New cloud guidance: how to ‘lift and shift’ successfully

New cloud guidance: how to ‘lift and shift’ successfully

Earlier this year, the NCSC published new guidance on ‘Using cloud services securely’. Today we are adding a section on” target=”_self”>How to ‘lift and shift’ successfully to this collection.

‘Lift and shift’ is the practice of replicating an existing local system, machine-for-machine, but in the cloud. You might be wondering ‘Doesn’t lift and shift result in one of the NCSC’s 6 Security architecture anti patterns?’ And you’d be right (″ target=”_self”>it’s number 4).

However, the NCSC also recognise that:

  • it is one of the most commonly used cloud migration paths
  • there are a small handful of sensible use-cases where lift and shift is a good idea

Original Source: ncsc[.]gov[.]uk

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