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Weekly CloudNews: Top 5 data migration trends

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Top 5 data migration trends

Matt Asay, TechRepublic, November 30, 2022

“Whether it’s migrating to a new storage system, database, application or entirely new server, data migration is a frequent project on business agendas. As migration projects become more commonplace and complex, learn what trends are driving the data migration market and individual projects today. First, shifting toward data lakehouses. Rather than moving data from a data lake to a data warehouse with expensive and time-consuming extract, transform and load tools, the data lakehouse basically transforms a data lake into a data warehouse. By adding a layer, companies can leverage massive quantities of data for things like machine learning applications without necessarily having to move or migrate that data.

“Second, avoiding data loss and expanding capacity through cloud migration. Though cloud spending remains relatively small compared to the overall IT market — less than 10%, — it’s growing much faster than other areas. By moving data to the cloud, enterprises can not only handle a wider array of data types, but they can also ingest more data much faster. 3. Uniting legacy on-premises data with cloud customer data. 4. Using data migration resources to get the most out of unstructured data. Whether unstructured data is stored in a NoSQL database, a data lake or elsewhere, enterprises are looking to data migration strategies and tools to move, cleanse and transform this data to make it easier to analyze. 5. Migration begets modernization. The minute you start to think about migrating data, it’s worth considering if it’s time to make other major changes to your data storage, management and infrastructure.” READ MORE

Complexity is the enemy of cloud security

David Linthicum, December 6, 2022

“Many of today’s security breaches are due to human error. A study by Ponemon and IBM indicates that misconfigured cloud servers cause 19% of data breaches. The cost? A half-million dollars per breach. The cause? Most of the time, too many moving parts for security teams to keep secure. They lose track, things are misconfigured, and the breach occurs. More recently, multicloud and other complicated, heterogeneous platform deployments have accelerated overly complex deployments. At the same time, security budgets, approaches, and tools have remained static. As complexity rises, the risk of breach accelerates at approximately the same rate.

“Security is systemic to everything, which is the correct way to view it. When security is everywhere, it also becomes a factor when defining core cloud and non-cloud architectures, including the amount of complexity introduced and how to effectively manage it. This includes addressing increased security risks through security operations. Many approaches, concepts, and technologies can be used to manage and lower risk while simultaneously increasing the value delivered to the business.” READ MORE

Deep dive: How network-as-a-service (NaaS) is aiding cloud adoption

Victor Dey, November 30, 2022

“The adoption of cloud computing and the transition of corporate applications to on-premises networks have made corporate data infrastructures increasingly complex. While some applications can be hosted in one cloud, others must be set up in a completely different cloud. This practice vastly decreases the flexibility of a network’s architecture. Over a decade ago, organizational flexibility was viewed as a bonus rather than a necessity, and certainly not at the top of the corporate agenda. But with the pace of innovation, most enterprises can no longer afford the time it takes to build and maintain their own network infrastructures.

“According to research firm IDC, the as-a-service model will account for more than 75% of network infrastructure at edge locations and up to 50% of data center infrastructure by 2024. Many corporate activities are transitioning to the cloud, and NaaS is a viable replacement for MLPS connections, legacy network setups and numerous types of on-premises hardware, such as load balancers and firewall devices. NaaS also reduces the time network employees must spend maintaining the network, as well as the level of training and competency required of network professionals. With NaaS, employees can connect to their cloud services directly through a virtual network that an external vendor manages and secures. IT teams don’t have to spend time keeping up with the demand for network services.” READ MORE

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