Gargoyles and unicorns: debunking the most popular cloud computing myths

Posted by: Schepisi - Friday, September 12, 2014

Cloud adoption is no doubt growing, but with the growth comes the myths, the rumours, the half-truths and the turn-offs!

We’re here to deflate some of the most common myths surrounding cloud computing. 

Read on to discover the cloud’s real deal!

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Top 7 cloud computing myths

1) The public cloud is your only option: “I don’t want my data out in the ‘public’”

...then you don't have to! 

The cloud comes in a few different models, and for the purpose of debunking this myth, we want to stress the options that are available to you. 

Schepisi’s Telstra cloud runs on PRIVATE servers. What this means is that the server is built for your own use, hosted off-premise. 

A private server gives you more control because you’re not sharing infrastructure (the server) with anyone else.

2) The cloud is one-size-fits-all: “it won’t work for the size of my business” 

Most definitely not. The cloud can be scaled to fit your business needs, no matter your requirements.

There is no such thing as a single “cloud”; instead, the cloud is the concept of storing business data in virtual servers, and this solution varies between businesses. 

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3) Security concerns: “the cloud is not secure.” 

Not quite. 

Many of the big cloud providers, like our provider Telstra, integrate more vigorous security measures than many businesses (particularly small- or medium-sized ones) could integrate themselves. 

The reluctance one may feel when moving data to the cloud can easily be nullified by knowing your data is being protected as well as it would be in any traditional on-site server.   

4) It’s too new: “isn’t it still experimental?”

Not at all! It seems like a fad because the concept is often obscured by intrigue and mystique, but cloud computing has been around for decades. It’s a mature delivery solution for IT services. 

In fact, the concept of cloud computing has been around for over half a century.

You’re most likely already using cloud services, anyway. 

The most common examples we use to get this point across are social networks and email. 

You can log in to Facebook (or any other platform for that matter), as well as your email account (think Gmail or Hotmail) with a username and password from any computer connected to the internet, no matter where you are in the world. 

From here, you can access the data that’s stored on those servers, like photos, videos and emails.

5) It’s too expensive

Au contraire, you’ll never pay for more than you need or use. 

Flexible plans mould to suit your business needs, and can be instantly expanded, reduced or upgraded.

No longer do you need to pour money into maintaining your own servers, and the eco-friendly aspect of the cloud often doesn't get the recognition it deserves. 

The energy-efficient cloud contributes greatly to reducing the corporate carbon footprint, while saving you money.

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6) It’s too complicated: "cloud computing is overhyped!"

Well, it can be. But then again, it doesn’t have to be. It all depends on the specific structure needed for your business. 

Better yet, no matter how complicated it is, Schepisi takes care of it all – we handle everything, and we handle it well. Our team is located all across Australia so any problems are solved end-to-end, saving you and your staff the hassle. 

7) Everyone should move everything to the cloud: “If they are, shouldn't I, too?”

Not all applications of elements of business need to move to the cloud. In fact, there may be some apps that are simply not suitable for the cloud.

Solving this uncertainty is simple though, and it’s where Schepisi comes in – we tailor a completely bespoke cloud computing strategy that suits your business. 

Piece of cake.

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