Cloud computing has benefits, but it has security and availability concerns that
can't be ignored. The Fed Cloud Blog recently had a conversation with Vince Vasquez of Cloudbook.net to discuss some of the challenges that come with the cloud. In the interview, Vasquez said that security is definitely the hottest cloud issue out there.
“Well, there are definitely pitfalls.
“For one — networks. If the network goes down, you’ve lost your cloud.
“But, probably more realistically, the network can get bogged down, so you’re access to the cloud can get severely limited and we all know how frustrating it can be hitting a stroke on the keyboard and having to wait for a response.
“Also, it is a shared environment, so the computer storage resources can get oversubscribed. So, again, your performance can degrade.”