The Top 10 Cloud Myths

CEB IT

Myths continue to plague cloud computing. Although cloud computing has become much more mainstream in the last five years, some of the myths that circulated during its advent still persist today. Cloud should be thought of as a means to an end. 1: Cloud is always about money.

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Is the Cloud Secure?

CEB IT

Cloud security breaches consistently make news headlines. The ambiguity that surrounds cloud computing can make securing the enterprise seem daunting. Concerns about security have led some CIOs to limit their organizational use of public cloud services. However, the challenge exists not in the security of the cloud itself, but in the policies and technologies for security and control of the technology. to “Am I using the cloud securely?”

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The CIO’s Guide to Distributed Cloud

CEB IT

Organizations that hesitate to commit to a total migration to the public cloud model use a combination — or hybrid — of private-cloud-inspired and public cloud styles of computing. That is why, over the past three years, Gartner client requests to discuss hybrid cloud have grown 15%. The next generation of cloud computing, retains the advantages of cloud computing while extending the range and use cases for cloud. Cloud IT Leadership

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4 Lessons Learned From Cloud Infrastructure Adopters

CEB IT

What are the benefits and risks of cloud? What are best practices for managing and governing cloud resources? How should we organize the IT team to best embrace cloud? Although cloud has reached mainstream adoption , many infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders are still asking these questions as they navigate their cloud journeys. Companies that are unaware of the mistakes made in their cloud adoption will overspend by 20 to 50%. Cloud

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Cloud computing vs. edge computing

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Read Nick Offin explain the difference between cloud computing and edge computing on Tech Radar : Cloud computing isn’t exactly a new concept. Its benefits are well known in the […].

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Top Actions From Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2020

CEB IT

Cloud computing has proven battle-ready. During COVID-19, cloud demonstrated it can support unplanned and unexpected needs. In reality, the public cloud can be made secure enough for most uses. “You can stop worrying about whether you can trust your cloud provider.”

Cloud Adoption: Where Does Your Country Rank?

CEB IT

Cloud computing initially emerged in the United States. has been the leader in cloud adoption and has set the pace for such adoption around the world. In fact, by 2022, cloud adoption for all other countries will lag behind the U.S. 14% of total IT spending will be on cloud services. . In parallel, and to fuel cloud spending, they need to focus on organization-specific cloud ambitions, as countrywide opportunities are too divergent.

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6 Steps for Planning a Cloud Strategy

CEB IT

Cloud has become the foundation that enables businesses to transform, differentiate and gain competitive advantage. Many organizations are now focused on cloud-first strategies as they turn their attention to advancing the use of cloud services across the business. Forty percent of organizations in North America alone plan to spend the majority of new or additional funding on cloud , according to a recent Gartner survey. Develop a cloud-first and multicloud strategy.

Cloud Security Spending Will Grow To $3.5 Billion By 2021

Forrester IT

Cloud is big business today. Forrester estimates that global cloud services revenues totaled $114 billion in 2016, up from $68 billion just two years ago -- that's annual growth of 30%. And we see the public cloud services market reaching $236 billion by 2020. What does this mean for cloud security? · This rapid shift to the cloud raises new issues and challenges for security and risk professionals. Cloud Security. cloud.

Cloud spending is outpacing cloud cost governance

David Linthicum

Enterprises across the globe dished out a record $107 billion for cloud computing infrastructure services in 2019. This is not surprising given that public cloud usage is up. However, at the same time enterprise IT has no idea how much the bills will be, nor how to place guardrails around public cloud spending. The solution is cloud cost governance, which most enterprises are not employing today.

Serverless and Containers: How to Choose the Right Application Strategy

Speaker: Tolga Tarhan, Senior Vice President, GM AWS Services at Onica

When it comes to the modern tech stack, one of the fastest changing areas is around containers, serverless, and choosing the ideal path to cloud native computing. How do you as a technology leader point your team in the right direction, especially given how quickly this is evolving?

CSPM Vs. CIEM: Demystifying Two Popular Cloud Security Acronyms

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Read Shai Morag explain the difference between cloud security posture management (CSPM) and cloud infrastructure entitlements management (CIEM) on Forbes: The growing migration, in virtually every industry, of enterprise IT […].

4 Trends Impacting Cloud Adoption in 2020

CEB IT

Cloud computing is firmly established as the new normal for enterprise IT. Across industries, cloud continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments of IT spend. “CIOs looking to prepare their organization to thrive in the upcoming turns must take a differentiated approach to cloud computing,” says Gregor Petri , Vice President Analyst, Gartner. In the new era of cloud, cost optimization will be crucial. Cost optimization will drive cloud adoption.

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Fix your cloud security

David Linthicum

I found some interesting statistics in this RedLock article that illustrate the severity of the cloud security problem: Only 7 percent of businesses have good visibility of all critical data, and 58 percent say they only have slight visibility. Vulnerabilities: 24 percent of organizations have hosts missing high-severity patches in the public cloud. What is cloud computing? Also: InfoWorld helps you identify the right tools for the job: AWS cloud services guide.

5 Ways for Government CIOs to Optimize Cloud Deployment

CEB IT

In 2020, the worldwide public cloud services market will grow by 17%, according to Gartner. The adoption of public cloud cannot be excluded for long,” says Neville Cannon , Senior Director Analyst, Gartner. Establish a cloud center of excellence. Cloud IT IT Leadership

Utilities get cloud computing religion

David Linthicum

A recent study shows that a large majority (71 percent) of utilities now use cloud computing systems, up from 45 percent three years ago. This has been largely a reaction to the amount of data they deal with these days and the opportunity to be innovative with that data.

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Cloud security secrets your cloud provider doesn't want you to know

David Linthicum

The first question most cloud security architects ask when tasked with designing a cloud security solution is: What cloud are you using? Cloud-native security solutions offered by the big providers are not helpful if you have a heterogeneous multicloud solution.

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Baidu offers quantum computing from the cloud

Venture Beast

Baidu's new cloud service for quantum computing -- Quantum Leaf -- is designed for programming, simulating, and executing quantum workloads. Read More.

5 Approaches to Cloud Applications Integration

CEB IT

Cloud-based applications are proliferating as organizations adopt software as a service (SaaS) and cloud-native development to enable digital business. This puts cloud integration on the priority list of every solution architect. However, the vast capacity and computing power of the cloud comes at a price: Decentralization. Solution architects must decide on the best way to create integration between cloud-hosted, SaaS and on-premises applications.

Five critical cloud security challenges and how to overcome them

CTOvision

Read Chris Foster list five critical cloud security challenges and how to overcome them on Help Net Security : Today’s organizations desire the accessibility and flexibility of the cloud, yet […].

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Cloud Shift Impacts All IT Markets

CEB IT

Through 2022, growth in enterprise IT spending for cloud-based offerings will be faster than growth in traditional (non-cloud) IT offerings , making cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces in IT markets since the early days of the digital age. When organizations are faced with IT spending decisions, the consideration of using cloud services for new initiatives or replacing existing systems causes a shift in spending from traditional IT solutions to cloud.

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Qualcomm details Cloud AI 100 chipset, announces developer kit

Venture Beast

Qualcomm shared details about the Cloud AI 100 chipset it announced last year, along with the Cloud Edge AI Development Kit. Read More.

Hybrid cloud? Private cloud? Public cloud? Multicloud? How to choose

David Linthicum

My article “ Don’t waste your time with a hybrid cloud ” has gotten many people seeing red, and I can understand why. Many enterprise IT shops, and most enterprise technology companies, have pledged allegiance to the hybrid cloud model. The intellectual dishonesty of cloud-architecture purists. Thus, it’s bad for them to admit that public clouds will have a role, even if most existing workloads will reside in private clouds or remain on traditional datacenter platforms.

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Netskope Cloud Threat Exchange: Enabling real-time sharing of threat intelligence in the cloud

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Netskope announced the Cloud Threat Exchange, one of the industry’s first cloud-based solutions for the ingestion, curation, and real-time sharing of threat intelligence across enterprise security enforcement points. With this announcement, […].

ISACA and CSADC In Deep Examination of Public Cloud Security

CTOvision

17 Sep at 0830 Eastern ISACA and the Cloud Security Alliance DC Chapter are hosting a virtual event that will dive deep into the nexus of risk and opportunities in […].

Private Cloud Adoption Is Alive And Well

Forrester IT

While public cloud's hypergrowth garners a lot of press, we expect opportunities to continue for private cloud solutions. In our recently published Private Cloud Solutions Forecast, 2016 To 2021 ( Global ) we expect the market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.0% Private cloud can provide the speed-to-market and scalability of public cloud, yet with enhanced security. Read more Categories: cloud. hosted private cloud.

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Back to Basics with Cloud Permissions Management

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Read Raj Mallempati explain the cloud permissions management on Dark Reading : By using the AAA permissions management framework for cloud operations, organizations can address authentication, authorization, and auditing. As […].

5 ways cloud computing will change in the next year

CTOvision

No longer a brand new technology, cloud computing is entering its “young adult years,” according to a Forrester report. The cloud does not function simply as a temporary server anymore, with innovative analytics, machine learning, messaging, Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, and database services all integrated today, said the report. As the cloud comes of age, […]. Cloud Computing CTO News

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This just in: Cloud computing is hard

David Linthicum

businesses think that cloud has overpromised and underdelivered, according to a report sponsored by the consulting company Capita. The report surveyed 200 IT decision-makers in the United Kingdom, and found that an overwhelming nine in ten respondents confessed that cloud migration has been delayed or pushed off due to “unforeseen factors.”. Also on InfoWorld: Microsoft Azure cloud migration: 3 success stories ].

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Running Into Cloud Migration Challenges? Here’s How To Overcome Them

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Read Srinivas Arasada explain how businesses can avoid or overcome cloud migration challenges on Forbes: Cloud computing is no longer new ground for organizations, but surveys show that there’s still […].

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Securing connections in the cloud and across IoT devices

CTOvision

Read Jonathan Nguyen-Duy take a look at security threats to cloud and Internet of Things devices on Intelligent CIO : The hyper-connected, global marketplace of the 21st century has shifted […].

The Cloud Is Disrupting Hadoop

Forrester IT

And the major force exerting pressure on Hadoop is the cloud. In a recent report, The Cloudy Future Of Hadoop , Mike Gualtieri and I examine the impact the cloud is having on Hadoop. Here are a few highlights: ● Firms want to use more public cloud for big data, and Hadoop seems like a natural fit. Hadoop wasn't designed for the cloud, so vendors are scurrying to make it relevant. Cloud vendors are hiding or replacing Hadoop all together. cloud.

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Amazon Luna cloud gaming service launches with support for iOS

Venture Beast

Amazon Luna is the company's attempt to get into the gaming-platform space using its AWS cloud. Business Cloud Games Mobile PC Gaming Amazon Amazon Luna category-/Games/Computer & Video Games cloud gamingUnlike the competition, it works on iOS devices. Read More.

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Get ready for the post-pandemic run on cloud

David Linthicum

Cloud-computing providers are emerging as among the few corporate winners in the coronavirus pandemic as office and store closures across the U.S. Those who pick stocks are betting on cloud growth due to the crisis, thus we’re seeing this first reported in business journals. Most likely, after the crisis has gone and business hopefully returns to normal, there will be a mad rush to move to public cloud-based resources.

Cloud computing finally getting green cred

David Linthicum

I think back to many panel debates on the green-ness of cloud computing. Those arguing that cloud computing would warm the planet were legion compared to others, like myself, who argued the contrary. A new study found that the computing output of data centers jumped six fold from 2010 to 2018, but their energy consumption rose only six percent.

How we adapted Tetris for the cloud

Venture Beast

Cloud Dev Games Mobile Amazon GameLift Amazon Web Services AWS AWS Elasticache category-/Arts & Entertainment/Online Media category-/Games/Computer & Video Games cloud N3twork Tetris

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Improve cloud performance with these 3 tips

David Linthicum

Those who face cloud computing performance issues are quick to simply increase the number of resources that an underperforming workload has available. The cloud providers would give the same advice. What is cloud computing? Also: InfoWorld helps you identify the right tools for the job: AWS cloud services guide. Google Cloud Platform services guide. • IBM Cloud services guide. ]. Cloud performance engineering is becoming more finessed these days.

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'Cloud only' policies are as bad as 'no cloud' ones

David Linthicum

Here’s what Gartner said back in 2016 : “By 2020, a corporate ‘no cloud’ policy will be as rare as a ‘no internet’ policy is today. Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. Today, most provider technology innovation is cloud-centric, with the stated intent of retrofitting the technology to on premises.”

How to deal with cloud complexity

David Linthicum

Cloud complexity is the number one reason enterprises experience failures with cloud. Cloud-based platforms become complex due to an excess of heterogeneity and fewer common services. The end result is negative cloud computing value. We all wish we had a formula to plug in a few data points and have a cloud complexity ranking pop out, but it’s not that easy. InfoWorld explains: What is cloud-native? Get started: Azure cloud migration guide.

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3 cloud architecture problems that need solutions

David Linthicum

For the most part, cloud architecture is not that exciting. Although we know the best patterns for most of what cloud architecture requires, some problems are still being debated. However, the question remains: How does one partition data and processes between a cloud-based server and an edge computer? By now we know basically what works, what does not, and the process to get to the right target architecture.

Google Cloud secures U.S. military AI cancer research contract

Venture Beast

Google Cloud will provide AI for cancer diagnosis research and augmented reality microscopes to Veterans Affairs hospitals as part of a new contract.

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The private cloud is giving way to the public cloud

David Linthicum

Private clouds were the right solution for many enterprises that wanted to realize the value of cloud services without actually moving to a public cloud. However, from what I can see, the trend now appears to moving to deployments on public or hybrid cloud models. Michael Warrilow, a research director at Gartner, says more enterprises will look to use public and hybrid cloud models in 2014 as they realize "it''s impossible to private-cloud everything."

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