Best Practices

The Hidden Opportunity of Security in the Public Cloud


“My people are overworked! We are understaffed! And you keep increasing the attack surface!!!” Thus  said every security person ever. To a large degree, the words ring true. Organizations are taking advantage of new technologies that increase the threat vectors for their already strained security resources. As bad as that is, it is simply the […]

Security Strategies for Hybrid IT, Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud Environments


For years, enterprises moving to the cloud have been concerned with the security of their data and applications — and they should be! Cloud transformations are complex, and there is a lot on the line. How enterprises approach security in the cloud depends, in large part, on what kind of deployment model they choose. Many […]

Healthcare Heroes: Care Amidst Chaos


Most healthcare institutions that are moving to the cloud are taking a cautious approach. They’re pursuing plans to do things like storing data more efficiently and launching new applications to improve patient care. But many are either holding back or setting methodical schedules due to ongoing concerns about compliance, security and privacy. The Canterbury District […]

Kubernetes and Multicloud


In the past two years, Kubernetes has claimed the lion’s share of the PaaS and CaaS markets with the promise of application probability across multicloud and hybrid cloud environments. However, in reality, multi-cluster management across multiple clouds is still maturing. This blog post explores some of the Kubernetes deployment patterns for multi-cluster applications that could […]

What Is So Complicated About Lift-and-Shift Cloud Migrations?


Has this ever happened to your organization? You have just gone through a seven-hour cloud migration, something goes wrong and the IT team has to stop the process and roll the project back. Later, you relate the experience to an engineer outside the team, and the person responds in a confused manner. “That should have […]

Cloud Vendor Lock-In Risk vs. Added Business Value


A question that pops up very often lately from enterprises considering cloud deployment models is: Will moving to one public cloud platform constitute a vendor lock-in risk? Also, would a hybrid deployment model between public clouds and on premises, or with another public cloud, reduce or mitigate this risk? To answer these questions, this article […]