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Cybersecurity machine learning moves ahead with vendor push

Cybersecurity machine learning is growing in popularity, according to Jon Oltsik, an analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group Inc. in Milford, Mass. Oltsik attended the recent Black Hat conference, where technology vendors were abuzz with talk of cybersecurity machine learning.

ESG research asked 412 respondents about their understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity machine learning, which revealed that only 30% said they were very knowledgeable on the subject. Only 12% of respondents said their organizations had deployed these systems widely.

According to Olstik, the cybersecurity industry sees an opportunity, because only 6% of respondents in surveys said their organizations were not considering AI or machine learning deployments. He said companies will need to educate the market, identify use cases, work with existing technologies and provide good support.

“I find machine learning [and] AI technology extremely cool but no one is buying technology for technology sake. The best tools will help CISOs improve security efficacy, operational efficiency, and business enablement,” Oltsik wrote.

Read more of Oltsik’s thoughts on cybersecurity machine learning.

Microsoft leverages Kubernetes backing for containers

Microsoft is positioning itself to fight back against the success of Amazon Web Services, according to Charlotte Dunlap, an analyst with Current Analysis in Sterling, Va.

The company launched a new container service and joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) amidst earnings reports indicating that its Azure platform is outcompeting Salesforce and other providers. Microsoft unveiled a preview of its Azure Container Instances service in a bid to support developers who want to avoid the complexities of virtual machine management.

Dunlap said the announcement is significant because companies are still reluctant to deploy next-generation technologies incorporating containers and microservices, despite their advantages. In particular, Dunlap said providers should focus on explaining the cost-benefit ratios associated with refactoring departmental apps into containers.

By joining CNCF, meantime, Microsoft is “shunning” Amazon in the enterprise cloud market. “Expect to see a lot more platform service rollouts involving containers, microservices, etc., later this year during fall conferences in which cloud rivals continue to attempt to one-up one another,” Dunlap wrote.

Dig deeper into Dunlap’s thoughts on Microsoft’s support for containers.

SIEM for threat detection

Anton Chuvakin, an analyst with Gartner, said security information and event management, or SIEM, is not the best threat detection technology on its own. Based on conversations through Twitter, Chuvakin learned that many network professionals view SIEM as a compliance technology. Chuvakin said he sees these individuals as taking a viewpoint nearly 10 years out of date or perhaps struggling with bad experiences from failed SIEM implementations in the past.

Chuvakin said he uses SIEM for much of his threat detection tasks, but also uses log and traffic analysis, as well as endpoint visibility tools, almost equally. In his view, threat detection that focuses too heavily on the network and endpoints suffer serious security challenges unless they are coupled with log monitoring.

“Based on this logic, log analysis (perhaps using SIEM … or not) is indeed ‘best’ beginner threat detection. On top of this, SIEM will help you centralize and organize your other alerts,” Chuvakin wrote.

Explore more of Chuvakin’s thoughts on SIEM.

For Sale – Seagate external 500gb hard drive

Seagate External Hard Drive 500gb
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Attala Systems shows off ‘CPU-less’ FPGA storage gear

No, the entire storage world has not gone software-defined. According to Attala Systems Inc., hardware-defined storage technology represents the next stage of evolution in flash storage.

The startup has emerged from stealth to preview a “CPU-less” storage appliance that consolidates processing, networking and storage functionality on field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) based on an Altera chipset. Attala and Intel, which owns Altera, this week will demonstrate the FPGA storage technology at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, Calif.

Attala calls its system the Attala High Performance Composable Storage Infrastructure, and the vendor positions it mainly as storage for cloud providers and private clouds. It consists of FPGA-powered host interfaces and scale-out data nodes connected via a Remote Direct Memory Access over Converged Ethernet version 2 NVM Express fabric. Attala uses FPGA devices as NVMe storage targets. Instead of a motherboard, the FPGAs also handle processing intelligence and network connectivity.

“Our premise is based on one of the main tenets of computer science: You can implement functionality in hardware much more efficiently than you can in software,” said Taufik Ma, founder of Attala Systems, based in San Jose, Calif.

The trend in storage has been away from expensive custom FPGAs to systems built on common x86 servers, shifting the differentiating features to the software. But Ma said engineering advances have added value to FPGAs.

“We’ve reached the point in the industry where you can pack enough logic, enough gates and enough data paths into a single FPGA. An FPGA is [no longer] just a very expensive prototyping platform, but a perfectly affordable production platform,” Ma added.

Attala’s device tiers flash for price, performance

It remains to be seen if enterprise storage administrators adopt the same view and can be lured to Attala’s unusual storage configuration. The Attala compute layer represents one or more x86 servers. Each server has multiple Ethernet links. The vendor said it plans to offer options for 25 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), 40 GbE and 50 GbE connectivity.

Attala data nodes are based on standard storage enclosures. Its FPGA sits between the network and the NVMe SSDs. The data layer consists of a system of nodes, each of which can scale to support eight Ethernet links in 40 GbE and 50 GbE options. Each data node is rated by the vendor to deliver up to 400 Gbps of data. The data nodes support 2.5-inch U.2 and M.2 cards for tiered flash infrastructure.

“We call them CPU-less servers. They do have integrated portions of the FPGA fabric, but they’re not entirely proprietary¬†hardware. We’ve got a handful of FPGAs that have network connections on one side and SSDs on the other side,” Ma said.

Attala claims its automated orchestration and provisioning engine allows NVMe SSDs to be mapped across data nodes to specific applications at full network speed. Product shipments are slated to begin later this year.

The Attala Systems storage appliance provides a redundant data path between the network ports and dual-ported flash drives. The appliances replicate data across SSDs within the enclosure as a hedge against drive failure. The FPGAs can be programmed for advanced data services culled from Intel’s Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library.

“There are a lot of legacy software layers that squander the performance of the underlying¬†storage media. An alternative is to install SSDs in the same server that runs your applications, but then you end up with silos or islands of data. Our approach is to unlock the underlying performance of the SSDs, so the resources can be shared across multiple servers,” Ma said.

FPGA aimed at cloud providers, private cloud deployments

Ma most recently spent nine years as a senior executive at networking vendor Emulex Corp. He previously served as a general manager at Intel’s enterprise systems group. He launched Attala Systems in 2015 with Sujith Arramreddy and Sai Gadiraju, founders of ServerWorks and ServerEngines. Broadcom bought ServerWorks for $1 billion in 2001, and Emulex acquired ServerEngines in 2010.

FPGAs have been gaining steam in public cloud environments. Amazon Web Services in April launched the Amazon EC2 F1 compute instance, which is designed to help developers to quickly write custom hardware accelerators to boost application performance. Microsoft uses FPGAs to accelerate its Bing search engine and its networking infrastructure.

Although cloud services providers are the initial focus, Ma said Attala’s storage use cases extend to traditional data centers running big data, e-commerce, financial and other high-frequency applications. He said these types of customers are testing Attala in preproduction, although he declined to identify any of the companies. He said Attala expects to reveal pricing and channel partnerships in the fourth quarter.