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SolarWinds Acquires Cloud Monitoring Company Librato for $40 Million

Cloud Computing

As cloud adoption continues to increase to a predicted $127-$200 billion market in 2018, service providers are looking for a strategic edge. SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) believes the acquisition of the cloud monitoring company Librato will give them an advantage. On Thursday, SolarWinds acquired San Francisco-based Librato for $40 million. Librato… Read More

Enterprises See Hybrid Cloud, SDN and IoT as the Future of IT: Survey


As cloud adoption continues to rise, enterprises with hybrid clouds rose to 20 percent (up from 15 percent last year), and a third of enterprises said the Internet of Things IoT is the single biggest phenomenon to drive future cloud adoption, followed by hyperscale and Software Defined Networking, according to an annual survey released by Canonical. Read More

China’s Internet Crackdown Continues with VPN Blocks and New Regulations


Many Chinese citizens rely on virtual private networks (VPNs) to circumvent censorship in China by creating a tunnel to the outside world. That tenuous lifeline is being strangled by the Chinese government as several VPN companies such as StrongVPN, Astrill and Golden Frog reported service disruptions this week. According to… Read More