Forrester: A Close Look At Cloud Computing Security Issues
Organizations are increasingly looking to cloud computing to improve operational efficiency, reduce headcounts, and help with the bottom line. But security and privacy concerns present a strong barrier-to-entry. In an age when the consequences and potential costs of mistakes are rising fast for companies that handle confidential and private customer data, IT security professionals must develop better ways of evaluating the security and privacy practices of cloud services.
Cloud computing comes in many forms: There are SaaS providers like salesforce.com; platform-as-a-service (PaaS) like Amazon’s SimpleDB; Web services that offer application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable developers to exploit functionality over the Internet, such as Yahoo! Maps and Flickr; and infrastructure as service plays like those offered by Rackspace, Terramark, and Savvis.
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