Tips to Avoid Cloud Computing Issues


Cloud-turning businesses must be feeling reborn after they have started using this super-service. The benefits coming from working in the cloud are numerous; from faster accessibility which accelerates the whole business, leaving more time for devising new strategies and looking for new solutions on the market to fantastic scalability features, which enable you to use as many applications as you like and pay half the price you would if you had to buy every of them separately. The cloud is a fantastic business feature whose positive sides will yet come to the light of the day. Nevertheless, even such a great way of dealing with business and data has some drawbacks which you have to be aware of and do whatever you can to minimize them.

No inefficient cloud providers

Nobody forces you to start using the cloud. That is why you should avoid a hectic approach and we-must-do-it-at-once way of thinking. Before you decide that you have found the right provider for you and your needs, pay attention to small-font letters and check what the vendor is covering in case of a data loss. How protected are you? Everybody has to be persistent to find the network services that guarantee data security and retrieval in case of a disaster.

You can recognize a shoddy provider by their former tasks. If you find out that more than one client has left them, it means that they have ongoing inconveniences in the way they function and you should not go for them whatever they offer you. Also, providers that offer too much for a low price do not brim with reliability. That is something you have to know.

No laid-back approach to security

Although it is true that in most cases cloud providers also give security assistance and choose the best safety measures for you and your business, you should still keep some of the supervision over your own destiny in your own hands. The most efficient and tangible way of doing that is encoding all the data you upload to the cloud. You can do that by zipping the data and encrypting them with appropriate passwords. If it happens that hackers access your data on the cloud steal them, you will at least have them secured by the passwords. Also, do not be lazy and try to devise as strong passwords as it gets. Let them sweat and curse when they are trying to reach your data.

No cloud exposure of delicate data

The cloud, with all its great options, is still not a safe place for confidential data. So, if you have clients who deal with some serious work, such as rich companies or important individuals, you should never get data about them in the cloud. Not only that they could end up in wrong hands, but they could also sue you for the breach of their privacy. The wisest and least expensive strategy for keeping the business smooth and such clients safe is forming a special team for such cases. This team should not use the cloud but work in the old-school way.

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Dan Radak is Hosting security specialist. Currently employed as a consultant in couple of Web Hosting companies. Lately interested in web design and ecommerce. In his free time he likes fishing and traveling. You can reach him on Twitter.

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