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D2iQ Previews Significant Expansion of its Ksphere Portfolio of Advanced Kubernetes Offerings for Smarter Day 2 Operations

Source:-prnewswire.com D2iQ, the leading provider of enterprise-grade cloud platforms that power smarter Day 2 operations, today previewed a set of upcoming solutions and announcements regarding their Ksphere offering for Kubernetes, including the general availability of its open source project, KUDO, as well as Kommander, coming next month. First, D2iQ announced the upcoming availability of three data services designed to empower end-to-end pipelines for IoT and Edge infrastructure, based on KUDO, an open source project providing a universal declarative framework for deploying

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Redefining firewalls for the cloud generation

Source – networksasia.net Cloud computing has become the new normal in IT, especially with public cloud functionality growing tremendously in 2017, and is still advancing. “2017 took us well into the cloud generation, and as we look at 2018, it will become more critical than ever for organizations to understand public cloud environments in order to keep workloads and applications secure,” said Tim Jefferson, VP of Public Cloud at Barracuda Networks. Spurred by this trend, more attackers will be drawn to explore

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Nine cloud security threats you don’t want to ignore

Source – techtarget.com The following is an excerpt from The Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CCSP CBK, Second Edition, by Adam Gordon, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, SSCP. This section from Domain 1 describes nine cloud security threats waiting to pounce on unsuspecting enterprises. Whether you’re managing a public, private or hybrid cloud, it’s essential for information security professionals to understand where vulnerabilities lie and how to mitigate them. Threats form a real and ever-evolving challenge for organizations to counteract and defend against. Whether they

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Microsoft Azure: The Future of Cloud Computing

Source – cioreview.com According to one of the IDC reports, cloud computing will be a billion-dollar industry by 2017.  As per Gartner Microsoft Azure is the upcoming leader for Infrastructure as a Service. All this while Amazon had cemented the top position in the cloud services market, today Microsoft Azure is rising as a strong contender, with better performance and a host of innovative features. As cloud computing is rising with unprecedented pace, Microsoft firmly conquers the space, therefore it is

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Why have a strategy for cloud management?

Source – cloudcomputing-news.net With the general cloud hype and the widely declared corporate intent to base future business solutions on cloud technology stacks, businesses may take the view that deploying cloud solutions involves little more than accessing a vendor’s cloud portal and following a few clicks, have your virtual services deployed and ready for operations. Whilst this approach will give an enterprise a cloud-based virtual environment, what’s delivered is far from being part of a corporate information ecosystem. Businesses need to

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Don’t get lost in the cloud(s) and how to avoid those hidden costs

Source – information-age.com Cloud computing, as a term and technology, is now part of every organisations’ IT department and has become increasingly popular over the last few years and is showing no signs of going away. Arguably, it’s becoming even more important to businesses and their customers, but while the benefits of cloud computing have been well touted, less attention has been paid to the potential challenges, and how to address them. In 2013, Symantec released the results of a survey

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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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Cloud Security: 11 Best Practices

Source – esecurityplanet.com From the very beginning of the cloud computing era, security has been the biggest concern among enterprises that are considering the public cloud. For many organizations, the idea of storing data or running applications on infrastructure that they do not manage seems inherently insecure. CloudPassage’s 2016 Cloud Security report found that 53 percent of those surveyed listed “general security risks” as one of their biggest cloud adoption barriers, making it the biggest obstacle to the cloud. In addition,

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Microsoft’s new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the go

Source – heraldkeeper.com The Basic tier will be broadly available and the Standard tier will be available in a limited number of Azure regions. While new tools and updates were demonstrated and discussed, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella set the tone for the conference by noting a fundamental shift in the world view of computing. Described by Microsoft as a database built from scratch to “power planet-scale cloud services” with both strong power and fault tolerance capabilities and the ability to handle

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