Moving to cloud computing relieves an organization from some infrastructure management headaches, but it doesn’t absolve companies from ensuring cloud compliance. Indeed, cloud compliance and governance remain paramount in the cloud and the data center.
Compliance in the cloud is a multi-faceted issue. There is the compliance of the underlying cloud infrastructure and the ability of the cloud company to provide services that meet various requirements. And there is the need for organizations to manage their own use of cloud resources, as well as data usage, to maintain compliance and industry best practices.