Hybrid Cloud Considerations: Managerial Perspective
Cloud computing services have been regarded by organizations as a highly promising and lucrative trend. However, cloud-based services have numerous inherent risks that outweigh benefits. The services are distributed and provided on-demand via networks. Distribution and network-based access of services are the roots of benefits and risks. Primary risks are costs, security, loss of control, accessibility and insufficient legislative. Private cloud architectures eradicate most pressing problems but are costly. Public clouds are economical in short term, but present the highest risks. Hybrid clouds have a potential to provide balanced solutions.