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Hybrid and Dedicated Clouds to Help Drive Massive Growth for Machine Learning Projects Over Next Two Years

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Machine learning (ML) is poised for explosive growth over the next two years with an increasing number of projects moving into production by 2020, based on a recent survey of more than 344 technology and IT professionals titled "The Future of Machine Learning," conducted by technology marketing organization, Dimensional Research. Though a diverse set of ML projects are currently initiated by 93% of the respondents, only 22% of these projects have actually moved into production, citing migration as the top technical challenge.

Univa, the leading innovator in on-premise and hybrid cloud workload management solutions for enterprise HPC customers, sponsored the survey that polled 344 technology and IT professionals across the globe and across 17 industries, with technology, financial services and healthcare leading the charge in ML adoption. "Our customers are already asking for guidance with migrating their HPC and machine learning workloads to the cloud or hybrid environment," said Rob Lalonde, vice president and general manager of Navops at Univa. "As a result, we decided to conduct this survey to better understand the type of projects driving value in machine learning, as well as better assess what key challenges users are currently facing that are preventing them from moving their projects into production. We look forward to utilizing this data to help guide our customers and recommend the right set of tools and migration options needed to accelerate ML value."

CA Technologies Unveils Seven Trends in Docker Container Monitoring

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CA Technologies, a leader in industry application performance management solutions today announced new survey research, "Seven Trends in Docker Container Monitoring," a study conducted in collaboration with Gatepoint Research. As application containerization adoption continues to rise, the survey findings examine key challenges and provide guidance for organizations to maximize their container investments.

Containers offer immense value to enterprises by allowing developers to easily build, ship and run any application virtually anywhere, as a lightweight, self-sufficient package. In turn, organizations benefit from the ability to enable instant application portability. According to a recent Gartner study of 664 respondents, "65% of respondents stated that their organization expected to deploy containers into production by the end of 2017...Further, an additional 13% expect to deploy containers during 2018, suggesting that interest and adoption will only increase."

"Digital transformation initiatives increasingly rely on cloud-based containerized applications that cannot be managed with traditional IT monitoring tools," said Ali Siddiqui, general manager of the Agile Operations, CA Technologies. "These new app architectures create blind-spots or worse, a surge of false alarms that prevent teams from fixing problems quickly. CA Technologies unique approach to container monitoring delivers full visibility in these most dynamic environments."

ClearSky Data IT Leadership Survey Finds IT Leaders Embracing Hybrid DR to Manage 40% Annual Growth in Archival Data

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ClearSky Data, provider of on-demand primary storage with built-in offsite backup and DR as a service, today announced the results of its recent survey on the state of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). The findings reflect the experiences of more than 500 senior-level IT leaders. While respondents were enthusiastic about the potential for DRaaS to improve data protection strategies under limited budgets, the majority have no plans to move to a cloud-only approach, making a strong case for hybrid DR.

ClearSky's survey asked leaders in a range of industries where they store their data, how often they test their DR strategies, what level of data growth they expect this year and more. The findings confirm data protection remains a critical concern for enterprise IT leaders, who want efficient ways to protect all their data and remain operational in the event of disasters. However, despite cloud advances, 51 percent of respondents said they have no plans to move to cloud-only approaches. About the same number reported they are deployed in hybrid models today.

US Signal 2018 Security 'Health of Nation' Survey Reveals Organizations Had Increase in Cybersecurity Challenges

Today, US Signal, leading end-to-end IT solutions provider, released the results of its 2018 Security ‘Health of the Nation' survey, revealing that most organizations are still vulnerable to security threats.

The survey revealed that 81 percent of organizations witnessed an increase in cybersecurity challenges in the past year. In addition, 40 percent of respondents experienced at least one security incident in that time period, and 13 percent did not know if they had.

Nearly 120 security experts from a cross-section of organizations including technology, healthcare, education, food services and logistics, offered insights into the security health of their companies via SurveyTown. After 12 months of major hacks like the Equifax breach, the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware outbreaks and the Spectre and Meltdown flaws in Intel chips, the findings reflect this surge in threats and demonstrate a need for stronger investment and education. Respondents' top three security challenges included.

New Cloud Security Report Reveals Rising Cybersecurity Concerns and Lack of Expertise

Crowd Research Partners today released the 2018 Cloud Security Report revealing that security concerns are on the rise, exacerbated by a lack of qualified security staff and outdated security tools - while data breaches are at an all-time high.

Download the complete 2018 Cloud Security Report here.

"While workloads continue to move into the cloud, the study reveals that cloud security concerns are on the rise again, reversing a multi-year trend," said Holger Schulze, CEO of Cybersecurity Insiders and founder of the 400,000-member Information Security Community on LinkedIn which commissioned the study. "With half of organizations predicting a rise in cloud security budgets, protecting today's cloud environments require more and better trained security professionals and innovative, cloud-native security solutions to address the concerns of unauthorized access, data and privacy loss, and compliance in the cloud."

Key takeaways from the report include:

Independent Global Study of Developers and Testing Professionals Reveals Increasing Adoption of Agile, DevOps

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Sauce Labs, Inc., provider of the world’s largest cloud-based platform for continuous testing of web and mobile applications, today announced the results of an independent survey, titled, “Testing Trends in 2018: A Survey of Development and Testing Professionals.” The survey, conducted by Dimensional Research, reveals that agile and DevOps adoption is on the rise, with 91 percent of respondents reporting that they have adopted agile practices and 17 percent reporting that they have fully embraced DevOps. Findings also show that management views automation as critical, with 87 percent reporting that management is on board with automated testing.

The fourth annual “State of Testing” report is designed to better understand current trends related to delivering high-quality web and mobile applications. Findings highlight the vast complexity of software and its testing requirements, as testers now need to consider multiple platforms, devices, browsers, version of operating systems and more. To help developers and testers meet increasing end-user demands, Sauce Labs also announced today its Continuous Testing Cloud to enable users to more effectively deliver high-quality applications faster.

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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.