Cloud and Cybersecurity Transformation – the right foundation for multi-cloud environments

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Cloud and Cybersecurity Transformation – the right foundation for multi-cloud environments
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This is a guest post from our friends at BigTec

A constant state of rapid business change and dynamic technology change has created the ideal conditions for agile, scalable solutions that enable digital transformation in a secure fashion.

At BigTec, part of Exclusive Group, we’ve been at the forefront of creating Nutanix-based infrastructures across multi-cloud environments, realising the digital potential of enterprises worldwide.

This is part of a fundamental shift away from traditional, monolithic IT models to far more flexible, scalable and responsive ways of gaining technological advantage.

But, as ever with progressive IT adoption, cyber criminality risks spoiling a good thing. And with stricter compliance controls and data protection mandates governing the enterprise approach to cybersecurity, organisations need the know-how to address this challenge. If they don’t, then it threatens the success of all digital initiatives.

Cyber and Cloud – an unbreakable bond

That’s why cybersecurity and cloud are the leading priorities for this age of digital transformation. Each requires focus as a separate discipline, but also the acknowledgement that both exist together as a co-dependent whole.

It simply isn’t credible to maximise the opportunities of cloud transformation without a robust approach to cyber. And likewise, a credible cyber risk posture cannot legitimately exist unless it enables cloud transformation.

Both sectors have a lot in common. Each is becoming increasingly complex in terms of technology platforms, applications, services and governance issues.

Crucially, both suffer from a huge shortage of specialist skills and knowledge.

70-80% of enterprises experience cloud skills shortages that are now approaching crisis levels (link). And we know that there are expected to be around two million unfilled job vacancies globally for cybersecurity professionals by the end of next year (link). Even on projects where the right skills and knowledge is present, an experienced approach is lacking. In a recent survey of IT leaders, 76% admitted that security teams were brought into digital transformation planning too late (link).

Filling the skills and value gaps in cyber and cloud

This is a massive issue for IT adopters and the advisors, consultants and supply chain that serves them. The increasing trend toward services-based, cloud-orientated, OPEX-centric IT consumption demands new architectures. Who can build them? Who can secure them? Who can evolve them?

Exclusive Group has recently underlined its commitment to relevance in this market by extending a vision to create the world’s largest global specialist VAD in cyber and cloud transformation.

By pursuing a specialist focus in cyber and cloud, we are addressing the widening global shortage in skills and knowledge among channel partners and end-user organisations to enable the desired pace and success of digital transformation.

With the relevant focus, reference architectures, services and skill sets, partners can work with us to build a more compelling offer to their customer base, and together achieve significant success.

So .NEXT… Let’s talk!

As a key value-added distribution partner for Nutanix around the world, BigTec will be on hand at the .NEXT Europe event in London to meet with customers and partners and help them capitalise on their opportunities with cyber and cloud transformation expertise.

Please stop by our booth at the Solutions Expo for a chat, or look out for our presence as a Gold Sponsor at the conference.

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