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Telstra cloud security: addressing the most common cloud storage fears

Posted by: Schepisi - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

We can all agree that cloud technology has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years. But did you know that the history of the cloud dates back to 1950? 

Back then it was, of course, just a concept. But fast forward to today, and cloud computing is underpinned by cloud security measures more robust than traditional on-site servers have ever been.

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It’s a fact endorsed by IT professionals, investors, and leading enterprises around the globe: Cloud computing is here to stay, and that’s not all: it’s transforming the way we do business. 

If you haven’t yet made the move, don’t get left behind. As a minimum, you should be starting to think about how the cloud will be integrated into your organisation and business model.

A huge benefit of the Telstra cloud is its ability to be completely flexible and scalable to your business’s requirements.


What’s holding you back? Secured cloud storage

We understand that data security and confidentiality is a priority for businesses. 

That’s why Schepisi employs the Telstra cloud strategy, backed by Telstra's robust infrastructure and security processes. 

This means you can concentrate on growing your business, safe in the knowledge your data is receiving maximum protection.

The security experts at Telstra ensure your virtual servers are as secure, if not more so, than your on-site servers. Plus, regular network and infrastructure security updates mean your data is always protected with the most up-to-date cloud security technology.

Did you know Telstra’s secured cloud storage also includes 24/7 on-site security personnel? This is further reinforced by CCTV surveillance, electronically secured floors and service level agreements that include 99.9% availability.

If this isn’t quite enough, never fear. We can also organise additional firewalls and security add-ons.


The most common cloud storage fears

Security is the primary fear of businesses who are still reluctant to change but the reality is that those who don’t will be left behind. Especially when it comes to the efficiencies made available by pay-per-use strategies and economics of the cloud.

Additionally, the Telstra cloud’s flexibility when it comes to security makes it increasingly difficult to justify not making the transition.

Fear of change

The benefits of transitioning to the cloud are widely accepted: scalability, financial savings and efficiency are just a few. But while these paybacks are acknowledged among most businesses, fear of the unknown still means there is resistance when it comes to actually making the first step. 

The best way to overcome this is to undertake a robust and thorough evaluation process.

The Telstra cloud experts at Schepisi address all concerns and questions at the preliminary stage, ensuring that the transition is looked at in meticulous detail. Our goal is to minimise your downtime when it comes to the actual implementation. 

We’ll also be there afterwards to make sure the transition is smooth and stress-free.

Cost

One of the great benefits of the cloud is its scalability. 

You only pay for what you use, not what you don’t. For example, on the cloud you subscribe to software on a scalable basis, rather than buy a license outright. 

There is no initial outlay for costly hardware. 

Recovery is easy and can be completed in a timely manner without the need for investing in backup solutions.

While the early gains are self-evident and easy to measure, the long-term gains from the cloud are not quite so easy to quantify. The reality is that the cloud enables increased business agility, improved momentum to take advantage of new ideas, increased opportunities to innovate and fewer bureaucratic hoops to jump through.

How do you go about measuring ROI of these enormous and seemingly limitless opportunities? 

The fact is that standard ROI measurements are probably incapable of answering these questions. As a start, we would recommend reviewing in-depth case studies and looking at how your competitors may have benefited from their transition to the cloud.

Loss of control

The psychological ability to ‘let go’ of your data can be a daunting prospect.

Fact: Information contained within the cloud is completely secure, with expert teams employed to protect your information. 

In 2013, the CIA invested $600m in a cloud computing project, such is their confidence in the security of the cloud. Organisations that currently have different locations will have even more control over their data post-transition because real-time collaboration means all data will automatically exist on all devices.

While IT departments may be giving up control of ownership of the system, the role of an IT department will increase in importance and be more integral to the company’s success than ever. 

The IT department, post-transition, will be working cohesively alongside business units and be more aligned to core business objectives than ever before.


Schepisi’s Telstra cloud strategy

We understand that transitioning your data to the cloud is a significant business decision, and not one taken lightly. That’s why our Telstra cloud strategy is tailored specifically to your business needs. 

This bespoke approach is designed to minimise downtime and ensure any concerns are addressed prior to implementation. 

We handle the entire process from end-to-end and, post-implementation, provide you with ongoing consultancy, troubleshooting and support.

The Telstra cloud ensures your business is guaranteed as much security and protection as you need, so that you can get on with enjoying your newly mobile and collaborative business.

Schepisi is an entrusted award-winning Telstra dealer. 

Get in touch with a Schepisi representative today for a consultation on making the move to the Telstra cloud.


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