Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!
Here are the blogs we’ve posted this week:
- Leaving Orphaned Storage Behind: Avoiding Cloud Cost Sins
- Podcast: Hashtag RealTalk with Aaron Bregg featuring Nilesh Deo and Matt Hallahan
- A New Way To Manage Hybrid Cloud: CloudBolt’s Winter 2021 Release
With that, onto this week’s news:
Assessing Cloud Computing’s Value
David Greenfield, Automation World, Feb. 2, 2021
“When it comes to data analytics for operational improvement, cloud technologies have reduced the hurdles associated with the infrastructure, hardware, maintenance, and capital long needed for such efforts. But is it worth it for smaller manufacturers?
The main benefits behind choosing a cloud-based technology are the near infinite storage and computing resources. ‘But there’s also inherent latency and bandwidth constraints that makes speed an issue with cloud computing,’ said Fenn. ‘So, while the cloud is well suited for housing, analyzing, and presenting data and information, the edge is in many ways the opposite.’”
Pandemic cloud migration push to have lasting impact
Chris Kanaracus, TechTarget, Feb. 2, 2021
“‘The jump in remote work scenarios is widely expected to continue at least in part once the pandemic ends, as enterprises not only look to migrate workloads from data centers to the cloud, but reconsider how much office space they require. Both offer paths to reduce capital expenditures and move that money into new business ventures,’ Mueller said. Meanwhile, cloud vendors are eager to capture more customer spending in the pandemic with variations on the pay-as-you-go model.
Global spending on public cloud services will rise 18.4% this year to $304.9 billion, compared to $257.5 billion last year, Gartner said. Cloud spending will account for 14.2% of the overall enterprise IT market in 2024, up from 9.1% in 2020.”
Taking a Data-Centric Approach to Cloud Security
Sue Poremba, Security Boulevard, Feb. 1, 2021
“Concerns about cloud computing security come as data becomes a more valuable asset. Gartner reported that by 2020, 90% of companies will ‘explicitly mention information as a critical enterprise asset and analytics as an essential competency.’ That’s a sharp change from the 50% who put such a value on data in 2019.
As the value of data rises (not to mention the increasing regulations surrounding data privacy) and cloud infrastructure becomes more vulnerable to cyberattacks, security teams need to rethink their approach to protecting information, especially as the workforce continues to work remotely. One solution is to use a data-centric approach to cloud security.”