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Bolivia Follows Estonia Into The Cloud


Last year, Estonia’s ruling party made the bold move of announcing their intent to migrate certain essential services to a cloud computing system. The rationale for this jump was security, as concerns about a newly aggressive Russia led some to believe that their country might be next in the cross hairs. Now, it appears that yet another geographically vulnerable government is considering the move with some of the same motivations.

While Bolivia doesn’t quite have the tensions surrounding Eastern Europe to contend with, there’s still plenty of problems at home. As one of the few truly land locked countries in the world, it has long been at the mercy of it’s larger and better funded neighbors when it comes to international trade and travel. This has led to international disputes with countries such as Chile, resulting in several cyber attacks on government infrastructure over the past few years. As technology becomes more prevalent, one of the steps being considered is the development of a nationwide “sovereign cloud” developed exclusively for the use of public services and data storage. By crafting a system designed to meet the unique needs of the state, they see two benefits: greater customization will lead to a better user experience, and securely backing up their information outside of the larger internet ecosystem will provide security that can be rarely found through vendors.

You don’t have to be the governing body of a small South American region to understand the benefits of an enterprise cloud backup solution. By choosing to go with a secure technology that is proven to keep your data ready for whatever happens, you can avoid some of the potential mishaps and vulnerabilities associated with lower quality alternatives. If you’re considering the move to the cloud or just have general questions about how to back up your information, we’d love to help. Contact us today and one of our experts will be in touch!


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