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March 19, 2012

Webinar - How to Safely Leverage the Cloud

If you were to poll companies around the world that aren’t currently using the cloud, it’s safe to say their reasons for not doing so would be issues related to security. In a time where almost no one is completely safe from hacking, it is essential that businesses keep their information and data safe and secure at all times.

According to a recently released report from Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert), European companies have yet to adopt cloud computing due to its “unreliable” nature and lack of widespread adoption overall.

“The relative newness and underdevelopment of the cloud computing market is the primary reason that public sector organizations delay adoption,” said Frost & Sullivan’s Research Analyst Jayashree Rajagopal. “Several high-profile service outages in 2011, such as serious technical difficulties that struck Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) and affected a public cloud that serves thousands of businesses resulted in more reliability questions.”

Within the cloud realm, there are actually two extremely popular options. The first is private clouds that are either managed internally or by a third-party and can be hosted internally or externally; and hybrid clouds, environments in which the organization is required to manage certain resources in-house while having others provided outside of the office.

For organizations that may not believe the cloud is safe, especially within Europe, the cloud does offer ways to ensure confidential information will actually remain better protected.  Are you searching for more information about everything cloud and need to have some more research in front of you before you make the important decision to transition to this next-generation environment? Then be sure to attend a joint webinar by Alert Logic and Internap (News - Alert) taking place on March 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. ET.

Scheduled to be discussed include topic such as threats to be aware of for in-house vs. an outsourced data center environment, factors supporting cloud security fears, and best practices to see an increased ROI.

Don’t delay, register now!

Edited by Tammy Wolf