By Gilad Parann-Nissany
In 2008, the size of the cloud computing industry was $46 Billion. That is more than the GDP of Costa Rica! Think it’s a lot? Ready to jump on the cloud security bandwagon? That was 2008!
In 2014, the size of the cloud computing industry has more than tripled to $150 Billion – almost the GDP of New Zealand. NOW are you ready?
Besides the fact that everyone else is doing it, migrating to the cloud just makes good business sense. Whether you select a private cloud, a public cloud, or some hybrid of the two, cloud computing is just more powerful than traditional datacenters. There are several reasons for this. First, the reduced capital costs of IT infrastructure – no need for hardware, software, and manpower (and training) to manage them. Also, there is the improved accessibility, effectiveness, flexibility and scalability of the cloud.
But with great power comes great responsibility.
When migrating your business data to the cloud, you must ensure the safety and privacy of your records.
Much like data security was your responsibility in the datacenter, it continues to be your responsibility in the cloud. But, if you don’t know where your data is physically located can you still ensure its confidentiality?
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