…Impressions on Cloud-native Security

In a recent research survey, ESG asked a panel of 232 security and IT professionals a series of questions about cloud-native security (i.e., security controls, management, and monitoring options built into cloud infrastructure and offered by cloud service providers (CSPs)). Here are a few of the data points we uncovered: Fifty-seven percent of survey respondents believe that the native security controls provided by CSPs are sufficient...

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Leveling the Cloud Backup Playing Field

Backup-as-a-Service is often one of the first ways that businesses begin consuming cloud services and as a result, is a highly strategic service offering for CSPs. As the large cloud service providers continue to slash their storage prices in an attempt to gain more market share, small to mid-sized providers are getting caught up in the wake. Clearly, most CSPs don’t have the financial muscle to engage in price wars, however, they can...

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How POWER8 Will Win… Linux/x86 Server Users (Part 3 of 3)

As for me, I’ve concluded that the computer marketplace will self-correct this x86-only situation over time. I am aware of hundreds of data centers that run inefficient, low utilization rate x86 environments – and someday the cost for this inefficiency will manifest itself when CSPs come knocking on the door delivering less expensive cloud solutions. CSPs who use Power Systems can be expected to be in a position to significantly...

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Intel and CSP Partners Team on Cloud Technology Program

Intel and 16 global cloud service providers (CSPs) introduced the Intel Cloud Technology program, an initiative the company said will provide cloud users a clear view into the technologies powering a CSP’s infrastructure before they purchase any services or instances. The program builds on the collaboration announced last September between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Intel to communicate to customers the specifications, performance,...

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