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Devendra Dhawale

Devendra Dhawale

Devendra has more than a decade of experience in business and technology consulting. He is responsible for cloud product and services management. He is considered as thought leader in public cloud platforms and runs a patent pending SaaS APM solution for Amazon Web Services cloud. Devendra constantly engages with customers and partners to align their business needs and companies product strategy.

Recent Posts by Devendra Dhawale:

The Chef for DevOps – Cook easily and predictably!

Whoever from OPSCODE named this product as Chef deserves an award. As the name suggest Chef is tool for DevOps to write recipes or cookbooks for managing server applications. Big thanks to Jesse Robins (who was responsible for managing all Amazon websites) who spun off from Amazon to create OPSCODE and Chef.

Topics: AWS Managed Services amazon web services DevOps AWS OPSCODE Cloud-based platforms Chef OpsWorks cloud computing Technology

Understanding Regulatory Compliance: PCI DSS Cloud Computing Guidelines

PCI DSS compliant means complete ownership of the responsibility of the cardholder data (CHD). The client must still ensure they are using the service in a compliant manner, and is also ultimately responsible for the security of their CHD (irrespective of what cloud service they are using) and use of a PCI DSS compliant Cloud Service Provider (CSP) does not result in PCI DSS compliance for the clients.

Topics: PCI-DSS Compliance AWS cloud service provider PCI DSS cloud computing Technology

The Puppet Show

The challenge today with system administrators is to manage growing complex IT infrastructure environments. Enterprises use hybrid and heterogeneous environment which may include virtual machines, cloud services, on premise software applications. In order to support internal customers, follow company compliance and guidelines, maintain service levels and operate in always demanding environment they need a tool to manage the infrastructure efficiently and effectively.

Topics: AWS Managed Services amazon web services AWS CloudFormation cloud service provider Puppet PuppetLabs cloud management cloud computing Technology

Understanding Regulatory Compliance in Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud

The problem of regulatory PCI compliance in public cloud such as AWS applies more to small and medium size companies than enterprises. For example, if you are a Bank or financial institution then you can spend sizable sum on assessing yourself for PCI compliance and work with leading auditing firm to achieve the same. However it becomes challenging for small companies running payment applications or infrastructure on foundation services such as EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute) and S3 (Simple Storage Service). AWS clearly states that you can get a completely PCI compliant infrastructure on EC2 and there are number of customers using AWS infrastructure services who are PCI/PA compliant. Security and compliance is a shared responsibility between AWS and service provider/customers.

Topics: amazon web services Data Security Standard AWS PCI Compliance PCI certification PCI DSS public cloud cloud computing Technology Payment Card Industry

Redefining your SLA’s for public cloud applications

The Service Level Agreement (SLA) serves a purpose of documenting the performance expectations, roles and responsibilities, constraints and limits using some of the matrices like availability, serviceability, performance, operations, metering/billing, and damages/penalties/bonuses, exclusions, escalation procedures, remedy circumstances and the overall governance. SLA agreement ensures the proper measurement matrices which ensures the healthy relationships between a customer and service provider and reduces the potential conflicts scenarios.

Topics: amazon web services Public Cloud providers AWS public cloud applications SLA Service-level agreement cloud computing Technology

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