Warning! Do not save your data in Cloud Systems.
Few Brazilians knew where was located the little city called Lagarto, but a Judge put the city on the map and in the most importante mídias when, at a stroke of a pen, stopped a famous Cloud System called 'WhatsApp' harming 100 million of people.
But after all, where is set this cloud and where my information is stored?
The concept of ‘Cloud Computing’ is practical and seductive, but where exactly you are putting your treasure, the information of your company?
Currently, many companies and individuals pay to providers store their information “in the Cloud” and they have the "false peace" that is secure.
Some people even think that the cloud is a magical place on supernatural reliable place, as if it stayed in the Sky or in an etheric and unbridgeable world.
They think that this cloud is the ultimate solution for their lives.
In fact, such “Cloud” is nothing more than transfer to a third party (Internet providers or hosting) the responsibility and availability and protection of your systems and files.
In recent years, information leaks scandals has occurred and has proved several times that such “Cloud” can be reachable and auditable by providers, governments and, with lobby, accessible even by your competitors.
And you really want your information and documents in the cloud?
To put your valuable information in the “public cloud” is like kissing someone you barely know, and you don’t know if this person takes care of herself. You do not know what types of germs he/she has, of if you will contract a disease or worse things.
Several IT experts have realistic concerns about the problems with security, data governance, reliability, performance, loss of control, migration and integration in such cloud, in addition to the difficulty of choosing loyal, experienced and stable cloud partners to support their specific applications.
The risks of Cloud Computing:
1º Someone is taking care of your datas
The Cloud is a very shared infrastructure outside of your company, which outsources the data needs to a supplier.
The provider does everything, from running the updates to maintenance the security management. The biggest fact is that users are trusting their data to someone to take care.
“The downside is that you abrogate responsibility for your data. Someone else has access to them, another person is responsible for keeping them safe”
Although cloud Internet providers often ensure you that your data is safe, due to the competition and tight budgets, some are actually looking for their best interests. Still, we believe that no providers will ever be so irrational to leave your data unprotected. They are in business to make money with you. To protect your data became more a marketing mantra than a business style.
2º Cyber attacks
Every time you store data on the Internet, you are under the risk of a cyber-attack, i.e.hackers. This is particularly problematic in the Cloud where large volumes of data are stored by all types of users, in the same cloud system. Same physical computer is used and shared by you and hundreds of other customers.
Hackers prefer to attack systems where the result to achieve na invasion is much better due to the large amount of data concentrated there.
Another frightening vulnerability attack is ‘Distributed Denial of Service’ (DDoS). If something goes wrong with the provider, it affects a large group of people. For hackers, it is easier to steal and disrupt a large group instead of one single user.
While most cloud providers have strict security measures, the cyber-attacks technology has also became increasingly sophisticated. Since that the cloud providers got improved their security features – and many actually do a pretty reasonable job – the criminals become more creative to get the data concentrated there. For example, instead of breaking the connection to the cloud, the hackers will focus on getting your password and account via phishing (fake websites and emails) to get around the restrictions.
3º Internal Threats
You should keep in mind that hackers are the least of your problems! The biggest threats are found indoors. Employees, former employees and divergent internal interests are the worst of cloud torment.
Recently we had news that 2 million of Vodafone data were stolen by an IT contractor that had access to the infrastructure and all the information.
Once cyber-attacked, the system have allowed the access to the confidential information and information that have been in dispute by intellectual property.
The Cloud system makes this security problem 10 times worse when the administrative access to the platform stays in the hands of an employee, persuaded by a competitor, that allows access to copying and stealing any customer information, vendors, virtual machines, not being detected, and ocasionally destroy the entire cloud environment in minutes.
With the recente NSA leaks, and reports about the government surveillance programs, competitors are not the only ones who may want to take a look at your data. Technology companies in the United States, Brazil and several countries may inspect your data.
Over the past operations of the Brazilian Federal Police, it happened a lot of breaches confidentiality in Cloud providers. Yes, they breach confidentiality and confiscated emails, files, financial reporting, virtual machines, photos and all, not worrying if the data were personal or corporate, violating any and all privacy.
Privacy has been a current concern. Instead of just worrying about employees and competitors who might violate the security of the data, companies now have also to worry about the intrusion of governments and federal agencies such as the NSA.
5º Lack of standardization
What makes a secure cloud?
A provider may have the most current security features, but due to lack of cloud standardization, there are no clear guidelines unifying cloud providers.
Moreover, given the multitude of cloud services in different sectors, it becomes problematic to evaluate the security of a cloud.
6º Lack of support
Imagine not being able to access your cloud before a importante meeting or a day closing sales in your company.
Now imagine trying to call your provider and find out just at that moment that their customer service doesn’t exist. While some cloud providers have excellent customer support, other may let you down.
Among the various clients, if your system is not the most important for the provider, you will be in trouble.
Stability and your online is critical to the health of your business, and you have to be prepared to invest in your own system of private cloud, capable of providing a level of confidence and protection that meets your needs.
The best place for your information are inside of your own servers, physically in your business or residence in na encrypted and secure platform uniquely yours with our Snapshot and replication solutions, and in case of disaster, ensuring the full recovery of your platform in just few hours.
The solution: Your own Cloud!
TELME Private Cloud:
Your system and your data under your control.
Our Platform includes providing “Private Cloud” with interfaces, applications, services, storage for your client and, partners and employees usage.
This cloud it is a machine/server “bare-metal” uniquely yours, which can physically be inside the CPD of your company, or a Data Center, accessible by tunnel with encryption uniquely yours, behind a firewall compliance and governance in a highly controlled environment, but extremely versatile and also it includes services such as OwnCloud where you can have higher speed services such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
The characteristics and benefits of private clouds are:
- More security and privacy
Public cloud services can give a certain level of security, but private clouds can ensure that operations are kept away of the reach of third-party prying eyes
- More control:
As a private cloud is accessible only by a single company or organization, it will have the ability to configure and manage training it in accordance to your needs to reach a network tailored solution
- Energy efficiency:
The implementation of a private cloud model can improve the allocation of resources inside a company or organization, intrinsic features such as virtualization “bare-metal” that also provide exponential economy.
- More reliability
When the hardware features (servers, networks etc.) are hosted internally, the agility of operational environment virtualized is incomparable, also making the network more resistant to structural failure.
Our private cloud solutions have a range of opportunities including cost reduction on the basis of growth thrusting the innovation and making the business truly agile and secure.
You can take all the power of your server, reduce the number of physical machine, create virtual machine, enable systems, softwares, ERP, CRM, websites, databases and users data, all in a simple and secure way.
Contact us and start today to have your private Cloud.