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Article | March 31, 2020
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.
When security teams find cloud vulnerabilities and misconfigurations at runtime, they are often blamed for introducing friction into the continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline and stifling the enterprise’s ability to innovate as efficiently as possible. But it is not the fault of the security team; rather, it is the broader approach that limits the involvement of security until it’s too late. When put in this position, the security team must scramble to find the fault, determine the root cause, track down the right person and work to develop the remedy, and then ensure the fix is implemented correctly.
Back in the day, the theft and loss of backup tapes and laptops were a primary cause of data breaches. That all changed when systems were redesigned and data at rest was encrypted on portable devicesNot only did we use technology to mitigate a predictable human problem, we also increased the tolerance of failure. A single lapse, such as leaving a laptop in a car, doesn’t have to compromise an organisation’s data. We need the same level of failure tolerance, with access controls and IT security, in the cloud.In the cloud, all infrastructure is virtualised and runs as software. Services and servers are not fixed but can shrink, grow, appear, disappear, and transform in the blink of an eye. Cloud services aren’t the same as those anchored on-premises. For example, AWS S3 buckets have characteristics of both file shares and web servers, but they are something else entirely.Practices differ too. You don’t patch cloud servers they are replaced with the new software versions. There is also a distinction between the credentials used by an operational instance (like a virtual computer), and those that are accessible by that instance (the services it can call).Cloud computing requires a distinct way of thinking about IT infrastructure.
Scale Computing now offers Acronis cloud storage to customers through an expansion of its OEM partnership agreement. The option also gives channel partners more ways to help their customers combine needed tools to run their businesses.By incorporating Acronis cloud storage, Scale Computing customers get broader data backup, disaster recovery (DR) and cybersecurity capabilities, according to the companies. Using Scale’s HC3 platform with Acronis, users will gain granular object-level recovery, variable-length deduplication for backup and active ransomware protection. Scale Computing provides edge computing, virtualization and hyperconverged infrastructure products and services. Acronis cloud storage provides hybrid, redundant backup storage for disaster recovery and cybersecurity mitigation. Scale is offering Acronis Cloud Storage in increments ranging from 250GB to 5TB with terms of one to three years.
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