Cloud computing remains a nascent technology that is prone to glitches and outages, according to Quest senior product marketing manager Dave Geada, who recently wrote a report on the subject for Data Center Knowledge.
Given the cloud's increasing popularity and overall high profile, each incident suffered by a provider or user of the technology is sure to make headlines. Still, Geada said, companies should view such problems with an eye on the future, as cloud failures will ultimately lead to more success.
"The trick is to quickly learn from your mistakes while containing the damage as much as possible," Geada wrote for the technology news provider.
Instead of shying away from the technology, failures should cause more companies to pay more attention to the technology. Innovation in cloud security will only come from analyzing the problems faced by the technology and determining how to fix them, according to Geada.
"Their failures will provide them with the tools that they’ll need to fully leverage the benefits of cloud computing reliably, securely and to a degree that will forever alter the competitive landscape and propel these fortunate few to the pinnacle of success," he said.
Companies that instead choose to avoid the cloud will be the ones paying for their decision in the long run. Despite the security concerns, it has become clear that the technology is here to stay, and those that don't recognize this are likely to fall behind the competition.
Last month, InfoWorld released a very similar report that highlighted some of the major cloud outages that have been reported this year, and identified what can be learned from them. Overall, the report concluded that cloud security is a shared responsibility between vendors and the companies using them. Each has to ensure they take care of their side of the partnership for all to run smoothly.