Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!
Here are the blogs we’ve posted this week:
- IT Automation Secrets: Bring Order to Chaos with Governance
- Podcast | The Cloud Junkies | Episode 4: Cloud Automation and the Old Way vs. the New Way w/ Grant Ho
- Buyer Beware: Cloud Management Vendors Are Not Equal
With that, onto this week’s news:
Pulling devops and multicloud together
David Linthicum, InfoWorld, April 16, 2021
“So, how do you deal with these devops and multi cloud issues without driving more risk and cost into the processes? I have some general guidance: First, leverage IaC (infrastructure as code). This means shifting from monolithic approaches to more fine-grained ones, such as microservices, and from mostly using VMs to choosing cloud-native patterns.
Second, use common services. One of the issues around having an agile process and a layer of devops technology to support that process is that developers can make things complex pretty quickly. When using multi cloud, developers have more choices, including services from three or more public cloud providers. If they all use different security systems, governance systems, databases, etc., the number of things that need to be run over time goes way up, plus needed skills and supporting tools. This increases complexity and will get you into trouble quickly.
Delivering On Multi-Cloud Promises Means Killing Complexity
Tobias Mann, sdxcentral, April 16, 2021
“All of the panelists cited ‘business agility’ — in other words, the ability to build and deploy services when and where the organization needs and wants to — as the primary driver of multi-cloud adoption.
‘I think people are facing the challenge where it was okay for the network to be slow, and now that people are getting used to the cloud, they know how quickly they can adopt and deploy newer types of applications in their environment and start offering it to the broader community,’ Khan said. ‘One of our customers says that we need to move at the speed of the business, not the speed of the network.’”
Businesses failing to adhere to data protection best practices
Sead Fadilpašić, ITProPortal, April 15, 2021
“Despite the fact that many organizations (50 percent) have an encryption strategy that is applied consistently, they struggle to encrypt data in multi-cloud environments. For this reason, unified key management across both multiple clouds and enterprise environments is considered pivotal.
Key management is increasingly complex, the report states, with simply knowing where organizational data resides across on-premise, virtual, cloud and hybrid environments being an ongoing issue. As a result, two-thirds (65 percent) of organizations claim locating sensitive data is the top challenge, when it comes to planning and executing a methodical encryption strategy.”