Se­cu­rity will need to be de­signed for the cloud, not bolted on


Mo­men­tum around adop­tion of cloud re­sources for pri­mary work­loads is ac­cel­er­at­ing as com­pa­nies look to mak­ing ICT pur­chase de­ci­sions. This has been a trend with start-ups and very small com­pa­nies, but the value propo­si­tion has worked very well for mid-sized and large com­pa­nies in 2015.

Mi­gra­tion from on-premises in­fras­truc­ture to the cloud is not triv­ial. IT or­ga­ni­za­tions will find it in­creas­ingly hard to sup­port the mod­ern work­force with­out de­ploy­ing cloud tech­nolo­gies. Ap­pli­ca­tions and data will rapidly mi­grate to the cloud and end users will ex­pect to be able to ac­cess any­thing from any­where at any time. Mo­bil­ity is no longer a fea­ture – it’s the way peo­ple work. It’s also not just about end users – IT ad­min­is­tra­tors will also de­mand cloud-en­abled man­age­ment so­lu­tions and mo­bile apps that en­able them to work any­where. Se­cu­rity and data pro­tec­tion will need to be de­signed for the cloud, not bolted on.

Also, it is no­tice­able that the In­dia mar­ket has ma­tured and peo­ple are grad­u­ally but suc­cess­fully em­brac­ing the cloud tech­nol­ogy. Large com­pa­nies are now us­ing cloud for cor­po­rate pur­poses and ev­ery smart­phone user is us­ing it for per­sonal pur­poses, which means cloud com­put­ing has a great fu­ture ahead and the In­dia mar­ket will flour­ish a great deal in years to come.

File sync and share as a stand­alone busi­ness has jumped the shark. Last year, all the largest play­ers have heav­ily in­vested in com­ple­men­tary tech­nolo­gies and will reap the ben­e­fit of that in­vest­ment in the near fu­ture as smaller play­ers are pushed out and the mar­ket con­sol­i­dates. In the cloud, putting things in ‘boxes’ is no longer enough.

An­other as­pect that needs to be taken into con­sid­er­a­tion while gear­ing up for pro­grams like Dig­i­tal In­dia is the enor­mous amount of data. Hence it be­comes very im­por­tant to al­lo­cate data stor­age and also en­sure data pro­tec­tion so that in­for­ma­tion is not com­pro­mised. The con­ver­gence of So­cial, Mo­bil­ity, An­a­lyt­ics and Cloud is lead­ing tech­nol­ogy for the next decade, and will act as a cat­a­lyst for the futuristic era of ever evolv­ing tech­nolo­gies.

Country Man­ager, Bar­racuda Net­works, In­dia

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