A frequent misconception regarding cloud platforms is that they are inherently insecure. The reality is that all IT platforms are inherently insecure and, whether you’re using a cloud service for your hosting or an on-premises solution, security is always something you have to deal with. Once you understand what a secure cloud services platform can do for your business and what security measures need to be taken, you will quickly learn that the benefits of making the change far outweigh the risks.
Are you considering moving your ArcGIS server hosting to the cloud? The cost savings alone convince most, but the big question comes when you decide where your applications, infrastructure and data should live. While private hosting is always an option, it can be a costly operation to maintain if isn’t central to your business. There are endless public ArcGIS server hosting providers in the cloud, including the big boys like Amazon EC2, Azure, and Google, as well as many smaller outfits providing similar services. So how do you choose which one is best for you? Unfortunately, there is no a one-size-fits-all solution. When choosing a provider for your ArcGIS related infrastructure, there are some key points to consider.