While cloud consumption models offer many benefits to your organization, don’t forget that compliance, spending, and the control of the data generated by these programs is ultimately the responsibility of your organization. For this reason, organizations that heavily leverage IaaS, PaaS, and/or SaaS should consider conducting a SAM assessment to ensure all deployments are in compliance and financially optimized.
RightScale’s 2019 State of the Cloud Report indicates that the #1 priority for companies today is cloud cost optimization (for the third year running). Additionally, cloud users are ineffectively optimizing cloud spend – Flexera measured spend waste at 35% on average.
In addition to this, organizations must be confident that the data produced by these cloud solution providers is properly stored and ready to be restored in the event of a data loss event. This will prevent service downtime and the devastating loss of valuable data that could inform operational decisions. For this reason, consider using a mature backup solution that can cover data both on-premises and in the public cloud from a single dashboard – giving you peace of mind that you can restore the data you need as soon as you need it.