Cloud computing has changed how organizations need to think about their data and assets being secured. As organizations continue to embrace cloud-based strategies to support artificial intelligence, the Internet, and big data, sensitive assets’ security is apprehensive. Some organizations create private clouds on-site to mitigate these concerns. These private clouds can have greater flexibility and agility than the public cloud, improved data control, and the ability to meet industry-specific compliance requirements.
At United Private Cloud, we frequently see businesses struggling to keep their ‘Do-it-yourself’ private clouds safe, where we’ve been investing in cloud security for two decades. Simply put, more responsibility is added in the hands of your organization as you move to a private cloud environment; it could be challenging to keep the environment secure without adequate staff resources and expertise. We’re a managed service provider with a difference: on each of the leading private clouds: VMware, Microsoft, and OpenStack, we deliver private cloud as a service. For example, we understand that vulnerabilities can occur during day-to-day IT processes, which is why we offer resources to monitor your entire cloud stack, from the infrastructure to the application layer through the operating system. Policy updates, patches, and even the launch of new technology are included in our 24x7x365 service.
- Cloud providers make layers of security more accessible: It is costly and complex to keep systems safe from threats. Businesses need devoted resources and huge budgets to do so alone and do it well. This is an additional benefit for private cloud providers. They can make fair use of economies of scale to improve their operations and provide their shared infrastructure with high robustness. The entire money, time, and resources invested in the construction and maintenance of a highly secure cloud platform benefit not only one company but thousands and millions of clients. These businesses can therefore benefit from multiple security layers that they could not have implemented themselves.
- Cloud providers facilitate system updates and patches: Ensuring the system up to date always requires continuous attention and minimizing risks. The cyber threat landscape is evolving, and vendors quickly detect and fix many vulnerabilities hackers prey on. Unfortunately, updating software takes time, and it is a task that often falls through the cracks when an organization faces budgetary constrictions. One advantage of using a cloud service is that the cloud service provider facilitates system updates. The organization will have access to them as soon as the latest versions and fixes are available. This ensures that systems continue to be protected from vulnerabilities.
- Cloud providers take onus for the risk of threats: Cloud service providers use stricter security measures for their infrastructure. The explanation is that their product and core skills are at stake. The organization also implements security into its cloud platform from the ground up and introduces obligatory security requirements into each development process. Top cloud providers are also involved with comprehensive third-party audits that test and validate security checks to ensure international and industry-specific adherence requirements are followed.
- Cloud providers have strict policies to prevent unauthorized access: In safeguarding against cyber-attacks, physical security plays a key role. For instance, seeing access control servers sitting under the receptionist’s desk in an organization’s front lobby is not unusual. The data can be stolen or lost by one USB key at any time. Mitigating internal threats is a vital component of what a cloud service provider does. Private Cloud service providers create data centers with unparalleled physical security levels, ranging from policies and procedures to the technology they use. They introduce extensive procedures for an incident response so that any violation is instantly detected and dealt with.
Why outsource the risk and costs to cloud providers?
The stakes are high when it comes to cybersecurity – and organizations find it more challenging to keep pace with the onslaught of new threats. This is why the responsibility and risk are shifted to cloud service providers. Not only are cloud service providers best positioned to operate and maintain these systems and keep them safe, but they also make access to the highest possible standards of security more accessible for their customers. In addition to price, scalability, uptime, and reliability, location is arguably the key consideration when choosing a technology partner. The right location choice means an optimized infrastructure and application environment that can reach your entire audience or a game-changing strategy for data analytics that helps you better understand your operations and your clients than competitors. On the flip side, a poor location can lead to unstable connections and efficiency issues.
What are the benefits of a compliant data center?
- Reduced Complexity: The weight of complexity is lifted from your shoulders by co-locating your servers in a compliant data center.
- Save on Costs: A compliant service provider allows the IT team to concentrate on crucial applications specifically related to your business, not on the regular information related to server updates, infrastructure for data centers, network management, and security.
- Security: To protect confidential information, top colocation providers are equipped with managed servers, cloud, power, and network infrastructure designed with redundant routers, switches, and paired universal threat management devices.
- Availability: The use of high-availability (HA) solutions in a fully redundant and compliant data center guarantees consistent uptime and data availability for customers
United Private Cloud is certified to the highest industry standards and is fully compliant with SSAE16 and HIPAA. Our colocation services offer a 24x7x365 live support Network Operations Center, with staff adept at escalation and natural disaster procedures.
At United Private Cloud, we are obsessed with the success of our customers, and that includes ensuring that the right security measures are in place through our private cloud offerings:
- Software-Defined Kubernetes Container Cloud: An on-premises turnkey cloud solution that delivers pure upstream Kubernetes with the typical management components required to run real enterprise workloads. Deploy applications, scale them up and make them more resilient even in hybrid or multi-cloud infrastructures, using United Private Cloud Highly Available Kubernetes Solution.
- Software-Defined G3 powered by VMware: G3 private cloud powered by VMware provides you a fully managed, single-tenant, dedicated VMware private cloud in your choice of global data centers, including your own, and allows you to address data sovereignty requirements, while also locating cloud resources closer to your office which can improve performance and customer satisfaction drastically.
- Private Cloud on Hyper-V: G3 private cloud with Hyper-V is a simple and easy-to-deploy private cloud solution that can be flexibly expanded when required. It integrates and manages your environments with tools and services designed for hybrid cloud with high-security level through HGS (Hosted Guardian Service) and single tenancy management compared to public cloud environments.
- OpenStack: G3 Private cloud delivers OpenStack private cloud as-a-service, architected like a public cloud and designed for scale and service availability to any data center in the world. It includes a 99.999% API Uptime SLA and can save customers revenue up to 30%.
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