In 2023, most of us know that the cloud is not some mystical internet entity collecting your data. You may also know that there are three kinds: public, private, and a hybrid. With these, the U.S. public cloud market is projected to reach $206.1 billion by the end of 2022, according to Zippia. That’s a lot of business! And yet, people are still worried about what it is they’re getting into. Read on to ease your mind about using the “utility storage” for your company.

Data in the Cloud is Encrypted

As the National Academy of Sciences explains, anyone who wants to access your data in the cloud needs to have the digital encryption key, so it is actually extremely hard to get into. In fact, “…most of the biggest data breaches have exploited traditional computers at companies, not data stored in the cloud.” This does not make it foolproof for hackers or government agencies that may need to access your files, but it is far better than most people believe.

Cloud Technology has evolved

And with any good evolution comes improvement, so naturally the evolution means increased security measures. With the hybrid model in particular, companies have more control over their servers and access to strong backup recovery. Now, you won’t have to worry as much about losing data or uploading unwanted information. (Check out “How Has Cloud Technology Evolved Over the Past Decade?” for more information!)

You can Choose Which Model to Use

Maybe the public cloud still gives you some anxiety, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. After all, its infrastructure is shared. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s unsafe, however, but it will have more security risks than a private one. Private clouds are on servers that no other organizations can access. And don’t worry—while something private is usually more expensive, private clouds have a more cost-effective model, so you don’t have to sacrifice security for budget.

No matter which model you utilize is absolutely a secure tool for your business. Ready to learn more? Explore our cloud tab on AiNET, and utilize our powerful data centers, fiber optic networks, and cloud storage!