Weekly CloudNews: Cloud Tech Development & Costly Cloud Migrations


Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!

Earlier this week, we looked at cloud governance best practices as well as cloud orchestration and automation strategies.

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With that, onto this week’s news:

Cloud tech developing faster than businesses can manage, FireMon finds

Catherine Knowles, TechDay, March 3, 2020

“Public and hybrid cloud infrastructure environment is growing in complexity, and lacks automation and a lack of resources to effectively respond to demands.

This is based on FireMon’s new 2020 State of Hybrid Cloud Security Report, which sheds light on the current cloud security landscape.

The report states that while enterprises rapidly transition to the public cloud, complexity is increasing. Furthermore, visibility and team sizes are decreasing while security budgets remain flat. This poses a significant obstacle to preventing data breaches, FireMon states.

Enterprises are increasingly transitioning to public and hybrid cloud environments. As they do, their network complexity continues to grow and create security risks, the report states.”

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Cloud migration more costly than expected says Capita research

Roy Edwards, Enterprise Times, March 3, 2020

“UK businesses are increasingly looking towards the cloud to enable digital innovation. Fifty-eight percent say the move was more costly than envisaged, according to new research from Capita’s Technology Solutions division.

However, the research reveals that cloud migration (72%) remains the top transformational priority for most organisations. This is ahead of process automation (45%), big data analytics (40%), and artificial intelligence/machine learning (31%). This is a further indication that organisations see cloud as a core component to effectively enabling these next-generation technologies.

The ‘From Cloud Migration to Digital Innovation’ report surveyed 200 UK IT decision makers. The report looked at the main reasons why organisations move to the cloud. This included reduced cost (61%), improved speed of delivery (57%), and increased IT security (52%). However, 90% of respondents admitted cloud migration had been delayed in their organisation due to one or more unforeseen factors. Issues such as cost (39%), workload and application re-architecting (38%), security concerns (37%), and skills shortages (35%). All of these factors point to a process that is more complicated than expected.”

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Google Cloud Hits Major League Baseball Home Run, AWS Is Out

David Ramel, Virtualization Review, March 3, 2020

“The major cloud computing platforms like to publicize their big customer wins, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) stealing Major League Baseball (MLB) business from Amazon Web Services could be considered a home run.

‘Google Cloud will become MLB’s Official Cloud and Cloud Data and Analytics partner, with MLB’s business operations, including Statcast — the automated tool for analyzing player movements and abilities — now running on Google Cloud,’ Google announced on March 3rd.”

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