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If your strategy is to create an agile, reliable infrastructure for the elastic delivery of IT services, Symantec makes it possible for you to build your cloud infrastructure by leveraging best-of-breed technologies and platforms and helping you:
More than 200 of the world’s biggest clouds either rely on Symantec or are delivered by Symantec. Notable cloud customers or partners include: China Mobile, SalesForce.com, Amazon, Siemens, Fidelity, Vodafone, Deutsche Bank, Comcast, and Terremark.
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As organisations build up the IT infrastructure to incorporate new virtual environments, external cloud services (such as Salesforce.com) as well as mobile devices (such as iPads), the top concern of IT executives is whether they can confidently take advantage of the cloud without jeopardising data protection and information security standards¹.
Symantec can help to:
Security is the main concern when moving business-critical applications to the cloud*. To address this, Symantec created O3, a security platform that allows organisations to apply the same security policies they use internally to external clouds. See an example of how Symantec solutions such as O3 can help extend your infrastructure to clouds.
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Public cloud services are designed as multi-tenant environments to keep subscription costs low. But this shared service also means that your corporate data resides on the service provider’s infrastructure that is beyond your control.
Symantec recommends the following key considerations for organisations evaluating cloud service providers:
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To deliver enhanced end-to-end cloud security, key decision makers need to look at security from three angles:
With cloud services such as SalesForce.com being deployed as mission-critical applications, and the growing use of mobile devices in the enterprise, it can be hard to keep track of exactly where sensitive data is residing. And with a recent study indicating that 40% of employees store corporate data on mobile devices², organisations should deploy security solutions that:
Deploying a private cloud to support critical applications such as ERP and customer-facing applications means that IT services must be able to minimise the amount of downtime as a result of both planned maintenance and unplanned disasters. This means having the tools to enable:
The amount of data generated by virtual machines makes it challenging to backup and recover in case of disaster. Organisations can leverage Symantec to extend backup to the clouds, by:
Private clouds require consolidation and virtualisation of storage and server resources. But they can lead to increasing complexities as the number of virtual machines increase. To ensure your foundation remains lean, you need better visibility and end-to-end management across physical and virtual heterogeneous environments. Recommended approaches include:
Organisations need to comply with industry regulations that govern the use and storage of information. And with cloud services such as Salesforce.com and Office 365 being deployed as part of overall IT services delivered to the business, organisations can use Symantec solutions to:
Proper cloud governance becomes more crucial as the volume of data, users, and applications increase throughout the private cloud. As you develop your private cloud infrastructure, having audits that meet best practice frameworks will also help you align with industry regulations and achieve: