Public cloud adoption is, by and large, untapped by corporate & industrial organizations. But what about industry cloud?
These are cloud-based services and apps which are targeted towards specific uses in specific industries, and according to a recent article from VentureBeat, they may be the “next big thing”:
Industry clouds are of interest because of their potential to create value for both customers and public cloud providers. Established companies in industries feeling the sting of competition from cloud-native disrupters are especially good prospects for these types of solutions.
Simply “lifting and shifting” applications to the cloud could result in sub-optimal performance. Yet rewriting or optimizing them for the cloud would be time consuming and costly. Industry clouds have the potential to accelerate and take the risk out of their cloud migrations.
IT should evaluate carefully
While the age of industry cloud is at its very beginning, there will likely be an influx of solutions which assist organizations in specific industries.
But until widespread adoption is seen, IT should compare industry cloud options from a number of providers while also examining each provider’s general cloud offering — as VentureBeat points out, there may not be a huge difference.
Cloud adoption has accelerated due to the pandemic as companies try to make documents and applications more accessible as remote working becomes the new norm.
With cloud services operating off sight, less equipment is required to run the service, and energy costs are reduced, enabling the company to expand in other areas.
While some MME’s may have a dedicated security team, it is less likely they will be able to handle the depth, knowledge and capability that is required for advanced cybersecurity threat management and data protection, particularly as the value and quantity of data increases. But cloud providers can manage complicated infrastructure, and in doing so, minimize the burden on MMEs.