Personal Devices with Access to Company Data
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So, last week, as some of you might know, Solar VPS attended Cloud Expo 2013 in Silicon Valley. While we didn’t exhibit at the Cloud conference, our COO and President, Ross Brouse, gave a few speeches and we got pretty interactive on the social media networks all those crazy kids love. (Insert shout out here to @RobustCloud, @GESoftware, @SHI_INTL, @ThousandEyes & @AriaSystemsInc). Outside of giving speeches and getting really active on Twitter and Google +, we took the time to hear from other Cloud companies both within their keynote presentations and outside within spur of the moment meetings.
This said, we want to use this space to elucidate (yes, we are trying to expand our lexicon), on five insights we learned at the show and why those insights are either excellent or terrible. So, here we go.
Regardless who you ask, regardless what study or poll you read and regardless of who you talk to, time and time again, the markets’ main concern with Cloud based solutions are shown in the form of security. Now, most Cloud computing security concerns come in a pretty standard worry: consumers are worried:Continue
With the Cloud becoming more and more popular for the public, a debate has popped up between Cloud providers and Cloud users. That debate centers around the use of Local Data Backups vs. Cloud Data Backups. For the vast majority of companies and personal tech consumers, the idea of storing your critically needed data locally makes sense. Use an external hard drive. Set a reoccurring backup time on a daily basis. Forget about ever backing up your data ever again. However, with the Cloud becoming more accessible to private consumers and companies of all sizes, local data backups are giving way to Cloud backups. Here’s why.
Location. Location. Location. It’s true about real estate and it’s also true about Cloud Storage Security. Even if you’re already storing your data in the Cloud, you should back up that data by storing it locally. While the Cloud has the ability to store data remotely and securely, data security is dependent on two things: Your Cloud provider and your LAN (Local Area Network) security. Why? Because all the security in the world by your Cloud provider won’t change the fact that your local machine is open game.
Cloud security or virtualization security poses risks from not just the hosting provider, but also the consumer. Why? Because even though Solar VPS takes every precaution available to ensure optimal security, in spite of our best efforts, we can’t protect your personal computers from being hacked – that’s up to you. If you’re one of the people that falls for the, “YOU’RE THE 100TH VISITOR! CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE IPAD!” then you can’t blame us when your server gets hacked from the inside. So, how do you accomplish true fail-safe Cloud Computing? – By utilizing the benefits of the Cloud while also storing your data locally.Continue