5 things holding enterprise back from the cloud
When considering the many benefits of moving to the cloud, why are businesses still hesitating to move to the cloud? When asked about the reasons which held them back from moving to the cloud, their top 5 reasons were:
- Concerns about security and compliance
- Concerns about governance and control
- Managing Cloud Costs
- Difficulty in redesigning Legacy Systems
- Challenges in integration with core systems
Source: IBM Institute for Business Value Multi-Cloud Survey
Are these concerns still valid with new hybrid cloud technologies?
Hybrid Cloud - A secure alternative
Hybrid cloud can help to address security concerns, control issues and other barriers that can cause cloud deployments to fail.
Hybrid cloud technology empowers companies to store data in specific environments that are best aligned with that particular industry’s regulatory requirements. Further, applications can run with greater security than on a public cloud.
IT professionals have full autonomy defining where workloads and data need to live based on audit requirements, policy requirements, or compliance issues. It offers both the control of on-premises hosting and the flexibility of cloud storage, all while reducing the overall exposure risk of your data.
Leveraging hybrid cloud technology allows enterprises to control their transition to the cloud dynamically. Depending on the unique business needs, they can select acceptable levels of downtime and schedule it at the appropriate times to not disrupt end-user workloads. The flexibility of a hybrid cloud alleviates the constraints of legacy systems and silos.
The key to security rests on technical controls. The centralized management system of the hybrid cloud makes technical controls easier to implement, manage, and audit. Whether leveraging encryption to reduce the risk of readable data being intercepted, or end-point security in the case of data loss, the controls are all centrally accessible.
Hybrid cloud has become a viable, secure, and flexible IT solution for enterprises regardless of industry.
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