Eight Cloud Security Predictions for 2012 - Slide 7

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While there are many possible benefits to cloud computing, the honeymoon will end. Gartner predicted “cloud hype” will peak in 2011-2012. Many organizations have discovered or will discover that they do not have the flexibility they need for their businesses, and many others will discover that any security issues (from audit to compromise) are far more complex in the cloud. With all issues come opportunities for progressive organizations to try new virtualization security and management technologies to allow even the most regulated industries to leverage the cost savings that come with the cloud.

The cloud can be a godsend for enterprises struggling to keep up with burgeoning data loads and high user demand. In the blink of an eye, you gain access to all the resources you desire, and at a fraction of the cost of building out additional physical infrastructure. Given the ease of access and relative low cost, the cloud continued to rapidly gain traction during 2011.  What can we expect this year?  Eric Chiu, president & founder of HyTrust, a cloud infrastructure control company, has made the following 2012 cloud security predictions.

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