IT - Cloud

Top 10 Cloud Storage Stories Of 2018
ComputerWeekly, December 31st, 2018

"Top trends in cloud storage in 2018 included key enablers of hybrid- and multi-cloud such as native cloud storage, array makers' cloud appliances and distributed file systems...

Cloud storage has visibly come to the fore this year, with hybrid- and multi-cloud storage becoming a viable strategy for organisations.

A few key drivers are pushing the trend, and we look at them in Computer Weekly's top 10 cloud storage stories in 2018..."

"The year just concluded may end up being remembered as the one in which the final barriers to widespread cloud adoption fell.

Finally convinced that concerns about security and stability were more perception than reality, chief information officers flocked to cloud platforms with the rapid adoption of software containers paving the way. Containers make it simple to run software on any computing environment, and some experts predict adoption rates in the enterprise will reach 90 percent by next year..."

"Find out the steps to take to construct a unified multi-cloud security strategy where components work together to provide a single, comprehensive approach...

One of the biggest security challenges with multi-cloud storage is the lack of visibility into how data is stored and transferred within the cloud platforms. This situation is complicated by the fact that not all cloud services store and manage data in the same way. There's also a lack of integration between services, making it difficult to coordinate threat intelligence and identify anomalies that might indicate a data breach or the presence of malware..."

"Moving data and processes to the cloud presents challenges for enterprise SOCs. Here's how the industry and business are finding new ways to collect, monitor and analyze cloud-based security data...

As more and more critical business functions depart the on-premises environment for the cloud, security operations centers (SOCs) face tough challenges in keeping up with the changes and monitoring the new environments. Some rely on vendor-provided management and security tools, some use third-party services to pull in data from their SaaS, PaaS and IaaS providers, and others build their own security portals..."

"While interest in serverless computing frameworks is rising sharply, the risk associated with being locked into proprietary architectures or investing in a framework that ultimately dies on the vine due to a lack of industry support is a major concern for most IT organizations.

To help alleviate those concerns, providers of cloud computing services and platforms such as IBM, Pivotal, Red Hat and SAP are embracing Knative, a set of open source, reusable middleware components developed by Google for Kubernetes clusters for creating workflows, routing and managing traffic during deployment, auto-scaling your workloads, and binding running services to an event-driven architecture that is at the core of any serverless computing framework..."

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