Today, integrating the public cloud in some capacity is becoming an integral component for the strategic future of most businesses. The benefits are near irresistible. From flexibility and velocity, to business agility, clouds are essential in helping businesses meet their objectives. A well-respected consultant at Eli Lilly and Company once remarked that it used to take them over seven weeks to deploy a server internally. But with the addition of cloud computing, a new server can be up and running in three minutes or less
So the question is no longer if an organization will adopt the public cloud, but rather how many different public cloud platforms they will they leverage. At the pace that shadow IT is taking it upon themselves to embrace public clouds for the agility it provides, security professionals often end up in the position of owning security and compliance for the multitude of these new environments – in addition to the legacy estates they are already protecting.