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Have you implemented software defined networking (open or proprietary) on your enterprise network?

Top Answer : We haven't yet. We are, however, going to, in Q4 2019.

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If these companies were affected then the foundation of computing could be at risk. If you could manipulate at the hardware layer via the firmware, BIOS, ect then a threat actor could weaponize well below the operating system which brings in to question the integrity of the entire computing stack and everything above it.  The firmware and bios are like the rebar and concrete for a building. If that foundation is weak then the entire structure and anything dependent on it is at risk. We cannot underestimate the potential or the severity of these companies being potentially affected by the SolarWinds hack and what that means for the foundational computing hardware they provide to the world.  What do others think ?  How could this impact your organization ?   Big tech companies including Intel, Nvidia, and Cisco were all infected during the SolarWinds hack - The Verge

Top Answer : The message here is: one is never out of the woods ever, so pay attention! Just because today's news eclipses yesterday's doesn't mean companies get to shove the bad under the rug and stay silent. Remember, vulnerabilities discovered 10-15 years back are still at the top of the list of the most exploited.

How have you approached implementing cloud architectures when working with private equity-backed companies?

Top Answer : In automotive, they're definitely big cloud users, but they're also leaning a lot more towards edge, because they see long-term payoff in that investment simply because of latency. 5G only gets me to the pole—from the pole in, edge computing is my way around that. So they're creating these very complicated, multi-cloud hybrid environments and the decision at the board levels, or at the senior management levels, is not around the details of the cloud, or the model. It's, "Can you get us money back in? Yes or no?"  That's why the discussion from the perspective of the PE and the split that they're doing makes no sense to me. It's like, "I'll take a quarter of this, half of that and another quarter of this and call it a company." I think that puts CIOs in a very bad way.

SIEM Perceptions and AdoptionSIEM Perceptions and Adoption

Are tech leaders turning to SIEM (security information event management) as a tool in the modern cybersecurity threat landscape?

Where do you think your organization needs the most help in the Cloud related technologies / solutions?

Top Answer : These votes are interesting. While initially "Cloud native development" was leading in comparison with "Cloud migration", currently it looks like (at 88 votes), "Cloud migration" is leading and the Cloud native development has lagged.   Does that mean Organizations are yet to migrate many of their workloads to Cloud yet (at the end of 2021), and Cloud native development takes a backseat in the priorities overall?

SD-WANSD-WAN

What's the business case for SD-WAN? What do digital leaders want to see from vendors?

What are your thoughts on SaaS management platforms (SMP)?

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Who is winning the Cloud wars?

Top Answer : The consumer. All 3 are great platforms and while each may excel in certain areas, all are capable of supporting today's demands for quick and agile digital transformation initiatives. A multi-cloud strategy has become the norm and the choice of "primary provider" comes down to individual business needs, necessary integrations, and existing partnerships (and sometimes personal preference :) .

The cloud vendor bill is just line items on compute/storage/network spend. Are there tools to go beyond the surface and help understand the costs, and optimize cloud consumption? (Note this is not a question of cost saving in the cloud, I have seen the Q&A on that topic in the forums).

Top Answer : Have you tried reaching this cloud vendor's customer service? We use AWS, recently I'd had a meeting with them and they gave me really good pointers to decrease the costs ( Up to 60% so far ).  I strongly recommend you contact them, it might help you.