In late 2019, ServiceNow announced they were embracing DevOps integrations with a variety of platforms. The organization acknowledged that the current DevOps frameworks forced much faster deployments than traditional IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) requires. As industries turned to the cloud, these faster frameworks, agility, and scalability needed to be coupled with consistent, repeatable processes, along with the transparency that ServiceNow provides. So a new ServiceNow Azure DevOps integration simply made sense.
Infrastructure-as-a Service (IaaS) is expected to hit the $72 billion mark this year, making it not only a hot service, but also a hot target for cyber attacks. Computer Business Review reports a 300% increase in attacks in the past year, from Trojans to denial of service attacks (DoS). As recently as December 2019, hackers exploited an Azure vulnerability that allowed them to take over Microsoft Azure user accounts. This could cause loss of data, compromised servers, data manipulation, and even encryption of all data via ransomware. What are the Azure security best practices for companies to ensure they don’t fall victim to a malicious cyber attack?
The worldwide public cloud market is projected to hit the $411 billion mark in 2020. That’s great news for software developers like Microsoft, whose Azure cloud storage platform has been named to Gartner’s coveted Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service Worldwide. In fact, Microsoft is currently the only cloud-based software provider recognized by Gartner for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).