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Goodbye drudgery - now you can script up your networking business workflows There's a few shiny boxes in the announcement, but Broadcom-bound Brocade hopes punters will find its automation software and DevOps story even more sparkly than its new kit.…

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Yuge attacks. The best attacks. Terabit-scale attacks from internet things Big Switch Networks is taking aim at the kinds of IoT-based attacks that have rocked the Internet this year.…

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HTTPS? They've heard of it Nearly a decade after it introduced assisted-GPS in its mobile chipsets, Qualcomm has squished a bug that allowed miscreants to mess around with people's location services, or crash their phones.…

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The Fifth Element is a problem - the input argument that didn't get checked is an RCE hole The developers of open source webmail package Roundcube want sysadmins to push in a patch, because a bug in versions prior to 1.2.3 let an attacker crash it remotely – by sending what looks like valid e-mail data.…

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Avago refuses to beam 64-bit CPU aboard, sources claim Broadcom is shutting down efforts to develop its own server-class 64-bit ARM system-on-chip, multiple sources within the semiconductor industry have told The Register.…

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IBM adds deployment and testing toolchain templates Hoping to make its Bluemix rent-a-cloud more accommodating for rapid application development and deployment, IBM on Tuesday added three new services designed to accommodate development – and operations-oriented toolchains.…

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Viking raider's longboat filled with erasure codes Analysis  Memoscale is a 6-person Norwegian startup, based in Trondheim, that has developed its own erasure coding (EC) technology. It says it's more efficient than classic erasure coding because it needs fewer hardware resources to run and enables higher storage capacity utilization.…

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Productivity Commission wonders just what Telstra is doing with the AU$3bn it's being paid to put phones everywhere Australia's Productivity Commission (PC) has suggested the nation can probably scrap the telecommunications universal service obligation (TUSO) that requires every Australian be provided with a telephone connection.…

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Gavin Newsom pleads with Vinod Khosla to end dispute over much-loved shoreline With one eye on the governorship of California in 2018, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom backed down from a fight with billionaire VC Vinod Khosla on Tuesday over controversial access to a beach.…

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Equinix takes over bit-barns as telco shifts focus to wireless and fiber Verizon has finalized a deal to hand over control of 29 data centers in the US and Latin America to Equinix, in a deal that will net the telco $3.6bn.…

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US Army backs droid for search and rescue missions Roboticists from the University of California, Berkeley, have built the “most vertically agile” robot, capable of jumping better than humans.…

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Paris biz gobbled, 'batteries' for distributed storage to be included with Docker containers Docker, creator of easy-to-use software containers for applications and all-round DevOps darling, is adding a storage option to its software.…

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Never-ending phone design suit takes yet another turn – $400m check to be reduced Samsung has claimed a Supreme Court victory that will see its $400m patent damages bill to Apple significantly reduced.…

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Did you know machine-learning systems are pretty forgetful when picking up new skills? Here's how to fix it Analysis  Google-stablemate DeepMind thinks it is one step closer to cracking artificial general intelligence with an algorithm that helps machines overcome memory loss.…

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Let's hope it protects your information better than it protects its own jobs Veritas has axed 30 percent of its sales staff in the US and Europe, The Register has learned.…

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Says virtual NVMe-based SAN beats shared NVMe drive aaray Interview  Storage startup Excelero is supportive of NVMe drives and of NVMe over fabrics-style networking. It has a unique way of using NVMe drives to create a virtual SAN accessed by RDMA. An upcoming NASA Ames case study will describe how its NVMesh technology works in more detail.…

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How to record it Britain’s shock Euro 2016 defeat to Iceland was the UK’s most tweeted event of the year, according to Twitter.…

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Huawei hyper-converged infrastructure appliances running SimpliVity software. Hyper-converged infrastructure appliance and software supplier SimpliVity has certified Huawei hardware for its OmniStack software.…

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Still using the password from the back of the router? Oops! Hackers have graduated from planting malware on the vulnerable routers supplied to consumers by various ISPs towards stealing Wi-Fi keys.…

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'Reaper' and 'Predator' were too aggressive...apparently The Ministry of Defence has tried to rebrand its latest batch of airborne death machines as “Protector” drones rather than their actual trade name of Reaper.…

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Come lay your fibre in BT's pipes, says regulator Ofcom has fleshed out its proposals to open up BT's ducts and poles - intended to encourage rivals to access Openreach's infrastructure and lay their own "full fibre" networks.…

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Uber cars, Amazon drones? Pah! Driverless deliveries from a different age Geek's Guide to Britain  For the last 13 years, a tiny train tunnel running through the centre of London has remained empty and unused, maintained by just four engineers. But these engineers don’t work for Transport for London or Network Rail – they work for the Royal Mail.…

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Location, location, location Promo  Future-proofing your data centre is no longer down to a choice of the right servers and storage, it’s now all about connectivity, location and the neighbours.…

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Body in lochdown after 'breach at third-party supplier' Phishing emails ostensibly from the Scottish Football Association (SFA) were sent to subscribers on Monday as the result of a breach.…

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Tune into SuperMicro, Microsoft and Intel webinar explainer, Dec 6 Promo  Listen to the tech pundits and they will tell you that storage is no longer the bottleneck in your system performance. Or to be more precise, storage does not have to be a bottleneck anymore - so long as you adopt NVM Express (NVMe) the next generation specification for accessing non-volatile memory such as flash. And then you need to be able to implement the technology properly.…

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