Multi-cloud and data sovereignty: benefits and challenges for companies

Multi-cloud and data sovereignty: benefits and challenges for companies

Multi-cloud and data sovereignty

VMware has released the results of its latest research titled “The Multi-Cloud Maturity Index” which focuses on the value of data for business and as a source of income. The research involved almost 3,000 business and IT decision makers in the EMEA area (Europe, Africa and Middle East).

According to the report, by 2024 95% of companies (and 98% of Italian ones) will search to exploit their data to increase earnings, maximizing their use to focus on innovation.

"Dependence on data to fuel innovation and competitive advantage is the backbone of digital business today," said Joe Baguley, VP and CTO of VMware EMEA. "Organizations that take full advantage of the competitive advantages of using multiple clouds for data management are seeing benefits across the business. To achieve success, however, they must be able to take control of where their data resides, without compromising security, compliance or sovereignty, and the choice of providers to manage it, ”he added.| ); } By “data sovereignty” we mean the ability to control people's information at the national level. The data we produce is precisely ours: it belongs to us and we must have the right to dispose of it when necessary. For this reason, sovereignty policies are defined which serve to limit the amount of data collected and sold to third parties.

Despite the benefits of multi-cloud for enterprise business, 96% of decision makers surveyed admitted they were concerned about the issue. Added to this are the challenges regarding skills, access to siled data, data security and above all the integration between different cloud environments.