- Legal jurisdiction: Where the does the service reside? Where does the data reside? What if I don’t want my data stored in a specific country?
- Security and data protection: Who is responsible for security, data protection, and backups? What happens if something goes wrong?
- Trust: How do I tell which services are reliable? Who guarantees data integrity and availability?
- Data access and portability: Once I sign a contract, how much interoperability will I have? Can I interact with different services?
These are great suggestions. But aside from regulatory policy changes that could take a long time to deliver, the group also states that demonstrated current success by peers and strong evidence of cloud benefits would greatly enhance adoption. This type of success is possible today with a cloud data protection gateway that allows European cloud users to control their data completely when using cloud SaaS applications. The PersepcSys PRS (Privacy, Residency and Security) Server lets data controllers configure their cloud systems with data protection protocols that overcome the primary residency and security obstacles that are holding Europe back.
PerspecSys Inc. is a leading provider of cloud data protection solutions that enable mission-critical cloud applications to be adopted throughout the enterprise. PerspecSys removes the technical, legal and financial risks of placing sensitive company data in the cloud. PerspecSys accomplishes this for many large, heavily regulated companies across the world by never allowing sensitive data to leave a customer’s network, while maintaining the functionality of cloud applications. Based in Toronto, PerspecSys Inc. is a privately held company backed by investors that include Intel Capital and GrowthWorks. For more information please visit http://www.perspecsys.com/ or follow on Twitter @perspecsys.