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By Josh Morganthall, GreenPages' Senior Solutions Architect, Microsoft Cloud Over the past few years, companies have embraced the cloud-only workplace model: swapping out their on-premise software and servers for cloud-only “software as a service” (SaaS) solutions. Read about the pros and cons of going SaaS and how companies weigh all the options before deciding.
What We Currently Know We’ve all been following the news about the SolarWinds supply chain attack where threat actors exploited the company’s Orion software update to plant malware on corporate and government networks. The situation continues to unfold with new headlines announcing the scale of the attack, including an additional threat actor believed unrelated to the first attack.
You are probably familiar at this point with the security attacks against FireEye and SolarWinds. The GreenPages Team has been digging into the incidents and collecting information on how best to inform our network. We hope you find this insight useful.
Many organizations have moved onto Office 365 and assumed that “Microsoft has got this.” No matter what SaaS-based platform you’re talking about, there will almost always be an expected shared responsibility to take care of and protect your data.
The vast features, capabilities, and limitless scale of modern cloud platforms enable technology professionals to solve business challenges using technology faster than ever. It’s also easier than ever to leave an unwanted trail of artifacts and services in our wake that can wind up costing tens of thousands of dollars or more in unnecessary cloud spend per year.
A Message from Jay Keating, SVP of Service Delivery & Managed Services, GreenPages
One of the things I enjoy thinking through is how malicious actors will evolve and what their next attack will look like. In a recent post, Sophos thought ahead to where the new landmines were going to be, understanding that bad actors are smart enough to move laterally across industries as well as adopt protective tools and styles that Cybersecurity practitioners employ.
We dove deep into our blog archive and discovered a gem from 2015, "Cloud Computing in 2020: Looking into that Crystal Ball." We got a few things right and we got a few things wrong, including the circa 2015 concept of a cloud architect being an "emerging idea." I thought it would be great to write an update on where we are now with these former predictions. We asked David Jones, GreenPages' Director of CSP Operations, to go back to the future and respond to our 2015 predictions. Read his responses (in green) below! Let's just hope Biff doesn't get his hands on this article in the past, you never know what he could do with it!
I spent some time out in California with several tech/cloud/awesome companies for Cloud Field Day 6 (as well as with some amazing cloud delegates!) and I’ve been meaning to write about some of the really cool stuff that I saw out there. So with that, I want to tell you about Morpheus Data.