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Largest DDoS attacks 50x bigger than a decade ago – report

DDoS attacks are becoming unrelentingly more frequent, and larger

A report has revealed the size of the largest DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks has increased by 50 times in the last decade. The Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) by Arbor Networks also showed the number of DDoS attacks targeting mobile users increased 11 per cent in 2014 alone.

CloudBees bags $23.5m to expand Jenkins-based offerings

CloudBees develops commercial offerings based on Jenkins CI, an open source job execution monitoring platform

Belgium-based CloudBees has secured $23.5m in a series D funding round led by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Verizon Ventures. The firm, which has its roots as a java platform as a service, said it plans to use the funding to accelerate development of its Jenkins-based enterprise offerings.

AstraZeneca taps Box amidst IT refresh

AstraZeneca is deploying Box as part of a broader IT refresh

UK-based pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca said it plans to deploy Box for content collaboration and sharing among its global workforce. David Smoley, chief information officer at AstraZeneca said the company wants to improve how employees collaborate with one another and external parties.

MTN Group joins AWS Direct Connect service to bolster cloud connectivity

MTN has joined AWS Direct Connect

MTN Group has joined Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Direct Connect service in a bid to improve cloud connectivity and its ability to attract large multinationals to its network.

Microsoft Q2 buoyed by cloud services, devices

Microsoft's Q2 2015 shows strong growth in its cloud services

Despite slipping profits in Microsoft’s second quarter financial results this year the company reported solid performance in its commercial cloud services, which at $5.5bn now represents close to a quarter of the firms revenues. The company’s chief executive Satya Nadella said the results show change is in full swing at the Redmond-based enterprise IT giant.

Report: Oracle and Samsung to buddy up on cloud

Oracle and Samsung are reportedly gearing up to jointly offer cloud-services

Samsung and Oracle are looking at teaming up to jointly offer enterprises cloud-based services, according to a report from the Korea Times. The report comes amid rumours Samsung is looking to spend up to $7.5bn on BlackBerry, in part for its expertise in enterprise software.

Software AG, Wipro to develop Internet of Things streaming analytics platform

Wipro and Software AG are teaming up to jointly offer an Internet of things streaming analytics platform

Enterprise vendor Software AG and outsourcing giant Wipro are teaming up to joining offer a platform for streaming analytics generated by Internet of Things sensors and devices.

Stockholm County Council taps Sectra for cloud-based radiology data

Stockholm County Council  is deploying Sectra's cloud-based platform to improve how radiology data is shared among healthcare providers

Stockholm County Council (SLL) said it plans to deploy Sectra’s cloud-based platform in a bid to support improved collaboration and patient data sharing across Sweden’s healthcare providers.

Microsoft buys Revolution Analytics to bolster data modelling, visualisation

Microsoft is keen to bolster its open source cred and big data capabilities

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, a vendor of programming language R, a widely used language for statistical computing and data visualisation.

Security and SLAs limiting cloud uptake in MENA, IT head says

Cloud uptake in MENA may struggle due to security, SLAs challenges

Despite strong projected growth, cloud services uptake in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) could be hampered by the speed at which local cloud service providers adopt new security controls, Emirates Investment Authority (EIA) IT head Furqan Ahmed Hashmi tells BCN.