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Arista Any Cloud for Cloud Consistency

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Arista promises to bring consistency to cloud networks with Any Cloud-- a means for enterprises to simplfiy the integration and management of hybrid clouds across private and public clouds.

Arista The software platform uses the vEOS virtualised router to bring the Extensible Operating System (EOS) across multiple hypervisor and cloud deployment platforms. vEOS leverages the existing cloud-grade routing stack, and includes IPSEC VPN tunnels to securely interconnect workloads across multi-cloud deployments.

Meanwhile CloudVision technology enables zero-touch provisioning, streamlined network operations across private and public clouds, state streaming from real-time telemetry, event correlation and anomaly detection via analytics engine and a common dashboard for increased visualisation.

Malware Found in CCleaner Software!

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Piriform admits legitimate downloads of its CCleaner software carry a "multi-stage malware payload"-- essentially a backdoor allowing hackers to install ransomware or keyloggers to further infect PCs.

CCLeanerAccording to the company around 2.27 million users ran the affected software (specifically CCleaner version 5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud version 1.07.3191) following download from a hacked server. The company says the situation could have been a lot worse, since CCleaner gets around 5 million new users per month, for a total of over 2 billion downloads.

It also says the affected version is already updated, and it was "able to disarm the threat before it was able to do any harm" following initial warnings from security researchers at Cisco and Morphisec. According to the Cisco Talos research unit the affected CCleaner infects computers through the inclusion of remote administration tools that, once installed, connect to several unregistered websites in order to download more unauthorised programs.

DigiTimes: "Some" Cannon Lake CPUs Delayed!

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DigiTimes claims Intel has rescheduled the release of "some" next-generation Cannon Lake-based processors-- mainly ones with integrated GPUs-- to end 2018, affecting notebook makers and their suppliers.

Intel Cannon LakeAccording to unnamed sources from the upstream supply chain, the situation is bad enough some vendors are considering skipping the 10nm Cannon Lake in favour of its eventual successor, Ice Lake. After all, the Intel roadmap shows Ice Lake will be available "shortly after" the rescheduled Cannon Lake launch.

In turn, Intel says the first 10nm products should ship by end 2017, beginning with a lower volume SKU before an H1 2017 volume ramp. Recently Chipzilla presented an update on the 10nm process technology at a Technology and Manufacturing Day event in Beijing, but had nothing to say on the reported delay.

IDC: Q2 2017 Monitor Shipments Dip

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According to IDC global monitor shipments total 28.5 million units in Q2 2017-- a -6.4% Y-o-Y decline, although some of the market softness can be attributed to comparison with a strong Q2 2016.

That said, some market issues persist. After all, shipments are also down by -1.2% on a Q-o-Q basis, the first sequential decline on a Q2 since 2014. A mid-year quarter sequential decline is typically sign of the digestion of excess inventory, troubling since Q1 2017 also opened in the red.

IDC Monitor tracker

However the analyst insists "optimism abounds," particularly around replacements of old monitors approaching end of life, as well as potentially strong back-to-school and holiday seasons. As such, IDC forecasts a -1.7% decline for H2 2017. The full-year 2017 forecast stands at 117m monitors, while Q2 2017 shipments are to total 27.8m, a -2.2% Y-o-Y decline.

Looking further to the future, 2021 shipments are expected to be less than 112m, the result of adoption of mobile devices at lowper price points.

And the Buyer of the Toshiba Memory Unit is...

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Toshiba appears to have decided on a buyer for its memory chip unit-- the consortium formed by Bain Capital and SK Hynix, together with some financial backing from Apple.

Toshiba memoryHowever, Reuters reports, Toshiba is still "not ruling out a deal with other bidders," making the lengthy process to sell the unit even more, well, lengthy. Reuters also says the decision to choose the Bain-led group comes after failure to bridge disagreements with the other main rival suitor, Western Digital.

“We are disappointed that Toshiba would take this action,” a WD statement reads. “Our goal has been — and remains — to reach a mutually beneficial outcome that satisfies the needs of Toshiba and its stakeholders.”

WD has complicated the sale of the deal, since it has a joint investment in a key Toshiba NAND production plant-- leading to a lawsuit from Toshiba over what it deems as interference.

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