Weekly CloudNews: Multi-Everything IT, Protecting Sensitive Data and Reducing Friction in Multi-Cloud Deployments

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

Earlier this week on our blog, we explored Cloud Cost Management Best Practices as well as Why Automation and Self Service are Key for the future of cloud survival.

We’re also excited about the release of CloudBolt 9.0—Cumulus. If you want to learn more about the new features we’re bringing to our customers, check them out here.

With that, onto this week’s news:

Why multi-everything IT is the new normal

Adrian Bridgwater, TechHQ, Oct. 7, 2019

“Enterprise organizations used to have an IT department. In truth, they still do, but the ‘department’ has become less a physical space and progressed to become an internetworked entity of multi-layered virtualized modules and neural nodules working in motion with an increasingly abstracted set of components and services.

Tech commentators like to call this new ‘way of being’ the multi-model, multi-modal reality of a new-age cloud. It is a new age of choice, but these new freedoms also have implications.”

Thales Study: Organizations Worldwide Failing to Adequately Protect Sensitive Data in the Cloud

David Marshall, VMblog, Oct. 9, 2019

“A new global study from Thales, with research from the Ponemon Institute, has exposed an increasing disparity between the rapid growth of data stored in the cloud and an organization’s approach to cloud security. Although nearly half (48%) of corporate data is stored in the cloud, only a third (32%) of organizations admit they employ a security-first approach to data storage in the cloud.

Surveying over 3,000 IT and IT security practitioners in Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, India Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, the research found that only one in three (31%) organizations believe that protecting data in the cloud is their own responsibility.”

Reducing the Friction in Multi-Cloud Deployments, Pulumi Launches 1.0 Platform

Kent Weare, InfoQ, Oct. 7, 2019

“In a recent blog post, Pulumi has announced the release of Pulumi 1.0, a modern infrastructure as code platform that allows organizations to reduce the challenges associated with managing multiple cloud deployments. Their solution includes using consistent tooling based on popular programming languages like TypeScript, JavaScript, Python and Go. In addition to SDK support, Pulumi also provides a SaaS Management console for configuring identities, organizations and policies.

Pulumi provides support for the major public cloud providers, including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Kubernetes and Digital Ocean. 

Some of the advantages that Pulumi claims over traditional infrastructure approaches include using their tools as abstractions over low level SDKs and APIs. This reduces the number of implementations required across multiple cloud deployments. Additional flow control is also available, since developers can use some of their favorite languages to construct if statements, for loops and case statements.” 

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