In the Age of the Cloud, Do You Need a Hard Drive Crusher?

Businesses are increasingly moving toward cloud computing. And for good reason: the capabilities and flexibility provided by remote storage are significant, while security concerns about sharing servers with other entities have largely eased up over the last few years.

At the same time, especially businesses just moving toward a cloud-based technology infrastructure tend to make some assumptions that simply are not true. Among them is the belief that because data is now stored virtually, local data security is no longer an issue. Devices like physical hard drive destroyers, according to this belief, are simply no longer necessary to run a secure business and technology operation.

In reality, that is not the case. Far from it. In fact, you still need a data destroyer if you want to make sure that you’re in compliance with security laws, and keep your stakeholders information safe.

It’s true that in a cloud-based model, most information will be stored remotely. However, hardly any business operates entirely in this type of virtual environment. Most use it for their storage, productivity, or other specialized data-based tasks.

In these use cases, some amount of data will remain on local hard drives. In reality, any time your team works on company-provided computers, the need for a hard drive destroyer becomes evident. When hardware becomes outdated, an employee leaves, or the device becomes otherwise unusable, you need to make sure that the data on it is actually, reliably wiped.

That’s where we come in. Phiston Technologies is trusted by entities like Facebook, Twitter, and even local governments to reliably destroy data and keep technology operating securely. To learn more about your products, and how they can help you even as you move to the cloud, contact us.

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