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Challenges of Cloud

While the immense benefits of shifting to a cloud model cannot be denied on any count, it is also true that cloud comes with its fair share of challenges. IT decision makers are often concerned with issues like data governance, security, performance, reliability, loss of control, integration and migration, cultural resistance and above all, the difficulty involved in choosing reliable computing partners with the required capabilities, market stability and experience to support their unique goals and ambitions.

Let us have a closer look at some of the major challenges of cloud:


  • Data location and privacy: Since a data center, in which data is located, can be situated anywhere in the world, it can give rise to apprehensions of the information being used by improper or wrong elements.
  • Loss of data: Are the data recovery and backup process adequately strong? In case there is a crash, what is the downtime?
  • Ownership of data: If a user chooses to opt for another service provider, he should get the data free of cost as per the export feature. In other words, the user should have ownership of the concerned data and not the cloud provider.



The following needs and challenges of cloud computing need to be taken care of at the time of application design:

  • Scale-out design and rich user interfaces
  • Key-value non-RDBMS databases
  • Different system resources need to be utilized and monitored real-time for smart balancing of load
  • Authorization tickets need to be easily passed across different parts of the application, especially across two single sign-on premises
  • Inability to scale RDBMS to cloud computing requirements while key-value based databases have high scalability 



Any company application needs to be integrated with its other parts that are isolated geographically. Cloud computing is capable of facilitating integration of application parts operating in different premises. However, the following issues of integration have to be resolved first:

  • Techniques of data synchronization
  • Considerations related to inter-application messaging such as company service bus
  • Issues related to application interfaces, partitioning and modularity like service-oriented architecture



An application developed in a single platform cannot be ported to another one of a different service provider without making significant code changes. Application development standards need to be developed so that the process of migration from one platform to the other becomes more easy and effortless.

We sincerely believe that the best way to tackle the challenges of cloud is to confront them head on. We make use of our business and technical expertise to minimize the risk for our clients as they embark on their cloud journey. 


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