It’s a brave new world when it comes to data privacy and security, as companies work to comply with regulations such as the California Consumer Privacy Act and GDPR. No matter the size of the company or where they fall on the compliance spectrum, technology and culture change are both critical drivers of success.
We discuss how to overcome “anti-patterns”: the often-repeated mistakes that stand in the way of cloud migration. For example, rather than an app-centric approach, data-centric security is key to being able to leverage the benefits of the cloud. This provides your data scientists with unprecedented access to your data, and ensures consistent security and privacy policies across all data no matter where it lives with a central understanding of policy enforcement.
Finally, we discuss the changing landscape of privacy regulations. We offer helpful resources and tips for those who are just starting out with learning about privacy and compliance.
Securing applications in a hybrid world can be a challenge. Companies that try to control threat vectors across cloud platforms and infrastructure environments with the same set of tools often run into trouble.
We discuss how containers and serverless platforms are starting to solve some of these security challenges – how their shared responsibility models work and how they interact with technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning.
We touch on the prospects for – and challenges facing – Oracle, IBM and Alibaba cloud platforms. We also talk about issues companies face rewriting entrenched legacy applications, migrating large applications and applying the right skillsets to projects requiring intelligent orchestration.
How do you get the most out of your cloud investment? We discuss how Densify uses machine learning analytics to help customers optimize utilization and cloud billing.
One direct path to optimization is to “practice basic hygiene.” Andrew discusses how developers’ concerns about resource constrictions leads them to over-order and purchase mismatched solutions. Understanding usage patterns, linkages between services and organizations’ evolving needs can help developers buy more strategically and keep bills under control.
We also talked with Andrew about his journey to cloud consulting, lessons he learns from customers and his tips for working with the two principal wardrobe personas in tech – the “suits” and the “skinny jeans.”