Operationalizing the IT requirements for a remote workforce for many businesses means accelerating digital transformation initiatives, which leverage a range of cloud services. As a result, an organization’s cloud footprint increasingly includes a mix of third-party SaaS applications as well as internally developed cloud-native apps to support critical back, middle, and front office operations. But different organizations are in different stages of cloud adoption from born-in-the-cloud companies fully indexed on the cloud to enterprises who operate in a hybrid, multi-cloud world.
A challenge shared by all companies, however, is unifying security policies across disparate environments. Maintaining consistency across data centers and public cloud environments where cloud-native applications are deployed was cited by 43% of respondents who participated in ESG’s annual Secure DevOps study as the biggest challenge securing those applications. In this second of a two-part video series, Greg Keller, JumpCloud’s CTO, and I discuss how the use cases of a directory-as-a-service (DaaS) offerings meet the needs of businesses at different stages of their cloud journey.