November 20, 2013

Is the cloud safe?

This seems to be the question on many small business owners’ minds these days.

I would turn that question round and ask you:

• Is your company data safe now?
• Is your server physically secure in your office?
• Do you have multiple backups that are tested routinely?
• Do you have disaster recovery plans in place if all any of the above or worse happens?

The question about Cloud safety, is, reasonable.

It’s the same with all new technologies. Maybe you remember sending your first email or even a fax? Would it be intercepted? Is someone reading them? Today nobody even thinks about it – now we are sending millions of emails every day without batting an eyelid.

So if you are not 100% sure what the cloud is, why not check out our blog what is the cloud here.

The Cloud is just servers elsewhere that you access from anywhere on any device. You can access data, applications or even your entire desktop.

So the question really should be “Where are those servers and how safe is that location?”

Choosing a cloud provider can be a tricky business. Be sure that the provider owns their own equipment and offers a fair contract (Service Level Agreement).

Our cloud services

404’s data centres are all ISO 27001 accredited. We have dual site resilience, meaning that in the unlikely event of anything happening to the primary data centre, our client’s data is also safe in another data centre.

Another thing regarding the flexiDesk service is that no data ever leaves the data centre. So you can access all of your critical data and applications on any device from anywhere and at no stage is there any data on the device or traveling the internet (all that travels over the internet are mouse clicks and keystrokes). So even if you lost your laptop, say, no data would be lost. Think of your companies’ servers and individual machine’s data as being safe, secure and backed up – and the device is acting like a TV screen.

It doesn’t get much more secure than that.

If you’d like to chat through your concerns, or find out more, just send an email to ask@404team.com. We’d be delighted to hear from you.

Jo Radcliffe

Jo Radcliffe

Co-Founder of 404 team Ltd who is passionate about bringing colour, clarity and budget-ability to businesses' experience of IT.

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