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Everyone seems to have been talking about "the cloud" at least in the last few years. As more companies move to the cloud and take advantage of the tremendous benefits it offers, some factors still make others hesitate.
Some want to fully understand what the cloud is and how it can benefit their business before moving their critical corporate 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 type of technology that allows you to store, access, and manipulate your data without worrying about exactly where and how it is kept. Storing your data in the cloud essentially means storing it on a server without worrying about the details required to keep the server working 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 distributed across multiple servers around the world. For the best benefits in terms of speed, it is best to store it in a data center as close as possible to your physical location (s).
From the end user perspective, the main idea behind the cloud is that data storage doesn't concern you. Your cloud server ensures that your data is accessed as quickly and efficiently as possible. The goal of the cloud is to enable business owners to focus on running their business without worrying about the costs associated with buying and maintaining server hardware.
How secure is the cloud?
Many business owners worry that their sensitive information is available with little or no security around the world. In the vast majority of cloud settings, however, nothing could be further from the truth.
The reality is more like many hundreds or even thousands of computers, all neatly installed in racks with redundant power and cooling. Since data centers make storing and backing up data their entire business, it means they need to deploy high levels of cybersecurity along with world-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 failures and the air conditioning is on around the clock to keep the servers cool.
A modern data center is many times more secure than an office server in your own building. One way to imagine the difference is to compare keeping your cash in a highly secure bank vault to a safe deposit box on your desk.
There are numerous business benefits, some of which are unique to different types of industries. However, some of the main benefits are:
The greatest threat to your security (either in the cloud or on-premise) comes from your own employees. 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, the only way for attackers to be left is to strike.
Attacking a fortified, secure data center is nearly impossible. Attacking a user with frequent attacks and weak passwords is comparatively easy. These issues can be prevented and prevented through training, awareness and simple safety tools from staff. A simple password manager can protect against a variety of the biggest threats to your business.
In today's modern technical environment, the cloud is not only secure, but most likely also much more secure than if your server is in your own offices.
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