April 19, 2021

Solving Cloud-Native Challenges in the Rush to the Cloud

The shift to cloud-native environments away from traditional data center infrastructures continues unabated, but security and complexity challenges remain a struggle for DevOps teams.

These were two of the main takeaways in a survey and analyst report published by the IT consultancy firm Flexera

The survey, based on the responses of 750 IT professionals, revealed that 92% of the organizations represented in the survey have a multi-cloud strategy, 80% have a hybrid cloud strategy and only a minority (45%) have integrated data between cloud environments.

The top challenges, according to the survey results, are:

  • security (81%)
  • managing cloud spending (79%)
  • governance, lack of resources/expertise and compliance (75%)
  • comprehending cost implications of software licenses (55%).

The solution for these challenges largely involves — in addition to implementing the right DevOps culture and practices — adoption of the right tools and platforms, especially for security. However, first-generation cloud-cost management tools “simply are not cutting it” for modern architectures, said Asim Razzaq, CEO of Yotascale, which offers a cloud resource optimization platform. Read rest here