Category: cloud

CEOs Have Their Heads In The Cloud Around COVID-19

CEOs Have Their Heads In The Cloud Around COVID-19

As Pandemic Moves In, On-Premise Moves Out The COVID-19 pandemic is hastening many companies’ ongoing migration to the cloud as organizations both small and large see their workforce turned into a well-distributed, stay-at-home army. While large on-premise datacenters were once all the rage, COVID-19 is helping to prove how unwieldy they can be, according to several industry…
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Critical questions to answer in developing a cloud risk-management strategy

Critical questions to answer in developing a cloud risk-management strategy

Many organizations claim to have a cloud strategy. But, when you ask their executives what the strategy is, they simply say: “Well, we’re in the cloud.” Unfortunately, getting to the cloud is not a strategy—especially when it comes to protecting the cyber assets that you are migrating there. There is a link between security and…
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What Is A Data Passport: Building Trust, Data Privacy And Security In The Cloud

What Is A Data Passport: Building Trust, Data Privacy And Security In The Cloud

Cloud – Data privacy is one of the most critical elements of business today — and also one of the most challenging. Sixty percent of businesses reported they suffered a data breach caused by a vendor or third party in 2018, and according to Gemalto, more than 6 million records are lost or stolen every…
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Securing Data On The Cloud Requires Focused Privileged Access Strategies

Securing Data On The Cloud Requires Focused Privileged Access Strategies

Misuse of privileged access is becoming one of the primary culprits behind cloud data breaches. Despite significant efforts from leading cloud providers in creating awareness of the shared responsibility model, the leaks continue to grow both in numbers and size. This warrants the relooking and crafting a focused strategy for privileged access management (PAM) on…
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Cloud (In)security: Protecting Your Business Across Multiple Platforms

Cloud (In)security: Protecting Your Business Across Multiple Platforms

Depending on how much of a formalist you are, cloud computing (aka network-based computing) was invented in the 1960s by Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider who was working on Arpanet or in 2006 when Google CEO Eric Schmidt used the term “cloud computing” at an industry conference. It turns out, 2006 was also the year that…
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Improve cloud performance with these 3 tips

Improve cloud performance with these 3 tips

Cloud systems too slow? Before you provision more resources, try these engineering fixes Those who face cloud computing performance issues are quick to simply increase the number of resources that an underperforming workload has available. This means adding more storage to deal with storage I/O performance, adding more cores/CPUs to deal with processor-bound workloads, or…
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Amazon CTO Details Company’s Path to the Cloud Business

Amazon.com Inc.’s dominance in cloud computing is the result of early struggles with its information-technology system as the e-commerce giant sought to expand beyond online book sales, a top executive said. “If I look back 10 or 15 years ago, I could not have projected where we’d be now,” said Werner Vogels, Amazon’s chief technology…
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The dirty dozen: 12 top cloud security threats

Cloud computing continues to transform the way organizations use, store, and share data, applications, and workloads. It has also introduced a host of new security threats and challenges. With so much data going into the cloud—and into public in particular—these resources become natural targets for bad actors. “The volume of public cloud utilization is growing…
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How Cloud Environments Will Evolve During Next Few Years

Many businesses are operating in the cloud to take advantage of the scalability and agility offered in these environments. As more and more organizations make the move, Gartner Research has predicted 80 percent of enterprises will retire their traditional data centers by 2025. Let us repeat: 2025! However, there’s a new trend emerging that might…
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What happens when you move to the public cloud?

Cloud computing clearly offers some very attractive benefits for significant elements of an enterprises business. Many companies have made the move (generally in-part) to the public cloud; Moving major parts of their application stack to Amazon, Microsoft and others, reducing their in-house data centers, moving from a mainly capital expense to a mainly operation expense…
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