The Cloudcast - Cloud Computing - Platform as a Service

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Brian Gracely provides an overview of Platform as a Service (PaaS) and looks at the key characteristics to consider when selecting a PaaS platform to develop new applications.

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How Are You Addressing Data Privacy Compliance On-Prem?

Article | August 8, 2021

The growth of data privacy regulation around the world is changing how companies store data. But what if something that has to stay the same is your on-prem data center? This article will cover data privacy in the data center, looking at both the drivers keeping personal data on-prem, the challenges to meeting data privacy regulations in the data center, and show how NetApp Cloud Data Sense’s new support for NetApp appliances and on-prem databases can massively reduce the burden of compliance for on-prem deployments. Why Some Data Needs to Stay On-Prem Reasons for Data to Stay On-Prem Public sector guidelines Performance concerns Specific expertise on premises Barriers to migration There are a number of different reasons why companies may choose not to move data to the cloud. While these reasons are primarily due to business concerns, any personal data that is stored on-prem is going to need to stay compliant with the growing number of private data regulations in force today. Public sector guidelines Data localization can be a factor for a number of reasons. Some localities require data to be protected in redundant format, specifically using on-prem machines. There are also some regulations, such as GDPR, which limits the transfer of data out of a specific region. That can be limiting for cloud deployment, and make staying on-prem more attractive. Performance concernsThe highest performance for your data is using the machine closest to the data. In the cloud, there are high performance options available, but some companies may not want to lose the superior performance that having data and compute on the same in-house appliance provides.

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4 Ways Businesses Can Protect Their Cloud Servers

Article | August 8, 2021

More businesses than ever are using cloud services to store data and run their essential business applications.If your business is using Google Drive, Dropbox, or other cloud platforms like HubSpot, then you may assume that all of your data is secure.However, as secure as cloud-based platforms should be, they are also where all of your sensitive data is being stored. While in house data environments will never be as secure as cloud storage, there are still vulnerabilities.From user lapses to data transference, there are key areas where you should be prioritizing improvements to boost the security inherent in the cloud.Here are the four best ways that you can protect your cloud servers and the data that you store within them.

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Cloud the next destination of geospatial

Article | August 8, 2021

Think of a time, when you have used a map to find a café for your family dinner. Or perhaps, you used it to look for a newly opened fashion store in your neighborhood. Working with location technology day in and out, I am fascinated by the journey of maps- from paper to a tap on the phone. I have never been more energized by the growth of these location technologies having an impact on our daily lives, the way we work and interact. The beauty of maps, however, is that they can be used in a variety of forms, beyond just navigating roads and finding landmark buildings. Location mapping and technologies, as companies are now finding out, is helping businesses small and large across the world, to combine geography with business intelligence, thus enabling them to make faster and efficient business decisions.

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CAN CLOUD EMERGE VICTORIOUS AMIDST THE COVID-19 MAYHEM

Article | August 8, 2021

Now, as coronavirus continues on its warpath, people in the white-collared sector are engaging with their workspace family to get the jobs done by the help of a new savior: Cloud. This unsung hero has been a virtue in terms of reliability, scale to handle and store massive database, security, and flexibility. With office closures, social distancing, stay at home orders in force, virtual connectivity is our best hope. Cloud computing has enabled entertainment, shopping, family and friends interactions, online education, work, and art collaborations, meetings and conferences, etc. at the comfort of our home. So it is safe to say that cloud has risen to form an essential backbone in this time of crisis.

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