Wednesday, September 17, 2008

4 Monsters in the Cloud: A Scary Story Unfolds

We all love to play devil's advocate especially surrounding a buzz-of-a-topic everyone is all ears on. This is particularly true about cloud computing where web people and not just developers and systems administrators have taken a personal crusade to make sure that their fears about it are properly addressed.

So what are the top cloud computing fears for users, developers and enterprises? Here are the four (4) most common ones that cause apprehension. Let's call them 'Cloud Monsters'.

1. Security and Privacy
2. Data Recovery
3. System Administration
4. Scalability

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