Weekly CloudNews: Hybrid Cloud Challenges, Security and Spending

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

Earlier this week, we discussed how to ease cloud governance with unified cloud management, and how multi-cloud management drives operational efficiencies.

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With that, onto this week’s news:

New automation service gives companies control over hybrid cloud security

Ian Barker, BetaNews, Feb. 11, 2020

“Enterprises are moving more of their workloads to the cloud in order to enhance their agility and responsiveness. But in the rush to develop new applications security can sometimes take a back seat.

Today Tufin is launching SecureCloud, a security policy automation service for enterprises that need to gain visibility and control over the security posture of their cloud-native and hybrid cloud environments.

The product combines and extends the functionality previously available in Tufin Orca and Tufin Iris, and unifies cloud security policy management for container, microservices and hybrid cloud environments in a single solution — giving organizations greater visibility and control of cloud security, regardless of environment.”

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Cloud spending is outpacing cloud cost governance

David Linthicum, InfoWorld, Feb. 7, 2020

“Enterprises across the globe dished out a record $107 billion for cloud computing infrastructure services in 2019. This is up 37 percent from the previous year, according to a new report released by analyst firm Canalys.

This is not surprising given that public cloud usage is up. However, at the same time enterprise IT has no idea how much the bills will be, nor how to place guardrails around public cloud spending. The solution is cloud cost governance, which most enterprises are not employing today.

The many cloud cost governance tools on the market run inside of the public clouds themselves, as well as on third-party platforms, both cloud-based and not.”

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The hybrid cloud challenge CIOs need to address

Tom Nolle, SearchCloudComputing, Feb. 6, 2020

“CIOs are confronted with a real challenge when they seek to deploy hybrid clouds. They need to create an application model that addresses their data center, security and compliance rules but also takes full advantage of the elasticity of the public cloud.

The biggest benefit of cloud computing is agility — the ability to replace broken components or scale overloaded ones. But CIOs are finding that cloud front ends are less resilient than expected when incorporated into hybrid cloud architectures. That’s because the back-end data center portions of these applications can’t respond to problems with the same agility. In fact, scalable cloud front ends can overload on-premises, legacy applications and negate the public cloud benefits.

Third-party vendors and cloud providers have added more container and Kubernetes services to respond to these hybrid cloud challenges, but this disconnect between on-premises and public cloud models remains one of the central obstacles for CIOs today.”

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