Embracing the Cloud Benefits of Greater Agility, Elasticity and Reduced CAPEX

Embracing the Cloud Benefits of Greater Agility, Elasticity and Reduced CAPEX

Unlocking the cloud’s potential through greater visibility Cloud is becoming increasingly integral to the enterprise. The extent of this was illustrated recently when Microsoft reported quarterly revenues of $9.6bn for its Intelligent Cloud offering, which was aggressively developed to capitalize on the fact that businesses
Why Isn’t There a US GDPR?

Why Isn’t There a US GDPR?

US GDPR Recently, I was reading an article from The Hartford on how to protect business income. The Hartford recommends something that seems like a no-brainer to anyone who has ever heard of the cloud — meaning just about anyone doing business today. According to

Challenges Of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing challenges have always been there. Companies are increasingly aware of the business value that cloud computing brings and are taking steps towards transition to the cloud. A smooth transition entails a thorough understanding of the benefits as well as challenges involved. Like any new technology, the adoption of cloud computing is not free from issues. Some of the most important challenges are as follows.

cloud challenges

1. Security and Privacy

The main challenge to cloud computing is how it addresses the security and privacy concerns of businesses thinking of adopting it. The fact that the valuable enterprise data will reside outside the corporate firewall raises serious concerns. Hacking and various attacks to cloud infrastructure would affect multiple clients even if only one site is attacked. These risks can be mitigated by using security applications, encrypted file systems, data loss software, and buying security hardware to track unusual behavior across servers.

It is difficult to assess the costs involved due to the on-demand nature of the services. Budgeting and assessment of the cost will be very difficult unless the provider has some good and comparable benchmarks to offer. The service-level agreements (SLAs) of the provider are not adequate to guarantee the availability and scalability. Businesses will be reluctant to switch to cloud without a strong service quality guarantee.

3. Interoperability and Portability

Businesses should have the leverage of migrating in and out of the cloud and switching providers whenever they want, and there should be no lock-in period. Cloud computing services should have the capability to integrate smoothly with the on-premise IT.

4. Reliability and Availability

cloud performance challenges

Cloud providers still lack round-the-clock service; this results in frequent outages. It is important to monitor the service being provided using internal or third-party tools. It is vital to have plans to supervise usage, SLAs, performance, robustness, and business dependency of these services.

5. Performance and Bandwidth Cost

Businesses can save money on hardware but they have to spend more for the bandwidth. This can be a low cost for smaller applications but can be significantly high for the data-intensive applications. Delivering intensive and complex data over the network requires sufficient bandwidth. Because of this, many businesses are waiting for a reduced cost before switching to the cloud.

All these challenges should not be considered as road blocks in the pursuit of cloud computing. It is rather important to give serious consideration to these issues and the possible ways out before adopting the technology.

By Jack  Rosenblum

CloudTweaks

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading authorities in cloud connected technology information, resources and thought leadership services.

Contact us for a list of our leading brand and thought leadership exposure programs.

BRANDED COMICS FOR YOUR NEXT CAMPAIGN

Get in touch with us regarding our introductory rates!

Should Insurance Companies Be Using Big Data?

Should Insurance Companies Be Using Big Data?

Insurance Companies and Big Data Your lifestyle, behavior, and attitudes can affect your health, and increasingly health insurance companies are ...
Built to Last: Choosing the Right Infrastructure Partner for Your Game

Built to Last: Choosing the Right Infrastructure Partner for Your Game

Choosing the Right Infrastructure Partner There are millions of gamers around the globe, and according to gaming market research firm ...
5 Important VR Industry Trends Starting To Take Shape

5 Important VR Industry Trends Starting To Take Shape

5 Important VR Industry Trends In recent years, virtual reality (VR) finally made a move to the mainstream after largely ...
40% of Organizations Are Leaving Office 365 Data Vulnerable

40% of Organizations Are Leaving Office 365 Data Vulnerable

Office 365 Data Vulnerable Microsoft Office 365 is a popular platform for individuals and organizations alike. But, recent research shows ...
Robo-Advisors vs. Financial Advisors: What Do Millennials Prefer?

Robo-Advisors vs. Financial Advisors: What Do Millennials Prefer?

Robo-Advisors vs. Financial Advisors For technology-loving millennials, robo-advisors may seem appealing. With a robo-advisor, a portfolio is managed online by ...

Blockchain Solutions Spending in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan to Reach USD 2.4 Billion by 2022, IDC Reports

/
SINGAPORE, April 23rd, 2019 – IDC expects blockchain solutions spending in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) to reach nearly USD 523.8 million in 2019, an increase of 83.9% from the USD 284.8 million spent in ...

Azure Marketplace new offers – Volume 35

/
We continue to expand the Azure Marketplace ecosystem. From March 1 to March 15, 2019, 68 new offers successfully met the onboarding criteria and went live. See details of the new offers below: Virtual ...

Presenting search app and browser options to Android users in Europe

/
People have always been able to customize their Android devices to suit their preferences. That includes personalizing the design, installing any apps they want and choosing which services to use as defaults in apps ...