How to retrofit the cloud for security: 2 essential steps

At the majority of enterprises that migrate applications to the cloud, security is an afterthought. This doesn’t mean it’s not important, but that they looking to address security requirements after the workloads and data have already settled in the cloud. I do not recommend this approach. But the reality is that some enterprises take this… Continue reading How to retrofit the cloud for security: 2 essential steps

IDG Contributor Network: 5 ways to reduce devops costs

Made popular by startups that wanted to reduce their upfront infrastructure costs, the public cloud offered an easy opex method to get development efforts off the ground. Public cloud providers now allow enterprises of all types to focus on the devops practices that thrive in that environment. But the public cloud is not worry-free, especially… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: 5 ways to reduce devops costs

IDG Contributor Network: When it comes to code, be a consumer

In nature, there are producers and consumers. (There are also decomposers, but that’s food-chain for thought, which we’ll leave for another day.) Producers make their own food, using energy from the sun. Consumers get their energy by eating producers or smaller consumers. In business, we have to be both a producer and a consumer. As… Continue reading IDG Contributor Network: When it comes to code, be a consumer

Cloud-native devops won’t work without test automation

It’s 8:00 p.m., and you’re looking to complete a sprint to push out a net new cloud-native application. You make the deadline, but sending the application to the testing group takes two more weeks to push first to deployment and then to ops. Considering the time it took to develop the damn thing from idea… Continue reading Cloud-native devops won’t work without test automation

How to work with Azure file storage in C#

Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform provides interoperable cloud computing services that are comprised of both open source and standards-based technologies. Case in point: Azure Files are managed file shares that you can access using the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol. The SMB protocol is used to provide shared access to resources like files, printers, and… Continue reading How to work with Azure file storage in C#

To learn cloud skills, community colleges are the place to be

Last week, Amazon Web Services said it is partnering with community colleges and high schools to offer cloud-computing certificates. “The 19 community colleges—which include Citrus College, Long Beach City College, Los Angeles Trade Tech, Pasadena City College, and Mt. San Antonio College—are hoping to take the program statewide. The California Cloud Workforce Project also is looking to… Continue reading To learn cloud skills, community colleges are the place to be

The biggest risk in cloud computing is not doing it

Gartner’s latest quarterly report “Emerging Risks Report” surveyed 110 senior executives about risk, audit, finance, and compliance at large global organizations. Not surprisingly, they identified cloud computing as the top concern for the second consecutive quarter. Why? Moving to the cloud means changing major business processes, which adds risk, and the cost of risk. Risk took in… Continue reading The biggest risk in cloud computing is not doing it

Meet Microsoft’s new managed microservices: Azure Service Fabric Mesh

Microsoft’s Azure platform services have always offered support for microservices. In fact, Azure Service Fabric has been there from the start. Initially supporting Azure’s SQL services, it’s now a foundation of much of the Azure platform, along with Cosmos DB. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story) from InfoWorld Cloud Computing… Continue reading Meet Microsoft’s new managed microservices: Azure Service Fabric Mesh

DataStax review: Cassandra made faster and easier

As I discussed in my review of Google Cloud Bigtable in 2016, Google’s 2006 Bigtable paper inspired several large-scale distributed open source NoSQL databases, including Apache HBase and Apache Cassandra. I went on to explain that Cassandra was born at Facebook using ideas from Bigtable and the key-value store Amazon Dynamo, and that while Cassandra… Continue reading DataStax review: Cassandra made faster and easier

How to work with Azure Logic Apps in .Net

Automation of business processes and workflows is of paramount importance in today’s enterprises. With the increase in demand for cloud computing, enterprises need a way to integrate workflows and applications so as to maximize business efficiency and opportunity. This is exactly where Azure Logic Apps comes into play.  To read this article in full, please… Continue reading How to work with Azure Logic Apps in .Net