Sam is a developer at a renowned technology firm Metrix. A firm that promotes the BYOD policy, Metrix stores its data in a multi-cloud ecosystem. This enables Sam to work from anywhere, anytime on his own device. One day, while waiting for his flight at the airport, Sam decides to login to quickly and finish a pending work task. To remotely access his virtual machine in cloud, he decides to bypass the firewall, something that is generally not preferred by Metrix. Sam thinks that he would undo this neat little trick once he’s done with his work. But he forgets, and this opens a major loophole which is manipulated by miscreants.
This is every present-day CIO’s nightmare.
Cloud brings with it multiple benefits of agility and flexibility and superior technology. But it comes with its own set of risks. So how can a CIO combat such risks?
The answer lies in event driven automation. Event driven automation helps in instating security procedures that are automatically triggered when a change in cloud environment dynamics is perceived by the system. Automation helps in plugging in such holes without a human intervention, and the watch is kept around-the-clock.
Event driven automation helps cloud environments to self-heal at a faster rate, contributing heavily to optimization of operations:
- Unlimited scaling of virtual engineers for automating repetitive and mundane tasks
- Freeing critical resources for innovative and people-focused work
- Significant improvement in application service availability
- Reduction in Mean Time to Repair (MTTR)
- Dramatic enhancement of service level and improvement in SLAs
Many organizations have understood the benefits of this self-healing mechanism and are exploring event-driven automation solutions by analysing operational patterns, constructing basic and advanced use cases and developing potential mechanisms.
CoreStack and Cloud Self-Healing
CoreStack’s Operations and Governance tools help organizations to monitor their multi-cloud environments with ease, courtesy its automation and orchestration capabilities. Also, CoreStack enables business continuity by resolving alerts, orchestrating backup and disaster recovery with auto triggering of remediation and recovery templates/scripts.