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The Essentials of Managing Data in Cloud Computing

The issues surrounding data in a cloud environment is a big and complicated topic. The reality is that data is the lifeblood of organizations. Therefore, how you manage data, regardless of where it lives, is critical to the health of your business. Data has an entire lifecycle: It’s created, changed, secured, stored (or destroyed), and governed. Although this is the normal process within the data center, forgetting management elements is easy when an outside service manages that data.

Comparing Traditional Data Center and Cloud Data Center Operating Costs

Ultimately, cloud computing services are attractive because the cost is likely to be far lower than providing the same service from your traditional data center, so it helps to understand [more…]

How to Scale the Cloud in Cloud Computing

From the provider's point of view, the whole point of cloud computing is to achieve economies of scale by managing a very large pool of computing resources in a highly economic and efficient fashion. [more…]

How to Locate Data in Cloud Computing

After data goes into the cloud, you may not have control over where your company’s data is stored geographically. Consider these issues connected with cloud computing services: [more…]

How to Control Data in Cloud Computing

Controls on data in the cloud computing environment include the governance policies set in place to make sure that your data can be trusted. The integrity, reliability, and confidentiality of your data [more…]

How to Secure Data for Transport in Cloud Computing

When transporting data in a cloud computing environment, keep two things in mind: Make sure that no one can intercept your data as it moves from point A to point B in the cloud, and make sure that no data [more…]

How to Talk to Your Cloud Computing Vendor about Data

You’re thinking about using some of the data services available for cloud computing. Before you sign the contract, remember that data (especially your company’s data) is a precious asset and you need to [more…]

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