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Sixteen Tips for Moving Your Workloads to the Cloud Got a plan for your move to the cloud? If you do, you’re in the minority. According to a recent study, a mere 31 percent of those planning a move to the cloud actually have a strategy for migrating data and applications. The rest don’t. To avoid the complexity and cost, we recommend heeding the following advice. It’s but a fraction of the endless recommendations we received from cloud experts who offered well-seasoned tips on what to do and not do when you begin planning to move workloads to the cloud. 1. Have a real reason for the migration “Cloud strategy is often not planned, but rather executed from impulses and desires of certain key individuals,” noted Bob Green (@BobGreenCPACITP), lead partner, business risk and technology services for SingerLewak. “If your plan’s finish line is ‘the app is running in the clou... (more)

AWS Security Tips By @Porticor | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

AWS Security Tips from Amazon Web Services CISO, Stephen Schmidt In a recent interview at AWS re:Invent, the vice president of AWS security engineering and the chief information security officer of Amazon Web Services, Stephen Schmidt, had these cloud security tips for AWS customers: 1. Understand your part of the shared responsibility model “It’s a shared responsibility. We are responsible for the bottom layer. We are responsible from the floor of the data center up to the hypervisor,” said Schmidt. According to FierceCIO, this means that “deploying a cloud infrastructure doesn’... (more)

AWS and Security Issues By @GiladPN | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Using AWS and Solving All Security Issues The Amazon Web Services public infrastructure cloud is seeing massive adoption, and for good reason. Using AWS arms companies with advanced infrastructure that, in most cases, they could not possibly achieve in their own datacenters. In fact, According to Gartner, AWS has 5 times more deployed cloud infrastructure as their next 14 competitors have...combined.[1] Customers like Bristol-Myers Squibb, Unilever, and Lionsgate are taking advantage of the broad and deep services of the AWS Cloud to grow their businesses and accelerate innovati... (more)

PCI DSS: What You Need to Know By @GiladPN | @CloudExpo

By Lohit Mehta Every organization should follow a proactive rather than a reactive approach to protect against threats, risks, and vulnerabilities to which if their IT infrastructure is exposed can lead to data loss, regulatory penalties, lawsuits, and damaged reputation. Moving on the same lines, to reduce credit card fraud via its exposure, a standard known as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was formed. History Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) had developed a standard known as PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which comprises... (more)

Cloud Security Myths: Busted

In a Feb 2014 survey, 94 percent of organizations surveyed reported running applications or experimenting with infrastructure-as-a-service.[1] According to research firm Nasumi, there is over one exabyte currently stored in the cloud. An exabyte is over a billion GB.[2] Considering the amount of data in the cloud and the growing rate of adoption for sensitive use cases, it is natural that securing our data in the cloud is a concern. But, cloud security, though rightfully a central concern, should not be a hindrance to aggressively moving workloads and applications to the cloud. ... (more)