Do you think cloud computing is a temporary thing, something which computer users will soon tire of? Maybe you think storing data in the cloud is an inherently risky move. Or perhaps you think cloud computing is too costly. If you do, you're guilty of believing some of the most common myths about cloud computing.
Myth: Cloud Computing Is a Fad
There are a lot of computing fads we see come and go, and many people think cloud computing is among these fads. While we can’t say for sure that this is not the case, we can consider the evidence. Much of which leads us to believe that cloud computing is here to stay. For example, many companies and services that consumers utilize frequently, like Amazon, iTunes, and Gmail all use the cloud. Cloud computing makes these services more efficient when delivering products to their customers. These are just a few examples, but as more and more companies use the cloud the more we can see that it is not, in fact, a fad.
Myth: The Cloud Is Risky
Another common sentiment about the cloud is that it is risky, that data is more exposed to hackers when kept in the cloud. There has been some instances where high-profile companies have lost data, one example being the recent hit on Amazon Web Services. These occurrences tend to stick with us, but you don’t have to store all of your most vital data on the public cloud, you can store it on a private cloud, like the one offered by a Managed Services Provider. Additionally, if your information is stored on your hard drive and in a private cloud and your hard drive abruptly burns out, you can still access to your information. Think of it as a security net.
Myth: Cloud Computing Is Costly
As with any service, if a company wasn’t previously paying for it, it becomes an added cost. But while a company may pay more upfront, in the end they will spend less on labor, as being able to share information through the cloud is much more economical. All in all, cloud computing is more cost effective.