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Friday, August 20, 2010

Cloud Offerings Grappling With QoS — Report

The cloud is making it easier for companies of any size to add on services without adding on to their infrastructure.  In its latest report, “Cloud-Computing Quality of Service in Perspective,” Research and Markets notes that cloud providers should expect and be prepared to counteract the fear, uncertainty and doubt that on-premise supporters are generating regarding cloud computing.  QOS and security are two things that worry the industry.

“Public cloud providers claim superiority over on-premise IT infrastructures on two fronts: cost and QoS,” noted the firm.

Right now the public cloud lacks any standard SLAs, so most companies using cloud services are opting for a private-cloud setup and even as SLAs improve in the public setting, “those with QoS requirement levels for which public clouds cannot cater will keep to private clouds (including shared or virtual private clouds, or both),” according to the report.

Public-cloud providers also are grappling with issues of security—or, at least, customer perceptions of security.

Posted on 08/20