You have to have been in a cave to have missed the data control that is developing as a defining technological issue of our time. Current news is brimming with conversation about the price of data protection.
There have been breaches that we have all heard about, but there is also the surprising assessments of data privacy oriented startups. What is absolutely clear is the value of this data control keeps increasing and there seems to be no end in sight. So, regardless of your computing destination, the ownership, control of your organization’s data should still reside with proper IT leadership.
It is true that new multi-cloud architectures that can connect to IaaS, PaaS and SaaS platforms with the enterprise will make the information governance much more intricate because data is being distributed even more. It is also true that the industry is shifting rewards around the quickness and cost saving that will bring us all forward, managing hybrid cloud architectures is still a developing area and the stakes around losing any data control are very high. So, choosing the right cloud partner to make the trip to hybrid cloud is a big deal.
Of course data control challenges across a cloud data system may surpass what any one cloud company will be able to deliver alone. So, take care in choosing a cloud service provider partners. We will help even more as we work to bring enterprise data management and performance to the public cloud infrastructure.
So, as many businesses needs continue to push enterprises toward hybrid cloud computing, take a good hard look at strategically working together with vendors and cloud providers that approach any problems with enterprise credibility yet have the capability and vision for helping you manage through data control challenges to reap the rewards. And, do not forget to ask how their ecosystem partners contribute because they surely cannot do it alone.
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