public cloud


The growing need for on-demand network and compute resources is outpacing available internal resources, even in private cloud environments, and is driving organizations to the public cloud. According to IDC, 75% of organizations are currently implementing or considering the implementation of public cloud resources, and they predict that 50% of enterprise workloads will migrate to the public cloud by 2018.  This new shared infrastructure approach comes with significant security challenges, including creating and maintaining a consistent... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Nov 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The need for real-time access to critical data is driving today’s digital transformation. The volume of data being generated, the proliferation of data mining applications, and consumer expectations about access to information are all increasing the value of data and making effective data management and orchestration increasingly critical. Which makes securing that data more important than ever. Which is why Fortinet is a Signature Sponsor at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld 2017 conference, being held October 1-5 at the Moscone... [Read More]
by RSS Traci Anderson  |  Sep 30, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
By accelerating application mobility across the hybrid cloud, IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions is blurring the boundaries that often distinguish the operational challenges between private and public clouds. [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Sep 12, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
It seems like everyone is talking about moving to the cloud these days. The efficiencies, productivity, agility, elasticity, and cost savings all make a compelling case for migrating from traditional private networks and data centers to private clouds and other virtualized instances, and eventually into public and hybrid environments. Because of these advantages, government agencies and private enterprises across industries are all looking at ways to effectively embrace cloud-first strategies.  I attended a security conference just a few... [Read More]
by RSS Jonathan Nguyen-Duy  |  Sep 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In a 2015 article posted by Forbes, it was reported that 87 percent of people hadn’t heard of the term “Internet of Things” (IoT). At that time, Gartner Inc. estimated that there were 4.9 billion connected devices in use. Fast forward to 2017, and Gartner now reports that number has grown  to 8.4 billion, with a look ahead to 2020 predicting that 20.4 billion connected devices will be in use. The IoT has gained traction in day-to-day life by adding new applications and capabilities at a rapid rate, and as this technology begins... [Read More]
by RSS Amy Thompson  |  May 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Companies are building out flexible and scalable infrastructure with the use of private and public clouds. This makes maintaining a strong and consistent security posture both essential and difficult. To meet this challenge, Fortinet is enhancing its security capabilities across private, infrastructure, and application clouds through our Security Fabric. This ranges from increased scalability, new public cloud features, and SaaS visibility via a new CASB offering, all delivering optimal security performance at cloud-scale. [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Apr 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Q&A with Fraser Street, VP of Technical Alliances at Silver Peak: Fortinet sits down with Fabric-Ready Partner, Silver Peak to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing and how Silver Peak’s approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Apr 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
Fortinet spoke with Fabric-Ready Partner, Versa Networks to learn what’s top of mind for its customers, the key IT challenges they are facing and how Versa Networks’ approach to integrated security is helping drive business and customer success. [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Mar 22, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Security Q & A
  With the breadth of sensitive data and highly regulated workloads that government and state and local education (SLED) institutions manage comes the critical need for a cybersecurity strategy that can adapt and scale with the data, from IoT to the cloud, while adhering to regulations and compliance requirements. To meet these evolving public sector security needs, Fortinet today announced an expansion of its  relationship with AWS through its membership in the AWS Public Sector... [Read More]
by RSS Chad Whalen  |  Nov 29, 2016  |  Filed in: Business and Technology