The development of Cloud Computing is now an integral part of Information Technology Strategic planning for organizations, companies, or even individuals. Cloud computing is referred to as a new Internet technology that provides flexible, efficient infrastructure and a variety of applications for businesses. However, there is still a gap between the technical possibilities and the practical use of these cloud services.
Talking about cloud computing, it will not be separated from the security issues or problems it has. Cloud computing that provides services that require a high level of trust, this is natural if security is very fundamental in using cloud services.
But there are also many challenges involved in cloud computing, and if you’re not prepared to deal with them, you won’t realize the benefits. Here are five common challenges you must consider before implementing cloud computing technology.
1. Security issues
Cloud computing security risk has become a major concern in 2018 because 77% of respondents stated in the referenced survey. For a long time, lack of resources / expertise was the number one cloud challenge voiced. But in 2018, security inched forward.
The main news highlights data breaches, compromised credentials, and faulty authentication, hacked interfaces and APIs, account hijacking doesn't help reduce problems. All of this makes trusting sensitive data and proprietary rights to third parties difficult for some and, indeed, highlights the challenges of cloud computing. Fortunately as a provider and cloud user, mature security capabilities continue to increase. To ensure your organization's privacy and security remain intact, verify that SaaS providers have user identity management, authentication and secure access control mechanisms. Also, check the database security and security that are the subject.
Diligent password monitoring plays an important role in cloud security. However, the more people accessing your cloud account, the more insecure. Anyone who knows your password will be able to access the information that you have stored there.
Businesses must use multi-factor authentication and ensure that passwords are protected and changed regularly, especially when staff members leave. Access rights related to passwords and usernames can only be allocated to those who need them.
2. Cost management and detention
Cloud computing itself is affordable, but adjusting the platform according to company needs can be expensive. In addition, the cost of transferring data to the public cloud can prove to be a problem for small and short-term projects.
Companies can save money on system maintenance, management and acquisitions. But they also have to invest in additional bandwidth, and the absence of routine controls in an immeasurable computing platform can increase costs.
In the cloud, organizations can easily improve processing capabilities without making large investments in new hardware. Instead, businesses can access additional processing through the pay-as-you-go model of public cloud providers. However, on-demand and scalable cloud computing services make it sometimes difficult to determine and predict amounts and costs.
Fortunately there are several ways to control cloud costs, for example, optimizing costs by conducting better financial analysis and reporting, automating governance policies, or maintaining management reporting practices on the right track, so that these problems in cloud computing can be reduced.
3. Lack of resources / expertise
Organizations increasingly place more workload in the cloud while cloud technology continues to grow rapidly. Because of these factors, organizations have difficulty following the device. Also, the need for expertise continues to grow. These challenges can be minimized through additional training for IT staff and development.
SME organizations (small and medium) may find the addition of cloud specialists to their IT teams to be very expensive. Fortunately, many common tasks performed by these specialists can be automated. For this purpose the company is turning to the DevOps tool, such as Chef and Puppet, to perform tasks such as monitoring the pattern of automatic use of resources and backups for a predetermined period of time. These tools also help optimize the cloud for costs, governance, and security.
4. Technology is not mature
Many cloud computing services are at the forefront of technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality, virtual reality and advanced big data analytics. A potential disadvantage to accessing this new and interesting technology is that services do not always meet company expectations in terms of performance, usability and reliability.
In the Teradata survey, 83 percent of the large companies surveyed said that the cloud was the best place to run analytics, but 91 percent said the analytical workload did not move to the cloud as fast as it should. Part of the problem, cited by 49 percent of respondents, is technology that is not mature or low performance.
One of the main challenges of the cloud computing industry in recent years has concentrated on migration. This is the process of transferring applications to the cloud. Although moving a new application is an easy process, when you have to move existing applications to a cloud environment, many cloud challenges emerge.
A recent survey conducted by Velostrata showed that more than 95% of companies currently migrate their applications to the cloud, and more than half feel more difficult than expected - projects exceed the budget and deadlines.
The challenges faced during storing data in the cloud that occur most often are
- Extensive problem solving
- Security challenges
- Slow data migration
- Migration agent
- Cutover complexity
- Application downtime
To take advantage of the best and solve problems, you must take a strategic iterative approach to implementation, explore hybrid cloud solutions, involve business and IT teams, invest in CIOs, and choose the right BI SaaS partners. All this will ensure that the benefits of cloud business intelligence will far outweigh the challenges. Thus the information may be useful for the reader. Thank you