Enterprise Tech News: Microsoft Azure Cloud Switch to Run Network Devices, Google Cloud Dataproc for Big Data, Apple App Store Attacked by Xcode Malware

25 Sep. 2015 Enterprise Tech News

This week’s tech news roundup features Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Switch announcement, Google launching Cloud Dataproc for managing Big Data and Apple’s App store affected by Xcode malware.

Microsoft Introduces Azure Cloud Switch For Network Devices

Microsoft Working on Azure Cloud Switch

Microsoft has announced Azure Cloud Switch (ACS) to run network devices like switches. ACS is a cross platform modular operating system that is built on Linux.

According to the organization, ACS is Microsoft’s attempt to build software that can correct and test software bugs more quickly. As per Kamala Subramaniam, Azure Networking Principal Architect, “ACS allows us the flexibility to scale down the software and develop features that are required for our data centre and our networking needs”.

Since ACS is built on Linux, it has the flexibility to utilize and expand Open Source, Microsoft and Third Party applications.

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Google Cloud Dataproc To Simplify Big Data Management

Google Launches Cloud Dataproc

Google has announced a new service – Cloud Dataproc which aims to facilitate big data management. This new tool is a managed Hadoop and Spark service.

Enterprises typically struggle in deriving insights out of big data and Cloud Dataproc may just change that. Currently in beta, Cloud Dataproc enables companies to leverage open source data frameworks for querying, batch processing and machine learning. In addition, the service is designed to ease data creation and governance while reducing the time it takes to get work done. For instance, Cloud Dataproc clusters can be run and shut down in 90 seconds or less while Spark or Hadoop clusters may take anywhere between 5-30 minutes.

XcodeGhost Malware Attacks Apple’s iOS App Store

XcodeGhost Attack

Apple is busy cleaning up its App store after it was recently attacked by XcodeGhost malware. Xcode is the company’s iOS app development software. The malware first surfaced in Apple’s app store in China and has since affected hundreds of apps.

The way this malware works is, it pulls important personal details like unique identifiers and device name from the victim’s devices. Further, it can also breach phones with dialogue boxes that prompt users to enter personal information.

Apple has instructed developers to verify their version of Xcode and to safeguard themselves and consumers by only using Xcode software that is directly downloaded from Apple developer site or the Mac App store.

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