There’s a lot of misinformation surrounding the practices of cloud computing and cloud storage. Let’s take a look at 7 of the biggest myths.
Myth #1: Migration is all-or-nothing.
Many businesses have the idea that when it comes to cloud storage, you have to move all of your data or none of your data to the cloud.
However, the cloud isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation. You can migrate as little as one area of data or a single application.
Myth #2: It has bad security.
Security is always the red button topic for cloud services among IT departments. In fact, security is often the most common reason for businesses to shy away from migrating to the cloud.
Thankfully, however, firewalls and encryption services have come a long way and are typically offered as a part of most cloud provider packages.
Myth #3: Cloud storage is maintenance-free.
This is false. Users are required to maintain their own data in the cloud environment. Don’t worry about storage hardware though. Your data center will take care of maintaining all hardware.
Myth #4: There’s only storage on a public cloud.
It is natural to hear “cloud” and envision public cloud services like Microsoft and Amazon. While cloud storage options for businesses can be stored on a large public cloud, their data can also be hosted by a provider or other local company.
Myth #5: Businesses are leaving the cloud.
This myth is usually perpetrated by businesses that try to migrate to the cloud and aren’t successful. While there are some businesses that have ended up moving data back from the cloud, they are in the minority.
Myth #6: There are automatic big savings.
Many businesses assume that simply moving to the cloud will improve their finances and save them a ton of money.
While these 2 side effects of migrating to the cloud are very possible, it’s important to remember that neither is a given. For this reason, cutting costs shouldn’t be your main reason to migrate to the cloud.
Myth #7: It leads to job losses.
Contrary to popular belief, more jobs are being created because of cloud computing. In fact, experts suggest that more than 500,000 jobs could be in the cloud computing sector across the Middle East and Africa alone by 2022.