Having data that’s highly mobile is an essential requirement for many businesses, but there is an irrational fear of moving to the cloud and off-premise due to the many myths around cloud security. The truth is, any data storage platform can be hacked given the right time and attention from cyber criminals. There are many ways to reduce the possibility of an infiltration as well as procedures you can put into place to quickly recover should you experience a security breach. Cloud platforms offer a number of benefits that you won’t find with on-premise solutions like regulatory compliance, flexibility, minimized risk, high-availability environments — and yes, data security. Don’t believe the myths that are floating around about the dangers associated with moving to the cloud.
Cloud is Easier for Hackers to Access
It seems to make sense: anything stored outside your physical location is probably more susceptible to dangers, right? This doesn’t hold true when it comes to cloud security. New security measures include advanced encryption for data that is in transit as well as data at rest in the cloud. The proactive monitoring and firewalls provide added levels of protection for your data at all stages. Cloud providers have the stringent monitoring processes in place that allow quick notification of any breach, allowing businesses to react quickly to restore access to critical business systems.
Cloud Data Isn’t Well-Protected
Information stored in a cloud-based solution like CoreCloud is often geo-diversified: meaning the data is stored in multiple locations around the country or even the world. Then there’s natural disasters to consider — the redundancies offered by cloud negates the devastating potential of fire or flood to data stored on-premise in one location. While it may feel a little uncomfortable to allow your data to leave your physical location, the reality is that your information is much safer in a secure and protected data center. These locations are often manned and have additional access security procedures in place such as key cards or biometric access.
Cloud Computing is Too Expensive
Another myth that causes a lot of challenges for businesses is that cloud storage is much more expensive than on-premise solutions. Fortunately, a few quick conversations with your service provider is often enough to debunk this myth. Traditional storage solutions are difficult to scale and often require physical and personnel resources to deploy. Access to cloud is easily scalable both up and down, meaning you’re only paying for the storage and solutions that you need when you need them. Periods of growth can be especially expensive if you’re not utilizing cloud solutions, as provisioning new physical systems takes time and effort — taking resources away from business-critical needs.
Cloud is Too New to be Trusted
Would you be surprised to learn that the core of cloud computing has been around since the early 1990s? While it has certainly gained prominence in recent years, the key concepts have actually been around since the 1950s and has continued to grow and evolve since that time. According to IDG Research, “Cloud technology is becoming a staple to an organization’s infrastructure, as 70 percent have at least one application in the cloud”. Businesses of all sizes have moved some or all of their applications and data to the cloud.
It’s Difficult to Get Support for Cloud
One of the key benefits of cloud computing is 24/7/365 access to professionals with a deep knowledge of security procedures. With Coretelligent’s 360 Support, you’ll have quick access to support, monitoring and management solutions when you need them. From security to infrastructure, support for cloud computing is strong and continuously improving.
No technology is perfect or unable to be hacked, and there are no absolutes in cloud security. However, proactive security and monitoring provide you with the support that you need to maintain exceptional business uptime. Cloud can provide you with the transparency and flexibility required to scale your business. Ready to learn more about how solutions like CoreCloud will benefits your business? Contact us today at 855-841-5888 or meet our team online.