Forget being the biggest IT trend of the past decade – cloud
computing might be the most important evolution of business and technology to
come along since the initial Internet boom.
Even though cloud computing is seemingly everywhere, it’s
something a lot of business owners and non-IT executives don’t quite
understand. And so, next to the excitement they have about saving time and
money, many of the men and women we meet with are a little bit confused and
nervous when it comes to understanding the finer details of “the cloud.”
To help clear up some of the confusion, here are three
frequently asked questions about cloud computing and data centers:
1. Does It Matter Where My Data Center Is Located?
There are a lot of data centers out there, from facilities
located here in Arizona to others situated halfway around the world. Generally
speaking, it doesn’t really matter where your data center is located, so long
as you have a strong, secure web connection. However, things like climate,
politics, the availability of trained engineers, and language barriers can all
come into play if you ever have an issue. For that reason, you’ll probably want
a local IT team coordinating things, regardless of where your data center is
2. Is It Safe to Send Files Into the Cloud?
Business people often worry about transmitting their files
to a remote data center, fearing that sensitive information will be stolen or
compromised. While it’s good to think about cyber security and all its aspects,
the reality is that reputable data centers use bank-level encryption, and your
files are very, very unlikely to be seen by unauthorized parties. In fact, they
are probably much more secure being sent and stored at a good data center than
they could possibly be in your own office or facility.
3. Should We Use Local Backups Along With Our Data Center?
Although some business people feel more comfortable having
local copies of their most important files, a good IT partner is going to set
you up with a reliable remote backup system that’s fast, secure, and effective.
In most cases, keeping files around your own office is actually a liability, as
it entails an extra expense and your backup drive can be stolen by thieves or
With cloud computing and data centers, most worries about
security are unfounded, and having the right one is a great way to save your
business time and money. However, not just any data center will do – you need
the right IT partner on your side to enjoy these benefits and the reliability
Contact Kinetik IT today to learn more about our data center
services and see how they can save you money every month!