Transitioning to hybrid Cloud

Difficulties Transitioning to a Hybrid Cloud

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The cloud, the pay-per-use model that enables businesses to pay only for what they use, while providing flexibility, cost savings, performance and the scalability they need. If your company has yet to transition to and is considering a hybrid cloud environment, here are some complexities that may be helpful for you to consider.

Integration

Integrating public and private clouds can be complex, requiring superior technical skills to ensure seamless integration between the two environments. A thorough understanding of tools is required. Another challenge with integration is integrating legacy systems with the new cloud environment.

Data Protection

Data that is being transmitted over the network is particularly vulnerable. Protect your business’ data at rest and in transit through encryption.

Data Leakage

Lost, corrupted or destroyed data, creates data leakage. It becomes an even bigger problem in BYOD environments. To avoid data leakage consider implementing access guidelines and strict enforcement of security protocols

Visibility

Monitoring and viewing distributed systems is one challenge that arises from hybrid clouds. Lack of visibility can increase both security risk and agility.

APIs

Unprotected APIs can act as a passage for malicious attacks. Consider hardening applications to make them resilient to those potential attacks.

Data Redundancy

A lack of data redundancy can increase the risk of a hybrid cloud. In the scenario of an outage, redundant copies of data can help to mitigate damage

Compliance

With regulators coming down on regulations regarding sensitive data, especially in the finance, healthcare and government sectors, it can be difficult to keep up with compliance guidelines. To add to the difficulty is the fact that most organizations still manually check their compliance status, the issue being the amount of time it takes and it’s prone to errors.