Myriad announcements make deciphering Day 3 of re:Invent a bit difficult. From bare metal to containers (via Fargate and Kubernetes) to machine learning to IoT, if you have any interest in infrastructure or application development, you were probably covered.
Day 2 came to a close after a seemingly endless string of new service announcements. The transition of AWS from the traditional perception as a compute and storage "cloud" to that of an advanced development platform is in full swing.
AWS re:Invent is a whirlwind event. From Nov. 27th through Dec 1st, it's nonstop sessions, meetings and learnings all set against the never-stop Las Vegas background.
In 2018, companies are projected to invest over $45B in public cloud platforms worldwide (Source: Gartner).
DRaaS is the answer to all those questions you hope to never ask: What if my critical applications are compromised by the next cyber attack? What if my infrastructure gets knocked out in a disaster? What if my business can’t protect itself?
Why move to the cloud? In truth, most companies don’t stop to answer this question. Cloud migration just sort of happens. Sometimes your cloud strategy kicks off because you need certain cloud technology solutions. Sometimes a single member of your management team pushes the whole business into cloud computing. Sometimes a move to the cloud means simply catching up with your competitors.
After all, cyber threats will very quickly wipe out any upsides shadow applications can deliver.
Shadow technologies can send a chill down the spine of any IT professional tasked with keeping an organization secure.
It helps to first define shadow IT, sometimes known as dark IT. Most would start with a rundown of the network security risks it presents, but a more helpful shadow IT definition would explain it as something that’s already happening in your organization.