Cloud Security

Your Cloud adoption WILL fail. Here's why.

Updated:
October 31, 2022
Written by
Aneesh Bhargav
Rajesh Kanumuru

Today, let’s talk about the challenges companies face when implementing Cloud Adoption.

Cloud adoption is a strategy that many corporations implemented in order to enhance the scalability of internet-based database potential while truncating risks and reducing costs. Enterprises engage with cloud computing implementation and utilize remote servers hosted on the internet to process, store and manage critical data. Established years ago, the general public saw the potential and advantages that cloud computing has to offer. On the other hand, hybrid cloud computing is a newer concept that integrates multiple cloud providers, like VMWare, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, and SAP HANA Cloud Platform, with an independent IT framework intended for a particular organization.

Here are some of the main struggles that may affect your cloud adoption endeavour:

1. It’s not all about getting paid.

Having a skilled cloud professional on board is an advantage that not all companies have the chance to enjoy. For that reason, cloud pros will not stick around if your cloud program is not developed yet, and if the opportunities available outside your organization are better than what you are offering. The same goes with the culture inside the workplace, experienced cloud professionals thrive in an environment that agrees with their personal values. 

Skilled cloud pros care more about culture, opportunity & support than just salary.

2. Retention is a Pain in the Butt.

Every employee, experienced or not, wants to feel valued. 94% of employees would rather stay with their current companies if they will provide training and help them grow with the company by enhancing their skills.

Here’s the harsh truth: You cannot expect your employees to stay and keep working on their dead-end jobs without you providing them necessary training to upskill. They want to feel valued. They want training, opportunity, and good management.

Couple that with poor cost optimization and your cloud adoption is DOOMED. 

So how can a company effectively adopt cloud services without a hitch?

Train your Talent. Read that again!

This goes without saying! If there is one good thing that you can do for your staff, then it's to train them. If they would feel that they are cherished and appreciated and that you're willing to train them in their fields of expertise, then it is more likely than not that they will stay.

It's a win-win situation for you and your team. They get to up-skill while you retain the talents that your company desperately needs. 

To successfully take on IaaS and PaaS (maybe SaaS as well), companies need experts to take on the task. They need someone with talent in handling the technicality of the whole application cloud circulation.

Find a way to train your team, and FAST.

Once the application of their new prowess starts, your company will start seeing outcomes, and your team will get a motivation boost.

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Aneesh Bhargav

Aneesh Bhargav

Aneesh Bhargav is the Head of Content Strategy at AppSecEngineer. He has experience in creating long-form written content, copywriting, producing Youtube videos and promotional content. Aneesh has experience working in Application Security industry both as a writer and a marketer, and has hosted booths at globally recognized conferences like Black Hat. He has also assisted the lead trainer at a sold-out DevSecOps training at Black Hat. An avid reader and learner, Aneesh spends much of his time learning not just about the security industry, but the global economy, which directly informs his content strategy at AppSecEngineer. When he's not creating AppSec-related content, he's probably playing video games.

Aneesh Bhargav

Rajesh Kanumuru

Rajesh Kanumuru works at we45 as a Cloud Security Lead. Rajesh is a builder and breaker of Cloud applications. He has created some pioneering works in the area of Cloud Security. He is actively researching the effects of emerging technologies on cloud security. Since 2020, Rajesh has mostly been involved with research, development and building solutions around we45 and AppSecEngineer's training offerings. He consults with organizations to help them implement Cloud Security successfully. Rajesh has co-authored and trained a course on Purple Team AWS that was delivered by we45 at BlackHat USA. When AFK, he can be found on the cricket pitch.