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Cloud, Network, and Infrastructure: 2019-20 Research Study

Published on: March 31, 2020

Author: John Burke, CIO and Principal Research Analyst

What should IT professionals be deploying, doing, and planning to secure and succeed in the hybrid cloud? And how can they measure their success?

Nemertes’ builds on years of existing operational and cost data to identify vital staffing and procedural success practices, key technologies, and metrics that matter for hybrid cloud operations and security. We provide clear and concise guidance on assessing and achieving maturity and success in enterprise cloud, network, and security deployment and operations.

This research study will provide detailed strategic and technical insight into emerging areas, including:

  • Cloud adoption and cost analysis
  • Cloud and security operations, staffing, and processes – MTTAwareness, MTTIdentification, MTTResolution
  • Workload placement
  • Infrastructure for private cloud: edge computing, hyperconverged, whitebox, and containers
  • Agile IT: Automation and DevOps
  • Cloud management and cloud service brokers
  • Software-defined networking (SDN), whitebox switches, and cloud networking
  • Ratings of the major IaaS and PaaS providers (AWS, IBM, Google, Microsoft, Oracle)
  • Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB)
  • Application Security, DevSecOps (container-based security, SSDLC)
  • Cloud based DLP (CDLP)
  • The Zero-Trust Security Model (ZTM)
  • Deep segmentation
  • Behavioral Threat Analytics (BTA)
  • Risk management and risk analysis platforms

Table of Contents
  • About Nemertes and the study
  • Executive Summary: Key Findings and Success Metrics
  • Characteristics of Successful Cloud Initiatives
  • Cloud Topical Drilldowns
    • IaaS and PaaS
    • Special Purpose PaaS: iPaaS and aPaaS
    • Cloud Management
    • Workload Placement and Onboarding
    • DevOps and Automation
    • Containers and Platforms
  • Cloud Architecture and Framework
  • Methodology and Full Demographics

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