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Take the Infinio 3-question VMware Survey: Win an Apple Watch 3

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Today is your last chance to participate in Infinio's semi-annual market research survey.

This time, they are assessing the adoption and awareness of server-side storage technologies within the technical community.

Just answer three short questions, and you will be entered in a drawing to win a new Apple Watch 3!
 

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Did you see the results from their last survey on VMware vSphere version and storage upgrades?  If not, you can see them here.
 

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GDPR Compliance and Fines May Affect Almost 80% of Organizations Surveyed

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HyTrust, Inc., a leader in workload security solutions, announced findings from its latest cloud adoption survey conducted at VMworld 2017. The survey of 323 respondents assessed deployment decisions for cloud infrastructure, containers and workload security along with risk and compliance from cloud deployments. The most significant result was the large number of companies that are not prepared for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance that takes effect in May 2018.

The European Union (EU) regulation for data privacy not only applies to organizations located within the EU, but it will also apply to organizations located outside of EU member nations if they process and hold the personal data of residents within the European Union, regardless of the company's location.

Key findings regarding GDPR:

Druva Releases Annual Enterprise Ransomware Report

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Druva, the leader in cloud data protection and information management, today announced the results of its Annual Ransomware Report. The report reveals ransomware as the great equalizer, a ubiquitous global threat affecting enterprises large and small and devices of all types. With over 800 companies participating, the report uncovered that over 80 percent of respondents reported ransomware attacks are on the rise and that  half of businesses hit by ransomware were attacked multiple times. To combat the increase in these attacks, eight out of ten organizations turn to modern backup solutions as the most effective strategy to minimize costly downtime and crucial data loss.    

Ransomware has quadrupled over the past year, reaching an estimated $1 billion in 2016 with 4,000 attacks occurring per day. As further proven by the recent, widespread attack known as WannaCry, protecting against ransomware is paramount for companies of all sizes and industries. With an increased technological sophistication among attackers, today's IT organizations are becoming more vigilant and proactive to mitigate data damage caused by attacks and fully prepare to swiftly and seamlessly recover from them.

New Intel Security Cloud Report Reveals IT Departments Find It Hard to Keep the Cloud Safe

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Intel Security today announced its second annual cloud security report, "Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky." The report outlines the current state of cloud adoption, the primary concerns with private and public cloud services, security implications, and the evolving impact of Shadow IT of the more than 2,000 IT professionals surveyed.

"The ‘Cloud First' strategy is now well and truly ensconced into the architecture of many organizations across the world," said Raj Samani, EMEA chief technology officer, Intel Security. "The desire to move quickly toward cloud computing appears to be on the agenda for most organizations. This year, the average time before respondents thought their IT budgets would be 80 percent cloud-based was 15 months, indicating that Cloud First for many companies is progressing and remains the objective."

Trust in the Cloud on the Rise

Cloud Storage Scalability Ranks #1 on IT Wish Lists in 2017

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An independent survey commissioned by Zadara Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS), has underscored the IT industry's need for symmetrically scalable cloud storage, that can instantly scale up or down to meet business requirements, as a key challenge to growth in 2017 - and corroborates other recent analyses of IT demands for storage scalability in the coming year.

When asked to share their top strategy for managing their organization's data storage in 2017, one third of IT decision makers responding in Germany, the UK and the US, ranked "having cloud storage that scales up or down according to my organization's needs" as their #1 wish in 2017. Scalability was cited by nearly twice as many as those who selected the next highest response, outranking other mission-critical IT demands. The 2017 wish list unveiled by this research included:

Cirba Study of AWS, Azure and SoftLayer Shows Key Steps to Dramatically Reducing Costs

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Cirba Inc., the leading provider of software-defined infrastructure control software released the results of a study it conducted on factors impacting the cost of leveraging Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM SoftLayer. The study revealed that workload patterns and hosting models can dramatically impact the cost of leveraging public cloud in ways that people might not expect.

Industry Survey: Your Expertise is Needed to Help Measure OpenStack Adoption

      

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INDUSTRY RESEARCH: YET ANOTHER DAMN OPENSTACK SURVEY

We here at CloudCow and VMblog have been following OpenStack for some time now - the picture can be muddy and the FUD continues.  Analysts and members of the media continue endless debates about its complexity, adoption, or even the need for private cloud solutions. We think it is time to shine a light on where OpenStack adoption really stands as we kick off 2016.

In order to gather that information, we come to you for your expertise on OpenStack. What is the reality? How are you using it? What is it good for and not good for?

Global Survey Shows Accelerated Growth of Hyperconverged Infrastructure

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ActualTech Media, in partnership with Atlantis Computing, today released its Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCIS) and Software-Defined Storage (SDS) 2016 Survey to provide insight on how IT organizations are building modern data centers in 2016 and beyond. The survey, conducted with more than 1,267 data center leaders from 53 countries, revealed that 71 percent either already use or are considering adoption of HCIS or SDS.

“There is a lot of confusion and hype in the fast changing HCIS and SDS markets and it is critical to gather data about real-world usage,” explained Scott D. Lowe, partner and co-founder of ActualTech Media. “We believe this is the largest and most detailed account of adoption, buying criteria and use cases for HCIS and SDS. The new report provides IT organizations with critical insights on how HCIS and SDS technologies are being used, actual experiences from the field and the future plans of data center leaders from around the world.”

 

Survey Finds Businesses Continue to be "Left in the Dark" on Cloud Costs and Consumption

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Cloud Cruiser, a leading provider of software solutions for hybrid cloud analytics, today announced the results of a Dimensional Research survey which found that public cloud usage is growing, specifically in use for business applications.  Nevertheless, while those surveyed have found growing trust in running critical applications in the public cloud, many organizations continue to be "left in the dark" when it comes to providing details on cloud costs and consumption.

According to the survey findings of nearly 350 IT professionals who attended the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent shows in 2014 and 2015, 85 percent of respondents believe it is valuable to share cloud consumption metrics with the business. Unfortunately, 42 percent continue to find it difficult to properly allocate public cloud usage and costs.