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Myth or Fact- This decision couldn’t be more complex when it comes to cloud. With the aura of virtual operations extending its reach through cloud, each day new questions are popped and unsupported opinions are taken as cloud perceptions.
The myths and facts related to cloud hosting are separated by a thin line that mystifies the answers to the common cloud gestures. Let’s find out the truth related to the 4 most common cloud gestures.
#1: Business firms are moving to cloud hosting for fiscal benefits
The conception of cloud was stringed with the sole concept of holding seamless connection with crucial business activities even when on the go. However, the gradual convergence of economics with the use of fully-featured cloud and the evolution of new hosting concepts led to its easy affordability. Business firms ranging from small to large are making the move to cloud for better accessibility and greater visibility. Financial benefits are involved only in terms of enhanced Return on Investment. Thus, fiscal benefits are undoubtedly involved but as an add-on to enhanced business agility.
#2: Cloud service providers promise to offer flawless continuity
Cloud is a concept for those who use it and a realistic application for those who implement it. At the back end, servers, gateways and internet are all required. The involvement of hardware doesn’t go unaccompanied with maintenance and troubleshooting under conditions of sudden breakdown. This forms the scheduled and unscheduled downtime of provider servers. Since there can be unexpected downtime, flawless continuity is not a promise but a privilege that can be availed most of the times.
#3: Choosing a local cloud provider will restrain the location of your stored data
With cloud hosting providers offering complete data backup for loss of data resulting from any mishap, location of stored data cannot be restrained to a particular premise, city or country. Most of the third-party service providers hold multiple data centers that are scattered in different parts of the world. The replicated data is updated at some pre-defined time intervals and is stored at multiple remote locations. Why geographically dispersed locations might be the next question. The doubt of catastrophic and non-catastrophic disasters always dangles on clients’ confidential and highly important data. This is why it is essential to spread the data centers across the world so that if one area is affected, the data can still be retrieved from some other backup data location.
#4: Data and business operations in the cloud are not safe
The intermingling of the internet and cloud has been an assumption since the time cloud concept was evolved. When everything advanced in the manner previously assumed and planned, why question its very dependency now? Internet with all its vulnerabilities poses a big question on the security of stored data and active business operations. Though the development and implementation of security essentials took time with proactive learning of internet threats and attacks, the current state of security has undergone a somersault. Not only is the current cloud system equipped with the latest security measures but also with an intelligent initiative to track the mandatory changes that can be introduced in the future.