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Microsoft Shrugged Off 2.4Tbps DDoS Attack

Microsoft reported recently that it had fended off a 2.4Tbps DDoS attack in August.  The attack – launched from 70,000 sources in Asia and the US – was the second biggest attack on record, eclipsed only by the 2.5Tbps attack Google faced in 2017. “The attack vector was a UDP reflection spanning more than 10 […]

AMD’s Server Market Share Hits New High at 16%

Tags: , , , , , , , , Date/Time: September 23, 2021 @ 6:41 pm, by raindog308

According to market research group Omdia, AMD has surged to a historically high server market share of 16%. “In the server CPU market, AMD scored its best-ever quarter from a market share and sales perspective with demand from hyperscale cloud service providers, and Google in particular, being a big contributing factor to AMD’s strong performance,” […]

SpamHaus Botnet Report Highlights Some LowEnd Providers

Spamhaus’s 2021 Q2 Botnet Threat Update has been released and it’s interesting reading. Overall, there has been a reduction in observed command and control (C&C) systems.  However, at regional and provider level, there is more variation.  Looking at the leading botnet C&C hosts, it’s not surprising that the world’s most connected countries (the US, Netherlands […]

Microsoft Azure is the World’s Largest Cloud

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: August 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

According to recent data, Microsoft Azure is the world’s largest public cloud with $17.7 billion in quarterly revenue.  Amazon AWS trails not far behind at $13.3 billion.  The top five (which also includes IBM, Salesforce, and Google Cloud) combined for $47.3 billion in sales. Microsoft and Amazon together make up 65% of the field, with […]

LowEndBoxTV: How to Get a Free VPS

Is cheap cloud hosting not cheap enough for you?  Can you really get a VPS for free? Yes! In this video we review a variety of offers from various providers. Some are 1-year trials, some are shorter-term trials, and some are truly free VPS hosting forever. This is a video follow-up to our article on Free […]