Quick question: what is the most significant barrier companies face when considering Azure Cloud enablement? You probably think it has something to do with cost or deployment challenges, but it’s not.
The answer is trust.
Organizations considering Azure Cloud enablement must know the solution they choose is safe and secure. Even though the Cloud as a concept is old news, security is the number one concern that stops people from fully embracing it. And it isn’t an issue with a specific solution or vendor — it’s a general feeling of insecurity. Full stop.
“Businesses and users are going to embrace technology only if they can trust it.”
— Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Using Cloud Doesn’t Equal Trust
Chances are if you’re reading this post, you already use Cloud in your day-to-day life. Most people do. We binge-watch our favorite shows and movies on streaming platforms. We share calendars with colleagues and family to coordinate meetings and important dates. We manage our debts, savings and make bill payments. The most personal and intimate details of our lives are in the Cloud.
So why, when it comes to our businesses, do we hesitate? Cloud technology makes our lives so much easier. Couldn’t our companies benefit in many of the same ways from Azure Cloud enablement?
The reality is that even though we entrust our personal data to the Cloud regularly, many of us don’t have complete faith in its security. And quite frankly, many of our fears are unfounded. In this post, I will debunk some myths about the risks of using the Cloud for business. Together, we’ll look at Azure Cloud enablement and how it can secure your data, protect private information and support compliance with global standards.
When your data is locked up on an on-premises server, a passcode and a sturdy lock are probably enough to ensure no one can access your business-critical or sensitive data. When it comes to Cloud, your information needs to be protected within the Cloud datacenter you choose and in transit to and from the Cloud.
Azure Cloud enablement includes industry-standard transport protocols to protect data as it moves between user devices and Microsoft data centers while data is stored in Azure data centers. Azure also offers a wide range of encryption capabilities for data at rest — meaning you can choose a security solution that works for you.
If you deploy a Cloud solution, who decides where data is stored? Can you still keep certain information on-premises, or is everything vulnerable to whatever threats lurking online? What if you change your mind about where something is stored?
Choosing an Azure Cloud enablement hybrid solution ensures you retain complete control of what data goes to the Cloud and what stays on-premises. And you can move data back and forth as you see fit. Microsoft takes customer security and privacy very seriously and has implemented stringent measures to prevent unauthorized access to your data.
As Cloud technology continually evolves, so are the standards and requirements for those who supply it. A static Cloud solution would be of very little use very quickly, so it’s essential to entrust your data to a company that keeps up with global standards.
All Microsoft solutions are built on a foundation prioritizing security, privacy, and reliability. Microsoft creates, implements, and continuously works to improve security-aware software development and operational and threat mitigation practices and shares its knowledge with government and commercial partners. At the heart of Azure Cloud enablement is a collaboration to build and secure trust in Cloud.
Support for Azure Cloud Enablement
When you understand how Cloud works and how many protections and options are in place to ensure you feel secure where your data lives, it becomes much easier to trust the Cloud. Azure Cloud enablement provides a much more secure environment for your data than an on-premises server.
If you want an even higher level of security and support, AISN offers managed Azure Cloud security services, giving you extra protection measures for your data. If you’re considering Azure Cloud enablement for your business, we can help. The experts at AISN can answer your questions and help you choose a solution that works for you. Contact us today.