Cloud computing carries many benefits for your business… as long as you can ensure the performance and availability of your cloud environments.
Let’s take the following three cloud computing benefits as examples.
- Rapidly scale cloud services: In the absence of performance and availability, you can’t reliably scale your cloud computing services to fit your needs. This means that your organization could miss out on taking advantage of certain resources, or it might need to pay for resources it no longer needs for a period of time.
- Faster disaster recovery of cloud services: Poor availability in the cloud means that you can’t count on having cloud-based backups available in the event of a disaster. Even if they are available, poor performance might render those backups incomplete, potentially costing your organization due to lost data, intellectual property, etc.
- Access to innovative technology: In the absence of performance and availability, you can’t use the cloud to adequately experiment with new technology such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. This can provide you with an inaccurate picture of how new technologies work, causing you to lose out by not innovating now.
We at the Center for Internet Security understand the importance of performance and availability for your cloud environments. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Microsoft Azure team to test CIS Hardened Images for Linux using Azure Monitor Agent. We explore what this compatibility means for you below.