One of the fastest growing startups in the security space right now is Illumio. Illumio’s claim to fame is its adaptive micro-segmentation technology, which helps companies prevent viruses and security threats from spreading within their data centers and cloud environments. Illumio also recently announced that it would extend its segmentation tech to cloud networks like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure (among others). In an age of increasingly dangerous and prevalent security threats, data centers are under attack daily. [Read more…]
Google recently announced two new initiatives designed to strengthen its already imposing presence in the cloud security space. First, Google teamed up with Spotify to develop an open source security toolkit called Forseti Security. Forseti’s framework focuses on Google Cloud Project (GCP) security. The second announcement unveiled Google Cloud Endpoints, which helps developers monitor, share, and protect their APIs.
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Quantum computing is certainly getting a lot of buzz lately. We’re following last week’s profile on Rigetti Computing with another on one of the other top contenders in the race to commercial quantum computing. IonQ, a quantum computing startup based out of Maryland, recently secured $20 million from New Enterprise Associates and GV (formerly Google Ventures) to get a viable, user-ready quantum computer to the market by late 2018. What remains to be seen is how the computer’s going to look and work, and how IonQ can follow that tight timeline. [Read more…]
Just two days ago, we covered Wowza’s release of their new Ultra-Low Latency streaming service. Today, Wowza has just announced another major release: the Wowza ClearCaster, which brings Wowza’s streaming technology to Facebook Live users. Wowza designed the ClearCaster in collaboration with Facebook to give streamers and broadcasters professional-grade quality and ease the live-streaming process.
PacketZoom has announced Mobile IQ, a new end-to-end Application Performance Management and Optimization (APMo) platform for mobile apps that can be paired with PacketZoom’s existing Mobile Expresslane technology. The complete suite of tools allows developers to analyze, troubleshoot, control and optimize app performance in real-time. Mobile IQ is completely free and will remain free forever. It can easily complement PacketZoom’s existing Expresslane technology, which boosts app speeds, rescues TCP disconnects, and reduces CDN costs.
Netflix’s Cloud Security team has been a major player in the open source community for years now. Some of cloud security’s most vexing problems have actually been ironed out on GitHub and through OSS experiments. To commemorate Netflix’s third year of open source software development, here’s a recap of some of their major OSS projects.
Wowza Media Systems has just announced their new Ultra Low Latency streaming service for their Wowza Streaming Cloud platform. The low latency service, built on Microsoft Azure, is designed to significantly reduce buffer and lag times, ensure consistent streaming delivery, and adapt to changing network conditions at scale.
Everyone has experienced their fair share of laggy livestreams, replete with buffering screens, fluctuating video quality, sudden error messages—the works. Video files in general can be data-heavy and difficult to transmit to users quickly and smoothly. Livestreams can be even worse. [Read more…]
In a Berkeley warehouse just down the street from the San Francisco Bay, Rigetti Computing is racing to build, in their own words, “the world’s most powerful computer.” Tech startups often boast of their ambitious visions to change the way we do X, the way we process Y. But Rigetti’s quest to accomplish nothing short of a new computer revolution might just outpace the rest.
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Limelight recently rolled out EdgeQuery Analytics, a new suite of tools for businesses that record, manage, and interpret website traffic and user data patterns. EdgeQuery’s real-time aggregation software can help businesses better understand how their users interact with their websites, products, and online materials.
Google has announced a new firewall feature for app developers and administrators using Google’s Cloud Platform. Developers can now allow or block access to specific IP addresses by writing rules that outline how the firewall will function. The new feature can help developers prevent hackers, specific networks, or accidental users from accessing their app. Conversely, developers can give certain IP addresses access when they see fit. [Read more…]
Elastic is an Amsterdam-based company that has experienced rapid growth in recent years and has received $104MM+ in funding). Its ElasticSearch search engine (the company’s namesake) allows businesses to store, search, and analyze data in real-time and rapidly glean actionable insights and results from complex queries. [Read more…]