Defining the Enterprise Cloud Service – Part 6: Strong Encryption Throughout

During the past few weeks, I’ve written about what it takes to build a cloud service that’s ready for the enterprise. Essentially, there are three characteristics that set true enterprise cloud services apart from their consumer counterparts: Security. Reliability. Trust. When evaluating an enterprise cloud service for those characteristics, there are five traits to look at:

  • Development for the enterprise
  • Endless 9s reliability
  • Benchmarked and audited service
  • Strong encryption throughout
  • Singular focus on the customer

I saved the “strong encryption throughout” category for the finale because it’s the most important component — and it’s very easy to do incorrectly.