OscarService Inc. is pleased to announce our new partnership with Server Cloud Canada, one of Canada’s largest geo-redundant cloud infrastructure platforms. “As a large provider of EMR systems we expectedly work with substantial amounts of confidential medical data that needs to stay in Canada, so obviously security is a top concern for us. The SCC team was able to demonstrate their commitment to security at each and every layer. Our engineering team had stringent requirements that they diligently pursued and assessed when confirming the infrastructure for operational readiness. We at OscarService are excited and looking forward to growing with our new partner.”
Site-local redundancy isn't enough for mission critical infrastructure or applications. It seems that maybe even more today, the threat of regional power outages, fiber network disruption, or natural disasters grows greater. Savvy enterprise and 'cloud-builders' therefore attempt to ensure minimal downtime by spreading their applications data across multiple 'geo-diverse' locations.
The recent cloud controversy is yet another hard example of the importance and reality of security and privacy issues associated with cloud computing. The larger public commodity clouds have been built around the models of over-subscription and resource sharing - all in the name of immediate introduction and uptake. Usually one gets what they pay for, what have we really given up for the low cost (at times free) services?
Cloud security isn't hard or new. It's really just traditional concepts and concerns applied to an ‘unseen’ and multi-tenant environment. For example: IT pros familiar with applying patches to a windows server in a back closet, are now, in the cloud model, applying those same patches via RDP.
As with any outsourced service, such as the Cloud, security is paramount. The security objectives of an organization are a key factor for decisions about outsourcing information technology services and, in particular, for decisions about transitioning organizational data, applications, and other resources to a Cloud computing environment.