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Cloud Security Unveiled: Safeguarding Data Across Multicloud Environments


In an age when tech-savvy organizations are using multiple different clouds to accomplish several distinct goals, security becomes more important than ever. Most organizations can enforce strong security in their own datacenters and in a single cloud of their choice. However, achieving consistent security across clouds is a mystifying goal that eludes many of the most competent IT teams.

Fortunately, with the right cloud platform, it is entirely possible to unveil this seemingly challenging aspect of cloud security and ensure the protection of data at any location.

 Key Takeaways:

  • Securing a hybrid cloud environment starts with adopting a hybrid methodology that prioritizes security by design.
  • In the hybrid multicloud, where private datacenters connect to a single or multiple public clouds, IT administrators can take full control of security measures across all cloud locations using centralized management tools.
  • Maintaining strong cloud security practices in perpetuity can be easier than it sounds by adopting a dynamic philosophy for responding to risks, as well as adopting the right cloud technology that is equally dynamic.

Is it possible to achieve security across clouds?

Cloud security refers to the unique practices and policies that IT administrators must employ to protect data, maintain customer privacy, and ensure regulatory compliance in a complicated cloud environment. There are new intricacies to consider even when an organization deploys its first cloud, so the question naturally arises as to how IT teams can effectively achieve security across clouds.

Hybrid multicloud is the operating model of choice for organizations eager to maximize efficiency and perform seamless workload migration on demand. Securing this type of diverse and distributed environment is a challenge many decision-makers are facing, though.

Findings from Grand View Research show that the global multicloud management market size held an estimated value of USD 9.94 billion in 2023, with a projected compound annual growth rate of 28% from 2023 to 2030. Multicloud adoption will only grow from here, illustrating the increasing need for security across clouds.

There is a solution that makes it possible to achieve true multicloud security. It starts with a cloud platform that unveils the complexities of modern IT security and safeguards data in cloud-native deployments by design.

Introducing hybrid multicloud security

In a multicloud environment, a lack of unified security becomes a point of concern for many IT administrators. Hybrid cloud, on the other hand, is a model that inherently strengthens security by empowering organizations to keep the most sensitive workloads closer to the chest in an on-premises datacenter while still capitalizing on cloud capabilities.

Nutanix Cloud Platform Security introduces platform hardening, security auditing, and comprehensive protection to hybrid multicloud deployments while addressing common concerns around data control. Nutanix embraces the philosophy of “zero trust security,” ensuring that only those within an organization who should have control over apps and data will get access to that control.

The right cloud service provider will be collaborative and communicative with consumers on security matters such as encryption, monitoring, and remote access procedures. This transparent approach to hybrid cloud security is necessary for truly unveiling the risks and challenges that are present in a company’s cloud infrastructure, leading to more effective security across clouds.

Unified security, transparent insights, and reduced complexity are all features of secure operations that are provided by Nutanix Security Central. As a part of the Nutanix Cloud Manager tool, Security Central makes it easy for IT operators to discover vulnerabilities, initiate automated security measures, and deploy infrastructure adjustments to help maintain regulatory compliance on-premises and in public clouds.

Cloud Security Best Practices

It’s one thing to recognize the need for cross-cloud security and to implement the right tools to help IT teams achieve it, but another thing entirely to maintain the best practices for keeping security up to par in the ever-changing cloud landscape. A future-proof cloud security plan requires careful consideration and frequent reevaluation of business goals and the state of one’s security architecture.

The best practices for upholding strong security across clouds include:

  • Implement strong authentication mechanisms like strict password management and MFA
  • Frequent vulnerability patches
  • Configuring system health alerts
  • Constant communication with security partners
  • Strategies for migrating data between on-premises datacenters and public clouds

Maintaining these best practices is vital, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult process with excruciatingly strict requirements. Rather, it’s possible to take a dynamic approach to cloud security by operating on a cloud platform that functions proactively.

The Nutanix Cloud Platform helps create security across clouds

This is possible due to the “many-to-one” security principle employed by Nutanix Flow Network Security. By allowing one virtual machine to be part of multiple security policies, IT teams can have more flexibility when securing workloads in the Nutanix environment.

Nutanix provides security across clouds

At the outset, securing a multicloud environment where each location exists in its own silo sounds like a monumental task. Nutanix helps organizations safeguard their data and follow proven best practices by providing a cloud platform that breaks down silos.

Businesses can count on the Nutanix Cloud Platform to deliver simplicity, agility, and customizability, all without compromising on security. With included products such as Flow Network Security, NCM Security Central, and far more, Nutanix is the place to get the most out of hybrid multicloud with confidence.

There is so much that businesses can accomplish in the multicloud realm, but guaranteeing success starts with achieving comprehensive security across clouds. Contact us today with any inquiries or to get started with a test drive of the Nutanix Cloud Platform.

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