American businesses slow to adopt cloud hosting solutions are quick to refer to security issues as the main reason for their delay; however, slowly but surely, these concerns were addressed and overcome. European companies, on the other hand, are still wary of cloud hosting thanks to security and legal issues. In fact, it’s estimated that legal jurisdiction issues have put Europe up to five years behind the states in taking up cloud hosting, according to this Tech Target (News - Alert) report.
In many cases, it’s the international companies that have too many roadblocks in taking up cloud hosting, but these issues are getting a hard look, and industry experts believe they’ve identified key problem areas that can be resolved.
The European Commission has already announced that they need to embrace cloud hosting and become more cloud active if they want to keep up with the global economy. The challenge is that cloud privacy laws can drastically differ depending on location. This variation across borders inevitably makes cloud adoption in global enterprises very difficult, and with Europe’s many borders, one can only imagine how this issue is playing out right now.
Adding another layer of difficulty is the fact that laws regarding data and cloud hosting change frequently. Each time technology advances, new regulations emerge that have a stifling effect on adopting more cloud services. One company working to make the cloud more elastic across borders is Datapipe (News - Alert).
Datapipe offers a single provider solution for securing mission-critical IT services. Not only is Datapipe able to react quickly to solve problems involving cloud hosting across borders, but its signature and renowned Stratosphere Cloud Portal provides companies the instant access they need to resources over a secure connection, offering them sound reasons to trust that their sensitive data is secure at all times and that compliance issues are undoubtedly met.
The cloud portal offered through Stratosphere allows clients to run all of their vital processes through one interface, which means they run, manage, provision or de-provision virtual machines quickly and easily through the interface.
Some international companies are wary of the costs associated with cloud hosting, but Stratosphere lets the user know exactly what is being spent on cloud compute, as the daily reports display detail-oriented accounts of what’s being spent. Further, the network throughput and CPU utilization in Stratosphere allow excellent visibility and monitoring on performance.
Stratosphere is helping international businesses that have struggled with issues related to legal jurisdiction by centralizing where the services and data reside. Security and data protection questions are answered through Stratosphere, while trust and data access issues are also addressed.
In fact, the solution offers such features as provisioning, de-provisioning and management of the virtual machines with a simple interface; visibility into exact spending on cloud compute resources; the ability to increase flexibility and productivity with the creation of additional accounts; and access to performance monitoring.
By embracing Datapipe’s esteemed and trusted approach to cloud hosting, companies still on the fence have access to the information they need to make the informed decisions that strengthen and increase business continuity.
To learn more about Datapipe’s offerings, visit www.datapipe.com.
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo