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IDC PlanScape: Building Compliant Cloud Environments

IDC PlanScape: Building Compliant Cloud Environments

This IDC study provides details about building compliant cloud environments."Compliance has come to the cloud," says Mike Chapple, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "Enterprises planning a large-scale cloud migration should absolutely consider regulated workloads as part of the pool of candidate services to operate in the cloud. Those who already completed cloud migration projects but held back regulated workloads should reexamine that decision and consider the potential technical and compliance benefits of migrating those workloads as well."

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IDC PlanScape Figure
Executive Summary
Why Is Building Compliant Cloud Environments Important?
Organizations Are Shifting Workloads to the Cloud
Adopting Cloud Solutions May Change Compliance Strategies
Cloud Vendors Have Varying Degrees of Compliance Sophistication
What Is a Compliant Cloud Environment?
Define the Scope of Cloud Compliance Efforts
Understanding the Shared Responsibility Model
Who Are the Key Stakeholders?
How Can My Organization Take Advantage of Building CompliantCloud Environments?
Leverage Cloud-Centric Technology
Integrate Cloud Monitoring with SOC Activities
Trust But Verify: Conduct Routine Auditing and Assessment ofCloud Vendors
Essential Guidance
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