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Microsoft buys Nuance for USD 19.7 billion to expand in cloud healthcare market

2021-04-12 15:19:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Microsoft said it has agreed to buy Nuance Communications, a US-based specialist in artificial intelligence and speech technology in an all-cash...

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Atmospheric Product Development Expert Cloud

2021-04-09 18:14:51| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Position Reference 865 We are currently looking for 3 Atmospheric Product Development Experts for Cloud products to join our team and work at our clients premises in the city of Darmstadt, Germany. Tasks and Activities The scope of work will include Contribute to the scientific development for new algorithms, specifically when they are significantly based on algorithms already implemented on existing prototypes and processors. Conduct activities for the development and maintenance of prototypes devoted to atmospheric products cloud and other related products. Conduct activities for the maintenance and evolution of operational processors devoted to atmospheric products cloud and other related products. Conduct activities for the development of CalVal methodology, tools, and analysis for the missions and products cloud and other related products of interest. Provide investigation of anomalies and deviations. Conduct the generation of test data sets for the need of the program developments. Conduct activities for the preparation, evaluation, generation and validation of climate data record CDR. Contribute to the general technical and scientific discussion within the RSPCLA team, across the organisation and to the wider research community. Skills and Experience The following skills and experience are mandatory University degree in a relevant discipline. Demonstrated skills in a higher programming language e.g. C, Fortran. Excellent interpersonal and teamworking skills. Communication skills, especially through scientific peerreview papers, international working groups and workshops. Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Having at least 5 skills in the following list Demonstrated knowledge of physics of optical remote sensing of atmosphere, especially for cloud andor aerosol properties, including experience in the use of radiative transfer models. Experience with the development of modular, clearly readable and adaptable scientific software is required, including the configuration control of the developed codes. Experience on the visualisation of remote sensing data using specific tools or programming languages Python, IDL. Experience in scientific analysis, especially on remote sensing of cloud or atmosphere from space, including the experience of prototyping algorithms or any related testing functions. Knowledge of the most relevant imagery missions for atmospheric products, including their products, and applications. Experience of operational satellite data processing systems. Experience on the maintenance of processors in the context of operational missions. Knowledge on instrument calibration and characterisation including longterm monitoring and validation of the performance. Knowledge of the functioning, operation, and data processing of multiviewing, multipolarisation, multispectral imaging instruments, or any similar polarimetric mission. Experience on the validation of cloud parameters derived from spaceborned sensors through insitu measurements and crosscomparisons. Demonstrated skills in Java programming. How to Apply Looking to take your career to the next level? Interested applicants should submit their CV and Cover Letter to RHEAs Recruitment team at careersrheagroup.com no later than 30042021. Preference will be given to candidates eligible for an EU or national personal security clearance at the level of CONFIDENTIAL or above.

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Rethinking support models for a cloud native world

2021-04-07 18:11:10| The Webmail Blog

Rethinking support models for a cloud native world nellmarie.colman Wed, 04/07/2021 - 11:11   Most IT teams fall somewhere in-between traditional IT Operations and modern, cloud native ways of doing things. The defining characteristics of traditional IT operations include: clear handoffs between build and operate, emphasized infrastructure and operations and a waterfall development and release approach. To evolve to a cloud native operating model, there need to be no boundaries between build and operate. This is where DevOps comes in. A DevOps approach blurs the line between build and operate and enables you to drive real outcomes. And as part of the shift towards cloud native, the focus should move further up the stack to applications, allowing these to dictate infrastructure decisions rather than the other way around. Think of it as having applications in the drivers seat, with infrastructure along for the ride.   Shackled to old ways Many businesses are still operating in the cloud as if it were a data center. We often get questions about patching and backups, which are concepts that should be handled very differently in a cloud native application than one running in your data center. To reach the pure cloud native nirvana state, customers need to make a more conscious effort to move away from a traditional VM-centric approach. Part of the problem is that you are probably being held back by your MSP partners. Traditional MSPs were built for the old world and theres no incentive for them to encourage your evolution. They are set up to fill the gaps in functional areas between build and operate silos and have narrowly defined and SLA-driven scopes. The truth is the IT support model is constrained to fit inside the boundaries of the past.   How MSPs can encourage evolution As businesses move towards a cloud native model, they start to build highly accountable small teams that are responsible for the application's full lifecycle. Support models need to shift to provide services that properly support those teams. These services should look more like engineering services and less like a pure operations play. And these engineering services should deliver against a customers initiatives rather than arbitrary SLAs. The nature of cloud engineering work means it should be an ongoing engagement. There's always something that can be automated or fixed. Support models need to be flexible, and they should be able to seamlessly integrate with customer teams. Only then can an MSP be fully aligned with customer goals and provide enhancements the right way.   Slowly let go of the past Evolving IT organizations need a modern cloud support model that is free from the siloed boundaries of the past, emphasizes applications over infrastructure and guides their teams toward an agile, DevOps-driven approach to IT operations. It should also be the responsibility of MSPs to help customers remove VM management from each application that becomes more and more cloud native. The older VM management tasks will need a high level of support to make sure they are handled correctly but with integrated and highly specialized teams on the same mission, the path towards cloud native will become much clearer.   How can Rackspace Technology support this emerging world? The evolution to cloud native requires a new way of thinking. Rackspace Elastic Engineering aims to revolutionize the support model and drive your outcomes as you evolve to cloud native. With Elastic Engineering, you get on-demand access to a pod of cloud engineers for ongoing infrastructure and DevOps engineering. You set the outcomes and control the roadmap and the pod delivers via a do with approach, partnering with your internal operations and development teams in an agile sprint-based model. And you always work with the same dedicated pod who knows your environment and your goals. Our dedicated team of multi-disciplinary cloud experts will support a broad range of outcomes including migrations, architecture, automation, optimization, reliability and security. The elastic in Elastic Engineering comes from the premise that with a multidisciplinary set of capabilities your agile Pod can stretch and shape to deliver your cloud outcomes.   Rethinking support models for a cloud native worldThe evolution to cloud native can transform your business, but old support models can hold you back. Discover how to revolutionize your support model and accelerate your cloud native journey. Revolutionize your support model. https://events.rackspace.com/fundamental-shift/Discover Elastic Engineering IT TransformationProfessional ServicesCloud InsightsJosh PrewittRethinking support models for a cloud native worldApril 7, 2021

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A beginners guide to cloud security management

2021-03-30 19:34:31| The Webmail Blog

A beginners guide to cloud security management nellmarie.colman Tue, 03/30/2021 - 12:34   Cyber criminals are on the never-ending hunt for data anything they can steal and sell, exploit or hold for ransom. From small businesses to the largest enterprises, everyones data is a target. So its important for you to protect your data, with a layered, defense-in-depth approach. You might already be familiar with how to protect your data in a traditional, on-premises environment such as by restricting admin and user access, using properly configured firewalls and running anti-malware software. But how does data security work in a complex cloud environment? In this guide, well answer these questions, look into best practices for cloud security management and discuss how security experts can help along the journey.   What is cloud security? Cloud security has the same goal as traditional on-premises security: keeping your valuable data safe. It involves procedures and technologies designed to protect your cloud environment against both internal and external threats to your most sensitive business-critical infrastructure.   What is different about cloud security? When comparing on-premises security and cloud security, the main differentiator is the nature of the cloud. The cloud isnt in your data center or at your office, where you can control it. Its in an intangible place that you cant necessarily touch or fully control. As a result, you cant apply your traditional, standard infrastructure controls or enterprise tool sets, as you can with on-premises. With on-prem, you plug in a server, hook it up, and it immediately inherits all of the firewalls, IPs and rule sets you already have running in your environment. In the cloud, you turn a new system on, and it adopts none of those historical protections. This means you must build security at the forefront because once your cloud infrastructure is on, its open to the world. But once youve integrated cloud native tool sets and solutions, you can gain visibility that goes beyond what legacy security provides. Cloud native security solutions enable you to monitor network flow, identify vulnerabilities, integrate threat intelligence and even implement AI learning around your cloud infrastructure and systems.   What is cloud security management? Cloud security management is similar to the model for on-premises security management. It's about understanding what security controls you have in place and how you're securing your environment, systems and data and what you have to do, from a management standpoint, to maintain that visibility. For example, every time you spin up a new instance in the cloud, you need to make sure you push the correct agents and that it has the right policies assigned to it. You need to be sure the controls youve already engineered and architected are in place. Cloud security is quite a bit easier than traditional models, since assuming youre using the cloud correctly you can automate many of the requirements and workflows. For example, in the past, IT may have set up a new server, and perhaps they didnt install any of the agents. You might not notice until sometime later. But in the cloud, you can automate the whole process and specify installations, instead of relying on human workloads or trial-and-error.   How do you manage security in the cloud? To protect your data, you need to take the keys to your data and lock them away such that an adversary would need to break through layer after layer of protection to get to those keys. Cyber criminals look for vulnerable systems and data, so make it difficult for them.   Rule of least privilege The baseline, number-one thing that everyone should do whether youre talking about cloud, on-premises or even a single-instance computer running in your office is implement the rule of least privilege. Basically, if the system doesnt need to do something, dont allow it to. For example, if you have a server thats just processing information in a SQL database, dont install a web browser. That kind of deny-by-default approach alone can remove many common attack vectors. Each time you can eliminate a way for the bad guys to get in or out, youve given a huge boost to your security, with minimal effort and cost.   Zero trust Likewise, if a person within your organization doesnt need access, dont give them access. Take a zero-trust approach inside and outside your organization. Trust no one. For example, say you have a house with a door, and that door has a lock. Your security is the lock on that front door. You give people you trust keys to your front door. You dont trust anyone outside the front door, and you trust everyone inside. Thats how traditional perimeter security works. But lets say youre in the house with those people you trust, but one person goes into your bedroom and is there for 20 minutes. You start wondering, what is that person up to? So you start monitoring their activity and discover theyre stealing your valuables. So, although you need the lock on the front door, you need monitoring, validating and checking within your house as well, preferably focused on areas that are most critical. Thats what zero trust security looks like. You trust nothing and nobody, at any time, and you make it very difficult for someone to do something they shouldnt be doing.   Patching The world is terrible at patching. Most of the major data breaches in the last two decades, not related to zero-day exploits, have been because someone failed to apply a critical patch in a reasonable amount of time. Many recent breaches were caused because patches were ignored for years. Using free, open-source tools online, almost anyone can get into your system and compromise it when it is left without these critical updates.   Bottom line: Staying up to date with your patches is a powerful way to manage risk in the cloud. Cloud native security solutions can help by notifying you of outdated systems and reporting on the specifics, so you can keep them up to date.   Cloud security management with Rackspace Technology When it comes to cloud security management, you dont have to go it alone. Rackspace Technology can partner with you to address every element of your security journey and take the weight off of your in-house team so they can focus on more strategic initiatives. Through our experience across thousands of clients and our extensive partner ecosystem, we can help you define and implement a cloud security strategy designed to keep your business safe. Do you know your current cybersecurity risk score? Take our 15-question self-assessment today. Then take advantage of a professional consultation with one of our cloud experts who will review your results and offer best-practice recommendations on how to address any identified security gaps.   A beginners guide to cloud security managementDiscover the differences between cloud security and traditional on-premises security, as well as best practices for keeping your data safe in the cloud.Discover your cybersecurity risk score./lp/cybersecurity-risk-self-assessmentTake the assessment

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Cloud System Engineer wmd

2021-03-30 14:12:35| Space-careers.com Jobs RSS

Telespazio Germany GmbH is the first choice European aerospace company for ICT and engineering solutions and services. We combine 40 years of experience in hightechnology markets, where trust and quality are essential. With more than 350 employees in Germany, we shape the future of aerospace together and beyond. Our staff play a key role in determining our success through their qualifications, motivation, enthusiasm, different cultural backgrounds and their sense of teamwork. The Position This position is based at our customer site DFS in Langen. It is fulltime and permanent and expected starting date will be as soon as possible. We are looking forward to meeting you! ResponsibilitiesDuties Administration of a Managed Private Cloud Environment provided by a service provider as part of a Proof of Concept PoC Process and resolve incoming support requests from Customers inhouse users of the environment Fault analysis and remediation Configuration of network components virtual switchesroutersfirewallsload balancers Scripting to automate recurring tasks Service work on Linux systems as part of the lifecycle InstallationUpdate ControlUninstallation Administration and further development of the Customers internally deployed private cloud prototype environment Administration of technical infrastructureservers Configuration of network components virtual and physical switchesroutersfirewalls Service work on the prototype environment as part of the lifecycle ReinstallingUpdate ControlUninstalling VMware ClustersEnvironments and Various Linux Support Systems Fault analysis and remediation Scripting to automate recurring tasks Within the scope of the above tasks KnowHow Transfer to the Customer internal project or future management team Support in the technical requirements collection as part of a future tender for a managed private cloud QualificationsExperience A university degree in Computer Sciences or equivalent. At least 3 years of experience in operating complex Data CenterCloud environments based on VMware Very good knowledge of VMware environments based on VMware Cloud Foundation ideally already Cloud Foundation4, Sphere 7, vCenter 7, NSXT 7, vSAN 7, vRealize Suite Good knowledge of Linux environments RHEL, CentOS, Ansible, Terraform Knowledge of Kubernetes or products based on it Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, Rancher Knowledge of Linux network and firewall iptables, routing, VLANs Knowledge of physical network infrastructure switches, routers Essential Skills Structured, independent way of working Requirements analysis and ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks concurrently Customer oriented Proactive approach and take ownership of problems Strong team spirit Good communication skills Desirable Skills German language is a big plus both written and spoken Ideally knowledge of data center network infrastructures core distribution access, leaf spine Ideally knowledge of data center network protocols STP, SPB, TRILL, OSPF, BGP Further DetailsRequirements Structured, independent way of working Requirements analysis and ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks concurrently Customer oriented Proactive approach and take ownership of problems Strong team spirit Good communication skills Your Benefits of joining us By joining the Telespazio family, you will enjoy all the benefits of a competitive salary in a sustainable work environment, flexible working time models, diverse advancement and training possibilities for technical, language and soft skills, a generous holiday package as well as a company pension scheme. Furthermore, we support you with your relocation. Through our wide network, we can also support your partner in finding a job at your new work location. Application Are you equally inspired by our visions and dreams? Get in touch with us today and send us your application! Your HR Contact for this position is Raphael Rossato. Our mail servers are using an antispam module that regularly checks global spam lists. If you are not able to send us an email, it might be because the mail server of your mail provider is listed on one of these lists. We therefore recommend you to use our application form at httpswww.telespazio.dejobs .

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