News from the AWS world
As every month, the world of Amazon Web Services gets new products and features. This month we'd like to inform you about a new class of S3 Storage - Glacier Deep Archive - designed for storing large amounts of data similar to the "usual" Glacier but at 75% of the price and available within 12 hours; the Single Sign-On service expands its coverage to new regions; Open Distro for Elasticsearch, as the name suggests, combines Elsticsearch, a distributed and document-oriented search and analysis engine used for real-time log analysis and monitoring and Kibana, an advanced data visualization system, making them available in the form of RPM packages and Docker containers (it is not a fork of the two projects: the contributions are pushed on the upstream channel); RedShift now includes an automatic concurrence scaling function in the event of activity bursts; Direct Connect is updated with a new console that allows you to have services in different Regions (excluding China) and access them from a single point; the SNS notification service now includes 5 new languages, including Italian; regarding containers, we point out that EKS (Elastic Container Services for Kubernetes) supports Windows Server workloads, although in tech preview mode. The new Deep Learning Containers are containers with pre-installed applications for programmed learning activities (TensorFlow, Apache MXNet and PyTorch ).
WordPress released 5.1.1
WordPress 5.1.1 is now available; this is a Security Release that does not introduce new particular functions but focuses on solving security problems and improving the current system.
In particular it proposes 14 improvements and bugfixes (available here), including functions to facilitate the transition to the minimum version of PHP that will be requested by WordPress 5.2 (released in late April) and a sanitization of the comments stored in the database in order to prevent Cross-Site Scripting attacks.
Joomla 3.9.4 is available
Joomla has released version 3.9.4 of the popular CMS.
More details are available in this Joomla blog post.
The FortiNet Threat Landscape Report Q1 2018 report is now available
FortiNet has published the Threat Landscape Q1 2018 report, which analyzes data collected between January and March 2018.
The report shows that most (55%) of infections due to a botnet lasted less than a day, 18% less than two days and only less than 5% more than a week, a sign that botnets are constantly evolving.
The infection due to the Mirai botnet is the one that lasts longer: on average 5 and a half days; but Ghost is the prevailing botnet.
Although 268 different botnets have been identified, their number and activity is declining in the analyzed period; the activity of crypto-jacking, that is generation of cryptocurrencies, is the main one.Read more Security Bulletin - July 2018
New versions of Nextcloud are available
Nextcloud is updated by releasing versions 13.0.3 and 12.0.8.
The iOS client was also updated, which introduces total support with Apple mobile devices.
Please note that version 11 no longer has active support.Read more Cloud and Datacenter Bulletin - July 2018
Previous article -> An introduction to Docker pt.2
The Docker introduction series continues with a new article dedicated to two fundamental elements of a containers ecosystem: volumes and connectivity.
That is, how to let two containers communicate with each others and how to manage data on a certain folder on the host.
Storage: volumes and bind-mounts
Files created within a container are stored on a layer that can be written by the container itself with some significant consequences:
Docker addresses these problems by allowing containers to perform I/O operations directly on the host with volumes and bind-mounts.Read more An introduction to Docker pt.3: Storage and Networking
GURU advisor will be at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 22nd to 25th 2016!
MWC is one of the biggest conventions about the worldwide mobile market, we'll be present for the whole event and we'll keep you posted with news and previews from the congress.Read More