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It's not the first time we've heard the statement that cloud can be too expensive and I doubt it will be the last. This latest episode comes from Alexei Rodriguez, Head of Ops at Evernote by way of Structure 2014: Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/joeweinman/status/479769276027379712 It is important to note that this admission - like those in the past - have come from what we call "web monsters." Web monsters are, as the name implies, web-first (and usually only) organizations who have millions (or billions) of users. Modern web monsters generally have only one application for which they are responsible, a la Evernote, Netflix, Facebook, etc... It is unlikely that most enterprises will encounter this same conundrum - that of the cloud actually costing more than a DIY approach - for short-lived projects. A marketing campaign, seasonal promotions and offerings, etc...... (more)

Supersizing Application Access Services

F5 Synthesis: Supersizing Application Access Services #SDAS #IAM #IoT #Mobile The new requirements for app delivery include a focus on hyperscaling access to applications. A plurality (48%) of enterprises deliver between 1 and 500 applications to consumers and employees. A somewhat surprising 21% deliver more than 1000 applications every day*. Consider, now, the possible combinations (or is it permutations, I always mix those two up) that can be formed along with the increasing number of devices/connections per consumer and employee (predicted to hit 5 per individual by 2017 by ... (more)

Network Service Provisioning Speed | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Irrelevance of Hardware to Network Service Provisioning Speed September 10, 2014 Inarguably, the pressure is on "the network" to get in gear, so to speak, and address how fast its services can be up and running. Software-defined architectures like cloud and SDN have arisen in response to this pressure, attempting to provide the means by which critical network services can be provisioned in hours instead of days. Much of the blame for the time it takes to provision network services winds up landed squarely on the fact that much of the network is comprised of hardware. Not just any... (more)

The Man in Your Browser

The keys to the digital kingdom are credentials. In no industry is this more true (and ultimately more damaging) than financial services. The sophistication of the attacks used to gather those credentials and thwart the increasingly complex authentication process that guards financial transactions is sometimes staggering. That's because they require not just stealth but coordination across multiple touch points in the transaction process. MITB is not a new technique. It was first identified as a potential path to financial theft back in 2005 when Augusto Paes de Barros presented... (more)

How You Integrate All The Network Things Matters

#SDN #DevOps API design best practices apply to the network, too. We (as in the industry at large) don't talk enough about applying architectural best practices with respect to emerging API and software-defined models of networking. But we should. That's because as we continue down the path that continues to software-define the network, using APIs and software development methodologies to simplify and speed the provisioning of network services, the more we run into if not rules, then best practices, that should be considered before we willy nilly start integrating all the networ... (more)