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Old 09-26-2011, 01:55 AM
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Default Downsides of the Cloud?

Everything I have seen has been pushing how great it is to be computing in the cloud. What are the downsides of the cloud? Everything has downsides.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:12 AM
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The cloud can be more expensive on a unit basis, so if you are running a reasonable scale and constant load, moving to a fixed-cost basis probably has advantages. Further, the redundancy in the cloud can vary, so you still need to think about your architecture.

Just two areas among many - regulatory compliance, data base performance, etc. - that can be less advantages.

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Old 01-03-2012, 11:25 AM
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the cloud may be ideal for application developing and testing but for storage purposes, it is extremely expensive. you should also consider vendor lock-in. when you develop an application on the cloud, you do it on a specific platform. but if for some reason, you want to change your host company, you have to ensure that you find another hosting company that supports your application fully. (it is similar to developing an application on windows and expecting it to work on mac)
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:42 AM
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Naturally, there are some downsides with cloud services, the obvious being that you need a reliable Internet connection.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:35 AM
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the cloud may be ideal for application developing and testing but for storage purposes, it is extremely expensive. you should also consider vendor lock-in.
can you give me any numbers, because I just started my research for a cloud
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:21 AM
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Since I started using a cloud server, I have been very pleased. If it costs a little more, it is well worth it. People are worried about the security, but I feel that my data is safer than ever.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:47 AM
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Cloud computing is extensively in practice in almost every business industry and unit irrespective these days. The perceived downsides of public Cloud hosting are security risks and loss of control.
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Old 01-12-2017, 04:22 PM
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There are two sides of a coin, and yes cloud hosting also has some challenges to overcome. Prime challenges for cloud hosting are disaster recovery, risk management and standardization among the cloud providers.
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