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It's time to get cirrus about the cloud

Find yourself gazing towards the cloud with roughly the same intrepidation as the Wright brothers did when they looked to the clouds? Although somewhat daunting,the public cloud has sparked an IT migration worth billions.

Many organizations have turned to the agility of the cloud as a means of accelerating growth and streamlining operations. However, with the somewhat endless list of services and options now available, some companies could certainly find themselves straying from a well architected solution.

Join Rapid7 as we explore the shift and share how to ensure you're formulating a secure cloud approach.
Recorded May 22 2020 49 mins
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