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May 11, 2017
As companies strive to modernize application delivery, a perfect storm of IT and business scenarios have led to unrealistic expectations across the board.
May 09, 2017
ServiceNow has moved into markets where it will be the underdog, and its success will depend on how well the new apps leverage the company's core automation engine.
May 04, 2017
Users anticipate fewer multicloud management snags with Ansible natively integrated into the latest version of Red Hat's CloudForms management platform.
March 31, 2017
Do several cloud applications, platform as a service and a data center make a company multicloud? Not necessarily, says consultant Judith Hurwitz.
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No matter your organization's size, it's helpful to have users handle some functions typically reserved for IT. But limit access to elevated access to reduce security risks. Continue Reading
Risks abound, and no amount of preparation or caution will eliminate them entirely from our lives. This is as true now as it was in the past, and it likely will remain true in the future.
While technology enables us all to work more effectively and productively, the necessity of managing IT risk remains. Risk follows wherever we go -- from the data center to the cloud, from virtualized workloads to containers. Smart IT organizations are continuously assessing threats and then devising ways to minimize them. That's the goal, at least.
This issue of Modern Infrastructure examines some of the current approaches to managing IT risk, from maintaining security to handling costs.
In our cover story, TechTarget's Beth Pariseau writes about the particular challenges of container security. IT shops have been reluctant to put containers in production in large part because of the uncertainty about how secure they might be. Updates from Docker and more disciplined app development practices are making containers less risky, Pariseau writes. And there's reason to think that containers could be even more secure than VMs.
Getting comfortable with containers is a process not unlike how technology professionals learned how to safely use cloud services. It takes some time and effort, but managing IT risk can bring exciting and powerful new tools safely into the fold.Continue Reading
Azure Resource Manager aims to streamline cloud application deployment and management. But do admins have to jump through hoops to use this feature? Continue Reading
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SDN can benefit more than data centers and cloud. SDN application examples show service providers, hospitals and IoT networks are using the technology as it continues to mature. Continue Reading
There are many aspects of an overall private cloud infrastructure that affect your organization's cloud storage plans, and knowing what to look for is vital. Continue Reading
The IT job market is flooded with cloud computing jobs as the technology becomes more widespread. Explore four common career paths and how to prepare for an interview. Continue Reading
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Cloud vendor management poses a difficult set of challenges for SMB customers, opening up opportunities for channel partners to act as liaisons. Continue Reading
Microsoft has revamped and expanded features to streamline Azure management. Check out these five tips on Azure tools, automation and more to fine-tune your management process. Continue Reading
Until building private cloud operations with data center SDN and a cloud manager gets simpler, most enterprises will stick with a virtualized data center and public cloud combo. Continue Reading
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Enterprises feel a sense of freedom with OpenStack, but management challenges can weigh them down. Use these tips to bolster your management strategy for the open source platform. Continue Reading
While the effectiveness of traditional security controls depends on the cloud model, many security vendors still need to add cloud delivery to their tools. Continue Reading
Admins can use the OpenStack Horizon dashboard to deploy and manage cloud services. But what are some options for customizing the dashboard's view? Continue Reading