Potential Problems Lurking in Private Clouds

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-15-2014 Email

Companies are increasingly turning to private clouds to run their mission-critical applications. But many are leaving their cloud performance subject to chance, according to a new survey from Continuity Software. A surprisingly large number do not test private cloud availability, findings show, and the majority do not have a recovery plan in place to keep cloud operations running after a disaster. Other results reveal that organizations similarly fail to prioritize the tracking of performance key performance indicators (KPIs) for their cloud environment, compared to other parts of their IT infrastructure. Nor do they pay much relative attention to cloud configuration consistency. Despite these lapses, the vast majority of survey respondents feel that their cloud app service availability readiness is at least on par with the rest of their systems, which represents a "clear gap between perception and reality," according to Continuity Software. Nearly 115 IT professionals particiapted in the research. For more about the survey (registration required), click here

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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