Cloud Hosting and Safety?

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asked Mar 26, 2014 in Cloud Hosting by chris (500 points)
Hi all

I am currently considering cloud hosting but I have some issues that I am not sure about. A main concern of mine is weather cloud hosting is safe enough or not? I mean will the data be safe?
Can anyone here please advise?
Thanks and regards

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answered Mar 26, 2014 by TopNet (10,360 points)
cloud hosting would data safety is pretty much similar to that you get when using VPS or dedicated server. You should always have updated and up to date backups for disaster recovery. The security level would also depend on the service provider you have and their recovery points options.
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answered Mar 26, 2014 by SysNetx (220 points)
Hi,
Safety is a relative term, particularly when serving data across the internet. Do you mean safety as a guarantee of delivery? Or, security of data from intrusion, man-in-the-middle monitoring or other compromises? Do you mean safety in terms of where your data is stored?

Cloud hosting is a form of distributed networking, which possesses many strong points: reliability, hourly contracts, ease of implementation and scalability. If this is your definition of safety, then the "cloud" is your place. Conversely, since your data & connectivity are "distributed", latency may be a challenge, actual location of data is "nebulous" & intrusion ability & detection can be challenging.

At SysNetx, we encourage our customers to develop an internet security policy before deciding where to put assets. That security policy, if correctly designed should help answer your question. Guides on how to do this are plentiful, and we consider security policies the foundation of building integrity into an online presence.

SysNetx CTO
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