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How To Maintain A Secure Multi Cloud Environment

Mohammed NaserMohammed Naser

Maintaining a secure multi-cloud environment can be challenging. Check out some of these best practices for a secure cloud infrastructure across platforms.

Several enterprises claim that their primary cloud deployment strategy is multi-cloud. Organizations are increasingly taking to this trend by having both public and private cloud deployments to manage their workloads. Keeping a multi-cloud ecosystem secure is important to its efficiency.

Relying on one vendor brings inherent risks, like vendor lock-in and overall downtime. To handle mission-critical workloads, a multi-cloud strategy is vital. It helps manage downtime and provisions high-availability for applications.

Managing and maintaining a multi-cloud environment can be challenging. We are here to give you some security tips that keep your cloud deployments as secure as possible. It's noteworthy that while cloud providers are responsible for the security of the cloud, companies are responsible for security in the cloud.

Best Security Practices for Multi-Cloud

Setting Synchronization: If availability is the priority of your multi-cloud strategy, then it is essential to maintain the same security setting across all cloud platforms. Therefore, you must synchronize policies across providers to achieve consistency across your cloud environments.

Customize Security Settings: Do not confuse general cloud settings with that of security. Security measures need to be finalized depending upon the platform and its requirements. Individual security policies based on applications and workloads in use can increase the robustness of your cloud ecosystem.

Monitoring and Compliance: You should coordinate monitoring efforts across different cloud platforms. The alerts and events should be in the form of consolidated logs in one location for ease of access and timely updates on the operations of the cloud resources. Additionally, find tools to help you maintain compliance consistently and efficiently across different platforms.

Cut Down On Point Security: Reduce the number of point-security-solutions, which don't integrate well together. Each additional point-solution requires qualified personnel along with new integrations and deployments. Consequently, this adds to the complexity of the cloud and increases the likelihood of error.

DevSecOps Perspective: Using a system that automates various tasks mitigates risk by somewhat eliminating the factor of human error. Therefore, keeping security as the center of your DevOps strategy allows you to stay agile. In a DevSecOps model, infrastructure gets treated like an application code and gets scanned before being deployed to check for misconfigurations or non-compliance.

Get Secure With VEXXHOST

A cloud environment is inherently more secure than the on-premise facility of a company. If you are looking to expand your cloud platform to move to a multi-cloud strategy, do keep the benefits of OpenStack in mind. We at VEXXHOST offer OpenStack powered public and private cloud services, helping you steer clear of vendor lock-ins and licensing fees. Our hosted deployments are highly secure and located with efficient and high-monitored facilities. If you are looking for a more hands-on cloud, we have on-premise deployment options too!

Get in touch with our cloud experts to plan the expansion and security of your cloud ecosystem.

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