31 August 2011 14:18:37
The cloud computing industry has revolutionized the day-to-day operations of organizations from a variety of industries. While Software-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service and other cloud based products continue to hit the market at rapid speeds, the need for clarity has been reiterated constantly in the professional world.
A recent Networkworld article explained how cloud computing has changed the roles of networks in somewhat extreme degrees. Cloud services, the source asserts, have transformed data centers, and the mobility of data between storage centers. The impact to networks is unquestionable, as web-based applications facilitate much, if not all, of the exchanges within a given enterprise.
Because of this relatively large shift in network capabilities and responsibilities, the website believes that data loss prevention has become more important than ever in the virtual world. Stricter and more specific guidelines and regulatory compliance requirements are necessary to ensure the integrity of public security.
These adjustments to regulatory compliance will likely occur on an on-going basis throughout the coming years, as the cloud industry is expected to explode. For example, the International Data Corporation expects the cloud to grow from a $3.8 billion industry, to $6.4 billion by 2014.
-McAfee Cloud Security