Learning to Control the Cloud

August 11, 2011

Cloud computing has quickly become one of the hottest catchphrases among IT and business executives alike. The users are attracted to the cloud based on its flexibility, availability and scalability, among other benefits. However, these advantages do not outweigh what many consider a potential pitfall in the adoption of cloud technologies: control. IT and business leaders remain concerned about how they’re able to keep business critical applications and data from being accessed by unauthorized users. This is not easily accomplished, as controlling the cloud requires businesses to exercise restraint and exert influence over cloud technologies – many of which are provided by external parties.

To properly control the cloud, one must understand the responsibilities for both the cloud provider and the customer.

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