With all the benefits on offer, it can be hard to understand why some organisations have yet to fully migrate their systems and infrastructure to the Cloud. However, there are one or two very good reasons that a number of private and public sector organisations are holding back: security and trustworthiness. For companies and government agencies that hold a lot of highly sensitive client data, these two factors are of crucial importance and not everyone is convinced that all cloud platforms meet the required standards at this moment in time.
If you are planning a cloud migration and want to make sure that the service provider you choose can offer you a secure environment and is a trustworthy business partner, the following cloud platforms merit serious consideration:
- Microsoft Azure — Microsoft has been a dominant force in the business software industry for many years. As you would expect from such a big name, their cloud platform is very stable and secure and includes several trustworthy data centres that are located in Australia. When it comes to computing pedigree, you won’t find many service providers that can better Microsoft in terms of longevity or market share.
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) — The largest cloud service provider in terms of overall market share, AWS provides enterprise-grade services to numerous private and public sector organisations all over the world. They also have a number of highly-secure data centres filled with cloud servers in Australia. For trustworthy, stable servers, AWS should definitely be at or very near the top of your shortlist.
- Google Cloud — Google may enjoy a much smaller share of the cloud computing market than either Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure but their platform is nevertheless very robust and secure. In common with the 2 market leaders, Google employs industry-leading security software in its cloud network, ensuring the safety of client data that resides on servers across the globe. Its Australian cloud servers are located in state-of-the-art data centres in Sydney and Melbourne, both of which are staffed by experienced IT maintenance specialists and security teams.
- Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) — OCI was designed from the ground as a highly secure cloud computing environment that could offer excellent performance and availability to demanding commercial clients. Oracle’s cloud network also includes advanced data centres in Melbourne and Sydney, providing Australian clients with access to trustworthy local cloud servers. As the OCI network continues to expand at a rapid pace, it is expected that even more trustworthy local cloud servers will come online in the near future.
Other Australian cloud service providers that merit an honourable mention in terms of server security and trustworthiness include Alibaba Cloud, IBM Cloud and Tencent Cloud.
If you have any specific concerns about the reliability, security or performance of Australian servers in public cloud networks, you can get in touch with individual service providers to request more information. Whatever your particular requirements, you can almost certainly find a platform that meets your needs in full today.