Yes, Cloud Is Inevitable, Even in Security

On February 11, Netflix announced the complete migration all IT infrastructure to the Amazon Web Services cloud. Yes—all of it.  100%. Every single IT function—hundreds of them—including billing, customer and employee data management, analytics, big data, video transcoding, and even their “special sauce” algorithms for user recommendations.

Mind you, Netflix is the single largest bandwidth user on the Internet, accounting for over 38% of all traffic during peak evening hours. If they find it advantageous to use a shared cloud service, shouldn’t security buyers at least be considering this option? Are any of us operating at even a fraction of their scale? Can we achieve better TCO, or cyber security, or staffing efficiency on our own?

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