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The Complexity of the Multi-Cloud Enhances the Risk of Security

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Monday, December 09, 2019

The high demand to move data close to the user while accessing the Machine Learning and other new and advanced technologies has allowed a large shift of the enterprises to the multi-public cloud. However, it is found that the early user of multi-cloud is completely satisfied with the enhanced security. A number of surveys were conducted in the recent years to discover the challenge of multi-cloud security solution.

Fremont, CA: The increasing need to move the data much closer to the user, while accessing new and essential technological platform such as Machine Learning and others, has encouraged a broad shift by the organizations to the multi public clouds. It is also claimed that the early adopters of multi-cloud are having a completely satisfying experience with the security solution of the multi-cloud.

According to a study conducted on "multi-cloud organization" by the A10 Networks, an automated cybersecurity specialist, it is found that only about 11 percent of the surveyed organizations believe that they are able to acquire the advantages of multi-cloud. Moreover, about two-thirds of the organizations said that they had deployed the organization's application across two or more public clouds.

Improving the security system of the Multi-cloud was considered to be one of the major challenges, which was again followed by the lack of skills needed to deploy and manage multi-cloud in a proper way. The early adopters identified that there is a need for centralizing the visibility and managing the application as well as the infrastructural complexity. Such complexity includes cloud-native applications that are delivered with the help of microservice such as application containers and orchestrated with Kubernetes, which are further transferred with the help of Istio and other service meshes. Such complexities are again fed into the numerous data logs, which are supposed to be collected and tracked.

Information Technology, along with the business leaders, is working hard to reset the equivalent management, security, control as well as visibility, that existed in the previous IT models. An increasing number of efforts is to enhance the security systems, mapping the platform, and the solution to reduce the risk related to the multi-cloud environment. 

The major players in the market are increasingly putting effort to redefine the security tools to accelerate the deployment of the multi-cloud. The emergence of the "edge cloud technology", is to be enabled by the launch of the 5G network. This will be capable of sweeping a large number of sensors and other types of machine data.

As per a survey conducted by BPI, some of the major multi-cloud security challenge areas listed as ensuring the data security across cloud, networking as well as application of data, filling the gap of multi-cloud security management skills, the necessity of boosting the automated security tools, managing proper deployment as well as management and centralized visibility of multi-cloud.

An organization's security platform is an application delivery framework, specially designed to provide the IT operators with the required centralized visibility along with efficient management capability aiming at automating the security of data as well as application along with the multi-cloud and the network. It is also found that the high use of data analytics is one of the major requirement for fueling the multi-cloud security, management as well as performance.

There are numerous factors that can be applied in order to lock down the multi-cloud security system. Some of them are centralized authentication as well as the security policies, followed by the web application firewalls along with the strong protection against the distributed denial of services attacks, which are anticipated to proliferate due to the deployment of the highly vulnerable edge cloud.

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