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Clouds are tricky things. It’s hard to tell where the foundations of a cloud reside. You could point at the physical infrastructure. Some of the best side-channel attacks target hardware. There is the operating system that runs everything. And there is the middleware, billing, hypervisors, drivers and web front ends. The potential attack surface of a cloud service provider (CSP) or consumption market platform is gigantic. [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In the simplest terms, the cloud allows users to store and access data and programs on someone else’s hardware, usually over the internet, rather than using their local device or network resources. But it is much more than simply offsite storage. It also includes services that allow users to replicate some or all of their local environment, from running applications to designing complex infrastructures. And it needs to be able to scale to lots of users. Simply put, you do not have a “cloud” unless... [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
We are proud to announce that full cloud-based management is now available for our FortiGate UTM products through the FortiCloud services.  We have seen impressive growth in the adoption of our FortiCloud solution over the past several years that has validated the value of a cloud management model for Fortinet customers.  FortiCloud started 10 years ago as a cloud-based solution for log storage and analytics.  Over the years, we’ve improved those analytics and added the ability to mass deploy devices (FortiDeploy), independently... [Read More]
by RSS Peter Newton  |  Aug 01, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Like data center sprawl, virtualization sprawl occurs when the numbers, locations, and functions of virtual machines distributed across a network grow to the point that they can no longer be managed effectively. As organizations continue to move applications and other core workloads into the cloud, virtualization sprawl can give way to “security sprawl” if not architected properly. In order to achieve the scale, elasticity, and efficiency benefits of the cloud, the data and security elements across all environments must be integrated,... [Read More]
by RSS Darlene Gannon  |  Jul 31, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For many organizations, embracing the potential of the new digital economy involves migrating services, data, and infrastructure to the cloud. The cloud is a powerfully disruptive technology. It allows businesses to be more agile, responsive, and available than ever before by transforming traditional compute architectures and best practices that have been in place for decades. Most organizations today have some sort of a cloud strategy. Nearly all of them are adopting a hybrid cloud infrastructure that combines their private cloud with one or... [Read More]
by RSS John Maddison  |  Jun 29, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
For the past 3-4 years, there has been a lot of buzz in the Information Technology market around the Software Defined delivery of applications. In terms of meta-technology evolution, software is being used to create and deliver software. Yes, it is as confusing as it sounds. The Software Defined revolution has caught on in three distinct areas: data center and cloud, connectivity to applications, and the agile deployment or creation of services. Amazon Web Services has recently redefined the new SDDC, or Software Defined Datacenter space,... [Read More]
by RSS James Cabe  |  May 08, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Today we announced the addition of eight industry-leading information technology providers to our Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Program. These new partners further extend the Fortinet Security Fabric across traditional, cloud, virtual, and software-defined environments, while simplifying multi-vendor security deployments for enterprises. [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Mar 14, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
IoT security challenges include weak authentication and authorization protocols, insecure software, firmware with hard-coded backdoors, poorly designed connectivity and communications, and little to no configurability. Many devices were developed around chunks of commonly available and largely untested code, compounding security vulnerabilities across thousands of devices sold through dozens of manufacturers. And to make matters worse, IoT devices are often “headless,” with limited power and processing capabilities. This not only means they can [Read More]
by RSS Jonathan Nguyen-Duy  |  Mar 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The key to success in the emerging world of white box hardware, SDN, NFV, NFV Orchestrators (NFVO), and Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) is interoperability.  The promise of a new kind of network - easy to provision, flexible, easy to automate, and most critically, a source of new value-added functions is dependent on a whole range of disparate elements working together. This is no easy task, and it’s made no easier by the fact that there are still no widely adopted standards for interoperability. However, that did not stop the New IP Agency... [Read More]
by RSS Abel Aberra  |  May 24, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
It’s the week before Labor Day, and for most of folks in the U.S. that means the end of summer is approaching. But for many of us involved with the data center, it means another exciting virtualization confab is underway in San Francisco with VMworld 2014 at Moscone Center. Of course VMware has long been about more than just server virtualization – over the years, we’ve seen broader focus around VDI and end-user computing, private and hybrid cloud, and more recently network virtualization with NSX. VMware’s broader message on the latter... [Read More]
by RSS Warren Wu  |  Aug 25, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends