Business tips & tricks
Everyone seems to have spoken of "the cloud" at least in the past few years. As more companies move to the cloud and take advantage of the tremendous benefits they offer, some are hesitant due to a few factors.
Some want to fully understand what the cloud is and how it can benefit their business before moving their important business data to the cloud. But the most important thing everyone wants to know is it safe?
What is the cloud
The cloud is a name for a technology that enables you to store, access and edit your data without having to worry about where and how exactly it is kept. Basically, storing your data in the cloud means that you store it on a server without having to worry about the details required for the server to work in terms of power, cooling, security, updates, etc.
There are many different types of clouds, and your data can be stored on a single server or spread across multiple servers around the world. For the best speed benefits, it's best to store it in a data center as close to your physical location (s) as possible.
From the end user's perspective, the main idea behind the cloud is that the storage of data doesn't affect you. Your cloud server ensures that your data is retrieved as quickly and efficiently as possible. The goal of the cloud is to give business owners the opportunity to avoid worrying about the cost of purchasing and maintaining server hardware, and to focus on running their business.
How secure is the cloud?
Many business owners are concerned that their confidential information is available worldwide with little or no security. However, in most cloud settings, nothing could be further from the truth.
The reality is more like hundreds or even thousands of computers, all neatly installed in racks with redundant power and cooling. Since data centers do data storage and backup of their entire business, it means they have to use high cybersecurity along with first-class physical security.
Nowadays, digital assets are treated with collateral that was previously only used for cash or precious metals. Walled connections, security gates, guards and video surveillance protect physical servers from unwanted access. Redundant power supplies protect the hardware from unplanned outages and the air conditioning system operates around the clock to keep the servers cool.
A modern data center is many times safer than an office server in your own building. One way to imagine the difference is to compare keeping your cash in a high-security bank vault with a locker on your desk.
There are numerous advantages for companies, some of which are unique for different types of industries. However, some of the main advantages are:
The biggest threat to your security (either in the cloud or on-site) comes from your own people. If you create a weak password or reuse an old password to access your services, hackers can access your data.
If you click on a phishing scam or accidentally install malicious software on your computer, attackers have the only way they need to strike.
Attacking a fortified, secure data center is almost impossible. Attacking a user with frequent attacks and weak passwords is relatively easy. These problems can be prevented and prevented by training, awareness-raising and simple security tools for the staff. A simple password manager can protect you from a variety of the biggest threats to your business.
In today's modern technical environment, the cloud is not only secure, it is most likely much more secure than if your server is in your own office.
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