The rapid rise of digital business is moving public key infrastructure (PKI) into the spotlight. Once commonly viewed as a deep-weeds technology reserved for niche applications, PKI is now emerging as a core technology for securing cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives.
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Published Date: Nov 06, 2018
"What steps should you take to enable the effective and secure use of public cloud services?
According to Gartner, “CIOs need to ensure their security teams are not holding back cloud initiatives with unsubstantiated cloud security worries. Instead, they should encourage their teams to apply imagination and energy to develop new approaches to securely and reliably leverage the benefits of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS.”
By reading, “Clouds Are Secure: Are You Using Them Securely?,” you will gain insight into Gartner’s recommended practices for effective and secure adoption of public cloud services, including:
Develop an enterprise cloud strategy, including guidance on what data can be placed into which clouds and under what circumstances.
Implement and enforce policies on cloud ownership, responsibility and risk acceptance by outlining expectations for form, significance and control of public cloud use.
Follow a life cycle approach to cloud governance that emphasizes the operational control of
Research from leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has evidenced strong and growing interest in cloud deployment models. While public cloud has gotten the earliest attention, stronger adoption is happening within private and hybrid models. In the EMA April 2014 report “Managing Networks in the Age of Cloud, SDN, and Big Data Network Management Megatrends 2014,” over 50% of respondents reported public/hybrid cloud initiatives were driving network management priorities. Since 2012, cloud projects have moved from early adopter status to mainstream business initiatives, and their impact on network management grew from 36% in 2012 to over 50% in 2014.
This buyer’s guide for load balancers is based on research, best practices, and conversations with network administrators and IT operations teams at over 110 Global 2000 enterprises. It presents guidelines for choosing application services that mirror the needs of modern data centers and public cloud initiatives.
The guide is organized in sections, starting with a pre-assessment of your current application delivery capabilities. With data gathered from your pre-assessment, you can review the considerations involved in creating a software-defined application services strategy; identify opportunities to improve automation of application services and operations. Finally, use the software-defined application services checklist at the end of the guide to identify key priorities in your choice of application service solutions for your enterprise.
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