Disclosing Cloud Computing Myths

Despite the growing cloud adoption, it’s a fact that a lot of companies are still reluctant to aggressively move their workloads and applications to the cloud. Why is that? Because they believe in myths that aren’t true!
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The fact is that with new technologies comes inaccuracies and misconceptions. This is understandable in case of the cloud, its rapid rise and the nature of its proposal of moving entire business operations to an entirely new space. Now, we’re not saying that it’s bad to be sceptical, but what we’re saying is that the cloud era has arrived and it’s here to stay.

All cloud benefits are well documented and today we’ll share some myths regarding the cloud that are not at all true. It’s time to separate fact from fiction.

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1. To succeed with cloud, virtualizing servers is all you need
Virtualization is the process of taking a given task into the cloud, where a physical server creates a virtual machine to help complete the tasks quicker than you could do on your own. Now, talking about a virtualized server, it is not enough to succeed all by itself. Just like there is more to a vacation than just choosing a destination, success in cloud relies on the automated management infrastructure around the server.

2. Cloud providers can spy on activities
Privacy today, holds the maximum power. So, to think that multi-billion-dollar cloud providers that sell privacy would be spying on their user’s data seems like a news that would collapse this industry. Cloud providers are in fact building security mechanisms to guarantee that they themselves cannot access the data.

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3. The cloud does not let you control where your data resides
This myth can be addressed by selecting a cloud provider that has a global footprint and offers data accountability. When the workloads and applications being moved to the cloud require it, a private cloud is a simple way to address data governance and for customers that have to provide their users with cloud services on multiple continents must choose a service provider that satisfies these needs with locations that adhere to strict policies regarding data governance in specified countries.

4. It’s easy to change from cloud providers
This is definitely not true, in fact, many cloud providers ensure that their consumers are bound to their services with lock in periods, typically long term contracts and high early termination fees.

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