Enterprises are increasingly adopting the public cloud for its agility, flexibility and its strength to optimise workloads and applications.
Microsoft Azure meets the characteristics of the public cloud, including the more affordable consumption-based pricing, all of which are important to business groups that need to meet the demands of customers quickly.
When moving to Azure, enterprises need to address a few challenges and topics early on to ensure the successful implementation and use of the cloud within the enterprise.
Enterprise IT should first address the topics of governance, system access, compliance and security to ensure that critical data and systems are effectively managed and protected in the public cloud.
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Every enterprise is different, and its hierarchy and structure should allow for significant flexibility and adaptability to the Azure environment, and the way it is organised within the company. Within the enterprise agreement, organisations can subdivide the environment into departments, accounts, and finally, subscriptions.
Below are some suggestions to implement when adopting Azure as your enterprise’s public cloud platform of choice.
- Consider the impact of resource access, billing, and the complexity of the business operations required in the organisation
- Devise the best allocation of resources, security clearance, data management processes and analytics.
- Define and enforce policies to manage risk in Azure and to ensure data sovereignty by restricting, enforcing, or auditing certain actions via the Resource Manager.
- Combine policies with built-in auditing features to manage complex and flexible solutions, and provide better controls for both traditional and Agile workloads
- Manage user access to resources and assign appropriate tasks by implementing secure role-based access control
- Enable automation to produce complex multi-stage workflows and handle common and repetitive tasks
- Enable security protocols to have a central view of the security status of resources and manage vulnerabilities and security risks using the Azure Security Centre
- Pay attention to geo-compliance and data sovereignty to control where specific resources are created and consumed, and to comply with industry policies
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