Hybrid cloud complexity pushes organizations to look for more security tools


As more organizations embrace hybrid cloud – with more than 50 percent claiming a hybrid cloud setup – and serverless, now used by close to third of organizations, they lack the tools and specialization to keep up, according to Alcide.

75 percent of respondents expect to see an increase in the number of security tools they rely on in the next year, while over half share they still manually configure security policies. The resulting complexity has the potential to slow critical business functions in the absence of an integrated security approach to distributed cloud environments.

Alcide’s report, conducted in August 2018 in conjunction with Informa Engage, reinforces the idea that new practices and technologies are disrupting traditional security practices, with findings including: