Topic: My CEO Told Me We Have To Move Our Datacenter to the Public Cloud…So, What’s the Big Deal?
Consider the following:
– You don’t own any of it but, it is your responsibility to control and secure everything in it
– You don’t own any of it, but you critically depend on what’s in it
– You don’t maintain any of it, but you trust all of it is properly maintained at all times
– You can’t touch any of it, but it’s up to you to completely orchestrate, control and secure what’s in it
– You can’t physically walk in anywhere but you (and anyone else on the planet with the right access) can virtually access from everywhere
At first blush, a seasoned and experienced network / security director may not fully appreciate the significant differences and challenges his/her staff will experience in trying to fulfill their job duties when their datacenter is in the public cloud. The old strategy of ‘lift and shift’ – creating VM’s of all of your current/existing hardware and ‘shifting’ it to the cloud – will fail. Further evidence of the urgent need for purpose-built tools to secure public cloud infrastructures can be seen in the multiple and repeated data leaks and misconfiguration compromises we have seen in the last year – According to Gartner, “Through 2022, at least 95% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault.”
And in a world which is rapidly becoming completely ‘software defined’ new skills and tools are required.
In this session, we will discuss why today’s IT organizations require mature and complete native tools – built in the cloud for the cloud – which provide:
– Complete visibility
– Configuration management – Identity protection
– Secure DevOps
– Compliance Automation
– Governance Enforcement
– Environment Lockdown
We will discuss the subtle yet profound differences in operating your datacenter in the public cloud vs operating your own datacenter. We will discuss the ’Shared Responsibility Model’ and what it really means to you and your IT department as you expand the number of workloads you move to the public cloud. And, as your sophistication increases, and you expand your use of PaaS and IaaS, the complexities follow in tandem. We will show how today’s IT organizations require new, purpose-built tools designed and capable of ’speaking the same language’ as the public cloud infrastructures and built to leverage the extensive API’s they provide.