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  • Automated Security and Continuous Compliance on Azure
    Automated Security and Continuous Compliance on Azure Ian Willoughby, Chief Architect Recorded: Oct 10 2018 40 mins
    As organizations adopt the cloud, security governance is a key cornerstone to the long-term success of their transformation. Understanding the Shared Responsibility model of the cloud is important. Enforcing security policies with automation and reporting on the security status can be challenging, but necessary. 2nd Watch will share with you how we are helping our customers to adopt the cloud with a security posture for sustainable cloud adoption.
  • Proven Strategies for Windows on AWS
    Proven Strategies for Windows on AWS Karish Chowdhury, Cloud Architect, Manager, Covanta and Sabine Blair, Cloud Consultant, 2nd Watch Recorded: Oct 4 2018 33 mins
    As cloud computing continues to gain popularity, companies that are natively Windows question if they too can leverage AWS. This webinar will outline the benefits the cloud provides, best practices of cloud computing services, and solutions available on AWS for Windows workloads. Learn how Covanta is delivering services to its users 90% faster and saving more than 60% in IT infrastructure costs after migrating its Windows workloads to the cloud.
  • Single Realm Multi-Cloud Security Management with Palo Alto Networks
    Single Realm Multi-Cloud Security Management with Palo Alto Networks Peter Meister, Sr. Director, Research & Strategy Recorded: Aug 15 2018 59 mins
    Customers across the globe are moving past mono-cloud operations and driving fast to consume cloud capabilities from multi-cloud providers. As clients start to use this broad multi-cloud fabric, it becomes ever more important to start to look at new and innovative ways to centralize management and security.

    In this session we will cover the new paradigm of thinking around Realm Management, the ability to manage multi-cloud infrastructure security from one central point of management and start collapsing the cloud providers down to a mission-critical cloud fabric. With the Palo Alto product family under the VM Series platform in coupling with Panorama, we are able to bring to life a single pane of glass management initiative that allows for central security, control and management of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services in one console. We will review the technical architecture surrounding this solution and discuss, in-depth, the principal around realm management of multi-cloud and how best to centralize security once and push across many cloud providers at scale.

    Enterprise customers are moving quickly to multi-cloud consumption, and single realm security management will optimize and enhance the way they manage enterprise cloud security going forward.
  • Drive Thru DevOps, Moving Forward Securely
    Drive Thru DevOps, Moving Forward Securely Lars Cromley, Director of Engineering, Automation, & Product Development Recorded: Jul 31 2018 39 mins
    Join 2nd Watch's Director of Engineering, Automation, and Product Development, Lars Cromley, as he takes you on a deep dive into how DevOps can increase security inherently in your organization. The ideas and methods on which DevOps operates and how that can result in producing more secure applications. From decreasing foot print to east-west security inside your applications, a high amount of communication is vital to success.
  • Best Practices to Securely Implement Identity Access Management on Azure
    Best Practices to Securely Implement Identity Access Management on Azure Ian Willoughby Recorded: Jun 7 2018 30 mins
    Securing your infrastructure is an essential step during your journey to the cloud. Join 2nd Watch for live webinar and take a deep dive into strategies for securing your Azure resources. During this webinar you will learn the best practices for console access, operating system access, as well as federation with third-parties.
  • Migrating Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora
    Migrating Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora Jason Carver, Director of Product Development, 2nd Watch Recorded: Jun 26 2017 51 mins
    For decades, traditional relational databases have been the primary choice for data storage and persistence. These database systems continue to rely on monolithic architectures and were not designed to take advantage of cloud infrastructure. These monolithic architectures present many challenges, particularly in areas such as cost, flexibility, and availability.

    In 2016, Amazon Web Services Premier Partner, 2nd Watch, performed an analysis on the amount of AWS billing data that they had collected, and the number of payer accounts they had processed over the course of the previous year. The results of that analysis revealed that their single MS SQL server instance could no longer support the rapid pace at which the company continues to grow and on-board new clients.

    Join AWS Premier Partner, 2nd Watch, for a live webinar on Migrating Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora on Monday, June 26 at 10am PST / 1pm EST and hear how they successfully migrated their Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon Aurora to help them meet customer demands and prepare for future growth.
  • Managing AWS Billing & Cloud Cost
    Managing AWS Billing & Cloud Cost Tim Hill, Program Manager, Product Development - 2nd Watch Recorded: May 15 2017 55 mins
    As more and more enterprises are moving to the cloud for its scalability, agility, convenience and cost savings, it’s important to have insight and control over your cloud costs and billing. By gaining comprehensive visibility into your cloud spend you can properly allocate your costs to your financial reporting structure, track costs associated with each workload, prepare for unexpected cost spikes and dips and encourage accountability among your business units.

    Join Amazon Web Services Premier Partner, 2nd Watch, for a live webinar on Managing AWS Billing and Cloud Costs on Monday, May 15 at 10am PST / 1pm EST.

    This webinar will address:
    •AWS billing challenges
    •Obstacles and roadblocks companies face in the cloud
    •Utilizing AWS tags to organize data into comprehensive reports & reduce error
    •Visibility into your cloud data to increase efficiency and make better-informed decisions
  • Enabling High-Performance IT with DevOps
    Enabling High-Performance IT with DevOps Lars Cromley, Sr Product Manager, 2nd Watch Recorded: Sep 28 2016 52 mins
    As organizations create increasingly complex software applications, IT development teams evolved their software creation practices for more flexibility, moving from waterfall models to agile or lean development practices.

    Today, DevOps designates a set of tools, processes, best practices and corporate management guidelines that make an IT organization more agile and more efficient. While the software tools and practices promoted by DevOps practitioners are well understood, rigid infrastructures reduce the benefits and hinders the application of agile methods.

    Join Amazon Web Services Premier Partner, 2nd Watch, for a live webinar to learn more about how to get the right approach to DevOps and Containers in the cloud.

    AGENDA
    •What is DevOps?
    •What are the benefits of DevOps?
    •How can we measure success?
    •Organizational change in the new era of technology
    •Q&A
  • Understanding Your AWS Cloud Bill
    Understanding Your AWS Cloud Bill Tim Hill, Program Manager Product Dev, 2nd Watch & Don Burr, Director of Delivery Services, AIG Recorded: Jun 8 2016 61 mins
    Looking for a simplified cloud bill? With over 30,000 SKUs and a rapid pace of innovation, AWS cloud billing information is often complex and one-dimensional. Allocating costs across your organization – to the right departments and projects – can be time-consuming, but you need to accurately track how your company is using the public cloud in order eliminate wasted spend and resources.

    Join AWS Premier Consulting Partner and Managed Service Partner, 2nd Watch, for a live webinar to learn how to better understand your AWS bill. We’ll look at a real AWS bill and break down its components, dissecting the raw data and AWS’ billing organization model. Then we’ll look at some tools available to simplify your cloud billing. With these tools, you can achieve multi-dimensional views, detailed billing, and chargebacks by project and/or cost center to increase visibility into how your company is spending each day.

    Hear from guest speaker Don Burr, Director of Delivery Services at AIG about how the global insurance company is using 2nd Watch’s Cloud Cost Accounting tool to simplify and manage its AWS billing and usage.

    Agenda:
    •Reading your AWS bill
    •How is an AWS bill organized
    •Cloud Cost Accounting tools to simplify your cloud billing and provide more detailed breakdowns that align to your cost reporting requirements
  • Beyond Compliance: Building a Strong Cloud Security Foundation
    Beyond Compliance: Building a Strong Cloud Security Foundation Randall Barnes, Practice Director 2nd Watch; Stephen Coty, Chief Security Evangelist, Alert Logic; Clarke Rodgers, CISO, SCOR Recorded: Apr 7 2016 58 mins
    Some of the biggest issues facing enterprises moving to the public cloud are security and compliance. The public cloud may have security built into it, but you still need to build it into your applications, especially if you need to be compliant with regulations like SOC 2, PCI DSS, SOX and HIPAA or are working in several different regulatory jurisdictions.

    Even if your company is not subject to regulatory requirements, these frameworks serve as great starting guidelines to achieve a strong security posture. These standards mandate that security operations adequately protect customer information, but protecting today’s complex IT infrastructure is increasingly a challenge.

    Join 2nd Watch, Alert Logic and SCOR compliance and security solution experts for a live webinar to learn how to not only meet compliance requirements, but build out a top-notch security practice for your organization.
    During the webinar, we will discuss:
    •Extracting best practices from common compliance controls such as SOC 2, PCI DSS, SOX and HIPAA
    •Using industry regulations to secure your systems
    •How you can meet compliance requirements and improve your security posture with 2nd Watch and Alert Logic
    •How SCOR, the leader in the life reinsurance market in the Americas, became accredited as a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 organization on top of AWS’s security focused infrastructure

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