Microservices Management: Securing Endpoints

The proliferation of microservices can create a sense of loss of control. Here’s what you can do to secure them. Microservices: You can hardly turn on the internet today without hearing about them or their BFF, containers. That’s because about…

When being cloud-native is a bad idea

It’s good to be cloud-native, or at least that’s what everyone is telling you. The idea is that you refactor (meaning partially recode) your applications to take advantage of the native features of the host cloud, such as its native…

$150M Tax Break Approved For Mystery Utah Data Center Project

An important vote on a proposed Eagle Mountain, Utah data center project has concluded. The Alpine School District Board of Education approved a plan 6-1 for an estimated $150M in tax breaks. The approved plan will see 100% of the…

Lumos Data Centers Launches IaaS Suite

Lumos Data Centers (LDC) launched Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings to complement its primary colocation product. Lumos is a regional provider serving the Mid-Atlantic and South Eastern U.S. regions. The IaaS suite consists of private cloud, Disaster Recovery as…

How to get women into cloud computing

The push to get more women in computing is decades old. I remember back in my college professor days they did studies on why there are fewer woman in computer science and information systems studies. We have made little progress…

Controversy Brews Over Multi-Billion Dollar Pentagon Cloud Contract

Competition for a multi-billion dollar Pentagon cloud contract is heating up, with a final request for proposals expected as soon as this week. The contract has been embroiled in controversy, largely over the Pentagon seeking to award the massive contract…

AWS Partners with Blockchain Startup

Amazon Web Services wants to help its customers leverage blockchain, and it is partnering with blockchain startup Kaleido to this end. The partnership aims to make it easy to build companies on blockchain technology. Kaleido is the first blockchain SaaS…

Apple Scraps $1B Data Center Plans In Ireland

Apple scrapped plans for a billion dollar data center in Ireland citing frustration over planning delays. IDA Ireland, the agency responsible for attracting foreign investment, warned of potential global investment fallout as a result. Ireland is home to Apple’s European headquarters, with…

How to deal with bad data in your cloud migration

Do you have dysfunctional enterprise data? The symptoms are pretty easy to spot, including not having a single source of truth for customers, orders, inventory, etc. Or not be able to properly secure and govern the data, thus being unable…

What your provider won’t tell you about cloud security

Everyone loves insider tips. In the case of cloud computing, the tips that matter are mostly about cloud security approaches and technology. Here are three cloud security tips that your cloud provider won’t want to tell you. But I will.…