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| April 14, 2020
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Article | March 30, 2020
New data points Monday bear out that digital tools like Zoom Video Communications Inc.’s teleconferencing software and Microsoft Corp.’s cloud-computing offering are seeing huge spikes in usage as the COVID-19 pandemic keeps workers housebound.Zoom ZM, -0.79% is thought to be a key beneficiary of the novel coronavirus outbreak, which has forced more employers to experiment with remote-work tools. Shares have surged roughly 50% in the past month on the expectation that businesses and schools are increasingly experimenting with the company’s videoconferencing tools and might even stick around as paying customers after the public-health crisis subsides.
When a SaaS startup moves to the scale-up phase, a shift often happens.Suddenly, security shoots up on the ever-growing list of business priorities and with good reason.As a business scales, it needs to manage more customers and more data than ever before. And if the business is aiming to attract larger clients, these clients will no doubt have greater security concerns and stricter standards to be accommodated.Of course, there’s also the reality that once your SaaS business reaches the scale-up phase, it’s likely your team has put a lot of time and effort into establishing the business’s place in the market.
Back in the day, the theft and loss of backup tapes and laptops were a primary cause of data breaches. That all changed when systems were redesigned and data at rest was encrypted on portable devicesNot only did we use technology to mitigate a predictable human problem, we also increased the tolerance of failure. A single lapse, such as leaving a laptop in a car, doesn’t have to compromise an organisation’s data. We need the same level of failure tolerance, with access controls and IT security, in the cloud.In the cloud, all infrastructure is virtualised and runs as software. Services and servers are not fixed but can shrink, grow, appear, disappear, and transform in the blink of an eye. Cloud services aren’t the same as those anchored on-premises. For example, AWS S3 buckets have characteristics of both file shares and web servers, but they are something else entirely.Practices differ too. You don’t patch cloud servers they are replaced with the new software versions. There is also a distinction between the credentials used by an operational instance (like a virtual computer), and those that are accessible by that instance (the services it can call).Cloud computing requires a distinct way of thinking about IT infrastructure.
In the new age IT, mobile, cloud era, the expectations of the functional users from IT is changing rapidly. The desire is to get services with efficiency, agility and security. In this backdrop it’s necessary to take a step by step approach to build gradually. The IT should have two prerequisites to become an enabler for business and it should become a service broker for both the private and public cloud services by establishing a unified operations environment and framework.Software defined IT infrastructure can serve the purpose of being an enabler and easing resource provisioning and management. Maruti Suzuki began its software defined journey long back with server virtualisation . We shall be implementing software defined networking solutions in the near future.
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