IT - Cloud

6 Enterprise Cloud Management Challenges To Avoid
Business 2 Community, April 11th, 2019


"Cloud management - an organization's ability to have control over their cloud environment - has become a top priority for businesses with a growing intensity. Developing an efficient enterprise cloud management strategy will take of time and resources, even so, it is likely you'll encounter a few challenges along the way.

In order to get to the myriad of benefits cloud management brings to an organization, you have to be aware of the potential roadblocks. While other challenges might spring up, there are six common enterprise cloud management challenges to look out for..."


How To Build A Successful Cloud Migration Plan
SearchCloudComputing, April 12th, 2019


"Migrating to the cloud is not a simple task. Not all workloads benefit from the move, so hammer out a solid cloud migration strategy first...

The lure of cloud may make it seem like all of an organization's resources should be migrated immediately. There is no denying that, in certain cases, public cloud platforms can be tremendously beneficial. In others, however, a cloud migration probably doesn't make sense..."




"A watchdog report proposes creating a new oversight system for cloud computing services are critical to financial firms....

Silla Brush (Bloomberg) -- The finance industry's dependence on a handful of large cloud computing companies to store key data is an emerging threat to financial stability, requiring new legislation to guard against vulnerabilities, according to three top European financial regulators..."




"Google is hosting its annual Cloud Next developer conference in San Francisco this week. While the event is still in full swing, with a mystery concert capping off most of the programming tonight, the flood of news has now subsided, so here is our list of the most important announcements from the event.

Anthos

What is it? Anthos is the new name of the Google Cloud Services Platform, Google's managed service for allowing enterprises to run applications in their private data center and in Google's cloud. Google decided to give the service a new name, Anthos, but also expanded support to AWS and Azure, its competitors' cloud platforms. This will allow enterprises to use a single platform, running on Google's cloud, to deploy and manage their applications on any cloud. Enterprises will get a single bill and have a single dashboard to manage their applications. All of this, unsurprisingly, is powered by containers and Kubernetes..."


6 Considerations For Secure Cloud Migration
devops.com, April 11th, 2019


"Three out of every four organizations on the planet have some sort of cloud presence. According to a 2018 IDG survey, 77% of enterprises now have at least one application or some portion of their enterprise computing infrastructure in the cloud. In addition, enterprises plan to invest an average of $3.5 million on cloud apps, platforms and services, the report found.

Looking forward, executive management at technology-dependent industries - including manufacturing, high-tech and telecom - are increasingly driving toward becoming 100% cloud-enabled..."


Amazon ECS Overview: What You Need To Know
Business 2 Community, April 11th, 2019


"Amazon ECS is a great choice of container hosting platforms for AWS developers, among the many available options. Jumping into an ECS deployment can be daunting, as there are multiple options and varying terminology with hard-to-predict costs. We'll go over some of the basics of Amazon ECS, including some terminology and price considerations you'll need to consider..."

Cloudy With A Chance Of Security Breach
Dark Reading, April 12th, 2019


"Businesses must be aware of the security weaknesses of the public cloud and not assume that every angle is covered.

The forecast calls for clouds, and they show no signs of clearing up. Cloud platforms are everywhere. In fact, IDG's 2018 Cloud Computing Study showed 73% of all businesses have placed at least one application or part of their infrastructure in the cloud. The public cloud space is particularly hot at the moment as Google moves to aggressively compete with Microsoft and Amazon..."




"Here's a common challenge for enterprises that are adopting a 'multicloud' strategy: One part of the organization runs everything on Azure for their public cloud needs. Another part of the organization runs AWS for all their public cloud needs. And yet another part of the organization uses Google AI/ML services. They now want to use the Azure AI/ML services with the applications and data created in the AWS environment. And they may want to use Google AI/ML services on this data as well. Is it even possible?..."

Serverless Computing: A Cheat Sheet
TechRepublic, April 11th, 2019


"This comprehensive guide covers what serverless computing is and how it could reduce the complexity and cost of your cloud infrastructure.

The world's major cloud providers are rushing to offer serverless computing services. Here's everything you need to know about what it means to go serverless and how it could benefit your business..."

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