What is Cloud Governance?
At the most abstract level, cloud governance ensures that whatever actions and business policies we are taking control over, it is done the right way. That said, three questions become a mandate:
- Are we doing the right things?
- Are we doing them the right way?
- How do we know?
Cloud governance is a view of IT governance that focuses on accountability and defining decision rights. Its foundation also includes balancing benefit, value, risk, and resources in an environment embracing cloud computing. It creates business-driven policies and principles that establish the appropriate degree of investments; and control around the lifecycle process for cloud computing services.
But wait! Do not confuse yourself between cloud governance and cloud management. The key difference lies in the name itself. Cloud governance is defining, monitoring and auditing the rules, policies, and guidelines. While cloud management is a complementary activity in full compliance with governance. In other words, make sure goals are met under established rules.
The entire ecosystem of cloud governance ensures that all enterprise expenditures related to the cloud are aligned with the business objectives. It promotes data integrity across the enterprise, encourages innovation, and mitigate the risk of data loss or non-compliance with regulations. Also, recognizes that cloud computing increases the pervasive nature of IT and helps enterprise-level decision-makers to address the overall IT investment, resource requirements, opportunities for value; and implications of risk – regardless of organization or delivery provider.
Governance means three things in a nutshell – do the right things; do things right, and measure both. Cloud governance is all about applying specific policies and principles to secure applications and data when they are located remotely. You need to integrate the policies and principles with existing IT governance and not introduce them in isolation.
Cloud Management Platform
Did you ever feel the need for a high-resolution lens that gives you complete yet granular visibility into your cloud infrastructure? Probably, every time you deal with a tangled cloud bill with lots of cost spikes and leaks in it.
Cloud Management Platform can give you a complete cloud cost management & governance platform to control your AWS costs the way you want.
As your cloud or hybrid environment continues to scale, losing track across your infrastructure is quite easy. CMP enables easy governance and control over your cloud with agile policy management, advanced budgeting, and reporting systems. This helps you cater to all the layers of your organization.
The cloud management platform identifies all the inefficiencies in your cloud that are slowing down your business. Cloud governance module ensures that your cloud implementation aligns with policies and keeps your business strategies intact.