Cloud migration and management are two of the most pressing issues for enterprises today. As more and more businesses seek to leverage the benefits of cloud computing, such as scalability, agility, innovation, and cost savings, they also face the challenges of designing, deploying, and operating cloud environments that meet their specific needs and goals. Some of the usual challenges include:
A). Lack of Governance and Compliance
Without a clear and consistent framework for managing cloud resources, security, and policies, enterprises risk exposing their data and applications to unauthorized access, breaches, and violations.
B). Lack of Standardization and Automation
Without a common and repeatable process for provisioning, configuring, and deploying cloud resources, enterprises waste time and money on manual and error-prone tasks, and fail to optimize their cloud performance and efficiency.
C). Lack of Visibility and Control
Without a holistic and centralized view of their cloud environments, enterprises struggle to monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize their cloud operations, and to align them with their business objectives and outcomes.
To address these challenges, enterprises need a Cloud Landing Zone solution that can help them to accelerate their cloud adoption, improve their cloud governance and compliance, and enable their cloud agility and innovation.
Building Cloud Foundation for Security, Compliance, and Innovation
A Cloud Landing Zone is a pre-configured and standardized environment in the public cloud, such as AWS, designed to facilitate the deployment and management of workloads and applications. It provides a foundation and framework for organizations to establish their cloud presence effectively. Here are 7 key benefits in which a Cloud Landing Zone can help enterprise:
A Transformational Cloud Landing Zone Journey
One of our customers in the aviation transportation industry encountered a long-standing issue when they embarked on their cloud journey, selecting AWS as their cloud provider, and initially utilizing a single account. However, as the customer expanded and introduced new applications and projects, they encountered various roadblocks that hindered their ability to fully leverage the agility and scalability advantages offered by the cloud. They found that:
■ The single AWS account for all workloads created a large attack surface and made least-privilege access difficult.
■ New applications used custom architectures, limiting standardization, scalability and reusability.
■ Ad-hoc approaches to provisioning resources meant no centralized shared services.
■ An inconsistent security framework with gaps in risk governance and compliance.
Based on our wide-ranging experience, the roadblocks mentioned above are common challenges encountered by organizations throughout their cloud journey. To address these issues in the case, we offered the following solutions:
■ Creating a secure, scalable multi-account AWS Landing Zone focused on best practices for account structure, networking, operations, security, and governance.
■ Providing CloudFormation templates to enable infrastructure-as-code methods for building and evolving the Landing Zone.
As a result, our customer successfully overcame their cloud challenges and gained the ability to fully harness the agility, scalability, and innovation potential of the cloud. The outcomes of our collaboration include:
■ Used a multi-account architecture to limit security blast radius to single application workload environments. This enhanced their overall security posture and mitigated potential risks.
■ Established foundations for shared services, networking, and inspection, which enabled them to optimize resource utilization, improve collaboration across different applications, and enhance visibility and control.
■ Increased automation and standardization to improve security, governance, and time-to-deployment.
Now, our customer achieved a more secure and efficient cloud infrastructure, allowing them to focus on innovation and driving business growth in a dynamic and scalable manner. Cloud Landing Zone is based on the best practices and the industry-specific regulations and requirements. HKT, with extensive multi-cloud experience in various industries, can help our customers unlock the full potential of Cloud Landing Zone tailored for their needs.
HKT Cloud Landing Zone Solution can help you achieve your cloud goals with ease and efficiency. To find out more or to get started with us, please get in touch.
What is HKT’s Cloud Landing Zone?
Using a Multi Cloud Managed Service can help enterprises achieve standardization and consistency, security and compliance, automation and efficiency in their cloud operations. By providing a pre-configured and standardised environment, HKT can customize the solution for enterprises to establish a strong foundation for their cloud presence, ensuring that their cloud resources are managed according to best practices for Cloud Security and compliance. This helps to reduce the risk of security breaches and violations, while also improving the efficiency of cloud operations through automation and standardisation. With HKT, enterprises can leverage the expertise and experience to design and deploy a Cloud Landing Zone that meets their specific needs and goals, enabling them to fully realise the benefits of cloud computing.