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By Monica Brink, director of product marketing, iland A series of large-scale cyber attacks have been in the headlines this year and, according to McAfee, the situation will only worsen as hackers use more advanced techniques to infiltrate networks. Despite this, there are still a large portion of companies that remain vulnerable, mainly due to the lack of executive interest in preparing for worst-case scenarios. The same report states that 79 percent of C-level US and UK executives surveyed say executive level involvement is necessary to achieving an effective incident response to a data breach and 70 percent believe board level oversight is critical. It is therefore vital that IT leaders effectively communicate the latent threats to the ‘C-Suite’ – the top executives at that organisation – to successfully address the weaknesses that may exis... (more)

Cloudify: TOSCA Orchestration of Microservices | @CloudExpo #Microservices

Cloudify: TOSCA Orchestration of Microservices Martin Fowler describes how infrastructure automation is a key enabler of microservices: “Many of the products or systems being build with microservices are being built by teams with extensive experience of Continuous Delivery and it’s precursor, Continuous Integration. Teams building software this way make extensive use of infrastructure automation techniques. This is illustrated in the build pipeline shown below.” This highlights the role orchestration platforms like Cloudify from Gigaspaces can play. In this blog Uri Cohen of t... (more)

How to Harness the Power of Digital Transformation By @IsaacGe0rge | @CloudExpo #Cloud

How to Harness the Power of Digital Transformation by Isaac George Right now it feels like the whole world is moving to digital at breakneck speed. Banks, insurance companies, retailers and large manufacturers are all looking at how they can digitally transform the organisation to keep up with customer demand, business expectations and compete globally. However, while digital transformation is becoming all-pervasive agreement on what digital transformation actually means, how to leverage its potential, and most importantly how to make a digital transformation project a success sti... (more)

Are You Worried About DRaaS? | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Microservices

Are You Worried About DRaaS? By Monica Brink Latest figures from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) indicate that cloud adoption is at its highest figure to date, with 78 per cent of organisations now having formally adopted at least one type of cloud-based service. TechNavio echoes this surge and in particular the surge in growth of Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service, forecasting a compound annual growth rate of 54.64 per cent between 2014 and 2018. However, despite the striking numbers and growth expectations there are still many IT professionals out there who have fears about adoptin... (more)

New Kid on the Block: Frictionless Security | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The mobility and flexibility of modern business practice has created a demand to extend any application to virtually anyone. While this can bring many benefits to organizations, such as enabling employees to work remotely, cutting costs by using the cloud to simplify IT deployment and permitting contractors and supply chain members to self-serve their accounts, there is also a dark side. Think about it: by extending every application to virtually everyone, each users’ specific needs and uses of the application aren’t being taken into consideration. Does every employee really nee... (more)