Busting 5 Common Myths Surrounding Cloud Computing
With the ease of availability of the internet today, it’s become quite a trend to spread information quickly from anywhere in the world. However, it’s also fairly common that some of the information that’s being shared on the web is fake, misinformed or purposefully misguided. One of the victims of such fake news propaganda is cloud computing.
For those of you who are not quite familiar with what cloud computing is, it’s the practice of storing and processing data through a remote server rather than a local server. It makes your data more accessible and safe. However, as we have discussed before, there is a fair amount of misinformation about cloud computing that’s stopping individuals and organizations from giving it a shot.
In this article, we are going to bust down some of the most common misconceptions about Cloud Computing by laying out real facts. Ready? Let’s begin!
Myth 1: Cloud Computing Doesn’t Contribute to Reducing Maintenance Cost
Fact Check: This is arguable one of the dumbest myths surrounding cloud computing out there. The cost of purchasing cloud storage services slashes down all the expenses of buying and maintaining the space that you would require to stash your storage units in the building. You can easily check it for yourself by trying out rates of different cloud solution services and comparing them with your storage mortgage and maintenance expense. In some cases, organizations save up to 80% of their storage cost through cloud storage!
Myth 2: Cloud Storage Has a Very Limited Access
Fact Check: Wrong, again! If we were to name one thing that makes cloud computing superior to any other forms of data storage practices, that would its super ease of availability anytime, anywhere as per your requirement. If you’ve synchronized your devices to access your data stored on the cloud, you can even do so while on the go! What more accessibility could one ask for?
Myth 3: Cloud Services are Only Meant for Big Organizations
Fact Check: While it’s true that all the big names in virtually every industry have moved to cloud computing today, it doesn’t mean that the small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) aren’t following the same footsteps. According to a recent survey, more than half the SMB companies across the globe have already opted for cloud solutions and extremely satisfied with their upgrade!
Myth 4: Data Stored on Cloud is Vulnerable to Leak
Fact Check: Trying to keep it as comprehensible to a layman as possible, NO, no unrecognized party has access to your cloud data, including your cloud service provider! As a matter of fact, your data is much safer in your cloud storage than even your hard-drive as it’s fully encrypted and secured with the most sophisticated authentication and authorization processes available today.
Myth 5: Cloud-Supported Apps are Susceptible to Various Threats
Fact Check: Instead of outrightly discarding this myth, we’re listing down the most authentic and effective security measures that you can implement in your app that runs on cloud storage. As long as you are equipped with SQL injection, cross-site scripting, weak authentication and session management, cross-site request forgery, etc., you will have no issues regarding any threat related to the data safety of your app.