Cloud Computing Myths? Oh Please!
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Cloud Computing is Less Secure Than On-Premise Alternatives
There has been no evidence that shows how cloud computing is less secure. In recent years, most of the major security breaches (like Sony, NASDAQ, the UK Govt., Citigroup and US Dept. of Defense) were mostly a result of issues with encryption, a highly distributed architecture, human factors and incorrect processes. This is because on-premise systems by nature are usually distributed and therefore have more points of vulnerability. Cloud architectures, on the other hand, are more centralized and have fewer points of vulnerability. Furthermore, there is significantly greater automation in cloud computing and as a result, the chances of vulnerability through human factors are reduced to a large extent.
Cloud Computing is Only Suitable for Consumers and Smaller Businesses
Although public cloud services are often perceived to be unsuitable for large enterprises, there are many examples of these businesses implementing both private clouds and public cloud services. This can't be more wrong as the popular Groupon service runs on the public cloud using NetSuite to power its global e-commerce business. This is even true with companies that have legacy systems in place, as leading organizations such as Jollibee and NBTY (China) Trading Company have experienced the benefits of adopting a two-ties deployment model - decrease in deployment time, reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) and greater visibility.
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It sometimes seems crazy to me that people would have doubts and reservations about cloud computing, WITHOUT doing some semblance of a research on the topic first. These are many other articles, white papers, press releases, and even Wikipedia pages on the technology that can give a clearer picture of the full potential and overall strength of cloud computing. Alas, I'll try to be a good source of information so that our readers can have a reliable commentary on cloud computing right here at the FingerTec blog site. Til then, see you in the clouds!
By Ms. Nattalina Zainal, TimeTec Cloud Marketing Manager, FingerTec HQ