Hybrid cloud environments are a common sight in today’s digital world. IBM’s Assembling Your Cloud Orchestra report found 85% of organizations already utilize a hybrid cloud and 98% anticipate having one in place within three years. This type of cloud environment allows for more agile business processes, a novel infrastructure and produces potential new revenue streams.
Hybrid cloud adoption takes on an even greater role, now. Millions of people adapted to remote work, something many weren’t asked (or allowed) to do before March 2020. The remote workforce includes security and IT teams, who now have to manage IT systems and keep them safe while working from home. It turns out the hybrid cloud that helps workers with their day-to-day job duties also helps meet remote working challenges.
Hybrid Cloud Advantages and Challenges
The advantage of the hybrid cloud for remote security teams is that ability to separate data and workloads based on security and compliance needs. Because public cloud security is shared between the cloud provider and the internal team, processes for working remotely are already in place. After all, these teams aren’t working together in the same room or building. In public clouds, security teams can designate the actions needed in each instance, ranging from encryption to permissions. This enables remote workers to continue with normal production while giving security teams the opportunity to deploy good hygiene practices. Cloud providers secure the overall public cloud, freeing internal IT to maintain the private cloud side.
Hybrid cloud security also allows for ..