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?”

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. Their cloud spending rates are set to rise 2.8

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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. What is cloud computing?

Driving MSP Cloud Cost Alignment — Rackspace

Forrester IT

In today’s world, where the standard cost model for public cloud platform services is per-use, it seems very misaligned that most cloud managed service providers (MSPs) continue to require traditional 12-month-plus contracts.

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Predictions 2019 Update: Cloud Computing Soars To New Heights

Forrester IT

At the end of 2018, Forrester’s cloud team made some bold predictions about how cloud computing would accelerate enterprise digital transformation everywhere, from the data center to the mobile device to the edge.

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Healthcare Organizations Are Future-Proofing Strategy And Operations With Cloud

Forrester IT

Healthcare organizations (HCOs), once cloud laggards, are embracing public and private cloud services to address a wide range of business problems. healthcare hybrid cloud public cloud

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.

Guide to Cloud Computing

CTOvision

This is the CTOvision guide on the megatrend of Cloud Computing. This report gives a high level overview of the most important factors of the trend, gives updated insights into the activities of the major Cloud Computing companies, and succinct descriptions of Cloud tech.

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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.

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What is Hybrid Cloud? Win Hybrid Cloud Quiz?

Anoop

Nowadays, everything is cloud, and there are many cloud offerings from different vendors. Most of the large organizations are into the hybrid cloud because of several reasons, and you can name the purposes of having a Hybrid cloud. What is Hybrid Cloud?

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Hybrid cloud is not what it used to be

David Linthicum

Back in the good old days when the cloud was cool, but nobody knew what it was, hybrid cloud was a pairing of public and private cloud. We got a cloud we could still physically touch, with the option of moving to public cloud in the future.

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Taking enterprise databases to your cloud

David Linthicum

Many data sets are being relocated to the cloud, and now those charged with moving the workloads and data must consider their options. InfoWorld explains: What is cloud-native? Get started: Azure cloud migration guide. Tutorial: Get started with Google Cloud.

The case for “stepping stone” private clouds

David Linthicum

Public cloud providers surprised a great deal of people when they came out with proprietary private clouds. That’s where actual hardware and software support a subset of public cloud services.) Why are the public cloud providers selling these in the first place? [

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.

For cloud support, enterprises should consider DIY

David Linthicum

I’m not an ASE-certified mechanic, in case you were wondering. [ Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure? 11 ways Google Cloud beats AWS. • 11 ways AWS beats Azure and Google Cloud.

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.

Cloud architects need to deal with cloudops

David Linthicum

I’m a cloud computing architect. I get to draw impressive diagrams, meet with cloud providers, pick security approaches and technology, deal with governance, and then turn the whole thing over to other people to actually do the work.

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Cloud Empowers Innovations

Forrester IT

Several enterprises talked through how cloud services like Google Cloud Platform are not just sources of application agility and on-demand infrastructure, but are platforms providing high value access to technology chains they can leverage confidently for innovation efforts.

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The human side of cloud migration

David Linthicum

The organization must change around the use of cloud computing. Keep in mind that we’re not simply replacing on-premises servers with virtual ones in the cloud. What is cloud computing? I view this as the single most important and scary task when moving to cloud computing.

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Why a cloud computing degree makes sense

David Linthicum

Recently the governor of Virginia, my home state, announced a cloud computing associate degree that will be offered at NVCC. What is cloud computing? Also: InfoWorld’s David Linthicum explains how to move into a cloud career from traditional IT. ]. We’ve reported on other colleges that have gone all-in with cloud computing , with specific degree offerings as part of their school of computer science.

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Cloud Trends in 2019: Hybrid Cloud Rise to Continue

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following blog comes from an interview with Perficient’s General Manager of API Management and Container Solutions, Annel Adzem, and is part of a series on cloud trends with experts from within Perficient. What is hybrid cloud?

What your cloud provider doesn’t want you to know

David Linthicum

Cloud architecture is practiced differently, depending on who you work for or with. Given that the cloud architect gig encompasses planning, design, technology selection, technology integration, and deployment planning, the overall cloud architecture itself is often somehow overlooked.

Cloud architecture that avoids risk and complexity

David Linthicum

One of the truisms about cloud architecture is that there are typically 100x100 architecture solution patterns. Indeed, many technology stacks and approaches will solve the same problems using cloud-based technologies. They all work, but only one is the right solution. If your head is swimming, let me explain.

More reasons to put secure data in the public cloud

David Linthicum

The worldwide market for cloud intrusion protection software is projected to grow by $1.8 This should surprise no one, considering the amount of core business assets that are being pushed to the cloud now, as well as the amount that security providers are spending on cloud.

Where did all the cloud computing thought leaders go?

David Linthicum

I’m not citing studies that demonstrate a diminished number of thought leaders in the cloud computing space—this is only my impression. What is cloud computing? First, the term “cloud computing” is so general that we’ve already written and said pretty much all that is interesting.

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Modernizing Core Applications With Cloud (the video)

Forrester IT

Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders want to modernize these core apps using cloud technologies and practices. age of the customer application development & delivery chief information officer (CIO) digital business cloud modernizationCore software systems manage financial, customer, inventory etc. and automate business processes like billing and merchandising.

Multiple Paths to Cloud: Taking a Cloud Native Approach

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Cloud technologies support an increasing amount of digital transformation initiatives. While cloud isn’t the ultimate goal of transformation, it provides speed, innovation, and scale to re-imagine business in the digital age. “Cloud maturity is a multilane highway.

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Docker could threaten cloud providers' portability plans

David Linthicum

Applications Cloud Computing Virtualization Docker Application Virtualization PaaS Cloud Computing Credit: iStockphoto read more.

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How Cloud Brings Improved Security

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following is the sixth blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. Cloud’s capabilities are far reaching and impact the whole business. How security improves with cloud.

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Don’t wait up for the open cloud

David Linthicum

The “open cloud” is often tossed out as the savior for cloud computing in general. Public cloud usage is exploding by any measure. However, we are challenged by proprietary, or less open, public clouds that lead to lock-in. Google Cloud Platform services guide. •

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Driving Innovation with Automation in the Cloud

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following is the third blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. In our first blog in this series, we looked at the current state of cloud , while the second blog highlighted how cloud enables innovation.

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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How your workout fuels the cloud

David Linthicum

Cloud Computing Computer Hardware Mobile Technology Consumer Electronics Mobile Apps Cloud Computing Credit: TommL read more.

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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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