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Therein lies the challenge with measuring DevOps. Much more than a buzzword, DevOps is about a mindset

The Measurable Benefits of DevOps: What to Track, How to Track It

By Jason McKay It is said that what cannot be measured cannot be managed. But how do you measure behavior or mindset? Therein lies the challenge with measuring DevOps. Much more than a buzzword, DevOps is about a mindset – a culture that is made up of processes and practices that bring development and operations…

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4 Common Misconceptions About AWS Auto Scaling

Auto scaling has long been one of the major selling points of cloud computing. But like most popularized technology features, it has accumulated its fair share of misconceptions. These common mistakes tend to get in the way of constructive conversations about cloud architecture, and usually mislead IT leaders into believing auto scaling is simple, quick…

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Cloud Management Tools Lag Behind, Gartner Reports

How to Accelerate AWS Migration: Q&A with Cloud Project Manager

Sixty-three percent (63%) of enterprises on the cloud plan to migrate more workloads to the cloud. But many enterprises struggle with how do you get from one or two apps on AWS to a mature, governable AWS environment at scale. This week we sat down with Irina Reznik, Logicworks’ Operations Project Manager, who oversees large-scale AWS…

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WannaCry and Public Cloud

Continuous Compliance and the Art of AWS Cloud Security Automation

Compliance audits are usually a scramble. Your systems engineers spend weeks pulling together logs and documenting processes, taking time away from important projects and fixing systems that have “fallen out” of compliance over time. What if you could guarantee that your system never goes out of compliance? What if that same tool could track changes…

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Omnichannel Retail, Cloud, and the Problem of Legacy IT

The #1 AWS Cloud Security Tool for Retailers and eCommerce

More money will be spent on cybersecurity in 2016 than ever before. But where will the money be spent? What are CSOs and CTOs most worried about? According to an InformationWeek survey of CISOs, “managing complexity” and “enforcing security policies” were security professionals’ biggest challenges. And while their cloud worries centered around unauthorized access to…

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The Unexpected Rise of the (Managed) Datacenter

For the last five years, industry analysts have predicted that cloud will kill the datacenter. So why are colocation revenues continuing to climb at about 10% a year? Why did Equinix, the largest datacenter provider in the world, see revenues climb 13% YOY in the fourth quarter of 2015? The answer is that as enterprises…

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6 Things to Look for in a Cloud MSP

Companies that migrate to the cloud usually look to a partner for help. While these companies typically start to their partner search with the usual criteria in mind — SLAs, break/fix, monitoring — they soon realize that in the cloud, traditional managed service partners are not enough. In the world of infrastructure as code, large…

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AWS Lambda, Echo, and the Future of Cloud Automation

Over the past year, AWS has made it easier than ever for enterprises to move to the cloud. That includes everything from reusable data shipping machines to giant instance types to services that enable development teams to run code on AWS without having to think about AWS resources at all. AWS Lambda, announced in November…

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The Cloud Does Not Just “Work”

Everyone knows that migrating workloads to the cloud is challenging. But many assume that after you get to the cloud, all you have to worry about is maintaining your applications. After all, you have outsourced infrastructure management to AWS, right? No more racking and stacking servers, no more switches and hypervisors. While AWS will maintain the…

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Your Cloud’s #1 Cybersecurity Risk: You

Your engineering team is one of your organization’s greatest assets. But it can also be your greatest liability. As most security experts know, the biggest cybersecurity risk to your business is your own employees. In fact, ninety-five percent (95%) of all security attacks in 2014 involved human error, according to a study by IBM. But…

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