Security is one of the top concerns when it comes to cloud computing: It tied with lack of expertise or resources and managing costs when IT professionals were asked to name the biggest challenges among cloud computing in RightScale’s 2017 State of the Cloud survey.
But first of all, what is cloud security?
It refers to the policies, technologies, and controls to protect data, applications, and the associated cloud infrastructure. It includes privacy and protection, and preventive, detective and corrective security controls.
How is security ensured during migration to cloud?
Migration is generally considered one of, if not the most, critical tasks within IT. Potential risks are disruption, downtime and data loss.
So, how do we keep your resources safe during migration? CloudOnMove creates a secured channel between the source and destination cloud platform, it never touches user’s files, and all data is always stored in customer’s own machine.
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When your company decides to move to cloud, the next step is to choose the right type of cloud.
Types of cloud deployments
Private cloud, also called internal cloud or corporate cloud, means having a cloud environment dedicated for just one company. Private cloud provides higher security and privacy, which are needed in certain industries for regulatory reasons when organization needs to store and process confidential data or carry out sensitive tasks. It also gives more control for the company, which on the other hand requires more resources in hardware management.
Public clouds, in contrast to private clouds, provide services to multiple clients using the same shared, external infrastructure. The best-known public cloud service providers are Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). With public clouds, companies can save the expensive costs of having to purchase, manage and maintain on-premises hardware and application infrastructure – the cloud service provider is responsible for all management and maintenance of the system. Public clouds can also be deployed faster than on-premises infrastructures and with an almost infinitely scalable platform. From an employee’s point-of-view the biggest benefit is accessibility: Every employee of a company can use the same application from any office or location using any device as long as they can access the Internet.
It’s also possible to use hybrid cloud where private and public clouds are combined. As stated by AWS, hybrid cloud architecture is the integration of on-premises resources with cloud resources. For example, an enterprise can deploy an on-premises private cloud to host sensitive or critical workloads, but use a third-party public cloud provider to host less-critical resources, such as test and development workloads. By allowing workloads to move between private and public clouds as computing needs and costs change, hybrid cloud gives businesses greater flexibility and more data deployment options. The challenge is naturally to get the private and public clouds interact seamlessly.
Multi-cloud is another way of using more than one cloud platform, that is cloud services of two or more cloud vendors are used (rather than several deployment modes such as public or private cloud).
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As we say, CloudOnMove is a unique migration tool that moves your workload to the cloud. But what does ‘cloud’ actually mean? Why do companies move to the cloud?
What is cloud computing?
To put it simply, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive or local servers. In other words, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services—servers, storage, applications, databases, networking, software, and analytics among others—over the Internet. The term ‘cloud’ is generally used as a metaphor for the Internet.
When a company wants to start changing to cloud computing, it needs to migrate.
What does migration mean?
“Cloud migration is the process of moving data, applications or other business elements from an organization’s on-site computers to the cloud, or moving them from one cloud environment to another.” (Definition by TechTarget) Continue reading “Cloud and migration – what and why?”
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