Cloud computing – Sometimes Yes, and Sometimes No

July 12, 2013 / Cloud Computing


All studies and key informant interviews with countless suppliers and others demonstrated the phenomenon of cloud computing which is just out of the starting blocks, so sometimes hesitant, sometimes bewildering, but everyone agrees that it will profoundly change the way we use IT.

Ask ten people a definition of cloud computing and you will get ten different answers. Cloud computing is becoming a phenomenon in which many have not even passed the trend. In a recent European study by, it appeared that nearly 75% of companies are still not convinced of the usefulness of the cloud, while 17% see it is as a technology trend destined to a short life. A mere 11% believe it has an evolution in hosting which is durable.

However, the attitude towards cloud computing is changing rapidly in recent years. The gap between companies with no cloud and those that want to start or already using is visibly reduced. The result of the study highlights that less than 5% user has migrated from their existing solution to the cloud.

The cloud is still in its infancy

The users of cloud are obviously in confusion, but it is surprising thing that they always wink to set the bar higher when they use cloud services. But when it comes to the security (a hot topic in cloud industry) they start showing their concern.

What are the main disadvantages of cloud computing source?

Certainly the main obstacle is the security concerns, but this is something that can be kept under control by service level agreements (SLA) and regular audits. This shows the entire view towards cloud which indicates where winds are flowing.

Where and what

Customers need to know where their data is stored in which data center, and we feel the market that many people are worried about cloud don’t even know about its benefits. Most companies want to keep their infrastructure under control. That is why the private cloud will in the future more important than the public clouds. With a private cloud, you get the same advantages as those of a public cloud, but the hardware dedicated to you only. Then you are free to work in collaboration with hosting suppliers that offer a little wind as a private cloud to their customers, so that you can get the best results of both worlds.

You should also know the controller configuration on your cloud, analyze the smallest details of your data, check and validate all access, know where your data is processed and stored, and be sure to check possibilities of risk.

Hybrid model

However, all investigators and market analysts agree on the fact that the cloud computing is inevitable but what could be more logical? Companies do not want to develop their own infrastructure and many are busy (slowly but surely) to transfer their non-critical applications to the cloud infrastructure. Large organizations, especially those with sensitive data been also wanting the benefits of cloud computing, but they are somewhat not willing to set up their infrastructure outside the own premises, but they agree with cloud solutions and like to use its benefits. They are keener to build private cloud set up in their internal infrastructure. Therefore ultimately we can expect that most part of customers will have a preference a hybrid model of public and private clouds.

Google and Amazon’s idea that most clouds are the future of public clouds will become false predication. Almost with some exception, companies will trust the path of the private cloud – ideal for keeping the infrastructure perfectly under control. The availability of data and security and power connected for legacy applications will only accessible to internal users. On the other side public cloud is open to several organizations and users may evolve in almost unlimited events if necessary, requires no capital investment, but leads to more security risks because of its shared nature. The customer will also have less control, since it is usually managed by external IT infrastructure, which is not uncommon, its genre by a third party (see Amazon and Google).

Organizations which are rapidly growing:

A combination of private and public clouds as a hybrid model will provide a solution. If at any point your in-house infrastructure (private cloud) seems not sufficient because an application requires more computing power, you can then use a public cloud for one’s complement capacity.

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