Cloud computing is an exciting technology. It is providing society with a multitude of exciting new applications and industries.
But there is growing concern about what could happen in a world where so much information is stored in the “cloud hosting platform”.
For many people, the worry begins with a term that is already very difficult to set and get their heads around. But it’s actually not that complicated. The “cloud computing“ simply refers to an off-site server where the files and data are stored for future use.
Nowadays, the amount of data being stored and accessed in this manner is increasing daily. In fact, you can think this way – if you need an internet connection to access something, it is probably using the technology of cloud computing.
In and of itself this is not a bad thing! It has provided the world with services like streaming video, webmail and a huge amount of cool apps on our phones!
But many are starting to worry about as a loss of such data that could complicate their lives.
And rightfully so. After all, the concept of this technology speaks about your main drop – a loss of control on data directly.
It is one side of a double-edged sword: Firstly, placing the data in the cloud can significantly increase accessibility and hence productivity. It reduces the need for constant updates and system hardware.
Moreover, since data on some server, it cannot be directly monitored… In other words, it’s out of your hands.
Needless to say, this can be somewhat troublesome in the event of a disaster! But fortunately, there is a large industry that is developing to deal with such situations. DraaS – Disaster Recovery as a Service, is offered by companies as a way to minimize or reverse the loss of data in such a situation.
It is easy to see why the demand for this company is kicking into high gear! Many fear a systemic failure as never before. Cyber security is becoming increasingly critical with each passing year. Most areas of our lives are now fully connected to internet technologies. And it’s probably only a matter of time before “real life” is perfectly integrated with the web.
How can we walk deeper and deeper into the cloud (new territory for the human race!), There is a great need for a system checks and balances to offset declines incredibly beneficial potential of this technology.
And disaster recovery services will likely continue to play an important role in the development of this cloud computing system.
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