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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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Survey: DevOps a bright spot among public-sector uncertainty

Source – fcw.com Confidence in public sector IT may be on the decline, according to the 2017 Splunk Public Sector IT Operations Survey, and a greater reliance on DevOps could be key to navigating the way forward. The Ponemon Institute, in a Splunk-sponsored survey released July 19, polled 1,227 “IT decision makers and managers,” some 60 percent of whom work in federal agencies. The goal was to better identify both the barriers to success and the potential keys to a more positive future.

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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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5 Steps to Migrate Unisys Mainframes to AWS

Source – infoq.com The Mainframe Conundrum If you have a Unisys mainframe, you may be thinking that cloud computing isn’t an option. You’d like to take advantage of all that cloud computing offers but don’t think it’s possible because it can’t handle your transaction workloads, or the architectures are just too disparate to merge, or even that it’s just plain too hard to do. I used to think the same thing. And until fairly recently, it was true. But cloud computing

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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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Delivering the future potential of hyperscale cloud

Source – thestack.com Hyperscale, most closely associated with big data and cloud, is the provisioning required in distributed computing environments to efficiently scale from a few servers to thousands of servers in an instant: the public cloud. Hyperscale cloud is the management, from migration to on-going support, of client business applications hosted in the public cloud. This includes the maintenance, support and security for business applications hosted in AWS and Microsoft Azure. Gartner has suggested that by 2020, over 80% of

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5 benefits of using cloud ERP to deliver results

Source – cio.com Enterprise resource planning (ERP), a software tool to optimize business process management, allows organizations to use an integrated system to manage and automate many business functions. By employing cloud computing platforms, a company can take its ERP to the next level and provide a more flexible and scalable management solution. This type of automation permits managers and owners to get a cohesive and instantaneous view of business functionality, including processes and resources from which to draw inferences. ERPs

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How to alleviate the networking pain in hybrid cloud deployments

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net As cloud deployments have become more complex—with hybrid cloud environments growing in number and importance—networking technologies have not kept pace with advancements in cloud computing and storage. In fact, hybrid cloud networking has become a serious pain for enterprises across industries. Fortunately, new approaches are emerging that will help IT teams better anticipate these issues, and to ultimately overcome the complexity and related project delays that currently plague them. At a technical level, one problem is that on-premises,

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Microsoft Launches Local Cloud Services for Customers

Source – investopedia.com  It has become the second major cloud company to begin offering local cloud services to large corporations. The Redmond, Washington-based company recently announced Azure Stack services at its Microsoft Inspire conference. Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud service that enables large corporations to deploy Azure services for their critical security-sensitive applications on-premises. Typically, Azure services are used in public clouds. The market for hybrid cloud, as the technology combining the public cloud with on-premises deployment is called, is expected to reach

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The changing face of security in the age of the cloud

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net The computing world just keeps on progressing but as we all know with progress comes additional challenges. This is especially true of challenges around security. Every advance in computing has given rise to the same question: “how do we secure this new toy?” When client/server architecture was all the rage in the late 1990s there was great excitement about the advantages it brought about but also a concern for the security implications of distributed clients and centralised servers.

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