While organizations at first tended to view the cloud as a complement to their existing infrastructures, cloud-based resources and services have evolved into the default means of deploying applications. Cloud adoption rates across a range of businesses and industries have reached 96 percent, and almost 90 percent of all data center workloads run in the cloud. Although on-premises resources are unlikely to disappear totally at most organizations in the near future, the cloud now forms the foundation of most IT infrastructures and strategies. This is why the term cloud native has evolved into a common part of the IT lexicon. System architects, developers, IT Ops professionals and everyone in between recognizes that a cloud- first strategy has become the key to unlocking new innovations and efficiencies.
This white paper outlines how to adopt a container security strategy that is, in itself, cloud native. In practice, this involves the following: