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Three Myths about Cloud Computing

Author:
Bryan Smith

Category: Cloud Computing

The term cloud computing gets thrown around a lot these days. As companies look for innovative, sustainable solutions designed to streamline their information resources, new vendors are racing to the cloud computing market, hoping to cash in.

Invariably, all this competition is bound to create a little confusion. As you might expect from any new technology, the market has become overloaded with information, and in some respects misinformation, on cloud computing. The end result being the creation of a number of prevailing myths:

  • Myth #1 – With Cloud Computing Your Data is Exposed:
    It’s true that with cloud computing your company’s data can be primarily saved and stored in the cloud. However, this does not mean that it is any more at risk than if it were stored on your local system. Whether you are using a public cloud computing solution or private cloud computing solution, your data can be controlled and protected.
  • Myth #2 – Cloud computing is equal to SaaS:
    Simply put, the terms cloud computing and Software as a Service (Saas) cannot be used interchangeably. Cloud computing is a broader term, referring to the shared computing environment and SaaS is a subset of this infrastructure.
  • Myth #3 – All cloud computing solutions are created equal
    The difference between cloud computing solutions lies in how you get data into and out of each cloud and manage the functionality within those clouds. In order to ensure that the cloud computing solution you choose is best for your organization, a list of key areas need to be reviewed against your company’s needs too.

The above is just a sampling of the myths and concerns that many companies face when searching for a cloud computing solution. For a detailed analysis and expert advice, visit Expedient today.

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