Locating Data in Cloud Computing
After your data is transferred to the Cloud, there is a strong possibility that you will have zero control over where the data of your company is stored, from a geographical perspective. It is apparent that you should consider the following factors that are linked to cloud computing services.
- Particular country laws: Laws governing data differ across geographic boundaries. The laws of your own nation may not be applicable if the data is located outside your country’s physical borders.
- Data co-mingling: Even if the data is located in a nation with plenty of strict laws, the data could be stored physically within a database. The data may co-exist with other data in a number of different companies. The data will be protected by strict cyber security laws.
- Secondary use of data: When you sign up for cloud computing you can be assured that your data will never be used for actions other than those intended by you. Some Cloud storage services use what is known as data duplication. This essentially means that when more than one copy of a file or document exists somewhere on the servers any new files are linked to this one source. This means that you may not be using the file or document you uploaded but a file uploaded by somebody else. Alternatively they maybe accessing your file.
Controlling data in the Cloud
Cygnet Cloud gives you 100 % control over your data at all times meaning you have full access to your data 24/ 7, 365 days a year. Control over data in a Cloud computing environment means implementing policies of governance to ensure that the data is trustworthy. The confidentiality, reliability and integrity of data must be foolproof.
With Cygnet Cloud your data is stored on servers located in specific European countries. Thus there is less chance of government agencies snooping on your data. We understand the sensitivity of your information and endeavour to ensure it remains in your control at all times.