As companies increasingly shift workloads to the public cloud, cloud computing has moved from a nice-to-have to a core competency in the enterprise. This shift requires a new set of skills to design, deploy, and manage applications in the cloud. As the market leader and most mature provider in the cloud computing space, AWS is..
Keeping data and applications safe in the cloud is one the most visible challenges facing cloud teams in 2018. Cloud storage services where data resides are frequently a target for hackers, not because the services are inherently weak, but because they are often improperly configured. Encryption—to protect data at rest and in-flight—should be an organization’s..
Some of 2017’s largest data breaches involved unprotected Amazon Simple Storage (S3) buckets that left millions of customer data records exposed to the public. The problem wasn’t the technology, but administrators who improperly configured the security settings. For cloud teams in charge of security, understanding the configurations and options available for securing data in the..
For teams training complex machine learning models, time and cost are important considerations. In the cloud, different instance types can be employed to reduce the time required to process data and train models. Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) offer a lot of advantages over CPUs when it comes to quickly processing large amounts of data typical..
LEARNING PATHS Introduction to Kubernetes Kubernetes allows you to deploy and manage containers at scale. Created by Google, and now supported by Azure, AWS, and Docker, Kubernetes is the container orchestration platform of choice for many deployments. For teams deploying containerized applications, this learning path will serve as introduction to the Kubernetes ecosystem and a..
The cloud is forever changing how we look at IT. Over the past years, we’ve had a front seat view of how the cloud has evolved and how large companies and industries are changing practices internally toward a response that looks more and more like the innovation leaders have read about (and that some, mostly..
Companies have been using devices and sensors to measure and quantify data for awhile now. By 2020, Gartner predicts that more than 65% of enterprises will adopt Internet of Things (IoT) products, compared to just 30% today. The low cost of devices and the wide availability of the internet gives companies even more reasons to..
A common question in the medical field is: Is it possible to distinguish one class of samples from another, based on some set of measurements? Research investigating this and related medical questions have spurred innovation in medicine and the application of statistical methods and machine learning for decades. In this post, we’ll address how to..
Effective security requires close control over your data and resources. Bastion hosts, NAT instances, and VPC peering can help you secure your AWS infrastructure. Welcome to part four of my AWS Security overview. In part three, we looked at network security at the subnet level. This time, we’ll look at strategies to avoid unnecessarily exposing..
When it comes to cloud, the good news is that we’re past the period of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Everyone now agrees that the cloud is a key part of any firm’s IT investment. The not-so-good news is that there is still confusion about what to move, how to move it, and the best practices..