4 ways to guarantee cloud computing is safe
What’s the biggest worry about introducing cloud computing to your IT infrastructure? Security! You want a cloud computing service to offer peace of mind; they have to guarantee security and privacy, otherwise what’s the point in choosing a cloud platform in the first place? Therefore, before you choose a cloud computing option, take a look at our check list below.
Where is the infrastructure?
Find out where the infrastructure hardware is located. This way, you can find out more information about the cloud facility, and you’ll know your data is going to be safe. Knowing where the hardware is located and what the security protocols are at the facility can give you peace of mind that your data is well protected from theft and fraud. For example, here at Pixel Internet, all of our servers are located in the UK, and we offer 24/7 support.
How seriously does it treat security?
Choose a cloud computing provider that has strict security measures in place, such as virtual hard disks that are safely stored on separate dedicated hardware VMs, and are moved between hypervisor nodes depending on loads, or in case of hardware failure. Any decent cloud storage provider will be more than happy to let you know what their security measures are; they want you to know that they take remote storage and hosting seriously.
Can they provide references?
A good way to check the credibility of a cloud corporation is to ask them for references from past clients. If they work for a number of blue-chip clients already, the chances are they’re a trusted service capable of providing excellent and trusted cloud services to a broad range of clients. Testimonials and feedback from actual clients of theirs is the best way to assess the quality of the service before you invest.
Have they been established long?
How long has the cloud computing service been operating for? Are they a fresh start-up company? If so, can they provide you with any guarantees about the reliability of their service? Look at the track record of the company and their knowledge of the industry – are they open for public testing and ready to provide you with first class service from the start?
Here at Pixel Internet, we offer a number of cloud hosting packages, so feel free to get in touch for more information to see how we can help your business get on the cloud.