Is multi-cloud a strategy or a better word for the mess you need to clean up? Are you implementing a multi-cloud strategy?
The advantages of the cloud – ranging from reduced cost and dependence on corporate data centers, to improved scalability, flexibility, performance – are all making the cloud a seemingly inevitable IT strategy for businesses.
The move to the cloud is, however, also creating the need to manage complexity. This in turn, was usually not part of the original plan. Indeed, the promise of greater business agility and cost efficiency and how to implement this is still a work in progress for many organizations. To be successful, cloud-agility is key.
Here are the issues that large and mid-sized organizations must confront as they make the transition to cloud-based IT models:
Choosing the right architecture for your data encryption can make a substantial contribution to keeping these risks and challenges in check:
Use a Utimaco CryptoServer Cloud and keep your keys separate.
Encrypting your data in the cloud is a best practice that most companies already implement. It’s simply a good idea to protect your data and operations in the cloud from unauthorized access.
But once you have your encryption keys with your Cloud Service Provider, you are locked in by them. So, keeping your encryption keys in a separate location from your data (and ideally with a different vendor) is also a best practice – it secures your flexibility, helps manage your risk and keeps you from being locked in by 1 vendor. Stay cloud agile by using a Utimaco HSM!
If you use Utimaco CryptoServer Cloud, you can use the same Hardware Security Module to store the keys you are using at different Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). In other words: you switch Cloud Service Provider any time and remain cloud agile.
Being Cloud agile to the last moment: getting out of the cloud?
At some point in time you may want to bring your data and your encryption keys back inhouse. With the Utimaco CryptoServer Cloud you have the possibility of buying back the HSM including all your keys.
Compliance and auditability is still considered a challenge for business moving applications & data into the cloud. How to ensure that the data is secure, eIDAS, GDPR compliant, PCI DSS compliant or simply in accordance with your company’s compliance model?
With Utimaco’s CryptoServer Cloud, not only your keys are kept separate from your data – a good starting point for compliance and auditability – Utimaco’s complete range of Hardware Security Module products are compliant and able to help you be compliant.
Access control, authentication, the management of roles and responsibilities are some of the topics that HSMs can help with and be audited for.