Myth Busting the Open-Source Cloud Part 1

Grazed from CIO. Author: Bob Violino.

Open-source cloud computing offers compelling potential—cost savings, innovation, low barriers to software deployment, avoiding vendor lock-in and a broad community of support, to name a few. Despite this, CIOs and IT executives still have misconceptions about the challenges surrounding open-source cloud technologies, such as a perceived lack of security or the potential inability to handle business-critical

We’re here to address these perceptions in a five-part series to show that these myths are just that: misconceptions about open-source cloud. First up, the lack of security. The idea here is that there’s inadequate security with cloud computing in general. For several years, concerns about security have kept a large number of organizations from moving data and workloads to the cloud, particularly public cloud services.applications...

The fact that some services use infrastructure that’s shared among a number of customers creates a concern that data from one organization will somehow be exposed to or accessed by others. And the idea of storing information on a service provider’s servers, vulnerable to whatever weaknesses the service provider’s infrastructure might have, makes some companies think this is too much of a corporate risk...

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