In order to help Internet users circumvent government firewalls and restriction of Internet usage, PhD student Daiyuu Nobori created VPN Gate, a free virtual private network service designed to be easy to use.
Hewlett-Packard has announced plans to release a new blade server that will offer four times the virtual desktops compared to the company's earlier offerings.
Fujitsu says it has developed a new data transfer protocol that is 30 times faster than the commonly used TCP protocol. The proprietary protocol is based on UDP, but adds the ability to distinguish between packets that are dropped or simply haven't arrived at the destination. Integrated control technology also measures UDP transmissions in real time to ensure that they don't overwhelm standard TCP data packets.
Despite earlier reports that pegged the arrival of gigabit Wi-Fi technology to mid-2012, gigabit wireless transfers appear to finally be ready for prime time if one considers the range of products being demonstrated at CES 2013, which concluded last week.
NEC has taken the wraps off a new rack-mounted server that comes with its own internal batteries for backup power in the event of a power outage.
Amazon last week launched Data Pipeline, a tool designed to help users integrate data from disparate sources.
Amazon on Wednesday launched a cloud-based data warehousing service called Redshift. By circumventing the traditional software and hardware stack offered by enterprise storage vendors, Amazon says the service will substantially reduce the cost of deploying data warehouses.
Cisco announced the acquisition of privately held Meraki for $1.2 billion on Sunday. Meraki is a maker of cloud-based wireless LAN equipment and security appliances that are targeted at mid-sized businesses.
A couple of servers used to build third-party software for the open source FreeBSD project have been compromised.
Jordan Gruskovnjak, a security researcher at VUPEN Security, published a blog last week on a critical memory corruption vulnerability that affects the Xen hypervisor.