Why Security Is More Important Than Ever

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 17:42

The Modern World of Security

In today's world, the security of your data, applications, and accounts is more important than ever. Having strong security measures built into your cloud strategy is necessary for keeping sensitive and proprietary data stored online safe from malicious third parties. Successfully migrating your data infrastructure to the cloud requires that you analyze all the key aspects of the system, as well as plan for prevention and protection against security threats.

3 Reasons Why You Need Data Storage Solutions In 2020

Fri, 12/20/2019 - 18:09

As we approach 2020, Data is becoming larger than ever. According to Sagiss, the world’s data will grow by 50X in the next decade. In essence, this means there will be an ever-growing cost for data. What does this means for technology and business leaders? It's increasingly important to manage and control the size, storage, cost, and recovery systems of data in order to run a business with optimized control and minimized costs.

Amazon Re:Invent 2019 Recap

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 18:11

As Amazon re:Invent 2019 comes to a close, we look to review the keynote speakers, main events, and major announcements.

The Event

Centered in six venues across the Las Vegas Strip, more than 60,000 attendees made this Amazon re:Invent the largest one yet. With topics ranging from new Amazon Web Services (AWS) local zones to EC2 innovations and 5G Wavelength capabilities, re:Invent unleashed a wide-variety of innovative announcements.

DevOps Security Best Practices: 5 Security Tools To Use In 2019

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 18:17

Understanding Security Challenges in 2019

In 2018, the Internet Security Threat Report highlighted the challenges enterprises face with cyberattacks and hackers. The report showed that approximately 4,800 websites were compromised per month, the use of PowerShell scripts increased by a thousand percent, and the cloud was not left out. Cloud-based services, applications or solutions were alarmingly compromised that approximately 70 million records were stolen from poorly configured S3 buckets. 

DevOps Automation Tools For Agile Teams

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 18:29

Automation tools are key for delivering on the philosophy of DevOps: better application and service delivery at high velocity without sacrificing performance. DevOps practices that leverage the latest automation tools and technologies also ensure that their engineering platforms and processes are in place to facilitate continuous delivery, integration, and improvement without sacrificing quality throughout the development process. 

Capital One Data Breach And The Amazon Shared Security Model

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 19:03

On July 17 Virginia-based bank Capital One received an email tip that their data had been leaked on code-hosting site Github.  An initial investigation found that the data originated from a Capital One server hosted in the cloud that was accessed via a misconfigured firewall.

Capital One contacted the FBI who found online social media postings of the hack by former Seattle software engineer Patricia Thompson who was then arrested and charged on July 29th for computer intrusion and theft of the Capital One data.

How Amazon Web Services (AWS) Compares To Cloud Competitors

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 19:05

Amazon Web Services (AWS), a forerunner of cloud networks, beats the competition with a mature, developed platform.Their current offering ranks high in reliability, with a competitive track record relative to cloud-market peers, Azure and Google Cloud. AWS is not only the oldest of the three, but also the largest in terms of scale. The platform currently offers over 140 services. This article compares AWS to other cloud computing solutions looking at the following factors: compute, storage and network, billing and pricing, support and uptime & security.

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