Some Clouds Are Meant to Be Kept Private: Addressing the Application Needs of Business for Sensitive Data & Customized Applications


Cloud computing is quickly becoming the technology of choice for enabling businesses to be more focused on providing strategic value rather than spending time on IT resources and infrastructure needs. With applications that contain sensitive information, such as financial or regulated data, moving to the cloud will require special considerations. Companies in the financial, healthcare, or other regulated industries are also aware that they must satisfy regulations and regulators, and they must meet these standards in an environment that is often subject to government surveillance and data center hijackers.

Cloud adoption has introduced unique and complex security considerations for users. Organizations must look at how adopting a certain cloud model could affect their risk profile to data security, privacy and availability. With the number of cloud solutions on the market today and the various analyst reports touting which direction to take, there’s no wonder why businesses are questioning what approach is best.

Ready or not, cloud computing is here to stay and businesses need to make sure they are well educated on the benefits of each model and know how to select an experienced cloud provider. A well-managed private cloud can address concerns for applications with sensitive data or availability for customized solutions, while public clouds offer lower cost options for more generalized applications and storage. The key is to understand which applications are best for each cloud model, and why some applications are meant solely for private cloud.

This document will you gain an understanding of the decision factors for determining the right cloud model for your applications, including:

    • Choosing the right cloud for the application
    • How do breaches happen in multi-tenant environment
    • Private Cloud - a critical component of your IT strategy
    • Selecting the right cloud services provider

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