How To Overcome The Four Obstacles To Cloud Storage
Business executive and IT professionals alike often share many of the same concerns when it comes to the use of cloud storage. But generally, there are four primary obstacles that businesses need to address before embracing the use of the public cloud as a data repository:
1. Integration. How difficult will it be to integrate existing applications with cloud storage? Will the process involve extensive re-coding of applications so that they can interface with cloud storage resources? And will the user experience be transparent?
2. Performance. If data is stored in the cloud, what additional latency will there be reading and writing files stored in the cloud? Will this necessitate investing in additional network bandwidth and/or networking hardware infrastructure?
3. Security. Once business information is stored with a public cloud provider, who has access to the data? If encryption is used, who has access to the encryption keys?
4. Cloud lock-in. Is cloud storage the ultimate “roach motel”, where business data checks in but never checks out?
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Storage Switzerland Weekly Newsletter.