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When a division of a large multi-national automobile manufacturer wanted to move their applications to the cloud, they were almost ready to launch their public-cloud plan. Their needs seemed simple: follow a company directive to move their applications to a well-known public cloud platform.

That is until discussing the move with the Corporate Security Officer made it clear: the public cloud solution did not provide the specific security infrastructure required for industry compliance. When Concerto Cloud Services was brought in to assess the transition, issues with the all public cloud plan became quickly apparent.

Many public cloud providers are seen in the marketplace as a one-size-fits-all solution. It’s true that they have extensive tools and infrastructure, and serve an enormous range of customers. But a public cloud alone doesn’t fit every business scenario.

Our manufacturer in this story started down a public cloud path, but a holistic view of the security needed for industry compliance led to a different solution than the organization initially thought. The company’s CSO pre-emptively determined that managing the security risks and compliance requirements dictated a solution where security was much more controlled than in the public cloud.

Concerto’s experts designed a hybrid solution that provided the appropriate security for their applications and data that required it. They ensured that all of the data would go through a security infrastructure hosted on Concerto’s private cloud before the data was passed through a direct connection to the public cloud, satisfying the constraints the company’s security requirements.

Concerto’s expertise and experience with hybrid cloud solutions helped ensure that the company put the right solution in place—not an off-the-rack solution, but one tailored specifically to fit their needs.