Enterprises with mission-critical applications have finally recognized the utility of public clouds for augmenting their private clouds. Corporate boundaries are now a blur between what’s on premise and what’s in the cloud. As enterprises become the late adopters of cloud, gaps in making this transition smooth and more secure are showing up. Issues that were previously resolved in the comfort of enterprises’ private networks now extend to the cloud. This has given rise to a slew of new cloud enablement solutions that facilitate digital transformation trends. CloudTech encompasses solutions that enhance cloud architectures through innovations in cloud infrastructure, cloud security, cloud orchestration and other cloud enablement services.
The proliferation of connected smart technologies has triggered a demand for new cloud enablement solutions that extend the services offered by public clouds. For example, a legacy healthcare enterprise may use IoT devices, such as health monitors, to improve delivery of care. IoT and other machine-generated data need to be collected and analyzed in real-time for actionable intelligence. This deluge of data, and the associated analytics, has given birth to modern data analytics platforms, such as Spark and Hadoop. To keep up with the velocity of data, networks need to become more intelligent and adaptable.
This has given rise to Software Defined Networks. The ‘compute’ required for such workloads needs to keep up with this trend, and thus, we see the rise of Software Defined Datacenters. Furthermore, all the flows of information need to be secured and protected from cybersecurity threats. To summarize, the spiral from IoT to Analytics to SDx to Security is a fine example of how CloudTech companies are rapidly innovating to meet evolving needs. A lot of venture capital is chasing CloudTech opportunities, as these innovations benefit all industries. Many times, companies in the CloudTech space amplify offerings from public cloud providers like AWS, GCE and Azure by publishing custom-built products in their respective marketplaces.
The success of any digital transformation program lies in its IT strategy. This means that solutions that address the transformation process need to be cost-effective, provide measurable results, be secure, scalable and future-proof. Hence, monitoring and managing the operational workflow and processes within a cloud-based infrastructure also becomes critical. Additionally, compliance with relevant industry standards such as HL7, HIPAA, PCI DSS, etc. must always be maintained, irrespective of where the workload and data reside. There is an abundance of CloudTech services that help in Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC).
The client, CipherCloud, is a leader in cloud information protection. CipherCloud was building a solution that provided data security to businesses using enterprise mobile and web applications that accessed sensitive information. The challenge was to ensure that organizational security policies work when a user is accessing their email, calendar and contact information on Android and iOS devices. As a part of its solution, CipherCloud required the automated testing of browser-based.
Agility in software delivery is the cornerstone for any cloud enabled Enterprise, much like the continuous delivery of manufactured goods to end-customers through multiple distribution channels. Zymr believes that in the cloud era, it is imperative to retool software delivery for high-quality continuous delivery models. The challenge lies in orchestrating an efficient continuous delivery engine. Automation of the software delivery pipeline is clearly necessary, but it requires a sustained culture of agility within delivery teams.
This guide explains how continuous delivery encompasses a metric-driven automated software development pipeline.
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