7 Cloud Service Evaluation Criteria to Help You Choose the Right Cloud Service Provider

The lack of a common framework for assessing Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) combined with the fact that no two CSPs are the same can complicate the process of selecting one that’s right for your organization. Selecting CSPs becomes even more complex when you consider the fact that more and more companies are adopting a multi-cloud approach for a variety of reasons, including cost savings, reduced risk of vendor lock-in, and data portability. (Gartner estimates that 75% of organizations will be using a multi-cloud strategy by 2022.) Add in the adoption of abstraction technologies such as containers, and workloads become for more portable between CSPs. To help you work through this, we’re using this post to discuss seven basic criteria you can use to identify providers that best match your business, technical, and operational needs.

How do you choose a public cloud provider — or if you’re planning to go multi-cloud — cloud providers? Let’s start with the major players. Read more “7 Cloud Service Evaluation Criteria to Help You Choose the Right Cloud Service Provider”

How to Achieve Full Stack, Multi-Cloud Security Observability

You probably know AWS as the leading cloud platform provider. These days, however, many companies are using additional cloud providers as well. According to Gartner’s October 2018 report “Market Insight: Multicloud Becomes Essential for Cloud IaaS Offerings,” 49% of organizations were approaching their cloud computing IaaS strategy through multi-cloud adoption in 2017, and that is expected to increase to 75% by 2022. Most often they’re not trading one for another, but are choosing multiple providers for a variety of reasons: Different business requirements (such as managing risk and costs) may be better suited to different cloud vendors. Many vendors are likewise pricing their offerings competitively and continually adding new features.

If you’ve decided to run a multi-cloud environment as part of your organization’s security strategy, you need to make sure you’re taking appropriate security precautions. This may be a challenge, so in this post, we’ll cover five principles to follow when you make the move to multi-cloud. Read more “How to Achieve Full Stack, Multi-Cloud Security Observability”

Best Practices for Implementing & Scaling Security in AWS

Security is a shared responsibility when you run your business on Amazon Web Services (AWS). To hold up your end of the bargain, there are many best practices at companies should be employing early on (but often don’t) to ensure that they’re maintaining security and that it can scale as the company grows.

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3 Things You Can Do to Improve Your AWS Security Posture

There’s no question that Amazon Web Services is an incredibly powerful and secure cloud services platform for delivering all sorts of software applications. AWS offers an extensive number of products and services for creating a scalable, reliable, and flexible architecture that meets the unique needs of your development. However, it can be difficult to know how to approach securing your AWS infrastructure. While we can’t give you insight into all of them, of course, we are going to talk about the security benefits provided by three of our favorites, just to get you started.

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The Impact of the Cloud’s Shared Responsibility Model on Compliance

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has pioneered the Shared Responsibility Model in the cloud. Basically, this model outlines how cloud service providers and consumers of these cloud-based services should share responsibilities when it comes to ensuring security in the cloud. AWS and other cloud service providers (CSPs) are responsible for ensuring that cloud infrastructure is secure. Meanwhile, companies (those using the cloud services) are responsible for their data, networks, applications, and operating systems — anything they own that lives in the cloud.

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Scaling Quickly & Securely: Achieving Security & Compliance in AWS

On Tuesday, June 21, I teamed up with Scott Ward, Solutions Architect at AWS, and Arup Chakrabarti, Director of Engineering at PagerDuty, to deliver a webinar about scaling quickly and securely in AWS. The discussion was lively enough to keep beach-and-BBQ dreams at bay for an hour or so on a humid Wednesday in Boston.

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Threat Stack’s Cloud Security Platform® Achieves AWS Security Competency

We’ve got some outstanding news to share: Threat Stack has just achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Competency!

This further demonstrates our commitment to delivering best-in-class security — and more specifically, to giving AWS customers exactly what they need in security solutions. As we like to say, “Our solutions are built in AWS to serve AWS.” Read more “Threat Stack’s Cloud Security Platform® Achieves AWS Security Competency”