Most cloud initiatives won’t get off the ground if you cannot replicate the controls, certifications, and compliance standards that your business relies on. Understanding governance within a public cloud setting is an essential early step.
Cloud adoption is often an opportunity to improve on existing processes, but at minimum, critical governance elements must be replicated or otherwise accounted for. Some tools and techniques will be new to the organization, and some will be modified to exist in a hybrid architecture. Cloud governance is rooted in the shared responsibility model, outlining which elements remain the responsibility of the cloud user, and which can be offloaded to the cloud provider and satisfied in contract. Ensuring that all boxes are ticked requires a detailed understanding of the interaction between tools, users, and cloud providers.
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