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The Basics of Cloud Computing | Lucidchart

Cloud computing is taking the world by storm. In fact, 94% of workloads and compute instances will be processed through cloud data centers by 2021, compared to only 6% by traditional data centers, according to research by Cisco.

The principle of the cloud isnt new, but as more and more companies and businesses switch to cloud-based services, its important to understand the nuances of cloud computing terminology and concepts.

For non-techies out there, the cloud might be an intimidating and nebulous concept. We hear about cloud computing all the time, but what exactly does it mean?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) describes the basics of cloud computing this way:

Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.

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In short, the cloud is the Internet, and cloud computing is techspeak that describes software and services that run through the Internet (or an intranet) rather than on private servers and hard drives.

Cloud computing differs from traditional IT hosting services in that the consumer (whether thats a business, organization, or individual user) generally doesnt own the infrastructure needed to support the programs or applications they use.

Instead, those elements are owned and operated by a third party, and the end-user pays only for the services they use. In other words, cloud computing is an on-demand, utility-based model of computing.

On-demand self-service

Users can access computing services via the cloud when they need to without interaction from the service provider. The computing services should be fully on-demand so that users have control and agility to meet their evolving needs.

Broad network access

Cloud computing services are widely available via the network through users preferred tools (e.g., laptops, desktops, smartphones, etc.).

Resource pooling

One of the most attractive elements of cloud computing is the pooling of resources to deliver computing services at scale. Resources, such as storage, memory, processing, and network bandwidth, are pooled and assigned to multiple consumers based on demand.

Rapid elasticity

Successful resource allocation requires elasticity. Resources must be assigned accurately and quickly with the ability to absorb significant increases and decreases in demand without service interruption or quality degradation.

Measured service

Following the utility model, cloud computing services are measured and metered. This measurement allows the service provider (and consumer) to track usage and gauge costs according to their demand on resources.

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Cloud solutions come in three primary service models: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).

IaaS gives users access to storage, networking, servers, and other computing resources via the cloud. While the user is still responsible for managing their applications, data, middleware, etc., IaaS provides automated and scalable environments that provide a high degree of control and flexibility for the user.

For example, many businesses use IaaS to support workload spikes during busy seasons (like holidays).

Popular IaaS providers include:

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This service layer is primarily geared towards developers and operations professionals. Service providers rent out cloud-based platforms for users to develop and deliver applications. In other words, PaaS provides a framework that makes it easier and more efficient to build, customize, and deploy applications.

Cloud application services are the most well-known of the cloud service models. The software is hosted, packaged, and delivered by a third party through the Internet (typically on a browser-based interface). By delivering the software application over the Internet, enterprises can offload the costs of management and maintenance to the vendor(s).

Popular SaaS options include email and customer relationship management software.

There are three main cloud service options: private, public, and hybrid clouds. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and which one you (or your business) choose will depend on your data as well as the level of security and management you need.

A public cloud is probably the most commonly understood cloud computing option. This is where all the services and supporting infrastructure are managed off-site over the Internet and shared across multiple users (or tenants).

A good example of a public cloud at the individual consumer level is a streaming service like Netflix or Hulu. Users subscribe to the service through an individual account but access the same services across the platform through the Internet.

The advantage of using a public cloud is the increased efficiency and subsequent cost-effectiveness from shared resources. Public clouds are typically cheaper than private and hybrid cloud solutions (as well as traditional on-premise computing) because they rely on economies of scale. Users dont have to pay for services they arent using and dont have to worry about managing and maintaining the physical infrastructure.

A private cloud provides IT services through the Internet or a private network to select users, rather than to the general public. Instead of having multiple tenants, like a public cloud does, a private cloud typically has only one tenant. All the data is protected behind a firewall. This is a popular choice for many businesses who want the agility of the cloud with greater customization and security.

Private clouds can reside on-site or off-site. The distinguishing feature is the single, private tenant who maintains greater control over the IT services. Private clouds are popular choices for organizations who have high priorities on security and compliance.

A hybrid cloud environmentcombines both private and public cloud elements to varying degrees. Despite operating independently, the clouds in a hybrid environment communicate over an encrypted connection and allow for the portability of data and applications.

This is an increasingly popular cloud solution because it allows organizations greater flexibility to meet their IT needs.

There are many potential advantages to adopting cloud-based solutions for your business. Depending on your business and data needs, migrating to a cloud environment can result in the following benefits:

Although the initial price tag for migrating to the cloud can give some businesses sticker shock, there are attractive opportunities for ROI and cost savings. Operating on the cloud typically means adopting a pay-as-you-go model, which means you no longer have to pay for IT youre not using (whether thats storage, bandwidth, etc.).

Plus, cloud solutions are particularly affordable for smaller businesses who dont have the capital to build out and manage their own IT infrastructures. Greater efficiencies and economies of scale mean more money in your pocket in the long run.

A managed cloud platform is generally much more reliable than an in-house IT infrastructure, with fewer instances of downtime or service interruptions. Most providers offer 24/7 support and over 99.9% availability.

With backups for their backups, you can rest assured your data and applications will be available whenever you need them.

The cloud brings a level of portability unheard of with traditional IT delivery. By managing your data and software on the cloud, employees can access necessary information and communicate with each other whenever and wherever they want from their laptop, smartphone, or other Internet-connected devices.

Cloud-based solutions open up opportunities for more remote work and higher productivity and efficiency as everyone is assured access to the same updated information at the touch of a button.

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Cloud computing, more than most disciplines in IT, suffers from too much talk and not enough practice. Thomas Erl has written a timely book that condenses the theory and buttresses it with real-world examples that demystify this important technology. An important guidebook for your journey into the cloud.--Scott Morrison, Chief Technology Officer, Layer 7 Technologies

An excellent, extremely well-written, lucid book that provides a comprehensive picture of cloud computing, covering multiple dimensions of the subject. The case studies presented in the book provide a real-world, practical perspective on leveraging cloud computing in an organization. The book covers a wide range of topics, from technology aspects to the business value provided by cloud computing. This is the best, most comprehensive book on the subject--a must-read for any cloud computing practitioner or anyone who wants to get an in-depth picture of cloud computing concepts and practical implementation.--Suzanne DSouza, SOA/BPM Practice Lead, KBACE Technologies

This book offers a thorough and detailed description of cloud computing concepts, architectures, and technologies. It serves as a great reference for both newcomers and experts and is a must-read for any IT professional interested in cloud computing.--Andre Tost, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Software Group

This is a great book on the topic of cloud computing. It is impressive how the content spans from taxonomy, technology, and architectural concepts to important business considerations for cloud adoption. It really does provide a holistic view to this technology paradigm.--Kapil Bakshi, Architecture and Strategy, Cisco Systems Inc.

I have read every book written by Thomas Erl and Cloud Computing is another excellent publication and demonstration of Thomas Erls rare ability to take the most complex topics and provide critical core concepts and technical information in a logical and understandable way.--Melanie A. Allison, Principal, Healthcare Technology Practice, Integrated Consulting Services

Companies looking to migrate applications or infrastructure to the cloud are often misled by buzzwords and industry hype. This work cuts through the hype and provides a detailed look, from investigation to contract to implementation to termination, at what it takes for an organization to engage with cloud service providers. This book really lays out the benefits and struggles with getting a company to an IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS solution.--Kevin Davis, Ph.D., Solutions Architect

Thomas, in his own distinct and erudite style, provides a comprehensive and a definitive book on cloud computing. Just like his previous masterpiece, Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design, this book is sure to engage CxOs, cloud architects, and the developer community involved in delivering software assets on the cloud. Thomas and his authoring team have taken great pains in providing great clarity and detail in documenting cloud architectures, cloud delivery models, cloud governance, and economics of cloud, without forgetting to explain the core of cloud computing that revolves around Internet architecture and virtualization. As a reviewer for this outstanding book, I must admit I have learned quite a lot while reviewing the material. A must have book that should adorn everybodys desk!--Vijay Srinivasan, Chief Architect - Technology, Cognizant Technology Solutions

This book provides comprehensive and descriptive vendor-neutral coverage of cloud computing technology, from both technical and business aspects. It provides a deep-down analysis of cloud architectures and mechanisms that capture the real-world moving parts of cloud platforms. Business aspects are elaborated on to give readers a broader perspective on choosing and defining basic cloud computing business models. Thomas Erls Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture is an excellent source of knowledge of fundamental and in-depth coverage of cloud computing.--Masykur Marhendra Sukmanegara, Communication Media & Technology, Consulting Workforce Accenture

The richness and depth of the topics discussed are incredibly impressive. The depth and breadth of the subject matter are such that a reader could become an expert in a short amount of time.--Jamie Ryan, Solutions Architect, Layer 7 Technologies

Demystification, rationalization, and structuring of implementation approaches have always been strong parts in each and every one of Thomas Erls books. This book is no exception. It provides the definitive, essential coverage of cloud computing and, most importantly, presents this content in a very comprehensive manner. Best of all, this book follows the conventions of the previous service technology series titles, making it read like a natural extension of the library. I strongly believe that this will be another bestseller from one of the top-selling IT authors of the past decade.--Sergey Popov, Senior Enterprise Architect SOA/Security, Liberty Global International

A must-read for anyone involved in cloud design and decision making! This insightful book provides in-depth, objective, vendor-neutral coverage of cloud computing concepts, architecture models, and technologies. It will prove very valuable to anyone who needs to gain a solid understanding of how cloud environments work and how to design and migrate solutions to clouds.--Gijs in t Veld, Chief Architect, Motion10

A reference book covering a wide range of aspects related to cloud providers and cloud consumers. If you would like to provide or consume a cloud service and need to know how, this is your book. The book has a clear structure to facilitate a good understanding of the various concepts of cloud.--Roger Stoffers, Solution Architect

Cloud computing has been around for a few years, yet there is still a lot of confusion around the term and what it can bring to developers and deployers alike. This book is a great way of finding out whats behind the cloud, and not in an abstract or high-level manner: It dives into all of the details that youd need to know in order to plan for developing applications on cloud and what to look for when using applications or services hosted on a cloud. There are very few books that manage to capture this level of detail about the evolving cloud paradigm as this one does. Its a must for architects and developers alike.--Dr. Mark Little, Vice President, Red Hat

This book provides a comprehensive exploration of the concepts and mechanics behind clouds. Its written for anyone interested in delving into the details of how cloud environments function, how they are architected, and how they can impact business. This is the book for any organization seriously considering adopting cloud computing. It will pave the way to establishing your cloud computing roadmap.--Damian Maschek, SOA Architect, Deutsche Bahn

One of the best books on cloud computing I have ever read. It is complete yet vendor technology neutral and successfully explains the major concepts in a well-structured and disciplined way. It goes through all the definitions and provides many hints for organizations or professionals who are approaching and/or assessing cloud solutions. This book gives a complete list of topics playing fundamental roles in the cloud computing discipline. It goes through a full list of definitions very clearly stated. Diagrams are simple to understand and self-contained. Readers with different skill sets, expertise, and backgrounds will be able to understand the concepts seamlessly.--Antonio Bruno, Infrastructure and Estate Manager, UBS AG

Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture is a comprehensive book that focuses on what cloud computing is really all about.... This book will become the foundation on which many organizations will build successful cloud adoption projects. It is a must-read reference for both IT infrastructure and application architects interested in cloud computing or involved in cloud adoption projects. It contains extremely useful and comprehensive information for those who need to build cloud-based architectures or need to explain it to customers thinking about adopting cloud computing technology in their organization.--Johan Kumps, SOA Architect, RealDolmen

This book defines the basic terminology and patterns for the topic--a useful reference for the cloud practitioner. Concepts from multitenancy to hypervisor are presented in a succinct and clear manner. The underlying case studies provide wonderful real-worldness.--Dr. Thomas Rischbeck, Principal Architect, ipt

The book provides a good foundation to cloud services and issues in cloud service design. Chapters highlight key issues that need to be considered in learning how to think in cloud technology terms; this is highly important in todays business and technology environments where cloud computing plays a central role in connecting user services with virtualized resources and applications.--Mark Skilton, Director, Office of Strategy and Technology, Global Infrastructure Services, Capgemini

The book is well organized and covers basic concepts, technologies, and business models about cloud computing. It defines and explains a comprehensive list of terminologies and glossaries about cloud computing so cloud computing experts can speak and communicate with the same set of standardized language. The book is easy to understand and consistent with early published books from Thomas Erl.... It is a must-read for both beginners and experienced professionals.--Jian Jeff Zhong, Chief Technology Officer (Acting) and Chief Architect for SOA and Cloud Computing, Futrend Technology Inc.

Students of the related specialties can fulfill their educational process with very easily understood materials that are broadly illustrated and clearly described. Professors of different disciplines, from business analysis to IT implementation--even legal and financial monitoring--can use the book as an on-table lecturing manual. IT specialists of all ranks and fields of application will find the book as a practical and useful support for sketching solutions unbound to any particular vendor or brand.--Alexander Gromoff, Director of Science & Education, Center of Information Control Technologies, Chairman of BPM Chair in Business Informatics Department, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture is a comprehensive compendium of all the relevant information about the transformative cloud technology. Erls latest title concisely and clearly illustrates the origins and positioning of the cloud paradigm as the next-generation computing model. All the chapters are carefully written and arranged in an easy-to-understand manner. This book will be immeasurably beneficial for business and IT professionals. It is set to shake up and help organize the world of cloud computing.--Pethuru Raj, Ph.D., Enterprise Architecture Consultant, Wipro

A cloud computing book that will stand out and survive the test of time, even in one of the fastest evolving areas of technology. This book does a great job breaking down the high level of complexity of cloud computing into easy-to-understand pieces. It goes beyond the basic, often repeated, explanations. It examines the fundamental concepts and the components, as well as the mechanisms and architectures that make up cloud computing environments. The approach gradually builds the readers understanding from the ground up.

In a rapidly evolving area like cloud computing, its easy to focus on details and miss the big picture. The focus on concepts and architectural models instead of vendor-specific details allows readers to quickly gain essential knowledge of complex topics. The concepts come together in the last part of the book, which should be required reading for any decision maker evaluating when and how to start a transition to cloud computing. Its thorough, comprehensive coverage of fundamentals and advanced topics makes the book a valuable resource to keep on your desk or your eBook reader, regardless if youre new to the topic or you already have cloud experience.

I highly recommend the book to those looking to implement or evaluate cloud environments, or simply looking to educate themselves in a field that will shape IT over the next decade.--Christoph Schittko, Principal Technology Strategist & Cloud Solution Director, Microsoft

Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture is an excellent resource for IT professionals and managers who want to learn and understand cloud computing, and who need to select or build cloud systems and solutions. It lays the foundation for cloud concepts, models, technologies, and mechanisms. As the book is vendor-neutral, it will remain valid for many years. We will recommend this book to Oracle customers, partners, and users for their journey toward cloud computing. This book has the potential to become the basis for a cloud computing manifesto, comparable to what was accomplished with the SOA manifesto.--Jurgen Kress, Fusion Middleware Partner Adoption, Oracle EMEA

Thomas Erl is a top-selling IT author, founder of Arcitura Education, editor of the Service Technology Magazine and series editor of the Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl. With more than 175,000 copies in print world-wide, his books have become international bestsellers and have been formally endorsed by senior members of major IT organizations, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Intel, Accenture, IEEE, HL7, MITRE, SAP, CISCO, HP, and many others. As CEO of Arcitura Education Inc. and in cooperation with CloudSchool.com and SOASchool.com, Thomas has led the development of curricula for the internationally recognized Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) and SOA Certified Professional (SOACP) accreditation programs, which have established a series of formal, vendor-neutral industry certifications obtained by thousands of IT professionals around the world. Thomas has toured over 20 countries as a speaker and instructor and regularly participates in international conferences, including Service Technology Symposium and Gartner events. More than 100 articles and interviews by Thomas have been published in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal and CIO Magazine.

Dr. Zaigham Mahmood is a published author of six books, four of which are dedicated to cloud computing. He acts as a technology consultant at Debesis Education UK and a Researcher at the University of Derby, UK. He further holds positions as a foreign professor and professor extraordinaire with international educational institutions. Professor Mahmood is a certified cloud trainer and a regular speaker at the International SOA, Cloud + Service Technology Symposium, and he has published more than 100 articles. His specialized areas of research include distributed computing, project management, and e-government.

Professor Ricardo Puttini has 15 years of field experience as a senior IT consultant at major government organizations in Brazil. He has taught several undergraduate and graduate-level courses in service orientation, service-oriented architecture, and cloud computing. Ricardo was the general chair of the 4th International SOA Symposium and 3rd International Cloud Symposium that was held in the spring of 2011. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Networks (2004) from the University of Brasilia, where he has taught in the Electrical Engineering department since 1998. Ricardo spent 18 months at the LEcole Superieure dElectricite (Supelec) in Rennes, France, during his Ph.D., where he started researching distributed system architecture and security.

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Cloud Computing provides us means of accessing the applications as utilities over the Internet. It allows us to create, configure, and customize the applications online.

The termCloudrefers to aNetworkorInternet. In other words, we can say that Cloud is something, which is present at remote location. Cloud can provide services over public and private networks, i.e., WAN, LAN or VPN.

Applications such ase-mail, web conferencing, customer relationship management (CRM) execute on cloud.

Cloud Computingrefers tomanipulating, configuring,andaccessingthe hardware and software resources remotely. It offers online data storage, infrastructure, and application.

Cloud computing offers platform independency, as the software is not required to be installed locally on the PC. Hence, the Cloud Computing is making our business applicationsmobileandcollaborative.

There are certain services and models working behind the scene making the cloud computing feasible and accessible to end users. Following are the working models for cloud computing:

Deployment models define the type of access to the cloud, i.e., how the cloud is located? Cloud can have any of the four types of access: Public, Private, Hybrid, and Community.

Thepublic cloudallows systems and services to be easily accessible to the general public. Public cloud may be less secure because of its openness.

Theprivate cloudallows systems and services to be accessible within an organization. It is more secured because of its private nature.

Thecommunity cloudallows systems and services to be accessible by a group of organizations.

Thehybrid cloudis a mixture of public and private cloud, in which the critical activities are performed using private cloud while the non-critical activities are performed using public cloud.

Cloud computing is based on service models. These are categorized into three basic service models which are -

Anything-as-a-Service (XaaS) is yet another service model, which includes Network-as-a-Service, Business-as-a-Service, Identity-as-a-Service, Database-as-a-ServiceorStrategy-as-a-Service.

TheInfrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)is the most basic level of service. Each of the service models inherit the security and management mechanism from the underlying model, as shown in the following diagram:

IaaSprovides access to fundamental resources such as physical machines, virtual machines, virtual storage, etc.

PaaS provides the runtime environment for applications, development and deployment tools, etc.

SaaSmodel allows to use software applications as a service to end-users.

The concept ofCloud Computingcame into existence in the year 1950 with implementation of mainframe computers, accessible viathin/static clients. Since then, cloud computing has been evolved from static clients to dynamic ones and from software to services. The following diagram explains the evolution of cloud computing:

Cloud Computing has numerous advantages. Some of them are listed below -

One can access applications as utilities, over the Internet.

One can manipulate and configure the applications online at any time.

It does not require to install a software to access or manipulate cloud application.

Cloud Computing offers online development and deployment tools, programming runtime environment throughPaaS model.

Cloud resources are available over the network in a manner that provide platform independent access to any type of clients.

Cloud Computing offerson-demand self-service. The resources can be used without interaction with cloud service provider.

Cloud Computing is highly cost effective because it operates at high efficiency with optimum utilization. It just requires an Internet connection

Cloud Computing offers load balancing that makes it more reliable.

Although cloud Computing is a promising innovation with various benefits in the world of computing, it comes with risks. Some of them are discussed below:

It is the biggest concern about cloud computing. Since data management and infrastructure management in cloud is provided by third-party, it is always a risk to handover the sensitive information to cloud service providers.

Although the cloud computing vendors ensure highly secured password protected accounts, any sign of security breach may result in loss of customers and businesses.

It is very difficult for the customers to switch from oneCloud Service Provider (CSP)to another. It results in dependency on a particular CSP for service.

This risk involves the failure of isolation mechanism that separates storage, memory, and routing between the different tenants.

In case of public cloud provider, the customer management interfaces are accessible through the Internet.

It is possible that the data requested for deletion may not get deleted. It happens because either of the following reasons

There are four key characteristics of cloud computing. They are shown in the following diagram:

Cloud Computing allows the users to use web services and resources on demand. One can logon to a website at any time and use them.

Since cloud computing is completely web based, it can be accessed from anywhere and at any time.

Cloud computing allows multiple tenants to share a pool of resources. One can share single physical instance of hardware, database and basic infrastructure.

It is very easy to scale the resources vertically or horizontally at any time. Scaling of resources means the ability of resources to deal with increasing or decreasing demand.

The resources being used by customers at any given point of time are automatically monitored.

In this service cloud provider controls and monitors all the aspects of cloud service. Resource optimization, billing, and capacity planning etc. depend on it.

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Forget Amazon, Microsoft Is a Better Cloud Computing Stock …

Editor's note: Inaccurate information about use of Azure has been removed from this article. In an SEC filing on March 31, Microsoft noted that a March 28 blog post it made "contained, among other information, a statement that 'We have seen a 775percent increase of our cloud services in regions that have enforced social distancing or shelter in place orders.' The metric in this statement was intended to refer only to a specific cloud-based service, Teams calling and meeting monthly users, in a specific country, Italy. The statement was not intended to provide information about the performance of Azure and cloud services generally, Microsofts Intelligent Cloud segment, or Microsoft as a whole. We corrected the blog entry to clarify the nature of this information on March30, 2020."

With millions of people sheltering in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the cloud computing market is getting a serious usage boost.

Schools, corporations, and individuals are using cloud-based software to learn, collaborate, and stay connected. That's driving increased demand for cloud services, boding well for the likes of Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), through its Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), through its Azure services.

Amazon is the overall leader in this sector, but Microsoft is a scrappy second-place player. It's been chipping away at AWS' lead, and with demand surging amid the pandemic, it's emerging as the better cloud computing stock to own.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way the world operates, including how we work. A significant number of companies deemed non-essential have transitioned to remote work environments to remain in operation, using cloud-based software to collaborate and work. At the same time, a large segment of the population is practicing social distancing and turning to virtual tools to stay connected.

That plays into Microsoft's strengths thanks to many of its software tools that reside on the cloud. Take Skype, its cloud-based video conferencing tool. Since the pandemic hit, Skype has seen a 70% surge in daily users. Skype calling minutes are up 220%.

Microsoft's Teams collaboration tool is also enjoying red-hot demand, with daily active users jumping by 12 million in one week alone in early March. Since then, demand continues to surge as more workers get used to the new work-at-home norm.

That demand for cloud-based services isn't going to go away anytime soon, even if cities begin easing social distancing rules in the coming weeks or months.

Take the tech giant's newly signed deal with the National Basketball Association as one example of what the future may look like. The NBA is adopting Microsoft's Azure cloud to offer fans an enhanced experience. The NBA suspended its basketball season in March. To get the season going again, there is a real chance that games could be played in empty arenas and broadcast to fans. If that's the case, the NBA is hoping its cloud deal with Microsoft will help keep fans engaged remotely. The NBA isn't the only sports league that has to figure out how to keep fans coming back for more while stay-at-home orders are in place. The deal with the NBA may be the first of more to come for Microsoft.

Then there's Office 365, Microsoft's cloud-based productivity software offering that has more than 38 million subscribers. In an effort to get more consumers to pay monthly instead of upgrading their OS every few years, Microsoft is rebranding Office 365 into Microsoft 365, and is adding more AI-driven features. It's also launching a subscription plan that costs $9.99 a month for families and $6.99 a month for individuals.

That's not to say AWS isn't winning cloud contracts, but Microsoft's moves are more high profile and, given the pandemic, could be winning bets over the long run.

An important growth area for both AWS and Microsoft are federal, state, and local governments. With many government systems outdated and in need of an upgrade, Microsoft and AWS have been jockeying for contracts. The biggest of all, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project or JEDI, a 10-year $10 billion move to the cloud for the Pentagon, was awarded to Microsoft last year, driving the stock higher. But it was quickly contested by AWS, which said it was the shoe-in to win the contract until President Donald Trump got involved. That's prompted AWS to file a lawsuit seeking to get the contract halted, claiming political bias.

Both companies have much to lose by not landing the contract, but Microsoft is in a more precarious position. In order to win more government contracts it needs to get in the door, something AWS has already achieved.

The case is still being worked out in the courts, but Microsoft did get a partial win this month, when the Defense Department's inspector general found that awarding the full contract to Microsoft (instead of breaking it up among its rivals) was "consistent with applicable acquisition standards," and not driven by political bias on the part of the Trump administration.

That was welcome news to Microsoft, which said the inspector general's report shows the DoD properly awarded the contract to the software giant.In a blog titled "It bid high and lost. Should Amazon be allowed to do-over on JEDI?," Microsoft's deputy general counsel Jon Palmer argued Amazon lost the contract because it priced its offering too high, not because Trump hates AWS owner Jeff Bezos.

"There is a simple explanation for Microsoft's victory -- the strength of our technology, and our willingness to listen to and respond to our potential customers," wrote Palmer. "Even if you believe that Amazon may have started as the front runner, it's clear our team worked hard to catch up and surpass them by investing in our technology and listening to the DoD."

It's not clear what the courts will decide, but with cloud momentum growing at Microsoft and more opportunities to grow because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft is the better cloud computing stock.

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Cloud Computing Risks, Challenges & Problems Businesses …

Everywhere you turn these days the cloud is being talked about. This ambiguous term seems to encompass almost everything about us. While the cloud is just a metaphor for the internet,cloud computingis what people are really talking about these days. It provides better data storage, data security, flexibility, increased collaboration between employees, and changes the workflow of small businesses and large enterprises to help them make better decisions while decreasing costs.

It is clear that utilizing the cloud is a trend that continues to grow. We have already predicted in our business intelligence trends article the importance and implementation of the cloud in companies like Alibaba, Amazon, Google and Microsoft.

The significance of the cloud is increasing exponentially. Gartner forecasts that the cloud services market will grow 17.3% in 2019 ($206.2 billion) and by 2022, 90% of organizations will be using cloud services.

Considering all the potential and development cloud computing has undergone in recent years, there are also many challenges businesses are facing. In this article, we have gathered 10 most prominent challenges of cloud computing that will deliver new insights and aspects in the cloud market. But first, lets start with a simple explanation of the general characteristics and basic definitions.

Cloud computing is the delivery of various hardware and software services over the internet, through a network of remote servers. These remote servers are busy storing, managing, and processing data that enables users to expand or upgrade their existing infrastructure.

The capabilities and breadth of the cloud are enormous. The IT industry broke it into three categories to help better define use cases.

All of this is a deviation from traditional on-premise computing which is done via a local server or personal computer. These traditional methods are increasingly being left behind. In fact, the IDGs recentlypublishedEnterprise Cloud Computing Survey (2018) found that 73% of organizations have at least one application, or a portion of their computing infrastructure already in the cloud 17% plan to do so within the next 12 months.

It is evident that the cloud is expanding. Since we live in a digital age, where data discovery and big data simply surpass the traditional storage and manual implementation and manipulation of business information, companies are searching for the best possible solution of handling data. Traditional spreadsheets no longer serve their purpose, there is just too much data to store, manage and analyze. Be it in the form of online BI tools, or an online data visualization system, a company must address where and how to store its data. Even the most traditional sectors have to adjust:

In an effort to do everything from offer better in-store customer service to fully leverage advances in manufacturing, companies from even most traditional and change-resistant sectors are seeing the writing on the wall: Cloud technology strategies cut cost and risk. Lalit Bhatt, Project Leader at Maruti Techlabs.

Though the opportunities are great, this explosion hasnt come without issues in cloud computing. We discussed already some of these cloud computing challenges when comparing cloud vs on premise BI strategies. Now lets go over more of those challenges organizations are facing, and how they are being addressed.

In January 2018, RightScale conducted its annualState of the Cloud Surveyon the latest cloud trends. They questioned 997 technical professionals across a broad cross-section of organizations about their adoption of cloud infrastructure. Their findings were insightful, especially in regards to current cloud computing challenges. To answer the main question of what are the challenges for cloud computing, below we have expanded upon some of their findings and provided additional cloud computing problemsthat businesses may need to address.

Security risks of cloud computing have become the top concern in 2018 as 77% of respondents stated in the referred survey. For the longest time, the lack of resources/expertise was the number one voiced cloud challenge. In 2018 however, security inched ahead.

We already mentioned the hot debate around data security in our business intelligence trends 2019 article, andsecurity has indeed been a primary, and valid, concern from the start of cloud computing technology: you are unable to see the exact location where your data is stored or being processed. This increases the cloud computing risks that can arise during the implementation or management of the cloud. Headlines highlighting data breaches, compromised credentials, and broken authentication, hacked interfaces and APIs, account hijacking havent helped alleviate concerns. All of this makes trusting sensitive and proprietary data to a third party hard to stomach for some and, indeed, highlighting the challenges of cloud computing. Luckily as cloud providers and users, mature security capabilities are constantly improving. To ensure your organizations privacy and security is intact, verify the SaaS provider has secure user identity management, authentication, and access control mechanisms in place. Also, check which database privacy and security laws they are subject to.

While you are auditing a providers security and privacy laws, make sure to also confirm the third biggest issue is taken care of: compliance. Your organization needs to be able to comply with regulations and standards, no matter where your data is stored. Speaking of storage, also ensure the provider has strict data recovery policies in place.

The security risks of cloud computing have become a reality for every organization, be it small or large. Thats why it is important to implement a secure BI cloud tool that can leverage proper security measures.

The next part of our cloud computing risks list involves costs. For the most part cloud computing can save businesses money. In the cloud, an organization can easily ramp up its processing capabilities without making large investments in new hardware. Businesses can instead access extra processing through pay-as-you-go models from public cloud providers. However, the on-demand and scalable nature of cloud computing services make it sometimes difficult to define and predict quantities and costs.

Luckily there are several ways tokeep cloud costs in check, for example, optimizing costs by conducting better financial analytics and reporting, automating policies for governance, or keeping the management reporting practice on course, so that these issues in cloud computing could be decreased.

One of the cloud challenges companies and enterprises are facing today is lack of resources and/or expertise. Organizations are increasingly placing more workloads in the cloud while cloud technologies continue to rapidly advance. Due to these factors, organizations are having a tough time keeping up with the tools. Also, the need for expertise continues to grow. These challenges can be minimized through additional training of IT and development staff. A strong CIO championing cloud adoption also helps. As Cloud EngineerDrew Firmentputs it:

The success of cloud adoption and migrations comes down to your peopleand the investments you make in a talent transformation program. Until you focus on the #1 bottleneck to the flow of cloud adoption, improvements made anywhere else are an illusion.

SME (small and medium-sized) organizations may find adding cloud specialists to their IT teams to be prohibitively costly. Luckily, many common tasks performed by these specialists can be automated. To this end companies are turning to DevOps tools, like Chef and Puppet, to perform tasks like monitoring usage patterns of resources and automated backups at predefined time periods. These tools also help optimize the cloud for cost, governance, and security.

There are many challenges facing cloud computing and governance/control is in place number 4. Proper IT governance should ensure IT assets are implemented and used according to agreed-upon policies and procedures; ensure that these assets are properly controlled and maintained, and ensure that these assets are supporting your organizations strategy and business goals.

In todays cloud-based world, IT does not always have full control over the provisioning, de-provisioning, and operations of infrastructure. This has increased the difficulty for IT to provide the governance, compliance, risks and data quality management required. To mitigate the various risks and uncertainties in transitioning to the cloud, IT must adapt its traditional IT governance and control processes to include the cloud. To this effect, the role of central IT teams in the cloud has been evolving over the last few years. Along with business units, central IT is increasingly playing a role in selecting, brokering, and governing cloud services. On top of this third-party cloud computing/management providers are progressively providing governance support and best practices.

One of the risks of cloud computing is facing today is compliance. That is an issue for anyone using backup services or cloud storage. Every time a company moves data from the internal storage to a cloud, it is faced with being compliant with industry regulations and laws. For example, healthcare organizations in the USA have to comply with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and AccountabilityActof 1996), public retail companies have to comply with SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002) and PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).

Depending on the industry and requirements, every organization must ensure these standards are respected and carried out.

This is one of the many challenges facing cloud computing, and although the procedure can take a certain amount of time, the data must be properly stored.

Cloud customers need to look for vendors that can provide compliance and check if they are regulated by the standards they need. Some vendors offer certified compliance, but in some cases, additional input is needed on both sides to ensure proper compliance regulations.

Challenges facing cloud computing havent just been concentrated in one, single cloud.

The state of multi-cloud has grown exponentially in recent years. Companies are shifting or combining public and private clouds and, as mentioned earlier, tech giants like Alibaba and Amazon are leading the way.

In the referred survey, 81 percent of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy. Enterprises with a hybrid strategy (combining public and private clouds) fell from 58 percent in 2017 to 51 percent in 2018, while organizations with a strategy of multiple public clouds or multiple private clouds grew slightly.

While organizations leverage an average of almost 5 clouds, it is evident that the use of the cloud will continue to grow. Thats why it is important to answer the main questions organizations are facing today: what are the challenges for cloud computing and how to overcome them?

When a business moves to the cloud it becomes dependent on the service providers. The next prominent challenges of moving to cloud computing expand on this partnership. Nevertheless, this partnership often provides businesses with innovative technologies they wouldnt otherwise be able to access. On the other hand, the performance of the organizations BI and other cloud-based systems is also tied to the performance of the cloud provider when it falters. When your provider is down, you are also down.

This isnt uncommon, over the past couple of years all the big cloud players have experienced outages. Make sure your provider has the right processes in place and that they will alert you if there is ever an issue.

For the data-driven decision making process, real-time data for organizations is imperative. Being able to access data that is stored on the cloud in real-time is one of the imperative solutions an organization has to consider while selecting the right partner.

With an inherent lack of control that comes with cloud computing, companies may run into real-time monitoring issues. Make sure your SaaS provider has real-time monitoring policies in place to help mitigate these issues.

Although building a private cloud isnt a top priority for many organizations, for those who are likely to implement such a solution, it quickly becomes one of the main challenges facing cloud computing private solutions should be carefully addressed.

Creating an internal or private cloud will cause a significant benefit: having all the data in-house. But IT managers and departments will need to face building and gluing it all together by themselves, which can cause one of the challenges of moving to cloud computing extremely difficult.

It is important to keep in mind also the steps that are needed to ensure the smooth operation of the cloud:

As this article stated: the cloud software layer has to grab an IP address, set up a virtual local area network (VLAN), put the server in the load balancing queue, put the server in the firewall rule set for the IP address, load the correct version of RHEL, patch the server software when needed and place the server into the nightly backup queue.

That being said, it is obvious that developing a private cloud is no easy task, but nevertheless, some organizations still manage and plan to do so in the next years.

Most organizations did not have a robust cloud adoption strategy in place when they started to move to the cloud. Instead, ad-hoc strategies sprouted, fueled by several components. One of them was the speed of cloud adoption. Another one was the staggered expiration of data center contracts/equipment, which led to intermittent cloud migration. Finally, there also were individual development teams using the public cloud for specific applications or projects. These bootstrap environments have fostered full integration and maturation issues including:

In fact, a recentsurveyby IDC of 6,159 executives found that just3% of respondents define their cloud strategies as optimized. Luckily, centralized IT, strong governance and control policies, and some heavy lifting can get usage, adoption, and cloud computing strategies inline.

Nearly half of the decision makers believe that their IT workforce is not completely prepared to address the cloud computing industry challenges and managing their cloud resources over the next 5 years. Since businesses are adopting the cloud strategy more often than ever, it is eminent that the workforce should keep up and carefully address the potential issues.

One of the main cloud computing industry challenges in recent years concentrates on migration. This is a process of moving an application to a cloud. An although moving a new application is a straightforward process, when it comes to moving an existing application to a cloud environment, many cloud challenges arise.

A recent survey conducted by Velostrata showed that over 95% of companies are currently migrating their applications to the cloud, and over half of them find it more difficult than expected projects are over budget and deadline.

What are the challenges faced during storing data in the cloud? Most commonly cited were:

In another survey, although not that recent, but a picturesque perception of the migration to the cloud; IT professionals stated they would rather get a root canal, dig a ditch, or do their own taxes than address challenges in cloud computing regarding the deployment process.

It is no secret; cloud computing is revolutionizing the IT industry. It is also shaking up the business intelligence (BI) landscape, and well, pretty everything else it touches. As thecloud adoption exponentially grows, businesses of all sizes are realizing the benefits. For startups and small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs), that cant afford costly server maintenance, but also may have to scale overnight, the benefits of utilizing the cloud are especially great.

While cloud computing challenges do exist, if properly addressed, these 10 issues dont mean your IT roadmap has to remain anchored on-premise. Business intelligence (BI) and the cloud are an ideal match, as the first oneprovides the right information to the right people while the latteris an agile way to access BI applications.

So, what are the challenges faced during storing data in the cloud and how to overcome them?

To make the best out ofit and overcome issues, you should takea strategic iterative approach to implementation, explore hybrid cloud solutions, involve business and IT teams, invest in a CIO, and choosethe right BISaaS partner. All this will ensure that the benefits ofcloud business intelligence will far outweigh thechallenges.

Clearly, organizations have some demanding work ahead of them, especially since the adoption of the cloud is becoming a business standard that will grow exponentially. Cloud is not just an idea to implement overnight, but a strategic approach, management details, and professionals involvement can help reduce potential risks, costs, and flaws in the implementation process. The future of cloud lies upon introducing industry standards, that will help in addressing regulatory, management and technological matters.

To summarize, here are the top challenges in cloud computing:

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Inside Red Hat: Its open source heritage means big opportunity in cloud computing – WRAL Tech Wire

Editors note: Nicole Catchpole is Senior Analyst at Technology Business Research.

HAMPTON, N.H. The open source proposition has been embedded in Red Hats roots since the companys founding in 1993 and has since remained at the core of its guiding principles, with Linux operating system (OS) at the heart of all its innovations. Vendor loyalty and clearly charted paths were the mantras many companies operated on for years, while digital transformation was barely on an enterprises short-term road map.

Then a decade ago, cloud adoption surged, creating the impetus to embrace more agile and flexible development models, and open source technologies emerged.

While business models centered on open source software have proved challenging for many, Red Hats pre-established culture and leadership around open source communities solidifies the Raleigh-based Red Hatbrand, paving the way for rapid scale, as the company has captured over 90% of the Fortune 500 as clients and in 2019 became the first open source-defined company to reach $3 billion in annual revenue.

Inside IBM: Partnerships with India-based peers, Red Hat mean cloud opportunities

During a recent conference, Products and Technologies EVP Matt Hicks discussed how Red Hat is leveraging its foundational strengths in an open hybridcloudapproach, which, by virtue of being open, goes beyond technology and extends to processes, cultures and transformation, to further differentiate.

[Hybrid cloudis acloudcomputing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, privatecloudand third-party, publiccloudservices with orchestration between the two platforms, according to WhatIs.com]

Red Hat is releasing new offerings to capture opportunities around hybrid infrastructures, application development and management while rapidly scaling up the integration of technologies such as AI and edge, bolstered by collaborative engines like its Innovation Labs.

Originally scheduled to be hosted in San Francisco, Red Hat Summit 2020 went virtual and offered participants numerous opportunities to virtually engage in hands-on labs, converse with industry leads and hear from Red Hat customers, and it did so while maintaining the spirit of openness and collaboration for which Red Hat is known.

While the topic of COVID-19 did not overtly dominate the discussions or significantly color the overarching Red Hat messaging, it became clear that the ability to pivot rapidly, embrace change and remain flexible will underscore Red Hats efforts to successfully promote transformation amid the pandemic. Red Hats reputation has historically been predicated on its open and agile approach to development and deployment, long before such attributes were considered valuable, let alone essential.

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Cloud Security: 5 Serious Emerging Cloud Computing Threats to Avoid – Security Boulevard

Data breaches that resulted from cloud misconfigurations cost businesses nearly $3.18 trillion in 2019, according to DivvyCloud heres what to know to protect your business

The Covid-19 pandemic is having huge effects on the economy, our social lives, and the ways in which we work. With many staff around the world now being required to work from home, the crisis has focused attention on cloud security and the resilience of its infrastructure to stand up to cloud security threats.

The cybersecurity vulnerabilities inherent to cloud storage are nothing new. Many companies were still in the process of improving their cloud security when the pandemic hit, but have now been forced to accelerate their plans.

This move includes a renewed push to encrypt cloud storage using AES and an increased consciousness of the risk of phishing attacks in cloud environments. Experts also reckon that improved cloud security can save businesses up to $1.4 million per cyber-attack.

In this article, well look at the top 5 cloud security threats and will show you how to mitigate the cloud vulnerabilities that are associated with them.

Lets hash it out.

The cloud is here to stay. Flexeras 2020 State of the Cloud Report (formerly the Rightscale State of the Cloud Report) shows that, for the first time since the first edition of its report was published, every survey respondent indicated that they had cloud strategy plans or already used cloud in one form or another. In fact, 93% of their respondents indicated that their organizations have multi-cloud strategies.

The widespread use of cloud by organizations of all sizes serves to further underscore the importance of mitigating cloud security threats by eliminating existing cloud vulnerabilities.

Here are the five most common cloud security threats and what your organization can do to mitigate them:

One of the primary threats to cloud storage systems is not a feature of these systems themselves, but rather a result of the way that companies use them. The growing number of cloud providers with large free service plans drives down costs and encourages even small companies to move all of their data to the cloud. In many cases, this is done without carefully thinking through access policies.

Access management includes two fundamental elements. One is a rigorous access policy, and the other is a set of authentication and identity verification tools.

Lets look at access policies first. There is a simple principle when it comes to designing access policies for cloud storage: If an employee doesnt need access to particular files or systems in order to do their job, then they shouldnt have it. You should conduct regular audits of the level of access your employees have to your cloud systems and remove any unnecessary privileges.

This is particularly true when employees leave your company. A number of high-profile recent data breaches have been caused by disgruntled employees who have found that they still have access to their corporate accounts even long after leaving the company. IT administrators, therefore, need to liaise closely with HR departments to ensure that theres a process for removing privileges for departing employees as soon as possible.

Alongside this policy, you should deploy the most secure authentication and identity verification tools that are feasible for your cloud environment. Many cloud vendors now offer multi-factor authentication (MFA) systems as part of their standard packages. In these systems, users must have access to a second device typically a smartphone in order to log in to your systems. This makes access to your cloud storage dramatically more secure.

If youre looking to improve your cloud security still further, you can implement a separation of duties (SoD) model. This model separates the tasks that can be performed within your cloud environment so that no one user is able to totally control it. This means that tasks that might be damaging to your company such as deleting certain files require more than one person to execute.

SoD models afford you with a greater level of security because they mean that even if an administrative account is hacked, the attacker will not gain a level of access to your cloud environment that will allow them to cause significant levels of damage.

Data breaches and leaks are more of a threat in cloud systems than in those managed in-house. This is simply due to the large amounts of data flowing between employees and cloud systems, which can be intercepted by hackers looking for weaknesses in your systems. This is what happened to Equifax in 2017 when the personal data of more than 148 million Americans was stolen and published by hackers.

In the Equifax breach, the attackers were able to take advantage of an expired digital certificate. This is what helped the breach to remain undetected for more than a month and a half a total of 76 days..

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91% of cyber attacks start with an email, which can leave your business open to devastating data breaches. Not securing your email is like leaving the front door open for hackers.

One of the best ways to mitigate this threat is to secure your data using in-transit and at-rest data security. This would include the use of encryption both for your email server and for the messages themselves.This would include the use of digital certificates such as SSL/TLS website certificates and S/MIME (secure/multipurpose internet mail extension) certificates.

You should also ensure that all of your staff can access your cloud securely from anywhere, while at the same time youre using a reputable virtual private network to encrypt data that is in transit between Wi-Fi access points and your companys network. What is considered reputable? You neednt invest in an enterprise VPN, which can cost hundreds of dollars per month per user. However, it is important to do your research to ensure that the VPN service youre investing in is genuinely secure.

This is particularly true if you are looking for cost-effective VPN services. As weve pointed out in our recent article on free VPNs, some of these services are not as secure as they claim to be. Some free or ostensibly free VPN services i.e., those that do not keep log files and are AES-encrypted are fine. Others will log all of your activity in order to sell on this information, or will use less secure encryption schemes. Both of these practices are a potential source of risk, and if youre investing in a security tool it really shouldnt expose you to more risk.

Data loss is another issue that plagues cloud systems. After moving your business processes to the cloud, the amount of data you store remotely can quickly grow to an unmanageable size, which makes backups both difficult and costly. Because of this, research has found that an average of 51% of organizations have publicly exposed at least one cloud storage service, and 84% of organizations have said that traditional security solutions dont work in cloud environments.

Not performing regular, thorough backups is a major threat because of the rise of ransomware attacks, in which a hacker will encrypt your cloud storage and demand payment for returning data to you.

If you wait until something goes wrong, its too late. Preventing this kind of attack means designing and implementing a rigorous and stable backup system now. Ideally, this should be a distributed system, in which data is backed up in multiple systems and locations, in order to avoid data loss from individual storage area network (SAN) systems crippling your business.

Application user interfaces (APIs) are the primary tools that enable interaction with cloud storage systems. Normally, APIs are used by (at least) two distinct sets of employees:

Unfortunately, many APIs still have security vulnerabilities, most often giving cloud storage providers undue levels of access to your data. It emerged a few months ago, for instance, that both Facebook and Google stored user passwords in plaintext, and that these could, therefore, be read by staff within those organizations.

Considering that the 2019 Online Security Survey by Google and Harris Poll shows that more than two-thirds of respondents reuse their passwords across multiple accounts, thats particularly worrisome.

Mitigating the threat presented by insecure APIs means choosing a cloud storage vendor carefully. A quality vendor will adhere to OWASP API security guidelines, and also be able to provide you with data on the number of attacks they have seen, and the number they have defeated.

DivvyCloud recently highlighted another common threat in cloud systems: misconfiguration, which can lead to data being left unsecured. Some companies dont change the default security settings on their cloud storage; others allow their data to be stored in large and confusing structures in which it is easy to leave particular files unprotected. A good example of the dangers of misconfigured cloud storage is the National Security Agencys (NSA) mishap, a mistake that made a number of top secret documents available to everyone via an external browser.

Such cloud vulnerabilities are exacerbated by the sheer number of systems that are now connected to cloud storage. Most companies will now use the cloud for all of their operational processes from certificate management and email outreach and marketing automation to small business phone and messaging systems. Managing data flowing to the cloud from multiple endpoints can be a challenge for even the most experienced admins.

For most companies, ensuring that your cloud storage is configured correctly will be a question of speaking to your cloud storage vendor, and seeking assurances (and potentially legal assurances) that these have been set up correctly. You should ensure that you have an understanding not only of your cloud storage system, but also of all the systems that you use alongside it that could compromise its security.

A quality cloud storage provider will take the time to assess how you use your cloud storage, and the other systems you use alongside it, and highlight any potential risks and cloud vulnerabilities that this gives rise to.

The present moment with the world battling a global pandemic might seem like a strange time to reassess your cloud security. But, in reality, this is a necessary step, and theres no better time than the present.

None of the cloud security threats above are new, but theyre more important than ever as employees are forced to work from home. As a result, encryption is essential to defend against as are regular audits of who has access to your cloud storage and choosing a high-quality cloud provider.

Ultimately, by using this opportunity to improve your cloud security, you will also be protecting your data, staff, and customers in the long term. This will set you and your organization up for a successful future.

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Competition for hybrid cloud space Cloud computing is evolving to attract more companies – Optocrypto

At the end of the last decade, both entrepreneurs and providers of cloud services have become increasingly concentrated. Each party understands the needs of the other, but neither can determine exactly what that relationship will be like.

By 2020, the implications for the next decade of cloud computing have become clear. Understanding these models will be critical to the success of service and product providers in planning their business strategies. Business owners are now beginning to understand the performance benefits of cloud cost reduction and clustering.

Twitter and Netflix have proven that micro-services architecture can work well on a large scale, but there is still a lot of complexity behind the scenes. Communication between modular components can be problematic, resulting in a lack of visibility and the constant challenge of maintaining security and QoS.

Twitter and Netflix have proven that micro-services architecture can work well on a large scale, but there is still a lot of complexity behind the scenes. Communication between modular components can be problematic, resulting in a lack of visibility and the constant challenge of maintaining security and QoS.

To meet this challenge, IBM, Google, and Lyft have worked together to find a solution. The end result was Istio.

Istio is described as an open-source service grid that is designed to provide a common environment for connecting, protecting, monitoring, and scaling distributed micro-services. The main advantage of Istio is that it can work in hybrid and multi-cloud environments without changing the application code.

In terms of security, Istio creates a separate secure communication channel between the micro-service and the end-user (and between the micro-service itself). In terms of performance monitoring and troubleshooting, Istio provides an intuitive dashboard and system-wide overview of the entire distributed environment.

Since they are in a distributed environment, operators can see not only how individual micro-services work, but also how they interact with each other. This allows problem areas to be quickly located and corrected.

Developers and operators of microservice architectures can welcome Istio with open arms: By simplifying security and troubleshooting, and removing scaling obstacles, developers can create new applications at will. As a result, the micro-services business model will be more attractive than ever.

The developments described above are geared towards a hybrid and cloudy future. Almost every dream of the big public cloud providers of a public cloud-based as a service monopoly has gone up in smoke. The most important thing is security.

A recent survey conducted by Red Hat almost confirms this new reality, finding that only 4% of companies view cloud-native as an excellent growth path. In contrast, 31% of respondents prefer hybrid cloud implementations.

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‘Cloud Computing Is One Of The Most Disruptive And Exciting Innovations’. – Express Computer

Amdocs is also working towards upskilling their employees with some cloud education giving them opportunity to apply for open jobs. Amdocs is not only empowering their employees with Cloud technology but are also focusing on India with the aim of filling many open jobs at Amdocs. In an e-interaction with Gairika Mitra, Avi Kulshrestha, President Amdocs Global Services Divisiontells us why cloud computing is one of the most innovative solutions ever.

Why do you think switching to the cloud is of pivotal while working remotely?

Some employers have been reluctant to move towards remote working; however, others have been following the trend in offering flexible working hours to their employees as an incentive which can also be cost-effective. The global crisis, Covid-19 got the former set of employers to adapt to remote working. For contact centres, bringing the benefit of remote working and collaboration solutions to agents was something that the enterprises were worried about as most of their data is stored in desktops. Realising the importance of seamless connectivity efficient business continuity, Amdocs partnered withAmazon Cloud Connectto provide tools that will offer communication service providers(CSPs) to extend remote working capabilities to contact centre agents.

Traditional solutions require costly, hard to manage physical PC setups with VPN. Virtual desktop solutions can also be complicated, expensive and slow to deploy. Therefore,switching to the cloud is pivotal as thishelps in delivering application streaming on personal devices. Work productivity increases drastically as employees can access all inbuilt applications on desktops from anywhere. Also, Cloud is cost-effective, supports real-time disaster recovery options for work-from-home users, and remote agents without any loss of functionality. Therefore, enterprises can experience increase in productivity, meet client deadlines thereby responding to the changing needs of the global workforce.

Tell us about your voyage to inculcatecloud in the communication and media industry.

As service providers prepare their journey to the cloud, Amdocs is focusing on providing different cloud solutions to accelerate this journey. Realising the clouds benefit in the telecom industry, early this year, we announced System Integration (SI) capabilities that includes consulting, agile devOps, cloud migration and cloud capacity optimisation. These solutions aim to set best practices for service providers migrating to the cloud in the safe manner.

Strengthening our expertise in cloud, we partnered with Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services, two leading cloud giants of the sector to enhance clients experience and help them lead a digital transformation journey. CSPs will benefit from Amdocs-Google Cloud partnership as this will enable them to leverage data and analytics through deployment of hybrid and multi-cloud configurations. Moreover, this configuration will enable the partners to develop new enterprise-focused 5G edge computing solutions.

In the partnership with AWS, Amdocs will support CSPs contact centers with efficient tools that can ease the capability to work remotely. CSPs can now provide a work from home option for its contact center agents with our Contact Center-as-a-Service Business Continuity Solution on the AWS Cloud or private cloud.

Another venture, Vubiquitys (an Amdocs Company) Content Cloud provides instant access to content catalogues from major and indie studios. The service enables fast go-to-market distribution to either launch new OTT services or enhances an existing entertainment platform. Recently, Vubiquity has partnered with Airtel Africa to provide multi-country premium media content and curation via Content-as-a-Service Solution on Microsoft Azure.

What kind of challenges are prevalent while working on the cloud? How can we overcome those?

Cloud computing has turned out to be one of the most disruptive and exciting innovations in the IT world. The demand for cloud solutions is expected to show growth in the coming years as enterprises are heavily investing in cloud strategy. They are undergoing a digital transformation, allowing CSPs to capitalize on the cloud. In this situation, CSPs need to be equipped with advanced tools, expertise and cloud management solutions to have cloud infrastructure ready for business advancements.

Since, communication industry is still adapting to cloud, there are few challenges that we tend to face:

CXOs will need to wholeheartedly embrace digitalisation and develop skills using innovative new technologies andcloud platforms. They need to take out time to learn about them, and the impact they can have on business processes and service delivery. In order to leverage the cloud, the foremost thing of importance is that the cloud computing service providers should first understand which right tools they should have in place to make business cloud management easier.

How is your firm helping in tackling the pandemic?

With Amazon Cloud connect we have been able to help our customers call center agents to quickly respond to customer calls with little to no additional training. With high security and compliance standards, the solution provides immediate business agility and elasticity to scale to meet the demands of the business with the appropriate number of agents. With a global infrastructure, the solution is highly available and takes days to set up and minutes to deploy so there is minimal downtime.

Do you think the Indian audience is enough equipped and savvy with cloud technology?

India is on the road of soon becoming a digital economy. Triggered by low tariff cost and availability of affordable smartphones data usage per phone has increased exponentially vis--vis other countries. And with businesses working remotely due to COVID-19, there has been further upsurge in the data consumption. Piggybacking on this spike in Indias internet savvy population, companies are introducing their digital offerings to the consumers. Theres also a surge of user-generated content leading to increased data storage requirements for many of these companies. The future of Indias internet network is changing; there will be almost 750-800 million users connected to internet in India by 2023.

Enterprises are rapidly adopting a cloud-first strategy to manage this sudden explosion of data. With companies moving their workloads into cloud, Gartner predicts that the Indian cloud market will reach $4.1 billion by 2020. Indias government and PSUs have also embarked on their digital transformation journeys. With the governments push towards data localisation, global companies operating in India are now required to store their data within national borders.

All of this is leading to a huge demand for processing and computing power, storage space and analytics solutions to satisfy the data consumption needs of the modern user. The market will see increased interest in the coming years to satiate the growing consumer appetite for digital content, personalised digital services and increased reliance on cutting edge technology for business efficiency.

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Amazon Stock Is the Coca-Cola of Cloud Computing – Motley Fool

Soft-drink giant Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) always faced a plethora of rivals, but none of them could match Coke's incredible brand power. E-commerce veteran Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) has carved out a similar space for itself in the booming market for cloud computing services. Amazon Web Services is the first name on everybody's lips in that sector.

"You can't beat the real thing," which is exactly what Coke has been calling itself since 1969. The company backed that ambitious slogans with a combination of classic beverage flavors and an unparalleled distribution network, and Coke investors have enjoyed "a Coke and a Smile" with market-beating returns. If you invested $10,000 in Coca-Cola in 1988, under the official tag line of "You can't beat the feeling," and reinvested your dividends in more Coke stock along the way, that investment would be worth $391,000 today:

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Amazon arguably bootstrapped the cloud computing industry in 2006. When Amazon Web Services (AWS) hit the market, Amazon saw it as a way to make some bonus cash from its excessive portfolio of technology assets. The idea hit a nerve in the IT sector, and AWS eventually grew into a serious profit center. Amazon culled 37% of its total 2019 sales from AWS, and the division also generated 63% of the company's operating profits last year.

The platform's share of the cloud infrastructure market landed at 32% in 2019, according to technology analyst firm Canalys. Runner-up Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Azure lagged far behind with an 18% share. Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) are stuck in single-digit territory. I suppose you could call Azure the Pepsi (NASDAQ:PEP) of the cloud computing market, and the rest barely rise above the level of store-brand knockoff sodas.

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Investors are often looking for "the next Amazon" of other markets, and the company blazed a trail for others to follow in online retail operations. So I realize the irony in highlighting Amazon as "the Coca-Cola of" anything, but the company truly deserves this badge of honor in the explosive cloud computing sector. Carving out a large market share with a defensible brand as the market crystallizes will serve Amazon well for decades to come, just like Coca-Cola's brand power has carried that company through decades of market turmoil and an ever-changing swarm of potential challengers.

Reaching that lofty level in two very different industries is a grand achievement and one more reason to buy Amazon stock today.

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Tencent to Invest $70 Billion in ‘New Infrastructure’ Supporting AI and Cloud Computing – Caixin Global

Tencent to Invest $70 Billion in New Infrastructure Supporting AI and Cloud Computing

Chinese tech giant Tencent plans to invest 500 billion yuan ($70 billion) in digital infrastructure over the next five years in response to a government call to energize the worlds second-largest economy with investment in new infrastructure.

New infrastructure is broadly defined as infrastructure that supports technology and science based projects.

The massive investment by Tencent will focus on areas ranging from cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) to 5G networks, quantum computing and supercomputer centers, according to a company statement published Tuesday.

Tencent did not provide further details about the investment plan, but underscored the progress it has made in boosting its cloud computing capabilities. The company has built a network of data centers housing more than 1 million servers, the statement said.

In the fourth quarter of 2019, Tencent controlled 18% of Chinas cloud infrastructure service market, far behind market leader Alibaba, which grabbed 46.4%. Alibaba has announced plans to spend $28 billion on its cloud infrastructure over the next three years in a bid to help businesses embrace digitalization.

Tencent will also deepen partnerships with scientific research experts, laboratories and top universities to cultivate talents, tackle scientific problems and formulate industry standards, the statement added.

Tencents announcement comes days after Chinese premier Li Keqiang highlighted the role of new infrastructure in Chinas push to accelerate the tech-driven structural upgrade of its economy in his government work report delivered to the National Peoples Congress (NPC), the countrys top legislature.

Last month, Chinas National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the countrys top economic planner, divided new infrastructure into three areas: information-based infrastructure such as 5G and IoT; converged infrastructure supported by the application of the internet, big data and AI; and innovative infrastructure that supports scientific research, technology development and product development.

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Covid-19 has hastened cloud migration – but don’t move without a plan – Cloud Tech

The coronavirus pandemic has magnified the importance of cloud-based technologies in major, life-altering ways and ushered in a new paradigm. Before COVID-19, experts projected the worldwide public cloud services market would jump by 17% this year, reaching $266.4 million. Software as a service is the largest segment within that market, but the second-largest infrastructure as a service claims the fastest growth rate.

A number of factors are driving businesses to choose the cloud as the standard for applications, data, and storage. They migrate to gain flexible computing power, to lower the cost of backup/recovery, or to turn capital expenses into operational costs. Beyond any single benefit, however, companies migrate to facilitate organisational change in ways that only the cloud can offer.

Take artificial intelligence as just one example. Companies that have already implemented AI saw an uptick in revenue, and 44% experienced a reduction in costs. Executives across industries want (and need) to use this technology effectively, and thats possible from a technical and logistical standpoint only if the technology runs out of the cloud. To put it simply, the cloud is where the future happens, meaning companies either migrate or get left behind.

Unfortunately, knowing where to go rarely makes the journey easier. In terms of cloud migration challenges, spinning down a monolithic legacy system can be an exhausting undertaking like demolishing a building brick by brick. Moving around data and abandoning traditions also raises concerns about security and compliance. Plus, changing any kind of enterprise IT requires a massive retraining effort and necessitates interrupting the normal workflow for extended periods. Make no mistake: Cloud migration isnt easy, even if it makes IT easier over the long run.

When companies fail to create a cloud migration plan, they rarely make it to the cloud on time, under budget, or with the results they expected. Given the speed and scale of whats involved, migrations can derail in countless ways if theyre not carefully organized in advance.

Cloud networking/infrastructure setup seems simple at first, for instance, but then developers need to build guardrails for usage while also finding and closing any vulnerabilities hackers could exploit. Balancing accessibility and security involves an endless barrage of difficult choices that are better to plan for in advance rather than try to work through on the fly.

Another common cloud migration challenge happens when product teams maintaining the applications to be migrated arent directly involved in the migration. Because these product teams lack experience with the underlying architecture, theyre not prepared to properly manage the tools moving forward (even though they have that responsibility). In this way, companies must strike another balancing act between migration specialists and product teams, ensuring that both parties are integrally involved without processes becoming inefficient something that only advanced planning can achieve.

Several elements characterise effective migrations, such as self-service learning, teams working autonomously, showcasing best practices, and crowdsourced assistance with the organisation. Each one of those pillars is a major undertaking, which emphasises why deep, detailed plans are so important. Granted, cloud migration strategies take time to prepare and involve complicated, difficult choices, but the effort you put into planning before the migration proves its worth the minute things start moving.

As you start to plan for the challenges of moving to the cloud, make sure youre thinking through each issue individually and in-depth.

Realistically, planning a cloud migration may be as hard as executing the plan itself. Thats why many companies partner with migration specialists to ensure theyre considering every contingency and meeting every benchmark. Partners with a shared purpose and concrete aims applied consistently in the organisation go a long way to turn good intentions into tangible outcomes. The best advice for cloud migration really applies to any journey dont set out without a guide and a map.

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The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc., Amazon Web Services Inc., athenahealth Inc., Carestream Health Inc., General Electric Co., IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., Oracle Corp., Salesforce.com Inc., and Siemens Healthineers AG are some of the major market participants. The development of hyper-converged infrastructure will offer immense growth opportunities. To make the most of the opportunities, market vendors should focus more on the growth prospects in the fast-growing segments, while maintaining their positions in the slow-growing segments.

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Addressing IoT security challenges from the cloud to the edge – Urgent Communications

Despite the wide variety of cybersecurity guidelines, relatively few organizations deploying emerging technology have a mature security strategy. While cybersecurity awareness has increased, businesses with an ineffective cybersecurity posture face mounting risks. Cyberattacks themselves have become more damaging, and regulatory pressures related to security and privacy have escalated.

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to raise the stakes, extending digital technologys reach into the physical realm. Thanks to the interface between the digital and physical world created by IoT technologies, a cyberattack could potentially prompt various scenarios, from business disruption to industrial accidents. In addition, as IoT technology becomes more sophisticated and distributed within IT environments from the cloud to edge architectures, cybersecurity grows more complex.

The question of what to defend has also grown murkier. Decades ago, organizations using computing technology had a clear perimeter to protect. Typically, their computing and networking hardware was located in one or more buildings. Similar to how nobility erected castles in the Middle Ages, computer security professionals built a series of defenses for assets. People and processes inside a defined perimeter were largely trusted, while those outside were not.

Although the castle approach remains, its limitations have grown more apparent. One of the central IoT security challenges is its incompatibility with a perimeter-based security model focused on guarding a homogenous set of computing assets. The popularity of cloud computing and remote working pose further hurdles. The increasing risk of attacks occurring within the traditional security perimeter is another worry. AsForresterobserved, the castle model tends to create a network with a hard, crunchy outside and a soft, chewy center. Additionally, over the past decade, a series of organizations with substantial often multimillion-dollar security budgets focused on perimeter-based defenses have fallen prey to attacks exposing troves of data.

One of the first steps in establishing a strong security foundation is to assess your various assets and related processes. Cybercriminals targeting your organization are likely to start with that same focus.

For manufacturers incorporating IoT functionality into products, this foundational stage involves addressing potential vulnerabilities early on as well as taking steps to harden products over time. While the need to incorporate baseline security in IoT devices is clear, until recently, manufacturers had little incentive to do so. Now, a growing body of legislation and regulatory precedent has spurred manufacturers to prioritize security.

It is creating a commercial pressure [for manufacturers] to at least have a baseline security level, or you could face legal ramifications, said Andrew Jamieson, director of technology and security at UL.

Similarly, organizations building IoT technology into an environment should assess the risk of each node on a network while addressing potential vulnerabilities created by new technology interfacing with legacy software and hardware.

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Return to work: How the technology mix we rely on is about to change, again – ZDNet

Cloud computing has underpinned almost every organisation's remote working strategy in the last few months.

Thanks to browsers and cloud computing, the underlying hardware we use is now much less relevant than it used to be. Applications are no longer tied to particular devices or locations, like they used to be: not so long ago, some software could only be used on a particular PC, and only in the office.

This decoupling of hardware and software is very handy when you need switch to remote working in a hurry - using any old PCs and laptops you can find - which is what hundreds of millions have had to do in the last few months. Cloud computing, along with widespread high-speed internet, has helped to keep most organisations up and running from a tech point of view. If the coronavirus had arrived a decade earlier, before either of these we widely adopted, then businesses and the economy would have stuggled even moreto stay operational.

What's noticeable is how little use the current crop of hardware innovation has been in this crisis in contrast to cloud software.

For example, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) could have provided new ways of helping us to be together while socially distanced. But despite the constant hype, there's still little uptake of AR and VR. Wearable devices have become much less useful as we spend more time at home (Fitbit data usage has declined significantly according to one mobile network). Tablets haven't seen an uptick either: as analysts IDC note, tablets were "not the first-choice devices" for home working and home schooling during the lockdown period.

Instead, it's been the much-maligned PC (and variations on it) that have emerged as the most useful pieces of hardware right now, either for home working or home schooling. Turns out we aren't ready to ditch the keyboard just yet.

In some respects it's an unfair comparison because hardware and software have been moving in different directions for decades now: software has become untethered, while devices have become deeply personal.

And, as we start to cautiously emerge from lockdown, the technologies that could help us navigate the new world might be different to the ones that have served us well in isolation.

Smartphones -- if contact-tracing apps work as promised -- should be able to help countries limit the spread of coronavirus outbreaks in future; AR apps on smartphones might even help us to judge when we're getting too close to other people.

Wearable devices are also being looked at as an aid to maintaining social distancing, and to help staff -- and their managers -- to monitor and understand stress levels when working remotely.

Indeed, it's possible that the new realities of the coronavirus world may give some of these technologies -- VR, AR and wearables in particular -- a purpose they have lacked until now. As societies and economies start moving again, the technologies that haven't seen much use in lockdown could start to earn their keep again.

The Monday Morning Opener is our opening salvo for the week in tech. Since we run a global site, this editorial publishes on Monday at 8am AEST in Sydney, Australia, which is 6pm Eastern Time on Sunday in the US. It is written by a member of ZDNet's global editorial board, which is comprised of our lead editors across Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America.

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Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand Figures, cost, price, revenue and gross margins.

In addition to this, regional analysis is conducted to identify the leading region and calculate its share in the global Cloud Computing in Higher Education. Various factors positively impacting the growth of the Cloud Computing in Higher Education in the leading region are also discussed in the report. The global Cloud Computing in Higher Education is also segmented on the basis of types, end users, geography and other segments.

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2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis

3 Development and Manufacturing Plants Analysis of Cloud Computing in Higher Education

4 Key Figures of Major Manufacturers

5 Cloud Computing in Higher Education Regional Market Analysis

6 Cloud Computing in Higher Education Segment Market Analysis (by Type)

7 Cloud Computing in Higher Education Segment Market Analysis (by Application)

8 Cloud Computing in Higher Education Major Manufacturers Analysis

9 Development Trend of Analysis of Cloud Computing in Higher Education Market

10 Marketing Channel

11 Market Dynamics

12 Conclusion

13 Appendix

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2 Executive Summary

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3.1 Data Mining3.2 Validation3.3 Primary Interviews3.4 List of Data Sources

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5 Cloud Computing Market, By Deployment Model

5.1 Overview

6 Cloud Computing Market, By Solution

6.1 Overview

7 Cloud Computing Market, By Vertical

7.1 Overview

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8.1 Overview8.2 North America8.2.1 U.S.8.2.2 Canada8.2.3 Mexico8.3 Europe8.3.1 Germany8.3.2 U.K.8.3.3 France8.3.4 Rest of Europe8.4 Asia Pacific8.4.1 China8.4.2 Japan8.4.3 India8.4.4 Rest of Asia Pacific8.5 Rest of the World8.5.1 Latin America8.5.2 Middle East

9 Cloud Computing Market Competitive Landscape

9.1 Overview9.2 Company Market Ranking9.3 Key Development Strategies

10 Company Profiles

10.1.1 Overview10.1.2 Financial Performance10.1.3 Product Outlook10.1.4 Key Developments

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