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Welcome to our blog on innovation and sustainable cloud solutions. Digitalization creates new opportunities for citizens and society. Every day millions of people use new solutions from Knowit utilizing cloud technologies and platforms. Knowit Sustainable Cloud ensures that all our cloud solutions include sustainability indicators to measure and increase the sustainability effects of your cloud solution.

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Handling authorization with Kafka


Zero trust security works on the principles of never trust and always verify. Organizations are applying these principles in different areas, but there are still a few areas that require more attention in the security space to implement access control, one of them is a very popular and widely used messaging service such as Kafka where there are various solutions available for authorization. The risk footprint of this service is quite high as it is a backbone of processing huge data sets for many organizations and securing it for illegitimate access should not be ignored as the data stored in many of these topics would be highly critical and therefore should be tightly governed. There are many similar offerings provided by the cloud providers which are quite well managed and tightly integrated with secure IAM, for e.g. with AWS cloud services like Kinesis Data Streams and even the AWS managed version of Kafka the authorization is quite well integrated. So, to begin we will go through some of the ways by which we can achieve authorization in Kafka.

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What is Amazon Security Lake?

On 29th of November 2022 at the last re:Invent, AWS announced a new exciting security serviceAmazon Security Lake (currently in preview), supported by major players in the industry like Cisco and Splunk. May you be a SysOps engineer, security administrator or data engineering manager looking to have improved security management of your AWS organization – this may be the service for you.

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Post-Ignite 2022 reflections

Microsoft Ignite 2022 was held October 12-14 at Seattle Convention Center and it was a full hybrid experience with sessions being streamed live to a global audience as well as being presented live on stage. You could feel the energy and welcoming feeling when arriving at the convention center for the first time. All the people in blue shirts and big signs were leading the way to the conference and it felt really good to be in an in-person event again.

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Do more with less

Satya Nadella’s keynote and Microsoft Ignite centered on the theme “Do more with less”, familiar from Microsoft Inspire. Meaning that Microsoft is focused on helping their customers maximize their investments, do more and get better results with less. Before hopping into the keynote’s content, I’d like to remind about the Ignite Book of News, which provides all necessary information about more than 100 service and updates announced at Ignite.

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What’s Next in Google Cloud

Google Cloud Next 2022 takes place on 11th-13th October. Next is Google Cloud's annual main event that gathers professionals from all areas of business who drive to digitalize their business. Third year in a row the event is organized as a live broadcast. The broadcast holds nearly 300 sessions that drill into Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Workspaces, Google Chrome and Maps platform.

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Going to Microsoft Ignite 2022

Microsoft Ignite conference is just around the corner, running October 12-14. Ignite has interesting news and content for many roles within IT, including but not limited to decision makers, developers, security professionals, and many more.

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Planning for AWS re:Invent 2022

re:Invent, the yearly flagship event of AWS is getting closer. In this blog post, I will share my recommendations on how to successfully create a focused agenda so that you're both prepared and cover the things that fit to your purpose to attend re:Invent.


Cloud modernisation is an investment

The people tasked with deciding on procurements usually assume that the procurement is worthwhile. The same expectation applies to cloud services. Our view is that the cloud – and especially the continuous development of the cloud – are worthwhile investments. What are the factors in the value of clouds? How can the value be maximised? 

Cloud digital sustainability

Cloud for a larger carbon handprint

The more a company uses cloud services instead of conventional data centres, the larger its positive climate action. This can be demonstrated in many ways. The people are making purchasing decisions favour companies that can prove their commitment to climate responsibility. In the future, applications may be awarded their own ecolabels. 

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AWS Summit Stockholm 2022

We collected the best picks from AWS Summit Stockholm 2022. It was held on 11th May, and it was the first live event in a long time andgathered oversix thousand attendeesin the keynote session alone.

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Best picks from AWS re:Invent this year

AWS re:Invent 2021 is now over and it is time to look back last week and all of the hustle and bustle. AWS re:Invent 2021 was first big conference since start of Covid-19. According to participants on-site the Covid protocol was tight and instructions given to attendee emphasised safety in every aspect.

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AWS re:Invent 2021: Data related launches

AWS re:Invent 2021 is again over and hopefully next year it is possible to meet people again live, though I didn’t mind avoiding the jet-lag and being able to view all interesting keynotes and other presentations from my comfortable home theatre! As always, there’s tons of material waiting for watching and some of it is still waiting for being released this week. Following the keynotes and showcases I noticed some interesting trends on data and analytics. This is not a thorough coverage but rather a cherry-pick for you to enjoy.

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Top news from re:Invent keynotes

The 10th AWS re:Invent keynote given by new CEO Adam Selipsky followed the familiar format and provided totally new services and expected updates to existing ones. No surprise that there were surprises!

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Going to AWS re:Invent

The end of November 2021 and re:Invent is just around the corner, with the new hybrid setup allowing for both on-site and virtual attendance. It is AWS yearly flagship event where they launch the biggest news, and 2021 is extra special because it’s the 10th anniversary. Join Knowit and the team on-site for the best bits coming out this year!