Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cloud Computing - Downsides?

Peter Schooff, ebizQ editor, asked the following question on the Cloud Computing forum today:

"Certainly one of the main concerns with the cloud is security, but with this mad dash towards the cloud, what are some of the other downsides to cloud cmputing that need to be considered?"

Hmmmm... Where to begin? The top 3 for me include:

  1. A fear that the vendor hype will set unreasonable expectations and ultimately cause disillusionment with a very viable business and technology platform.
  2. The critical need for standardization to enable portability and interoperability.
  3. Technology purists getting hung up on names and implementation details rather than achievement of benefits.

* Originally posted in the ebizQ Cloud Computing Forum on May 18, 2010

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