The amount of data produced by your business and customers has increased dramatically. Operational expenses that come with hosting data onsite has grown to accommodate information growth. Cloud storage offers a fluid and cost effective data storage option for businesses.
As cyberattacks have recently grown in frequency, many organizations have been unprepared. The Ponemon Institutes’ 2016 Cyber Resilient Organization Study found that 53% of organizations said that they had at least one data breach involving 1,000+ records in the past two years.
Cloudflare, a major CDN service, has accidentally leaked customers’ sensitive information for the past few months. On February 17th, Tavis Ormandy, from Google’s Project Zero, notified the CloudFlare security team of leaked data that he came across while working on a corpus distillation project. According to Ormandy, “This information included private messages from major dating sites, full messages from a well-known chat service, online password manager data, and hotel bookings. We’re talking full https requests, client IP addresses, full responses, cookies, passwords, keys, data, everything.”
Security, reliability, and disaster recovery are the top three challenges companies are faced with when utilizing cloud storage. Today, data recovery is at the forefront of many of our minds. Disasters happen, whether they are natural, man-made, or accidental, and they have become more common in this age of cyberwarfare. Disaster recovery budgets remain the same for many companies, but yet, end users cannot afford downtime. Optimize your DR plan and slash your budget with a cloud based DRaaS solution.
Cloud Hosting is an incredibly effective tool for businesses today. Companies of all sizes are able to take advantage of state of the art resources without the colossal expense of hardware and skillset investments. Unfortunately, the circulation of rumors about the cloud have scared many from utilizing this tool. Don’t allow some common myths about the cloud to slow you down or distract your business from progressing.
2016 has been a whirlwind in all sectors, not the least of which was technology. From the death of the headphone jack to the Pokémon Go phenomenon, the abilities of our devices have grown by leaps and bounds. As we bid farewell to a year that has been at times both exhilarating and terrifying, here is a look at what we can expect to see in 2017 and beyond.
As the Cloud Hosting market evolves you’re seeing many partners and customers lacking a sense of predictability. Vendors have pushed pricing models that make it difficult to predict and understand costs and margins from bill to bill leaving you and your customers in difficult situations.
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