Enhancing Security in the Hybrid Cloud: Step-by-Step to Connect Advanced Threat Analytics to Azure Security Center
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on November 15, 2017
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We have been talking on this blog before about the importance Microsoft and the rest of cloud providers are giving to security features and products in the last couple of years. The well-known security incidents present in the industry just in 2017 generated to companies billions in a loss, hence a large number of releases from Microsoft to face these incidents and, above all, provide calm to their customers around the cloud.

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) combines several of the latest security enhancements. In this article, we will review how to connect the ATA platform to Azure, guaranteeing a reliable monitoring.

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics sequence

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Azure Stack in GA. Part III: Support Models and the Azure Pack Story
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on August 29, 2017
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This is going to be the third article in the series of reviewing and understanding Azure Stack (previous articles: Azure Stack Release and Deployment Models). Now that we have a good grasp of the platform, how the Integrated Systems come into play and features available; I want to extend the topics to other two important matters for existing customers of Azure: How the support model will work with hardware and software in place from different vendors; and what’s the interconnection with the already existing Azure Pack solution.

Microsoft Azure Stack on premises

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How the IT and Cloud Spending is Going to Look Like in 2017?
Posted by Augusto Alvarez on November 14, 2016
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What’s the impact for IT regarding the US Presidential Election or Brexit? How is the world economy going to be affected in 2017 for the IT world? Where do we stand regarding private, hybrid and public clouds consumption? Will companies put IT jobs in danger by migrating massively to the public cloud in the next couple of years? Those are some of the big questions a lot of people are asking right now.

Even though we can never know for sure, we can start analyzing and make some conjectures using some of the reports provided by companies that focus their jobs on doing that. Let’s take a look to some of the key research items available.

IT Spending Will Grow 2.9% Compared to 2016

Gartner report says we need to expect that the companies’ budget will spend 2.9% more in 2017 compared to 2016. Hitting a grand total of $3.5 trillion for the upcoming year.

Worldwide IT Spending

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How VMware sees IT future. VMworld 2016. Day 1.
Posted by Alex Samoylenko on September 1, 2016
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As you know, the main virtualization conference VMworld 2016 arranged by VMware is now being held in Las Vegas. On the first day of the conference several interesting announcements were made. For example, VMware Cloud Foundation, which soon will be available on the IBM platform and later with other vendors, as well, was presented. It allows to get a ready-made infrastructure at customer’s site with both necessary software and hardware components and ready, configured and integrated control and automation tools like NSX, Virtual SAN and vRealize:

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