Progressing Your Network Automation Journey: Why Integration, Transformation & Participation are Critical for Success

The days of simply defining the perimeter of where applications and services are hosted in a single data center are long over. Previously, just by opening a network diagram and pointing to the data center, you could secure the inside network by deploying firewalls to protect it from the outside world. Today, with network infrastructure expanding, those perimeters are no longer simple to define. Applications are comprised of many related services that exist across on-prem data centers and one or many cloud platforms, presenting new…

Taking a Security-First Approach to Cloud Migration

Sponsored by Comcast Business Cloud is no longer a futuristic, aspirational technology for enterprise organizations. It has become the norm for both the agility it provides and its potential cost efficiencies. Private, public, hybrid, off-prem, and on-prem, the list of options for cloud migration is deep and wide. The shift to the cloud has only quickened as enterprises work to optimize their networks to support a more distributed workforce. Cloud-based applications have enabled you to work from anywhere—your corporate HQ, branch office, home office, or…

Is Your Multi-Cloud Estate Secure?

It is unlikely that anyone would question the need for securing their hybrid multi-cloud estate; the number of mission-critical applications running in the public cloud nearly doubled between 2020 and 2021, and the growth is expected to continue. (Source: 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise: Information Security, Budgets & Outlook 2021). Cloud providers want to mitigate concerns, often saying, “The cloud is more secure than your on-prem network.”  This is true, sort of. Public cloud providers have more highly trained experts focused on cloud security…

Adopt Multi-Cloud Security Today with ONUG and CSNF

Last month, Oracle was proud to serve as the industry sponsor for the ONUG Spring Conference.  With a hybrid presence both in New Jersey and online, we interacted with more than 2000 attendees, many of whom are users of the ONUG working groups. The working group is developing the Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF) for consistent security, observability, and reporting across cloud service providers. For many of us attending the in-person event, this was the first in-person event in over two years.  It was great…

Map Your Organization on the Monitoring Maturity Model

How mature is your monitoring capability within IT? Monitoring has been around for decades as a way for IT operations to gain insight into the availability and performance of IT systems. However, according to a survey by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), most enterprises find it difficult to determine the right monitoring strategy. Additionally, 65% of enterprises have more than 10 monitoring tools. These monitoring tools run as siloed solutions to support specific needs for different teams. This limits IT operation’s ability to centrally detect, diagnose…

Redefining Networking: The Move from Cost Center to Strategic Necessity

A transition is underway in enterprise networking. In the past, the focus of enterprise networks was on the connections between offices, data centers, and colocation facilities. With the emergence of cloud computing, IT leaders have grown accustomed to elastic scale, spending flexibility, and near-instant deployment. These experiences with cloud services are raising expectations for enterprise networks. Alongside this transition, the importance of linking IT to business performance is higher than ever—increasing the urgency for network agility. When your network can pivot to meet new business…

5 Multicloud Challenges and How to Manage Them

Solutions for common problems that may be impacting your multicloud deployment and connectivity In 2022, the term “multicloud” is no longer a new one; by now, you are probably familiar with many of the advantages of this approach to cloud computing. Within this framework, an organization relies on cloud services sourced from more than one vendor. With multicloud, various Cloud Services Providers (CSPs) are utilized as opposed to a single provider, and they each contribute distinct resources and capabilities to meet the specific needs of…

TriggerMesh A Key Component In ONUG CSNF Demonstration

Open source integration platform standardizes multi-cloud security events The TriggerMesh team is excited to participate in our first ONUG this week. The event marks a significant milestone that caps several weeks of work by our engineering team with the Automated Cloud Governance WG on the Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF). Enterprises are multi-cloud, and Cloud Service Providers emit security notification data in varying formats, which can complicate analysis and remediation. CSNF aims to provide a standardized method and architecture to normalize and automate these security…

Oracle and Multi-Cloud Security at the ONUG Spring Conference

The growth of multi cloud deployments is undeniable. According to the 451 Research Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud, Hosting & Managed Services, Vendor Evaluations 2020 survey, 76% of companies are using two or more public clouds, with the average having 2.3 clouds in use. For larger organizations, these figures are even higher: those with more than $1bn in revenue are twice as likely to be using three or more clouds than smaller businesses.  The top reason that enterprises use multiple clouds is to have access…

The Start of a New “Rule-free” Era

No, I’m not advocating that we jump into a new society where there are no rules; that would be catastrophic. We know what “rules” are in the network and IT operations. They are all those things we need to program to define the operational boundaries of our infrastructure. We use rules to set acceptable or non-acceptable thresholds on metrics, parse log messages, extract information from them, and do proper classification. In addition, we use rules to determine if configurations are right or wrong and define…