IDS/IPS in the Cloud: More Relevant than Ever?

Learn why IDS/IPS is not only relevant in the cloud but required for enterprises. As organizations moved to the cloud, many we’ve spoken with about securing workloads in public cloud asked an important question: since I don’t manage infrastructure anymore (well, mostly), do I still care about infrastructure-level security like IDS/IPS? The short answer is yes, you should. Here is why… As enterprises make the leap to the public cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and Oracle), some security problems fade (e.g., infrastructure patching, defending against…

From Chaos to Control: Mastering IT Asset Lifecycle Management

Introduction Are you effectively managing the lifecycle of your IT assets? Achieving accurate and efficient lifecycle management requires a systematic approach—one that comprehensively tracks asset properties and their intricate relationships with both each other and the external world. This approach serves to harmonize the entire asset ecosystem, resulting in reduced operational costs, prolonged asset lifespan, and heightened situational awareness. The Importance of Systematic Lifecycle Management Effective asset management begins with the right tools. Unfortunately, traditional solutions often fall short, lacking the essential features, flexibility, and…

Bridging the Delivery Divide between Cyber and Multicloud

When it comes to global financial organizations, protecting multicloud environments from cyber threats is impossible without teamwork. Let’s explore the challenges of bringing together cybersecurity and cloud teams and how to overcome them. Accelerated multicloud transformations in the financial services industry is distributing sensitive data and assets across shared environments and pushing cloud and cybersecurity teams to work together more frequently.  That’s creating complexity, as application owners with speed and agility in mind must work closer with cybersecurity teams that have a critical responsibility to…

Infinidat Continues to Enhance the InfiniBox SSA and Adds SSA Functionality to InfiniBox Hybrid!

Infinidat continues to enhance its award-winning enterprise storage solutions. Our announcement on September 20, 2023, adds a couple of significant capabilities to our InfiniBox SSA and Hybrid storage platforms. First, let’s talk about our capacity enhancements to our InfiniBox SSA II: We have doubled the capacity of our all-flash system. What does that mean and why is it important?   It’s important because we are known for high performance at scale, doubling capacity while continuing to offer the best latency in enterprise workloads which is significant,…

Meeting Productivity Demands While Enduring Talent Scarcity with an Automation-First Mindset

Introduction It’s no secret that great engineers are difficult to find. As technology disciplines become increasingly siloed and advances continue at a rapid pace, talent acquisition is likely to remain challenging. From an engineer’s perspective, mastery is always temporary and learning emerging technologies is laborious. Meanwhile, business demands are pushing those same engineers to provide ever greater levels of service quality. Customers expect an interaction that is frictionless, secure, and rapid: an expectation that can only be met with the latest technologies. These demands require…

Hyper Scalable Security for Hyper Agile Infrastructures: What You Need to Know

Agile Infrastructures bring hyper scale challenges Once narrowly defined as applications specifically built to run and scale on the cloud, the term “cloud native” has evolved to encompass any app built using cloud services. This broadening of the definition has led to the emergence of new terminology such as “hyper-scale” and “agile infrastructure” to describe cloud workloads designed to handle infinite scale – workloads built with containers, Kubernetes and serverless technologies.  By design, hyper-scale applications are highly modular, with each component running in its own…

Essential Considerations for Your Multi-Cloud Network Security Strategy

Public cloud providers have really begun to step up their game when it comes to security. Each provider offers a tool kit of cloud-native services to ensure that you’re able to adequately safeguard your applications and data that reside in their infrastructure. But as the industry begins to leverage services and storage from multiple cloud providers, building secure network connectivity that can transcend proprietary cloud networking constructs and work across multiple clouds can become increasingly challenging.  In this article, we investigate the crucial factors and…

IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh: Reimagining Multicloud Networking With Applications Taking Center Stage

With the launch of IBM Hybrid Cloud Mesh, application-centric connectivity helps you take back control of enterprise networking. Private clouds, public clouds, SaaS, on-premises and edge—as organizations leverage a more distributed, robust cloud-based strategy, they can also face more significant management and compliance challenges. This shift to the cloud may have, in many ways, left the traditional enterprise network stranded—no longer transporting the bulk of the enterprise network traffic, which now floats between the clouds and over the public internet. The probable result of this…

3 Steps to an Open Access, Cloud-Centric WAN

As organizations continue to embrace cloud computing, the traditional wide area network (WAN) architecture is struggling to keep up with the increasing demand for fast, reliable, and secure access to cloud applications and services. Gartner analysts Simon Richard and Sumit Rajput recently addressed these challenges in a Gartner for Technical Professionals research note, Optimize WAN Architectures for Workloads That Span the Hybrid Cloud and the Multicloud 1. Richard and Rajput note that “When they first started deploying workloads in the cloud, most IT organizations realized…

Delivering on the Promise of Observability with Automation

A long time ago in a NOC far, far away, performance monitoring tools were designed to monitor critical on-premise assets.  The process of onboarding devices and data was largely manual, and oftentimes meant visibility was designed to be partial at best; monitoring critical assets was enough. When something went wrong somewhere beyond the scope of the platform (which is generally where things went terribly wrong), engineers went looking the old-fashioned way.  Cue scrambles, late nights, and finger-pointing With the ubiquity of SaaS, the increase in…