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Demystifying the myths surrounding Cloud
Technology - March 26, 2020
When someone talks about cloud computing, they talk about the usefulness of cloud in
terms of operational efficiency and cost savings. In fact, cloud is much more. Cloud
changes the way organizations do business by taking away the large inhouse servers
and complicated on-premise ERP systems and replacing them with an agile, easy to use
system. When Cloud first came into foray at the beginning of the century, there was
much excitement but not much adoption. Companies were reluctant on the cost of
deployment, cultural shift when it comes to working in cloud and benefits which
weren't proven. Nevertheless, with time, companies started embracing Cloud with open
arms. An Itelligence report estimates that around 80 percent of all organizations
will deploy cloud-based data system by 2025. In addition, the more and more
companies will opt for multi-cloud strategic services and cloud expenditure of
organizations will jump to 70% by 2020.
In spite of its wide adoption and proven benefits, Cloud continues to be stained with
stigmas which we would endeavour to debunk here:
Myth#1: There are safety issues in Cloud
Security is the number one priority for any cloud provider or cloud system integrator
(SI). Multiple security features like Threat Detection system, high end encryption
against phishing, firewalls to block viruses and malwares are offered as integral
feature in Cloud.
Myth#2: Cloud traps the company’s data
It isn't true. No cloud service provider can store the company’s data. It is against
the policies and cloud companies are wary of the repercussions. In addition, there
are several tools and applications such as Snowball in AWS which ensure that data
migration to public clouds remain secure and streamlined.
Myth#3: You do not need to manage cloud anymore
Cloud service providers provide tools and base security features and provide
necessary pre-built features for infrastructure for operability, availability and
load balancing. However, it is the company's responsibility to manage the cloud. For
e.g. If a new application needs to be installed then it is the company's
responsibility to enforce it via the cloud management dashboard. Companies also need
to monitor the hardware and software layer themselves.
Myth#4: Cloud is not for mission critical use
There are many successful organizations today who were born in clouds and they run
all their essential and critical workloads in the Cloud. In fact, Early adopters of
cloud progressed from generic and simple use cases into complex application
development and testing. The progression has been promising and today, Cloud has
proven its capability in handling any workload of any complexity or capacity.
Myth#5 Private Cloud is same as virtualization
Private cloud is popular with companies whose priority is privacy and security. They
do not want to share datacentres and are strongly concerned about loss and breach of
data. Virtualization on the other hand is the most popular technology concerned with
enabling cloud computing. There is widespread confusion in the cloud computing about
the two being the same. In fact, virtualization is not Cloud computing it is just a
stepping stone for enabling cloud computing which requires more components to work
together to provide scalability, elasticity, agility and other features .
Since its inception, Cloud has evolved both in terms of features as well as adoption.
It has changed the way companies run IT and companies should take this cloud journey
with confidence to unearth its full potential. ISSQUARED cloud services are designed
to meet the requirements of diverse enterprise applications including sensitive and
critical applications of the business. Contact us today to start your cloud journey.