For some organisations, sharing infrastructure is not an option. Such limitations might owe to regulatory compliance or sensitive information requiring a heightened security posture.
Azure Stack Hub can offer a solution for these requirements without sacrificing the benefits that hyper-scale public clouds provide. With the hybrid cloud, sensitive data can be kept securely on private infrastructure that is not shared with any other—a regulatory requirement for many financial institutions.
The protection of hybrid cloud solutions
Azure Stack Hub lets you store data on private infrastructure while you can also reach out and use cloud services for other less sensitive systems of access or customer-facing interfaces.
It also lets you run your private cloud in your local region. Doing so ensures that data sovereignty, otherwise known as data residency — a key feature for many organisations that must meet strict regulatory and privacy requirements—can only be accessed by authorised parties.
Azure Stack Hub can run connected or disconnected, mitigating outages and operating system failures. It can also bridge multiple public clouds if needed, allowing maximum control.
This agility helps with disaster recovery (DR), which will be an even more essential requirement after the COVID-19 pandemic passes, as organisations look to shore up their resilience with more comprehensively integrated systems. Setting up DR from a local node to Azure Stack Hub could be a good option for any organisation.
Banks are also under pressure not to store all their business and customer information in a single public cloud for the same reason. Public clouds are amazingly resilient, but something can always go awry, such as network outages. When that happens, resilience and route diversity via Azure Stack Hub will be a lifesaver.
One common problem with shifting to the cloud is the change in the security mindset. A change is certainly required, but you should also consider how security controls will be implemented.
On a private, corporate network, data doesn't leave the organisation due to physical access controls. In public clouds, however, the opposite could be true. This must be considered as well.
Workloads hosted on public clouds can be locked down tightly and are extremely secure, which is a must on today’s extremely hostile internet. Too often, this doesn’t happen, leading to devastating data and security breaches.
Cloud computing services from Azure Stack partners
At Datacom, we understand security and know what it takes to prevent disasters like those mentioned above.
Furthermore, Azure Stack Hub, when linked to Microsoft’s Azure platform, provides a consistent set of security controls that can be applied across a customer’s hybrid environment.
If security, data sovereignty, and regulatory compliance are among the boxes your cloud services provider must tick, Azure Stack Hub is a natural choice.
The hybrid cloud is now
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