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FREE GUIDE What is Microsoft Azure



What is Azure?
Microsoft Azure is a cloud platform that provides everything a business needs to run computing operations virtually, from servers and storage to databases and analytics.

Microsoft lists over 600 Azure services, from data management and storage to CDN and Machine Learning. Navigating your way through a continuously expanding set of Azure features can be a daunting task.

This free guide highlights some of the techniques and capabilities that you can take advantage of to get the most out of your Azure cloud experience.

Download this free guide and learn:

  • Why Microsoft Azure is the most popular cloud provider
  • The fundamentals of cloud computing service models (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS)
  • How to utilize disaster recovery, elasticity and development tools
  • Features that will save you money, including Azure Cost Management and Pricing Calculator
  • Why you should consider learning everything you can about Azure


 

Cloud Standards Customer Council Announces Version 2.0 of Interoperability and Portability for Cloud Computing Whitepaper

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The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC), an end-user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud's successful adoption, today published version 2.0 of its whitepaper, Interoperability and Portability for Cloud Computing: A Guide. Authors of the paper will present a complimentary webinar on January 24, 2018, from 11:00am - 12:00pm ET to introduce the paper.

Today, organizations are employing a wide range of cloud services and transitioning data and applications to cloud computing environments. The topics of "interoperability" and "portability" are significant considerations in relation to the use of cloud services, but there is also confusion and misunderstanding of exactly what this entails. The aim of this guide is to provide a clear definition of interoperability and of portability and how these relate to various aspects of cloud computing and to cloud services.

Cloud Standards Customer Council Announces Version 3.0 of Security for Cloud Computing: Ten Steps to Ensure Success Whitepaper

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The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC), an end-user advocacy group dedicated to accelerating cloud's successful adoption, today published version 3.0 of its Security for Cloud Computing: Ten Steps to Ensure Success paper.

When considering a move to cloud computing, organizations must have a clear understanding of the potential security benefits and risks associated with cloud computing and be able to set realistic expectations with their cloud service providers. The heart of this guide is a list of ten steps designed to help decision-makers evaluate and compare security and privacy offerings from different cloud providers in key areas. The ten steps cover:

WHITEPAPER: Cloud Computing Models for Data Warehousing

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Cloud computing is creating a new era for IT by providing a set of services that appears to have infinite capacity, immediate deployment and high availability at trivial cost. It's the result of the evolution of computing and communications technology from a high-value asset to a simple commodity. In that evolution, the focus shifts from the concept of computing as a physical thing in a data center to computing as a service, like electricity, that is accessible from the nearest network connection.

Today most organizations are looking at cloud as a way to lower data center and IT provisioning costs. While cost reduction is a real benefit, there is more value in the increased speed, flexibility and ease of delivery in cloud environments. The only way to gain these advantages is by changing the approach and practices for delivering applications and data...

Using Test Automation Frameworks to Speed Your DevOps Delivery

Automate Your Delivery Pipeline



Today's software delivery environment is completely focused on pushing value to production as quickly as possible. With this emphasis on speed, more and more teams are relying on test automation to accelerate processes that are manually-intensive - such examples include acceptance and regression testing.

And as DevOps becomes more widely opted, it's imperative your teams understand how to leverage automation as it pertains to your Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Continuous Delivery processes.

Download the whitepaper
and learn about:
 
  • Different types of test automation
  • The value test automation provides
  • DevOps and automating your delivery pipeline
  • Building a real-world framework

Cloud Standards Customer Council Publishes Cloud Customer Architecture for Securing Workloads on Cloud Services Whitepaper

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The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) has published a new whitepaper, Cloud Customer Architecture for Securing Workloads on Cloud Services, that outlines security services and corresponding best practices for deploying a comprehensive cloud security architecture. The aim of this new guide is to provide a practical reference to help IT architects and IT security professionals architect, install, and operate the information security components of solutions built using cloud services. It is available for download at http://www.cloud-council.org/deliverables/cloud-customer-architecture-for-securing-workloads-on-cloud-services.htm

Many cloud services are now available, covering infrastructure, platform and application capabilities. Building business solutions using cloud services requires a clear understanding of the available security services, components and options-allied to a clear architecture- which addresses the complete lifecycle of cloud solutions covering development, deployment and operations.

The following security components are covered in detail:

Whitepaper: Using Test Automation Frameworks to Speed Your DevOps Delivery



Automate Your Delivery Pipeline


Today's software delivery environment is completely focused on pushing value to production as quickly as possible. With this emphasis on speed, more and more teams are relying on test automation to accelerate processes that are manually-intensive - such examples include acceptance and regression testing.

And as DevOps becomes more widely opted, it's imperative your teams understand how to leverage automation as it pertains to your Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, and Continuous Delivery processes.

Download the whitepaper and learn about:
  • Different types of test automation
  • The value test automation provides
  • DevOps and automating your delivery pipeline
  • Building a real-world framework

 

Whitepaper: The Internet of Things and Its Impact on Testing



The Internet of Things might be a buzzword you know nothing about, but it is something that can't be ignored by software testers and developers alike. The interconnectivity of wearables, smart devices, home appliances, etc. present a whole host of unique challenges that you need to prepare yourselves for.

Gartner predicts that the number of connected devices through the Internet of Things is expected to rise to 26 billion units by 2020, so software professionals need to equip themselves with the appropriate knowledge and technology to succeed.

3 Recommended Whitepapers: Cloud Computing For Startups

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"Introduction to Cloud Computing For Startups" Wondering what all of the hype is around cloud computing? Cloud computing has been a popular topic lately, including the discussion of various cloud computing solutions such as Amazon AWS, Google App Engine, and Salesforce.com. Many of the discussions revolve around the enterprise world, but few are talking about what this means for startups and small business.

You will find out how your startup may be able to take advantage of cloud computing as a new approach to launching your startup quickly, and stay up-to-date with their latest news!...

Whitepaper: Cloud Storage. Solved!

Parallels Cloud Server transforms how you deliver the cloud. Parallels Cloud Server combines Parallels Cloud Storage with Parallels Containers and Parallels Hypervisor to dramatically improve server reliability, performance, and profitability.