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Devs and Their Responsibility to Secure Cloud Systems

Read on to see a few of the obligations (and some tips to meet them) of storing data in the cloud.

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Every entity has dealt with its share of missteps when it comes to protecting data in the cloud. First and foremost, every piece of data needs to be backed up in multiple locations. These backups need to be stored in safe locations where the odds of them being compromised are slim to none. Some developers decide to upload their data without putting it through the usual steps needed to secure it. Cloud security is something that needs to be studied and mastered because leaving your data unsecured is a major problem.

Gaming Companies Develop New Cloud Security Protocols

Cloud security is more important than ever, particularly for companies in the gaming industry. NetBet and other gaming companies store massive amounts of data on their customers, including their credit card information and personal addresses. They must make sure their platforms are secure to protect their reputations and remain compliant with gaming regulators.

This article discusses whether hybrid cloud environments are ideal for handling big data projects. Hybrid cloud environments are cloud environments that mix different elements of private and public entities. A completely private cloud is expensive and doesn't provide much room for expansion. Public clouds are much more affordable and flexible, which is why so many regular users decide to take advantage of them. Companies that are responsible for looking after considerable amounts of data might not want to lock themselves into working with one vendor, though.

There's nothing wrong with deciding that you want to do things this way. Installing your own cloud system onsite might be your best bet as long as it's virtualized. Keeping your cloud in a physical format lowers its longevity. If you have a virtual cloud, you will be able to expand it to be as big as you want without having to invest in additional hardware to improve your infrastructure. You can even devote a single virtual drive to every user you have within your organization. Having virtual drives come in handy when you need to perform maintenance.

With physical drives, you have to go through several more steps when things go wrong, and you have to fix something. You need to have experience with the particular drive that you have in your office. The people who work for you have to know how to fix it without leaving you in a rut. No business can deal with any period of downtime, even if it's a couple of hours in a single day. Their hardware needs to function as intended for everything to run smooth. Businesses that don't have the necessary experience have to go through other avenues to get it.

Services exist for the purpose of providing skilled professionals to businesses that need them. These services offer their professionals at a moment's notice for anywhere from part of one day to an indefinite arrangement. The value that these services bring is hard to quantify because they make it so a full-time employee doesn't have to be hired. Hiring a new employee is expensive when you calculate everything that's required. You don't just have to take the new employee's wage into consideration.

A good developer knows how to approach cloud systems from every possible angle. They dig deep and look for any possible vulnerabilities that will allow hackers to make their way in. This strength testing is ongoing. Hackers are always on the prowl, looking for ways that they can break into systems that interest them. Efforts need to be made to beef up security, even if a hacker hasn’t been able to make a breakthrough. There are new protocols a developer can put in place to make a system's security much stronger.

Although storing data in the cloud is convenient, it has to be done with a significant degree of certainty. Highly sensitive information needs to be stored elsewhere. If hackers can get into a cloud system, they shouldn't find anything. Developers have to be vigilant if they want to protect the system over which they preside against threats.

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