Worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is expected to reach $160 billion in 2018, an increase of 23.2% over 2017. Growth on this scale indicates new levels of trust in Public cloud computing but there remain outdated and incorrect myths surrounding the cloud.
We've put together the 5 most common myths surrounding the cloud in an effort to dispel fears and misconceptions.
Myth #1: The Public Cloud is Less Secure
Massive scale and geographic presence enhance the ability to detect emerging threats quickly and address issues before they gain traction. The cloud allows us to deploy key security components such as Encryption at Rest, 2FA, Data Loss Prevention and Threat Intelligence easily and at minimal cost.
Myth #2: Your Data Will be Stored Internationally
In the case of Azure, Microsoft has two data centres within Canada; one in Central and the other in Eastern Canada. Client data would never be moved or stored outside of Canada unless specifically requested by the client.
Myth #3: Cloud Computing Will Cost More
The cost of cloud computing is just as economical but with the added benefit of greater security and redundancy along with an improved end-user experience. Because virtual machines are charged by the minute, vendors are able to save even when machines are not in use.
Myth #4: Cloud Service Providers Will Have Access to My Data
Encrypting client data at rest and in transit ensures that there is no potential for cloud providers to access confidential information without an encryption key. In the end, clients have the final say over who does and does not have access to their data.
Myth #5: Working in the Cloud is Complex
While the theory behind how the Cloud works may be complex, the end-user experience is anything but. When it comes to setting up or migrating to the Cloud, your service provider does all the heavy lifting in the back-end which results in a seamless transition that limits downtime and creates the same, if not a better, experience as an on-premise environment.