Lockdowns and quarantines have rapidly changed how organizations of all sizes operate. It has created new opportunities for cyber-attacks and growing attack surfaces as businesses move to distributed working environments.
The challenge for organizations across the globe is to ensure the privacy and integrity of their data while enabling workers to work remotely and flexibly. They need the control of a secure on-premise environment with the ease and scalability of the cloud.
The biggest challenge for most organizations is that they don’t have a choice. They have to deliver a solution that matches user demands and, at the same time, protects their data.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the amount of people that work remotely at least once per week has grown by 400% since 2010, according to GetApp. COVID-19 has only accelerated that with lockdowns and quarantines driving the use of cloud-based platforms and services.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, “We saw more than 200 million meeting participants in a single day this month (April 2020), generating more than 4.1 billion meeting minutes. Teams now has more than 75 million daily active users.” This growth is impressive but it has also been matched by reports of cyber-attacks quadrupling compared to months before the pandemic, according to FBI deputy assistant director Tonya Ugoretz.
New operational models are driving organizations to move more into the cloud while corporate data is more vulnerable than ever. In unprecedented times, organizations need to look at new models that better match real-world demands, optimizing costs and assuring best possible experience at the edge.
Delivering Secure Internet Infrastructure with Voxility
In many organizations, IT departments believe that there’s a trade-off between cloud flexibility and on-prem security. The belief is that you can have one but not the other. That is just not true.
At the same time, there’s a growing trend towards moving some data and applications into cloud and then back on-prem when organizations believe they need greater control over different aspects of their IT environment. They’re finding out that it isn’t as clear cut as cloud-first or cloud-only.
Voxility promotes Secure Infrastructure-as-a-Service that bridges on-prem hardware with access to public cloud and offers something more than both of these can offer. Rather than moving data and applications to a public cloud that could have your data hosted somewhere, anywhere, organizations can rent hardware and network equipment placed right in the best inter-connected internet hubs, where all important networks and cloud giants meet, then combine it with high-availability internet access, DDoS security services and premium support services. They have full control over their infrastructure, managing custom enterprise-grade servers, switches and routers, designing their global networks, knowing their engineers by name, getting access to their hardware whenever they need, peering directly with any cloud they need and using only premium hardware vendors like HPE, Cisco, Arista, Dell Force10, Fortinet, Intel, Seagate and others in this range.
This way, IT departments gain accountability, visibility and full control over their data and applications with a flexible and secure model. It removes questions about on-prem versus cloud IaaS and stops migrations in and out of the cloud.