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4 Most Common Cloud Hosting Myths Busted

4 Most Common Cloud Hosting Myths Busted

In recent years, Cloud Hosting has become the hottest topic among IT professionals, business owners and the tech-savvy people. When we hear the word ‘cloud’, the first thing that comes to mind is the internet. But it doesn’t stop there. Cloud Hosting has already been incorporated to more business entities and is changing the way companies use IT. The benefits that cloud offers enhance productivity thereby making businesses want to move away from the traditional IT. However, there are still many misconceptions about the cloud which create confusion and leave business owners unsure of adopting the cloud processes. Below mentioned are four most common cloud hosting myths:

Myth 1: Cloud hosting is not secure

Data security is the #1 barrier which hinders cloud adoption among business, especially SMEs. The idea of operating on a cloud network and storing sensitive data remotely seems to give goose bumps to business professionals considering the switch. Since you can’t see where the data is being stored, the possibility for nefarious parties attempting to get access to your stored data in the cloud is a real threat. However, the fact that professional cloud providers follow severe security measures is a safe guarantee that your data is protected and secured. Whereas, storing information on your PC may result to its eradication since it becomes susceptible to theft, viruses and other potential hazards. With cloud hosting, you know that it is safe and if anything happens, your data can still be retrieved.

Myth 2: Cloud hosting locks up your data

One big concern for many is the thought that once data is uploaded into the cloud, it can no longer be retrieved. When choosing a cloud solution, it is essential that enterprises should pay attention to which standards an industry adheres to or which practices it follows. It is important to choose a cloud hosting provider based on open standards so that data and applications are able to move back and forth between public, private and virtual clouds.

Myth 3: Cloud hosting is only for big enterprises

Though larger organizations were the earlier ones to move to the cloud network over the recent years, it doesn’t mean that the smaller businesses can’t benefit from cloud hosting equally. With the cloud’s virtual scalability, smaller organizations need not pay for something they don’t require. Moreover, cloud hosting providers also give 24/7 support which means that there is no need for small businesses to have multiple servers and there is no need for the staff to worry about it.

Myth 4: Cloud hosting is all about the hype and will soon pass

Unknown to many, cloud hosting has been around for a long time than most of us realize, which means that it is not all about the “hype.” It is already proven to have staying power and longevity which also means that it isn’t a passing fad. The cloud is constantly changing the technology and continually increasing adoption rates both in businesses and personal arenas. As we move towards a more advanced society, we are also increasing our technology consumption through various devices. Because of this, we rely on the cloud not only for accessing data but also for most of our communication methods. This means that technology still has a long journey ahead and will not soon pass.

By Aditi Tyagi

Aditi Tyagi, Editor-in-chief of MyRealData, devotes an immoderate amount of time on the keys of her keyboard and it is only rational that specific part of her precious time is consumed in writing. When she is not working out with her fingers ranting about technological stuff, she loves to read books, especially the ones carrying romantic stories.

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