Tips for Finding a Reputable Cloud Provider - Slide 3

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A reliable and secure data center is an important piece of choosing a cloud provider. The data center should offer 24x7x365 physical and digital security, meaning they should have controls in place to prevent physical breaking and entering, as well as prevent virtual attacks against hackers, viruses and other intruders. The data center should also maintain redundancies so that in the event that something goes down, there is a backup. Whether that applies to the actual servers, data, power, temperature or Internet service, you want to make sure your provider has a plan in place in case something goes wrong. It may be a good idea to ask for a tour of the data center to see what kind of controls are in place. If your provider won’t let you see it, that could be a red flag.

With the cloud a big buzz word in the industry today, make sure you take a detailed look at any provider you are considering and don’t be afraid to make them prove their worth. David Moorman, president of DynaSis Integrated Systems, has outlined some helpful tips and things to look for in your search for a reputable cloud provider.

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