IT leaders: How the systems administrator role can stay relevant

Source – searchcloudcomputing.techtarget.com The traditional IT systems administrator role is an endangered species due to the emergence of cloud computing and new forms of application development. That’s why it’s incumbent on those in the field to find new ways to remain relevant in their companies. That hard reality was broached by Google’s Dave Rensin during a panel discussion on innovation in the digital age at a Rackspace roadshow in New York. Rensin, who heads Google’s customer reliability engineering team, should know

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5 Ways to Think About Cloud Security

Source – csoonline.com Cloud computing promises significant costs savings and more streamlined management of mission-critical information technology, data processing and storage needs. But is it secure? Vibrant Credit Union (VCU), a Midwestern-based full service financial services credit union that offers both online services and storefront branches, continues to grow their footprint in the cloud. As their needs grow, so does their emphasis on security. Steve McAtee, Vibrant’s CIO, has been tasked with migrating securely to the cloud without inflating the credit

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10 Skills That Prove You’ll Be An Excellent Cloud Product Manager

Source – forbes.com Demand for product managers with cloud computing skills and expertise continues to be an area of rapid hiring growth. It’s common for hiring managers, directors and vice presidents to spend at least 20% of their time every week working with in-house recruiters, writing & editing job descriptions and interviewing candidates. McKinsey & Company’s May 2017 article Product Managers For The Digital World provides insights into how product managers can excel in their roles, defining a framework for assessing product management maturity.

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Robin Systems Releases Made-for-DevOps Dev Platform for AWS

Source – eweek.com If you’re looking for hot trends in the IT sector, three immediately come to mind: Any type of software that handles the “CX” or “UX” (consumer or user experence); anything on the backend using containers and microservices; and workloads that run in the Amazon Web Services cloud. Robin Systems, which makes cloud infrastructure software based on an open source foundation, checks the boxes for the second and third items listed. The San Jose, Calif.-based company on July 13

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AWS Cloud Adds .NET Core Support to Coding Tools

Source – adtmag.com Two development tools for the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud — AWS CodeStar and AWS CodeBuild — now support .NET Core. The cloud giant yesterday announced the upgrade to the two services used for developing, building and deploying AWS applications, noting that developers had inquired about such support for .NET Core, a lightweight, open source, modular platform used to create Web applications and services for Windows, Linux and Mac OSes. CodeStar, introduced in April, is designed to integrate with existing IDEs and abstract some

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Microsoft Reveals Azure Stack to Compete with Amazon Web Services

Source – leicesterpost.com The announcement, made at Microsoft Inspire 2017, also revealed several companies which are now working on getting their applications ready for Azure Stack, including Docker, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux. Go to market support is provided at all tiers. Microsoft 365 Business, available in public preview starting August 2, is created to give small-to-medium sized businesses a complete productivity and security solution, while streamlining IT management. Customers are required to purchase Azure Stack as part of a certified integrated system from partners, which

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10 ways to protect your data on the AWS platform

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net One of the worst data breaches in US history recently made the headlines, and it’s a powerful reminder of the importance of protecting data on platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS). The personal details of nearly four out of every five adult Americans, including virtually every registered voter, were recently exposed online thanks to sloppy security practices. The data not only included contact details and birth dates, but also information on the perceived political views of individuals. Media analytics

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3 Reasons Why the Private Cloud is Here to Stay

Source – mspmentor.net MSPs know that customers expect both scale and economics when it comes to the cloud. For most, this means public cloud options like AWS, Google and Azure. The subtitle for RightScale’s “2017 State of the Cloud Report” says it all: “Public cloud adoption grows as private cloud wanes.” Public cloud services dominate news cycles for enterprise IT, and on the surface, the numbers seem to align with this narrative: organizations are increasingly leveraging public and hybrid cloud, while

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Top 10 Performance Tuning Tips for AWS EC2

Source – trainingzone.co.uk Amazon Web services, popularly abbreviated as AWS, are recognised as the leading provider of cloud based computing services. It is a great platform for web application development. AWS is used for mixed deployments and prototyping along with a number of optimizations. AWS solution architect is basically concerned to design cost-efficient, highly available, fault tolerant scalable systems. They also hold a good knowledge in deployment, data security, trouble shooting and managing effective designs and application infrastructure. You can choose

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Turbonomic touts support for AWS and Azure public cloud with new release

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net Turbonomic, a Boston-based cloud and virtualisation software provider, has announced new support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure public cloud environments with general availability of its 5.9 iteration. The company says the move will ‘enable customers to confidently accelerate their journey to hybrid cloud’, with support offerings include visibility of all workloads regardless of where they reside, and lowering of public cloud bills by 30% on average. Other features include being able to migrate to AWS

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