Trust Is A Must For Secure Cloud Migration

Pritesh Parekh is the Chief Trust & Security Officer, VP of Engineering at Virtustream (A Dell Technologies Business)

Embrace cloud-native solutions and a unified security approach to streamline your IT modernization journey.

Not too long ago, it used to be commonplace for discussions with IT organizations to revolve around convincing the skeptics of the many benefits of cloud. This is no longer the case. Through the years, those discussions evolved because IT leaders grew to understand the clear value of adopting cloud. Not only can cloud be a more secure, elastic and scalable approach to managing workloads, but it is also integral to those on their IT modernization journey.

One of the key advantages of cloud solutions today is the IT flexibility that organizations can gain to manage modern workloads and adopt the latest innovative technologies while controlling costs.

One of the first hurdles to avoid is taking a lift-and-shift approach to cloud adoption, which can lead to higher costs, increased cybersecurity risks and the inability to fully realize the benefits of cloud. Existing business systems and applications were historically built to run in on-premises data centers. As a result, simply moving them to the cloud does not necessarily translate into the full realization of cloud benefits. Likewise, the tools and techniques used to manage these on-premises workloads cannot simply extend into the cloud.

Companies that take an on-premises approach and repurpose it for cloud deployment can face unnecessary complexity and expense, ultimately undermining the benefits of running workloads in the cloud. In order to realize true cloud success, you must couple cloud migration with IT modernization, thus taking advantage of all that cloud technology has to offer — in particular, transforming your approach to cybersecurity.

In cloud we trust: Start by unifying your IT security.

IT organizations understandably