Cloud computing is no longer a hype - cloud computing is reality. Convincing advantages are decreasing costs and a flexible, scalable IT. Cloud services are handy and grant even small companies access to otherwise unaffordable equipment and software solutions. But are they safe to use? We present facts and figures about cloud security and explain what safe usage of cloud services can look like.
Trust is one of the most important criteria when it comes to selecting a cloud service provider. Consequently, customer and provider must jointly define organizational, operational, technical, and infrastructural measures which guarantee a maximum of trust and security in cloud usage. In this article, we have compiled a list of the key factors to consider when selecting a cloud service provider.