Cloud migration


  • How internal IT can become a cloud services broker

    Evidence suggests that cloud projects are much more likely to fail without IT support. Expert Tom Nolle explains how organizations benefit when IT becomes a cloud services broker.Continue Reading

  • Steps to take before implementing a cloud-based HCM system

    You can make your move to a cloud-based human capital management system easier with the right vision, plan, technology and partner. Here's what you need to know.Continue Reading

  • Reduce hybrid cloud latency with these five tips

    With the right workload design and infrastructure changes, organizations can minimize latency and boost hybrid cloud performance.Continue Reading

  • Manage app deployments on multiple cloud computing platforms

    Using multiple cloud computing platforms may be ideal for everyone. The reason: No organization wants to have critical infrastructure solely dependent on a single vendor.Continue Reading

  • Assess how cloud changes IT and business mindsets

    Businesses need a new mindset to succeed in the cloud. Test your knowledge of cloud trends, and the cultural shifts cloud drives in the enterprise, with this quiz.Continue Reading

  • OpenStack Heat template sets private IaaS in motion

    Understanding how the OpenStack Heat template works is key in the deployment of your private IaaS.Continue Reading

  • What should an AWS cloud disaster recovery plan contain?

    Now that we're moving applications into AWS, how should our cloud disaster recovery plan differ from a traditional on-premises DR strategy?Continue Reading

  • Traditional IT employees must adapt to cloud way of life

    Traditional IT employees need to understand the big business picture and what the cloud offers to remain relevant.Continue Reading

  • Why a hybrid cloud platform serves modern app development well

    For many enterprise software development teams, adopting a hybrid cloud platform may be the best approach for entering the world of modern application development. Here is why.Continue Reading

  • DevOps teams offer relief for cloud migration headaches

    Given their knowledge of an organization's new and legacy apps, DevOps teams can streamline an application's move to the cloud.Continue Reading

  • Budgeting, planning and forecasting gets an upgrade

    Budgeting, planning and forecasting is a process that companies want to be sure to get right. For some, that means updating their software and possibly investing in a cloud option. In this three-part handbook, learn about the upgrades companies are making, what to consider before a change is made and the processes that should be in place no matter what.

    First up, reporter Dan Ring profiles one company, Intel Security, that has made the move to cloud budgeting, planning and forecasting software. Ring also gets insight from analysts on why larger companies -- which have lagged behind smaller companies in this area -- are switching to the cloud and the challenges they face when doing so. Second, freelancer Linda Rosencrance talks to users and experts about knowing when to quit Excel and adopt financial planning software. Third, consultant Barry Wilderman gives advice on best practices when using any type of budgeting, planning and forecasting software.Continue Reading

  • Regaining control of cloud compliance

    As assets are moved to the cloud, organizations must take steps to ensure that cloud compliance requirements are upheld by third-party vendors. This is a major undertaking that requires knowledge of federal, state and international law; changing regulations; cloud security; and non-traditional information security controls and best practices. In this issue of Information Security magazine, we look at the shared responsibility model between organizations and service providers to protect data in the cloud.

    Many companies have elevated the visibility of the CISO function in response to a series of high-profile breaches. Some organizations are hiring fulltime CISOs for the first time. Others are shoring up their ranks. At mature organizations, it is not unusual to have board-level discussions about cyber-risk oversight, with concerns ranging from assets at risk, to information security responsibility and reporting structures. As the CISO position continues to be defined, we look at the role beyond IT.

    Investments in cybersecurity startups are taking off. Driven by CEO and board-level demand for promising technology aimed at protecting corporate networks and sensitive data, investors are pouring money into cybersecurity companies. While most investments are aimed at turning a profit for venture-capital firms, some companies are investing to reap the benefits of working with new technology and influence product development. We look at strategic partnerships and how funding startups can pay off.Continue Reading

  • The ups and downs of cloud compliance

    You can't outsource security responsibility. Knowing where your data is and how it's protected, is the challenge.Continue Reading

  • Rethinking network monitoring software for the user experience

    Just because the dashboard in your network monitoring software shows that everything is functional doesn't guarantee it's functioning well for users.Continue Reading

  • VMware NSX in AWS could fix hybrid cloud networking troubles

    VMware recently previewed NSX integration with AWS, in a move that could have big implications for vCloud Air users deploying hybrid cloud.Continue Reading