If you are moving your business to the cloud and not using a Private Cloud you are exposing your clients, employees and stake holders to unnecessary risks.
A private cloud provides an evolving best practices approach to IT infrastructure. A private cloud solution is focused on maintaining hardware, updating operating systems, business continuity and maintaining anti-malware. Unlike public clouds, which deliver services to multiple organizations, a private cloud is dedicated to a single organization built with proprietary architecture.
When moving your business to the cloud you need to consider:
- Total Cost of IT
- IT and Cyber Security
- IT Compliance
- IT Redundancy
- User Productivity
- Accessibility to the business work space
When choosing a cloud solution you need to ask the following questions:
- How secure is my private cloud?
- Are they using commercial solutions or home grown security software?
- Is the private cloud provider…
- Is each environment dedicated to a single organization?
- What level of compliance can your cloud achieve?
- Is your data datacenter SSAE 16 compliant?
- Can you meet or exceed PCI 3.X standards?
- Is my data encrypted at rest and in transit?
- Does it meet uptime requirements?
- Is data behind a firewall?
- Who has control of our data?
- What levels of redundancy do you achieve?
- Is my data replicated?
- Is my data replicated in at least two data centers?