2020 is almost at a close and it would be a safe bet to say that out of all the technologies, Cloud surged the most.
Some may believe that they may have figured out the Cloud completely. However, there still are some underlying issues that need to be addressed. Let’s have a look at what needs fixing:
Most businesses would agree that cloud providers keep changing their billing practices, adding unwarranted complexity to what is supposed to be a fairly simple thing.
When you look at all the possible configurations it’s easy to get lost in the services enlisted in the invoice by your provider.
It’s not that just providers are at fault here! Businesses often make several mistakes that can increase their expenses. Sometimes, IT professionals like developers turn on a cloud instance implied to be utilized temporarily and then forget about it later.
If you cannot make sense of your bill, what you save on the infrastructure will be lost on bandwidth and other hidden things.
Enterprises use the cloud to store all sorts of information, personal and otherwise. With all that information and migration of this information, GDPR compliance poses a challenge. While handling complex cloud environments, there is little time for organizations to worry about the implementation of GDPR. Any breach of the compliance and the business goes under. Add to this mix the fines which can range from 2–4% of the company’s annual revenue, if found violating the law.
Many organizations turn to employ a data protection professional who can anticipate data security and privacy according to the needs of the law. These professionals are aware of the compliance needs of the organizations they are employed in, concentrating on the duties for compliance will help organizations fulfill every legal responsibility.
According to a Unisys-sponsored survey, 64% of U.S. Federal Government IT leaders view identity management solutions as critical to cybersecurity.
When we talk about security, we’re just scraping the surface of the cloud concerning what we know about the cloud and how to secure it. Furthermore, the cloud providers do not give us any choices besides using their native security solution the platform comes equipped with. A recipe for a complex system we must add.
IAM or Identity Access Management means seamlessly controlling access and rights for every user on the network. Almost every enterprise has IAM best practices in place. However, they are only effective if strictly followed across the organization.
Unchecked or mismanaged exceptions and exemptions to IAM policies are some of the leading causes of compromised data. Multifactor authentication is our best bet at securing our clouds and will eventually become ubiquitous.
When compared with the benefits, the cloud limitations seem to get dwarfed. However, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done by both — the services providers as well as the enterprises. Organizations can steer clear of these challenges if they have verified cloud experts by their side to guide them through.
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Galaxy has a proactive cloud team that works round the clock to deploy and ensure the safety of the systems across various clouds like AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure.
Originally published at https://blog.galaxyweblinks.com on October 21, 2020.