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This four-part blog series covers (in brief) the top four challenges inherent in moving to the cloud (especially public cloud) and how to solve them. So far, I’ve talked about identity & authentication, access control & authorization, and logging, auditing, and alerting. Now, it’s time to tackle the final major cloud security challenge – key management. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at The Enstratius Blog
So far, we’ve covered identity & authentication, and access control & authorization. The third topic is logging, auditing, and alerting. Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at The Enstratius Blog
So now you’re using your Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud, and are starting to run into some issues around who has access to your data, and what actions they can take. The first topic we covered was identity and authentication. Now, it’s time to talk about access control and authorization. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at The Enstratius Blog
There are ways of dealing with the issues that arise when you move to the cloud (especially public cloud). This four-part short blog series will cover the top four challenges and how to solve them. The first big issue is identity. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at The Enstratius Blog
In the first two parts of this blog series, we covered the benefits of cloud management software for administrators of cloud infrastructure, and managed cloud services for administrators of applications and virtual operating systems that run in the cloud. Now it’s time to put the pieces together and approach cloud solutions from a holistic perspective. Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at The Enstratius Blog
Learn how managed cloud services solutions complement cloud infrastructure management solutions by providing round-the-clock protection for the virtual machines (VMs) that run in your cloud, and the databases and applications that run inside those VMs. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at The Enstratius Blog
Learn how cloud management software helps bring together IT and business users, providing a solution that meets everyone’s needs, and benefits the entire organization. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at The Enstratius Blog
There’s a lot of fear among the security community around using methodologies/concepts like DevOps. This fear is largely due to a number of myths about how organizations that are using a DevOps model are doing business, and what the implications are for the security of that organization. David Mortman addresses the myth of separation of duties in this post. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at The Enstratius Blog
Over the course of Danalynne Wheeler's career, she has attended a lot of events – many in the capacity of being an exhibitor. There is one common truth that resonates at 98% of events regardless of industry: attendees and sponsors want different things. And in her experience, these differences are even more marked at cloud-focused events. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2014 at The Enstratius Blog
This week, Citrix is marking another milestone in the evolution of cloud computing with the release of Citrix CloudPlatform 4.3. The Dell Cloud Manager team has been working with the CloudPlatform team since the early days of cloud computing—going as far back to the days when we were called enStratus talking to a cloud platform created by a company then called VMOps. Both of us have gone through name changes and acquisitions since those days. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at The Enstratius Blog
This post is first in a series of posts co-written by Brian Taylor and Seema Jethani that will dive into designing cloud software for a better user experience. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at The Enstratius Blog
George Reese, Senior Distinguished Engineer and Executive Director, Cloud Computing, discusses OpenStack APIs, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they compare to EC2 APIs. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at The Enstratius Blog
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David Mortman, Chief Security Architect, discusses four fundamental differences in security when running applications in the cloud. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at The Enstratius Blog
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Now that Enstratius is part of Dell, we have access to a wide range of software offerings that may be of interest to our customers. Our first guest post is authored by Guy Currier, Dell Boomi's Senior Product Marketing Manager for Application and Cloud Integration. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at The Enstratius Blog
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There is often an impression that both Cloud and DevOps are at odds with ITIL. However, when implemented properly as part of an automated development and release process, they can support ITIL more effectively and efficiently than the manual ITIL methods that most organizations use. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2013 at The Enstratius Blog
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CSO Online recently published an article titled “7 deadly sins of cloud computing”. While the article had merit, it seemed to focus on the negative. David Mortman's response? A more positive take on how to be successful in the cloud: “The Five Mitzvahs of Cloud Computing”. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at The Enstratius Blog
Cloud computing represents an enormous threat – and an enormous opportunity – for IT. Bernard Golden's presentation from Cloud Expo explains how IT can leverage the opportunity. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at The Enstratius Blog
Rackspace has been quietly testing a tool that makes it easy to set up a basic install of OpenStack for testing or even for small-scale production implementation on your own site, on your own hardware. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at The Enstratius Blog
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The speed, complexity and scale of the cloud makes key managment even harder; here's how you can address that issue. Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at The Enstratius Blog
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Whether we like it or not, logging, monitoring and alerting are realities that we have to deal with on a daily basis. David Mortman suggests two solutions to logging issues that are unique to the cloud. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at The Enstratius Blog
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David Mortman, Chief Security Officer at enStratus focuses on one of the big challenges in cloud information security—identity and access management. Or in other words, authentication and authorization. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at The Enstratius Blog
As is evident at the Cloud Connect conference this week, the cloud industry keeps changing, evolving and growing. Today, Citrix announced CloudStack 3—including new features such as expanded networking and hypervisor support, and more. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at The Enstratius Blog
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David Mortman, Chief Security Architect of enStratus, discusses how automating your cloud can make it more secure. This includes eliminating human error as well as revoking access to resources when individuals change or leave jobs. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2012 at The Enstratius Blog
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Whether you have a public, private, or hybrid cloud, a best-practice inclues extending your LDAP or Active Directory (AD) into your cloud management security. This allows you to build on your existing security policies and improve the efficiencies of your cloud infrastructure user management. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2011 at The Enstratius Blog
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More and more enterprises are moving forward with private/public cloud proof-of-concepts and production deployments. As the cloud migration ramps, cloud governance is becoming more of a focus. One new question facing organizations moving to the cloud is how do you deliver this governance and from where? Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at The Enstratius Blog