Amazon to Shine Light on Cloud Computing Myths

By Channel Insider Staff  |  Posted 2010-04-19 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Amazon Web Services says that there are still plenty of misconceptions about cloud computing, including some fallacies about its security, reliability, cost and other features. The company is looking to shed light on the truth during the International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in New York City.

As the 5th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo (Cloud Expo) opens in New York City on April 19, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is tapping into the attention the event is placing on cloud computing to address some of what the company views as the more persistent myths related to the cloud.

Despite being among the first to successfully and profitably implement cloud computing solutions, AWS officials said the company still has to constantly deal with questions about the reliability, security, cost, elasticity and other features of the cloud. In short, there are myths about cloud computing that persist despite increased industry adoption and thousands of successful cloud deployments. However, in an exclusive interview with eWEEK at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, Adam Selipsky, vice president of AWS, set out to shoot down some of the myths of the cloud. Specifically, Selipsky debunked five cloud myths.

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