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3/26/2019
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87% of Cloud Pros Say Lack of Visibility Masks Security

The majority of cloud IT professionals find a direct link between network visibility and business value, new data shows.

Most (84%) businesses increased their cloud-based workloads in 2018, but lack of visibility into those workloads could compromise security and business value, cloud experts report. Only 13% of companies surveyed reported the same level of public cloud usage as the previous year.

These findings come from "The State of Cloud Monitoring," a new report released today by Keysight, which polled 300-plus IT professionals who handle public and private cloud deployments in global organizations across 15 countries. Nearly seven out of 10 respondents said public cloud monitoring is more difficult than monitoring data centers and private cloud environments, and less than 20% said their organizations can properly monitor public cloud environments.

The lack of visibility is masking security threats, according to 87% of respondents. It also leads to a variety of application and network performance issues, including the inability to deliver against service agreements. Most (95%) pros said visibility problems led to an application or network performance issue, and 99% reported they notice a direct link between network visibility and business value.

What problems does this lack of visibility cause? Delays with troubleshooting application performance issues (48%) were most common, followed by delays in troubleshooting network performance issues (40%), an application outage (38%), and the inability to monitor performance of workloads in the cloud (31%), which tied with network outage (31%).

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4/4/2019 | 1:10:53 AM
Security first
In recent years, there have been several data breach cases amongst various organisations including top-notch tech giants. This is obviously highly worrying, thus making the factor of security highly-sought after for any establishment there is today. If this isn't something that they can be given assurance, then there could be a visible risk of reduced usage.
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3/28/2019 | 9:19:18 AM
To Be Expected
Public cloud suggests that companies really don't have governance or visibility into the data that is being stored there so I would say this is to be expected. VPC's will provide a greater level of visibility and monitoring for the company utilizing them because the company will contract these out to their own lease/ownership. When you leverage public cloud the shared data model is a bit more ambiguous and such prone to not be a proponent to security.
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