Ever heard of blowing on a game cartridge just to get it to work? What about wiping the back of your optical disc to make sure it boots up? Well, just like these aspects of technology, cloud computing is full of myths and misconceptions that tend to plague people’s trust towards it. Myths and misconceptions tend to stick around within a certain field as unfortunately, most people are just either not aware that they are false or there are just not enough conversations being started to discredit them. We though, as one of Malaysia’s leading Cloud Professionals, would like to start to talk more about said topic.
The benefits of cloud are very well documented, but some myths concerning the cloud are still at large. This blog post will look into some of them while providing some insight for you to ponder.
MYTH 1: THERE IS A HIGH SECURITY RISK IN CLOUD
Due to the many times that the public cloud has been hacked, many people are under the impression that security in cloud computing tend to be very weak. This in turn has made this into one of the most common myth floating around out there.
However, what many do not realize is not all clouds use the same form of security. Due to the fact that security has always been a huge concern from the get go, many of these providers would actually put a lot more effort into making sure that you as a subscriber to the cloud would actually have peace of mind as they will offer a variety of protective measures to keep your data safe from prying eyes.
At the end of the day, any IT infrastructure is only as secure as the effort that is put into protecting it.
MYTH 2: PEOPLE ONLY USE THE CLOUD TO SAVE MONEY
This myth is sort of true but is also a bit grey at the same time. According to a research done by Gartner, many organizations who use the cloud actually state that 14% of their reasoning to migrate to a cloud based system is based off of finances. This shows that finance is not really the highest priority when it comes to a company’s decision to migrating to the cloud. Many would also say that this year has also accelerated migration due to the pandemic we are facing, the acceleration enabling more people the leisure of working from home.
That is not to say though that cloud can not be cost effective as there are numerous ways out there to obtain custom cloud services based off the needs of your organization. If you are keen to find out more about this, contact us and ask about it!
MYTH 3: IT IS DIFFICULT TO AUDIT CLOUD
Perhaps one of the more business oriented one, many are afraid of the fact that cloud can be harder to audit as compared to physical servers, especially since those can be tagged and placed in front of your very own two eyes.
That fortunately is not the case as a good cloud service professional would tell you that there are many proper tools that with the right environment, can be used to conduct an audit that is way more efficient. It is just a matter of adding onto the skill sets of those with the proficiency to audit to pick up a new tool.
MYTH 4: THE CLOUD IS AN IT JOB KILLER
Many have started thinking that once data and storage in their organization is put into the cloud and has been automatized, a lot of people are going to become redundant and lose their jobs. That is not the case as these people have the capability to learn and understand how these processes work for the organization.
Instead of losing their jobs, it is more of them changing their roles a little bit as they take on an advisor and technical solutions facilitator role. Their work might change a bit, but they do not become irrelevant at all.
MYTH 5: A SINGLE CLOUD SOLUTION IS ENOUGH FOR AN ORGANIZATION
Many would think that just a single solution would suffice for their organization, and in certain situations, they would be right. Unfortunately, this is not something that is a universal constant. Hybrid cloud and multicloud deployments have risen in popularity recently especially for enterprises looking to adopt cloud.
Having a multitude of cloud environments for a single organization allows them to run workloads and apps without the constant worry of down time and might provide better results overall. Plus, with vendors starting to increase multicloud support, it has become way easier for businesses to integrate multicloud deployments.