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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,” […]

Microsoft Says Passwords are Passé

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: September 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

Are passwords a dying breed? In a blog post published September 15, Microsoft Vice President of Security, Compliance, and Identity Vasu Jakkal entitled “The passwordless future is here for your Microsoft account” (yes, with bad capitalization, just like that), Microsoft announced that you could “completely remove the password from your Microsoft account”.  He continued: “Use […]

Microsoft Azure’s CosmosDB Accidentally Left Wide Open

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

Microsoft revealed Thursday that some customers’ CosmosDB databases in Azure were accidentally left wide open. A security researcher named Wiz discovered that it could access keys that unlocked thousands of customers’ databases. Microsoft has issued a fix and contacted affected customers so they can change their keys. “This is the worst cloud vulnerability you can […]

Microsoft Raising Fees for Office 365

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: August 20, 2021 @ 11:30 am, by raindog308

Microsoft announced that they are raising prices for Office 365 subscriptions. The price increase is between 10% and 16%, depending on product.  This is the first price increase since Office 365 launched in 2011. On March 1, 2022, we will update our list pricing for the following commercial products: Product Old Monthly Price New Monthly […]

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 […]

SecureBit: Quality Hosting in Switzerland (1GB/1Gbps Unmetered from $5.11/mo!)

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: October 11, 2020 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

I love a good logo.  The best ones are memorable, incorporate the company name, and cleverly brand their companies with the owner’s desired image.  Check out that cool Securebit logo!  It evokes precision and razor-sharp defenses, plus it’s S-shaped.  That’s a modern work of art. Securebit is a Swiss company bringing us some nice offers […]