Weekly CloudNews: Cloud Visibility, IT Management and Healthcare Transformation

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

Earlier this week, Nilesh Deo explored how to deploy Kubernetes clusters and containerized applications with CloudBolt. We also discussed five benefits of migrating to the cloud.

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With that, onto this week’s news:

IT teams struggle with asset visibility and management

Ian Barker, Beta News, March 10, 2020

“Even though there are many different tools now available, IT and security teams are increasingly losing touch with their asset base.

A new study from Enterprise Strategy Group, commissioned by asset management platform Axonius reveals that an ever-increasing number of end-user devices, rapid cloud adoption, and a growth in IoT devices are leading to increased complexity and risk and decreased visibility.

The study finds that 52 percent of VMs now reside in the cloud, running in multiple cloud environments, making it increasingly more challenging for organizations to manage them effectively. At the same time, container usage is mainstream among cloud users, with continued predicted growth that will add further complexity.”

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Survey Finds IT More Challenging to Manage Than Ever

Mike Vizard, DevOps.com, March 9, 2020

“A survey of 415 IT executives shows IT teams are struggling to keep up as the number of platforms that need to be managed continues to expand rapidly. Conducted by Propeller Insights on behalf of Volterra, a provider of a distributed computing platform, the survey finds 97% are planning to distribute workloads across two or more clouds. The top three reasons cited for adopting multiple clouds were the need to maximize availability and reliability (63%), meeting regulatory and compliance requirements (47%), and leveraging best-of-breed services from each provider (42%).

At the same time, the survey finds 70% of survey respondents said it’s “very important” to have a consistent operational experience between the edge and public and private clouds.

The survey, however, also makes it clear IT leaders understand that achieving the goal will be a significant challenge. The top issues identified when employing multiple clouds are establishing secure and reliable connectivity between providers (60%), employing different support and consulting processes (54%) and navigating different platform services (53%).”

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Global healthcare sector pressured to transform digitally

Peter Dinham, ITWire, March 9, 2020

“Healthcare organisations around the globe are under pressure to drive digital transformation to meet increasing patient care demands, according to a new report which also found that digital transformation significantly impacted cloud implementation across various industry verticals, including in the healthcare sector.

In line with top healthcare IT trends, the report from global enterprise cloud vendor Nutanix revealed that healthcare companies ranked personalised healthcare (52%) and AI assistants (44%) as positively impacting their cloud adoption – with embracing cloud essential for healthcare organisations to deliver the most advanced care.

More than half of healthcare respondents (55%) cited regulations governing data storage as a top factor influencing future cloud model adoption at their organisations.

The report also found that healthcare organisations were marginally less concerned with cost and budget than they were with accelerating IT deployment.”

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