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Survey Shows Apprehension for Public Cloud

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Ben Cala
Ben Cala
4/23/2013 4:53:43 PM
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Re: Surprising
It could happen in the way of a huge data leakage for example.

This could happen as an inside fault as well as a "terror" attack.

And that's the problem now, security is still not on par with the importance of the datas they try to protect.

It feels like some companies are like a bank who would hire a 60 years old unarmed guard to protect billions in gold stored in a classic safe.

But people don't know that when they give their datas to such a company, as opposed to a bank that you can visit and check by yourself.

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Chris B
Chris B
3/31/2013 7:42:22 PM
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Re: Surprising
@Michael I was actually referrring to how a company like Instagram may be willing to bet their customers data in the public cloud via AWS but keep billing and payroll and HR (their data) on a private cloud.

Wow the 80/20 split seems a little lopsided, I would have thought Asia/Pac with China and Europe with Germany and the UK would have more representation.

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Michael.Steinhart
Michael.Steinhart
3/31/2013 6:15:20 PM
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Re: Surprising
It sounds as though you're predicting a crash along the lines of the stock market crash of the 1920s, Ben. Am I reading you incorrectly? And do you think this sort of thing -- if it happens -- will be precipitated by internal errors or outside actors?

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Ben Cala
Ben Cala
3/31/2013 4:38:03 PM
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Re: Surprising
I guess we have to picture a cloud service as a data bank.

Think about the difficulties bank had at first: security and getting people confidence.

Same thing with cloud services.

Datas are a sort of currency almost now (at least more than bitcoins to me, ha ha, joking) so the concerns people had with banks at their beginning are the same now with all those cloud services.

And I think the analogy will work in the future where cloud services will be giant actors of the internet world.

Will there be cloud krash? I hope not. But what could it be? A massive leak? A huge company going bankrupt with all datas getting flushed?

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Michael.Steinhart
Michael.Steinhart
3/31/2013 12:48:24 AM
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Re: Surprising
Last questions first, Chris: Are you talking about employee use of these services while at work? I'd imagine that's just as high a concern, but perhaps awareness isn't as entrenched.

As to the industry breakdown, I took another look at the report. The buyers were 80% north american and 20% split between asia/pac, europe, and latin america. The job titles of respondents were senior manager, director, VP, or CXO. Just over half are in the sub-$500 million range, with the other 45 percent splitting up in increments between  500 million and 30 billion+. But nothing about industry. I'll ping the authors and see if they respond.

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Chris B
Chris B
3/31/2013 12:00:39 AM
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Re: Surprising
I'd like to see number broken down by type of industry the company is in.  I imagine that newer more high-tech companies are probably much further along in cloud adoption than a more established company in a non-technical industry.

When we are talking about private versus public cloud deployments we're most often talking about business processes so that employees can do their job.  What about customer applications, Instagram, Twitter and the like, are companies just as concerned about security and other public cloud concerns?

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Shepy
Shepy
3/29/2013 6:45:50 PM
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Re: Surprising
I appreciate that, I just thought more would be further along that process than approximately half.

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Michael.Steinhart
Michael.Steinhart
3/29/2013 6:41:25 PM
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Re: Surprising
Really, Shepy? Hybrid is widely considered the second or third stage of an enterprise cloud rollout. First they adopt public services or build out an increasingly automated internal infrastructure, then they look to merge the two. 

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Mike Lata
Mike Lata
3/29/2013 2:37:58 PM
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Re: Media Play
I don't think that ptivate clouds or companies hosting their own data centers have less outages than big companies like Amazon running them through a public cloud. It's just that they have more control over the resources and data since they host it themselves -- hence the apprehension from going the public cloud route. Equipment is similar and usually top notch from the public cloud, but anything man-made is prone to a failure or an outage.

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Cheryl
Cheryl
3/29/2013 1:16:22 PM
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Media Play
I believe the media plays a large part in this process. We are experiencing 'information overload' when it comes to the cloud. Depending on what search you perfrom, what link you click on, or what an associate recommend you take a closer look at it can be overwhelming. So many choices, decisons and information that would certainly create some apprehension. Faactor in the fact that every time there is a secuirty issue involving a cloud service it is blasted everywhere it can be a bit much for anyone.

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