The reality of data security in the cloud

Data in the cloud is increasingly viewed as the reality of IT infrastructure management.

With such ubiquitous data storage on cloud-based, cloud-based is at odds with the naysayers who continue to cite security concerns as a reason not to move data to the cloud.

So we have a discrepancy – cloud data storage is widely used, yet there are concerns about the security (compliance and privacy also) of the data itself.

What gives?

The rapid rate of cloud adoption has given rise to the natural necessity to have some data generated live on cloud-based platforms. For other data driven processes, i.e. big data analytics, cloud is the natural storage platform of choice, given the scope and scale of data and the costs of storing it in anything beyond the cloud.

This shifting reality, however, has not mitigated the need for organizations to ensure the security of their data. The difference …