Cloud

May 23, 2024

The 2024 Cloud Security Report from Cybersecurity Insiders and Check Point is now available for download. The new report draws on the experience and perspective of over 800 cloud and cybersecurity professionals to provide a deep look at the current state of cloud security. We asked these industry experts to evaluate the effectiveness of their existing security measures and to report on the adoption of the latest security solutions at their companies. Taken all together, these insights provide a comprehensive view of the big opportunities and persistent challenges of cloud security ...

May 20, 2024

Gartner announced the top five strategic technology trends in software engineering for 2024 and beyond. Meeting business objectives is one of the top three performance objectives for 65% of software engineering leaders, according to a Gartner survey ...

February 07, 2024

As companies move more and more of their operations to the cloud, it becomes increasingly important to ensure data integrity is maintained during migration. Data integrity in cloud-based environments is essential to ensuring that data remains accurate, consistent, and intact during migrations or transfers. However, cloud migration can be especially risky ...

February 01, 2024

The acceleration of digital transformation and subsequent rise in API, containerization, and multi-cloud deployments are creating a dynamic attack surface that's growing increasingly complex. Maintaining visibility to keep track of new, changed, unmanaged, or insecure APIs grows increasingly difficult ...

October 19, 2023

Gartner announced its list of 10 top strategic technology trends that organizations need to explore in 2024. This year's top strategic technology trends highlight those trends that will drive significant disruption and opportunity for CIOs and other IT leaders within the next 36 months ...

October 17, 2023

Platform engineering is the newest player on the scene. Whereas DevOps is a discipline defined by processes (that have been incrementally automated) to nurture communication and collaboration, platform engineering is a finite organization that is very task driven ...

October 16, 2023

Many experts believe the heyday of DevOps is coming to an end ... So, is it time to retire DevOps entirely? Only time will tell. But I staunchly believe it's misguided to count DevOps out just yet. Instead, practitioners should expect DevOps to do what DevOps does best: develop and grow with the market ...

August 28, 2023

The Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) has emerged as a critical category of security tooling in recent years. According to the CNAPP Survey Report, commissioned by Microsoft, CNAPP's popularity has been driven by the complexity of comprehensively securing multi-cloud environments ...

August 14, 2023

The prevalence of team silos and point solutions throughout the DevSecOps lifecycle make it increasingly difficult for development, security, and operational teams to have comprehensive visibility into the threats affecting their cloud environments. In fact, according to a recent Dynatrace study, 77% of chief information security officers (CISOs) say it's a significant challenge to prioritize vulnerabilities because of a lack of information about the risks they pose ...

July 10, 2023

Companies are increasingly embracing the power and agility of cloud-based solutions, with more than 20% of their workloads running in the cloud today, with plans to grow more than 50% in the next 18 months. With this accelerated cloud adoption comes inherent challenges and apprehension, as Check Point's 2023 Cloud Security Report reveals. As a result, 76% of organizations are apprehensive about cloud security, and cloud-based attacks are increasing at an alarming rate ...

January 25, 2023

Technical teams driving innovation forward are feeling overwhelmed. In a survey conducted by Couchbase of 650 senior IT decision makers, development teams said they are under-supported and under immense pressure as they champion their organizations' modernization efforts. A majority of respondents (88%) are aware of the challenges faced by development teams. Their top issues include 42% feeling that deadlines and agility requirements were difficult to meet, 40% believing they were being asked to do too much in too little time, 24% finding that they did not have the skills required to complete the tasks asked of them and 23% not having access to the necessary technology ...

November 02, 2022

Running Java, or any other JVM language, in the cloud comes with hurdles. Microservice architectures, quick scaling operations (scale up or down) to balance load requirements and cost effectiveness, as well as environments such as Kubernetes come with their own complexity in terms of Java ...

October 20, 2022

Four-fifths (80%) of organizations have experienced at least one severe cloud security incident in the past year (such as data breaches, data leaks, and intrusions into their environment), according to the State of Cloud Security Report from Snyk ...

August 23, 2022

How do government agencies remedy the need for efficient, multi-cloud communications with existing on-prem solutions? And how do they do so without neglecting cybersecurity, which remains a priority for organizations handling confidential data? The answer is simple: They don't ...

July 21, 2022

"The cloud offers great opportunities for business growth and innovation, but also more possible failure points. As organizations embrace the cloud, they can avoid those failure points by making the transformation of quality engineering as high a priority as the broader digital transformation of their business," according to the Quality Engineering in a Cloud-Centric World report from Wipro ...

June 23, 2022

As DevOps transformations move enterprise organizations to the cloud, Cloud AI Developer Services help elevate and advance the software development lifecycle. By definition, Cloud AI developer Services (CAIDS) are "cloud-hosted services/models that allow development teams to leverage AI models via APIs. Some of the ways that CAIDS provide support to engineering teams include ...

June 15, 2022

Kubernetes and the ecosystem of cloud native technologies unlock innovation for organizations and provide a means to achieve the goals of elasticity, agility, optimized resource utilization, reduced service costs and workload portability. Security and optimized resource utilization are high priorities for practitioners, reminding us that the cloud native space is maturing, and focus is moving from Day Zero to Day Two operations, according to the Kubernetes and Cloud Native Operations survey report from Canonical ...

May 10, 2022

DevOps is considered green when it comes to security practices. Developers are generally focused on the performance and deployment of solutions, rather than their protection. As cloud workload security (CWS) advances from deployment, to mainstream adoption, to run-time optimization, there are certain steps that DevOps teams need to implement to ensure they're properly protecting their projects. Below, find three critical steps for DevOps teams to improve their CWS protections for application deployment and run-time ...

April 21, 2022

Leading organizations around the world are adopting cloud native technologies to build next- generation products and achieve the agility that they need to stay ahead of their competition. Although cloud native and Kubernetes are very disruptive technologies, there is another technology that is probably the most disruptive technology of our generation — artificial intelligence (AI) and its subset, machine learning (ML) ...

March 24, 2022

Each year, O'Reilly Media analyzes annual trends in technology usage to help the developer community stay abreast of emerging technology areas — whether it's learning about software architecture for the cloud, mastering new languages to support cryptocurrency or productizing artificial intelligence (AI). By evaluating the top search terms, targeted questions and content usage on our learning platform, we're able to share insights into the top trends influencing software development — insights that empower software developers, data scientists and other practitioners to begin the hard work of taking emerging technologies and deploying them as real-world solutions ...

March 03, 2022

Driven by the demand for delivering applications at the locations of their choice, enterprises are increasingly deploying distributed infrastructure, with 67% of cloud deployments distributed across on-premises, hybrid, and edge clouds. Comparatively, our recent research found that developers are facing new challenges as they expand their use of cloud computing in ways that increasingly span multiple locations ...

March 02, 2022

Imagine starting your morning with a new business idea and building it out into a fully functional website by the evening. Serverless stacks are making this speed of innovation possible by streamlining the most tedious aspects of application development. By leaning on a full-service serverless stack, software creators can grow their applications faster, scale with ease and have more time to build innovative features that differentiate their business ...

January 11, 2022

As part of the 2022 DevOps Predictions list, DEVOPSdigest asked industry experts how they think cloud will evolve and impact DevOps in 2022. This is Part 2 ...

January 10, 2022

As part of the 2022 DevOps Predictions list, DEVOPSdigest asked industry experts how they think cloud will evolve and impact DevOps in 2022 ...

November 29, 2021

In the cloud world, containers are the centerpoint of a growing majority of deployments. By providing compartmentalization of workloads and the ability to run "serverless," containers can speed up and secure deployments and create flexibility unreachable by old style application servers. While a variety of tools have been developed to meet this need, none are as impactful to the industry as Kubernetes. It has emerged as the de facto container orchestration tool for many companies ...

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