Do you want to learn data discovery and classification with SQL Server 2019? In a recent webinar, Director of Consulting, Steve Hughes, teaches the steps required to run discovery and eventually audit the sensitive data in your database.
In today’s post I’d like to talk about what WORM storage is and how it can help with compliance and security. With the recently added WORM storage in Azure, Microsoft supports immutable storage with their blob storage accounts, allowing various regulated industries and legal situations to be properly supported in Azure.
Cloud security is a big deal and a huge topic on everyone’s mind as more and more businesses move to the cloud. Although Azure is the most secure and compliant public cloud on the market, many customers that I work with are still concerned about security.
Azure is taking the world by storm and with good reason. What major things can it do for your business? How about cutting costs, raising your revenue and increasing your market cap? Sounds great, right? Let me tell you how Azure does this:
Are you running a hybrid environment between on-premises and Azure? Do you want to be? In a recent webinar, Sr. Principal Architect, Chris Seferlis, answered the question: How can my organization begin using hybrid cloud today? In this webinar, he defines the four key pillars of true hybrid development, identity, security, data platform and development, and shows actionable resources to help get you started down the hybrid road.
So, still not in the cloud and the thought of doing so feels like you’re taking a huge jump into unknown waters? We’re seeing more enterprises starting to dip their toe in the water with Microsoft Azure. Microsoft has shown their commitment to where they’re going with their cloud infrastructure and the growth has been tremendous.
When I speak with customers, I often find they share common roadblocks to using Azure. I recently sat down with Jon Reutinger, our Consulting Sales Manager in Texas, to ask what he hears from customers, to see if together, we can shed some light to clear up some of these Azure roadblocks.
Businesses run on data – and the best organizations have a strong data strategy in place. We have consistent conversations with our customers about what they’re doing with their data and how they think about their data strategy. For the customers that get it right, we see 5 areas that they prioritize in terms of their strategy.
Data Security. These words are in the forefront of many people’s minds and just hearing them may bring on an instant tension headache. Whether you’re in Europe anxiously awaiting the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) that goes into effect in May, or here in the US, security and compliance is a hot topic today.
One of the things I recommend to clients when they are starting to set up their Azure subscriptions, is to have a basic strategy in mind when it comes to network security. The sooner in your project that you plan this out, the less rework you’ll have down the road.