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A Guide to Easing the Data Centre Management Burden
KARYN PRICE |
MetroStar Systems is an information technology services and management consulting company specializing in emerging technologies within the public sector.
Article | April 5, 2020
Zoom Video Communications is a remote conferencing services company. Many organizations use their product for its video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration to stay in contact with remote colleagues, customers, partners, etc. Zoom’s value and use has skyrocketed over the last several weeks, mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Between December 2019 and March 2020, they have gone from 10 million users per day to 200 million. By clicking “Join,” we are trusting that Zoom will provide the necessary security to protect our personal information and the content of our Zoom sessions.
Today we announced Tufin SecureCloudTM, the newest addition to the Tufin Orchestration Suite establishing Tufin as the first and only vendor to unify security policy management across on-premise, cloud-native, and hybrid cloud environments. SecureCloud, a cloud-native SaaS solution, enables organizations to set and automatically apply consistent security policy and micro-segmentation to any application/workload, at any scale, across the hybrid cloud environment. It leverages our knowledge of Kubernetes plus our deep experience with security policy management and our broad integration with all leading firewall and router brands.
It may be obvious, but I have to say the cloud -- particularly a cloud data analytics stack. It is the only way for companies to efficiently and effectively combine data from all the myriad sources and analyze it together. Cloud data warehouses (CDWs) are experiencing incredible traction, and I believe we will continue to see a sharp trajectory for them and the various technologies associated with them, from the pipeline funneling all the data into the CDW to the cloud analytics and business intelligence (BI) software that enables you to access and analyze the data in real-time (like Sigma, the company I lead).CDWs have taken off for a number of reasons: scalability, flexibility, lower costs, and connectivity, which are benefits presented by most cloud technologies. Furthermore, by storing all data in one place, organizations don't have to deal with the complexity of searching various discrete business systems and data stores to locate the relevant data.
Digital distribution has rendered many things obsolete. CDs, DVDs, books, and magazines can be relics of the past. You don't even have to look that hard to find stories to prove this point; Official Xbox Magazine had to close its doors today. But this isn't the only Microsoft ($NASDAQ:MSFT) related entity to be in trouble this week: the Seattle giant's cloud servers are being truly tested in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.Microsoft Teams, Azure cloud computing, Xbox Live servers, Microsoft store online, Windows downloads, and many others are feeling the crunch now more than ever. With so many extra people working from home, using services they wouldn't otherwise, there is a greater demand for internet usage from Microsoft products and platforms. A 775% increase, to be exact.
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