In today's internet-driven world, the cloud platform is critically important for every business, whether used in healthcare or financial sector, but the chances of frauds and data loss are (always) at its peak. The steadily growing cloud's trust shown by organizations across the globe is the main reason that talk of server-less computing came in the notice.
Server-less computing: A platform that stores the entire infrastructure of a company in the cloud and dynamically expands and contracts resources to meet unique and real-time business needs.
Server-less computing is an approach to simplify complex things that often causes lots of issues. Right now, companies rely on IT vendors or cloud experts to solve their complex hybrid cloud environments that include multiple operating systems, networks, and virtualized servers. Most of the businesses still believe that their IT staffs are efficient enough to solve challenges they face in hybrid environments, rather moving to advanced cloud platform with all they have.
The main question arises here – Are these companies getting all the benefits of cloud technology? Or, Is there something that holds them back to unleash the greater use out of it? To get exact answers to such questions, the recent research conducted by Win Magic have some interesting findings for all.
Strict security and compliance policies are the real hazards; 87% of ITDMs (Integrated Taxpayer Data Management System) surveyed accepted that they limit cloud usage in business due to the complexity of managing regulatory compliance. Most of the companies believe that having a hybrid infrastructure governed by multiple cloud vendors enhances the risks of regulatory requirements failure and make it hard for businesses to earn the profit. Therefore, it is revealed that 24% of all works with a single cloud vendor and are untouched by the benefits of multi-cloud environments.
Businesses need to be very smart when it comes to managing cloud infrastructure as there are many ways out of which some are profitable, and others are just fine. Here are a few practices that ITDMs follows confidently to achieve the infrastructure they desire.
1. The pain, stopping the gain!
About 60% of businesses face issue while managing their business infrastructure due to the selection of poor proprietary management tools. The pain caused by poor selection not only restricts infrastructure choices for them but also creates the risk of regulatory fines. Moving ahead with poor security compliance is yet another red flag that puts overall business data at risk. The truth is: no business can achieve good security compliance with poor management tools.
Undoubtedly, genuine security management tools along with end-to-end encryption technique won't just make you able enough to understand the whole infrastructure, but also help you to manage business productivity and compression effortlessly.
2. With right path, the magic begins!
The huge number of organizations manage cloud compliance crisis by using platform compatible tools and software. Such agnostic tools offer strict security and compliance policies to businesses that offer ease of managing hybrid infrastructure by treating it as a single unit. It is then easier to manage access rights, data security techniques, and other tasks effectively as businesses will see a holistic view of complex infrastructure.
It is practically observed that advanced tools and techniques help businesses to overcome these challenges and provide additional business benefits including improved efficiency, cost savings, unparalleled security and low exposure to risk.
3. Choose productive way to not worry!
Invest in the tools and applications that govern your overall business data and infrastructure without compromising the security. Most of the cloud vendors claim to offer a best-suited authentic solution to your company, but there comes a moment in the business where a single vendor cannot handle it all smartly. At that instant, you need to move beyond the single vendor concept. As ITDMs explained earlier in the survey, "multi-cloud mixed environment halts the adoption of the very cloud technologies they want to exploit."
Companies that try to navigate such challenges with a collection of tools amplify their IT complexities that keep them in a constant state of worry.
There's no doubt that cloud is offering ease of access, share and work to enterprises. But to match steps with the fast-changing technology world, it is essential for companies to follow the management of mixed and multi-cloud infrastructures. The cloud compliance crisis faced by the majority of enterprises can be solved if we rely on unique and smart ways that don't ask us to compromise.