What are the obstacles to cloud computing application
members of IEEE, the world's largest organization of science and technology professionals, are helping enterprises of all sizes around the world remove obstacles that may slow down the progress of the application of this innovative technology and fulfill their commitments to promote the progress of cloud computing
at present, the obvious potential benefits of cloud computing system are being widely discussed, including: significant cost reduction in the use and maintenance of IT infrastructure; Great scalability and accessibility; No need to worry about server overload or insufficient storage space; Fast response. On the other hand, the challenges and risks of cloud computing are gradually being paid attention to, including cloud security and privacy protection, unpredictable performance, and whether the final return on investment of cloud computing applications is reasonable for specific enterprises
some people think that 2012 may be a turning point for cloud computing applications, especially if large enterprises play the role of early adopters in cloud computing applications. Dr. Alexander Pasik, chief information officer and senior member of IEEE, believes that as long as large-scale enterprises have witnessed the success of their competitors or business partners in clockwise or counterclockwise fixture position adjustment, more companies will try cloud computing
"applying cloud computing can be seen as a threat, and the topic of change often encounters various resistance," Dr. Pasik said. "This is why it needs a senior it team to tell enterprises about the possible significant impact of cloud computing."
"if you are a fairly large enterprise and your business does not apply cloud computing, you are making a mistake," he added. "Enterprises will soon realize that this is not a question of whether cloud computing should be applied, but a question of when it should be applied."
in fact, Dr. Pasik predicts that within eight to ten years, most of the world's large enterprises will conduct business in the cloud
however, CIOs are faced with such concerns and pressures: they need to comply with the requirements of stricter regulations in the global business environment. This increasing risk must be reduced
according to Dr. siani Pearson, a senior member of IEEE and a senior researcher in the cloud computing and Cloud Security Laboratory of HP Research Institute, as standardization becomes more rigorous, compliance with specifications will become more complex
"The provision of cloud computing services means that local and global specifications must be complied with at the same time, as well as the necessary approvals for accessing data from external jurisdictions. At the operational level, it is difficult to meet the legal requirements of different jurisdictions. Global legislation is a complex process, including various export restrictions, industry-specific restrictions, and legislation at the national level. Legal advice is necessary, especially for the restrictions on cross-border information flows Need to be taken into account. Cooperation is the key to finding solutions to these complex problems. Integrating the company's funds is the blood of the enterprise. Internal legal advisers, customer-oriented managers, and external academic experts and industry partners can work together internally and externally to find more interdisciplinary solutions to cross-border legal issues. "
security is still a major concern in cloud computing applications, because many service providers want customers to bear all the costs of cloud computing security, resulting in some high-cost operations in the industry, such as third-party insurance
"it is very risky and impractical to buy insurance for the company's data worth billions of dollars, especially if you are a market leader in the industry. The potential loss of losing important transaction users or logistics applications is huge," said Steve O'Donnell, an IEEE member and chairman of British technology security company preventia, "Service providers should provide more comprehensive protection to reduce the need to purchase insurance for data security."
in order to solve this problem, some companies are currently cooperating with experts in legal and privacy security. Dr. Pearson is studying regulatory frameworks and other technical solutions when the relative humidity is greater than 80%, which can enable cloud computing users to conduct risk assessment before data transfer, help service providers take responsibility for the security of transactions, and increase the transparency and security of transactions
"different types of enterprises have different types of needs. Compared with traditional infrastructure, cloud computing can replace some foreign fixtures to some extent, and can better meet these different needs," O'Donnell said. "Cloud computing enables enterprises to flexibly adapt to the development needs of their enterprises. This development potential is infinite."
"IEEE members around the world are paving the way for the application of cloud computing," said Gordon day, President and CEO of IEEE, "Their work, whether in the field of IEEE or as part of IEEE, makes it easier for large or small enterprises to apply cloud computing and create beneficial results for customers and suppliers. Cloud computing is a game changer in the industry. IEEE is using its unique, profound and extensive technical resources and expertise to develop the cloud computing program, which is the first scope initiated by a global standards development organization Broad, forward-looking cloud computing initiatives. " (end)