How Secure is Cloud Hosting?

Posted on January 27, 2016 at 10:14 am

Cloud hosting is undoubtedly a convenient choice for many companies. It allows for low-cost, low-maintenance storage which is easy to access. However, is it secure?

There are lots of differing opinions about whether or not cloud storage is a secure option to choose, so it can be very difficult for businesses to make an informed decision. Some people have expressed concerns about the cloud being a multi-tenant storage method, as numerous people will be remotely accessing the server. There are also some worries that sensitive data might not be properly deleted and that cloud storage is more permanent than a physical server – will your data always exist somewhere?

It is in fact completely possible to wipe any data which you want to, in exactly the same way as you would on a physical network. It’s also possible to ensure that other people can’t access your data by isolating environments on a multi-tenant cloud. You can isolate your VMs on its own network, ensuring that nobody else can see your data.

It is possible for cloud hosting to be safe and secure, but make sure that you choose a company that you can trust. It’s possible for people to abuse the system, so you need to feel comfortable with your selection. Read about potential companies as much as you can, and look at plenty of reviews.

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