A couple of things have changed since the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdowns. The Global 2000, just as governments, presently comprehend that conventional server farms are more defenceless against catastrophic events, (for example, pandemics) than once suspected.
DATA CONSOLIDATION: A SHIFT TOWARDS THE CLOUD
One major change in the cloud architecture observed is a shift towards data consolidation. Data consolidation is combining, corralling and storing of huge data into one location. Every few enterprise were considering option of data consolidation before pandemic. Now days, many enterprises are shifting to a public cloud provider to consolidate their data, which need change of the applications for these databases. These changes for enterprises will be expensive and risky. However, most enterprises believe that the risk of not consolidating their data outweighs the costs of doing so.
IDENTITY-BASED SECURITY AND GOVERNANCE: A NECESSITY IN THE NEW NORMAL
Another change observed is the increasing use of identity-based security and governance. Traditional levels of security and role-based security are no longer adequate attributed to the increase in remote workforces. Identity-based security and governance setups using identity and access management (IAM) seem to be more effective in preventing breaches, but the transition to this model can be pricey and time-consuming. In order to authorize and deauthorize access, this shift requires that each device, person, an API, and server have a unique identity. As a result, IAM technology must be purchased, and directories must be set up if they don’t already exist.
THE SILVER LINING
While all changes may be risky and expensive but enterprises are upgrading themselves eliminating risk factors. Rising technology implementation and changing business scenarios shift towards data consolidation and cloud architecture is necessary for growth of the organizations.