(3) Better security and compliance
While there is still a stigma that cloud is ‘not as safe’, cloud solutions offer heightened security and control of your data.
Cloud storage providers encrypt your data before it’s transferred to the cloud. On the cloud, encryption may range from encrypted connections to limited encryption of specific data (like account credentials) to full end-to-end encryption of all data uploaded to the cloud.
As well as encryption, cloud providers such as Alibaba Cloud offer measures such as Web Application Firewalls (WAF). WAF protects your core business data and prevents server malfunctions caused by malicious activities and attacks and helps prevent bot, hit and HTTP flood attacks. A robust IT security strategy will also ensure your business can respond, react and restart as quickly as possible, without impacting your business or customers.
Working in the cloud also brings levels of compliance and document control, with files accessed more easily and from anywhere. Bringing more transparency around document sharing, storing and editing. Leading to greater document control and compliance, and in turn decreasing document related risk.
If data sovereignty compliance and regulation is a key concern for your business, it’s important to choose a cloud service provider like Alibaba Cloud that has local datacentres to keep your data on shore or in locations you choose.