Weaknesses of Cloud Computing

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Encryption key management
I know there is a lot of buzz around cloud computing, but the weaknesses seem to get no press. My greatest concerns are encryption and key management. What are the other downsides you've discovered?

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Internet bandwidth is major limitation. Assuming only a T1 connection, heavily used application in the cloud would have a maximum bandwidth of 1.5 Mbps compared to 100 Mbps or more from an internal server.

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  • ITKE
    This question was discussed in the LinkedIn Cloud Computing, VMWare, Virtualization and Enterprise 2.0 Group.
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  • AlexEvolven
    One of the biggest challenges faced by nearly all “cloud players” is the complex integration of the variety of software and hardware components from various vendors. The system that results from this integration can often be expensive to develop, and equally if not more hard to operate. This can even nullify the motives for moving to the cloud in the first place. It is for this reason that it is important for all players, from service providers to enterprises (Large, medium and small), to fully understand some key requirements for building their cloud infrastructure. I invite you to check out: 8 Cloud Building Conditions You Need for Taking your Data Center to the Next Level Best, Alex Gutman Technology Evangelist Evolven Software, Inc. alexg@evolven.com http://www.evolven.com
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  • CloudResearcher
    Security and Governance is the biggest concern. Vendor lock in Interoperability Visualization Security Authentication, authorization are also major concerns
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