Over 42% of IT spending is funded outside the IT budget, putting more pressure on IT teams to establish processes and guardrails to ensure compliance and accountability.
While Azure resources help facilitate effective cloud governance and compliance, your organization may need help to implement, enforce and integrate an effective Azure governance structure.
VIAcode offers a breadth of services to help companies put the right controls and guardrails in place to control costs and mitigate security risks.
Learn more below about how to overcome cloud cost and security challenges.
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Cloud vs. On-Prem Governance
Cloud governance presents a radically different set of challenges to on-premises governance. In cloud, anyone can “click and buy” resources which is much different than the on-premise capital approval process. Governance strategies, policies, and tooling developed for on-premises data centers are inadequate for agile, on-demand, and automated cloud environments. Cloud demands a new governance paradigm, one that many organizations are ill-equipped to implement.
Cloud agility frequently conflicts with traditional governance frameworks. Cloud platforms empower developers and DevOps professionals to deploy infrastructure on demand. Traditional established cost-management, security, and compliance policies will typically conflict with the speed and agility benefits of cloud operations.
Cloud deployments can be more complex than on-premises infrastructure. Microsoft Azure is a robust platform, with dozens of compute, storage, database, and PaaS options. As cloud deployments mature, they grow to take advantage of new services and capabilities, further increasing governance complexity. Cloud governance is an iterative process that must evolve alongside changing application and workload architectures.
Integrated Cloud Governance
Azure offers a variety of governance-focused services, but governance tooling is only useful if organizations implement processes to monitor compliance, enforce and evolve policy, and remediate non-compliant scenarios. It can be challenging to leverage Azure tools in an integrated governance and incident management workflow that connects policy enforcement and monitoring with Azure-based and third-party tools.