software defined


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: Business and Technology
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
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