Companies increasingly rely on data for crucial business decisions. They are both producing and consuming data at unprecedented rates. Consequently, all this data travels to the cloud. Data owners and businesses must understand risk management for data that migrates to the clouds. Therefore, if a company would like to manage and use data constructively, then a sturdy cloud data governance strategy is of high significance.

Why Data Governance?

Your enterprise needs to implement data governance to cover a myriad of data-related concerns. These include risk management, data proliferation, data management, data discovery and privacy and compliance. A sound data governance program must be in place to ensure the availability, usability and security of data in your cloud.

Best Practices

Businesses must be familiar with the framework of data governance to track practices throughout the data lifecycle adequately. Some essential best practices for a robust framework are as follows:

Data Profiling

Data profiling leverages statistics to reveal values in datasets. Organizations can profile data automatically as soon as any data comes into the cloud. This gives clarity in knowing what data assets are available to you.

Data Cataloging

Cataloguing contains structural metadata, object metadata and assessment. Cataloguing can be done based on the sensitivity level of data, with respect to privacy regulations. Organizations and data consumers can access this information from one place and use it as a reserve for search and discovery.

Data Access

Managing the access of data is imperative for data protection. Data consumers must have access to data just as the members of your organization. But access can be controlled through means such as defined identities, groups, roles and therefore, carry out managed access by assigning access rights based on categorization.

As more and more businesses migrate their data to the cloud, the importance of data governance continues to grow. Data governance is here to protect your data in the cloud from misuse, making it vital for a robust cloud environment.

Data Governance For You

An organization that is driven by data in the cloud is set to reap the immense benefits of data governance policies. Some apparent advantages are better decision making, improved risk management and regular compliance updates.

Making use of OpenStack API based storage projects makes data storage manageable and activates data governance for your OpenStack based cloud infrastructure. OpenStack clouds help you manage better control over your data while simultaneously offering an enhanced end-user experience.

Are you interested in implementing a sound data governance strategy within your cloud and organization? Then VEXXHOST is here to assist with our extensive OpenStack experience. Consult us for a new and improved OpenStack cloud experience.

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