24 August 2011 17:08:30
As more companies begin to adopt cloud computing services for IT operations, some common problems continue to surface. The most apparent problems appear to be with the actual transition phases of data, infrastructure and software migration. For companies choosing to use Platform-as-a-Service products, the migration process can be a little more involved.
ZDNet recently published an article recommending preventive measures IT departments of companies transitioning to cloud services to take to ensure a secure and smooth migration. According to the source, while the creation of apps that can run on cloud platforms and new security measures for the data are imperative, assessing the support the provider offers is an often overlooked practice.
Each cloud provider, the website affirms, offers a variety of customer service and support options to companies using the technology. For organizations with higher security, privacy and regulatory compliance requirements, such as those in the healthcare and insurance industries, finding a cloud provider that offers increased support is essential.
The success of cloud services is expected to progress at a rapid pace. According to the International Data Corporation, cloud computing is projected to grow from a $3.8 billion industry in 2010 to $6.4 billion by 2014.
-McAfee Cloud Security