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The Fundamentals of Platform as a Service
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Platform as a service is a cloud-computing model that allows a third-party provider to offer IT resources, including hardware and software. The third-party provider houses the infrastructure on its own servers, meaning that clients don’t have to install the tools they require on-premise. Businesses don’t leave the entire IT system to the provider though, rather, the two parties work hand-in-hand. PaaS offers enterprises everything they need to carry out their IT operations regardless of the complexity or size. 

 

What PaaS Offers

Platform as a service builds an...

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Multi-Cloud Adoption in Organizations
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Multi-cloud is becoming a common trend among companies as part of their digital transformation. It enables organisations to integrate different infrastructures (private and public) for their cloud services. They no longer have to depend on one cloud service.

 

Why use multi-cloud?

It is the role of the IT personnel to recommend and implement the best cloud service for the company. The use of a multi-cloud gives them the freedom to choose the right provider for every task. But thorough knowledge is required to handle different types of clouds. It is therefore critical to train the...

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Analysis
What are Containers and Why Manage Them in Cloud?
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The need to use applications effectively over different running environments has led to increased embracement of cloud containers. The concept of containerization involves isolation of processes in the sharing of the operating system. Containers are necessary for creating cloud-based distributed applications. Containerization binds applications, libraries, and dependencies for easy use and compatibility. They offer an abstraction mechanism of the application from their working environments. 

 

Deployment of Containers 

The implementation of containers can be either...

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Analysis
How Have Meltdown and Spectre Impacted the Cloud?
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Cloud computing has dramatically evolved during the past decade and yet, certain vulnerabilities still exist. Users have always been concerned that malicious software could threaten the security of this environment and these risks continue to be taken seriously. One current example of such an attitude can be seen in the two new vulnerabilities which have recently been discovered by Google. Known as Spectre and Meltdown, some users are concerned that their security protocols may no longer be valid. What are the worst-case scenarios and how are vendors dealing with these threats?

 

The...

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Gemalto Global Cloud Data Security Study: The Cloud As A Risk?!
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Many european countries have always focused on protecting the assets stored in their corporate clouds. One of these is UK and Germany. However, the United Kingdom now seems to fall behind. This is according to the recent study that Gemalto, a digital security company, has conducted. 

 

Data Privacy and Protection

The need to regulate data in the cloud has continually been dire since customer information and payment information among other vital information are always at stake, because of their high level of sensitivity. Hence, many companies have...

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Practical Advice
Top 5 cloud security threats in 2018
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Information technology will continue to fight against cloud security threats in 2018 just as it has been in the previous years. With the lingering threats that continue looming over businesses this year, the need for practicing data protection is more important than ever before. To know more about these threats, here are the top 5 cloud security dangers:

 

1. Inadequate security tools in the cloud

Most businesses aren't fully equipped with adequate cloud security tools, hence the reason data leakages occur. By investing a little time in an efficient cloud security tool, every...

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Analysis
Physical Fences Don’t Make Sense in 2017; Companies Need Digital Security
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Identity and Access Management, also known as IAM, involves defining and managing the roles and access rights of network users in an organization. It helps organizations to create authentic digital identities for their people. Administrators need to maintain, modify and monitor these idenities for as long as users retain their access privileges. 

 

IAM's Goal

IAM's overriding goal is to provide prompt access to specific information assets to the right users. The system enables administrators to modify a user's role, track their activities and enforce security...

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Trend
DNA to solve the world's data storage problems
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If you think cloud-based storage is impressive, then how about DNA-based storage? 

Indeed, we've come a long way in our ability to create and store data. From tapes to CDs and DVDs, memory cards to hard drives and flash drives, but none lasting more than at maximum 50 years, and all being replaced by newer devices before they expire. In a data-driven, technology-obsessed world fuelled by the Internet of Things, today, storing data is becoming a challenge, and has organisations including the U.S. Intelligence Service, Intel, IBM and Microsoft joining forces to hatch out a solution....

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Analysis
What is Data Loss Prevention?
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Data and data storage are some of the crucial elements in every business operation, but their mismanagement can bring the company down sooner than expected. Data which has landed in the hands of an unauthorised party can be used in unintended manners to damage the reputation of the company or to interfere with the standard service delivery of the firm. Luckily, Data Loss prevention (DLP) has held curb this menace.

DLP is a term used to describe software used in controlling the kind of data that can be transferred by the end user. Classified information, like an internal company email,...

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News
Cloud Market Still Growing Rapidly
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Revenue generated via cloud market has continued to grow as competition among big companies intensifies. According to the data released by Synergy Research Group, there has been a 40% growth of cloud market in 2017 until now. Although the rise in Amazon Web Services has been slower as compared to that of Alibaba, Google, and Microsoft, the company’s market share continues to be ahead of the next five companies combined. Hosting private cloud services which have been controlled by dedicated leadership has enabled IBM to maintain its third position in the cloud market providers’...

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