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Weekly CloudNews: The Dark Secrets of Multi-Cloud

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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:

11 dark secrets of multicloud

Peter Wayner, CIO, May 4, 2021

“There are good practical reasons why multi cloud architectures make sense. More clouds mean more options for APIs, more locations for data centers, and an even longer list of clever AI algorithms that just might work. When new improvements come along, a team of architects that’s open to multiple clouds will be agile enough to take full advantage of them.

And there’s also the desire to fight vendor lock-in. When the contract comes up for renewal, the prices go up until you find some competition. Adding multi cloud agility into the architecture from the beginning makes it easier to switch when the vendor sales team wants to squeeze you. There’s just something so irresistible about the dream of being able to move your business to another provider in a weekend.”

The Challenges State and Local IT Face with Hybrid Cloud

Phil Goldstein, StateTech, May 4, 2021

“In a report earlier this year from MeriTalk entitled ‘Hybrid at Hyperspeed: Cloud Strategy for the New Reality of Government,’ based on a survey of 300 federal, state, and local IT leaders, large majorities say the pandemic has increased adoption of hybrid cloud tools. According to the report, 83 percent of state and local respondents say the pandemic amplified the importance of migrating to a hybrid cloud environment, with 66 percent saying the pandemic accelerated their organization’s hybrid cloud adoption by a year or more.

At the same time, 57 percent of state and local IT managers feel their organization is not getting the most out of its hybrid cloud investments.”

Many data breaches are being caused by misconfigured clouds

Sead Fadilpašić, TechRadar, May 5, 2021

“A new report from IBM claims that 19% of data breaches happen because IT teams fail to properly protect the assets found within their cloud infrastructure. Polling 524 organizations that suffered a data breach between August 2019 and April 2020, IBM also found that the average cost of a data breach increased by half a million dollars during that time.

Many organizations rely on multi-cloud infrastructure, especially with the Covid-19 pandemic forcing everyone to work remotely. Still, for more than half (52%), securing data stored in the public cloud is a challenge.”

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