Everyone watching the cloud should have a brewing war on torn perceptions when it comes to the use of it’s applications in the future.

While some companies are hopping onto cloud based platforms, many others are jumping off. Some are leaving to get more control on their assets, while others are joining for security on steroids.

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Here is what is ITAM  what from Cloudtweaks thinks should be the security line of thought when it comes to the cloud.


Businesses are becoming wise to the compelling benefits of cloud computing. When adopting cloud, they need a high level of confidence in how it will be risk-managed and controlled, to preserve the security of their information and integrity of their operations. Cloud implementation is sometimes built up over time in a business, while the technology and cybersecurity around it constantly evolves. This can lead businesses to finding themselves with a fragmented approach to cloud control and security, and this needs to be avoided through the implementation of a cohesive governance, risk and compliance (GRC) framework.

Cloud services are big business. In 2019, IDC predicts that worldwide spending on public cloud services will be $141 billion while last year, Amazon Web Services achieved net sales of $7.88 billion. Businesses get on board with cloud to perform better, to meet targets and objectives by being leaner, faster and more cost-effective.read more…

While security is a definite reason for moving to the cloud, the guys at Google have been focusing more on speed as a pull factor to their services, many of which the public seldom realize are actually cloud provisions.

The cloud explained in lightning speed:

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The need for speed: this week on Google Cloud Platform

When people start using Google Compute Engine, our infrastructure as a service offering, one of the first things they notice is how fast their VMs boot up. Internally, we’ve clocked VM boot times that are anywhere from two to ten times faster than other cloud providers.

So it’s really nice when the world notices, and validates our work with an independent analysis. In a blog, Kasia Hoffman of Cloud66, an application deployment tool provider, compared the speed of VM creation and SSH access across ten cloud providers, and found that Compute Engine leads the pack, by significant margins for many use cases. You can read the whole report here.

Undeniably, speed would be a good thing to experience once one moves over, but that does not mean there is no speed off the cloud. Other attributes attracting billions of dollars towards the cloud include these highlighted by the TRAI.

TRAI issues consultation paper on cloud computing

Cloud Computing has four attributes — data intensive, resource pooling, scalability and rapid elasticity and On demand access. It can be operated in one of the four deployment models — public cloud, private cloud, community cloud and hybrid cloud. Cloud computing accounted for about 33 per cent of the total IT expenditure in 2015 across the world. Analysts project that from 2013 to 2018, the cloud computing market will grow at a 9.7 percent annual rate. Also, by 2019, cloud IT infrastructure spending is expected to be $52 billion, or 45 per cent of total IT infrastructure spending.

From today, through to 2018, a lot of growth is still expected in the cloud services providers market, a lot to hop on to if you are a managed IT support Edmonton or even as a client looking to outsource IT requirements.