The Truth about Cloud Security

October 13, 2014 by Alex Collins, IT Services Consultant

Cloud Security

It seems like the ‘Cloud’ is a very popular topic these days with many businesses giving more thought about whether cloud computing is the right move for them. The more stories about the cloud, the more confusion and misinformation is dispersed. This may make individuals and companies wonder if moving to the cloud platform can be risky.

The truth is that the cloud is very safe and is actually utilized on a daily basis by businesses and government agencies alike.  As a matter of fact, moving to the cloud can save you time and money, and ensure the success and longevity of your organization.  The question then becomes not whether or not moving to the cloud is safe, but how to find a reputable and reliable cloud services provider that is right for your business.   There are plenty of myths about the effectiveness and safety of the cloud. Here are some popular cloud myths that we are able to debunk.

Myth: The cloud is just the latest technology buzzword. It really isn’t a viable option for real businesses.

Fact: This couldn’t be further from the truth. The cloud is a practical technology option for businesses of all sizes. The data kept in the cloud is replicated to multiple storage points, so it is completely location-independent. This way if there is an emergency and a company’s primary business location is no longer viable, the data can be accessed from virtually anywhere.

Myth: If cloud computing is so secure, then why aren’t more organizations, financial institutions and the federal government using it?

Fact: The reality is both large banks and the U.S. federal government use cloud technology to store critical data. According to a recent survey by Aite’s Group, 29 senior technology executives at financial institutions found that cloud computing holds the potential to redefine the relationship between corporate tech departments and financial institution business units. Additionally, the change is coming at a time when costs and regulatory compliance are high priorities. When it comes to government agencies, an article on in late 2013 reported cloud adoption is aiding different federal departments to improve flexibility. To name a few, the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, DOJ, USDA, and Department of Education have been early cloud adopters. This definitely sets the trend and direction for others to follow.

Myth: All you need to do is purchase space on a server for files if you want to move to the cloud.

Fact: It is important to remember that the cloud system in use is only as secure as the company behind it. When a business decides to use a cloud system, they need to have confidence in the cloud service provider. Does the provider have a well-documented and enabled security plan? Do they encrypt the data they store? What about upload and download encryption? This is all incredibly important when deciding to use a cloud system and selecting a cloud hosting

If your organization is on the fence about moving to the cloud, it might be time to discuss your options with an experienced cloud services provider. All Covered’s cloud experts can work with you to develop an affordable, scalable and secure cloud solution based on your organization’s specific goals and needs.

The All Covered Difference

All Covered is here to work with you to set up, configure and monitor your cloud computing technology. Our goal is to protect your company’s data by implementing a solid IT infrastructure. Contact us today at (866)446-1133 for more information or to schedule a consultation.

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