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How to Protect Your Cloud Resources From Hackers

The recent discovery of the extensive Solar Winds hacking incident once again focused attention on the difficulty of securing enterprise data resources in the cloud. Thousands of customers had their networks breached by malware hidden in monitoring software. It appears that the cyberattack was perpetrated by a coordinated team of Russian hackers and the full extent of the intrusion will not be known for many months. Though this is one of the most egregious recent examples of a successful hack, it is certainly not the only one.

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Mistakes to Avoid When Migrating to the Cloud

Migrating computing environments to the cloud offers organizations many benefits if done correctly. Companies can take advantage of the scalability and flexibility offered by cloud providers which can often lead to cost savings as resources are used more efficiently. For many small and mid-size enterprises, the cloud offers the only way to gain access to cutting-edge technology and high-performance computing solutions. Software as a service (SaaS) enables the introduction of new applications into the environment without the overhead of in-house support. 

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Clouds Make '-as-a-Service' Reality

Although there have been fears about issues such as reliability and security, companies are increasingly moving their applications and services to the cloud. This migration is going to change organizations in big ways. Despite the concept of cloud computing being there since 60’s it was not widely known by consumers until decades later. With the launch of Amazon Web Services (AWS) by Amazon in 2006 and other cloud solutions that followed, cloud computing became a household name. Microsoft, Google, and Apple among others are today some of the famous cloud service providers in the world. These companies offer different cloud experiences such as storage, computing space, and other services that are usually metered. They have consequently changed how businesses are conducted and lifestyles in general. Here are some ways in which cloud computing is making “as a service” a reality:

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Complying with Data Privacy Regulations in the Cloud

Data privacy regulations are becoming more prevalent and stringent in many parts of the world. Led by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), nations and other jurisdictions such as U.S. states have developed and implemented standards regarding the use of their citizens’ personal information. Organizations risk substantial financial penalties and the loss of customer confidence if they fail to comply with data privacy standards.

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The Cloud Can Solve Your Seasonal Demand Issues

One of the fundamental benefits of using the services of public cloud providers is the flexibility and scalability they offer. Using the vast resources of a cloud vendor, a customer can increase and diminish their computing, network bandwidth, and storage capacity much more easily than with an on-premises data center. Instead of the capital expense involved in procuring more hardware that may only be needed for a short time, organizations can scale up to address seasonal or unexpected demand spikes. When the demand on their systems returns to normal levels, they can scale back down to avoid paying for unnecessary capacity.

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Which of These Trends Will Affect Your Cloud Computing Initiatives?

Cloud computing industry has been changing at a maddening pace that is almost impossible to predict. To make it worse, the events of 2021 has led cloud computing to a direction that no one could have imagined before. Regardless of the changes, cloud computing continues to occupy an important part in almost every industry. With the changing times, the cloud will change significantly. Here are some changes that can affect your cloud computing initiatives:

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Look for Changes in Cloud Offerings in 2021

The happenings of this year have turned the forecasts made about 2020 on their head. Although some of the trends in industries such as supply chain and logistics have suffered the most due to coronavirus, cloud computing has continued to define how companies work as most operations have shifted to remote environments. The adoption of cloud computing is promising to increase productivity and reduce operations costs by ensuring a limited investment in infrastructure and office space. With the rise of technologies such as AI, IoT, and blockchain, the cloud is expected to improve substantially. For the coming year, here are some cloud computing trends that will change the existing enterprise set up.

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Protecting Your Environment with Disaster Recovery as a Service 

As another hurricane season becomes a harrowing memory, the specter of blizzards and ice storms begin to appear just over the horizon. Power outages can happen at the most inopportune time, and the incidence of ransomware attacks continues to increase at an alarming rate. There is an ever-present potential for an event that could be classified as a disaster impacting your business’s IT infrastructure. If your organization is not prepared, there can be long-lasting ramifications that affect your business in multiple ways.

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High Performance Computing Opportunities in the Cloud

High performance computing (HPC) is a method for solving large and complex problems in business, science, and engineering. By aggregating available computing power, higher performance can be provided than that which is possible with standard hardware and software. Cutting-edge research in many fields relies on the power available in HPC systems.

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The Federal Government's Use of the Public Cloud

The United States’ federal government is a major consumer of computing services. Previous articles have talked about the FedRAMP approval process used to ensure the security and functionality of cloud services before they can be adopted by any federal agencies. This time, we are going to look at how cloud services are being used by the civilian arm of the Federal Government.

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