When it comes to migrating data in traditional environments to cloud, security concerns emerge in this new scenario. with this text, you will be able to compare the physical security and logics applied to traditional Data Centers and servers using Cloud Computing.
Physical security is all about how to ensure the physical equipment needed to keep the Data Center safe and without the possibility of an unexpected malfunction due to external eventualities, among these equipment, we can list:
Logical security is the intelligence applied to a system with the objective of keeping the data safe and without unintentional errors besides diminishing the possible loss of this data, some examples on the application of logical security are:
Physical security in a traditional Data Center requires monitoring professionals to control access and ensure that only authorized people access the servers, it is necessary to invest in components such as electronic access doors, security cameras and refrigeration systems, as well as electricity cost to keep this whole structure running efficiently.
The application of logical security requires trained IT professionals in very specific areas, it is unlikely that only one collaborator will have the technical capacity to take care of all the logical security of the Data Center, having the necessity to invest in several professionals to take care of all of the maintenance services, without losing safety and performance.
Cloud security should have the same characteristics, but security services are all integrated in the solution facilitating its management and configuration.
By contracting the services of a Cloud Computing Provider, physical security is no longer a concern. Because the providers are cloud-centric, they already have the all the apparel to keep services running safely without worrying about availability or even natural disasters, as well as not having the demand for monitoring professionals or even security apparel in your company, as the contracting plan already includes these issues.
With respect to logical security, cloud services have all the security requirements necessary for an application to be maintained with shielding, without requiring the hiring of specialized professionals in specific segments to keep the application secure. These security features are integrated into the solution making it easy to manage and configure, all in a virtualized and easy-to-view way, through the web interface.
We notice that in Traditional Data Centers the security processes become very bureaucratic, for its application it is necessary to analyze each physical component and move highly qualified IT professionals, in contrast, servers with Cloud Computing solutions already have the logical security features in their package, putting aside the application of these intuitive resources, without considering (at first) the physical structure of the environment, as computing resources expand on demand. In this way, it is clear that the management and application of security (physical and logical) in environments with Cloud Computing are of greater benefit and require more assertive investments for your company.