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
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 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,”
According to FierceCIO, this means that “deploying a cloud infrastructure
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.
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)
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.
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) had developed a
standard known as PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which comprises... (more)
In a Feb 2014 survey, 94 percent of organizations surveyed reported running
applications or experimenting with infrastructure-as-a-service. According
to research firm Nasumi, there is over one exabyte currently stored in the
cloud. An exabyte is over a billion GB. 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.