As cloud computing continues to grow and flourish so does the concerns of many CIOs about the cloud. Some predict that by 2016 cloud computing will have grown and increased to become what IT spends the most on. One top concern is about moving to the cloud and security. Since your company’s life is very dependent on the security of your information, it makes perfect sense that this would be the highest priority of companies.
But, in the cloud and the land of data, you can see that the servers do not necessarily mean your data is completely safe. It turns out, it is really the opposite.
When comparing cloud security and data security of both on-premises and cloud hosting providers infrastructures, one result emerged. On-premises customers were defined as those that own and manage their own IT infrastructure and cloud hosting providers were those that included solutions that spanned from IaaS to the fully managed and dedicated hosting environment.
Many fears of the insecurity of the cloud can be put to rest and let it be known that true security of an environment is directly tied to the kinds of workloads that are deployed and the diversity of the environments infrastructure. Even though there is no increase in both on-premises and cloud attacks, on-premises are more likely to be attacked than the cloud environments.
As the threats begin to increase, so does the sophistication of both on-premises and cloud security. There is not only one solution to address when it comes to the security of your data.
If threats are increasing, how are cloud users reacting?
There seems to be an increase in the number of IT departments that report using IaaS. These IT leaders say that IaaS will play an important role in them meeting their needs within the next few years. But, it seems that there is also substantial growth in SaaS too. It seems that it is common to evaluate your security for IaaS investments.
What does this mean for your business?
This information shows that it is more important than ever that your data is secure and if you do your due diligence before you choose a hosting provider.
Companies should consider the fact that on-premise attacks are on the rise. They should determine if there IT and security teams will be able to keep up with the sophisticated attacks on their systems.
Also, when the time comes to choose a cloud provider, you need to carefully evaluate the companies for security and how different cloud types will affect your security.
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