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3 Rules To Adapt Cloud Change Management Policies
Search Cloud Computing, Thursday, May 18,2023
Having a change management policy can minimize risk when it comes to making changes. Follow these rules to adapt cloud change management policies and compliance within the cloud.

Most companies develop their basic compliance and change management policies around data center applications. There are new rules to adapt change management and compliance policies to the cloud with the principal focus being software changes.

Compliance ensures conformance to regulatory and internal policies relating to information systems, data storage and use.

Change management ensures that affected parties properly vet changes made to applications and databases so problems can be addressed.

Gartner, Inc. highlighted four trends impacting cloud, data center and edge infrastructure in 2023, as infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams pivot to support new technologies and ways of working during a year of economic uncertainty.

Speaking at the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations & Cloud Strategies Conference in Sydney today, Paul Delory, VP Analyst at Gartner said, 'In the current economic climate, the biggest problem companies face in 2023 may not be IT infrastructure. I&O teams, however, will be impacted by economic and geopolitical forces and will have a vital role to play in ameliorating their effects.

'This won't be a year to realize grand ambitions, but it marks a moment to refocus, retool and rethink your infrastructure. In every crisis lies opportunity, and in this case, the chance to make positive changes that may be long overdue.'

According to Gartner, the top four cloud, data center and edge infrastructure trends include:

With the rise of cloud computing, many organizations rapidly adopted public cloud services alongside cloud principles in dedicated IT environments, or private clouds, to accelerate innovation and meet business requirements. This led to the rise of multicloud: today, almost nine out of 10 IT environments include a mix of public and private clouds.

In some instances, organizations undertook a thoughtful and planned approach to their multicloud strategies. But in many cases, organizations found themselves in this multicloud world by happenstance-new solutions and services were rapidly onboarded, each with its own ecosystem of proprietary tools, lacking interoperability and operational consistency. Many found these environments difficult to manage, govern and modernize, all while controlling costs. All these challenges limited the benefits the multicloud model was supposed to unlock.

Sonrai's Guide to Cloud Security Compliance Pain Points

Passing audits and meeting compliance standards is a beast any enterprise with good security 'ethics' faces. Different industries and different sized businesses face different requirements, but some consistencies remain true: it requires airtight identity and access management and a proactive approach to security maintenance.

Knowing what you need to do doesn't make the execution any easier. We've seen first hand the trials and tribulations of passing audits with customers and prospects - unintended entitlements undetected from traditional IAM tooling, created cloud roles associated with an identity that are not tracked in Azure Active Directory, and the inability to answer who and what could access business critical applications.

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