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Organizations are swiftly opting for hybrid cloud platforms with more than 80 percent of organizations leveraging multiple cloud service providers (CSPs) including cloud big shots such as Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon. Workloads are quickly moving to the clouds with more than half the organizations predicted to run one-third of their workloads in public clouds in the next two years. Workload types also differ in the form of VMs, bare metal servers, and other types of containers. Also, many organizations use containers for both traditional and new applications.
According to analysts at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) in Milford, MA, current organizations lack the cloud computing experience and right tools to monitor security and keep pace with DevOps. Organizations also require to tackle challenges such as maintaining consistent and robust security across internal data centers and public cloud services, reduced visibility of traditional network security tools and staying updated with the rapidly developing DevOps. This calls for an increase in the agility and performance of infosec groups and security teams of organizations to protect an evolving and increasing range of cloud-based workloads.
There are certain measures that enterprises are taking to protect hybrid cloud data such as merging cybersecurity and DevOps. ESG research has found 15 percent of organizations to have already integrated the two groups. A new position of cloud security architect has been created to oversee the transmission of traffic to cloud suppliers. Common security teams, technologies, and processes across all aspects of hybrid clouds is also being implemented to evade inconsistency and redundancy across AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM, and VMware environments. All in all, hybrid cloud data protection is critical and unavoidable for the good of the cloud landscape today and tomorrow.