Cloud hosting/computing risks

Posted by info | Hosting | Monday 7 July 2008 6:26 pm

These days new type of hosting is coming up. This is called Cloud hosting. Cloud hosting is in first generation and need to address the security risks involved.

These clouds are good for hobby like website and blogs, but when the task in mission critical, IT decision makes all over the world looks for conventional models like dedicated server and co-location in a data center.

You can have a SLA based hosting from a conventional hosting provider. Cloud hosting are not suitable for Government websites also. Imagine a website of Government of USA being hosted on a cloud with server physically hosted at various data centers in Singapore, UK and India.

Cloud hosting has a long way to go. Certain downtime issues with MOSSO and Google APPS have given jerks to Cloud hosting.

Some of the risks involved in Cloud hosting are available at http://communities.intel.com/openport/blogs/server/2008/07/04/gartner-seven-cloudcomputing-security-risks

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