Perhaps more interesting than insurance premiums growing on average 96%, year-over-year, is considering the growth of the Ransomware-as-a-Service industry. In 2021 the global cost of reported incidents was valued at $20B, 57 times more than it was in 2015, and based on 30% annual growth is predicted to reach $265B by 2031. Cybercrime is the biggest single threat to business today, and with the projected growth, it could be in perpetuity.

No piece of technology can be called truly secure, cybercriminals will always find a way to gain access with some exploit. But, making as hard as possible for them to gain access is not a bad thing, either. The solution to hackers is a pair of scissors. Cutting the cord, despite the trend of moving to the cloud, will keep sensitive data secure. Replacing public cloud support with the option of self-hosting a private cloud on premises, NetThunder makes air gapping practical.

For critically sensitive HPC projects, with leadership intractably opposed to remote resources, infrastructure square-one is the air gap; leaders must prioritize security and replacing hand built infrastructure configuration with automation. For a truly flexible infrastructure, a platform needs to: be portable for physical deploy anywhere, automate what was manually configured, and allow sensitive networks to be truly secured behind an air gap. By offering the same flexibility and ease of deployment, but without any cyberthreat risk, businesses can continue operations uninterrupted with the secure, provable security of an air gap. NetThunder’s Storm module is aimed at decoupling liminal HPC instances from the cloud by providing an easy, practical solution for air gapping.