"The Cloud" is one of the most common yet least understood technologies in today's business…
“The Cloud”: a faraway place where you can safely store your data. Well, seemingly safe. But how protected is your data really?
It’s in “The Cloud”, But Is Your Data Really So Far Away?
In theory, the cloud is a place where you can store your data outside of your own hard drive, without worrying about losing it when your hard drive crashes. But being able to recover from a data breach is another story.
Now these places aren’t really as unreachable as the sky. Storing your data in the cloud is really no different than saying that you’re storing your data on somebody else’s hard drive or server. Now the question is: who are you really trusting with your data? We all know about the JPMorgan data breach, as well as numerous health care breaches that cost companies millions. Even more importantly, these breaches cost companies their reputations, hindering future success. Companies have been making the decision to move their information to the cloud for decades – but at what cost?
Accessibility at the Cost of Safety
Sometimes when companies move their data to the cloud, they do so at the expense of security and maintenance of critical data. Storing your data on a public or even hybrid cloud puts you at a heightened risk for unauthorized access to your company’s information. Data can either be intercepted in transit or even when it’s being stored, due to the increased number of people who have access to it at the data storage provider. With pubic and hybrid clouds:
- You don’t know where your data is located
- You don’t know who has access to your data
- Your data is more vulnerable to security violation
- Your data is not protected by regulatory compliance
While public clouds offer an impressive amount of flexibility and scalability, they are also the most vulnerable and least secure. Hybrid clouds offer a little more security and privacy, but at a similar cost. It seems like there’s no winning – so what can do you do?
The Private Cloud – A Safer Solution
When it comes to your data, it’s never worth compromising your security. Highly accessible, highly secure, and highly maintained data is something every company needs. The private cloud offers optimized scalability, accessibility, and efficiency, all with the most secure and highly maintained service. At the end of the day, all of this happens seamlessly, allowing your business-critical applications to run smoothly and safely.
The private cloud offers:
At Baseline Data Services, we are a private cloud. Customers know exactly where all of their data is, and they know that it is both highly secure and highly maintained, utilizing enterprise level EMC and Cisco software and hardware architecture. We fall under federal regulatory compliance, are highly audited, and our storage is integrated with our disaster recovery solutions. With us, your data isn’t just “up in the cloud”. Your data is in this cloud, right here, located at Baseline Data Services. It looks like you can win after all.