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Cisco Describes Hybrid Cloud 'New Normal,' Touts Cloud Operating Model for Success

"Hybrid cloud environments have become the new normal, particularly as consumers of IT services have become more empowered to make cloud choices that fit their needs."

Most/Least Popular Programming Languages for Cloud Development

Java tops most lists, but what languages are seen as least popular?

VMware Explore 2022 (Formerly VMworld) Focuses on Multi-Cloud Universe

The theme of the event is the Multi-Cloud Universe, with a focus on cloud transformation, cloud native platform, the hybrid workforce and cloud security.

Multi-Cloud Study Shows Complexity, Tool Sprawl, Siloed Data Challenges

A new report focusing on multi-cloud management reaffirms the huge growth in multi-cloud implementations while also detailing challenges concerning complexity, tool sprawl, siloed data and more.

Is the Kubernetes Skills Gap Shrinking?

New year-over-year findings in a Kubernetes/cloud native study conducted by Canonical show a smaller percentage of respondents listing "lack of in-house skills/limited manpower" as the biggest challenge when migrating to/using Kubernetes and containers, though it's still the No. 1 challenge.

Federal Security Agency Orders Emergency VMware Patching

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a May 18 emergency directive to all Federal Civilian Executive Branch agencies to mitigate vulnerabilities found in a slate of VMware offerings.

Survey Shows Limits of Ransomware Insurance, Payoffs

"Paying cybercriminals to restore data is not a data protection strategy."

Google Cloud to Offer Secure Open Source Software Service

Having enacted multiple internal security checks on the open source software (OSS) it uses, Google Cloud will offer a safe OSS service featuring those wares.

Supply Chain, Inflation Challenge Skills Dearth as Top Cloud Problem

While finding skilled workers has long plagued the cloud computing space, a new survey-based report shows some new challenges emerging, such as supply chain shortages and rising inflation.

Agencies Advance on Biden's 2021 Zero Trust Order

One year in, a new survey-based report indicates civilian and federal agencies are making progress on President Joe Biden's 2021 executive order to improve the nation's cybersecurity.

Microsoft Offers Human Cybercrime Experts: 'Technology Alone Is Not Enough'

New managed security services from Microsoft combine humans with technology to help organizations in the fight against cybercrime.

VMware Updates Tanzu Community Edition, More

VMware's free Tanzu Community Edition, primarily targeting learners and small-scale, preproduction Tanzu users, has been updated along with several other offerings, the company announced during the KubeCon 2022 conference.

Biden Signs Metrics Bill to Combat Cybercrime into Law

President Joe Biden signed into law the Better Cybercrime Metrics Act, enlisting the FBI and other government agencies to spearhead a metrics reporting initiative.

How to Address Crippling Cloud Skills Shortage?

Upskilling leads the pack in expert advice, along with strategies for hiring, outsourcing, partnering, outreach and much more.

Compliance Requirements Reportedly Slow Cloud-Native, Container Initiatives

Cloud-native initiatives in the enterprise -- already plagued by the ever-present skills dearth -- are further slowed by compliance requirements, a new report claims.

Two Same-Day Cloud Spending Reports, Same Conclusions

Two new same-day reports on Q1 2022 cloud infrastructure services spending basically say the same thing: growth is everywhere, AWS is still in the lead, Azure and GCP are making inroads and so on -- similar to just about every other report over the past several years.

Survey: 'Knowledge Gap' and Talent Dearth Hinder Cloud-Native Development

In gauging the benefits and challenges of cloud-native development, OutSystems found most respondents to a survey don't know that much about the approach, even though analysts predict it will pretty much account for all app development in a few years.

Lots of 'Sustainability' Talk, Little Walk

Lots of organizations are talking about sustainability, but not so many are walking the talk, indicates a new report from Google Cloud.

Mandiant Sees Ransomware Increasingly Attacking Virtualization Platforms

Threat intelligence specialist Mandiant has noticed ransomware actors have been increasingly attacking virtualization platforms in their efforts to extort organizations for money.

Cloud Computing Survey Shows Cost Control Struggles

Cloud computing surveys usually reveal that security concerns and lack of in-house skills are top impediments to successful implementations, but a recent poll adds a new top challenge: cost control.