In the new digital era, all businesses need to be flexible, agile and able to adapt to continually changing circumstances. Whether this involves working remotely, staying up to date with evolving technology, or growing as an organisation, it’s essential to have the right tools. Keeping data safe in this new era of business agility is an absolute priority for companies of all sizes.
Security has always been important, but as the hybrid cloud is becoming an increasingly popular choice for modern businesses, it’s important to take a look at cloud security.
There are many challenges to keeping data safe in the cloud, but the right support and processes will provide a successful cloud platform that benefits your business.
Here’s how to overcome common cloud computing challenges, and why we think Hybrid cloud is your safest option.
Overcoming the challenges of hybrid cloud security
Managing the hybrid cloud
To keep your data safe in the hybrid cloud, you need to know what you’re doing. Without the right training, you risk your infrastructure not running at its best through a lack of effective management and monitoring. This in turn could result in loss of data or areas of vulnerability that cybercriminals could take opportunity of.
Overcome this by:
- Having access to knowledgeable cloud experts
- Outsource to a third-party cloud provider
- Train in-house resources to a high level
It’s no secret that cyber-attacks are on the rise and comprehensive cybersecurity is essential. All businesses are potential targets – hackers are simply looking for any blind spots that you might have. The Cloud is not impenetrable; your data needs protecting in motion and rest.
Overcome this by:
- Encrypting data – full disk encryption always protects your data
- Implementing robust cybersecurity protection
- Use strong access management processes
Shared responsibility model
Don’t forget that you are also responsible for your own platform, you can’t leave everything up to your cloud provider. It’s important that your team are aware of your company’s security measure and that you have enlisted the right help to implement these. Similarly, it can be tricky to manage two different cloud environments – public and private as they should be used and optimised differently.
Overcome this by:
- Having a dedicated team of cloud experts to manage your platform
- Formulate a clear cloud migration strategy to ensure your most sensitive data is stored in the private cloud and other data in the public cloud
A recent report shows that enterprises “overwhelmingly chose the hybrid cloud model as the one they believe to be the most secure – even over private cloud.”
Why is the Hybrid Cloud the most secure solution?
1. Application by application flexibility with cloud
While you might initially think that the hybrid cloud offers you less control over your data than the private cloud, this isn’t necessarily true. The hybrid cloud offers choice and flexibility at every corner. Application by application flexibility increases the visibility of access, storage and movement of specific pieces of data, which creates an airtight security solution. While you might initially think that the hybrid cloud offers you less control over your data than the private cloud, this isn’t necessarily true. The hybrid cloud offers choice and flexibility at every corner. Application by application flexibility increases the visibility of access, storage and movement of specific pieces of data, which creates an airtight security solution.
2. Progressive security solutions
Traditional cybersecurity solutions such as antivirus software won’t work with the cloud. The dynamic nature of the cloud requires modern security solutions, different from what most of us are used to. However, this is not a bad thing. Cloud security solutions are modern, advanced and comprehensive. Hybrid cloud security solutions have the most agility as they can integrate with the widest variety of applications and platforms.
3. One size doesn’t fit all
In the past, basic cloud solutions have been used by SMBs and large corporations alike, regardless of their differences. We know that one size doesn’t fit all, which is why Couno recommends the hybrid cloud.
The hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) of the hybrid cloud enables businesses to start small and create building blocks specific to their business requirements. Building your infrastructure step-by-step will mean that you have exactly what you need. For example, legal firms will need to store more highly sensitive data in the private cloud, so will need a tailored solution to fit their need.
The hybrid cloud is a new and innovative way to store, move and access data. It’s where all modern businesses are heading – but it is essential to be aware of how to keep your data safe in the process.
At Couno, we’ve partnered with Nutanix to provide you with an easy-to-understand special edition Hybrid Cloud guide.
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To take your first step towards migrating to the Hybrid Cloud, chat to Couno cloud experts.