A data center is a group of servers that are owned by a company and controlled by this. Traditional cloud computing (unlike hybrid cloud or personal cloud computing models) basically involves leasing data center resources from external service providers.
In the increasingly distributed world of data, network work processes and the increasing number of data, topics of data protection and data protection are enduring favorites for companies. For as difficult as the economic consequences of data leakage to be measured, it is clear that trust and loss of images are a very bad basis for success. Often because of untested software updates, neglected security vulnerabilities or poor password security, companies are the target of data thieves. With global networks and increased digitalization, the danger of becoming victims of hacker attacks is increasing.
Not only large companies, but also small and medium-sized companies are faced with a greater risk of being targeted by hackers, espionage, viruses and Trojans in an increasingly interconnected world. The main problem in data protection management is the question of how companies can safely store their business and customer data and protect them from unauthorized access, while at the same time ensuring convenient and permanent access to information.
Secure data center
Even smaller and medium-sized companies continue to use classic backups on data tapes. Ideally, the tapes are stored in an anti-theft and fire-resistant location, which is rarely handled in practice. On the other hand, outsourcing data to an external data center has two real benefits: eliminating the need to manually change media, and protect it from theft, fire, or other physical damage. At the same time, outsourcing data centers is far more cost effective than traditional data backup - especially for small companies. By outsourcing data to data centers, the cost of building and maintaining expensive and professional IT (security) infrastructure is costly eliminated. The data center scores not only with advanced technology, thus ensuring the highest possible security for data, but also through permanent security updates from all virus scanners and firewall systems.
Even cloud computing - TI's top trend par excellence - enables external data storage. More and more, the use of rented storage space on large server farms also gets a place among midsize companies. Virtual cloud data promises unlimited flexibility and availability while optimizing costs and storing data safely. Like data centers, there are advantages to using cloud services, especially in terms of cost efficiency, because it eliminates the need for expensive investments and maintenance costs for in-house IT. In addition, because cloud services provide standard services, they can be offered at a much lower cost than companies with internal IT. The main benefits of cloud computing include scalability - adapting server performance to current needs - and easy integration with existing enterprise infrastructure, eliminating the need to install additional programs. Cloud computing speeds up collaborative work on content, because central document storage allows many users from different locations to access files simultaneously - regardless of whether it's on a company computer in the office or when traveling via tablets and smartphones.
Benefits of Data Center Data Center
- Non-multi-tenant data center (for compliance reasons)
- Very secure data encryption
- Adjustable hardware, specially designed system
- Infrastructure requires extensive and regular investment
- Complete data transparency and control
Benefits of Cloud
- Very secure data encryption
- Capacity can be easily upgraded
- Usage-based payments, usage-based pricing structures
- Integrated and automatic data backup and recovery
- There is almost no downtime
Therefore, it is not recommended to store company data that is very sensitive and sensitive in the cloud. "But if businesses decide to go cloud computing, they must educate their employees about the importance of strong passwords here, so that unauthorized access to the cloud remains closed," advises Bleumer. Although data transfer is problematic, cloud computing is generally considered relatively safe.
Whether through data centers or cloud services - no matter what type of external IT and data storage you choose, in the end the following applies: With wise data management, companies gain optimal cost optimization and, above all, secure the provision of their IT. Because one thing is at least as safe as the data stored there: On a professionally operated server, data is much safer than a protected PC with an Internet connection.