday it said voice chat would start testing “very, very soon”. Today the new “Calls” feature starting rolling out on Slack for desktop and on the Chrome browser.
It lets you start a private Slack Call or launch a conference call in a channel that anyone can join with a click. And in keeping with Slack’s lighthearted style, once… Read MoreSlack voice calling arrives on desktop