Today, the focus is less on the hardware underlying computing and more on the application itself – the thing that delivers actual value. We abstract computing away from the hardware as much as possible, in myriad ways: the concept of the cloud itself, as well as the specific technologies for operating in the cloud, such as virtual machines (VMs), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), containers, managed container services such as Kubernetes and more.
As we adopt all these enabling technologies, we introduce a new responsibility: securing cloud systems and the data we’re running on them. The need to address threats such as operating system and application vulnerabilities, cross-site scripting or SQL injection, and accessing data at rest has created an entire market for security tools and services. Today we have a whole new set of decisions to make, security plans and protocols to create, and processes to develop and implement.
That’s why you now have this STATE OF CLOUD NATIVE SECURITY report in front of you. The companies behind this survey and research project all want to better understand the landscape our customers are operating in, so we can do a better job of helping them. We also want to share the knowledge we’ve gained with you, and everyone involved with securing the cloud, to keep our and our customers’ information safe and secure.View Report
The shelter-in-place mandates put in place earlier in 2020 sent most employees home, and for the next few months they strived to stay connected and productive, while IT teams scrambled to provide infrastructures to support them. Now many organizations have realized there are benefits to having a distributed workforce, and thus are focused on tackling some of the network-related challenges that have compromised employee experience.
Remote user access is one top-of-mind concern. When employees are remote, connecting to on-premises apps can be ...
How IT adapts in times of change:
When global events caused companies to make a rapid pivot to remote work, IT had no choice but to act fast. No matter where they were on the path to digital transformation, IT organizations across industries were responsible for onboarding a large number of employees onto new devices, managing a bigger population of distributed users, and keeping them all connected and secure.
For teams still using traditional PC lifecycle management methods on their Windows devices, these new demands quickly became a mas ...
Organizations will continue to benefit from their data center investments, yet many of these organizations are also looking to benefit from the unique advantages offered by public cloud that cannot be cost-effectively delivered with today’s static data center environments.
- 4 Reasons to Extend Your Data Center to the Cloud:
1. Footprint expansion - Obtain capacity for new projects and expand into new geographies without building a new data center or investing in over-provisioning.
2. On-demand capacity - Handle unplanned temporary cap ...
Cloud infrastructure is becoming the primary deployment environment for a majority of workloads.
As organizations extend on-premises data center environments to the public cloud, there are several factors that need to be considered to effectively integrate on-premises data centers with the public cloud in order to realize cloud benefits.
The goal of this paper is to help our customers understand these factors and identify the right cloud platform while identifying potential challenges. ...
1. Footprint Expansion:
Obtain capacity for new projects and expand into new geographies without building a new data center or investing in over-provisioning.
2. On-demand Capacity:
Handle unplanned temporary capacity needs and anticipated seasonal spikes in demand without the capital expense of maintaining idle capacity.
3. Test, Development, and IT Lab Environments:
Perform test/dev and lab/training activities in a flexible pay-by-the-hour environment, with the ability to move between cloud, on-premises, and other regions as needed.
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