In this day and age, cloud computing technology is being adopted by many entities, mostly businesses. This is so that they can gain a competitive advantage and so that everything is streamlined, mainly because everything can be accessed with the appropriate device and a working internet connection.
However, migrating your data to the cloud could be a tedious process and in today’s post, I will talk about some of the biggest challenges business entities face when they do so.
Privacy and Security
Most businesses nowadays employ advanced security measures from within the company premises but migrating to the cloud may prove to be quite risky, especially if the platform is not known for its security.
You see, once the migration process commences, confidential data could be seen by prying eyes and it could potentially be at risk of being stolen.
Cloud service providers must have service-level agreements or SLA that will ensure both the scalability and availability of security protocols. Otherwise, business owners will be reluctant to migrate their precious data to the cloud without this kind of guarantee.
Availability and Reliability
Since the cloud is only accessed by using an internet connection, not having one would become a huge chore for businesses. Even with the best maintenance personnel handling the task, there might be data outages that happen at any time during the year.
Even more so in data centers that manage cloud servers. How sure are the companies when they look at the availability and reliability of cloud servers when it comes to data outages?
Although cloud service providers typically do not have to worry about data outages or power fluctuations or all of those sort of things, it is still possible that the service can go down abruptly for whatever reason.
Even if the ‘cloud’ solves those problems, it is still possible for any businesses to go down when the service goes down.
This aspect should never be overlooked and the cloud service provider should always inform their clients in the event of a server outage or something like that.
Adoption and Segmented Usage
When cloud computing technology was still relatively new, there is no effective adoption strategy in place yet when it comes to data migration to the cloud. Some problems would include cloud adoption speeds and the lack of data center equipment.
For the most part, businesses mainly used the public cloud for data migration and other similar projects and we all know by now that the particular deployment model is not known for its security.
If cloud computing were to be adopted, the service providers must make sure that security is always there.
Access to Data
The beauty of the cloud is that you can have access to all of your files anytime and anywhere so long as you have a working internet connection.
But, some businesses would question the security of the servers and what the service providers can give them.
Fortunately, those were just the questions of early adopters but the technology has evolved to become so much better ever since.