Deutsche Telekom and OVHcloud team up for Gaia-X – as Macron says Europe must resume cloud battle

French cloud and hosting provider OVHcloud and T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, have announced a cooperation to create a 'trusted public cloud offering' for Germany, France, and other European markets.

The two companies will contribute to the Gaia-X initiative, a collaboration between the European Commission (EC), Germany, France, and various organisations within the continent.

The proposed offering will 'address the specific needs of the public sector as...

IT operations management tools consolidation: The five key battles you need to win

If your organisation has more than 20 tools for IT operations management and DevOps, you’re not alone. According to one source, nearly 40% of IT teams are using more than 10 monitoring tools. There comes a time when you simply must clean house. This is a painful chore, akin to cleaning out the garage or basement after a few years of neglect. It requires deep analysis, an in-depth understanding of business requirements and political finesse.

Avoiding this exercise, however, is...

Here’s where AIOps is delivering results today

Bottom Line: Capitalizing on AI and machine learning’s inherent strengths to create contextual intelligence in real-time, LogicMonitor’s early warning and failure prevention systems reflect where AIOps is delivering results today.

LogicMonitor’s track record of making solid contributions to their customers’ ability to bring greater accuracy, insight, and precision into monitoring all IT assets is emerging as a de facto industry standard. Recently I was speaking with a startup...

A guide to DataOps: Enabling the true speed of your data

Covid-19 changed everything. It changed where we work, how we communicate, travel, shop, what we buy and how much. Many companies are struggling to cope with these changes. Suddenly, well-known models of operations and strategies don’t work anymore.

One thing, however, didn’t change—the importance of using up-to-date, trustworthy data that supports strategic and operational decisions. In light of all the market changes, the challenge today is how to build data strategies and...

How to manage the risk of cloud sprawl with centralised management

The public cloud is designed to enable agility, scalability, and adaptivity. The result is a massive proliferation of public cloud services and APIs offered by cloud platform providers, which help organisations increase the rate of innovation far beyond they could in the private data centre.

While these new cloud services deliver attractive benefits, they also increase management complexity and the potential for costly misconfiguration errors that can compromise critical...

MSPs have suffered amidst the pandemic – but cloud and security services key to the future

How are managed service providers (MSPs) coping with the Covid-19 pandemic - and what does their future roadmap look like? A new report from IT management provider SolarWinds has revealed a rocky road, but optimism going forward.

The study, titled 'Covid-19: Impact and Response', surveyed 500 MSPs across Europe, North America, and Australia.

Three in five (59%) of those polled said they had applied for government financial relief programs, with three quarters (74%) of...

How to build the talent pipeline to close the cloud security skills gap

When it comes to the security skills gap, cloud security skills continue to be the most sought after – and the hardest for organisations to fill. As cloud computing continues to be an essential part of business continuity and productivity with more organisations preparing for remote work over the long term, leaders must find new ways to fill this critical talent gap.

The need for cloud security skills is increasing

Cloud adoption was already growing rapidly, but that growth...

Misconfigurations remain alarmingly common in cloud storage services, says Accurics

Misconfigured cloud storage services are common in the vast majority of cloud deployments, with the issue expected to exacerbate, according to new analysis.

The finding comes from security provider Accurics, whose latest State of DevSecOps Report found that misconfigurations were found in 93% of cloud deployments analysed, with the majority having at least one network exposure where a security group was left wide open.

Most worrying is that many emerging...

Why securing Kubernetes requires a native toolset

A now-classic 2014 study by IBM concluded that an astonishing 95 percent of all digital security breaches it investigated were either caused, or contributed to, by human error – presumably including those of the software developers. The remaining few were largely the results of technical faux pas. Subsequent disclosures about breaches and attacks have cited the same finding - with all kinds of digital tools, it’s easy for people to make mistakes. Often the root cause is...

Google Cloud and Box strengthen partnership around cloud infrastructure and collaboration

Google Cloud and Box have extended their strategic partnership focused on cloud content management, with the storage provider also proving another customer win for Google.

The two companies are extending their alliance, based on improving the experience for users of G Suite with Box, which was first announced in December 2018. Since then, several new features have taken place, including greater native sharing, and reciprocal transfer for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides between Box...