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The importance of automation of cloud compliance for enterprises

By Megana Natarajan - February 11, 2021 3 Mins Read

The importance of automation of cloud compliance for enterprises

CIOs say that cloud platforms are quite dynamic, and hence automation will play a significant role in ensuring compliance and security

Enterprise leaders acknowledge that digitization has forced organizations to shift to the cloud for cost effective and flexible data storage options on an on-demand basis. Data protection and security are considered to be one the most vital factors of cloud migration. However, Cloud is a highly vulnerable platform and often is the starting point for security breaches.

CIOs believe that cloud automation can help save the platform from being at the receiving end of security outages. Automation of the cloud helps with continuous monitoring and also evaluation of DevOps and ITOps. It is also useful for the detection of threats and serving efficient data needed for audits.

Cloud automation is required to relieve the complex cloud compliance challenges and security issues. Leaders say that organizations are required to work with different cloud platforms simultaneously and have access to data from several platforms and devices in the current situation. It makes it difficult for the enterprise to monitor storage spaces and data sources. There can be no doubt that clearly defined cloud management strategies are vital.

Leaders acknowledge that the auditing time will be longer as it requires data collection, organizing, and analyzing a large data pool that is not sufficiently secure. Thus the auditing process of IT processes and operations will definitely lag behind. Cloud is not always compliant with data security policies and practices. This may behave as a threat to consumer credentials. Cloud infrastructure is often riddled with alarming security gaps. The security and compliance control of cloud systems is dynamic and also vulnerable.

Cloud automation takes charge of the hurdles to serve a maximum efficiency and minimum labor workflow pattern for organizations. CIOs say that automation allows for continuous monitoring of the cloud platform to analyze, understand and identify security issues at a rapid pace.

In such scenarios, the enterprise does not require highly qualified or experienced engineers to analyze the systems critically. Automaton enables an easier backup process of the cloud to forecast and prevent downtimes and security problems. It also helps decrease human errors, malicious software from impacting the cloud, and cyber-attacks.

Another significant feature of cloud automation, the autoscaling process helps with scaling up or down the active servers, costs, computing devices, utilities to balance and manage workload.

Cloud automation helps with the automating of both on-premise and cloud-native applications. This makes business growth to be more agile, scalable, and efficient. It simplifies security auditing, evidence collecting, and cloud computing via SaaS, network configuration, and other services.

CIOs point out that since automated clouds help take over IT development and resource scalability, it is easier for organizations to focus more on skilled tasks and unleash innovation speed.

Leaders say that cloud automation is also the only feasible and effective method for cybersecurity breaches and enable a time-efficient and cost-effective innovation process for organizations. The scalable and flexible nature of automated cloud platforms ensures resilience and agility for business growth.


Megana Natarajan

Megana Natarajan is a Global News Correspondent with OnDOt Media. She has experience in content creation and has previously created content for agriculture, travel, fashion, energy and markets. She has 3.9 years’ experience as a SAP consultant and is an Engineering graduate.

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