451 Research: The Cloud is Risky Business

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The cloud undeniably comes with many benefits—agility, lower TCO and flexibility, but those benefits come with a major tradeoff—loss of control, predictability and visibility. With increasing external dependencies, you are at the mercy of your cloud providers, ISPs and third-party providers for meeting your customer SLAs.

The 8th Annual Uptime Institute Data Center Survey in 2018 reported 31% of businesses were impacted by outages outside the perimeter of the enterprise. IT risks are shifting to the cloud, creating challenges that the traditional enterprise operations stack is not equipped to handle. When moving to the cloud, how do eliminate your risks, get past roadblocks and in the end, do the cloud right?
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