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Measures For Planning Success While Mapping A Multi-Cloud Strategy

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Ugra Narayan Pandey
I am proudly an Indian and Currently working as a Cloud Security Expert with CloudCodes.
We are going to list down some of the key factors that need to be considered at the time of mapping a multi-cloud strategy. Business clients should read this post to achieve a successful result after the adoption of a multi-cloud platform.

Sometimes, companies can get overly excited when considering the benefits provided by cloud computing. Company directors may become overly eager during the creation of a business strategy and its possibilities. Here are some points to consider that can make cloud adoption a challenging task:


  •  Define cloud security requirements and then, implement the cloud security infrastructure. 
  •  Mapping of network requirements with cloud capabilities is another challenging activity. 
  •  Demands for cloud security expert staff along with cloud acquisition and architecture.


It seems that you are in a thought – Whether to use cloud computing technology or not? Is it safe and free from hassles?  Guys, there is nothing to think about. Adoption of a multi-cloud strategy is an intelligent move to grow and spread business worldwide. The only thing one has to keep in mind is a basic set of standards that will prevent confidential information from suffering a breach or threat. Next comes some of the key factors which a company has to learn and implement when they map a multi-cloud strategy for a successful outcome at the end.


Key Factors While Mapping A Multi-Cloud Strategy


1. Have at least one exit strategy – Always thinking about going forward in business is, of course, a good thing, but in professional life, you also need to create an exit strategy. 


We hope the use of an exit strategy is never needed, but it's important to have for business continuity. The purpose of an exit strategy is in case you need to change your third-party provider and to minimize expenses and any hampering of your businesses work.


Verify that the cloud service vendor you pick up comprises of a suitable amount of strategies to patch everything, ranging from the hypervisor to the OS to apps. It is essential for software updates and also, it enhances the existing app security level. At the time of choosing a vendor, imagine a scenario when you will break up your contract with them. Make a proper plan in your mind about ‘how will you move your records, how much will it cost, and the total time consumed in the entire procedure?


2. Server Downtime & Data Tracking – There are three major elements that you have to consider at the time of mapping a multi-cloud strategy – data, potential downtime, and storage. 


You might be thinking that of course customers will see the downtime aspect at the mapping time but, the reality says that this aspect is often overlooked by cloud users. One trick for managing the expectations with a prospective vendor is to analyze its SLA (Service Level Agreement). Readers should check that the vendor guarantees 99% uptime.  


If the chosen cloud service vendor does not fulfill your internal efforts with a reference to their meeting obligations of regulatory and security, you can be held liable for online data breaches. Therefore, whenever you use and enforce some controls from certain frameworks to fulfill security or regulatory demands, ensure that the service vendor does likewise. Don’t forget to put it in the contract and ask for auditing their controls.


3. Multi-Cloud compliance is important – Enterprises who desire to leverage cloud computing benefits should consider, or have a strategy for the following:


  • Data Security – When mapping a multi-cloud strategy, the measures to overcome data breach challenges should be implemented. A sufficient amount of resources must be present to secure data as well as data access. 


  • Data Availability – It is dependent upon an organization to make sure that the required compliance level is maintained properly (either on-premises or off-premises). It is needed to ensure that appropriate access to data assets is maintained. 


4. Try to know the best way forward – The large problems are shifting online without understanding the actual issues.” 


People are realizing that cyber threats are increasing day-by-day but, they are not trying to understand the actual reasoning behind the rise or occurrence. Until and unless you learn the cause behind an issue, it would not be possible to remove any issue from its root cause. Therefore, first of all, try to understand the reasons cloud computing security threats occur and then adopt the preventive measures to be safe from them. This tip will help in providing you a maximum level of cybersecurity in your premises.


That’s All From Our Side


It is true that none of the security measures ensure 100% of data security. But, being a responsible cloud user, we can ensure data security is up to a maximum level from our side. Implementing the measures (listed in this post) at the time of mapping a multi-cloud strategy, will benefit cloud users with the maximum level of data security which a company should have in today’s scenario of digitization.



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