How Google protects your data in the cloud [video]

by Klaus on May 31, 2011

in Security

Not long ago, Amazon’s cloud computing had a breakdown over several days and Sony lost millions of customer details to hackers and had to shut down their Playstation Network for about a month while they patched things up, as you probably already know.

While this video by Google is produced before the Amazon and Sony incidents, it clearly demonstrates that Google is serious about protecting your data – at least on the hardware side.

One thing is protecting the physical access to your data in the cloud, the other – and maybe even more important – is protecting remote access to your data, through insecure software. Well, in this video Google only shows us the hardware side of things, so I guess we just have to trust they’re doing a good job on keeping everything else up-to-date and secure 🙂

Watch the video below to learn more and leave a comment afterwards, how safe do you feel with your data in the cloud?

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Brad May 31, 2011 at 04:15

What about hacking? 😛
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fayaz ahamed May 31, 2011 at 08:23

nice video, Thank you very much
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Matt May 31, 2011 at 10:02

To be honest it’s really great to see that the largest tech company in the world is taking it this seriously. Sony and Amazon you could understand being hacked, but Google is central to security. I think they’ll do a great job with cloud computing in the years to come.
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Cheolsu May 31, 2011 at 11:27

I have always believed that Google is more serious about Security compared to most other websites. Their pullout from China, after a couple of gmail accounts were hacked, are commendable.
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DJ ARIF May 31, 2011 at 12:45

I’m really impressed with the security system that the BIG G have, it’s really awesome…
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Jonathan Sparco June 2, 2011 at 12:29

The video is really awesome and it makes us believe that Google is really serious with their cloud security. Hopefully nobody breaks it as those hacks are terribly responsible in destroying a company’s good name and intention.
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John Winson @ cash renegade June 2, 2011 at 13:19

Its really amazing watching this video. Google is King of World Wide Web for a reason and this video proves how serious they are about security of their data center. Thanks Klaus for sharing this video. Really loved it.


Travis June 2, 2011 at 17:06

Ya I think Google is a bit more secure because they are so big, Im sure millions of hacks have been attempted. We probably don’t hear about a bunch on them unless something big happens, but makes you wonder why Amazon couldn’t get it right. Maybe since Google is a software based company?
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darcy June 3, 2011 at 13:33

Surveillance systems for Google hmmm, at least they are not like the Federal Reserve or Fort Knox but I think they are pretty close to it. I like the name Big G that DJ said.


Rob @ Atlanta Real Estate June 14, 2011 at 02:57

Nice video Klaus, that was enjoyable. I felt like there would be a test at the end.

Wonder if you HAVE to be black to work in Security there..

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Touch screen Monitor June 24, 2011 at 14:10

Google always being a leader in technology must have such standards at least to gain the trust of the companies and its end users. I have even heard Google claiming of bing to copying the results provided by Google. This seems Google now has to tighten their screws.


Shane Ryans June 24, 2011 at 19:21

I will let google handle my home stuff but work forget about it. I think google does take the necessary precautions but I still don’t trust them after the whole google books thing.
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Witty Artist July 18, 2011 at 20:17

Thanks Klaus for sharing this video! Interesting insight on how things works at Google, the king of the Internet.



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