The upsides of the cloud are well known. But IT leaders seeking to capitalize on cloud services should beware these cloud-specific issues that can impact your strategy - and the bottom line
"The cloud revolution has been around long enough that every IT leader knows the overarching value proposition: The cloud makes it easier to share resources, it adapts quickly to shifting loads and demands, and it can save time and money by eliminating the need to buy, install and maintain racks of your own hardware.
But there are downsides, and they aren't mentioned as frequently. Maybe that's because the idea of offloading your hassles to some Shangri-La of a server farm hidden in the sky is so seductive..."
With multi-cloud and privacy regulations becoming the new normal, infosec teams need data discovery tools and services to keep up. Learn more about available cloud options
"As more organizations move sensitive data into the cloud, there is increasing pressure to identify what kinds of data are in various cloud storage models, to track data in all cloud environments and to control data protection throughout all cloud deployments.
The motivations for this are multiplying rapidly. Reasons range from internal security best practices and data classification needs to regulatory and privacy requirements, such as GDPR and California Consumer Privacy Act. That said, this is a tall order -- discovery alone can be a huge headache. Fortunately, there is a steady increase in the number of tools and services organizations can employ to discover sensitive data in cloud environments..."
Organizations might sometimes consider cloud computing and cloud networking as interchangeable due to their similarities. But the two strategies have different goals and processes
"The use of cloud computing has risen steadily, as organizations increasingly run their applications in cloud services. As cloud computing adoption has grown, cloud networking has emerged adjacently.
Comparing cloud networking vs. cloud computing highlights some similarities between the two strategies -- but they are different. While cloud computing concerns how applications run, cloud networking concerns how access to applications is delivered..."
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