Cloud Benefits for Mid-Market Enterprises

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 16:33

The popularity of utilizing cloud technology to host company applications and store company data has been drastically growing. Many enterprises have migrated their on-premise workloads and storage to the cloud, and many new companies decide to start in the cloud. In fact, Cisco has estimated that 94% of workloads in 2021 will be processed on some sort of cloud data center.

Cloud Migration: Common Mistakes

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 17:39

By now everyone has heard of the cloud and how it is revolutionizing the computer industry. Most companies are either in the process of migrating to the cloud or planning a cloud migration. The public cloud allows companies, big and small, to host their applications in virtual servers at a lower cost than a traditional data center. According to the 2017 RightScale State of the Cloud Report the top reason companies are interested in the cloud is cost savings.

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. 

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.