CLOUD SERVICES: HOW SECURE IS MY DATA IN THE CLOUD?
Medium-sized companies in particular attach great importance to autonomous action. This is also reflected in their own IT infrastructure. For example, many companies still maintain their own server landscapes today. They have well-structured and organized IT experts in-house who ensure the smooth provision of digital tools. They are willing to invest in software solutions that have been custom-built for them, even though these also entail risks. Among other things, this software may no longer be able to be updated because it is no longer compatible with a modernized IT landscape.
Microsoft invests more than US$1 billion in the security of its cloud environment. More than 3,500 security experts are busy every day making the Microsoft cloud platform a bit more secure and robust. But is money and personnel commitment everything? Isn't architecture of fundamental importance? In Microsoft Azure, the Security Center is the central point within the platform. This provides the best possible protection for the Azure cloud environment - whether it is run in the data center or entirely at Microsoft, or a combination of both. A central point within the overall architecture, which is a major plus from a data security perspective! Missing system updates, open access points and unencrypted data paths can all be identified and then dealt with using the tools that are also centrally available. In addition, Microsoft provides tools for compliance regulations to keep an eye on data protection as well as data security. Here, Microsoft supports the entire range of known regional and industry-specific rules with Azure Compliance. The tools for this are called Azure Policy, Compliance Manager and Azure Site Recovery, among others. Various dashboards provide a global overview with the option to also focus on the details. The Azure Site Recovery disaster recovery tool is also interesting. This allows the cloud environment to continue to be used seamlessly in the event of IT damage, as if nothing had happened. For this purpose, a cloud instance consisting of data and applications is replicated to a regionally remote cloud environment. This allows you to continue working immediately in the event of a GAU. All the implementations and tools listed here are just a small sample of the out-of-the-box portfolio for Azure data protection and data security.
Organizations can significantly reduce risk by relying on off-the-shelf solutions that can be customized to meet the unique needs of individual organizations. Some solutions offer the SaaS (Software as a Service)* model. This offers many advantages for companies:
- Overcoming capacity bottlenecks
- fast transfer of large amounts of data
- data security and up-to-dateness of the platforms
- optimized cost-benefit balance
- faster integration
- overcoming of internal bottlenecks due to lack of personnel
We at blue-zone GmbH offer you the polumana® sales and service app as a standardized solution that can be individually adapted to your needs. If your company and thus your team grows, the performance of our app grows with it. For this purpose, the interfaces have to be implemented once. Here we use the Microsoft Azure Cloud, as it offers you and us the advantage that your data is stored in Europe and is subject to EU data protection guidelines.
If you would like to learn more about how our app solution for your field service (sales / technical service) integrates the data via the Microsoft Azure Cloud, contact us today and make an appointment with our experts. They will be happy to answer your questions.
https://azure.microsoft.com/ Software-as-a-Service | Microsoft Azure