Date Added: Oct 2011
Cloud computing - delivering infrastructure, services, and software on demand via the network - offers attractive advantages to the public sector. It has the potential to reduce Information and Communications Technology (ICT) costs by virtualizing capital assets like disk storage and processing cycles into a readily available, affordable operating expense. Unfortunately, architects more often than not assume that simply adding another server into the mix can fix any performance problem and security issues. Cloud is a platform shuffle that enables a fierce and contentious debate on the issues of security and performance surrounding how to secure information and instantiate trust in an increasingly open and assumed-hostile web operating environment.