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See It, Fix It, Manage It: Ensuring Hybrid and Multi-cloud Applications Are Reliable and Secure
Most enterprises are moving to hybrid or multi-cloud architectures. Operating these environments requires IT teams to rethink their approach to monitoring and reporting on applications and environments. Cloud services differ in functions which makes achieving and maintaining a consistent configuration difficult but not impossible. A significant portion of companies plan to utilize third-party products, reducing some of the variability in feature capabilities across clouds to simplify management.

The author of this Pathfinder report is Mike Fratto, a Senior Research Analyst on the Applied Infrastructure & DevOps team at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. Pathfinder reports navigate decision-makers through the issues surrounding a specific technology or business case, explore the business value of adoption, and recommend the range of considerations and concrete next steps in the decision-making process.

This report explores the following topics:

  • the growth of already commonplace cloud usage for mission-critical applications
  • the importance of cloud governance
  • the top cloud security concerns for enterprises
  • the adoption of third-party tools for cloud management
  • the steps IT teams should take to make their cloud environments more secure and reliable
Solving the BIG problems in cloud computing
The two big challenges in deploying and growing cloud usage are cost and security. Shadow IT has contributed to those challenges by causing overspending and exposing organizations to significant security risks. So, how should enterprises address both hybrid (on-premises and in the cloud) and multi-cloud challenges? This research reviews new technologies and approaches that can improve visibility for IT teams, enable security policies across the entire network, and manage costs more effectively.

Vladimir Galabov, Director, Cloud and Data Center Research, and Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Emerging Technologies, are the co-authors of this eBook from Omdia, a data, research, and consulting business that offers expert analysis and strategic insight to empower decision-making surrounding new technologies.

This eBook covers the following topics:

  • the current landscape of cloud computing, including the BIG problems
  • the advantages of using a multi-cloud approach
  • the dangers of shadow IT, including billing surprises and security breaches
  • the move of mission-critical applications to the cloud
  • the considerations regarding cloud security, including recommendations for IT teams
Key Criteria for Evaluating Data Protection for Kubernetes
Using the findings from the “Key Criteria for Evaluating Kubernetes Data Protection,” this new GigaOm report evaluates CloudCasa, a Kubernetes backup SaaS offering. CloudCasa is a Kubernetes native service with a friendly licensing model that significantly eases the initial testing and adoption of Kubernetes backup and cloud database backup. The straightforward user interface and integration helps simplify backup, migration and recovery operations while improving the return on investment.

Kubernetes is the de-facto standard for container orchestration, and it’s being used by born-in-the-cloud startups and cloud-native enterprises alike. In 2021, Kubernetes was in production on-premises, in the cloud, and even at the edge for many different types of applications, including those that Kubernetes wasn’t initially built for.

Kubernetes was never really built for stateful applications and, by default, lacks features for data protection. However, we see many organizations building and running their stateful applications on top of Kubernetes, indicating there’s a gap in functionality between what Kubernetes offers and what the (enterprise) market wants.

Unfortunately, existing data protection tools, mostly built for legacy technologies such as virtual machines, do not fit well into the container paradigm. Vendors are adapting existing solutions or creating new products from scratch that are often better aligned with the cloud-native and container paradigms.

The market for cloud-native data protection is growing rapidly, with both incumbent vendors and challengers competing for completeness of features, and differences can be observed between those targeting more traditional infrastructure alignment and those aimed at fully cloud-native environments.

In any case, we see a growing need for flexible, adaptive solutions that can meet the changing requirements of their customers. Multi-platform, multi-cloud, multi-environment (including edge), multi-team, and self-service capabilities are quickly becoming differentiating features that ensure successful adoption, not for just one use case but for continuously changing use cases across the entire enterprise.

CloudCasa is the perfect example of this type of modern solution that can adapt quickly to changing business and technical needs. Designed to be Kubernetes native, it is a SaaS offering with a friendly licensing model that significantly eases the initial testing and adoption of the solution.

Microsoft 365 Security Checklist
It's in the cloud so Microsoft secures your data – right? Well, not exactly. Proper security is tailored to an infrastructure's unique requirements and responds to a constantly evolving attack and threat landscape. You can't just rely on Microsoft default settings. You need to do more than just 'set it and forget'. The Microsoft 365 Security Checklist shows you all the security settings and configurations you need to know for each M365 license to properly secure your environment.

It's in the cloud so Microsoft secures your data – right? Well, not exactly. Proper security is tailored to an infrastructure's unique requirements and responds to a constantly evolving attack and threat landscape. You can't just rely on Microsoft default settings. You need to do more than just 'set it and forget'.

The Microsoft 365 Security Checklist shows you all the security settings and configurations you need to know for each M365 license to properly secure your environment. Written by veteran IT consultant and trainer Paul Schnackenburg, this free 100+ page eBook covers:

•    Identity
•    Email
•    Teams
•    Applications
•    Endpoint Manager
•    Information Protection
•    Secure Score
•    Business Premium and Microsoft 365 E3 / E5
•    And more.

The guide contains full explanations of all the important security parameters, the step-by-step processes of how to access, how to optimally configure them, and a full checklist to ensure you don't miss anything!

Depending on what your business is and what sector you operate, there might a minimum requirement of what should be in place to satisfy insurance policies, global data laws or general compliance. So, make sure you take the time to figure out what your business needs to be compliant and protected.

Secure your data and business, work through the checklist today.

Network Element Virtualization (NEV)
The Network Element Virtualization (NEV) technology from Algoblu enables carriers to virtualize and fine-grain management of their underlying network resources, providing products and services with end-to-end service quality assurance for the individual needs of users. Carriers can provide multi-tiered application-oriented networking services and create new revenue streams over existing network infrastructures.
The Network Element Virtualization (NEV) technology from Algoblu enables carriers to virtualize and fine-grain management of their underlying network resources, providing products and services with end-to-end service quality assurance for the individual needs of users. Carriers can provide multi-tiered application-oriented networking services and create new revenue streams over existing network infrastructures.

Within this document, we describe NEV, explaining how NEV fits within the OSI network layer and how NEV’s current implementation as a programmable Multi-Processor System-on-Chip (MPSoC) further increases performance and reduces costs over classical software-only SD-WAN white-box systems.

NEV is ideal for IoT, cloud games, VR/AR broadcasting, and metaverse applications, which have higher requirements for low-latency technology. It is a shortcut to enable carriers to provide multi-tier services to meet users’ personalized requirements with guaranteed SLA and without changing the existing network infrastructure.
Avoid Costly Inter-Cloud Routing Mistakes with an Intent Check
A Google search for “unexpected AWS charges” returns hundreds of thousands of results. In addition to economic consequences, inefficient traffic routing to and from your various cloud instances and other services can also lead to bandwidth and latency issues that undermine network and app performance. By using the intent check feature in the Forward Enterprise platform, you can identify and fix inter-cloud routing mistakes across all of your cloud instances.
A Google search for “unexpected AWS charges” returns hundreds of thousands of results. In addition to
economic consequences, inefficient traffic routing to and from your various cloud instances and other
services can also lead to bandwidth and latency issues that undermine network and app performance.
By using the intent check feature in the Forward Enterprise platform, you can identify and fix inter-cloud
routing mistakes across all of your cloud instances.
Reduce Mean Time to Innocence with Hop by Hop Visibility
Your network and security teams’ struggle to understand what’s happening across your cloud estate is due largely to a lack of appropriate tools. The tools they use to validate connectivity and security for on-premises networking are completely different from those used for the cloud — and between clouds. The Forward Enterprise platform helps your teams by providing a clear visualization of your cloud estate alongside your on-premises environment in a single normalized view.
Your network and security teams’ struggle to understand what’s happening across your cloud estate is
due largely to a lack of appropriate tools. The tools they use to validate connectivity and security for
on-premises networking are completely different from those used for the cloud — and between clouds.
The Forward Enterprise platform helps your teams by providing a clear visualization of your cloud estate
alongside your on-premises environment in a single normalized view.
Automating Security for Cloud Application Provisioning
Often conducted manually, secure application provisioning can be painfully slow, essentially eradicating the benefits of cloud. Without a single source of truth and the ability to visualize all potential traffic paths, it’s nearly impossible to ensure that the intended security and connectivity policies are applied to new cloud applications. Which is why we’ve extended the secure application functionality of Forward Enterprise to the cloud.
Often conducted manually, secure application provisioning can be painfully slow, essentially eradicating
the benefits of cloud. Without a single source of truth and the ability to visualize all potential traffic
paths, it’s nearly impossible to ensure that the intended security and connectivity policies are applied to
new cloud applications. Which is why we’ve extended the secure application functionality of Forward
Enterprise to the cloud.
Best Practices to Avoid Digital Workspace Performance Problems
VDI and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) virtual deployments continue to gain popularity among enterprises – more and more desktops are migrating to the cloud. As end-users increase their expectations for a great desktop experience, IT departments must rise to the challenge of delivering outstanding service and experiences while reducing the complexity and costs.
VDI and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) virtual deployments continue to gain popularity among enterprises – more and more desktops are migrating to the cloud. As end-users increase their expectations for a great desktop experience, IT departments must rise to the challenge of delivering outstanding service and experiences while reducing the complexity and costs.
Read this white paper and learn how:
•    End-user expectations for a great desktop experience are increasing
•    IT departments must deliver outstanding services
•    Reduce the complexity and costs associated with infrastructure

Create and Maintain Superior Digital Workspaces
The partnership between Login VSI and IGEL, a world leader in software-defined endpoint optimization and control solutions for the secure enterprise, enables IGEL clients to leverage the active monitoring functionality of the Login Enterprise Platform via the IGEL OS.
The partnership between Login VSI and IGEL, a world leader in software-defined endpoint optimization and control solutions for the secure enterprise, enables IGEL clients to leverage the active monitoring functionality of the Login Enterprise Platform via the IGEL OS.
Read this white paper and learn how:
•    The integration empowers global organizations to provide more resilient digital workspaces
•    Both platforms together can optimize the end-user experience
•    The centralized endpoint management lowers cost and enhances control and security
2022 Data Protection Trends
Definitive Guide to Veeam

Data has become the most critical resource and the most valuable currency in today’s economy. Protecting your data is the first step in effectively managing and maximizing its potential. Well‑managed and protected data can provide your company with the foundation it needs to drive faster innovation amidst ongoing Digital Transformation initiatives.

•    Comprehensive Data Protection
•    Ransomware Protection and Data Security
•    Hybrid Cloud Acceleration
•    Backup and Recovery Modernization
•    And more!

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Ten Topics to Discuss with your Cloud Provider
Find the “just right” cloud for your business. For this white paper, we will focus on existing applications (vs. new application services) that require high levels of performance and security, but that also enable customers to meet specific cost expectations.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of cloud services available to organizations. In many cases, the capabilities of the service, adjusted for cost, matter more to decision makers than the infrastructure itself. As an example, the underlying infrastructure that supports common business software such as Salesforce, Microsoft Office 365, is rarely scrutinized, as the products are trusted solely on the brand’s reputation.

Choosing the right cloud service for your organization, or for your target customer if you are a managed service provider, can be time consuming and effort intensive. For this paper, we will focus on existing applications (vs. new application services) that require high levels of performance and security, but that also enable customers to meet specific cost expectations. Topics covered include:
•    Global access and availability
•    Cloud management
•    Application performance
•    Security and compliance