Weekly CloudNews: Public Cloud Migration Essential for Enterprises


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

Here are the blogs we’ve posted this week:

With that, onto this week’s news:

Public cloud migration is ‘essential for survival’

Sead Fadilpašić, IT Pro Portal, Jan. 11, 2021

“For many IT leaders, large-scale public cloud migrations are crucial to the survival of their business in the aftermath of Covid-19.

This is according to a new report from cloud solutions provider Cloudreach, based on a poll of 200 IT leaders in the US, which states that Covid-19 and the move towards remote working was a key driver of cloud migration for 66 percent of firms.”

The year ahead: Security experts predict 21 key trends for ’21

John P. Mello Jr., TechBeacon, Jan. 11, 2021

Amir Jerbi, CTO of Aqua Security, a cloud application security provider, explained that, because DevOps increasingly uses IaC templates to automate provisioning of cloud-native platforms, it is only a matter of time before vulnerabilities in these processes are exploited. ‘The use of many templates leaves an opening for attackers to embed deployment automation of their own components, which, when executed, may allow them to manipulate the cloud infrastructure of their attack targets,’ he said.

Booz Allen: ‘As cloud-hosted development environments become more popular,’ it continued, ‘these solutions may attract the same illicit activity that other development tools and resources have seen in previous attacks.’”

Is a hybrid cloud strategy the best one for businesses?

Tim Sandle, Digital Journal, Jan. 8, 2021

“The survey finds that close to half (54.6 percent) say their cloud strategy is best characterized as a hybrid-approach (which means some workloads on-premises and some in the cloud). A hybrid cloud is a technological solution that combines the private cloud with the use of public cloud services. This is a configuration where one or several touch points exist between the environments.

The advantage of a hybrid cloud solution finds that the majority of executives say that 56 percent desire greater control over what is where. This means being able to customize the private end of their hybrid cloud model to their specific needs and then adjusting them accordingly as they see fit. Consolidating on a cloud-only platform that can never scale to provide the performance and concurrency needed for business-critical workloads, no matter how much is invested, represents a poor cost-benefit solution.”

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