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Managing Microsoft Hybrid Clouds by Marcel van den Berg

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Barriers for the adoption of the public cloud

While cloud computing offers many advantages, there are also some barriers for adoption. Some of the top concerns organizations have when using cloud for their IT are:

  • Security
  • Loss of control
  • Compliance
  • Network
  • High availability
  • Inability to audit or examine
  • Vendor lock-in

Security is by far the biggest concern especially for organizations outside the United States. Who has access to my data when it is stored in the cloud? In 2013, we discovered that NSA had access to data in data centers of Microsoft and Google, for example. However, what about other tenants using the same shared infrastructure? What about firewalls and other security appliances? Are they safe? Can they be trusted?

Loss of control is another ...

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