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IT - Cloud

The Multi-Cloud Networking Mandate
SearchNetworking, November 14th, 2022
With most organizations using more than two public clouds, new multi-cloud networking strategies are essential to enable cross-cloud traffic and visibility across multiple clouds.

The increased enterprise adoption of multiple public clouds can't be ignored. As organizations continue to mature their digital transformation initiatives, more applications and workloads are being distributed across multiple public clouds.

According to research from TechTarget's Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), 86% of respondents are now using two or more public cloud infrastructure providers (IaaS and PaaS) within their IT environments.


Public Cloud Horse Race Heating Up: Gartner
datanami, November 17th, 2022
Gartner predicts that worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services will grow to $591.8 billion in 2023, a 20.7% growth from 2022.

The public cloud horse race has several cloud services companies jockeying for position, and Gartner's recently released 2022 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure and Platform Services ranks the strengths and weaknesses of the top eight.

The cloud infrastructure and platform services (CIPS) market consists of standardized, highly automated offerings in which infrastructure resources such as compute, networking, and storage are complemented by integrated platform services (managed application, database, and functions as-a-service offerings), according to Gartner.


5 Multi-Cloud Security Challenges You Can Avoid
ITProToday, November 14th, 2022
Many multi-cloud security challenges arise from misunderstandings about the cloud. Here are five common mistakes organizations can make and how to rectify them.

When an organization moves even a few workloads to the cloud, it changes everything - the way you access, pay for, store, and secure your resources. But most companies today have moved past that initial dip into the cloud and now embrace the popular multi-cloud model.

The multi-cloud approach has gained in appeal because it lets organizations choose the cloud instance that best suits specific workloads and projects. That means they are not tied to one vendor.


5 Reasons Why Your Organization Should Store Data In The Cloud
SmartDataCollective, November 15th, 2022
Cloud computing offers a ton of amazing benefits that businesses can't ignore.

Cloud technology is becoming more essential for modern organizations with each passing day. A report by Gartner shows that cloud technology has transformed modern business in previously unimaginable ways. The report indicated that 75% of organizations using the cloud have a 'cloud first' policy, which is a much higher figure than previous versions of the report indicated.

However, many businesses are still hesitant about taking their organization to the cloud. There are a plethora of benefits, but companies have to make sure that they store their data on the cloud properly.


6 Tips For Understanding 3rd-Party Risk In The Cloud
Security Boulevard, November 16th, 2022
If you're like most modern organizations, you rely on third-parties to help you run and grow your business.

Yet the vendors, partners and suppliers that make up your supply chain are also a significant component of your cloud environment attack surface. While you can't (and shouldn't) cut third-parties off completely, you can (and should) enforce the principle of least privilege when providing them with permissions into your single and multicloud environment. Read on to learn how to implement this essential modern security practice and tips for getting started.

Top 11 Benefits Of Cloud Computing
SearchCloudComputing, November 14th, 2022
On-premises environments aren't the best fit for all organizations. Discover the top benefits of cloud computing that can save time, money and resources.

Organizations with on-premises data centers are sometimes reluctant to move their IT operations to the cloud. Also, some startups want to buy powerful, expensive servers of their own so they can be in full control of their IT infrastructure.

Despite these initial instincts, organizations that require significant compute capacity should know the benefits of cloud computing, such as high availability, cost savings and environmental sustainability.


Why Cloud Is A Budget Breaker
GCN, November 15th, 2022
Misunderstandings about cloud security, scalability and storage has led to the vast majority of enterprises spending much more than anticipated, a new survey finds.

For many enterprises, cloud computing has turned out to be much more expensive than they expected.

Thanks to misunderstandings about security, scalability and storage, 94% of enterprises, including government and public sector organizations, incurred an average overspend of 43%, according to a recent report from Veritas Technologies.


What Is Public Cloud? Everything You Need To Know
SearchCloudComputing, November 17th, 2022
A public cloud is a third-party managed platform that uses the standard cloud computing model to make resources and services available to remote users around the world.

Public cloud resources typically include conventional IT infrastructure elements such as virtual machines, applications or storage.

Services can include an array of workloads including databases, firewalls, load balancers, management tools and other platform-as-a-service (PaaS) or software-as-a-service (SaaS) elements. Users then assemble resources and services to build an infrastructure capable of deploying and operating enterprise workloads. Public cloud services can be free or offered through a variety of subscription or on-demand pricing schemes, including pay-per-usage or pay-as-you-go (PAYG) models.

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