Trust in cloud installations is more than having a signed SLA (Service Level Agreement). Can your cloud provider deliver on the SLA, how much of the IT infrastructure does the provider actually control? What about international installations, cross-border data applications? These are only a few of the questions facing the cloud client today.
Forbes has a great article on the subject I’d like to share here. Many more issues could have been discussed, like fragmentation vs.integrated solutions? Over-hyped cloud computing benefits, especially by single application vendors? Unrealistic integration promisses via APIs!
One of my personal favorites, ‘whose data is it anyway’ or how some cloud vendors think they and use our data to do with as they please.