Chief information officers (CIOs) considering using cloud computing systems as part of their data management processes usually have two key demands, it is suggested.
Steve Hughes, principal cloud specialist at Colt, says that most CIOs demand trust and transparency from virtualized network providers.
Mr Hughes explains that CIOs are keen to ensure that the data they have will be stored appropriately and is easily accessible.
With this in mind, Mr Hughes suggests that certain applications may not be suitable for storing on a cloud system, particularly those where latency between the data centre and the cloud is an issue.
The expert also believes that the future of cloud computing will be federated systems, with providers sharing workload through co-operation on services.
Leslie Ferry, vice-president of marketing at voice over IP communication specialists BroadSoft, believes that firms will be drawn to cloud computing as they look to take advantage of new technologies.
Posted by Rachel Wheeler