Q.3 Your company, which is based in Canada, has terabytes of data to store and
is considering a cloud computing solution for data storage. Identify the issues
that should be considered when choosing a cloud computing provider to meet
your data storage needs.
Cloud computing is a means of storing data on a remote host in order to be able to
access that data anywhere. As a business moves data, business processes, and
systems to "the cloud," it needs to consider the problems associated with choosing a
cloud computing provider to meet its data storage needs. Here are some of the most
important issues that should be considered before choosing a cloud computing provider:
Security is the biggest concern of companies that are thinking of moving to the cloud
(elctech.com). As cloud computing is completely based on the net, it is more vulnerable
to attacks by hackers. But the majority of modern IT systems nowadays are invariably
linked to the net, so the level of risk is just the same as anywhere else. And as cloud
computing is a distributed network, organizations can easily recover from hack attacks.
It is also very important for a company to know if the data will be available from
everywhere so that it can use it as a way of disaster recovery. Another concern that
companies face while selecting a cloud computing provider for data storage is whether
the provider offers a disaster recovery plan or not.
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