Cloud Adoption

DevOps Jungle of Tools: Infrastructure VS Deployment Automation

devops jungle of toolsYou’re sitting at your desk and thinking: “OK, I have to maintain my infrastructure but I also have to deploy my apps. What’s the best way for me to do this? Is there one solution?”

DevOps – Keepers of the Keys to the Kingdom

DevOps aims to streamline communication and processes between development and operations teams. Developers want to be creative, to work quickly and release new features all the time. Operations, on the other hand, prefer slow and steady work, making sure that all the new features don’t have bugs that will cause the system to crash. DevOps provide the key needed to streamline communication and processes between these inherently opposing teams.

The Practitioners Guide to Cloud Security

Practiotioners Guide to Cloud SecurityThere are countless benefits to cloud computing including increased efficiency, streamlined processes and reduced costs. It also, however, threatens the security of your online services. Admins may leave ports open to connect to their servers while also giving access to hackers. Additionally, server sprawl deems security unmanageable. Worst of all, security solutions on the market today don’t have appropriate business models and/or technology that can migrate and scale.

AWS Cloud Application Integration Tools for ISVs

CloudtoolsAdopting the cloud  must come with a management solution strategy. Cloud Management refers to all cloud environment aspects and their related tasks. Tasks include deploying, monitoring, analyzing and more.

Many IT organizations today running to adopt the new disruptive cloud methodologies. Choosing to run a business on a cloud is a strategic decision, picking the right way to orchestrate your cloud resources should be an integral part of your cloud adoption strategy.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Made With Cloud Firewalls

The greatest incentive to move to the cloud is to reduce cost. Organizations invest a lot to that end, but that investment is for not if your cloud isn’t protected. Most often, these mistakes are attributable to either a misinterpreted security policy or cluttered, nearly illegible security rules.

Hitting Your Cloud’s Usage Sweet Spot

Newvem’s breakout session at AWS re:Invent - “Hitting your cloud sweet spot” - was attended by more than 80 conference participants who heard from a panel of cloud experts on the status, challenges and gaps in their cloud operations. The impressive line of panelists featured Ed Laczynski, VP cloud strategy & architecture at Datapipe; Shane Myers, Operations at SmugMug; Andrew Kenny, VP Platform Engineering at Acquia; Eric Hammond, from and Chemi Katz, VP Technical Operations at DoubleVerify.

ClickSoftware – Great Case of an AWS Cloud Adoption: Part 1, Operations

Over the last year I had endless conversations with companies that strive to adopt the cloud – specifically the Amazon cloud. Of those I met, I can say that ClickSoftware is one of the leading traditional ISVs that managed to adopt the cloud.The Amazon cloud is with no doubt the most advanced cloud computing facility, leading the market.

4 Steps for a Successful Cloud Enablement Project

It is not a secret that enterprises today “look for their cloud”. Companies already have the dedicated 1-2 DevOps to initiate their cloud POC project. Start-ups are already there and innovation is taking place on the public cloud. Before you rush to start your first instance on AWS cloud, you must consider some important factors and put together your own plan for a successful cloud enablement project. What should such a project include? Are the simple best practices in project management enough? And, if not, what are the specific issues with regards to cloud? In this article I will introduce some basic guidelines on what is necessary to get started right with your exciting journey to the cloud.

Newvem Makes Analytics Simple for Driving Effective Use of the Public Cloud

Newvem-360-degree-view.jpgThe pace of adoption of cloud computing is evidence not only of its powerful economic advantages but also how easy it is to get into the cloud. But many companies are finding that using the cloud effectively is not so easy. The classic assumption is that a workload in the cloud is the same workload — it’s just in the cloud. But that isn’t true.

Cloud Compliance: Part 1- The Basics

This post marks the start of my new series on Cloud Compliance here on KnowYourCloud learning center. When finished in late
summer, my goal is that cloud users, particularly in Europe, will feel a bit more confident about cloud compliance; dare and know what questions to ask cloud providers; and be familiar with the basic regulations in Europe, and the cloud-specific concerns CIOs have when it comes to putting their data in public and private clouds. So first let’s start with …