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The HeatWave is Spreading

Just over a month ago, I wrote about the partnership between Oracle Cloud and Microsoft Azure that has finally enabled their customers to create “properly multi-cloud” applications without any hidden costs or limitations of earlier architectures. Well, unfortunately,…

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Finally, the Multi-cloud We’ve Been Waiting For

“Multi-cloud” is a tricky term. At its face value, it simply means that your organization is using cloud services from more than one provider, right? But if it’s that trivial, why are so many people talking about “multi-cloud strategies” and why do entire market…

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Sep 22, 2022: A Comprehensive Approach to Solving SaaS Complexity

As businesses adopt cloud-based services as part of digital transformation programs to enable flexible working, boost productivity, and increase business agility to remain competitive, many IT and security teams are finding it challenging to gain oversight and control over the multitude of…

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Modernization of IGA

Arun Binaykia from Sath and Martin Kuppinger talked about the roadblocks customers have with the integration of access management systems. Implementing identity management and governance is a long and cumbersome journey. Customizing the system to suit your organization is a must. This…

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Google Cloud Advances Security Capabilities by Acquiring SOAR Vendor Siemplify

Yesterday, Google has announced that it has acquired Siemplify, a well-known provider of security orchestration, automation and response (SOAR) solutions, for an undisclosed amount. The stated strategic goal of this acquisition is to “change the rules on how organizations hunt, detect,…

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Analyst Chat #100: A Perspective on "Everything as Code"

No big celebration, but at least a mention: this is the 100th episode of the KuppingerCole analyst chat. Martin Kuppinger joins Matthias to discuss the increasingly important topic of "everything as code" and how to define proper strategies for approaching this, especially in the context of…

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Google Cloud Digital Sovereignty Announcement

On September 8th, 2021 Google and T-Systems announced their intention to build and deliver sovereign cloud services for German enterprises, the public sector, and healthcare organizations.  So, what are a sovereign cloud services and why does this announcement matter? Sovereign Cloud…

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Analyst Chat #80: AI Service Clouds

Anne Bailey has just completed extensive research into the new market segment of AI Service Clouds. In this episode, she explains this innovative concept, which aims to overcome the lack of qualified personnel and bring artificial intelligence and machine learning to more companies.

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Analyst Chat #67: Ensuring Business Continuity for the Cloud

As organizations go through digital transformation, they increasingly turn to using cloud services. One aspect of the digital transformation plan that is often forgotten is ensuring business continuity. Mike Small joins Matthias to explain why business continuity is essential for cloud…

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Analyst Chat #62: The SOCaaS Market Segment - A First Look

The Security Operations Center-as-a-Service (SOCaaS) market has emerged and continues to develop in response to demand for security monitoring, analysis, detection, response, and improvement recommendations either instead of or as a supplement to permanent on-premises SOCs. KuppingerCole…

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AWS – A new Vision for Hybrid IT?

Attending AWS re:Invent is always an exceptional experience and, despite it being virtual, this year was no different. As usual, there were the expected announcements of bigger better and faster services and components. AWS always shows a remarkable level of innovation with many more…

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IBM Cloud for Financial Services

On July 22nd, 2020 IBM announced their IBM Cloud for Financial Services – what is this, why have IBM taken this step, and what does this announcement mean? Financial Services Compliance Challenges One recurring challenge for all organizations is complying with the ever-increasing…

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Oracle Delivers on Earlier Cloud Promises

Back in February (oh, how time flies! Just to think that it was right before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic…) I wrote a blog post looking at Oracle’s ambitious plans for developing its cloud strategy and expanding its worldwide…

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Analyst Chat #16: Enterprise Databases in the Cloud

Matthias Reinwarth and Alexei Balaganski talk about making the right choice of a database engine to power your next cloud project.

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IBM Cloud Satellite Announcements

The idea behind cloud computing used to be simple – let the cloud service provider provide and manage the IT services and infrastructure while you get on with your business. However, reality got in the way and cloud computing has become yet another dimension in the complex web of IT…

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Home Office in the Times of Pandemic – a Blessing or a Curse?

One of the most interesting office work developments of the last 20-30 years, the home office has radically gained new relevance amid the developing coronavirus pandemic. With the goal of limiting the spread of the virus, many companies and employees must suddenly resort to the option…

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OVHCloud Bets on Shift Back to Private Cloud

There is more to the cloud than AWS, Azure, IBM and Google according to OVHCloud - the new name for OVH as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. While the big four have carved up the public cloud between them, the French cloud specialist believes that business needs are changing, which gives…

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Meet the Next-Generation Oracle

Oracle OpenWorld 2019 has just wrapped yesterday, and if there is a single word that can describe my impressions of it, that would be “different”. Immediately noticeable was the absence of the traditional Oracle Red spilling into the streets around the Moscone Center in San…

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VMware to Acquire Carbon Black and Pivotal, Aims at the Modern, Secure Cloud Vision

Last week, VMware has announced its intent to acquire Carbon Black, one of the leading providers of cloud-based endpoint security solutions. This announcement follows earlier news about acquiring Pivotal, a software development company known for its Cloud Foundry cloud application platform,…

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Don’t Blame the Cloud for Capital One’s Troubles

After the recent Capital One breach, some commentators have suggested that cloud security is fundamentally flawed. Like many organizations today, Capital One uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to store data, and it was this that was targeted and successfully stolen. In the case of Capital One…

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Next-Gen Identity Analytics and Access Governance Approach

Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) is undoubtedly one of the most valued but complex and lengthy technology implementations. While IAM leaders are still trying to figure out the complexities of IGA, the massive cloud uptake with the advent of machine learning accelerates identity…

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May 09, 2019: Next-Gen Identity Analytics and Access Governance Approach

Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) is undoubtedly one of the most valued but complex and lengthy technology implementations. While IAM leaders are still trying to figure out the complexities of IGA, the massive cloud uptake with the advent of machine learning accelerates identity…

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Thoughts on the Acquisition of Janrain by Akamai

2019 started off with a very noteworthy acquisition in the identity and security space: the purchase of Janrain by Akamai. Janrain is a top vendor in the Consumer Identity market, as recognized in our recent Leadership Compass: https://www.kuppingercole.com/report/lc79059. Portland,…