11 Classic Cloud Storage Mistakes

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 10-14-2014 Email

More than ever, CIOs and other IT decision-makers are opting for a cloud model to accommodate their storage needs. The overwhelming volume of big data plays a major factor in this, of course. And research reveals that the move can benefit a number of IT functions and needed outcomes, including disaster recovery (as cited by 63 percent of managers), the centralization of data management (51 percent), and cost savings (44 percent). Given this, it's not surprising to see that nearly one-third of those managers plan to use cloud services for storage requirements—a percentage that should only grow during the next couple years. Yet, even with the perceived advantages, there are many missteps which can make for a shaky cloud transition. To gain greater insights, consider the following 11 classic cloud storage mistakes, along with best practices for avoiding them. They were adapted from a report from Docurated in which nearly 40 cloud computing experts weighed in on the topic. Issues covered address connectivity lapses, legal exposure, ineffective business planning and vendor shortcomings, among other potential problem areas. For more about the report, click here

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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