Cloud services are extremely beneficial to the business world. However, migrating isn't free of fault. There are various misconceptions that are held about cloud migration which need to be corrected. With the right information, businesses will be able to use the cloud correctly.
If you have not moved to the cloud yet, you should be getting ready to migrate as soon as possible. However, there may be a few things you may have heard that feed your reluctance.
Misinformation can make one doubtful about even the greatest of things. Here are a few assumptions that can leave you with complications as you attempt to migrate to the cloud.
All Data Can Be Moved
You may have been under the impression that all of your data should be moved to the cloud. However, this is not so because the pipe and bandwidth are not always enough to fit all your information. If you attempt to move large amounts of data from the cloud to the end user, it may prove to be too much for the network.
Consequently, the network may be strangled and you may not be able to move the data you needed to move. Decentralized data processing may be better suited for moving large amounts of information.
Every application should be considered on its own merit as well as how it relates to other components.
The Internet Supports Every Requirement
The cloud is always available. This is because of the internet which makes it possible to access the cloud’s services and provides a great platform to manage them.
It isn't wise to manage a service this way because there are myriads of applications that do not have the required encryption for a safe migration to the cloud. Other applications may not be available across NAT boundaries. These ones cannot be served by the cloud.
If you can figure out how to migrate without over-reliance on internet connectivity, you will be better placed to fully enjoy the benefits of cloud computing.
It is Not Secure
You may have heard that the cloud is not secure and will therefore not safely hold your business’s sensitive data. The truth is that it's so secure that conglomerates trust it to keep their information safe.
Networks such as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (FedRAMP and NIST) have complete faith in the cloud’s ability to handle just about every workload.
These workloads include those sensitive entities such as the Department of Defense as well as intelligence companies. What level of security is greater than these two?