Weekly CloudNews: Cloud Security, DevOps Grow in Enterprise Importance

Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!

Earlier this week, Nilesh Deo looked at the latest version of Terraform and the updates in CloudBolt 9.4.1, and I explored Puppet automation and shared a new CloudBolt case study blog with SURFnet.

With that, onto this week’s news:

Survey: Cloud Security, DevOps Emerging as Enterprise Priorities

Mike Vizard, DevOps, Aug. 20, 2020

“The survey queried more than 100 IT directors working at companies with at least $500 million in annual sales and IT budgets of at least $50 million per year, Three-quarters of respondents (75%) said they are prioritizing cloud security, followed by cloud-native culture change, also known as DevOps, (60%) and conferencing/collaboration (51%).

Chris Garvey, executive vice president of product for 2nd Watch, said the report shows that not only are more large enterprises accelerating cloud adoption, but the projects being launched are also more strategic to the business.”

‘IT professionals increasingly define themselves by capabilities they excel at managing’ says Atlassian chap

Simon Sharwood, The Register, Aug. 24, 2020

“The post offers the observation ‘Simply put, moving to cloud releases IT teams from time-intensive maintenance of on-prem technology infrastructure. No more downtime to install updates, and no need to worry about expensive technology falling out of date.’

Roles like solutions architect and enterprise architect, which focus on stitching together external cloud services to address business needs, become especially crucial in a cloud transition, though their titles may change. Infrastructure roles such as network administrator, database administrator, and storage administrator, have to calibrate skills to cloud scale infrastructure, and have to deal with more layers of automation. Workers with this valuable experience often refocus on managing cloud environments like Azure or AWS.”

New life for old apps: Cloud drives enterprises to modernize software

Paul Gillin, SiliconAngle, Aug. 24, 2020

“‘Application modernization is about taking advantage of the cost structure of the cloud,’ Miniman said.

Containers, which are portable software environments that encapsulate applications and their dependent software, are now in widespread use and IT organizations have grown comfortable with using them. ‘Running containers on-prem, in hybrid and multicloud is the single biggest driver of modernization because it’s giving you flexibility to run wherever it makes sense,’ said Vishal Gupta, global chief technology officer at Unisys Corp.”

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