Key Security Considerations for Enterprise Cloud Deployments

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Data Residency Requirements

Organizations need to clearly identify and classify transactional and operational data residency requirements. This involves evaluating and evolving a cloud strategy that meets these requirements. Part of a thorough consideration has to be around cloud provider(s)' capability to ensure compliance to data residency needs.

Enterprise cloud computing has matured, moving beyond the "what" and the "how" to the "when." Even so, security remains a major concern for organizations considering a move to the cloud. Fortunately, security services and tactics have also matured over the past few years, allowing more and more enterprises to migrate to the cloud.

A review of the enterprise security architecture is an absolute necessity in defining, monitoring and managing enterprise cloud deployments. This includes understanding the current security posture of IT assets, audit and compliance. It also forms the basis of creating security and compliance requirements for mainstream cloud adoption. In this slideshow, Madhavan Krishnan, of IT consulting firm Virtusa Corporation, has identified key security considerations that should be considered when transitioning to the cloud.


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