Governing the cloud can be broken down into 5 disciplines: Cost Management, Security Baseline, Identity Baseline, Resource Consistency, and Deployment Acceleration.
Work with us to develop a Cost Management discipline as part of your cloud governance strategy.
Security is a component of any IT deployment; and the cloud introduces unique security concerns. Many businesses are subject to regulatory requirements that make protecting sensitive data a major organizational priority when considering a cloud transformation. Identifying potential security threats to your cloud environment and establishing processes and procedures for addressing these threats should be a priority for any IT security or cybersecurity team.
We can work with you to adopt a Zero Trust approach to security, complete with monitoring and alerting.
Identity is increasingly considered the primary security perimeter in the cloud, which is a shift from the traditional focus on network security.
Identity services provide the core mechanisms supporting access control and organization within IT environments. The Identity Baseline discipline complements the Security Baseline discipline by consistently applying authentication and authorization requirements across cloud adoption efforts, for internal and external users, across multiple device profiles.
Resource Consistency establishes policies related to the operational management of an environment, application, or workload.
Within the Five Disciplines of the Cloud Adoption Framework, Resource Consistency is a discipline that ensures resources are consistently configured in such a way that they can be:
by Users, IT, and Security operations teams.
Within the Five Disciplines of the Cloud Adoption Framework, Deployment Acceleration includes policies and practices for deployment, configuration alignment, and script reusability. This could be through manual activities or fully automated DevOps activities and pipelines with an infrastructure as code approach.
As this discipline matures, the cloud governance team, in conjunction with the DevOps team, can define new deployment strategies and techniques. By accelerating reusable asset deployment, the barriers to cloud adoption can be removed, increasing the pace of innovation.
Our Microsoft experts are ready to help you identify gaps in your organization across the five key disciplines of the Cloud Adoption Framework.