More companies are beginning to swap their traditional tangible data storage for cloud storage, but how safe is cloud computing? While no system is one hundred percent reliable, cloud computing is actually safer than on-site data storage. The data stored in the cloud is protected by multiple levels of security. There are layers of firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, intrusion detection systems and other security practices in place to keep your data safe from prying eyes. In addition to the virtual security just mentioned, data centers are protected by physical security. This may include but is not limited to retina scanners, backup power generators, backup cooling systems and multiple network providers. With cloud storage, your data can include songs, pictures, videos and documents whether they’re business related or otherwise are safely protected in large data centers.
Each data center, or storage area network, stores and replicates your data and then it is stored at several data centers across the country. If there is an issue at a data center, most times it would go unknown to you because your data has stayed out of harm’s way due to the backing up and storage of data. With all of that being said, cloud computing seems to be the safest way to back up and protect your documents.
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DHA Group, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an award-winning management consulting and contracting firm primarily serving federal civilian and defense agencies, such as the Department of Justice, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the U.S. Army; the Defense Logistics Agency; and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. DHA Group supports clients’ mission-critical work by delivering expert professional services, including program management, procurement and acquisition support, project and budget management, information assurance and cyber-security, information technology modernization and sustainment, data integration and information sharing, eDiscovery, systems engineering and business process reengineering. Since DHA Group’s 1994 founding, our ability to improve productivity, cost effectiveness and efficiency has contributed to significant corporate growth and earned us a reputation for quality, value and excellence. For more information about DHA Group and its capabilities, please visit us at www.dha-inc.com, call 202-347-9865, or join the conversation on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Google+.