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10/24/2017
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One-Third of Businesses Can't Keep Up with Cloud Security

One in three organizations cannot maintain security as cloud and container environments expand.

The growth of cloud and container environments is causing major problems for one-third of organizations who report they cannot keep up with changes in customers' security and compliance requirements.

Threat Stack and the Enterprise Strategy Group partnered to explore cloud security challenges in their "Cloud Security Report 2017: Security at Speed and Scale." They found 57% of 167 respondents report "significant delays" in sales due to trouble meeting customers' security standards, and 59% have the same problem with customers' compliance requirements.

Businesses' mounting concerns are not impeding container adoption, however: More than 40% have deployed containerized product applications, and 45% intend to test or deploy within the next year. Nearly all (94%) say containerization has a negative impact on security.

Researchers found hybrid environments are becoming more popular. Sixty percent of respondents plan to use a single cloud provider "for the foreseeable future" and 40% say they will have hybrid environments within twelve months.

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10/26/2017 | 11:35:12 AM
Container and data Security
 

Data has to be encrypted in all cases, so containers do not really pose any additional risks to the data.
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10/26/2017 | 11:34:37 AM
Re: Containers
" nowadays network proximity is a major factor."That is true, this may increase Inshoring. I also think network proximity will be covered in another way such a WAN optimization.
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10/26/2017 | 11:31:42 AM
Re: Containers
" Tech Empire of the World - Bangalore - and cheaper-faster-better too.  "

Yes, I know a few friends who are working there. I see your point tough.
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10/26/2017 | 11:29:58 AM
Re: Containers
"ill-informed execs make hasty purchasing and implementation decisions"

I would agree with this too. I would think it is because of the pressure in the market, everybody uses containers, let us use it too mentality. However I see benefits of containers for certain environment.
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10/26/2017 | 11:27:32 AM
Re: Containers
" Rapidly jumping into the cloud is a poor choice"

I would agree with that. There has to be proper mechanism in place for bot security and stability point of view.
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10/26/2017 | 11:26:17 AM
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"I'm curious to what extent this is inherent to containerization and to what extent it's a more a matter of complexity and lack of diligence."

Agree. I am not getting this part either.
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10/26/2017 | 11:24:56 AM
Container Security
There is no reason why containers should be unsecure if implemented properly. Security has to be put in place before it comes to the container, nothing different than how you would secure a virtual machine.
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10/26/2017 | 8:23:55 AM
Re: Containers
Interestingly, the trend to digital transformation may help to reverse the offshoring trend because nowadays network proximity is a major factor.

But then, even if that's so, expect it to re-reverse as more service-provider and content-delivery network gateways proliferate globally.
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10/25/2017 | 10:43:06 AM
Re: Containers
And do not forget the additional layer of complexity that American management believes that ALL IT issues can be managed from the Tech Empire of the World - Bangalore - and cheaper-faster-better too.  
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10/25/2017 | 9:30:36 AM
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Indeed. The tech specifics may be different, but things haven't changed much over the decades. Enterprise technologies get hyped, ill-informed execs make hasty purchasing and implementation decisions, and then fundamentals at the orchestration layer suffer.
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