As per the definition is given in Wikipedia, “Cloud computing security or, more simply, cloud security refers to a broad set of policies, technologies, and controls deployed to protect data, applications, and the associated infrastructure of cloud computing. It is a sub-domain of computer security, network security, and, more broadly, information security.” In today’s blog, we shall discuss in detail Data security with cloud solutions.
Data integrity is the basis to provide cloud computing services/cloud infrastructure services such as SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and Laas. Besides data storage of large-scale data, cloud computing environment usually provides data processing service.
Data integrity can be obtained by techniques such as RAID – (redundant array of independent disks is a data storage virtualization technology that combines multiple physical disk drive components into a single logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy, performance improvement, or both) like strategies and digital signature from cloud hosting providers.
“Storage servers with 24 hard disk drives and built-in hardware RAID controllers supporting various RAID levels”
First, let us understand some basic terms used in cloud computing as quoted above to have a more clear understanding of the fact that we are going to share in today’s blog post about Data security with cloud solutions.
Software as a service is a software licensing and delivery model in which software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. SaaS is typically accessed by users using a thin client via a web browser.
Platform as a service (PaaS) is a cloud computing model that delivers applications over the Internet. In a PaaS model, a cloud provider delivers hardware and software tools — usually those needed for application development — to its users as a service.
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Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is a form of cloud computing that provides virtualized computing resources over the Internet. IaaS is one of three main categories of cloud computing services, alongside Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Location as a service (LaaS) is a location data delivery model where privacy protected physical location data acquired through multiple sources including carriers, Wi-Fi, IP addresses and landlines is available to enterprise customers through a simple API.
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Cloud solution providers are constantly thriving for improving their market share and authority by regularly upgrading their cloud solutions. In a bid to more secure their client’s data, Microsoft’s Azure has introduced “Confidential Computing” to enhance security for cloud data.
The Microsoft has revealed that it has opened an early access program in Azure security feature with some more powerful features called “Confidential Computing”. The data security measures are as such that it even protects data from staff access with access to hardware.
To start with Microsoft is supporting Windows Virtual Secure Mode; a software-based TEE implemented by Hyper-V in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016, and a hardware-based TEE on servers in Azure that support Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (SGX).
The Microsoft official blog also stated that “Microsoft spends one billion dollars per year on cybersecurity and much of that goes to making Microsoft Azure the most trusted cloud platform. Strict physical data center security, ensuring data privacy, encrypting data at rest and in transit, novel uses of machine learning for threat detection, and the use of stringent operational software development lifecycle controls.”
The above facts and new security features are well enough to argue the migration of your company data over the cloud. As also revealed by The Datacenter Journal, with the recent developments in Brexit, businesses will likely continue to face evolving compliance issues. Initially, many won’t be benefiting from knowing the fact that their data is stored in the U.K., but some, such as law firms and suppliers to government, may understand these developments. It is suggested that all U.K. businesses assess their current IT systems and contact IT consultant or support provider where necessary to help roll out a sustainable and secure cloud transition.
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From the above discussion, it is very clear the role of cloud computing in present and future. Cloud solutions providers are investing heavily in cloud services to keep your data safe and secure. They have also come up with an innovative subscription model to make these services affordable and reachable to all businesses with subscriptions models such as SaaS, Paas, IaaS and Laas.
Still, there are some concerns among the businesses in the UK about Data security with cloud solutions. While there many potential advantages cloud offers, often potential users are held back from harnessing cloud benefits due to concerns about security. For example, 61% of UK SMEs say they are worried that information might get lost, stolen or damaged in the cloud as per the article released by the information age.
If you have any reservations or questions on the potential benefit the cloud solution has to offer and regarding data security over the cloud. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our professional IT consultants will be glad to hear from you.
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