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  • A DRaaS market guide: Advice on the thriving technology

    There is a lot to consider when exploring the DRaaS market. Start here for help with picking a provider and understanding what the technology can offer. Continue Reading

  • Azure disaster recovery: Best practices for restoring VMs

    With Azure VM backup, virtual machines can run in the cloud while a business gets back on its feet. But there are two key considerations to keep in mind. Continue Reading

  • Three perspectives on cloud identity and access management

    Identity access management (IAM) systems work to help keep security high by initiating, capturing, recording and managing user identities and access permissions. Cloud identity and access management systems can simplify these complex tasks, but moving identity stores to the cloud also raises security concerns. This guide focuses on several security-related identity and access management issues.

    First, Dejan Lukan, a malware analyst, considers the subject of IAM in the cloud through the use of public and private keys, and offers four tips on hardening the security of cloud keys. Next, security expert Dave Shackleford outlines several best practices for managing access and identity in the cloud age. Finally, author and systems architect Dan Sullivan digs into federated identity management, with a dual focus on two tools: Active Directory Federation Services, or ADFS, and Amazon Web Service's AD Connector.

    Readers of this collection of expert advice will come away with a deeper knowledge of identity and access management for cloud and have a better of the actions they can take to better secure access to their enterprise systems.

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  • The Best of Multiple Worlds

    Working with multiple cloud providers is advantageous, though not necessarily easy. Making those different clouds work together can be a challenge for even experienced cloud teams. To effectively operate in a multi-cloud environment, an organization needs the right APIs and tools in place. Storage decisions will become even more critical. Orchestration will make management across clouds much easier. This chapter looks at cloud API integration, security approaches and other key elements in developing an effective multi-cloud management strategy. Continue Reading

  • Do multiple cloud accounts provide security benefits?

    Some experts believe establishing multiple cloud accounts for each enterprise project or workload can provide security benefits. Dan Sullivan explains what those benefits are. Continue Reading

  • Learn these best practices for deploying SAP Lumira

    SAP's self-service data visualization tool is ready to take on most SAP users' business intelligence needs. Here's how to lay the groundwork and get users the right software. Continue Reading

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