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The numbers reported for the expanding use of all Cloud services today is staggering. Gartner shows public cloud spend exploding from $91B in 2011 to $227B in 2019. 451 Research forecasted 90% of organizations using some type of cloud service and 60% of workloads running in some sort of hosted cloud service. The private cloud services market is expected to grow by over $49B from 2020 to 2024. Since the earliest Cloud implementations, the benefits have been consistent across all industries:
After answering the important questions about cloud business benefits, security, and survivability, the most important question becomes which cloud do I need?
While economic and compliance requirements play a significant role in decisions regarding the type of cloud the business chooses, there are a couple of factors that need to be assured to provide top operational efficiency and achieve the desired benefits. 1.) Is the application built for the cloud? Assure the application is built to use cloud-native resources. 2.) Are the CPU, memory, and storage requirements for each application or process an exact match to the cloud services you are purchasing? 3.) Are monitoring capabilities adequate to evaluate network or application performance problems before they contribute to a design-based failure?
In any cloud solution your security products, tools and services for each environment (which are likely to be different) must cooperate with each other. As you map out your Cloud solution, be thorough and assure compatibility between all clouds so you get the maximum protection for your data. Ultimately, any cloud solution is as secure as you make it. Pay attention to the key areas for potential exposure and vulnerability. Addressing them upfront will help your organization not only stay secure, but also realize the full potential and benefits that a cloud solution offers; whichever cloud that may be. Interested in learning more about cloud design, architecture and security? Contact our cloud experts today or call (877) 740-5028.
Four Security Considerations for your Hybrid Cloud Most enterprises today have a multi-cloud environment and more than half have a hybrid cloud strategy, combining both public and private clouds. The continued migration to hybrid cloud validates its clear advantages. (Read more)
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