The Cloud-Enabled Enterprise- A Set of Transformation Strategies

NONE | April 26, 2016

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An enterprise-wide cloud service brokerage capability was introduced as key to developing an effective blueprint for a cloud-enabled enterprise. With this brokerage model, the enterprise’s IT department increasingly acts as an internal broker of IT services delivered from external suppliers to meet business needs, rather than acting as the internal provider of IT services. Such a model is fundamental to becoming a cloud-enabled enterprise.

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Security Concerns Restrict Adoption of Public Cloud by IT Professionals

Article | February 24, 2020

On average, organizations currently have 45% of IT infrastructure running in the public cloud, but that number is expected to increase to 76% in the next five years.Overall, the study indicates that while adoption rates for public cloud continue to grow, security is still the number one roadblock. 75% of respondents have already been targeted by a cyber-attack. Security concerns include the security of public cloud infrastructure, the impact of cyber-attacks, and the security of applications deployed in public cloud.Integrations/network is the No. 2 concern with public cloud adoption. These concerns include integrating public cloud with legacy technologies, better integration with private cloud, and enhanced integration with on-premises infrastructure.

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Is the cloud really safe

Article | April 15, 2020

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.

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Palo Alto Networks Advances DevSecOps in the Cloud

Article | April 7, 2020

New capabilities include the ability to define and apply cybersecurity policies to continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) workflows and scanning tools for discovering misconfigurations in cloud infrastructure templates, which is the most common source of cloud security issues.Palo Alto Networks has also added the ability to scan virtual machines native to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) before they are deployed as well as an ability to apply policies to workloads running on the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework via a single click. That capability eliminates the need to manually install wrappers in application code running on the AWS Lambda framework.

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IT Rationalization: Take Control of Your Software

Article | April 17, 2020

Your organization’s ever-growing software needs may feel like a bottomless pit. To continually feed those needs, you can end up taking steps that lead to software bloat: overbuying an inventory of applications that are spread out all over the place, distributed via loosely managed deployment formats. The provisioning nightmares, training, and license compliance issues that follow are like an indigestion keeping you up at night. All this bloat causes confusion, and unnecessary IT workload. Just think about the sunken costs and lack of ability to generate business intelligence! So, what can you do? One cannot simply toss out years of effort and unplug existing software without giving some thought to the matter.

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