Is Cloud Security a Safe Bet for Your Data
MAY 01, 2018 18:49 PM
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Is Cloud Security a Safe Bet for Your Data

by Danish Wadhwa
 
About 64% of IT experts consider cloud a better and secure place to run business applications as compared to legacy systems. But a closer look at data reveals that 38 percent of them see the Cloud only as a secure place rather than a highly secure platform. Considering this thought, a quarter of respondents are unsure of quality- whether a platform has the edge over other platforms when it comes to privacy challenges. And 10 percent of them do not trust on the efficacy of cloud security overall.
 
A recent data breaches at Target, Home Depot and in the Apple iCloud have gained a lot of hype with media constantly asking experts regarding cloud security. Actually, the attacks were the results of human mistakes, and the cloud was not responsible for these attacks. In the case of Target, Home Depot, the third party vendors were responsible for giving access to personal information to hackers, but still, the cloud is seen as the culprit. 
 
These type of breaches along with a lack of knowledge related to technicalities of cloud safety usually prevent businesses to shift to or make the most of the cloud. 
This post sheds light on cloud security and guides on the latest technologies and advancements in the cloud which ensures that cloud is a better place for data storage and other business operations. 
 
How is Microsoft making a difference by launching Office apps on the Apple iPad?
 
This advancement may change the perception towards cloud security. Now, you get double benefits by standardizing on office 365 as Microsoft has launched apps that are in sync to cloud and comes for free to those who pay the monthly Web usage storage fees.
 
Basic6
 
The use of console to manage cloud servers and data center services allows you work on various tasks, for example, managing accounts, controlling Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) features, and setting passwords.
 
Basic6 brings a twist here as the dashboard works for Box and AWS simultaneously in real time. The management of features using a tree structure on the left pane is an important characteristic of it. Moreover, the console manages an audit trail while keeping a check on what changes were made to which cloud services.
 
Box View
 
Most developers face difficulty when writing code for the cloud, but Box has made it easy. Through Box View, even non-technical people can upload a business document and create rich HTML sites with an integrated document viewer. So cloud will continue to grow when it comes to developing custom apps and features that cater to business requirements. 
 
How is AWS taking security to next level? 
 
The ideas mentioned below will make you more confident in cloud security.
  • AWS holds your data on multiple self-healing hard disks which provide a strong back up in case of disasters and attacks. It significantly enhances durability with more than 20,000 files stored on AWS cloud, so there is a chance to lose a single file every 10 million years. Moreover, you can automate replication to other cloud providers which ease overall migration process.
  • Encryption is important, and if you lose your keys, your data is still safe as no one- you, me, Amazon, Google or the NSA could read your data as your key is the only way to get access to.
Do you know the US government stores data in AWS? Here is the reason why?
 
Amazon Web Services safeguards the global infrastructure that controls and manages all of the services which AWS cloud offers. This global infrastructure consists of the hardware, software, networking, etc. The cloud of AWS is expanding, giving new opportunities to cloud enthusiasts to learn more through AWS training and become AWS certified solution architect.
 
What’s new?
 
Cloud empowered vending machines that improve customer personalization
 
A new way to deliver a value-added experience for consumers is SAP Hana which is a new touchscreen vending machine based on cloud software. How does it 
work?
 
The machine has a smartphone in it to run every transaction on the cloud, and then we work on analytics. For example, you can measure the inventory to replenish a machine, and if a machine is close to being empty, you can fill it up on time. 
 
Therefore, the cloud facilitates analytics processing and helps meet demands, without any upfront requiring capital investment. 
 
FINAL WORDS
 
With an increase in the number of Cloud users, business efficiency, better access to data and security is likely to get better with time. These benefits are likely to automate every business operation. The advent of Big data, virtual reality and the Internet of Things (IoT) along with cloud is likely to empower the future of computing. More reliance on cloud services will eliminate remaining security concerns, and we will have more examples to explain why the cloud is a better place than antiquated on-premises systems.
 
Danish Wadhwa is a strategic thinker and an IT Pro. With more than six years of experience in the digital marketing industry, he is more than a results-driven individual. He is well-versed in providing high-end technical support, optimizing sales and automating tools to stimulate productivity for businesses.
 
 
 
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