Cloud and Networking

Some principles of IT don't change just because all the moving parts are changing.  Containers and DevOps and cloud make it easier to start and change things quickly, but they won't move a million line Cobol program over night. Inertia and Microservices In a fascinating benchmark interview this...

Cisco's recently announced decision to acquire SD-WAN provider Viptela for $610 million in cash and equity represents both a major validation of the SD-WAN technology space, and a thrown gauntlet to all other SD-WAN providers. Although Cisco has been heavily promoting its own iWAN SD-WAN...

"You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike." That's the phrase that kept running through my head as the folks from Acalvio prebriefed me on Deception 2.0, the second version of the company's advanced threat defense technology. The basic premise behind the company's...

The hybrid service delivery environment wants to be a true hybrid cloud.  One thing it needs in order to get there is a good cloud service broker. What Is Hybrid Cloud? Not what we are doing now.  What we are doing now is, hybrid service delivery: we have...

Based on our 2016 benchmark, some folks are overly optimistic about how much of their workload will be migrated to public cloud by the end of 2018. Cloud Optimists: The Glass Is Half Empty If all you knew about cloud was what you read in any number of breathless articles about it, even the...

[caption id="attachment_2159" align="alignright" width="300"] Darkside economics decouples genius from criminality[/caption] Another day, another ransomware: Security researchers at threat intelligence provider Recorded Future have uncovered Karmen, a ransomware app that is so easy-to-use that novices can set up and run it. Getting started with Karmen costs just...

We've been tracking the shift to cloud for a long time now, both the precipitous and the halting. Precipitous, as with SaaS, which went from an oddball kind of solution few companies used 10 years ago to a ubiquitous solution in use at more than 95%...

Many companies are moving towards a DevOps model for developing and deploying software and infrastructure. DevOps is also a bellwether technology for organizations: Companies that have the most mature cloud and data center strategies are three times as likely to use DevOps as are companies...

The past few weeks have seen a spate of infrastructure-related cybersecurity vulnerabilities. On March 8th,  Apache released a critical vulnerability alert (CVE) regarding a significant vulnerability in its Struts 2.0 opensource enterprise Java framework, which is widely used in enterprise deployments.  The vulnerability permits remote code execution (RCE) in the framework; recommended mitigation strategies include upgrading the framework or changing implementations.