Penalties for data breaches continue to grow. In July of 2019, the FTC slapped Facebook with a $5 billion penalty because of its data breaches. The fine served as both a penalty and a warning: not properly equipping your enterprise to deal with secure cloud governance will cost you. Any company utilizing the public cloud needs a secure system of automated governance to mitigate the risk.
Effective Cloud Governance Requires Agility & Control
An effective automated governance system needs to have a cloud governance framework to serve as a scaffold that allows the enterprise more freedom and security. It should also minimize risk and interruption.
The cloud is moving at an unprecedented rate. Amazon Web Services (AWS), for instance, adds over 1,000 new features a year. Coupling the pace of innovation from the cloud providers with increase in customer expectations for fast and reliable IT services, the enterprise complexity for streamlining governance becomes much more evident than before. This means that as the cloud grows, your customers will want access to newer and more complex services. To succeed, your enterprise needs a cloud governance system built to adapt and grow with your cloud-based infrastructure.
Initially, this begins with a handful of rules and policies that need to be followed. However, it quickly balloons exponentially where managing policy in documents becomes too static, never updated, and loosely followed with manual governance. Policies should be defined and have a corresponding system to ensure adherence to those policies, not human follow-up for assurance. Effective Cloud Governance Policies need to:
Track and control both actions and spending.
Maintain the security of the cloud environment.
Remain secure and compliant to both laws and regulations.
Provide the freedom employees need to innovate within their specific environment.
Enterprises can and often do utilize many forms of the cloud. Private, public, and multi-cloud systems are in place in many types of companies. This means that any type of framework needs to secure access, provide security, monitor actions and track accountability across multiple networks.
As a result, effective enterprise cloud governance requires agility. Anything less prevents various enterprises from taking full advantage of the cloud. And this can be achieved once you clearly define the architecture of your network and its functionality.
Software-Defined Operations Require Software-Defined Solutions
Because of the speed of the cloud, manual solutions simply cannot scale with the cloud. Once strong policies and procedures are in place, automation can scale with any growing enterprise while still adhering to internal controls. And because it can scale, these guardrails of policies and procedures promote the agility of the cloud, giving employees a safety net that allows them to effectively explore from sandbox environments to highly critical production workloads – automated governance will ensure company policy at all times.
Turbot provides a truly automated solution that helps enterprises unlock the full potential of the cloud. We provide a scalable, automated solution that gives your team freedom through governance. Discover a system of cloud-governance that empowers your organization to move faster, safely in the public cloud with automated Turbot guardrails. To learn more, schedule a live demo to see what Turbot’s Governance Platform can do for your organization.