The August 23 Jaxenter interview of Peter Meulbroek, Head of DevOps and Cloud Solutions at Risk Focus by journalist Gabriela Motroc entitled “A Tour of Cloud Computing” dives deeply into several key topics.
The interview is organized around the following themes:
Security – Discusses the new paradigm.
Benefits – Discusses key benefits like automation and the self-service nature of the cloud.
Preferred Tools and Technologies – Describes the various technologies that Risk Focus prefers for Configuration Management, Orchestration, Packaging and Distribution, Data Masking, Containerization, and Monitoring.
The limitations of a Cloud-Neutral approach.
The article gives Meulbroek the platform to share the approach that Risk Focus brings to clients grappling with a Cloud Strategy. For instance, regarding Cloud-Neutral strategies, Meulbroek states “Cloud-neutral adds a large amount of complexity and risk to a migration, without really solving the issue”.
Regarding Security, he states “the old, obsolete paradigm for security — the perimeter defense — has gone the way of the curtain wall and needs to be replaced with defense in depth. Nor is it enough to manage data security between applications. Data, at rest or in flight, needs to be protected at all levels within an application, and managing security for an application is largely managing access to decrypt narrowly-focused cohorts of data”