Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 18 - Page 75

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WHAT IS GOOD CLOUD MIGRATION SECURITY ?

wCloud adoption continues to be important for many organizations as they transform how they do business in today ’ s digital world . Jonathan Nguyen-Duy , Vice President , Global Field CISO at Fortinet , tells us while there are many benefits associated with cloud adoption , the security implications of moving to the cloud cannot be ignored if organizations are to fully embrace it .

What is cloud migration ?
Cloud migration is the process of transferring an organization ’ s data and apps from on-premises servers to a cloud infrastructure . A cloud infrastructure enables organizations to access data storage requirements and computing capabilities when they are needed .
Rather than creating on-premises IT infrastructures or leasing data-center space , organizations can rent cloud infrastructure and their required computing capabilities via third-party providers . This can mean cost savings to an organization ’ s operating budget due to lower spending on energy bills , IT personnel , hardware , servers and software that are needed for a physical data center .
Cloud infrastructures are highly agile and flexible because they are self-managed and allow users to spin up new services .
Other key benefits of cloud migration are agility and flexibility . Cloud infrastructures are highly agile and flexible because they are self-managed and allow users to spin up new services and make changes in a matter of minutes . This permits organizations to be more focused on business and bottom-line issues rather than being bogged down in IT matters .
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