Scary Stories in the Sky

Posted By: Netcelerate

Published: August 10, 2016 06:56


No matter how much data you throw at the world, myths about things will always creep up on us. But not all myths have a basis in fact, and many are just plain wrong.

So too have there been some myths thrown around about cloud-based computing. But allow us to try and dispel some of these for you. After all, the cloud might just be what you’re looking for…

Myth #1 - Data isn’t as safe in the Cloud…

This one’s been around for nearly as long as the Cloud has. And, to be fair, data breaches happen. They do. But the truth is that there’s no additional risk in placing your company’s vital data in Cloud. In fact, it’s probably a little safer as there are going to be full-out security experts watching the network all the time. I’m sure Greg in IT is a master at security, but he does go home at 5. Just sayin’.

Myth #2 - It’s always cheaper to use the Cloud rather than traditional IT...

Not sure how this got started, but it’s probably the fault of the industry. Us and our devilish advertising. Indeed, if your business’s workload on the servers goes up and down over a 24-hour period (like most do…) then the chances of you saving money by switching to the Cloud are pretty high. Now, if you are running full speed all the time (hospital, casino, 24-hour yogaplex…) then a dedicated server might be a better option.

Myth #3 - Everything works better in the Cloud…

You’ve probably heard at least one guy in our industry say that Cloud computing is right for every business, large or small. Please forgive us for over-generalizing something so massive. The truth is that, while it is right for every business, it might not be right for every task. For example, if you’re still using software that was designed to run on dedicated servers, then trying to force that application into the Cloud could cause a software tantrum the likes of which you’d rather not see.

Myth #4 - Everything can be automated so there’s no need for support…

Ugh. And I do mean cave-man, facepalm, where-did-this-nonsense-get-started ugh. Now, don’t get us wrong, this statement isn’t a total fallacy. If you’re a professional developer or programmer, and are using the Cloud to its fullest potential, then yes, by all means, decline the support of your provider. Real quickly, by show of hands, how many of your are developers out there? Huh. Would you look at that.

This is not a full list of all the crazy things running around out there about Cloud computing, but they are some of the most popular. I’m sure you have a few of your own. But one thing that almost all the experts agree on is that the Cloud is the future. Everything is moving there. Heck, this article was written on a Chromebook.

How’s that for mythological?


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