As utilities assess new landscapes post-COVID-19, they’re accelerating their enterprise cloud journey. Cloud computing can provide improved scalability, efficiency and agility. But, legacy systems and approaches can hold them back.
Cloud utility management offers a flexible, cost-effective solution to meet current and future business needs without the need for costly upgrades and updates. Cloud solutions also offer a more secure and flexible infrastructure to support ongoing business requirements, regulatory compliance and security standards.
In addition, a utility model can help with the scalability of business applications and services to meet fluctuating demand. For example, during peak holiday shopping periods, online retailers experience massive traffic spikes that can overwhelm servers. In this scenario, online retailers would deploy additional data storage space to manage these surges and charge on a rental basis.
The key to a successful cloud utility strategy is to ensure that your organization has visibility into your entire ecosystem. This includes not only the resources being utilized, but the relationships that exist between those resources. This way, organizations can identify potential risks and implement security policies across their resources effectively.
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