This blog is a joint collaboration between Ivan Maddox and Susan Parks.
Cloud computing has rapidly become the method of choice for countless applications across many industries. Insurance is a relative newcomer to cloud computing, but most software solutions for insurance now at least offer a cloud option (if it’s not entirely based in the cloud). However, there are still concerns that cloud computing is not the right technology for insurance solutions. Those concerns are usually based on a misconception, though. To help clear things up, here are four common myths about “the cloud” debunked.
Myth #1: It is unreliable.
The opposite is usually the case. Most providers of cloud services (most commonly, Microsoft and Amazon) bend over backwards to offer backup options, and the cloud can actually be more reliable than other types of infrastructure platforms. The cloud provider can easily back up data to multiple locations to provide an additional level of protection through redundancy. Usually, the cloud service provider and the application vendors will automatically send you emails updating you on critical events.