It is Microsoft vs Dell and IBM after SolarWinds hack

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In November 2020, Security firm FireEye revealed that a Russian intelligence funded hacking group had infiltrated the computer networks of several organizations and was indulging in several espionage related tactics since 2019.

Now, debate between tech companies has started on whether it is safe to store data on cloud storage platforms or on-premises appliances.


Tech giant Microsoft led by Satya Nadella argues that cloud computing systems are safe any type of corporate data and is encouraging the technology as its future vision. However, Dell Technologies, along with International Business Machines (IBM) is arguing that corporate networks need to secure their data on-premises data centers. Amazon says that it is always better to store data in hybrid environments where critical data is stored on premises and the rest of the data is moved to the cloud.

On February 24th, 2021 government and private industry’s Cybersecurity experts accessed the whole situation and stated that there needs to be a detailed debate on how companies need to reassess their network security from assumptions.

Last Friday, Brad Smith, the President of Microsoft, presented his views before the house committee and stated that cloud migration has become critical to improve security mellowness across several businesses that are involved in on-premises data management.

Frankly , Microsoft has emerged as one of the big of the biggest cloud vendors across the globe offering most data protection to customers.

However, Redhat head Paul Cormier feels that a hybrid cloud approach helps keep data secure as it is stored onshore and off the shore premises. Now, the company that has become a business subsidiary of IBM is seeing a growing demand for hybrid cloud services is busy supporting the hybrid theme, unlike Microsoft and IBM that are to support cloud and on-premises data storage services, respectively.