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Will Your Data Get Stuck in the Cloud?

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Will Your Data Get Stuck in the Cloud?

Avoid Getting Stuck in the Cloud With These Tips

Cloud computing is a big business. It’s touted as a valuable solution for organizations in a wide range of industries, granting them access to streamlined technologies, augmented security, and seemingly endless storage. However, a valid concern remains for many cloud customers as they scope out potential vendors: what will happen to my data if I no longer have access to the service, or if the service becomes unavailable due to a hack or technical glitch out of my control?

Atlantic is here to quell your fears and clarify your cloud questions. In this blog, we’ll discuss the potential for your data to get stuck in the cloud, as well as ways that you can protect yourself from this phenomenon.

How could data get stuck in the cloud?

In essence, cloud computing is built on the principle and assumption that customers will always have access to the cloud service. As one could imagine, however, this logic may no longer be sufficient.

At the heart of the issue lies one key component: data. While servers and technology may be readily found at ancillary locations, such as a related website, critical or source data that solely lives in the cloud is at risk of being gridlocked within it. Even if the data itself is secure, problems will arise when it becomes inaccessible, such as during a show-stopping outage caused by a data-lockout or cyberattack.

An organization must account for this risk when investing in cloud services. Here are our expert tips to protect you and your organization from getting stuck in a cloud storm:

  • Partner with an established cloud vendor. Some vendors are more experienced in the cloud computing realm than others. They’ll understand the risks associated with storing your data in the cloud and will take actionable steps to both minimize risk as well as provide failsafe, redundant measures to account for disaster recovery.
  • Tailor for the right fit. Cloud computing services are not one-size-fits-all. Find a vendor whose services are optimized to meet your organization’s specific needs.
  • Prioritize business continuity planning and disaster recovery. Ensure that your vendor has a plan for the worst-case scenario and that this is factored into their service level agreement (SLA).
  • Find a flexible solution. A solution that functions well both on-premises and in the cloud accounts for redundancy and ease of use.
  • Test out dedicated export and migration capabilities. A cloud service is incomplete without dedicated content export and migration tools. Test these processes to ensure they work before disaster strikes.

How Atlantic Can Help

Don’t get stuck in the cloud. With Atlantic Cloud Services, your organization can move beyond the limitations of desktops and embrace revolutionary cloud computing solutions. From cross-device compatibility and scalable storage to helpful server and software maintenance, our complete IT solutions will grant you the peace of mind you deserve. Contact Atlantic today to find out more!

James LaPenna
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