Security in the cloud

For many years I have said that the major cloud providers’ cloud environments are “probably” more secure than a private network. Seems that others now think the same , unless you are using a multi-cloud environment. At mpro5, we use Azure exclusively and the article at cloudpro here suggests that our single provider strategy is the right one.

The argument for private networks usually revolves around control. Examples of password security, back up and controlled access are often brought up. However it is what is usually missed in this argument that makes on-premise deployments of software slightly more scary to my mind.

On site I’d like people to think of things such as:-

Have you ever restored a back up?

What happens in the event of a fire – it’s OK having a backup, but where is the server?

Have you ever actually tried your off premise solution (connectivity, access, building security)?

Of course, the folks at Microsoft have a very rounded cloud security policy. It’s quite long, but you can see it here. I like to think we can rely on Dell, The City of Barcelona and The Seattle Seahawks to make the right decisions. We rely on Azure and, as Microsoft Gold Partners for over 10 years, we understand how to use it properly and…..securely.

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