Challenges and Security Concerns of Public Clouds

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 5, 2010

When you implement cloud computing, it is important to know all the pieces required. The Fed Cloud Blog recently had a conversation with Vince Vasquez of to discuss some of the challenges that come with the cloud. In the interview, Vasquez said that security is definitely the hottest cloud issue out there.

When it comes to the cloud there are obvious benefits and a few challenges too.

"Well, there are definitely pitfalls.

"For one — networks. If the network goes down, you’ve lost your cloud.

"But, probably more realistically, the network can get bogged down, so you’re access to the cloud can get severely limited and we all know how frustrating it can be hitting a stroke on the keyboard and having to wait for a response.

"Also, it is a shared environment, so the computer storage resources can get oversubscribed. So, again, your performance can degrade."

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