Friday, November 04, 2011 4:39:23 PM
Though the benefits of cloud computing have been proven time after time, such as improved efficiency of operations and lowered IT expenditure, concerns involving security and outages are present for many executives. To quell these issues, cloud providers are evaluating the two prevailing risks in hopes of broadening the adoption of the technology among industries, Business Insider reports.
According to the source, some cloud providers have experienced outages, which can be potentially dangerous in the process of keeping data backed up and secure. The source notes that providers are beginning to create cross-cloud resource systems that would make data retrieval impervious to an unforeseen problem in the system.
Additionally, security has been a prevailing concern among executives, especially chief information officers, and cloud providers are addressing these concerns thoroughly. According to the source, cloud providers can lower the amount of concern through the creation and maintenance of a comprehensive contractual agreement with regard to security.
For companies concerned with cloud security, many experts cite hybrid and private cloud systems as a sometimes better option for industries with stringent data loss prevention policies and other forms of compliance, such as healthcare and the public sector.
-McAfee Cloud Security