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Minh Do

Solution Architect at Anchor Systems

Member Since November 2012

Sydney, NSW, 2000

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Sales Engineer and Account Ninja in a wide array of internet technologies and web hosting products. Particularly skilled in designing the perfect solutions for client requirements in both Linux and Windows environments. Highly focused on client satisfaction both before and after the sale.

Guaranteed to smooth out your relationship with the technical elements of any hosting deployment.

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Server, Networking and Security
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Andrew Tucker

Asked this question - Cloud Computing

What stops you from fully moving into the cloud?

The "cloud' is a very loosely defined term that basically means a cluster of computers somewhere located in an external location.


It isn't a new concept, and in fact hosted services have been operating similar offerings for the last 10 years.


What *is* relatively new however, is the gradual move to have the majority of in-house systems hosted in the "cloud" for a number of perceived or actual benefits. 


The first major barrier would be the specialised knowledge required to reliability and competently host such a core aspect of a company. You need to be confident in the vendors ability to handle:


1) The traffic from users


2) Provide support in the event of an issue


3) Have spares/hot swap chassis/redundancies in place, above and beyond what can be installed "in-house" to justify the outsourcing to the "cloud".


Apart from this, the other major barrier that I see is the inability to account for data location - that is, in a "true" cloud solution like AWS you cannot be sure across how many physical servers your vital information is duplicated. This is major problem for companies which have APRA (financial) reporting requirements or for companies which are required by PCI-DSS or ISO27001 (best practices) to have information stored in distinctly separated physical servers.


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Minh Do answered this question

Andrew Tucker

Asked this question - Cloud Computing

What stops you from fully moving into the cloud?

The "cloud' is a very loosely defined term that basically means a cluster of computers somewhere located in an external location.


It isn't a new concept, and in fact hosted services have been operating similar offerings for the last 10 years.


What *is* relatively new however, is the gradual move to have the majority of in-house systems hosted in the "cloud" for a number of perceived or actual benefits. 


The first major barrier would be the specialised knowledge required to reliability and competently host such a core aspect of a company. You need to be confident in the vendors ability to handle:


1) The traffic from users


2) Provide support in the event of an issue


3) Have spares/hot swap chassis/redundancies in place, above and beyond what can be installed "in-house" to justify the outsourcing to the "cloud".


Apart from this, the other major barrier that I see is the inability to account for data location - that is, in a "true" cloud solution like AWS you cannot be sure across how many physical servers your vital information is duplicated. This is major problem for companies which have APRA (financial) reporting requirements or for companies which are required by PCI-DSS or ISO27001 (best practices) to have information stored in distinctly separated physical servers.


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