Netapp Ottawa On Dealing With Cloud Storage Security Issues

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A majority of business organizations now use cloud storage solutions, such as those offered by companies like Netapp Ottawa.  These organizations have dipped their toes into the cloud storage environment despite concerns about security and data privacy.  To be quite candid, security improvement measures implemented by cloud storage service providers have done a lot to allay the fears of their clients.

Demand for even more cloud storage space has continued to grow despite all the challenges faced by both users and the cloud storage providers.  To handle the data administration more effectively Netapp Ottawa storage virtualization has been utilized.

Organizations such as the Cloud Security Alliance believe that clients of cloud storage solution providers can do a lot to improve data security on the cloud.  Here are some steps you can take to make the data you have stored in the cloud a lot more secure:

a)       Pick a storage vendor that uses the “zero Knowledge” approach to cloud data storage.  Under this system all data stored in the cloud is encrypted.  You and whoever you grant access to, are given decryption keys which you use whenever you download stored data.  Data stored in the cloud is then kept away from the prying eyes of outsiders.  It is important that you share data to outsiders only after they are downloaded.  Sharing data in the cloud presents opportunities to attack the decryption key

b)       It is better to choose cloud storage service providers from your own country, and whose servers are physically located locally as well.  The laws, rules and regulations of your country can more effectively protect your interests when dealing with local providers.

c)       Choose a cloud storage vendor who has a good business track record, much like Netapp Kanata.  Remember that you will be entrusting valuable, sometimes proprietary, data with them.

d)       Read the fine print in the service contract.  Pay particular attention to cloud storage vendor accountabilities in case of data loss.

e)       Consider using a hybrid cloud approach where the most critical pieces of data are store in physical networks which afford you greater control.

f)         Increase the security awareness of your staff.  Most cases of security breaches come from improper safeguarding of passwords and keys.

Consider using Netapp Kanata storage solutions.  All it takes is a call.