Ensuring Quality and Security
More and more companies are realizing the benefits of moving their Oracle applications to the cloud; however, myths about the managed cloud model persist. Here are a few of the most prevalent myths – debunked.
Myth #1: Less control over security policies
Moving to a managed cloud model needn’t mean losing control. Independent cloud security experts emphasize that being a collaborative partner—rather than a passive passenger—is key to securely implementing Oracle on the cloud. When exploring a potential cloud solution, be prepared with information about your company’s data and security requirements to ensure that the solution addresses your specific needs or concerns.
When speaking with a potential cloud service provider, clearly define your essential business requirements:
- The organizational value of the Oracle applications and information you are considering hosting on the cloud
- Your goals and expectations for moving to a cloud model
- Your benchmarks for system security, self service and availability
Open communication offers the best path to ensuring you get the most from a managed cloud experience.
Myth #2: New threats from shared environments
Of course, no IT environment is completely risk-free; but Oracle applications on the cloud, implemented properly, are no less secure than their traditional counterparts.
It’s not necessary to dismiss Oracle cloud solutions out of hand because of security concerns, but it is important to ensure that all potential solutions are properly vetted to ensure they offer sufficient flexibility and control to achieve compliance with the security policies required for your organization, industry and geographic region.
A good cloud service provider should welcome discussion of your company’s individual security requirements and be able to clearly outline potential risks—and the systems, specifications and protocols in place to deal with them.
Myth #3: An external service provider won’t match the service quality of our internal organization
In the early days of cloud, some business leaders feared that their service quality would decline if they moved their Oracle applications to a managed cloud. Today, the Oracle cloud model has distinguished itself as a means to more affordably speed provisioning, scale business operations and optimize Oracle functions for the entire enterprise—all the while meeting SLAs on a solid foundation of expertise and customer service.
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