Survey: Container security is a growing concern for IT professionals

Source- fiercetelecom.com It’s not surprising that 60% of the IT security professionals in a recent survey have experienced security incidents with their container usage over the past year. But it is somewhat surprising 47% of those security professionals who manage environments with containers responded that they did deploy containers with known vulnerabilities. Maybe the promise of containers is too tempting for some IT professionals to resist. And a majority of them don’t have the same IT resources as a large telco.

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What’s the best way to make the most of the cloud?

Source- zdnet.com What’s the best approach to moving to the cloud? According to Rob Howe, IT director at Guinness World Records (GWR), it’s to tread very carefully. Rather than rushing into cloud-led digital transformation, he believes CIOs should evaluate workloads, find partners and — only then — think about how on-demand IT can help deliver innovative services to customers. “Cherry pick the key elements — understand the changes you need to make to the infrastructure, and the behaviour of software, when you’re

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Amazon Web Services to help skilled students find Cloud computing jobs

Source- firstpost.com As tech companies, the world over face an acute crunch of skilled workforce in the field of Cloud computing, retail giant Amazon’s Cloud arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has decided to go beyond providing training and certification to now help students grab relevant openings in Cloud. According to Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector at AWS, the time is ripe to connect skilled students with employers via “AWS Educate” — a global initiative to provide students and educators

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These are the top benefits of DevOps and Amazon Web Services

Source- techaeris.com If you’re someone who works in the IT industry, chances are you’ve been hearing the terms DevOps and Amazon Web Services quite a lot. These terms basically refer to some of the most modern approaches to software development and IT operations. While the actual definitions of DevOps and AWS vary slightly depending on the source, they will most likely continue to be a significant part of the common vernacular in the coming months and years. In most cases, there

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Pentagon Cloud Computing Deal Could Give Amazon Monopoly

Source- investors.com Good news for Amazon.com employees is not necessarily good news for everyone else. For example, consider the announcement that Amazon.com will now pay at least $15 per hour. That may be great for current employees, but it’s bad for any smaller companies that hope to compete with Amazon on price. Amazon has a history of cutting prices to dominate a developing space, then using its massive market power to block others from even entering. That’s why it opposed internet sales taxes for

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Choose the cloud computing deployment model that fits your data center needs

Source – techtarget.com Businesses that strive to innovate while meeting compliance requirements often turn to cloud computing to update their asset management systems and increase their data center performance. Companies benefit from utilizing cloud and colocation because these services save time, money and space. Administrators can share resources across workloads and protect their data from outages that could affect their entire system by distributing data in the cloud. Organizations have many cloud computing deployment models to choose from to modernize their management

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What Can the Cloud Do for DevOps?

Source – devops.com The cloud has enabled DevOps to grow and expand well beyond traditional boundaries set forth by on-premises production environments. With Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other cloud services providers, DevOps devices are intended to speed advancement by empowering engineers to change, test and push code in a computerized design. This enables organizations to create and send administrations and applications significantly faster than in traditional development environments. Organizations following DevOps and continuous delivery (CD) practices follow various approaches such

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DevOps in Government: Balancing Velocity and Security

Source – meritalk.com The Federal government isn’t known for its progressive approach to IT infrastructure, and agencies aren’t usually early tech adopters. Yet, agencies are increasingly deploying cutting-edge DevOps methodologies to achieve agility and reduce operating costs. The Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and Veterans Affairs are among those breaking the mold. They’re modernizing IT infrastructures, and taking strong steps forward in the digital transformation journey. But that doesn’t come without risk. Several government agencies and organizations–including the

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Kubernetes And The Open Service Broker Make Multi-Cloud A Reality

Source – forbes.com The rise of open source software has changed the industry dynamics. One example of this phenomenon is the evolution of containers and container management platforms. Kubernetes, the popular open source container orchestration project has active contributors from Google, Red Hat, IBM and Microsoft among others. The industry immensely benefits when these large platform companies keep their ego aside and start working towards making an open source project successful. Kubernetes has become an excellent example of such efforts. Today,

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Why spending on cloud computing is increasing in SA

Source – fin24.com Spending on cloud computing has sharply increased in Africa and is set to rise further. The Cloud Africa 2018 report, a research project conducted by Arthur Goldstuck’s World Wide Worx for F5 Networks, came to this conclusion after researching the innovation in three of the continent’s major economies – South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria. Cloud computing is when a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage and process data is used instead of a

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