Chef InSpec 2.0 brings automated compliance features to the AWS and Azure clouds. Will it prove popular for organizations facing compliance challenges from frameworks like the GDPR?
Job Title: Contributing Editor
Christopher Tozzi started covering the channel for The VAR Guy on a freelance basis in 2008, with an emphasis on open source, Linux, virtualization, SDN, containers, data storage and related topics. He also teaches history at a major university in Washington, D.C. He occasionally combines these interests by writing about the history of software. His book on this topic, "For Fun and Profit: A History of the Free and Open Source Software Revolution," is forthcoming with MIT Press.
Recent articles by Christopher Tozzi
- February 15, 2018
How does network latency impact the performance of cloud applications, and what can service providers to to address the latency issue? Laz Vekiarides of ClearSky Data explains.
- February 7, 2018
At the start of 2018, bitcoin investing still seems risky — and not as profitable as it once was. On the other hand, it might still pay off.
- February 7, 2018
Here’s a look at why Red Hat acquired CoreOS, the open-source, container-centric cloud company that competed in some ways with Red Hat technology.
- February 6, 2018
Zerto Virtual Replication 6.0 supports data movement among Azure, AWS and IBM public clouds.
- February 5, 2018
Cisco’s 2018 Global Cloud Index report identifies IoT devices as a major new source of cloud data and predicts a shift toward hyperscale cloud data centers.
- February 1, 2018
A multi-PaaS strategy enables businesses to deploy from a PaaS like Cloud Foundry to multiple public clouds, providing greater flexibility and reliability than in a conventional PaaS architecture.
- January 31, 2018
Cloud-computing strategies will change significantly to meet the new challenges of GDPR privacy requirements, DDoS security threats and containers.
- January 30, 2018
To derive full benefits from microservices software architectures, organizations must address challenges like monitoring complexity, skill set limitations and aligning with business goals.
- January 30, 2018
We break down Lambda, Azure Functions, Fission.io and more.
- January 26, 2018
MSPs can leverage serverless in other ways.
- January 24, 2018
Immutable infrastructure can simplify software management for MSPs, but it also threatens their business models in some ways. Here’s how MSPs can respond to the immutable infrastructure trend.
- January 23, 2018
Innovations like cloud computing and containers make it easier for MSPs who specialize in one type of operating system to work with others.
- January 22, 2018
Microservices are creating new challenges and opportunities for MSPs. Here’s what MSPs should do to their managed IT services operations to adapt to a microservices-oriented world.
- January 21, 2018
Open source software is massively popular, but it has shortcomings—such as installation challenges and security risks—that MSPs can help to address.
- January 19, 2018
The refusal of developers of the open source Blender video editor to fix known security vulnerabilities reflects poorly on the open source ecosystem.
- January 17, 2018
Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs) should adopt new security strategies in order to respond to threats like massive DDoS attacks and ransomware.
- January 16, 2018
MSPs must be able to scale their businesses and infrastructures up and down. This article discusses strategies for scaling managed services businesses.
- January 12, 2018
MSPs can add efficiency to their work by automating processes such as application deployment, hardware provisioning, network management and infrastructure monitoring.
Serverless Code, Containers and Beyond: How New Technologies Are Killing Complexity in Managed Services
- January 11, 2018
Trends such as low-code applications, containers and serverless computing are dramatically changing what it means to manage infrastructure by removing much of the infrastructure from the equation.