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First Up: Techniques for Scaling Applications with a Database

Applications grow. As an application attracts more users, so do the databases that store the information created, whether that’s sales transactions or scientific data gathered. Larger datasets require more resources to store and process that data. Plus, with more simultaneous users using the system, the database needs more resources.

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It Launched! Basics of Cloud Security Course

That’s right, the Basics of Cloud Security Course is now live! To celebrate, you can get the course at a limited-time price of only $79!

How do you keep your private data safe in the public cloud? Is it even possible? In fact, your data and your application is likely safer in the public cloud than in your own private data center. This course will show you, at a high level, the guiding principles and policies you need to understand to keep your cloud-based and cloud-native application safe and secure.

This course is designed for technical executives, managers, and leaders who want to understand, at a high level, how to build a safe and secure cloud application. It’s also for cloud architects and senior developers who want to understand how to communicate basic cloud security principles to their company’s executives and leaders.

This course is available exclusively at Atchison Academy.

$79 for a Limited Time Only

Last week’s top story: Principle of Shared Responsibility in Cloud-Native Applications

Using the cloud means you can focus on your application and use a third party for most of your infrastructure. The cloud provides virtual interfaces that abstract away the details of operating infrastructure.

That’s great for convenience, but what about security? Who is responsible for cloud-native application security? You, your cloud provider, or both?

For cloud-native applications, the principle of shared responsibility answers this question. The principle of shared responsibility dictates who is responsible for what level of security within your application and its infrastructure in a cloud environment.

Put simply, the principle of shared responsibility states that keeping your application safe and secure in a cloud infrastructure is the joint responsibility of both you and the cloud provider. Specifically, it explains which parts of your cloud-native application security are owned by you and which parts are owned by the cloud provider.

The specific answer to who owns what varies from one cloud service to another and from one cloud provider to another. According to the principle, it is the responsibility of the cloud provider to give you, the application owner, a statement explaining what parts of the overall application security are your concern and what parts are the concern of the cloud provider.

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