11 Mar Cloud Computing: 3 Common Ways Data is Lost in the Cloud
Having been convinced of the many benefits cloud computing offers, more and more companies are abandoning their on-site servers. Some of the benefits you gain from cloud storage include flexibility to work from anywhere, increased efficiency, timely software updates, and improved security.
Enjoying these benefits, however, may lead to the assumption that you’ll always have access to your data.
Three Major Ways You Can Lose Cloud Data
At Digital Agent, our years of experience with cloud computing have shown us that it’s still possible to lose your data in the cloud. The three main ways this could happen are:
1. User Error
Sometimes it’s possible to lose your data because you deleted it by mistake. Other times you might knowingly remove it because you think you no longer need it, only to regret it later.
Digital Agent always encourages businesses to use consider data backup and disaster recovery when considering a data transition. Our expert Agents offer realistic solutions that achieve actual protection.
2. Data Overwrite
If you depend on SaaS applications that require large amounts of data uploads and regular updates, it is easy for such activities to overwrite your data. This could also occur if you use third-party applications that have not adequately integrated with your cloud-based software.
3. Malicious Activities
Not everyone you collaborate with will have your best interests at heart. A disgruntled employee or project collaborator could easily delete part or all of your data. Because data is increasingly valuable, hackers are continually looking for ways to steal it.
If your cloud data is not secure, it could easily be compromised by online criminals as part of a ransom demand. Once they illegally access your data, they could do anything from corrupting your files to permanently deleting everything.
Worried about Losing Your Cloud Data?
To prevent these mishaps, we advise that you get your cloud computing solutions only from security experts.
At Digital Agent, we have two decades of expertise in offering cutting edge IT solutions. Our products include Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), cybersecurity and so much more. Our cloud computing solutions include advanced security measures designed to detect and prevent unauthorized access and avoid loss of data.
Based in Metro-Atlanta, we offer our data protection services to clients all over the US and Canada. Contact us today to consult with experts about how to securely move to the cloud.