Digital Forensic Analysis of Amazon Linux EC2 Instances

by Kenneth G. Hartman

Companies continue to shift business-critical workloads to cloud services such as Amazon Web Services Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2). With demand for skilled security engineers at an all-time high, many organizations do not have the capability to do an adequate forensic analysis to determine the root cause of an intrusion or to identify indicators of compromise. To help organizations improve their incident response capability, this paper presents specific tactics for the forensic analysis of Amazon Linux that align with the SANS “Finding Malware – Step by Step” process for Microsoft Windows.
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Hyperscale cloud – reimagining data centers from hardware to applications

by Ericsson

The hyperscale approach can help industries meet the IT capacity demands of the Networked Society. Transforming data centers in this way goes beyond hardware to impact the software layer, including hypervisors, operating systems, cloud platforms and – ultimately – applications.
However, challenges must be overcome if hyperscale is to be fully realized. As well as revealing the scope of this vision, this paper sets out the key considerations and questions for data center operators at every layer – from hardware to applications.
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Optimize Multicloud Strategies for Enterprise Digital Transformation

by Mary Johnston Turner

In the era of digital transformation, organizations will compete based on their ability to rapidly develop, deploy, and optimize online and mobile innovations using multicloud services. This IDC white paper explores the obstacles you are going to have to overcome in order to find success with your multicloud strategy.
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IDC Innovators: Multicloud Management, 2017

by Mary Johnston Turner

Many organizations are deploying multiple cloud environments, which can be difficult to manage. The market for multicloud management tools is going to grow quickly. This IDC paper explores what look for in a multicloud management platform, as well as what it is going to take for an organization to stand out as an innovator in the field.
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The Journey Toward the Software-Defined Data Center

by Cognizant

This white paper briefly touches upon potential future state scenarios and discusses the implications for today’s legacy infrastructure, management tools, automation levers and data center facilities. How this future state will emerge is still open to debate; but what is clear is enterprises that tread toward adopting SDDC must be cognizant of its potential impact, evaluate possible risks and benefits and take baby steps forward.
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Software Defined Data Center: Time to Reimagine the Core

by Anuj Bhalla, Gaurav ChaturvedI, and Manjari Sharma

The gap between business demands and IT innovation has closed tremendously with needs and turnarounds moving at the speed of thought. Today’s scale, explosion and availability of data has business, expecting a powerful intervention to exploit it. It is getting difficult to firm up the datacenter roadmap with solutions and products getting launched so rapidly.
This whitepaper attempts to give a perspective on Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) Technology and drives attention to the white spaces and possible gaps which a customer should consider while embarking on this Data Center Transformation journey.
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