In the know: top 5 must-read cloud stories, April 15


From Talkin’ Cloud

Talkin’ Cloud at the end of each day pulls out five must-read cloud computing stories from the news cycle for its readers to review in the morning. Today’s column features Illumio, Kaseya and Bandwidth.

Some of these stories have been gathered from Talkin’ Cloud’s article database, while others have been collected from elsewhere. If we missed something, feel free to leave a comment below. We might just add it into the mix.

Here’s today’s list of must-read cloud computing stories.

Adaptive Cloud Security Platform Provider Raises $100M. Illumio today announced it has raised an additional $100 million in financing to drive adoption of a cloud service that attaches security policies to application workloads regardless of where they wind up being deployed. At a time when application workloads frequently move not only in and out of the cloud but between them, Illumio CEO Mark Andrew Rubin said the Illumio Adaptive Security Platform (ASP) deploys in the cloud, but is capable of staying in constant contact with application workloads deployed on premise or in a public cloud.

Closing The Cloud Security Gap. Every survey ever done on cloud adoption cites security as a concern, a challenge or (more often than not) as the number one reason why public cloud isn’t eating IT. In particular, this “cloud security gap” is increasingly cited as problematic for organizations adopting public cloud for application deployments that go beyond the often mentioned “dev and test” use cases.

2015 IT Skills & Salary Report: The New Normal. To say that the last few years have been economically uncertain is a woeful understatement. So is saying that IT is increasingly important to business. All of this combined can make it difficult for IT professionals to navigate what used to be a rather straightforward career path. That makes the IT Skills & Salary Report more important than ever.

Kaseya Announces ‘First IT Management PaaS.’ Yogesh Gupta, CEO of Talkin’ Cloud 100 honoree Kaseya, on Tuesday unveiled “Project Helios,” also known as the remote monitoring and management (RMM) software provider’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS). He announced the new service during his keynote address at the Kaseya Connect 2015 conference in Orlando, Florida. 

Bandwidth Debuts Cloud-Based Call Routing Platform. Bandwidth has launched its cloud-based Route Intelligence Platform to allow voice service providers “to easily route calls with new levels of sophistication, customization and cost savings.”