It's not unusual for enterprises to scale their applications to meet demand, but they need to be aware of the associated cloud complexity issues. Look out for these six common problems
"Embracing cloud computing is hardly a unique experience for most companies, but there's a significant difference between living in the cloud and scaling in it.
As a cloud-native organization grows in size and complexity, its IT team will inevitably encounter a host of unfamiliar problems that make managing increased demand difficult and time-consuming.
Operating a cloud at scale can be extremely hard if your team isn't familiar with the common challenges associated with managing increased demand. Explore the following six issues -- challenges IT teams normally don't face with small-scale deployments -- to ensure your staff is completely prepared to deal with cloud scaling challenges..."
Cloud reporting helps admins address capacity issues and reduce outages. Effective tools should include role-based dashboards and track virtual and physical hardware
"Private clouds offer many benefits to organizations. When an organization properly designs, architects and implements one, a private cloud can provide most of the same benefits as public clouds. They'll enjoy user self-service and scalability, the flexibility to change or optimize computing resources on-demand, and the ability to provision and configure virtual machines whenever needed.
None of this matters if IT teams don't have the visibility into their private cloud through regular reporting. Private cloud monitoring can help identify immediate issues as they arise. Still, long-term planning and proactive strategy development can only happen when adequate reporting of the private cloud occurs..."
As cloud computing has taken off and continues to grow rapidly, companies are motivated to get a handle on potentially runaway costs
"Many companies use multiple public cloud provider services, in what is known as multicloud computing. Other companies use a mix of public and private cloud services in what is known as a hybrid cloud architecture.
Public cloud refers to shared network use such as by Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform; private clouds refer to private network connections between the user and provider of the cloud services. Rates differ, with public cloud rates generally less.."
Cloud access security broker capabilities - discovery, data loss prevention, threat protection, encryption, logging - should sit between every kind of app a company houses
"The cloud is a crowd pleaser, but security is often unamused. As the software as a service landscape expands, so does the data and users connecting to it.
Cloud apps and web-based security properties are colliding. It's security's job to find where and how to blend security components. The cloud is a sore spot for security, but cloud access security broker (CASB) capabilities - discovery, data loss prevention, threat protection, encryption and logging - should sit between every kind of app a company houses..."
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