Cloud Computing and Data Protection

Cloud computing is currently one of the more important trends in the world of IT and ICT management. Cloud computing elements are made up of Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). The Cloud in the term represents the internet and the accompanying underlying complex infrastructure.

Both the software and hardware are not purchased in the traditional sense rather they are acquired as services. The providers of Cloud services enable the users to access and use the required ICT resources through the internet. Companies like Cygnet Cloud have the requisite expertise to let the end users minutely control their digital assets 24 x7. In such an environment the user just has to login using a standard browser and starts working.

Protection of data

In some quarters it is felt that there maybe issues related to data protection with Cloud computing. As Cloud computing is a globalised product there are no borders within this cloud. The ICT infrastructure utilised for processing and storing user data can be located anywhere in the world. It just depends on the location where the needed capacity is available for the execution of the ICT tasks. A few providers of cloud services offer clients the option of selecting certain geographical zones of availability. The customer data then remains within the selected area.

Generally the data centers where such data is stored provide significantly better security than what an individual company can provide. This security includes strict physical access, secure premises and a raft of technical and software security processes.

Cygnet Cloud servers are based in Europe and are certified to the highest security levels. For more information you can contact us at info@cygnetcloud.com