3 cloud security ‘hacks’ to consider today

Are you the cloud security person, or cloudsec/cloudops, as it’s often called? The person who controls the cloud deployment, including all security such as IAM (identity and access management), encryption services, and application and user authentication? I have some observations about cloud security to share. First, enterprises typically don’t have a good-fitting security solution. For… Continue reading 3 cloud security ‘hacks’ to consider today

AWS beefs up SageMaker machine learning

Amazon Web Services has expanded the capabilities of its Amazon SageMaker machine learning toolkit to address a number of challenges that enterprises confront when trying to operationalize machine learning, from model organization, training, and optimization to monitoring the performance of models in production. Launched at the Amazon’s re:invent conference in 2017, SageMaker aims to make… Continue reading AWS beefs up SageMaker machine learning

Simplifying data management in the cloud

Let’s face it. We’re painting ourselves into a corner given the number of special-purpose, cloud-native databases we’re placing into production. This without regard to how we should be using those databases in ways that allow for easy access and understanding of data. Today, they are typically coupled to applications, and have a tactical and not… Continue reading Simplifying data management in the cloud

Solving data management complexity in the cloud

Let’s face it. We’re painting ourselves into a corner given the number of special-purpose, cloud-native databases we’re placing into production. This without regard to how we should be using those databases in ways that allow for easy access and understanding of data. Today, they are typically coupled to applications, and have a tactical and not… Continue reading Solving data management complexity in the cloud

Self-identifying data could solve the dilemma of data complexity in the cloud

Let’s face it. We’re painting ourselves into a corner given the number of special-purpose, cloud-native databases we’re placing into production. This without regard to how we should be using those databases in ways that allow for easy access and understanding of data. Today, they are typically coupled to applications, and have a tactical and not… Continue reading Self-identifying data could solve the dilemma of data complexity in the cloud

Active vs. passive cloud management tools

Today there are two major categories of cloud performance tools in the market: active and passive.  Passive cloud management tools Most cloud computing management tools are passive. Passive tools provide you with information about issues within the cluster of cloud systems, and will perhaps even recommend a course of action, but they do not actually… Continue reading Active vs. passive cloud management tools