Houston, We Have Cloud

The data centers of the future may look more like NASA ground control – governance inside, resources out
One theme has remained consistent throughout the evolution of cloud thus far – enterprise IT wants to retain control of both its data and access to to it.
This is not an unreasonable demand. After all, it is enterprise IT – and its leadership – that will pay the price should customer data leak or regulations not complied with. Despite the growing view that cloud security is a joint, shared responsibility between customer and provider, it is enterprise IT that must put into place the mechanisms for both controlling and proving control over data and access, not cloud providers or integrators. The provider can offer services designed to provide that control, but it is not the one that must implement the polices or report on their effectiveness.

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