One of the great problems in the implementation of data systems has traditionally been the siloed nature of legacy platforms. Siloing itself is not a problem. But all siloing, by definition, entails sharply limiting scope. This means that while siloed data systems can be optimized for narrow applications, serious problems arise when they must be interfaced into larger systems.
Siloed data solutions can be visualized as being like a freight train. Each car serves a very specific task. An oil tanker car holds oil while a cattle car is optimized for the continued survival of livestock. And pulling the entire train is a sophisticated engine. Freight trains themselves have been optimized for low-energy-expenditure bulk transport. And each car is able to interface with the others to form a whole freight train. But freight trains also have severe limitations. They cannot get bulk items from one coast to the other in less than a day, for example. When requirements that exceed freight trains’ operating envelope are introduced, they become completely worthless as a transport medium.
This is precisely what happens to siloed data solutions that form part of a larger organization. Individual solutions may be well-tailored to a specific task. But the organization may require far greater capabilities, at some point, than those solutions are able to deliver. Just as unloading bulk chemicals from a freight train onto a 747 for an intercoastal flight would require a tremendous amount of energy, logistics and planning, making siloed data solutions operate as part of a cohesive organizational strategy can require more resources than the company in question has available.
Cloudwick can integrate legacy siloed solutions into larger corporate purpose
Cloudwick is the leading advanced, cloud-based security, data storage and analytics firm in the world today. Cloudwick is the first company to develop CDL, a highly robust security platform that maximizes the ability of legacy siloed systems to interact cohesively at the organizational level. Cloudwick has a track record spanning more than a decade of implementing state-of-the-art data-lake-based applications that allow the full automation of robust digital corporate security systems, posing a unified front against modern digital threats across all industries.