As people start to get involved in more advanced Internet and networking platforms, they are starting to hear more and more about cloud computing. This is one of those concepts that has been brewing in the corporate world for years and is just starting to see the light in the consumer world. But there are several hurdles that this new technology will need to overcome before it can be accepted by the mainstream Internet user and tap into the general Internet market.
Some of the problems are with the platform while others are problems with perception. As more people start to use the service, it will become more widely accepted. Until then, it will face a long list of challenges.
One of the main challenges that cloud computing faces is with the perception that it is just not secure. Internet companies have been quick to admit that the early days of Internet security were challenging. But it has been shown that people who follow good Internet safety procedures can protect their personal information and safely purchase products and send information over the Internet.
The concept behind security in the cloud is exactly the same. The cloud providers know that people are extremely concerned about the security of their personal information and that is why many of the newest security innovations are being developed for the cloud-first before any other platform.
As was discussed earlier, some people avoid the cloud because they just do not understand their benefits. One of the key benefits of the cloud is being able to save your data to a source that you can access from anywhere in the world. That spurs some people to ask why they would use cloud computing for something that they can do on their computer's hard drive.
The answer is that when your hard drive fails, you will lose everything on it. A cloud computing system is backed up several times to prevent failure. Your data is just as safe, if not safer, being saved in the cloud.
Another popular misconception about cloud computing is that it requires the user to buy special equipment. The only people involved in the cloud that have to buy special equipment are the providers. Users can keep using their existing computers and buy any kind of computer they want to access the services and benefits offered in the cloud.
It is a platform that is ready for users to enjoy regardless of what kind of computer they have. If you can access the Internet, then you can access the cloud.