Cloud data storage has taken off in popularity across industries including financial services and with credit unions. However, security researchers are warning organizations their private content may be available publicly.Read More
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As this article points out, nailing down proper security is only half the battle. The other part of the equation for a safe cloud environment is availability. Cloud collaboration service provider ftopia's usage of Amazon S3 cloud infrastructure, for instance, mirrors data across multiple physical locations - critical for cloud storage, as it backs up the data and ensures that the service is always up and running.
On the security front, extra points go to ftopia for its self-validating data integrity feature powered by Guardtime which enables users to determine whether data has been compromised - something to think about in light of Dropbox's current situation.
Know what you're signing up for before you give up your data. Read networking technology analyst Dave Greenfield's take on reaching a higher level of confidence in cloud computing.
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Bouchard added that the advent of the cloud model has forced security, networking and storage teams to work closely together to address security, which is an impediment to businesses moving to the cloud, particularly when it comes to data confidentiality.
Read the full article and watch the video to get Bouchard's view on how Fibre can help address cloud security concerns.
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Despite improvements by cloud providers to minimize future outages, more outages will inevitably happen this year and beyond.
Are you prepared for what 2012 holds? Read the full article here to find out.