Take a Network Break! The virtual donut machine got a good scrubbing over the holiday break, and now it’s ready to bake dozens of delights to accompany your weekly helping of tech news.
This week we dig into the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that rocked chip makers, examine remarks from Oracle CEO Mark Hurd about the imminent disruption of traditional IT, and explore why AT&T pulled out of a deal to sell Huawei’s Mate 10 smartphone.
In other tech news, Chinese smartphone makers are wary of the potential Broadcom/Qualcomm merger and Juniper Networks and ThousandEyes team up on network visibility.
Nvidia cracks down on the use of its consumer chips in the data center, while U.S. and French government officials question Apple about its manipulation of battery performance.
Coffee Talk: Silver Peak
Stay tuned after the news to hear our sponsored conversation with Silver Peak. VP of Product Management Rolf Muralt joins us to talk about SD-WAN and what happens when you shift your perspective from packets to application flows. We also look at how SD-WAN can help you enable business intent and get a thin branch.
Meltdown And Spectre Attack – Graz University of Technology
Reading privileged memory with a side-channel – Google Project Zero
Security-First Pledge – Intel
Meltdown and Spectre – enterprise action plan – Rendition Infosec
ThousandEyes, Juniper Enhance Hybrid WAN Visibility – SDX Central
U.S., French Officials Question Apple Over iPhone Battery Slowdowns – Wall Street Journal