Why aren’t you on the cloud?
We’re getting tactical with you today. There are a few, and only a few, reasons for your enterprise not to get to the cloud. Stop hosting your own virtual machines (VMs) or hosting them on someone else’s infrastructure, pick a cloud provider and get “your mess, for less” on a cloud provider’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
Then have a plan to incrementally move from IaaS to Software or Platform as a Service (SaaS/PaaS). The recent ransomware events area a clear indicator that even security vendors are having challenges, and will continue to do so.
Carve out those systems that cannot be moved – then pressure those vendors to get on the ball, connect the rest of it up to a cloud with connections back to those legacy systems as needed. The work involved is well worth the payoff both in short and medium term benefits. You’re getting a layer of unmatchable protection, resiliency and elasticity.
If you think you’re a carve out exception, or you want to know where to start, first three folks that contact us get an hour on us to discuss and sketch out viable ideas.
So …Why aren’t you on the cloud?
(EDIT: This posted right before a widespread Internet outage that same day. Irony perhaps, but the point stands!)