Taking the right steps to protect data in the cloud begins with a proper migration process. While it is possible to enact cloud security measures post-migration, organizations will find that it’s much simpler to secure, protect, and back up data as it is migrated. However, this requires a carefully planned migration strategy.
Once they begin migrating and protecting certain data sets, organizations may even find that it’s best to fully modernize their IT environment. A modern, cloud-enabled environment helps accomplish a myriad of goals, like more computing power, more bandwidth, better connectivity, advanced virtualization, real-time processing, and better data storage choices. This translates into a wide range of benefits, such as improving productivity, encouraging collaboration, optimizing the supply chain – and of course, further securing the entire IT environment.
You read that right – improved security is one of the most beneficial features of the cloud. In fact, half of all companies say their data security noticeably improved after they moved to a public cloud solution. However, you might be concerned about being in the other half of companies who did not experience any clear security benefits from migrating to the cloud. Thankfully, there’s a simple way to circumvent this threat – an informed, measured cloud transition that regularly backs up cloud data.