By Krishnan Subramanian on November 29, 2010
In my previous post, I argued about how public clouds will eventually dominate the enterprise IT scene though better economics. I also pointed out that it is not going to happen anytime sooner because of concerns about security and compliance. Many of the public cloud advocates dismiss such enterprise concerns immediately and some even want us to believe that public clouds have better security than the private clouds. It is more of blind evangelism than any realistic understanding of what is at stake.
To be honest, we have folks with extreme positions on both sides of the debate. On the public cloud side, we hear arguments without any substantiation that public crowd providers have better resources to manage security than what enterprises have in their IT team. On the other side, we have fear mongers who try to convince you that the moment you step out of your datacenter, your business is bound to be doomed. In my opinion, the debate is not black or white. There are many factors that go into the equation including the nature of your data, the size of your company, your current infrastructure, etc..
- 3 Infographics About Cloud Computing (readwriteweb.com)
- 2010 Cloud Computing State of the Union [infographic] (thetechscoop.net)
- Why Public Clouds Will Eventually Win The Game (cloudave.com)