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Monday, June 01, 2009

Is the Cloud Reliable Enough?

Having now encountered several severe Google outages, this issue has been coming to mind more often. Now that just about every business uses the Internet to communicate with and manage their interaction, remote management of data and process makes one wonder. Still probably better for many enterprises than setting up their own server farms, but the concerns should be thought through carefully.

1 comment:

Christopher Scollo said...

And think about vendor lock-in. Before signing up for a cloud solution, investigate how easy it would be to change providers if the relationship sours, or if something bad happens to the cloud provider. Would you have to rebuild the whole application? Can you even get your data out?