Weekly CloudNews: Multi-Cloud Deployments on the Rise


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

Here are the blogs we’ve posted recently:

With that, onto this week’s news:

Research: Multicloud deployment increases among enterprises

Melanie Wolkoff Wachsman, ZDNet, December 1, 2020

“Implementing a multicloud strategy remains popular among enterprises, as the majority of survey respondents (81%) currently use or plan to use services from multiple cloud providers within the next 12 months. This number rose from a similar survey conducted last year, in which more than two-thirds of survey respondents (69%) were or planned to deploy multicloud. The COVID-19 pandemic has also accelerated plans that were already in place or expanded cloud services for 40% of respondents and has caused 9% to create a cloud policy. 

Survey respondents who actively use multiple cloud providers cited many benefits. Avoiding vendor lock-in was the most popular advantage for 74% and 73% of respondents in 2020 and 2019, respectively. Competitive pricing as a benefit dropped slightly from 65% in 2019 to 58% this year. Ease of scaling workloads (51%) and resistance to outages (49%) held favor for about half of this year’s respondents, at a slight increase from last year. Regulatory compliance also saw a small uptick in popularity as a benefit this year.” 

The Evolution of Cloud Security Posture Management

Eric Kedrosky, Security Boulevard, Nov. 24, 2020

“According to Gartner, nearly all successful attacks on cloud services are the result of customer misconfiguration, mismanagement, and mistakes. In fact, 99 percent of cloud security issues will be the customer’s fault through 2025, according to the research firm. 

Gartner defines CSPM as a continuous process of cloud security and improvement and adaptation, which reduces the likelihood of successful attacks.”

Skills gap halts cloud plans

Nick Farrell, Channel Eye, Nov. 24, 2020

“Despite there being a clear desire to migrate, around 35 percent of respondents in Ensono’s study say that SAP skills would present barriers for their organisations when migrating their SAP portfolio from on-premise. Around 35 percent say that public cloud skills would present the same barrier. Conversely, 29 percent report a skills shortage on legacy technology, providing a real conundrum and startling issue for the future of IT.

More than 80 percent  stated they have either postponed or cancelled their migration plans, and nine per cent have avoided making plans, due to the SAP skills shortage Another 74 percent have either postponed or cancelled their migration plans, and 23 percent have avoided making them, due to the public cloud skills shortage.”

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