AWS Cloud Computing: All this success sometimes leaves the youth of the cloud hidden in the technology ecosystem. A little over ten years ago, the subject was barely talked about – or rather, the cloud was not even possible.
In this post, we will talk about the central myths – the ones that still resist -that prevent wide and effective technology adoption. More than that, we will bring the truths behind each of them.
5 Myths And Truths About AWS Cloud Computing
Cloud Security Is Worse Than On-Premises
First cloud myth is about safety. The 2020 Cloud Security Report shows that 52% of organizations find the cloud less secure than on-premises data centers and that 75% are concerned about it.
The truth is that most companies hand over the care of their cloud applications to their suppliers. They don’t gather expertise or budget to do better – even if it’s their responsibility too. It is usually in insecure configurations carried out by companies that are the big problem or, as Gartner said, 99% of the issues with cloud security.
But it’s also true that while all the providers’ investment in security is much more than organizations can do, the cloud is not shield. Extremely robust infrastructure will heavily impact in the event of attacks. Also, native security solutions are only suitable for a single cloud. In the case of multi-cloud, adding non-native resources is critical.
Cloud Makes Compliance Difficult
Another concern, especially in sectors such as finance, which need to ensure the security of sensitive data, is compliance. With regulations like the LGPD, for example, the use of the cloud will limit to specific regions, it’s not even a possibility, or it still doesn’t meet the compliance requirements of these organizations.
A lot has changed in recent years in terms of regulation. But not to make the use of the cloud unfeasible, but the opposite. What is noticeable is a necessary modernization of rules, which aims to give security and confidence to institutions that intend to use the technology.
To select the right cloud option and technologies, you need to establish a dialogue about regulatory requirements with stakeholders and trust a governance model.
Managing AWS Cloud Computing Expenses Unfeasible
One of the advantages that the cloud can provide is the savings coming from on-demand use, greater visibility of IT spending, and tools, whether from providers or other vendors, to manage and predict costs. Even so, a myth persists: that it is practically unfeasible to manage cloud expenses.
The truth is that many organizations that make their move to the cloud achieve mediocre results in cost savings because they lack cloud spend management. Behind this, there are some difficulties, such as selecting the wrong resources for the wrong reasons, not linking the expense to the reason for the cost, having too many possibilities for combining resources, over-provisioning, etc.
It Takes A Vast IT Team To Manage
Especially in small and medium organizations; the myth about the cloud survives that it takes a large IT team to manage it. This is not true. On the contrary, the possibility of savings combined with scalability has democratized and made the innovation process more flexible – previously restricted to companies that had, more than a team, the chance of optimizing or investing in large data centers.
The cloud makes this possible for everyone because much of the work will outsource to providers, so sometimes, the cloud operations and strategy team does not need. Cloud management, however, can be a challenge for organizations, as we have seen, but it is not true that it needs a large IT team to execute it.
Critical Systems Cannot Be In The Cloud
Moving essential techniques to the cloud means taking them outside the company’s perimeter. For many, this is unfeasible. The truth is that there are fewer and fewer benefits to maintaining an on-premises infrastructure. And not just in terms of infrastructure but the flexibility of scale, automation, and stability. It is not by chance that, according to IDG research, 54% of the applications currently in the cloud were not born there. And there is no data to indicate that these organizations are moving back to on-premises data centers.
But that doesn’t mean that only systems in the cloud are sound either. There are cases where a non-cloud solution is better and cheaper, as in applications that will not change. Critical systems, in particular, will phase to the cloud or have hybrid solutions, which are a means of gaining the benefits of a public cloud while protecting sensitive data in a private cloud. So pure cloud doesn’t have to be the only option. But if it is, it will be necessary to assess which systems will migrate, refactor, or rewrite.
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