As enterprise adoption of public and hybrid cloud options continues to increase, organizations of all sizes are considering Microsoft Azure for their cloud-based workloads. However, many are rightly concerned about how they can extend their existing security and governance policies to this new frontier.
Microsoft has further distanced itself from competitors as a leader according to Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS and Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application PaaS reports, and it is continuing to develop at a rapid pace. The need to apply sound governance practices within Azure is essential to maintaining proper access controls, cost management, and organization of resources. This applies to mid-market companies and large enterprises.
Microsoft has offered tools and guidelines to achieve effective governance, and in this white paper, we will explore many of them and make best practice recommendations to get you started on the right path.