What is the Cloud Implementation ?
Since Cloud computing is a new way of doing business you have to be clear about what you are letting yourself in for. For some, the business benefits of Cloud are many – for others it will be the simple fact that Cloud allows a small business to stop worrying about its IT – something that distracts from its core function of running the business. Cloud computing differs from conventional outsourcing in that the latter model is still about stand alone computing — either you take your server and put it in someone else’s data centre or you have a service provider who manages your devices. You will know exactly where your data and servers are and what resources you share with others.
Cloud computing is different – it separates your data from your IT infrastructure, so your data is replicated ‘in the Cloud’, which could be anywhere in a multitude of ‘virtual’ servers. These differences give rise to a new set of security and privacy issues that will have an effect on your risk management practices and has started a re-evaluation of the complex legal issues in areas such as compliance and auditing.