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IDG Contributor Network: Forecast: Mostly cloudy with a chance of failure

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 6, 2016.

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    Perhaps nowhere in business, and certainly nowhere in IT, does optimism abound more than it does in a discussion about “moving to the cloud.” Clouds aren’t always puffy, white cottony things dancing against an azure sky. Sometimes they are terrifying storms that have catastrophic affects.

    IT professionals know that systems will eventually fail or get hacked and therefore almost always have back up servers and back up data that’s ready to restore after a failure. Somehow though, this diligence frequently dissipates when planning to move to the cloud.

    Remember, “The Cloud” is a marketing term. There is no “cloud”, it is just somebody else’s servers. If you’re thinking of moving your applications or data to the cloud, or even if you already have, you should consider these things:

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