Why We Need More Visibility and Less Complexity in the Cloud
Cloud adoption has moved from the experimentation phase to full-blown migration, as more enterprises realize the agility, flexibility, and cost benefits associated with a cloud-first policy. Hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are replacing everything from client-server email and Microsoft Office Suites to customer relationship management and human resources tools. DevOps and other IT modernization efforts continue to push new, modular applications and workloads to public clouds. And any employee with a credit card is always just a few keystrokes away from subscribing to the latest online conferencing, collaboration, or file-sharing platform.
Mostly Cloudy with Zero Visibility
When IT is left out of these cloud purchase decisions, enterprises begin to suffer from data sprawl. Even with awareness, it becomes increasingly more difficult to keep track of and control access to corporate data when it is stored across vast and growing multiple public clouds (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS), private clouds, and on-premises data centers.
While reputable cloud service providers are inherently secure, this lack of visibility or a cohesive view of all enterprise data makes it impossible for IT to uniformly apply corporate security policy, or to ensure industry or government-mandated data protection and privacy compliance.
Unified View and Control of All On-Premises and Cloud Storage
We recently partnered with Storage Made Easy™. Their Enterprise File Fabric acts as a central control point for data access, sharing, and governance across all corporate data, whether stored on premises, within public and private clouds, or in hosted third-party applications such as SharePoint Online or Salesforce. The solution breaks down data silos, making it easier for end users to search and access data from any repository from any device. Shared folders, file sharing, synchronization, and collaboration are available through a full suite of desktop, mobile and web applications. Additionally, corporate IT gains the visibility and control necessary to apply data protection and privacy policies, and to ensure compliance with HIPAA, FINRA, MiFID, CJIS, GDPR and other government regulations
Better with Wasabi
What I really like about the Storage Made Easy solution is the way in which it empowers IT operations in their new role as cloud service brokers. By enabling a holistic view of their data landscape, administrators can monitor and audit how data is stored, transferred, and accessed across the enterprise, and make better cloud service recommendations based on real-world usage.
One recommended option made available through our recent integration with Storage Made Easy is the ability to eliminate complex cloud storage tiers and costly object lifecycle management, while vastly improving user access and retrieval speeds to their stored data. At 1/5th the cost of Amazon S3 and 6x the performance, Wasabi hot storage collapses traditional tiering methods to simplify storage with a one-size-fits-all universal cloud storage utility.
Storage Made Easy customers that integrate Wasabi into their enterprise data ecosystem will no longer be required to manage classes of data differently based on criticality and frequency of retrieval, creating a more predictable storage solution in terms of price, performance and security.