AWS vs Azure - Object Storage - Valet Key Pattern Part 1

So far in this series, we’ve covered a lot of the technical aspects of object storage and have explored how they are implemented in both cloud providers. For this post, I’d like to examine a cloud architecture pattern called the valet key pattern, and discuss how to implement this in both Azure and AWS. In this post, lets talk about what the valet key pattern is.

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Fundamentals of Privacy

It’s no secret that I believe privacy is going to be a major issue of discussion and chatter this year. As part of our first monthly newsletter, Keep Secure focused on user privacy and how to stay safe online. We’ve also chatted a bit about it in our security tasks for 2019 post.

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AWS vs. Azure - Object Storage Monitoring

Monitoring of object storage services in the public cloud is tightly integrated with the general monitoring services (read AWS CloudWatch, Azure Monitor) of those cloud providers. The goal for this post is to discuss how monitoring is conducted.

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AWS vs. Azure - Object Storage Network Access

When cloud object storage services were originally released, they focused on the functionality of storing objects. At the time (and is frankly still good advice) the thought was that identity is the new boundary, and that traditional network security rules make cloud things complicated. The tag-phrase says something like “Identity is the new boundary”.

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AWS vs. Azure - Object Storage Blob Access Part 3

The last concept we are going to talk about surrounding blob access is the idea of anonymous access. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock this past few years, public access to object storage (particularly S3 buckets) have been a common “attack” vector against companies. In the past, S3 buckets were quite easy to mark as publicly accessible, leading to lots of issues.

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Cloud and Security Skill Sets Dominate for 2019

My niece is employed as a recruiter and I happened to come across a post she had shared regarding Robert Half Technology’s State of Tech Hiring in Canada. I’ve always appreciated their survey data for hiring trends and in demand skill sets. What was interesting this year is just how much the cloud skill set dominated the in demand needs as well as in demand training.

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