Aqua Security creates first unified scanner for cloud native security

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Aqua Security, a pure-play cloud native security provider, has unveiled multiple updates to Aqua Trivy, which it says makes it the world’s first unified scanner for cloud native security.

Consolidating multiple scanning tools into a single tool, it is now the most comprehensive vulnerability and misconfigurations scanner for cloud native applications and infrastructure. Trivy is also being integrated into the Aqua Platform as Trivy Premium, through which customers can take...

VMware sovereign cloud initiative grows to 14 partners

The growing importance of data sovereignty, scrutiny of data access and control, and increasing geo-political friction is leading governments and regulated industries to closely analyse their cloud strategies and evaluate whom may have access to their data.

The VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative helps customers identify and engage with trusted national or regional cloud service providers to meet their unique sovereign cloud requirements. Today, VMware is announcing the expansion of...

Alkira launches free tool to tame cloud bloat

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Cloud networking specialist Alkira has launched Cloud Insights, a free tool to improve the networking and security of enterprise cloud deployments.

Nearly a third (32%) of cloud spending is wasted, according to Flexera’s State of the Cloud Report 2022, which identifies optimisation of existing cloud resources as the top priority for enterprises.

Cloud spending and network complexity accelerated during the pandemic, putting further pressure on businesses to optimise...

Cisco releases its Cloud Controls Framework to the public

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Cisco has released the Cisco Cloud Controls Framework (CCF) to the public.

The Cisco CCF is a comprehensive set of international and national security compliance and certification requirements, aggregated in one framework. It empowers teams to make sure cloud products and services meet security and privacy requirements thanks to a simplified rationalized compliance and risk management strategy, saving significant resources.

Meeting the fast-evolving requirements for...

Nasuni acquires DBM Cloud Systems’ data mobility technology

Nasuni Corporation, a provider of file data services, has acquired the technology and products of DBM Cloud Systems.

Founded in 2016 by Dixon Doll, Jr., DBM delivers cloud-native data migration technology for hybrid and multi-cloud environments. The acquisition comes on the heels of a $60 million growth equity investment from Sixth Street in March. Dr. Joseph Slember, formerly DBM’s vice president of engineering, has joined Nasuni as vice president of engineering, leading the...

Dell Technologies expands multi-cloud experiences

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Dell Technologies is delivering new cloud experiences to help customers manage and protect applications across data centres and multi-cloud environments.

These new offerings are designed to help organisations easily store, protect and control their data and applications across an increasing number of platforms and locations.

Chuck Whitten, co-chief operating officer, Dell Technologies, said: “Our customers want help reducing complexity and are seeking solutions that...

BT signs five-year deal with AWS as cloud provider for internal apps

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BT’s Digital unit has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) to be its preferred internal apps cloud provider as part of its drive to transform legacy infrastructure and internal applications to a new cloud-first architecture.

The effort will help accelerate BT’s plans to build and innovate faster on a new suite of digital products and services and reduce costs in IT maintenance, delivering more value for its Consumer, Enterprise, Global and Openreach customers.

This...

More than 90% of businesses are unable to properly succeed in the Data Economy

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Just 6% of businesses globally use, access, and share data in a way that grants them all the business benefits provided by a robust data strategy, according to new research from Snowflake, the Data Cloud company.

The study of 1,000 business leaders and technology managers highlights the significant hurdles that the majority of organisations face in participating fully in the Data Economy.

The Data Economy, as defined by Snowflake, enables businesses to tackle the most...

Cloud application delivery: Still a work in progress for many

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It’s hard to overstate the key role of application reliability and performance for today’s organisations. To compete effectively and grow in modern digital markets, businesses must meet high customer expectations for a great experience. Hybrid workplace strategies and work-from-home policies make it all the more critical to deliver a consistent high-quality experience wherever people work. Rising cyberthreats and an expanding attack surface call for a heightened...

Evolution of cybercriminals’ attacks on cloud native environments revealed

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Attackers are finding new ways to target cloud native environments, according to Nautilus, the threat research team of cloud native security provider, Aqua Security.

The team's latest research shows that adversaries are adopting more sophisticated techniques, leveraging multiple attack components, and shifting attention to Kubernetes and the software supply chain. The “2022 Cloud Native Threat Report: Tracking Software Supply Chain and Kubernetes Attacks and Techniques”...