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Cloud Myths 101


“Don’t believe everything you hear” – This statement basically fits in everywhere, even when we talk about cloud computing. A lot of IT personnel fall prey to information which more often than not, comes out as either false or incomplete.

The most common cloud myths include…

1)   Cloud always saves you money

It is often believed that “The cloud is always about money”, however, the fact that the pricing depends upon individual services is frequently neglected. Walking upon a false notion may affect the future of a company for the worse. With multiple cloud management platforms out there and cloud optimization being their primary value proposition, cost-cutting may be deemed one of the advantages of having a cloud for yourself but, it should certainly not be taken for granted.

2)   Cloud is less secure than on-premises

Another very common misconception is that cloud security is riskier than on-premise. It should be understood that the cloud providers around the globe invest a fortune in deploying the technology. It helps ensure adequate cybersecurity. Also, the massive presence of cloud geographically enables to detect potential threats and issues before they come into play.

3)   Public cloud is more about efficiency than innovation

A plethora of cloud users speculate that the foremost benefit of a public cloud is efficiency, more than it is about innovation which, in fact, is not very true. Platform services enable developers to bring app development into focus entirely without having to worry about infrastructure management and security. These services allow them to unlock the capabilities of the cloud fully. Cloud services and serverless compute when used in combination with an efficient enough cloud management platform, could result in decorated innovations and productivity.

4)   We need only one Cloud vendor, else public clouds lead to vendor lock-in

Earlier, the developers used to be restricted by the specific platforms to use the coding languages of their choice, however, with more and more cloud vendors backing the open-sourcing of their technology, it has capsized the stringency to build for any cloud, language or OS. Thus, the statement “Public cloud leads to vendor lock-in” only comes out as a myth. The developers are on their way of the full platform and language freedom. Furthermore, the application portability is supposed to get better because of the container technology.

5)   Cloud should be used anywhere and for everything

Cloud works best for various use cases, but it does not mean that it could be used anywhere and everywhere. Not every application or workload for that matter benefits from the cloud. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze what to more and what not to move in order to save time, space and money.

Busting some of the most common cloud myths above, we have more coming up for you.

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