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Shining A Light On Shadow IT: Strategies For Secure Innovation On AWS

By Keith Lafaso |   Jul 12, 2024

In the first installment of this extended part series, we explored the fundamentals of cloud governance and best practices for establishing a robust governance framework on AWS. We identified shadow IT, which is the use of unapproved cloud services by employees, as a key challenge. In this article, we'll dive deeper into strategies for managing shadow IT risks while fostering the agility and innovation the cloud enables. We will also focus on leveraging AWS services to improve visibility, automate policies, and provide secure self-service options.

Ensuring Security And Efficiency With Cloud

By Keith Lafaso |   Jun 27, 2024

As businesses increasingly migrate operations to the cloud, ensuring security and efficiency becomes paramount. Cloud governance provides a structured framework that allows organizations to manage cloud services and resources effectively while minimizing risks and maximizing benefits. In this first installment of our cloud governance blog series, we will explore the fundamentals of cloud governance, the importance of implementing a robust framework, and best practices to ensure security and operational efficiency, drawing on insights from my experience as the Principal Cloud Strategist at WEI.

AWS Cost Optimization: 10 Strategies To Maximize Cloud Value

By Keith Lafaso |   Apr 18, 2024

Did you decide to come back for more after reading 7 Effective Practices For Multi-Cloud Cost Optimization? I’m glad you did. Now, let's dive into the world of AWS cost optimization and explore some essential strategies to help you get the most value out of your cloud investments. In this blog post, we'll cover a range of tips and best practices, from understanding your cost drivers to leveraging AWS tools and services for maximum efficiency. We'll also discuss the importance of laying a solid foundation, utilizing real-time data, designing effective cost allocation strategies, and embracing a proactive approach to cloud cost management.

7 Effective Practices For Multi-Cloud Cost Optimization

By Keith Lafaso |   Apr 11, 2024

If you're part of an organization that's jumped on the multi-cloud bandwagon, you've probably realized that managing costs across various cloud platforms can be challenging. Each cloud provider comes with its own set of pricing models, billing structures, and management tools, making it a challenge to get a clear picture of your cloud spending and spot opportunities for optimization. But don't worry, we've got your back! In this blog post, we're going to walk you through some tried-and-true strategies and best practices for optimizing costs in multi-cloud environments.

Five Reasons To Prioritize Data Agility and Security

By David Fafel |   Mar 05, 2024

Organizations today encounter a significant challenge in handling and safeguarding data. The reasons include the inflow of various customer and business information, the widespread use of multiple devices, and the growth of remote work arrangements. As businesses increasingly rely on data for decision-making and forecasting, the need for reliable storage solutions has become important.

Navigating Data Management: Which HPE GreenLake Storage Solution Is Best For You?

By Greg LaBrie |   Aug 29, 2023

Have you ever cleaned your house and identified random items scattered around or realized an appliance needs maintenance? Businesses experience similar scenarios when dealing with data and workloads. It's like navigating a cluttered space in desperate need of organization. That’s where HPE GreenLake comes in. This technology can be your personal organization guru and bring order to your data.

Why You Should Invest In HPE Alletra For A Robust Digital Transformation

By Greg LaBrie |   Aug 15, 2023

Cloud operations have significantly reshaped digital transformation, especially storage-as-a-service. The focus for storage management is shifting from infrastructure to applications, revolutionizing how businesses handle data. Despite these advancements, challenges such as costly services, data availability rates, scalability, and complex management require careful consideration and resolution.

Four Reasons Why HPE GreenLake Is Ideal For Optimal Cloud Compute Management

By David Fafel |   Apr 25, 2023

In today's digital landscape, managing computing infrastructure has become an increasingly complex and challenging task. As more businesses move their data and applications to the cloud, concerns around cloud security and compliance have become increasingly prevalent. Public cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), offer a range of security features and tools to protect their customers' data. Despite these efforts, breaches may occur and businesses face limitations of liabilities from third-party providers in such events. One solution that addresses these concerns originates from HPE GreenLake.

Application Management: Keep Pace With Your Application Modernization

By Patrick Gamble |   Feb 16, 2023

It’s Tuesday and you are waiting for work colleagues to join you at lunch for a quick reprieve from the office. You pull out your smartphone and begin browsing to pass the time. An interesting technology article catches your eye and you tap to access the page. Unfortunately, the session times out and your engagement with that journey ends prematurely. Does this experience sound familiar?

The Benefits Of NaaS And Why Your Business Should Make It A Priority

By Victor Fabian |   May 10, 2022

The rise of cloud-based computing coincides with the increase of as-a-service models. Many companies realize that transitioning to this business model offers significant opportunities for business development, growth, and financial transparency. Enterprises adding new technologies to IT infrastructure can stretch existing networks beyond capacity. This is why many companies are finding that Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) is exactly what they need to fulfill their business objectives. In this article, we discuss the basics of NaaS, its benefits, and why these advantages can help with the costliness and complexity of managing multiple networks within your organization.

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