Re: Hybrid Cloud Security
Your key point here, Joe, seems to be that we should take a long hard look at if we even want to invest in private cloud before we spend a dime, not after there's already a problem. In keeping with that, I'll say that I don't see a hybrid cloud anywhere on my horizon, and I this is not really a pressing concern for me. Nevertheless, I read the whole paper, and I very much consider it time well spent. After all, current trends tend to 'bleed into' one another - for example, we see the attempt at slapping archaic security onto modern problems in other areas such as mobile.
I agree with most of your issues with hybrid cloud and common problem-solving approaches therein - you've made a very convincing argument. On the other hand, I often feel that we run the risk of preaching to the choir. I'm trying to envision somebody at a healthcare organization not doing due diligence and evaluating if his hybrid cloud strategy violates HIPAA or other regulations... this person certainly exists (and he'll probably have the exact troubles you list), but is he reading tech digests to teach him otherwise? I think that most of us here are probably in your camp already. Still, it's always nice to have a recap and see all this suvery info collected in one place. Thanks!