Cloud computing has irreversibly revolutionized how and how much data can be stored by virtualizing data hosting within private, public, and hybrid cloud environments. However, digital service providers (DSPs) and their clients cannot fully harness the benefits of this transformation unless they adapt their security measures to these new environments. It may seem easy, but virtualizing data is hard work. DSPs must protect and manage the migration of their systems to the cloud while also ensuring a seamless process for their clients’ data and mission-critical applications (e.g. ERPs and CRMs) regardless of business sector (finance, HR, healthcare, etc.).
To ensure that they are providing a service that adds real value to their end users, DSPs must ensure this transition is smooth. They must ensure their compliance with all the regulations governing various sectors, offer reliable third-party application maintenance, and guarantee the encryption of crucial data as well as the traceability of actions performed on their systems.