Like all other cutting edge technologies, cloud computing has a number of security issues that are peculiar to the medium. While none of these are insurmountable, it is still necessary that they be handled correctly. Since most of the environment is virtual in nature, the security and business continuity challenges are very different from those faced by more traditional IT centers.
Trust remains an integral part in every situation or relationship whether business or personal in nature. When it comes to cloud hosting, trust earns the top spot in its core operations and if not, then it should.
Many companies today choose to go with traditional backup and disaster recovery solutions, overlooking the fact that cloud computing and device virtualization have far more to offer. The many recent natural and man-made disasters in recent years – from the political turmoil in the middle east to the tragic tsunami that hit Japan – have had the effect of making businesses rethink their backup and disaster recovery strategies.
Security in cloud deployment is often treated as an afterthought; this should no longer be the case as cloud offers some unique risks and there are steps that can be taken to prevent or manage these risks.
Security has always been one of the main concerns in cloud computing. A collaboration among three popular security solutions providers have begun to address this as they are delivering a solution with military-standard security levels.
Cloud computing capabilities can give health practitioners more tools to make effective decisions, but with it comes the concerns for security of patient information.
Symantec CEO, Enrique Salem, looks at the three big trends in cloud vps servers and how they will affect most businesses security issues.
Some businesses are still holding back in their consideration for a cloud strategy, primarily because of fear or lack of information. There are three primary areas where knowledge of the risks and how to combat them can help any business decide if moving to the cloud is right for them.