Cloud computing is certainly not a new concept. However, several factors, including high‐bandwidth levels, affordability and virtualization have inspired a recent surge in attention. With the current unsteady state of the economy, cloud hosting services offer more attractive features when compared to typical server solutions. Still, it is very important to analyze the risks and opportunities before incorporating such a solution.
When searching for vendors offering cloud services, it is important to stray away from small startups and search instead for larger companies, as the former may not be able to offer the long‐term stability offered by well‐reviewed corporations. Do not assume that a cloud service company has adequate staff, equipment and technical skills. Performing thorough research is critical.
As cloud capabilities improve, so do the data centers that provide such capabilities. These data centers are being built on much larger scales, with more power, security and networking resources.
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