Cloud flaws vs. adoption

Gathering cloud

The share of organizations leveraging public cloud services will grow rapidly as the risk profile and economics of the public cloud improve.

Anticipated use of public cloud-based hosting services

Cloud flaw analysis

The Corporate Executive Board’s Public Cloud Flaw Analysis surveyed 48 IT organizations in diagnosing the public cloud’s current limitations and future potential. Firms foresee a rapid timeline for the resolution of flaws with the public cloud, stretching only through 2013. Of 19 flaws, several are significant:

  • Service-level agreements.
  • Security governance.
  • Legal ambiguity.
  • Data leakage.
  • Data location.
  • Disaster recovery.
  • Availability risk.

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Reader Comments

Wed, Jun 22, 2011

I find it interesting that everyone I talk to is looking at cloud as a Disaster Recovery solution and the this article lists Disaster Recovery as a Very Significant Flaw that they don't expect to have addressed until 2013.

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