What Is The Future Of Cloud Computing? Cloudy?

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  1. DDoS / Security breach, seriously, does it effect personal users in anyway for using cloud ?

    DDoS will offer certain down time or slowness but personal users would hardly notice as they time the giants like amazon or google will take to fix it would only create issue for enterprise users where uptime is money 😛

    Security breach again cant be issue for a personal users as hacker has no interest in bunch of ugly a** guys or girls in photo or your personal love letter. So this again is an issue for enterprise users.

    Security breach for user account details, well why cloud ? it can happen from anywhere, the on-line store also. So let me rule that out also.

    For me, the real issue for cloud is lack of free and fast connectivity (internet). That is the only down side which cloud can face as I would be happy to pay for online storage over buying a hard disc but what good it is if i cant access it they way I can access my local storage ?? If the connectivity is taken upto that mark, surely cloud is always the future !!!!

  2. Lack of free connectivity to several clouds can be addressed using third party software. I am not able to recall its name but that software provides remote storage as different drives on your local disk. That can be implemented.

    As for the security issues, it depends on what you store on the cloud. In my case, all data pertaining to my business is on cloud. So I refrain from accessing that data from certain devices that I am not sure if they are safe.

    Another issue that I forgot to mention here was the governments’ interference. If a company is approached by the govt agencies for someone’s data, the cloud provider has to give it out. But in case the data was at home, they (the govt agencies) will need our permission before checking into our servers. Yes, the biggest hurdle is what I forgot to mention in the article: the government. As of now, there is no solid and consistent policy as your data can be lying in any part of the world and the laws differ across nations. That has to be made consistent before SMB and bigger companies can truly trust cloud services for *all* their needs.

  3. It is not stored in local disk. Unlike SkyDrive and Google Sync apps, there are third party apps that add/map your SkyDrive and Google Drive as separate drives to your Windows Explorer. Thus, you will not be syncing. Instead, you will directly be saving to the cloud via the Windows Explorer. There are many articles on how to add SkyDrive to Windows Explorer.

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