The cloud has become an incredible tool for many organizations, yet, the cloud can be tricky to understand. Project Hosts is answering frequently asked questions about the cloud.
“What is the cloud?”
The cloud is a global network of servers that are hooked together and operate as a single ecosystem. Data is no longer accessed on a personal computer it is accessed online, making data available wherever there is an internet connection.
“What can the cloud do?”
Cloud servers can store and manage data, run applications, or deliver content or services. Features of the cloud may vary with different cloud vendors.
“How safe is data on the cloud?”
The cloud is very secure. Cloud vendors have practices in place (encryption,
recovery services, identity management, etc.) to prevent the loss of data. However, individuals are strongly encouraged to inquire about data security practices before they sign up for any cloud services.
“Is the cloud expensive?”
The cloud is often more affordable than an on-premise solution. Many cloud vendors provide scalability, disaster recover, data center maintenance, and other services. On-premise solutions are responsible for all IT expenses and upkeep.
“How do I prepare to move to the cloud?”
Most cloud vendors provide services to move your applications, data, and work loads to the cloud. One thing your organization may consider is increasing bandwidth for better internet connection.
“What cloud is right for my organization?”
There are three types of cloud services – public, private, and hybrid. They all have different benefits and drawbacks. The public cloud is the most common and has lower costs, no maintenance, scalability, and high reliability.
With over 15 years of experience in securing Microsoft cloud solutions, Project Hosts is a CSP that works through Azure. We provide scalability, monitoring, migration services, and many more. We offer HIPAA, HITRUST, and FedRAMP compliant cloud options to meet the needs of your organization.