As the technology is advancing, storing all your data on your device is becoming difficult. Hence, the world of cloud computing took form and is now advancing very rapidly.
Nowadays, enterprises choose not to store all their data in one place. They want to diversify their digital holdings. Furthermore, they also want to securely store their data while constantly accessing it from various platforms.
As a result, many mainstream digital businesses (AWS, Microsoft, Google) have started to offer digital data solutions for all requirements and needs. This has increased the number of offerings in the marketplace and enhanced their capabilities and features.
However, many myths are associated with this niche, especially in the types of deliverables offered and the different expectations people have regarding the service. Let us take a look at some of the various myths associated with Cloud Computing.
It is a common misconception that there is only one “Cloud,” and different companies allow you to access it. The reality is not so. Offering cloud services means that different companies store your data on their servers, which are separate from each other. They have no connection with each other. And hence, you cannot access your files stored in one cloud company from the login credentials of another.
This also means that data does not mingle. You cannot access your files stored in the Google cloud, through The Microsoft one, and vice versa.
Data breaches in the cloud indeed get more attention, but the frequency of the violations is not valid. Major cloud providers, such as AWS, Google, and Microsoft, are incredibly focused on providing top-of-the-line security services. Additionally, in case of a (hypothetical) data breach, the responsibility lies with these companies to punish the wrongdoers and compensate the victims.
It is another common misconception that the general populace has. Many think that their cloud data can be easily accessed and isn’t very secure. This, however, is not the case. Think of cloud computing as storing data in your ultra-secure, password-protected, and encrypted CPU—the only difference being the fact that this CPU is far away and does not have a physical form. However, the features offered are the same and sometimes even more secure.
This also means that your data on the cloud can be divided into multiple tiers, with the various tiers being offered for numerous hierarchies. You can keep the general populace out front of the confidential sections, all with a few taps.
Okay, so the data stored on the cloud is secure from any and all trying to reach it through external means. But what about the companies themselves snooping in on their customers’ data?
This, again, is untrue. The companies make transparent attempts to keep their users updated about their privacy policies and terms of usage. Additionally, users can make use of many tools in order to make their data accessibility more transparent.
A public cloud is an extremely useful tool for enterprises. In fact, it can easily upscale your data capacity if managed thoroughly. However, this only works if the architecture (of the enterprise itself) is good.
Application architecture separates a good company from the great. It has the power to make or break your entire cloud computing unit, and hence, should be paid thorough attention to.
The world of the cloud is immeasurable in size. It has many offerings and deliverables that, if appropriately utilized, have the capability of snowballing your operations capabilities. But given the amount of digital mystery and haze surrounding this niche, it is underutilized.
The myths themselves have digital truth, making it even harder to differentiate the fact from the false. Given above were some of the various (relatively more infamous) myths that we busted. However, there might be many out there that aren’t so well known.
Hence, always do your research before investing or divesting from any form of service. Cloud computing is an excellent investment to make, but only if you do it right. Bad plays have the capability to do more harm than good, and hence, should always be steered clear from.