Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!
Here are the blogs we’ve posted this week:
- Secrets No More: How to Make IT Automation a Reality
- A Step Toward Automation: vRealize Orchestrator Workflow Examples
With that, onto this week’s news:
Tom Taulli, Forbes, March 5, 2021
“‘The absolute wrong question a CEO should ask his CIO is this: ‘How fast are we moving to the cloud?’ The right question is this: ‘Are there business applications that will benefit our company and our customers with new innovations if we ran them in the cloud?’ For some applications, the answer today is yes, for some the answer today is no. Over the next few years, we see continued growth in software solutions that bridge from the private datacenter to the cloud, e.g., hybrid environments. Eventually, those datacenters will decline so that we no longer see hybrid landscapes, but even as applications move to the cloud, the need to integrate those applications in order to deliver new business value will continue to grow.’
Yet there are inherent problems with the hybrid cloud. The fact is that there is much heavy lifting with integration, which has its own risks. The costs are usually higher and there is less agility as well fewer functions and features when compared to the pure cloud.”
Multi-Clouds Spectacular Treasure Trove To Arise Via Amalgamation Of Autonomous Vehicle See-All Data
Lance Eliot, Forbes, March 4, 2021
“A recent news announcement that garnered some outsized headlines provides ample indication of how multi-cloud amalgamations are soon going to emerge as a vital cornerstone of commerce and proffer savvy opportunities across all industries and sectors of business.
A cavalcade of hospitals announced that they are banding together to create a supercharged data collection of health data. Top named hospital systems such as Tenet Healthcare, Trinity Health, Aurora Health, Providence, and others are forming a virtual multi-cloud collective, doing so as part of the startup launch of Truveta Inc. (a newly formed company that will aggregate, analyze, and sell anonymized health-related golden nuggets, as it were).
A tagline that astutely goes with this multi-cloud formulation is the notion of saving lives with data.”
Gilad David Maayan, DevOps, March 9, 2021
“Tracking application traffic can help you validate that application configurations are properly defined and validate the availability of the entire application. You should ensure that all requests arrive to the new server, and keep an eye on the error rate. Additionally, watch for response times to ensure your application is not exceeding the planned thresholds.
Tracking costs can help you ensure that you are not incurring unexpected losses. The majority of organizations migrate to the cloud to reduce their costs. However, incorrect implementation of cloud resources may lead to losses. You can gain visibility into your costs by leveraging first-party cloud tools, like AWS Billing, which natively integrate into the pipeline, monitor costs, and show visualized data in customized dashboards. You can also use these tools to set up alerts.
Application security monitoring can help you identify security vulnerabilities and incidents during and after the migration process. You should monitor infrastructure configurations, such as internal traffic, host open ports and instance processes that are actively accessing different services. Additionally, keep watch for API hits per second, which might indicate a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.”